UNIVOX

UNIVOX

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

We are a group of musicians whose sole aim is to score points impressing people in an attempt to absolve ourselves of failure and sadness.

Biography

We're a group of friends who can't help but write this music.

Lyrics

Bashful Son

Written By: Josh Jones

The night is enchanted
The moonlight romantic
As I stand behind you
The moon sits beside you
No easy coming
in a dawn that is wanton

Oh God
Oh God

Here comes Love!
and it's running to you now
Here comes Justice!
and it's trampling the crowd.

Die in his arms.
Die in love's arms, asway.

Here comes Money!
baby ain't it funny why you smile?
Murder in the Garden!
and we were just getting started down here.

Die in the brush,
a deep romantic blush,
lust within the confines of your flesh

It's quite a mess,
as the story goes,
but then again,

who knows?
who knows?
so it goes?

I tried to run from the rising yellow sun
on the dawn that had come and gone after a Sunday.
And lost within the gold of a thousand peices
I emerged from the thick to find myself upon the precipice of a cliff

but then I magically floated down below.

Well, I guess I should be grateful for the fountain ,
but instead I find a job

who knows?
who knows?

View from the Inside

Written By: Joe Bonaventura

You never really had any insight.
Just a bitter old man on the inside.
I wouldn't ever say you prophisized
by hating everything to pass you by.

Some days I try.
To close the valves in my mind.
Yes is no,
and how is why.
Still searching for the tie to bind.

This world was never made for you.
But still you gotta find some work to do.
The scraps of the things that you made by hand.
Don't have legs on which to stand.

At times it's so dark in here.
Frustration and fear.
Try to hide, but it's all clear.
Words that whisper right in my ear:
You never really had any insight.
Just a bitter old man on the inside.
I wouldn't ever say you prophesized
by hating everything to pass you by.

I am, I am

Written By: Josh Jones

I am the nightmare man
You are the failure man
I am the lonely rights
you are the passage lights

in night you are dreaming
in the daytime I am schemeing
in night you are reeling
in nighttime you are speaking

the holes in the wall you kick
the knife in the flesh you stick
the fluid on the knife you lick
the holes in the wall you kick

I am the nightmare man
you are the animal friend
I am the lonely rights
you are the entry lights

tomorrow you come home again
tomorrow you come home

remember all the love you sent
you remember to come home again
in all of your solitude
the tenderness remains

you are the failure man
I am the following
you are the lonely nights
I am the spotting lights

tomorrow you come home again
tomorrow you're alone my friend
your home is solitude my friend
your home is bitterness my friend
tomorrow you come home again
tomorrow you come home again
tomorrow you come home again

Discography

We have a single and a full length released on ROIR records. Most recently we have self-released a 7" single entitled 'Tonight'.

Set List

All Right, 3 min (Sonic Youth plus a choir)
New Man, 2 min (Otis Redding sung by white boys)
The Mind Traveler's Song (13th Floor Elevators, but more pleasing)
Pi, 2 min (a commercial tune/psyche-blues)
Bashful Son, 3 min
Lever Master City to the City of Age (David Bowie in the early 70's)
Bright Lady Light, 3 min (Bob Dylan and Paul Simon)
Evil Twin, 5 min

we're eclectic and concise; please note the live set is much more intense and alive compared to the mp3's listed here

we have alternates, audibles and extra material as well, but this is the standard as of right now