Amy Wallace

Amy Wallace

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Amy Wallace. A little country, a little rock a little pop. Leans towards alt-country. Energy is always high. Sounds like Sheryl Crow, Brandi Carlile, and Tift Merritt.

Biography

After her parents discovered her sneaking off to a Sheryl Crow concert, a sixteen-year-old Amy Wallace sat in her room, grounded. Instead of twiddling her thumbs, Wallace made a decision that would change her life: she decided right then and there to pick up the guitar she had bought with saved-up babysitting money, teach herself to pluck the strings, and write down a few songs. And that’s where our story begins.

In 2004, Wallace moved from her hometown of Midland, Texas to Austin to attend the University of Texas. There she not only studied Communications, but also developed her passion for music and became immersed in the Austin music scene. It didn’t take long for the college community to discover this unique singer/songwriter had something special.

Wallace built a loyal fan base from the ground up as she hit the stage at some of the best-known and well-respected venues in Austin, ranging from the legendary Antone's to The Saxon Pub, Momo’s on 6th and Hanover’s. It wasn’t too long before Wallace released her self-titled debut EP, followed by Behind Brown Eyes (2007), which spread her music to new listeners in Alaska, New York, California and Europe.

With a college degree in one hand and a guitar in the other, Wallace "got out that old suitcase she couldn’t afford to use” (to quote her song "Angels Called Us Home”), hopped in her car, and headed out west to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams of sharing her music with the world. Her transition from Texas to L.A. instilled Wallace with a new perspective, which in turn gave her pages and pages of new ideas, songs, and inspiration. She played her first L.A. gig at the legendary Hotel Café, and has been playing there comfortably ever since. In April of 2009, Wallace released her most recent EP, Angels and Devils, currently available on iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, Virgin Online, and emusic.

In addition to her solo gig, Wallace recently started up a new writing team
known around L.A. as The Music Department. Their first single, a Christmas
song titled "Christmas With(out) You," is due out this November on iTunes.

When Wallace is not performing, writing, or in the studio, she spends her time in the outdoors cycling, mountain biking, hiking, or running. She has a weakness for pizza and desperately wants a dog one day.

By Kelly O’Connell
Edited by Etan Rosenbloom

Website: www.amywallacemusic.com
Myspace: www.myspace.com/amywallace
YouTube: www.youtube.com/amywallacemusic09
Twitter: http://twitter.com/amywallacemusic
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Wallace/41932658816

Lyrics

The Angels Called Us Home

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
Can you hear the sound of my heart beating?
It’s getting pretty hard up here to breathe
When you asked why I was leaving
I told you I caught a ride on the wings
of that southern wind

CHORUS 1
We can leave it all behind
With the scars from this city life
And we won’t think twice
Because we'll know the angels called us home

VERSE
So get out that old suitcase
We couldn’t afford to use
And let your sorrows leave your soul
With the sound of the old-time blues
For the first time in years
We’ll see the stars
And you can make any wish you want
As long as it is ours

CHORUS 2 (DOUBLE CHORUS)
We can leave it all behind
With the scars from the this city life
And we won’t think twice
I can hear it call my name
In the sounds of the sweet rain
And we won’t be along
Because we know the angels called us...

BRIDGE
And when we roll into town
There won’t be no running us down
It will just be you and me
Exactly like we’ve wanted it to be.

CHORUS 3 (DOUBLE CHORUS)
We can leave it all behind
With the scars from the this city life
And we won’t think twice
I can hear it call my name
In the sounds of the sweet rain
And we won’t be along
Because we know the angels called us home

These Dreams

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
Just what the hell am I doing here?
At least a thousand times I must have asked myself
Just how many more years
Can I spend chasing that wind, spinning my wheels?

PRECHORUS
Now there ain’t no rhyme or reason
To the path that my life
Has taken

CHORUS
So I guess I’m playing along even if it’s right or wrong
I wander these streets alone, further from what I know
Thinking in the back of my mind it might be time to head home
But these dreams… Won’t let me go

VERSE
It’s the same thing every night
My thoughts and fears race through my mind, picking a fight
My heart says I’m too young to give up yet
My mind tells me I’m too poor to pay the rent

PRECHORUS
Well my phone has stopped its ringing
I guess that boy back home finally gave in

CHORUS
So I guess I’m playing along even if it’s right or wrong
I wander these streets alone, further from what I know
Thinking in the back of my mind it might be time to head home
But these dreams… Won’t let me go

BRIDGE
All of my failures and all of my fears
Have followed me through the pages and through the years
They haunt me in my dreams and have followed me here
They whisper lies to me and make it hard to see if I can just hold on
Better times will roll on

BREAK
CHORUS
So I guess I’m playing along even if it’s right or wrong
I wander these streets alone, further from what I know
Thinking in the back of my mind it might be time to head home
But these dreams, these dreams, these dreams...
Won’t let me go

More Than You Can Give

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
It’s my last cigarette
It's my last ounce of hope
I’m lighting a match
To all the dreams I’m letting go

It’s a hard road from here
It’s a dark path ahead
Trying to forget
All the words left unsaid

CHORUS
You always promise more than you can give
Too many heartbreaks, I'm finally
Giving in.

