Brian Judah

Brian Judah

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Brian Judah is the 1st artist in the history of the L.A. Music Awards to win Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year BACK-TO-BACK years - 2008 & 2009. His style is a unique Alternative/Piano-Based/Rock/Pop. You can buy his music on iTunes at www.itunes.com/brianjudah.

Biography

1st artist in the history of the L.A. Music Awards to win Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year BACK-TO-BACK years - 2008 & 2009.

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BRIAN JUDAH BIOGRAPHY
by Ed Sherman (Entertainment Attorney)

Brian Judah is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, performer, and record producer. He was nominated for a record-breaking 6 L.A. Music Awards in 2008 and ended up walking home with 3 awards, including their most prestigious award, The 2008 Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year. Just last month, he became the first artist in the
19-year history of the L.A. Music Awards to win the Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award in back-to-back years walking home with the 2009 Male Singer-Songwriter of the Year Award.

Music has been Brian's ultimate passion since he was just a couple years old. He has been composing songs since the age of 9 years old and continues to compose every day. Brian has a soft spot for the piano, but he also plays a number of other instruments professionally, which include drums, percussion, guitar, bass and keyboards. He is influenced by a very wide variety of artists and groups from Guns N' Roses, Queen and Stone Temple Pilots, all the way to Elvis Presley, Elton John, Billy Joel and Neil Diamond, and then to the more eclectic artists like Bjork, Radiohead, Tom Waits and Kraftwerk.

Brian owns all of his publishing, which includes a catalog of over 100 solid songs, and also solely owns his concept album masterpiece "Garden Of Edith", which is titled in honor of his mother Edith Judah who passed away from breast cancer when Brian was 17 years old. This album is Brian’s baby. He’s been working on this album off and on for over 5 years now and won’t release it until he feels it’s ready. Today, Brian is more eager and ready than ever to communicate his uniquely honest, passionate and intense music to the world on a very large scale. Brian is, one, looking for a new recording and publishing deal, and two, looking to begin production immediately on a brand new album. Currently, he’s spending most of his time writing and recording lots of new material. He also has an awesome band that is performing with him around Los Angeles right now and they are completely ready to tour and promote his music. Again, music has been Brian's ultimate passion since that magical moment when he first heard a note, and with music undoubtedly continuing to be his ultimate passion throughout his life, Brian is intensely determined to have a very long and successful career.

Lyrics

Gorgeous When You Cry

Written By: Brian Judah

GORGEOUS WHEN YOU CRY
(judah)

you’re all curled up inside
you’ve run out of places to hide
and somewhere out of your spotlight
in my desperate mind
I'm right by your side
you do nothing wrong in my eyes

when you're fast asleep
I untie the pain off your feet
and I research your baby face
though my eyes find peace
I see the disease
I wish you’d cry for help
but you can’t help the tease

you can draw my blood
to paint us a heart
as a truthful symbol of who we are
you're still beautiful when you lie
but you're gorgeous when you cry

I'm just one of your cigarettes
I'm just a brand new dress
at least I'm yours I guess
I'm the face of a dog poked through your gate
begging you that someday you'll be worth the wait

you can draw my blood
to paint us a heart
as a truthful symbol of who we are
you're still beautiful when you lie
but you're gorgeous when you cry
when you cry

you can draw my blood
and paint us a heart
as a truthful symbol of who we are
you're still beautiful when you lie
but you're gorgeous when you cry
you’re still beautiful
when you’re high
but you’re so gorgeous when you cry
when you cry

you’re all curled up inside

Didn't I

Written By: Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa

DIDN'T I
(judah/derosa)

i could never read your mind
but didnt i always try?
i knew sometimes you had to lie
but didnt i just close my eyes?

well i thought i knew what i was getting myself into
though i knew i was never really right for you
tell me, didnt i give you all my strength?
didnt i give you all my faith?

i could never swallow my pride
but didnt i always kiss ya goodbye?
and didnt i always make you believe
you were the woman that you wanted to be?

well i thought i knew what i was getting myself into
though i knew i was never really right for you
tell me, didnt i give you all my strength?
didnt i give you all my faith?
didnt i love you babe?
didnt i love you anyway?

i thought i knew what i was getting myself into
and i knew i was never really right for you
tell me, wouldnt i give you anything?
and didnt i give you everything?
tell me, didnt i love you baby?
didnt i love you anyway?

i could never be in your crowd
but didnt i cheer as loud?
i could never excuse what you said
but didnt i make excuses instead?
i could never stop your pain
no, but didnt i?
didnt i?
didnt i?

