Amanda Cevallos

Amanda Cevallos

BandFolkCountry

Amanda Cevallos is an up and coming singer songwriter from Houston,TX. Her fresh sound and heartfelt lyrics give this folk singin' Latina the edge that will make her stand out among the masses.

Biography

Texas born and raised, Amanda Cevallos, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and dancer, depicts her sweet and personal dreams and life events through her folk and country songs. Amanda Cevallos grew up listening to old country legends such as Hank Williams, Sr., Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson along with rock and roll icons like Buddy Holly. Amanda was also influenced by great female vocalists including Tracy Chapman, Crystal Gayle, Natalie Merchant, and Annie Lennox, but mostly by Selena Quintinilla of whom Amanda was a devoted fan seeing Selena in concert more than 20 times before Selenas tragic murder. In 1997, Amanda wrote her first country song, How Could You Let Me Say Goodbye. Interested in any musical endeavor, Amanda collaborated with Houston underground rappers writing hooks and singing backup. Here she learned she wanted to write and record her own music, "so I knew I had to play the guitar," says Amanda. She returned to her early influences; Her interest in old country music is the foundation for her journey into song writing and composition. Amanda started recording music in 2005 with the aid of producer and friend Casey Schaefer, in Missoula, Montana. Her first recording, "Tell Me," gave her the confidence to bring other songs out of her notebook and give them life in the studio resulting in her new CD "Rainy Day."

Lyrics

Call Me Sometimes

Written By: Amanda Cevallos

V1

I left you forever that morning
I walked away and I ain't coming back
Hell no, no, no
It's hard to sing my song and it's all you fault boy
I'm not the one who got caught with another
You call me sometimes
You dial my number
Stay awake all night, thinking about me, yeah
Baby, Baby
Get your life together
Gotta' let it go, Let it go away
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Chorus

If you leave a message on my telephone
Maybe I'll call you when I get home
I'll listen to what you got to say
Then erase your words, like you memory
If you're waiting there for the phone to ring
Give it up
I don't believe
There's a chance in hell, for you and me

V2

There ain't nothing on the ground
But you're head's 'a hanging down
Watching my like a hawk, out the corner of your eye
Apolagize one too many times
I'm not trying, no, I'm not trying to hear your lies
You said " I'm sorry if I ever made you hurt." Get off you pity-pot. that shit don't work

(Repeat Chorus)

V3

Call Me sometimes
You dial my number
Stay awake all night
Thinking about me
Baby, Baby
Get your life together
Gotta' let it go
Let it go away
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

(Repeat Chorus)

Jose Guadalupe

Written By: Amanda Cevallos


V1

Sitting there lying on the bed alone
Wichita Falls thinking you were grown
Black shades on, and your tighty white

'57 Chevy so baby blue
Soon to meet the girl that would fall for you
everything right, in your life

But that couldn't keep you satisfied
That couldn't keep you satisfied

chorus:

Jose Guadalupe
Jose Guadalupe
Laaaaaaaa
Jose Guadalupe
Jose Guadalupe
Goodbye

V2

Stomach hurts you want it so you couldn't stop
Use to say tomorrow that you'd find a job
I was in school, but I'm sure you tried

I use to wish you got put away
Maybe today would be a better day
I'd rather see you in jail, alive

But that couldn't keep me satisifed, That couldn't keep me satisfied

(repeat chorus)

Bridge:

Lock your doors
Roll your windows up
If someone tries to get you
Hit 'em from the front
Hit 'em from the back and then drive

You always had such good advice
You always had such good advice

Golden Leaves

Written By: Amanda Jo Cevallos

Golden leaves in the trees
Blowin’ in the breeze
You’re there to remind
Me, to be kind
To everything
In front of me
Why do you keep falling

Not a cloud in the sky
I’m rainin’ inside
Wind makes me cold
Damp in my soul
oooh
It’s Complicated
Everything about me is changing

Im rainin inside
It’s Complicated
Everything about me is changing

Waterfalls in my sleep
It’s all that you need
I’m selfish now
I don’t know how to be
Where will I lay
When your gone and I got no shade

