Sleeping Buddha

Sleeping Buddha

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In a word, emotion. That's the sum of the parts with Sleeping Buddha, a band whose refreshing array of progressive rock is turning heads. Bob Cirilli's powerful vocals paint infectious melodies on a canvas of intense guitar riffs and fearless drum chops. Welcome to the sound of Sleeping Buddha.

Biography

Take what you know about starting a band, turn it inside out, and you have Sleeping Buddha. With plenty of experience to draw from, the foursome of Ken Chartrau, Bob Cirilli, Cory Lensing and Michael Morscheck found a new path to success. During their first year and a half together, Sleeping Buddha focused on refining their sound in the studio rather than working it out on stage. Their efforts paid off with the recent release of their debut, self-titled album in early 2006.

With over two full sets of solid material to work with, the group hit the live scene at full speed, surprising unsuspecting crowds in front of them. "Who are these guys?"

Sleeping Buddha's sound has been compared to a blend of Chris Cornell, Live, and Pink Floyd, and some hints of early Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots. The group's live shows are energetic, filled with powerful emotion, and always memorable.

Lyrics

Faultline

Written By: B. Cirilli

Here on the faultline
Everything sways
The old way is changing
Crumbling away

I want to break it down

I can’t make it home tonight
I’m losing my shoes
I can’t make it home tonight…..

Here on the faultline
We lay together
Watching the heavens
For turbulent weather

An armed militia
Couldn’t pull us apart
But what’s to stop the earth
From throwing us off?

Well it’s my way or the highway honey
And if you don’t love me
You best be on your way
Cause my way is the right way sugar
And if you don’t like it
You best be on your way

Here on the faultline
Everything swims
Plug your nose, close your eyes
And get it over with
Yeah get it over with…

I can’t make it home tonight
I’m losing my shoes
I can’t make it home tonight…..

Well it’s my way or the highway honey
And if you don’t love me
You best be on your way
Cause my way is the right way sugar
And if you don’t know it
You best be on your way

High Horse

Written By: K. Chartrau; B. Cirilli

My place at the top is so strong
Your view from the bottom is simply wrong
You can’t talk any sense into me
I am all that I need to be
In the end I can guarantee
I will only do what’s best for me

I’m up on my High Horse
I’m up on my High Horse

Weakness is such a filthy habit
Only those that are lazy seem to have it
I can take what I want long as I can grab it
Keep on feeding greed and it will leave you rabid
And my friend at the end of the day
Power corrupts; it’s true what they say
It’s too late for me, I can’t be saved
Power corrupts but I like it that way

I’m up on my High Horse
I’m up on my High Horse

And the bigger they are
The further that they have to fall
Oh but what a ride it will be
Such a big, big ride for me

I’m up on my High Horse

Stood And Watched

Written By: K.Chartrau

I want to stand up
I want to hold you
I want to reach out for someone to guide me

Just one last time

What’s my problem?
What’s my excuse?
It is what it is, nothing less, nothing more.

I’ve run out of time.

Here it comes, here it comes
When they all fall down
Here it comes, here it comes
When they all fall down

I want to shout out that I love you
I miss the light that shines from your smile
I’m torn up inside for you
As it was, I stood and watched you walk away

I respect you and trust in you
I believe in your heart and your soul
Oh my love was blind

Here it comes, here it comes
When they all fall down
Here it comes, here it comes
When they all fall……

I want to shout out that I love you
I miss the light that shines from your smile
I’m torn up inside for you
As it was, I stood and watched you walk away

I stood and watched…
I stood and watched…

Discography

Sleeping Buddha (self-titled, 2006)

Streaming audio available at www.sleepingbuddhamusic.com

Set List

Playing mostly originals and the occasional cover tune, Sleeping Buddha has enough material to cover 2 full one-hour sets of music.

SAMPLE ORIGINALS
* High Horse
* Faultline
* Got More
* Stood and Watched
* Lift Me Up
* Fading Pages
* Tainted
* The River Inside
* Sea of Sunshine
* All We Are
* Roman Anthem
* Riff Raff
* Say What You Are
* Face of God
* Ghost
* From The Start

SAMPLE COVERS
* Use of Time / 311
* More Human Than Human / White Zombie
* Gospel Plow / Screaming Trees
* Lakini's Juice / Live