Winston Smith

Winston Smith

BandRockPunk

Fast and furious. Provoking the emotions and challenging thought. Moody and melodic. The pre-party elixer!

Biography

Radiohead has changed the face of real music today. They have, in our opinion of course, solidified the bar to which others must not only meet, but attempt at all times to exceed. We are a humble band. Andy and I met in 2001 in New York City for a brief period and collided w/music for the first time. His month stay ended immediately. Music must at all times encourange you to create in some way. In 2002 he returned for a contract job for 2 years. Music began for Winston Smith. 'freedom is the power to say 2 + 2 = 4.'
Andy records everything he plays...nearly. Not the good stuff, of course. Oh no! He left for Mardi Gras in Feb. of 2003 leaving behind his recorder. I took leave of myself that week-end. In the years of searching, my lyric...my actual thoughts were being drawn to the forefront immediately. Winston Smith music. My brother, Dave (call him that. It'll piss him off). is the drummer. Born gifted, he'll tell you, he started playing at 5 and moved up from there. Small break of 23 years and he's back in the saddle. Married, kids the whole nine. Poor sap. Tomi joined late after our 243 996 543 bassist audition went horribly wrong. Again. He's now the fuckin' bassist forever! Got it!! Andy's weird and he thinks I'm the poster boy for some Ed Wood film and there you have it.
Music for us should alter you in some way for a period. It should challenge your perception. You should leave a live setting with questions, some demands. You should want to talk about the experience after the CD listen. You should feel more than you did when you entered. Our music is moody. It represents the outlook we all (that's everyone people) have in our lives. Is this who we want to be? Then change, ...why not? Really..why not? Y'know, alcoholism is in 7 out of ten homes. I believe god is a word that represents a light that exists w/in us. In some dormant. We, Winston Smith, challenge ourselves to create a setting. A space in real time. The area that tells you you can change if you want.
Radiohead. Led Zeppelin. Pink Floyd. Black Sabbath. These bands set the bar for Winston Smith and we'll continue to reach.

Lyrics

Sun

Written By: Tobias

You are not mine. You're just unattainable. You are not mine. And New York is miles and laughs and love from you. I thought I knew my thoughts. Learned, drunken leaving thoughts. I've lost my sight. Left my warmth. My Sun.

It's been years now of thens and wants and warming remenecents of my home. God I miss you. Write my life and wronged the paper I've come to trust. Gave truth to wayward lust and was so wrong. You've made me feel alive. You make me so alive. You are these songs. The reason I write. My Sun.

Dependency

Written By: Tobias

Got off denial, y'know like just for a while still you're thinking tonight you're gonna change. Get back to your friends not for a mean to your end holding out for a situation to blame. HEY! Give your heart, lend a hand just give a damn for a change. Your just standin' in line, just watchin' the time. Just wastin' time.
"But it comes to me."
I bet your hands are shaking. Gonna be alright, ya?
"Still it comforts me tonight."

I'm waitin' for her like she's been waitin' for me it's clear i can see I'm gonna give. Into this disdain, no let me refrain from sayin, 'You'll change? Fuck, god for bid.' I told you give your heart, lend a hand just give a damn for a change. This is your life. You can be free, if you're gonna change then just stop sayin' it please.
"But it comes to me."
Just keep your hands together it's gonna be alright my child.
"It still comes to me tonight."

You can make this happen if you can find The Way. Y'know change can only happen by: givin' up and in and starting today. But it's such a shame that you do it again and again and again and again, but you do.

Get out of denial it's such and evil attire then you'd see that your really gonna change. Come back to your friends they're not so mean in the end then you'll see that your heart will runneth over, hands will come together and god will show you there is a way.

The Way

Written By: Tobias

"That's not true." Ya, says who the fuck are you. Ya say you're happy? Then why you sleepin' w/your neighbors wife. Come on please off your knees and take responsibility for what you've done. Realize you're not the only one to suffer ramifications.
Birth, breath, taught fear, keep it near, like, dislike, love, goodbye. You know we do it just one time. Get it right.

Quit your job. Tell the wife you don't love her. Leave the kids alone. The beatings will just make them weaker. Come on pleeeeeeeasse, look at yourself. And realize that you've become exactly who you said you'd never become.
Ya steal, you lie. You cheat on your wife and you smile and deny it. You want, you long. You're right, I'm wrong. And you think that you're high? Why, why, why, why, why.

Breath, death, bought fear, sold it here. They'll just succumb to what they hear. We do this just one time. Get it right! You know this could be! You know I think it is right. The Way is right.

Discography

The Way (EP) and currently we do not have airplay. Our music, of course, is 100% available for licencing.

Set List

The Way
Dependency
Scared Scared Jennifer
Goodbye
Beautiful Al
Sun
Search for the Meaning
The Unknown
The Race
Viva
Blue Songs are blue
Palestine
Basic Human Desire
Listen
Love
Nine
The Difference
Inspiration of John
Coming Home
Another Love Story Tragedy
Lost, this insipid religion
Come Back

Our set list consists of two 45 - 55 min. sets (depending on banter).
We prefer not to play covers at this time, however, can.... if you'd like. hee, hee...he.