Alexa Hamilton

Alexa Hamilton

 North Hollywood, California, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

"Alexa Hamilton's music is an original blend of pop, rock, country and acoustic", explains music producer Paul Inder. "Her songs remind me of the timeless classics of Carole King and Carly Simon with some Linda Ronstadt and Sheryl Crow thrown in."

Biography

Alexa Hamilton, is just beginning to make a name for herself in the Music Industry, having received double nominations at the 2009 Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA's) for Best Indy Artist Americana and Pop Songs. Alexa and her Songs are currently charting in the MySpace Top 10 Unsigned Americana and Country Artists.
American audiences have known Alexa Hamilton as an Actress ever since her teenage debut as the title role in the TV movie "The Invisible Woman", through to her starring role in the 2006 miniseries of "The Poseidon Adventure". While British audiences are more familiar with Alexa as a Singer and Stage performer, having appeared, over the past 10 years, on Concert Tours and Theatre Productions throughout the UK and parts of Europe.
"I started out singing in a band" says Alexa, who recently emigrated back to LA from London. "Music has always been my first love".
But it wasn't until she returned to LA in 2007 that Alexa finally began to professionally record and release her own original material, beginning with her debut EP "Who Knew", which includes the HMMA nominated songs."Let's Get Outta Here" and "I Knew You When". Available for purchase on CD Baby and iTunes.

Lyrics

For What It's Worth aka

Written By: Stephen Stills w/ 5th verse by Alexa Hamilton

There's somethin' happening here / What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there/ Telling me I got to beware
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's goin' down

What a field day for the heat / A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs / Mostly say , hooray for our side
I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound / Everybody look what's goin' down

There's battle lines being drawn / Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
People are speaking their minds / Getting so much resistance from behind
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound / Everybody look what's goin' down

Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid / Step outta line, the man come and take you away / You better stop, hey, what's that sound / Everybody look what's goin' down
(repeat 2xs)

There's somethin' happening here / The skies are no longer clear
And the truth is a tissue of lies / The Ice caps are melting while the innocent die
When we gonna stop, hey, what's that sound / Everybody look what's goin' down
Stop now, what's that sound / Everybody look what's goin' down / (repeat 2xs)
What's goin' down / What's goin' down / What's goin' down/ What's goin' down

"Let's Get Outta Here"

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

I don't know where you wanna go / I dont know how we'll get there
All I know is if you wanna go, baby I'm with you / Let's get outta here....

This tinsel town will take it's toll on you / Even when you win some how you lose
They build you up and then they say you're through
But they dont know you baby like I do / Come on, come on....

CHORUS: Let's hit the road / Let's move / Let's run away / We wont give a dam,
what they say / Let 'em talk, they will anyway / We got what it takes

We'll find a place where folks know how to live / Where everything ain't taking
with no give / And you don't have to prove who you are / Be true to yourself
and you're a star / Come on, come on....

(Repeat Chorus 2xs)

I don't know where you wanna go/ I dont know how we'll get there
All I know is if you wanna go, I'm with you / Let's get outta here
(Repeat)
Let's get outta here / Lets get outta here/ Let's get outta here / Let's get outta here

"Too Good 2 Be True"

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

Don Juan was hooked on romance / Casanova couldn't keep it in his pants
So tell me baby, what is it with you / Do you think you're just too good to be true?
I got my eye on you / I see the things you do / You're just too good to be true

(Chorus) It's in the way you walk / It's in the way you talk / You're just too good 2 be true / It's in the way you move and everything you do / You're just too good to be true / Just too good / Just too good to be / Just too good to be true

I've seen you baby all over town / Picking girls up, and putting them down
You must think you're god's gift to the world / Is that what you say to all of the girls
I got my eye on you / I see the things you do / You're just too good to be true
(Repeat Chorus)

You're just too good to be true / Just to good to be / Just too good to be true
You're just too good to be / Just to good to be / Just too good to be true

You've been playin' with girls for too long / Now you wanna try this real woman on
Better watch out boy cause if you do / You're the one that's gonna get used
Baby, Im wise to you because I do it too / Yeah' Im too good to be true
It's in the way I walk / It's in the way I talk / Yeah, Im too good to be true
It's in the way I move and everything I do / yeah, Im too good to be true
Just too good / Im just too good to be / Im just too good to be true / yeah, yeah
(Repeat 5xs)..... just too good to be true.... 2 you.

