Kelli Swader Wolfe

Kelli Swader Wolfe

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Kelli Swader Wolfe cuts through the everyday chatter of popular music today, connecting once again with the human spirit. With a sound reminiscent of strong female vocalists like Eva Cassidy and the rockin' girls of Antigone Rising, she touches our hearts and makes our feet want to boogie.

Biography

Weaned on Country, 70's- 80's pop and hard rock, Phoenix native Kelli Swader Wolfe connects well with our audio inclinations. Sometimes sweet and sometimes in your face, she cuts to the heart of the human experience and takes us along for the ride. Whether you wish for a quiet place or to be up on your feet she has an unapologetic style and subject matter to match, always remaining unique and enticing in her approach. Currently taking advanced music studies in London, England, Kelli has called upon some globally renowned, virtuous Musicians to create 'ON THE VERGE,' an utterly impressive debut album.

Lyrics

It's Raining Again

Written By: Kelli Swader

Verse 1:

I remember waking up hearing those raindrops on the rooftop.
Lying in our bed wondering if and when you’re coming home this time. I can’t get you off my mind.

Chorus:

It’s raining again.
It’s raining in my mind.
It’s raining again.
I can feel those
teardrops in my eyes.

Verse 2:

Like a summer storm, took me by surprise w/your lightning eyes
But I should’ve realized, should’ve known your type and played it safe this time. I can’t get it off my mind.

(Chorus)

Bridge:

Now I see the error of my ways, trusting a man untrustworthy.
Next time I’ll know, I’ll remember ‘cuz I’ve got the rain to remind me…

(Chorus 2x)

(Fade Out: Can’t you feel the rain fall? It’s falling all around us. Fallin’ fallin’ fallin’ all around us… Mmmm)

Fall In Love

Written By: Kelli Swader and Lorna Emata Goodwin

Verse 1:
I watch from my table of one
he asks for a dance
she gives him her heart
you can feel their passion
giving all that they are

PreChorus:
I don't know your face, but I know you feel like home.
And though there's no trace
what i see gives me hope

Chorus:
I wish I could fall in love like that
Fall like a shooting star
or an angel from the heavens
I wish I could fall in love like that
then all my dreams on white moonbeams will be worth it
I wish I could fall in love.

Verse 2:
He still helps her cross the street
this Spring it'll be 50 years
I see the spark
Just as strong as the start

PreChorus
Chorus

Bridge:
Don't get me wrong, I am strong
on my own two feet
But there's this unfinished song
with you the melody is complete

2nd Chorus:
One day I'll fall in love like that.
Fall like a shooting star, you'll be my Angel from the heavens (yeah)
One day I'll fall in love like that
Then all my dreams on white moonbeams will be worth it
One day I'll fall in love... In love

Caribbean Blue

Written By: P Kelli Swader

Caribbean Blue
That was the color of his eyes
Deep as the ocean, with love undisguised
Quiet and reserved, a proper gentleman
Behind closed doors became a tiger and a lamb

Chorus

Whenever I see the ocean or an endless blue sky,
I can’t help but see again (those) Caribbean Blue eyes.

Caribbean Blue
Color of a love that’s true
Hot as the sun, sweet as morning dew
Quiet and reserved, a lovely kind of man
If only everyone could see my blue-eyed Superman

** Instrumental Break **

(Chorus)

On This Day

Written By: P Kelli Swader & Lorna Emata Goodwin

Chorus
Today and every day to come, you are the one I choose. Each day, I’ll live each day for you. I give you my heart. I give you my hand. I give all my love, On This Day.

Verse 1
Never thought I’d find someone who fit me so well.
Never thought I’d know how love could truly feel.
And now I stand before you, never more certain in my life.
The Future reflected in your eyes.

(Chorus)

Verse 2
Though I’ve known you for so long, tomorrow’s just as new
As the first time I felt your tender touch.
And even though I know your words before you even speak
The sound of your voice still makes me weak.

(Chorus)

Bridge
And I, I know my Life will never be the same. Our future is ours to create.
And through, through each day of every season
We’ll be partners, we’ll be lovers, we’ll be friends…

(Chorus w/ Tag)

Down the Rabbit Hole

Written By: P Kelli Swader

You lay your hands on my shoulders. My heart begins to pound. Anticipation of your kiss makes the room spin round…

Chorus:

Oh… you’re in my head. How’d you get me in this state? A touch, a glance I’m lost down the rabbit hole again.

Can’t believe it’s so damn easy to feel your heart with mine. Doesn’t even take a memory imagination’s fine.

