charissa richters

charissa richters

 Coram, New York, USA
BandCountryFolk

Biography

Once upon a time there was a girl who craved acceptance and dreamed becoming a singer song writer. She had fleeting moments of recognition and that seemed to satisfy the need. The need to have people hear what she had to tell. The need to connect emotionally with words and music.

The girl grew older. She became a wife and a mother and then a single mother who works part time while attending college....and she put down the guitar and picked up after everyone else. It was good.

But, every now and then when the kids are alseep and the house is almost cleaned, and the laundry sits on the couch waiting to be folded, and the dining room table is still covered with tomorrows classwork. It will surface; the need, the craving, the calling ....and she runs her hands through her frizzy greying ponytail and remembers who she is.

Lyrics

Put it all on Black

Written By: Charissa Richters

I took a gamble when I took that ring
I know i shouldn't have, but it was such a pretty thing
and I bet it all, when I said I do.
then I lost myself to you.

So put it all on black
I wont waste another day
there's no turning back
let the chips fall where they may
There's no such thing as chance
It's just a choice I have to make
win or lose it's all the same when I turn and walk away.
So put it all on black.

I know there's innocent in pain.
and I can stand alone accepting blame.
but now it's time to face where this new life begins.
Because you know what they say...
the house always wins.

So put it all on black
I won't waste another day
there's no turning back
let the chips fall where they may
there's no such thing as chance
It's just a choice I have to make.

Win or lose it's all the same when I turn and walk away.
So put it all on black.

Win or lose it's all the same when I turn and walk away.
Put it all on black.

More than perfect day

Written By: Charissa Richters

I love simplicity
I get overwhelmed
at how complicated life can be
then i look and find you there

And I'm not afraid of anything
except for the unknown.
But i think i could go anywhere
if i knew you'd come along.

We don't know where this is headed
we shouldn't care anyway
Let's just enjoy this time together,
this could be a more than perfect day.

So many things i say to you
and so many things I can't
and I know sometimes i try way to hard
I hope you see past that.

Because I don't know what I'm doing
and you don't care anyway.
let's just enjoy this time together
this could be
this could be
this could be
Oh...we don't know where this is headed
and we don't care anyway
we'll just enjoy our time together...

this more than perfect day.
This is a more than perfect day.