FONTAINE

FONTAINE

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Mellow and down-tempo. Cowboy Junkies meets Mazzy Star with a hint of Massive Attack and Portishead.

Biography

Los Angeles based singer/songwriter, Fontaine, has already shared a stage with Paula Cole, performed at Lilith Fair, and provided back-up vocals for Rob Zombie and Josh Brown. "Long Way Home", off of her debut album "The Chemistry Between Us" is featured in the film "All In", starring Michael Madsen, Dominique Swain and Louis Gosset Jr. The French born, South Carolina raised singer has spent years honing her sound, and has finally found her niche, with the production of Mike Datz (Blue Man Group), who also co-wrote two of the tracks on the record. Peter Adams, who has worked with Tracy Bonham, and most recently, The Subways, also played a huge role in the final outcome of the record. "The Chemistry Between Us" was mixed by Mike Datz and mastered by Evan Frankfort of Would Work Sound, who has worked with The Wallflowers and Pete Yorn. Les Hall, guitar/keyboard player for Howie Day and Trey Anastasio also helped produce two of tracks on her record. She and Mike Datz have just completed the follow-up record, "Beautiful Thing" in their Los Angeles based home studios, to be released January 2009.

Lyrics

Paris, Texas

Written By: Fontaine and Mike Datz

on a dirt road somewhere south of paris, texas
you found me in a small room
something beautiful has come out of this mess
and all of your possession

no one knows me like you knew me when i loved you darlin'
no one knows my name
the fear of dying here and losing all you gave me darlin'
i'll never be the same

all the world is quiet outside my apartment
and somewhere you still roam
all the years he grew up without our affection
but you finally found home

no one knows me like you knew me when i loved you darlin'
no one knows my name shame
the fear of dying here and losing all you gave me darlin'
i'll never be the same

bridge

no one knows me like you knew me when i loved you darlin'
no one knows my name pain
the fear of dying here and losing all you gave me darlin'
i'll never be the same

i can't see them staring back at me like you once did
so i will turn the lights on......

Running On Empty

Written By: Fontaine

got away with a scratch
but you never came back
i could have sworn you real
got away with a bruise
while i'm broken in two
you couldn't wait til i healed

i am not home in this bed
i am not home in my head

my heart is running on empty
so catch me before i break down
my heart is running on empty
so i can't let you in right now

got away with a cut
cause i wasn't enough
i can't believe you are gone
got away with a scar
and i'm hoping you are
realizing that you were wrong

i am not home in this bed
i am not home in my head

my heart is running on empty
so catch me before i break down
my heart is running on empty
so i can't let you in right now

break

i am not home in this bed
i am not home in my head

my heart is running on empty
so catch me before i break down
my heart is running on empty
so i can't let you in right now (2x)

Sleepless Mornings

Written By: Fontaine


i feel the hurt - i feel the pain
i know you know it's comin' back again
i got a feelin' that your fakin' it already....
i hear you loud, i hear you clear
you got the best of me this year
but i will not forget the road you've taken......
don't send me your letters
don't send me your notes
don't tell me that you love me
baby it's not a joke
don't tell me that you miss me
don't tell me that you care
don't tell me that you need me
baby it's not fair
i got a few words for you
the love you gave was all you knew
and that is something that you do so well
for all the love - for all the shame
we got nothing more than we gave
a lot of shit - a lot of sleepless mornings......
don't send me your letters
don't send me your notes
don't tell me that you love me
baby it's not a joke
don't tell me that you miss me
don't tell me that you care
don't tell me that you need me
baby it's not fair
don't tell me that it's over
don't tell me that you're fine
don't tell me that you love her
when you know it's a lie
for all the love - for all the shame
we got nothing more than we gave
a lot of shit - a lot of sleepless mornings......

Beautiful Thing

Written By: Fontaine

walls up
shot down
who are you?
and where did you come from.
now....
you're here.....
woke up
the sun
it beat down on me
and then you just appeared
out of nowhere

it's such a beautiful thing the way you made me feel
and all the clouds in the sky just went and disappeared

you know
what you do
the best part of this
is waking up with you
when you're here....
i'll be fine
when youre gone
cause all the miles between us
will just make us strong
if you hold on...

it's such a beautiful thing the way you made me feel
and all the clouds in the sky just went and disappeared

woke up
the sun
it beat down on me
and then you just appeared
out of nowhere

it's such a beautiful thing the way you made me feel
and all the clouds in the sky just went and disappeared
it's such a beautiful thing that I saw you right then
and all the stars in the sky lit up for us again.

La Linea

Written By: Fontaine

Everyday, I wake up in this town
Do you hear the sound?
Can you feel the rain
I hear it everday.

You walk on by but you won't call my name
You walk on by but you won't call my name.

You look at me and I can hardly breathe
You're all I see
You're everything I need.

You're my world - you're my little girl
And everything I do
I do it all for you
And everything you are
You're my shining star

You walk on by but you won't call my name
You walk on by but you won't call my name

You look at me and I can hardly breathe
You're all I see, you're everything I need
You're all I see, you're everything I need
You look at me, you're everything I need
You're all I see.

You Can't Love Me Anymore

Written By: Fontaine and Mike Datz

where have you been all this time
you can't come back now
i've waited so long
just to hear your voice on the phone
i can't believe you would do this to me

cause you can't love me anymore
you can't love me anymore...

i'm not the same
it's a shame
that you've come back now
i've waited so long
just to tell you the tears are gone
i can't believe you would do this to me

cause you can't love me anymore
you can't love me anymore...

now that she's gone
i can't be what you want
i can't be what i'm not
i don't know what you want....
now that she's gone
you can't string me along
you can't tell me she's wrong
you don't know what i've got...

where have you been all this time
you can't come back now....
you waited so long
just to see if i could move on...

cause you can't love me anymore

Rise Above You

Written By: Fontaine

if i didn't love you
we wouldn't be here
and i wouldn't have to
know that you're out there.
if i didn't meet you
we wouldn't be here
and you wouldn't have to
know that i'm out there.

you took all of it away
so i can bow my head
you took all of it away
and nothing else was said.

if i didn't need you
i would have left you
but you didn't know that
i'd never forget you.

you took all of it away
so i can bow my head
you took all of it away
and nothing else was said

if you didn't love me
you would have told me
i would have noticed
in the way that you hold me

you took all of it away
so i can bow my head
you took all of it away
and nothing else was said.

so if i didn't know you
i wouldn't love you
but now that's it's over
i'll rise above you.

Closer

Written By: Fontaine

Since you moved on with your girl
You've gone and changed the world
You brought me to my knees
You made me beg and plead
You brought me to my knees
You made me beg and plead.

You say that it's just a fact
But I want to take it all back
You say that it's just a shame
That I shouldn't take all the blame.

Since you left me for that girl
You've gone and changed the world
And baby does she do
The things I'd do to you
And baby don't you know
That she will come and go.

You say that it's just a fact
But I know you're not coming back.
You say that it's just a shame
But I want to take all the blame.

Since you left me for that girl
You've gone and changed my world.

You say that it's just a fact
But I know you're not coming back
You say it's time for a change
But you can't even say my name.

Discography

"The Chemistry Between Us" 2006
"Beautiful Thing" 2008

Currently tracks from both albums are playing on www.radioparadise.com

Set List

30 - 45 minute sets. Mostly Original.