Cristina Williams

Cristina Williams

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Cristina Williams embodies a hybrid of musical influences you probably haven’t come across in the current pop rock climate. Imagine the self-possessed rock attitude of Chrissie Hynde channeling Linda Rondstadt’s 70’s California folk/rock cool. Yeah, wild.

Biography

On last year's debut LP, What Did I Do?, Cristina Williams introduced herself as the Florida Girl with a Cuban soul and a redneck spine who had just waded out of the marshes to rock and roll New York City.

She learned much from Gotham, hanging out in dark clubs and grungy rehearsal rooms, drawing the power of the Ghosts of Rock Bands Past and sending it back out to the audience through her '72 Fender Custom and the Starlite Venus that the good folks at Daisy Rock gave her.

Cristina channeled those spirits into her second release, an EP named Cowards in Love. As the title suggests, it's a short collection of love songs that put the fun back in dysfunctional. They were recorded live and laid down fast to seal in the freshness. Folks have used names like Tom Petty, Joan Jett and the Pretenders to describe them and we won't argue with that.

Recording the album was a summer blast! But then the season changed. And after one brutal New York winter too many, Cristina made the jump to California. Now she's storming the beach, armed with her guitars and her songs. They're loaded and she's not afraid to use them.

(((FUN FACTS)))

- The singles “Cowards in Love” and “War Games” received airplay on Indie 103.1 (Los Angeles)

- Daisy Rock gave Cristina the gorgeous new Starlite Venus for an artist endorsement.

- 9 songs were licensed for the third season of WB’s guiltiest pleasure, “High School Reunion”

Lyrics

War Games

Written By: Cristina Williams

i heard the news today while i played my guitar
we lit the fuse today, pandora's box - makin me think too hard

i don't wanna play these war games anymore
please make them stop
put the board away
then pass the wine and say we're gonna be ok

if you love me, just make me laugh until i cry
i'll be fine in the morning but baby baby please just hold me now

i don't wanna play these war games anymore
please make them stop
put the board away
then pass the wine and say we're gonna be ok

we're gonna be okay

i don't wanna play these war games anymore
please make them stop
put the board away
then pass the wine and say we're gonna be ok,

say we're gonna be okay,

say we're gonna be okay....

Cowards in Love

Written By: Cristina Williams

you live in a world
where the boy always gets the girl
except the one who lights his sky

coz the girl is too full of beware
she's too scared to share
avoiding a void a few others left behind

but you're a coward in love
a coward in love

i live in headspace
where peanut butter rhymes with grace
i wish you'd place
your hand on my thigh
and tho i try to be wize
and at times cut you down to size
your laughing eyes
make me so damn high

but I'm a coward in love
a coward in love

i think you're scared of me too
the things that i do
can make you quiet and shy
so we're at a standstill

chasing windmills to keep from lookin each other
in the eye
because we're cowards in love

we're cowards in love
somebody gimme a shove

i know you're scared of me too
the things that i do can make you tongue-tied
we'll go for easy kill
drinking our fill until we teach each other
to fly
but i'm already too high
on your laughing eyes
babe you're such a prize
but still you're just a coward in love
and i'm a coward in love
what a pair

Spanish Song

Written By: Cristina Williams

you say a prayer to me
across the void of our bed
the darkness speaks to me
through all the lies in my head
across the roaring sea of all the
things i've read
you wonder if i hear you at all

a moonsong plays tonight
darkly whispering my fears
and drowning out your sight
in clouds of unwanted tears
my kaleidoscope sight blinds me to the years
when i felt so lost without you.

and i don't know why and i don't know how
i'm still in love with you even now
but if love's been a shadow my whole life through
is it really so surprising that i never talk with you

i feel you search for me through the book of my life
i know you care for me, you want me as your wife
but what you'll never see is that your love is a knife
and i've already tasted that pain

and i don't know why and i don't know how
i'm still in love with you even now
but if love's been a shadow my whole life through
is it really so surprising that i never talk with you

you say your prayer to me
and then you turn off the light
and reach your hand to me and
through the walls of the night
i felt you touching me and then i know that this might

this might not be a shadow after all.

Discography

Cowards in Love (EP) 2004
What Did I Do? (full length LP) 2002

Set List

Do mostly originals and can perform in various formats: solo/acoustic, full band/acoustic, full band/electric.
Can perform from one to four 45 minute sets.