Rider Jones

Rider Jones

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Pop/Folk/Rock ~ Take a tea spoon of James Blunt, half a cup of Ben Harper, a pinch of REM and a dash of ColdPlay, for a tasty serving of Rider Jones! The band currently has a co-publishing deal with musicology, Universal Music and is set to record their first official release in the spring of 2008.

Biography

Rider Jones is currently working on a new album titled "The Grasshopper and the Ant" set to be released in late April. "We've spent a lot of time being the grasshopper but today we're definitely the ant".
In 2007 the group signed a co-publishing deal with Universal Music which has opened many doors, making it an exciting time for this newly formed band.
Consistent airplay on both CBC's Radio3, Vancouver's 99.3 The fox and CJSF have helped to bolster a devoted base of Rider Jones fans. The guys are excited about getting out on the road at the end of may for a cross Canada tour in support of their upcoming album.

How It All Began...

On a cold Valentines day in 2006 Philip Rider and Bodhi Jones took to the streets in hopes of raising enough money to pay the rent and to get a bite to eat. The street was good to the two life long friends and before long they were out there 5 days a week selling basement recordings by the box. A few months later on a typical day of busking a well known producer by the name of Don Gilmore happened to be passing by and liked what he heard. Don became a fan of the music and wanted to help, he took the guys into the studio and whipped up a demo which he then gave to an old friend of his. The friend was David Massey, President of Mercury Records. Massey also liked what he heard and signed the boys to a co-publishing deal! Soon after that, the band was formed by bringing in another life long friend Freddie Mojollal on electric guitar and backing vocals, Kevin Atwood on bass, and Andrew Seminari on drums. Plots were cooked, shows were booked, and crowds were hooked.

Stay tuned for the ongoing story of Rider Jones...

Lyrics

Stars

Written By: Bodhi Jones

I am open to this ocean, bring me something make me feel alright.
I've been strolling through a
deserted evening, my light is fading,
my thoughts are caving in on me.

Star light, star so bright,
you're the first one that I've seen tonight. I wish I may I wish I might.

I'm done with holding this bug bunch of roses, while all the thorns keep on digging in. It's hard to focus when nothings going my way but I'll wait and I'll wait for something to save me.

Star light, star so bright,
you're the first one that I've seen tonight. Star light, star so bright,
I wish I may, I wish I might.
If I could I'd get it right

Will I escape from this dead end town? Another question I ask when no one else is around. I'll pull myself up off this dusty ground, I promise momma I won't let you down.

I am it, I am now, I am everything and I am proud!

Star light, star so bright,
you're the first one that I've seen tonight. Star light, star so bright,
I wish I may, I wish I might.
If I could I'd get it right.

(I am open to this ocean, bring me something make me feel alright. I am open, I am open.)

Wide Awake

Written By: Bodhi Jones

All the lights are out. The cities peaceful now. I'm wide awake, trying to chase my fears away. It's hard to get em out, the things I'm thinking bout, like death and love, stress and drugs. I'm afraid and I wanna run.

Why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I need to stand my ground. Oh why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I need to stand my ground.

I got out of the house last night to see what life was like. I didn't see what I thought I'd see, everybody looked a lot like me. Outside looking inside, inside looking outside, just trying to find a bright side on a busy city street.

Why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I need to stand my ground. Oh why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I need to stand my ground.

I swear I'm not afraid, I swear I'm not afraid of anything. Of anything, of anything, I'm not afraid anymore. I'm not afraid anymore.

Why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I need to stand my ground. Oh why would I ever want to, after all I've gone through. I know I need to stand my, stand my ground.

Save Me

Written By: Bodhi Jones / Philip Rider

Save me baby, I need you badly, help me out. I may be crazy but I need you baby, without you by my side I think I'm gonna die.
Just cut me open, I'm done with hoping. I've been in pain for much too long.

Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel again.
Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel again.

I'm not doing so well. My life's a living hell without you now, I'm a broken shell. I guess I'm begging now, I want back on that cloud we used to ride around on, we used to be alright.

Just cut me open, I'm done with hoping. I've been in pain for much too long.

Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel again.
Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel again.

I'm so messed up I'm barely breathing. Give me a reason, give me a reason. I'm so messed up I'm barely breathing. Give me a reason, give me a reason.

Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel again.
Sing me a song girl, I'm dying.
Sing me a song so I can feel something again, so I can feel something again. I need to feel something.

I Will fight For You

Written By: Bodhi jones / Philip Rider

In the middle of the night, will the angels rescue you from the darkness of the night and the sadness of the day?
If something isn't right, you can come and talk to me. If something isn't right, I'll be by your side.

I will fight for you, I will fight for you baby. I will fight for you, time and time again.

In the absence of the light, I will carry you through the darkness of the night and the sadness of the day. If something's hard to say, I am listening. If something's hard to say, I'll be your best friend.

I will fight for you, I will fight for you baby. I will fight for you, time and time again.