Damn These Walls

Written By: Brian Judah

DAMN THESE WALLS
(judah)

how did this happen to me?
im stuck here in captivity
lying in bed feeling fine
its just a matter of time

damn these walls
in my way
i cant see you become part of me
damn these walls
cant break through
you cant see me become part of you

there are no places to hide
when demons are creeping inside
and i think its time that you know
that soon i must let you go

damn these walls
in my way
i cant see you become part of me
damn these walls
cant break through
you cant see me become part of you

when anger arrives, force a smile
and never fight fire with fire
dont let them walk over you
no one loves you like i do

damn these walls
in my way
i cant see you become part of me
damn these walls
cant break through
you cant see me become part of you
you cant see me become part of you
no, i cant see you become part of me

Insomnia Sleeps

Written By: Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa

INSOMNIA SLEEPS
(judah/derosa)

we are laughing so hard
in a second we’ll start
crying our panic to sleep
then we fight for a sign
and we finally find
victory in our defeat

the sun comes up, i guess i’ll stay
we both know we like it this way
stuck in this sick game of charades
delirium is waiting where

insomnia sleeps
at the place where pain and pleasure meet
where impossible has possibilities
and our suffocation
starts to breathe

so we nurtured our pain
till it turned into shame
then you confiscated the key
and you swear you won’t hurt me
and never desert me
even if you have to leave

we’ll say forever one more day
did Virginia Woolf start out this way?
tomorrow we can try and change
lucidity is meeting me where

insomnia sleeps
at the place where pain and pleasure meet
where impossible has possibilities
and our suffocation
starts to breathe

starts to breathe

we walk away like nothing’s wrong
holding on a second too long
knowing this could all be gone
anxiety consumes me where

insomnia sleeps
at the place where pain and pleasure meet
where impossible has possibilities
and our suffocation
starts to breathe

oh i know i’m weak
without you i can never feel complete
my claustrophobia can finally breathe
as you inhale me
I exhale peace, peace

I hate you
I love you
you make me sick
I’m sorry
I hate you
I love you
you make me sick
I’m sorry

did Virginia Woolf start out this way?
tomorrow we can try and change
change, we can change
we can change, oh we can change
yeah we can change, oh we can change

I hate you
I love you
you make me sick
I’m sorry
I hate you
I love you
you make me sick
I’m sorry
I hate you
I love you
you make me

Life Is Death

Written By: Brian Judah


life is death
(judah)

i’m so embarrassed
i should be the one looking after you
no, you don’t deserve this
all the pressure and anguish i put you through

didn’t want you to hear this
but it just might save my life
baby, this is much more serious
than the fights that we analyze

you see, i’m much more than a suspicious guy
when i can’t see that there is more to life
than catching you in some stupid lie
and no matter how hard i try
i find i can’t overcome this alone

where do you go
when there’s nowhere to go?
what do you do
when there’s nothing you can do?
who do you love
when there’s no one to hold?
life is death
if i can’t live it with...

i thank God for keeping
my hands off you the times i turn vicious
and trusting you sits proudly
in a rocking chair at the top of my wishlist

i’m losing you
and i know i can do
more than not doing a damn thing about it
i’ll keep saying to myself
that i need help
even if i have to shout it

where do you go
when there’s nowhere to go?
what do you do
when there’s nothing you can do?
who do you love
when there’s no one to hold?
life is death
if i can’t live it with…

well i guess you’re the chance that i have to take
but i’m so scared of making the same mistake
again

didn’t want you to hear this
but it just might save my life

where do you go
when there’s nowhere to go?
what do you do
when there’s nothing you can do?
who do you love
when there’s no one to hold?
life is death
if i can’t live it with...

