Three Cord Wonder

Three Cord Wonder

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Hailing from the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains, Three Cord Wonder brings their own blend of “mile-high alternative pop punk” with Christ-centered lyrics, catchy melodies, and a spontaneously humorous and impacting show that will leave you wanting to hear more.

Biography

Well known in the Rockies for some of the catchiest melodies, rock-solid and Christ-centered lyrics, and unexpected, spontaneous performances laced with side-splitting humor and life-changing messages, Three Cord Wonder is the band you wouldn’t expect could survive in the music industry, let alone survive it for the last six years. But in fact, they thrive on their God-given ability to defy convention, avoid the image trap, and blur genre… all with a refreshing humility.

You won’t catch them in the green room celebrating their most recent “victory” or “accomplishment.” You’ll more than likely find them with a group of kids sharing funny stories from the road, praying with a hurting person, crawling under the stage helping the techs fix technical problems, or assisting the local crew with setup and teardown. If you do find them in the green room, they’re probably offering assistance or encouragement to the promoter, concert staff, or the other acts. If you can’t find them at all, they are most likely talking to their wives on the phone. And at some point before every concert, they will gather to spend time in prayer together and to share from Scripture. It all adds up to one very important observation: These aren’t rock-stars. These are traveling youth pastors, and the fans are their youth group.

Now after seven years of honing their craft through consistent touring, hard work, connecting with students and youth pastors, and the development of a strong fan base, Three Cord Wonder is making their national debut with industry new-comer, Speak Records. “The Jesus Rock Show,” Three Cord Wonder’s first album with Speak Records released on October 24, 2006. And where most music available to teens and young adults is cynical, hopeless, and self-centered, “The Jesus Rock Show” is God-centered and the perfect blend of encouragement and challenge.

"This album is a youth pastor’s dream come true," says Thomas Lester, President of Speak Records and former youth group volunteer. “It really is. Every song has something they can pull from, teach from, use as examples.”

“All of us have been in youth ministry as volunteers or paid staff at some point in our lives,” Joe reveals. “My wife is in full time youth ministry at our church. Rarely has time gone by in the last seven years that hasn’t seen us serving in youth ministry in some capacity, being a part of teen culture, and working directly with middle school and high school students. I think the reason why this album is being hailed as a “youth pastor’s dream come true” is because, in fact, God inspired some youth pastors to write this album.”

(In fact, three of the additional writers credited with various songs on the album are youth pastors or volunteer youth staff at their local churches).

Three Cord Wonder is poised to make an impact beyond music sales and touring. This is a group committed to their mission to expand the Kingdom of God… one person at a time.

Items of Note:

- Performed over 500 times throughout the Rockies, Plains, and Midwest.
- Opened for many of the top names in Christian Music including, of note, Audio Adrenaline, Hawk Nelson, Thousand Foot Krutch, Sanctus Real, Pillar, Skillet, and countless others.
- More than 300,000 song plays and over 30,000 fans on MySpace and PureVolume, and still growing.
- Has been honored as the “#1 Most Requested Artist” on 94.7FM KRKS “The Invasion” (Denver, CO) for six years in a row (2000-2005), setting a record for longest run at number one, and edging out top artists like Switchfoot, Relient K, P.O.D., and the who’s who of Christian Rock.
- New Album, "The Jesus Rock Show," released October 24, 2006 on new Christian label, Speak Records.

Lyrics

Who I Am Today (Take A Look)

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW
TAKE A LOOK BACK THEN
AND YOU WILL SEE THERE'S SOMETHING DIFFERENT
(REPEAT SECTION)

TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW
TAKE A LOOK BACK THEN
AMAZING HOW I FELT SO HOPELESS
NOW I CAN'T BELIEVE IT
I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT
HE CAME DOWN AND MADE A CHANGE IN ME THAT

I CANNOT EXPLAIN NO MATTER HOW HARD I MIGHT TRY TO MAKE YOU SEE
CAN YOU SEE IT, CAN YOU SEE IT

TAKE A LOOK AT ME NOW
I CAN HONESTLY SAY
THAT MY HEART FEELS SO MUCH LIGHTER
AND WHILE I KNOW I'M NOT PERFECT
I MAY NEVER BE ON
EARTH, BUT LIFE IS SO MUCH DIFFERENT NOW THAT