You take my breath away. you're my everything. I don't mind if it rains all day, if I'm with you than I'm o.k.

I will fight for you, I will fight for you baby. I will fight for you, time and time again.
I will fight for you, you know I will.
I will fight for you, time and time again.

5th Floor

Written By: Bodhi Jones

I'm standing on the corner of broadway burning. It's pouring rain, I'm heading in cause my disguise is paper thin.
I'm hanging out the 5th floor window burning again. I don't wanna jump, I wanna win cause in the mirror I see myself and I'm just a little kid reaching out.

Something's gotta give now. I've been hold out for what feels like a life time and someday I'm gonna win but only god knows when. Man it feels like a life time now.

I'm sitting on a park bench watching people again. It's kinda cool to see them smile because a lot of us have been kicking stones. Today i feel a little less alone.
A lot of disappointment, a lot of different ways.

Something's gotta give now. I've been hold out for what feels like a life time and someday I'm gonna win but only god knows when. Man it feels like a life time now.

Something's gotta give!
Something's gotta change!
God won't ya throw something my way?
Man something's gotta give!
Man something's gotta change!
Come on god throw something my way!

Something's gotta give now. I've been hold out for what feels like a life time and someday I'm gonna win but only god knows when. Man it feels like a life time now.

The Sky Is Falling

Written By: Bodhi Jones

(Do do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ,do, do, do, do, do, do)

I don't feel like anybody else, anxieties been killing me, so I'm isolating myself. My led lungs don't let me sleep at night, I'm not sure what my problem is but I'm so sick of the fight.

I'm not o.k but I'll be fine

The sky is falling, on top of me.
The sky is falling, as far as I can see, the sky is falling on me.

(Do do, do, do, do, do, do, do, do ,do, do, do, do, do, do)

I'm sure a lot of you already know, how it feels to bleed and bleed and never really grow. I just wish we could let it go, be the change you wanna see and let the world know.

I'm not o.k but I'll be fine
I'm not o.k but I'll be fine

The sky is falling, on top of me.
The sky is falling, as far as I can see, the sky is falling on top me.

If I should die beneath this wait pressed upon my shoulder blades, I forgive you.
If I should fall beneath this wait pressed upon my shoulder blades, I forgive myself.

The sky is falling, on top of me.
The sky is falling, as far as I can see, the sky is falling on you and me and everybody else.
The sky is falling, on top of me.
The sky is falling, as far as I can see, the sky is falling on top me.

I Will Sing My Song

Written By: Bodhi Jones

Lord tell me what is happening. I lost my will to sing, I've been knocking on your door for twenty years are you listening?
I've been put through a lot of bad things, a lot of things I wish I never had seen. I've been knocking on your door, you're not listening.

But I will carry on, yeah I will carry on. I'm looking up right now, I'll get it right some how. (Ba, da, da, da, da, n da, da, da)

I will sing my song, I will carry on through tragedy. Although the war is long, I will not become a tragedy.

Lord tell me what is happening, I'll do my best if you swear to come clean. I've been knocking on your door for twenty years, you're not listening.

But I will carry on, yeah I will carry on. I'm looking up right now, I'll get it right some how. (Ba, da, da, da, da, n da, da, da)

I will sing my song, I will carry on through tragedy. Although the war is long, I will not become a tragedy.

If yesterday was black than today would have to laugh cause times been moving fast, it's all in the past.

So I will sing my song, I will carry on through tragedy. Although the war is long, I will not become a tragedy, no, no, no, and I will sing my song. I will not become a tragedy.

Lemonade

Written By: Bodhi Jones

Tell me when it all works out, i may be down but I'm not out. there's gotta be something here to smile about. i may be down but I'm not out.

A gun is loaded, it wishes someone dead. Where are you?
An awful moment the laughter had to end. How are you?
A mother homeless, living for her kids.
Where are we now?

We live as one. We live...

Tell me when it all works out, i may be down but I'm not out. there's gotta be something here to smile about. i may be down but I'm not out.

I dream of heaven. I wish we all could see. Where are we?
I still believe in a better world some how. where are we now?

We live as one. We live...

Tell me when it all works out, i may be down but I'm not out. there's gotta be something here to smile about. i may be down but I'm not out.

We all see it in a different shade, can we come together to find a better...
We all see it in a different shade, can we come together to find a better...
We all find it in a different way, can we come together and change this shade of...
We all find it in a different way, can we come together and change this shade of grey.

Tell me when it all works out, i may be down but I'm not out. there's gotta be something here to smile about. i may be down but I'm not out.

Don't count me out.

Something's In the Way

Written By: Bodhi Jones

Something's in the way lord, I don't know what it is but I'm dying in a place, where I don't know how to live.
So I try to run away, try to pry it out but it never ever changes what I think about.

