The Endeavors

The Endeavors

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Highway To Me - An energetic soundtrack that takes a powerful look at the ambition and disasters of love.

Biography

The Endeavors are lead by charismatic singer, Stasia Cymes. Vibrant and engaging, Stasia’s voice has impressive range and expression. The Seattle P-I says Stasia has, “An electric voice that crawls deep into you,” and Sound on the Sound has said, “Stasia owned the stage with strong vocals and sensual presence.” Drawing heavily from heroes David Bowie and Janis Joplin, the Michigan native creates a commanding, compelling demeanor and undeniable sexuality evident on record and irresistible on stage.

Stasia’s musical counterpart from the Endeavors’ beginning is guitarist Matt Anderson. Classically trained at Cornish, Anderson’s arrangements are rooted in classical intricacies and the power of modern rock ’n’ roll. His knowledge of and intensity for compositional excellence results in a dense and delicate balance of melodic interplay between guitar, bass and supporting rhythms.

The recently solidified rhythm section features Chris Croft on drums and keyboardist Josh LaMar. Since moving from Altoona, PA to Seattle in 1999, Croft has consistently played with many different groups. Croft’s power never compromises precision emulating the style of his heroes Buddy Rich and Neil Peart. Josh LaMar, a transplant from Fresno, CA, mastered classical forms before exploring the electronic side of music. His influences range from Chopin and Dubussy to Depeche Mode and Daft Punk, equally at home on keys and analog synth.

The Endeavors have released their strongest material on Highway To Me. The album includes live favorites Bad Behavior and Big Talk with more contribution from LaMar and Croft. The verdant Endeavors are looking forward, taking on each task with power and confidence.

Lyrics

Slow

Written By: The Endeavors

i'm not here to rush you i just want to touch you after dark. don't need to love you i just want to hold your heavy heart. i know the time i know the time you are the place and you know it. baby bring it home take your sweet time. take it slow, take slow so slow. when push comes to shove you might find how easily i come undone. iron fist in a velvet glove, i want that touch so very much. i know the score i know the game we are the same and you know it. baby bring it home take your sweet time.

Forest

Written By: The Endeavors

i've got my hands, they can be a fist. you search for answers, they could be on my lips. you struggle hard to deny i've got you dead in my sight. as the season breaks my eyes are firey blue. i've got my legs and they could run over you. you struggle hard to deny i've got you dead in my sight. run run through the forest love, it must be the morning chill. count your lucky stars above, i don't do it for the thrill. i've got my hands they could be a fist, you search for answers, they could be on my lips. you struggle hard to deny, so very hard to deny. you struggle hard...to deny.

Break The News

Written By: The Endeavors

is there ever, really a good time to break the news. god in your head but it all depends if i feel like being rude or i feel i'm being rude. if hell was alphabetized you'd be so far away. could we make amends so as not pretend when you're on the way. i ain't jury and i sure ain't judge. but boy better hurry his love. the right kind of moment in the worst kind of way. before you can move on there are things that you say. the week is passing and my patience is thin, our cells are marked in letters unknown. hands off the fence baby give it a rest, you best take me home. carrot on a string don't i mean a thing to you. always just out reach, i've got nothing left to prove. so take me home. in the aftermath of notes that you wrote i take a chance on sins worth forgiving.

Bad Behavior

Written By: The Endeavors

Oh hey, watch your step or they will try to get
Bad behavior for no good.
They step inside your black, you act to get it back
But what you’re getting at isn’t where you should. Hey!

You could not fill those shoes and now your feeling blue
Oh what the hell to do when you don’t feel.
So well, oh well it’s hard to tell these days who’s looking out for you.
So much to lose and still I raise my voice in spite of the outcome.

Bad behavior brings nothing good, no. Bad behavior it never does.
Bad behavior rests understood, oh. Bad behavior just because.

You always seem to find other peoples time
It’s not that I’m unkind but I’m unwell

You always seem to find other peoples time
It’s not that I’m unkind but I’m in spite of the outcome

Bad behavior brings nothing good, no. Bad behavior it never does.
Bad behavior rests understood, oh. Bad behavior. Bad behavior.

Big Talk

Written By: The Endeavors

I called you up last night but you were out of town
You keep me up late at night even when you’re not around.
I’m working on my patience and it’s running thin
Do you feel the frustrated place that you put me in?

I like it when you big talk. I like it when you big talk
I like it when you big talk all night, all night, alright.

