Watt White

Watt White

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WATT WHITE brings both power and vulnerability to a sound only a pop soul with a metal heart could create. A NYC-based singer/songwriter, his 2008 self-produced EP reveals the tip of an iceberg where soaring anthems and grinding vocals alike remain grounded in honesty, melody and songcraft.

Biography

WATT WHITE arrives in 2008 with half an album in the can and 10,000 road miles under the belt… after logging several years fronting a NYC-based punk metal outfit (and touring the US and Canada dozens of times with Megadeth, Deftones and even the full Warped Tour '06), WATT put down the screaming mic and picked up the pen, digging into an untapped realm of melody and songwriting depth. Deciding to bypass a smoldering music biz wasteland, WATT dug 6 songs from his arsenal of acoustic demos and started his new solo recording on his own. Holing up at Long Island's Vudu Studios with former bandmate Rich Liegey at the engineering controls and bass, the first half of "DARE ANYTHING" was recorded in the Winter of 2007. The self-produced effort was mixed by Mike Watts and features KYLE PAAS (guitar) and ALEX SMOLINSKI (drums). Says WATT: "For the first time I sat down to write songs with no preconceived notion of what it had to sound like or where it had to fit---what came out is organic..."

Lyrics

Times That Try

Written By: Watt White

Times That Try (c) 2008 by Watt White, BMI

Try is all a man can do
Try to be strong and do
Right by the ones he loves
but love runs out and out of time
We do
What we must do to survive
In order to keep the dream alive
Drive stake thru heart black eyes meet fist to face
(And you don’t cry)

These are the TIMES THAT TRY
the tears we cry
This is how it is
This is the countdown
to the beatdown
We gotta give
This is the way I live
there’s no turning back
it’s black or black
Get back or you’ll suffer

Cuz it’s an
Eye for an eye for an eye

These are the times that try

Time it used to be on my side
But the sonofabitch turned tail and stabbed me in the back
Now I watch the clock and plan attack on
You
Who would dare stand in my way
Don’t close your eyes,
Watch what you say
I may be right behind you
don’t try to hide I will find you

you make it tough on me
I’ll make it make it tough on you
Go on try me. Try me try me
watch out I’m comin for you

These are the TIMES THAT TRY
the tears we cry
This is how it is
This is the countdown
to the beatdown
I'm gonna give
This is the way I live
there’s no turning back
it’s black or black
Step back or you’ll suffer

Cuz it’s an
Eye for an eye for an eye

These are the times that try

Impossible

Written By: Watt White

Impossible © 2007 by WATT WHITE, BMI

Everything will change and go our way
What did you say?
Did you say it’s impossible
All in life will turn out for the best
But somehow you protest
and you say it’s impossible
I don’t believe in impossible

I’ll break steel bars and bend it into a flower
Stand at your door for hours
Anything I gotta do
I will do the IMPOSSIBLE
And at speeds of
infinite miles per hour
Do everything in my power
For my chance to prove
I will do the IMPOSSIBLE for you

Everything you ever dreamed
and more it’s coming for sure
There’s no more impossible
Pain you feel in time will heal
when it gets dark my friend
The nightmare ends
it’s never been impossible
I don’t believe in impossible

I’ll break steel bars and bend it into a flower
Stand at your door for hours
Anything I gotta do
I will do the IMPOSSIBLE
And at speeds of
infinite miles per hour
Do everything in my power
For my chance to prove
I will do the IMPOSSIBLE for you

And whatever it takes to make it real for you I’ll do
And whatever mistakes this man of steel has made
Believe I’ll undo
Fly through the eye of the fire to prove
I will do the IMPOSSIBLE for you

And whatever it takes to make it real
for you I'll do
And no matter how terrified inside you feel
And if I gotta beat this world to within an inch of my life
There is no force
there is no fire
There is no end
NEVER SAY DIE

I will do the IMPOSSIBLE for you

Autumn Begins

Written By: Watt White

Autumn Begins © 2007 by WATT WHITE, BMI

All the leaves are falling but
I can’t recall the summer having left
And it seems like theft to know that all this time has passed
And all I want is to get back
what I somehow just let slip
If I can only get my grip

But I got nothing to stand on
And as the world falls away
I’m holding on to the brass ring
With nothing left to say
All I got is a memory of yesterday

If I can’t stop the world then
Can I go kinda slow then?
Cuz I never did stop to notice time go by
Why did I get lost in the middle?
Have I died just a little?
Have I gambled my life with loaded dice
I’ll never get the chance to be here twice again
Here we are my friend
Where summers end
Autumn begins

My life used to be my favorite movie
I knew every single line
and I felt like every song on the radio would speak to me
but I just don’t know
where the glory days have gone
I gotta face this life head on

Whatever hand in life I get
I’ll play my cards with no regret
Cuz I got stories yet to tell
And I won’t spend one more night in hell

Whatever road my journey takes
I’m not gonna make the same mistakes
I’m not gonna dwell on the past
Cuz I’m older
And it’s over

Have I given it all I got or have I just given in?

