Gina Lily

Gina Lily

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Reminiscent of Sia, Bjork, and The Cranberries, there is a naturally evocative, reflective nostalgia to Gina-Lily's voice. Her layered songwriting wraps metaphor in memorable melodies. Her songsmithing, her spirit and her palpable, tender ecstasy for music, holds audiences sweetly enraptured.

Biography

Gina Lily’s humble beginnings on Saltspring Island planted a passion for music very early on. In choirs and the occasional musical theatre production, Gina Lily passively scratched the musical itch.

But, sometimes fate steps in to moves things along a little more quickly, and when a 4 year relationship ended it was time to paint lavishly on the new blank canvas of her life with only the brightest, most beautifully inspiring colours.

“It felt like a luxury to have a chance to create my life this way. I learned and discovered a lot about myself in that process. What became very clear? Anything is possible. My life could be anything I wanted it to be.”

She is currently at work on her first full length album, due to be released in Summer 2009.

Lyrics

Deliver Me

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Deliver Me

A fierce-maned lion, head of the pride
But a black-cloaked fear sets in
You’re king of the jungle, but its unjustified
So you tear yourself limb from limb

Deliver me, take the lead
Deliver me, my dreams
Deliver me, a mind trapeze
Deliver me, possibility

Boy-in-the-mirror holding on
To-your-own-dark prison bars
A lurking monster on a manhunt
You stalk your aching heart

Deliver me, take the lead
Deliver me, my dreams
Deliver me, a mind trapeze
Deliver me, possibility

My virgin truth is unconcealed
Let the gators in your box go free

It’s the alchemy of possibility
Not a dynasty built on fallacy
Seek the ecstacy of artistry
Live in rhapsody
forever

Deliver me, take the lead
Deliver me, my dreams
Deliver me, a mind trapeze
Deliver me, possibility

Breathe You In

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Breathe You In

You are my stocking and
on Christmas morn’
all you've got for me is a
a lump of coal.
You are a roller coaster,
I'm scared of heights
and I'm stuck at the top, at the
top of this ride.
And you are a math test
I didn't study for
and now I'm just a failing grade

try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep
try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep

and I watch the horizon for my
ship to come in,
but you sail to me through the
Bermuda Triangle.
You are popsicle, I
dropped on the ground
I am a child
fighting back tears.
And you're an equation, whose
solution exists, but
I am a dreamer not
a scientist.

try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep
try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep

I am a diver and
you're my tank of air
And I am a jumper and
you're a skyscraper
You’re sweet, my blood
sugar is high,
and I'm diabetic, you're my
insulin.

try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep
try not to breathe you in
try not to breathe you in,
try not to breathe you in, so deep

Whose Turn To Fall

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

A woodland sylph
In the candle lit pub
She danced with him
Felt a rush in her blood

Muscles like a stallion
Tensing in the dark
Heart to the gallow
Can’t let down his guard

Fairytale lovers
Clutching dreams
Who’ll be the judge
when nothing’s as it seems?

Noone hears her call
in the storm before the calm
When the dishes hit the wall
Whose turn is it to fall?

Fear in his eyes
a lonely masked bandit
His words are stinging lies
leave her sadly stranded

Now, he’s Mr Hyde
And she’s a bruising orchid
with purple swollen eyes
he never meant to force it

Noone hears her call
in the storm before the calm
When the dishes hit the wall
Whose turn is it to fall?

Dinner in the oven
He comes home after midnight
Heartbeat in her tummy
Afraid of this new life

smiles from the doctors
their new baby cries
ladyslipper boxer
with tears in his eyes

Noone hears her call
in the storm before the calm
When the dishes hit the wall
Whose turn is it to fall?

Noone hears her call
in the storm before the calm
When the dishes hit the wall
Whose turn is it to fall?

Hey Andy

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Hey Andy

I'm venus de milo dark in the sensuous pub
you're next to me but you're not close enough
your words are drugs
they tug and they tug
my heart is a little moonstruck
I'm curious
but its dangerous
I don't want to get too roughed up

Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy
Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy

In the shallow lighting you said “its time to go”
and you stood beside me, your hand on my back made me glow
then you walked me home
and we danced in the road
and we told our stories of old
and I want you to know
there's more to this show
so don't leave me out in the cold

Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy
Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy

we were bearcubs, playfully teasing daylight
my dreams now are ashen I'm walking alone at twilight
and my laughter is wry
cause you're nowhere nearby
but someday I'll take to the sky
and its an eye for an eye
let sleeping dogs lie
if you love someone let them fly

Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy
Hey Andy, hey Andy, hey Andy

I'm venus de milo
I'm flying high in sky

Caving In

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Caving In

And this time
I'm
really not sure
I'm going make it
all the way back to shore

my arms
are heavy
legs
wasted and sore
and you stand with a liferaft
just over there

while I'm
swallowing
water
instead of
breathing air
such a good plan
when we jumped in together

then,
caught up
in the moment,
I swam out too far
and when I looked up,
you weren't with me anymore

and this is the closest I've ever been
lovesick ocean she's pulling me in
she's calling to me, I choose to sink in
oh, I'm caving in
I-I-I'm caving in
I-I-I'm caving in

I reach
out to you
but your smile's a sword
slicing into my chest,
and my heart is a rainstorm

you're
on the beach,
away from me, and you go
guess there are sad parts of me
you don't want to explore

and this is the closest I've ever been
lovesick ocean she's pulling me in
she's calling to me, I choose to sink in
oh, I'm caving in
I-I-I'm caving in
I-I-I'm caving in

