WORD

WORD

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandAlternativePop

WORD draws inspiration from varying genres and groups making for a full rich sound that remains consistent, yet fresh. With catchy lyrics, melodies, and rhythms, WORD excites and engages the audience to reach for something more than just the sound immediately heard. WORD is word, an affirmation.

Biography

WORD formed around February 2009 with the intention of jamming and nothing more; however, after realizing the potential of the group, we all decided to take the band seriously. Due to our busy school schedules WORD held weekly practices on Fridays and Saturdays concentrating on generating original songs, the first being Dove. After graduating from high school during summer 2010, we all have moved on to college attending universities such as University of Houston, University of St. Thomas, and University of Phoenix. During the spring semester of 2011 WORD decided to make an EP which was completed March of 2011. Since then, WORD, along with some helpful friends and fans, have been advertising for gigs, EPs and other memorabilia.
WORD has several influences including: Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Fuel, The Beatles and many others. Although each band member has their distinct tastes and preferences regarding music, we all, through trust and love of music, come together to formulate what WORD is now, fun, catchy, and new.
Several characteristics set WORD apart from other groups currently playing. Lauren Pierce's voice can only be described as soulful, rich and full of wisdom comparable to that of Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and other notable soul, R&B and jazz singers. John Goodrich's unmistakable genius can not be denied having played bass and guitar for over 10 years. Mark White of the Spin Doctors described John as someone who has "been through a lot" and it "shows through his instrument". Patrick, Kevin and Alex have been best friends since 1st grade creating an effective and trusting chemistry when playing live allowing for multiple interpretations of already set songs ultimately enabling the entire group to have fun while playing. Ted, a new comer to WORD, has an undeniable passion for music and adds a new perspective to how WORD approaches melodies, rhythms, and overall sound, while inserting his uplifting yet powerful voice.
Countless groups or bands exist today, some may say too much, but WORD is different. WORD has a peculiar and recognizable persona concerning, but not confined to, their sound, stage presence and ambiance. WORD has much to say and not just about nothing, but everything.

Lyrics

Wandering

Written By: Lauren Pierce

Peace, no more
overrated, understated
and elusive to the core
faith, handmade
cant believe what you cant see
still spinin circles in your tea

love, causin' heartache
resistin', always twistin'
waiting for the earth to quake
here, never there
we'll contemplate and consummate
the consequences of your dare

please see
it isnt too hard to agree
we want to be free
but we dont have the key

Dove

Written By: Alex Angelescu

I capture the wave
my feelings for they go
they go deep, yes you know
you knew that from the start

fly away
fly away like a dove

you go farther than you should
by now you'd be believe me too
that you weren't rude
but my love for you

sometimes I second guess
how come I'm here with you
you make my world spin of control
by now you'd know

fly away
fly away like a dove

fly away
fly away like you should

no I'm alone
hanging out with the mice
even though they're out sight
the dark is not so nice

fly away
fly away like a dove

fly away
fly away like you should
fly away
fly away like a dove
fly away
fly away like you should

The Explosion

Written By: Alex Angelescu

the ember glows slightly
its my fingers that burn
this time we watch just twists and turns
my signal for the day smells like rain
the taste is gray and strange
i said this was the last one
guess thoughts fumble and vert
the last time i loved it hurt

give me a chance to change
i promise you this
give me a second face
i live for this

i just wanna live life
and find out the world
see friends grow up pass and die
its the circle life
my cigarettes clear of dice
my pockets are full
dreams they expire just like the seasons duel

give me a chance to change
i promise you this
give me a second face
i live for this

Pearl

Written By: Alex Angelescu

The Stars beckon your eyes
to come out and play tonight

Sometimes i get a feeling
that sometimes ain't right
so i pray for a brighter light
to start me midnight dive

oh oh oh, oh oh oh

your intentions I'm sure were good
but i cant help but fear
decisions made, decisions fade
what you could and should

the skies I'm told have answers
So I pray with my hands for a chance ta

oh oh oh, oh oh oh
the shunning lights
the blue drought skies
please lord help me tonight

Spring Is Here Again

Written By: Alex Angelescu

the streets darken by the hour,
cruel and deceiving flower,
my rose you are forever,
my fault and yours never

in the night i try to run you down,
chasing your rose through the thorns,
leaving me broken and torn

time never seems to find its way,
losing track in the maze,
i keep making excuses for you,
wanting and desire for you,

in the night i try to run you down,
chasing your rose through the thorns,
leaving me broken and torn

Discography

WORD (EP)
1. Wandering
2. Pearl
3. Dove
4. The Explosion
5. Spring Is Here Again

The self entitled EP, WORD, is being distributed by band members as of now (March 2011) and will soon be available online.

Set List

Wandering
The Explosion
Dove
Pearl
Heal Over (KT Tunstall)
Take Me There
That Boy
Those Regrets
Spring Is Here Again