Christina Rasch

Christina Rasch

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Soulful pop/rock written by a seasoned female singer/songwriter. ***Christina's song, "Ain't That Kind of Girl" HAS WON an LA MUSIC AWARD for best Female Singer/Songwriter in the Power Pop Category.

Biography

" Somewhere in the Black Mountain Hills of Dakota there lived a young girl named Christina Rasch…"
The singer-songwriter with the soulful voice, was born fourth of ten children into a musical family in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her father had been a guitarist and professional musician who played everything from Country to Rock 'n Roll, so there was always music in the house. By the time she was two, Christina knew she wanted to sing. By age eight, she had written her first song and knew her calling.
Now living in Los Angeles Christina has collaborated with several successful songwriters including Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, performer and producer, Mark Hudson.
Christina's influences stem from the Beatles to Prince to Stevie Wonder and Sting to Sheryl Crow. A talented pianist, Christina has clearly shown her own ability to write well in several genres. Much of this can be attributed to the diversity of music she's performed over the years.

In May of 1996 Christina began touring as a background singer for an upcoming young Mexican Tejano star named Jose Manuel Figueroa. A year later she began singing backup with his famous father, Joan Sebastian. She toured all of the U.S., Mexico and Central America until 2001.
In March of 1999 she was signed to Warner/Chappell for her songwriting. After one listen, the VP of Warner Chappell, John Titta decided to sign Christina on to an artist's publishing deal. In the next two years she wrote and recorded several new songs and collaborated with several other songwriters like Kevin Savigar, Jamie Houston and Dean Grakal among others.
In October of 2000, Christina began working at John Tesh's independent label, Garden City Music/GTS Records where she has been learning the other side of the music business, the business side. Within a year she was not only running his label but also became the tour manager for him and his band.
In December of 2002 Christina joined John Tesh’s band as one of his backup vocalists touring extensively across the U,S, with the Tesh band and performing on national TV shows such as the Wayne Brady show, TBN’s Praise the Lord, DayStar’s Celebration show and later in 2004 on the Tony Danza Show.
In October of 2003 Christina produced John Tesh’s Public Television Concert Special, Worship at Red Rocks, shot at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO. She was on vocals again leading a choir along with Christine Miller. This produced a live CD and DVD that were released in September of 2004 within the top 10 of Billboard’s Praise and Worship Charts, Her solo performance of “I Can Only Imagine” has been cited as one of the highlights of the concert special.
Christina continues to write and look to the future to use the talents and skills she's acquired over these many years. She's already a veteran to some in this business but she's at the age where some artists get their start and she has only just begun to show us what she's capable of.

Lyrics

Crying in My Sleep

Written By: Christina Rasch and Mark Hudson

Crying in my sleep
Crying in my sleep
Crying in my sleep

I don't know what's goin' on
You've got me low, dancing to your song
I have lost all of my self control
You have drained me
And now you won't let go

I know you're gonna come see me tonight
It happens every time I close my eyes

You've got me crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I'm weak and my soul is incomplete
Crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I wake and my heart is at your feet
You've got me crying, crying in my sleep

Yesterday I stayed at home
Was determined not to pick up the phone
Forces compelled me I won't take the blame
Phone left the cradle, now that's where I lay

I feel so helpless like a lovesick child
You haunt my dreams and then you say goodbye

You've got me crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I'm weak and my soul is incomplete
Crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I wake and my heart is at your feet
You've got me crying, crying in my sleep

You know I've got to hold on, hold on
Can't let you get the best of me
You know it feels wrong you don't below
In my heart so just let me be

A nightmare's coming and its name is you
I'm gonna stay awake it's all that I can do

You've got me crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I'm weak and my soul is incomplete
Crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I wake and my heart is at your feet
Crying in my sleep
The lie is in my dreams
Running til I'm weak and my soul is incomplete
You've got me crying, crying in my sleep

Between Our Hearts

Written By: Christina Rasch and Robert Rasch

Sitting in your room with nothing left to say
We've been going round in circles here today
I couldn't blame him, he thought we were dead
Maybe it's time to let go
Of what I thought we had
I don't want to be misled
All I know is how I'm feelin'

So I don't wanna be with you
Knowing that you're lonely and confused
'Bout how you're feeling now
Don't wanna take the chance again
That you will say let's just be friends
Too much has passed between our hearts

Broken promises are easier to break
When you can't say the words
you think there is no pain
But I know what you're thinkin'
You can't commit
You're looking at our hearts and
you don't think they'll fit
You'd rather just give up and quit
You're just not strong enough to feel it

So I don't wanna be with you
Knowing that you're lonely and confused
'Bout how you're feeling now
Don't wanna take the chance again
That you will say let's just be friends
Too much has passed between our hearts

La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da

Don't wanna feel the pain
Got nothin' to gain
By holding on to what could've beens
Time marches on

God I was misled
I believed in every word you said but I let go cuz

I don't wanna be with you
Knowing that you're lonely and confused
'Bout how you're feeling now
Don't wanna take the chance again
That you will say let's just be friends
Too much has passed between our hearts
So I don't wanna be with you
Knowing that you're lonely and confused
'Bout how you're feeling now
Don't wanna take the chance again
That you will say let's just be friends
Too much has passed between our hearts

