Jasmine Commerce

Jasmine Commerce

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Jasmine Commerce is a new San Diego, CA based singer/songwriter, whose pure-as-honey voice and honest lyrics have been described a cross between those of Sarah McLachlan and Sheryl Crow. A Virginia native, Jasmine has a bi-costal following, & is promoting her first EP, "Somewhere in Between" (8/08).

Biography

Jasmine Commerce grew up in a musical household in Herndon, VA, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Forced to play violin by age 9 because the family had inherited one from her grandfather, Jasmine began her formal musical training at a young age. By 10 years old Jasmine was writing her own songs. Influenced heavily by the folk music to which her parents exposed her, and her poet grandmother, Jasmine naturally picked up a guitar in high school and songs began flowing out. She continued to pursue music through college, relocated to San Diego, CA, and today she and her brother, Matt Commerce write and perform music for a living. Jasmine's love for poetry and her orchestral background give her songs lyrical depth and melodic dynamics.

Lyrics

Somewhere In Between

Written By: Jasmine Commerce

The seed was planted long ago and it grew, and it grows, and it grows every day, even when you are away.
I see you more than before, still I never know for sure if it's real or a dream, I guess it's somewhere in between....
I guess it's somewhere in between.

I have known you in my dreams, felt your breath upon my face,
Kissed your mouth and it's okay, sun comes up you fade away,
And I loved you long ago, long before we ever met,
It's just a feeling that I get, like the stage was always set.....
(Chorus): We're the same, you and me, I understand the way you speak,
We talk in melody and beat, A conversation so complete,
And it's pathetic you'd agree, the kind of hold you've got on me, Better I should know by now, but I love you anyhow, you say it could never be, and if you ask me I'd agree, but where does
that leave you and me? Always somewhere in between....
we're always somewhere in between.

Well if it hasn't happened yet, then it never will I guess
Best to lay this all to rest, better not to make a mess
But if you ever change your mind, I'll be waiting to change mine,
Like the moon pulls at the sea, so you've got that pull on me

We're the same can't you see...I understand the way you speak,
we talk in melody and beat, A conversation so complete,
And it's pathetic you'd agree, the kind of hold you've got on me, Better I should know by now, but I love you anyhow, You say it should never be, and if you ask me I'd agree, but where does
that leave you and me? Always somewhere in between....
we're always somewhere in between.

The Book

Written By: Jasmine Commerce

Verse 1:
Here's the book, here's the book I was looking for.
It's the one that you said I should ignore.
Here's the song, it's the song I used to sing,
Long before you came and changed everything.

Chorus:
I've found more ground where my feet can stand,
After the storm nearly drowned me.
And I see clearly what I never could understand,
Now that you're not around me.

Verse 2:
Here's the choice, it's the choice I never made,
All because, just because I was afraid.
Here's the chance and here's the time I never took.
Along with the song was the choice and the chance and the time,
And of course the book....

Chorus:
I've found more ground where my feet can stand,
After the storm nearly drowned me.
And I see clearly what I never could understand,
Now that you're not around me.

Verse 3:
Here's the truth, it's the truth you couldn't tell
And all the lies, the crooked lies you told so well.
But now I know that I will not be deceived.
Love will save me, love will save me, this I do believe.
(to chorus)

Discography

"Somewhere In Between" -Debut EP, August 2008
Tracks receiving airplay:
RADIO:
"Somewhere In Between"- 103.7 FM (Radio Sophie, San Diego)
"Ne Jouez Pas Avec Mon Coeur" and "The Book"- 107.3FM and 102.4 FM (Lon Radio, Netherlands)
PODCASTS:
"The Book"-
*Accident Hash Podshow #273 (www.accidenthash.com)
*Dale Cast Podshow #347
(www.dalecast.co.uk)

"Fool to Fall"-
*Homecast Show Podcast #128
(www.homecastshow.com)
*Spudshow #311
(http://spudshow.libsyn.com/)
*Dalecast Podshow #351
(www.dalecast.co.uk)

"Somewhere In Between"-
*Spudshow #311
(http://spudshow.libsyn.com/)

"Ne Jouez Pas Avec Mon Coeur"-
*Spudshow #311
(http://spudshow.libsyn.com/)

Set List

THE BOOK
I GOT YOUR LOVE
FOOL TO FALL
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
NE JOUEZ PAS AVEC MON COEUR
SOMETHING TO SAY
BOUND
LOVE IS THE ONE THING

**As an acoustic duo with my brother, Matt Commerce, we literally know hundreds of cover songs spanning the 21st century. Repertoire available upon request.