"I Wont Let You Lose Me"

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

You don' t know how hard I try, or how much I have ached
Just to hold you in my arms, I take all I can take
And you don't know how many times I've longed for you to see
What it is I feel for you and all you mean to me

(Chorus) How my heart aches, but it wont break / I can be strong , I can hold on
I will stand alone , till you're finally home / But I wont let you lose me

When a woman loves a man like you, she swallows all her pride
And I have done that and worse, to be by your side
I tell the world to go to hell / I don't even care or cry
Cause when you take me in your arms.... feels like heavens holdin' tight

(Repeat Chorus 2xs)
I wont let you lose me / I wont let you lose me / I wont let you lose me

"I Know That It's Wrong"

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

(V1) You do me wrong, but you do it so right / You stay away too long, until I'm too weak to fight
And then you're here, making love to me all night long
And I know that it's wrong, that it should feel so right

(V2)You tell me lies, but it's what I wanna hear / You make me cry, then kiss away my tears
I'm glad when you're gone, and then I thank god you're here
And I know that it's wrong, that it should feel so right

Lying in your arms tonight, I can forget your lying eyes
And I wont ask you where you've been, cause I don't want to cry
I know that you're bound to stray, no matter what I do / And I know that I should just give up on you
(Repeat V1)
I know that you're bound to stray, no matter what I do / And I know that I should just give up on you
(Repeat V2)
I know that it's wrong
That it should feel so.... right.

"I Knew You When"

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

I KNEW YOU WHEN lyrics by Alexa Hamilton

To know you now, is not to know you then / You were down you were out
You needed a friend / To pick you up / To pull you through
You said you'd never forget / You'd always be true

(Chorus) but, People like you make it to the top, climbing up the friends they drop
Do anything to get where you are / You were low on talent, but high on PR
I knew you when / I knew you / I knew you when / I knew you when

To hear you talk, the things you say
How you struggled to get , where you are today / But you don't know nothin' bout payin' dues / Cause somebody else is always payin' for you

(Repeat Chorus)

(bridge) Now that you reached the top, be careful baby / Don't fall off
'Seeing how you treat your friends, your enemies are circling

Yeah, yeah, yeah....I knew you when / I knew you when/ I knew you when
I knew you when, I knew you when....I knew you then.

Back In The Game

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

Back In The Game
(Alexa Hamilton)

(V1) You’re leavin’ your wife and you’re leavin’ your kids
Tell me now baby, what is it you did?
You said that your life was just more of the same
Gettin’ no better and feeling no pain
You think that it’s time you got back in the game

(V2) You moved out of the house to a hotel in town
But you’ll have your own place before very long
And you never meant to do anything wrong
So, tell me now baby, what is it you want?

(Chorus/ Refrain)To get Back in the Game, get Back in the Game
Back in the Game, get Back in the Game

(V3) Now you didn’t mean your family no harm
And that young girl hangin’ off of your arm
She’s just a friend you sleep with now and again
You hope that someday the kids’ll understand
You’re still their daddy, but you’re also a man
Doin’ the best that he can

(Ch/Ref)To get Back in the Game, get Back in the Game
Back in the Game, get Back in the Game

(V4) When you got married you were just a young man
Then you were known as a husband and dad
Turnin’ your back on the chances you had
You haven’t grown old babe, you just got numb
And you want to know what it is to be young, before you grow old
Get back in the game

(Ch/Ref) Now your’e Back in the Game, get Back in the Game
It’s Not how you planned, Can’t go home again

(V5) Now you knock on the door you once opened with your key
Wonderin’ how did this happen to me
There’s a new man sleepin’ in your wife’s bed
He’s livin’ in your house and mowin’ your lawn
The kids call him Pops….your wife call’s him Hon’
Their lives have moved on while you were out havin’ fun
Back in the game, are you feelin’ the pain
You’re back in the Game

(Ch/ Ref) Back in the Game, you’re back in the Game
Back in the Game, you’re Back in the Game

(V6) You could’ve worked it out together you say
All that you needed was a little time away
But weeks turned to months, now it’s been over a year
She wants you to sign the papers I hear
D’ya think that time would just stand still
While you were decidin’ which dream to fulfill

(final Refrain) You better get real…
It aint about what you feel…
When you’re back in the game…
And nothin’s the same…
Are you feelin’ the pain…
You’re back in the game…

(tag) You’re leavin’ your wife, and you’re leavin’ your kids
Tell me now baby, what is it you did?

