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  • June 2022 Update - Lyric site improvements

    Hey all,

    Some improvements have been made to the Lyrics portion of the website.

    There is now a landing page to pick an artist:

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    …and you can also navigate between lyrics (previous and next track) if you’re reading along with the album:

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    I've also added some initial Track Stats which I'm hoping to expand upon later:

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    posted in Site Updates & Feedback
  • Dear Pain (Chords)

    Been listening to a lot of Gresham lately and this song stuck out the most. I decided to dust off my guitar and try to tab it out. I've got most of the intro and verses tabbed out but I'll wait until I can figure out the rest before posting. Here are the chords that make up the picking Jason is using. Feel free to help with the tab if you can!

    Dear Pain by Jason Wade
    Tabbed by: Shawn Eggleston (LifehouseFans.net)
    
    Tuning: Eb
    Capo: None
    
    [INTRO]
    F  Am
    F  Am
    
    
    [VERSE 1]
    
    F                       Am
    I wrote my story in the sand
    
    F                                     Am
    Walked away in shoes that were second hand
    
    F                      Am
    I put my pain inside a box
    
                 F                               Am
    I'll feel it later when I finally change the locks
    
    
    [VERSE 2]
    
    F                             Am
    Yeah, I watched ‘em drop like flies
    
         F                         Am
    Like dominoes falling across my mind
    
    F                            Am
    Gonna need a better place to hide
    
    F                                      Am
    'Cause nothing's safe here, nothing is alright
    
    
    [CHORUS]
    
    C                             G
    All these years it was me and you
    
                 Am                     F
    You were the dynamite and I was the fuse
    
    C                                G
    If you're gonna make me pick and choose
    
    Am                                    F
    I know that I'm gonna have to cut you loose
    
    
    [VERSE 3]
    
    F                                   Am
    I threw the apple as far as I could see
    
          F                                      Am
    Yeah, there's no shade here under the family tree
    
    F                                Am
    Yeah, there's no use crying here alone
    
    F                                  Am
    We both know where they buried the bones
    
    
    [CHORUS]
    
    C                             G
    All these years it was me and you
    
                 Am                     F
    You were the dynamite and I was the fuse
    
    C                                G
    If you're gonna make me pick and choose
    
    Am                                    F
    I know that I'm gonna have to cut you loose
    
    C                    G
    Hello pain my oldest friend
    
                    Am                           F
    You'd wrap your arms around me to the bitter end
    
    C                                G
    If you're gonna make me pick and choose
    
      Am                                  F
    I know that I'm gonna have to cut you loose
    
    
    [INTERLUDE]
    Am  F
    Am  F
    
    
    [VERSE 4]
    
    F                                         Am
    I've been running since I was seven years old
    
          F                                     Am
    Dug a hole to China, reached the California sands
    
    F                      Am
    I put my pain inside a box
    
                F                              Am
    I guess I'll finally put it in some bigger hands
    
    
    [CHORUS]
    
    C                             G
    All these years it was me and you
    
    Am                                  F
    You were the dynamite and I was the fuse
    
    C                                G
    If you're gonna make me pick and choose
    
      Am                                  F
    I know that I'm gonna have to cut you loose
    
    C                    G
    Hello pain my oldest friend
    
    Am                                           F
    You'd wrap your arms around me to the bitter end
    
    C                          G
    But I won't wear you for a noose
    
    Am                                      F
    You know that I'm gonna have to cut you loose
    
    posted in Guitar Tabs
  • RE: The Great Big Music Trivia Thread

    @robert said in The Great Big Music Trivia Thread:

    You and Me

    Written 2000, released 2005

    LH’s biggest hit, we likely all know, was written in the same few months as Hanging By A Moment — it began as a track called You, Me, and All of the People, written when Jason proposed to his now partner.

    I didn't realize it was written that early on. It's a good thing they held off on releasing it. It definitely wouldn't have fit in with the rest of No Name Face!

    Spin
    Written 1997, released 2002
    Spin began as an early poem of Jason’s, written near the beginning of the Blyss era but lacking a bridge — Ron Aniello helped him write one, turning it into a song and setting it up to be the first track off Stanley Climbfall.

    I love, love, love the extended outro on Spin!

    Wish

    Written 2001, released 2015
    
I’ve mentioned this in past posts, but Wish was written in 2001 and demoed for Stanley Climbfall, before being shelved for over a decade. Jason began working on the song again in 2012 for Paper Cuts, and finished that version of the song in 2013. The band once again totally overhauled the song for OOTW, and we are blessed with three versions of a fan favourite.

    2001: Best. Version. 😆

    Storm
    Written 1997/1998, released 2007
    Storm was initially featured on Diff’s Lucky Day, and wasn’t played in concert until it was requested at the Cleveland House of Blues in May 2005. Jason played the song there, and began to incorporate it into his set once in a while, and the band ultimately tracked the song in 2007 while finishing Who We Are.

    The Blyss version of "Storm" is magic. One of the best tracks on Diff's Lucky Day in my opinion. The lead guitar during the intro set up this dreamy, floating-on-the-water feeling that pulled you in and set the tone for what was to come. His vocals at this point were so sincere and raw it felt like you were standing in the midst of what he was going through. I've never been a big fan of the re-recordings for Storm or Wish because I felt they lacked that raw emotion and were over-engineered but I'm glad there are these other versions. Not everyone connects to a song the same way and these songs are too incredible to miss.

