Alissar

Alissar

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Alissar is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and guitar player who carries contagious energy onstage. Singing about love, life and freedom, she moves people with a vibe of her own.

Biography

Bio.Bio.Bio. Let’s talk about me, shall we? I guess it all started in Montreal, Canada, in 1980. Started, because that’s when & where I took my first breath of air. I should probably mention I grew up in several places, moving all around the country from one place to another and living in West Africa for 2 and a half years with my folks. I’m one of the lucky ones who can say they had parents who loved each other deeply, and never had to live through a divorce. Had, because my father passed away when I was 16. Maybe that turned out to be a turning point for me, and maybe not, but that’s when I decided to trade in the piano I’d been playing for a relentless 7 years and buy my first guitar.

So what do you do when you’re a teenage peace & love freak with a guitar, a voice and a butt load of things to say? You play. You sing. Although today I’ve lost the bell bottoms and the flower power, that’s still what I do. 3 years ago I turned my mom’s office into a studio, albeit a cheap one. What does a girl do when she counts on people, musicians, helping hands, and they end up dogging her? Well I’ll tell you. Me and my cheap recording kit, we decided we were done depending on others to succeed, and together we recorded a 10-song album. That was back in 2003. Sure it took some time, playing all the instruments, learning to be recording artist, producer, and soundman (woman) at the same time, but it was the best time, and now hundreds of peeps around here own Alissar – Unleashed, one of my greatest achievements.

But let me tell you one thing, working a whole year on an album by myself taught me another thing. You do need people around you to keep going. Not just anyone, but people still. Haven’t I heard somewhere that everything happens for a reason? I think so. Shortly after the end of my one-year studio cloistered period, I met those people. Maybe life knew it was only then that I was ready for them, and ready to make the most of the partnership. And I do.

So since any well-structured text needs a conclusion, here’s my sum up. For 10 years now, I’ve been writing, playing, singing. I’ve played gigs all over Quebec, Canada, where I now live. I’ve recorded a whole album by myself and am now working on a project to release new stuff. Is it worth mentioning that I’ve hitch-hiked across Canada, the US and Costa Rica? Or that I have my free-fall skydiving license? Maybe not, but maybe it all adds up to say how passionately extreme I am.

Any more questions? Ask away.

Lyrics

Sooner Or Later

Written By: Alissar

Pack my bags, lock my door, and I'm off to something more
Guess you could say I flee, but don't feel sorry for me

CHORUS
Cause sooner or later I'll end up alone
But with a place to call my own
And sooner or later I'll be free…..or I dream I will be

You know just like I do there is no me & you
Why should I stay and wait, I'd rather chase my fate

CHORUS
Cause sooner or later I'll end up alone
But with a place to call my own
And sooner or later I'll be free…..or I dream I will be

BRIDGE
It's a chance I gotta take, if I don't I will soon break
I won't say I'm not afraid
But I've got to find my way cause I damn well know that anyway

CHORUS Sooner or later I'll end up alone
But with a place to call my own
And sooner or later I'll be free…..or I dream I will be
Sooner or later I'll be on my own
But with a place I can call home
And sooner or later I'll be free….. I will be

© 2005 All Rights Reserved. Alissar Boudreau.

Who I Am

Written By: Alissar

You can break all I hold in my hands
But you can’t break who I am

Tear those pictures of you and me, ask me to give you back my key
Throw out my books, box up my clothes, I ain’t so hooked that I will fold
Crush our past and our future plans as you let go of my hand
You may be tall and strong, but I won’t let you do me wrong
You can break my body, but not the inside of me

CHORUS
You can break all I hold in my hands
But you can’t break who I am
Maybe it’s me I’m trying to convince but I’m stronger than you’re thinking

I know now that it’s not true that I am no one without you
I’ve thought before I wasn’t more than what I thought you to adore
I left a note on your back door and I won’t call you anymore
You beat me down down down and now you’ve stepped over the line
You can break my body but not the inside of me

CHORUS
You can break all I hold in my hands
But you can’t break who I am

BRIDGE
It’s the same, same old lame game
The one that makes you think you’ve got me tamed
Well I now reclaim my name

CHORUS
You can break all I hold in my hands
But you can’t break who I am
You can break all I hold in my hands
But you can’t break who I am

© 2005 All Rights Reserved. Alissar Boudreau.

Release The Hounds

Written By: Alissar


Did I ever mention the commotion that is building up inside of me
Hear my deafening cry right before I prepare to dare defy
Silence with the violence of a vengeance of one who’s had enough to bear
Now feel me scare your sorry stare and if you doubt
Well watch me

CHORUS
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Release the hounds

Did I ever open without caution the door that lets out what’s inside of me
With my extreme care I always get by ; with restrain I cry
But that’s over, I know better than to falter at the hands of my fake corruptor
Choke the choker ; I’m the danger and if you doubt
Well watch me

CHORUS
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Release the hounds

CHORUS
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Release the hounds Yeah
Break down the walls and
Turn up the sound and
Bring out the noise and
Release the hounds

© 2005 All Rights Reserved. Alissar.

Discography

2003 - Unleashed, (undistributed) album containing 10 songs and home-recorded by Alissar

Set List

My own stuff:
Hungry
Sobered Up
Exonorating Me
Never Met Me
Who I Am
So What
Sooner Or Later
Play
Change
Release The Hounds
I Feel Fine
Better Off
Tear You All Apart
Magic Tricks
What I Miss
My Chaotic Mind
Exile

Cover songs:
You Outta Know - Alanis Morissette
Selling Jesus - Skunk Anansie
Sober - Tool
Vasoline - Stone Temple Pilots
Show Me How To Live - Audioslave
No One Knows - Queens Of The Stoneage
Crazy Bitch - Buckcherry
The One - Foo Fighters
Eat The Rich - Aerosmith
Psycho - System Of A Down
All My Life - Foo Fighters
Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jets
Tripping On A Hole In A Paper Heart - STP
Judith - A Perfect Circle
Violent Pornography - System Of A Down
Exploder - Audioslave
The Widow - The Mars Volta
Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

Total set length is about 2 hours
and writing new songs is a constant work in progress...