Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison

 Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Soulful, thoughtful, genuine, close your eyes, tap your foot, good kinda music.... Check out my website for more information: www.throughtheriver.com

Biography

I was born and raised in the beautiful and eclectic city of Austin, Texas. No matter where I have traveled since, the unique and artistic culture of the "Live Music Capital of the World" follows me and shapes who I am. It always will. According to my mom, I have been singing since before I could talk. I started playing the piano at a very young age, but soon switched to the violin, which I played for about seven years until I discovered the guitar. On my 13th birthday, I received my first guitar, and I knew that I had found my place. Although I've been writing songs since middle school, I think I'm only just now reaching the point where I am proud of my music and I have found a style that fits me.

That being said, I never have a good answer for someone who asks me what genre my music belongs in. I'm not sure I really fit into one genre, so my response is usually something like "you'll just have to listen to me play and let me know what you think," or "blues/pop/folk/rock." I guess one reason I don't fit into a category is that my taste in music is so diverse. My musical influences range from the Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell, Nickel Creek, Nanci Griffith, Tommy Emmanuel, and Eva Cassidy to Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, B.B. King, and just about everything in between.

My goal as I write songs and play music is that I will be able to incorporate all different styles of music. I have found that wherever I go, music is the ultimate connection between us all, no matter what our culture and background might be. I believe that music has the ability to transcend cultural lines and divisions, and I would like to be able to write music that brings all kinds of people together.

I also write songs from my own experiences, almost always telling the story of what I'm dealing with at that moment. I want to write songs that people can relate to, even if their experience was not the same as mine. I've been told that my soul comes out clearly in my voice when I sing, and I guess that's all I can do is put myself out there for people to decide if they will listen or not.

Lyrics

Eye to Eye

Written By: Jennifer Morrison

I don't understand why this line between you and I remains
What divides us now but our own hate?
Stubborness is not enough reason to be divided
Cause in my mind I see us side by side by side by side

We're not that different, you and I
The lines erase as we stand facing eye to eye
And as we open our lives
We'll see we really weren't that different all the time

Can we move on
The mistakes they made can never be erased
But learned from, and turned from
In honor of their pain
Living for the change they fought for every day

Let grace bring light where darkness hides
Let love decide what lies ahead for you and I

We're not that different, you and I
The lines erase as we stand facing eye to eye
And as we open our lives
We'll see we really weren't that different all the time

If we could just sit, stay
Learn how not to run away
Every time things get uncomfortable
We gotta say what we say and let it all play out
We gotta let it be hard so we can change

We're not that different, you and I
The lines erase as we stand facing eye to eye
And as we open our lives
We'll see we really weren't that different all the time

We're not that different, you and I
The lines erase as we stand facing eye to eye
And as we open our lives
We'll see we really weren't that different all the time

Through the Eyes of a Child

Written By: Jennifer Morrison

Little girl
Don't let your smile fade away
Don't let them tell you you're too old to play
Your big blue eyes are full of wonder
I can see straight to your soul
So pure and unashamed

So play in the rain don't be afraid to get your dress dirty
So talk to the birds don't even worry if you might look silly

Your job is to run
Your job is to dance
Your job is to grow
Your job is to dream
Your job is to explore
Your job is to hope

And don't lose your endless curiosity
Don't start to take yourself so seriously
Cause growing up is overrated

Little girl
Don't let your dreams fade away
Don't let them tell you there is only one way
Your little mind is like a sponge, soaking in the world around you
Everything is so new

You're excited about every little bug
And every little thing you see
Cause everything's an adventure
All these things I never see anymore

So play in the rain don't be afraid to get your dress dirty
So talk to the birds don't even worry if you might look silly

Your job is to run
Your job is to dance
Your job is to grow
Your job is to dream
Your job is to explore
Your job is to hope

If we could see through the eyes of a child once more
Just to be uninhibited and free once more
Cause growing up can be so boring

Let your heart change your mind
And let your soul decide sometimes
Cause that is the part of you where the child still resides

So play in the rain don't be afraid to get your dress dirty
So talk to the birds don't even worry if you might look silly

Your job is to run
Your job is to dance
Your job is to grow
Your job is to dream
Your job is to explore
Your job is to hope

Even Dreams Betray

Written By: Jennifer Morrison

There go my dreams, why do I let myself be broken?
Two years and still my heart belongs to you
The next time I close my eyes it will be for real
Don't take my hand till you can stand behind it

Just turn your back on promises you left me with
I'll be alright I'm sure the pain will ease with time
Two years, two years, two years

Can't wait to find someone who deserves my devotions
But I can't control any of my emotions, and I'm in love with you

I can't sleep straight, even dreams are betraying me
I can't just walk away, but you can't say the same
Don't promise me the stars if you can't reach
Don't lead my heart to places you can't go, cause I'm stuck here alone

Just turn your back on promises you left me with
I'll be alright I'm sure the pain will ease with time
Two years, too many years, too many tears

Can't wait to find someone who deserves my devotions
But I can't control any of my emotions
And I'll know better next time

Why do you have to be so irresistable,
Why can't I just fall for someone who can love me like I need? (repeat)
You look into my eyes, how can you not feel everything I'm feeling?
I still feel your hand in mine, my heart still burns inside
Just walk away, just walk away