karin melchert

karin melchert

BandPopJazz

Female vocalist - strong voice, strong band, long-time experience. Having travelled through the world of musical, chanson, jazz, pop and rock she is now taking the road towards her own words and music.

Biography

NO THUMBNAILS ATTACHED: on the road to nowhere Karin Melchert moved to Luxembourg about 10 years ago, where she has become one of the most famous Singers and Songwriters in the Grand-Duchy. Influenced by many styles and artists during her career as a singer, vocal coach, songwriter and author, she is travelling somewhere between folk-rock-country-blues-and-ballads to get to where she belongs.

To an already large and impressive repertory she is now adding her own music which is clearly influenced by the various styles of pop, rock, chanson, musical and jazz she has performed over more than 20 years.

Recently released: REASON FOR LIVING

“To me, the lyrics and messages that my songs contain are just as important, if not more important, than the music itself,”
says the former translator who hopes she will be able to continue to enthrall a vast international crowd with her music.

Lyrics

No Addiction

Written By: Karin Melchert

No Addiction

There´s a smell of cheap perfume in the air
which reminds him that he didn’t wanna be there
For a few paid moments he doesn’t care
but when it´s over and he´s finished you can hear him swear:
"IT´S NO ADDICTION
THIS WAS THE LAST TIME
THERE´S GOT TO BE A WAY TO BREAK THIS HABBIT OF MINE
THERE´S GOT TO BE A WAY TO BREAK IT ANY TIME"

She opens up a bottle of sparkling wine
She drinks one glas, a few more sips, it´ll be just fine
He offers her another drink she´ll accept
"Cause tomorrow I will quit," she says, "it´s a fact
IT`S NO ADDICTION
THIS IS THE LAST ONE
THERE´S GOT TO BE A WAY TO BREAK THIS HABBIT OF MINE
THERE´S GOT TO BE A WAY TO BREAK IT ANY TIME"

She lights another cigarette on the street
stamps out the burning ashes under her feet
A cloud of smoke and dust in the air
Trains come and go but she don’t care

bridge
She smokes like a chimney
walks like a chimney
talks like a chimney
looks like a chimney
IT`S AN ADDICTION
IT´S NOT THE LAST ONE
LIVE SURE AIN´T EASY IF YOU´VE COME THAT FAR
BUT NO ONE ELSE WILL TRY TO GET YOU OUT OF WHERE YOU ARE
IT´S AN ADDICTION
IT´S NOT THE LAST ONE
SO STOP YOUR EXPECTATION AND START TO ACCEPT
THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE TO LEARN TO GAIN SOME SELF RESPECT

How Can I Breath Without You

Written By: Karin Melchert

HOW CAN I BREATH WITHOUT YOU

I DON´T KNOW WHAT YOU´RE DOING
I DON´T KNOW WHERE YOUR ARE
I CANNOT SLEEP WITHOUT YOU
YOU´RE CLOSE, BUT STILL SO FAR
I´M WAITING FOR YOUR KNOCKING
I´M STARING AT THE DOOR
BUT THERE´S NOBODY COMING
UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR

HOW CAN I BREATH WITHOUT YOU, HOW CAN I GO TO SLEEP
THERE´S SO MUCH I WANNA TELL YOU, SINCE WE´VE GONE IN TOO DEEP
I DON´T WANNA BREATH WITHOUT YOU. IT´S A TORMENT WITHOUT END
WALKING THE STREETS WITHOUT YOU IS SOMETHING I CAN´T STAND

I HEAR SOMEBODY COMING UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR
I´M WAITING FOR YOUR KNOCKING, I´M STARING AT THE DOOR
BUT IT´S JUST THE NEIGHBOURS TALKING. I HEAR THEM TURN THE KEYS
MY HEART IS FALLING TO THE GROUND, I WISH I COULD STOP IT´S LONELY BEATS

HOW CAN I BREATH WITHOUT YOU, HOW CAN I GO TO SLEEP
THERE´S SO MUCH I WANNA TELL YOU, SINCE WE´VE GONE IN TO DEEP
I DON´T WANNA BREATH WITHOUT YOU. IT´S A TORMENT WITHOUT END
WALKING THE STREETS WITHOUT YOU IS SOMETHING I CAN´T STAND
I SHOULD HAVE ASKED YOUR NUMBER BEFORE I LET YOU GO
SINCE YOU LEFT I WONDER, IF I WILL EVER KNOW…

Too Late

Written By: Karin Melchert

TOO LATE (WHEN I´M GONE)
Music + lyrics: Karin Melchert 2007
CD Reason For Living

THERE´S NO TIME FOR FORGIVING WHEN I´M GONE
ITS TOO LATE TO START LIVING WHEN I´M GONE
LIFE ´S TODAY AND NOT TOMORROW
LET ME THROW AWAY THE SORROW
THERE´S NO TIME FOR FORGIVING WHEN I´M GONE

IT´S TOO LATE FOR THE GOOD TIMES WHEN WE´RE GONE
TRY TO FIGHT THE BAD TIMES WHEN THEY COME
LET US CELEBRATE THE GOOD TIMES
TO BE STRONG WHEN THERE ARE BAD TIMES
IT´S TOO LATE FOR THE GOOD TIMES WHEN WE´RE GONE

THERE´S NO TIME FOR FORGIVING WHEN WE´RE GONE
ITS TOO LATE TO START LIVING WHEN WE´RE GONE
LIFE ´S TODAY AND NOT TOMORROW
LET US THROW AWAY THE SORROW
THERE´S NO TIME FOR FORGIVING WHEN WE´RE GONE

