Ellie Lawson

Ellie Lawson

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

"Ellie Lawson. She's the latest person I've discovered. She has a fresh sound that I like. I like hearing unique musicians." Ellen DeGeneres.

Biography

Ellie Lawson is an artist whose compelling voice and rich sonic landscape reflect a life journey of personal determination and self-discovery. Born in South London, the vocalist/lyricist/musician/ composer has invented a unique musical world that is both beat-driven and organic, lyrical and edgy, thoughtful and entrancing.

Many of the songs on "THE PHILOSOPHY TREE”, her debut album, are rooted from early homemade demos composed in her bedroom back in the UK. Seeded from a bohemian, and yet liberating up-bringing, Ellie’s inspiration was ignited in her teens on discovering conscious artists like KRS-One, A Tribe called Quest ,The Fugees, and later on when she started playing the guitar artists such as Tracy Chapman, Nick Drake, Kate Bush, Bjork.

She soon branched out from writing to hip hop instrumentals that she used to buy in London record shops, into writing her own material on guitar and keys as well as collaborating and searching for instrumentals from producers that she could get in the studio with. It eventually led to LA, to collaborate with producer DJ Lethal on the final album, alongside contributions from William Orbit on two tracks. The Philosophy Tree’s tracks were produced, mixed and played on by Lawson and a superb ensemble of guests including John O’Brien (Dr. Dre, Joss Stone) OD Hunte (Missy Elliot, Byron Stingily), Jeff Philips (Michelle Branch) and Matthew Gerrard (Kelly Clarkson, Eden’s Crush).

Since April 2005, Lawson’s profile has been rising higher and higher thanks to Ellen DeGeneres, who championed the singer/songwriter on her hit talk show; a highly downloaded “single of the week” on iTunes; inclusion on the soundtrack of the hit comedy film Monster-In-Law; and Barnes & Noble’s exclusive distribution of her shimmering self-released debut album, The Philosophy Tree (Whatever It Takes/Create Your Own Reality-Records).

The Philosophy Tree is available EXCLUSIVELY in Barnes & Noble stores all over the USA and online at www.barnesandnoble.com .

Lyrics

Why the fighting

Written By: Ellie Lawson

Why the fighting

Verse one
Why the fighting why the hurting
We could live as one
Don’t you see, are you with me?
Why the fighting/ why the hurting
We could live as one
Come again/I know you’re with me

Watching the world
Spinning on a screen
Nothing in this life
Is ever what it seems

Chorus
Searching for a higher Vibration/Tuning into entire nations
There’s too many sad situations
Come on you know that we could make it right
Searching for a higher Vibration/Tuning into entire nations
There’s too many sad situations
Get up you know that we could make it right

Verse Two
Why the fighting why the hurting
We could live as one
Don’t you see, are you with me?
Why the fighting/ why the hurting
We could live as one
Come again/I know you’re with me

Walking the line
Between right and wrong
All I wanna do is just sing my song
Chorus.

Rap
Living in western society’s negativity/ideology
People seem to be so lazy/ Virtual reality/ pure hegemony
Dire fallacy/in totality man’s bad as a can be
So sad even charitys breed profit and thieve
Weed’s banned but the land allows nicotine freely
MPs are seedy/beedy eyes shut down
where corrupt ducking and diving make’s them a pound

Break it down, yeah

It’s the little things that hold you back/ you can’t see them but they are there
Getting in the way of what you do
No one can see what you’re trying to do

gotta get up from here

Written By: ellie lawson

24 Hour Life Crisis

Verse one
Midnight here and I’m all alone again
Chain smoking and I’m in my bed
I just wanna disappear here inside of me
Ride out the hopelessness in my head

What you doing with your life you ask me
Baby you’re not good enough for me
What’s the matter with you, you keep asking
Can’t you do better for me, Better for me
Can’t you do better for me better for me

Black hood up and I’m walking out the door
Head phones on and my beats up loud
Don’t you wanna know how I’m truly feeling here
I don’t think you do somehow
Who the hell do you think you are, you say
Don’t you know that you’ve got no rights
While you’re living under my roof you know
Dum ba de doobe dad dum dum die die

Pre chorus
There’s a million reasons why I’m feeling down today
Still I wonder if I’ll ever feel the same again
Seen a million situations should put me in my place
Guaranteed there’s a million more yet to come up in my face

Chorus
I’ve gotta change my ways
24 hour life crisis
burning me up
burning me inside
I’ve gotta find my way
24 hour life crisis
Burning me up burning me Inside, I’ve

Gotta get up from here
gotta get up from here
gotta get up
Ive gotta get up from here x2

Verse Two
Today and I’m taking control again
Patch on my arm in the bright sunlight
There’s no way that I’m gonna go under now
Plenty of ways to make a wrong right
No more negative thinking around me
I don’t wanna live my life that way
There’s too many good people to compensate
All the energy lost
All my energy

Pre chorus
There’s a million reasons why I’ve been feeling down today
Still I wonder If Ill ever feel the same again
Seen a million situations should put me in my place
Guaranteed there’s a million more yet to blow up in my face

Chrous
I’ve gotta change my ways
24 hour life crisis
Burning me up
Burning me inside
I’ve gotta find my way
24 hour life crisis
Burning me up burning me Inside, I’ve

Gotta get up from here
gotta get up from here
gotta get up
I’ve gotta get up from here x4?

Down with you

Written By: ellie lawson

Down with you

VERSE ONE
Won’t you raise you glasses
Caus the day is nearly done
And the time has surely come
Grab my arm and follow me
Wander through the crowded bar
Though I don’t know who you are

PRE CHORUS
Even if I shout out
The music’s too loud
I Wanna give you my number
But I’m feeling too proud

CHORUS
OOOhhh I just wanna get down with you
I just wanna get close to you
OOooh I just need to confirm it’s true
What I’d do to be alone with you

VERSE TWO
We’ve been dancing here all night
It’s the way you catch my eye
Making me just wanna die
Never met no one like you
I don’t know how you feel
But I’m sure this is real

PRE CHORUS TWO
Let me step out the light
While you find your keys
Its been the lovliest night
I don’t want you to leave
Ohh no baby

CHORUS
OOOhhh I just wanna get down with you
I just wanna get close to you
OOooh I just need to confirm its true
What Id do to be alone with you

BRIDGE
We could sneak out a bottle and take a slow walk back to your house
We could head back to yours and make an early breakfast
Stay up all night long and chat about our childhood memories
We could hold each other drifting in and out
Of sleep

CHORUS
OOOhhh I just wanna get down with you
I just wanna get close to you
OOooh I just need to confirm it’s true
What I’d do to be alone with you

Discography

SINGLE- Gotta get up from here
ALBUM-The Philosophy Tree.

Set List

set list. Set length 30 mins.

Friends
Gotta get up from here
Why the fighting
Down with you
Open up the door
Hour of need
Inside Out
999