GRETCHEN

GRETCHEN

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Heavy-melodic-happy-gothic-chic-rock---with female vocals, heavy guitar tones and emotional ethereal melodies.

Biography

Originally from Tennessee,Gretchen's has played shows in 28 US states and in Canada and currently have
radio airplay in 70 cities in 25 different states.
Both of the first two singles "Fading" and "Passion" (from the CD "In the Mean Time") were top 20 hits on
the National Radio and Records Christian Rock charts.
"In the Mean Time" was produced by three time Dove Award winner Travis Wyrick.
Wyrick is highly acclaimed for his production with the bands P.O.D., PILLAR, DISCIPLE, Superchick and 10 years
Gretchen was featured on the cover of Heaven's Metal Magazine Jan/Feb 2005
Gretchen was one of six finalist winners (out of 1000 entries) who competed in the 2005 IMWS Competition
sponsored by Billboard Magazine.
Four songs from Gretchen's first CD "Mouth Full of Nails have also received national recognition.
The song "Star" was used in a Ford Motor Company Ford Ranger promotion and 3 other songs have received an
honorable mention in the 12th annual Billboard International Songwriting Contest (rock/alternative category).

Lyrics

Fading

Written By: Mia

Staring at my reflection I'm becoming numb
I barely recognize this thing that I've become

All alone, in the dark, feel the beating of my heart

I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not seem to find my self again
I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not find myself.

Buried beneath the surface, pounding in my brain
A desperate need for something I can not escape

All alone, in the dark, feel the beating of my heart

I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not seem to find my self again
I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not find myself.

What is wrong here, I don't belong here
Save me from myself.......

All alone, in the dark

I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not seem to find my self again
I'm fading inside, Lately, I can not find myself......myself

Breathe

Written By: Mia

Verse
You were the one to walk away
Said you didn't love me
Left me alone to feel the pain of a broken family

Prechorus
Confusion, Delusion, no it didn't need to be that way
I won' t be pretending that I haven't got a lot to say

Chorus
I don't want to see another photograph
and I don't want to talk about the way it used to be
Cause I barely can stand the sound to hear you laugh
I just have to know the reason why you breathe

Verse
How can you even stand to see
Your reflection knowing
All of the lies you told to me
You kept the story going

Prechorus
Then one day when you played
You through me away like a broken toy
You left me to answer
The questions of a little boy

Chorus
I don't want to see another photograph
and I don't want to talk about the way it used to be
Cause I barely can stand the sound to hear you laugh
I just have to know the reason why you breathe (2X)

Every Moment

Written By: Mia

Captivated by the way you love me
I hold my breath and pray it never ends
If it's all a dream then please don't wake me
I'd rather sleep forever than to leave

Just keep holding on to me...

You're the reason I want to savor every moment
Cause I don't wanna miss a thing

When I least expected it you loved me
You gave me everything there was to give
And after all this time you still engage me
Our time together makes me want to live.

Just keep holding on to me...

You're the reason I want to savor every moment
Cause I don't wanna miss a thing

Hold me!!! Hold me!!!
Let me feel the love I know is mine
How could I ever been so blind
Now I see that you
You make me believe I could fly

You're the reason I want to savor every moment

Cause I don't wanna miss a thing

All my life I've waited for this
And I don't wanna miss a thing

You're a violet - You're a violet
In a thunderstorm
You're a violet - You're a violet
In the Sun

You're a violet - You're a violet
In a thunderstorm
You're a violet - You're a violet
In the Sun

Zion

Written By: Dave & Mia

Zion is silent left to suffer violence
Only the violent are taking it by force

You say you want it - You see it there
But you were so afraid and unaware
You say you wanted a better life
So seize the moment!

Looking for someone that he can devour
Blood in their eyes but
They can not be moved at all

You say you want it - You see it there
But you were so afraid and unaware
You say you wanted a better life
So seize the moment!

Passion

Written By: Dave & Mia

I wake up every morning
Think of the words you said to me
You say you always love
And never go away

At night when I am sleeping
I dream about my time with you
I know I am undeserving
Why do you stay with me?

It's in my heart
It's in my blood
The passion that I'm feeling
All because of what you do to me
And I don't want to lose it

I wake up every morning
And I can feel you next to me
I can't survive without you
The love you give to me

It's in my heart
It's in my blood
The passion that I'm feeling
All because of what you do to me
And I don't want to lose it

I feel you there
The love we share
I'm alive
It's all because of you

It's in my heart
It's in my blood
The passion that I'm feeling
All because of what you do to me
And I don't want to lose it

Know You

Written By: Mia

So many times I've waited, for you to recognize my face
But you don't seem to notice I'm alive

I want to know you --- why do you run?
I'd never hurt you --- but still you run

Your voice is music to me; I hang on every word you say
My worlds complete the moment you speak my name

I want to know you --- why do you run?
I'd never hurt you --- but still you run

Let me, love you
Please don't turn and walk away
I want to, be near you
But you're wasting time

I want to know you --- why do you run?
I'd never hurt you --- but still you run

Discography

CURRENT RELEASE " In the Mean Time" available for purchase at FYE stores, several bookstore chains (through Central South Distribution) and at www.gretchenland.com
First single "Fading" #15 Radio and Records National charting
2nd single "Passion" #19 on Radio and Records National charting
3rd single "Zion" release date Jan 1st 2006

"Mouth Full of Nails"2001
Singles released to radio:
Mouth Full of Nails (Title song)
Diamonds
Ordinary Girl
Star

Set List

Typical Set Time: Aprx 1 hr

Most of our set is original music
We may however through in a cover from time to time...