The Silent Critics

The Silent Critics

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A blend of amazing vocals with a smooth guitar that catches your ear imediately. A soft side and a hard side to the music that is pop, rock, alt country, and "emo." We have a good time with the audience and interact well with each other on stage.

Biography

The Silent Critics are two kids who went to college to play sports but ended up playing music. What sets us apart from other bands is Liam's voice. The kid would win American Idol if he was into that scene. He has the ability to hit any note and not miss a beat on the way. We sing about our academic and athetic ups and downs along with our relationship ups and downs. Anyone can relate to this type of music and lyrics. We like to have a good time on stage and put on a good show for the audience.

Lyrics

Disclosure

Written By: The Silent Critics

I've had it once or twice the second better than the first things went awry, I went away and I'm not ready to try anything more than a one or five night dance. But to have it again would feel unreal just to taste or kiss or touch you with that passion that you see everyday in a movie script theme.

Don't wanna leave your sight theme, don't wanna sleep by myself theme, don't wanna leave like this, I will do anything, I'll say anything.

I won't let you down, and I Hope to God that I'll find you here when you're around.

But what take away from this is that I was in naive bliss I never tried to hide it or fight the fact that I was forcing the feelings you simply didn't have for me.

You wanted time away from me, you said you needed some room to breathe, we can't waste love like this I'll do anything I'll say anything

I wont let you down, and I hope to God that I find you here when you're around.

You're falling to pieces but I'll pick you up. Late night talking about whats to come. The details are hazy but I understand. You won't be second best.

I wont let you down, and I hope to God that I'll find you here when you're around.

To me that five night dance sounds perfect.

Dissonance

Written By: The Silent Critics

It's 6am and
I'm woken up by devils playing games again
With the angels above my head
You unconsciously turn away
From my ever so often efforts
To draw you in, to keep you here,
And erase these lines across our bed.

I'm losing you once again
The clouded dust of dissonance finally
Settled in; it's camouflaged your skin
Your movements are hard to trace
As you glide so naturally around
The bullets I fire, to murder your desire
To leave because I've given in

(Chorus):
Not everything ever turns out quite like you want it
as your fears imposed all the paths you chose, yeah
But sooner or later you'll get what you needed
If you'd only give this away

A result of panic
Diversion from pain
With this useless discourse
Inhibiting change
All focus (gone)
Passion (lost)
Love's disappeared
Yet all I want is to keep you near

(Chorus)

Days pass without resolution
Abandon without restitution
Drowning just to keep you breathing in
My life.

(Chorus)

Did everything turn out just like you wanted
Have your fears exposed your decision to walk alone
And I've finally realized this is what you've needed

Now I'm ready to give this away
Give you away.

Try. Slow. Try.

Written By: The Silent Critics

And if you want me, I'm here for your taking
And if you need me, you know where I can be found
And if you love me, why can't you convey it
'Cause I've been waiting (forever) for you...

You controlled my heart for longer than I thought I could bear
You spun me around and around those curls in your hair
Now I'm hopeless and damaged from the war inside your heart
To commit to what is perfect, or just tear it all apart

(chorus)--And I'm just significant enough to be insignificant to you.

Now it's one day and I'm devastated, too tired to eat or sleep, just drink
Two weeks and I'm blending colors of memories I try not to think
Three months and the colors have faded, I cry to resurrect them to life
One year and forever jaded is the dream of holding your hand as my wife

(pre chorus)--Come back to me

(chorus followed by pre chorus)

(bridge)--And I need to know your
intentions, your thoughts, your uncertainties
For me to give in and repair the damage...

Now I can't sleep in my empty bed where the ghost of you resides to my left
Take a pill, take a drink, close my eyes just to dream your whispers on my neck
I'm not asking you to make decisions, I'm asking you to not say goodbye
All I want is one simple answer--Tell me that you'll try. Slow. Try.

The ghost of you still follows me.

The Perfect Dance

Written By: The Silent Critics

I hate it when I wake up to find my dreams were something I made up in my head while sleeping, something I made up to keep on dreaming.

The chemical avalanches and all those toxic romances that I made up in my head while sleeping, something I made up to keep in dreaming.

I won't lie, I will try, to keep it real. And I will try, I won't lie, to keep it real.

The perfect dance the perfect drug, all these things in my life I can't, something I made up in my head while sleeping, something I made up to keep on dreaming.

Drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes, all these cliched things I don't regret, something I made up in my head while sleeping something I made up to keep on dreaming.

I won't lie, I will try, to keep it real. And I will try, I won't lie, to keep it real.

We're running in circles, but I'm, running out of time, All I want is a simple answer, don't lie to me don't lie. I hate it when I wake up to find my dreams were something I made up in my head while sleeping, something I made up to keep on dreaming. I won't lie, I will try, to keep it real. And I will try, I won't lie, to keep it real.

Discography

We have two demo CD's one with another band member who moved away and another with a full band helping us out. We have been played on the radio in Fredericksburg, Virginia where we both went to school. One song was called "Wasted Time" and the other "Signs" both from our first demo called "The After Party" a nod to R Kelly as well as our college days of playing the party and the after party. We are in the process of making our first full LP ten songs with a "full band"

Set List

Our typical set list is around 3 hours. We would play for an hour and thirty minutes, take a break then come back form another 1 and 1/2 hrs.

Here is a sample of one of our recent sets.

Love Stoned, Timberlake
American Girl, Petty
Clumsy, Our Lady Peace
Kids, MGMT
Loud and Proud, original
Bittersweet Symphony, Verve Pipe?
Medley of Radio Nowhere and 867-5309, Springteen/tommy two tone
Come Pick Me Up, Ryan Adams
Disclosure, Original
Breakeven, The Script
Daughter, Pearl Jam