j meridian

j meridian

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

J Meridian is an Austin based band with a singer songwriter Americana sound perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand. Large fan base with excellent musicianship from former Six Pence None the Richer bass player JJ Plasencio, and renowned drummer Gray Legere. Lead Vocalist Julie Merwarth Leininger will sooth you with her sweet and sexy vocals and thoughtful lyrics of love won and lost.... this is one you won't want to miss!

Biography

i am a singer songwriter with a soulful heart… pouring my words over an infinite amount of stars against the black sky, soapboxes, butterflies and pockets full of sand…
i was born in florida, raised in texas. but i’m a beach girl through and through. the sound of waves crashing and my feet playing in sand…
i love words and poetry. i love music and rhythm... and i love to sing from the depth of me… it’s my heart on the outside.
i love driving small back windy country roads I have never seen. the views inspire me.
on a recent trip, i found the perfect road laden with fallen down houses and barns, roads covered in trees with sweet little creeks nestled in between. i love nature, the beauty, the breeze on my face, music on and my thoughts drifting through the notes… i love driving these little unknown roads where you never know what is just beyond that hill or around that bend…

it. could. be. magical…

you just don’t know… until you are there…

it’s days and things like this that inspire me. my life and places i have been both physically and emotionally and spiritually make up the pieces of who i am the songs that i write and sing… it’s all a part of me…
~ j

Lyrics

Pieces to My Poetry

Written By: j meridian

blue eyes, no matter where i go
you find me
sweet eyes, how far i am or where i hide
you always find me
the years they change us
the mountains and the seas
no matter where life leads
it's always you and always me.

put your hands on me
soothe my weary head
sing your words so sweet
calm my troubled soul
you are the pieces to my poetry
you are part of me
there’s no escaping the way we feel
so strongly in
sides of me unseen

my notes are stretching over seas,
can you hear me
climb over mountains
and underneath me
sun dances on my face
it’s always you and always me

so put your hands on me
and soothe my weary head
sing your words so sweet
and calm my troubled soul
you are the pieces to my poetry
you are part of me
there’s no escaping the way we feel
so strongly in
sides of me unseen

so trace my name in the sand
and wish it all to be…

real, you and me , real
stars are wishes
and dreams are meant to be
real

so put your hands on me
sing your words so sweet
you are the pieces to my poetry…
i’m real, you and me, real
stars are wishes
and dreams meant to be
real, you and me
real, you and me
you and me, oh,
you and me

Photograph

Written By: j meridian

Looked at the clock on the wall
And felt a quicken in my soul
Couldn’t believe the time had past
Between you and me

I saw the leaves on the ground
How is the air already turning cold
Where did the summer go
my love

Chorus
All those things
we were supposed to do last year
all those plans
rock n roll shows,
rolling down
I never said…
and now theres dust on top of the bed

It’s your words inside me
They’re yours and mine alone
To share with none other
But … you my love
You are mine, my muse, my home
Your voice pulls me in
Has depth like a black and white photograph
You and I are so intense

I am yours and you are mine
All those things we were supposed to do last year
These words are hidden deep inside
Never said to you, Never said to you

Oh you are my black and white photograph... my love

Walk With Me (Oh My Love)

Written By: J Meridian

There’s this place in the mountains that we call all our own
Covered with moss and covered with snow
Berry lined fences, windy trails we go
Tall trees, pine cones, leaves
Oh my love
Shivers and things
Fingers meeting yours
Streams and mountains, pebbles and waterfalls
Wish upon a star fall
down
oh how I ache for you

walk through this tall grass
to the secret place where we meet
lay and watch the clouds go by
til the blue turns into night
and the stars start shooting by
you will sing the harmonies I will sing the highs
lace your fingers tight with mine
like you’re never gonna let me go
cause it’s all I really need to know
is love, I’m yours
baby I’m yours

There’s this trail in the tall grass that leads me straight to you
Covered with weeds and those yellow flowers
Cedar lined fences, barbed wire vines we go
Oak trees, fallen leaves, wires across fields
Oh my love
Barefoot, streams,
toes meeting yours,
green grass, deserts, pebbles thrown across creeks
Hill country dreams,
I ache for you

Walk through this
with me

A Million Miles

Written By: J Meridian music by JJ Plasencio

It’ll take a million miles to find me
When all your words still echo through my mind
Serenity my destiny, don’t hide your face from me
Cause I don’t have the strength or time

These roads I’ve traveled are so misunderstood
Seemingly I’m lost at every turn
Just lying in this bed of mess, crying in the nothingness
i’m just standing here alone this time

CHORUS
So travel these roads to find me
Do what it takes to reach me if you can
Rescue me, my love, from this
Cause it’s you and me, I need… now

V2
It’ll take a million miles to find me
The moon is nowhere to be found tonight
Fog is rolling through trees, with magic limbs to carry me
Lift me up and carry me so far

Wind whispers promises to my soul
High above the storm clouds in my heart
You pull the feathers from my wings
Contemplate my fumbling
And wonder why you never see me soar

CHORUS

Alone With You

Written By: J Meridian

the air quietly surrounds me
harvest moon shines like fire
this is the harvest of my loneliness
I want to see you, I want to be…

CHORUS
to be alone with you
That’s all I have to do
To be alone with you
I adore you
All I have to do
Is be
Alone with you

The array of tiny lights above me
Whisper sweet one be still
I look up and shine in your eyes now
Put your arms around me, all I have to do is

BRIDGE –
and after the days been had
and I’m standing at the end
of the waters edge
I decide to dive in
And let you change me, oh….

