TWINRAY

TWINRAY

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Chicago's Twinray killed it in the last year. Since they released their first album, their music has appeared in X spots in film and television. From Buddy Guy's former keyboardist and her multi-talented partner - Twinray sizzles stages with lovely, lilting lyrics and tunes that will get caught in your head all day.

Biography

Chicago's Twinray killed it in the last year. From Buddy Guys' former keyboardist and her multi-talented partner - Twinray sizzles stages with lovely, lilting lyrics and tunes that will get caught in your head all day. In the year since releasing their debut album "The Train You're On" Twinrays' music has been licensed to various tv shows, films, and internet shows. Their song "Waiting" was chosen to be included on Relix magazines' June 2012 sampler CD which will be distributed to over 100,000 music fans throughout the country.
Twinray's eclectic mix of rock, roots, pop, and blues has been described as catchy,genre bending, intense and fun. While staying true to their classic roots the band manages to come across in a unique, but current way. The music is centered around singer Desiree Irwin’s lush vocal and piano style and Mike Poupko’s indelibly creative approach to both acoustic and electric guitar. Twinray’s debut album “The Train You’re On” was recorded with critically acclaimed producer/engineer Sean O’Keefe (Plain White T's, Fallout Boy, Hawthorn Heights). Desiree is known for her work in the blues community, theater (musical director for Tony & Tina's Wedding), and dueling pianos. Mike's credentials include the original band Dearborn ("Best Rock Album of '04"-CMA, songs on NBC, and countless high profile opening slots), theater, and studio work in Chicago. The members of Twinray look to carry the momentum they have gained from past successes in music to their exciting new project.

Lyrics

Crazy In My Mind

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Crazy In My Mind

What’s right? What’s wrong?
How much? How long?
Slave to the clock, the tickin’ won’t stop
Somewhere to be

Bound so tight, my mouth’s white
I’m confined, ready to break at anytime,
Someone to be

How do you get off the endless train of thought?
It seems impossible when the train you’re on just won’t stop
Control my mind, control the day
Keeps me busy, keeps me blind
Calms the crazy in my mind

Safe inside where I hide pieces of me that keep me terrified
What do you see?
So pretty on the outside, flash so bright, you’re blind
I look at you, lookin at me

How do you get off the endless train of thought?
It seems impossible when the train you’re on just won’t stop
Control my mind, control the day
Keeps me busy, keeps me blind
Calms the crazy in my mind

Ego persuasion , long conversations
An endless steady stream
Perfection’s style , everyone’s on trial
It’s judgement day today

How do you get off the endless train of thought?
It seems impossible when the train you’re on just won’t stop
Control my mind, control the day
Keeps me busy,keeps me blind
Calms the crazy in my mind

Who Do You Think You Are?

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Who Do You Think You Are?

You walk in the room in your expensive suit
Diamond smile reflection in your shiny shoes
Some who know you, most who don’t
You take out your card and then you start to boast
You talk and talk and talk when no one listens
You really think you’ve got something to say
To the pretty girls with child-like faces
And the need to be taken away…

Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
see what makes you tick……

You order wine then take your time
You scan the room your eye refined
To the weakened souls with all abandon
ready to live their dreams
of magazines and television
that make it oh so real
the devil gives them rose sunglasses and they’re dying to put them on

Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
see what makes you tick……

I think I like you anyway
You’re kinda growin’ on me in a way
You confuse me but I wanna stay
But I can’t think of what I wanna say
Hmmm?

Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
Who Do You Think You Are?
I wanna, I wanna
see what makes you tick……

My Heart's Not Breaking

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

My Heart’s Not Breaking

What’d you think when you hung up the phone?
Did you think you’d be all alone?
Or did you think that I’d come home
Because you think I’m faithful

You know I’ve had enough
All the fighting, it’s too much
And if I look hard enough,
I know that I will find him

OHHH footsteps hit the ground
OHHH loneliest of sounds
OHHH I stand behind my pride
And no, my heart’s not breaking

Right away there he was
Ready and willing to give me love
In my heart I knew I’d won
And it was my point to prove

You should’ve changed like I wanted you to
You didn’t think that you could lose
All your thoughts were of yourself
Or at least that’s how I felt

OHHH footsteps hit the ground
OHHH loneliest of sounds
OHHH I stand behind my pride
And no, my heart’s not breaking

Right away we settled in
Little things annoyed me, and also him
He destroyed me with his words so harsh
Then he left me, he left me
With an aching heart

My mind goes back to you
Hoping that you’ll come through
Remembering all the things you do
And oh how I miss you

I broke down and I reached out
Only to find you with someone else
You tell me that she treats you well and you’re not mine forever
OHHH footsteps hit the ground
OHHH loneliest of sounds
Foolishly I stood behind my pride
And now, my heart is breaking

You Can't Be Found

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

You Can’t Be Found

I can’t make myself clear, sometimes you can’t hear me
We can’t connect
There’s a storm inside my heart
Tears well up in my eyes
I wanna make it right

Just know I want to
I need to know how to be close to you
But how can I find you,be near you and reach you
When you can’t be found

I wanna take my rage
And throw it all away
Never see it again
The things I have in life are not worth having
Without my best friend

Just know I want to
I need to know how to be close to you
But how can I find you,be near you and reach you
When you can’t be found

Do You Wanna Go?