Oh happy days where have you gone? With a song in my heart, I'm gonna carry on.
Oh happy days where have you gone? With a song in my heart, I'm gonna carry on, yeah I'm gonna carry on.

I didn't wanna miss it, I guess that I've been blind. I've been swimming in my head what a waste of time but I'm gonna try to fix it, I'm gonna find a little light, I'm gonna shine it on the moment before it passes me by.

Oh happy days where have you gone? With a song in my heart, I'm gonna carry on.
Oh happy days where have you gone? There's a song in my heart that tells me I can be strong.

I'm gonna carry on, I'm gonna carry on. It's all that I can do, It's all that I can do.

Oh happy days where have you gone? There's a song in my heart that tells me I can be strong.
Oh happy days where have you gone? With a song in my heart, I'm gonna carry on.

Coffee Shop

Written By: Bodhi Jones

At a coffee shop on the corner of nowhere, I'm 22 and I'm out of my mind. I would die for a shoulder to cry on, city life is such a crime.

But I know I'll be alright. Yeah I know these things take time.

I take a walk through the middle of downtown, friday night doesn't mean much to me, I'm just a ghost on a seat by this window, watching life as it passes by.

But I know I'll be alright. Yeah I know these things take time.

It comes back to you. it always does, it always does. It comes back to you. It always has, it always will.

I caught a cab full of stories that I know, what a place to shine a light on your soul. I'm not a ghost in a seat by the window, I'm just a man who's been down in a hole.

But I know I'll be alright. Yeah I know these things take time.
I know I'll be alright. Yeah I know these things take time.

Spark

Written By: Bodhi Jones

No one will ever erase you. I loved you more than I loved myself. You took the easy way out. Let me down, shut me out.

There is no spark, no flame to ignite us. There is no way for you to take that back. There is no feeling here to unite us, let's let it go. Can we let it go?

I will move on with out you. I'll find a way to leave you in the past. It's gonna be hard without you, wish there was some way you take it back.

There is no spark, no flame to ignite us. There is no way for you to take that back. There is no feeling here to unite us, let's let it go. Can we let it go?

Did you think I didn't now? It was written on your face. you should have let me go.

There is no spark, no flame to ignite us. There is no way for you to take that back. There is no feeling here to unite us, let's let it go. Can we let it go?

Ahhhhhh oooooooooooooooo
Ahhhhhh oooooooooooooooo

There is no spark, no flame to ignite us. There is no way for you to take that back. There is no feeling here to unite us, let's let it go. Can we let it go?

Home

Written By: Bodhi Jones

I wanna tell you how I feel but my words fall short. I still remember our last meal, I was tongue tied for a moment but you showed me something real. I wanna stay with you tonight cause I'm so alone.

They say that home is where the heart is, i've been hungry for so long but it's right here where I started in your arms. I can't believe I almost lost you, it was right here all along, right here where I started in your arms.

You've been the best thing in my life cause you stood by my side. I can't believe that I lost sight of everything you ever did for me. I need to make it right somehow, somehow.

They say that home is where the heart is, i've been hungry for so long but it's right here where I started in your arms. I can't believe I almost lost you, it was right here all along, right here where I started in your arms.

Fell into it, fell out of it, shouldn't matter where we've ended up, I'll keep the light on.
Fell into it, fell out of it, shouldn't matter where we've ended up, I'll keep the light on.

You. I'll keep on falling for you, I need you.

They say that home is where the heart is, i've been hungry for so long but it's right here where I started in your arms. I can't believe I almost lost you, it was right here all along, right here where I started in your arms.

I need you, I need you.

Discography

2006 - The Yellow Ep. (Sold 300 Copies)
2006 - The Red Ep. (Sold 300 Copies)
2006 - The Blue Ep. (Sold 500 Copies)
2006 - The Green Ep. (Sold 100 Copies)

2007 - The Rider Jones Collection (Sold 2000+ Copies)
2007 - Strange Days (Sold 4000+ Copies)

2008 - The Grasshopper and the Ant (Coming Soon!)

Set List

A typical set would consist of 12 originals and 3 covers which would be approximately 60 minutes.

We're willing and able to preform two 60 minute sets.

ORIGINAL SONGS
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Lemonade
Spark
I Will Sing My Song
The Sky Is Falling
5th Floor
Home
I Will Fight For You
Something's In The Way
Save Me
The Further I Go
Nora
Do You Believe
5 O'clock
Under The Dust
Coffee Shop
Man On Fire
Stars
Wide Awake
Show Me The Light
As The Nights Go
Black n White
Strange Days
Forever Young
You Really Made a Mess of Me

COVER TUNES
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Crazy - Gnarles Barkley
Ignition (Remix) - R. Kelly
Somewhere Only We Know - Keen
Fix You - ColdPlay
Hurt - Johnny Cash
Hey, hey, my, my - Neil Young
Let It Be - The Beatles
Strange Condition - Pete Yorn
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
The Drugs Don't Work - Verve