Carly Gibson

Carly Gibson

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
SoloAmericanaRoots

Carly Gibson, petite yet mighty, is an Atlanta based singer-songwriter and guitarist who blends Americana and roots with rock-n-roll and old-school R&B.

Biography

Carly Gibson, petite yet mighty, is an Atlanta based singer-songwriter who blends Americana and roots with rock-n-roll and old-school R&B. Carly walks in her own footsteps and draws you in like a magnet with her inviting sultry vocals and sincere lyrics, all gripped together with her gutsy guitar. While her sound is distinctly original, you feel a warm sense of nostalgia less than seconds into her songs as she pays subtle tribute to her many legendary influences including Grace Potter, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Black Crowes, CSNY and Led Zeppelin.

A respected guitarist, Carly has 13 years of performance under her belt. She has opened for artists such as Randall Bramblett , Michael Tolcher and Geoff Achison and has performed with Caroline Aiken, Donna Hopkins, Diane Durrett, Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band), Jeff Sipe and more. Carly is a 2009 and 2010 alumni of the prestigious GRAMMY Camp, and is a 2013 graduate of the renowned Atlanta Institute of Music – one of less than a dozen women to complete their guitar program. Besides her solo career, Carly is a member of and tours with the successful Atlanta-based bands Gibson Wilbanks and The Pussywillows. Carly released her new original single, Love Me, on Friday, April 20, 2018 with Victory Music Buzz.


Lyrics

Rebirth

Written By: Carly Gibson

© 2009 Carly Gibson

I don't know if you're here
I'm not sure if you know I am here
Should I even go searching
when I don't know what I'm searching for?

I'm driving down the street
I'm riding the white line to save my life
And how am I to know
it could be you that's saving me?

Everyone tells me
they feel your love from up above
But all that I feel
is sun beating on my back

I know that I'm falling
should I catch myself before I hit the ground?
You know that I'm sorry
I just can't seem to believe the stories

Just like my old man
I rest my confused face in my hands
thinking to myself: when will we ever figure this out?

The truth has to be buried
somewhere on the this earth
And if we ever find it
will we find rebirth?

I know that I'm falling
should I catch myself before I hit the ground?
You know that I'm sorry
I just can't seem to believe the stories

-break-

hell-o
hell-o
hello, halo
hello, halo
hello, halo,
hello, ha-lo

Heavy Water

Written By: Carly Gibson

© 2010 Carly Gibson

This life boat can sometimes leak
you have to patch it up before it can sink
Yeah, heart ache can take its toll
when you can't fill that missing hole

Well, time has never waited up for me
some say that's the way it's meant to be

Slow down, give me back solid ground
these strong waves are tearing me down
I want back, I want back now
out of this heavy water

I was told when I was young
that everything happens for a reason
and all things change by the season

Well, time has never waited up for me
some say that's the way it's meant to be

Slow down, give me back solid ground
these dark waves are crashing me down
I want back, I want back now
out of this heavy water

--bridge/instrumental--

Slow down, give me back solid ground
these strong waves are tearing me down
I want back I want back oh, oh, oh
I want back I want back now

Wasting Away

Written By: Carly Gibson

© 2009 Carly Gibson

I'm sitting in the dark
not caring if there's light
my chest is sinking in
don't wanna think how I felt that night

its nice to know that you are almost gone
cause I don't think I could handle you for very long

I think I've been wasting away all my energy
I don't know where my head went for the life of me
this been bottled up inside
and I can't think
gotta escape from your pride

they say that time will heal
at the very first
but I've just found that time has made me feel worse

where do we go now?
Where do we stand?
In fact I don't ever think I've seen you
act like a man

I think I've been wasting away all my energy
I don't know where my head went for the life of me
this been bottled up inside
and I can’t think
gotta escape from your pride

-solo-

in some years you will find
that I will be on your mind
but you won't be on mine

I think I've been wasting away all my energy
I don't know where my head went for the life of me
this been bottled up inside
and I can’t think
gotta escape from my mind

Discography

Heavy Water - EP (Released October 8, 2010)