Something Relevant

Something Relevant

 Mumbai, Mahārāshtra, IND
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Something Relevant aka STR, is India’s leading Jam Rock Band. With a reputation for explosive gigs, great songs, these guys are upbeat, improvisational and always funky. The Bombay band exudes the undying optimism of a new-young nation, with a voice that represents the sound of a modern India.

Biography

‘Something Relevant’ (aka STR), the Mumbai based band has been a driving force in the Indian independent music scene since 2003.

When the band started (2003), there were no places to play in the city, so STR played at every chance it got, and ended up playing in bars, slums, parks, on the streets, schools, protest rallies, churches, weddings, neighborhood festivals, metal shows, colleges. As a result, STR developed a cult following in Mumbai that included people from many walks of life.

The band released it’s debut album ‘Feels Good 2B Live’ (Silk Road/Universal Records) in December 2009. In 2010, the band toured extensively across India, UK and South Asia to promote the album.

STR gathered rave reviews at the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was chosen as Mervyn Stutter’s ‘The Pick of The Fringe’ .

STR was nominated as ‘Band of The Year’ at the 2010 Jack Daniels Rock Awards and performed at the award ceremony in Mumbai in Jan 2011.

In 2009-10, STR was honoured by the Mayor of Mumbai and The Ministry of Tourism for it’s involvement in the ‘Revival of The Bandstand Culture’ project.

Lyrics

Mr.Invisible

Written By: Something Relevant

Have you ever been there standing in a corner

Not knowing what you want to say

Have you ever been there, all alone, seeking solace –

In front of this microphone


Hey mister standing there, you better come a little closer

I got something in my head; I’d like to share with you

Some say I’m a little mad, but I’m just being prepared

I think it’s time we spent some quality time, just me and you


Don’t you walk away; I’m only here to stay

Feels like I’m invisible only to you

Now tell me –

Who (*12)

You think you are (*2)


STU


I’m a little schizophrenic, too much time on my hands

Spend my nights burning foil, sniffin’ with the lamps

Burning low can hardly see –

Anything in front of me


Can’t see I’m riding free, in a cage all fit for me?

In my mind I’m losing time, crying in the back with wine

Gotta take a second (*3)

And just breathe


You never get the rhymes, Am I here wasting your time

Feels like I’m invisible only to you

Now tell me –

Who (*12)

You think you are (*2)


Break It Down


You never get the rhymes, Am I here wasting your time

Feels like I’m invisible only to you

Now tell me –

Who (*12)

You think you are (*4) – Who (*12)

You think you are (*3)

Horn Ok Please

Written By: Something Relevant

Let’s do this shit


Moving without a sound

Traffic always gets me down

Cycles, ricks cut me by

And I’ll be driving till I fucking die


Wham (Jam) up ahead

And what do I do?!

Three trucks in a row

I’m so so screwed


They –

Don’t let you go

And all you see is

Horn Ok Please

(*2)

Pretty pretty please


People on the divider

That’s not a good sign


Just when you’re close

And they try and cross the road

And stop


Don’t let you go

And all you see is

Horn Ok Please

They –

Don’t let you go

And all you see is

Horn Ok Please


Don’t let you go

(*4)

Never let you go

Aaha

Written By: Something Relevant

I don’t want your loving, aha

I don’t need your giving, aha

I won’t steal your kisses, ah…Aha

I’ll sit and drink a beer

I’m so high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)

So high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)
I don’t want you, come running, aha

Every time you go away crying, aha

I don’t want you to fake, fake all the time, Aha

I’ll sit and drink another

I’m so high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)

So high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)
Bridge (Bitch)
I’m so high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)

So high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)
Contd…
I don’t want to see your tired smile

I don’t want to see your crying eyes

I don’t want you, don’t you get that now

Aha
I’ll sit and drink a beer

1 and a 2 and a 3 4 5

I’m high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)

So high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)
Ryan
I’m so high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)

So high

(So high)

So high

(I’m so high)
Wvyoooooooooooooooou
OooOOO
So high

(Everybody want to go and party)

So high

(Everybody want to go get high)

So high

(Everybody want to go and party)

So high

(Everybody want to go get high)

So drunk

Eddy On A Roll

Written By: Something Relevant

River deep and calm

Sun warm and high

Me in my canoe

Floating by

Taking it easy

Smoking a joint

Passing – rice fields up ahead at the turning point


I went pass the warning sign

It clearly read now

“Slow down – steep drop ahead!”


