Amy Ciancio

Amy Ciancio

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

I'm a young singer/songwriter, released my first EP at the beginning of this year. I recently made it to the semi-finals of the ISC 2008. I was also lucky enough to win 3rd prize in the ACMF song-writing comp last year and the song was performed at the Sydney Festival. Hoping to get more gig's!

Biography

Hi, my names Amy Ciancio, i've just turned 18 and am a pianist/ singer/ songwriter.
I started playing piano age 7 and singing in choirs and at church from a young age. I always loved music so much and grew up with it being part of my life. I started writing songs when I was about 13, but took until I was 15 to perform one of my originals solo. After this particular performance things just started to fall into place. I always enjoyed mucking around with recording my own songs as well from about 14-. I'm about to release my first EP, after 2 prior demo's and also try and promote my music online. I have already begun recording my next album and have high hopes for it too.
2008, I was lucky enough to make it to the semi-finals of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) which was a real honor. I also won third prize in the ACMF song writing comp end of last year, and my song was also chosen to be played at the sydney festival!!
I've started doing some local gig's through the council, school, and other musician friends last year. I'm also in a Jazz Band which I gig with regularly.
I'm looking for every opportunity I can to just take my music to the next level and get heard, always ready to jump and and perform...everywhere, anywhere!
Thanks for reading :)

Lyrics

When my world has fallen

Written By: Amy Ciancio

(Verse 1)
Slowly coming undone/ where did we go wrong
Falling apart at the seems/ what happened to all of our dreams
Why can’t I just pick up the pieces/ without feeling so alone
I’m sick of needing your help now/ there's always something wrong

(Chorus)
Pick me up
Save me one more time
‘cause you know what I need

When my world
has fallen so far
you help me breathe
(you help me breathe)

(Verse 2)
All I see’s the world melting away/ slowly underneath me
people are crying & children are dying/ and I don’t know who i can be
Life holds us back/ I’ve never known why, What are we all afraid of?
We scare ourselves sometimes/ I often do
I thought i was better/ but it mustn’t of been true

(Bridge)
Mybe theres hope after all/ even after I fall
(Chorus)

The Villian

Written By: Amy Ciancio

Verse 1-
Well i’m sorry I feel the way I do
I never mean’t to crush you
but loves not something you can turn on and off
your either hot or cold, and i’m just not

Chrous-
Your innocent eye’s/ your puppy dog smile
I try to convince you/ that i’m not worth your while
it’s like a knife in the heart/ when i ask to just be friends
you say your ok/ but you make me feel like that villian again (again yer)

Verse 2-
Don’t get me wrong/ if i could somehow choose
you look like a nice guy/ and thats something a girl could use
but you must understand/ don’t wanna be the one to say goodbye
i’m trying to save you/ from a relationship of lies
So tell me what would you rather/ what do you think is best
I’m sure you’d agree/ so why do you look so distressed?

Chorus-
(oo, you make me feel like the villian again)

The Epidemic

Written By: Amy Ciancio

Super skinny faces stare out at me from magazines/counting every, step every bite, every calorie/
The worlds so quick to tell me who I should be/ So busy being picture perfect I forget what I believe

Chorus-
'Cause I want you to see something more/ I hope you don't just remember me, for the clothes that I wore/ I really want to blow you away/ but it's hard under all this makeup, with everyone telling me what to say

And i'm always on some kinda diet, some kinda fad/ that promises to make me better than I am/
I just want to feel beautiful but it's hard to compete/ with my friends throwing up in the bathroom & starring at me when I eat

Chorus-

Bridge-
If you were wondering I like you how you are/ so don't ever think you have to change to be my star
people will put the pressure on/ don't listen to a word
I'm in love with you now and for always/ no matter what you heard

Chorus
Coda-
So would you give it away, give it away, give it away

Class of '09

Written By: Amy Ciancio

Verse 1-
Remember when we were 6?/
we were the rulers of that sandpit/ And that slide looked so much bigger back then/ back when we were best friends

And we'd pretend we were the teachers/ it was nothing but fun & games/ We'd dream about being older/ and famous & all kinds of things

Chorus:
We'll be the class of '09 forever/ and we'll find a way to stay together/ soon we'll all miss those days/ but the memories won't fade/ we'll be the class of '09 forever (forever)

Verse 2-
Do you remember when we hit high school/ the feeling on that first day/ we all knew what this meant now/everything had to change

That year was my first heartbreak/
if only I had of known you felt the same/ everyone's turn would come/ and we'd all promise ourselves never again (ha!)