where do you go
when there’s nowhere to go?
what do you do
when there’s nothing you can do?
who do you love
when there’s no one to hold?
life is death
if i can’t live it with you
life is death
if i can’t live it with you
life is death
if i can’t live it...

if it’s pills that i need
a prayer that i need
give it to me, someone give it to me
if it’s strength that i need
or time that i need
give it to me, someone give it to me

where do you go?
what do you do?
who do you love?
yeah, yeah
where do you go?
what do you do?
who do you love?
life is death if i can’t live it with you
with you, with you
life is death if i can’t live it with…

Aaah (radio edit)

Written By: Brian Judah

aaah
(judah)

i can't believe
you're this beautiful
rest your fears in my hands tonight
you got me crying with the candles
you drive me crazy when you say
aaah
aaah

close your eyes
and i’ll explore you
find the places that mess with our minds
and i won’t stop
till i hear you
cry my name out a thousand times
aaah
open, say aaah

i wanna’ burn right through your skin
make you forget about wherever you’ve been
I know I’ll stay up as long as i can
‘cause tomorrow i might not ever see you again
let me feel you again

let your hair down
surround your angel face
give me something i can hold onto
let’s ride somewhere
till we can't tell
if it’s our sweat or our tears anymore
aaah
open, say aaah

i wanna’ burn right through your skin
make you forget about wherever you’ve been
I know I’ll stay up as long as i can
‘cause tomorrow i might not ever see you again
will i feel you again?

you are worth my sanity
as the blood floods through my veins
now we know
the greatest feelings
are the ones that we can’t explain
aaah
aaah

World

Written By: Brian Judah

WORLD
(Word & Music by Brian Judah)

You are my world
A precious angel crowned with jet-black curls
With me you take your time
While they all wait in line for you
My world
Let me wrap your velvet skin in pearls
Anything you want
‘Cause you’re my golden sun

You’re all I got
You draw the lines so I can’t get across
And you do it for me
Not just for us
I don’t, I don’t need Earth
My laughter symbolizes what you’re worth
I’m a wealthy man
As your biggest fan

Oh, lay with me now before you runaway

You are my God, I’m blessed
You answer all my prayers before I ask
I am stabilized right beneath your eyes

You’re something I could never spend

You are my world
When I’m repaired, please let me be yours
Tell the end of time
Past the finish line

American Eyes

Written By: Brian Judah

AMERICAN EYES
(Words & Music by Brian Judah)

Fastened to my pillow in my cradle of isolation
I wrestle with the inconvenience of my wicked insomnia
My distorted mind draws a timeline of us across my cracked ceiling
Then I feel you as the icy wind bursts right through my window

As I beg for sleep under our blood-stained sheets, I'm lost in your bewitching scent
Slide my clothes off, begin to dose off, dreaming of the intense times we spent
I reminisce to every lustful kiss that turned my insides into sparks
I try to brush aside the many brutal days full of malicious remarks

Remember back to the big surprise and the naked look in your American Eyes
Someone had to leave your little ass behind and I was the one
You rose in shame and introduced to me the next victim of your insecurities
For a woman who believes in making things last, you sure as hell move on fast

I wake up to the burning sun on my face and birds screeching in my ears
As my mattress holds me hostage until I figure out the next few years
If only my self-esteem could make her way out of her filthy bottomless pit
Then I just might able to escape this cradle and forget about all this

Remember back to the big surprise and the naked look in your American Eyes
Someone had to leave your little ass behind and I was the one
You rose in shame and introduced to me the next victim of your insecurities
For a woman who believes in making things last, you sure as hell move on fast

And just like that, I'm replaced by your artificial jewelry
And just like that, you prefer the pretentious type of life
And just like that, you unveil your silent-brewing cruelty
And just like that you change your mind

Oh Michael

Written By: Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa

Oh Michael
(Words & Music by Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa)

when did you decide you’d never be born?
when you had to take our dad out of Vietnam?
how did you know he wouldn’t make it out on his own?
was the day mommy cried the day you decided to die?

