Jamie Rattner

Jamie Rattner

 San Diego, California, USA
BandAlternativeAdult Contemporary

On her fourth album, Pagan Heart, this organic piano songstress goes orbital. Jamie Rattner's acoustic piano style newly embeds itself in a groove-oriented, spacious electronic landscape. The music calls to mind the feminine eclecticism of Tori Amos and Imogen Heap.

Biography

Hailing from California, Indie Award winner Jamie Rattner's confessional songs at the piano have earned comparisons to Kate Bush's electroacoustic songstories and Stevie Nicks' gypsy rock.

Testimony to this songstress' carefully penned songs, Jamie has been the recipient of several awards including a slot at USA Songwriting Competition's winner's showcase at SXSW. Other accolades include:

-First Place /Lyrics category of the USA Songwriting Competition
-Runner Up/Great American Song Contest
-Honorable Mention/American Songwriter Magazine's Lyric Contest
-Runner Up for Song of the Year in an international songwriting competition benefiting VH-1's Save The Music Foundation

Jamie has appeared on TV, had impressive airplay on 100+ stations & had a CD produced by Tim Bruhns (Holly Palmer,Ellis Paul). Her dramatic performance style continued to develop at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where she studied with the teachers of Aimee Mann & Paula Cole to name a few. She has gone on to stir audiences from her home in NYC to Europe where her literary,artistic style has found great appreciation.

Lyrics

St. Anthony

Written By: Jamie Rattner

st. anthony
come around
something's been lost
it can't be found

i hid her secrets
in this place
can't find the entrance
through which i came

now i am calling your name
finders keepers is the game
find her keep her the same
keep her where it can't happen again

st. anthony
come around
something's been lost
it can't be found

in fragile parts
i taped her shut
be sure to lift her
with this side

now i am calling your name
finders keepers is the game
find her keep her the same
keep her where it can't happen again

st. anthony
come around

Joyful Noise

Written By: Jamie Rattner

seeing
believing
which come's first

trusting
knowing
what's each worth

it's always called me
inside a melodic voice
sweet hallelujah
is it more or less than joyful noise

seeing
believing
which come's first

finding
searching
what's each worth

it's always called me
inside a melodic voice
sweet hallelujah
is it more or less than joyful noise

seeing
believing
which come's first

Crusade

Written By: Jamie Rattner

maybe you can show me
show me like a man
how to take off all this armor
and lay myself out bare

set down all these weapons
silence all the drums
that call me out to conquer
when all i want is love

but there is a crusade
always in my heart
it’s only safe to touch you
when you are torn apart

you say there’s no dominion
you know you can’t win love
that i must let down my guard

but i can’t end this crusade
inside my heart

when i see your wounded
i tell myself to stop
but this warrior within me
just has to be on top

can i lay down my arms
and rest inside yours
end all this harm if you can
take this war within me
take it like a man

cause there is a crusade
always in my heart
it’s only safe to touch you
when you are torn apart

you say there’s no dominion
you know you can’t win love
that i must let down my guard

but i can’t end this crusade
inside my heart

Like The Sun

Written By: Jamie Rattner

the dish outside fills with rain
the whole world comes
in shades of grey
like fair weather
you're gone away

sun tries burning through
like a headache
like i tried to get inside of you
slow afternoon
of counting my steps and waiting for

you (give when it's good for)
you (expect so much more than)
you (deserve to be given)

each time you fade
you come back into focus
like the sun in my eyes

you're the song
i can't shake from my head
no matter how hard i try

leave your trace
on my skin
like a sunburn
like a fire

you (give when it's good for)
you (expect so much more than)
you (deserve to be given)

Pagan Heart

Written By: Jamie Rattner

finally it’s over
no lavender or clover
to cast a spell
to reopen my closure

every candle smothered
and every chalice drank
haven’t got a prayer that
could make our black magic white

this pagan heart
has tried it all
to make you love me

finally it’s over
the fires left to smolder
tricks once so convincing
i see through now that i am older

you cursed me in the night
sang my praises in the dawn
told me i made you crazy
but you were that way all along

this pagan heart
has tried it all
to make you love me

Still Love You

Written By: Jamie Rattner

i still love you
i still want you

call onto me
chase the thread of my skirt
crawl onto me
no sonnet in all of the world
could sing how much

i still love you
i still want you

put your last name on mine
change who i am to your liking
put your palms over my eyes
make me feel more than this safety
wear me down

i still love you
i still want you

with my heart like an anagram
i've spelled for another man
with your name
like braille to the blind
touch my body read this refrain
than you'll know

i still love you
i still want you

Discography

Jamie Rattner - (Pagan Heart 2009)
Jamie Rattner-(Within 2005)
Jamie Rattner-(Jamie Rattner 2002)
Jamie Rattner-(Medea EP 2000

Set List

Songs range from 3-6 minutes in length.