Adam Ezra

Adam Ezra

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"Adam Ezra is one of the most promising songwriters to come along in years...with the craftsmanship and insight to become a major voice in American music." - Ben Tishler, producer: VH-1

Biography

Adam Ezra, an experientialist as much as a musician or songwriter, has spent time living out of a van, farming in Canada, volunteering for the relief effort in Kosovo, and practicing environmental geography in South Africa. Whether it been as kitchen hand or carpenter, teacher, athlete, or traveler, Ezra crams it all into the music, always challenging our perspective and often teetering somewhere between the ballsy rocker and sensitive poet.

Most of Adam's touring is done with his band these days, "Adam Ezra Group". To view their EPK, go to: WWW.SONICBIDS.COM/ADAMEZRAGROUP

Lyrics

basement song

Written By: adam ezra


it’s cold down in the basement that i’m renting for the time
streets outside are quiet, three more hours ‘til the grind
when alarms will sound in unison, this sleepy town will rise
to start another day with neither fanfare nor surprise

and the weather will be overcast and then will turn to rain
folks will secretly be happy for the excuse to complain
and the rain will sound like symphonies cascading of the town’s
victorian roofs with angles that the drops come rolling down

and my day will start of soggy, shoes have holes through to my feet
as i stumble to the corner store to get something to eat
the cute girl at the register will smile as if to say,
“ain’t we both in this together,” then she’ll send me on my way

hey yea

and the mayor with the shiny shoes will be at old town hall
his brother chief of police will catch truants at the mall
and mothers with their babies, off to daycare, then to work
i’ll be heading to the alleys ‘cause that’s where the poets lurk

and i’ll be seeing things in harmony, smelling them in rhyme
you know the kind of day when you can sink within the time
and the conflict then will rise, do i choose to concentrate
on all the things i love or try to fix the things i hate

‘cause we american’s dig our sitcoms, music, ballgames and french fries
and our teachers, they need raises and our schools, they need supplies
and resilience of the spirit goads the will to carry on
and the moon, it chase the sun around the earth to bring the dawn

hey yea

and our pres’ was re-elected though i didn’t put him there
half the country hates him the other puts him in their prayers
and i’m down in the basement trying to contemplate the scene
of a senate bill that’s omnibus and what that’s supposed to mean

and the business folk are happy ‘cause their cuts won’t be repealed
they’re steppin over homeless now on route to make the deal
while kids with calloused fingers serve in war and take their lumps
so the wealthy kids with suv’s can pay less at the pumps

but a hundred years from now all our troubles will be gone
we’ll be searching out new planets after fucking up our own
we’ll pick us out a doozy, plant a sturdy flag and then
ship up a few religions, do it all over again

hey yea

if i met greg brown i’d say i stole this song from you
we can’t all be original, plus my rent is due
and i don’t have health insurance, my car might be reposessed
‘cause playin on this guitar is the thing that i like best

and tomorrow at a bar about a half a mile from here
i’ll make fifty and a burger and they’ll make me buy my beer
and the guitar will sound like fireworks exploding north and south
expressing all the feelings i can’t push out through my mouth

hey yea

and someday greg you’ll hear this song and it will make you smile
and you will take me on the road and we will travel for a while
and we will play together, trading verses, you and me
the crowd will want an encore...we’ll give’m two or three

but for now the morning time will rear it’s head before too long
and you know i cannot sleep until i’ve finished up a song
and tomorrow when i muster up the nerve to play this through
i’ll hit the final chord and give a final nod to you

hey yea

you paint me

Written By: adam ezra

we all have pictures of the one that haunts our dreams
i paint, i paint in colors bright
if solitude lies down below then love is in between
let me find this space tonight

you can find me walking on this dusty road, this dusty road, this dusty road
until the dust is all i see, caught in this cloud tonight
at this point there’s nothin much for us to do
‘cept you paint me and i’ll paint you

we all have visions now of who we’re supposed to be
i paint, i paint in colors bright
realities a mess and love lies somewhere in between
let me find this space tonight

you can find me walking on this dusty road, this dusty road, this dusty road
until the dust is all i see, caught in this cloud tonight
i dance around the fire of my changing point of view
you paint me and i’ll paint you

we all have fantasies of living life in peace
i paint, i paint in colors bright
now war will set the times until we love so loud it screams
let us find this space tonight

you can find us walking on this dusty road, this dusty road, this dusty road
until the dust is all we see, caught in this cloud tonight
in shades so bright our leaders need to change their attitude
you paint me and i’ll paint you

diamond eyes

Written By: adam ezra

in the waking hours i can do ok
it’s the sleep that brings me down
and i’ve noticed that you’ve got a lot to say
wisdom tossed onto the ground

(chorus):
and i will not take my rest tonight
and i will not fall for your diamond eyes
and i’ll stand my ground to my demise
or to my happy end
either way i’ll be back again

you’re looking stunning with that horse you came in on
the perfect sight for my sore eyes
but i’d like to see you now without your makeup on
and your hair uncombed or dyed

(chorus)

the circus comes to town, the legends will be told
the folks will come and pay the fee
but all that glitters certainly can not be gold
and you are you and i am me

(chorus)

Discography

Adam Ezra - Self Titled
Adam Ezra Group - Sessions
Adam Ezra Group - Tumble Down Slow
Adam Ezra Group - Crawl
Adam Ezra - Chain
Adam Ezra Group - View From The Root

Set List

Adam has written over 150 songs! The bulk of his solo performance revolves around his original music and stories with an occasional cover thrown in. (covers completely vary depending on the night)

performance length completely varies depending on the event.