elaine k

elaine k

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopRock

As a performer imagine the lovechild of Janis Joplin and Elvis. As a writer imagine the poise of Shawn Colvin with the melodies of John Lennon. Now close your eyes...... ok, you're getting close to elaine k!

Biography

Do you care where she's from? Is it important to know who she listens to? Do you need to know where she went to school?

Here's the deal; elaine k writes like no-one else. There is a sincerity here that can't but touch you. And it's not about loving someone or hating them - it's all the crap that happens in between, the 'stuff' that everyone goes through but for some reason, most don't sing about. But if that wasn't enough - wait until you hear her sing it. She gets inside the song and the songs will definitely get inside of you.

elaine k has released three albums; 'yeah, really', 'as is' and just now, 'bare bones'. Don't take out word for it - listen, it yells for itself.

Lyrics

I Love You (& I Hate You)

Written By: elaine k

You evoke, so many reactions inside, you leave me with nowhere left to look nowhere to turn, and nowhere to hide.
It all seemed so crystal clear between us, at one time.
But now there’s a smoke screen, casting shadows over all that is mine.

I love you, and I hate you,
I want you, but I don’t need you,
I adore you, but I can’t stand you,
And I, can’t answer why, I just can’t make up my mind.

I sit beside you, and I feel the urge to wrap my arms tightly around you.
All that I can think of is finding the warmth that once glowed between us.
But there’s a flicker in your eye, your embrace turns cold and I’m reminded yet again,
Of the capacity you hold, to bring it all to a bitter end.

I love you, and I hate you,
I want you, but I don’t need you,
I adore you, but I can’t stand you,
And I, can’t answer why, I just can’t make up my mind.

So we’ve raised our voices and I’ve thrown all my sticks and all my stones.
And you can’t honestly say at times like this, you’re surprised when I say I’d prefer to be on my own.
Whatever it was that we had, there are no bags left pack there are no tears left to flow.
It all seems so futile, when you ain’t got nothing, that you want to hold.

I love you, and I hate you,
I want you, but I don’t need you,
I adore you, but I can’t stand you,
And I, can’t answer why, I just can’t make up my mind.

I just can’t, I just can’t, I just can’t make up my mind.

Not About You

Written By: elaine k

Not About You
by elaine k

I'm sitting in, just sitting by the fire I am, playing my guitar.
I'm enjoying, the peace and the quiet that has eluded me thus far.
Somehow you break in, you penetrate these walls and you crawl inside my soul.
You're annoying me again, dancing and displaying your control.

This, this is not about you.
This, this is not about you.

You are mistaken, like so many times before confusion reigns yet again.
I am capable of being alone without feeling the need to pray or confess.
You had your time, you had your days where my world revolved around you.
You made your bed without my help so lying in it now is not something I'd choose.

This, this is not about you.
This, this is not about you.

Why would I make this so hard on me when being alone is truly being free.
Why would I let you inside once again when kicking you out was the best I ever felt.
Why would I listen to one more word when how bad it was for you was all I ever heard.
Why would I choose to acknowledge you now when my heart's still screaming from the, last time.

This, this is not about you.
This, this is not about you.
etc.

I Will Not Fight Your War

Written By: elaine k

I will not fight your war,
I will not bear arms for your cause.
I will not inflict such pain,
And I will not have you shed blood in my name.

Cause I still believe, in love and in peace.
I still believe, if you have both there is no-one that you can't reach.

So I will not fight your war,
I will not believe there is no other course.
I will not support your quest for domination,
And I will not believe that this arrogance is nature.

Cause I still believe, in love and in peace.
I still believe, if you have both there is no-one that you can't reach.

So I will not fight your war,
I will not chose weapons over words.
I will not stand by your side,
And I will not assist you in the earth's demise.

Cause I still believe, in love and in peace.
I still believe, if you have both there is no-one that you can't reach.

I'll have to fight my own war,
But not on any battlefield that you have fought for.
I must raise my voice so loudly,
And use weapons of peace and love so proudly.