This eddy on a roll (*4)


River rough and fast

Sun dark and dry

Sweeping on its knees

Hitting rocks on the way side

I’m blinded by the mist

My boat staggering under me

Falling way, way deep


Drowning and dreaming in this white (wide) space

I got this eddy on a roll

(*3)


Confused and waiting

Back and forth we swaying

(*3)


Confused and waiting (*3)

Back and forth we swaying


Confused and waiting (*3)

Back and forth we swaying


I woke up with a sign on my left

It read –

“Dreaming is good for health”

(*3)


Falling down

Tomorrow

Written By: Something Relevant

Oh common, just play it!


Take a trip to somewhere new

Step outside in skies so blue

Take a deep breathe and waste sometime

Cause tomorrow you’ll be a working man


Tomorrow

I’ll be a working man

Cause tomorrow

I’ll be a working man


All your happy days will pass away

And soon you’ll be left with nothing but memories

So make them now while you still can

Seize the day and make a plan


Cause tomorrow

I’ll be a working man

(*2)


Take it away, T


Don’t be afraid

Times by your side

Your wounds will heal

And mistakes subside

Live a little, take a chance

Snap out of this –

No I can’t trance


Cause tomorrow (*3) – I’ll be a working man (*2)

Tomorrow


I’ll be a working man (*4)

Scoobie – doobapbap – a – doobie – dabay (*8)

Scoobie – doobap (*2)

City In A Situation

Written By: Something Relevant

Wvyoooooou


People…Crazy

City – catch 22 phrase

More than you can see

But never tell

This lord I try, I try to praise

Distance encroached upon

Spaces – empty

Where I go the food is plenty?!


This aint a…this aint a…this aint a lord,

This aint a catch 22 phrase (phase)


Lights out on the corner

Street dog basking in its neon lights

Sun’s faded and gone

Though it’s left us…it’s left us behind

Well the poets are missing

And our prose have much to say

Lines – not kissing

How much do I need to pay?!


This aint a…this aint a lord…this aint a,

This aint a catch 22 phrase (phase)


[This city is in a situation]


Guitar solo


This aint a…this aint a lord…this aint a,

This aint a catch 22 phrase (phase)


Sax solo


This aint a…this aint a lord…this aint a,

This aint a catch 22 phrase (phase)


[This city is in a mother of a situation]


Thaa

Comfort Song

Written By: Something Relevant

Sometimes, when you feel like crying

Don’t feel like trying

I’ll be your strength and shoulder you

When you call, I will be that person, that’s for certain

Telling you everything is gonna be okay


Cause it’s a long road out tonight

I know we’re going to make it alright

When you see the light

You know we’re going to make it – just a little longer

I know we’re going to make it

Alright


Sometimes, when you got nobody

You need somebody

I’ll show you love, make you feel brand new

(Make you feel brand new)

When you fall, I will be there for you, that’s what I’ll do

I’ll pick you up and wipe those blues away

(Wipe those blues away)


Cause it’s a long road out tonight

I know we’re going to make it alright

When you see the light

I know we’re going to make it – just a little longer

Know we’re going to make it

Alright


Sometimes, when you feel like crying

Don’t feel like trying

I’ll be your strength and shoulder you

Harry Mole

Written By: Something Relevant

Oh yeah,

You gonna come set me free

Love, what you thinking?!

It’s me, don’t go blinkin’


Well –

I went to meet this friend of mine; his name was Mr. Harry Mole

He was lying in bed, the poor guy he broke a couple of bones

Didn’t care to ask him, how or when or what or why?!

But one thing’s for sure, this is how it goes…


Met him in the train the last time, he said he had some place to go

Saint Mary’s church I guess, you know

You know (*3)

Yea, we all know


Haa –

All the people, they ran out to see

The show

They bid to see what would happen next

And see how it goes

And see how it goes (*2)

Well the padre, he got angry and he shut the door

And he shut (*2)

And he shut the, and he shut the door


God bless your soul, Mr. Harry Mole

This is your love story

So it’s told

God bless your soul, Mr. Harry Mole

This is your love story, hey, hey

So it’s told


So it’s told

Mr. Harry Mole

Wvyoooooou

Discography

'Feels Good 2B Live' (2009)(Deep Emotion Publishing/ Silk Road/ Universal)

Radio play in India on major FM stations.

Set List

Set lists will vary depending on the situation.

STR performs tight sets of:
20 minutes - 2 hrs

Our repertoire consists of about 25-30 original songs.

We try to play to the tastes of the audience as much as possible, sometimes performing our versions of Beatles, Dave Matthews band and Micheal Jackson songs.