Lacy Younger

Lacy Younger

 San Diego, California, USA
BandAmericanaRock

Fresh, genre crossing music; Alt-Rock, Edgy Americana. This award winning singer~songwriter is a storyteller with big charisma. Her last single hit top 30. She's opened for Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis, Steve Miller Band, The Smithereens, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and more. The tall blonde stunner has a powerful voice and delivers LIVE. Offering a 6 pc band with HUGE harmonies or an unplugged duet that is vocally 'charged', she serves up hooky melodic originals, killer classics and B-side favs with flair!

Biography

With looks to kill and a voice to match, Lacy Younger writes songs about life and the way she lives it.. Her sound, influenced by the surf and The Stones, is genre crossing, Alt-rock that makes you want to get up and shout. Conversely, her ballads will pull on your heart strings. This always makes for a dynamic show. She is a stellar entertainer who has headlined many major venues and played with/opened for major acts like Bon Jovi, Huey Lewis, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Miller Band, The Smithereens, Three Dog Night, Los Lonely Boys, Chris Ledoux, Neil McCoy and many more.. In the studio now, working on her latest, she is taking her time, making the record she has always wanted to make with Nashville Producer/engineer, Bill Warner.  The first cut is called 'FOR THE RECORD'.. just released! It speaks to the many scars and 'spins' owed to the road and the industry,..on, off and for the record.. (literally)... sure to be a hit.  

LIVE The Way You Like It’, the singer-songwriter's last album, (LYB/Big Deal Records) is a gritty, soulful example of the raw energy that drives such a powerful voice. It received many rave reviews abroad; the CD was recorded in just days and is a true representation of what Lacy delivers live. ...“The 13 tracks presented here are really strong,.. the music rocks, the songwriting and vocal melodies are consistently very good,...yeah Lacy, that’s the way we like it!” ....Markus Karren, Rock Times (German publication)

Lacy has been recognized as an accomplished songwriter, (California CMA nominee, 2 time San Diego Music Awards nominee; album of the year and singer/songwriter of the year, L.A. Music Awards nominee, HMMA nominee, Jim Beam Intl Songwriter winner and more) and is a charismatic performer. Her last single 'Something You Do' from the record STILL WILD, entered the charts at #52 with a bullet, reached the top 30 and stayed there for more than 7 weeks. The single, 'Livin' On Memories' went to #1 on the charts in Denmark, making that her first hit back in 1998. 

A Scandinavian descendant, born and raised in sunny southern California, Lacy grew up fast in the company of many musicians who were her senior.  This helped shape the young artist who left home and joined her first band when she was just 16. Lacy left San Diego for Los Angeles at 17 and has lived and worked both in L.A. and Nashville, where she honed her craft. She has worked with hit songwriters and Grammy winning producers along the way (Including Bonnie Hayes, Kirsti Manna, Val Garay, Ron Nevison, Greg Douglass, Marty Walsh and many others). ... "Her voice has plenty of range and can easily tackle songs well,.. but more than that, she is a great singer and songwriter. I am recommending a visit to her website for yourself,... Lacy Younger is a legitimate singer and belongs in the game.."
Matt Rowe, MUSIC TAP (American publication).

She continues to wow audiences in the U.S. and abroad, having quite a fan base in Germany, the UK and Scandinavia, Lacy returned from her latest European tour in October of 2016 and has been traveling the California coast since... ready to make your event special and unforgettable, she is a pro and will engage your audience and excite them by delivering a powerful LIVE show... wether it is unplugged and intimate or her full five piece band, you will not be disappointed. She also has a duet called THE BLONDE BOMBERS with artist DeBlois Milledge, they tour twice a year and deliver a vocally driven show (amazing soul-sister harmonies).
"when we first met I asked her if she was a model,.. when she said she was a singer, needless to say, I didn't expect much. I thought, looking the way she does.. she couldn't possibly have it all. After listening to a demo she had just cut... I was floored.. the girl can sing..she's the whole package.." Joe Boyland, (manager of Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd).

