Emily Swaine

Emily Swaine

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I am a local female acoustic artist. I write acoustic songs with unique sounding chord progressions and thoughtful lyrics. I have a strong, mature voice and I'm not afraid to belt it out. Not only do I sing my original songs, but I cover artists like Foo Fighters, Goo Goo Dolls, Fuel, and more.

Biography

I have been playing guitar, singing, and writing music for about 7 years. If there is one known artist that I hear people compare me to the most, it is Jewel, but people always qualify it afterwards by saying something like "...but you're... different. You sound like your own thing." And that's what I want - to sound like no one else - just Emily Swaine. My influences for songwriting don't come from other music artists, but rather from life - the people, experiences, questions, concerns, the good, and the bad.

I have played guitar since I was about 12 and have loved it from the moment I picked up the instrument.

Songwriting is how I express myself and I hope that people can also find that they can express themselves through my songs.

Lyrics

Beautiful

Written By: Emily Swaine

Alive, I feel alive today
Bloodshot eye and tired bones
But they're screaming for me to let go of yesterday

So, you see
This is it for me
'Cause, you see
I've come to grips with this
You see

We break and we bleed
But that's just the thing
It makes us human
We stand and we fall
But that's what makes this all so
Beautiful

Awake, I'm so awake today
I watched the clock tick all night
But adrenaline is pumping through my veins

So, you see
This is it for me
'Cause, you see
I've come to grips with this
You see

We break and we bleed
But that's just the thing
It makes us human
We stand and we fall
But that's what makes this all so
Beautiful

So, you see
This is it for me
So, you see
This is it for me
So, you see
This is it for me
I'm letting go
I'm letting go
I'm letting go

La de da da de
Eh, la de da da de
Eh, la de da da de
Yeah, oh, yeah

We break and we bleed
But that's just the thing
It makes us human
We stand and we fall
But that's what makes this all so
Beautiful

Confusing

Written By: Emily Swaine

Going so fast in circles
Is my world spinning or am I?
Or am I just a fool?
Maybe none are true
And maybe all
And maybe all I need to do is just sit down
Sit for a moment and gain my composure
Surely I can gain my composure
Or maybe I'll just throw my hands up in the air
And call this a fair loss
And lose my head in all this

Oh, it's all so confusing-ly amusing
I don't know why but I might as well laugh this time
Cause it's all so, it's all so, it's just so
Confusing to me

Oh, I'll take my chances and admit
That I've not got a clue
Not a clue when it comes to
You and my belief, you would believe
Even if I thought you really knew
So, I guess it all comes down to falling enough
To learn how to stay up on my feet
Or, at the very least, how to fall
A bit more gracefully next time
One of these days, I swear I'll get this right

Oh, it's all so confusing-ly amusing
I don't know why but I might as well laugh this time
Cause it's all so, it's all so, it's just so
Confusing to me

Oh, have any old, wise man a proverb to offer this poor lost fool?
Have you any advice for a long lost soul?
Anything at all?
Maybe for a penny? Maybe for a dime?
Maybe for my love
Oh, love, what has gone so wrong?

Another Day

Written By: Emily Swaine

Just staring at the ceiling, laying in bed
Trying my best to sort all this out in my head
But all I can do is watch the clock tick away
As time ticks away

Cause I have reached the end of my rope
Now all I can really do is throw
My head back, my head back and sing

Ya da de da
Ya da da da de da...
Tomorrow's another day

I'm not sure what to do with this
I'm thinking now about calling on Jesus
I remember long ago they said he saved my life
Well, maybe he can do it twice

Cause I have reached the end of my rope
Now all I can really do is throw
My head back, my head back and sing

Ya da de da
Ya da da da de da...
Tomorrow's another day



Discography

My first cd was released August of 2007. It is an acoustic demo of five original songs.

Now available on iTunes!

Set List

I often do 2-hour shows with two 15-minute breaks. In addition to playing my own original music, I play the following (and more not listed):

Foo Fighters - My Hero
Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
Jack Johnson - Flake
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
3 Doors Down - Let Me Go
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Fuel - Hemmorhage
Anna Nalick - Breathe
Sara Bareilles - Love Song
Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
Tonic - If You Could Only See
Howie Day - Collide
Train - Calling All Angels

And More!