The Waits

The Waits

BandRockClassical

The Waits is the ultimate live rock experience with shades of classical music, bringing a musical tradition from Shakespeare's times all the way in to the 21st century. Accessible, catchy, pop, rock anthems - tailor made by 5 modern troubadours for the music festival generation.

Biography

In 16th century Elizabethan England, the Waits were official musicians in the large English towns equivalent to a town band. They provided concerts for everyone.

In the 21st Century, The Waits are rebuilding the model of their namesake through an all access, online revolution with a third eye on breaking the barriers of live performance. Musically, offering a holy communion between Led Zeppelin and Beethoven, Lyrically, seduced by the sacred secrets behind Shakespearean wisdom, Inspired, by a 400 year old thread of English mysticism.

A band that is born both of the past and of the present.

Lyrics

The Fall Of A Sparrow

Written By: Will Tallis

The Fall Of A Sparrow

Sue can’t imagine the world
Cutting the mustard without her.
Easy to say what’s not heard
He bet the reason was hers.
Suddenly switching the ride
Into the ocean: your mind.
You carried the storm in your eye
And cast all the spells as you cried:

You don’t want me even now (She let it out)
You just want to nearly drown
If only it were as easy as they try to make it sound.

if it be now,
'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be
now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the
readiness is all

A kill in the natural heart
Throw a stone in the fire to start
Going ahead in the heat
Freedom is tied round your feet

You can’t walk the big farewell without a road.
You can’t see without your self.

if it be now,
'tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be
now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the
readiness is all

if it be now, “Judicio Pylium, genio
'tis not to come; Socratem, arte Maronem
if it be not to come, Terra tegit, populus meret
it will be now; Olympus habet�
if it be not now, Judicio Pylium, genio
yet it will come: Socratem, arte Maronem
the readiness is all Terra tegit, populus meret
the readiness is all Olympus habet�

the readiness is all

since no man has aught of what he
leaves, what is't to leave betimes?

Sonnet 155

Written By: Will Tallis

Unsure, yet
So sure
And never surer
Upon your

Shore

Sun blinded by smile I sleepwalk to save
Every step from a fall
Each sensation from a name
Any picture from any frame

Your flame

Flickers and growls, purrs, then it prowls
Filling the footprints of a slave that dreams
To your light, your light

Chaining your waist
into my brain
By holy nectar
And back again

I’m saving energy for truth
With a winning smile and a broken tooth
As ocean hours put us in tune
With every sonnet sung for you


You tame the untamed
And break me in a child’s laughter
As cream is crashed o'er crushed fruit clusters
Sweet, then savage
Here in and forever after

I want you
I want you
I want

You...

...from the brink of nativity
To the tomb of all time

Nothing will stop me from feeding this vineyard

Hurly Burly

Written By: Will Tallis

Hurly Burly

I’m digging out a soul with a serenade, I’m digging ‘till I break the spade
I couldn’t live without it, I couldn’t give without it
I’m forking out a fortune like a fool, I wanna know the answer soon
Give me the key to the kingdom, give me the key to the kingdom

Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds
But the news ain’t that new to a dinosaur
In fact it’s robbing me clean from my mind

Souls say hello and goodbye to love, we are waving but what does it mean?

When shall we three meet again? In thunder. Lighting, or in the rain?
When the Hurly Burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won

I’m staring at the future in to space, it’s written all across your face
So give me the right direction, give me the right direction
It’s coming up now inside of me and will it turn out to be
The dream that we’re predicting? The Dream that we’re predicting?

