Karyn Roy Smith

Karyn Roy Smith

BandRockAdult Contemporary

A surprising gift of a voice. Adult-contemporary sound with a sprinkling of electric guitars and heavenly vocals that transport you to a new place!

Biography

Ok, I'll cut to the chase, since no one has time to read a long bio anymore. And if you do want one, you can visit www.karynroysmith.com, 'cause there's a long one there for your perusal.

I love Tori Amos, U2, and Sarah McLachlan (Fumbling Era especially). You can hear strains of them in all my music. A new influence is Death Cab for Cutie which my producers turned me onto. My sound is a hybrid of all of these artists, with a sprinkling of some good ole pop affectations, just to lighten up what can be some particularly heavy themes in my music: loss of innocence, regret, longing, and even the overwhelming feeling of being loved intimately. I work hard on being vulnerable lyrically! And the boys (producers) worked hard on the production! Hopefully these elements all coalesce into a tasty morsel that leaves you with some substance in the end, good food for thought...

Hope you enjoy...
Karyn

Lyrics

BEAUTIFUL AGAIN

Written By: KARYN ROY SMITH/JON LACROIX/STEVE HARRITON/COPYRIGHT 2006

BEAUTIFUL AGAIN


Woke up wide this morning
In a mood of drowning
Under the lies you told me
Well, they almost did succeed
But I’m finished now
Been consumed by all my doubt
Reaching down inside
I found myself alive

The words you spun around my neck
They’re coming off
‘Cause I’m through being wrecked

You were a part of me
Now I can finally see
I’m done sleeping with the enemy
Thought it was destiny
To be part of your misery
Now I’m free to be beautiful again

All the shame you brought me
Beguiling tears that you cried
Every lie you told me
Fell to the floor and died
They’re stacked up in the corner
What was my cage of iron bars
I will use them now
To build a ladder to the stars

Oh, healing comes
I’ve left the darkness
To find the dawn
Oh, time to fly
I’m reaching forward
To touch the sky


©2006 Words by Karyn Roy Smith (BMI)
Music by Karyn Roy Smith (BMI), Jon LaCroix (ASCAP), Steve Harriton (BMI)

When the Stars Come Out

Written By: Karyn Roy Smith BMI/Jon LaCroix ASCAP/Steve Harriton BMI


WHEN THE STARS COME OUT

Night, fall upon me
Take me away in this dream
Sleep, is the only place
Where I can keep, you close to me
Reaching out and reaching in
Try to see your face again

When the stars come out to play
That’s when the vault in my heart will break
Rinse away my doubt
Feeling close to you now
When The Stars Come Out

Tonight, I walk outside
To gaze under the blackened sky
For you, no I don’t know when
I’m praying you, come back soon
Reaching out and reaching in
Try to see your face again

When the stars come out to play
That’s when the vault in my heart will break
Rinse away my doubt
Feeling close to you now
When The Stars Come Out

©2006 Words by Karyn Roy Smith (BMI)
Music by Karyn Roy Smith (BMI), Jon LaCroix (ASCAP), Steve Harriton (BMI)
Rising Blue Star Music (BMI)/Blue Star Rising Music (ASCAP)

Hello

Written By: Karyn Roy Smith/Jon LaCroix/Steve Harriton

HELLO

Such a precious thing
Under a pent-up sky
You’re pressed against me
And the love I want to
Give, I can’t find it in me
No, I can’t seem to find it in me

Hello, Hello
If this conversation could
Begin again – what I’d like to say is
Hello, Hello
I will find a way to be here for you
But not today

I hold you in my arms
I look upon your face
And I wonder why
I feel lost inside
When all, I wanna do is love you
Yet I can’t seem to find a way to breakthrough

Hello, can we begin again?

© 2006 Words by Karyn Roy Smith
Music by Karyn Roy Smith (BMI), Jon LaCroix (AS

REST

Written By: Roy Smith/Karyn (Lyrics)

Verse 1
I will spend my whole life to show you my love
Cause we are beyond where time can destroy trust

Pre-Chorus
You send me elsewhere
With nothing left to lose
Lead me all the way past the edge

CHORUS
I'll find rest
Within your arms
I'll find the answer of how to belong
There's enough in you to carry us along
Far and wide, nothing left behind...

Verse 2
I will take this chance again
To be loved
This unexpected blessing
That now befalls

Pre-Chorus
You send me elsewhere
With nothing left to lose
Lead me all the way past the edge

Bridge
Ready to bear, all of myself to you
Ready to go, go with you, where ever you want me to
Cause there's nothing left here for me
Lead me all the way, past the edge

Discography

WHEN THE STARS COME OUT- Released 2007.
Copyright 2006. All rights reserved.