Make Love Like We Used To

Written By: Alexa Hamilton

MAKE LOVE LIKE WE USED TO
lyrics by Alexa Hamilton

Hello…. I know
it's been awhile
since we've been in touch
That's why I came when You called
It's your touch I've missed so much

I Don't want to talk about the past
or hear about what's new
In the morning we can talk ,
if you still want to.
For tonight ….
babe, if it's alright,
there's just one thing
that I want to do...

[Chorus]
I Wanna climb back into our bed,
like we never left
Breathe the air that you breathe
with your head upon my chest

Wrap myself around you,
close my eyes and just pretend
this love that were makin'
is never going to end.

(and) You don't have to say you love me,
You know I still love You.
For tonight, if it's alright
Let's just make love.. like we used to.
Like We Used To

[Verse:]
We've been through it so many times
I can't remember who left who.
You say that I walked out...
but I swear You wanted me to.

I know You had expectations,
and I got my disappointments too.
How you took it out on me,
and how I took it out on You.

You don't need to say your sorry,
coz you know I'm sorry too.
In the end, it's all the same
We do what we want to do.

[Chorus: repeat]
(and I) Wanna climb back into our bed
like we never left
Breathe the air that you breathe
with your head upon my chest

Wrap myself around you,
close my eyes and just pretend
this love that were making
is never going to end.

You don't have to say you love me,
You know I still love You.
For tonight, if it's alright
Let's just make love.. like we used to.
Like we used to…….

[Instrumental Break]

[Part chorus]
I Wanna climb back into our bed,
like we never left
Breathe the air that You breathe
with your head upon my chest
Wrap myself around You
Close my eyes and just pretend
This Love that we're makin'
is never gonna end……

[end verse….quiet]
In the morning we can talk,
if you still want to,
But for tonight, if it's alright
Let's just make love like we used to.
Like we used to…
Let's just make Love….like we used to.

Discography

2009 Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMAs) Double Nominee for Best Indy Artist Americana Song "Let's Get Outta Here" and Best Pop Song "I Knew You When"
Songs from her debut EP "Who Knew" can currently be heard on over 50 AAA and Americana Radio Stations across the US. And can be purchased on CD Baby and iTUNES.
RECENT UPDATES and REVIEWS:
August 17th 2pm PST: LA indy station KPFK (KPFK.org) "For the Record with Samm Brown" Singer/Songwriter Showcase selected Alexa's EP "Who Knew" as a top pick.
April 27th 7pm EST: Florida Radio station: WIKX KIX Country 92.9 (wikx.com)"Down Home Cookin' Show with Larry T." presented Alexa Hamilton as the "Featured Artist" playing Alexa's EP "Who Knew" in it's entirety along with a taped interview.
"Singer/Songwriter Alexa Hamilton's (6 song) EP "Who Knew" shows a real knack for catchy material and the ability to put the songs over"....says Music Connection Magazine 3/17
"Let's Get Outta Here" is a crafty number with a good hook... we really like "I Knew You When" , a countryish pop song with a sexy vocal. The ballad "I Know That It's Wrong" echoes Don Henley and suggests Hamilton could move even further towards country."

"A huge THANKS to Alexa Hamilton for her EP "Who Knew". There's not a bad song on there and it has been a great addition to our singer/songwriter Americana program." Eric Cohen, Music Director, WAER-Syracuse.

"I usually prefer the original over any cover, but occasionally such a great cover comes along that it's worth sharing with KPFT listeners. Alexa Hamilton's "What's Goin Down" (aka "For What It's Worth by Stephen Stills) is so good that I have started my radio show ("Laurapalooza") with it!" Laura Slavin, Producer/Host, Pacifica Radio KPFT FM, Houston TX.

Set List

"Who Knew" EP song list (all by A.Hamilton except #2 as noted)
1) Let's Get Outta Here 3:06
2) What's Goin' Down 3:55 (aka "For What It's Worth" by Stephen Stills w/5th verse by A.Hamilton)
3) Too Good To Be True 4:02
4) I Knew You When 2:57
5) I Won't Let You Lose Me 3:03
6) I Know That It's Wrong 3:16