The Dig

The Dig

BandRockBlues

the big dig--a rocknroll band with throw-back emotion and contemporary whit! stories of love and acid come alive with colorful, melodic tones and imaginative and creative lyrics! just four guys who told the keys player to stay home; laying it down enjoying the edge. refreshing personality!

Biography

it could be said that nothing celebrates life better than music. it is a tremendous pleasure and honor to participate in what we call the Great Exchange of energy with other people who enjoy music and all it has to offer. we are just four big fans of it all.

i have a hard time describing our music without using my hands so just take a listen- i know you'll dig it!

we have some big plans so we hope to see everything along the way. if you are a promoter, we encourage ideas and/or criticism but more importantly we want to play for you so contact us and we'll make it happen!

thanks so much for reading and supporting our efforts and the art of music as a whole. we're all in it together!

-the dig

Lyrics

Not By Much

Written By: Paul Kirkland

broken down and locked out of new orleans not a clue to where we are
no idea what we were looking for so we settled on an open bar
saw our first sign about a quarter to seven walked thru the door about eight
all this talk about it being early I forgot about it being late
barmaid asked if i'd like a drink and if i'd just ran in a race
i said yes no what does it matter but it's nice to see your face
blind man aksed about last night's game with his hands and his cheek on a crutch
i said it's still going on and we're winning, just not by much
NOT BY MUCH IS GOING TO ECHO ON FOREVER AS THE MARGIN OF THE BIGGEST GAME

on my way to st. louis missourri gonna share a few days with a friend
wouldn't you know the sky turned blurry as the winds were closing in
this was no ordinary storm on my heart i began to rely
the radio confirmed the bad news followed by an evil laugh from the sky
about a thousand times thru arkansas night saw the light of day
the fear in the beauty of all that we saw did not turn us away
the birds told me the good news i wondered bout the ones who did not hear
the sweetest song sung so simply by the ones who weren't afraid to fear
BRAND NEW SKY IS LOOMING ALL AROUND ME AND I'M HOPING IT'LL TAKE ME HOME...Home...home

got back home with hole in my shoe holding what i did not lose
mostly one of everything i need that always comes in twos
toss my keys to the table on the floor and hung my rack on the hat
it's a daily routine but i've never seen my mirror look like that
silence to my talking shoes, weighted shirt down to the floor
kicked up some dust furballs and rust that made a wave and it slammed the door
my lady ran out of the bedroom naked holding cheese and some wine for two
i reached for the bottle and she kicked me in the throttle and said
"oh, it's you"
OH, IT'S YOU IS GONNA ECHO ON FOREVER BUT I'LL NEVER SEE THAT BITCH AGAIN
NOT BY MUCH WAS ONCE AGAIN THE MARGIN BUT AT LEAST SHE MISSED MY HEAD

Boomerang

Written By: Paul Kirkland

i'm gonna let my lady walk out that door
i'm gonna let my lady walk out that door
cause she don't stop complaining and i just can't stop thinking about those mississippi girls with the flowers in their hair when they're dancing around like nobody's there
LIKE NOBODY'S THERE

she's so fine they say i lost my mind
she's so fine have you lost your mind
well if my mind is all i lose well then i'll just start singing the blues like a mississippi boy was born to do after his first woman or two
SINGING THE BLUES

i know that i've tried it all before
i know that i've tried it all before
where do you get when you stop trying maybe just a little bit closer to dying so i'm gonna tell you like my daddy told me you gotta set those crazy girls free
SET THEM FREE

maybe my baby runs right back to me
maybe my baby runs right back to me
there won't be romancing unless she starts dancing like those pretty hippie girls with the flowers in their hair when they're dancing around like nobody's there
like nobody's there
LIKE NOBODY'S THERE

Discography

Here 2006- currently in circulation
bootlegs of live shows around mississippi and alabama have been circulated as well.
currently recording full length debut album.

Set List

Originals:
Boomerang
3 Quarter Moons
Not By Much
Meet Me Inside
Yet Rd
Put It On
Up & Blue
My Word
Ben's Thing
Flowers in the Garden
Black TV
Grey Dawn

Been known to cover:
Southbound (allman bros.)
Transdermal Celebration (ween)
Breathe>Time (pink floyd)
Loving Cup (rolling stones)
I Shot the Sheriff (bob marley)
Sweet Leaf (black sabbath)