Shannon Weir

Shannon Weir

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"Shannon Weir has some very cool songs that manage to be moody and poppy at the same time. A very regal album that blends the sound of bands like Sun Kil Moon with the vocal power and melody of a singer like Kim Deal."

Biography

Shannon Weir

“There’s a level of depth and texture to Shannon Weir 's music that you don’t find in a bulk of guitar/piano-centric bands.” – Soul Shine Magazine

“With intricate piano arrangements, Shannon Weir & The Even Strangers forge a brand of music that sets itself apart as wholly creative.” – Shut Eye Records

With her 3rd solo album "Quarters" in the palm of her hand, Shannon Weir & her Even Strangers collaboration are ready to make change. Lead keyboardist, singer and songwriter Shannon Weir attributes this transformation to the fact that this raw, quirky, and sometimes melancholy album conjures up some of life’s darker moments, yet somehow manages to radiate a strange and familiar understanding.

Born and raised in Oshawa, Weir herself is definitely not new to this game (she has already unleashed two solo albums on the unsuspecting public; the critically-acclaimed Ghost of My Past (1999) and 2001’s Nature About You), and her mysterious and gently complex arrangements have held true. But with her Even Strangers collective, Weir has been able to seamlessly stitch together a wider range of musical possibilities making Quarters the collective result of a band that make music that just naturally falls into place.

Lyrics

Castles In The Sand

Written By: Shannon Weir

We were more than just good friends.
We were happy in the end,
And we lived down by the sea,
And we drank our melody.

Chorus:
And we talked about going abroad,
like to Canada or somewhere far.
And we were drunk with all our plans -
in a castle in the sand.

And we knew the man in the moon.
And we sought to see him soon.
And the stars did call our name,
but we ignored them all the same.

Chorus:
And we talked about going abroad,
like to Canada or somewhere far.
And we were drunk with all our plans -
in a castle in the sand.

No one told us it was all,
in the end -
No one mentioned it was all
in my head -
No one told us it was all
in the end -
No one mentioned it was just pretend, just pretend.

Restore

Written By: Shannon Weir

You've asked me once or twice,
for my hand -
But I close the window.
Ashamed of the typeface, 'cause its too bold.
Control-why my browser is broken, and we haven't spoken, and..

Nobody's at our door,
'cause we can't ignore the keyboard
What are we fighting for,
just control, alt delete, and restore.

You've asked me once or twice for my password,
I ignore the warning.
Afraid that access may still be denied.
Control-why my browser is broken and we haven't spoken, and..

Nobody's at our door,
'cause we can't ignore the keyboard
What are we fighting for,
just control, alt delete, and restore.

Just control, alt delete and restore.

Price Tag in Your Eyes

Written By: Shannon Weir

There's a lamp shade hanging, in the sky.
And the darkness swallows, passers by.
There's a price tag hangin' in your eyes -
No one's going to tell you, when they lie.

You don't have to let them know -
you don't have to always, steal the show.

There's a window breakin' in your arms.
Someone told me not to lose my charms -

You don't have to let them know - you don't have to always, steal the show.
You don't have to go -

Tip of My Tongue

Written By: S.weir

Somebody scream,
someone explain what it means to be,
in somebody's dream -
or you could whisper it to me.

Somebody scream,
someone explain what it means to be,
in somebody's scene -
or you could tell me softly.

instrumental chorus

Somebody scream!
someone's depending on me to be,
somebody seen -
I think i'll tell you quietly...

Tip of my tongue.
Tip of my tongue.
Tip of your tongue -
somebody hung the words out
to dry.

By the Side of the Road

Written By: S.weir

Cosmic says,
'wait for me!'
Somebody stole my bike and left it by the tree.

Will you wait, by the side of the road? Will you wait, 'til I know.

Fate has betrayed me
and left me on my own.
Face splashed with words that
only you would know.

Will you wait, by the side of the road? Will you wait, 'til I know.

Cosmic died,
'wait for me!'
Somebody lost my heart and left it on your sleeve.

Will you wait, by the side of the road? Will you wait, 'til I know

Golden

Written By: Shannon Weir

Feel out of place,
you got roped into a
Friday nite, on a Wednesday..
Stand all alone,
you got the face of a crowd
in your pocket and never
leave home.

Wow, oh you're a star!
Now, you're a star

Make no mistake,
you got the look of a man who
has lost it and never
had it all.

Wow, oh you're a star!
Now, you're a star

Say, you're Golden...
Say, you're Golden..

Discography

Shannon Weir - "Quarters" - Zunior.com 2005
Shannon Weir - solo album "Ghosts of my past"
Shannon Weir - solo album "Nature About You"

Set List

Tip of My Tongue
Castles in the Sand
Been Asleep
Restore
By the Side of the Road
A Night Like This
Golden