The Lonely H

The Lonely H

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Biography

Imagine the hot-spark pulse of any High School hitting three o'clock the day before summer vacation. By the time the last bell finishes frenching your eardrums, roughed denim pockets will slide over car hoods, stereos will queue, and four young turks will breathe free from the northern jewel of Port Angeles, WA.

"HAIR" is the second full-length release from the startlingly killer dude quartet on Seattle's pioneer indie label, The Control Group. "HAIR" is 11 tracks of fresh, traveling rock beauty a-la Led Zeppelin III with the fever of R.E.M's Murmur, and the harmonic command of Brian May. Furnished with distant slide guitars, driving piano, rolling bass lines and amazing breakdowns beyond their years, they give Jethro Tull's Locomotive Breath an Altoid on behalf of Wolfmother.

The Lonely H's first album, "Kick Upstairs" was released in 2006 when most of the band was only 16. Astounding live performances, unbridled rock brotherhood presence, and surgical three part harmonies won fans immediately. The Seattle Weekly called them "a celebration of classic rock, endless-summer melodies, and unabashed nerdiness," but their hometown paper nailed it: "A group of teenagers who don't sit around complaining there's nothing to do in Port Angeles. They are making things happen."

Lyrics

Just Don't Know

Written By: The Lonely H

Just don’t know anymore, do I love her or not?
There’s a storm inside my brain, causing thunder causing rain
Just don’t know anymore, do I love her some more
There’s a storm inside my head, pretty soon and I’ll be dead
I got lightning I got clouds, when you’re here the sun comes out
Birds are chirping, skies are blue, but what is love and is it you?
With April showers comes May flowers and June cowards like me
But once the rain stops, sun keeps increasing
I wish it was that easy with human feelings baby
Bang, Bang, Bang
Look at the sunrise of my mind
Bang, Bang, Bang.
Look at the sunrise, it’s so kind

The Meal

Written By: The Lonely H

You’re hot then you’re cold
You’re young then you’re old
You’re inside and out
You’re silent, you shout
You’re hot then you’re cold
You’re young then you’re old
It’s four AM, you’re up and around
It’s nine o’clock, asleep on the ground
I look in your eyes, they’re tough to discern
Now you’re singing out your praise
A million nights and a million days
I don’t see a different way
For that I thank you everyday
But you don’t mind, you say I’m losing my mind
But you don’t really care at all what you give up to find
What you need, I don’t mind
I’m so glad that thing you need is me, it’s I
Now you’re singing out your praise
A million nights and a million days
I don’t see a different way
For that I thank you every day

Rollin'

Written By: The Lonely H

Rollin', rollin', rollin', rollin'
Rollin' like a stone, that’s what I want
If I could only keep on rollin' ‘til the day I die, I’d be alright
I’d be tumblin', tumblin', tumblin', tumblin'
Tumblin' down the hills and through the streets
I’d be driftin', driftin', driftin', driftin'
Driftin' down the streams down to the sea
Say now everybody’s wantin' something
All I want’s the world inside my hands
Gotta get outside the city, gotta see the world, yeah I got plans
Ooh yeah, I got plans
Say now everybody’s needin' someone
All I need is you to hold my hand
Gotta get outside the city, gotta sing a song ‘bout somethin else
Ooh yeah, I got plans
Ooh yeah, it’s all happening
Ooh yeah, I’ve got time to spare
Ooh yeah, I’ve got plans

The Drought

Written By: The Lonely H

Though I want what the people want, I want what I can’t have
Something old, something way too tough to grasp
Though I want what the people want, the answers won’t be found
From the train that keeps rolling through your town
And it comes and then it goes, highest highs and lowest lows
No one talks about it, no one says a word
When I read what you wrote to me, I held my head and cried
Not in pain, but in bittersweet goodbye
Though the sun has decided now to show its pretty face
I can’t wait for the gray to tell the truth
And it comes and then it goes, highest highs and lowest lows
Though it’s bittersweet, it’s mostly only sweet

Come and float away with me on down the river bed
You can rest your head
We’ve got all we need to be content
A bed, don’t worry ‘bout the boat it had my name on it
The river’s not too wide, but I’m telling you it’s long
It’s not too wide, babe, but I’m telling you it’s long...it’s long
Come and fly away with me upon my aeroplane
Leave your bags behind
Leave your bags behind and go insane
The pain, it’s all deflected by a shield of green, but it fades
Now we’re up so high, but I know we’re coming down
We’re up so high, babe, but I know we’ll hit the ground, oh no

When all the money’s gone, whatcha’ gonna do?
When all the blood is gone, whatcha’ gonna shoot?
No one wants to see your face again, don’t you come around here
When all the faith is gone, whatcha’ gonna use?
When all the money’s gone, whatcha’ gonna do?
No one wants to see your face again, don’t you come around here
No one wants to hear your voice again, don’t you speak around here
No one wants to hear your tune again, don’t you sing around here
No one wants to see your face again, don’t you come around here

Hush, oh close your eyes
Hush, forget those lies
Over and over the cries
Over and over the cries

Oh Lord forgive me, I have sinned too many times
I am down upon my knees, I am begging for my life
Don’t you see the fear that’s built up in my eyes?
I am down upon my knees begging for my life
I am up upon my feet, I don’t need your help

Hair

Written By: The Lonely H

I never did anything to you to make you hate me so
Except be myself and that’s what makes you blow
You like your hair short and I like my hair long
I don’t see the problem what’s so wrong
I’m gonna find out what’s wrong
And then I’ll write a song
Yeah I'll write a song
You like your hair short and I like my hair long
Well I don’t see what’s wrong
I don't see what's wrong
You’re not making no sense, it’s all nonsense
I’m the one that’s making all the sense, it’s all nonsense
Quit trying to make us give up what we love
We’ll never give it up

