Ileana

Ileana

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandFolkAdult Contemporary

Ileana delivers Folk Flavored Pop with deliciously contagious hooks and a voice as smooth as honey in one song and passionately powerful in the next. Ileana tells stories of universal truths with honesty and humor.

Biography

ILEANA BURDINE

ILEANA showcases her own brand of Folk Flavored Pop in her latest release from Reality Chick Records, "Super Ordinary Girl." See what the critics are saying:

-Honorable Mention in Billboard's 13th Annual Song Contest for the songs "Hold Me", "What R U So Afraid Of" and "Waiting So Long"
-Voted Best Musical Production-Adult Contemporary for the song "Barely" by the New Mexico Music Industry Awards
-Voted Best Female Vocalist, Best Songwriter and Musician of the Year by the Weekly Alibi
-Honorable Mention in Billboard Song Contest for the song "I Would"
-Finalist for Best Song for the song "I Would" by the New Mexico Music Industry Awards

ILEANA's music is as diverse and beautiful as the New Mexico desert she hails from. With a pop voice reminiscent of Jewel and Dido, she sings sultry ballads like "Unworthy" and "Better Than Okay." Her vocal versatility shines through on songs like Secret Sunshine and What R U So Afraid Of where hints of Michelle Branch and Sheryl Crow come through. With a voice described as 'electrically charged velvet,' she creates music that has already garnered a large fan base in the Southwest. ILEANA continues that trend in her current home of Los Angeles by performing songs that reflect unflinching honesty. "Super Ordinary Girl" captures their characters in the moment of awareness- this is who I am right now, for good or bad- and that bare emotion is evident in her voice and lyrics.

ILEANA teams up with again with producer Peter Torsiello, whose credits include Third Watch and That 70's Show, to record brilliant performances which showcase her vocal strength and subtleties while staying true to her powerful storytelling. They're working in his Southwest studio of The Red Room in order to capture on tape that desert longing which is ever present in her voice in live performances. This new CD has a release date of May 2007. It delivers an incredible work of songwriting and performance that prove that nothing about Ileana is ordinary at all.

Lyrics

Hold Me

Written By: Ileana

Hold Me

You whisper it feels like it's over
I'm not sure myself
in the darkness, I only feel trembling
I'm afraid, nothing else
a negative burns an image through teardrops
everything I was rearranged in my mind
close my eyes and it all becomes distant
need your touch as my guide

Chorus
would you hold me just a little bit longer because
my knees are starting to shake
nothing feels right it's a
blow to my being but I can't stop believing that
in your arms I will be safe

eyes are opened the world is uncertain
tears answer the drought
flash of fire, fear resignation
my moment of doubt
I don't need to hear that the morning will change me
don't try to fool me that it's clear at daylight
your embrace though, it feeds me courage
and my darkness subsides

Chorus
would you hold me just a little bit longer because
my knees are starting to shake
nothing feels right it's a
blow to my being but I can't stop believing that
in your arms I will be safe

you say hold me too

Chorus
would you hold me just a little bit longer because
my knees are starting to shake
nothing feels right it's a
blow to my being but I can't stop believing that
in your arms I will be safe

I Can't Fall Asleep

Written By: Ileana Burdine

I Can’t Fall Asleep

Another can of mountain dew
Chased by a red bull
Add a double shot of caffeine too
Infomercials reruns
Can’t left tomorrow come
I can’t wake up without you
I can’t fall asleep

