Bev Zizzy

Bev Zizzy

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With roots in Delta blues, African percussion, classic rock, and jazz, Bev has developed her own unique sound to share powerful originals and interpret covers. Whatever the song origin, she makes it distinctly her own with her strong, sultry, vocally compelling delivery and spirit to warm your heart

Biography

Bev realized her affinity for music as a young adult, studying voice and guitar. Her true instrument is her voice; song writing her mode of expression; singing her passion. The effect is compelling music. In the 80’s she performed Delta blues. In the 90’s she experimented with African rhythms. At the start of the new millennium, she led a retro-rock band. In 2003, she developed her own “acoustic soul” act, a blend of powerful originals and creative interpretations of covers. Since 2006, in addition to her solo performances, she has been jazz vocalist for a seven-piece band in her prairie hometown of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Although she began songwriting at the age of 19, Bev began to take herself seriously as a writer when songwriting became for her a means of dealing with life’s challenges: first, the slow loss of her mother to Alzheimer’s disease, followed by the tragic death of her 18 year old daughter in 2002. She has channeled her talents into creating songs that help others find their lost smiles, as she has been able to do. A teacher by profession and recipient of a cherished “Inspiring Teaching Award” from her Alma Mater, Bev uses her music to create connection and compassion, always in a concerted effort to make the world a better place. Bev has come into her own as a songwriter and solo performing artist. Her stories are real. Her delivery of them - a vocally compelling blend of blues, jazz, and soul - is intense, innovative, and passionate; and her lyrics, like a good story, stay with you long after the music is over.

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Lyrics

Rock Bottom

Written By: Bev Zizzy

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Verse 1:

My spirit has left me, desire is gone, fires that consumed me have all burned out
Passions that had me running bold, have left me uninspired and cold.

Chorus:
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, oh its funny how things go down
One day you’ve got it all, then you watch it go down, down
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, my tears have all gone dry
I don’t know this woman whose lost her smile; it’s time to move on and up, or get ready to die.

Verse 2:
The lights are out, colors are grey; everything beautiful’s become blaze
Life’s lost its meaning, clarity’s obscured; whatever dreams I had seem absurd.

Chorus:
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, oh its funny how things go down
One day you’ve got it all, then you watch it go down, down
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, my tears have all gone dry
I don’t know this woman whose lost her smile, it’s time to move on and up, or get ready to die.

Bridge:
Where do I find the strength to go on each day? Whose soul can I possess, for mine has gone away?
What river do I claim for the tears I’ve shed? What hell do I take on to get my fire back again?

Chorus:
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, oh its funny how things go down
One day you’ve got it all, then you watch it go down, down
I think I’ve hit rock bottom, my tears are runnin’ dry
I don’t know this woman whose lost her smile, it’s time to move on and up, or get ready to die . . . . . . . .

I Don't Want to Do It No More

Written By: Bev Zizzy

I Don’t Wanna Do It No More CBev Zizzy

Chorus / Lead in:
I don’t wanna do it no more . All work, No play, what’s up with that score?
No, I don’t wanna do it no more.

Verse 1:
Lived my life in the middle
When my kids they were little,
And for me that was always a stretch
Now that they’ve grown,
Been loved, cared for and shown,
I can go back to
Livin’ on the edge (so I)

Chorus:
I don’t wanna do it no more . All work, No play, what’s up with that score?
No, I don’t wanna do it no more.

Verse 2:
Followed all of the rules
'Bout goin’ to work and goin’ to school
Learned so many things on the way.
Always did the best I could,
Tried not to be misunderstood
But new voices are calling,
Gettin’ clearer each day

Bridge:
So many places to go,
So many people to meet
The world is waiting to entice me
And it feels sweet
Got some mountains to climb
Some new songs to rhyme
The sands of time are flowin’
And I call the rest mine (and I)

Chorus:
I don’t wanna do it no more . All work, No play, what’s up with that score?
No, I don’t wanna do it no more.

Verse 3:
Now I’m not feelin’ mad
And I’m not feelin’ sad,
Regret has never driven my day
And I’m not checkin’ out,
I’m just changin’ the route
You just might find me sittin’
On the dock of the bay (cause I)

Chorus:
I don’t wanna do it no more . All work, No play, what’s up with that score?
No, I don’t wanna do it no more.
I ain’t gonna do it no more.
I ain’t gonna do it no more.
No, I ain’t gonna do it no more.

What About the Children

Written By: Bev Zizzy

What About the Children? C BevZizzy

Verse1:
Hear their silent cries
Echo all around the world
Caught in lines of fire
All too often left alone
No arms hold them close
No hands gently wipe their tears
No soft whispers calm them
When they are trembling
Lost in fear

Verse 2:
The borders have fallen
In a flash they’ve been erased
Terror has changed their world
Now it wears a different face
Smiles are torn by bullets
Vengeance taints the air
And tears fuel the raging wheels
Of violence and despair

Chorus:
What about the children
The orphans of war?
Seems they are always forgotten, When they deserve so much more
What about the children
Helpless victims of our times?
Imagine all they could offer
If they didn’t have to cry
What about the children?

Verse 3:
Hear their silent cries
Echo all around the world
Caught by the killer
That no one calls by name
No arms hold them close
No hands gently wipe their tears
They all have been taken
They’ve all wasted and disappeared

Bridge:
Sorrow will you teach us
Help us open up our eyes
For if we look away
A new orphan will arise
Give us ears to hear their pleas
Give us the will to lend a hand
To share the love they need so bad
So laughter dances once again
So laughter dances once again.

Chorus:
What about the children
These orphans of ours?
Seems they are always forgotten, When they deserve so much more.
What about the children
Helpless victims of our times?
Our future lies within them
Why don’t we hear their cries?
Why don’t we hear their cries?
What about the children?

Bridge:
Sorrow will you teach us
Help us open up our eyes
For where we aim our anger
Another orphan will arise
Sorrow will you teach us
Help us open up our hearts
For if we look away,
Another orphan will be born.

Chorus:
What about the children
These orphans of ours
Seems they are always forgotten, when they deserve so much more . . .