Steel The County

Steel The County

BandRockAcoustic

We're a three-member band that uses a lot of variety in our instrumentation and sound to get an original quality to rock music. Each band member is multi-talented with various backgrounds, which adds a lot of versatility to our sound. Our versatility has allowed us to find tremendous popularity.

Biography

Our core sound is simply guitar, bass, and drums. From there, we can add or alter sounds and timbres. The Piano adds a smoothness to the sound that we like to have in some of our tunes, but we like to avoid a cluttered sound so we try to not overuse it. In each of our original songs we strive for a new sound, even if it is a subtle change. Our signature sound has become the cello used in two of our songs. 2 of our members can play bass, 2 can play piano, 2 play guitar, plus we have a frequent guest solo player who can incorporate alto sax, flute, clarinet, or additional percussion into our sound. This versatility of talent allows us to step outside the typical guitar,bass, drums set. We have a lot of variety in our musical backgrounds (classical, jazz, acoustic rock). Our biggest influences are Coldplay, John Butler Trio, Great Big Sea, Moses Mayfield, Alexi Murdoch, Dave Matthews, The Beatles, Virginia Coalition, and Audioslave.

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Lyrics

Providence

Written By: Rory Cosgrove

Im Stranded. Im empty-handed, livin' this fake life and I can hardly stand it.
Im branded. I am entangled by you and I don't know what I am gonna do.
It's hard to see with your eyes closed.

Every time I step through the doorway, you're there waiting for me.
Every time I lay my head to rest, I see Isee Providence.

I'm Drivin' down I-95 and Im just tryin to go as fast as I can.

Every time I step through the doorway, you're there waiting for me.
Every time I lay my head to rest, I see Isee Providence.

i've been waiting so very long.
'til I could get to this song
and Ive been feeling quite alone
Ive been waiting for you
It feels like one bit of Deja Vu.

Every time I step through the doorway, you're there waiting for me.
Every time I lay my head to rest, I see Isee Providence.
I See Providence, yeah
I See Providence
I See... Providence

A Long Way Off

Written By: Kevin Doubleday

I'm layin down in a dark light
let your face pass through me.
and I swear that it feels like
your eyes will never let you see

It feels like there's a shadow sittin at the side of my bed
Im alone but you are still here.
you sit beside me like a bad dream.

It's overdue.
I am Through With You.

I've run as far can run.
somehow I'm back where I started.
Your messing everything I know up
this misery is not departed

It's overdue.
I am Through With You.

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I wish there was a way that...
that I could finally let you go.
But I can never change so...
just lie to myself some more.
It's overdue.
I am Through With You.

Lemonade

Written By: Rory Cosgrove

The grass is looking greener every day.
yeah you're wishing time away,
every minute, every day yeah
and you're wishing that you had more time to say goodbye
forever and ever man there you go:
singing songs that you don't know about yeah
regardless whether or not,
better strap up for some sun.

Lemonade, so sweet to tongue man, I swear.
Lemonade, yeah
Man I just need some of that Lemonade.

Look at how many
the temptation is sweet,
sweeter than sweet home
that's a hot beach
procrastinating children playin in the yard
locusts chirping in my ear
whispering secrets that I dont wanna hear
Martha's calling and Im fallin' in love yeah

Lemonade, yeah
so sweet to tongue man, I swear.
Lemonade, yeah
c'mon everybody just have some of our Lemonade.

the weather here is just a bit better than there
and I dont wanna wish it away
no I dont
so here I am, here I am

Lemonade, so sweet to tongue man, I swear.
I Just gotta have some, and
Lemonade, yeah
Damn, get the bees away, I swear
I just gotta have some of that...

Discography

"Mike Hoffman" by Astoria released 2007
"Astoria's Long Gone" by Steel The County (2007)

Set List

Typical Set lasts 1hr to 1.25hrs. Can be longer or shorter.

1. Aviva
2. Rest of Our Lives
3. Chocolate by Snow Patrol
4. Leave Your Lights On
5. Time to Dream
6. Lemonade
7. A Long Way Off
8. Sweet World
9. Bullet and a Target by Citizen Cope
10. New London
11. Supersonic Maniac
12. 99 Problems (original music)(Lyrics by Shawn Carter "Jay-Z")
13. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
14. Closing Time by Semisonic
15. Pennsylvania
16. Providence
17. Chemical Party (stripped version) by Gavin Degraw