Melissa Engleman

Melissa Engleman

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

face melting folk

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Biography

If a ghost town came to life with music, you would find Melissa Engleman there, with her lonesome lyrics and forceful vocals that dance in the saloon until late in the evening. Empty streets carry the haunting melodies of her restless guitar tracks. Amid these notes and sounds, ghosts dwell, clamoring for the chance to tell their stories of business left undone, violent ends and what's left when even malaise has faded. Melissa summons tales from the long ago and finally lays their spirits to rest.

Seeing Melissa perform live is like reuniting with an old friend. Her music speaks of community and the comfort to be had through shared experience. Her vocals hit like an emotional twister, but the guitar lines gently pick up the pieces left behind. Melissa's songs share a willingness to engage the listener on a personal level, songs with courage and soul that give a blues-y feel to an otherwise folk-y nature. The melodies pick up the audience and take them for a ride through the dusty, abandoned parts of rural America that this songwriter has long called home.

Lyrics

Shade of Shame

Written By: Melissa Engleman

the camera pans and the cinematic regret sets in.
its been so long.
now your a man and i still love those hands, your skin is so, your skin is so...

ooooh oooooh ooooh
ooooh oooooh ooooh

the crack in the window is new and I don't recognize that break in your voice and I don't recall that scar above your eye. I've never seen your leg shake so, I've never seen your leg shake so.

ooooh oooooh ooooh
ooooh oooooh ooooh

we can't go outside here, no we can't go outside here. baby you can't have that cigarette. We can't go outside here, no we can't go outside here and baby you can't have that cigarette

ooooh oooooh ooooh
ooooh oooooh ooooh

i've never seen that shade of shame, never seen that shade of shame shade of shame spread across your face

ooooh oooooh ooooh
ooooh oooooh ooooh

we can't go outside here, no we can't go outside here. baby you can't have that cigarette. We can't go outside here, no we can't go outside here and baby you can't have that cigarette

ooooh oooooh ooooh
ooooh oooooh ooooh

the camera pans and the cinematic regret sets in.
its been so long.

Discography

Demo 2009

At the Hotel Cafe 2010