VERSE
It’s the sound of tears
It cuts deep down within
Broken in two
Praying for atonement of my sins

It’s the comfort in the sunrise
At the end of a sleepless night
It’s the sound of an empty house
When my heart just isn’t right

CHORUS
You always promise more than you can give
Too many heartbreaks, I won’t go there again
I’ve lost all my memory of how this began
I’m cutting my losses
I’m finally giving in

BRIDGE
It’s the fear of failure
It’s the falling down
And the moment I noticed
I’ve already hit the ground

CHORUS
You always promise more than you can give
Too many heartbreaks, I won’t go there again
I’ve lost all my memory of how this began
I’m cutting my losses
I’m finally, finally, finally
Giving in

Only The Devil Knows

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
How’d it end up like this?
Only the Devil knows
I’m so lost from all of his lies
I can’t find my way home

PRECHORUS
Can you hear the angels cry?
They haunt me in my dreams
I can feel tear-stained eyes
Watching me as I breathe

Cause I've been...

CHORUS
Praying for forgiveness
Wandering through the darkness
Trying to find my way back home
Searching through my bruised and battered
Soul

VERSE
I can feel it in the cold
I can feel it in the wind
It’s howling underneath my door
And beckoning from within

PRECHORUS
I look to the pitch-black sky
As I fall onto my knees
Tears fall from my blood-shot eyes
Do you have any grace left for me?

Cause I've been...

CHORUS
Praying for forgiveness
Wandering through the darkness
Trying to find my way back home
Searching through my bruised and battered
Soul

BREAK

VERSE
I know I don’t deserve the time
But you reached for my hand
Now I know what it feels like
To be forgiven of my sins

PRECHORUS
I can hear the angels crying
They sing to me in my sleep
I can feel redemption’s eyes
Watching over me

Cause I've been...

CHORUS
Praying for forgiveness
Wandering through the darkness
Trying to find my way back home
Searching through my bruised and battered
Soul

The End

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
It has taken us a long time to get to where we are
The last thing I want to do is up and break your heart
My life’s on a different path than the one we had planned
I guess there are certain fates that my will cannot bend

CHORUS
Time changes everything and my heart too it seems
You were mine and I was yours but now,
That’s just a memory
You were right at the time, but now I need more
I’m not the same girl that you fell for
This is the end
Of you and me

VERSE
Is this real or is it me pulling away?
But your brown eyes don’t seem as bright these days
And even though it’s often harder on my own
I know it’s time to let us go

CHORUS
Time changes everything and my heart too it seems
You were mine and I was yours but now,
That’s just a memory
You were right at the time, but now I need more
I’m not the same girl that you fell for
This is the end
Of you and me

BREAK

CHORUS
Time changes everything and my heart too it seems
You were mine and I was yours but now,
That’s just a memory
You were right at the time, but now I need more
I’m not the same girl that you fell for
This is the end, Oo Oo, this is the end...
Of you and me

Don't Deserve Your Love

Written By: Amy Wallace

VERSE
I know I can be a little rough around the edges
A little too hard-headed at times
You saw through me, but fell too quickly
I warned you, but you didn’t think twice

PRECHORUS
You"ve always loved me with a pure heart
That’s what making this so hard

CHORUS
You loved me better than I could ever ask for
I don’t deserve your love
I’m falling further, from any grace you have to offer
I know I can’t give you enough
If there’s one thing I have left to do to make it up to you
I know...
It’s letting you go

VERSE
I’m sorry for putting you through it all
I just don’t know what it is that what I want
And lately it’s been weighing heavy
That you deserve better than me

PRECHORUS
But I never said I loved you back
I guess you didn’t want to see just what we lacked

CHORUS
You loved me better than I could ever ask for
I don’t deserve your love
I’m falling further, from any grace you have to offer
I know I can’t give you enough
If there’s one thing I have left to do to make it up to you
I know...
It’s letting you go

BREAK

CHORUS
You loved me better than I could ever ask for
I don’t deserve your love
I’m falling further, from any grace you have to offer
I know I can’t give you enough
If there’s one thing I have left to do to make it up to you
I know...
It’s letting you go

Discography

Amy Wallace EP "Angels and Devils"

Past releases:
Amy Wallace self-titled EP (2005)**
Amy Wallace, Behind Brown Eyes full-length (2007)**

**Out of print as of April, 2009

Set List

1. The Angels Called Us Home
2. These Dreams
3. More Than You Can Give
4. Only The Devil Knows
5. The End
6. Don't Deserve Your Love
7. Kiss Me Harder
8. It's Too Late
9. Cocaine & Jesus
10. You Know

**Encores/Substitutions:
a. Christmas With(out) You
b. Southern Skies
c. Dreaming of Memphis
d. Won't Bother You

**Potential Covers:
a. "Greenville" by Lucinda Williams
b. "Oh My Sweet Carolina" by Ryan Adams
c. "You Ain't Woman Enough" by Loretta Lynn