CHORUS:
I KNOW (I KNOW), WHO I AM (WHO I AM),
AND I KNOW (I KNOW), WHO I AM TODAY (WHO I AM TODAY)
I KNOW (I KNOW), WHO I'VE BEEN (WHO I'VE BEEN),
AND I KNOW (I KNOW), WHO I AM TODAY

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)



This Is Life

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

WHAT'S YOUR DREAM?
THAT YOU LIE AWAKE AT NIGHT
WANTING TO BE AND WHY
ARE YOU DOING SOMETHING ELSE?
THAT ISN'T RIGHT

WHAT'S YOUR NAME?
AND WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S OKAY
TO LET ALL THESE GIFTS GO TO WASTE
MAYBE IT'S TIME TO IGNORE
WHAT THEY SAY?
AND GO HIS WAY,

CHORUS:
THIS IS LIFE, THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE GONNA BE IN TIME
THIS IS LIFE, DON'T FORGET THAT YOU WERE NEVER CREATED TO DIE

DON'T GIVE UP
THE WORLD IS IN NEED OF LOVE
AND PEOPLE WHO DREAM. IT'S ENOUGH
THAT ALL OF THE NAYSAYERS FAIL TO ACT
BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)

Why Don't You Tell Me

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

I'M SITTING HERE, ACROSS THE TABLE, LISTENING TO ALL YOUR FABLES
WONDERING ARE YOU GONNA OPEN UP?
THE CLOCK IS COUNTING DOWN AWAY THE MINUTES, AND NOW I'M WISHING THAT YOUD FINLLY FINISH
WONDERING ARE YOU GONNA OPEN UP?

I'M SITTING HERE, ACROSS THE TABLE, I DO ADMIT THAT I'M JUST NOW ABLE
TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS HOW YOU PROTECT YOURSELF
ARE YOU AFRAID THAT I'M GONNA JUDGE YOU? ARE YOU AFRAID TO SAY "I WILL TRUST YOU?"
ARE YOU AFRAID TO LET DOWN YOUR GUARD THIS ONCE?
BECAUSE I'M NOT HERE FOR MY PERSONAL HEALTH,
I'VE JUST BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD AND I THINK I CAN HELP,

CHORUS:
WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME, WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME
WHAT TEARS YOU UP INSIDE, WHAT MAKES YOU WANT TO FLY
WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME, WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME
THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE, LOOK ME IN THE EYES

I'M SITTING HERE AND IT'S CLEAR I'M STAYING,
AND FOR THE RECORD, NO, YOU ARE NOT PAYING
IT IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO SIT WITH YOU,
MAYBE TOGETHER WE WILL COME TO SOLVE THIS
IF NOTHING ELSE MAYBE YOU'LL FIND SOME SOLACE
SOME PEACE OF MIND IN THE FACT THAT SOMEONE CARES,

MAYBE OTHERS RUN, MAYBE THEY DON'T CARE,
MAYBE OTHERS WON'T, BUT I WILL DARE,
MAYBE OTHERS FAILED, I WILL FAIL YOU, TOO
IT'S YOUR CHOICE TO RUN, IT'S YOUR CHOICE TO HIDE
IT'S YOUR CHOICE TO SPEAK, IT'S YOUR CHOICE TO LIE
IT'S YOUR CHOICE ALONE, YOU DON'T HAVE TO TALK TO ME

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)

The Jesus Rock Show

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WITH THIS KID THAT I KNOW (SOMETHING MISSING IN MY LIFE)
DANCING WITH THE OTHER FANS, ROCKING OUT WITH THE BANDS (ALL THEY SAID ALL NIGHT, WAS "PLEASE GO BUY OUR MERCHANDISE")

CHORUS:
I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WHAT DID I FIND? NOTHING AT ALL
I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WHAT WAS THE POINT? I'D LIKE TO KNOW

I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WITH MY BROTHER,
(COMPETITION IS WHAT SELLS/ EVERY BAND FOR THEMSELVES)
AN ARGUMENT BROKE OUT BETWEEN, A COUPLE BANDS WE'D SEEN (THEY ALMOST HAD A FIGHT, THEY WOULD HAVE ON ANOTHER NIGHT)

THEY GAVE ME A FREE T-SHIRT, WHEN WHAT I REALLY WANTED WAS TO BE SET FREE
THEY SANG SOME SONGS ABOUT THEIR LOVERS, BUT I'M STILL LEAVING FEELING LIKE NO ONE LOVES ME,
IS ANYBODY LISTENING? CUZ ALL I FEEL LIKE IS A NOBODY NOWHERE,
I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WAS JESUS REALLY THERE?

