The Words

The Words

 Bunbury, Western Australia, AUS
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We are a 4 piece indie-rock outfit from Bunbury, Western Australia. In a short time we have written and recorded 2 EP's drawing from a diverse range of rock n roll influences. Our traditional set up with drums, bass and guitars allows us to bring a raw but refined sound to our live performances.

Biography

"The Words" play musical instruments whilst singing about stuff. Here’s how it works. Ryan makes the banging noise, Ben sings, Clint sings a little bit (but not as much as Ben) and Dylan makes all the other noises (as does Ben and Clint). And they do all of this at the same time. Journalists say it sounds like “The Jam and early You Am I”. The review people have also said it’s a “blend of classic rock n roll with a twist of indie pop”.

The four of them usually do all this at a top-secret location but they also do it in front of big groups of people. This is usually carried out in bars, but sometimes at festivals such as “Southbound”, “Rollercoaster”, “WAMI Festival” and "Groovin The Moo" etc. At such events, they normally play all their sounds before/after other groups. Names of these groups include "Gyroscope", "Jebediah", "Sugar Army", "The Living End", "The Panics", most recently "The Cribs" (UK) and the list continues on.

Sometimes "The Words" even get rewarded for doing the things they do. Examples: “APRA Song Writing Award”, “State Regional Winners – Next Big Thing”, "Drum Media - Single of the Week", a “WAM - Most Popular Song Of The Year 2009” for Run For The Hills and most recently being unearthed by JJJ to play "Groovin The Moo".

Occasionally these lads record their racket onto “compact disc” for people to listen at home, in the car etc. "Shaun O'Callaghan" at "Couch Studio" helped them do such a thing in 2008. They gave this debut EP a name - “Running A Maze” and people all over Australia were able to listen to it on the “Triple J” radio station. Australia liked it so much that the songs reached as high as #4 on the "JJJ Unearthed Charts".

"The Words" have also put some more singing/strumming/banging onto compact disc and a chap by the name "Andy Lawson" of "Debaser Studio" assisted them with it. They also classify this latest recording as an “EP”, being titled “We Don’t Dance Very Well”. People are able to exchange money for a “We Don’t Dance Very Well” as well as spectate “The Words” live at various venues.

The band is set to release 2 new tracks in October 2010.
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Lyrics

Got No Charm

Written By: Ben Macri

Verse 1
I said I don’t need to understand
Living here my life has made me damned
Don’t you try and tell me any other
Coz I’ve been sitting here waiting undercover

Pre-Chorus
You got your one night stands
You got your try hard bands

Chorus 1
You got your sleezy motels, you got your bars
Oh you got your Oh’s and, you got your Ah’s
Well this town it aint got no charm
And I really don’t think that its got me in its arms

Verse 2
Driving around in what they call their girl
Makes me wanna grab a rock and hurl
I don’t care which place it is she lands
I just wanna make sure that she’ll hold my hand

Pre-Chorus
You got your one night stands
You got your try hard bands

Chorus 2
You got your sleezy motels, you got your bars
Oh you got your Oh’s and, you got your Ah’s
Well this town it aint got no charm
And I really don’t think that its got me in its arms
Alright!

You aint got no, got no, got no charm
You aint got no, got no charm

Break

Pre-Chorus
You got your one night stands
You got your try hard bands

Chorus 3
You got your sleezy motels, you got your bars
Oh you got your Oh’s and, you got your Ah’s
Well this town it aint got no charm
And I really don’t think that its got me in its arms

Run for The Hills

Written By: Clinton Macri

Start packin’ and run, and run for the hills.
Four horseman approach, they’ve got your will in hand.
There’s the sun on your back, but not for long.
You’ve gotta keep on runnin’, and run as fast as you can, as fast as you can.

Surrounded by nothin’, except maybe no one.
The hours creep by, still no answers it seems.
In longin’ for somethin’, that somethin’ never comes.
It’s gotta be time, time to start runnin’ again, runnin’ again.

You’re runnin’ away into the night.
Your’re runnin’ away, you won’t turn back this time.
Run, run for the hills.
You’re runnin’ away, you won’t turn back this time.

Run, run for the hills.
Run, run for the hills.
Run, run for the hills.

Skin Of Your Teeth

Written By: Ben Macri

I live by the sea
I feel so free
You wait for me
By the skin of your teeth

I wish you wouldn't, when you come around
I wish you wouldn't, when you come around

Oh it feels so sweet
When you lie next to me
But you still wait for me
By the skin of your teeth

I wish you wouldn't, when you come around
I wish you wouldn't, when you come around

Don't you know it feels so sweet
When you're lying next to me
I feel it comin' i feel its heat
All the while by the skin of your teeth

Under The Knife

Written By: Ben Macri

Yeah and I would love to see you under the knife
All stretched out like a helpless little rat in the night
But is it enough
But is it enough

And I don't know, I don't know if it'll do us right
And I don't know, I don't know if we'll get out alive

Yeah and I would hate to see you pay with your life
But at least reverse the roles so I can be the one with the might
But is it enough
But is it enough

And I don't know, I don't know if it'll do us right
And I don't know, I don't know if we'll get out alive
And I don't know, I don't know if it'll do us right
And I don't know, I don't know if we'll get out alive

And I don't know, I don't know, I don't know, I don't know x3
I don't know, I don't

Discography

Debut EP "Running A Maze" released August, 2008.
The 5 track release is streaming on www.myspace.com/thewordsaus and is available for purchase through iTunes Music Store.

"We Don't Dance Very Well", 4 track EP, released October 2009.
Tracks from the EP also streaming at www.myspace.com/thewordsaus, www.triplejunearthed.com and available to buy online through iTunes.

Digital Release of the singles "Skin of Your Teeth" and "Under the Knife" October 2010. Available through iTunes.

Set List

Original Live Set:
He Didn't Know
Carry On
Get In Line
Move
Scream And Shout
Go All Night
Sunshine To Storm
We Had A Ball
Not What It Seems
Let Me Off
Here She Comes
Control
Away
Got No Charm
Go
Try It Again
On Yourself
Attention
Run For The Hills
We Don't Dance Very Well
Skin of Your Teeth

An average set would run from 45 to 70 minutes depending on the format of the gig, with the set list taken from the above original songs. Depending on the circumstances we sometimes draw on a few covers such as:
My Generation - The Who
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Revolution - The Beatles
Last Nite - The Strokes
Red Morning Light - Kings Of Leon
Alive - Pearl Jam
Coming into LA - Arlo Guthrie