The Underdogs

The Underdogs

BandRockPunk

You wanna dance? Let's dance.

Biography

The Underdogs began around the beginning of May 2005. Since then we have been unleashing much of what we consider to be music we like. I guess you'd really have to decide for yourself, but I think that every band pretty much says that same line... We are a Christian band, as quoted from an article written about us, we "explore the more perilous trappings of youth/and or saving graces of Christianity", yet we "keep it light and absurd." Very true, we sing about God, and we also sing about dads with dreadlocks, and so forth. We like crowds who get into music as if it were a large pool of free good feelings, but then again...what band doesn't? The utmost show goal is to make sure everyone in the audience is having as much fun as we are. Our influences would include MxPx, Goldfinger, The Offspring, The Vandals, and The Suicide Machines.

For video footage of The Underdogs playing at Cornerstone 2006, and for additional songs, please visit the link to the myspace site posted below:

Lyrics

Paralyzed

Written By: Jason Sheedy

Well what's the use in faking smiling, forcing happy when you're crying?
Acting's for the pros.
So listen all you boys and girls, reach for the sky not in the world that's going, going there it goes.
You keep tearing out your hair (yeah yeah yeah)
My foot just fell asleep I'm in a race I have to win --
You'll say that you don't care (yeah yeah yeah)
You can't win a race when there's no race to begin.

I'm on my way, no more trying to delay --
The mess inside my brain could use a maid before I go insane.
I'm insane! I need someone to explain the thoughts inside my head before I'm stuck in bed paralyzed...paralyzed.

What's the point in being selfish? You'll just lose points when you're feeling helpless.
I know I've screwed up.
You need a friend, let's say an hour, before you go completely sour?
Ain't that just your luck.

You drag your feet across the floor (yeah yeah yeah)
Nothing's good enough you still want more and more and more and more.
I see your patience ripped to shreds (yeah yeah yeah)
Well grab some glue it's time we used our heads.

I'm on my way, no more trying to delay --
The mess inside my brain could use a maid before I go insane.
I'm insane! I need someone to explain the thoughts inside my head before I'm stuck in bed paralyzed...paralyzed...paralyzed...paralyzed

There's so much to learn now,
How can I reach you?
Sometimes I don't know how,
But we always pull thru.
Could I be cheesy,
And talk about love?
You might get queasy...
But it's what will save us.
Why Why Why is it so hard to decide what is right right right in another person's eyes? (x4)

(Chorus repeats in ending)

The Corner

Written By: Jason Sheedy

Waking up lately I've got the notion,
I'll sing your praise as I'm swinging into motion.
God has been so good to me, going to break and take my time as I breathe so easy,
And did you get the wrong intention?
There's a little thing called comprehension.
If I try to think of why, stick it to the side -- will it work this time?

When I think of you my whole world changes, I feel new, I feel bodacious shining through -- when my world changes and the world can change for you.

Right around the corner is the passion in our eyes our souls can't hide what we feel,
Right around the corner is a blessing in disguise making this oh so real.

If you're thinking I'm a boy who's wasting his time,
Just tell that to the millions who are waiting in line.
Too many people first glance see misconception,
It's not about lies it's about perception.

If I try to think of why, stick it to the side -- will it work this time?
If I try to think of why, stick it to the side -- will it work this time?

When I think of you my whole world changes, I feel new, I feel bodacious shining through -- when my world changes and the world can change for you.

Right around the corner is the passion in our eyes our souls can't hide what we feel,
Right around the corner is a blessing in disguise making this oh real.

Dirt

Written By: Jason Sheedy

What's the problem you can't see it now?
The generation's falling, I know how.
They overlook the faith that'd give them hope,
And their hope begins to fade.
And all I'm seeing is a festival of morons on parade.

I don't want to see what lies ahead,
Or what's left for you.
I don't want to see kids with that mind,
So messed up and through.
I don't want to see (repeats)

Excuses don't have any value,
No reason is good enough for this.
No use waiting patiently,
It's only getting worse, only worse to me --
All these kids who feel the need to want to be.

(Chorus Repeats)

Discography

The Underdogs (Released independently Dec. 22, 2006)
Recorded and Mixed by: Alby Odum
Mastered by ARS Studios
All songs written by The Underdogs

Set List

Below is a sample set list. We mix it up most of the time but try to space out certain ones for variety's sake (i.e. punk tune, then ska tune...etc.) Sets are pretty flexible, we can play for as little as ten minutes if we have to (which we have had to) and organize the setlist to fit as many as possible. We can also play up to an hour or even over really.

1. Dirt
2. Theme
3. 47 Seconds of Fury
4. Outbreak
5. Lovey Dovey
6. My Asian Sweetheart
7. Daddy Dreadlocks
8. Paralyzed
9. Lame
10. DK and the Magical Elf Fountain
11. My Appetite
12. DCF
13. Reborn
14. The Corner

Typical Cover Songs would be like Cheap Tricks', "I want you to want me", or an old Blink 182 or MxPx cover. We have also covered an Operation Ivy song, Goldfinger's, "Mable", and even done our own techno/dance rendition of the Christmas Song, "Carol of the Bells".