Ellyn Fleming

Ellyn Fleming

 Newport, Rhode Island, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Ellyn Fleming is a singer/ songwriter/ guitarist from Newport R.I. Ellyn has toured extensively both with her own full rock band and solo with her acoustic guitar. Critics have called her a "songsmith" for her ability to craft excellence in nearly every musical genre.

Biography

ELLYN FLEMING - Biography

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Biography
ELLYN FLEMING

Ellyn Fleming is a singer, songwriter, guitarist from Newport R.I.
Ellyn has received song writing achievement awards from Billboard Magazine, Amnesty International, The Independent Singer Songwriters Association and The Dean Markley World Music Awards.
She has toured extensively both with her own full rock band and solo with her acoustic guitar. Critics have called her a "songsmith" for her ability to craft excellence in nearly every musical genre.

Ellyn is currently performing solo in an effort to support her new C.D. titled, "Into The Light". This disc has 15 new songs done in an acoustic, adult contemporary style displaying rock, pop, power ballads, rap, country and blues.

In 1994 and again in 1995 Ellyn Fleming was nominated in both The Worcester, Mass. and Providence, RI Phoenixes' "Best Music Polls". The Nominations included; Best Female Vocalist, Best Rock Act and Best Local Recording. Ellyn WON Best Rock Act and Best Female Vocalist in The Worcester Phoenix!

Live videos of Ellyn and her band have aired on cable television music shows in Boston, Chicago, Florida, California, New York City and London England.

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Lyrics

Home

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

It's been so cold.
It's been so lonely.
So many nights,
I wished that only
I were home.

Yeah, home,
that place I know
that place I love
so very dearly.

Yeah, home
where friends aglow
that place I fell
in love with mearly
'cause it was home.

So forgive this tear drop in my eye.
It's just that I have come so far
to touch your smile,
to laugh and cry,
to sleep a while .
Yes , I have come so far
to be with you
and you have made the journey so worth while ( oh friend of mine)

Ya know this road
can be so crazy.
Down on my knees
I've prayed that maybe,

I could return
the warmth you've given
while I'm still here
yeah, while I'm livin'.

But time moves on
And so do we
And it's this love
That sets us free (oh set me free)

So forgive this tear drop in my eye.
Please forgive this tear drop in my eye ( yeah)

It's just that I have come so far
to touch your smile
to laugh and cry
to sleep a while

Oh baby , I have come so far to be with you and you have made the journey so worth while

And I am home
Yes I'm home
no ones' alone
when they are home
take me, please take me home
I am your own
and I am home

Island Wind

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

I took some time
to disregard my mind
and listen to my soul
and I found all I need to know
and I have finally come back home

Sweet are you lover
I will stay now 'til the end
such a relief
to have no need now to pretend

This island wind
it knows my name
it knows my thoughts
it knows my feelings and it knows my pain

and I can breathe once again
I am alive yet I'm in heaven
let the waves crash on me
wash me clean and set me free
I can breathe

Feels like a dream
with you right here next to me
on an island in the sea
we both have seen the bitter and the sweet
and we know now what love means

Looks like the fog
is rolling in
I've missed it so it's like an old familiar friend
like, no time has passed
like, nothing is gone
roll in that music, tell my story and you write my song

and I can breathe once again
I am alive yet I'm in heaven
let the waves crash on me
wash me clean and set me free
I can breathe

and I can breathe once again
I am alive yet I'm in heaven
let the waves crash on me
wash me clean and set me free
I can breathe

I took some time
to disregard my mind
and listen to my soul

Bad Bad Girl

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

I have had it with the self anointed saints of this world
their people pleasing, calculating lies that they're a good boy, good girl
The martyrdom, manipulating
oh, it's just so aggravating
sugar coated self absorption
spin doctors of sick proportion

I am a bad, bad, girl
I'm not your hero ( no, not today)
I am a bad, bad girl
I'm not your fool ( no, no, no, no)
I am a bad, bad, girl
and baby you been playing with a student
from the hard knox school

