Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott

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Rebecca's music is feel-good music for all musical tastes and ages. Her music can be labeled as female acoustic aggressive folk pop/rock. No matter if Rebecca plays a solo or as a four-piece, people are mesmerized by Rebecca's strong stage presence, strong vocals and writing, and amazing energy.

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Biography

Rebecca Scott has been performing her unique brand of folk-rock in the Northwest for over 19 years. For the seventh straight year, Rebecca was named Best Singer for 2011 in the Boise Weekly's coveted Best of Boise Readers' Choice Awards. And for eight years running, she was also voted in the top three for Best Local Musician (winning in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 & 2004), and earned 2nd place for Best Band behind national act Built To Spill. In December of 2003, Rebecca was named the top "Mover & Shaker" in Boise entertainment by the Idaho Statesman's Thrive Magazine. Her fourth release, Can't Get It Out Of My Head (2003), is a live compilation of her previously recorded original material plus two new cuts.

She’s recorded three all-original studio albums.
The first album, Wave To The Elephants, received national attention when the song Diggin’ a Path was used in an MTV movie soundtrack "The Anatomy Of A Hate Crime: The Matthew Sheppard Story" as well as the television show "Good vs. Evil". Her second album, United, was acclaimed when Billboard Magazine named her one in six of the country’s top unsigned bands of 1999. The third release, The Game, was Rebecca's first self-produced endeavor, completed at Little House Recordings with Ben Burdick. Her fourth release, Can't Get It Out Of My Head (2003), is a live compilation of her previously recorded original material plus two new cuts. And last but not least, her 2010 CD, By Request, features cover songs that have been requested the most by her audiences.

During her musical career, Rebecca has had the opportunity to perform with Candy Coburn, Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, and with Dar Williams and other artists at Lilith Fair and other NW music festivals. The band recently shared billing with Keb Mo, Cowboy Junkies, Dishwalla, Shelby Lynne, Curtis Stigers, Melissa Ferrick and Garrison Starr.

Lyrics

Hearing Silence

Written By: Rebecca Scott

It's at your fingertips, it's breathing through your lips
You'd follow where the wind blows
It's been an uphill climb, trying to make a dime
At least that's how the song goes

And now you’re standing here,
Your time is much too near
To loosen up your grasp on the dream
That's everlasting,
Reaching for the gold with your small hand

You've known it all along
You're trying to get it on
With a song someone could swallow

It comes and goes too fast,
You're trying to make it last
With a pocket full of cotton
low lullabies forgotten
You're reaching for the gold with your cold hands
And I hear

What you've got here is a flame thrower
Run for cover from the gift that never ends
Morning comes and you've found peace again
You've got your best friend
A melody that's heaven sent

Sometimes a faithful friend
Sometimes it never ends
Mystery or madness?
Like a bird you sing, you reach for your everything
And it keeps you up at night,
While everyone sleeps tight,
It plays inside your head like a marching band
And I hear...

Find My Own Voice

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Through the moonlight you told me outright
Stories of your darkest moments
I tried to listen, but had to turn away
It was then that my heart had frozen

But it's OK, it's alright
I won't go away tonight
But I'm dying to make my own choice
Oh, and I'm just trying to find my own voice

We've flown over our holding pattern years
We've been under that long dark sleep
We've been through the good and bad babe
That's why I'm going, there's nothing left to save

But it's OK, it's alright
I won't go away tonight
But I'm dying to make my own choice
Oh, and I'm just trying to find my own voice

Shallow breathing, inside seething
Move in closely while you’re dreaming
Shallow breathing, inside seething
Move in closely while you’re dreaming

The memory lingers, leaving me here
On the other side of a door that was open
From behind I hear the sounds
From a part of me that just had to turn around

But it's OK, it's alright
I won't go away tonight
But I'm dying to make my own choice
Oh, and I'm just trying to find my own voice

Let Love Take You Home

Written By: Rebecca Scott

While a storm hitched a ride into town
You were driving
You thought that nothing would bring you down
You were driving

