Beka Parkes

Beka Parkes

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
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Strong hooks, a sultry voice and solid lyrics, Alt Rock singer/songwriter Beka Parkes possesses that rare artistic quality that has mass appeal.

Biography

Vancouver based singer/songwriter, Beka Parkes has always made music from her life. Gathering inspiration from something as simple as the rhythm of windshield wipers or as complex as a dying relationship, Beka's music is a reflection into her everyday.

From a musical family, relatives were members of the wildly popular grassroots band 'the Bunkhouse Boys,' it was no surprise when Beka showed signs of talent at an early age, making music from whatever she could get her hands on. Receiving her first full sized guitar at the age of nine, Beka started writing songs with a maturity that at the same time both thrilled and terrified her parents. Most girls fill diaries with their inner musings, and tales of unrequited love; Beka writes soul-baring songs.

Winning top honors in a national songwriting competition at the age of 16, Beka enjoyed the spotlight, appearing a number of television and radio programs. Through these guest spots, her cheeky, good nature led to a second career behind the mike of her own radio program, as well as lending her vocals to many commercial projects.

Honing her songwriting and singing skills with a number of projects in recent years, Beka has discovered her comfort zone as an artist. "I just stopped trying to be what people wanted me to be, and just was who I am." She says, "Things fell into place."

Beka has just wrapped up writing and is currently recording a full length cd of uk inspired pop/rock to be released Fall 2009.

Lyrics

Stayed

Written By: bparkes

You’re so lost, I can’t find you
Though you’re reaching out to me
You have crossed into a dark place
Am I the only light you see?
It grows harder to swallow
The words sound so hollow
Repeated, stuck on replay
Wondering where we’d be today

If you stayed
If you stayed
I don’t know what we’d be
If you’d stayed with me

You’re searching, for answers
I don’t know what there is to say
You struggle, smothered, tethered to the bed you’ve made

I’ve grown, so much stronger
As time has moved onward
You’re clinging to memories
Of what we could be

If you stayed
If you stayed
I don’t know what we’d be
If you’d stayed with me

Don’t think that I don’t love you
You have to know I care
And if you ever need me
Know that I’ll be there
But I can’t be your beacon
And guide you through this storm
You’ll never free your self
If you don’t do it on your own

But if you stayed…
If you stayed…
I don’t know where we’d be
If you’d stayed with me

Something about you

Written By: bparkes

I figured out, I worked it out in my head
I must be crazy baby, my baby, baby
because I found a little something I thought was dead
and those butterflies right to my thighs you rock me to the core
I must be crazy baby, baby, baby
I think I want a little more

There must be something about you, my baby ya ya
oh that makes me weak
there must be something about you, my baby ya ya
that makes it so I can't speak
there must be something about you, my baby ya ya
can't get you off my mind
there must be something about you baby
cause boy I want to make you mine

So here I go I guess I'll show you exactly how I feel
I must be crazy baby, my baby baby
but I think this feeling it is for real
but I'm afraid to be displayed so emotionally
I must be crazy baby, my baby, baby
but I'm in love with the way you look at me.

There must be something about you, my baby ya ya
oh that makes me weak
there must be something about you, my baby ya ya
that makes it so I can't speak
there must be something about you, my baby ya ya
can't get you off my mind
there must be something about you baby
cause boy I want to make you mine

Jonathon

Written By: Bparkes

I knew you won't be staying
in the bed where you're currently laying
fast asleep in the tousled sheets, laying next to me and
I knew just why you were calling
I'm the fool that keeps on falling
but I know the rules to the game
and I still play
but it's a pointless dream
that you'll stay with me

Jonathon,
I know you won't be there in the morning,
you'll be sneaking out the backdoor after midnight
and I'll keep on pretending that it's all right
But it's not right
that you only call me when it's late night
and I keep waiting for the the phone to ring
why I let you do these things, Jonathon

When was it we stopped dating,
when it just became fornicating
because we used to be so much more
than a late night score and
maybe I gave too easy
and now you just love me and leave me
but I'm not where you're at
I don't want things like that
and I'm resigned to make you mine

Jonathon,
I know you won't be there in the morning,
you'll be sneaking out the backdoor after midnight
and I'll keep on pretending that it's all right
But it's not right
that you only call me when it's late night
and I keep waiting for the the phone to ring
why I let you do these things, Jonathon

I can't even hold you responsible, it's impossible
I'm the one who let's you come on by when I shouldn't give you the time of day
and I should finally just end this thing, let the damn phone ring
cause you're the one who wants to play and I know you'll never stay with me...
Jonathon,
I know you won't be there in the morning,
you'll be sneaking out the backdoor after midnight
and I'll keep on pretending that it's all right
But it's not right
that you only call me when it's late night
and I keep waiting for the the phone to ring
why I let you do these things, Jonathon
Jonathon,
I know you won't be there in the morning,
you'll be sneaking out the backdoor after midnight
and I'll keep on pretending that it's all right
But it's not right
that you only call me when it's late night
and I keep waiting for the the phone to ring
why I let you do these things, Jonathon

Wake Up

Written By: Bparkes

You touch, my hand and I feel something different
This spark, out of the dark
didn't see how you looked at me and now I look at you
something old but something new
so I take this leap because you belong with me

And I think it's time
that I made you mine
I just had to wake up and open my eyes
cause I adore you can't wait to explore you I just had to wake up and open my eyes

And so, every body know
every one but me
I was just too blind I didn't see
but now everything's so clear
and all I want to do is make love to you dear..

And I think it's time
that I made you mine
I just had to wake up and open my eyes
cause I adore you can't wait to explore you I just had to wake up and open my eyes Yeaaaaah, yeah yeah.. you're so fuck'n beautiful, yeah, yeah you're so fuck'n beautiful

Will taking this step, destroy our friendship
but you can't make advances without taking chances..

And I think it's time
that I made you mine
I just had to wake up and open my eyes
cause I adore you can't wait to explore you I just had to wake up and open my eyes Yeaaaaah, yeah yeah.. you're so fuck'n beautiful, yeah, yeah you're so fuck'n beautiful

Discography

Debut cd up for public scrutiny in Fall 2009

Set List

Typical Set is 45-50 minutes long, 9-12 original songs peppered with covers like "Colors" ~ Amos Lee or some revamped 80's tunes.