For Barbara

Written By: The Lonely H

I want love, no personal saviour
All I need is good behavior
I admit it’s not all figured out
But time will tell not scripture now
No not right now babe
I don’t think you’re wrong, just disagree
The times they’ve changed and so have we
Our want it fuels our fire
Can’t we all just love our brothers now?
I don’t wanna be the one preaching songs I’ve never sung
I don’t wanna sing the very same song I’ve heard a thousand times before
I don’t wanna be the one wanting things that I don’t want
I don’t wanna be the very same one I’ve seen a thousand times before
Sing with me a melody with different words we all can sing
I don’t wanna be the very same one
Let’s all join hands and praise ourselves
Our hearts are good, the times are hell
We don’t have all songs understood but
Every song we hear is good

Captain Merrywell

Written By: The Lonely H

Captain Merrywell didn’t know how to wear his hair
So he shaved his head and now his head is bare
After the ball we had crackers and tea
Captain Merrywell cried “God save the Queen!”
The Christmas lights went up all over town
Except for one man’s house by the name of Mr. Brown
He never stepped on cracks cause he thought she’d break her back
But when he did, she had a heart attack
Again, my friend, we’re gone

All Hope

Written By: The Lonely H

Through the trees, there shines a mighty one
He’s shining like the sun, shine down on me
The love is gone, where has it gone to now?
I’ve lost track of its sound, why won’t you be?
When all hope is gone there still will be this song
When you’re just feeling down I still will be around
Are you okay
I know things aren’t the same
I know that people change and should adjust
Where will you be when ten long years have passed?
And nothing ever lasts and time is up
When all hope is gone there still be this song
When you’re just feeling down I still will be around

Say Your Prayers

Written By: The Lonely H

I better live up to the dream they got in their heads of me
Cause if I don’t, girl, they’re gonna leave me
They’re gonna hang me out to dry
I want it, don’t need it
Yeah
You better live up to the dream they got in their heads of you babe
Cause if you take off that mask girl
They’re gonna see the bad, the ugly
That ugly, it’s beautiful
Yeah
If you’re gonna say anything at all
You better say your prayers
If you’re gonna be anyone at all
You better be yourself
My darling, don’t leave me, cause you’re the only thing that’s real babe
Without you, I got nothing, I got nothing at all
I want you, I need you
Yeah
I better live up to the dream they got in their heads of me babe
Cause if I don’t girl they’re gonna leave me
They’re gonna hang me out to dry
If you’re gonna say anything at all
You better say your prayers
If you’re gonna be anyone at all, you better be yourself

Yeah Yeah

Written By: The Lonely H

I’ve got a closet full of bones
Broken lies and telephones
Loans, broken bones
I’ve got a closet full of hate
I don’t know what I’m supposed to say
Hey, are you doing okay?
I hear you crying, I hear you screaming, I hear you weeping
But I did what you told me to do
I can’t love you
I don’t want to see you cry, gonna have to tonight
Yeah, Yeah
I just want to see you smile, not gonna see that for a while
I hear you crying, I hear you screaming, I hear you weeping
But I did what you told me to do
I can’t love you
I hear you crying, hear you screaming, hear you weeping
I hear you weeping, or are you sleeping in your hands
Plans, broken plans
I don’t wanna see you cry, gonna have to tonight
Yeah, Yeah
I just wanna see you smile, not gonna see that for a while

It's Not Right

Written By: The Lonely H

Cheer up sleepy woman, you’ve got nothing else to hide
When you think about your life, you’re waiting for the tide
To come in and wash your pain into the sea
And with every single wave your heart becomes more free
No one wants to see your face, all worn out by the tears
How they fall, it’s not right
Think about your family, won’t you think about our team?
Though you think the love’s not there, it’s just hidden in between
In between the cracks where the love and hurt collide
As you sit inside your room you say your last goodbye
No one wants to see your face all worn out by the tears
How they fall, it’s not right

Discography

RELEASES
Hair - The Control Group (2007)
Kick Upstairs - The Control Group (2006)

Available at Virgin Megastores and locally-owned record stores across the nation.

RADIO
#99 CMJ Charts Week of 9/03/07
#169 CMJ Charts Week of 8/27/07
#164 CMJ Charts Week of 8/20/07

Airplay on over 100 radio stations across the U.S. and Canada, including KEXP (Seattle), KJACK (Flagstaff), KXCI (Tucson), CITR (Vancouver BC), CFUV (Victoria BC), Indie 103 (Hollywood), KSSU (Sacramento), KSJS (San Jose), KLSU (Baton Rouge), WMUA (Amherst), KFAI (Minneapolis), KDHX (St. Louis), KBGA (Missoula), KUNR (Reno), WPUB (NYC), WKNC (Raleigh), KNDS (Fargo), WCSB (Cleveland), WPTS (Pittsburgh), CJLO (Montreal QC), WUTK (Knoxville), KSYM (San Antonio), KRCL (Salt Lake City), KNDD (Seattle), WSUM (Madison), and WMSE (Milwaukee).

Set List

Set lists usually consist of songs from The Lonely H's latest release, "Hair," with some new material and some songs from their previous release, "Kick Upstairs."

Typical set lists include a combination of the following:

Hair
Just Don't Know
The Meal
Rollin'
The Drought
For Barbara
Captain Merrywell
Yeah Yeah
Say Your Prayers
It's Not Right

TYPICAL DURATION: 45 minutes to an hour

Covers that The Lonely H perform regularly include "Cowboy Song" by Thin Lizzy and "I Shall Be Released" by The Band.