Elina

Elina

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Though Elina Wells established herself in the Los Angeles singer-songwriter scene, it is her Hawaiian heritage that influenced her sophomore solo release, Mesmerized. Elina learned to play the ukulele in middle school, and picked it back up in recent years, giving several songs on Mesmerized an island sound. It fits the album's overall feel-good, energetic vibe.

Her career kicked off in 2006 with solo album Elina, which included Dream Like New York (co-written with husband Tyrone Wells). The song was featured in the animated film Everyone’s Hero, as well as the Mets promo for their World Series run and at the home games for the New York Knicks.

In 2009 Elina collaborated on an album with fellow singer-songwriter, Tamila Zahrndt, entitled Tamila and Elina. In 2010 Elina and Tyrone released a duet album entitled Different As Can Be, which went to #2 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter Chart. Tyrone and Elina performed their duets live in front of large audiences across the country on Tyrone Wells’ Songs and Stories fall tour 2010 and on the Rock Boat and Cayamo cruises.

Lyrics

Ache For You

Written By: Elina

Like and lover pining far across the sea
Or a hostage that is fighting to be free
Like Soldier hoping to head home from war
Or a lonely beggar knocking at love's door

I ache for you, ache for you

Like a child that stands in wonder on the shore
Or a voyager that's yearning to explore
Like a watchman waiting for the sun to rise
Or a poet writing long into the night'

I ache for you, ache for you
Nothing else will do
I ache for you

Come haunt me, leaving me longing for more

How a widow holds sweet memories in her heart
and a painter's captivated by the art
like a soul that stands before a sight so grand
and a blind man cries to music from the band

I Can't Hide It

Written By: Elina

They say when, you fall in love, You're lifted up, so high for all to see you crash
But this won't pass, I'll take my chance and pray that it can last cause

I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
I keep anticipating
I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
All my defenses fading, oh, oh oh

You, you ought to know, what scares me so
The thought of you no longer here
So close to me, to hear you breathe, the melody so sweet and

I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
I keep anticipating
I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
All my defenses fading

If you wonder about my love, if you doubt this just look at me cause

I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
I keep anticipating
I can't hide it
I can't fight it no
All my defenses fading, oh, oh oh

Brand New

Written By: Elina and Kathryn Ostenberg

The alarm clock sings like a bell, birds are chirping on my window sill
Only a few moment left until
I wake up and role out of bed
Listen to what the weather man said
Nothing but sunny skies ahead

Everyone's happy, Everyone's smiling
The sun is painting the sky today and it feels so
Brand New
Brand New
Gonna let these grey clouds fade away, just fade away

People gather and crowd the streets, sprinklers dancing in the summer heat
Familiar face light up as they greet
The crowd parts and our eyes meet, my mind s filled with sweet memories
Is this a second chance for you and me, cause

Everyone's happy, Everyone's smiling
The sun is painting the sky today and it feels so
Brand New
Brand New
Gonna let these grey cloud fade away, just fade away

Mesmerized

Written By: Elina

Foolishly wandering to far from safer greens
Out by the street I want to play
But like a deer I freeze as you speed up to me
Your headlights are calling me to stay

You're a brilliant blinding light and I get lost
In your ways in your gaze and I, I'm mesmerized

Try to be strong again
Don't let this mindset end
Wavering heart don't go astray
But when I look at you I can not think it all through
Suddenly I'm weak and love struck as your prey

You're a brilliant blinding light and I get lost
In your ways in your gaze and I, I'm mesmerized

You have this hold on me that I can't seem to break free

You're a brilliant blinding light and I get lost
In your ways in your gaze and I, I'm mesmerized

With Me

Written By: Elina and Tyrone Wells

You are with me always with me, even when I can not see
You walk before me, stand beside me and there are times you carry me

So who then shall I fear, when I know that you are always near
and you say there's nothing that can separate me from your love, nothing that can separate me from your love

There is freedom in the morning when you see me through the night
There's a new day that is coming and you lead me to the light

So who then shall I fear, when I know that you are always near
and you say there's nothing that can separate me from your love,
there is nothing that can separate me from your love

Why be afraid, the universe is yours
Why feel alone, cause you are mine forever more

So who then shall I fear, when I know that you are always near
and you say there's nothing that can separate me from your love,
there is nothing that can separate me from your love