The Roundabouts

The Roundabouts

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Strong writing and a blend of diverse musical influences define The Roundabouts. Although their sound have compared to the likes of No Doubt and The Cranberries, this rock duo have crafted a musical style that is distinctly their own.

Biography

After answering an ad for a guitar player, Mike Steiner joined lead singer Adriana Sgro and the Toronto indie band Waiting For Lucy. The group signed with Sextant Records, and the CD “Pictura” was distributed by EMI. Their first single “Red” was featured in the film “Bailey’s Billions”.

After the band disbanded, Adriana and Mike continued to write songs together, and soon had enough material for a new album -– but first they needed a new band name. Taking the title from a song on “Pictura”, The Roundabouts were born.

Their debut CD “Nothing to See But the Sun” features Dale Harrison, former drummer for The Headstones, as well as Stan Miczek, a popular bassist who has played with Sass Jordan, Kim Mitchell and Honeymoon Suite.

New band. New CD. New look. The Roundabouts are waiting no more.

Lyrics

Perfect

Written By: Adriana Sgro

Nothing's ever as it was
it only seems that way
from where you're standing now

If that's the only way you choose to
look at things I'm sorry
but I don't feel that way

'Cause your world is black and white
with no shades of grey

Perfect, perfect
It all seems perfect

Nothing's as simple as it was
you're right and I am always wrong
or so you think

If it takes a minute to decide
your fate than it has
taken far too long

It's not hard to forget
all the dumb words you might have said

Perfect, perfect
It all seems perfect

I'm not sure what it means to be
as perfect as you'd like
I'm only trying hard to be
as perfect as I think you'd want me to be

That's No Lie

Written By: Adriana Sgro

All I want from you
is nothing you can't give
it isn't what you have
it's how you choose to live

And you can throw it all away
the ones that truly love will stay

Just take a little time
no need to run and hide
I believe in me and you
and that's no lie

Take a look around
you've everything you need
with peace and love and friends
what else should there be

And if one day there's nothing there
the ones that need will always share

Just take a little time
no need to run and hide
I believe in me and you
and that's no lie

So now you know it's real
don't be afraid to feel
I believe in me and you
and that's no lie

It can hold on tight and not let go
it makes you brave and weak at the same time
now you're free to be a slave to style
it fits you so well

Every Now and Then

Written By: Adriana Sgro

Not one to surrender to every fit of low
not one to admit that I don't want to be alone

But every now and then I find that
I see beyond myself
and I know that
I'll find what's right for me

No one wants to see that the timing's just not right
I want for this greyness to move beyond my sight

But every now and then I find that
I see beyond myself
and I know that
I'll find what's right for me

Somehow, some way
it will make sense to me
Some time, somewhere
I just don't care

And when it feels too cloudy
just trying to find my ground
and when I start drifting
I just need to look around

But every now and then I find that
I see beyond myself
and I know that
I'll find what's for me

And I know that
I see beyond myself
and I know that
I'll feel so good and lovely

Don't Look Back

Written By: Adriana Sgro

Little Billy is leaving home today
though barely 17 he understands the need
his mother cries as he turns to go

He says, "I've gotta go away
I've gotta save the day
I ain't no coward
I ain't gonna turn yellow
it's my honor, my destiny"

Run run, don't look back
run run, you can't look back
run run, carry on, carry on

Little Billy is jumping off the boat
he can't see what's ahead, only what's behind
lost souls with dead eyes staring

He says he has to go ahead
and try to save the day
he ain't no coward
he ain't gonna turn yellow
it's his honor, his destiny

Run run, don't look back
run run, you can't look back
run run, carry on, carry on

William is coming home today
let's pray

Save Me

Written By: Adriana Sgro

Don't look at me
I'm so ugly
and I'm not worthy
to be here

Don't try and say it's okay
that's a certainty
I'm not here out of fear
but necessity

I will make and I will break my own history
soul in hand
understand my complexity

Won't you save me
save me

I'm so lonely
trapped in myself
hate is killing
peace alludes me

I don't believe in destiny
it's a matter of fate
if you can see what you'll be
luck can compensate

It's so true when you're blue
love means nothing
take my hand and understand
love means everything

Won't you save me
save me
Can anyone please save me

It's in your eyes that I'm lovely
that's no concern for me at all
and what will be is the question
I'm dying to see how it will end

Save me, save me
Can anyone please save me

Say I

Written By: Adriana Sgro

Don't think I'm here to seduce you
unless you want me to
it may not seem like much but
there's nothing I won't do

And all those nymphets around you
can barely spell your name
when it comes to making love
they do it all the same

It's taken me a while
to figure out my style
and if there was a way
I'd have you the whole day

If you want someone to want you
if you want someone to treat you right
if you want someone to need you
baby, say I

No games, no making stories
I've made no big plans
too tired to guess the answer
this is who I am

No need for inhibitions
tell me who you are
I don't think that honesty should
ever be too hard

It's taken me a while
to figure out my style
and if there was a way
I'd have you the whole day

If you want someone to want you
if you want someone to treat you right
if you want someone to need you
baby, say I

Baby, don't be afraid
baby, won't you stay

Discography

Nothing to See But the Sun (CD), available for purchase on our website - also on iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Rhapsody, eMusic, GroupieTunes, Lala and ShockHound.

The CD has been added to the CBC Radio library, and is being featured on several CBC stations across Canada.

The song "Perfect" is being played on www.underworldmixradio.com (also located on iTunes under "alternative"), BGLRadio.net and RadioUgly.com

The song "That's No Lie" is slated to be released as the CD's next single in January 2009.

Set List

A typical set list includes songs from our CD "Nothing to See But the Sun", as well as from our former band "Waiting for Lucy" (3 CDs).

We may also include some covers - anyone from Coldplay and U2 to an acoustic Britney Spears!