Sunrunners

Sunrunners

 San Francisco, California, USA
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The mixture of indie rock songwriting, dreamy lyrics, and heavy elements of rock and pop rhythms has long been a staple in the alt-rock world, and Sunrunners delivers on all counts. A California-based quintet led by singer and primary songwriter Stephen Loase (Low-C), Sunrunners have largely managed to avoid the usual rock clichés, injecting a uniquely rock-influenced sound and laid back San Francisco style.

Biography

Sunrunners” is a 5-piece indie rock band from San Francisco.  Sound described as Kings of Leon, Young the Giant, and Alt-J in a knife fight while Thom Yorke officiates.  Having rotated through the Bay Area's finest rock venues (Great American Music Hall, Slim's, Bottom of the Hill, etc), being featured on Bay Area’s Live 105 radio station with their hit single "Stars and Colors", winning NBC Bay Area’s band of the month while launching their first full length album earlier this year, the Sunrunners train is full speed ahead. 
  

Lyrics

The Writer

Written By: Stephen Loase

You're the great decider
But baby I'm a writer
I'll paint you a twisted tale
With a bang and twist
She never missed
The way she held
Each shot, each fist
Turn up the stereo
Here she goes

Baby I'm a fighter
But nothing could divide her
A reckless and charming mess
As I laid you down, you beat the ground
All inbound and loved the sound
From where we rarely go
Here it goes

We will see

Over over, this isn't a lie
I cry so hard, I lose myself
Oh
And the moment you say that you'll try
I've got nowhere to go
But to the sky

We will see
We will see

Over over, this isn't a lie
I cry so hard, I lose myself
Oh
And the moment you say that you'll try
I've got nowhere to go
But to the sky

Stars and Colors

Written By: Stephen Loase

As the stars fall down in Waco
I saw your eyes, white and polarized
As the wine flows down in Waco
We celebrate all the loves we hate

Stars and Colors
Surround me down
The boulevard

As the stars soar down in Waco
We shared the plot
that is not forgot
As the stars fall down, down
We can't be stopped

Stars and Colors
Surround me down
The Boulevard

Stars and flowers
Surround me like
A pair of jaws

As the fires grow down in Waco
We grasp our hands
As they both turn to sand

Jerusalem

Written By: Stephen Loase

As the story goes
You left without a trace
Fallen potato bug
Rolling from it's wake

And you are fine
But you're not fine

As the river floats
Your head bops to and fro
Showering your face
The deeper you will go

And you are fine
But you're not fine
No
Just leave the kids alone
Just leave the kids alone
Just leave the kids alone
She's a cold, redheaded bastard

We all live for the end of the world
We all live for the end of the world

Just stay with me
Just stay with me

New Love

Written By: Stephen Loase

Stay awhile but not too long
Drive away and listen your favorite song, song

What was it that she had said
Think you're gonna lose your mind
But not your head, head

Take an hour to get home
Did you say something wrong
Pass the seconds, minutes, hours
So in love, she doesn't know

Baby I am made of stars
A hundred million tiny pieces
Falling down
Falling down
Falling down
Falling down

Take an hour to get home
Did you say something wrong
Pass the seconds, minutes, hours
So in love, she doesn't know
So in love, she doesn't

New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love

New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love
New Love

Oil Man

Written By: Stephen Loase

Pump pump everybody
Until the western sky is black
Taking all your money
Until your eyelids all turn back

Drive away to your kingdom
An island in the sky
Pump pump everybody
Until everything's alright

Don't believe your convictions
It's all just in your head
Blessed is the consumer
It is they who will be saved

Pump pump everybody
Until the western sky is black
Better figure out something
Or soon we'll all be dead

We all realize we're the same
And we all realize we're to blame
We all realize we're the same
And we all realize we're to blame
We all realize we're the same
And we all realize we're to blame

Everybody

Written By: Stephen Loase

And you said that I don't need this
Did you think that I don't care
Push away the falling bridges
Doesn't seem to be that fair

Everyone loves
Everyone cries
Everyone falls out of love
Until we die
Until we say goodbye
Keeping try fall back
Back up

You'll try
You'll try

And you said that I'm a victim
Carefully I said I know
But the two of us are victims
With a love lost in the snow

Everyone loves
Everyone cries
Everyone falls out of love
Until we die
Until we say goodbye
Keeping try fall back
Back up

You'll try
You'll try
Everybody (tries so hard)
Everybody (loses their guard)
Everybody (says I know)
Everybody (two hearts ago)

And we said goodbye

Everybody (tries so hard)
Everybody (loses their guard)
Everybody (says I know)
Everybody (two hearts ago)

Passenger

Written By: Stephen Loase

No I didn't love you then
Hardly to say I didn't trust my only friend
Oh the candle's burning bright
Trying to save me every day
Heaven is the way

I am a Passenger
I am a Father
Until life has carried me away
Oh

No I didn't love you then
Promise to say you'll never be only a friend
Oh the calvary's in sight
Saying to love me every day
Heaven is to stay

I am a Passenger
I am a Father

It's a Start

Written By: Stephen Loase

She was a dancer from LA
Shaking and sweeping every stage
The humming was not just from the stage

It's not like me to lose
From me, to you it's a start

He stood at the doorway looking out
Seemed that he wanted me to shout
You were the one I worried about
She's really not allowed
Oh, looks like I'm going tao lose

From me, to you it's start
From me, to you oh

It's a start
It's a start

It's ok, another broken heart
And a broken jaw

It's ok, another broken heart
And a broken jaw

Ran to my car without my shoes
The blood hadn't ran, it had diffused
She said if I stay here, then I'll die
Looks like he's gonna fight

Oh, looks like you're gonna lose
From me, to you it's a start
From me, to you oh

It's a start
It's a start

Save Everyone

Written By: Stephen Loase

Don't cry when you sleep, don't breathe when you eat
You think when you're all alone
The fears that you bear
That hearts that you share
The reason you try alone

Save everyone, everyone
That's what she said to me
Softly

Don't cry when you eat, don't breathe when you sleep
Thoughts spinning out of control
Don't be everyone
It doesn't seem fun
To look from behind their eyes

Come to me
Come to me

Save everyone, everyone
That's what she said to me
Save everyone, everyone
That's what she said to me
Save everyone, everyone
That's what she said to me
Save everyone, everyone
That's what she said to me

Discography

Sunrunners LP (2014)
Sunrunners EP (2012)

Set List

Save Everyone
New Love
Stars and Colors
The Writer
Passenger
Everybody
Jerusalem
Oil Man