The Sara Thacker Band

The Sara Thacker Band

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

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This is real music, made by real people. We devote all our free time to making music. We don’t do it because we dream of a record deal, we do it because we love playing and couldn’t imagine our lives without it.

Biography

What do you get when you put a digital strategist, a bank manager, a TV marketer and a professional massage therapist together in one room?

The Sara Thacker Band…obviously! Soulful pop, rock and blues for grown-ups!

Deep into his professional life but unable to quell his desire to rock, Steve (digital strategist and guitar whiz) met Sara (bank manager and hobby singer) playing in a cover band. Having recorded and toured the old fashioned way, Steve immediately recognized Sara’s unique vocal talent. They decided to get together to see if any musical sparks would fly.

Lightning struck and soon they had written enough material to warrant a rhythm section. Steve placed a Craigslist ad for “pro-level weekend warriors that have other lives but are serious about their music.”

Enter Tony (TV marketer and drummer) and Nick (professional massage therapist and bass player). Tony had recorded and toured in his…um…younger days, but finally found bliss (i.e. stability) in the marketing arm of a “tied-for-third-is-not-fourth-place” TV network. To this day he is the only producer in TV history to keep a pair of sticks under his desk so he can practice paradiddles during conference calls. Nick was just finishing massage therapy school because — despite playing and touring in numerous bands throughout the Pacific Northwest — massage therapy pays a lot more than unsigned bands!

Together, in spite of their busy personal and professional lives, Steve, Sara, Tony and Nick formed a bond and a vibe that is genuinely greater than the sum of its parts. They honed their songs and their chemistry playing out in the clubs of Venice, and recently recorded their debut album “Falling Apart,” an emotional look at relationships, alcohol and the courage it takes to do the right thing.

The Sara Thacker Band is real music made by professionals who devote all their free time to making music. They don’t do it because they dream of a record deal… they do it because they love playing and couldn’t imagine their lives without it.

Lyrics

Falling Apart

Written By: Sara Thacker and Stephen Fahlsing

Sometimes I'm right, sometimes I'm wrong
but I know, I know, you're gone, gone, gone
Most nights are long and I can't fall asleep
But the memories that wake me are sweet
'Cause you kissed me right and it's all that I need
And your laughter, your laughter could heal me
From all that would hurt and all that could bleed
Your shelter protected me from me

Oh where, where'd you go?
You ran so far, so far from home
Left me alone, but you took my heart
Leaving me broken, falling apart

They say that time heals all pain
I know I'll never be the same

Oh where, where'd you go?
You ran so far, so far from home
Left me alone, but you took my heart
Leaving me broken, falling apart

Angelina

Written By: Sara Thacker and Stephen Fahlsing

Your girl don't know what she was missing last night
When you came over here and loved me just right
Your phone was off there was no way to get through
But when she finds out boy, she'll be through with you

So love me baby, like you've never loved her

I see the looks you give me when she's not here
I know the thoughts you think that no one should hear
But don't you worry babe I won't say a thing
And you should know your secret is safe with me

So love me baby, like you've never loved her

Baby, Baby, you know you want me but you won't say a thing

So love me baby, like you've never loved her

You try so hard to keep it kept under wraps
But hurry baby, 'cause you get just one chance
I'll bring you in and take a load off your mind
It's so unfair to be so cruel to be kind

So love me baby, like you've never
So love me baby, like you've never
So love me baby, like you've never loved her

So High

Written By: Sara Thacker and Stephen Fahlsing

Rain falls, no one calls, watching people walk on by
I've got a reason to believe it, feelin' like the world is mine
'Cause you've got somethin', somethin' that you just don't find
And you've got me so high

Why so many times people have to come and go
They're left with nothin', the reasons why I just don't know
Once in a while, someone like you comes along
Makes me feel somethin', makes me wanna write this song
And you've got me so high
You've got me

You send me floating weightlessly
It's effortless, like learning how to breathe
No need for gravity

Rain falls, someone calls, sets this little heart on fire
I've got a reason to believe it, a reason that I can't deny
And you've got me so high
You've got me so high
So high

So Far

Written By: Sara Thacker and Stephen Fahlsing

It's not like my feet touch the ground
It's not like my heart makes a sound
but I can't speak and I can't seem to say what I need to say

'Cause you move me, you're pulling me in
and you show me what it's like to be in
such a deep state and I can't pull away, you surround me

'Cause it's real, like never before
And I feel like I want even more
And I'm so far there's no way to return
You're what's left of me

But these bright lights been blinding my way
Now it's alright, 'cause you taught me to stay
in this deep state and I can't lose my way 'cause you found me

And it's real, like never before
And I feel like I want even more
And I'm so far there's no way to return
You're what's left of me

I guess I felt that I would end up with nothin'
I made it through somehow
I never knew that it was you I was missin' 'til now

'Cause it's real, like never before
And I feel like I want even more
And I'm so far there's no way to return
You're what's left of me

'Cause it's real, like never before
And I feel like I want even more
And I'm so far there's no way to return
You're the best of me

Off The Ground

Written By: Sara Thacker and Stephen Fahlsing

Off The Ground

The sun it rises, oh every day
O’er that same old stretch of highway
And as I fall to pieces again
I remember how it all began

Well you took one step towards me and I took two steps around
We took three steps together, and then we both fell down
We picked ourselves back up and then we turned ourselves around
Well I can’t believe we got off the ground

It’s a long, long road to Memphis and it’s a long and lonely night
And there’s a long, long line of fools behind me, you know it ain’t right
But each time that I drive it I see your face again
And I remember how it all began

Well you took one step towards me and I took two steps around
We took three steps together, and then we both fell down
We picked ourselves back up and then we turned ourselves around
Well I can’t believe we got off the ground

So when the night comes and I close my eyes
And all these memories come from where they hide
I know that I’ve done my part
And I promise you won’t break another heart

Cuz you took one step towards me and I put two shots in your head
And I drove three thousand miles away leaving you for dead
So I’ll pick myself back up cuz I just gotta blow this town
At least there’s no way you’ll ever get off the ground

Now there’s four Federal Marshalls servin’ five felony counts
And the six-guns that they’re firin’ at me, I know there’s no way out
I can’t pick myself back up and I can’t turn this thing around
At least we’ll both be six feet under ground
At least we’ll both be six feet under ground
You and me six feet under ground

Discography

Falling Apart - 2012