Lovely

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Lovely

I want time to stay awhile,
sit back and stretch into oblivion
a lazy kitten dreaming in the sun

I want time to stay awhile,
so I can trace the muscles in your hands
and your voice a million stars untracked

I want time to stay awhile,
so I can drink you in
Taste oh taste your cinnamon skin

you are my untamed talisman
Oh, take me there again

La la lovely, oh, oh, oh
You’re enchanting,
cast your spell on me tonight.
La la lovely, oh, oh, oh
You’re mesmerizing,
I’m charmed and starry eyed
La la lovely, oh, oh, oh

I want time to stay awhile,
til my wakened body speaks to you
til there is only me and only you

I want time to stay awhile,
so we can walk lush lands
side by side through fairylands

our traveling hearts are wild caravans
our wild love a traveling caravan

La la lovely, oh, oh, oh
You’re enchanting,
cast your spell on me tonight.
La la lovely, oh, oh, oh
You’re mesmerizing,
I’m charmed and starry eyed
La la lovely, oh, oh, oh

Skyblue

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Skyblue

Our love was skyblue, isn't that true?
I-guess I'll never know you
cheeky monkey heart, don't stay locked away
wake-up with me someday

Our love was skyblue, few days with you
guess-I'll try to forget you
lone black panther heart, don't stay locked away
wake-up with me someday

Will we ever see that sunset
like we meant to?
Will I again run barefoot
on the beach with you?
Will we ever lie in bed all afternoon and
will I ever get the chance to fall in love
From my citadel, I'll watch for you
Skyblue, oh sweet Skyblue

Your eyes are skyblue, like morning dew
guess-how I'll remember you
savage mustang heart, don't stay locked away
wake-up with me someday

Will we ever see that sunset
like we meant to?
Will I again run barefoot
on the beach with you?
Will we ever lie in bed all afternoon and
will I ever get the chance to fall in love
From my citadel, I'll watch for you
Skyblue, oh sweet Skyblue

My heart is skyblue, I'm without you
guess we'll never write that song
chameleon heart, don't stay locked away
wake up with me someday

Will we ever see that sunset
like we meant to?
Will I again run barefoot
on the beach with you?
Will we ever lie in bed all afternoon and
will I ever get the chance to fall in love
From my citadel, I'll watch for you
Skyblue, oh sweet Skyblue

Skyblue, skyblue, I'm in love with you.

Biological Love Affair

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Biological Love Affair

The sky’s awake
My body’s pounding like an earthquake
There’s a storm on the horizon
And we’ll be done before the new day dawns

Its mythological
When you take me there
a biological
ripe love affair

Another one falls
Another one falls
Another one falls
Another one falls

Your kisses burn
My skin is flaming like a forest fire
cascading rain, and our bodies merge
our sultry hurricane unlocks new dimensions

Its mythological
When you take me there
a biological
ripe love affair

Another one falls
Another one falls
Another one falls
Another one falls

Love Is The Remedy

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Love Is The Remedy

Our world is burning
Empty paper dolls
And we all look just the same
We walk the edge
And take our places
The tables my dear
They’re turning

Pretend we can’t see, can’t hear, can’t speak
TV’s on cause the truth is too bleak
We don’t remember the answers we seek
Love, baby, love is all we need
Love, baby, love is the remedy

Refugees from genocides
Baby soldier boys
With AKs and grenades
They march in file
Invisible faces
Punch drunk laughter
Politics divide

Pretend we can’t see, can’t hear, can’t speak
TV’s on cause the truth is too bleak
We don’t remember the answers we seek
Love, baby, love is all we need
Love, baby, love is the remedy

Babies starving, dying every day
Can’t find mommy, can’t remember how to play
World is achin, shaking, breakin
We can’t walk on by
Our hands aren’t clean

Here I stand for humanity
My hands reaching out
Holding yours will change the world
Extending love
Our backgrounds swirl
Through love our dreams
are reality

Pretend we can’t see, can’t hear, can’t speak
TV’s on cause the truth is too bleak
We don’t remember the answers we seek
Love, baby, love is all we need
Love, baby, love is the remedy

Take My Breath Away

Written By: Gina-Lily D'Attilio

Take My Breath Away

You’re a sacred treasure
I’m like a farmer
Tossing diamond rocks aside
My rebel words electrocute
But you lay down your armour
Your white flag waving high

Its time to make a change
I finally see the better way
Cause who you are takes my breath away

Oh you take my breath away
A cathartic springtime rain
Oh you take my breath away
Snow covered mountains at sunrise
You’re beautiful
You take my breath away

I’m an untamed lily
Sprung from adversity
Thanks to your selfless touch
Now my roots are strong and deep
And you still water me
I bloom bright against the sky

I used to shut down every word
Because I knew so much more
I never knew you
Never let my eyes see who you are
So beautiful

When my heart was a castaway
You made it shine like the milky way
Cause who you are takes my breath away

Oh you take my breath away
A cathartic springtime rain
Oh you take my breath away
Snow covered mountains at sunrise
You’re beautiful
You take my breath away

Set List

Originals - SOLO: Breathe You In, Whose Turn To Fall, Skyblue, Caving In, When I'm Gone, Hey Andy, Folding Cranes, Take My Breath Away, Falling For You, La La Lovely, Gray, Just Keep Driving, Sing You Promises, Sixteen

Approx 1 hr & 15 mins of originals

Covers - SOLO: Hallelujah, As Long As It Matters, Zombie, I Can't Be With You