Chelsea Lena

Chelsea Lena

BandCountryRock

Vocal-driven country music with a rock edge and soulful roots.

Biography

Country singer-songwriter Chelsea Lena can be described as an upbeat performer with a powerful voice that can hold its own. Her songwriting ability is credited to her writing as she sees it. “I prefer standing outside the box as opposed to trying to fit inside it,” explains Chelsea of her song- writing style. She musically blossomed early in her life, singing country songs by some of her influences such as Diane Warren, Craig Wiseman, Jeffrey Steele, and Rivers Rutherford to name a few.
Chelsea’s fervor for the art led her to a Orange County High School for the Performing Arts, where she discovered that her love of music was more than just a hobby- it was a lifestyle and her passion. She then took the initiative to begin singing and songwriting in Los Angeles and soon pursued her dream to Nashville. Quickly embraced by Music City, become a favorite of the Nashville Songwiters Association (NSAI) and was featured as one of 2009’s best up and coming songwriters at the ASCAP’s Presents showcase. In addition, Lena has been actively touring around the US and London to promote her latest EP, entitled Lost In The Middle. Chelsea’s collection of seven songs was mixed and mastered by Grammy award winner Steve Bishir and produced by Paul Buono and is now available on iTunes.
For the past six months, Chelsea has been solely focused on developing, writing, and recording her forthcoming album, collaborating again with Paul Buono to produce. Songwriting collaborations featuring established Nashvillians such as Jennifer Adan, Jeffrey Joseph East, Shawn Christian, Tim Taylor, Greg Bieck, Kris Bergsnes, and Buono as well. You can keep up with Chelsea’s progress at Myspace.com/chelsealena, as they post their most recent cuts. Selected tracks will be available for download on iTunes.
Apart from her aspirations of becoming a well-respected artist and performer, a she prefers to live her life based on one central idea: staying true to country music, the art of writing, the fans, and most importantly to herself.

Lyrics

Me and Liberty

Written By: Lena/Fraley/Woeckener/Bright

LIBERTY

he was a bit of country sun, i was city rain
never even knew his name
that boy next door he was miles away
not a word did we exchange
but he'd be throwin grins at me
when he road by on liberty

converse sneakers and faded jeans
a city girl with country dreams
wanting, nothing more then to feel free
And ride away on liberty

they appeared like a dream under windy skys
he helped me up i held on tight
started out as a quite ride
on the banks of a silver stream
trustin eyes no words exchanged
he handed me those weathered reins

converse sneakers and faded jeans
a city girl, country dreams
wanting nothing more then to feel free
And ride away on liberty
chasin clouds and butterflies
reached out my arms and closed my eyes
not a care could get to me
ridin away on liberty

i can't explain the rush i felt
ridin liberty by myself
thunderin huffs that made no sounds
it felt like we had left the ground
i found more than freedom that day

converse sneakers and faded jeans
a city girl, country dreams
wanting nothing more then to feel free
and ride
In my converse sneakers and faded jeans
a city girl, country dreams
wanting nothing more then to feel free
and ride away on liberty
chasin clouds and butterflies
reached out my arms and closed my eyes
not a care could get to me
ridin away, ridin away i was riding away on liberty

Finally Got Away

Written By: Lena/Fraley

Finally Got Away

Starin down the drive way
Sittin in my car
My bags are packed
In the back seats my guitar
Ill figure out my destination
Once I hit the road
I’m almost ready
I’m feeling ready
I’m finally ready to go

And I didn’t say goodbye
Cuz it’d only make you cry
And I spent to many years
Tryin to wipe away your tears
Even the brightest sunshine rays
Couldn’t chase your clouds away
I was a prisoner of all your rainy days
But I finally got away

I quit my job
Just to give more time to you
I planned those special things
I knew you love to do
City lights, star lit nights
But all the while
One thing I wanted
Only thing I needed
I would have loved to see you smile