Here's a clue,
If it looks too good to be true it probably is
so try this :
There's an agenda in the sweetness
the kind that's hard to see
they'll be an oscar winning actor
with a role that they believe, that they believe
and they will always be the victim
somebody done them wrong
no doubt it was me
and that is why I wrote this song

I am a bad, bad, girl
I'm not your hero ( no, not today)
I am a bad, bad girl
I'm not your fool ( no, no, no, no)
I am a bad, bad, girl
and baby you been playing with a student
from the hard knox school

You love to love your misery
you love to love your pain
you measure your self worth listing your unspoken complaints
The mothers, and the managers, the martyrs and the saints
when they come marching in they will all say that I'm to blame

I am a bad, bad, girl
I'm not your hero ( no, not today)
I am a bad, bad girl
I'm not your fool ( no, no, no, no)
I am a bad, bad, girl
and baby you been playing with a student
from the hard knox school

I am a bad, bad girl
I am a bad, bad girl
I am a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, girl
bad girl, bad girl, bad girl, bad girl, bad girl
bad girl, bad girl, bad girl
I am a bad, bad girl and baby you been playing with a student
from the hard knox school

I am a bad, bad girl
I am a bad, bad girl
and baby you been playing with a student
from the hard knox school

Let's do it Again

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

Once in one million years in time
the chance arrives to just go back
and do things over again
so differently and here you are right next to me
So much has passed, so much has changed
yet still, the music starts to play
Inside of you, inside of me
over again, so differently.

Dance with me close. Dance with me slow.
Dance with me now and don't let go.
Simply divine. Hey, what a plan !
No work of mine you take my hand

Let's Do It again, Let's Do It Again
Let's Do It Again, Let's Do It again
and over again, and over, and over, and over again,
differently

Life goes around it comes around
East and West and North and South
somehow I've found a circle forms
and it's back to you and me over again
It's clear to see amidst the haze
through out the years and months and days
I missed your smile, your touch, your ways
This love is not some passing phase
over again.

Dance with me close. Dance with me slow.
Dance with me now and don't let go.
Simply divine. Hey, what a plan !
No work of mine you take my hand

Let's Do It again, Let's Do It Again
Let's Do It Again, Let's Do It again
and over again, and over, and over, and over again,

I am amazed so much has passed so much has changed
yet still the music starts to play
inside of you, inside of me, over again
differently.

Let's Do It again, Let's Do It Again
Let's Do It Again, Let's Do It again
Let's Do It again, Let's Do It Again
Let's Do It Again, Let's Do It again
and over again, and over and over and over again
differently

Perfect

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

It's a perfect dawn
for a perfect day
then a perfect sunset
on perfect Newport bay

We had a perfect chat
We are all perfect now right where we are at
I think you're perfect
but you think you're fat

I got a perfect smile
I shed a perfect tear
I had a perfect Birthday
It was a perfect year

I made the perfect mistake
I had the perfect heartbreak
I perfectly burned the cake
Oh yes, I guess I am perfectly awake

You're a perfect woman
He is a perfect man
and I'm perfect too
just the way that I am

How perfect you were late
It was a perfect date
I found out with no doubt
You are absolutely not my soul mate

I had a perfect illusion
It was a perfect dream
A perfect state of confusion
yet how imperfect it seemed

She was the perfect Mother
He was the perfect Dad
They gave to me all of the gifts
that they never had

It was a perfect mess
It was a perfect test
with a perfect lesson
we all do our best

This is a perfect song
You did me perfectly wrong
We are all perfectly
right where we belong

It's a perfect dawn
for a perfect day
then a perfect sunset
right here on Newport bay

It's a perfect life
Yes it's a perfect life
It's a perfect life
Yes, it's a perfect life.

Since You've Been Gone

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

I didn't want you to go
I didn't want you to know
I was afraid to believe
the sweetest thing you'd ever do for me was leave

And all those things you used to say
I never wanna be that way
You'd wipe the smile off my face
my happiness was erased

Guess love can be such an addiction
a destructive contradiction
well, well, I have felt it's affliction
you deemed my light your competition

But since you've been gone I found simplicity and sweetness
I think that I like me now
since you have been gone
I found a place where I belong
I think I'm gettin' strong now
yeah, since you have been gone.

