Skyhouse

Skyhouse

 Portland, Oregon, USA
BandRockReggae

Their passion is songwriting!

Biography

SKYHOUSE MEDIA INFORMATION

P.O. Box 2453 Portland, OR 97208

HOTLINE: (503) 450-9973

info@skyhousemusic.com

www.myspace.com/skyhousemusic

CONTACT: BETSY & HARRIS

Skyhouse Music is home to the musical endeavors of songwriters/producers Harris Levon McRae and Betsy Pott, a musically diverse duo hailing from Portland, Oregon. This web site features their solo work, work as a duo, work with their pop, rock, reggae band Skyhouse, and many tasty combinations in between. Betsy and Harris have really embraced the concept of the sound system—a group of DJs and engineers contributing and working together as one, often playing and producing one particular kind of music such as reggae or hip-hop to rock the party. The duo has expanded the concept to include many types of music and many types of musicians. While Skyhouse loves playing at nightclubs and bars, they also enjoy rocking house parties and the intimate settings of coffeehouses. Their passion though is songwriting.

Influences:

Rock, reggae, electronica, blues, R&B, hip-hop—you never know what type of joint Skyhouse Music will come up with or in what fashion. Betsy and Harris dip into a seemingly bottomless grab bag of musical interests.

Hard at work on their new Skyhouse album LIGHTNING #2, the duo gives a taste of things to come with the danceable Pop-Rock, R&B heater “When She Came In”. The group has experimented with several versions including one co-produced by hip-hop/R&B producer Hi-Clarity and a more acoustic version with hand drums and timbales as the main percussion tracks. The latest version features Betsy on keyboards, guitar, and acoustic piano, Hall and Oates drummer Michael Braun on drums and percussion, and Harris on lead vocals and rap sangin’.

Lyrics

When She Came In

Written By: McRae/Pott

WHEN SHE CAME IN

VERSE

WHEN SHE CAME IN
I SAID TO MYSELF
I CAN'T LET HER GET AWAY
WHEN SHE CAME IN
I SAID TO MYSELF
I'M GONNA HAVE A MUCH BETTER DAY
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
IN A WORLD THAT AIN'T FAIR
SHE BLEW RIGHT THROUGH MY MIND
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
IN A WORLD THAT AIN'T FAIR
A SPIRIT SO SWEET AND KIND

CHORUS

SHE IS AMAZING
SHE IS AMAZING
SHE IS AMAZING
SHE STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD
COLD WINTER DAY IN DECEMBER
SHE STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD
SHE STANDS OUT FROM THE CROWD
DAY I ALWAYS REMEMBER

RAP VERSE

WHEN SHE CAME IN
SHE CAME IN LIKE A WIND STORM
TROPICAL THOUGH WITH A FLOW ALL NICE AND WARM
SUMMER BREEZE IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER
HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT HER JUST TO MAKE ME A WINNER
SHE’S ALL THAT AND A BAG OF GOLD
SO SO HOT IN A WORLD SO COLD
SHE CAME IN LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE
HUNK OF BURNING LOVE LIGHTING MY DESIRE
WHEN SHE CAME IN MY MOUTH WENT DROP
MY HEART WENT STOP
AND HER LOVE I HAD TO COP
BREAKING NEWS WHEN SHE COMES AROUND
BABY PUTS IT DOWN AND SHE”S ALWAYS SO PROFOUND

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE

WHEN SHE CAME IN
I SAID TO MYSELF
I CAN'T LET HER GET AWAY
WHEN SHE CAME IN
I SAID TO MYSELF
I'M GONNA HAVE A MUCH BETTER DAY
A BRIGHT BEAM OF LIGHT
IN A WORLD THAT AIN'T RIGHT
SHE SHINES JUST LIKE THE SUN
A BRIGHT BEAM OF LIGHT
IN A WORLD THAT AIN'T RIGHT
I KNOW SHE IS THE ONE

REPEAT CHORUS

Back Off

Written By: McRae

VERSE

I was running around
Didn’t know what to do
I needed something
That something was you
Now you got the body
You want the mind
You want my spirit
Because you’ve got my time

CHORUS

Back Off
You can’t have my soul girl
Back Off
But you can have the heart
Back Off
You can have my love
Back Off
That’s a perfect place to start

VERSE

Don’t ask where I’m going
Or where I’ve been
I might be hanging out
With an old girlfriend
But that don’t mean nothing
Good friends are hard to find
You choose your friends
I will choose mine

REPEAT CHORUS

RAP BREAK

Back up off me
Baby smell the coffee
You know that you ain’t the boss of me
Ladee dadee I like to party
That don’t mean I’m going home with nobody
Take a step back only running with my pack
Anything else you hear baby is not a fact
Fools rush in quick to do some speaking
That don’t mean I’m quick to do some freaking

VERSE

I needed something profound
Nothing average would do
I needed something fresh
That something was you
Now you got the body
You want the mind
You want my spirit
Because you’ve got my time

REPEAT CHORUS

If I Never

Written By: Howrey/Pott

If I never fall in love that’ll be all right
If I never fall in love that ‘ll be all right
But right now baby I’m thinkin that I might

Don’t wanna talk about love at first sight
Don’t wanna talk about love at first
Just wanna hold your hand and dance all night

If I felt that way I wouldn’t know
If I felt that way it wouldn’t show
So baby please don’t go and I just might
Oooh I just might
Ooooh I just might

If I never fall in love that’ll be all right
If I never fall in love that’ll be all right
If I never fall in love... Hey

There’s a message for me deep inside your eyes
There’s a message for me deep inside your eyes
There’s a kindness that I love but still despise
If you wanna faux pau someone faux pau me
If you wanna faux pau someone faux pau me
You can faux pau standing up or on your knees

If I felt that way wouldn’t know
If I felt that way it wouldn’t show
So baby please don’t go and I just might
Oooh, I just might
Oooh I just might

If I never fall in love that’ll be all right
If I never fall in love that’ll be all right
If I never fall in love...Hey yeah

Discography

Smokin' Summer Single "When She Came In" from upcoming album LIGHTNING #2

SKYHOUSE by Skyhouse

SONGWRITER by Harris