Kasaan Steigen - Songwriter/Producer

Kasaan Steigen - Songwriter/Producer

 Los Angeles, California, USA
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This is a sampling of my original music catalog, which includes over 100 masters in pop, rock, alternative and dance. All material here was written, arranged and/or produced by me in one combination or another. All recordings were completed between 1995-2005. Enjoy!

Biography

Kasaan Steigen graduated with honors from Idyllwild Arts Academy (’90) with certificates in Dance and General Arts. Kasaan began writing songs while a student at IAA, and she was part of one of the first pop music recording projects at the school. She went on to study Performance Studies and Dance at Northwestern University and California Institute of the Arts.

From 1994-2002, Kasaan recorded and performed under the artist name Rigsi and her own name. During this time, she was a featured artist in clubs in Los Angeles and New York and had several of her songs debuted on Top 40 radio stations in Portland (OR), Seattle and Reno (NV). One of her first breaks was co-writing the theme song for the international action film “Crossfire” in 1996. In 1997, her original music attracted the attention of Elektra Records and RCA Records, ultimately leading to a brief recording deal with Elektra Records.

Over the years, Kasaan has written, produced and recorded over 100 original songs herself and with various artists in studios in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Portland (OR), Vancouver (BC), and Hawaii, and she has had the opportunity to work with award-winning recording engineers and musicians. She has also won several awards and honorable mentions in regional and national songwriting contests.

As an artist manager and owner of Trigger Management since 2002, Kasaan has also had the great opportunity to observe, coach and be a part of the writing and producing process with clients ranging from new artists to one Hall of Fame songwriter. She produces and publishes her own catalog and work she has done with other artists under the name Rigsi Productions.

Lyrics

Flesh and Bone

Written By: Kasaan Steigen

Heaven divide our unity of soul
Delivered to earth as only flesh and bone
Fate gave us sentence to hell for pleasure taking toll
Suffer the consequence of lonely flesh and bone

Darling, close your eyes
No more long goodbyes
Bury all your lies
No more wrong goodbyes

Heaven deny us sanctity as whole
Stripped from the womb of our maker naked and alone
Fate led us desperate in search of flesh to fill that hole
Only to find what’s sacred we’ve outgrown

Darling, close your eyes
No more long goodbyes
Bury all your lies
No more wrong goodbyes

Heaven divide our unity - our unity of soul...

Darling, sacrifice the find
You’re better safe than wise
Rest in peace of mind
No - no more goodbyes...

Darling, close your eyes (Heaven divide our unity....
No more long goodbyes Delivered to earth as only flesh and bone...)
Bury all your lies
No more wrong goodbyes

Judgment

Written By: Kasaan Steigen, Kate Dovelyn

You can’t judge a book just by reading the end
I’m everything I am - and that’s the way I’ve always been
If you’d seen the things I’ve seen and did what I have done
You’d understand I’m the way I am - and this trip has just begun...

How are you gonna go and push me away?
How are you gonna say I got this way?
How are you gonna go and push me away?
How are you gonna say I got this way?

CHORUS:
If I could put you through all that I’ve been through
Would you still hand down your judgment?
If I could put you through the hell that I’ve been through
Would you lay down your judgment?

You can say what you like and turn your back away
I don’t care what you think of me - I couldn’t change for you anyway
Damn it’s just so hard to please everyone you see
You can trouble yourself all you like - I’m still gonna be me...

How you gonna go and push me away when you don’t even really know me?
How you gonna say I got this way - if you give a damn, why don’t you show me?
How you gonna go and push me away when you don’t even really know me?
How you gonna say I got this way - if you give a damn why don’t you show me?

CHORUS

I won’t let it bring me down - your ignorance is to blame
I won’t let it bring me down - your ignorance is to blame
Pick me apart like a puzzle and - I’ll still be the same...

CHORUS

Push me away - you don’t even really know me
How I got this way - give a damn, why don’t you show me
How you gonna go and push me away when you don’t even really know me
How you gonna say I got this way - I got this way

Ride

Written By: Kasaan Steigen

You could love me for the innocence I hide
And if you let go I will let you inside
You could just enjoy my dangerous side
We could kick back and enjoy the ride…

CHORUS:
But you’re still holding on to what you believe
You’re so above the questionable life I lead
If you could just trust that what we have is right
We could realize the best things in life

You could love me for the innocence I lost
There is still so much true between us
Do you know how much I want you to stay?
Baby kick back and enjoy the day…

CHORUS:
But you’re still holding on to what you believe
You’re so above the questionable life I lead
If you could just trust that what we have is right
We could realize the best things in life

Kick back and enjoy the ride…
Kick back and enjoy the ride...
Ride…

You think that we’re so different, I know
We’re as different or the same as we let show…

CHORUS

Kick back and enjoy the ride… Ride…

Indigo Soul

Written By: Kasaan Steigen

It was easy to feel safe in that smoky crowded place
When behind my masquerade, from up on the stage
I could make out your face -
But this is not my world, I know I can't be your girl
So whoever she turns out to be, I'm so jealous of her

But this is me, seems I need to be alone to be whole
My indigo soul...