I gave myself permission
to be happier today than you ever would have approved of
'cause you can't leave me no
not if your already gone (hey, hey)

So there's no need, no need, no need
to play that same sad song
'cause it's a perfect life
yes, it's a perfect life indeed

I got no reason to be less than all that I am
to make you comfortable
and that became comfortable
for far, far too long

But since you've been gone I found simplicity and sweetness
I think that I like me now
since you have been gone
I found a place where I belong
I think I'm gettin' strong now
yeah, since you have been gone.

Yeah, love can be such an addiction
a destructive contradiction
well, well, I have felt it's affliction
you deemed my light your competition

But since you've been gone I found simplicity and sweetness
I think that I like me now
since you have been gone
I found a place where I belong
I think I'm gettin' strong now
yeah, since you have been gone.

I didn't want you to go
I didn't want you to know
I was afraid to believe
the sweetest thing you'd ever do for me was leave.

Love While It Lasts

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

I enter through a door
Have I been here before? and
will I be back again?
and if so, where, why, how, and when?

I got so much to do
I got so much to learn
My journey is a circle
to my home I have returned

So we gotta love, love baby while it lasts
Cause we will all be gone, we will be gone now in a flash
so we gotta love, love, baby while it lasts

Feels like a deja vu
I think that I met you
some other place, some other time,
another life our souls entwined

Some believe when they see
some see when they believe
might I have been redeemed ?
Your heart returned to me

we gotta love, love baby while it lasts
Cause we will all be gone, we will be gone now in a flash
so we gotta love, love, baby while it lasts

Seems to me everybody has got 4 voices
Body, mind, heart and soul all give us choices
Beware of who you follow
Don't want to become cold and hollow
and who you choose will define who you will be

I've got to set my light free
I've got to set my light free
I've got to set, set, set my light free
I've got to set my light free

we gotta love, love baby while it lasts
Cause we will all be gone, we will be gone now in a flash
so we gotta love, love, baby while it lasts
love, love baby while it lasts

Everybody set your light free
Everybody got to set your light free
Everybody set, set, set your light free
Everybody got to set your light free
I've got to set my light free
I've got to set my light free

we gotta love, love baby while it lasts
Cause we will all be gone, we will be gone now in a flash
so we gotta love, love, baby while it lasts
love, love baby while it lasts

Set your light free!

Take Me Away

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

Baby you and I
We could fall in love tonight
We could knock down these walls inside
We could break through these chains and ties

And when I call your name
When passion starts to rise
When fear becomes a test of trust
When tainted inhibition dies

Won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away
Won't ya' lay me down
Your mind is the victim of control
Salvation lives only in your soul
So won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away, Take me away, Take me away

And there's a lonely space
Inside both you and I
It comes and goes like days & weeks
Yet never really dies

Won't ya' do me baby
rougher than you should
We've got to break through years of angst
I've never really understood

Won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away
Let the lightning crash for 10 more years
Let the rain wash clean all these fears
won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away

They want to make you wait
They want to make you crawl, steal, borrow, beg
They want to make you bleed like a cat in heat
They want to make you need

It don't matter to me
What they say, think, do or see
I am a tiger, this is my jungle
And I am free

So won't ya' lay me down
Your mind is the victim of control
Salvation lives only in your soul
So won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away
Won't ya' lay me down
Don't ya' freak out on me
When we're so close now
Oh won't ya' oh baby, won't ya' ooh
Take me away

And silence is a hungry beast
Upon your heart it waits to feast
It makes you ache from inside out, my love

And when your time is up you'll know
When all the fields, they have been sewn
Return to me & cry like no one has.

