Bunmi Adeoye

Bunmi Adeoye

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
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A hopefully romantic indie-rock singer/songwriter who lives and writes fearlessly, Bunmi Adeoye's music makes people feel angry then bitter then powerful and then hopeful and, eventually, understood. Her style is like someone slapped a guitar in Mary J. Blige's hands and it fucking rocked!

Biography

Toronto-based singer/songwriter/performer Bunmi Adeoye (pronounced boo-mee a-day-oh-yeh!) has been described as sounding like a mixture of Carol King and Sinéad O'Connor with a dash of PJ Harvey and Ani DiFranco. Bunmi writes and sings tunes that could be the soundtrack of a scorned ex-girlfriend, desperately searching for closure.

Bunmi lived in Europe for a few years and while there she worked with various local artists as a studio and backup singer. She was also a semi-finalist in the London-based Perrier Young Jazz Musician competition. She is strongly influenced by artists such as KT Tunstall, David Gray, Damien Rice. She credits her flair for writing melodramatic tunes to listening to vintage French love songs, reading Harlequin romances before she was old enough to French kiss, and watching loads of Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland musicals. A child of the 80s, she has also been happily tainted by WHAM! and Sade.

Bunmi released her debut album, Paper Dolls, Glass Houses in 2008. She is currently recording her yet-to-be titled sophomore album.

Lyrics

Unbreakable Heart

Written By: Bunmi Adeoye

Verse One
I would have loved
I would have lived
I would have died for you.
But I never knew the score
So who is playing who?
What's the way?
What's the plan?
How will you see this through?
If this is only just a game then I'm not losing you.

Chorus
I'm the one with the unbreakable heart.
I'm the one you can scream and shout at.
I'm the one you can take for granted.
I'm the one with the heart made of granite.
Did you know? (x3)

Verse Two
I often dream of all the babies
I will make with you.
And I can picture this idyllic life
I'll live with you.
I don't mind
I don't care where you were yesterday.
All you really need to know is I will never change.

Chorus
I'm the one with the unbreakable heart.
I'm the one you can scream and shout at.
I'm the one you can take for granted.
I'm the one with the heart made of granite.

I'm the one with the unshakeable love.
I'm the one you can sweep beneath your rug.
I'm the one who is disadvantaged.
I'm the one and I just can't stand for it.
Did you know? (x3)

Verse Three
Let's shake it down.
Let's break it down.
Let's take it really slow.
You'd better think of what to say and make it really good.
Don't be shy.
Speak your mind.
Don't you dare hesitate.
If this is only just a game, don't underestimate.

Chorus
I'm the one with the unbreakable heart.
I'm the one you can scream and shout at.
I'm the one you can take for granted.
I'm the one with the heart made of granite.

I'm the one with the unshakeable love.
I'm the one you can sweep beneath your rug.
I'm the one who is disadvantaged.
I'm the one and I just can't stand for it.

I'm the one with the insatiable love.
You're the one that I can't get enough of.
I'm the one. I'm the goddamn victim.
You're the one.
I can't get you out my system.
Did you know? (x3)

Stop Lying

Written By: Bunmi Adeoye

I don't want to fail
I'm trying to redeem
The innocence I lost
When you first loved me
I don't want the truth
I prefer to live the lie
That love conquers all
So my heart will survive

Chorus
So you say you can be who I need you to be
You do want I want, but can't say what you need
And truth don't mean justice
True love lies
You've kissed me with your mouth
While your heart denies me
Stop lying to me
Stop lying to me
Stop lying to me

So foolish and naive
You came to set me free
But the crazy thing is
The prisoner's not me
I can live without the truth (I can live without the truth)
But can you live with your lie? (Can you live with your lie?)
As my love grows stronger and stronger and stronger
Your indifference thrives

Chorus

Bridge
Stop lying to me
I'll stop lying to you
This love is not what we're used to

You don't want to fail
You're trying to redeem
The innocence you lost
When you first loved me
You don't want the truth
You prefer to live the lie
That love conquers all
So your heart will survive

Chorus

Is This About Love?

Written By: Bunmi Adeoye

I think I know what you’ve been missing
I am the girl who should be kissing you
There must be something more than feeling
There must be something we’re believing too

Chorus
Is this about love, love, love, love?

I think I like the way you’re acting
I am the one and I’m attracted to you
I need to know if what I’m thinking
Is the same thing that you are thinking of too

Chorus

Bridge
If you don’t believe the one I want is you
One look in my eyes and there you’ll the proof

I think I know what I’ve been missing
You are the boy I should be kissing it’s true
I need to know if how I’m feeling
Is the same way that you are feeling too

Tell Me

Written By: Bunmi Adeoye

Hello old friend,
Nice to see that we can laugh about old times.
And you've noticed I'm still loving that, loving the same wine.
You tell me, I look well.
I tell you that you're looking damn fine.
Then I say that this is something that will never ever die.

Chorus
Tell me about the way you used to love me
And I'll tell you about the way I used to care for you
I'll tell you about the way I used to want you
If you tell me about the way you used to want me too
Say you do
If you do
Want me the way I want you.

I see you with her in the club and I pretend that it's alright.
But I remember when we used to dance, you liked to hold me tight.
Our eyes meet 'cross the floor.
You do that crazy move you used to do.
I laugh. I turn my head. I know that I be going home with you.

Chorus

I'm lying by your side.
I'm wondering what the hell I'm supposed to do.
You've got me freaking, playing, tripping out, acting like some fool.
I know I do this to myself, but you have done this to me too.
I'm just hoping that you'll say the words, the words I need from you.

Chorus
Tell me about the way you used to love me
And I'll tell you about the way I used to care for you
I'll tell you about the way I used to want you
If you tell me about the way you used to want me too

Tell me about the way you used to love me
And I'll tell you about the way I used to care, I really cared for you
Tell me about the way you used to love me
And I'll tell you about the way I...
I still love you too...

Discography

Paper Dolls, Glass Houses (2008)

Songs Under Starlight Compilation CD (2006, track: "Is This About Love") - SOLD OUT

Set List

30 to 60 minutes

*Originals*
Unbreakable Heart
It's About Love
Stop Lying
Player Hate
Sad But True
Tell Me
I Do Not Want
Time Machine
Long Time Coming
Justify - You Think I
Take Me Home Tonight
Heart of Darkness
Train Station
For You
Can't Be With You
The End
Heart of the Matter
Standing my Ground
Fuck it Out

*Covers*
Barenaked Ladies' "What A Good Boy"
Damien Rice's "The Blower's Daughter"
Cake's "She'll Come Back To Me"
Van Morrison's "Brown-eyed Girl"
Oasis's "Don't Look Back in Anger"
Blue Rodeo's "Try"
Sheryl Crow's "Diamond Ring"
Madonna's "Burning Up"
Cranberries "Zombie"