CHORUS

Midnight showers pour over me
penetrate my soul and dampen my eyes to your love
Come sing our song with me, I adore you

Come Home Tonight

Written By: J Meridian

Come Home Tonight
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I have only, longing for you, I have only, wanting for you
I have only, you on my mind
Oh my love

no matter how far we roam
You’re the one I wanna call home
No matter where we are
High or low, near or far
Come and hide
Inside this heart of mine

I have only, longing for you, I have only, wanting for you
I have only, you on my mind
The nights, the days, Oh my love, you’re mine
Come home tonight, Come home tonight, Come home tonight

You’re all I ever see
The sun, the moon, my next heartbeat
wrap your arms ‘round me
you’re my walls, the floor beneath my feet
Let me hide
Inside your heart

Come home to me oh my love

Capture My Heart

Written By: j meridian

capture my heart
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all alone
I can’t catch my breath
from the things they said
the way they left
me here
my insides in chaos
I just want it all to go away

start this day new
start this one over
I’ll give you the glue
To put me together
Capture my heart, capture my heart and stay
Cause I need you, Oh how I need you,
Oh I need you… so stay

when I see
what’s meant to be
its impossible
for me to grieve
the days i’ve wasted on regret
I just wanna live now
tucked away from all this

don’t give up
on the girl that you see
standing here broken
it’s you and it’s me
just turn the key

So let’s start this day new, start this one over
I’ll give you the glue to put me together
Capture my heart, capture my heart… And stay
Oh how I need you, oh how I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you… so stay
Oh I how want you, I want you, how I want you….
Capture my heart, capture my heart… and stay.

Once Upon A...

Written By: J Meridian

Once Upon A... ?j meridian January 7, 2011
Once upon a time ?There were tales of men like u?who were chivalrous and cavalries?With horses riding thru?You rescued women, men and child?And brought them safely home?Set them warmly on their chairs?And whispered Tennyson poems?Til they fell asleep and dreamt all night of better days ahead?it’s just what you do, it’s just what you do
Through the distance i can see?a simple girl like you ?who is standing tall and gentleness?You're all that's kind and true?But I don't just want you to... rescue me?and then leave me, quietly…?Don't just rescue me off this mountain top, then slip away out of sight?Cause I need you for more than poems and songs?You're the only one that I want?It’s more than what you do?It’s just who you are, who you are?you’re in my heart??Now upon my lonesomeness?I wonder where you are, well I ?Look upon the midnight stars and ?wish upon them all And I ?wonder if you see me as more than just another girl?Who needs someone to rescue me ?Don't just rescue me from this mountain top, then slip away out of sight?Cause I need you for more than poems and songs?You're the only one that I want?don’t just rescue me from this mountain top, and then slip away out of sight?cause i love you more than even life itself?you’re the only one that i want?it’s not just what you do?
?i love you for who you are, who you are...?for your heart.

Fall

Written By: J Meridian

FALL?j meridian

V1
Take me away from here.
Hold me a little over there?Hide the chaos?The unbelief?bury it all deep underneath
The pretty smiles?and words hide me
where nothing is spoken ?and things can’t be seen

CHORUS: Oh Nah nah nah I fall x 2?
V2
come fly away with me (my love)
come soar up on the clouds above (my love)
paint my sorrow, my petty grief
cover it gently with gold plated leafs
the whispered nothings, and fluttered cheeks
fly with me where we can be (free)
?CHORUS: Nah nah nah I fall x 4

Bridge back to a time when nothing was like this
back to the beginning when love was a first kiss
hide with me and don’t let go this is something you should know

Ridiculous

Written By: J Meridian

ridiculous?j meridian?
I love this simple way in which ?you make me trip…. but ?always catch my smiles
and catch my breath
And you stop my heart
With just one look?oh you stop my heart?with just one look

It’s ridiculous the way
I love
It’s ridiculous the way
I know
It’s you I want in my life
Oooooh
How the story goes ?you know I don’t know
But the end ?is always me… and you?
I love this little thing you do
Makes me fall more… for you?you catch my tears
And you hear my thoughts?and you stop my fears?with just one talk?oh you stop my fears
with just one…

It’s ridiculous the way I love
It’s ridiculous the way i know?it’s you I want in my life
Ooooooh how the story goes ?you know I don’t know
but the end is always me… and you

you are my ridiculous ?love I love?you are my passionate soul
I want ?you are mine, you are…??it’s ridiculous the way
Ridiculous love?ridiculous the way?my ridiculous love, my ridiculous love

Discography

Even In The Clarity of Sunlight