LIKE IT OR NOT, KIDS LIKE ME WATCH, YOUR LIFE, YOUR WORDS, AND YOUR WEALTH,
LIKE IT OR NOT, IT'S PART OF THE JOB, BURY THE TRUTH AND YOU BURY YOURSELF

WHY DO YOU TALK IN CIRCLES, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO SAY,
FORGET ABOUT THE OTHERS, DIDN'T YOUR MASTER LEAVE THE 99 FOR ME,
THERE'S SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE HIDING, AND YOU NOT TELLING ME IS TOTALLY UNFAIR,
I WENT TO THE JESUS ROCK SHOW, WAS JESUS REALLY THERE?

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)

You Always Do

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

I FIND MYSELF IN DISREPAIR AND WONDERING HOW I GOT HERE
WHEN CLEAR AT LEAST TO ME IT'S NOT MY FAULT
AND OVERWHELMING IS THE TIDE OF THOUGHTS I CANNOT LEAVE BEHIND
WHEN ALL OF MY CONFUSION LEADS TO DOUBT

CHORUS:
WHILE I DON'T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON
YOU ALWAYS DO
WHILE I DON'T ALWAYS KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON
YOU ALWAYS DO

I'M WALKING DOWN A LONELY ROAD WHERE EVERYBODY SEEMS TO KNOW
HOW TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM-RIDDEN SOUL
I CAN FEEL THE PAIN IN ME TURNING TO HYPOCRISY
WHEN ANSWERS THAT I GAVE NO LONGER HOLD,

I FEEL LIKE I AM INCOMPLETE LIKE FEAR WILL GET THE BEST OF ME
AT THE VERY TIME THE LIGHT HAS COME
BUT EVEN WHEN THE DARKNESS SEEMS STRONG ENOUGH TO STEAL MY DREAMS
I WILL LIFT MY EYES BECAUSE I KNOW

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)

Get Up!

Written By: Three Cord Wonder

I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I AM HEARING, DID WE ALL FORGET THE WARNING?
ALL THE SERVANTS IN THE HOUSE ARE FAST ASLEEP
THE MASTER IS RETURNING, WILL HE FIND US SERVING?
OR WILL HE FIND US TENDING ONLY TO OUR NEEDS,
HEAR WHAT I SAY
I DON'T SEE HIM COMING, BUT I HEARD HE'S ON HIS WAY

CHORUS:
GET UP, GET UP, GET YOUR SHOES ON
I CAN TELL YOU VERY PLAINLY WHY HOPE IS GONE
IT'S CRAZY, HOW WE GOT SO LAZY
GET UP, GET UP, GET A MOVE ON,
IT'S A REVOLUTIONARY LOVE PHENOMENON,
AND PLUS, IT'S GONNA TAKE ALL OF US, (GET UP!)

YOU KNOW THE HOUSE IS ONE BIG MESS, AND IT'S PARTLY OUR FAULT,
WE DIDN'T STAND FOR WHAT WAS RIGHT, WHEN THE WORLD SAID RIGHT WAS WRONG
MAYBE FEAR'S THE MOTIVATION, THE FEAR OF REJECTION
THAT KILLS OUR DISSENT WITH SUICIDAL RELEVANCE,
THAT'S NOT THE WAY
LOVE ISN'T WEAK, AND IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE TRENDY,

A WATERED DOWN MESSAGE DOES NOT REACH ANYONE
ANYMORE THAN WATERED DOWN TRUTH BUILDS YOU UP
THOSE WHO LOVE YOU NEED YOU TO GET OVER YOURSELF
THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU THIS IS ABOUT HELL

Copyright 2006 Three Cord Wonder (ASCAP)

Discography

The Jesus Rock Show - Speak Records (October 24, 2006)
The Show Is Over - Independent Release (2005)

Set List

Three Cord Wonder is able to perform as little or as much as requested (up to 75 minutes). The artist performs material from their most current project along with assorted fan favorites from past projects. On occasion, Three Cord Wonder may play a track or two from an upcoming project. Any specific song requests must be made to the management in advance and is subject to the artist's approval.