Jessica Brody

Jessica Brody

BandPop

Sarah Maclachlan meets Alanis Morissette. Pop Rock with an attitude.

Biography

Jessica, 25, started writing music at a young age. By the time she was 15, she won her first song writing competition.

Her adult contemporary musical style and sultry voice can be compared to the sounds of Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, and Chantal Krevuziak.

“Music is my therapy,” Jessica says. “Opening up my notebook of lyrics is like opening up my diary…every word has a meaning attached to it. This is how I deal with whatever life throws me.”

Jessica also writes lyrics in French and Japanese. “I’ve always loved languages,” she explains. “Being able to communicate with someone in their own language is the most rewarding way to connect with people.”

Jessica graduated from Smith College in 2001 and presently works for MGM Stulives in Los Angeles, CA where she is actively pursuing a career in music and writing. Jessica recently completed her first novel, Just Juliet, and is currently working on her second book.

Lyrics

Wanting People

Written By: Jessica Brody

He says, “I’ve seen you, what I really wanna do is appreciate you.
Take you in a room for a weekend and close the door.
I know I should have called, how about I make it up to you?
After all, baby what are weekends for?
Well, I’ve never been one to idolize,
But I’ll get down on my knees tonight.
And worship every part of you
Hang on every thought in you
You’re that girl who drives me crazy.
And just like a dirty magazine
You leave me visualizing things
Don’t get me wrong…It’s the very best kind of crazy.”

Then he says, “Baby, what we do is not enough for me.
I want more, more, more…I want more.”

She says, “I’ve loved you for about a hundred and two lifetimes.
But I guess a plane ticket to San Fran would be alright.
I know you should have called well I’m willing to forgive you this time.
Make sure it’s the last time it ever slips your mind.”
Well she tries to hard to live within
But her heart is tattooed on her skin
So she covers up with overcoats
Anything warm enough
She’s that girl who’s always freezing.
But he makes her hotter than the sun in Vegas
Like a human radiator
One poker game…and she’s back down to naked.

And she says, “Face it, what we do is not enough for me.
I want more, more, more…I want more”

And we’re just two more wanting people in the world
Trying to find a way to make it work
I’ll give it up for you
If you give it up for me.

Cause baby, what we do is not enough for me.
I want more, more, more I want more.

Numb

Written By: Jessica Brody

She keeps her distance
She knows this world's not safe
It's full of minefields
She won't go down that way

You can fall in love with her shadow
But you'll always be two steps behind
And you can try to capture a moment
But she'll never give you the time.

She locks the front door
She drinks the noise away
The room is silent
She writes the words she can't say

You can hold tight to her body
But you'll never come close to her soul
You can give her all that’s she needing
But you’ll never replace what she sold.

And everything you feel is playing on the radio.
And everything you see, you see in me, you see in you.

She stares at the cracks in the ceiling
Growing numb with each feeling
She stows away

But they’ll always be that ghost locked in her mind
Searching for the paradise
She lost in vain.

You can fall in love with her shadow
But you’ll always be chasing her light
The reason that keeps her from healing
Is the reason that keeps you alive.

And everything we feel is playing on the radio.
And everything we see, we see in me, we see in you.
And everything you know, is everything I know
Won’t fade away…it lives in you

…she lives in you.

Stronger than Yesterday

Written By: Jessica Brody

I used to be the girl who falls to easily
I used to hang my head and cry
I used to say anything to make them stay
Thought I couldn’t live without someone by my side
I used to think that this is as good as it gets
I’ve learned a lot since then

It’s not that I’ve given up on love
It’s just that I’ve learned who I can trust
It’s better off that way
Stronger than yesterday

I used to be the girl who needed everything
Nothing could keep me satisfied
I used to dream of someone I could never be
All of the while my life just passed me by
I used to think that this is as good as it gets
I’ve learned a lot since then

It’s not that I’ve given up on life
It’s just that I’ve chosen what’s worth fighting for
It’s better off that way
Stronger than yesterday

I used to be the girl who filled your every dream
I used to wait for hours by the phone
I couldn’t see all the games you played on me
You used to say you’d never let me go
I used to think that that was as good as it gets
I’ve learned a lot since then

It’s not that I’ve given up on you
It’s just that I know I’ll find someone new
And I’ll be better off that way
Stronger than yesterday
I’m stronger than yesterday