Lyrics: Suspended

 

Suspended motions from above,

Heavens open like the sun, she fades again,

Eternally like the sane mind says,

I’m above the rest it’s engrained again,

I

Temporary darling’s her name,

Temporary stalling’s the game,

I

And out of the pastel colored sky,

She writes her name,

With the touch and the feel so soft it’d cut steel,

Until she rests her head on my bed again,

I

Restitution’s for not one,

stead the many who don’t pretend,

ask for those who are undone,

shoot the stars, let them run on their way again,

I

temporary darling’s her name,

temporary stallings the game,

and out of the pastel colored sky,

I’ll write my name,

With the touch and the feel I might as well steal,

That’s something I’d never let be again,

It’s time I step back and state,

Which way im gunna take,

To keep me moving on my way,

I

Suspended motions from above,

Heavens open like the sun, she fades again,

Eternally like the sane mind says,

I’m above the rest it’s engrained again,

I

And out of the pastel colored sky,

A portrait we will paint,

Falling to earth with the grace of a bird,

‘till we softly land on our bed again,

it’s time I step back and state,

which way I’m gunna take,

to keep me moving on my way

Money – Matt Morris Tab

 

Money – Matt Morris

   Tab by Jordan Bergren

(This excludes the muted strums)

Refer to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j976Lv50J2s.

Tune low E to F#:

Verse:

 

F#—-0-0————————————————-

A———-9-9—7-7-7-7—2-2-2-2—-4-4—4-4—-

D———-7-7——–5-5——–4-4—-3-3—3-3—-

G———-9-9——–7-7——–2-2—-4-4—4-4—-

B———-7-7——–5-5——–3-3—-2-2—2-2—-

E———————————————————-

 

Chorus:

 

F#—-0-0—————————————————————————————-

A———-9-9—7-7-7-7—5-5-5-5—-4-4—3-3—2—-2-2-2—2-2-2-2—4-4–4-4—-

D———-7-7——–5-5——–7-7—-4-4—3-3—2h4-4-4-4—4-4-4-4—3-3–3-3—-

G———-9-9——–7-7——–7-7—-4-4—3-3—2—-2-2-2—2-2-2-2—4-4–4-4—-

B———-7-7——–5-5——–7-7—-5-5—4-4—2h3-3-3-3—3-3-3-3—2-2–2-2—-

E————————————————————————————————–

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to one and all! I hope this year is grand and new things are on the horizon for you. I unfortunately came down with the flu on christmas morning which, lead to some pretty miserable gigs. But, the show goes on.

I did however enjoy coming back and playing the NewBo City market in Cedar Rapids with my amazing konga player Nathan Parsons. We’ve got a lot of exciting things in store for 2014 including finally wrapping up our EP which has been far prolonged. please stay in touch and keep an ear to the ground for new advancements.

Everyone enjoy themselves this year and keep on the search for great music that inspires you!

Song For A Friend

Hey, hey everyone! I had the pleasure of writing a song for my good friend and colleague’s daughter. It was coming up on her 16th birthday so my good friend Milinda approached me about writing a song for her daughter. Although I had spent some time with her daughter, Lawryn I knew her about as well as one could for spending minimal time with someone.

So, Milinda sent me a list of notable’s about her daughter. It took a little longer than I was hoping but I am happy with the outcome and more importantly Lawryn and Milinda were happy with it! Check it out for yourself, I hope you enjoy!

Lawryn’s Song – Jordan Bergren

Hell of A Weekend!

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It was a great time this weekend playing a couple great gigs! Saturday we played for a New Belgium Bike ride in North Liberty, IA. Thanks goes out to Chad Atherton for bringin us out to play. We also want to say we’re wishing him the best of luck on his new endeavor at Founders Brewery!

After a fun day on saturday we went down and played one of my favorite shows yet at Eric Sicklers new patio set up on Lake Red Rock. He’s developed a great, eclectic crowd that comes out regularly to listen to a wide range of music. We are so happy to be apart of it! Not only was it a great show with a wonderful audience we also got to enjoy an endless supply of homemade pizza (of which I’m enjoying right now).

We’ll keep everyone posted on upcoming shows, but this weekend I get to go down to Florida to see one of my longest known buddies get married. I’m so excited for them!

Till next time,

Jordan B

Rainy Weekend

Pops havin a good time playing!

Well, we’ve had a long week of great gigs! We want to thank everyone that came out to the shows this week. Our first time in Grinnell, IA went surprisingly well. Not only where the folks at Prairie Canary Restaurant and Bar kind and welcome but we also had a great act between shows. One of their employees had just graduated and was on her way out to teach english in Thailand. She performed some of her poetry work in spoken word and brought a great crowd out with her!

After several gigs in Cedar Rapids this weekend we are looking forward to a few very fun gigs this upcoming weekend. We will be plaing for a New Belgium event this saturday from 11am to 1pm at Reds public house in downtown Cedar Rapids. Right after that the boys and I will be heading to Lake Red Rocks near Des Moines to play for some great folks at Eric Sickler’s lakeside lounge. We’ve got some new music for everyone near Des Moines that we’re very excited about getting out to you guys!

Till the next time, stay in touch with us!

Jo

Finally Running

Maybe we should have another swing at it.

 

Alright, I’ve been neglecting my media duties as of late but, no longer! I’m glad to say the site is finally up and running and I hope it works as a useful tool to stay in touch with you all. The boys and I have been hard at work lining up the summer schedule and moving into our new creative diggs. We got a new spot in the New Bohemia district of Cedar Rapids!

 

Although Cedar Rapids is not one of the most diverse in the creative population we have found a perfect spot to call home in the J.G. Cherry building which houses many wonderfully talented artists and musicians. I feel confident that we all are looking forward to the next year in this space being one of the most creatively productive time of all our lives.

 

For those of you curious how the recording is coming along we had reached a financial road block that we have slowly over come. Opposed to our original goal of creating our first full length album we have decided, (due to several reasons) to stick with 4 songs to create our first EP. We are finishing up our last day in the studio with the wonderfully talented Austin Switalski (Elastiklabs Studio). He is heading to Nashville to move onto bigger and better things. We wish him all the bet and he will be missed greatly in the corridor.

 

Fortunately, we will be continuing our relationship with him and we all look forward to releasing the EP for you all to hear!

 

Keep in touch and sign up to our email updates to keep in the loop!

Jordan B

100th Gig!

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We had a blast playing for everyone at Cedar Ridge Vineyards in Swisher, IA. I am so happy to say it was my 100th gig since I returned to Iowa from Denver, CO! I want to thank everyone that came out to celebrate with us as well as Nathan Parsons (congas), Luke Viertal (keys) and my pops, Clay Bergren (bass). Nathan and I are looking forward to playing for the folks up in New Hampton, IA tonight!

Studio Update

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We’ve got more studio time coming up next week. Right now we’re focusing on five of the ten songs, they’re coming together well however, it’s taking twice as long as we had originally planned. We’re happy to put in the extra effort to make it right for you guys though! Find me on youtube to stay tuned into studio updates, here’s our most recent one:

Keep an eye out for more coming soon!

It’s Comin’ Along

Working on this website is finally taking shape, maybe it’s time to take a break and keep working on one of my new tunes. I’m feelin’ good about it so far but, I’ve got a little bit more to hash out. I can’t wait to get it out to you all to hear.