Cause I still believe, in love and in peace.
I still believe, if you have both there is no-one that you can't reach.
And I still believe, in love and in peace.
I still believe, if you have both there is no-one that you can't reach.

So I will not fight your war,
I will not fight your war.

Fall

Written By: elaine k

I accept full responsibility, for the place in my life which I now stand.
I know I'm a product of the choices that I have made a long the way, I'm not a victim of circumstance.

But I have this recurring dream where I'm sliding down a steep slope,
You're standing on the sidewalk but you give me nothing to hold...

You let me fall,
You let me fall.

If I fall in love with you there's not a thing that you can do, except maybe to follow your heart.
If you feel it too then you can choose to follow through and if you don't, you can simply disregard.

But I have this recurring dream where I'm climbing up the face of a cliff,
You're standing topside but you give me nothing to grip...

You let me fall,
You let me fall.

I can't blame you for this breaking heart, unless you saw it coming and you chose still to play that part.
I can't fault you for all that feels so wrong, unless you kept me holding on, knowing you'd be gone..

I have this recurring dream where you invite me into your home,
But as soon as i step inside you walk out and leave me on my own..

You let me fall, you let me fall,
You let me fall, you let me fall...

Within You

Written By: elaine k

I have built these walls, around my heart, I've placed each brick with my own hands.
Try as you might, to overcome just one, they're stronger than even I had planned.

And then came you, and a glimpse of all my dreams coming true.
Then came you, and all I ever wanted lay within you.

So I watched the walls come down, I watched you slip inside, but you still held on to what you left behind.
And as soon as I closed my eyes, trusting love was blind, you climbed your way back to the outside.

And then there was you, and that glimpse of all my dreams coming true.
Then there was you, and all I ever wanted lay within you.

I try hard to understand, why you would tear down these walls, just to bare me for all.
I know this was not part of your plan, to feel this love, but do you believe in love?

So I watched the stakes get raised, and the odds growing slim, I know luck was never on my side.
I feel that I have changed, I can sense it from within, now my love will not be realized.

And here stand you, and that fading glimpse of my dreams coming true.
Here stand you, and all I ever wanted lies within you - it all lies within you.

I see it within you.
And there go you, there go you...

I Hate You Too

Written By: elaine k

. I Hate You Too
IÕm fully aware that you hate me, when you always berate me.
You say you wish you never met me at all. You say I donÕt care for you lately, IÕve been acting so crazy, and this never never happened you before.

I, have some advice for you Ð just cause it hurts donÕt mean itÕs not true.
I hate you too. I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too.

IÕm fully aware you despise me, when you say itÕs not likely, youÕll ever want to speak to me again.
You say itÕs my fault that weÕre fighting, youÕre just not realizing, I canÕt exactly argue by myself.

I, have some advice for you Ð just cause it hurts donÕt mean itÕs not true.
I hate you too. I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too.

I wish I could turn off these feelings like youÕve done, but I donÕt think that you really ever stop loving someone.

I know that youÕre gonna ignore me, without any warning, and hope that I will cry alone in bed.
You donÕt understand that this story, will be over by morning, and youÕll be feeling bad about all the things you said.

I, have some advice for you Ð just cause it hurts donÕt mean itÕs not true.
I hate you too. I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too, I hate you too.

Discography

1998: Debut Album "yeah, really"
1999: Debut single "Love Moves On"
1999: Debut Music Video "Love Moves On"
2003: Second Album "as is"
2004: Limited Edition Irish Radio only single "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
2008: Third Album "bare bones"
2008: 'Sex' - music video from the album, 'bare bones'
2009: 'I Hate You Too' - music video from the album, 'bare bones'
2009: 'I'm Sorry' - music video from the album, 'bare bones'

Set List

Venue and audience are always taken into account when writing the set list. Care is taken to arc the set with places for everyone. Tracks are taken from all 3 albums and while covers are not the norm, there have occasionally been exceptions...

Not About You
I Hate You Too
Seduce Me
Already Dead
The Ballad
Fall
You Should Have Known
I'm Sorry
Within You
How Does It Feel?
Soft Skin
Here I Go
I Love You (& I Hate You)