Clare Means

Clare Means

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I hope you enjoy the music! If you want to know more about it, hear some other songs, and see upcoming gigs you can visit: www.myspace.com/claremeans Also, my debut album "White Bamboo" is available on CDBaby, visit: www.cdbaby.com/claremeans My email: ClareMeans@hotmail.com

Biography

Clare Means is a Los Angeles based singer/songwriter. She has recently released her LP "White Bamboo". This album is available at www.cdbaby.com/claremeans . The title song from the album was placed on "UCLA's Best Unsigned Music of 2007 Compilation" and another song from the album, "Everybody's Room But Mine" was a finalist in the lyric contest for the January/February issue of "American Songwriter Magazine". "Everybody's Room But Mine" is also currently a semi-finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition. Clare Means has played at many different venues in Los Angeles and New York including the Viper Room, CBGB's, Tangier, the Cat Club, Highland Grounds and many others. She plays weekly at Universal City Walk and the Santa Monica promenade and she also has monthly residency at the prestigious "Room 5".

Lyrics

Haunt You

Written By: Clare Means

You say you don't know me
who's fault is that?
Been around for 25 years
you ever thought about that?

Don't regret a single thing
about my childhood
with you it never would have been
half as good

Chorus:
But you never sent me a birthday card or christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do....
You know I do, you know I do
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you...

Of the 10 other children
none you treated well
you made their childhood living hell
guess I'm the lucky one
missed out on you
guess I am relieved that that much is true

CHORUS:
But you never sent me a birthday card or christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do....
You know I do, you know I do
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you...

Now you're living with your mail-order bride in the Philllipines
you're living every dirty old man's fantasy

CHORUS:
But you never sent me a birthday card or christmas greetings too
you act as though I don't exist
but you know I do....
You know I do, you know I do
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you, you know it's true
I'm going to haunt you 'cause you know I do
I'm going to haunt you...
I'm going to haunt you...

White Bamboo

Written By: Clare Means

Quality Inn room 233
wondering why you left me
light on the wall like white bamboo
feels like China where I am with you

chorus:
China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

Pickup pulls into its spot
empty cars in a crowded lot
lights through my window, shadows move
lost in this forest of white bamboo

chorus:
China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

Jet-lag dreams rock me awake
your sharp words I cannot shake
the humid night still and blue
writing by the light of the white bamboo

chorus:
China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

The whir of traffic softly plays
lonely cars on a dark highway
and I can't see a thing that I write
cradled in this bamboo night

chorus:
China love so foreign and fragile
cut the skin and watch it spill
over your white bamboo

Everybody's Room But Mine

Written By: Clare Means

Never knew my momma
never knew my pa
I have four brothers
never met one
I've lived in everybody's room but mine
I've lived in everybody's room but mine

My momma left me when I was born
she couldn't care for a baby boy
Her body filled with poison
she put the needle in
body filled with cocaine and heroin

CHORUS:
But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine

No one ever listens
I tell too many lies
no one ever looks
I can't look in their eyes
the truth I never hear
the truth I never speak
I trust no one, no one trusts me

CHORUS:
But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine

I have four brothers never met one
I've had 6 mothers never trusted none
every night I rock myself to sleep
every night I rock myself to sleep

CHORUS:
But don't listen to me
I tell too many lies
don't listen to me
'cause I've lived in everybody's room but mine

Angels of the Freeway

Written By: Clare Means

CHORUS:
In the city of angels I fly away
There is nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

My only friend is this red car
she has promised to take me real far
But her motor would hum without me
she doesn't care who sits in her seat

Taillights blur before me
A chopper whirs above me
Somewhere below some crime creeps
I sit alone in my bucket seat

CHORUS:
In the city of angels I fly away
There is nothing angelic about it anyway
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway
And I just don't know which exit to take

In the city of pumped and swollen breasts
In the city of poised cigarettes
The sun will rise in the muddy sky
The dirty air clouds my eyes

CHORUS:
In the city of angels I fly away,
there is nothing angelic about it anyway.
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway,
and I just don't know which exit to take.

And through the canyons the traffic turns,
I'm one of many this city has spurned

CHORUS:
In the city of angels I fly away,
there is nothing angelic about it anyway.
I'm one of many on this dirty freeway,
and I just don't know which exit to take.

Snow Angels

Written By: Clare Means

Dance with me through fields of snow
Follow me, far away we'll go
We'll make angels in the snow

CHORUS:
Skating under colored lights
Touching through our frostbite
We'll make angels in the snow

They can have their sun, their heat
When you're with me there is no need
We'll make angels in the snow

CHORUS:
Skating under colored lights
Touching through our frostbite
We'll make angels in the snow

Tell me this will never end
Skating 'round, holding your hand
Making angels in the snow
Making angels in the snow

CHORUS:
Skating under colored lights
Kissing through our frostbite
We'll make angels in the snow

Sipping from your hot cocoa
Lying in our fields of snow
Making angels in the snow
Making angels in the snow

A Soldier's Song

Written By: Clare Means

You tell your story without a flinch
Your body doesn't move an inch
As you talk about being shot at
As if we are all familiar with that
A slight limp on a strong man
That wasn't part of your plan

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

Running among the big humvees
Ammo knocking at your knees
This isn't how they said it would be
When they recruited me

He was a fine man in a dapper suit
Desperate for a new recruit
Promises glory and money
Exotic land bright and sunny

But all I see is this ammo knocking at my knees
Get me away from this hell hole please
Exotic promises, we kill and shoot,
Fine men in bloody suits

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

You came home to your new wife
But you couldn't keep her in your life
She up and left you took the baby too
Now you see them once in a blue moon

You can't seem to hold a job down
You've tried every one in town
But your night is filled with nightmares
Of still men with blank stares

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole
In the desert I left my soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

A Soldier's Song

Written By: Clare Means

You tell your story without a flinch
Your body doesn't move an inch
As you talk about being shot at
As if we are all familiar with that
A slight limp on a strong man
That wasn't part of your plan

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

Running among the big humvees
Ammo knocking at your knees
This isn't how they said it would be
When they recruited me

He was a fine man in a dapper suit
Desperate for a new recruit
Promises glory and money
Exotic land bright and sunny

But all I see is this ammo knocking at my knees
Get me away from this hell hole please
Exotic promises, we kill and shoot,
Fine men in bloody suits

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

You came home to your new wife
But you couldn't keep her in your life
She up and left you, took the baby too
Now you see them once in a blue moon

You can't seem to hold a job down
You've tried every one in town
But your night is filled with nightmares
Of still men with blank stares

CHORUS:
In the desert you left your soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole
In the desert I left my soul
Spirit fallen in the enemy's hole

Discography

White Bamboo LP

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Set List

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