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On the Front Row with Isaac Alexander

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Alexander, a multi-talented musician from Little Rock, recently released his latest album, "Antivenin Suite" (Max Recordings), which has been described as laidback rock. His last solo record, "See Thru Me," ranked No. 6 on the Arkansas Times Music Poll's best Arkansas albums list. Joining him for this performance are: Jason Weinheimer, guitar; Chris Michaels, bass; Will Boyd, drums; and Rob Bell, keys. Members of Alexander's longtime band Big Silver are also featured. They include: Brad Williams, guitar; Mike Nelson, bass; and Bart Angel, drums.

Transcript

[CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

THANKS FOR HAVING US OUT. WE DON'T TYPICALLY DO STUFF LIKE THIS. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU COULD TELL. BUT, SO, WE TYPICALLY JUST PLAY AND DON'T TALK MUCH. I THINK I'M GOING TO DO THAT. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ UNDERNEATH THE SUN ON A SEPTEMBER DAY IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER WHY YOU HAD TO GET AWAY BUT IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR THE BURN TO BEGIN AND IT REMINDS YOU OF HISTORY AND TAKES YOU BACK IN CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO HALF A PIECE FOR SOMEONE HALF A PIECE FOR YOU NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO ♪ ♪ HOW DO I REMEMBER THE THINGS I DO WHEN I FORGET MOST EVERYTHING I KNEW BUT IF THERE'S ONE THING I KNOW IS TRUE IT'S SOMETHING I'VE SEEN A TIME OR TWO LIKE A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO HALF A PIECE FOR SOMEONE, HALF A PIECE FOR YOU NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO ♪ ♪ WHEN THERE'S SAND IN YOUR MOUTH IT MAKES IT HARD TO CHIU IT ONLY TAKES A LITTLE BIT TO RUIN THE WHOLE BREW ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ IF YOU STAY OFF THE BEACH YOU MIGHT MISS THE OCEANVIEW BUT CAN YOU AVOID THE DESTINY YOU CHOOSE LIKE A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO HALF A PIECE FOR SOMEONE, HALF A PIECE FOR YOU A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO HALF A PIECE FOR SOMEONE, HALF A PIECE FOR YOU NOT SURE WHAT IT MEANS AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO A CHEWING GUM WRAPPER TORN IN TWO ♪ ♪ [CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OVER HERE ON THE PIANO WE HAVE ROB BELL. (APPLAUSE)

ON THE GUITAR, MR. CHRIS MICHAELS. (APPLAUSE)

JASON WINE HAMMER ON THE BASS GUITAR. (APPLAUSE)

AND WILL BOYD ON THE DRUMS. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM BUT I KNOW WHO I WAS YEAH, I KNOW WHO I WAS THOUGHT THERE WAS A PLAN TO TELL US WHERE TO GO HOW TO GET FROM A TO B AND HOW TO GET BACK HOME I WAS TRYING TO FIND THE TRUTH AND I FOUND A LIE AND A JOKE ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT I KNOW WHO YOU WERE YEAH, I KNOW WHO YOU WERE AND ONCE THERE WAS A CAR THAT WE USED TO OWN AND ONCE YOU KICKED ME OUT YOU MADE ME WALK BACK HOME CAUSEY WAS TRYING TO FIND THE TRUTH AND I FOUND A LIE AND A JOKE ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I DON'T KNOW WHO WE ARE I DON'T KNOW WHO WE ARE AND I WONDER WHO WE'LL BE YEAH, I WONDER WHO WE'LL BE HOW CAN YOU REALLY KNOW ANYTHING YOU KNOW I GUESS THERE IS ONE THING I KNOW WE'RE NOT ALONE CAUSEY WAS TRYING TO FIND THE TRUTH AND I FOUND A LIE AND A JOKE I WAS TRYING TO FIND THE TRUTH AND I FOUND A LIE AND A JOKE AND THE TRUTH ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ A LIE IS A JOKE IS A LIE IS THE TRUTH A LIE IS THE TRUTH IS A JOKE IS THE TRUTH AND A LIE IS THE TRUTH AND A JOKE IS THE TRUTH AND A LIE IS THE TRUTH IS A JOKE IS THE TRUTH A LIE IS THE TRUTH IS A JOKE AND THE TRUTH A LIE IS THE TRUTH A JOKE ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I WAS TRYING I WAS TRYING ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

ALL RIGHT, THIS IS OUR LAST TUNE AS THIS GROUP RIGHT HERE. ♪ ♪ JUST YOU STOP THAT CRYING DON'T YOU KNOW IT NEVER DID ANY GOOD I WAS READING YOUR MIND AND I WAS FLIPPING TO THE LAST PAGE IN THE BOOK NOW NOBODY GETS HURT NO DISEASE ATTACKS THE UNDESERVED TRUE LOVE SURVIVES LET ME EASE YOUR MIND THE FUTURE FEELS FINE FUTURE FEELS FINE ♪ ♪ WELL YOUR PRECIOUS HEART SHOULD BE SHARED WITH THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD TELL ME DO YOU WEEP FOR THE VICTIMS OR THE LOVERS LEFT TO GRIEVE NOW ♪ NOBODY GETS HURT NO DISEASE ATTACKS THE UNDESERVED TRUE LOVE SURVIVES LET ME EASE YOUR MIND THE FUTURE FEELS FINE THE FUTURE FEELS FINE ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ JUST YOU SHUT THOSE LIDS AND YOU'LL USE YOUR IMAGINATION KIDS YOU CAN SEE FOR MILES AND YOU WILL THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD NOBODY GETS HURT NO DISEASE ATTACKS THE UNDESERVED TRUE LOVE SURVIVES LET ME EASE YOUR MIND THE FUTURE FEELS FINE THE FUTURE FEELS FINE THE FUTURE FEELS FINE THE FUTURE FEELS FINE THE FUTURE FEELS FINE [CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THIS IS BIG SILVER, EVERYONE. (APPLAUSE)

