Sel-koh

Sel-koh

 Ewing, New Jersey, USA
BandRockPop

Just everything you love about music in every song. Simple, but not easy.

Biography

NO - pink shoes, witty shirts, tight pants, loose pants, saggy pants, nasally voices, grunts, fancy equipment, or hair that has been meticulously styled to look messy.

NO - glitter, glam, gloss, grunge, garages, wannabes, Rockstars or wash-ups.

Just everything you love about music in every song. Simple, but not easy.

Lyrics

Repeat

Written By: Selkow

Found another repeat, told me she was lonely, she didn’t want to know me.
Guess I’m on my own again.
Look inside me deeply, your eyes reveal your mystery, forget about your history.
Will I see you again?
This hotel room is empty, just me and my pretension, time to find redemption-
So I can breathe again…

Repeat takes a hold of me.
Swears she has control of me.
But she worships every gift I bring,
Remembers every song I sing,
Hangs on every word I say;
Dramatic romancer and such a great dancer that she dances away.

Found another repeat…
told me she was lonely she didn’t want to know me but she speaks to me only
she’ll never let me win
She looks inside me deeply, tells me when I’m lying tells me when I’m trying
Too hard to force a grin.
When my soul is empty every once in awhile she makes me smile-
Lets me dream again.

Repeat takes a hold of me.
Swears she has control of me.
But she worships every gift I bring,
Remembers every song I sing, (
Hangs on every word I say;
Dramatic romancer ~ like me~ and such a great dancer ~like me~
Dramatic romancer ~ like me; and such a great dancer that she dances away…

…From me.

She dances away. She dances away. She dances away.

Repeat just told me she’s so glad to know me, she’s just too lonely to ever let me in.
Repeat just told me she loved to hold me and as she turns around coldly… I lose another friend.

Prize Is Love

Written By: Selkow

Behold the portrait of tortured persons behind the curtains the hurt just worsens,
We hold emotions below the surface like exploding oceans controlling the earth spin.
We are the voice for the boys and the girls being destroyed by the noise of the world,
You are the oysters we and we are the pearls and the more you annoy us the nicer we swirl…

Please Don’t look surprised, We Don’t need your lies, We Know we’ll survive,
We Know Love’s the prize.

We know the purpose of pain and sorrow you say we’re worthless, we say you’re hollow.
Go ‘head desert us we’ll train like Zorro, ride through the desert and make you follow.
We are the voice for the loneliest kids, nothing silences like loneliness. Nothing’s quite as lonely as the world’s abyss, we don’t know if there’s hope, but we hope there is..

Please Don’t look surprised, We Don’t need your lies, We Know we’ll survive,
We Know Love’s the prize.

Hey kids…
Ya gotta thousand minutes on your new cell phones,
A thousand downloads for some cool ringtones.
A thousand cool friends that pretend they’re clones
But you still feel alone in your broken homes
'Cause your mom works nights and your dad works days
So the late night fights make you hate sunrays
You hope they might go their separate ways
But the money’s so tight everyone just stays
I know how you feel I was raised the same, bruised in the heel till my savior came
We all have to deal with our father’s name but love is the shield from our father’s shame
It can be found but it’s all inside so rise up to the sound of your fallen pride
Fall down to the ground because it’s time we cried for every child who’s lied, tried, lived and died… For Love.

We’ve got these rails we can’t stop riding, got these nails we can’t stop biting
Got these tales we can’t stop writing, all else fails we will go in hiding
We’re in a revolution it’s so exciting, it doesn’t have a name we’re still deciding
We’re birds of a feather and we won’t stop gliding as long as we’re together we will not stop fighting

Please Don’t look surprised, We Don’t need your lies, We Know we’ll survive,
We Know Love’s the prize.

Our confidence lies in our courage to rise from the dirt and the lies of our cursed lives we look to the skies and we’ve dried our eyes and we wont compromise till we’ve got the prize… is Love.

It's Called Hope

Written By: Selkow

I always hoped that I’d be swept away. You would be my everything, I know it sounds cliché.
We would meet somehow, someplace, someway on some random rainy day.
We would fall in love the old-fashioned way.
But I’m getting good at staring over like a planet supernova
I’ll get over getting older by the 9th day of October.
Summer’s gone and leaves are falling, said so long and no ones calling,
Every Autumn, wind up crawling, back to you my little darling.
Seasons change but people don’t, think you will but no you won’t
Until you find the antidote of why you always feel alone.
It’s called hope

I always hoped that you would fall for me.
I would write the songs, you would write the poetry.
We would shoot the breeze and we would cruise the streets
until we swore that we were free. We would feel it all, the world beneath our feet.
But I’m getting good at resurrecting happy thoughts I’ve been neglecting.
Now I’m Voltron disconnecting from a world that’s been infecting
My insides and highest hopes high above the tightest ropes,
belting out the highest notes is how a guy who’s dying copes.
Say you’ll change, but no you won’t. Say you will but then you don’t
until you find the antidote of why you always feel alone.
It’s called hope

How is a man gonna cope Without the piece to make him whole?
Love is a ship coming home, and hope is the anchor to the soul.

I always hoped that I’d be swept away. Hope is all I ever wanted anyway.
But I’m getting good at make pretending that I’ll have a happy ending.
See, the truth is so offending, but it’s all I have for lending.
I became so idealistic that it’s driving me ballistic
and it’s hardly realistic to believe that love will fix it.

It’s called hope

Discography

"Blue Light Sessions with Sel-koh" 2010: Studio show at Blue Light Digital sound, Mt. Holly, NJ

"Sel-koh - Live in the Studio" 2009: Comprehensive 3 part Demo

"Selkow - The Acoustic Experience" 2008

"It's Called Hope" EP 2007: Track 2, Prize is Love has over 250,000 hits on Radio 104.5.com as of 12/31/08.

Set List

Sel-koh can perform a variety of venues and times. Typical sets are 1 hour, and we often play 2 to 3 sets a night, in a combination of full band and unplugged.

A typical set list includes these original songs:

Prize is Love (250,000+ hits on Radio 104.5.com)
Missy Missy
Freeze Frame
I Can See it (Watch)
Repeat
Amber's Song
Only One
Get Over It
Me
What's the Use
Promise
Rain
Right Ma
It's Called Hope
Glimpse

We also perform a variety of cover songs depending on the venue's needs and audience.

We've played such venues as:
- The TLA, Grape Street, North Star Bar and Trocadero in Philadelphia
- Webster Hall, New York City Marathon, and Crash Mansion in NYC
- Various colleges in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
- Various festivals and charity events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York