Thirstbusters

Thirstbusters

BandPopRock

After bonding over their love for jazz, 18-year-old Thirstbusters have formed a Pop/Rock band to incorporate a wide variety of influences in their dynamic and emotional sound. Live shows and the debut album take audiences on a powerful journey from reflective nostalgia to ecstatic self-empowerment.

Biography

After playing together in one of the country's most reputable high school music programs, Thirstbusters decided to form a Pop/Rock group. Their unique style combines the catchy melodies of a Pop hook with the maturity and dynamics derived from a Jazz sensibility. The band has a memorable and recognizable sound, listing John Mayer and Maroon 5 as predominant influences, but the debut album Time You Awake includes a diverse mix of genres ranging from Acoustic to Hip Hop.

Some of the songs reflect the lighthearted goal to make great music and have fun. But many of the lyrics include profound philosophical inquiries one may not expect from 18-year-olds regarding the human condition, love, death, emotional restraint, political war, and individual power.

While maintaining their youth and feel-good vibe, this band is lyrically and musically, recorded and live, on another level: the forefront of creative output.

Check out the new Music Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjz_sRjp-8U

Lyrics

So There

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
2nd period, why you sit so far away
I wanna start a conversation, but I wouldn’t know how to say

Hello there, would you like a piece of gum
Hello there, I think the answer’s 51.

PRE-CHORUS
I can see it in your eyes
You have almost realized
If you want to let me know
I’ll let all me feelings flow

CHORUS
Oh yes, oh no
Every time I hide my smile, does it show?
Try to look away but you are so there

VERSE 2
The school bell rings, class is over, you leave your seat
We’re walkin’ in the same direction: a perfect chance to meet

Hello there, would you like to walk together
Hello there, this is certainly bad weather

PRE-CHORUS
I can see it in your eyes
You have almost realized
If you want to, let me know
I’ll let all me feelings flow

CHORUS
Oh yes, oh no
Every time I hide my smile, does it show?
Try to look away but you are so there

PRE-CHORUS
I can see it in your eyes
You have almost realized
If you want to, let me know
I’ll let all me feelings flow

CHORUS
Oh yes, oh no
Every time I hide my smile, does it show?
Try to look away but you are so there

Frozen

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
And this stone for my face
Seeming so out of place
What you doing, trying to
Postpone and replace

All alone, drunk and based
Your on your own, such a waste
Couldn’t bear to live if I stayed with this dumb bone-head disgrace.

PRE-CHORUS
But I’m too damn lost, can’t say the words to
Get across my hate, I’m hurt and

CHORUS
Frozen, frozen
Bruised and broken
If inside out would break

VERSE 2
Haven’t learned, you can’t fix it
Well don’t return ‘cause life’s a one-way ticket
Verdict’s in
What’s done is done

I am closed, renovations
Out to lunch and please don’t test my patience
Anything to get you gone but

PRE-CHORUS
I’m unable to lose the chains
This stupid, stable smile remains. I’m

CHORUS
Frozen, frozen
Still so closed in
If inside-out would break free from this

BRIDGE

VERSE 3
I would yell, kick and scream
Throw a fit and spit, “I’ll haunt your dreams.”
If you ever come back if you ever do that
To another one you call fool

I would gladly give you pain
A curse much worse than your selfish gain
Say you’ll never again no you’ll never pretend that you ever could bend the rules. But

PRE-CHORUS
You could get away with murder
I would let you play me further

CHORUS
Frozen, frozen
The burn still smoking
If inside-out would break free from this craze

Never Let You Go

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
Got these memories
Swimming laps around my head
Nowhere to go but circles
And no use to pray for breath

If all roads lead Rome and my home is your home
Then why’d you go? I wanna know: Will I see you?
Indescribable, unjustifiable, ‘cause you’re not goodbye-able

CHORUS
So much love, now from above
You’re watching, dancing with the wind
I’m singing through this candle to you
Pray it’s not just pretend
And burning for a little more
Of my best friend
You gave me music gave me soul
Paved the way so I could grow
Waved goodbye and now I know
Though the flame will bend, I’ll never let you go

VERSE 2
The trivialities
Stupid stories, photos that remain
It’s all the same
But it’s all that’s left and I’ll make the claim that

The games we played, advice you gave, will not be thrown away
I like to say they linger in
Affection and a helping hand, this boy will soon become a man like you

