The Rewards

The Rewards

 Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
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The Rewards are a rock band from Ft. Collins, Co formed in 2005. They completed their first studio project, "Vanilla," in 2009 at Backbone Studio in Loveland, Co. They are currently performing new originals written in 2010 and 2011. Their next studio effort will be completed in 2011.

Biography

The Rewards are a rock band from Ft. Collins, Co formed in 2005. They completed their first studio project, "Vanilla," in 2009 at Backbone Studio in Loveland, Co. They are currently performing new originals written in 2010 and 2011. Their next studio effort will be completed in 2011.

For more information, or to hear music samples, see their Myspace, Facebook or Bandcamp pages. Music is available for download on iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, etc.

Lyrics

Tuesdays Never Seemed So Bad

Written By: Oliver Mueller

Harassment’s great if you’re into hysterics
I like to keep my victims ordered through numerics
A is for arson you can call me Tarzan
Do you remember that time last September?
Five times out of four I will be your psychopath
They lock me up and they will face my psychowrath
You only live as many times as Karma allows it
Would you rather spend your time counting to five thousand?

Not that there’s anything wrong with your lifestyle choices
I just think that you’re too busy talking to those voices
And the heart shaped clouds will rain love-drenched texts
And you can think of things to do instead of having sex

They live inside your frontal lobe
And finally the lava will cover the globe
Actually I like the smell of sweat over cologne
I know if I lower my standards I’ll never be alone

Preferably I’d like it if you smoke inside
And the sweaters never better when it smells like cyanide

Song 15

Written By: Oliver Mueller

You can see me from far away
You can predict what I have to say
But I can see you too
‘Cause I want you

You can try and run away
But I can track your scent for days

And if you try and take my picture don’t be scared because I will not appear

I can’t face you
John Frusciante Casablanca
Tell me baby
Are you still scared of me?

I can’t face you
Lock me up and call the mental ward
Wrap me up and call the mental ward

I am the joker and I am finally dead
I am Tyler and I am real instead
I am the Spider who crawls inside her head
I am Ollie my face it still turns red

It's Surprisingly Cold in California

Written By: Oliver Mueller

The softer side of me
Never ever hardened up so fast
I just wish I knew
I should’ve know this wouldn’t last

Why don’t you take a hint?
You know it’s bad news when all the lint
That you were collecting
Becomes a sweater resurrecting

But my chances are gone now
And the best I can do
Is to hope you’re happy
Even if I wish it could be with you
I’ve earned my residency in the past
I tried to save the best for last
But apparently you couldn’t wait for me

Summer’s ending before it began
Now it’s time to sing a sad song about it

I’m going nowhere fast
I was wondering would you sign my cast
Tell me what I want to hear
I’m just afraid you’ll disappear

Oh this needle could you thread?
Sew me up or am I better off dead
Was it something that I said?
I’m the one that could turn you red

I can’t go on living without you

And Now You're Sleeping Inside Out

Written By: Oliver Mueller

You are live and I am dead
You’re black and Blue and I am red
And now you’re sleeping inside out
And now I’m sleeping inside out

Why do I dance this dance?
Why do you hate romance?
I wish I could hate you

I’m not sorry I just live in regret
I don’t get why you’re so perfect
Sometimes I wish we never met
‘Cause now I’m just to scared to ask

Why do I take the back road?
How low can you go?
I don’t know

Writing Letters to No One in a Little Red Notebook

Written By: Oliver Mueller

Are we a big deal in terms of us?
I suppose if we weren’t it wouldn’t be such a fuss
But why do you make it like we ain’t even friends?
Can we destroy what’s known as the likely trend?

I’ll pour myself out like a ladle
and you repay me with a blank stare
Occasionally you’ll say something made up
If we’re not going up then we’re going nowhere

When I’m talking to you I freeze up
It’s the silence that keeps on killing me
It’d be simpler if you’d just ease up
You may not like it but it’s important to me

The Glass is So Sharp, You Don't Feel it Until You See the Cut

Written By: Oliver Mueller

Lying awake wondering why I’m not that sad
I guess you got your wish and now I’m emotionless but it’s not that bad
I tried to take all the time that I could grasp
But now it’s come to this and I am oceanless but I’m not that mad

I could never think straight baby
I’m seeing double, to burst your bubble
I could never do that baby
Am I in trouble? Am I loveable?

I had to fake all the smiles and all the laughs
I bit my lip right through the skin until I tasted blood but I still looked glad
I like to think I did my best to honor that
Promise that I made to myself to play it safe and not look back

I could never hate you baby
I’m seeing double to burst your bubble
I could never do that baby
Am I in trouble? Am I loveable?

Discography

Recently reviewed in Colorado's Scene Magazine.
http://www.scenemagazine.info/archive/cds/CD_Rewards.html

Vanilla
Track Listing
1. Tuesdays Never Seemed So Bad
2. Song 15
3. It's Surprisingly Cold in California
4. I'm Melting!
5. And Now You're Sleeping Inside Out
6. Writing Letters to No One in a Little Red Notebook
7. The Glass is so Sharp, I Couldn't Feel the Cut 'til I Saw it

All tracks are streaming on www.the-rewards.com and www.purevolume.com/therewards
KCSU in Fort Collins has added the Rewards to their standard rotation.

All tracks are available on iTunes, Napster and Rhapsody