SO, LET´S ALL COME TOGETHER SING OUR SONG
LET US ALL COME TOGETHER SING ALONG
LET OUR HEARTS BEAT TOGETHER
JOIN OUR SONG AND FEEL BETTER
NOW LETS ALL COME TOGETHER SING ALONG

Reason For Living

Written By: Karin Melchert

REASON FOR LIVING

WHO IN THE WORLD KNOWS WHAT´S WRONG AND WHAT´S RIGHT
WHO IN THE WORLD HAS THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHO SHOULD KILL WHO SHOULD FIGHT FOR A LIE HE CALLS FREEDOM
WHEN FREE MEN WILL DIE AND THEIR REASON FOR LIVING IS LOST IN A CRY FROM THEIR MOTHERS WHO´RE WONDERING WHY THE REASON FOR LIVING WAS TO DIE

HOW MANY LIFES HAVE BEEN LOST IN A WAR
HOW MANY TIMES DID WE ASK WHAT´S IT FOR
WHO CAN WIN WHO WILL LOSE
WE WILL NOT FIND THE ANSWER AFTER WE DIE AND THE REASON FOR LIVING IS LOST IN A CRY FROM THE CHILDREN WHO NEVER KNOW WHY THE REASON FOR LIVING WAS TO DIE

TEARS WILL GO BY AND THE REASON FOR LIVING IS LOST IN CRY FROM THE MOTHERS WHO NEVER KNOW WHY

HOW CAN WE LIVE WHEN CHILDREN DIE?

Taller Than a Mountain

Written By: Karin Melchert

TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN

WHEN I WAS GOING LEFT THE WORLD WAS GOING RIGHT
INSTEAD OF LETTING GO I TRIED TO HOLD ON TIGHT
DIDN´T REALIZE THE WORLD WAS TURNING
DIDN’T REALIZE MY FEET WEREN´T ON THE GROUND
I WAS DRIVING ON A ONE WAY STREET
HAD NO WAY TO TURN AROUND
NO WAY TO TURN AROUND

WHEN THE MIND BREAKS FREE AND THE VISION IS CLEAR
I CAN SEE MYSELF TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN
AND SMALL LIKE DUST ON THE GROUND
TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN AND SMALL
SO SMALL
LIKE DUST ON THE GROUND

I KEPT RUNNING INTO THE WALL IN FRONT OF ME
´TIL THE BRICKS WERE TUMBELIN´ DOWN - NOW I CAN SEE
AND I REALIZE THE WORLD IS TURNING
IT KEEPS ON GOING ROUND AND ROUND
LIFE IS NOT A ONE WAY STREET
I CAN ALWAYS TURN AROUND ALWAYS TURN AROUND

IF YOU BUMP INTO A WALL WHAT ´YA GONNA DO?
BACK UP, PULL OUT AND START ANEW
IF YOU BUMP INTO A WALL WHAT ´YA GONNA DO?
BACK UP, PULL OUT AND START ANEW

WHEN THE MIND BREAKS FREE AND THE VISION IS CLEAR
I CAN SEE MYSELF TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN
AND SMALL LIKE DUST ON THE GROUND
WHEN THE MIND BREAKS FREE AND THE VISION IS CLEAR
I CAN SEE MYSELF TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN
AND SMALL LIKE DUST ON THE GROUND
TALLER THAN A MOUNTAIN AND SMALL
SO SMALL
LIKE DUST ON THE GROUND

Rich Man Poor Man

Written By: Karin Melchert

RICH MAN POOR MAN
By Karin Melchert
CD Reason For Living 2007

IF YOU DON’T WANT TO WORRY
DON’T WANT TO BE SORRY
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU CHOOSE
IF YOU DON´T WANNA WORRY
THEN DON’T ACQUIRE THINGS
THAT YOU´RE AFRAID TO LOSE
THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT MONEY CAN´T BUY
SO MANY THINGS THAT MOVE ON AFTER WE DIE
SO WHY IS ALL THIS STRUGGLE AND THE WORRY
HAPPINESS IS NOT A THING YOU CAN BUY WITH MONEY

RICH MAN POOR MAN
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IF YOU´RE RICH OR POOR
WHEN YOU´VE GOT SOME HAPPINESS INSIDE YOUR HEART
NO KIND OF MONEY CAN GIVE OR TAKE AWAY WHAT YOU´VE GOT

NO MATTER WHAT WE GAIN
WHEREVER WE MAY GO DESIRES WILL REMAIN
WE ALL GET HUNGRY FOR LOVE
NO MATTER WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE´RE DREAMING OF
THERE´ SO MANY THINGS THAT MONEY CAN´T CHANGE
A SIMPLE SMILES CAN ALWAYS BE IN OUR RANGE
SO WHY IS ALL THIS STRUGGLE AND THE WORRY?
HAPPINESS IS NOT A THING YOU CAN BUY WITH MONEY

RICH MAN POOR MAN…
BLACK MAN WHITE MAN
IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE IF YOU´RE BLACK OR WHITE WHEN
YOU’VE GOT SELF CONFIDENCE INSIDE YOUR HEART
NO ONE CAN FOOL YOU AND NO ONE CAN BREAK YOUR NECK WHEN YOU´RE SMART

RICH MAN POOR MAN

Discography

CDs:
- Sometimes
11 tracks
(Track 1 Sometimes had regular airplay)

- Musical & Movie World Hits 2nd Edition
12 tracks including live recordings

- Reason For Living
12 tracks
(Track 2 How Can I Breath Without you had regular airplay)

Single:
Where Will the Children Play
(had airplay for 07.07.07 LIVE EARTH Event) check out on iTunes: proceeds go to Climate Alliance

Set List

set list is atypical: 30 min to 8 hours...