Buick Audra

Buick Audra

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Buick Audra is a singer and songwriter who combines the energy of rock with the storytelling of country. The vocals are a powerful focal point, over layers of melodic guitars and vocal harmonies...

Biography

Buick Audra is a family band. Buick herself, grew up in Miami playing with her younger brother Boey. Levi and Mario are childhood friends, who have played with Buick in different capacities over the last 10 years. The Buick Audra sound is influenced by a broad spectrum of other music including: Rickie Lee Jones, Shawn Colvin, Joni Mitchell, Michael McDonald, The Counting Crows, and the Lemonheads.
She has worked with a variety of people, including Paul Kolderie, Matt Squire, J. Robbins and Grant Hart.
She prides herself on arranging and producing her own recordings in the studio. Bandmate Mario Quintero is her engineer. The duo work together at his studio in San Diego, California.
Buick is also a couture designer, who is currently working with Alison Krauss and Joss Stone.

Lyrics

Don't Give Up On Me

Written By: Buick Audra

I’ve had better days than this one
and I’ve had so many worse
oh memory, don’t fail me now

I know all I need to set me free
lives somewhere inside me
sweet clarity, I’ll make it through somehow

but I’ve been calling out the names
of everybody I can blame
‘cause I’ve been losing at my own fights
and I’ve been going down the line
wasting so much precious time
and I can see now, that ain’t right

BUT DON’T GIVE UP ON ME
(not just yet)
I’LL GET BACK ON MY FEET
(I’ll take the steps)
I’M LEARNING HOW TO BELIEVE IN MYSELF
SO, DON’T GIVE UP ON ME
(not just yet... not just yet)

each time you come a little closer
I keep pushing you away
we’re getting nowhere, this I know

but there was a time when we reversed the roles;
the stronger one was me
now we’re not movin’, we stop and go

I envy ordinary people with their ordinary lives
I envy anyone who doesn’t lie awake most of the night
with just one ordinary dream that they could never get quite right
it’s such an ordinary plight, but it is mine, all mine

The Intangible

Written By: Buick Audra

who knows why we say the things we do
in the moment it seems true enough, true enough... but wait
the intangible, immeasurable weight
often leads us down the wrong road, and it’s suddenly too late
all the “i love you’s” floating in the air,
should be strong enough to lift you up,
from right there where you stand
but, maybe, all of those said with too little care
just make the slightest breeze,
and leave you there, tethered to the land

SO YOU SHOULD KNOW, IN ALL MY LIFE
I MAY HAVE MISJUDGED MOMENTS IN THE NIGHT
BUT NOT WITH YOU, NO, NOT THIS TIME
I MEANT WHAT I JUST SAID, YEAH, I MEAN IT
YOU ARE MINE

oh how quickly we forget, oh how we walk away
and did we always know it, in our hearts, that we’d never stay?
was it one small thing you heard somebody say
that turned your world around,
and changed how you saw everything that day?
all of the energy wasted on the pain
should be strong enough to generate lighting in the sky
but, maybe no one ever channels it quite right
and it’s just strong enough to generate the redness in our eyes

SO YOU SHOULD KNOW, IN ALL MY LIFE
I MAY HAVE LEFT BEFORE THE TIME WAS RIGHT
BUT NOT WITH YOU, NO, NOT THIS TIME
I’M HERE TO STAY, YOU KNOW I’M NEVER LEAVING
YOU ARE MINE

WHITE AND BLACK, THE OLD PHOTOGRAPHS ARE JUST A ROAD MAP
OF WHERE YOU’VE BEEN
YOU CAN’T GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM
THAT PATH HAS FADED,
THERE’S JUST THE PLACE YOU’RE IN
I TOOK MY TIME, ‘ROUND THE LONG WAY
BUT I HAVE ONLY EVER HAD ONE PLACE TO GO
BY WAY OF HOPE AND LOVE, JEALOUSY AND PAIN
I CAME TO YOU...
AND THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW....
I THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW....
THOUGHT THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW....

SO YOU SHOULD KNOW, IN ALL MY LIFE
I MAY HAVE LEFT BEFORE THE TIME WAS RIGHT
BUT NOT WITH YOU, NO, NOT THIS TIME
I’M HERE TO STAY, YOU KNOW I’M NEVER LEAVING
YEAH YOU SHOULD KNOW, IN ALL MY LIFE
I MAY HAVE MISJUDGED MOMENTS IN THE NIGHT
BUT NOT WITH YOU, NO, NOT THIS TIME
I MEANT WHAT I JUST SAID, YEAH, I MEAN IT
YOU ARE MINE
YOU ARE MINE
YOU ARE MINE

The Everlast

Written By: Buick Audra

I used to know you best
when I was a little mess
and you were the good guy, by my side

we used to speak in words
that nobody ever heard
because we were speaking from inside

(looks like you’re not the boy for me
and I was never the girl, it seems
but still here we are, the same old friends
and we are so far from the end)

WHO WOULD I BE?
WHERE WOULD I STAND
IF I HAD NEVER HELD YOUR HAND?
HOW WOULD MY HEART
KNOW HOW TO ACHE
IF I HAD NEVER SEEN YOUR FACE?

now, it’s the day-to-day
the most that we ever say,
is how we are barely getting by

the world’s in-between us now
and we’ve both grown up somehow
but, you were the first to see me cry

(looks like you’re living out your dreams
and I’m getting close to mine, it seems
and still here we are, it never ends
I guess that you’ll always be my friend)

WHO WOULD I BE?
HOW WOULD I LEARN
THAT YOU CAN NEVER GROW WITHOUT THE BURN?
HOW WOULD MY HEART
KNOW HOW TO BREAK
IF YOU HADN’T BEEN MY FIRST MISTAKE?

Maybe we got lucky,
(I’ve suspected all along)
maybe we were wasting time
(I know I can be wrong)
I don’t know quite where you fit
I don’t know that I ever did
I keep you next to miami sunsets
deep in my heart....
my heart...
my heart...

WHO WOULD I BE?
WHERE WOULD I STAND?
WHO WOULD I BE?
HOW WOULD I KNOW?
WHO WOULD I BE?
HOW WOULD I LOVE?
WHO WOULD I BE?
HOW WOULD I KNOW?

Discography

Rose Ink is the debut solo album by Buick Audra, released on Trimming the Shield Records, in Brooklyn NY. A sophmore album, Singer, is in the works and slated to be released in 2007. She has also made two albums with her band 33 Slade.

Set List

The sets are as short as 25 minutes, and as long as 45. The last set included the following songs: Between Ocean and Sea, The Worst of Me, Happy Loser, Some Other Girl, Don't Give Up On Me, Third Position, Rhythm and Melody. She is currently doing cover songs by the band Descendents (1980's punk). She's recording a whole album of their songs, so they can be thrown into the set from time to time.