The Cliffs

The Cliffs

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The Cliffs make the sort of music that seems effortless and uncomplicated. It doesnt follow any trends but yet has a fresh appeal to it. Whilst being influenced by 90s bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden, theyve still managed to create their own musical world.

Biography

After a short solo career in Israel that included radio air play and shows around the country, Ilay Ron, the founding Member of The Cliffs, moved to New York. In December 2005, Ilay met with producer Evan Moore who had an interest of creating an EP for The Cliffs. Meeting occasionally every few months, they began working on songs to be included in the EP. By that time The Cliffs played New York promoting the upcoming EP, and in June 2006, "Ordinary Eyes" was released.
With the release of the EP, The Cliffs were accepted to the 2006 MEANY festival and were reviewed by "Infuse", a British web magazine. The band continued playing live shows at venues such as CBGB, Continental, Arlene's Grocery, and Sullivan Hall. By Feb 2008 they have gotten to perform at the Highline Ballroom.
By October of 2006, despite many setbacks and lineup changes, The Cliffs had begun recording their first full length LP, Clear the Sky with producer Allison Kruth at the NYU studios. Their debut album was released 7/7/07. The lineup had also solidified into its present form with Ilay vocals and guitar, Ashton on bass, and Joey on the drums.
The Cliffs music deals with daily issues such as love, hate, self identity, growing up through war, peace, life, and death. Ron's lyrics talk about issues that have a direct impact on his life and surroundings. For instance, the song Dirty Sand is a plea for the world to wake up to the issues that our environment faces. While not a political band, The Cliffs feels this is an important topic that must be addressed.
The Cliffs don't really like to be classified in a specific category. If you ask them to describe themselves they would simply answer that they are an alternative rock band with a good old 90's rock atmosphere. With a debut album on the way, The Cliffs are ready for their next step towards recognition in the music world. Getting back on tour they hope to bring their original sounds to their old and new fans

Lyrics

In The Dark

Written By: Ilay Ron

Give me an apple so I’ll die
In the dark I’m laying down
Bearing a rose beneath the ground
In the dark she’s laying down

What do I care, if the sun will never shine
If the moon will fall down
If she loves you less then now
What do I care, if your wall will fall down
If your world will break upon; now

Give me a smoke so I’ll be free
Around the fire by the sea
Bearing myself inside my mind
In the dark it’s hard to find

What do I care, if the sun will never shine
If the moon will fall down
If she loves you less then now
What do I care, if your wall will fall down
If your world will break upon; now

Dirty Sand

Written By: Ilay Ron

How many times a bird
Can fly away
When gun shots break the cloud
With firing
How many roads we build to walk today
When men is all alone
There’s nothing left to say to stay

Can you tell me how the world will end
How the sky will blend with dirty sand

How many times
We have to burn in flames
When people breathe the smoke and not the air
And how many kids will die alone from pain
When parents sleeping tight
Inside their graves to say to stay

Can you tell me how the world will end
How the sky will blend with dirty sand

How many times I tried to run away
Where people live alone is where I say to stay today

Wash The Rain

Written By: Ilay Ron

That’s not what we pictured in our head,
the gray is red, and children dead.
I could almost see it with my eyes
The sky blends fine with the sea of diamonds.

But I might be wrong again, they try to clear the pain and wash it with the rain, before our eyes.

That’s not what she wanted you to have.
In an open field you can see beyond.
Just think what you need to do to change.
It’s inside your head, but you’re already dead.

But I might be wrong again they try to fix a train that will take us far away
Before we die from pain we need to understand, we see the clouds getting
And the rain has come.

But I might be wrong again they try to wash the rain and clear away the pain, before our eyes.

Discography

The Cliffs- Ordinary Eyes 2006 EP
The Cliffs- Clear The Sky - 2007 debut album

Set List

10 songs where the set is about 45 minutes.