Liz Lyle

Liz Lyle

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

The music we write is meant to invoke thought and emotion while providing an addictive melody.

Biography

A challenge is something from which I've never shyed away...unless I'm terrified.

I started playing the piano when I was younger and have toyed with other instruments throughout my short life. I got a guitar when I was 21 and I was hooked.

As I entered college, I found myself dealing with adult issues for the first time on my own. Immature and inexperienced, I felt inadequately equipped to handle everything life was throwing my direction. My quarterly writing classes provided a forum and almost soothing platform for my emotional expression. It was a way for me to keep it together on the outside while sometimes struggling on the inside.

I'd always wanted to tie the two- both my music and my writing- together, but severely feared failure. A swift kick from my friend and co-writer, Bri Love, helped me to get my head where it needed to be and got this machine going. Where it's headed remains to be seen. It's been difficult, it's been scary, but most of all, it's been fun.

As I grow personally, I hope to grow in my songwriting as well. From this experience, good things have, and will continue to come.

Lyrics

She Isn't Me

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

She Isn’t Me

I feel your fear in my stomach
Your tears of strife drench my heart
She gnawed your spirit like a lion
Ripping her prey apart

The invitation in your eyes is tender
I see a longing deep and kind
You want badly to want this woman
A love gone wrong haunts your mind

I’m not asking you to change
I just want you to see
She may have taken all of your love,
But she isn’t me

You say you’re no longer feeling it
You don’t see yourself with me
You don’t want me in your life
But you can’t seem to let me break free

I can’t promise I won’t hurt you
Please trust that I won’t try
Let me dance through the palisade
That keeps you from being at my side

I’m not asking you to change
I just want you to see
She may have taken all of your love,
But she isn’t me

Pretending

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

Pretending
When you walk by, I don’t know what to say
I give half a smile, sometimes say “hey.”
Your eyes study mine, I fight to spill it all
Strong on the surface, but bruised from the fall

Pretending I want you to leave me alone
Trying to avoid you, my face is a stone
Room full of friends, I greet everyone but you
Helps keeping my feelings thin and few

I gotta play tough and push you away
I’ll let you back in just one of these days
My way or no way, that’s how it’s gonna be
Follow my lead and I’ll give you the key

I’m never gonna sit around and wait
Candy, phone calls, I won’t take the bait
I was running around free as far as you knew
I’d never admit I’m still crying over you

I gotta play tough and push you away
I’ll let you back in just one of these days
My way or no way, that’s how it’s gonna be
Follow my lead and I’ll give you the key

Don’t stop coming by my door
Don’t stop the phone calls, I really want more
I’m just pretending, don’t leave me alone
You’ll be able to break me, I’m no stone

I gotta play tough and push you away
I’ll let you back in just one of these days
My way or no way, that’s how it’s gonna be
Follow my lead and I’ll give you the key

Wish You Well

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

Wish You Well

Life hands you lemons and you want to run
To close for comfort and you're done
Too scared to love, more scared to let me leave
A complicated path you attempt to weave

It’s time for me to walk away
Too hard this time for me to stay
My heart is trapped in a hollow hell
You did me wrong, but I wish you well

I gave you my patience and gave you my mind
You were a gentleman and you were kind
You say you don’t think what we have is enough
I won’t waste my time calling your bluffs

I started to fall for my best friend
A man whose soul is still on the mend
One day you’ll choose love over fear
But when that day comes, I won’t be here

It’s time for me to walk away
Too hard this time for me to stay
My heart is trapped in a hollow hell
You did me wrong, but I still wish you well

Foolish

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

Foolish
The comfort of your touch made me feel safe
Your lips drank my skin like a thirsy snake
The sun streaked your body as I lay in your arms
I melted into you, not resisting your charms

Marking me as territory like a king with his pride
But struggling to put the memory of her aside
Up and down like the weather in May
Not letting me go, but pleading me to stay

You think you’re honest, standing tall
But lying to yourself is the worst crime of all
You’re a fool to think I can’t see through your shield
An old wound is split open and hasn’t healed

Scared of betrayal and scared to give to me
A loyalty and trust that you won’t let yourself see
Consumed by a sadness you say is not there
Your future is empty, lost in despair

You think you’re honest, standing tall
But lying to yourself is the worst crime of all
You’re a fool to think I can’t see through your shield
An old wound is split open and hasn’t healed

I showed you patience that you chose to ignore
I gave you what I could, but now I shut my door
You’re only fooling yourself, I know you too well
Open up to love and time will tell

You Can't Have Me

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

You Can’t Have Me

I’m gonna give you a million greens
You can get you whatever you need
How about a big, shiny new car?
A big old box of Cuban cigars?