(Chorus)

Bridge:

Fantasies spinning in my head. I’m playing a dangerous game to entertain these emotions…

** Instrumental Break **

(Chorus)

Live My Life

Written By: P Kelli Swader & Lorna Emata Goodwin

Chorus
Hey! I’m gonna live the life. I’m gonna live the Life. Hey, I’m gonna live the Life. Let me live my life.

Verse 1
We’ve been walking this road now for a while, still we can’t see eye to eye.
Don’t know how long I can take this, you know you really cramp my style. How many lies and alibis will it take to ease the blow
But now it’s getting old, time to let it go, so here’s how I’m gonna roll…

Chorus

Verse 2
See here’s the thing, you’re the King of Doubt. Nothing ever seems to work out.
Your cup’s always half empty and it’s really draining me.
You resist taking risks, but that’s not what Life’s about.
Negativity is killing me, Ya hear me when I shout.

Chorus

Bridge
Don’t mean to pull an attitude, but let’s get one thing clear.
If I’ve got to choose, I won’t lose. Just trying to keep it real…

Chorus

Remind Me

Written By: P Kelli Swader & Lorna Emata Goodwin

Chorus

Oh the sunshine and the frostbite, the moonbeams and the starlight
In all their innocence and sweet truth, (oh) they remind me of you.

Verse 1

I can still remember when you were born, so new and yet so wise.
And though the years have passed like a rocket, she is still inside your eyes.

Chorus

Verse 2

I love and adore you, and learn from your fiery way.
And though the years have passed I remember to give thanks for you every day.

Bridge

You are such a funny kid, so talented and smart. I miss everything about you.
Wish we weren’t so far apart… From the

Chorus

Somehow

Written By: P Kelli Swader

Chorus

Clinging to each other like a dying man’s last breath
Hiding from the real world, each time a little death
Clinging to each other, each sigh a solemn vow
To make this moment last… Somehow

Verse 1

Smiling’s good for you, your kind eyes seem to say
Brush my cheek so gently, looking at me in that way

(Chorus)

Verse 2

My heart feels light not weary, just being here with you
All’s well and I am happy. There’s nothing left to do

Bridge

The growing sensation weaving its way
The air still and silent, start of another day
But I can’t bear to move, fear I’ll chase this mood away
Loving full and falling hard is a small price to pay

(Chorus)

Verse 3

Time has stopped its endless march, the world hangs suspended.
Afraid to break the spell around us, fear the world will be upended…

(Chorus)

Waking Up

Written By: P Kelli Swader & Lorna Emata Goodwin

Intro

I can feel the stirrings of a brand new start
A path to take away the pain
Will I ever heed the call of my heart
Can I brave the rain

Verse 1
If I wasn’t afraid of waking How many dreams could I live
If I saw the end in front of me Would I do it again

Chorus
Stand Upon the Earth and feel it spin. Look around and breathe it in
Everyone around me has the answer. I just need to find mine within.

Verse 2
Would I answer Spirit's call
If it came to me today
Would I have the courage to take the fall
And live with come what may

Chorus

Bridge
Every time the phone rings or a letter arrives
I wonder… Is this Spirit telling me
That there’s more to me
That there’s more to know than this Life

Chorus

I Can

Written By: P Kelli Swader & Lorna Emata Goodwin

Verse 1

In my life I’ve always known, wrong from right, black from white.
Mama taught me the ways of the game, to learn from her mistakes.

I learned from a tender age, but the game is changing now…

Chorus
I can’t be right, I can’t be wrong singing my, singing my song
I can be sure. I can be true in who I am, what I can do…

Verse 2

In my life, I’ve been afraid of what I am, what I am not.
My teachers taught me the rules. “Do it this way & you’ll be ok.”

I learned from a tender age, but the rules are changing now…

Chorus

Bridge

Standing tall… Standing true… Standing in who I am.

Chorus

I found out I can be right, I can’t be wrong singing my, singing my song.
I can be sure. I can be true in who I am, what I can do… Just because I can!

Fade Out

Discography

Her widely anticipated debut album, On the Verge, is now available. Includes 2006 Singer/Songwriter of the Year Awards' Honourable Mention Recipient "It's Raining Again". Available at myspace.com/firedragonsingsrecords, cdbaby.com/cd/kelliswader, iTunes, Yahoo Music and more.

Set List

Sets are typcially a mix of original tracks, ie. Baby I'm Gone, Live My Life, Fall in Love, and It's Raining Again. Covers may include such crowd favorites as: Take It Easy (Eagles), Strong Enough (Sheryl Crow), Peace Train (Cat Stevens), Stray Cat Strut (Stray Cats), Happy Home (Antigone Rising) and Sweet Child o' Mine (Guns n Roses).

Sets can range from 20 min - 90 min.