Lyrics

But I Miss You

Written By: Lacy Younger

A little down hearted
since you left, since you've gone
I'm fightin' with the fear of movin' on
well it's crazy I know it
to still think about you now
I should be way past those tears by now
yea I get lonely and I get down
but I don't want you around

don't miss those lies
don't miss those lame alibis
I don't miss your cold disposition
I don't miss my angry condition
don't miss those nights
we spent on long winded fights
I can't say I'm glad that we are through
but I can't take you'r love and make it true
no I don't miss the things you do
but I miss you

I remember the beginning
like a fever in the night
I was delirious with love
and you were mine
but then you took me for a ride
you were hot then cold as ice
but you were the blood pumpin' through my veins, I felt it deep inside
and though you still try and come around, it's time I put my foot down

don't miss those lies
don't miss those lame alibis
I don't miss your cold disposition
I don't miss my angry condition
don't miss those nights
we spent on long winded fights
I can't say I'm glad that we are through but I can't take your love and make it true
no I don't miss the things you do
but I miss you
oh I miss you
baby I miss you

Still Wild

Written By: Bonnie Hayes

yea baby once I was a beauty
but beauty was a bore
now I'm quite the little fright
so much less and so much more

well now I used to be a wild thing
honey I could not be satisfied
but when I went from boys to men
I didn't need two on the side

I'm still wild
I'm still wild
I'm still wild, wilder still
now that I don't have a future to kill

well I used to be a tough girl
I took the curves at ninetyfive
but it's far tougher and more terrible
to get old than it is to die

I'm still wild
still wild
I'm still wild
wilder still
now that I don't have a future to kill
I don't have a future to kill

I'm still awake, it's my religion
won't see me on your television
but I stil need somethin' to move me
I think you move me

Well I used to be a smart girl
in a stupid kind of way
but now I admit that I don't know shit and I know less everyday

I'm still wild
still wild
still wild
wilder still
now that I don't have a future to kill
I'm still wild
still wild
still wild
wilder still
now that I don't have a future to kill
now that I don't have a future to kill
now I don't have a future to kill

End Up In Mexico

Written By: Lacy Younger

END UP IN MEXICO

I’m dyin’ to leave this place
My life is just a disgrace
But I always feel that way when the seasons change
L.A.’s a heartless town
And her pockets are full by sundown
I just don’t feel like diggin’ for loose change

I’ve got just enough drive
To keep my dream alive

I’m gonna follow my stars
Wonder where you are
Miss you so much but keep going anyway
And the borders that I cross
Don’t mean any love’s lost
Between me and you
It’s just a little holiday

Baby I stay true no matter where I go
But when I’m in that mood I always end up in Mexico

I love Monterey
It’s good on a rainy
And Carmel’s where I stay for weeks on end
There’s nothin’ much to do
A good place to stay blue
When there’s nothin’ to say
There’s nothin’ to defend

And the postcards that I send
Will say I’m headed south again

I’m gonna follow my stars
Wonder where you are
Miss you so much but keep going anyway
And the borders that I cross
Don’t mean any love’s lost
No baby we’re not through it’s just a little holiday

I said my hearts true and the further I go the more I want you
Lets end up in Mexico ……
REPEAT CHORUS

Heart Of Mine

Written By: Lacy Younger

HEART OF MINE

A HEART THAT LIVES ALL ALONE
CAN GROW HARD AND TURN TO STONE
JUST LIKE MINE ALMOST DID
BUT THEN YOU CAME AND ASKED ME IF
I'D GIVE YOU A CHANE

THAT NIGHT YOU FOUND HERE
YOUR EYES, CRYSTAL CRLEAR AND SO BLUE
YOU LOOKED INTO MY SOUL AND I SAW THROUGH
BUT IS IT TRUE…