Go make a song, record yourself a hit
Build yourself a throne so you can sit
In front of your brand new flat screen tv
You can get all you want, but you can’t have me

You can’t have me (repeat 4x)

Take a little trip, go see the sights
London, Rome, the City of Lights
Hit up the slots in Vegas on the Strip
Sail the seven seas, take yourself a dip

What if you bought a city on a hill?
And wowed everyone with your wit and skill?
Your people would praise you and shout with glee
You can do anything you want, but it won’t be with me

You can’t have me (repeat 4x)

Anything

Written By: Liz Lyle

Will you read my insides when I’m down?
Will you cradle my head when it hits the ground?
Will you let me feel hurt and ease my pain?
Will you tell me I’m pretty when I’m dull and plain?

Can you place me within when I want you to leave?
Can you push me to my limits and make me believe?
Can you patch up my spite if my grace should bleed?
Can you study my flesh and plant your seed?

Are you going to be my shining knight?
Can you be my left and right?
Will you crumble when you’re put to the test?
Or will I always be your second best?

Are you strong enough to watch me shine?
Are you going to be proud of that which is mine?
Are you giving your desire and your trust?
Are you still a victim of crooked lust?

Are you going to be my shining knight?
Can you be my left and right?
Will you crumble when you’re put to the test?
Or will I always be your second best?

Tell me I can shower you with my gift
Tell me I can believe that you won’t drift
Tell me to rely on everything you say
If you’d tell me anything, I’d stay

You Deserve Better

Written By: Liz Lyle


You Deserve Better

I look at you and take a deep sigh
So proud to be your stand up guy
I just don’t know how lucky I am
My best girl is my biggest fan

It hurts me more than you’ll ever know
Too washed up let this river flow
Only you can see who I’m trying to be
But no one will ever be the one for me

You deserve better
So much more than me
There are things I can’t give you
And things you just can’t see
You deserve a lifetime
And not someone who’s drowned
You deserve better
You deserve a crown

You give that look, I melt into your arms
I just can’t win this lonely war
Folding you was never in the cards
Please don't love me, I make it so hard

You deserve better
So much more than me
There are things I can’t give you
And things you just can’t see
You deserve a lifetime
And not someone who’s drowned
You deserve better
You deserve a crown

I want to love you, baby, but I don’t know how
Don’t want to let you go, but you should leave now
Move on with your life, but don’t go too far
Promise to stay true, remember who you are

But you deserve better
So much more than me
There are things I can’t give you
And things you just can’t see
You deserve a lifetime
And not someone who’s drowned
You deserve better
You deserve a crown

Parallel

Written By: Elizabeth Lyle

Meaningless are the words you speak
You only love me when you are weak
Living your life through a memory of yore
Wishing her lie didn’t hurt you anymore

I am not the one who tore you down
I am not the one who ran around
I am the one who believed you were strong
I’m the one who had you wrong

Together we’re full, apart we ache
If I’m not in love, how can my heart break?
Giving up is easier than a fight
If it’s so easy, when will it feel right?

I am not the one who tore you down
I am not the one who ran around
I am the one who believed you were strong
I’m the one who had you wrong

I risked truth when I dried your tears
Repeating the past is your biggest fear
Turning me into her is not fair
Betrayal and deception are your despair

Saving yourself is up to your heart
I had faith in you though it wasn’t smart
Insecurity is the love of your life
Don’t give in and make her your wife

I am not the one who tore you down
I am not the one who ran around
I am the one who believed you were strong
I’m the one who had you wrong

Discography

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Set List

We don't perform. Rather, this is a songwriting side project for Bri Love (Swarthy Band) and Liz Lyle.