Pulling the past and shattered pieces behind
You came knocking on the door
With just a backbeat on my mind
You were after something more (something more)

I've been listening to your sorry ass
For an hour past far too long
If you think love starts and ends this fast
I'm here to tell you that you're wrong

And while I'd do anything to make your broken heart feel whole
I'd ask you to keep remembering what feeds your heart and soul (heart and soul)

You can live in the moment dear
But soon the moment's gone
If you think love has brought you hear
Just let love take you home...take you home

So the storm hitched a ride into town and I was driving
I thought that nothing could bring me down
But I'm still driving
Pulling my past and shattered pieces behind
I came knocking on the door
With just a backbeat on my mind
I was after something more (something more)

You can live in the moment dear
But soon the moment's gone
If you think love has brought you hear
Just let love take you home...take you home

Diggin' A Path

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Cleanin' the windows after the storm
Cleaning, a sparkle for the new dawn
Raking the leaves fallin' from my tree
Diggin' a path for the new me

The house is filled with fresh new air
since you haven't been there
Corners all nice and clean
Now my life has a new gleam

So walk out the room, out the door
Down the steps, down the street
'Round the bend...
Out of my life for good

Night time sand seeps now so slow
Night time lamps shed a new glow
Starlight closes my first day
Of leading my life in my own way

So walk out the room, out the door
Down the steps, down the street
'Round the bend
Out of my life for good

Look at me and feel me
Drink your life slowly
Now you can hear me
Now you can be free (be free)

Cleaning the window after the storm
Cleaning a sparkle for the new dawn
Raking the leaves fallin' from my tree
Diggin' a path for the new me
Diggin' a path for the new me
Diggin' a path for the new me

Let Love Take You Home

Written By: Rebecca Scott

While a storm hitched a ride into town
You were driving
You thought that nothing would bring you down
You were driving

Pulling the past and shattered pieces behind
You came knocking on the door
With just a backbeat on my mind
You were after something more (something more)

I've been listening to your sorry ass
For an hour past far too long
If you think love starts and ends this fast
I'm here to tell you that you're wrong

And while I'd do anything to make your broken heart feel whole
I'd ask you to keep remembering what feeds your heart and soul (heart and soul)

You can live in the moment dear
But soon the moment's gone
If you think love has brought you hear
Just let love take you home...take you home

So the storm hitched a ride into town and I was driving
I thought that nothing could bring me down
But I'm still driving
Pulling my past and shattered pieces behind
I came knocking on the door
With just a backbeat on my mind
I was after something more (something more)

You can live in the moment dear
But soon the moment's gone
If you think love has brought you hear
Just let love take you home...take you home

Bird From a Cage

Written By: Rebecca Scott

She woke today expecting to find the dawn
Rose up the same way
Thinking that nothing was wrong
It occurred to her, it was something he said
Last night standing by the edge of the bed
It was goodbye

Last night she could not have measured today
That he wanted out in the very same way
That a bird flies away from a cage
The end to a puzzling maze

And the dream that stayed inside of her head like a strand
Of the same small threads wrapped tightly around her hands
Like a puppet, never making a sound
Not even when no one else was around
Would she cry

Last night she could not have measured today
That he wanted out in the very same way
That a bird flies away from a cage
The end to a puzzling maze

He woke today expecting to find the dawn
Rose up the same way
Thinking that nothing was wrong
It’s the thought of that blank slate that’s weighing him down
Can’t get up ahead, above or around this ground

Last night he could not have measured today
That she wanted out in the very same way
That a bird flies away from a cage
The end to a puzzling maze


Can't Do It Easy

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Everything twisted
When I got out on my own
I began selling my oats I'd so carefully sewn

I tried, I cried, I let it ride
Only to see where my heart
Would collide

I can't do it easy
Think it through move it slow
I can't do it easy
I don't know where my heart will go

And the road that had teased me
With all its twists and turns
Dropped me off where I could still be free
But where I could still feel the burn (feel the burn)

Everything twisted
When I got out on my own
I began selling all my oats that I'd so carefully sewn

