The Basals

The Basals

BandRockAdult Contemporary

A little punk, a little pop, a little grunge, a little rock, a little sarcasm - once you catch your breath, you want more!"

Biography

The Basals have been around for about 8 years. We've toured the US and some of Canada doing shows and playing festivals like SXSW, NXNE, CMJ, Route 1 South, Canadian Music Week, etc.
The Basals have opened for people like Smashmouth, Wyclef Jean, The Fixx, Bow Wow Wow, Missing Persons, Blue Oyster Cult, Eric Burden and The Animals, and mucho more.
We have 3 full length studio CD's available, 1 EP and 1 Live album recorded at various clubs throughout the US and Canada. Our second CD (Kingpin) was nationally distributed by ADA through Mayhem records and can be gotten from just about any major music website that's out there. We are currently in the studio recording our 4th full length CD with a harder edge than past recordings.

Contact us at:

thebasals@hotmail.com
www.myspace.com/thebasals

Lyrics

Time Bomb

Written By: Hillary Epstein / Michael Epstein

why do you scream?
don't you know words can hit harder than a fist?

I feel so small
aint letting go this way something
you can resist?

It's so hard to understand, so hard
my heart tells me to love you
my head tells me to run
I get so angry
'cause I can't tell no one, there's no one

Chorus
I'm a timebomb ticking away
I'm a flower dying today
and I don't belong to no one

ten years from now
your words will be tattooed across my soul
disgarded, I'll be wearing ugly scars
you knew would never show

Chorus

guess they put you through it too
monkey see, monkey do

Chorus

Fine

Written By: Hillary Epstein / Michael Epstein

Constantly turning are the memories in me
times we've shared I thought would last an enternity
in our world we've tried to find a way
letting go of yesterday

Chorus
loving you was fine
thoughts of you go through my mind
loving you was fine
thoughts of you go through my mind

constantly turning are the memories in me
careless dreams wrapped in dishonesty
night and day thinking of you
in my life what else was there to do

Chorus

Ed

Written By: Hillary Epstein / Michael Epstein

Ed, you know she loved me
she gave everything to me
I could drown inside her hugs
the love was given free
no one knew what they would do without her

Chorus
don’t let it go, don’t let it go bye
don’t let it go, don’t let it go bye, bye

Ed, she sits in silence
what goes on inside her head
I wish she could tell me all the things she never did
no one knew what they would do without her

Chorus

its so sad, you can’t begin again
makes me mad, you didn’t fit it in
when you should have fit it all in
its so sad, you can’t begin again
makes me mad
you didn’t fit it when you should have fit it all in

Chorus

Crawl

Written By: Hillary Epstein / Michael Epstein

Chorus
yesterday morning I was your miracle
seems like lately I’m your nothing at all
where did the time go
when will I know
I always run before I…..crawl

its 1 o’ clock and you walk in
dare I ask, where you’ve been
I can smell her on your breath
cause you didn’t try to hide it

Chorus

I’m late again, notes on my door
I was caught in a downpour
I’m over my head, cause its after five
my baby says this is your last time

Chorus

Frozen

Written By: Hillary Epstein / Michael Epstein

hey rebecca, is it true what you've been through?
is he really just so blind he can't see what stands before him?
hey rebecca, is it you he let slip through his grubby fingers, he can't be a man you know it

when the phone rings, who's on the other end
you know he'll say it's just a friend and you are trying to pretend you don't care
don't you know you're golden, don't you know his soul is frozen?
don't you know you're golden, don't you know his soul is frozen-frozen
hey rebecca, now you've told me you've been weak
putting up with this big freak, you don't see who stands before you
hey rebecca, could it be he's not the guy you think you see
he can't be a man he shows it

when the phone rings, who's on the other end
you know he says it's just a friend and you're still trying to pretend you don't care
don't you know you're golden?
don't you know his soul is frozen?
don't you know you're golden?
don't you know his soul is frozen-frozen

Discography

Dive
Kingpin
Songs From Suburban Ave

Available at cdbaby.com, itunes, broadjam.com, sonicgarden.com, Ruckus, getitnow.vzwshop.com, bitmunk.com, mymode.com, aol.musicnow.com, passalong.com

Set List

The following originals will be used to make up a 40 minute set list

Apology
Down Like Rain
Angel in my pocket
Time Bomb
Let Me Down
Crawl
We Belong
Ed
Fine
Time Flies
Frozen
Wide Open
Dive
Distant in the Streets
One Word
Talk Talk
My Perfect One
Aux Le Monde
Kingpin
All About You
Come Save Me
So Many Days

Covers that can be performed depending on the venue

Little Wing – Jimi Hendrix
Mustang Sally – Wilson Pickett
Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Barracuda - Heart
The Seeker – The Who
The Real Me – The Who
Give Me Some Truth – John Lennon
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Rapture - Blondie
One Way or Another - Blondie
Message in a Bottle - Police
Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge
Like The Way I Do – Melissa Etheridge
Middle of The Road – Pretenders
Heartbreaker – Pat Benetar
Words – Missing Persons
Melt With You – Modern English
One Thing Leads to Another – The Fixx
We Got The Beat –