oh michael, are you playing on streets of gold?
oh michael, won’t you let your wings unfold and paint my world like Michellangelo?
oh michael, you’re the brother i’ve never known

did you love music and give your gift to me?
you could of used your life to be anything you wanted to be
but instead you saved our little family
the other day, was it fate
or you that slammed your foot on my brakes?

oh michael, are you playing on streets of gold?
oh michael, won’t you let your wings unfold and paint my world like Michelangelo?
oh michael, you’re the brother i’ve never known

you’re in a place that deserves flowers every day
but i just have this feeling
that in your garden i know you create
the most beautiful ones ever made

oh michael, are you playing on streets of gold?
oh michael, won’t you let your wings unfold
and paint my world like Michellangelo?
oh michael, you’re the brother i’ll never know
it must of been so frightening to go through
oh michael, you had a job to do, didn’t you?
thank you, we love you, we’ll all see you soon

Madeline's Ghost

Written By: Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa

Madeline's Ghost
(Words & Music by Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa)

you captivate the room with all your stories
how you left for Rome but never arrived
every girl wants to be you, every guy wants to be with you
‘cause they can’t tell the truth from all your crazy lies

i thought i was immune when you walked up to me
i watched you guzzle down your glass of wine
you asked me if i’ve ever belonged to anybody
‘cause baby now you’re mine
baby now you’re mine

you take my hand like you’re sure where we’re gonna’ go
no way you could know unless you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?
you know me too well to swear that we never met
kissed my neck and then i knew you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?

you lured me right into your danger
‘cause you say love like you know what you’re saying
you’re much too strange to be a stranger
but I can’t figure out
this game that you’re playing

you take my hand like you’re sure where we’re gonna’ go
no way you could know unless you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?
you know me too well to swear that we never met
kissed my neck and then i knew you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?

I’m not Madeline
you keep screaming through the night
I’m not Madeline
can we stop this stupid fight?
I’m not Madeline
but you remind me way too much of my memories
for this to be alright
for this to be alright
it’ll never be alright

you take my hand like you’re sure where we’re gonna’ go
no way you could know unless you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?
you know me too well to swear that we never met
kissed my neck and then i knew you were Madeline’s ghost
are you Madeline’s ghost?

are you madeline?
are you madeline?
are you?
are you?

Ode To Emily

Written By: Brian Judah

ODE TO EMILY (When Did You Learn How To Love?)

you fall asleep in a heartbeat
frustration knocks you out
dreams posessed by your fears
you wake up in a cloud
you’re a bright girl
in a black world

when your pain is worse than mine
you’re still a pillow for my pain
when I insist that we leave us behind
you build your sweet barracade
cause you love us
you protect us

tell me, you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?

you fell into my life right at the time
when I needed time alone
so I tried to push it all away
but you just can’t push away love
‘cause love is stronger than our bodies
it will eat you alive

you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?

the times I give up on myself
you never give up on me
your faith in me is constant
I wish my self-faith could be
baby I love how you love me

you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
the way you love me
the way you love me

we’re good at making each other miserable
but we’re better at making each other laugh
we know our future is invisible
but we still see our path
and it’s a long one
but it’s the right one

your face is fucking beautiful
your eyes make all eyes stop
your skin is made of paradise
you’re the cream of the crop
and I love you
I really do

you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?

I know right now money’s a struggle
but you’re doing the best with what you got
it’s not a lot
yeah I might buy you something thoughtful
but you take time to build your thoughts
and that is precious
you’re so precious

and did I mention your intelligence
and how it turns me on
when I combine all your elements
it defines where I belong
in your warm arms
in your soft arms

tell me, you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
you’re so young
when did you learn how to love?
how to love

the way you love me
the way you love me

Your Photograph

Written By: Brian Judah

your photograph
(Words and Music by Brian Judah)

I’ve been staring at your photograph
Day and night trying to catch my breath
It’s nice to see your pretty smile last
Longer than I’ve ever seen it last

I’ve been crashing on your side of the bed
closest I can get to your scent
I stay asleep ‘cause in my dreams you’re mine
Last night I soothed you on a moonlight ride

