VilaFishburn

VilaFishburn

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VilaFishburn's sound is a sweet sonic mix of solid and often moody rock with catchy melodic hooks and memorable lyrics that take you to "that place" where we all want to escape

Biography

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After being shot in a drive-by shooting in 1996, life was no longer innocent. When care-free innocence is lost, regardless of the reason, a person reflects on life often and deeply, and "some individuals" pick up guitars and just start writing every thing down. Meeting like minded individuals usually follows, and thus "VilaFishburn."

The most difficult thing for us to do when recording our original material is selecting which 10 songs out of the 200 plus ideas "in our bag." Those who see us at shows have compared us to Live, (I think mostly because of our love of using dynamics). We are often told that we're very melodic and that's what sets us apart from other bands. I personally have two favorite guitarists, (Mark Knopfler and "the Edge" from U2). Our lead guitarist uses a very melodic approach which reminds me of the two of them blended together. We like songs, sounds and artists that take you "to that place" while driving your car where you get lost and leave this world for the moment. We like to think our songs have this quality and are influenced by bands like U2, Pearl Jam, John Mellencamp, Dire Straits, Grandaddy, Sheryl Crow, The Pixies, Radiohead, Wilco, GunsN'Roses, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Elton John, The Boo Radleys, Pete Yorn, Tom Petty, Queen...and on and on.

VilaFishburn is a state of mind which defines our band as a grand team of "do it yourselfers."

We write our own music, built and maintain our own website (selling our CD via CDbaby), built a recording studio and recorded and produced our first EP. We're currently working on a follow up...

Lyrics

Indian

Written By: VilaFishburn

Their power comes from money man
Those who make the law
A power they call royalty
To hell with them all

So take this generosity
So take my wife and all
So take my generosity
You have my final fall

And I whisper to the morning
And I whisper to the dawn
And I whisper to this sky above
Oh listen to us all

So take my land and take my life
Spirit still she calls
Mother earth she comforts me
I walk the trail tall

So take this generosity
So take my wife and all
So take my generosity
You have my final fall

And I whisper to the morning
And I whisper to the dawn
And I whisper to this sky above
Oh listen to us all

(Bridge)

And I whisper to the morning
And I whisper to the dawn
And I whisper to this sky above
Oh listen to us all

Fall Again

Written By: VilaFishburn

There’s so much in my mind
You know I fall again
I fall again

So much of this preys on pride
You know I fall again
I fall again

Sitting around getting drunk all the time
Starting to feel like I’m not gonna win
Starting to feel like I’m starting all over again
Starting to feel…agreeing to sin…

Full O’ Piss & Vinegar O’ let me unwind
You know I fall again
I fall again

No such thing on my mind
You know I fall again
I fall again

Sitting around getting drunk all the time
Starting to feel like I’m not gonna win
Starting to feel like I’m starting all over again
Starting to feel…agreeing to sin…

The Ball

Written By: VilaFishburn

Lennon
Change on
Avenue

Fruit from
Trees
Makes the glue

Find the force to crush the ball
Reflecting back is criminal
Unfound fortune lies unborn in memories made
Tap in time the life undone
To the swing of pendulum
Watching Father Time march on…

King
Falling
Dream yet untrue

So much
Has changed
Change overdue

Purchase shallow nights in vain
Touching face without complaint
Mind makes secret thoughts to conspire
Living in the now for mind
Gifts of promise making kind
Wonder of this world turning the corner to you

(Bridge – solo)

Find the force to crush the ball
Reflecting back is criminal
Unfound fortune lies unborn in memories made
Tap in time the life undone
To the swing of pendulum
Watching Father Time march on…

Purchase shallow nights in vain
Touching face without complaint
Mind makes secret thoughts to conspire
Living in the now for mind
Gifts of promise making kind
Wonder of this world turning the corner to you

Discography

EP - "Indian"

http://cdbaby.com/cd/vilafishburn

http://www.vilafishburn.com/mp3

Set List

We can play up to 2 hours of all originals or mix it up w/ covers for a typical 3 set evening. We add covers from time to time from the likes of Mellencamp, Pearl Jam, Better than Ezra, Supertramp and more.

Current Song List:

Watching Over We
Fall Again
Ricochet
Lieutenant
Stone Forest
Hold On Mrs. Beautiful
Indian
Moment's Notice
Dreams
The Ball
Fall In Line
Pondering
Reconciling
Golden Boy
The Yes Door
So You Say
Summer For Now
Dollar God
Free
So Anyway
Valentine
Gretchen
Deja vu
Not Tonight