THEY SAY HEARTS WILL BREAK ALL OVER TOWN
WHEN YOU FINALLY SETTLE DOWN
BUT I’M AFRAID THAT ONLY ONE
WILL BE BROKEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE…

THIS HEART OF MINE, BEEN WAITIN’ AROUND
FOR SOMEONE TO COME AND TURN IT UPSIDE DOWN
AND TAKE, SHAKE ME AWAKE, WAKE ME UP
BRING ME TO…BUT IF YOU DO…

THEY SAY HEARTS WILL BREAK ALL OVER TOWN
IF YOU FINALLY SETTLE DOWN
BUT I’M AFRAID THAT ONLY ONE
WILL BE BROKEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE…
YES I’M AFRAID THAT ONLY ONE
WILL BE BROKEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE…
THIS HEART OF MINE…

(solo)..

THEY SAY HEARTS WILL BREAK ALL OVER TOWN
IF YOU FINALLY SETTLE DOWN
BUT I’M AFRAID THAT ONLY ONE
WILL BE BROKEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE…
THEY SAY HEARTS WILL BREAK ALL OVER TOWN
WHEN YOU FINALLY SETTLE DOWN
BUT I'M AFRAID THAT ONLY ONE
WILL BE BROKEN WHEN YOU’RE DONE
THIS HEART OF MINE
THIS HEART OF MINE

Won't Gimme A Chance

Written By: Ben Jones / Lacy Younger

WON'T GIMME A CHANCE

rock and roll every night
I like to keep it nice and tight
I play hard and they play fast
I just wanna make it last now
I had one who tried to hide
his dirty tricks on the side
(I) scattered pieces all around
shut him up then shut him down

(now) I'm fallin' down I hit the ground
I'd get back up but I think i cracked my crown
and I would cry but I don't know how
I'd rather dance
but love won't gimme a chance

we play gin you drink too much
we play speed you burn the clutch now
we play spades you stick it in
a game of hearts and mine gets broken
the first time we took a spin
I could feel it kickin' in
lust and lies and dopamine
left me jonesin' in between

now I'm fallin' down I hit the ground
I'd get back up but I think I cracked my crown
and I would cry but I don't know how
I'd rather dance but love won't gimme a chance

solo

CHORUS

GIRL WITH A GUN

Written By: Lacy Younger

GIRL WITH A GUN

fiery eyes, a crooked smile
woman defies, she will defile
she gets what she wanted every time
she’ll pull back the hammer, you’ll stop on a dime

for a girl with a gun
girl with a gun
the quick and the dead girl with a gun
a bird on a wire, girl with a gun
a killer desire, girl with a gun

genuine leather, buckles and lead
she will be clever, you will be dead
her good looks will buy her, a clip and a round
rapid fire, she loves the sound

the quick and the dead, girl with a gun
that’s what I said, girl with a gun
a bird on a wire, girl with a gun
a killer desire, girl with a gun

Brdg
girl with a gun will turn you on before you know it
a girl with a gun is dangerous ‘cause it’s loaded
girl with a gun, bet you thought you could take her
girl with a gun will send you off to meet your maker

the quick and the dead girl with a gun
that's what I said, girl with a gun
a bird on a wire, girl with a gun
a killer desire, girl with a gun

SOLO

repeat BRIDGE

the quick and the dead, girl with a gun
that's what I said, girl with a gun
bird on a wire, girl with a gun
a killer desire, girl with a gun..
….the long kiss good night, girl with a gun
my baby can fight, girl with a gun
canon fodder, girl with a gun
tall drink of water, girl with a gun
there’s nothing hotter than a girl with a gun…
kill bill….kill him again….

