The Liking Strikes

The Liking Strikes

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The Liking Strikes is influenced by rock music, new and old, including Patty Griffin, Cake, The Cure, and The Rocket Summer, with a particular focus on songwriting.

Biography

Hailing from Dallas, TX, The Liking Strikes was founded a year ago by the gifted vocalist and songwriter, Lacey Wright and the talented instrumentalist Carter Stewart. The duo's thoughtful and hard-hitting lyrics combined with an upbeat musical style is winning fans over nationwide. The Liking Strikes' eclectic sound is influenced by artists like Patty Griffin, The Cure, Weezer, and The Rocket Summer. With such diverse sources of inspiration, it is no wonder their indie/pop sound is so unique. Their passion for music is contagious, especially when they are performing live throughout the country. Recently, the Liking Strikes was invited to play at the prestigious International Pop Overthrow Festival in LA. The Liking Strikes have just released their first self-titled EP, with the release of their full-length album slated for early 2009. It's only a matter of time until their infectious sound is coming from your radio!

Lyrics

Stupid Girl

Written By: Lacey Wright

You should know that i am sick of you
You always tell lies just like they're true
Well i know you like girls
And that's the truth

Stupid girl, so righteous
With your absence of morals, wishing you could be gorgeous
But you should see how you look when you're up to no good
Stupid, sad, little girl

You pretend that you are God's perfect child
Have a shot or two and you're acting wild
And hook up in the bathroom
That's so you

Stupid girl, so righteous
With your absence of morals, wishing you could be gorgeous
But you should see how you look when you're up to no good
Stupid, pathetic girl

You're so sad, I almost feel bad
For calling you ugly that time
Nah!

Stupid girl, so righteous
With your absence of morals, wishing you could be gorgeous
But you should see how you look when you're up to no good
Stupid, sad, mangy whore

Only One

Written By: Lacey Wright

When love was a sham
I threw up my hands
Said I was done
"There is no 'the one'"
When love was a sham

So I've been let down
But that wasn't you
And I've let them in
I don't always win
Yeah, I've been let down

I'll throw down these walls and now I'm all in
'Cause now I know that you are the only one
And I'll save the best for you

Well now I've got you
And you've made me feel
That any time is right
For love in this life
Yeah, I've got you

I'll throw down these walls and now I'm all in
'Cause now I know that you are the only one
And I'll save the best for you

I'll throw down these walls and now I'm all in
'Cause now I know that you are the only one
And I'll save the best for you

The Saddest Truth

Written By: Lacey Wright

It was always you
It'll always be you
Although our lives want to take us to different places you ought to know
It was always you
It'll always be you

This life is not about being happy
It's about doing the things that hurt others the least
It's the saddest truth
So we mourn, we mourn

And the loss of love is the price paid
When years down the road we still cry for old days
And expired time
We mourn, we mourn

It was always you
It'll always be you
Although our lives want to take us to different places you ought to know
It was always you
It'll always be you

We live with memories, hold them tight
And then retreat to tell ourselves we will be fine
Wasting so much time
We mourn, we mourn

It was always you
It'll always be you
Although our lives want to take us to different places you ought to know
It was always you
It'll always be you

Tell me why each time I close my eyes I see you
And why is it that I can still hear your laugh through the distance
I want to touch you just so you can know the truth

It was always you
It'll always be you
Although our lives want to take us to different places you ought to know
It was always you
It'll always be you

Fixed Gear Bike

Written By: Lacey Wright

One of my friends is a fixed gear bike
Half blue, half green and always ready to ride
Anytime the sun peaks in the sky

And I'm feeling so fantastic, hands on white handle bars
And you know the seat is none but neon orange
While I ride, the sun peaks in the sky

We can go anywhere we want to 'cause we've got nowhere to be
We can see anything we want to and our eyes are meant to see
So I'll open up my eyes to see the world today
'Cause there's no better day than today

It's so hard to stop once I start to ride
The pedals keep moving and I'm feeling alive
When I ride my neon fixed gear bike

The laziest days it calls out my name
And I can't resist seizing a day like this
So I ride my neon fixed gear bike

We can go anywhere we want to 'cause we've got nowhere to be
We can see anything we want to and our eyes are meant to see
So I'll open up my eyes to see the world today
'Cause there's no better day than today

We can go anywhere we want to 'cause we've got nowhere to be
We can see anything we want to and our eyes are meant to see
So I'll open up my eyes to see the world today
'Cause there's no better day than today

Discography

The Liking Strikes

Set List

Up to a 90 minute set

SAMPLE Set List:
Life After You
Delicate Words
L-O-V-E P-I-E
Two of a Kind
Oh, Whitney
Sweet Like
The Saddest Truth
Extraordinarily Me
Fixed Gear Bike
Allie
Happy Song
Stupid Girl
Only One
The Way I'm Supposed To
Still In Love With You