The Upbeat

The Upbeat

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We The Upbeat feel we have a unique energy-filled melodic sound kind of a post punk, fusion rock sort of vibe with a sweet aftertaste of bubble gum pop. We have four decent looking guys and one hot lady and we will definitely rock your socks right off!

Biography

Joined somewhat by accident during an evening recording session (in the fall of 2007) of pieces written by Jarred. We have been working on and writing original tunes as a band for a couple months now. All of our members have extensive musical backgrounds and experience in writing, playing and performing thus creating quite the eclectic style. This band has progressed quickly and furiously in all aspects thanks to each member’s talents, ideas and ability to work together. When we aren’t rocking in the dungeon (the basement jam space) we will dabble in other things like teaching music to the youth of tomorrow, going to film school, building computer networks for local Halifax businesses, and Bar tending, although the last on the list is of more importance then the others. With the pot of gold in their back yard, we are oh so lucky to have a band mate with the skills of recording and producing as you will hear on our demo. We all have worked incredibly hard in the past but for the first time, everyone in the band doesn’t just consider themselves a member of the band but is passionate about the progress of the group and all the good things to come.

Find us on the web: http://www.myspace.com/theupbeatband

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Lyrics

Tiger

Written By: The Upbeat

It’s just something that you got to get in and out
It’s just something that you got to get in and out

It’s just nothing but it will rot you out
Slip and slide it into your pocket
Breathe and jump because it’s in
That new bathrobe to wear
Around your den
Around your den

She can see that your not who you will be
On that great, great fateful day of lies
Yes people can see
In your den
In your den

It's just something

Nothing like the fairy tales that make you grow up high
Climbing snakes and ladders shoots will make you go like
Nothings been like jacks beans to make you grow up
Then there’s the Gingerbread House in that lets you sleep in

Your sharp will shows that you’re working’ hard
The time spent show you got it on our mind
Bargain shop like your on a tiger hunt your
Tough will, will bring home
The prize
In your den

It’s just something ...

This House Needs Fixin'

Written By: The Upbeat

These Castle walls don’t have any faces any more
Dripping onto the floor and running out your front door
It’s a sign of day when that moment comes in
When the instrument you’ve been fighting with becomes a pen

This is the moment when the truth comes in

The Highest moons accent blooms
There’s an explanation that needs to be explained

It’s a sign of day when that moment comes in
When the instrument you’ve been fighting with becomes a pen
The Highest moons accent blooms
There’s an explanation here that has to be explained

If you are what and you never do anything but then what are you?

Miss. Bearded

Written By: The Upbeat

Do not think your effort’s unnoticed your efforts in vein
Do not think that the lack of life in this place is nothing but cold
I have seen the walls falling down this place breaking down your self esteem
Tuesday is cold but nothing like Christmas day when you’re all alone

Bottled as the essence of excellence that you’re going to align
It’s all about you destitute and it’s true can you find the time
Coming out of this work yes your hard work is in my eye
Destined as the mission it sticks to you like a sustained happiness

This is it the scene is set, and nothing will last
This is it the scent is set and no one will laugh (I am not hope)
This is it the scene is set, and nothing will last (I am not hope)
This is it the scent is set and no one will laugh___

Do not think your effort’s unnoticed your efforts in vein
Do not think that the lack of life in this place is nothing but cold
I have seen the walls falling down this place breaking down your self esteem
Tuesday is cold but nothing like Christmas day when you’re all alone

Be In Pain

Written By: The Upbeat

Your misdirection means more to me than miracles
Spitfire winds roll through this old town
I’m not at peace now just asking peaceful
No room for pity when you’re still so beautiful

Be in pain but not alone
Stay in there but not alone
Be alone but please don’t go

Insubordination is insulation to you beckon call
Speak say mean it, it’s a must for all oh it’s a sticky fall
How long can you still believe in fantasies
There’s no room for you’re sad lies when you’re still so beautiful

Be in pain but not alone
Stay in there but not alone
Be alone but please don’t go

The scratch the surface the meaning of it all
The bright the shiny the light that’s coming on
The birds the bees oh and the stings,
The lock of the chorus oh they ignore us

Be in alone but please don’t go

Be in pain....

Discography

The 2008 Winter Demo

Set List

Originals:
Steady
Miss. Bearded
Why Don't We Go Anywhere?
Tiger
This House Needs Fixin'
Be In Pain
For The City

Covers:
Stars Cover-Calender Girl

Our set at the moment is about 45 minutes long, but we are constantly writing new material.