Grace Turner

Grace Turner

BandFolkAlternative

My words are unique and truthful. They say what you meant to say. My melodies speak creativity and carry emotion. I want to speak to people, I want to sing to people, it is what i do.

Biography

Grace Turner has had a love and gift for writting songs since she was young. She grew up surrounded by poetry, the beatles and all those 90's sensations of Nirvana and Frente. She now has much more of an appreciation for artists such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Waifs and a range of other artists and styles. At 16 she joined in an unusual fusions of psychadelic/rock/funk/pop band in her home town of Newcastle. They played consistantly for two years at proffessional and well acclaimed shows, also venturing to regional NSW to take home first place in the 'Rock Up' band comp in '07. Grace started playing her own compositions with the band but decided to start doing solo shows. Since then she has been recognised in the ABC music awards, Newcastle for 'best folk artist', 'best young talent' and also recieved the 'APRA song writting recognition award'. She now has regular gigs at popular venues; The Lass O'Gowry Hotel, The Crown and Anchor, The Newcastle Folk Club (played with Judy Small) and numerous other cafes and resturants. Her sound is raw, unique and truthful, acting as a documentor for Grace's life as she battles and blossoms in adolesence. Grace has a most mesmorising presence on stage, she is well loved in her home town and fills pubs for her sets. She is now studying contempory music at Southern Cross University and plans on recording a long awaited EP in April.

Lyrics

One Way Street

Written By: Grace Turner

My love's gone down a one way street
Ignored the no through road sign
Now im stuck at the end with you on my mind

Im in to deep to look back now get your stupid tongue out of my mouth
Im never ever going to see you again
and this is the saddest thing
You're not going to remeber my name
You're not going to think of me the same and thats why this will sting

My loves gone down one way street
Ignored the no through road sign
Now im stuck at the end with you on my mind

Im stained with scars of whats been done i'm talking literally i cant walk my knees are beleeding my nose is swollen and im going to complain to my computer screen, it keeps telling me im spelling words wrong
I dont care
See once again im not doing my homework once again im singing shit about nothing im probably going to fail school, but thats ok
Its not really ok

My loves gone down a one way street
Ignored the no through road sign
Now im stuck at the end with you on my mind

I love love love does not love me let me say love a few more times i find it desensitises the word maybe that will make it hurts less
So now you're back were you belong
I'm still singing the stupid song im going to find a stranger who'll listen
So this street im on its like no other its dark its scary it leads no where
So how did i get here and who the hell made such a stupid street, I bet it was John

My loves gone down a one way street
Ignored the no through road sign
Now im stuck at the end with you on my mind

Little Bed

Written By: Grace Turner

I open the blinds to look at the view
Standing next to me the person I think is you
The glass it’s dirty
I can’t see through
We talk of life, cars and fights, broken glass a bad trip on ice
But most of all you tell me stories of a time before all this
Stories with no meaning, no beginning no end
But I could listen to you time and again
But your voice it’s become a memory
Something I like to recall on occasionally

Now you live inside of my head
I even made you a little bed
I sometimes go there when I’m feeling lonely
I pretend your touching me I’m touching myself
It doesn’t help

You’ve left your shorts lying on the floor
Your shoes are still by the door
But there’s nothing here to tell me you cared
Now I look closely this room it’s pretty bare
I imagine you’re angry I tell you I’m sorry
You don’t hear me
I didn’t mean to offend you I meant to tell you I love you
I write you a letter think it will make things better

I drowned my mind in poison that night
She went a little crazy she spoke to me
She said why you got to do what you always do
Why can’t you be you
Why can’t you tell the truth

Now you live inside of my head
I even made you a little bed
I sometimes go there when I’m feeling lonely
I pretend you’re touching me I’m touching myself
It doesn’t help

You thought I looked in the mirror too much
You thought I worried about you too much
You even thought I liked girls too much
But I don’t want to go outside
The sun hurts my mind
And the wind it yells at me for being so silly
The trees they laugh the stars are way too far
And the moon it groans he says I need a bath
None of its true none of it's ever true
Why didnt i bother to tell you this?

So.. Now you live inside of my head
I even made you a little bed
I sometimes go there when I’m feeling lonely
I pretend I pretend I pretend
'cause still you live inside my head
I even made you this little bed
I sometimes go there whn im feeling lonely
I pretend your touching me im touching myself
It doesnt help

So Very Tired

Written By: Grace Turner

I've got something to say
Listen please carefully
My used by date is up
Yes my use by date it's up
'Cause i wouldnt want you getting sick would I?
I would want you gettign sick would I
But you've been rocking this boat and it's been rocing my head
Now all I want to do is go to bed

Baby i'm tired
I am so very tired
I am loosing the battle i'm loosing this battle
I'm sick of being fine
i;m sick of your lies
Im too young

I've been having the strangest dreams
You were painting me amoungst the trees
But you've got her and they've got you and there is nothing i want to do
I hate this stench of self pitty there is so much more pain in everybody elses city
But they keep telling me things will get better
They say: didnt you know that things they get better
But I dont
And I wont
The better it gets the harder i fall

Baby i'm tired
I am so very tired
I am loosing the battle i'm loosing this battle
I'm sick of being fine
i;m sick of your lies
Im too young

I hate that you know me so well
I hate that you know me so well
I hate that you know me at all
The devil she's been knocking at my door
She's been here to many times before
I dont know how much longer I can hold this fourt

We're all so veyr tired
We're loosing the battle
I'm so very tired
I am so very tired
I'm loosing the battle
I dont know about you
I don't know about you
I dont know about you
But i'm done.

Discography

I have a demo recording, this has four tracks on it, the song One Way Street has been played on ABC radio Newcastle. I also have these four tracks available to listen to on myspace: www.myspace.com/graceturnermusic and on triple j's unearthed: triplejunearthed.com/graceturner.

Set List

Little Bed - original
One Way Street - original
A Cloud of You - original
Tired - original
Wade in the Water - cover
They Dont Know - original
The Truth Is - original
Pretend You're Fine - original
Baby Can I Hold You Tonight - Tracey Chapman cover
Carry You Home - original
Riding the Bus - original
(can be very vairable to the set, where, when, audience, band etc)