AND I SHAVED MY BEARD IN THE BATHROOM. I JUST HAD TO SAY THAT. [LAUGHTER]

OKAY, THIS SONG IS ABOUT MY OLD HOMETOWN OF SEARCY, ARKANSAS. (APPLAUSE)

1, 2, 1, 2, 3... ♪ THE COUNTY FAIR COMES ONCE A YEAR YOU CAN SEE THE RIDES FROM BERRYHILL PARK THE LIGHTS COME SHINING THROUGH THE BRANCHES ONTO YOUR FACE IN THE DARK I KNOW I DON'T COME AROUND ANY MORE I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO LIVE HERE THAT'S FOR SURE HONEY WHAT HAVE WE STARTED SOMEBODY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT CAUSE I THINK I SAW A SPARK IN BERRYHILL PARK YOU KNOW ME FROM HIGH SCHOOL DANCES YOU WERE THE GIRL WHO SAID TO GET LOST AND I'M NO GOOD AT SECOND CHANCES BUT THIS IS MY LAST ONE SO I'LL GIVE IT A SHOT ♪ I KNOW THOSE DAYS AIN'T COMING BACK ANYMORE WHO KNOWS WHAT THE GOOD LORD OR THE DEVIL HAS IN STORE ♪ HONEY WHAT HAVE WE STARTED SOMEBODY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 'CAUSE I THINK I SAW A SPARK IN BERRYHILL PARK IN BERRYHILL PARK ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I KNOW THOSE DAYS AIN'T COMING BACK ANYMORE WHO KNOWS WHAT THE WORLD OR THE PLANETS HAVE IN STORE HONEY WHAT HAVE WE STARTED SOMEBODY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT 'CAUSE I THINK I SAW A SPARK IN BERRYHILL PARK IN BERRYHILL PARK IN BERRYHILL PARK ♪ ♪ [CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS BAND, ANGEL ON THE DRUMS. (APPLAUSE)

BRAD WILLIAMS ON THE GUITAR. (APPLAUSE)

MIKE NELSON ON THE BASS. (APPLAUSE)

AND ROD BELL ON THE KEYBOARD. (APPLAUSE) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ I LIKE IT WHEN IT RAINS SCREAM AND SHOUT I SHOUT THIS IS THE TIME ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (APPLAUSE)

WE'RE GOING TO DO A SONG CALLED "I GET DOWN." BUT IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF UPBEAT, SO. ♪ ♪ I LIKE IT WHEN IT RAINS THE TAPPING ON MY WINDOW IS MY SOUND TRACK LET ME EXPLAIN I FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF CAUSE MYSELF GETS LOAN I AND MYSELF GETS UPSET I FIND COMFORT IN THE DARK IT'S SO SOFT AND WARM WHEN YOUR HEART IS COLD AND HARD I DON'T LIKE TO SMILE IT HURTS SO BAD IF YOU HAVEN'T DONE IT IN A WHILE ♪ ♪ I GET TIRED SOMETIMES I GET DOWN I GET DOWN I GET SAD SOMETIMES I GET DOWN I GET DOWN I GIVE UP SOMETIMES I'D RATHER BE ALONE I NEVER HAD A CONVERSATION NEVER HAD A FRIEND OF MY OWN I FEEL SORRY FOR MYSELF CAUSE MYSELF IS SORRY AND MYSELF ISN'T DOING SO WELL I ENJOY THE PAIN COW IT MAKES ME FEEL ALIVE AND IT GIVES ME A REASON TO COMPLAIN I DON'T WANT TO LAUGH CAUSE NOTHING IS FUNNY AND I'M TOO GOOD FOR THAT ♪ I GET TIRED SOMETIMES I GET DOWN, I GET DOWN I GET SAD SOMETIMES I GET DOWN, I GET DOWN I GIVE UP SOMETIMES ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ DON'T ASK ME TO DANCE I DON'T LIKE TO HAVE FUN AND I DON'T LIKE TAKING A CHANCE YOU WON'T SEE ME TONIGHT CAUSE I DON'T GO OUT AND IF I DID I'D STAY OUT OF SIDETHTION DON'T MESS WITH ME I DON'T LIKE TO FIGHT AND I CAN TELL WE WOULDN'T AGREE BUT IF I CHANGED MY MIND YOU'LL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW BY THE WAY WHAT ARE YOU DOING TONIGHT I GET TIRED SOMETIMES I GET DOWN, I GET DOWN I GET SAD SOMETIMES I GET DOWN, I GET DOWN I GIVE UP SOMETIMES I GET DOWN, I GET DOWN I GIVE UP SOMETIMES ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [CHEERING AND APPLAUDING]

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