Hey! Hey!

You want something for nothing, Uh-uh, first you gotta push that hot button

I like it when you big talk. I like it when you big talk
I like it when you big talk all night, all night, alright.

You give me good feelin’, oh oh
You leave me, my head reelin’, oh oh
You better give good lovin’, oh oh
You gotta push that hot button, hot button, hot button, Hey!

Hey!

I like it when you big talk. I like it when you big talk
I like it when you big talk all night, all night

I like it when you big talk. I like it when you big talk
I like it when you big talk all night, all night, alright
Hey! Hey!

Highway

Written By: The Endeavors

There’s a secret that I keep below the valley of new sensation.
There’s a highway it leads to me, an open road begs for destination

Drive baby drive, I like going faster. You’re mine baby my kind of disaster

I like the way the lightening strikes your face. And I like the taste of cold wind blowin’.
If the night is the great escape don’t hesitate when clandestine words are spoken

Drive baby drive, I like going faster. You’re mine baby my kind of disaster
Drive baby drive, I like going faster. You’re mine baby my kind of disaster

There’s a secret that I keep beyond the valley, a cold wind blowin’
There’s a highway leads to me. Head for the hills on to the road that’s open

Drive baby drive, I like going faster. You’re mine baby, my kind of disaster
Drive baby drive, I like going faster. You’re mine baby, my kind of disaster

Drive baby drive, I like going faster
Drive baby drive, I like going faster

Clean Break

Written By: The Endeavors

I see you have a new girl, she looks fun
So glad to know that I’m not the only one

I say clean break wash away, wash away the scum
I have better things to do today than bite my tongue

Why won’t you dance with me, I ain’t no little girl
Why won’t you dance with me

I tell you that I love you, and you say, “I don’t know if I can love you back”
If I could feel anything at all it would be a heart attack

Why won’t you dance with me, I ain’t no little girl
Why won’t you dance with me

Why won’t you dance with me, I ain’t no little girl
Why won’t you dance with me

See you have a new girl, she looks fun
So sad to hear that, Oh, is she too young?

I say clean break wash away, wash away the scum
I have better things to do today than bite my tongue

Why won’t you dance with me, I ain’t no little girl
Why won’t you dance with me

Why won’t you dance with me, I ain’t no little girl
Why won’t you dance with me

Why won’t you dance with me

Talk To Me

Written By: The Endeavors

We trust so much, you must talk to me
Be love, because of us, talk to me

Lookin’ for the real thing. Wonder what it will bring

I am so sure I can’t forget. When something’s certain there are no regrets
I’ve had the lies and cigarettes. Now that it’s past I can forget, I can forget it, I can forget

Lookin’ for the real thing, talk to me. Wonder what it will bring, yeah!
Lookin’ for the real thing, talk to me. Wonder what it will bring, yeah!

We tend to stress and fuss (shhh…). ‘Try to pretend we’re not out of touch
Bare our hearts, but not too much. When we give to get it’s not enough, it’s not enough, it’s not enough

Lookin’ for the real thing, talk to me. Wonder what it will bring, yeah!
Lookin’ for the real thing, talk to me. Wonder what it will bring, yeah!

I am so sure I can’t forget. When something’s certain there are no regrets
I’ve had the lies and cigarettes. Talk to, talk to, talk to me.

Highwire

Written By: The Endeavors

My heels are on the ground, eyes look to the high wire
These hands are upward bound, I climb higher
Leaving behind the sound, eyes on the high wire
At last I can be found trying not to fall…How high

There must be a reason for these things. I try so hard to get caught by your heartstrings
And all I end with is a tangled mess, do you even notice?

Oh, Why do I do it? Oh, Why do I do it?

High wire, High wire, High wire, High wire, How high

Oh, Why do I do it? Oh, Why do I do it?
Why do I, Why do I, Why do I do it?

Why do I, Why do I, Why do I, Why do I,
Why do I, Why do I, Why do I, Why do I do it?

Discography

Highway To Me (2009)

The Fine Art of Persuasion (2009)

Seattle Songs From the Underground (Nadamucho Compilation CD - 2008): selected as one of Seattle's top new bands, includes "Demons on the Mouth"

Bones EP (2007) includes "Slow," "Forest," and "Bones"

Set List

The Endeavors offers a 15 song set list, ranging from 45 to 90 minutes. As a highly reliable group of professional musicians, we show up on time and finish on time and rock the house inbetween.