The Blacks

The Blacks

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The Blacks make radio friendly rock (imagine the Strokes backing Weezer) that’s guaranteed to win over even the most casual music fans after one listen.

Biography

After forming in the summer of 2007, the Blacks played their first show a few months later and have quickly become one of the most exciting and unique bands to hit the Atlanta area. The Blacks have a radio friendly rock sound (imagine the Strokes backing Weezer) that’s guaranteed to win over even the most casual music fans after one listen. This, along with energetic performances and word-of-mouth, has gained them a dedicated fan base that grows with every show.

A focus on songwriting and infectious melodies is evident in The Blacks' live set, which consists solely of original material. Recently, the band was named winners of the “2008 Battle for the Boro”, an annual battle of the bands in Statesboro, GA that featured over 20 regional acts at the 2008 event.

Lyrics

Different Around Me

Written By: Roberts

I guess you found the right guy
The man of your dreams
But your face is so familiar
The tears run down in streams

I know there's someone better
But you don't agree
Now open your made up eyes
And you might see
That he's not who you thought
But you don't believe
He's different around me

I guess you found the right guy
The man of your dreams
So different from the last guy
Now that I don't believe

I know there's someone better
But you don't agree
Now open your made up eyes
And you might see
That he's not who you thought
But you don't believe
He's different around me

I Don't Care

Written By: Axsom/Roberts

7pm and no sign of
You or girlfriends that you love
So I'm by myself and you say that
You can explain it, but listen up...

Now I don't care
What you say
Cause now you might find
That you don't have the time for peace of mind
And I don't really care

11pm and no sign of
My reputation, you stood me up
So I'm by myself and you say that
You can explain it, but listen up...

Now I don't care
What you say
Cause now you might find
That you don't have the time for peace of mind
And I don't really care

Out of My League

Written By: Roberts

And nobody let me know
That she would never tell me so
I was moving way to slow for her
But she would never tell me so

And nobody let me know
She was
Yeah nobody let me know
That she was out of my league

She would never let me know
And no one ever told me so
She would talk way to fast for me
I should have known it'd never last

And nobody let me know
She was
Yeah nobody let me know
That she was out of my league

I should have seen it in her eyes
Then I would have realized
Walked out because I moved to slow for her
Just take the time to tell me so

But nobody let me know
She was
Yeah nobody let me know
That she was out of my league

Tell Me Your Name

Written By: Roberts

We've been around this block ten thousand times before
And I don't mind this talk so darling tell me more

Girls, there here to make us all insane
They'll break your heart, they'll rattle your brain
But I love to watch them play their stupid game
Now that we're here, tell me your name

Come on let's take a walk, it's time to let you know
This could be our last chance for me to get to know...

Girls, there here to make us all insane
They'll break your heart, they'll rattle your brain
But I love to watch them play their stupid game
Now that we're here, tell me your name

Whenever You're Ready

Written By: Axsom

I know it must get lonely
Talking to someone who never listens
Do I have to tell you
You'll never change him
So let me show you

How it feels to be loved, so...
Whenever you're ready
You'll see how it should be

You know it hurts to see you
So disappointed over and over
Do you ever wonder
Why he won't call you
Why he won't show you

How it feels to be loved, so...
Whenever you're ready
You'll see how it should be

Mean So Much

Written By: Roberts

Here's where she's supposed to escape
She turned around and asked me why she can't get away

Oh oh oh, baby I don't know why
Everything they sing has to mean so much
She say's it's killing me
Cause I don't wanna be...
Just give me something I can dance to

They're all out to prove they've got wit
But they don't make a move and she's so sick of it

Oh oh oh, baby I don't know why
Everything they sing has to mean so much
She say's it's killing me
Cause I don't wanna be...
Just give me something I can dance to

The Way It Ended

Written By: Roberts

News has spread all around town
Don't think I'll ever live it down

And I don't wanna think about the way that it ended
And I don't understand how fast your broken heart mended

Could I still feel this way?
These are words I could never say

And I don't wanna think about the way that it ended
And I don't understand how fast your broken heart mended

No Chance At All

Written By: Roberts

I'm sorry for leaving you no chance at all
Lucky for you I'm nearly gone
Maybe it's better if you don't see me around
Lucky for you I'm leaving town

I'll be out there on my own
From me you'll be left alone
Happier with somebody new

He'll be ever thing I was
You'll love everything he does
Till you tire of him too

I'm sorry for leading you on and on
You'll forget me when I'm gone
Maybe it's better if you don't see me around
Lucky for you I'm leaving town

I'll be out there on my own
From me you'll be left alone
Happier with somebody new

He'll be ever thing I was
You'll love everything he does
Till you tire of him too

I'm sorry for leaving you
No chance at all
Well later I'll give you a call

Discography

Listen Up (EP - To Be Released April 3, 2009)

Set List

The Blacks set list consists solely of original material and generally lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Current song list includes:

01 Whenever You're Ready
02 Mean So Much
03 Different Around Me
04 Gwendolyn
05 Between The Eyes
06 So Much Better
07 Tell Me Your Name
08 You Can Explain
09 Out of My League
10 Background Music
11 No Chance At All
12 All Is Well
13 I Really Want It
14 Mallory
15 Control Myself
16 The Way That It Ended