I lie awake at daybreak
It musta’ been a dream
Abeautiful day
I was sittin’ in the shade
oooh
It’s Complicated
Everything about me is changing

I’m rainin inside
oooh
Golden leaves
Why do you keep falling

Mexican Girl

Written By: Amanda Cevallos

“Mexican Girl�

Verse 1

Long Dark hair and the sexy curls

All the boys are lovin’ on a Mexican girl

Little mammasita took his heart away

Mama hasn’t seen him since the day

He said she’s fine I know she aint my type

But she gives me lovin’ just the way I like

Chorus

Find yourself A Mexican girl

Senorita to give the world

Tight bliue jeans she can rock n’ roll

Hot little mamma from Mexico

Verse 2

She’s not like the chicas on tv

You dont get what you see

Daddy had himself one hell of a time

Keepin them boys off the telephone line

That’s allright, they didn’t mind

Mexican girls are one of a kind

(Repaet Chorus)

Bridge

Journey to find my own way

Proud of where I came from but I couldn’t stay

I’m no different than any of you

In my heart, I’m red white and blue

(Instrumental Section)

(Repaet Chorus)

How Could You Let Me Say Goodbye

Written By: Amanda Cevallos

By his side as sweet as this
Lasting love was endless
I tried to see I was blind
Everything was right there in front of my eyes

I thought leaving you was the right thing to do
I was so wrong about you
Baby tell me why you let me go without a fight
To tell me just how much you loved me
How could you let me say goodbye

I’d pour my heart out and empty my pride
I wouldn’t hold back this last time
How could I walk away
Thinking I was gonna’ be ok

I thought leaving you was the right thing to do
I was so wrong about you
Baby tell me why you let me go without a fight
To tell me just how much you loved me
How could you let me say goodbye

Now I’m lying on me bed all alone
I don’t plan on going back home
I miss you and your sweet kiss
How Could I let things come to this

I thought leaving you was the right thing to do
I was so wrong about you
Baby tell me why you let me go without a fight
To tell me just how much you loved me
How could you let me say goodbye

It's About Time

Written By: Amanda Cevallos


Hey Daddy
Where’d you go with your life?
Ever since I was born
You’ve been losin’ your mind
I miss your swagger and the way you stand
Your cowboy boots and your pant leg up

I’ve been livin’ with mama she’s my new roommate
We’ve been staying up late talkin’ ‘bout your crazy ways
She said She misses your swagger and the way you stand
Your cowboy boots and your pant leg up

Chorus

It’s bout time
It’s about time
I let you go Let you fly
It’s about time

How’s heaven, Is there Bush beer there
Oh and since you been gone i’ve been growin out my hair
I miss your smile and those brown eyes
And those flannel shirts that you used to wear

Chorus
It’s bout time
It’s about time
I let you go Let you fly
It’s about time

Lately I’ve been singin’ and playin my guitar
Yeah i wrote a few songs Im gonna be a star
Mamm thinks I could go to Hollywood
That’s where I’m headed
Cause I’ve been getting good

Chorus

It’s bout time
It’s about time
I let you go Let you fly
It’s about time

Discography

Rainy Day, Fall '06

Set List

Songs from "Rainy Day" written by Amanda Cevallos
Jose Guadalupe
Mexican Girl
Golden Leaves
Knox City Limits
I Know
Tell Me
I Still Love You Like Crazy
If You Only Knew
How Could You Let Me Say Goodbye
Dancing Inside
Call Me Sometimes
Rainy Day
One Thing
It's About Time
Covers List:
Saturdays
Squeeze Box
Danny's Song
Jambalaya
Baby Can I Hold You
Talkin' 'Bout A Revolution
Hey
Cuatro Vidas
Next Teardrop Falls
Blue Bayou
Lookin' for Love
I'll Get Over You
Un Puno de Tierra
Que Creias
You Were Meant For Me
Cold Cold Heart
Mamma's Never Seen Those Eyes
Take It Easy
Who will Save Your Soul