Emerald Doyle

Emerald Doyle

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Emerald Doyle is a solo piano performer whose eclectic lyrics are both original and entertaining. Focusing mainly on pop, her classical roots are never too far removed. Along with a hint of jazz, there is a little something for everyone.

Biography

Your first moment with Emerald reveals her sparkling green eyes and in them, her joie de vie. A minute later, listening to this multi-talented lady you are rapt. With many a Sudbury Saturday Night under her belt, this Franco-Ontarian is someone to watch out for.

As a writer, Emerald writes from her own life experiences in which the result appears to be a form of music with a unique style all her own. Her influences include: Ben Folds, Kate Bush, and Tori Amos. Emerald Doyle's shows create the atmosphere of a good heart felt house party. She attempts to combine her music with entertaining stories about her life and interpretations of them.

Emerald graduated with her BFA in classical piano from York University. She is now at a place in her career where her experience, talent and training are beginning to gel and she is now well on her way.

Emerald has launched her new EP Duality Dualité this past September 2006 featuring 4 orginal songs in English and then translated into French for a total of 8 songs. Her EP has opened avenues for interviews on television such as Panorama (TFO), radio CHOC FM with Gabriel Osson and featured in the newspaper Metropolitain with more to come!

Emerald is entering her 4th year as one of the featured artist at the Relay for Life for the Canadian Cancer Society in Barrie Ontario. She’s also been playing numerous French soirées such as Nuit Blanche, Festivité Boréal and upcoming Rencontre en Chanson February 8th 2007 at the Gladestone in Toronto.

This is one piano chanteuse well worth the listen.

Check out Emerald's interview on Panaroma (French)

http://www2.panorama.tfo.org/cfmx/tfoorg/panorama/index.cfm?s=videotheque&c=studio&p=1&v=7911

Lyrics

Lumps of Clay

Written By: Emerald Doyle

. Lumps of Clay


I've been sleepless for days since we last talked about us
You said you're losing faith and I don't know if I can trust
Lying here in the dark I'm numb I'm paralyzed I feel like I want to die

We're both living in turmoil about the truth we have to face
We've been lying to ourselves
Believing this was meant to be
We have to go our separate ways to face reality

CHORUS:
My Soul's pouring out like water
My bones feel like they're out of joint
My heart's being mutilated like melting wax
The window's to my soul are broken
I'm a lump of clay filled with cracks

There's a knife twisting in my heart I can't breathe
I can't breathe without crying
I feel numb and I feel oh so paralyzed
My soul is leaking out, I'm dying

We can't hide from the truth is lies
at the bottom of a well and it's oh oh stronger than fiction
and facing it is a living hell, oh yes now

My soul's pouring out like water
My bones feel like they're out of joint
My heart's being mutilated like melting wax
The windows to my soul are broken
I'm a lump of clay filled with cracks

Take care I'll see you around under different skies
When the flowers and fruits of love have gone and I can look into your eyes
Without wanting to cry

My soul's pouring out like water
My bones feel like they're out of joint
My heart's being mutilated like melting wax
The windows to my soul are broken
I'm a lump of clay filled with cracks

I love you but our worlds collide
We can't change ourselves and we can't compromise
Without killing ourselves, without living in lies

My soul's pouring out like water
My bones feel like they're out of joint
My heart's being mutilated like melting wax
The windows to my soul are broken
I'm a lump of clay filled with cracks

Integrity

Written By: Emerald Doyle

You're salt to my soul
Slowly killing me inside
You're a grain of sand scratching my eyes
Slowly making me blind

I give up I'm tired I want some peace of mind
Freedom to be me
It doesn't matter what life I lead at least I'll have my Integrity

You said I was the love of your life
But it was love without joy or happiness
Never a compliment never a thank you
Never a sorry never I love you

I give up I'm tired I want some peace of mind
Freedom to be me
It doesn't matter what life I lead at least I'll have my Integrity

The arrows that you throw have pierced my heart my soul
And the pain ripples through my body like a toxic wave

I can no longer take this ignoring, accusing, withholding, abusing anymore
But I know one thing for sure, the abuse stops here
At least in my life it will

I give up I'm tired I want some
peace of mind
Freedom to be me
It doesn't matter what life I lead at least I'll have my Integrity

Doesn't matter what I say or do you're always on my case
I never do anything right
Never know if you're going to be calm
Or if you'll just blow up in my face
I never know if I'm safe

Stewart

Written By: Emerald Doyle & Neil Girvan


Porno store clerk selling dirty dreams for half price,
Much too shy to talk to a girl,
Only ones he knows are made in Taiwan,
Oh Oh what's a boy to do ... what's a boy to do

Mama's boy 'til Mama died,
Much too late to eat and cry
Gotta get to work, gotta be there by five
Just a different world on a different vibe
Talking to freaks in overcoats
To help pass the time.

Stewart...no one really knows...Stewart

School girl skirt, blond wig just right
Eight ball up his nose
Ready to start his night

Dirty little room...
Hidden away hidden away
Mirror in a closet
Pretending he's Doris Day
Dirty little room, dirty dirty little room, dirty little room

Sun rises, Sun sets
And nobody knows, nobody knows
What goes on behind a hidden door
Where he puts on shows
Nobody knows
Nobody knows
Nobody knows...

Stewart...no one really knows...Stewart

Discography

Peter Pan and Integrité (french versions) played on 105.9 CHOC FM in Toronto

Move On - 1999
Free Times Café sessions - 2002
Emerald at Graffiti's Bar and Grill - 2003
Duality - Dualité - 2006

Set List

Originals

Bullet
Reflections of the Moon
Lumps of Clay
Starless Night
Heaven & Hell
Trailer Park Medusa
She's So Addictive
But I Do
Little Black Cloud
Stewart
Integrity
Burning Bridges
Don't Get Me Wrong

Covers

I am the Walrus The Beatles
Army Dreamers Kate Bush
Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana
Evaporated Ben Folds
Cold, Selfless & Composed - Ben Folds
Happy Phantom Tori Amos
Wednesday - Tori Amos
Superman - Five for Fighting
Save Me Amy Mann
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen

La vie en Rose - Edith Piaff
Ça sert à quoi l'amour - Edith Piaff
Rien de Rien - Edith Piaff
Je l'aime à mourrir - Francis Cabrel
Les deux printemps - Daniel Bélanger
Sèche tes pleurs - Daniel Bélanger
La bohème - Charles Aznavour
La Mama - Charles Aznavour
Juste pour voir le monde - La Chicane