Saluting the Rockies

Saluting the Rockies

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STR puts on an energetic show to engage and entertain the audience. With 150+ shows/festivals under their belt, STR is professional and experienced. "This band has something cool and commercially appealing." -Jimmy Landry A&R for Capitol and Virgin records.

Biography

SALUTING THE ROCKIES
Like a full tank of gas in a borrowed car.

Power and intensity without direction and focus is nothing but a gruesome, cover-your-ears-and-cringe, head-on collision. Saluting the Rockies has the muscle under the hood and the brains to keep a map firmly in-hand. If it's sugary, it's raw sugar, if it's reckless, it's never a wreck, and if it's hydroplaning across a wet highway with innocent woodland animals in harm's way, be sure that all hands are 10 and 2 on the wheel.

STR is driven by sophisticated and sympathetic drumming triggered by an agile right foot on the accelerator. STR breaks through with robust and melodic bass lines. STR tops it all off with 100% cheese-free guitar hooks that are firmly attached to a line and ultimately, to an idea.

"This band has something cool. They look and sound like they belong together. A talented band that demands attention." — Jimmy Landry, A&R Rep for Capitol and Virgin Records

The band is from Minneapolis, Minnesota USA (a bit east of the Rockies). The band is Miles Paquette-Falk and Grant Bielefeld.

Lyrics

Make My Day

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

I've seen crooked smiles
From clowns and jesters
Villians in disguise

I've heard twisted lies
Humanity tainted
So much to despise

I'm calling all the shots now on
Standing up for all we know
I'm looking back on what we've lost
Your time is running out

I see changing skies
The forces are shifting
We won't be denied

I hear rising tides
The oceans are restless
Our time has arrived

I'm calling all the shots now on
Standing up for all we know
I'm looking back on what we've lost
Your time is running out

I'm calling all the shots now on
Standing up for all we know
I'm looking out to what we'll be
And we start the future now

2X2

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Celebrate at the end of the day
My break was clean
Busted loose and there ain’t no way
I’ll be part of that machine
Finally out, this just ain’t my scene

Yeah! I know where I’m goin’
Yeah! I know what I want

Forgot all I thought I was
Forgot that’s true
Up until I felt a push
To remind what I always knew
Broke me out of my 2x2

Yeah! I know where I’m goin’
Yeah! I know what I want

Hey!

Yeah! I know where I’m goin
Yeah! I know what I want
Yeah! I know where I’m goin
Finally made my way to break out!

Action

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Bring out the fancy cameras now
Turn on the pretty lights that look so nice
People come on and take your place
Everyone’s watching now let’s show our best face

We’ll get it right this time
Leave the rest behind
We’re never giving up or slowing down
Until we finally claim our vision!

We’ll keep it right in time
Shoot till we’re all blind
Spanning far and wide tonight the truth is amplified
when I say action!

Bring in the best for us to use
Knowing the time is right we trust our muse
Listen and all your cues will come
Reaching out through the lens we’ve just begun

We’ll get it right this time
Leave the rest behind
We’re never giving up or slowing down
Until we finally claim our vision!

We’ll keep it right in time
Shoot till we’re all blind
Spanning far and wide tonight the truth is amplified
When I say action!

Time

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Come back for me and show me what you know
It's you I see, I'll follow where you go
Reveal to me what's out of sight
Just take my hand and hold on tight

Never, never come back
Never return to this place and time again

Show me the world and all it's come to be
Everything's changed from what I used to see
The memories fade and disappear
So tell me of the passing years

And I will...

Never, never come back
Never return to this place and time again

When all you were has moved along
The mark you make will carry on
Remind me how it used to be
Back when you gave room for me to breathe

Federal Black

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Hazard shot stories running through my mind
Kick the cadillac back, right between the lines
Fifty something, findin' nothing
Yeah, they've always been blind
Sasquatch, wrist watch
Gotta stop time
Black next to white, we got explosives that bite, now
Trip fast and fumble it
Take down establishment

This is
Federal black
Set the suit jump in back
Five fingered money flinger, slick like rich men in black
As we all know it's gone
Higher stakes strike at pawns
I got a phantom, tantrum
Kick in the pants
Face down, downtown, leads to one chance, but
White lies and eye spies
Cameras and tape
Karate kicks, back flips
Red, white and blue tape
Asking for much more than you could possibly take
Cut all the crap
Turn around, don't look back
Ask me now, you're so anxious to school smack
Speed derby's fast, all losers are last
You had to switch the ditch and get yourself out there real fast
Suck up, and shut up
The havoc is free
We'll live the sweet life, just sippin' on iced tea
Holdin' every card all across the land
Now throw it palm down
Full power to ground

Come on
Hit the ground runnin'
Go on and smoke em down
Come on
General eyesore
Let's ignite this town

Hit the ground runnin'

Come on
Hit the ground runnin'
Go on and smoke em down
Come on
General eyesore
Let's ignite this town

Come on
Hit the ground runnin'
Go on and smoke em down
Come on
General eyesore
Let's ignite this town

Chimps Ahoy!

