Maria Elena Sanchez

Maria Elena Sanchez

 
Houston, Texas, USA
SoloPopAdult Contemporary

Maria Elena Sanchez is a solo singer/songwriter born in Cuba, raised in NYC, lived for some years in Miami, and now resides in Houston, TX. Maria Elena wants to share her love of music with everyone - her goal being to have her music heard and sung all over the world.

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Maria Elena Sanchez was born in Cuba, raised in NYC, lived for some years in Miami, and now resides in Houston, TX.  Maria Elena started her musical career in her 20s as a solo singer - she has been a church choir director and pianist/organist, piano teacher and aside from her music, a published poet - maybe thats why lyric writing came easy to her.  Maria Elena's musical background encompasses this country's wide and diverse eras of rock music, as well as her Spanish heritage, which is demonstrated in her varied musical arrays of songs her composition style being unique. Now she wants to share and inspire with her love of music, everyone - her goal being to have her music heard and sung all over the world.

 

Awards:

1.      May 2013 - Winner - Best Song by Singer/Songwriter Im On Top of the World

The Akademia Music Awards - From Album Our World Restarting

2.      June 2013 - Winner - Best Song by Singer/Songwriter Hands

X-Poze-Ing Music Awards - From Album Our World Restarting

3.      August 2013 - Winner - Best Album by Singer/Songwriter Our World Restarting

X-Poze-Ing Music Awards

4.      October 2013 - Winner - Best Song by Singer/Songwriter Remembering My Life

X-Poze-Ing Music Awards

5.      December 2013 - Nominee - Best Song by Singer/Songwriter Remembering My Life

The Akademia Music Awards

 

Professional Association:

BMI


Wishing you the best . . . Maria Elena Sanchez


Lyrics

Our World Restarting

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. There is no tomorrow - there is only sorrow.
A world without sunlight - not even the moonlight.

2. We’re caught in a gun fight – our souls taking flight,
In search of true freedom, since this world is done.

Chorus:
And sunlight breaks the dawn,
And new life has begun;
Our world restarting.

No darkness to remain.
Our hearts can now regain,
Our hope of life.

3. A break in the dark – a light is a start.
To bring back the light, that will give us life.

Bridge:
We struggle to live.
What hope can we give, to those who seek life?
(Backup: We struggle even just to live.)

Darkness has set in,
And freedom bells ring, the dawning of life.
(Backup: The bells are ringing our new life.)

4. To bring back the light, that will give us life.

Repeat Chorus ( 5X)
(Backup: The light, the light, the light will bring back our life.)

Hands

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Deep in the mist, faces I see,
Long to be free – Deep in the mist.

2. Hands reaching out, begging for help.
What can I do? - Hands reaching out.

3. I grabbed a hand, and it pulled me in,
To places I’d seen – I grabbed a hand.

4. Now I am lost, deep in the mist,
Begging for help – Now I am lost.

Chorus (2X):
Hands that reach out for peace,
That comfort the child,
And help the helpless.

Hands that comfort the old,
That give people hope,
And lead in prayer.

5. Hands, reaching for us, clearing the mist,
Setting us free – reaching for us.

Bridge:
Hands – Plead
Reach out – For me.
Help - Me
Help them –Help us!

Repeat Verse #5 (1X)
Repeat Chorus
Repeat Verse #5 (1X)

I'm On Top of the World

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. People said I wouldn’t make it. I had to struggle on my own.
It was a lonely road to travel, but I gave it all my all.

2. I climbed the hill and then the mountain. It all seems oh, so long ago.
Now I sit back and I marvel, at all I’ve done, all on my own.

Chorus:
I’m on top of the world; I’m on top of the world.
It’s a hard road to climb – I’m going to have it all.

I’m on top of the world; I’m on top of the world.
You can shake me hard, but I’m not going to fall.

I’m on top of the world!

3. Don’t let them tell you, you can’t make it. And just go at it on your own.
It’ll be a lonely road to travel, but you’ll give it all your all.

