anitakeys and friends

anitakeys and friends

 Willoughby, Ohio, USA
BandJazzPop

anitakeys and friends is a collection of seasoned, accomplished Cleveland musicians, united in our love of quality live original Music performance, with a uniquely jazzy, sassy perspective.

Biography

Hi there! I'm anitakeys :) I've been playing piano since pre-school, writing songs since junior high. I spent more than 20 years playing keys and singing harmonies with local cover bands- from Rumor Hazit to Tymz Up to The Band Intense, to name a few- and am currently concentrating on my original material. I released my first full-length CD, watertalk, in November 2011, and perform all around the Cleveland area with my talented friends Ryann Guitar Anderson (Martini Five-O) on bass and Lorne Frankln (Prime Directive) on Percussion. Quite often we are joined by (solo performers) Quinn Sands on backup vocals and Matt Harmon on guitar. Together we make anitakeys and friends, a jazzy, mostly-original project focused on a shared love of Life and Good Music. Please join us!

Lyrics

Little Rivers

Written By: anitakeys

I needed a lovesong late last night
I thought you might rock me down to sleep
but we didn't play a lullaby
and I can't stop movin now,
like little rivers
all worked up behind a storm,
little rivers.

I needed a lovesong late last night
was hopin you'd rock me down to sleep
well, you got the rockin part just right
and I can't stop movin now,
like little rivers
all worked up behind a storm
little rivers.

she said,
we two,
taking such pleasure in the pleasuring,
she said,
we have
rivers of passion.
he said,
you're a river,
he said,
I'm a river,
he said,
you're a river,
I'm a river-
we're the sea.

Barfly

Written By: anitakeys

In the morning,
at the bar I spent the night with,
I spill my broken stories
in a toast to all the hearts and body parts
and words that come and go,
and words that come and go.

It's a morningful of melancholy memories,
Love after Love gone wrong,
Another morning needs a shoulder it can lean on
to sing this wornout song.

It's a precarious balancing act here,
my circus on this barstool.
It's a performance I've nearly perfected-
find a more charming fool...

Another morning at the bar I spent the night with,
still spillin broken stories.
Another morning needs a shoulder it can lean on,
To walk this barfly home,
walk this barfly home,
walk this barfly home.

Nothing Left.Live

Written By: anitakeys

our tmiing was off,
our lines half-forgotten,
the money was gone and
the neighbors were talkin,
there's nothin left,
might as well start walkin-
better get outta Dodge,
better get outta Dodge.

we started so sweet,
he treated me kind,
seemed he might be the fella
I had in mind
til my fairytale starts to unwind-
he's not a Prince after all,
not a Prince after all.

he's just a good man gone bad
lost everything that we had
this is not the storybook way-
there's nobody comin to save my day...

our Hero got lost,
his morals forgotten,
the slipper's too small
and the apple is rotten.
there's nothin left,
might as well start walkin,
nothin left
might as well start walkin,
nothin left,
nothin.

Touch Me

Written By: anitakeys

I met him in some Music
like a catchy tune
his voice was singin through me
from across the room,
the lyrics from some stranger
but inside was
soon,
soon.
we sat some wordy hours
that we needed through
I knew that he was achin
cuz I felt it, too
he was talkin 'bout some others
but his eyes said, You...

and we made some sparks together
built the passion high
I'll be takin all his kisses
if there's none goodbye,
yes we feel like a good thing
to wake up next to...

touch me
touch me

Discography

watertalk sampler, a four-song anitakeys CD, 2009
watertalk, anitakeys first full-length CD, 2011
available at CDBaby and on itunes and at amazon.com