Every Color Is Blue

Written By: Christina Rasch, Robert Rasch, Mary McLaughlin and Mark Hudson

I am sitting
Underneath myself
And I won't get up
Until the sun goes down
It's been a long time
Since you've been there
Is it called happiness
I can't remember

All I do is think of you
And the way

I'm wanting, missing, you
I'm living, breathing, you
I'm inside, outside, you
My rainbow has faded away
Now every color is blue
Every color is blue

Don't have to dig too deep
For all the memories
Of you and I
That keep falling from the sky
And I let 'em in
And they keep taking turns
Making me want you more
Than I deserve

All I do is dream of you
And the way

I'm wanting, missing, you
I'm living, breathing, you
I'm inside, outside, you
My rainbow has faded away
Now every color is blue

Waiting patiently for time takes time
I can't stand it don't want to
I'm dancing in your eyes
There's no surprise how bad
I want you

All I do is dream of you
And the way

I'm wanting, missing, you
I'm living, breathing, you
I'm inside, outside, you
My rainbow has faded away
Now every color is blue

Something To Love

Written By: Christina Rasch, Maia Sharp and Dean Grakal

I was tired of living life
In technicolor gray
It was easier to stay in bed
Than bumping into walls
Never knowing what to say
Until somebody finally said

Find something to love
Something true
That you can take care of
Cuz if you do
Find something to love
It might take care of you

I saw an old man on the street
He didn't have a dime
I watched as he was passing by
He had a smile on his face
Not a worry in the world
And when I turned around and asked him why
He said

Find something to love
Something true
That you can take care of
Cuz if you do
Find something to love
It might take care of you

Gotta have the right job, right address
feeling like such a mess
What's it all leading to
The right drug right away
Think you need it all today
When all you really have to do
All you really have to do it is

Find something to love
Something true
That you can take care of
Cuz if you do
Find something to love
It might take care of you
Find something to love
Something true
That you can take care of
Cuz if you do
Find something to love
It might take care of you
Find something to love
Something true
That you can take care of
Cuz if you do
Find something to love
It might take care of you

In My Head

Written By: Christina Rasch, Robert Rasch, Mark Hudson

Why do I dwell on what's not mine
When I've been spending all my time
Wondering how I'll ever get it

It seems to me I'm just a fool
Who doesn't know that it's a rule
That somehow you've got to earn it

Anyway what does it matter
When all I do is spend my time

(Chorus)
Wandering around til I'm lost
With the meaning
Of what it is I've done with my life
It's misleading
To go down that path
That makes me so sad
Til I'm wandering around
In my head

Each time I try the answer's gone
How could I always be so wrong
About what it is I'm searching

Maybe the key is to let go
Cuz in my heart I'll surely know
Which way it should be leading

Anyway, what does it matter
When all I do is spend my time

(Chorus)
Wandering around til I'm lost
With the meaning
Of what it is I've done with my life
It's misleading
To go down that path
That makes me so sad
Til I'm wandering around
In my head

And all my thoughts seem dead
After all my hope is gone
My dreams are left unsaid
After all this time so wrong

The time has come to cast aside
All of the feelings that I hide
But will forever enduring

Anyway, what does it matter
When all I do is spend my time

(Chorus)
Wandering around til I'm lost
With the meaning
Of what it is I've done with my life
It's misleading
To go down that path
That makes me so sad
Til I'm wandering around
In my head

Ain't That Kind of Girl

Written By: Christina Rasch, D. Bassett & Dean Grakal

The way you smiled
And said all the right things
Even your lies
Had such a nice ring

Well I found out the hard way
What they didn't teach in school
Cuz I've been burned
And I have learned
I ain't nobody's fool

Cuz you don't own me and my love is free
It's beyond control
You can have and you can hold
But I won't give up my soul
Can't you see that you won't find me
Living in that world
You should know I ain't that kind of girl

You had me charmed
And I was so willing
But that's all you got
And that won't fulfill me

You can take your money
And that sparkle in your eye
And find yourself somebody else
To buy into your lines

Cuz you don't own me and my love is free
It's beyond control
You can have and you can hold
But I won't give up my soul
Can't you see that you won't find me
Living in that world
You should know I ain't that kind of girl

Well I found out the hard way
What they didn't teach in school
Cuz I've been burned
And I have learned
I ain't nobody's fool

Cuz you don't own me and my love is free
It's beyond control
You can have and you can hold
But I won't give up my soul
Can't you see that you won't find me
Living in that world
You should know I ain't that kind of girl

Discography

"Every Color Is Blue"- CD
Songs on radio:
This Way
Crying In My Sleep
Every Color Is Blue

Set List

A typical set list includes songs I've written:
Every Color Is Blue
Crying In My Sleep
Between Our Hearts
In My Head, This Way
Something to Love
Never Lovers
Between Our Hearts
Remember When and more.

A typical set is 45 minutes. We occasionally throw in a blues/rock tune.