I can't do it easy
Think it through, move it slow
I can't do it easy
I don't know where my heart will go

You can't say I can't play
You can't say, I can't play

Green Grey Fell

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Green grey fell upon me, inside me
Shadows swirled, tears stopped
Smoothed silky rapid reflections say,
You stopped my scared heart

I think I know you
You kissed my empty pathway
I heard the sirens sounding
And you lowered the bridge

I eye-dropped into your ocean
I've fought these waves
I've felt your sun on my face

My white flag, it blows, it circles in your wind
Cool, deep, and uncaged
Smooth silk, I've unreined myself to elegance
To beauty, to you

I felt your hand on the stake
Spearing open desert sand
Far beyond a point of return

I eye-dropped into your ocean
I've fought these waves
I've felt your sun on my face

Leave The Light On

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Where'd you think you were going?
I've been waiting, staying here for you
Didn't you hear me calling?
I've been dialing, trying to get through

So just sit here and let me breathe you in
Just sit here and let me breathe you
'Cause any other day, any other day
May not find us again, so leave the light on

Waking up today, I wanted you hear
I wanted you near
Now I'm by your side after a long and lonesome ride
And everything's alright

So just sit here and let me breathe you in
Just sit here and let me breathe you
'Cause any other day, any other day
May not find us again, so leave the light on

Not The Words You Heard

Written By: Rebecca Scott

When the roads were crossed
And the boundaries were set
You came to me with words of gold
And you played the strings as true as birds
And through them I heard
And with the needle and thread
You sewed a world of wardrobes

But the words I said were not the words you heard
Not words I meant
When you gave to me your gold and silver box
With the key
Baby please don't ask me not to look inside

As the refrain plays over
And the tape repeats itself
Standing head to head and toe to toe
I wonder just how far this love will grow

Pages and pages have been written
For winds such as these
They turn past the chapters I need to read

But the words I said were not the words you heard
Not words I meant
When you gave to me your gold and silver box
With the key
Baby please, don't ask me not to look inside
Baby please, don't ask me not to look

Nothing New

Written By: Rebecca Scott

It's a cold, cold morning, summer crept away
Winter is coming and I wish you'd stay for a while
There's too many miles

So again you're saying that you're starting new
It's a lot to ask but the mask you've made just doesn't fit anymore And you know the score

How do you know when the night is through?
How do you know when tomorrow is standing next to you?
How can you tell when the change is coming?
How do you know when it's nothing new?

You're a broken record long overplayed
The mocking birds mocking...and it's singing the same old song And you know it's wrong

You can bide your days...turn times page
Sit on your ass but no one is waiting on you
Waiting on you

How do you know when the night is through?
How do you know when tomorrow is standing next to you?
How do you know when the night is through?
How do you know when tomorrow is standing next to you?
How can you tell when the change is coming?
How do you know when it's nothing new?
Nothing new,
Still nothing new

Storms

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Take this from me
Come on, please, it burns my skin
It singes my soul, my soul
It rained when I hurt-heard-had
Now sweat drips from my brow,
My brow

*I create the storms
And welcome the sun
Myself I am not in or out

My palms red, read
A cloudless sky
Now there's no more to know
The spirit is to set it free, set it free

I create the storms
And welcome the sea
Myself I am not in or out

To capture, to rupture
To have you, I can't (I can't)

To tattoo you, you would be one to 24
A spectrum of your bliss, & your kiss

I create the storms
And welcome the sun
Myself I am not in or out

The Game

Written By: Rebecca Scott

That wave that you’re riding
Even tide and all
Is going to crash and burn
On the shoreline wall
That perfect picture you’re painting
With your rock steady hand
It’s gone too far for the brush to extend

You think you need to be a part of the game
But the game is already over
You think your mirror sees you as one in the same
But the pain only sees you when you’re sober

That taste in your mouth
So cool and sweet
Is gonna wrap around you
Like an old wet sheet
And those arms that were open
To you for so long
Are going to fold into what’s all gone wrong
And it’s all gone wrong