Radio request line
Beat street fighter with every guy
Won’t say goodbye to today
Arrange my CDs
Artists from A to Z
Order in from the all night sushi place
No way to start over; no way to rewind
Won’t leave you in yesterday; won’t leave you behind
I can’t fall asleep
I can’t fall asleep, I can’t fall asleep,
And wake up, wake up, wake up without you
Finally clean the fridge out
Rearrange the couch
Learn way too much about strangers on the internet
Read my sign, does it matter
Start a cake but eat the batter
Then move the couch once again
No way to start over; no way to rewind
Won’t leave you in yesterday; won’t leave you behind
I can’t fall asleep
I can’t fall asleep, I can’t fall asleep,
And wake up, wake up, wake up without you
As long as I don’t fall asleep I don’t have to wake up to this nightmare
I don’t have to see that you’re not here, that you’re not here
No way to start over; no way to rewind
Won’t leave you in yesterday; won’t leave you behind
I can’t fall asleep
I can’t fall asleep, I can’t fall asleep,
And wake up, wake up, wake up without you

Dangerously Happy

Written By: Ileana Burdine

Dangerously Happy

I’ve never had much luck
In lotteries, used cars or in love
To many times before
What I thought was love looked more like war
Always on the edge of some great argument
But now I’m on the edge of something more
You make me dangerously happy
Got me feeling might do something crazy
Like let myself fall for you
You make me dangerously happy
My guard is down I’m thinking that you may be
The one I can give my heart too
You make me happy
Soap opera dramas
Her wedding day joy ends in a coma
It taught me to be cautious
Being too happy is hazardous
I’m scared to believe that it could happen to me
But I’m about to scream that I’m in love
You make me dangerously happy
Got me feeling might do something crazy
Like let myself fall for you
You make me dangerously happy
My guard is down I’m thinking that you may be
The one I can give my heart too
You make me happy
No more hesitating
I’m gonna close my eyes and jump
It feels so amazing
You’re the one and I’m in love
You make me dangerously happy
Got me feeling might do something crazy
Like let myself fall for you
You make me dangerously happy
My guard is down I’m thinking that you may be
The one I can give my heart too
You make me happy
You make me happy
You make me happy

Thy Will Be Done

Written By: Ileana Burdine

Thy Will Be Done

Each morning a blank page to cover with memories
But the openness causes me worry
Some days I’d rather be reading than writing this book
Don’t know why I’m in such a hurry
To see the path, to know the way, to ruin the ending
It’s in this time I turn to you in this prayer that I’m sending
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I trust in the Father, Spirit and Son
Thy will, thy will be done
Each night when the darkness surrounds me with doubt
And the morning an uncertain phantom
Decisions I make today are lines on tomorrow’s face
Are they worthy enough for sanction
How can I tell, how can I know how many hours I waste
But if I’d trust and meet the world supported by faith
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I trust in the Father, Spirit and Son
Thy will, thy will be done
Waking up is a struggle
From being a slave
When you serve the commitments of day after day
Trust his hidden plan
I’m where I should be
Have faith that grace will guide and lead me
Thy will be done
Thy will be done
I trust in the Father, Spirit and Son
Thy will, thy will be done
I trust in the Father, Spirit and Son
Thy will, thy will be done

Without Your Breath

Written By: Ileana Burdine

Without Your Breath

Again I ask myself what is wrong with me
Not and onion, not in layers something underneath
I am clay waiting to be molded
But you’re a wait-and-see kind of guy
So I waited watching myself washed away in falling rain
Muddy clumps of water to the ocean, running through the drains
Lost in a sea with no body
As incomplete as tiny grains of sand
Calling out for guidance, for you to shine your light
Without some direction I am nearly petrified
Animate, motivate, re-create me, faith is all that’s left
Want to make the right move but I am
I am stone without your breath
Dreaming in the darkness I listened for my name
I am ready to be called my life is yours to claim
I am here but I cannot hear you
Some days I fear that I never will
Your voice a quiet whisper while I’m lying in my bed
It’s drowned in rushing freeways streams of talking in my head
When you speak, static, silence
A comedy I’m watching without sound
Calling out for guidance, for you to shine your light
Without some direction I am nearly petrified
Animate, motivate, re-create me, faith is all that’s left
Want to make the right move but I am
I am stone without your breath

