The Fire Apes

The Fire Apes

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This is Power Pop of the highest order by one of the best in the Power Pop biz right now that features lots of guitars and hooks on top of hooks!

Biography

The feel of the music is most commonly considered to be reminiscent of such bands as The Beatles, Green Day, Oasis, The Kinks, and The Pretenders. The Fire Apes understand what the British pop invasion was about and yet transcend the past and merge it with the future.

The Fire Apes have been attracting great reviews from the media, including airplay on local Charleston radio stations 98X – WYBB-FM, 96 WAVE – WAVF-FM, and College of Charleston Radio. We were named the winner of the 5th Annual College of Charleston’s Battle of the Bands and 96 Wave’s Locals Only Live Competition. Our songs are currently featured in two independent films: Back Soon from Guest House Films and The CT Poop from Road Dog Pictures. In January 2007 we were named the winner of the Net Music Maker’s Live Band competition and will be flown out to Sacramento for an all expense paid 5-day recording session at House of Hansen Productions.

In addition to airplay, the first track on our current EP (Hey Kate!) has been receiving attention on such podcasts as Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code, was featured on MyCoke.com in April 2007, and was included as a cd-insert in the June 2007 issue of Guitar World Magazine.

Songs from our latest EP have been licensed by MTV, and will be featured in upcoming programing on the network.

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Lyrics

Hey Kate!

Written By: John Seymour

I only meant to make you happy
I never meant to make you cry

If you leave I'll leave tomorrow
Still I'll always wonder why

But oh; I couldn't take anymore
Just two lonely people and no more

Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late
Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late

I never meant to cause you sorrow
Like the waves against the sky

Lacking anymore emotion
But then again; I don't know why

But oh; I couldn't take anymore
Just two lonely people and no more

Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late
Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late

I spend all day thinking of you
With all the thought you put me through
I fell to you for days and days
I get on my knees and I pray

But oh; I couldn't take anymore
Just two lonely people and no more

Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late
Hey Kate, please wait, oh Kate is it all too late

If Thing Don't Look So Good Today

Written By: John Seymour

You've got me hanging on you -So Bad

Suspended in the moment before
Fragile light seems to fade
Oh no

If things don't look so good today
Oh

If things don't look so good today
Oh

I've got this feeling I know - You know
Prompting me into reaction

When all is see is rain
Oh no

If things don't look so good today
Oh

If things don't look so good today
Oh

But oh – I never said it's true
If all we ever knew
Is all we said today
Then I know though

Love - You never said you do
But it's everything I knew
And everything within
When it's open -

And though I know it's only lonely
How could we both believe
Oh no

If things don't look so good today
Oh

If things don't look so good today
Oh

It's Over

Written By: John Seymour

I feel so down I can’t help realize
I feel the tears I felt behind your eyes

You hope you last but still you never know (never know)

Tell me that you think you know it’s over
Now you feel you need to know it’s over
Still I know I need to see it
Tell me how I need to know

My mind has logic to the things I say
Still hearts have reasons for this anyway
You hope you feel you never have to run (never have to run)
Like Monty Clift in “A Place in the Sun” (in the sun)

Tell me that you think you know it’s over
Now you feel you need to know it’s over
Still I know I need to see it
Tell me how I need to know

Still I know I need to see it
Tell me how I need to know

Tell me that you think you know it’s over
Now you feel you need to know it’s over
Still I know I need to see it
Tell me how I need to know

Only you Could Make Me Happy

Written By: John Seymour

AS I LOOK DOWN FROM A STAR
I LOVE THE WAY THAT WE ARE
IT COULD NEVER GO AWAY
IT’S A FEELING THAT WON’T CHANGE

ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME SMILE
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
FOR A WHILE FOR A WHILE

I FIND MYSELF AGAINST THE WALL
I HEAR YOUR VOICE YOU CALL AND CALL
JUST A LABEL MASQUERADING
AS THE ONLY EXPLANATION

ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME SMILE
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
FOR A WHILE FOR A WHILE

GO ON...SAY IT’S FOREVER
GO ON...SAY IT TONIGHT
GO ON SAY IT’S FOREVER
GO ON... AND ON AND ON AND ON AND ON

LEAD

THE ANADOTE CONTAINS DISEASE
SO NEAR THE EDGE STILL I CAN BREATHE
I NEED YOU NOW SO I CAN SEE YOU
I NEED YOU NOW SO I CAN BE YOU

ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME SMILE
ONLY YOU COULD MAKE ME HAPPY
FOR A WHILE FOR A WHILE

Killing Me From Inside (Only Friends)

Written By: John Seymour

It's killing me from inside

There's nothing I can say
To anyone today
So how can I begin?

And if I had to try
It's something I'll deny
If we are only friends
Forever only friends

It's killing me from inside

It's hard for me to say
A part of you remains
When you are away

And if it's only me
Calling you within
Then how could this begin
If we are only friends

And what would I do if you said "oh no"
And what would I do if you said "don't go"

It's killing me from inside

And what would I do if you said "oh no"
And what would I do if you said "don't go"

It's killing me from inside

Cause I can't say a word
And no one's ever heard
The way I feel for you

This is the only way
I know to ever say
Are we only friends?
Forever only friends

It's killing me from inside

It's killing me from inside




Let Me Know

Written By: John Seymour

Tell me I know
I need you to know
Sometimes now forever

I needed to say
In the impossible way
Sometimes through my window

I wanted to show how independent I’d grown
But somehow you were right

And if you want me so
You better tell me so
Because I want you to see the part of me
That can’t let go
Let me know

I needed to try
As the world’s going by
Sometimes now you need to

I never can say
The way I wanted to say
But do you ever?
Do you?

So tell me I know
All the places you go‘
Cause sometimes I was right

And if you want me so
You better tell me so
Because I want you to see the part of me
That can’t let go
Let me know

Can’t you see those lonely days can only bring you down
If not my love - if not my love - Then throw away what you found

But day after day I’ll stop and say
For ten years maybe more

Is it me you’re looking for?

I needed to try
As the world’s going by
Sometimes now you need to

I never can say the way I wanted to say
But do you ever?
Do you?

I wanted to show how independent I’d grown
But somehow you were right

And if you want me so
You better tell me so
Because I want you to see the part of me
That can’t let go
Let me know

Discography

Following their debut CD, "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", and their critically acclaimed sophomore effort, "Central Park Carousel", The Fire Apes have recently completed a new self-titled EP. The melody driven songs that have been the hallmark of The Fire Apes have become a bit more edgy and contemporary.