Beat You

Written By: Watt White

Beat You © 2008 by WATT WHITE, BMI

Put my hand out to shake
do you break it
Or push it away?
It just got too hard to take

I forgive you

So what do you say?

What can I tell from your silent reaction but nothing?
Apology was yours to take
you just made your last mistake

This is your pulpit and
this is your pride
This is your life at the end of the line
This is a game you can no longer win

Cuz I’ll BEAT YOU my friend
BEAT YOU my friend
Again and again and again and again
I’ll beat you my friend
I’ll win in the end
And I’ll beat your ass
if you cross me again

As I offer you truce
Are you smiling
while winding the noose?
I wont walk through your mud
Your forgiveness
is a peace soaked in blood
What can I tell from your frozen expression but hatred?
And if you won’t exist to me
Cancel my apology

Brace yourself for the fight
I will teach you tonight
You just stepped in some shit now
This is it now
this is it now

This is your destiny this is your shrine
This is your nightmare
the end of the line
This is my justice now, this is the end

I will BEAT YOU…again and again
I’ll beat your ass if you fuck me again

Bullet

Written By: Watt White

Bullet © 2008 by Watt White, BMI

Sweat is stinging
into my eyes
And the fickle hand of fate
Has got me in it’s fist so tight

Sirens singing
lullabies of doom
And I don’t know if I’ll live to fight
or last the night
Or ever get out of this room

Cuz there’s a bullet
with my name on it somewhere
In a rifle on a runaway train
There’s a hurricane
lightning and thunder
If it’s time to die I can’t complain because

I never felt so alive
Never once in my life
Til I saw the world through your eyes and now
Every second it seems
like an infinite dream
I feel at home and healed completely
Cuz you shield me

Sand is slipping into the wine
But I keep drinking deep
Cuz it helps me sleep but
I keep running out of time
I’ve been wasting
the precious gift of life
With a knife I try to slash the noose but it’s just no use
I think it’s time to pay the price

Cuz there’s a bullet
with my name on it somewhere
In a rifle on a runaway train
There’s a dynamite
lightning and thunder
If it’s time to die I can’t complain because

I never felt so alive
Never once in my life
Til I saw the world through your eyes and now
Every second it seems
like an infinite dream
I feel at home and healed completely

And I feel lucky to see you
I feel lucky to
breathe the air you breathe
And I feel lucky to feel you
If they're comimg to take me away
I can say I lived completely

Cuz you shield me

Fly

Written By: Watt White

Fly © 2008 by Watt White, BMI

Hello brick wall my old friend
Are you ready to go toe to toe again?
My bruises have healed and
I feel like I’m ready for more
I know the time
and you told me the odds
But I don’t wave flags and
I won’t ask god for nothing
I’m on my own because

This is the place
where the runway ends
And nobody knows
what’s around the bend
this is the time when you look yourself right in the eye
and you don’t say “if”
and you don’t ask why
cuz this is the time to fly
if I can build up just enough speed
I will try
and baby just watch me fly

Welcome heartbreak come right in
I’ve been expecting you
how has depression been?
And won’t you give my warm regards to doubt
cuz I forgot about him again
As I begin to pick up speed
but look out ahead
Cuz the bridge is out
and the crowd just stares but nothing
Will slow me down because

This is the place
where the runway ends
And nobody knows
what’s around the bend
this is the time when you look yourself right in the eye
and you don’t say “if”
and you don’t ask why
cuz this is the time to fly
if I can build up just enough speed
I will try
and baby just watch me fly

And all that matters
when it’s time to leave the ground
Is close your eyes
and don’t look down
There’s fresh air all around
And when the time is right
you’ll open up your eyes
To find you’ve reached the other side
The sweetest tears you’ve ever cried

you will cry

Discography

"Dare Anything" EP 2008

Set List

Times That Try, Impossible, Autumn Begins, Beat You, Bullet, Fly, The Fight, Good as Gold