Bridge:
They will tell you they don’t like you.
Others will say you are the best.
Don’t let them see the fear inside you.
You’ve done it all – You’ve passed the test.

Repeat Chorus (1X)
Repeat Chorus Lines 1-2 (2X)

I’m on top of the world!

Easy On My Heart

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Loving someone is sometimes hard; you can sometimes tell from the start,
When they’re not right for you - You know what you have to do.

2. It’s usually better to walk away. Don’t let yourself be led astray
With some pretty lies – cause this would be unwise.

Chorus:
You’re so easy to love,
So easy to care for,
Easy to grow old with,
So easy on my heart.
(2X)

So easy on my heart.

3. When I met you right from the start, I knew that you were the one for me.
I don’t have any doubts – You turned my life around.

Bridge:
When I looked in your eyes, I knew from the start, that you stole my heart.
And then when we danced, as I held your hand, I was in a dream.
You are the love that my heart desires, for all of my life.
Forever with you is my dream come true – together as one.

Repeat Chorus (3X)

So easy on my heart. (3X)

Come Follow Me

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Come follow me – I’m what you want.
I’m in your dreams – that’s just the start.
I’ll lure you in, with just a smile.
I’ll take your heart – that’s just my style.

2. Come follow me – I’m what you want.
And walk with me, my wonderland.
I’ll show you things, your heart desire.
And walk you straight into my fire.

Come follow me.

Chorus:
I will lure you in; kill you with my sin,
Then I’ll start this game again.

I will lure you in; kill you with my sin,
Then I’ll start this game again.

Na nana nana, nana na nana nana, nana na nana nana nana,
Na nana nana, nana na nana nana na, na nana nana nana.

3. Come follow me – I’m what you want.
You’ll know the truth of what I seek.
You’ll know my name and why you came.
And now your life is not the same.

Come follow me.

Bridge:
To touch your hand; I can feel the fire burning.
My heart beats fast, knowing what’s about to start.
I touch your hair knowing you’re unaware,
Of the dangers – I know it’s so unfair.

Repeat Chorus (1X)
With “Nana” as follows:
Na nana nana, nana na nana nana na, na nana nana nana,
Na nana nana, nana na nana nana na, na nana nana nana.

Come follow me – I’m what you want.

In Your Arms

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Take me in your arms; turn on your charm.
My heart is sure to melt – there’s no one that can help.

2. Cure me from this ill that your power wills.
In your arms my heart is lost. In arms a hopeless cause.

Chorus:
I try to fight it, but your hold’s so strong.
My heart’s not willing to give you up.

Tell me to leave now and maybe I might go;
And save my heart for someone who loves, only me.

Repeat Verses 1 & 2 (1X)

Repeat Verse 1 ending with “there’s no one that can help me.”

He's the Sax Player

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

Chorus:
Ura ura baba, ura ura baba, ura ura ba, he's the sax player.
Ura ura baba, ura ura baba, ura ura ba, he's the sax player.

1. And when he blow his sax, he plays it to the max
Ura ura ba, he's the sax player.

2. You just can feel the heat; his sound is oh so sweet.
Ura ura ba, he's the sax player.

Chorus – Repeat

Bridge (Instrumental) – Vocalize during bridge.

3. Your body starts to move, your feet move to the grove.
Ura ura ba, he's the sax player.

4. He'll do it all night long, playing your favorite song.
Ura ura ba, he's the sax player.

Chorus - Repeat (2X) (Speak last chorus line)

Passing Through

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

(Lyrics are melodically spoken)
Passing through. (Spoken)

1. It’s party time. What’s there to do?
I saw you there across the room.

2. You’re having fun; you dare to dance.
And with a grin, I’ll just join in.

3. This party’s hot – Let’s take a shot
At this new style for just a while.
Repeat #3 (1X)

Passing through. (Spoken)

4. This party here is really fun.
The music makes you want to dance.

5. Just move your feet and then your arms.
Your body sways all while you dance.

6. I plan to stay and dance a while,
To dance this crazy little style.
Repeat #6 (1X)

Passing through. (Spoken)

Repeat Verses 2-3 and 5-6 (2X)

Passing through. (Spoken)

Watching Over You

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Hearts are broken, tears are falling,
In the world tonight.
Sadness fills the hearts and minds;
Looking for answers - Why?

