The Goodbye Radio

The Goodbye Radio

 Huntington, New York, USA
BandAlternativePop

TGR self-released its debut album in 2010 to rave reviews:

"A wonderful record." David Greenwald, Rawkblog

Their new self-titled album is due for release in June 2012 preceded by first single, "Love Won't Save Me."



Biography

The Goodbye Radio is a New York band founded by acclaimed indie rockers and songwriters, Mike Harrison (Vocals) and Jeff Walsh (Guitar, Keyboards). They’re joined by Lee Greenman (Bass) and Mike Denton (Drums).

Their new self-titled album will be released on June 5th and is preceded by new single, “Love Won’t Save Me” which is already garnering great buzz:

“Shimmering power-pop…the lead track’s the swooning “Love Won’t Save Me,” a song that should satisfy your AM-era Wilco craving” - David Greenwald, Rawkblog

TGR self-released its debut album, The Year We Didn’t Have, in 2010 to rave reviews :

"Widely acclaimed by critics but largely unknown to the masses, the Goodbye Radio create gorgeous pop melodies. Musically, they remind us what would happen if the La’s, Simon and Garfunkel and Belle and Sebastian were to join hands and create a slice of sunshine pop." -Michael Verity, MP3.com

“The Goodbye Radio has plenty to shout about loud and proud: Triple-A radio seems a natural home for the group’s versatility and dynamic potion of crisp melodies, memorable choruses and novel arrangements. This “Year” has all promise of a bold new beginning.” – Courtney Harding, Billboard

“A wonderful record.” David Greenwald, Rawkblog

One of the album’s songs, “We Love You, Glasgow” was honored by the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the Rock category.

Lyrics

That's the Point

Written By: Mike Harrison

Learned more than I wanted to
About weathering the storm
Open doors, corporate culture
Making the scene

And I believe if such a thing
As destiny or fate exists
Then, in between
Nothing you and is where it fits

And that’s the point
Looking into an unfamiliar space
And I know where I am
When I see your smiling face
And hear you say
I love you

I’ve been feeling so much better today
The gray skies, I watch them pass away
Well, I know I’m not walking alone

And I believe you always knew
There was nothing else but you
Thought the weight of the past
And the fear of the future
Was with me still

And that’s the point
Looking out on an unfamiliar place
And I know where I am
When I see your smiling face
And hear you say
I love you

We Love You Glasgow

Written By: Mike Harrison

We love you, Glasgow
For showing me there’s more to life
Than what my job allows
We love you, Glasgow
For telling me it’s not always right
To feel so safe and sound

It’s the same old story
And I’m trying to get out
And it’s the same old worries
They run me aground
They bring me down
To say

Me and the boys
We can sing, “oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah”
Over and over again
But, in the end
We’d feel like fakes
Me and the boys
Trying to rewind the daily grind
Help me begin again to amend all of our mistakes

Cause you can’t know just where you’re going
If you’re going to hate every place where you’ve been

It’s the same old story
And I’m trying to get out
And it’s the same old worries
They run me aground
They bring me down
To say

We love you, Glasgow
And Liverpool and ocean’s waves
Bring me out of this haze
We love you, Glasgow
And that’s for sure
Although I’ve never set foot there before

When We Were Young

Written By: Mike Harrison

Here we are
Years in and done
I remember you when we were young
Before the angry words and open doors
Had yet begun
I remember you when we were young

Fleeting moods collide
Does beauty fade with time?
Looking in the stars
To find
You were on my mind
And I feel alone in life
Burning in the sun

Here we are
Years in and done
I remember you when we were young
Before the angry words and open doors
Had yet begun
I remember you when we were young

Years in and done
I remember you when we were young
Before the angry words and slamming doors
Had yet begun
I remember you when we were young

Fleeting moods collide
Does beauty fade with time?
Burning in the sun

Love Won't Save Me

Written By: Mike Harrison

Love won't save me
If this is what love's supposed to be
It's what you're not saying to me
That's such a mystery

I've seen you acting unaffected and cool
But, I've got you all figured out
I watched you getting in and out of your car
I followed you back to your house

Love won't save me
If this is what love's supposed to be
It's what you're not saying to me
That's such a mystery

Over the hill
And I know just what you're doing
After all that you've been dealing
Now, you're stealing

You tapped every one of my phones
You put a glass to the wall
But, let's not get political

Love won't save me
If this is what love's supposed to be
It's what you're not saying to me
That's such a mystery

Love won't save me
It's what you're not saying

Wall and the Distance

Written By: Mike Harrison

Calling your name
Punching the steering wheel
The music comes blaring through
All the things I couldn't say or do

Falling for you
Sweetheart calling
Over and through
The wall and the distance
Wishing for you
A love with no pain or resistance

Breathing in freezing air
They're all dancing
I'm standing there
All lonely eyes waiting for you
And the music comes blaring through

Falling for you
Sweetheart calling
Over and through
The wall and the distance
Wishing for you
A love with no pain or resistance

Running all around
And changing your life
Leaving your house
Finding a wife
Running all around
And changing again
Only nothing has changed
It's all the same

Falling for you
Sweetheart calling
Over and through
The wall and the distance
Wishing for you
A love with no pain

Last Best Place

Written By: Mike Harrison

You've got me running
Pushing through trees
Mountains and meadows
Oceans and streams
If you left me for dead
You'd do it so well
And all with a smile
So nobody could tell

Raising a glass to your charms
Doesn't mean that I'm not torn apart

I'm still along for the chase
Knowing you're my Last Best Place

Running to the top of the hill
They're all moving and shaking
I just want to stay still
A constant companion
There's no such thing
Looking down on the canyon
And all the faith that you take and bring

Raising a glass to your charms
Doesn't mean that I'm not torn apart

I'm still along for the chase
Knowing you're my Last Best Place

Boiling River

Written By: Mike Harrison

He's well read and he's traveled far
But, he don't know who you are
Like I do
Oh yeah, like I do

She moves around from place to place
But, she can't stay on my case
Like you do
Oh yeah, like you do

Boiling River's been found
There's nothing left in the ground
Worth hanging around
Worth hanging on

We lived in cheap motels
Stayed in Rome for a spell
Heard you ringing the bell
Heard you ringing on

Breathing in, breathing out
Knowing you don't feel the same
Do you now?
Growing further from the place
We had found
Knowing you don't feel the same
Do you now?

Breathing in, breathing out
Knowing you don't feel the same
Do you now?
Growing further from the place
We had found
Knowing you don't feel the same
But, I do
Oh yeah, but I do

I Don't Mean a Thing I'm Saying

Written By: Mike Harrison

When I say I know you
I don't mean a thing I'm saying
When I say I'm lying
I don't mean a thing I'm saying

"What went wrong?"
Painted across my wall
You'll find there's nothing too deep
About my fall

When I say I'm with you
I don't mean a thing I'm saying
When I say I'm lying
I don't mean a thing I'm saying

"What went wrong?"
Painted across my wall
The answer may not be
What we expected at all

Discography

Singles:
"That's the Point" from the LP, The Year We Didn't Have (2010)
"We Love You, Glasgow" from the LP, The Year We Didn't Have (2010)
"Love Won't Save Me" from the LP, The Goodbye Radio

LP's:
The Year We Didn't Have (2010)
The Goodbye Radio (self-titled) (2012)

Set List

Mainly originals with a few covers mixed in.