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“Temet Nosce”

This was our first single/ep put together by none-other-than our US-Family-Man: Donald Hughes!

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TBA

Written and Arranged by Donald Hughes, Stephen Hopkins, Mariah LaChance, Tommy Gruber, and Grant Garrison.
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“So Many Lost Weekends”

This was our first collection of “listenable” music from what we would call our “experimental” period. We had a lot more, but between system and equipment failures, swarms of bees, and jsut generally battling the forces of evil… not much made it into actual recordings. We’re going to try to put together and arrange things better as much and as often as possible. We hope you will enjoy this part of our journey. …With each new recording, each album gets better and better, we promise!

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Awaken

Written by Grant Garrison and Mariah LaChance; Arranged by Grant Garrison and Tommy Gruber.
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Harder Than You

Written and Arranged by Grant Garrison and Tommy Gruber
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Jeremiah

Written and Arranged by Grant Garrison and Donald Hughes
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“WOULDN’T MISS THIS FOR THE WORLD”

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Cold World

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

 

What a cold world we live in
I don’t even know where to start.
I’ve been digging a hole today
Hope you’d help me with one small part

Could you gather all the politicians,
Generals, Presidents, Kings and Queens,
I’m digging a hole right now
So far it’s 10 miles deep.

What a sad world we live in
Sometimes it gets me down.
But I wont ever give up or give in
I’ll keep moving away the ground

Dig a little deeper, dig a little deeper
oh The world’s still cold the world’s still…
A little deeper a little deeper
oh The world still cold the worlds still cold

What a grand plan we’re living
Whats hell, hell to see?
When the money, money comes first
It will dig a hole for the

Got hypnotizing mesmerizing media
it’s not surprising some aren’t realizing
just what exactly they’re feeding us

What a cold cold world
What a cold, what a cold cold world
what a cold cold world

Now I never said murder or violence,
I speak only of the cold cold truth
When you play God with the people
The people will make a hole for you

Dig a little deeper, dig a little deeper
oh The world’s still cold the world’s still…
Dig A little deeper a little deeper
oh The world still cold the worlds still cold
Dig a little deeper, dig a little deeper
oh The world’s still cold the world’s still…
Dig A little deeper a little deeper
oh The world still cold the worlds still cold

Gone

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

 

I think I lost my mind today

Who cares what happened

Seems I forgot everything I hate

Who needs a reason…

 

…And I got in my car

and drove away

Gotta see how far I’d get today

 

Met some age-old trees on the way

And they would sway and dance for me

And the night birds sing to me and say

Who needs a reason anyway

 

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

 

Left behind all pursuits

Left behind all my disputes

Left behind the paved grey way

I left behind yesterday

 

As the road winds away

I’ll be back another day

but for now I’ve gone, I’ve gone away

Who needs a reason anyway

 

And I’m gone….

And I’m gone

And I’m gone

And I’m gone

 

 

I want to go somewhere where the cars can’t hear us

I want to go somewhere where the planes can’t see us

I want to go somewhere where the folks believe us

I want to go somewhere where this world can see us

 

And I’m gone

And I’m gone

And I’m gone

And I’m gone

 

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

Have I lost my mind

 

And I’m gone

Daydreams

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

 

Guess what, you can’t find me

I’ve said goodbye to reality

and over here… over There…

I’m now over every where

 

Climbing high up in the sky

In the forest is where I lie

Taking flight around the sun

In the ocean is where I’m one

 

Guess what, you can’t find me

I’ve said goodbye to reality and

I’m gone, gone away

 

Ha Ha you can’t find me

I’m now departing reality and I’m

Doing back flips off the stars

Say hello to the life on Mars

 

Traveled the way, and I’ve Traveled away

In my mind I’d like to stay

So much more fun to play there

than live my life unaware

 

Guess what, you can’t find me

I’ve said to hell with reality

and I’m gone, gone away

 

Ha ha you can’t find me

Said the fuck with reality

I’ll be in this this place

I work this dreary office space

And my best time of the entire day

Is when I daydream and get away

Who’s that…. Oh no it’s the boss…

Damn you….

You awoke me…..

