Sleeper City

Sleeper City

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Hard driving, catchy rock and roll music that keeps on giving.

Biography

The members of Sleeper City grew up immersed in the counter-culture that record labels like SST and Dischord created. As they grew older, they noticed that it was the passion in the music. That was the most important thing, no matter the genre, fashion, or politics behind it. In 2006, Sleeper City was formed by members of other successful bands (Stroke 9, Sloe, Anasarca). They create driving, emotive, rock music and thoughtful, catchy melodies with an explosive live show that can't be missed.

Sleeper City is:
Mikey de Lara
Joseph Nathan (Sloe)
James Sajor (Anasarca)
Stephen Small
Eric Stock (Stroke 9)

Lyrics

Asleep

Written By: Michael de lara, Joseph Nathan, James Sajor, Stephen Small

familiar eyes appear across the room.
he walks to her warm embrace.
the summer's heat,
the night he lied.
inside her.
she remembered everything.
he smiled and laughed.
she felt.
his arms around her.
just what happened to them stayed between themselves
and all the isolated daydreams that
they say they don't have.

"...that day.
an empty table next to you -
I cried out with laughter..."

he watched the fog lift up
above the line where morning greets the sun.
today, the visions of the past recalled
seducing daydreams that
he said he won't have.

"...that day,
alone & sitting next to you -
still can feel ascension..."

screaming so that no one hears.
oh, the sound.
sleeping through the days.
awake to hold onto.
memories -
best left behind.

"I'm lying to myself."

freezing cold -
slowly walking through a square where it had rained.
in the dark -
softly drifting through daydreams that
she said she won't have.

"I"ll try to find where the weekend went too far,
then look back and laugh about it."

oh, the screaming.
no one hears the sound?
sleeping through the days.
awake to hold on.

"...off to memories, best left behind."

[asleep]

Thank You Very Little

Written By: Michael de lara, Joseph Nathan, James Sajor, Stephen Small

daylight creeps across the floor, he lights up.
burns in silence.

blame him. all her warts dissolve while she smiles,
eyes empty.

underground, the next step threw him.
down the stairs he built to hide the shame.

wrinkled paper bag still holds memories, pictures.
autumn wind recalls her whispered secrets -
"no one knows me."

under ground, the next step buried.
the end crept though him.
down the stairs he built to hide the shame,
he found himself against

The Big Charade.

"I'm tired." He said,
"you don't have to call.
you don't have to comfort me at all.
you'll never hear me say,
'take me away'.
all this, she gave.
away from me."

she lost her senses - blamed him.

he burns in silence down the stairs he built
to hide the shame under ground.
disorder left the time red.

underground, the last step:

"I'm trying," he said.
"If she can't see I tried to come clean,
she'll just slip into her life.
she'll never have to say that

she lied."

[thank you very little.]

Forced Induction

Written By: Michael de lara, Joseph Nathan, James Sajor, Stephen Small

'm standing where the sand meets the tidal grace,
listening to the crashing waves.
I wring my hands and hold my face
...repeating, "nothing lasts forever."
 
youth gone past, I'm told not to
wait for it.
optimistic points crossed with disease.
changing it again.
 
white caps and turbulence from the ocean floor gets my feet wet.
I want more.
"take a step back
on the shore", repeating.
 
nothing lasts forever.
the moment's past.
I try not to wait for it.
foolish tries of restless fallacy forced.
 
fed induction of all of your expectations.
forcefed induction of -
it's burning in me,
 
it's over.
 
I'm standing where the sand meets the tidal rage.
I turn around to accept my fate.
on my path,the end fades away.
 
still breathing, "nothing lasts forever."
i'm driving past the check points of their methods.
off the list.
reckless abandonment forced.
 
fed your fucking expectations -
it's over.
wheels turing, burning out of town. 
 
the sunset.
 
accelerating to my destination -
the open road is calling now.
 
 
 
[forced induction]

Hiding

Written By: Michael de Lara, Joseph Nathan, James Sajor

winding, steep, narrow streets,
mangled in my head.
driving through solitude,
not to feel.

asleep.
sprawled across a bed alone,
she can’t relate.
the thoughts, I falter through.

desperately holding on.
I’m already there falling.
deep within.
to see the chains behind my eyes.

road beneath these tires.
won’t ever contemplate.
how she reminds me.

I’m incomplete.

reflecting off.
these memories protected in my head.
she shines a light, I don’t.
want to see me?

holding on.
I’m already there watching.

all the answers turn to questions in my mind.

lasting for a moment.
now, the moment’s lost inside me.

inside of seeking clarity.
racing past the breeze.
the window’s down.
it’s too cold to go outside.

trapped, lonely memories.
I don’t ever want to be beside you.
in my head.
to know I’m hiding from you, holding on.

I’m already there.
fighting though the tears so I won’t see the road behind.
holding on,
burning through the pictures,
I can see myself.

subsiding.

in the clarity, I’m forever seeking,
trusting.
all the residue is blind.
changing scenery
I don’t ever want to be beside myself.
to know I’m lost inside you.

inside of you...

[hiding]

Just Remembered

Written By: Michael de Lara, Joseph Nathan, James Sajor

soft walls pad the shouting.
her head still thinks.
she hears every day.
looks outside through the bars of her window.
doesn’t mind.

here is a girl.

arms tied to her side.
she won’t hurt herself - again.
mom pretends she just died.
sister just wishes.

burned in her head.
forever.
why’d you have to?

gone is a girl.

four years gone.
can’t see why they still keep her.
here.
locked away, sweat stained, straining.
leather cuffs around her waist.
so she stays.

here is a girl.
burned in her head, a forever.
why?

“dancing voices, take my hands.
I’m my shadow...”

traced with her brushes:
fantasy.
laced with her wishes:
window.
wasted on promise:
ride the sky.
faced with decision:
one more.

“...take me.”

[just remembered]

Discography

Sleeper City EP [2006]
- Asleep
- Forced Induction
- Thank You Very Little
- Hiding
- Just Remembered

Set List

Asleep
Forced Induction
Thank You Very Little
Hiding
Just Remembered