Corinne Gooden

Corinne Gooden

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Honest and melodic folk with hints of blues and pop, mixed with the pain and joy of personal experience.

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Biography

- you are winter, summer and fall.. till my soul is a whisper, i’ll give you everything or anything at all -

- “Anything at All” from debut album "All My Days"

Bringing to life twelve of her guitar/vocal recordings has been an exciting step forward for Corinne. Her debut album, “All My Days” serves as a snapshot into her life, and is often very personal, dealing with love, loss, regret, hope, and the reckoning that comes with standing at a crossroads.

Born in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Corinne has always been blessed with the opportunity to pursue her dreams. She developed a love for performing early on, naturally gravitating toward the theater, where her talent and love for dance and singing started to grow. She also played trumpet in the high school jazz and symphonic bands, and lead an all-girls a cappella group. She wanted to find a way to focus her passions of dance, singing and acting into one, so she auditioned and was accepted into the Musical Theater Department at Florida state. Shortly after receiving her BFA degree, she moved to New York.

Corinne had also developed a burning love for rock and roll music, and always dreamed of standing on stage playing her own songs and telling her own stories. She took a deeper interest in learning the guitar, and decided that becoming a songwriter was the path she ultimately wanted to take. Living in New York taught her to be tough, and taught her a lot about herself and what she could be capable of. Fiercely independent, she wanted to have more control of the production of her music, so she enrolled in the School of Audio Engineering. Halfway through, she transferred to the Nashville branch.

She has recently moved to Charleston, SC from Nashville, TN, and tours in support of All My Days. She has recorded some other artist’s work as well, and will always continue to explore engineering and producing, but her heart will always be behind the mic, pouring out her heart and soul through her voice and music. Within her songs, she tries to keep an objective viewpoint of the relationships between the characters. Sometimes the journey to ultimately finding peace within ourselves is found with the finality of decision and acceptance, no matter what the outcome. Oftentimes we find ourselves in a situation, where we must look at where we’ve been in order to more clearly see the way forward, and that is where she is looking now...

Lyrics

Coming Home To You

Written By: Corinne Gooden

i’ve always had this dream of flying
ever since i was a girl
above the carolina mountains
where i came into this world

i’ve been so far away for much too long
but tonight i’m gonna take the shortcut home to you

when autumn branches flaunt their splendor
you just can’t explain the view
nights around the dying embers
under skies of endless blue

i’ve learned alot by living on my own
but nothing feels as good as coming home to you

forgive me please for cutting short my stay
these days it’s really hard to get away

but even now as i’ve grown older
you’re still a part of me
and when this mortal life is over
right here is where i’ll be

i promise that no matter where i go
i won’t have trouble finding my way home to you

Taking My Chances

Written By: Corinne Gooden

you held my hand beside the ocean
as the sun began to rise
kissed my face, then pulled me closer
said i won’t forget these eyes

how did a week go by so fast
how do we make the moment last
something about you felt so true
so i’m taking my chances with you

didn’t notice when i left you
but time has made it crystal clear
can’t stop smiling since i met you
haven’t talked this much in years

how did i fall in love so fast
how do we make the moment last
something about you felt so true
so i’m taking my chances with you

i know it’s crazy that we met this way
a thousand miles have kept you so far away
but if you let me i will stay inside your heart
and love you more and more and more each day

how did we fall in love so fast
how do we make the moment last
something about you felt so true
so i’m taking my chances with you
with you

Goodbye

Written By: Corinne Gooden

things were never very simple
you were never very kind
always there to give an earfull
of words that cut me everytime

you can say how hard you tried
but you never took the blame so baby
i had to say goodbye

said you wanted something different
had to find it on your own
but you took so much for granted
and you left me all alone

you can say how hard you tried
but you never took the blame so baby
i had to say goodbye
had to say goodbye

we’re all searching for the sun
thought that you could be the one
but i was reaching in the dark
trying to catch a shooting star

you can say how hard you tried
but you never took the blame so baby
i had to say goobye
had to say goodbye