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Do You Wanna Go?

Let’s take the train from east to west
You can bring you’re guitar
And we’ll write songs on every coast
Then play them in the bars

I wanna let it all hang out
Cause I can take what you are givin’
And I’m getting it back piece by piece and
I’m ready to start livin’

Do you wanna go?

I’m taken the eggshells out of my feet
Let’s get our hands dirty
Cause I am ready to jump in
And start our life-long journey

I wanna let it all hang out
Cause I can take what you are givin’
And I’m getting it back piece by piece and
I’m ready to start livin’

Do you wanna go?

When I wake up, my eyes will spark , in the moment yours meet mine
I know no matter where I am, with you I’ll have a good time

Do you wanna go?

I wanna let it all hang out
Cause I can take what you are givin’
And I’m getting it back piece by piece and
I’m ready to start livin’

Do you wanna go?

Everyday

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Everyday

Gotta keep on trying, there’s no denying
don’t ever ever give up
don’t stop, you’ve got what it takes
When so many others like you run away
cause it’s hit and miss

When you fall off you get right back on again
You don’t give up, you keep pushing til you win
Nothing seems to block or blind you on your way
You rise above just like the sun does
Everyday

Lookin at your face
So strong and full of grace
I know why you try and I know why you do what you do
It’s those that keep on pushing you and telling you
there’s no other way

When you fall off you get right back on again
You don’t give up, you keep pushing til you win
Nothing seems to block or blind you on your way
You rise above just like the sun does
Everyday

This is who you are
You’re brighter than the brightest star

La la la lalalalalala etc

When you fall off you get right back on again
You don’t give up, you keep pushing til you win
Nothing seems to block or blind you on your way
You rise above just like the sun does
Everyday

No Such Thing As Better

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

No Such Thing As Better

Sparkly people wanna meet you
Stroke your ego , want a piece of you
You fall hard wanting to believe,
Believe in something else.

There’s no such thing as better, when you’ve got the best
There’s nowhere else to go, once you’ve reached the top.

Enticed by Eve and her apple
Bright and red made of plastic
When it’s gone, there’s nothing but the core
And you’re left wanting more

There’s no such thing as better, when you’ve got the best
There’s nowhere else to go, once you’ve reached the top.

You can never get your fill on cheap thrills
Dig deep, live and reap the lives that you share.
The one’s who really care.

There’s no such thing as better, when you’ve got the best
There’s nowhere else to go, once you’ve reached the top.

Twisted

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Twisted

She goes out almost every night looking for conversation.
She’s got new friends left and right.
She’s the latest sensation.

It’s twisted
You can’t resist her
You want it, you got it
You bet your life

Sunshine she’s call when she walks in the door
Eyes gleaming. Boys leaning, she’s preening her long dark hair.
Yellow sundress, olive skin.
You pray she’ll let you in
Many come and no one goes
Led to a silent, stillness no one knows

It’s twisted
You can’t resist her
You want it ,you got it
You bet your life

Oooh how she spins and she spins
Taking it all in
Oh how you get stuck
You’re so stuck, you’ll never leave again

It’s twisted
You can’t resist her
You want it ,you got it
You bet your life

Sleeping Prophet

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Sleeping Prophet

Everything is clear when I’m not here
Sights and sounds
The joy and the fear
About to close my eyes , untie my shoes
Tell me where you are
I’ll be there soon

I can see inside of you
I just wanna help heal all the pain you have
And answer any doubts
Life is an illusion
Only feelings you have felt

I close my eyes
See deep inside
Don’t know why sometimes I fly
You say I’m a fraud
I’m not smart enough
I can’t disagree with you but I couldn’t make it up

I can see inside of you
I just wanna help heal all the pain you have
And answer any doubts
Life is an illusion
Only feelings you have felt

I have what you’re looking for
If what you want is pure
Be conscious of your motives
And be careful what you wish for

I can see inside of you
I just wanna help heal all the pain you have
And answer any doubts
Life is an illusion
Only feelings you have felt

Waiting

Written By: Desiree Irwin and Michael Poupko

Waiting

Round and round
Up and down
Dizzy and worn
I still hold out hope
That one day I’ll reach the end of the road
Going round and round
Up and down

We showed up and it seemed clear
Then we all disappeared
Got caught in a tangled web
The infinite dance of difference

You keep me Waiting
Waiting
How long should I wait?

Round and round
Up and down
Should I give up or should I give in
Does it end here or does it begin
Going Round and round
Up and down

Find the lesson, learn it well
You can graduate from your own hell
That’s where the answer is
There’s got to be a reason

You keep me Waiting
Waiting
How long should I wait?

Discography

The Train You're On

Set List

Twinray Set List

1) Into The Mystic
2) Be
3) Everyday
4) Down on the Corner
5) You Cant be Found
6) Sleeping Prophet
7) Hallejujah
8) Come a Little Closer
9) Suddenly I See
10) No Such Thing As Better
11) In Your Eyes
12) Am I Green

Set 2
1) Twisted
2) Mad World/Wonderwall
3) Crazy in My Mind
4) Roxy Roller
5) Blackbird
6) My Heart’s Not Breakin
7) Waiting
8) Keep On Rockin In The Free World
9) Who Do You Think You Are?
10) Live Life
11) Tombstone Blues
12) Do You Wanna Go?