SUMMER ANTHEM

Written By: Lacy Younger

SUMMER ANTHEM

You check the surf when you wake
from crystal pier to the jetty brake
You love the sunshine, you’re waiting for the tide gonna get a ride
A little smoke and you’re stoked
got your toes in the sand and you’re holding my hand
in the sunshine
but what you think is high, does not come close to my experience
'cause all I have to do is lay my eyes on you and I feel fine
soakin’ up the sun in the summertime

It’s the simple things, bikini strings, teenage tans, beachcomber fans
Are waiting in line, you know we had a good time, in the sunshine
Gonna do it again, bad religion amen, in the sunshine

Taking sips with salty lips, margarita’s sailing ships
In the sunshine
Kiss away the taste of the sugar lime
You’re hung over again, you’ve been out with your friends, you got the party started
Had to see it end, with the moonshine
But one too many times, you heard the morning chimes, stayed up all night
When all I wanted to do was lay down next to you and I’d feel fine
But you got all caught up in the party, it’s summertime

It's the simple things, bikini strings
teenage tans, beachcomber fans
are waiting in line, you know we had a good time
in the sunshine
gonna do it again bad religion amen, in the sunshine.. yea
in the sunshine yea,.. in the sun oh,..

SOLO

You got a pterygium, swimmer’s ear but it’s all good just have a beer
In the sunshine
Got nothin’ on your mind, this is the kind
It’s bitter sweet when summer ends but winter waves make amends
For ebbing sunshine
The Zonies left the zone, the locals all stay home for the winter time
But all I have to do, is lay my eyes on you and I feel fine,
just close my eyes and dream of summertime

it's the simple things, bikini strings
teenage tans, beachcomber fans
are waiting in line, you know we had a good time
in the sunshine
gonna do it again, bad religion amen
in the sunshine... yea
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(just a note for my Aussie friends so you understand some of our slang at the beach hear in San Diego... "Beachcomber Fans".. refers to a very popular bar in S Mission Beach where they are " waiting in line".. to get in, and that is the "bad religion, amen.." refers to hanging out there too often.. Then there is the reference,.. "the Zonies left the zone.." People from Arizona (an inland state) come here to the beach to get away from the 110 degree desert heat and the local surfers can't wait until they leave for the season. That's about it.. I'm sure you have a "jetty break" on your coastline and know all of the other surf lingo.. after all you have some of the most killer surf in the world! Thanks for your consideration.

FOR THE RECORD

Written By: LACY YOUNGER

SOLD MY SOUL FOR THE RECORD
MIGHT NOT SAVE IT IN THE END
FOR NOW, I'LL PICK THE PIECES UP AGAIN
SAW MY FACE IN THE MIRROR
TOLD IT ANOTHER LIE
I'M SOMEONE I DON'T RECOGNIZE
YET I KNOW EVERY LINE
AND MY HEART'S IN THE NOTES AND THE LETTERS
AND I'M ALWAYS KEEPIN' TIME
AND IT SOUNDS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN I MAKE IT RYHME

YEA I SOLD MY SOUL AND FOR THE RECORD
I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN
I'M SPENDIN' DOLLARS THAT MAKE NO SENSE
BUT IT PAYS IN THE END... OH I....

I BARED MY SOUL ON THE RECORD
IT GOES AROUND LIKE A WHEEL
AND IT'S THE ROCK THAT ROLLS ME HOME TO YOU
BUT IT CAN BE A HOME-WRECKER
IT'S ALL PART OF THE DEAL
I KNEW THAT WHEN I SIGNED ON THE BOTTOM LINE

AND I GAVE UP ON SOME THINGS
THE TIES THAT BIND, THE RINGS
(CUZ) PROMISES CAN'T KEEP YOU WARM AT NIGHT
SO I SOLD MY SOUL FOR THE RECORD
AND I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN
CUZ I GET PAID IN HEARTS AND SPADES WITH EVERY SPIN
EVERY LITTLE SPIN....

