Signs to the City (formerly known as Jarrett Lobley Project)

Signs to the City (formerly known as Jarrett Lobley Project)

 Kelowna, British Columbia, CAN
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Biography

Signs to the City (formerly known as Jarrett Lobley Project) is riding a vibrant momentum for their upcoming 2018 album release and European and North American tours. The band has performed alongside Loverboy, The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, at Canadian Music Week, the Fringe Festival, and Pride Winnipeg.

Front-man and family physician, Jarrett Lobley, provides a tangible link of humanity and honesty to the audience with equal measures of restraint and power. Making daily house calls to his inner city patients on his motorcycle, Lobley transitions into the evening creating sounds born out of the simplistic beauty hidden amidst the day.

Known for their community involvement, musical collaboration and philanthropic nature, STTC donates much of their proceeds to grassroots, community and arts organizations.

Lyrics

Better Days

Written By: Jarrett Lobley & Mike Nash

Sit down, strap me in place.
And send me gently to the world I face.
Just know, how to save your strength.

Would you ever be gold?
Would you ever be told, what to say?

Boredom begs at times, no friend of mine.
Soldiers of industry, all borderlines.

Better days our coming our way.

We digest our empathies.
Stopping only to sip our drinks
as we feed our young to our God like prey.
People outta know that the measure of their weight is not their souls.

Boredom begs at times, no friend of mine.
Soldiers of industry, all borderlines.

Machines are running and we’re much too slow.
Machines are buzzing and we can’t let go (oh no!).

Boredom begs at times, no friend of mine.
Soldiers of industry, all borderlines.

Better days our coming our way.

Vanity of Slaves

Written By: Mike Nash

Its such a shame, its true.
The joke that fell on you.
And as we laugh, from up above,
We dry our tears, and scorn all we love.

Well we faked it when we sold our lives girl,
Running round the same old tired world,
But when reflections of our peers all die girl,
In a vanity of slaves.

Take your lies and go.

They broke us in two.
Our lives slowly withdrew.
This man of all seasons has withered and dried,
from all of these afflictions and addictions of mine.

Well we faked it when we sold our lives girl,
Running round the same old tired world,
But when reflections of our peers all die girl,
In a vanity of slave.

Take your lies and go.

Shipwreck

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash

Been out of sight, just where have you been?
Wandering the skies, as far as eyes can see.
In a world of busy minds, your running out of steam.
Soon to walk away, I’m just stranded.

This isn’t where its supposed to be.
My ship has landed,
Oh just never felt the need.
So, just cuz things haven’t gone my way,
Don’t get lost over me.
Further from today, just try to heed my words.

Moving up the line and living by their codes.
Well i’ll take you out tonight and forget about this place,
And gets you through the night and quickens up your pace.
Your taking on the world, i’m here when your in need.
Just try to take it slow, it ain’t up to me, i’m just stranded.

This isn’t where i’m supposed to be.
My ship has landed,
Oh just never felt the need.
So, just cuz things haven’t gone my way.
Don’t get lost over me.
Shipwrecks are lost at sea.

So throw them out and overboard,
Don’t settle for lies or anymores, anymore.
I’m just stranded.

This isn’t where its supposed to be.
My ship has landed,
Oh just never felt the need.
So, just cuz things haven’t gone my way,
Don’t get lost over me.
Shipwrecks are lost at sea.

Watching Clouds

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash

Fight free not for gold, all sensory overload.
If i could only just have my way, respectfully .
I’m taking my time, i’m making my way.
These days are passing me by, ordinarily.

I'm taking my time watching clouds, watching clouds pass by.
And what if i find when I'm watching clouds, watching me pass by.

All smiles and flattery, walking round this devils tomb.
Stumbling through these darkened days, all make believe.
I’m preaching tomorrows, your living todays,
Maybe we get to all come home, find a better way.

I’m taking my time, watching clouds, watching clouds pass by.
And what if i find, when I'm watching clouds, watching me pass by.

Smoked guns and idol threats, loose hands to place my bets.
Just when things were going my way, already left, I've already left once today.

I’m taking my time, watching clouds, watching clouds pass by.
And what if i find …

Lantern

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash,Dave Swiecicki

Better right or better told, over me.
Weapons bought and weapons sold, owed to me.
Just a minute of your time, owed to me.
Count your blessings and you’ll find its good to be.

Lives that seep, through open veins.
Adorned with praise over me,
Come and play for all our sakes.
For all mistakes over me.

You pushed me out of line and scolded me.
But you’re really out of line, no sympathies.
Wait a minute don’t you go, don’t throw away,
And no you’ll never really know, until it’s too late.

Lives that seep, through open veins.
Adorned with praise over me.
Come and play for all our sakes.
For all mistakes over me.

Slow Wave

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash

When the weight of the world is pressing you down,
And the screaming in your head, it don’t make a sound, no, not a sound.

So take your time it’s a long wave, slow wave.
It’s hard to tell from the right way, wrong wave now.

There ain’t no easy way back, we’re all just stuck on this track.
Oh, where the new rules bend, where the lines all end, we carry on.

It worsens with every mile and everyday.
The child in me running wild keeps running away.
We know that it ain’t so wise but what should we trade.
Better to duck and hide than get in the way, we’ve often tried.

So take your time it’s a long wave, slow wave.
It’s hard to tell from the right way, wrong wave now.

There ain’t no easy way back, we’re all just stuck on this track.
Oh, where the new rules bend, where the lines all end, we carry on.

Moon

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash,Dave Swiecicki

It comes and goes, like water slipping through one’s toes.
Where does it all go, what don’t i know.

Too late, its true.
I'm lost, it’s true, from all this hurt i’ve brought on you.
I've lost, and i grew, i never meant, for this to end.

These legs can’t walk, no words to talk.
Yet i still got a hold on you, i never wanted to be cruel.

Too late, its through.
I'm lost, its true, from all this hurt i’ve brought on you.
I’ve lost, and i grew, i never meant, for this to end.

False Informations

Written By: Jarrett Lobley,Mike Nash

Fingers crossed behind your back
A signature, a city sacked
With side shows and circus sounds
Disposable minds and clowns

Caught off guard, senseless.
Your timing was priceless.
The paper, these tensions,
I'm tired of these false informations.

There’s something odd about it, start breaking old habits.
By chance or design we all march in line.
Trained automatic, its all the same static.
By chance or design there will come a time.

Discography

Get it Out (demo) - 2013

Better Days - 2015

TBA - 2017


Set List

Better Days
The Line
Moving On
Soulmates
Watching Clouds
Moon
Lantern
Shipwreck
Vanity of Slaves
Rebel Yell
Paris
Last Time
Dark Water
Guiding Lights
Fake Plastic Trees
Everyone Breathes
Seen It All
We Change