You think you need to be a part of the game
But the game is already over
You think your mirror sees you as one in the same
But the pain only sees you when you’re sober

You can see where you’re standing
And look up ahead
But it won’t change a thing about
Where you’ve been
And those arms that were open
To you for so long
Are going to fold into what’s all gone wrong
And it’s all gone wrong

You think you need to be a part of the game
But the game is already over
You think your mirror sees you as one in the same
But the pain only sees you when you’re

Timing Is Everything

Written By: Rebecca Scott

I've been wondering lately how to feel
About my life, this frame of time
Turning pages, flipping through the chapters
Of this story line
In this book of mine

Time slips by in the blink of an eye
So taste tomorrows morning
Time slips by in the blink of an eye
This time, timing is everything

Sunsets, days long
Serves to punctuate the measure of my song
Learning to be strong
Breaking patterns, trying to slow it down
And maybe live it long
Learn from what went wrong

Time slips by in the blink of an eye
So taste tomorrows morning
Time slips by in the blink of an eye
This time, timing is everything

I've given up most of my days to one thing or another
The way I've handled it makes me tremble, makes me shudder
I created the problem here, 'cause I gave it away
I gave away my time

Time slips by in the blink of an eye
So taste tomorrows morning
Time slips by in the blink of an eye
This time, timing is everything

Wave To The Elephants

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Cold blue steel (silence)
Pull in and reel (reliance)
Weeping weeds (compliance)
Scuff the stone and hose it down
And hose it down

Follow up with your evidence
See that your story holds some relevance

I will learn to cry
Wave to the elephants, good-bye
Drive a nail through the lie
Learn not to wonder why
Wave to the elephants, good-bye

Colored yarn (cradle)
Red alarm (listen)
Do no harm (ladle)
Through the foam and drink it down
And drink it down

Plastic charm iced your birthday cake
A path of splinters do you make
Just get your story straight
Get your story straight

I will learn to cry
Wave to the elephants, good-bye
Drive a nail through the lie
Learn not to wonder why
Wave to the elephants, good-bye

Rumors, games (refined)
Early fame (rewind)
Hurt and maim (from behind)
Pick up the phone and call on the rain
Call on the rain

Heave the dirt overhead
Dig your grave, see how you've bled
Your own words are tacked onto your dread

I will learn to cry
Wave to the elephants, good-bye
Drive a nail through the lie
Learn not to wonder why
Wave to the elephants, good-bye

There I Go Again

Written By: Rebecca Scott

I feel the shadow stand
Clear across the wall
I know you're clear across my heart

Pounding tears in your kiss
Just a second of your eyes
Seems such a compromise

I need, I bleed, and I believe in you
And there I go again
The grass takes in the wind
And it circulates the seed
You've planted deep inside of me

I fall, you called and
I conceived in you
And there I go again

You're holding me right now
Hands on my pillow lace
It fills an empty frame

I need, I bleed and I believe in you
And there I go again

Good Intentions

Written By: Rebecca Scott

Walking through this nice conversation
Trying to stay true behind your reinventions
The outer layer where you choose to reside
Leaves you exposed with no place to hide

Can you try to stay truly blind?
You can't walk away a second time

Winding through your comfort zone
Your talking through me, there's nobody home
'Cause that part of me you always fail to mention
Is not excused by your good intentions

Can you try to stay truly blind?
You're walking away a second time

On my own I learned that it was alright to fail
You stayed perched beneath you'll holy halo
I'll keep crying past your righteous ears
Trying to remind you that I'm still here

Can you try to stay truly blind?
You can't walk away a second time
Can you try to stay truly blind?
You're walking away a second time

You're still walking away.

Discography

By Request, 2010
Can't Get It Out Of My Head, 2003
The Game, 2002
United, 1998
Wave To The Elephants, 1994

Set List

Rebecca plays one to four nine-song sets, using seven originals and two cover songs per set. Sets are usually 45 minutes long. Any cover song that is played is given a new twist ! Artists that are covered include Jonatha Brooke, Shawn Colvin, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Patty Griffin, Jamie Cullum, and more.