In The Way

Written By: Corinne Gooden

i just got off the phone, i’m the only one home
you’re far away tonight, you’re not alone
i’ll be with you when you’re dreaming
of a life you want to know
i can give you all you’re needing,
is it better now, we’ve scared away the demons

chorus
baby, i just need to know how you feel
at times i feel like nothing is real
there’s a few things i’ve been meaning to say
but something gets in the way

you’ve shown me so much more
than i’ve ever seen before
you always make me smile
when i greet you at the door
you’re the only one who sees me
for who i really am
you’re the only man who’ll please me
life is better now, i’m starting to believe

chorus

sometimes i get inside my head
it fills my heart with endless dread
i feel a fever in my veins
that you will not come back the same
it’s like i’ve never been in love
is it me you’re thinking of
sometimes i feel just like a child
running free and running wild
but i have opened up my heart
it’s not supposed to be this hard
as much of you as i adore
i can’t stay silent anymore
i’m not expecting you to choose
but i’ve got nothing left to lose

chorus
chorus

something gets in the way

All My Days

Written By: Corinne Gooden

i looked into your eyes, they told me everything
i tried so hard to keep down inside
but you called them beautiful, all my favorite faults and flaws
and i realized i’ve nothing left to hide

all my days, a world that pushes down the pain
i cannot make this go away
all my nights, a dream that haunts my sleep again
i cannot seem to make you stay

i stand here plain as day, so afraid of showing
a side of me you couldn’t bear to see
i’ve watched you watching me, do you really like what you see
or did you visulize a better sounding me

all my nights, a dream that haunts my sleep again
i cannot seem to make you stay
all my days, a world that pushes down the pain
i cannot make this go away

sometimes i lose my nerve
this love is more than anyone deserves
at times when i’m alone
i know in my heart that i’m not the only one

all my days, a world that pushes down the pain
i cannot seem to make you stay
all my nights, a dream that haunts my sleep again
i cannot make this go away

I Still Look For You

Written By: Corinne Gooden, Rick Giles

i heard you took a trip out to la
someone said they saw you just the other day
with your california tan, hair was growing long
me i haven’t changed, i just can’t believe you’re gone

i still look for you in the faces in the crowd
i still look for you, sometimes i cry out loud
when i’m walking down the street, when i’m driving in my car
at the beach, at a party, at our little corner bar
i still look for you

mama said to cry till you’ve cried it out
my friends say you’re a loser i can live without
my shrink has got me focused on the qualities i lack
but they can’t convince me baby that you’re never coming back

i still look for you in the faces in the crowd
i still look for you, sometimes i cry out loud
when i’m walking down the street, when i’m driving in my car
at the beach, at a party, at our little corner bar
i still look for you
i still look for you

my friends try to set me up every chance they get
with rich guys, nice guys, bad guys
but something’s always missing in everyone i’ve met
in their kiss, in their touch, in their eyes

i still look for you in the faces in the crowd
i still look for you, sometimes i cry out loud
when i’m walking down the street, when i’m driving in my car
at the beach, at a party, at our little corner bar
i still look for you
i still look for you
i still

Discography

"All My Days"
debut CD (c)2008/Corinne Gooden Music

vocals on:
"Underlay" (c) 2010 - Sali Hagan
"Harbinger" (c) 2004 - Raination

Set List

Originals:
Coming Home To You
I Turn To You
Believe
Tryin' To Keep Up
I Still Look For You
17th Street
Fallen
Anything At All
Taking My Chances
Come One In
A Suitcase and A Dream
Like The Way I Do
You've Got Me
Last Chance In The Moonlight
Goodbye
Learn How to Give
All My Days
Leaving a Life
In The Way

Covers include, but are not limited to:
At Last
I Ain't Never Loved A Man
Sweet Child Of Mine
Black Velvet
White Rabbit
Me and Bobby McGee
Fields of Gold
and other classic rock, top 40 and folk covers....

I can play set(s) ranging from 30 minutes to 4 hours, either all original, or mixing in covers