Chorus x2

Bridge-
Here's the moment we've been waiting for/ as we get ready to walk out that door/ we made it finally free/to be anything we want to be

Final Chorus-
We'll be the class of '09 forever/ and with you i'll always remember/ the days we laughed till we cried/ I can't believe it's goodbye/ we'll be the class of '09/ the class of '09/ forever.

You help me breathe

Written By: Amy Ciancio

(Verse 1)
Slowly coming undone/ where did we go wrong
Falling apart at the seems/ what happened to all of our dreams
Why can't I just pick up the pieces/ without feeling so alone
I'm sick of needing your help now/ there's always something wrong

(Chorus)
Pick me up
Save me one more time
'cause you know what I need

When my world
has fallen so far
you help me breathe
(you help me breathe)

(Verse 2)
All I see's the world melting away/ slowly underneath me
people are crying & children are dying/ and I don't know who i can be
Life holds us back/ I've never known why, What are we all afraid of?
We scare ourselves sometimes/ I often do
I thought i was better/ but it mustn't of been true

(Bridge)
Mybe theres hope after all/ even after I fall
(Chorus)

Not to be alone

Written By: amy Ciancio

V1- She wakes up same time everyday/
shes played by the rules and its gone her way/ get's into her nice car & drives to her building in the sky/ sits at her office desk with a few minutes to cry

And don't get her wrong, its more than perfect her life/ secure, successful, she's done it all right/ she's climbed the ladder, found the top of the tree/ so why isn't this enough for me?

Chorus-
And I can't move another step without your hand behind me/ I can't fight for another breathe without your
sweet voice remind me/ This was never what I wanted no/ I'd give it all away not to be alone/ yer i'd give it all away not to be alone.

V2-
And she gets every Sunday morning off/ reads her paper with the coffee hot/ and her friends all ask how good it must be/ she keeps smiling but secretly

Chorus x2
yer i'd give this all away not to be alone.

Play the game!

Written By: Amy Ciancio

V1- We all pretend that we're so damn innocent/ girls don't play mean. "I have no idea what your talking about?/ i'm just joking gees. It's not my fault i've got bangs/ with attitude. Don't mess with me ok/ coz your gonna loose."

Chorus-
"Yer your ok but/ thats not enough/ you gotta prove yourself if you wanna be like us. Don't be so nice all the time/ being smart is lame"/ so they all say I gotta, play the game, play the game, play the game

V2-
Why are they so beautiful then/ if they don't deserve to be?/ surely it could of happened to someone better?/someone like me. "It's not her fault really/ it's just her way/ you can't do anything about it/ when it's just your personality"

Chorus-
"I heard what happened/ everybody knows/ you got rejected by Josh Price right?/ I guess thats just how it goes. So you wanted to keep it a secret?/ I guess I may have told/ Oh i'm so sorry but I thought everyone should know."

(so they all say I gotta play the game, play the game, play the game.) x2

Feel Alright

Written By: amy ciancio

V1-
If only you knew I was there/ if only I could reach out maybe then/ you'd see who I, I really am/ behind the things we all pretend. And I don't mean to lie/ no I don't/ but habits turn into trends we don't really want/ how do you fight it on your own?/ well I don't know

Chorus-
I just don't want you to be alone/ I know what it feels like/ I just don't want you to be alone/ not here, not tonight/ I just don't want you to be alone/ want us to feel alright, want us to feel alright

V2-
And now we're here who would have thought/ the last two people on the floor/ I need to know it'll be ok/ need to know i'm not going crazy/ If we were 2 different people tonight/ let go of everything there is to hide/ it'd be perfect right?/ just you and me and the lights/ But look at me, we know each other too well/ I know how to get to you and you know how easy I fall/ No it's not ok/ but is there really another way?

Chorus

Instrumental Coda