So I didn’t say goodbye
Cuz it’d only make you cry
And I spent to many years
Tryin to wipe away your tears
Even the brightest sunshine rays
Couldn’t chase your clouds away
I was a prisoner of all your rainy days
But I finally got away

If I put the whole worlds sand in an hour glass for you
Would time mean nothing
If I could catch the moon and gave it to you
Wouldn’t that be something
That would sure be something
Or maybe it’ll mean nothing

So I didn’t say goodbye
Cuz I knew it make you cry
And I spent to many years
Tryin to wipe away your tears
Even the brightest sunshine rays
Couldn’t chase your clouds away
I was a prisoner of all your rainy days, of all your rainy days
i can't be a prisoner of all your rainy days
So I finally got away

You Can't Tell Me

Written By: Lena/Woeckener

You Can't Tell Me

This ain’t the time to ask me, if I’m ok
I’m so outta breath, what I feel I can’t say
As I’m headin out alone to the edge of the world
your telling me you’ve been there
So tell me what you do when everything that you knew suddenly disappeared

Did you try to save what little bit was left of your pride
Or did you just lay down and cry in your pillow all night

You cant tell me this don’t hurt
This aint your heart that’s just been burned
Im pullin down pictures and tearin up notes
My tears are crashin on the words he wrote
My hearts been kicked to the curb
you can’t tell me this don’t hurt

this aint the time to ask me where will I go, what will I do
my hearts so frozen that my feet can’t move
im standin here alone in this empty room
and your telling me just give you a smile
did it ever occur to you what I’m goin through letting my first love die

so I have to save what little bit is left of my pride
Or maybe i'll just lay down and cry in my pillow all night

You cant tell me this don’t hurt
This aint your heart that’s just been burned
Im pullin down pictures and tearin up notes
My tears are crashin on the words he wrote
My hearts been kicked to the curb
So you can’t tell me

I don’t wanna here you say time will heal
Don’t wanna here ya say its no big deal
Don’t try telling me that this ain’t real
You don’t have a clue about the way I feel

You cant tell me this don’t hurt
This aint your heart that’s just been burned
Im pullin down pictures and tearin up notes
My tears are crashin on the words he wrote

You cant tell me this don’t hurt
This aint your heart that’s just been burned
Im pullin down pictures and tearin up notes
My tears are crashin on the words he wrote
My hearts been kicked to the curb
You can’t tell me this don’t hurt
You can’t tell me this don’t hurt

Good Ol Country Song

Written By: Lena/Woeckener/Atkinson

Good Ole Country Song
 
Mama left two things on almost every night
The light over the kitchen sink & a little Patsy Cline
She said “if you get lost that light will guide you home
& Patsy keeps me company so I don’t feel alone”
 
I walked in late one night, she had tears in her eyes
She laughed and said, “that damn song gets me every time”
I said “mama why do you listen, if country makes you cry”
She dried her eyes & smiled, this was her reply
  
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
The sad ones they remind me, where I went wrong
When I’m weak a happy one, is sure to make me strong
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
 
i said goodnight to a bad dream when he walked out on me
a baby and a stack of bills bounce’n on my knees
Life had changed, my spirit broke & I was outta hope
I’ll never forget that night or the words that mama spoke
 
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
The sad ones they remind me where I went wrong
When im weak a happy one, is sure to make you strong
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
 
I like all types of music depend’n on my mood
a good glass of red wine I sipin rhythm & blues
& If I’m feel’n rowdy I wanna shot of rock-n-roll
But noth’n understands me or satisfies my soul
 
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
The sad ones they remind me, where I went wrong
When I’m weak a happy one, is sure to make me strong
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
There’s nothing like a good ole country song
there's nothin like a good ole, nothing like a good ole
nothing like a good ole country song

Discography

Lost In The Middle EP - 2009
(Available digitally on iTunes and physically on tour)
1. Hell No!
2. 3 Months From Now
3. Drops of Jupiter
4. Lay Me Down
5. Not That Girl
6. I Wanna Remember

Set List

Original Songs:

Cover Songs:
- "Drops of Jupiter" - Train
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