ten indians

ten indians

BandAlternativePop

an alternative alternative to alternative, Canadian band ten indians mix the energy of punk, the smooth cool of jazz and the melodic hooks of pop to create a unique, one of a kind sound that will leave you with a smile on your face and a tune in your head. ten indians are based in Windsor, On.

Biography

with influences ranging from thelonius monk to the police, the ramones to bowie and all places in between, ten indians have created such a unique signature style, that they playfully challenge the listeners to define them.

Lyrics

sanctuary

Written By: ten indians - lyrics by: d. cantagallo

i.,
sleep now baby, don't you cry
hide inside this world of mine
for no harm will come your way
(at least not today).

ii.,
i've seen those ghosts that haunt your skies
i've known those tears that fill your eyes
i won't turn you away
(at least not today).

* there's no words thay you must say
there's no price that you must pay
so don't you take your love away...
(at least not today).

i'll be your sanctuary, baby
i'll be your sanctuary, baby
for if tomorrow finds you all alone -
i guess you're on your own.

keystone(2on2)

Written By: ten indians

(instrumental)

POP SONG

Written By: ten indians - lyrics by: D. Cantagallo

i.,
well it cuts you like a knife
you're less the friend but more the wife
now you have to face it -
to make it through the night
sometimes you have to wrong to get it right...
Ch.,
when it comes to you
and you say `we're through...',
just know i'm out there somewhere loving you...
ii.,
let the juries call us mad
to mock the furies that we've had
now you have to face it -
to make it through the night
sometimes you have to wrong to make it right..
Ch.,
(end)

tequila mockingbird

Written By: D. Cantagallo, music by ten indians

i.,
you better think it over,
exactly what you're going to do
tired of growing older
now i'm growing tired of you, yeah...
well it don't mean anything
seeing as everything
don't mean anything (to you).
don't say that you're going
(don't say that you're gone)
don't say that there's some place
you gotta be (sha-la)
can't you see (sha la)
you mean all the world to me.
ii.,
you're momma's coming over
you know exactly what she'll do
smack you with the holy roller
and slap some jesus into you, yeah...
well it don't mean anything
seeing as everything
don't mean anything (to you).
don't say that you're going
(don't say that you're gone)
don't say that there's some place
you gotta be (sha-la)
can't you see (sha la)
you mean all the world to me.

Br:
well i can help you now
(don't tempt me)
find some help somehow
(don't tempt me)
when you hit the ground
i'll be around...
iii.,
but now the party's over
don't know what you're going to do
so afraid of living sober
this life you're living's killing you (yeah)
well it don't mean anything
seeing as everything
don't mean anything (to you).
don't say that you're going
(don't say that you're gone)
don't say that there's some place
you gotta be (sha-la)
can't you see (sha la)
you mean all the world to me. (2x)


titanic

Written By: dennis cantagallo, music by ten indians

i.,
and the band when playing on and on
as if to tell us all there's nothing wrong...
this ship were sailing
`s engine's failing...
can't carry on
can't carry on and on.

ch.,
never needed love
`till you
what you're dreamin' of....
never needed love.

ii.,
seems there's hope for you,
but not for me
just two castaways adrift at sea
that sinking feeling
`s got me reelin'
can't carry on
can't carry on and on...

Discography

live @ the terradactyl lounge (1994)
the severed head of something beautiful (1999)
havana (2001)
ten indians live @ b side (2004)
tequila mockingbird (in production-2004)
check www.tenindians.net for free downloads.

Set List

set lists are always changing, each show being unique. t.i. perform a few covers, (such as china girl, message in a bottle, 1969), but covers are always transformed into something uniquely t.i.! ten indians have done set lists as long as two hours, or as short as 45 minutes, depending on the venue's needs.