yikes! a lion!

yikes! a lion!

BandFolkPunk

imagine a band with a thousand people, drunk off of pabst and whiskey, singing songs about highschool romance and nostalgia..thats sort of what we sound like.

Biography

we met through mutual friends in the summer of 2005. at the time we really had no intention of starting anything musically, but we both knew we had some similar tastes in music. a couple years went by and we found ourselves wanting to start a band so we jammed on some ideas, but the sound was alot harder then what we make it sound like today. looking for a third member came to be the most tedious task so we said what the hell lets just keep it a 2 piece. after a couple months of swapping ideas we finally formed our band in the winter of 2008. since then weve kept our band to just 2 members and found that its much more enjoyable. weve played numerous shows all over different states and released a self titled e.p. in june of '09.

Lyrics

Same old Things

Written By: yikes! a lion!


Every morning I wake I’m seeing the same old things
Still tossin and turning and dreamin in my head
Singin every song the same and choking ever so slightly
I’m so used to it but its time to make some change.

Chorus:
Were going home!

Every morning I wake I’m seeing the same old things
All my friends are still out there in the streets
Everyone I know is going out and never coming back
I’m so used to it but i'm not like that

Chorus:
Were going home!

BREAKDOWN:
When I walk around and see the churches burning
I’ll know that something good is finally going down around here
And I know that it’s a fact that they were always wrong.
Yeah from the start.
And now were all on top!

Pabst & Whiskey

Written By: yikes! a lion!

So what, so what, so what ya gonna do now?
Everybody’s turning around.
Look out, below, I know there’s something missing.
And everybody’s turning around.
We got to make the best of what we got now
But everybody’s turning around.
I wish, I hope, I knew this wouldn’t happen
Still everybody’s turning around.

So what, so what, so what ya gonna do now?
Everybody’s turning around.
Look out, below, I know there’s something missing.
And everybody’s turning around.
This time, I feel, I should have really started
But everybody’s turning around
I wish, I hope, I knew this wouldn’t happen
Still everybody’s turning around.

CHORUS:
After this is over all my friends are hanging round
Drinking pabst and whiskey as the sun is going down.
After this is over all I’ve got to do is run
I’ve got to run from all the cops because I’m still sixteen years old.
I’ve got to run from all the cops because they still think that I stole
I’ve got to run from all the cops because their all racist assholes!

Wasteland

Written By: yikes! a lion!

Sitting in a wasteland watchin the waves come crashing down on me
Sick of the misery everyone’s pointing the finger at me
Oh how I wish I could move out, wish I could move out for a while
Somewhere where I can have a beer and not worry about a thing

Chorus:
But everyone’s still watching me!
woahhh
Quit your cryin, just watch t.v.!
woahhhh
Everyone knows this is the world now
Nobody’s gonna do a thing!
This is the world now
The end for you and me!

Sitting in a wasteland watchin the waves come crashing down on me
Sick of the misery everyone’s pointing the finger at me
Oh how I wish I could move out, wish I could move out for a while
Somewhere where I can be myself and not worry about a thing

(repeat chorus)

Discography

- 'Yikes! a lion!' EP

airplay:
- KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine, CA
- Underground Columbus
- KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles
- KAOS 89.3 Olympia, WA

Set List

1.) Livin in LA
2.) Pabst & Whiskey
3.) Wasteland
4.) Same Old Things
5.) Monday
6.) "500 miles" cover by the proclaimers