The Bushpilots

The Bushpilots

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Some bands play like they’re the last rock and roll band on earth. The Bushpilots are one of those bands. True roots rock n roll in the tradition of The Stones, The Clash, The Heartbreakers and the E-Street Band. Like an old analog wall phone, only louder, all sounds produced existed before 1966.

Biography

Together for over a decade, the Bushpilots formed in 2002 in Ottawa, ON and have been tearing up stages in Eastern Ontario and West Quebec ever since.
These five veterans of Ottawa's vibrant indie music scene are bent on their mission of keeping the music pure and honest; bottom line: the Bushpilots' have developed an innate understanding of what makes a rock n roll song work. Write a great song and the rest shall follow.
The band has a chemistry that has kept it on track and focused with a sense of unifying purpose through all their years of being together, with the same lineup (plus one, keyboardist Tom was added in 2008) through all four of their albums, recorded with Juno nominated producer Dave Draves. Many festival appearances, including three at the world renowned Ottawa Bluesfest, have honed the band into one helluva rock show that transcends demographics.
The band has given much to their community and have been instrumental in rallying other bands to come together to help various community and international causes. People give to the music, the band gives back.
The Bushpilots' fourth album SWERVE is out now.

Lyrics

Everybody Wants What We Got

Written By: Rob Bennett

Couldn’t look each other in the eye
Wait another minute, then apologize
You know I couldn’t leave you by the side of the road
Ain’t no wonderin’, wonderin’ which way to go
It ain’t no secret ‘cause everyone knows
It ain’t no mystery, ‘cause

Everybody wants what we got

Almost packed my bags and walked out that door
Then everything was alright, just like a thousand times before
Wait another minute and it coulda been gone
Standin’ on the corner what the hell went wrong
Couldn’t even tell you how it begun
But we ain’t history, baby ‘cause

Everybody wants what we got

Neopunk Postapocalyptic Girl

Written By: Rob Bennett

Back when the world was just black and white
And the neon flickered through the fallout night
And everyone used to know her name
The country boys shouted when she walked by
I knew better but it was useless to try
She was looking for something she just couldn’t tame

Auto destruct sequence
Beautiful flag unfurled
Neo punk post apocalyptic girl

All the boys said she was a stunner
Kinda like Daryl Hannah in Blade Runner
But I could never tell what she was talkin’ about
We hung out for a couple of days
Tryin’ to see through the black label haze
Then she disappeared when the lights went out

Auto destruct sequence
Beautiful flag unfurled
Neo punk post apocalyptic girl

Are you out there looking for me
Do you just close your eyes
Those chains that bind you
You can’t find you, findin’ me

Auto destruct sequence
Beautiful flag unfurled
Neo punk post apocalyptic girl

Now I’m livin’ out on highway nine
By the dirt track races where the engines whine
And through my window flickers that neon light
I saw her drive by with a couple of kids
Lookin’ so fine like she always did
If she can get ‘em to bed you might see her out tonight

Auto destruct sequence
Beautiful flag unfurled
Neo punk post apocalyptic girl

Discography

Albums:
Sonic Scenery (May 2005)
Fourteen Dollar Motel (May 2007)
Seven Ways to Broadway (November 2009)
Swerve (June 2012)

Set List

Cadillac Dave’s Midnight Run
Crash
Dead Surfer
Designer Life
Eurosexy
Everybody Wants What We Got
Everything Falls Apart
Flagstaff
Georgian Bay
Godforesaken Eden
Golden Hour
Halfway Lake
Heart Don’t Break Like it Used To
Hi Desert Cabaret
I Know You Got Nowhere to Go
I’m a Goner
Last Night on a Mission
Let it Go, Amy
Look Away
Lost in Paradise
Mama Don’t Go Downtown
Missionary Blues
Money Changes Hands
Neopunk Postapocalyptic Girl
New Levels of Truth
Nobody Like You
One Last Shot at Redemption
Rock ‘n Roll Radio
Sailing Away From Disaster
Seven Ways to Broadway
Sin City
Something’s Got to Give
Swerve
Ten of Everything
The Last Bombardier
Two Days Ago
Via Dolorosa