The Hinges

The Hinges

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"We are not out to reinvent the wheel so there are obvious points of reference. We're not pop deconstructionists by any means. We bring our own brand of nervous pop-infected Indie rock."

Biography

Trying to find the words to sum up The Hinges as a whole isn't an easy thing to do. While running the risk of sounding cliche' or abandoning the reader and potential listener, I think they are best summarized by calling them and what they do the perfect harmony of dissonance.

This duality is a marriage of songwriter sensibilities to the energy and attitude of rock. The connection is exemplified with lyrics as soul-bearingly honest as one could imagine, at one moment, to un-apologetically visceral the next. They have been known to change with their audience like a chameleon, playing as an acoustic trio and a full throttle indie rock band. Whichever form, they play songs that speak to that place in all of us, that at one time or another needs the comfortable familiarity of a friend, the empathetic shoulder to lean on, or a like-minded individual to just raise a little hell with!

Lyrics

Who Really Cares

Written By: Words and Music by Josh Muddiman © 2006 Clumsy Music

See the tan on the map
I hear that’s where it’s at
so we're going that way
throw some stuff in the car
I wanna leave before dark
we might come back here someday

but who really cares if we ever come back here
let’s go see the world
there’s no one I’d rather be with

We’ll pretend like we know
where we’re gonna go
but we’ll know when we’re there
leave our problems behind
put on a new state of mind
instead of hanging around here

'cos who really cares if we ever come back here
let’s go see the world
there’s no one I’d rather be with

Stationary

Written By: Words and Music by Josh Muddiman © 2006 Clumsy Music

Have you ever seen anyone so beautiful?
Look at that girl she got stars in here eyes
Wonder if she’d like to go driving?
Or who her favorite band is or does she get high?
All I know
is I’ll never get anywhere
standing here

I really love playing my guitar
Someday I’d like to be in a rock n roll band
But I’ll never get there wasting my weekends
I’ll never know unless I try
All I know
is I’ll never get anywhere
standing here

My little boy’s growing up so fast
Pretty soon some girl’s gonna break his heart
I’d never tell him not to give love
You can’t go through life stumbling through the dark
He’ll never get anywhere
standing there

Another One

Written By: Words and Music by Josh Muddiman © 2006 Clumsy Music

So hand me another one I’m gonna drink it down
feel the warm breeze blowing through the leaves
the end of the summer so I’ll have another round
I don’t need one but we’re having fun

Well listen to me I might be half drunk and half crazy
but I know a thing or two about a thing or two

So light up another one and pass it all around
send it this way so I can medicate
don’t want to remember cuz the past is way to sad
here to celebrate not re-evaluate

Well listen to me I might be half drunk and half crazy
but I know a thing or two about a thing or two uh huh

You’ll soon meet another one who’ll set your mind at ease
maybe not today, who needs that anyway
so laugh a little harder cuz the good times never last
enjoy everything, enjoy anything

Well listen to me I might be half drunk and half crazy
but I know a thing or two about a thing or two that’s right

Burn

Written By: Words and Music by Joshua Howard © 2006 Clumsy Music

All in the time it takes to wake up
And in the second it all comes to sense
You see what's ahead, see what's in store
In every direction and every option

What type of person thinks that they can't burn
When there's always a choice to make
Yet every direction and every option
seem to weigh on biased scales

oh, I keep holding on

Why is it so hard to slow down
Take in the life going on all around
See what's ahead, see what's in store
When these days are weighed on biased scales

oh, I keep holding on

Kiss You So Hard

Written By: Words and Music by Josh Muddiman © 2005 Clumsy Music

I want to kiss you so hard that all the teeth fall out of your head
I want to tear you apart and put you back together again
I want to cut off my ears so your voice is the last thing I hear
I want to fake both our deaths so you and me can both disappear

'Cos it's you I want right now
and I can't get enough of your love

I want to rip open my chest and physically give you my heart
I want to go back in time so I can be right there from the start

'Cos it's you I want right now
and I can't get enough of your love

I want to invade your dreams so we can still hang out when we sleep
I want to rip off your clothes and fuck your brains out right in the street

'Cos it's you I want right now
And it sure is tough to say anything

Discography

UNHINGED
Copyright © 2006 Clumsy Music
Recorded by Greg Albright, Mixed by Greg Albright and The Hinges

BLEEDIN' HEARTS
Copyright © 2005 Clumsy Music (*except where indicated)
Recorded and mixed by Clumsy Music

CANTON SESSIONS
© 2005 Clumsy Music
Recorded and mixed by Tim Govier at Unfinshed Basement Productions

Set List

We play original music and occasionally give a nod to our influences by doing a cover. We usually play 45 - 90 minute sets but also do full night gigs. Some of the covers you may see us slip in are: Cash, Beatles, Young, Stones and various modern indie artists.