Janelle Lauer

Janelle Lauer

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R&B/Soul singer Janelle Lauer brings intensity and passion to every ounce of her music. Living every lyric she writes, this midwest Diva has cultivated a following that is willing to go wherever she leads.

Biography

No matter the size of the crowd or the tune at hand, Janelle Lauer always gives herself to her audience in unrestrained, yet carefully executed performances that showcase her vocal flexibility, natural musical understanding, and easy show manner. Her performances and recordings have an originality that leaves an indelible impression on her audience and brings them back for more. Janelle’s soulful connection with her audience continues to create a devout following of fans who respect her integrity, sincerity, originality and - above all else - her talent.
Janelle's first studio CD, Turn the Corner, was released in February of 2005 on her own label, SAVAJ Entertainment, LLC and her newest album, Change, was released November 24th, 2008!

Lyrics

Real Man

Written By: Lauer/Estella

You talk a good game
Everything just sounds the same
You claim to know
What's inside my head

You don't understand
Between a woman and a man
I need more than that
Both in and outta bed

You can stop the whinin'
Cuz I have had enough
I don't need your drama
Can't you just grow up one time and be a

Real man
Just walk away
You can't handle me anyway
Real man
Listen what I say I need a
Real man
Real man
Girl's comin' alive
Kickin' into overdrive
Real man
I ain't got the time I need a
Real man

Show me some respect
Or don't you got the intellect
It just ain't that hard
If you just take the time

Don't play me for a fool
You never learned the golden rule
Believe me, I'll trade you in
For a man's that's genuine

I hope you find your mama
And a life you can enjoy
The way you see it I can tell you
I don't need a boy I'm lookin' for a

Real man
Just walk away
You can't handle me anyway
Real man
Listen what I say I need a
Real man
Real man
Girl's comin' alive
Kickin' into overdrive
Real man
I ain't got the time I need a
Real man

A real man doesn't have to prove
What a real man he thinks he is
Treat me like a lady
And I'll drop the real man biz
Come on and be a

Real man
Just walk away
You can't handle me anyway
Real man
Listen what I say I need a
Real man
Real man
Girl's comin' alive
Kickin' into overdrive
Real man
I ain't got the time I need a
Real man

Santa Fe

Written By: Lauer/Estella

Took a train
Across the country just to
Heal the pain
Of a love that I had lost
I didn't fine
All I was lookin' for nearly
Lost my mind
Not thinkin' of the cost
The cost of that train

Walked around
Saw your eyes in every face
All over town
Not knowing what to say
I Didn't know
All I had to do but I had to
Let you go
And get out of that place
The place with the name

Oh baby
You'll never know until you find
And maybe
You'll miss the life you left behind
But lately
Oh, lately I have to say
Since you went away
Well I've been okay
Since I'm back from Santa Fe

Dusty ground
Dust got settled in my eyes
Got slapped around
By the confidence I lacked
A year went by
Had to stop it and just
Had to try
And buy a one way ticket back
Back on that train

Oh baby
You'll never know until you find
And maybe
You'll get it figured out this time
But lately
Oh, lately I have to say
Since you went away
Well I've been okay
Since I'm back from Santa Fe

Oh baby
You'll never know until you find
And maybe
You'll miss the life you left behind
Oh baby
You'll never know until you find
And maybe
You'll get it figured out this time
But lately
Oh, lately I have to say
Since you went away
Well I've been okay
Since I'm back from Santa Fe

Discography

Change, full-length studio LP, SAVAJ Entertainment, LLC, November, 2008
5 Winters At the Bighouse, full-length LP, SPT Theatre Company, January 2007.
Turn the Corner, full-length studio LP, SAVAJ Entertainment, LLC, February, 2005.
Janelle Lauer Live at Liars, full-length LP of live recordings, Liars Theatre Publishing, December, 2003.

Set List

Shows are from 30 minutes to 3 hours - typically a combination of original songs, as well as covers of r&b/soul, blues, and pop. Shows can be easily tailored to different venues, atmospheres, and needs. We have over 30 original tunes plus around 200 cover tunes that we are prepared to perform.