 

Awake

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Dreams

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Long Time Past

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

 

In a long time past

When we were made to last

We could spend a thousand years in a day

 

We had no worries then, Only time, time to spend

We were kings and queens back then

In a long time past

 

In a long time past

A long time past

When we would last

 

In a long time past

a long time past

When we would laugh

 

Cops and Robbers, “Monop-Money”

Water guns, you can’t catch me

Ray guns and aliens on the moon

 

Countdown from 25, ready or not you’ve had your tme…

Somewhere on a countryside

In a long time past

 

In a long time past

In a long time past

When we would last

 

In a long time past

In a long time past

When we would laugh

 

In a long time past

In a long time past

When we would last

 

In a long time past

In a long time past

When we would laugh

 

As my time runs out

As I turn to sand

I’ll still have that warm place in time

…A long time past

Safer On The Inside

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Tea Before Bedtime

Written and and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“Chasing Windmills”

This was our second collection of “listenable” music from what we would call our “experimental” period. A couple of songs from the first round were improved and added to this one!

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Awaken

Written and Arranged by Grant Garrison and Mariah LaChance
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Collide

Written by Donald Hughes and Arranged by Tommy Gruber
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

The Other Side Of Reality

Written by Stephen Hopkins and Arranged by Tommy Gruber and Grant Garrison
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

 

Standing in the long line for receiving this week’s portion
Television, Psycho-babble, jargon-seeking riddles.
Never going further up, Afraid of the notion,
Looking back on life… Find you’re stacked in the middle

Oh, you have the end in mind
you know you’ll always find
the other side…
the other side of reality.

The other side…
the other side of reality….
Staring up at the sky
letting energies fly
can’t try to hide
the other side
the other side of reality
the other side
the other side of reality

Stepping  ‘round the corner, peering in to the secrets
untold generations, passing down the eternities
licking your lips. Reaching for someone’s cigarettes,
wading through the chaos… Unaware of the casualties.

Oh, you have the end in mind
you know you’ll always find
the other side
the other side of reality
the other side
the other side of reality

Take hold of the reigns
 and withstand the pains
of passing through
The other side of reality
the other side
the other side of reality
the other side
the other side of reality

 

Pull Together

Written by Grant Garrison, Mariah LaChance, and Stephen Hopkins; Arranged by Tommy Gruber and Grant Garrison
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Wait

Written and Arranged by Tommy Gruber
© Copyright Tommy Gruber 1993. All Rights Reserved.

Dog's Eye View

Written and Arranged by Tommy Gruber
© Copyright Tommy Gruber 1993. All Rights Reserved.

Militant Madman

Written by Grant Garrison; Arranged by Tommy Gruber and Grant Garrison
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Jeremiah

Written by Grant Garrison; Arranged by Donald Hughes and Grant Garrison
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“Earth Bound Dreamers”

This was our second collection of “listenable” music from what we would call our “experimental” period. A couple of songs from the first round were improved and added to this one!

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Prohibition

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Working Class Hero

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Ask Yourself

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Take The Pain Away

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Freedom

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Where Will We Go

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Gunslingers

Written Heath “Tate” Johnson;  Arranged by Grant Garrison, Heath “Tate” Johnson, and Brad Steddom.
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Battle The Storms

Written by Heath “Tate” Johnson; Arranged by Grant Garrison, Heath “Tatae” Johnson, and Brad Steddom
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

When The Moon Strikes The Earth

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“Little To No Word”

These are “mostly” instrumentals, with very little, or no, lyrics. …hence the title, silly.

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Bloody Monster

Written and Arranged by Donald Hughes
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“Freedom Ink”

This is our patriotic, American Spirit loving, Single release, with a very special spoken-word piece at the end which was written by my Merrilee Prahl, produced and narrated by Gary Parker (the parents of Grant Garrison and family to. the band).

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Working Class Hero

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Freedom

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Where Will We Go

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

We The Americans

Written by Merilee A. Prahl and Arranged by Gary Parker
© Copyright Gary Parker and Scorpion Records 1967. All Rights Reserved.

“Downgrade”

Soome of these songs are written and some we are currently working on.
STAY TUNED !

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Welter

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

The Way It Goes

Written and Arranged by Brad Steddom
© Copyright Brad Steddom 2000. All Rights Reserved.

“Th3rd On A M@tch”

OLD “Avante-Garbage” experimental tunes that represent equipment failure, drug abuse, and partying waaaaaay to long, way too much.

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All songs

Written, Performed and Arranged by US – the band
© Copyright US – the band 2000. All Rights Reserved.

Our Innerworkings”

At one point, and for a while, the guys in US were called “Innerworkings”, and evolved the line up several times over almost a decade. They played hundreds of shows all over Northern California, won many band battles, and grew quite a following. We’ve since joined forces, and once again we are picking up where we left off and starting over completely in some cases. We are so grateful to have grown US into such a diverse and talented group of amazing people!

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All Songs (so far)

Written and Arranged by Heath “Tate” Johnson
© Copyright Heath “Tate” Johnson 2006. All Rights Reserved.

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