There're no answers that will make things right.
We'll never know why.

Chorus:

There are new angels in Heaven tonight.
And they're watching the ones that they love.
Saying, don't cry for me my love,
Cause you have an angel in Heaven tonight,
Watching over you. Watching over you.

2. If you look to the stars, I'll be there.
Smiling at you and winking my eye.

So that you'll know my love is endless.
I'm always in your heart.

Bridge:

We hear you pain, we know your sorrow.
And yet there is a bright tomorrow.
Don't let this sadness control you.
Because your cries go not unheard.

Repeat Chorus 2X

Remembering My Life

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. When you were young,
You went to school there.
You met your friends;
You met your pals there too.
You had a favorite teach.
You have your favorite playground.
Remembering your life,
It's your home town.

2. You were the jock,
She was a gymnast.
You went to prom;
You were the king.
She was your date,
She was the prom queen.
Remembering your life,
It's your home town.

Chorus:
My home, my street, my church, the shops.
My friends, my folks, my family, my job,
I walk the streets remembering my life,
In this my home - it's my home town.

3. Then you got married,
You got a job.
You had your kids
And they grew up.
And now their kids
Live out their lives,
Remembering your life,
In their home town.

Bridge:
You lived and you loved there.
You set your life goals.
And you now grow old.
Your life is whole.

Repeat Chorus 1X

Repeat Chorus Lines 1 & 2
Finish with:
I walk these streets, remembering my life.
In this my home - it's my home town.
Remembering my life, in my home town.

Teach Me How To Wish

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Can you teach me how to wish; help me make my dreams come true?
And please help me see my life, as I wanted it to be,
And to make it all worthwhile.

2. Now I see a falling star. Can I wish with all my heart?
Should I speak my dreams out loud? Should I tell it what I want?
Will it hear me now?

Chorus:
Teach me how to wish, on a falling star.
And toss a little coin into a wishing well, and make my dreams come true.
Teach me how to wish.

3. If I’m selfish I will wish, for more money and good looks.
I will wish only for me, without thinking of the world,
And the happiness it needs.

Bridge:
I’ll wish for peace throughout this earth.
I’ll wish goodwill for all good men.
No hunger, no wars;
Just life and happiness.

Repeat chorus lines 1-2 (1X)
Repeat full chorus (1X)

Walking Away

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Heard that you were looking for me, and I know the reason why.
I will break this hold that’s on me, and you will not see me cry.

2. There is nothing you can say, that will make me want to stay.
You will hurt this girl again, and that is why I’ll walk away.

Chorus:
Walking away, walking away
Walking away, walking away

3. There’s no love where there is pain, and you only give the same.
I am not made out of wood; you don’t treat me like you should.

4. I will find a life that’s better, but I don’t have to be alone.
He will be a real go getter; he will have a heart of gold.

Bridge:
Don’t give me flowers; just keep the candy.
And talking sweet might feel just dandy.
But I just know, it’s all for show.
I need a heart that’s mine alone.

Repeat Chorus (1X)

What you gonna say?

You'll Be Here With Me

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. Used to be that my only thoughts were of myself.
Did not have the room inside my heart for someone else;
Then, you came along and I saw life as something new;
And I tried to change my life to share with one like you.

2. Did not know my heart was full of love for only me.
Seeing you share life with other taught me how to see;
That being all alone with mirrored walls gave nothing back,
But a poor reflection of a person who is sad.

Chorus:
Teach me how to live again, in this world of selfish love;
Tell me I am not alone – that you’re here with me.
And your love I will regain; yours is not a selfish love.
When my life is said and done, you’ll be here with me.