    Barely survivng has become my purpose / 'Cause I'm so used to living underneath the surface

    After spending the past couple of weeks listening to Gresham again, I definitely see this song in a new way.

    The songs I can think of are "Exhale" and "Shiny Silver Beast". Both were written around the yellow record (or before?). They were originally shared on the original LHF site sometime between May 2003 and May 2006 (Wayback Machine doesn't have that gap sadly). As we know, "Exhale" was released in 2015 as a bonus track for OOTW and "Shiny Silver Beast" was recorded in 2013 for Paper Cuts but not released until 2017.

    I always assumed these were related to the Dear Mr. Tumnus project but I have no reason to believe it was true. The song names "Porcelain Mask", "Dear Mr. Tumnus", "White Witch", "Shiny Silver Beast" and "Exhale" all seemed to fit together at the time.

    posted in Lifehouse
  • RE: Happy 7th Anniversary, OOTW

    I can't believe it's been 7 years already, wow! I just pulled out that Collectors Edition tin they were selling back then. Kind of gimmicky but I liked the alternative album artwork/slip case they included with the CD (guitar picks came in handy, too!)

    Every release day, I run to the store to pick up a physical copy (since WWA; I pre-ordered SCF/LH online) and OOTW was no exception. I picked up a copy of the Target Exclusive version with all the bonus tracks. I was most excited for "Exhale" since I knew that track had been floating around since the early 2000s (song title posted on the OG LHF B-Side lyrics page back around 2004/2005).

    My favorite tracks on this record (in no particular order) were Runaways, Firing Squad, Alien, Hurt This Way and Exhale. I was also pretty excited for "Wish" and while they did do a great job, the rawness of the original version of "Wish" made it difficult to get into the new version with the strings.

    I always enjoyed Bryce's work with Komox Kids but his solo LH tracks never clicked for me. Stardust always felt out of place with the rest of the record and while it's a decent song on it's own, I usually skip it.

    I was really looking forward to seeing them live for this tour but it became the second tour (back-to-back if I remember correctly) to fall through for them. I did see them a few years later for their Greatest Hits tour which was amazing... felt like a kid all over again.

    posted in Lifehouse
  • May 2022 Update - SCF 20th Anniversary Website

    Hey everyone! Just a quick update on what's happening around here.

    Upgraded Website

    I just launched an upgraded main website in preparation of Stanley Climbfall's 20th anniversary. There's an all new blog and some SCF-related goodies with more to come as we get closer to September.


    New Logo

    I've redesigned the LHF logo to match the style used during the SCF-era:

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    New Forum Theme

    I'm working on a new theme for the forum to match the new website and hope to have that done in the next couple weeks... if you haven't noticed, the Stanley Climbfall era was my favorite in terms of design 😉


    More Blog Content

    @robert has graciously agreed to become an author on the blog as well so between the two of us, it should have a bit more content going forward especially now that the new site is mostly finished.

    -Shawn

    posted in Site Updates & Feedback
  • RE: Stanley Climbfall - 20th Anniversary is this year!

    Does anyone have some high resolution concert photos from the SCF era? Looking to use them on the website and credit will be provided!

    posted in Lifehouse
  • RE: Future Wars (EP)

    I've just finished listening to this all once through and I'm really impressed! This is unquestionably my favorite ØZWALD release as a whole.

    I'm working on transcribing the lyrics so if anyone is interested in helping, please do. Thanks @robert for the publishing info! I included that in the track notes for each track (except for Smithereens).

    EDIT I moved all the lyrics to the main site: https://lifehousefans.net/discog/ozwald/future-wars/

    I've really enjoyed the soundtrack to Halt and Catch Fire and artists such as Noah Gundersen and Holly Humberstone have incorporated some of this sound into their music. I never knew it was called synthwave.. that's good to know! When I get into my programming mode these types of tunes keep me laser focused.

    posted in ØZWALD
  • Any William Clark Green fans here?

    WCG just released his fifth (and best!) studio album titled “Baker Hotel”. I would say it’s a mix of country and southern rock. Not the typical mainstream country sound though.

    When it comes to album art, his take the cake. Seriously creative, beautiful, storytelling artwork.

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    “Gun to Your Head”, “Give a Damn”, “All You Got” and “Leave Me Alone” are just a few of my favorite tracks on the album.

    The title track is a fun song about the abandoned Baker Hotel which is located in Mineral Wells, TX. Another stand out song is “Dog Song”. Not my favorite on the record but it’s definitely a good laugh. As the owner of two dogs, I can empathize with some of the shenanigans.

    His Live albums are really good also and he shares stories behind several of the songs.

    Ringling Road and Hebert Island are my favorite as far as album art go:

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    posted in The Lounge
  • RE: Garden of the Sun (ØZ 7)

    That’s pretty crazy! I was just thinking about this last night in fact. They’ve got 6 records done so far which in a traditional release cycle is ~12 years worth of music.

    Artificial Odyssey is easily my favorite ØZWALD record to date, though I’m not a huge fan of most of the others (Sweet Delirium was the only other I really enjoyed). I’m interested to see how Garden of the Sun stacks up with the rest of their discography.

    posted in ØZWALD