The Noted responds to the recent gun violence

The Noted is a five-piece Portland band who write and perform music about love, Life and you.

Daniel Work – Songwriter, piano, synths, guitar, and vocals
Angela Baldino – Vocals, keyboards, and percussion
Jeff Koch – Electric and acoustic guitars
John Dwyer – Bass and vocals
Mike Snyder – Drums and percussion (not performing this night)

A fact of “life” recently is the apparent outpouring of hate on many city streets around the nation, including Portland. A recent press release from The Noted says:

We do love trees, but… “Too Many Trees” was written in response to the senseless, random shootings happening all too often. We hope our song’s reflection on life and ultimate upbeat message of empowerment resonates with all those whose souls are gentle and kind. If this song speaks to you, please share it with your friends and family.

Upon receipt of the song, we started playing it immediately on our radio stream. We also got a chance to video the band playing the song at McMenamins Grand Lodge recently.

Link to video

Here are the lyrics:

It’s high time we took back the streets
it’s past time you realize
and in truth we’re all a bit strange
just maybe we’re lonely
It’s high time we took back the streets
It is time for love
Don’t be afraid
don’t be afraid to give your love away
to show your love

Too many trees filled with sad memories
So many dreams blown away like a leaf
Nowhere to run, no where to hide
Too many trees, maybe too many guns

Please take my hand, and make me laugh
so I can love outside, and be okay with just being me.

Please share this song with friends and family!

One thought on “The Noted responds to the recent gun violence”

  1. Paul, Kelly and Portland Notes. Thanks so much for your belief in, time and energy given to helping Portland music be heard and found. So glad you immediately added our topical song “Too Many Trees” to your radio stream.

    Also, thanks for coming out to the Grand Lodge to support our live show, and video tape the song. I hope you and listeners get a chance to see the full band perform it live in a larger space and a much cooler evening. That was one hot evening in the basement bar.

    thanks – dw

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