CHORUS
So much love, now from above
You’re watching, dancing with the wind
I’m singing through this candle to you
Pray it’s not just pretend
And burning for a little more
Of my best friend
You gave me music gave me soul
Paved the way so I could grow
Waved goodbye and now I know
Though the flame will bend, I’ll never let you go

BRIDGE
It’s so unfair; you’ve gone somewhere.
The empty air appears to share this feeling

CHORUS
So much love, now from above
You’re watching, dancing with the wind
I’m singing through this candle to you
Pray it’s not just pretend
And burning for a little more
Of my best friend
You gave me music gave me soul
Paved the way so I could grow
Waved goodbye and now I know
Though the flame will bend, I’ll never let you go

Here With You

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
I really can’t believe it’s happening.
I find myself exactly in the
labyrinth of sappy legends I said

Couldn’t be but imaginary,
Couldn’t be but I’m chasing fairy tales
I never thought, “Could there be something real?”

CHORUS
This “real” has now been realized
I feel the world within her eyes
and I still I wonder if I’m dreaming

Utopian fantasies.
Ephemeral, I’m on my knees
We get the moment so make it last
Don’t let the future control your past
‘Cause I’m here with you

VERSE 2
She’d kiss me to find whether
Officially we go together,
And suddenly forever don’t seem so

Longing for that open door
You’re what I was hoping for
My head must be broken or else I’m in love

CHORUS
This “real” has now been realized
I feel the world within her eyes
and I still I wonder if I’m dreaming

Utopian fantasies.
Ephemeral, I’m on my knees
Turn the page to the next chapter,
Hoping for that ever after
‘Cause I’m here with you

TAG
Turn the page to the next chapter,
Hoping for that ever after
‘Cause I’m here with you

Turn the page to the next chapter,
Hoping for that ever after
‘Cause I’m here with you

Beyond

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
Think about
The way a flower lives
Can’t take a picture of
The energy it gives
‘cause you can’t capture love.

We pollinate each other
Yet we’re so self-concerned
When all of us are sisters, brothers
Look at out mother earth and learn to

CHORUS
See what life can rise to be
We’re given eyes so we
Would be so wise to
Look beyond

VERSE 2
Thinkin’ about the day in terms of when the sun will set
You capture the picture postcard moment for tomorrow
Instead of just soakin’ up the light ‘cause it’s not over yet
You gotta let it go. We all got to let it go and

CHORUS
See what life can rise to be
We’re given eyes so we
Would be so wise to
Look beyond

VERSE 3
Think about
How long the world has lasted
And what came before
Today we’re too distracted
Can’t focus anymore

But if we knew what was
Then we could know what is to come
Feel connected just because
Deep inside each one of us can

CHORUS
See what life can rise to be
We’re given eyes so we
Would be so wise to
Look beyond

Time You Awake

Written By: Thirstbusters

VERSE 1
I don't wanna mess up, so I don't even try
I'm too scared of failure so I let life slip through my fingers
It's passing me by

I'd like to play in the puddles, but I don't wanna get wet
Should I tell her the way I feel or be afraid of what I might regret?
I don't wanna hurt myself so I try to forget
About taking risks and far-out chances, attempting things I haven't done yet.

That's just the way life, usually seems to unfold
I am fearful of the story I know my heart is supposed to hold,
No one to stop this pouring, I'm inside, don't know why I'm so cold

But I'm sitting wishing I was living my dreams
Reminisce instead of missing that's the way it ought to be.
Yeah, when I'm old.

Got to fly high instead of always doing what you’re told
Just trying to get by in this crazy world

CHORUS
Watching the sun shine through the rain
Knowing you might just be fooling yourself
As those tears drop down your window’s pain

Try to hold ‘em back, but they fall all the same
Why won’t you follow your dreams
You can’t wash them away

It’s the chance you should take ‘cause your life is at stake.
What else is there to break? It is really just what you make.

It’s time you awake, time you awake, time you awake

Discography

"Time You Awake" (July 2009)

Featuring the hit single "So There." See the MUSIC VIDEO at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjz_sRjp-8U

Every track on the album has received radio airplay.

Set List

Sets usually range from an hour to an hour and a half. We perform mostly originals, including the songs off our latest CD: Here With You, Beyond, So There, Never Let You Go, Frozen, Time You Awake, Soldier's Last, Nothing New, Why Say Anything, Infinite, and Where Would You Be. We also perform new originals to be recorded on our next album. We have covered John Mayer, Maroon 5, Bob Marley, Dave Matthews Band, the RH Factor, Coldplay, Drake, the Beatles, and even Lil Wayne.