Skywire

Skywire

 Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Skywire is a rock band from Raleigh, North Carolina. A poet and three rock musicians of different musical backgrounds make up this outfit.

Biography

Formed: May 2005
Years active: 2006 – present
Groups members: Paul Leser (guitar), Dave Weaver (bass), Pat Leser (drums), Nick Driver (vocals)

Poetry Rock.

Skywire was formed by 4 high school friends in the summer of 2005. After a few line up changes and a few years of touring-the band recorded their first album titled “The Roots Run Deeper” (2006). The album showcased a 6 song disc that pushed the song “Leaves” and “Polaris” to gain the attention of local Clear Channel Radio Station 96.1 (WBBB) and was featured on the radio along with several other stations around North Carolina.

The band was hand picked by judges at the Warped Tour Battle of the Bands contest (Ernie Ball) out of 13,500 bands to perform on select dates with the huge summer festival Warped Tour 2007. The band shared the stage with Mustard Plug, The Chariot, My American Heart, Evaline, and Throwdown that year.

The band went in to record their second CD and first full length debut disc titled “To Write On The Hearts Of Others” (2008) which featured 13 songs. Of those songs “She (the evil)”, “Poetry Over Cell Phones”, “Doctor, Doctor” and “Anger is One Letter Away From Danger” all received radio play with “She (the evil)” gaining the band the most exposure to date. The poetry of Nick Driver can be heard throughout the disc and reviews highlighted the poetry in songs “Oceans of My Mind”, “Bronzer”, “She (the evil), “308” and “Sinai (jabal musa)”.

The band went on after the release of “To Write on the Hearts of Others” to open for the likes of Afroman, Alesana, Badfish, Less Than Jake, and more.

With an even stronger focus and a more art oriented mindset-the band will be recording and releasing demo versions of new songs for fans all over the world. The first being the emotionally-tinged, free verse poetry of “Tears”, which will be featured on the band’s myspace page this summer. The progressive, note heavy playing of guitarist Paul Leser, the heavy backbone of drumming by Patrick Leser, the dance along bass grooves of David Weaver and the linear, non-linear and cryptic poetry of Nicholas Driver has taken a new turn and the band will be releasing new material as of the summer of 2008. This is rock fused poetry.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SKYWIRE:

"Skywire's innovative brand of rock music is paving a new direction in the North Carolina music scene." -96.1 FM

"With a scene full of Underoath & Glassjaw rip off bands, Skywire's the ONE band stepping on new territory with the ability to write great songs. With the ability and craftsmanship to play as soft and beautiful as music can be, then as aggressive as any hardcore band out today; this is something special."-N.C. Scenester

"These Triangle natives blend edgy guitars with electronic backdrops and an occasional scream, making their band one that is quickly and quietly turning heads in the Raleigh area" -The Technician

Skywires music holds passion and topics about love, whats beyond this life and artistic views. They are looked at as being very art based in their lyrics. They have managed to blend an underground sound into a mainstream fit that is working wonders for them! -Thanh Nien Daily

"Skywire has played at the Luna Bean in Wilson, NC a few times and always put on one hell of a show. They are original and smart and play with an intensity unmatched by other bands." William (Management), The Luna Bean

"...after a spin or two through head phones, the layering of instruments and busy bass lines warrant the "experimental" label they've been given. They have that tension building with a controlled release feel that brought to mind the Deftones..." -East Coast Romper

http://www.myspace.com/skywire

Lyrics

She the evil

Written By: Skywire

She (the Evil)
She likes to complain
That the people
Around her change
What I meant to say
What I meant to say
She likes to believe
That the Heavens rest
Inside of me
What I meant to say
Is I cant relate

We could say you're mine

She likes to go and eat
On the flesh and bones
Of the sea
What I meant to say
Is the waters great
She likes the bitter taste
Of the demons blood
We rinse away
What I meant to say
Is I can relate

We could say you're mine

Oh
Send it all
She's a weakness
Once conquered
She becomes a strength again

Oh my god she's divine
Yet so evil inside.

Leaves

Written By: Skywire

Leaves
Close Your eyes
Let the World See you for who you are
Be Yourself
You're beautiful when you do that

Did you know that I was calling out your-

You were always the one that would run away from
An open door where I was just sitting so calm
I see the loss in your eyes and the hesitation
You Exposed, You Exposed Yourself

Close Your Eyes
Let the world begin anew and resurface
Everything
That you think you've lost
I'm still here.
And I will remain
I'm still here
And I will remain

Did you know that I was calling out your name?

