Daniel Liszt

Daniel Liszt

BandRockAmericana

Liszt's songs, full of emotionally-charged imagery and searching lyrics, are inspired by his exploration of people, dreams, relationships, experiences and imagination.

Biography

Daniel Liszt is a singer/songwriter from Cambridge, Massachusetts whose work has been steadily gaining attention from the music world. His first CD, the self-released "Midnight Broadcast," earned him great reviews in a variety of music magazines, including Musician and Billboard. His inclusion on several indy compilations and college radio airplay have gained him a rapidly growing underground following.
After working with his friend, acclaimed jazz violinist Mat Maneri, on a series of creative musical projects, Liszt decided to focus on writing new material and assembled a stellar band to back him up. His new CD, "Distance," produced by studio veteran Tom Dube, is being released in December, 2003. "Distance" promises to be an outstanding outing, showcasing Liszt's unique qualities as a singer, recording artist, and lyricist.

Liszt's songs, full of emotionally-charged imagery and searching lyrics, are inspired by his exploration of people, dreams, relationships, experiences and imagination. As he weaves his musical tales his compelling vocals, at once sensitive and intense, draw the listener into the internal landscape of the characters from the songs. Whether it's the forgotten folk-hero, Sunny Ray, a washed up musician that dominates "Jupiter in the Big City," or the trapped, wealthy socialite in search of redemption in Hole In the Ozone, there is a thread of psycho-spiritual distance in their lives that raises the subject matter of alienation, a recurring theme on the CD.

Liszt's music offers a storybook of ideas and feelings painted upon an eclectic, musical canvas. The combination of melodic subtlety and heartfelt sentiment that courses through his work is a musical highlight that can hardly be missed.

Lyrics

Criminals

Written By: Daniel Liszt

Different times, different days, good things come to those who wait.
I make movies of myself. I feel for you and no one else.
The hanging pictures on my wall, the view at night it gets involved.
I make movies of myself, I feel for you and no one else.
I make movies of myself, just to be with you. Trailing postcards on the edge of my window ledge.
That makes us criminals, there’s no way out, but there’s no way back, see the places you’ve been gone. That makes us criminals, there’s no way out, but there’s no way back, see the places you’ve been gone. That makes us criminals, there’s no way out.
Different times, different days, good things come to those who wait.
I make movies of myself. I feel for you and no one else. I think maybe you feel the same, cause I need you to clear my name. I make movies of myself, I feel for you and no one else.
I make movies of myself, just to be with you. Trailing postcards off the edge of my window ledge. I make movies of myself, just to be with you. Trailing postcards off the edge of my window ledge.
That makes us criminals, there’s no way out, but there’s no way back, see the places you’ve been gone. That makes us criminals, there’s no way out, but there’s no way back, see the places you’ve been gone. That makes us criminals, there’s no way out, but there’s no way back, see the places you’ve been gone That makes us criminals, there’s no way out.

The Sleepers

Written By: Daniel Liszt

There go the sleepers, out for a walk at night.
The clouds they were heavy, but the stars were very bright.
They thought for a moment that this was a special night.
Thunder was rolling and the moon passed by on a bike.
Oh, there they go.
Oh, there they go.
Oh, there they go.
There go the sleepers, out for a midnight ride.
The angel and dreamer, arm and arm and side by side.
They thought for a moment that this was a special night.
Their lips they were touching and their face reflected light.
Sometime I close my eyes real tight and then I see, I’m not asleep, it’s being awake, so very late, that frightens me.
Oh, there they go.
Oh, there they go.
Oh, there they go.
There go the sleepers.
There go the sleepers

Jupiter in the Big City

Written By: Daniel Liszt

Chewing on the well-known curse. You look twice and you get worse.
The dreams you had so far away, the nights were long, you couldn’t wait for that.
Trying to make a hit, always choose the others lip. All the ghosts have gone away, all the ghosts have gone away.Chewing on the well-known curse. You look twice and you get worse.
The dreams you had went up in smoke. The nights were long, you couldn’t take the joke. Trying to make a hit, always choose the others lip. All the ghosts have gone away, all the ghosts have gone away.
I recall the different days of a man they called Sunny Ray. Diamond cops and coffee shops and playing nights for decent pay. I recall the golden eyes, that would haunt and hypnotize. All the ghosts have gone away.
Now it’s Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city.
Chewing on the well-known curse. You look twice and you get worse.
The dreams you had went up in smoke. The nights were long, you couldn’t take the joke. Trying to make a hit, always shooting from the hip. All the ghosts have gone away, all the ghosts have gone away.
I recall the different days of a man they called Sunny Ray. Diamond cops and coffee shops and playing nights for decent pay. I recall the golden eyes, that would haunt and hypnotize. All the ghosts have gone away.
Now it’s Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city.
All the ghosts have gone away. All the ghosts have gone away. All the ghosts have gone away. All the ghosts have gone away.
Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city, Jupiter in the big city.

Discography

Distance 2003 Engemics Records

The Midnight Broadcast 1999 Engemics Records

Set List

Criminals
The Sleepers
Hole in the Ozone
Moon Over Me
Leaves You Wanting
Desperate Visions
Holly Judy
Jupiter in the Big City
June Georgia
New Morality