LauraC

LauraC

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

LauraC is a Recovery Music Artist - sharing her journey back from drug/alcohol addiction thru her music. Her show is an emotional rollercoaster from darkness into light as the music takes you on the journey. 12 Songs/12 Steps in Recovery.

Biography

I am a RECOVERY MUSIC Recording Artist - one of the pioneers of a new & exciting genre of music. I have released a CD entitled "The Gift of Brokenness" . It is my recovery journey - 12 Songs/12 Steps - from darkness into light. See a clip of me on NBC's The TODAY SHOW @ www.lauracmusic.com. All songs autobiographical about my recovery from alcohol/drug addiction. Purpose: To help others through their process - offering strength, encouragement & hope in a new and different format.

I write/sing about everything - from driving in a blackout with my kids in the car - sitting in a meeting and hating everyone in there - to the first day I woke up and felt hopeful. It's all there - raw and honest. This album was my recovery journal.

I worked with 4x Grammy Winning Producer, Randy Miller, and Co-Producer Sandy Stewart (Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac). I wrote all the tracks myself and played all acoustic piano.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A DRUNK TO RELATE TO MY MUSIC - YOU CAN JUST BE GENERALLY SCREWED UP :)...... We're all recovering from something - trying to fill the void.
Thanks for letting me share myself with you. :)

Lyrics

This Too Shall Pass

Written By: Laura C

THIS TOO SHALL PASS
Lyrics/music: laura C

Head up, cheer up
Don’t you hate it when they say that
Sit down, listen
I always fight it when they say that
But you are breaking your hands are
Shaking, I see that
And I can take it, yeah, I can take it
And you need that

CH: Breathe deep
My sister, my brother
Release
We’re here for each other
I see the struggle, and I’ve been there
Believe, that
This too shall pass

Wake up, get up
One foot in front of the other now
Show up, speak up
Don’t be silent just let it out
Be gentle on yourself, cry on my shoulder now
It only gets better, it only gets better
I promise, I promise

CH: Breathe deep
My sister, my brother
Release
We’re here for each other
I see the struggle, and I’ve been there
Believe, that
This too shall pass, yeah

BR: and then it’s gone
Gone like the seasons
And you are stronger and
You’ve got new reasons
To go on, and to believe in
Something greater , greater, much
Greater than yourself…

Chorus Out:

Let Go and Let God

Written By: Laura C

LET GO AND LET GOD
Lyrics/Music: Laura C

Here are the things I cannot handle
I lay them down at your feet
Here are my tears I throw my hands up
Here is the mess I made of me

The only thing I know
Is it’s out of my control

CH: Tonite I’m looking up
Cuz I am not alone
I am giving you
Everything I hold
As I begin to trust
That in you I belong
I am letting go, and
I am letting God

I’m finally asking you for something
You’ve been waiting patiently to give
You’ve been so merciful and loving
And I wanna learn, I wanna learn how to live

CH:

Now I thank you for this moment
Of clarity and truth
In my weakness you are holding
Me closer, closer than I ever knew…

CH:

Where is the Gift

Written By: Laura C

WHERE IS THE GIFT
Lyrics/Music: Laura C

Blessed assurance
Where have you gone
No more “be thankfuls”
No more “be calms”
My head’s exploding
My mouth is dry
I’ll always be thirsty
I’ll never get high

There’s too much anger
There’s too much noise
There’s not enough of anything left
To fill this void
You’ve got my attention
I’m in this chair
You’ve gotta give me somethin’ deep if I’m gonna come back here

Chorus: Where is the gift
Where is the blessing
I gave it up
I’ve been confessing
Now I want the change
I want the promise
I want what comes
With being honest
Tell me – Where is the gift
Where is the gift in my brokenness
Where is the gift
In my brokenness

Blessed assurance
Is you are real
Come down and hold me now, cuz
I’m gonna feel
It’s like for the first time
I’ve been so numb
20 years of pushin’ it, pushin’ it down
now I’m gonna come undone

Chorus:

The Very Things

Written By: Laura C

THE VERY THINGS
Lyrics/music: Laura C

Here is the struggle
Amidst all the joy
Here is the fine line between
The peace and the noise
Who awoke all the sleeping dogs
‘cuz they just won’t lie
‘til I’m chasing their tails
and I’m losing my mind…yeah….

CH: the very things
The very things I hate I do
The very things
The very things I hate I do

Open heart surgery
Just cut it all out
These are the thorns in my side
And the bit in my mouth
And so I surrender , so I lay it down
I’m laying it minute by minute, by minute by minute, by hour

CH: The very things
The very things I hate I do
The very things
The very things I hate I do
The very things
The very things I fear I choose
The very things , these are the very things that keep me from…

BRIDGE: Free, I just wanna be free
And Clean….Keep washin me clean,

Guitar Solo

REPEAT CHORUS

Vamp: You…they keep me from you…
They keep me from You

Here is the struggle
Amidst all the joy

My Best

Written By: Laura C

MY BEST

Do I lay me down to sleep
With no regrets tonight
Do I feel a sense of peace
And am I satisfied
I’m just getting used to living
This new kind of life

Ch: and I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best

Do I show I appreciate
Just how much I am blessed
Do I give to others from the
Bounty I’ve been given
Yeah, I’m still getting used to living
This new kind of life…

Ch: and I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best

Sometimes, sometimes, sometimes
It gets hard and I want to
Sometimes, sometimes, it gets hard and
I want to give up but,
The light, the light,
The light that I follow keeps shinin’
And I see, I see, for a moment I see
What I could be…..

Do I say I’m sorry
Do I look them in the eye
Do I pay attention now
Where I used to walk on by
Why make life more complicated
than it should have to be?

Ch: and I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best
I'm just doin' My Best

Hopeful

Written By: Laura C

HOPEFUL

I woke up this morning
With a genuine smile
No canned laughter in my head
I woke up this morning
Just like a child
I actually wanted to get out of bed

CH: This must be
What it’s like to be hopeful
This must feel
What it’s like to feel good
This must be
What it’s like to feel soul full
And open to what will, what may, what could….

I made my breakfast
Not excuses
Opened some windows
Noticed the light
I’m even starting to feel
Almost human
And I think that might be a real good sign

CH: This must be
What it’s like to be hopeful
This must feel
What it’s like to feel good
This must be
What it’s like to feel soul full
And open to what will, what may, what could….

The sun, the sky is yellow (lemon yellow)
My eyes, my eyes are bright
I think the fear has mellowed
Cuz It’s day, and I see, I can see the light

Repeat Chorus Out



Discography

CD 2009
"The Gift of Brokenness"
InRecovery Music

Set List

The Set follows the CD - Takes audience on the journey of Recovery. 12 Songs - 12 Steps in Recovery. Beginning in darkness as LauraC weaves her story of what it was like to be lost in addiction and to begin the recovery process throughout the music. Continuing thru the songs/steps as the light pours in and the tempo and mood lifts and the show ends with hope and encouragement. Show lasts approximately 1 Hour.