Wicasta

Wicasta

 Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandPop

This is what happens when a writer turns into a musician and starts using songs to tell stories. A hint of dark, old school Rock force welded into an experimental casing and presented to the world with just enough of a safe Dave Matthews sheen to hide all the scary sub-currents. Poe would dance.

Biography

I grew up in a talented family and first found his creative expression as an artists. By my early teens I had started writing short stories and novels, and evolved into a musician by his late teens. Early influences were Progressive Rock bands such as Pink Floyd, Rush, Yes, Kansas and Jethro Tull, followed by Heavy Metal bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. Then I discovered Richard Wagner and realized that Wagner, Beethoven and Strauss were the Heavy Metal pioneers of their day. After that realization, all music was accessible, and the many musical explorations that followed flowed from that.

I joined my first Rock band as a bassist in 1986 and realized quickly that I was at odds with most of the musicians I knew, in that I was more interested in making great, challenging music than parting and screwing around. That pattern repeated for the couple of decades. I took a detour for about eight years to drive a long haul tractor-trailer, but moved to Florida in 2007 to resume the music, work on novels and general explore the creative impulse.

Lyrics

Ten Feet Tall

Written By: Wicasta Lovelace

When I'm standin' near my baby,
I feel 'bout, 'bout ten feet tall,
'Cause she loves me, adores me.
I'm her man, and that's all.
When she finds me, I'm somebody,
She makes me more than I am.
They can tell her I'm nothin’ but trouble,
And she just won't give a damn.

(CHORUS)
I'm livin' when I stand beside her.
I'm dyin' when she walks away.
I know I'm nothin' without her.
She knows I like it that way.

When I cry out in the darkness,
She pulls me into the light.
When I've fallen into madness,
She sets my ship aright.
If I'm crazy on that mountain,
And fall down for forty days,
She'll crawl back up that mountainside
To help me find my way.

(CHORUS)
I'm livin' when I stand beside her.
I'm dyin' when she walks away.
I know I'm nothin' without her.
She knows I like it that way.

(LEAD BREAK)

When I'm standin' near my baby,
I damned near reach ten feet tall,
'Cause she loves me and adores me.
I'm her man, and that's all.
Yes, she's crazy 'bout her baby.
I could not chase her away.
She found a fool on the mountainside,
And took him home to stay.

(CHORUS 2x)
I'm livin' when I stand beside her.
I'm dyin' when she walks away.
I know I'm nothin' without her.
She knows I like it that way.

Discography

"When The Winds Blow" CD with Windhaven