You Exposed, You Exposed yourself.

You were always the one that would run away from
An open door where I was just sitting so calm
I see the loss in your eyes and the hesitation
You Exposed, You Exposed Yourself

You were always the one that would run away from
An open door where I was just sitting so calm
I see the loss in your eyes and the hesitation
You Exposed, You Exposed Yourself
And I remember the nights when we would speak and
You would listen and somehow you believed in
Everything we stood for through all the smoke and-
You Exposed, You Exposed Yourself.
And I was always the one that seemed to jump the gun
Everytime something happened I was the match that burned
And you felt the sting of exasperation
I Exposed, I Exposed Myself.

Poetry Over Cell Phones

Written By: Skywire

Poetry Over Cell Phones (text_messages)
Be that way with you
I wouldn't mind
To seem so insecure
Oh, how they shine

I'd try it on
I'd let you know
That I want it back

Be that wave for you
Oh, that you could ride
To seem so into you
Oh our beautiful minds
Yeah

I'd try it on
I'd let you know
That I want it back

Is it gone?

Doctor, Doctor

Written By: Skywire

Doctor Doctor
Well I don't
Understand
The places you have been
And where you want to go

And I don't
Have a degree
In what you want from me
But I'll graduate
In time

I'm not a doctor Yeah
I'm not a physician
And you need some counseling
You need to listen
Because

Somehow it falls on me
(In the hospital of hope I hope you find peace)

Well I dont
Comprehend
The writing in the sand
The water washes it away

And youve got
So off track
Your blood pressure will react
To those meds that calm you down

I don't understand

X's and O's

Written By: Skywire

X's & O's
Where did you get those eyes?
I could try
To be that place
That you run and hide
To be that boy
That you could believe
Giving you
What is left of me

I
Its been years since I've seen
Daylight

Your eyes are like the ocean
So deep that I could drown in
Your love is like the most beautiful
Voice and Gorgeous sound and
I use X's and O's
(Yeah Those)
To get my point across
To Be that Boy

Where did you get those eyes?
I cant side
With being torn
Over whats arised
To be that girl
That I could believe
Giving me your eyes to see

I
Its been years since I've seen
Daylight

Your eyes are like the ocean
So deep that I could drown in
Your love is like the most beautiful
Voice and Gorgeous sound and
I use X's and O's
(Yeah Those)
To get my point across
To Be that Boy

On one side
I see you waiting to cross a bridge
That we've both managed to manifest
A bridge that symbolizes our love
On the other side
I stand waiting to conquer the storm
Thats come between us
All and all its just the water thats
Between Us
Its the war thats
Beneath us

Your eyes are like the ocean
So deep that I could drown in
Your love is like the most beautiful
Voice and Gorgeous sound and
I use X's and O's
(Yeah Those)
To get my point across
To Be that Boy

anger is one letter away from danger (ephesians 5:5-20)

Written By: skywire

Anger Is One Letter Away From Danger (Ephesians 5:5-20)
Am I where I am suppose to be?
As I search the world
You search for me
And I could be away
From all the madness I've seen people create
But I guess that's why you want me here
To help alleviate
Alleviate
Spoken we can break
We can break away

Because
I know you
I see

Am I everything I'm suppose to be?
As I burn the Earth
You burn for me
And I was led astray
With all
The madness Ive seen my friends create
But I guess thats why I'm still here
To recon ciliate
Recon ciliate
With all those mistakes that I have made
I've made.

Because
I know you
I see

I've got to find my way back home
I've got to find my way back home
If You throw dirt you're bound to lose
The ground you're standing on and
Don't rush the river it'll flow by itself
Somethings in life we have to let time
Figure out it self
And just to get on the right path again and
Just to get on the right path again and
Angers one letter away from danger so let it all sink in and
Keep from going down, down down
Thanks for breathing breath in me God because
I've figured it out

Discography

The Roots Run Deeper (Deep South Digital) 2006
To Write On the Hearts Of Others (Self-Released) 2008
Untitled Internet EP 2009 TBA

Set List

Tongue in Cheek
X's and O's
Bronzer
She {the evil}
Poetry Over Cell Phones {text_messages}
Doctor, Doctor
Sinai {jabal musa}
308 {seven digits to save}
November To Remember
Quilts
Oceans of My Mind {Chapter 13: The Difference Between Life and Death}
Old Souls
Anger Is One Letter Away From Danger {Ephesians 5:5-20}
Leaves
Heaven
Polaris {chin up}
Elegant Deity
Marie
Gardens

NO COVERS- ALL ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SKYWIRE