I Do, It's Done

Written By: Ileana Burdine & Chuck Crowe

I Do, It’s Done c 2007 Ileana Burdine/ Chuck Crowe

Verse
Now I’m your best friend so take my advice
You’ll miss poker and hanging out with the guys
Smokin’, drinkin’, doin’ things that women despise
Sure she’s pretty, I won’t argue that
Smart and funny and maybe good in the sack
Once you give that ring you can’t take it back

Chorus
I do, it’s done
Nobody can undo it
I do, it’s done
You’ll have to suffer through it
Then she’ll be your wife
Wise up open your eyes
I do, it’s done…for life

Verse
I tried to warn you not to get on one knee
It was a cute trick, now you’re on a leash
When you’re in the doghouse don’t come crying to me
You traded ringside for the ballet
You’re seeing chick flicks and watching your weight
Tucked shirt, combed hair, signs that it’s almost to late

Chorus
I do, it’s done
Nobody can undo it
I do, it’s done
You’ll have to suffer through it
Then she’ll be your wife
Wise up open your eyes
I do, it’s done…for life

Bridge
Raise a glass to the happy bride and groom
what a perfect pair
it’s clear to everyone in the room
all the love they share
Maybe it’s not that bad to have someone to love
It could be worth giving up the other stuff

Chorus
I do, it’s done
no reason to undo it
I do, it’s done
Someone to love me through it
then she’ll be my wife
always by my side
I do, it’s done
I do, it’s done
I do, it’s done…for life

A Little Country

Written By: Ileana Burdine & Chuck Crowe

Verse
It’s another morning where the traffic’s stopped for miles
And I haven’t moved an inch
The horns are honking and the fingers are flying
But I’ve found a way to cope with this
I tune out the noise with my favorite song
I smile and wave as I sing along

Chorus
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go
I take a little country with me
To make me feel at home
It’s a yes ma’am and a thank you
It’s a good morning and a how do
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go

Verse
In a line of strangers, waiting for my cup of joe
Folks so close but out of reach
Not one with look up but I’ll start with a hello
Just trying to be neighborly
I might stand out with this friendly attitude
That’s how I was raised so I’m happy to

Chorus
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go
I take a little country with me
To make me feel at home
It’s a yes ma’am and a thank you
It’s a good morning and a how do
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go

Bridge
I keep the open sky in my heart
I know exactly who I am
They say this city can make you cold and hard
I was brought up strong enough to help me stand

I take a little country with me
Wherever I go
I take a little country with me
To make me feel at home
It’s a yes ma’am and a thank you
It’s a good morning and a how do
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go
I take a little country with me
To make me feel at home
It’s a yes ma’am and a thank you
It’s a good morning and a how do
I take a little country with me
Wherever I go

Won't Wait On When

Written By: Ileana Burdine

One minute I was fine the sky was blue and you were mine
and it was out of that same blue you said goodbye
this was all too serious and that you never meant for us
to move along so fast so you need time
You wanna try things out just in case
I'm not the type to sit and wait

You can take that road and see where it goes but baby you need to know
I won't wait on when
Saying when will he finally see and turn 'round back to me
I won't wait on when
No I won't wait on when
No, no, no, no, no

You wanna see if there's something you're missing
Soon enough you'll know I guarantee
Dinners, dancing, coffee too, I'll get out and get over you
You best think this through or what you’ll miss is me
Won't be watching by the window for your lights
I'm moving on with my life

You can take that road and see where it goes but baby you need to know
I won't wait on when
Saying when will he finally see and turn 'round back to me
I won't wait on when
No I won't wait on when
No, no, no, no, no

You think that I will wring my fingers, bite my nails and wait for you
While you're sowing your wild oats I've more important things to do
When you realize and make up your mind I'll already be
With someone who's been waiting for when I'd be free

Don't Wake Me Up

Written By: Ileana Burdine & Chuck Crowe


Verse:
Stupid sun woke me up pull the covers over my head
Rather be still asleep replaying every word that you said

