Anita Aysola

Anita Aysola

BandJazzSinger/Songwriter

Born in India but raised in Michigan, Anita Aysola's years of studying classical piano,jazz and blues,and Indian classical vocals and sitar give her music an exotic flair. She produces a haunting sound that is truly unique. Her passion comes thru her voice and piano to create raw, yet lyrical songs.

Biography

Born in India but raised in Michigan, Anita Aysola's years of studying classical piano and sitar give her music an exotic flair. Influenced by studying Indian classical vocals and simultaneously jazz and rock, she produces a haunting sound that is truly unique. Her passion comes thru her voice and piano to create raw, genuine and yet lyrical songs.
Her minor in music at the University of Michigan and years of playing in various Chicago bands such as Funkadesi, Kokapelli and Lotus really show in her solo material which recently became available this past year. We can only hope "More Than Maybe" is the first of many recordings from this talented singer/songwriter who recently relocated to Boston.

Lyrics

Dracula

Written By: Anita Aysola

My little Dracula
Dark and dangerous
Narrow Trail is twisted
Can’t find my way to the pavement
I can taste your eternal life
Your senses draw me without a fight
One tiny kiss locks me in
One drop of your heavenly sin

And I’m frozen to you
In this open air
And I willingly burn in your fire

Beautiful Dracula
Your eyes are glued to your deadly smile
Angel face and a perfect form
Turns to red when my eyes are closed
Your sin appears as the sun
I stare without fear of consequence

And I’m frozen to you
Frozen to you
And I willingly burn in your fire
And I’m frozen to you
Frozen to you
And I willingly burn in your fire

Empty Glass

Written By: Anita Aysola

Empty Glass
Thought I would wait a day even a year
You’d be on the other side
But this boat has room for only one
And has left shore long ago

Leave me hanging out without a trace
Of what would be
What did you expect
I will forget
I will forget you won’t find me here

Give me a sign or a reason
Give me anything
But don’t turn away
You can Hand me any drink
But please don’t hand me an empty glass

The silhouette I thought was you
Is nothing but a hopeless dream
Lines in the sand leave no permanent mark
Wind sweeps all the grains away
Grasping onto what was not to fade like a distant memory
Loyalty lies only with the dogs
Guess I’ll stop at the pound today

Give me a sign or a reason
Give me anything
But don’t turn away
You can Hand me any drink
But please don’t hand me an empty glass

An empty glass is all that’s in my hand
And the hope just slips away
Turn it over hoping for a drop
To quench my heart again

Give me a sign or a reason
Give me anything
But don’t turn away
You can Hand me any drink
But please don’t hand me an empty glass

Next Time

Written By: Anita Aysola

How many moments in a life
Pass you by without a second glance
How many moments can you say
Remain etched in your mind
The snow is fallin and you're here with me now
I can't believe I can't believe
Tomorrow is another day and only the snow will remain

Here tonight
Heaven's in your arms
But soon the morning comes
You'll go your way and I will go mine
Until next time

Your eyes sing a lifetime to me
Before you even speak
Can this be real
Are you real
And only the snow will remain

Here tonight
Heaven's in your arms
But soon the morning comes
You'll go your way and I will go mine
Until next time

We don't need to wonder when it will be
You don't need to question things that don't apply to me
You and I both know that we will never be
So just let this moment be
Don't waste the time just let this moment be

How long can I live in this moment with you
Will the time just fade away
Worries at the door
World just fades to nothing
Heaven's in your arms tonight
Heaven's in your arms here tonight

Losin Hand

Written By: Anita Aysola

Wonder what cards you hold
I can’t see through the dark
I can’t see through those dark eyes
Should I stay should I fold
Or Should I raise the stakes
Or Should I just call your bluff

It’s a losin’ hand I deal
Losin’ life I lead
Losin’ Hand I deal
Losin’ life I lead
Wonder if I’ll leave
I just can’t take defeat
Cannot see what’s next
Next for you and me
Cannot see what’s next
Next for you and m

Round and Round you’re spinning
My heart is feeling sick
This agony outweighs the thrill
While my cards have been wide open to you
Do I even know your name

It’s a losin’ hand I deal
Losin’ life I lead
Losin’ Hand I deal
Losin’ life I lead
Wonder if I’ll leave
I just can’t take defeat
Cannot see what’s next
Next for you and me
Cannot see what’s next
Next for you and me

Tired of Bein’ the one who’s always playin defensively
There comes a time when I’ll stop guessing what your face does not reveal
It’s my turn to take the wheel and yours in the passenger’s seat
I’ve got my card and finally it’s my turn to lead

It’s a losin’ hand you deal
Losin’ life you lead
Losin’ hand you deal
Losin’ life you lead
Time to take my leave
And for you to accept defeat
Time to face what’s next
Next for you and me
Time to face what’s next
For you and me
For you and me

Discography

EP - More Than Maybe
Myspace page: www.myspace.com/anitaaysola

Set List

Losin' Hand
Next Time
Dracula
Empty Glass
The Only One
Miles to Go
My Way Home
Covers:Blues/Jazz Standards
40 minute sets