CHORUS:
I don't care what you say
I'm gonna love you anyway
I know what you feel, I was there
I know that you care, I know that you care

Missing you may do me in, but I would not change a thing
Have to trust what each day brings
There is no rest, there are no guarantees

But this is me, seems I need to be alone to be whole
My indigo soul...

CHORUS:
I don't care what you say
I'm gonna love you anyway
I know what you feel, I was there
I know that you care, I know that you care

But it's so hard to let go
And it's all about letting go - there is music in letting go
And from my heart it pours aching and bruised
In the most beautiful indigo blue...

But this is me, seems I need to be alone to be whole
My indigo soul...

CHORUS:
I don't care what you say
I'm gonna love you anyway
I know what you feel, I was there
I know that you care, I know that you care

Take Back the Night

Written By: Kasaan Steigen, Shaina Greser

Remembering when we began
I see us now and I don't understand
What happened to the way my heart stood still holding your hand?
The things that we planned...

If I could turn back time
If I could hit rewind
Get back what's mine

CHORUS:
Take back the night
Take back the moment
I looked in your eyes
And knew love was gone
Bring back the days
Of beautiful magic
So safe in your arms
Take back the night... take back the night...

Remembering when love was strong
I miss the way we used to get along
How easy it would be to just pretend that nothing's changed
But it's not the same

If I could turn back time
If I could hit rewind
Get back what's mine

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Show me a way to say goodbye
Give me a reason for why
Make this night end
So we can begin again...

CHORUS

To Be Loved

Written By: Kasaan Steigen

Angel's light in your blue eyes
Shines through the walls you build up to keep me outside
When your wounds return to bleed
Tell me what you need to be loved

I can’t be your brother
I don’t want to be a mother to you
Today and tomorrow
Is the best I can do

So build your fortress up so high I can’t break through
With my hands against the walls, I still feel you...

Bring your raging heart to blaze
Build up a bonfire of fury - you won’t chase me away
When your wounds refuse to heal
Tell me what you need to be loved
Tell me what you need to be loved

I can’t be your mother
I can’t fix what the past did to you
Today and tomorrow
Is the best I can do

So burn down this wicked world - so empty and untrue
Barricade your fortress - so unworthy and abused
But when the fires have died and time leaves only what is true
In the ashes of forever, I will still love you...

Tell me what you need to be loved
Tell me what you need to be loved

Shine Girl

Written By: Kasaan Steigen

Mary had a dream and she knew she could make it happen
She had fire, she talent – she believed that she could fly
Now she knew that the chances of her making it were slim
For a while she was willing to give anything a try

Now seven years later, though for trying she was better
It was getting pretty hard just to hold her head high
If life it is or isn’t fair - she realized she didn’t care
Whether or not she made it there – she knew she was alive

PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (You'll see it's a fine world)
Yeah, if I
PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (Learn how to shine girl!)

Anne she had it coming just for counting on someone else’s love
To make her happy - and she did it all the time
She set her sights on the next guy but no matter how hard she tried
She couldn’t get his love to fill her emptiness inside

By the time that she recognized the hole in her spirit
She was counting the days – she knew she had to make a play
He told her that he hated her for leaving him behind
But she felt her fire burning – and it felt like she was running out of time

PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (You'll see it's a fine world)
Yeah, if I
PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (Learn how to shine girl!)

Rhana, she was something – she did not listen to anyone
They thought that she was crazy when she told them she was going
Kissed goodbye to her honey – sold her car for the money
Now out there I hear she’s making it – the girl really knows how to shine

PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (You'll see it's a fine world)
Yah, if I
PUSH MYSELF JUST A LITTLE BIT HARDER
I JUST CAN’T BE WRONG (Learn how to shine girl!)

Discography

Rigsi - Gift of All, 1994
Rigsi - Club EP, 1995
Rigsi - Elektra EP, 1997
Kasaan - The Cross (single), 1998
Kasaan - Magnet (single), 1999
Kasaan - Class Act, 2000
Kasaan - One More Day (Q Remix), 2001
Kasaan - Shine Girl EP, 2001
Kasaan - Soldier (single), 2001
Kasaan - Testament, 2001
Kasaan - Magnet (Omega-3 Remix), 2002
Shaina Greser - Ride EP, 2002
Kate Dovelyn - Self-titled, 2003 (Available on iTunes)
Kate Dovelyn - Shut Up and Listen, 2005