The Graves

The Graves

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We're a young band that writes music that everyone can enjoy. It has pop/mainstream influence but not so much that it turns off fans of indie or harder rock music. Our band consists of 3 brothers(2 are twins)and a drummer. We're energetic live and will leave our songs stuck in your head!

Biography

We're a band of 3 brothers, 2 of which are twins, with a drummer and backup guitarist. We're all 19 and 20. We started this project because all of played music separately but never came together and worked on songs together. We started the project with a camera at hand and documented how, in the course of a year, we wrote and recorded 5 songs. 3 months of which we went to europe (we brought the camera of course). During the year our Mom also battled breast cancer, which was extremely difficult, but luckily our music has been able to keep a smile on her face. I say this only because its amazing that we were able to get all this in our documentary. We have everything cut together and ready to release. We're holding off on releasing it to the public for now but we use it to show different people interested on a business level what we're all about. Since the release of the songs we've had all positive feedback and a surprising amount of friends and fans that have fallen in love with our music. Its hard to compare ourselves to other bands but when people ask what we sound like we tell them; "We're a young band that writes music that everyone can enjoy. It has pop/mainstream influence but not so much that it turns off fans of indie or harder rock music. We're energetic live and will leave our songs stuck in your head! We've been compared to a mix between the All American Rejects, the Killers, Jack's Mannequin, Bowling For Soup, The Kooks, and others. As we are still recording to finish an album we haven't put a lot of time in booking gigs, but we've had venues contacting us and when we can play them we've gotten great responses! Our band is pretty much summed up in our song "hey hey" which has the line "if we get paid to play, you know i won't complain, but if we don't you know we'll be out playing anyway". We love music, and whether or not it's our career we'll be making music as good as we can for all the people that like it, but like any musician we want to be successful and will do whatever it takes to make it happen.

Lyrics

The Beach Song

Written By: The Graves

The beach song

She asked me if she looked good dressed and made up for the prom
And, I tell you she’s too good for me
I told her she’s beautiful and she don’t need anything but, sand in her
Hair and on her feet

I hope she know’s how much I love her

Baby Girl, by the sea, I’m so happy, I can’t believe you’re mine and
it, is so real, but it still seams, like fantasy sometimes

She said that’s fine with me, lets skip the dance and hit the beach,
Where we can slow dance under the pier

I hope she knows I’ll never leave her

Baby Girl, by the sea, I’m so happy, I can’t believe you’re mine and
it, is so real, but it still seams, like fantasy sometimes

oh whoa oh, oh oh, oh whoa oh oh, oh oooh

ca-ca-ca-ca-ca can I look a little longer, into your diamond eyes

Baby Girl, by the sea, I’m so happy, I can’t believe you’re mine and
it, is so real, but it still seams, like fantasy so
Girl, by the sea, I’m so happy, I can’t believe you’re mine and
it, is so real, but it still seams, like fantasy sometimes

Hey Hey

Written By: the Graves

Hey hey

Hey hey we are a band, we play out music loud
When we get up to play our songs we hope to move the crowd
If we get paid to play, you know I won’t complain
But it we don’t you know we’ll be out playing anyway

this is what we do gonna pass it to you, all the joy that we feel in
the music we play, and if you sing along better give it all you’ve got

You’re still stuck on giving me the run-around, I think you should take
it out of town
Everybody has something to shout about, just let go before it brings
you down

You want to feel it too, that’s why you’re at this show
So let your worries roll off your shoulders onto the floor
We’ll dance all over them, and that’s where they will lay
We’re gonna party like we did on graduation day

Cuz we are gonna show you what we create and
Then your gonna know what flows through our veins

You’re still stuck on giving me the run-around, I think you should take
it out of town
Everybody has something to shout about, just let go before it brings
you down

Something Crazy

Written By: The Graves

Something crazy

When did you become so guarded where’s the girl I used to know?
The girl from when this whole thing started, is she staying home?
I remember skipping classes risking it to hold your hand
Used to party at the dances, that was then

So stop the time, lets rewind, to a time when you were happy
And I guarantee it was you and me, doing something crazy

Sneaking out your bedroom window just two kids in the summer night
Used to tell me I drove too slow, now you’re the one up-tight
Girl just give me one good reason you would rather be alone
Used to party on the weekends now you don’t

So stop the time, lets rewind, to a time when you were happy
And I guarantee it was you and me, doing something crazy

You act like you don’t need me
I think you’ve lost the feeling
When did you’re heart stop beating
Love’s not easy

So stop the time, lets rewind, to a time when you were happy
And I guarantee it was you and me, doing something crazy
So stop the time, lets rewind, to a time when you were happy
And I guarantee it was you and me, doing something crazy

I've Decided...

Written By: The Graves

Decided I love you (too late)
Winter spring summer fall a years gone by and now I understand
You were the best I ever had
Funny how the time goes by and teaches us to love the things we loose
I can’t believe I lost you

(backup part) I decided I love you, even though I know its too late
How can I tell you, after you have given up the wait
(lead part) I decided that I love you
I’m a fool but I can’t let go, even though I know its to late
Tell me girl how can I tell you what I feel when your in the room
After you have given up the wait

I don’t have the heart to say after all this time I’ve changed my mind
All your tears became tears of mine
Funny how the time goes by and teaches us to love the things we loose
I can’t believe I lost you

(backup part) I decided I love you, even though I know its too late
How can I tell you, after you have given up the wait
(lead part) I decided that I love you
I’m a fool but I can’t let go, even though I know its to late
Tell me girl how can I tell you what I feel when your in the room
After you have given up the wait

What can you say, about a boy who throws his time away
And what can he do, for the girl he stole it from
What can I do to make it up to you
What can I do to get you back

I decided I love you, even though I know its too late
How can I tell you, after you have given up the wait

(backup part) I decided I love you, even though I know its too late
How can I tell you, after you have given up the wait
(lead part) I decided that I love you
I’m a fool but I can’t let go, even though I know its to late
Tell me girl how can I tell you what I feel when your in the room
After you have given up the wait

One For Me

Written By: The Graves

One For me

No more fighting for the bow that cupid holds I’m letting go I’m not in control
There’s a perfect match for me while everyone catch and release I’m playing for keeps
Call me your sweet valentine cuz I am yours and you are mine, ill never leave your side
Who knew we were meant to be? After the searching I can see you are the one for me
I’m not out to play the game where loving’s meant to be a waste, the cycle, of heartbreak
Its not love if it wont last more that feeling its not easy I wont, turn back
Call me your sweet valentine cuz I am yours and you are mine, ill never leave your side
Who knew we were meant to be? After the searching I can see you are the one for me
They say that love is always blind but not this time, some expect to fall apart but I will guarantee I’ll always try
Chorus x2
You are the one for me

Discography

We've only released 5 songs so far, when we've finished with the rest we'll release it as an album. The songs are

Hey Hey
Something Crazy
I've Decided...
One For Me
The Beach Song

Set List

Hey Hey
Something Crazy
One For Me
I've Decided...
The Beach Song

We usually put a cover or 2 in the set list. Our favorite covers are Crazy -Gnarls Barkley and Friday I'm In Love -The Cure

we also have versions of Hey Ya- Outkast and I Got A Feeling- The Black Eyed Peas