Aliza Pearl

Aliza Pearl

BandBluesSinger/Songwriter

A warm night on a slow train. A lost love not ready to be set free. An anthem for the free spirit. A sound that has the heart of the blues, and the upbeat step of what's new and innovative in music today. This is Aliza Pearl. Get the party started, or slow it down to a bluesy swing.

Biography

A child of Newark, New Jersey, Aliza is influenced by such diverse artists as The Fugees, Cat Stevens, Bill Withers, G-Love, and Dave Matthews, not to mention the great blues artists.

Lyrics

Shine On

Written By: Aliza Pearl Kennerly

I sit down and I drive, and begin anew
And this heart on my sleeve tells me what to do
Though I wear this new mask when you look at me
This old heart filled with pain is all you can see
I get tied up and caught up and start to drown
And the hope is what keeps me from going down
Cuz if what I've been feeling is somewhat right
Then there's still a bright future in sight...

So I'm gonna keep wishing
I'm gonna keep hoping
A new light will shine my way
And bring my whole life into day
I'm gonna keep wishing
Can't keep me from hoping
The stars that have made me so strong
Will still have the nerve to shine on, shine on...

I stand up and I smile, and I walk for miles
And these feet are worn down by the trips and trials
As I walk now my smile starts to fade away
As my soul feels the choke of this desert day
I wish I could just bust on through, break this hurt
But my soul seems to know that this can't be worse
So I pull myself out of this lonely pit
And can see now there's much more of life to live...

So I'm gonna keep wishing
I'm gonna keep hoping
A new light will shine my way
And bring my whole life into day
I'm gonna keep wishing
Can't keep me from hoping
The stars that have made me so strong
Will still have the nerve to shine on.

Ridiculous

Written By: Aliza Pearl Kennerly

I'm so in love, it's ridiculous
It's turning me into such a mess
I can't control what I thought I knew
Crazy how being so close to you
Can turn me upside down, swing me around, and set me right back on my feet
I could stare at you for hours
If it would only mean I could feel the warmth of you staring right back

I could wrap myself up in your glow
Hide away in you from head to toe
Lie on you as if you were a sea
Float away into eternity
Throw away all of my clothes
And dip myself up to my nose

I wanna throw it all
I wanna throw it all
I wanna throw it all away, and jump straight through
To the other side, where there...

Where there is only you
Where there is only you
Where there is only you
Where there is only you

I'm so in love, it's ridiculous
People tell me not to make a fuss
They tell me let go of that old dream
I tell them it's more real than it seems
It's so real, yet it's more of a dream
Than the world that you see when you close your eyes to sleep
Have you ever met someone who you can wake up to
And not say a word, but say it all?

Cuz I could wrap myself up in his glow
Hide away in him from head to toe
Lie on him as if he were a sea
Float away into eternity
Throw away all of my clothes
And dip myself up to my nose
I wanna throw it all
I wanna throw it all
I wanna throw it all away, and jump straight through
To the other side, where there...

Where there is only you...

It's About Time

Written By: Aliza Pearl

Just the other day thought I heard a message
From the voice spinning round in my head
She said, "Leezy, look this way, everything is passing by
And you don't want to miss what's ahead
Don't you run away, don't you let up, don't fear
Cuz things find a way to work out"
When I heard what she said I thought of you and me
And now I know what this song is about

It's about time
It's about making mistakes and learning to live
It's about knowing what you want and how much to give
It's about pride, losing, loving, and feeling
It's all about, It's all about, It's all about

It's about Love...

The Fray

Written By: Aliza Pearl

I come unarmed, with no pistol in my sack
The past is gone, but so quickly coming back
There was no warning, no way to plan my retreat
Cuz your voice is my only true defeat

So we will stand here all day
Not budging foot
But no phoenix will rise from our soot
So when you look past the crowd
Don't look my way
If you are not prepared to
Come into the Fray.

No need to be so unnerved you cannot stay
I no longer need you in that way
And if I smile, it's cuz I now know the truth
That my happiness no longer equals you

So we will stand here all day
Not budging foot
But no phoenix will rise from our soot
So when you look past the crowd
Don't look my way
If you are not prepared to
Come into the Fray.

Doo doo... etc.

So when you look past the crowd
Don't look my way
If you are not prepared to
Come into the Fray.

I come unarmed, no intention to disturb
You live your life, and I'll keep my word
As for this haunting, I'm ready to now exorcise (like in the movie)
Be rid of this demon called Love
You can still see in my eyes.

Set List

Aliza typically performs 30 to 60 minute sets. She enjoys throwing in a cover or two at times. A 60 minute set list might be:

Your Eyes (cover of Peter Gabriel)
May I?
Waiting on a Nation
They Will Not (Hold Your Hand)
Too Late
Medley- The Only/Ridiculous/Revolutionary
You Who
We Get Nowhere
Muscle Memory
Fray
You Oughta Know (cover of Alanis Morrisette)
It's About Time
Sailin' On
Shine On
Where It's Warm