Save all your sorrow, it’s come and gone. What’s not lost is a war to be won…

When shall we three meet again? In thunder. Lighting, or in the rain?
When the Hurly Burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won

Give me an L (I’ve lost and won)
Give me an O (I’ve lost and won)
Give me a V (I’ve lost and won)
Give me an E (I’ve lost and won)

Such Sweet Sorrow

Written By: Will Tallis

Such Sweet Sorrow

I want you not to need it
But where are all the signs?
You keep me hanging on a word
You tease me under water, when we’re both under orders
We love each other out of thirst

And you’re really hurting now
Cause you said you wouldn’t do this anymore
And you just remember me
From another century, but I’m not there

I say a prayer for yesterday with such sweet sorrow
Remembering a face with such sweet sorrow
Imagining it today with such sweet sorrow now

Holding out a hand
Was never hard to do
But now what will we hold on to?
We’re stronger than we think but
Weak enough to lose
Everything that we will cling on to

And I promise I won’t return
Even thought it was hard to learn
It’s finally sinking in
And I see your stare attack in the wall I’m staring at
But you’re not there.

I say a prayer for yesterday with such sweet sorrow
Remembering a face with such sweet sorrow
Imagining it today with such sweet sorrow now

I want you not to need it
But where are all the signs?
You keep me hanging on a word
You tease me under water, wehrn we’re both under orders
We love each other out of thirst

So pray for yesterday
Remembering a face
Imagine it today…
With such sweet sorrow

Heads & Hearts

Written By: Will Tallis

Heads and Hearts

True confession comes from concealing it
Like a good disguise that opens eyes
To what the truth has always hid
Sweet, sweet Hero. I knew it couldn’t be you
You paid the penalty and died
Resurrected from a lie that grew in to the truth.

You want to look in my head?
Well I’m not quite ready yet
You want to look in my heart?
Well give it a reason to start
I want to look in your head
To see if you think what you said
You never show me your heart
You’re just playing a part
And you wanted to hear the applause
I tried to be everything you adore but
I’m falling out of the World. The Stage.

And Love…I’m cold
Without you at my side
When the Summer holds all our goals
A raindrop can make you blind
Here we are, afraid to let down our guards
Don’t want to hurt, don’t want to be hurt
But stopping it’s so hard

Shadow Walking

Written By: Will Tallis

Shadow Walking

We sit around switching on to every single little song
Don’t matter if the words are wrong
We’re really switching off.

Let the broadcast do us in
Panicking will make you thin
But they don’t know what wakes a sleeping soul

They say it’ s a step to talk out the hurt
But they’re breaking you down with a new red alert
Imaginations long been sold
Now we’re selling Mickey Mouse’s Heart for gold

Just stop listening
And let your shadow walk
I’ve stopped listening to let my shadow walk
Stop listening

It’s better not to pull the wool over the eyes of fortunes fool
‘cause every fool has his day

The advertisements on the wall
They’re really big but really small
I wonder could we eat them all?
We’re hungry for one more
Pointless extra course

Just stop listening
And let your shadow walk
I’ve stopped listening to let my shadow walk
Stop listening

I want a side, a side to join
A side that won’t just spin a coin
On all our minds and all our hearts
When in Rome
Just swim to France
Set the sun and be well read
Don’t televisualise your head
Settle down but pucker up
And let a secret fill your cup

But keep you big mouth shut

Flights Of Angels

Written By: Will Tallis


Flights Of Angels

A turn in the road, a break in the code
33 degrees and I’m on my knees
taking a test,caught in the bet
If there’s life after death
It hasn’t been invented yet
But I’ll look at what I can get
There must be something
Are you looking? What do you get?

Angel flight took me by surprise
Who am I if I can’t fly like them?

I’m half smiling that I’ll never be born again.

Am I animal bait? Or just a mistake?
Already too late?

To sit and play with the rain on my face
The story says that I’m sane but I’m not aware.
What am I saying? I’m not aware…

Angel flight took me by surprise
Who am I if I can’t fly like them?

I’m half smiling that I’ll never be born again.

Bonus nox noctis dulcis princeps
Angelus sono vos dormio
Bonus nox noctis

And I’ll never really believe we’re alone.
And I’ll never really believe we’re alone.

You can’t see them
But they’re still around

Angel flight took me by surprise…

Discography

Currently producing debut album with producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder, Pixies etc)

Set List

Shadow Walking
Heads and Hearts
Such Sweet Sorrow
Sonnet 155
Flights Of Angels
The Fall Of A Sparrow