Kendall Roark

Kendall Roark

BandAmericanaFolk

bitter-sweet prairie love songs

Biography

Kendall Roark is a singer/songwriter who doesn't quite fall into any particular genre, but might come closest to americana or some other such vaguely eclectic label. She has spent the last few years writing songs, living life and performing her music live in Philadelphia. She's spent the last year in the Southwest writing a full length album.

influences?
sweet, morbid songs about work, love and dying children; acappella sundays; a 60's hippie record collection; geeky viola music; random 2 am college radio; old books; old maps; old country.

Lyrics

black-eyed susan

Written By: Kendall L. Roark

black-eyed susan /
look at that shiner /
she's so pretty /
there's none much finer /
but if i could /
i'd rip off those petals /
then everyone'd see /
the scars and the metal /

a framework of concrete /
and chicken wire /
a 40ft copper /
funeral pyre /
i guess i'm a bird /
whose job is to meddle /
i'm quick like the light /
and dark as a kettle /

and when i swoop down /
my beak does its homework /
i love each small piece /
that i shred from the framework /

black-eyed susan /
look at that shiner /
she's so pretty /
there's none quite finer /
but if i could /
i'd rip off those petals /
so everyone'd see /
the scars and the metal /

to know is to live /
to feel is much better /
and i won't give in /
'til my mind is settled /

oh, black-eyed susan /
you know you've been loved /
when the birds /
they all circle /

when the birds they all circle

light in your eyes

Written By: kendall roark

i thought i saw a light in your eyes
was it the reflection from the sun
i thought i saw a light in your eyes
but now it's gone

what is that placid look on your face
could it be a sign of peace
was that a sigh i heard come from you
i suppose it was a sigh of relief

i'm not gonna wait around no more
i've got my own time to do
i've got no idea where i'm going
maybe it's time you figured it out too

i thought i saw a light in your eyes
was it the reflection from the sun
i thought i saw a light in your eyes
but now it's gone
yes, now it's really gone

Discography

Her demo/ep "heart of twine" was finished in October 2004, and followed up by a home recording, the ep "night and day". Both are available for download on her website.

Set List

Kendall typcially has a 30 min. set list, though can perform 45-60 min. of original music.