Let me crawl into your legs tonight
Let my pillow be your thigh tonight

I’ve been homesick with your photograph
Wondering who’s making you laugh
My eyes are happy, but my heart’s alone
Just take my life, won’t you take me home
take me home

no matter where I walk, I’m walking in the rain
no matter what you feel, I’ll never let you down again

I keep staring at your photograph
insanely thinking it might bring you back
it's hard to see that pretty smile last
Longer than I could ever make it last

Nothing Is Sacred

Written By: Brian Judah, Emily Gosling & Timmi Derosa

Nothing Is Sacred
(judah/gosling/derosa)

you planned to pawn your body
but you left it at some party
and you don’t know who had it

you scribble in your diary
how a little wetness lights your fire
ink blurs as your tears drip

why would you want for us to die?
this is ‘bout more than just your life
you solemnly swear to me then lie
no wonder why

nothing is sacred
you’re standing there naked
giving up all that’s pure
experimentation
one bite, you’re taken
where innocence eternally burns

you duplicate yourself
and try to live as someone else
while asking which one’s the real you

do you like who you’ve become
now that you always ask yourself
how I became your new tattoo

it’s like spitting on our grave
you forgetting how I forgave
all the broken promises that you made
now you’ve conveyed

that nothing is sacred
you’re standing there naked
giving up all that’s pure
experimentation
one bite, you’re taken
where innocence eternally burns

you collide in your mind
juggling your two sides
and in the meantime
I just wish you were mine

Manic Rosebud

Written By: Brian Judah

Manic Rosebud

You gotta’ stay inside the lines
Or I can’t make you mine
Leave your ghosts behind
(If you're gonna get it)

I could take your face
Into outer space
But I don’t need the drinks
(If you're gonna get it)

I could shape your head
I could let you stare
I could hold your hand
(If you're gonna get it)

I could take your face
Into outer space
But I don’t need the drinks
(If you're gonna get it)

Manic rosebud
I take a look in your eyes
I never see what you feel
Just see the rage in your eyes
Oh baby
Manic rosebud
I’ll save the wreck that you drive
I never see what you feel
Just see that look in your eyes

Warning signs align
I could draw the line
Oh, I could shape your mind
(If you're gonna get it)

I could take your face
Into outer space
But I don’t need the drinks
(If you're gonna get it)

Manic rosebud
I take a look in your eyes
I never see what you feel
Just see the rage in your eyes
Oh baby
Manic rosebud
I’ll save the wreck that you drive
I never see what you feel
Just see that look in your eyes

(Talking Chorus)
Manic rosebud
I take a look in your eyes
I see the hate that you feel
I see liquid suicide
Oh baby
Manic rosebud
I take a look in your face
I see the look that you fear
I see eyes wide in your face
Oh baby

Manic rosebud
I take a look in your eyes
I never see what you feel
Just see the rage in your eyes
Oh baby
Manic rosebud
I’ll save the wreck that you drive
I never see what you feel
Just see that look in your eyes

Manic rosebud
I take a look in your eyes
I never see what you feel
Just see the rage in your eyes
Oh baby
Manic rosebud
I’ll save the wreck that you drive
I never see what you feel
Just see that look in your eyes

That look in your eyes
That look in your eyes

Lullabye

Written By: Brian Judah & Timmi Derosa

lullabye
(judah/derosa)

how did my imagination
create someone like you?
a beautiful hallucination trapped in solitude

this world full of corruption
detests the sight of you
they threaten us with abduction but they can't break through

as you echo in my brain
all my friends say i'm insane
but i know it's you when you softly call my name

lullabye
it's goodnight
let's escape to our illusive life
lullabye
caress me
in your warm blanket of insanity

our twisted conversations
like freudian therapy
they just make you more real than reality

these countless bars surrounding us
imprison you in me
don't they know they've locked us up in ecstasy

there's no way to make me stop
'cause i've fallen way too deep
but falling's what it's all about
when you're dreaming without sleep

don't be sad or sorry i see you pity me
dimensions are only what we're taught to perceive
no one should force anyone on what they should believe
if God has something to say then he’ll say it right to me

Discography

www.itunes.com/brianjudah

Set List