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

You said
I’m gonna change your mind
I said
Your love will never be blind
Well this time
You left with no goodbyes
Goodbye

Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Don't tell me
We can't figure it out
Forgive me
I'm not turnin around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around

They said
We're always on decline
We said
This love will not be defined
Well this time
We're on the same side
Aligned

Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Don't tell me
We can't figure it out
Forgive me
I'm not turnin around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around

Monkey around

Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Don't tell me
We can't figure it out
Forgive me
I'm not turnin around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around

Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around
Come with me
And we’ll monkey around

The Bigger the Better

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

When I make it
I'm not turning back
There is nothing
That I won't give up

Try and make it
That's all I can do
I just won't quit
Failure's not an option

Oh, I can see, my time is now
No giving up and no more doubt

When I fake it
Keep me on the ground
Keep me honest
I will earn it now

When I take it
I'll be on the top
Justifying
What I've given up

Oh, I can see, my time is now
No giving up and no more doubt

Yeah, I want to make it bigger and better
Yeah, I gotta take it bigger and better
I just wanna be bigger and better

Survey Says

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Don't call me down, I ain't gonna go
Keep me out of your little show
I'm not here to become just a rerun

Waging lives with the worst of them
Those that lose won't come back again
With any luck I won't be a contestant

Come on down, come on down,
It's the game they play
Survey says
The price is wrong

Stick around, stick around,
It's the price you pay
Survey says
The price is wrong

Here's a word from our sponsor now
Get em fast, we're running out

They play to win, but does anyone?
Bet it all just to win a gun

Come on down, come on down,
It's the game they play
Survey says
The price is wrong

Stick around, stick around,
It's the price you pay
Survey says
The price is wrong

X Marks the Spot

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

Say goodbye to everything you've ever known
Keep in mind the consequences of what we've sown
Can you imagine nothing left of what we need
All our progress burned to ash in fire of greed.

Beyond our world what kind of life is left to live
Passing ruins down is just to much to forgive
Time's endangered but we still got time to mend
The future's got everything we need if we don't us it all by then

X marks the spot so we all know
That there's nowhere else to go

Smoke as far as I can see, blowing away
Dumping out into the ocean now, but it'll stay
Kicking the habit could never make your stock go down
If we took the blinders off then we could start to save it now

X marks the spot so we all know
That there's nowhere else to go
Day after day, we've gone too far
Forgetting all we really are

X marks the spot so we all know
That there's nowhere else to go
Day after day, we've gone too far
Forgetting all we really are

Waste

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

I won't bleed if you won't bleed me
I won't bleed if you won't bleed me
I won't bleed if you won't bleed me
I won't bleed if you won't bleed me

Comin on strong, I don't mind if you won't bend
Just brittle bones to repair
Wind it up and let it all bleed out
For you're sake better hope that I care

Black and blue, I'm finally gettin through
To bruise your heart and ego
I've never had such sweet revenge
I'll let it loose and reload

I won’t bleed if you won’t bleed me
I won’t bleed if you won’t bleed me
I won’t bleed if you won’t bleed me
I won’t bleed if you won’t bleed me

This futile fight without and end
A waste of adolescence
What you began is still so young
And I'll turn you old and ugly

Waste away all those promises you’ve made
Some day I will get my share
I must be repaid

Waste away all those promises you’ve made
Some day I will get my share
I must be repaid

I Won't Rest

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

I won’t rest ‘til you promise me your hand
And I will be my best if you forget this mess I've made again

Will you stay with me
I'll let nothing come between
You reminded me to start this heart again

All this time to search and find
A soul to be with me
I've always been the one to bend
The one who tried to please
For you I'll start a spark
The burnin lights ahead
The games are gone, we're movin on
When all is done and said

Will you stay with me
I'll let nothing come between
And I’ll stay with you
You reminded me to start this heart again

Start this heart again

Will you stay with me
I'll let nothing come between
And I’ll stay with you
Burnin bright down on my knees
Will you’ll stay with me
I'll let nothing come between
You reminded me to start this heart till I'm alive again

Speyes

Written By: Saluting the Rockies

It seems you’re so far gone
You’ve traveled and you’ve moved on
Behind these shadows and guns
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Your head is so full of led
You’ve drown in dreams in your head
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)

Ready set go
Defuse an empire alone
Demanding truth will be known
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Up to your neck in demise
In cold supremacy lies
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Come on with me now

You’re on top of the world
You’re on top of the world
You may not be in control
Relax you’ll prove what you know
You light your fuse and explode
Cut it loose and reload
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Make up your mind
This is the end of the line
It's time to give up and die
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
You’ve crossed the enemy lines
You've messed with physics and time
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Come on with me now (Yeah, yeah)
Come on with me now

You’re on top of the world
You’re on top of the world
You may not be in control
Relax you’ll prove what you know
You light your fuse and explode
Cut it loose and reload
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You’re on top of the world
You’re on top of the world
You may not be in control
Relax you’ll prove what you know
You light your fuse and explode
Cut it loose and reload
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You’re on top of the world

Discography

Suit Up (2007)
All This Time (2008)

Set List

Our typical set usually consists of original songs that were written by the members of STR. (Typically an hour set but we can play for over an hour) We can and have performed covers ranging from 80's pop / rock to Green Day to U2.