Andrea Summer

Andrea Summer

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All original singer/songwriter Andrea Summer is unabashedly expressive and brilliantly creative on the piano and guitar. Her voice is clear & powerful, and her music combines all the signature elements of folk, rock, & gospel. To top it all off, she’s backed by an amazing band!

Biography

Andrea Summer is a singer/songwriter from Cincinnati. It seems she was born with the ability to express deep & unsearchable things through music. At age 18, she released her first solo album that was very Sarah McLachlan-ish. Through college, her style became a little more intense & aggressive as did her personal and spiritual adventures. Her vision for the second album (Lifeblood) was much bigger than the first, and, God willing, it greatly surpassed that vision. Since the release of Lifeblood (February '05) things have REALLY taken off! This album was made to grab, move, change and inspire people--and it is doing just that. Thousands of copies of her music are floating across the nation AND the world. She has pockets of fans from Cincinnati to Tokyo.
Over the years she has been influenced by artists like Fiona Apple, Nicole Nordeman, Radiohead, Derek Webb, Lauryn Hill, Jump Little Children, Coldplay & many others.
She met her current band mates in college and is deeply thankful for them.
Now 23, her style is quite unique, her music is wonderfully creative, her talent is completely evident and her voice is powerfully captivating. About her, others have said ....
"She's a wordsmith."
"She plays that piano like it's her soulmate."
"Her songs are unpredictable."
"The LIFEBLOOD album should come with a warning label--it's so raw."
and
"Dang, that girl can sing!"

See for yourself...you'll understand.

Lyrics

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Written By: Andrea Summer

You don’t have to tell me that there is something wrong—I know it full well
I know I’m just twenty-one—don’t know the half of it
That’s what is scaring the hell out of me
And it comes…

And I don’t understand why there’s nobody else screaming at the top of their lungs
Are they all just like me—barely whispering—just realizing what we’ve become

You don’t have to tell me that there is something more—I feel it in my bones
But its so discouraging—among those older than me it seems like nobody else knows
If they do—then they don’t believe it

And I don’t understand why there’s nobody else jumping off their spiritual bridges—praying rapids below swallow them up and go somewhere better than what they’ve been shown

I don’t just want to live better
I’ve seen how they live better
I want this world to show me how to be alive

You don’t have to tell me that there is something wrong—I see it in myself
I’ve seen the futures this world has to offer me and I want something else
And I wont give in, no

But I don’t understand why there’s nobody else screaming at the top of their lungs
Are they all just like me—quietly living—unaware of how to overcome

I don’t just want to live better
I’ve see how they live better
Can just one person show me how to be alive

I don’t understand—I want more than I‘ve seen and more than I am
So much more than I know and much more than I can
Can this wretched man go back to the one he was made to become

You don’t have to tell me that there is something wrong
You don’t have to tell me that there is something more

I don’t just want to live better
It looks like death to me—your better
I want God Himself to show me how to be alive

Two Of You

Written By: Andrea Summer

Funny how it works out, funny how it doesn’t
Funny I don’t remember laughing very much at all
Crazy that he walked out, angry that you let him
We just stood there screaming “daddy, heal our bleeding hearts”

Then he turned and said “I’m sorry for the pain I have caused
Girls there is no need to worry—I’m just getting away from it all”

Then everything changed, we moved house to apartment
Trying to make the best of all that had gone wrong
Made us go to court, said you wouldn’t do that
But why on earth did I believe you anyway

See every time you said “I’m sorry for the pain I have caused”
Well it just made me more angry, because you never changed, you still fought

We were both so hurt, took it out on each other
So I moved out my tenth grade year to clear my head
You felt abandoned again though my intentions were good
You put my things on the front porch like you said you would

I returned to say “I’m sorry” for the pain I had caused
But I left enraged and sobbing, you pushed me away, the door was locked

What do I do now, that was all I ever knew
Nobody told me not to build myself on the two of you
How do I live now, I say “child, rest in peace”
Screaming “Daddy, someone, anyone come resurrect me”
Then I heard you say “I’m sorry for the pain they have caused
Dry your tears, no need to worry
I’ve got you now
Hi, I am God.”

Discography

Lifeblood (2005)
Rohs Street Live (2004)
Though the Earth Give Way (2001)

Radio Airplay
Lifeblood:
Fall of Man (track #4)- WBVN (Marion, Illinois)
The Other Side (track #12)-WBVN
Pretty Little Faith (track #5)- WBVN

**Lifeblood is available on iTunes, Sony Connect, Napster, CdBaby.com, & more!

Set List

for details, contact booking@andreasummer.com