We Will Remain | Ben Fagan & the Holy City Hooligans

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MUSIC w/ PURPOSE....FEEL-GOOD FUNK-INFUSED ROCK AND POP with SOUL!...Inspired by life's major questions...

Voted Charleston's "BEST MALE VOCALIST" '09, '10, '12

SPREAD A LITTLE LIGHT....

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About the artist

Ben Fagan makes "music with a message." His songs can lift you up or bring you deep. Whatever the mood, poignant lyrics and visceral melodies wiggle under your skin to reach body and soul. From early on, Fagan’s been a " wordy guy.” At 4 years, he wasted no time memorizing all the lyrics on his brother’s Weird Al Yankovic albums. He spent the following years expanding his repertoire, crooning to the sounds of his favorite icons: Boyz II Men, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Sublime, to name a few…Fast forward to college and beyond ... Freshman year, he spit enough words to win an MTV Campus Invasion Freestyle Contest…Senior year, with Phi Beta Kappa locked down and fronting his rock band on school nights, Fagan made his mark on the college scene.

As a frontman, Fagan's been described as a "consummate performer." His first band (the Plainfield Project), based in Charleston, SC, drew a following that packed local and regional venues. Its ska/reggae-influenced rock earned heavy rotation on Charleston adult contemporary radio. Fagan wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on the band’s cd collection of sun-drenched grooves, ranging from trippy to soulful...

Ever-evolving and committed to keep it fresh, Fagan launched his Holy City Hooligans project in early 2011. Much in the style of Sublime and OAR, their sound mixes a blend of genres. In May '11, the band released its debut cd, "The Freestyle Sessions 1." The lead track on the release ("We Will Remain") also enjoyed heavy rotation on Charleston radio.

These days, Fagan and his Hooligans split their time gigging on both East and West coasts. Growing crowds of new and existing fans are shakin' to the funky chops, swayin' to the soulful grooves, and bouncin' to the hip-hop beats. Street-smart and irrepressible, the Hooligans are charming followers from the L.A. beaches to Hilton Head Island, with no plans to slow down anytime soon.
www.benfaganmusic.com
www.facebook.com/holycityhooligans

Lyrics

WE WILL REMAIN
***WON A NOMINATION FOR THE 2011 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF8y7ylE2_k

Blast off (Hey yo check it)
I keep so Sunday morning smokin' in sunny weather
We're kickin' it, Front Room Productions, ain't nothin' better
We keep it tight, like leather that got wet
I'm sittin' up in that front seat
These raindrops as I reflect
On this lifetime that y'all soon will not forget
I went from walkin' down dirt roads into these rhymes that I spit
The sand's between my toes and I can feel it in my bones
It's Carolina home-grown
On the island is where we roam

Well I woke up this mornin' writin' this song
Felt the world turn and walked out on my lawn
And it feels all good and all great
Livin' in this world that I create
So I make it happy, sun shinin' bright
And I make sure the days are as sweet as the nights
It all fits together, it's feelin' right
So I'ma ride this thing with all my might

'Cause we all play a part in the circle of life
Bleeding from a similar vein
Said ashes to dust but my energy stays
As long as you remember my name
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain

While y'all poppin' them pills to get high
I'm poppin' mine to stay alive
I pop them steroids, dude
That's East West and Kung Fu
I've been gettin' swole liftin' on that prednizone tip
Been sick since '96, y'all boys ain't even heard of it
I've been diagnosed but that's okay because my throat ain't
I've been spittin' from my lung and to my tongue, it ain't
Anything that I ain't never been known to do
From the branches to the roots through the wind and to the booth

Well I'm connected to the ground that's up under me
And I stay foamin' at the mouth when the mic is in front of me
But I'm so glad just to speak my voice
'Cause this is my life, this is my choice
If you want it you can have it, take an open look
'Cause my life is freestyles, it's an open book
You can read it if you want, pass it up if you like
But I'ma keep spreadin' my light

'Cause we all play a part in the circle of life
Bleeding from a similar vein
Said ashes to dust but my energy stays
As long as you remember our names
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain
Get funky one time

Immortal when the ink leaks up on my sleeve
The boy cooler than the breeze flowin' fall through spring
See I'm just rappin' to the rain that's tappin' on my window pain
Love and pain, baby girl, to me it's all the same
So I just keep it movin', get this crowd bouncin' up and down
Ain't hard to do when my boy B puts it down because I
I got that sound you heard around my town
And if you haven't ask about me capital SEIG

For me it's the heart and the energy
'Cause all beautiful things are eventually a memory
So I write love that never dies
'Cause this is my heart and I can't lie
Will I come back as a drop of rain
Born in the sky but to earth I came
To make my peace with the rain and the wind
And help another start life again

'Cause we all play a part in the circle of life
Bleeding from a similar vein
Said ashes to dust but my energy stays
As long as you remember our names
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain...
We will remain...(We will remain)
We will remain
Get funky one time