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Happy st. Patrick’s day

What’s happening everyone!

I’m just chillin here with my pup watching boondock saints to get in the Irish spirit.

Anyways: this week were working on some new songs for y’all as well as some pretty cool video ideas. We cannot wait to see all this come to fruition. 

For me, I’m just loving life, listening to country music, and appreciating the fair weather coming our way.

I hope you guys are having great lives. 

- Alex

Bubble Wrap

So if going completely broke was the goal last night, then I crushed it. However I did get this awesome deal at this Pizza place where if you buy a slice a pizza for seven bucks, you get a shot of Jamo and a tall can of PBR. Oh and if you pay with cash you get another free shot of Jamo, in case anyone was wondering.

So, i have been listening to a lot of old (er) music. I can’t stop playing the stones, U2, Bowie, Dylan and stuff like that. It has really got me thinking about the direction I want to start taking our music. If anyone read the last post, you might remember that I mentioned how we have nine new tracks. I’m currently working on stripping down these tracks to nothing but guitar, bass, drums and vocals. Our producer once said to me, a good writer only needs a chord progression, a kick and a catchy melody to write a good song. I want to test this theory. Maybe we will start removing some bubble wrap. 

Also, Everyone needs to check out this organization called Ride Nature. Its this non-profit company that uses skateboarding and surfing to reach out to youth internationally. They also team up with other groups and help minster to young children. Pretty nar-nar 

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"Lion" - LVX
Lion

I feel so sad but I can’t let it out

Cold’s the only emotion that I know how to show

And sometimes I wish I could drive away

And talk to an unrecognizable face

Cause dreams look better from a passenger seat

where the roaring of destiny ain’t going to scare me

Ain’t going to scare me

Ain’t going to scare me today.

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound

I replay every moment since the shot at the start

This concrete bursts louder than the beat of my heart

And it’s hard to look forward with your chin to the ground

I diamonds loved for what it is and not where it’s found

Cause light can be seen from another galaxy

yet here I am sprawled out on my knees

Cause the roar of destiny

Ain’t going to scare me today

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound (X2)

Can I be who I want to be?

Cause I drift straight through steel and concrete

Despite this you elevate me

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound (X3)

Lion

I feel so sad but I can’t let it out

Cold’s the only emotion that I know how to show

And sometimes I wish I could drive away

And talk to an unrecognizable face

Cause dreams look better from a passenger seat

where the roaring of destiny ain’t going to scare me

Ain’t going to scare me

Ain’t going to scare me today.

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound

I replay every moment since the shot at the start

This concrete bursts louder than the beat of my heart

And it’s hard to look forward with your chin to the ground

I diamonds loved for what it is and not where it’s found

Cause light can be seen from another galaxy

yet here I am sprawled out on my knees

Cause the roar of destiny

Ain’t going to scare me today

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound (X2)

Can I be who I want to be?

Cause I drift straight through steel and concrete

Despite this you elevate me

Is this the only way we know?

Is this the way life goes and goes?

Cause, I tried to be a lion

But I have no mane

I used to dream of flying sleep on the ground

I used to hear angels but now I hear no sound (X3)

Here Goes Nothing… Literally

I was thinking I might actually start writing on this blog. Maybe i can start to explain to people what it is like being in a band, or we can talk about anything really. There are a lot of ups and downs when playing in a band and the fact that we work with our brothers make it all the more interesting and crazy. So here goes nothing…

I’m sitting in a hotel room and reviewing some of the newly recorded demos for some new songs. Even though our E.P. At Arms Length, came out only a few months ago, we have already written nearly nine new tracks. It is really crazy how fast these songs have come together. I think as a band we are beginning to hit our stride. Each of us understands our roles and have become aware of our individuals strengths that we can contribute to this project. However, I will be very open and say it has not been easy. The past couple weeks have had their fare share of rainy days. However, it was Cameron and Tucker who first reminded me of the words to one of our last songs. They pointed out how these words and all that work that went into that song, doesn’t mean anything unless we can stand behind it and apply it to our own lives. It pretty much sucks when you know someone else is right. 

Also, I am in a history of art class. We are studying a lot of Roman art and in particular Roman symbols. It got me thinking that since our name is latin, which was spoken by the Romans, maybe we should have some sort of band symbol? I haven’t really thought of anything yet so I’ll keep you posted if I do.

-Jesse

"

Rhea of Colors

Well let me start by saying thank you for every memory
But can I fiddle with this ending to better suite my needs
Because the lights in the night were burning like a fire
But our bottle rocket spirits couldn’t get much higher.

Am I crazy
to throw my hands
to you?
(Ahh)

Do you remember you leaving the same way I do?
It was like the lights in the room went out and followed you.
Cause I see every memory when I close my eyes.
But when I wake in the morning you fade with the night.

Am I crazy
to throw my hands
to you?
(Ahh)

Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light.
Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light.

Well I wasn’t in the room and I didn’t hear a sound
But when I woke in the morning it was upside down.
Because our world got flipped by a change in the script,
Yet.. the light you left will always shine upon it.

Am I crazy
to throw my hands
to you?
(Ahh)

Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light.
Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light

I hear the bells ring, I see the sparkling gold like champagne, like champagne.
Like sparks and lightning my eyes keep on widening cause some day I’ll see your face.
Don’t fade away (X8)

Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light.


Like sparks and lightning my eyes keep on widening cause some day I’ll see your face.

Hey our farewell is tonight
So say good morning and see your way to the light.

"

This song was written about a very dear friend that passed away not too long ago. My brother and I often considered her to be the sister we never had. I think since music is one of the ways through which I communicate most honestly, I felt I had to write a song about it so that I could better understand and accept the situation. I always describe this song as a bittersweet goodbye. The bitterness is because like all “goodbyes,” you and that other person are not going to see each other for a certain period of time. However, I say it is sweet only because the reason it hurts so bad is because of the great memories and times that you and your friends had been able to experience with that person. It doesn’t necessarily make the departure any easier but being able to look back on all the fun and positive memories helps at justifying the pain. 

-Jesse

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Us Johnson brothers on the slopes in Wyoming. It’s a beautiful day here, how are you?
dapperstatus said:

I don't know how you found and followed me but you guys are awesome and Tangled is totally my new favorite song!!

Awesome! Have you seen our cover of TSwift’s Trouble? http://youtu.be/FS-CS09GU3w

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We’ve got a surprise for you guys! Tomorrow we’ll be releasing a new cover! Here’s a hint..
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