jonathan sellem

jonathan sellem

BandFolkAcoustic

Jonathan Sellem, Franco/American, 26 years old. Progressive acoustic music. Strong emotions expressed thru guitar and vocals. Simple lyrics and catchy melodies sung with a theatrical approach. In english, in french and in spanish.

Biography

Jonathan is a spark that flies when swords meet, in the constant battle between the Angels and the demons.
It is his wish to make you wonder. It is his intention to get you lost in the unwinding labyrinths of your thoughts. It is his will to make you worry and then to relieve you.He likes to put you and himself at risk. It calls for a smile. He doesn’t laugh because it’s funny but because it tickles. It tickles to brush against infinite realms. You are about to meet him.
“Nice to meet you, welcome to my space and by all means please find a way to get lost.”

CONQUERED TERRITORIES :

CADRAN BRETON, Paris
A LA FOLIE, Miami Beach
THE BAGGOT INN, New York
MICKEY’S BLUE ROOM, New York
BRUNO JAMAIS, New York
SALON WHO’S NEXT, Paris
PALAIS BAR, Paris
GAMBETTA CAFE, Paris
LE CAFE CARMEN, Paris
LE FROG & BRITISH LIBRARY, Paris
LE MURPHY’S HOUSE, Paris
LE BAISER SALE, Paris
LE CHOUCHOU BAR, Paris
LA PASSERELLE, Paris
FETE DE LA MUSIQUE, Miami
L’ABRACADABAR, Paris
POP IN, Paris
LE KIOSQUE FLOTTANT,Paris
LE CHAT NOIR, Paris

Lyrics

Rise

Written By: Jonathan Sellem

Rise

I use to think that being nice,
Was enough for a good life,
Well I’ve been smiling everyday
But something’s missing I must say

It’s been twenty five years of silence and observance
The time has come for me to switch sides and rise and rise
I hear the lion roaring inside , inside, inside

Whenever someone mistreated me
I’d think to myself “just let it be”
I lost my pride and dignity
Over my heart I gave for free

It’s been twenty five years of silence and observance
The time has come for me to discharge, discharge and charge
I hear the thunder roaring inside, inside, inside

I will grow ten times my size
I will eat my enemies alive
I will set my rules and bear no cries
I no longer compromise
I see the world with different eyes
I will conquer to the skies

It’s been twenty five years of patience and subordinance
The time has come for me to live large, live large, live large
I feel the heat rising inside, inside, outside!

Why do I do these things to myself?

Written By: Jonathan sellem

Got out of bed and tripped on my women
Forgot she was there, I forget every morning ,
Pissed and all, she brought the pistol in
Said do that again and I’ll teach you a lesson!”

Chorus
why do I do these things to myself?
Tell me how can I help can I help myself?

I slipped in the shower and hit the towel bar
Landed on the marble and cracked my jaw
My head’s all swollen I look like pumpkin
I’m mad at myself cause my feet won’t listen

Chorrus

I believe in God I’m a firm believer
Want to walk straight, want to stay sober
when the devil kicks in with a bottle of gin
All that I believe in goes straight down the bin

Chorus

God I feel sad when I do things bad
I wish to be proud, wish to be glad
But every time I try, I don’t know why
My hands won’t obey to what my brain has to say

Chorus

Hey you better watch out
Cause I’m coming thru
Hey better look out
Cause I’m coming to see you

Woops did I do that, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean too

Refrain
Tell me why do I do these things to myself?
Tell me how can I help can I help myself?
Tell me why do I do these things to myself?
Tell me how can I save can I save myself?

These Voices

Written By: jonathan sellem


So I wake up with a smile on my face
feeling light and right to start the day
But I will not fall for this trick no more
my mind keeps playing along the way

chorus
Because I’ve died so many times from these voices that haunt my mind
Oooh
Because I’ve died so many times from these voices that haunt my mind

Hello, hello, I’m the lazy flow
That takes control when your power’s low
When you’re feeling down, heavy on the ground,
Listen to my whisper and let yourself go…

chorus
Doum da doum….

Indulge yourself my darling
Let yourself go!

Hello, hello, I’m the angel in disguise,
The muscle of your tongue each time it lies
I’m the burning desire, within your soul
The delicious pleasures that slap you cold
I m the evil breeze in your fantasies
The screaming voice inside your dreams!

When you’re alone and no one ‘s home
I’m the whisper that shakes your bones
Ooh
And it goes on and on and on, until you die, you die again
On and on and on wooowh ooh, until you die, you die again

Copyrights © 2005 Jonathan Sellem - All rights reserved

Set List

12 to 15 songs:
These voices, Tim's trip, Sweet talker, Awp, Le bonheur, Ascension, Give give give, Red handed, the tube, Why do I do these things to myself?,La cosa buena,Rise, I want...
My sets last about an hour.