SOLO

AND MY HEART'S IN THE NOTES AND THE LETTERS
AND THERE'S SOUL IN KEEPIN' TIME
AND IT SOUNDS SO MUCH BETTER WHEN I MAKE IT RYHME
YEA I SOLD MY SOUL AND FOR THE RECORD, I'D DO IT ALL AGAIN
SPEND MY MONEY, TAKE YOUR TIME FOR ANOTHER SPIN
I SAID, ANOTHER SPIN... (GOIN' ROUND N ROUND ...)

SPRING

Written By: Lacy Younger

Like spring, I'm a colorful thing
a flower that sings and grows on your vine
the one to bring you the sun when you come undone
you call and I shine

your looking for amazing grace
and you think you found it in the angles of my face...

my lips, the curve of my hips
the sound of my voice, the look in my eye..
can't feed your bottomless need
I can't always be the blue in your sky

your summer high is short and vein
and winter falls hard on you but there's comfort in the pain..

I am your fix when you're comin' down
and here is where you lay when fall comes around
when you're feelin' sick, you beg I sing
but then you're gone again come spring

you know the memory of a summer of love
can last all year long
the glow from the sun up above
and the sound of the waves singing their song

in that you'll find a place to hide
but where will I go when I'm tired of the ride..

I am your fix when your comin' down
and here is where you lay when fall comes around
when winter makes you sick, you beg I sing
but then you're gone again come spring
come spring

I STILL SAY IT OUT LOUD

Written By: Lacy Younger

All these pictures on the wall
I keep staring at them all
spin my chair 'round and around
I keep thinking that I hear the sound
of your voice but I know I'm wrong
and I still can't believe you're gone

and this room I painted blue
without brushes, only thoughts of you
and this ache shuts out the light
same dull pain, so steady day and night
I hear your voice but I know I'm wrong
and I still can't believe you're gone

I see your face in every crowd
and time can't erase what we vowed
what was then is ever now
and I still say I love you out loud
I say it out.. I still say it out loud

I was sailing on a sea
in a dream and you came to me
you said everything is gonna be alright
I'm in the waves, just feel me hold you tight
I woke up and I heard this song
and I still can't believe you're gone

I see your face in every crowd
and time can't erase what we vowed
what was then is forever now
and I still say I love you out loud
I still say it out.. I still say it out loud

I see your face in every crowd
and time can't erase what we vowed
what was then is ever now
and I still say I love you out loud
I still say it out.. I still say it out loud
I still say it out.. still say it out loud

IT'S HARD BEIN' YOU

Written By: LACY YOUNGER

IT’S HARD BEIN’ YOU

I grew tired of my shoes so I walked a mile in your today
they took me down the avenue and I felt myself turnin’ blue and lonely
and though I wondered where they’d lead me
I went with them completely

That’s when I tool a left into a bar
and I knew I wasn’t very far from intoxication
then I sat down and found myself
descending into your self-medication
and I began to understand, then someone took my hand..

AND THEY SAID HEY DON’T I KNOW YOU
OH, YOU’RE SO PRETTY
BUT I CAN SEE YOU
AND YOU’RE DOWNING IN SELF PITTY
AND ALL THE DRINKS IN L.A.
AND ALL THE DRUGS IN NEW YORK CITY,.. CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY
NO,.. IT’S HARD BEIN’ YOU

The endless hours that you spend trying to convince the world you're free
when all the while you’re heart pretends it isn’t broken you pretend to be
so happy
and as the music plays on high, someone passes by