Oh baby come and Take Me Away
Take Me Away, Take Me Away
Take Me Away, Take Me Away
Take Me Away

More of This More of That

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

More of this, more of that
everybody get drunk and fat
Gotta make more money, gotta get more stuff
more technology, it still ain't enough, no, still ain't enough
no, still ain't enough, no, no

More of this, more of that
All or none is where the mind is at
Need more power, need more success
more enlightenment you will receive excess,
receive excess, receive excess, but it's never enough, no, no

Addiction, gluttony and all this greed
Everything is taken to such an extreme
It scares me so, I guess I'm part of this deed
email you my address and let your GPS lead.
Ya got a droid, an i pad, an MP3
I'm afraid they'll make a computer next out of me that say,

More of this, more of that
everybody get drunk and fat
Gotta make more money, gotta get more stuff
more technology, it still ain't enough, no, still ain't enough

We're on video tape now every place we go
so remember to smile if you're feelin' low
Be a Stepford man, be a Stepford wife
have a more of this, more of that kind of life.
And what about the ocean that we love so well ?
It's drowning in oil and we're goin' to hell because of

More of this, more of that
All or none is where the mind is at
Need more power, need more success
more enlightenment you will receive excess,
receive excess, receive excess, but it's never enough, no, no

I gotta take a step back maybe plant a small seed
Watch happiness grow in simplicity
Quiet my mind, listen to my soul
do absolutely nothing yet still feel
still feel whole

But who am I anyway and what do I know ?
I'm just an ant on a hill watching a tickin' bomb blow
They say ya' reap what ya' sew, reap what ya' sew, reap what ya' sew.
And what goes up always must come down
it's cause and effect and I feel it comin' round it say,

More of this, more of that
everybody get drunk and fat
Gotta make more money, gotta get more stuff
more technology, it still ain't enough, no, it still ain't enough
no, it still ain't enough, no, no.

Wherever You Are

Written By: Ellyn Fleming

What is this thing we call desire?
That leads me here to you
Is it to my truth or just a liar?
Sent to break my heart in two

What is this burning deep inside me?
That drives me down this road
Sometimes it takes me up to heaven
Sometimes it leaves me cold

I guess I've always been a dreamer
Bare foot I stand upon the shore
I try to understand our meaning
And why we always ache for more

Cause I just want to hold you
And I mean, not just in my mind
I want to, dance with the moon
Get drunk on a ray of real sunshine
I just want to hold you
I want to, catch a falling star
Maybe Chase a rainbow
I wanna be whatever,
forever, together, wherever you are

Are you just another weakness?
A lesson here to learn
Or am I the lucky caller?
Perhaps it is finally my turn

Cause I see everybody is running
Seems we all have got our role
Maybe we are merely characters
In the theater of the Soul

I guess I've always been a dreamer
Bare foot I stand upon the shore
I try to understand our meaning
And why we always
Why we always ache for more

Cause I just want to hold you
And I mean, not just in my mind
I want to, dance with the moon
Get drunk on a ray of real sunshine
I just want to hold you
I want to, catch a falling star
Maybe Chase a rainbow
I wanna be whatever,
forever, together, wherever you are

Well I just missed the sunset as
It came down on the fourth of July
And I just missed my train
I was remembering your smile

I almost climbed a mountain and
I almost touched the sky
I almost kissed an angel
The day that I almost called you mine

There is a ghost outside my window
It has been there more than once
I just wish that when I reach out
It was something I could touch
Something, something something baby
Something, something, something I could touch
Give me something I can touch now baby yeah

Cause I just want to hold you
And I mean, not just in my mind
I want to, dance with the moon
Get drunk on a ray of real sunshine
I just want to hold you
I want to, catch a falling star
Maybe Chase a rainbow
I wanna be whatever,
forever, together, wherever you are

Discography

~ Discography ~
2011 Into the Light- Acoustic
2008 True to Me - Acoustic
2006 Talk to Me Dirty - CD Single
2003 In The Moment - Solo Acoustic
2001 Crying Over New York City - CD Single
2001 Stripped in Manhattan - Solo Acoustic
2000 Naked & Alone - Solo Acoustic
1998 Lost In The Fire - Rock
1995 Rock This Love - Rock
1993 Something Real

Set List

Ellyn Performs and All Original line up of songs. She performs solo with her acoustic guitar but frequently brings along one side musician, (examples: percussionist, electric violinist, keyboards, bassist or a second guitarist)
She has a 300 song original repetoire to choose from and her set lists vary depending on what type of audience she is performing for.