Staging Blame

Staging Blame

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Staging Blame is hoping to become the next big name in Canadian rock. SB writes catchy modern rock that people can easily relate to. Coupled with SB's high energy show that focuses on crowd participation, this band is too much fun too miss!

Biography

Staging Blame is a constant work in progress. With songs written primarily melody first, it's easy to see why their tunes get stuck in your head for days after seeing a live show. Quickly making a name for themselves in their local market of Ottawa, SB has been rewarded with opening slots for Juno nominated, Inflight Safety and Canadian favourites, Staggered Crossing. Staging Blame is a relative baby as far as bands are concerned (born in 2009) but you would never know it after seeing a live show! These boys are tight!

Lyrics

I'm Not Alright

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

alarm is ringing in my head,
time to get up again
one more hour of sleep is all i really need,
that's the price i pay trying to make ends meet

overtime, well it's a crime, they steal my life from me
this isn't right, i'm wound so tight, that i can barely breath
no bills for thrills, i need some pills to keep my sanity
i'm not alright

wheels are spinning, i go nowhere,
stuck in my own despair
feel like a has been and now i'm wearing thin,
can anybody see through my skin?

overtime, well it's a crime, they steal my life from me
this isn't right, i'm wound so tight, that i can barely breath
no bills for thrills, i need some pills to keep my sanity
i'm not alright

i can't seem to get ahead, this panic's getting widespread
i can't seem to get ahead, sometimes i feel i'd be better off dead

overtime, well it's a crime, they steal my life from me
this isn't right, i'm wound so tight, that i can barely breath
no bills for thrills, i need some pills to keep my sanity
i'm not alright
i'm not alright
i'm not alright

Locked Inside

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

i try to find a reason, i let my inner demons, whisper sweet nothings in my ear
they bend me to their will, take control of how i'm feeling, and leave me lying here at their heels

and all i want to know, is if this is the end
then why am i still standing here with this stupid grin
and now i know, if this is all i'll be
then these are the last days i'll see

so how do i break free
how do i change my ways
and what am i supposed to be
locked inside this cage
and how am i supposed to know
when we have reached the end
if i don't know where i stand
how can we start over again?

i'm trying to ignore them and fight against this boredom, my idol hands become devil's tools
detesting this protection, can you give me direction, i'm tired of playing games by their rules

and all i want to know, is if this is the end
then why am i still standing here with this stupid grin
and now i know, if this is all i'll be
then these are the last days i'll see

so how do i break free
how do i change my ways
and what am i supposed to be
locked inside this cage
and how am i supposed to know
when we have reached the end
if i don't know where i stand
how can we start over again?

Selfish Destruction

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

the breaking point, like cracks in the ice, we're gonna fall through
you've gone too far, i feel so stupid standing next to you
you ignored the signs and i stood by, i never said a word
but now that we're here, i'd give you my hand but you'd just pull me under

i'm finding holes in the plot line
but you swear to me that it will be fine

the breaking point, like dreams in decay, when will you wake up
we're on the brink, about to sink, close to the edge you'll cut
do you think we can fly? that look in your eye, i should've seen the thirst
when you self destruct, will you give a fuck, you put my six feet under

i'm finding holes in the plot line
but you swear to me that it will be fine
i'm coming back to find neutral ground
your selfish destruction is breaking me down

Walk Away

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

i wanna hold your hand in mine
kiss those lips, one last time
i wish that you'd make up your mind
cause then maybe i'd be alright

you say that you love me, but then you don't know
you say that you're sorry, but it doesn't show
why don't you want me? i guess i'll just walk away, just walk away

i wish i could've seen this coming,
then maybe i could have done something
maybe i could've changed you
or maybe you could've change me too
well i guess it was over
and i guess i convinced you to stay
well i'm an eloquent talker
but i guess it's better this way

you say that you love me, but then you don't know
you say that you're sorry, but it doesn't show
why don't you want me? i guess i'll just walk away, just walk away

Someone's Daughter

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

little girl don't you cry, everything will be alright
cause with the dawn comes a new day, a chance to start brand new again

this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was someone
this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was some love

wipe the colours from your eyes, forget about the past few nights
and all the monsters who've held you, shed your skin and start brand new

this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was someone
this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was some love

now she stares at the jagged scars on her wrists,
wishes she could just escape from all of this
but she sees no end
so she sees red, she sees red

this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was someone
this is someone's daughter
they sold their souls and bought her
and all she wanted was some love

Soldout

Written By: T. Watson / Staging Blame

i wish i could scream and break,
the silence here is deafening.
are we in mute on neutral ground,
afraid we'll stop the world from going 'round?

soldout and over-rated
victim of the green, straight to the means
leave out, our way or no way
nothing good to say, no difference anyways

stand up and speak, be heard out loud,
in a sea of noise make your voice count
don't be afraid to speak your mind
express yourself, get off the sidelines

soldout and over-rated
victim of the green, straight to the means
leave out, our way or no way
nothing good to say, no difference anyways

no difference... no difference... no difference...

soldout and over-rated
victim of the green, straight to the means
leave out, our way or no way
nothing good to say, no difference anyways

Discography

2009 Demo (Currently in progress - completion date: NOV/09)

Set List

1. I'm Not Alright
2. Locked Inside
3. Selfish Destruction
4. Things You Said
5. Walk Away
6. Curtain Call
7. Someone's Daughter
8. Soldout
(occassional cover for fun)

Sets are typically 45 minutes but we're working on new material to be able to cover a full hour.