Jessie Sparks

Jessie Sparks

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandBluesSoul

Australian Singer/Songwriter/Pianist/Producer - Solo/Duo/Trio/Band

Biography

* Legend Award & Finalist Best Blues Artist - Music OZ Awards 2012
* Hot 100 Live Independent Artist - Music Connection 2011
* 4 X Nominee - New Music Weekly Awards 2011
* Winner Favorite International Mainstream Artist & 5 X Nominee - Independent Music Network Awards 2011
* Nominee Best Blues Artist - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2011
* Runner Up - Song Of The Year 2011
* 4 X Shortlisted - Australian Songwriters Association Contest 2011
* 4 X Official Nominations - GRAMMY Awards 2010
* Winner Best Artist - MusicBizPro Contest 2010
* Nominee Best Adult Contemporary Artist - Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2010
* Finalist Best Pop Artist - Music OZ Awards 2010
* Winner Best Adult Contemporary Artist & Nominee Best Female Vocalist - Hollywood Music Awards 2008

Lyrics

Breathe Easy

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Engineered & Mixed by Matthew Voigt
Mastered by Ross Cockle
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios
Photography by Andrew Raszevski
Made in Australia, 2007
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

easy is a choice you make
so why do i choose hard? don’t i know it
loving can be easy
but it always breaks my heart

guys can be friends & then
it’s stressed by their incline
girls can be close but then
they too can be unkind

complicated, irritating
must it be this way?
misunderstanding, too demanding
i want to throw that all away

i want to breathe easy, take it slow
i want to live life simply
i want to taste it, don’t want to waste it
i want to feel it, no time to heal it
i won’t choose hard no more

a smile can say one thousand words
one tear a million more, don’t you know it
why can’t we always speak the truth?
tell me what do we lie for?

all the anguish & confusion
frustration at a fall
desperation & delusion
i want to rise above it all

i want to breathe easy, take it slow
i want to live life simply
i want to taste it, don’t want to waste it
i want to feel it, no time to heal it
i won’t choose hard

no i won’t analyze or criticize
or waste my time on things i know aren’t worthwhile
i won’t hold back, i won’t breakdown
you can’t stop me, you won’t shake me now

i want to breathe easy, take it real slow
i want to live life simply
i want to taste it, don’t want to waste it
i want to feel it, no time to heal it
i won’t choose hard no more

Bended Knee

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Engineered & Mixed by Matthew Voigt
Mastered by Ross Cockle
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios
Photography by Andrew Raszevski
Made in Australia, 2007
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

thought you hung the moon when
you said goodnight
down on your knees playin’ out a scene
sayin’ you’re the one who will treat me right
some kind of wonderful, some kind of hero

i know if we gave it sometime
you’d see it wouldn’t be the same
yes i know if we give it away
i’ll feel no need to blame

‘cause i see my temper risin’
the baby’d be cryin’
while i patiently wait for you
to find your way home

people’d be talkin’
‘bout your late night workin’
so baby don’t go down on bended knee

you hold me close, you hold me tight
sayin’ all these things like you’ve been rehearsin’
not lettin’ go & not givin’ in
sweet’n kind, there’s a way about you

i know if we gave it sometime
you’d see it wouldn’t be the same
yes i know if we give it away
i’ll feel no need to blame

‘cause i see my temper risin’
the baby’d be cryin’
while i patiently wait for you
to find your way home

people’d be talkin’
‘bout your late night workin’
so baby don’t go down on bended knee

‘cause i see my temper risin’
the baby’d be cryin’
while i patiently wait for you
to find your way home

people’d be talkin’
‘bout your late night workin’
so baby don’t go down on bended
baby let’s not keep pretendin’
baby don’t go down on bended knee

Walk A Mile

Written By: Jessie Sparks

Words, Music, Vocals & Production by Jessie Sparks
Engineered & Mixed by Matthew Voigt
Mastered by Ross Cockle
Recorded at Sing Sing Studios
Photography by Andrew Raszevski
Made in Australia, 2007
Copyright Jessie Sparks All Rights Reserved

go on & sip your glass of red wine
as you sit so cocky & bold & stare at my life

i’m the kind whose gloves are on
hands up & ready to takeout someone
i do what i gotta to hold my own
but make no mistake i’m not made of stone

you must walk a mile in my shoes
before you judge me like you do
i fell from grace but rose again
hey mister self-righteous

another glass, another question, indiscretion
i’m holding back from letting the punches fly

i’m the kind who has no shame
people move sideways when they see me coming
& the faster i’m walking, the faster they run
but make no mistake my skin is not numb

you must walk a mile in my shoes
before you judge me like you do
i fell from grace but rose again
hey mister self-righteous

baby don’t count on me, baby don’t call for me
do what i want, i’ll come when i’m ready
don’t open doors for me, don’t step aside for me
got my own change, i’ll pay my own way

baby don’t count on me, baby don’t call for me
do what i want, i’ll come when i’m ready
don’t open doors for me, don’t step aside for me
got my own change, i’ll pay my own way

you must walk a mile in my shoes
before you judge me like you do
i fell from grace but rose again
hey mister self-righteous

won’t forget who i am, regret where i’ve been
won’t say i’m sorry if you don’t understand
mister self-righteous, walk a mile