Chrous:
Every moment since I met you feels like I’m dreaming
Don’t wake me up
I was lost then found this perfect state of being
Don’t wake me up
Feels so good I’m afraid
That in the morning light it all will fade so
Please don’t wake me
I don’t wanna get up

Verse:
The alarm makes me start but I’m not completely awake
I daydream you’re with me as I sleepwalk all through my day

Chorus:
Every moment since I met you it feels like I’m dreaming
Don’t wake me up
I was lost then found this perfect state of being
Don’t wake me up
Feels so good I’m afraid
That in the morning light it all will fade so
Please don’t wake me
I don’t wanna get up

Bridge:
Noboby pinch me
I don’t want my feet to touch the ground
Now that you’ve kissed me
I’m floating on air don’t you dare bring me down

Chrous:
Every moment since I met you it feels like I’m dreaming
Don’t wake me up
I was lost then found this perfect state of being
Don’t wake me up
Feels so good I’m afraid
That in the morning light it all will fade so
Please don’t wake me
I don’t wanna get up

Einstein In A Skirt

Written By: Ileana Burdine

Verse:
I can’t understand you sometimes
Like a broadcast from Babylon interferes
But when I look into those eyes
I catch your glance and it’s pretty clear

Chorus:
You look at me like I’m your Venus in a shell
You look at me like I’m the North Star of your sea
Like I’m Einstein in a skirt and hold the mysteries of the earth
You say it all when you
When you look at me

Verse:
It doesn’t matter what you try to say
No poetry from those perfect lips
You might fumble with a phrase
And still you make me feel like this

Chorus:
You look at me like I’m your Venus in a shell
You look at me like I’m the North Star of your sea
Like I’m Einstein in a skirt and hold the mysteries of the earth
You say it all when you
When you look at me

Bridge:
You hold my hand like a precious gift
I’ve never been adored
I could get used to this
I want more, more, more

Chorus:
You look at me like I’m your Venus in a shell
You look at me like I’m the North Star of your sea
Like I’m Einstein in a skirt and hold the mysteries of the earth
You say it all when you
When you look at
You look at me like I’m your Venus in a shell
You look at me like I’m the North Star of your sea
Like I’m Einstein in a skirt and hold the mysteries of the earth
You say it all when you
When you look at me
When you look at me
When you look at me
When you look at me

Discography

The NEW Ileana Burdine release "Without Your Breath" is available at www.cdbaby.com/ileana5

Super Ordinary Girl www.cdbaby.com/ileana4
Counting Stars As They Fall www.cdbaby.com/ileana
Miles to Go www.cdbaby.com/ileana2
Playing Solo www.cdbaby.com/ileana3

EP
Fool's Night

Set List

Ileana is available to perform up to four 45 minute sets. Her sets include songs off of all of her albums including some of the following titles:

Admire the View
Take Me Back
Drink Me In
Meeting Thomas
In Your Arms
Before you knew
Waiting So Long
Drive
Walk With Me
Capricorn
Gaming
Gone
Matter Of Fact
Beyond Reproach
Tempting Fate
He Wanted to Fly
Hold Me
A Gift So Complete
Magenta
Give In
He�s A Keeper
Better Than Okay
Thy Will Be Done
I Would
Barely
How Did I Get Here
What R U So Afraid Of
Hold On
Leaving Me
Blood Stains
Can�t Let Go
Self Sacrifice
Worth the Risk
Super Ordinary Girl
A Simple Love
Table For One
Just Give Up On Us
Serendipity
Unworthy
I Heard It Start
Better Or Worse
Secret Sunshine
Reach
Trying To Believe

Ileana occasionally includes the following cover songs in her sets:

Chariot- Gretchen Wilson
A Kiss From a Rose- Seal
Under The Milky Way- The Church
Brown Eyed Girl- Van Morrison
Love Me Tender- E