Cara Cortese

Cara Cortese

BandPopAcoustic

Cara Cortese is a young singer-songwriter who makes music for the broken hearted, the in love and anyone with a heart. Writing catchy acoustic music with clever lyrics is what she does best. Ranging from upbeat pop, to mellow alt-country music, Cara has a song for everyone.

Biography

After getting her very first guitar at age 15 Cara immediately started teaching herself how to play it. Once she learned three chords, her first song was written. Seeing as this song was terrible at best, Cara strived to improve her skills, and over the years she definitely did. With a few more years of experience under her belt, she is now a musician with creativity and talent.
Everything is an influence as far as a musician is concerned, but there are always certain people, and certain artists who have a greater effect. Cara's musical influences range from bands such as Rilo Kiley and KT Tunstall, to The Kooks and The Fratellis. As a Canadian, Shania Twain has also had a strong impact on Cara's music.

Lyrics

Walk The Beaten Path

Written By: Cara Cortese

We fight like we've been married for fourty years; I cry like I'll never run out of tears. But you hold me and say it'll be alright; I've never felt safer than I do tonight.
We walk the path that runs beside the traintracks. You stop me and look down then look up into my eyes. One hand on my cheek, one hand on my back; you kiss me in the rain and it clears the skies.
There's miles of roadways that seperate our homes, but it shrinks down through the line of a phone. And each time you leave it's easier to say goodbye 'cus I know you'll be coming back my way.
We walk the path that runs beside the traintracks. You stop me and look down then look up into my eyes. One hand on my cheek, one hand on my back; you kiss me in the rain and it clears the skies
There's nothing more to say, I need you like I need to breathe every single day. And there's nothing more to do, just close your eyes and say you love me too.

Help Me

Written By: Cara Cortese

I spoke to God yesterday and I asked him the way to the path I should take so I'll one day be safe. But all the angels were loud and His voice was muffled out, so I sit on bended knee saying God help me please.

I've destroyed myself with my awful health, taking all I can from my friends again, doing nothing to stop it.
I'm a selfish mess finding no success in my stupid games, only me to blame, I just can't control it.

I took a break from my day just to sit and complain about my terrible life I lead with minimal strife. I guess it's all up to me how I choose to proceed, I can stand up on my feet or choose to buckle at the knees.

So I walk a block just to walk it off, take my mind of things and the pain they bring, 'cause I love being tragic.
Now I've lost my mind singing 4/4 time to an audience that has no patience, I am overreacting.
I have given up on my blind dumb luck, and I take it all with a grain of salt, I take my life for granted.
I associate with the things I hate, take my family name and put it to shame, I'm a walking contradiction

I spoke to God yesterday and I asked him the way to the path I should take so I'll one day be safe. But all the angels were loud and His voice was muffled out, so I sit on bended knee saying God help me.

Anything For You

Written By: Cara Cortese

I wanna be your long nap after a day of working hard. I wanna be the fire that warms you tired heart. I'll be loud or quiet, or anything in between; I'll be all you've ever wanted, the best I've ever been.

Cus I want to be your light when everything is dark.
And I want to be the one who makes you who you are.
Anything for you dear, anything at all.

I wanna be the friday that ends the working week. I wanna be your soft lips that move when you speak. I'll be the words to a song, or the notes from this guitar; I'll be all you've ever wanted, I promise my whole heart.

Cus I want to be your light when everything is dark.
And I want to be the one who makes you who you are.
Anything for you dear, anything at all.

The Closest I've Come

Written By: Cara Cortese


We always said we’d get through anything
That one-day we’d look back and laugh at things
Like the break we took when times were getting tough
Or the fight that we had when I’d had enough
But my hands are up now; I admit defeat
Staying with you is too much to take
And I don’t know when I’ll get used to the change
I’d be lying if I said that this didn’t feel strange

But of all of the times I’ve claimed I have loved
I swear that this was the closest I’ve come.
And I wish all the pain that I’ve sent your way
Could reflect off your skin and come back to me
And despite everything that you choose to say
I cared for you then and I still care today

I’ll let you hate me, if you think that’s best
You take care of your heart, I’ll take care of the rest
I wish this didn’t have to be so hard
I wish I didn’t have to watch you fall apart
And more than anything, I wish your love
Had seeped through me and had been enough.

Discography

Albums:
In This One We Go Down Singing

Singles:
Walk The Beaten Path (radio airplay in the UK & Brazil)

Set List

Set List:
1. Insomnia
2. Flawed Design
3. Dearly Beloved
4. Downtown
5. By Your Side
6. Anything For You
7. Lakeshore Ave.
8. Walk The Beaten Path
9. Help Me
10. Going Down Singing

* covers are often done in addition by request