Wits End

Wits End

 Simi Valley, California, USA
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We're an excellent power-pop band with great hooks and melodies. Our songs are memorable and we have a high-energy stage performance.

Biography

Wits End was formed by lead singer and rhythm guitarist Tom Robinson and bass player Joe Peters 3 years ago in the Conejo Valley. Soon after, drummer Carl Britton and guitarist/keyboardist/producer Ted Scarlett joined the band. We were influenced by many music genres, including folk, 60's garage rock, punk and pop rock. We liken our style to The Kinks, The Replacements and The Pretenders. Unlike the cloned power-pop bands of today, we stand out because we stay true to the traditional melodies and hooks of the bands that made this style of music great. Our latest album release, "Play it by Ear" can by found on CD Baby and iTunes.

Lyrics

Goodbye Misery

Written By: Tom Robinson

I’D LIKE TO RUN FAR FROM THIS PLACE
WHERE THERE AIN'T NO WALLS OF SPRAY PAINT
I’D LIKE TO FIND WIDE OPEN SPACE
WHERE I’M FREE TO ROAM

(CHORUS)
AND I SAY GOODBYE MISERY
SOMETIMES MY DREAM IS TRUE
WHAT CAN I DO?

I’D LIKE TO WALK DOWN MY OWN STREET
WITHOUT FEAR OF GANG BANGING THIEVES
I’D LOVE NO MORE DEMANDS TO MEET
MAKE MY TIME MY OWN

(REPEAT CHORUS)

I’D LIKE TO LEAVE MY DOOR UNLOCKED
DRIVE AROUND WITHOUT THE GRIDLOCK
I’D LIKE TO BREAK MY ALARM CLOCK
THROW AWAY MY PHONE

(REPEAT CHORUS)

Do We Really Understand?

Written By: Tom Robinson

I DON’T KNOW
ARE YOUR THOUGHTS SO HARD TO FIND?
COULD IT BE THAT I’M SO BLIND?
OUR ELUSIVE STANCE GOES HAND IN HAND
AND I DON’T KNOW WERE I STAND
AIN'T IT HARD TO UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER
ONE ANOTHER

TIME GOES BY EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT
DO WE KNOW EACH OTHER’S LIVES?
WE GO ON AND FEEL WE UNDERSTAND
BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE STAND
DO WE REALLY UNDERSTAND ONE ANOTHER
ONE ANOTHER

Play it by Ear

Written By: Tom Robinson

AFTER ALL YOU’VE PROMISED ME
HOW CAN I ASK FOR MORE
ANY OPPORTUNITY
I SIMPLY WON’T IGNORE

(CHORUS)
IT’S NOT MY GOAL TO MAKE YOU FEEL UNCERTAINTY
I KNOW WE’VE ALL GOT COMMON INSECURITIES
IT’S ALRIGHT, I SHOULD HAVE NOTICED

IF YOU’RE LED TO BELIEVE
YOU’VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE
LET ME TELL YOU HONESTLY
IT’S WELL WORTH WAITING FOR
(CHORUS)
THERE’S NO POINT THINKING ‘BOUT HOW GOOD
IT USED TO BE
BACK THEN WE WERE NOT LIVING IN REALITY
IT’S ALRIGHT, WE’RE MORE IN FOCUS`

Someone's Knockin'

Written By: Tom Robinson

Someone's knocking outside my door
They will not listen to me
When they're lonely as can be
They will crawl back for some mercy


Through the peephole I see your soul
A desperate one on your knees
'cause your lonely as can be
And you crawled back for some mercy ..mercy!

In the Cards

Written By: Tom Robinson

It's in the cards
They say you'll go far
It's in the cards
How lucky you are

You're gonna feel alright
When the sunbeam shines
You're gonna see the light
And it won't be black and white

It's in the cards
You'll make a new start
It's in the cards
There's light in the dark

You're gonna feel alright
When the sunbeam shines
You're gonna see the light
And it won't be black and white

From the Weed Patch

Written By: Tom Robinson

How does it feel to be
Home with a pack of three
Staring in your face
You were a gigolo
Painting the town aglow
You were all the rage

Then she knocked on your door
With a bundle of joy and more
You can't hide anymore
When the party's over no one scores

You were a farmers boy
Laid every barbie toy
From the central plain
Now there are mouths to feed
Formed from your varied seed
Can't break from the chain

Then she knocked on your door
With a bundle of joy and more
You can't hide anymore
When the party's over no one scores

Oh how the times have changed
Life's been rearranged
It must be a dream
Open your eyes again
Here's where it all begins
Life ain't what it seems

Then she knocked on your door
With a bundle of joy and more
You can't hide anymore
When the party's over no one scores

Freaker

Written By: Joe Peters & Tom Robinson

Twenty awesome facelifts you're unsatisfied
Waiting for redemption that you'll never find

Your mind is lost
persona costs
to hide the flaws
to aid the cause
and it's no wonder why we're all amazed

Waiting for the ultimate combo of sorts
Mixing up the feminine masculine parts

Your mind is lost
persona costs
to hide the flaws
to aid the cause
and it's no wonder why we're all amazed

What are you trying to be?
King of ambiguity
Pushing the boundaries
of the roles that gender face

There are no limits you see
From all the insanity
One of these days
The little freaker will find a face to own

It Is What It Is

Written By: Tom Robinson

You really outdid yourself this time
Normally I'd really lose my mind
You're up in first class I'm riding coach
This time I'm taking the zen approach

It is what it is and nothing more
Don't let it hit you to the core
Throw that baggage out the door
It is what it is and nothing more

Daily distractions moving fast
How long is this gonna last?
Lotus position take it slow
Now's the time to let it go

It is what it is and nothing more
Don't let it hit you to the core
Throw that baggage out the door
It is what it is and nothing more

Need to get past all of those trivial things
I know how much trouble it always brings
Even though I'm losing control
I have an ace up my sleeve
And now I'm dealing

It is what it is and nothing more
Don't let it hit you to the core
Throw that baggage out the door
It is what it is and nothing more

You really outdid yourself this time
Normally I'd really lose my mind
Normally I'd really lose my mind
Normally I'd really lose my mind
Normally I'd really lose it
Lose it!

Wait Around for Mason

Written By: Tom Robinson

As I bid you farewell had a hunch you'd be back
Kept it to myself didn't want to catch flack

and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason any day

Everything seems bright on the other side
When you get there you feel a little part of you dies

and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason any day

Destiny, it's destiny I know you know
Destiny, it's destiny I know you know
When are you coming home?

Caught a glimpse of the past with a look in his eye
Time is flying so fast and it's blowing my mind

and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason
and I wait around for Mason any day

I'll Call You Back

Written By: Tom Robinson

When I went and phoned you up
I lost all sense of pride
You'd think that I'd had enough
But I thought I'd try
What a waste of time!

Always get my hopes too high
I guess I'll never learn
I'll go back and stand in line
Take another turn
Wait for the burn

(Chorus)

I'll call you back sometime means you never will
You're so typical
Feed you the same old line till you've had your fill
It's a ritual

Discography

Play it by Ear - Released August 2010

Set List

Our typical set is 45-50 minutes. Songs are: I'll Feel it in the Morning, Play it by Ear, It is what it is, From the Weed Patch, Rut-o-Rama, I'll Call You Back, Goodbye Misery, Freaker and Someone's Knockin'.