AND THE SAY HEY, DON’T I KNOW YOU
OH, AND YOU’RE TRYIN’ TO BE SO WITTY
BUT THEY CAN SEE YOU, THEY CAN SEE YOU THERE
AND YOURE DROWNIN IN SELF PITTY
AND ALL THE DRINKS IN L.A. & ALL THE DRUGS IN NEW YORK CITY
CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY
NO,.. IT’S HARD BEIN’ YOU

can’t take it away…
can’t take it away…
can’t take it away…

AND THE SAY HEY, DON’T I KNOW YOU
OH, AND YOU’RE TRYIN’ TO BE SO WITTY
BUT THEY CAN SEE YOU, THEY CAN SEE YOU THERE
AND YOURE DROWNIN IN SELF PITTY
AND ALL THE DRINKS IN L.A. & ALL THE DRUGS IN NEW YORK CITY
CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY
(CAN’T TAKE IT AWAY)
can’t take it away..
IT’S HARD BEIN’ YOU

it’s so hard bein’ you
that’s all i know know know
that’s all i know know know
must be hard.. it must be so hard

JUST THE WHISKEY

Written By: Lacy Younger & DeBlois Milledge

Just the whiskey and a glass
hold the ice and hold the sass
don’t need your clever conversation
just the whiskey

straight bourbon, 101
it’s in the proof
right off your tongue
you told me twice
i was the one..
but it was just the whiskey

(CHORUS)
When you’re dry,
your lullabies sound so true
When you sing them to me, I believe you.
I never thought this high could hurt so bad
as it wanes I finally realize that all we ever had
was the whiskey

breaking hearts
while you still can
you hold your liquor like a man
but you can't hold me or my hand
just the whiskey….
and a glass…
hold the ice and hold the sass,..
don’t need your clever conversation..
just whiskey..

When you’re dry,
your lullabies sound so true
When you sing them to me, I believe you.
I never thought this high could hurt so bad
as it wanes I finally realize that all you’ll ever have…
is the whiskey, just the whiskey
just the whiskey

Lacy Younger & DeBlois Milledge 3/12/17

Discography

1st Single: 'LIVIN' ON MEMORIES' was #1 on the charts in Europe in 1998 from the first record, self titled, LACY YOUNGER...(which was not ever officially released..it was released minimally over-seas and on the East Coast and the single was only promoted for a few months before artist and label parted ways). SAGESTONE RECORDS

2nd record: Lacy Younger/STILL WILD First single released: BUT I MISS YOU Second single: DIDN'T I (did double what the first one did in it's first three weeks!) Last single, SOMETHING YOU DO was 4th MOST ADDED for five weeks in a row on AC stations in all of U.S. and topped out at #33; top 40 on Billboard. Many AAA/Rock stations are choosing to play the title track, STILL WILD on their own. BIG DEAL RECORDS

3rd record: Lacy Younger/'LIVE',.The Way You Like It.. was released in Europe (Germany and the Netherlands) and locally (USA) on the West Coast in a small way but made it's mark in a BIG way, receiving smashing reviews both in US and abroad.  The single, GIRL WITH A GUN was popular and WON'T GIMME A CHANCE was very well received on non-com radio.  A record that collected many a rave review, (see PRESS) along with the shoulder to shoulder turnouts on tour... all very impressive considering this record had a shoestring budget and NO radio-promo at all.. miraculous! LY RECORDS/Distributed by:  BIG DEAL RECORDS

NEW EP: sports the new single, FOR THE RECORD, released August 17th 2016 and the B-side, SPRING(not signed)  LY RECORDS

Lacy Younger CD's can be purchased online everywhere music is sold, (itunes, Lacyyounger.com,...etc.).

Set List

COVERS:
So Lonely
Sweet Child
30 Days In The Hole
You’re No Good
Alright Now
Dock Of The Bay
She Said
Roxanne
Come Together
Stay With Me
Respect
Rock & Roll
What Is And What Should Never Be
The Road
Every Day Is A Winding Road
and MANY MORE SONGS retro rock/blues/classics
ORIGINALS:
For The Record
Not Forgiving You
But I Miss You
Still Wild
Spring
Girl With A Gun 
Summer Anthem
Livin’ On Memories
Broken Heart Broken Bones
Let Me In
This Aint The First Time
Want You Back
Don’t Want To Try
Wont Gimme A Chance
It’s Hard Bein’ You
End Up In Mexico