3. Now I walk your path and see the joy in peoples’ eyes.
When you touch their hearts, the love they feel is no surprise.
Cause you give of yourself and your concern is not for wealth.
There is nothing better than your love for this lonely world.

Bridge:
And with a touch of your hand, I know that my heart will be healed.
And with a touch of your heart, I know that my life will be real.

Repeat Chorus (2X)
You’ll be here with me. (3X)

My Life Has Gone Away

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. I close my eyes, I see you.
You’re coming closer to me.
They said that dreams can come true,
But it’s not you.

2. You did not plan to leave me.
They said, it was your time.
You were stolen from me;
Now you are gone.

Chorus:
My life, my life, my life, has gone away.
My life, my life, my life, has gone away, from me.

3. They said, I can start over.
But, I don’t really want to.
No one can fill your shoes;
No, no one else will do.

Bridge:
I had just one love in my life,
And that love was only you.

It’s hard for me to let you go;
In my mind this can’t be so.

My heart beats only just for you;
No other heart for me will do.

It’s hard to feel so all alone.

Repeat Chorus Line #1 - (4X)
Has gone away, has gone away, has gone away, from me.

You Stole My Soul

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. There is no laughter in my heart; I am so all alone.
Walking blindly through the streets; I am so far from home.
My life needs answers I can’t find.
I need to feel some warmth.

2. I met you on a rainy day; the sun shines in your smile.
You took my hand and lead the way; you turned my life around.
Now I walk with hope and feel,
I’ve found a brand new home.

Chorus:
You know you slowly stole my heart.
So slowly, I didn’t even notice.
And then you stole my soul, and then you stole my soul,
And then you stole my soul forever.

3. The joy you’ve brought into my life will always be inside this heart;
No longer will I cry. My love I cannot hide.
I owe my happiness to you;
My life is now complete.

Bridge:
There is a love in my life for all time.
There is a love for all people in life.

Repeat Chorus (2X)

Forgive Me

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. I can hear the phone ring, but you will not answer.
You know that it’s me, so you will not pick up.
Can’t you see I’m desperate for your forgiveness?
Is there any way for you to see me?

2. We all make mistakes that cannot be erased.
And it seems with me, that is the case.
I know that there is no excuse for my error.
But I beg you please, hear me one more time.

Chorus:

Forgive me – I love you, love you, love you, baby.
Forgive me – I’m sorry, sorry, sorry, darlin.
Forgive me – I need you, need you, need you, baby.
Forgive me - I’m sorry.

3. It was not my intent to break your heart.
And there is no excuse that will mend what I’ve done.
All that I can do is to get on my knees,
And beg you for forgiveness that you will not give.

Bridge:

I know the pain that I have caused.
My heart bleeds for your love.
You eyes tell me that you love me,
But your lips say, go away.
Your lips say go away, away.

Repeat Chorus (2X)
I’m sorry (final line after chorus repeat).

Perdoname

Written By: Maria Elena Sanchez

1. El teléfono timbra pero no contesta.
Sabe que soy yo pero no recoge.
Me desespero porque me perdones.
¿Hay alguna forma que me pueda ver?

2. Cometemos errores que nunca se borrarán.
Y parece conmigo eso es el caso.
Yo sé que no hay escusa por mi error.
Pero te suplico que me escuches, una vez más.

Coro:

Perdóname, te amo, amo, amor mío.
Perdóname, lo siento, siento, en mi alma.
Perdóname, te necesito, necesito.
Perdóname, lo siento.

3. No fue mi intención romper tu corazón.
Y no hay escusa que ‘miende lo que hice.
Lo que puedo hacer es arrodillarme,
Y suplicar tu perdón, que no me darás.

Puente:

Yo sé el dolor que te cause.
Mi corazón sangra por tu amor.
Tus ojos dicen que me quieren,
Pero tus labios dicen, vete.
Tus labios dicen, vete de aquí.

Repetir coro 2X
Lo siento (última línea).