amanda rogers

amanda rogers

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

an indie-pop imagineer possessed by the spirit of beethoven, inspired by the mysteries of the universe, tamed by the pop melodies of the 60's, and reinvented by a strange girl in her pajamas who drinks tea all day philosophizing about the 11th dimension and if her cats have already been there.

Biography

Since the late 1990's, upstate New York native Amanda Rogers has opened for some of the most acclaimed rock, emo, and jam bands in the industry. With her classical background, love for blues and pop, and admiration for the local hardcore/indie music scene, Amanda was mixing things up and catching the attenion of many concertgoers around the northeast. After self-releasing several recordings, in 2003 Amanda released her album The Places You Dwell with Immigrant Sun Records, and began to experience an even faster growing interest in her music. Amanda then toured the U.S. and Europe, headlining clubs and indie venues herself, and went on to record her next album Daily News. After the release of Daily News she went back to Europe later that year, with a massive growth in attendance within just a couple of months
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Since then, Amanda Rogers has released an EP containing new songs and breathtaking covers of songs by Radiohead and At The Drive-In, played numerous shows in the States and two more tours in Europe. In 2008, she headlined another European tour with friends "The Sketchy Indians" backing her up in support of her highly anticipated album Heartwood. You can expect to hear a lot more from this amazing artist state-side this fall as she hits the road with Heartwood.

Lyrics

this beauty

Written By: amanda rogers

THIS BEAUTY
When your words come too easily for me to believe, and this paint goes on too thinly to peel away, I will find a silver lining sometime, blur my vision and I'll be fine?and I'll be fine...?burn the pages of the magazines, I hate the way they look at me, with every smile and every laugh, there's something I will always lack, and maybe, just maybe, an imperfected me will not be seen.?When your words burn forever in my mind,?and those greens and those blues seem too perfect to true, I will light a fire every time I think to myself I will be fine, I will be fine...?Burn the pages of the magazines?I hate the way they look at me?with every smile and every laugh?there's something I will always lack?and maybe, just maybe an imperfected me will not be seen.
But i'll go on silently and I'll be strong fortunately,This beauty is not clear to me, This beauty is not clear to me,To me, to me, to me...?Burn the pages of the magazines, I hate the way they look at me, with every smile and every laugh, there's something I will always... burn the pages of the magazines i hate the way they look at me, with every smile and every laugh, there's something i will always lack, and maybe, just maybe, This beauty will be clearer to me.

cabin muse

Written By: amanda rogers

CABIN MUSE

this cabin i was looking all around, looking for my muse, she was elusive, and left only scent of perfume, but rocking in this chair, the poets come together to offer the clue, and lo she lives around me in the timbers and the moon, and the land and the music and the harvest will be soon...
hello hello hello can you give me some more of that sweet sweet sadness?
how long how long how long 'til the mystery is poured?
maybe 'morrow we'll be sunning with the lord.
this cabin i was looking all around, looking for my muse i found, the walls are merely waiting for the mood that I'm creating while nobody's in the room, yet the history feels like something, and i swear that i heard something, but it's just my imagination, it's just my imagination...
hello hello hello can you give me some more of that sweet sweet sadness?
how long how long how long 'til the mystery is poured?
maybe 'morrow I'll be
overweighing, compensating, 1,2,3,4 walls i can't bear!
the praying gods are waiting for your praise and for your heavy hand to let them in!
oh oh oh oho ohooo9999......
hello hello hello can you give me some more of that sweet sweet sadness?
how long how long how long 'til the mystery is poured?
maybe 'morrow I'll be sunning with the (lord),
'morrow I'll be sunning with the (lord),
'morrow I'll be sunning with the lord, the lord....
hello hello hello can you give me some more of that sweet sweet sadness?

trembling hands

Written By: amanda rogers

TREMBLING HANDS
steady these hands to help me find a way out of this mess that's blinding me, that's all that i can ask, for these trembling hands...
for these trembling hands...for these trembling hands.
that carried me here, that guided me along this beaten path, this broken glass it stays with me for years and years, reminding me, that's what is left of me!

so if i find a way to bury all these words bringing present to the past, will you find a way to me at last?
can you find it in your heart to pull me from this hole i never meant to dig, that I'm losing myself in?

this game of love, this shit it happens to anyone who drifts along the way, with their heart upon their sleeve, treading water lost at sea, beauty blinds us masking misery, and it looks for those like me.
so if i find a way to bury all these words bringing present to the past, will you find a way to me at last?
can you find it in your heart to pull me from this hole i never meant to fill, overflowing now with what i know.
of losing streaks, defeated battles, now i shudder just to think of what you feel about this week....

so steady these hands, steady hands will pull me out, steady these hands, steady hands will pull me out, steady these hands, steady these hands......to help me find a way out of this mess that's blinding me, that's all that i can ask, that's all that i can ask...for these trembling hands.

Discography

1999: here &nowhere
2002: the grant session ep
2003: the places you dwell
2004: daily news
2005: something borrowed, something blue ep
2007: good morning heartwood ep
2008: heartwood

Set List

if i am headlining (1 hour set or longer), i usually play some older songs by myself. a very intimate set tinged with jazz and classical influence. then i invite my backing band "the sketchy indians" to join me for the remainder of the show and create indie mayhem with rock and blues songs from my newest record.
if audiences are lucky, i do a solo encore of 'creep' by radiohead... or some other intense cover tune.