Bahia

Bahia

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Expressed with sweet clean vocals over the background of a lilting guitar, Bahia's original folk tunes deliver a thought provoking look at the inner drama of life.

Biography

Raised in rural Western Washington in a home infused with music, Bahia writes simple, poignant tunes that reflect the sounds surrounded her in her youth. Among the many instruments played by her family was her father’s classical guitar. In company with friends and family this instrument explored not only etudes, but folk, blues, and rock and roll. Bahia grew accustomed to the warm rich tones of nylon strings rather than the twang of steel. The first tunes she wrote were written for piano and voice, her first instruments of study. As she wrote more music however she found she longed write for guitar and began studying folk and classical guitar. Soon emerged the finger picking, acoustic style she calls her own today. Just out of the Woods is her first full length CD. It represents over fifteen years of song writing and takes the listener on a ride through growing up, coming out, getting married, and a lot of great music. Instrumentation on the album includes cello, hand percussion, and some great guitar solo’s by Willium Reedy. CD is available on line at http://cdbaby.com/cd/bahiamusic and http://www.digstation.com/Bahia.
To learn more about Bahia's music go to myspace.com/bahiarowan

Lyrics

Dharma

Written By: Bahia

Dharma

Is it bitter? Does it taste so bad, but are you going to eat it any way?
When I find you do you feel so sad, but are you going to go back there any way?
Does it help you when you do that? Does it somehow seem to numb the pain,
That we all feel when we realize that our little lives don’t matter anyway?
(chorus)
I won’t fix it for myself I’m kind of selfless that way
I would stay here for a life time in a semi-state of pain.
I won’t fix it for my friends they can fix it for themselves.
I might fix it for the concept of a child who’s not well.

Do you want it? Does it seem so big, that you cannot live without it today?
Does it eat you? Do you loose your name, in the giant sea of longing that you made?
I could dive in try to rescue you, but I know that you’d just push me away
Thinking that I’m trying to come between, you and the object that you crave.

(chorus)

Cat Song

Written By: Bahia

Cat Song

Staring at the sky through my window
Least as far as I can see today
The trees are hanging closer than usual
Heavy from all they’ve drunk today

A cat slips onto my doorstep
Dirty from all her escapades
She turns to me as she is preening
To say, “I meant to do everything I did, today.

I meant to get into the neighbors garbage
Though I am sure I made an awful mess
I know my life ‘aint worth a damn on the highway
That is why I stay close to the fence

I know that that old dog must chase me
It’s in his nature to make a claim
And I know if he ever catches me
This old girl will never be the same

I know quite well as I ate my dinner
Who hurt whom and where to place the blame
The blood has gotten on my collar
That is why I’m thankful for the rain.”

The grey light slipped into my window
Turning all the colors the same
And I thought as she was speaking
That she and I were also the same

Sometimes the air can get quite feted
On to many still and sunny days
Though I enjoy my time in the sunshine
The heavens seem cleaner sense it rained
The heavens seem cleaner sense it rained
Heaven seems cleaner since it rained

Tide Pool

Written By: Bahia

Tide Pool

A new life grows up in a burned out stand of trees
It grows up to quickly and it frightens me
I see you tremble and see you back away
I say “Please don’t let me fuck this up and please don’t run away”

It’s hard for two people to play this game
When they’ve played before and they have felt the pain
But when I see some one who touches me this way
Then I know exactly why it is I play

(Chorus)
Oh my God here we go now hold me tighter here we go now
Oh my God here we go now hold me tighter here we go now

I am a live wire touch me and sparks fly
And ark in blue across my body
My mind is like a cat that dangerously stares at you
And I will surely pounce if you want me too.

But you say I don’t want to drown in you
And I say that I don’t want you to
It would be such a sad thing for someone as nice as you to do
And I say I don’t want to drown in you I just want to swim in your tide pools
Play around with all the crazy life that I see in there
Dive deep come out come up for air

(Chorus)

Mother may I hold her hand
Mother will you ever understand
Mother may hold her hand
Mother will you ever understand
Mother may I touch her hair
Mother can we even go there
Mother help me help me not to stare

(Chorus)

Discography

Just out of the Woods a full length CD released in 2008

Set List

All original tunes. Sets between 20 minutes to an hour in length.