William Ross Music

William Ross Music

BandAlternativeAcoustic

Soulful, catchy acoustic music. If Dave Matthews, John Mayer, Dashboard Confessional and Goo Goo Dolls all had one freaky love-baby, this would be the result.

Biography

At the age of twenty, I suffered a quarter-life-crisis. Miserable with my choice of major, I ditched college at UC Irvine and then promptly left the country. Much of my time for the next year was spent backpacking around Europe and talking with locals about life in general and began focusing on writing music.

What sets me apart from other artists is my devotion to charity--- 20% of all profits I make are donated to environmental and education based charities. Also, I have played shows in front of large audiences before (over 3000 people at the UC Irvine Talent Show) and have a connection with the crowd--- the audience and I tend to bond during performances.

Lyrics

SHADOWS!

Written By: William Ross

I see my soul
Everywhere I go
Hiding in
My shadow

Shade
Darkens the Day
Shade
Chasing me

Darkness
Always with the light
Darkness
You're black is bright

Shadows!
Get away from me!

Anger
Turning to rage
Love
Turning to hate

Shadows!
Get away from me!

Taylor

Written By: William Ross

Well I remember
How the sun was settin' early
On a dark day November
While you were walkin' with me
And I slowly put my arm
Right 'round you,
then you quickly withdrew.

And I saw how
Her eyes seemed to falter
With the knowledge of the fact
That I had fallen for her.
Oh God, I wish that I controlled time
So I could hit rewind.

I know beyond
a shadow of doubt that
I had our love
planned out, yeah
To see it all come crashing down
Now its all down

And oh I miss her

Taylor
The love I lost on her
Taylor

Now there's fire on my fingertips
with every string I play
'Cuz every note I ever wrote
was there to make you stay.

And all these chords,
they're all yours.

Taylor

Burned

Written By: William Ross

Don't you say I didn't warn ya
He would leave your heart broken
You can't go from friends
to lovers and back again
Oh no, not with him.

I know I heard I saw
That boy, well, he is just all wrong
I heard I saw I know
He's with you for the wrong reasons
I saw I know I heard
Girl, you are gonna get burned.

So you caught him with another
(he told you lies)
Then he tells you that he loves her
(right to your eyes)
Sorry he treats you wrong
but its time you move along
To someone worth a damn.

I know I heard I saw
That boy, well, he is just all wrong
I heard I saw I know
He's with you for the wrong reasons
I saw I know I heard
Girl, you are gonna get burned.

Hey girl that boy is fire
and you are gonna get burned.

Are you happy now you had him?
It's a war you just can't win.
I say it out of love,
That boy ain't good enough for you.

Dizzy

Written By: William Ross

All this anger, all this greed,
all the poles are melting.
Don't you think its safe to say
that the end is on its way?

Maybe fire, maybe flood,
maybe bombs will blow us up,
all the greens will turn to gray
and the dark will fill our days.

We are different, you and I.
We don't need to run and hide
'cuz with you by my side,
Love, I would be content to die.

It's not "if" but "when"
this all will end.
Will you just lay here
until then?
The planet gets more dizzy
with every turn,
the only thing I'm sure,

You're the best part of this world.

As the bedroom's burning down,
you and I just roll around.
We feel warm, we feel no pain,
we got all this time to play.
You're the cooling that I crave,
you're the reason that I stay,
And as I kiss you in the flames,
We will both just melt away.

It's not "if" but "when"
this all will end.
Will you just lay here
until then?
The planet gets more dizzy
with every turn,
the only thing I'm sure,

You're the best part of this world.

Discography

SHADOWS! (l.p.) is on iTunes and Rhapsody. Music is streamed via MySpace and OurStage.com, and has been featured on independent artist segments on 99.1 PLR as well as several college stations.

Set List

Set lists vary depending on venue, but typical set list includes:

1. Shadows!
2. Taylor
3. Old Love (Eric Clapton Cover)
4. Autumn in the City (unrecorded)
5. Face-First
6. #41 (Dave Matthews Cover)
7. Dizzy
8. Words Are Not Enough
9. Walk Away (unrecorded)