The Wars of 1812

The Wars of 1812

BandFolkPop

The Wars of 1812 have a folk soul, blues-rock edge, and 60's pop finish. They're kindred to the baby boomers, respected by generation X, and the latest fashion to generation Y. They're the friends you never knew you had, music your parents could understand, and the biggest buzz you've never heard.

Biography

The Wars of 1812 were born of Pop royalty: father Peter Pisano (famous for his 1973 talent show rendition of "From the Begining"), mother Ellen Rosewall (vocal coach to The Revoluton-bassist Brownmark, mother Lorie Maher (one time girlfriend of Bob Dylan), and Robert Anderson (weekend acquaintance of Paul McCartney). The young Wars were babysat by Nickelodeon, MTV, and Jim Henson records. After a slow but gradual weaning from Beatles movies and LP's, they fell victim to rock, blues, jazz, and folk artists. Most studied the arts formally, one did not. Time and place, however, did not prevent the culmination of our 4 wars, from 4 worlds, colliding in an folk-rock spectacle captured once on vinyl, traded secretly on tape, and now compressed conveniently to MP3.

Lyrics

Driftin

Written By: Peter Pisano

I don't want to say
It's your soul that I'm singing to write now
Cause you know I can't promise you I'll be
More than what you've seen
In the past

Minutes after years
Said you're leaving but your still here
I'm sorry for the tears
I'm sorry for the tears that I can't break

I know you'll be "ok"
As you row home
I'm drunk and left alone

Tired words and loveless gaze are falling on my face
I'm drowning in an ocean of all that I had yesterday
I never said I'd be the one: that would stay

I drift away
I set you free but I'm still chained
I'm sorry for the games
I'm sorry for the games I won't play

Tired words and loveless gaze are falling on my face
I'm drowning in an ocean of all that I had yesterday
I never said I'd be the one: that would stay

I know that I'm the same
As I was
Safe now draw your arms away: and let me play

Radios Unsigned

Written By: Peter Pisano

Tunin’ in from downtown Chicago
Where have you been?
Its live (the radio’s alive)
And all it wants is airtime for 2:13

Stations, stations bring your arms
Bring your best LP’s
Its time (time is on our side)
We’re radios unsigned

I want you to play
Ageless rock on replay
The days of workin labor for the trade
I want you to say
Welcome back don’t delay
Your waves are flowin through my open windows this June

2 X 2 transistors thumpin
Breakin the good news
Of mine (the radio’s a fine)
The radio is returning from a year at sea

Drums are thumpin sailors jump in
Leave your shoes behind
The dial (the dial’s stuck on nine)
The dial’s stuck on nine

I want you to play
Ageless rock on replay
The days of workin labor for the trade
I want you to say
Welcome back don’t delay
Your waves are flowin through-
The sights and sounds removed-
In glory of the coming tune.

Discography

Staus Quo Ante Bellum (2006)
Here are My Black Clothes (2005)

Set List

Total Set: Approx. 1 hr

1) Homestay (6:23)
2) Radios Unsigned (3:29)
3) Nothing to Do (3:32)
4) Grammar (3:00)
5) Driftin (3:02)
6) Forget You Madly (3:47)
7) Walking the Cow (D. Johnston)
8) Driftin (3:31)
9) Beggin You (4:22)
10) Lover and a Friend to be (3:46)