Laura Hall

Laura Hall

 North Hollywood, California, USA
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Best known as the pianist from Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Laura is also a talented singer/songwriter and composer. Her songs are thought provoking and heartfelt , exploring the challenges and joys of living in faith in modern times. She gets compared to Carole King, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt.

Biography

Laura Hall is probably best known as the improvisational pianist on television’s WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY. But she is also a talented singer/songwriter and composer.

Laura has two cds of original Contemporary Christian music, ALL IN GOD’S GOOD TIME and A WOMAN OF FAITH. She has a great band, featuring stellar playing from Linda Taylor, the guitarist from WHOSE LINE.

Laura’s music is both personal and universal, thought provoking and full of emotion. She explores the challenges and joys of living in faith in modern times. Laura is an eclectic song writer, drawing from a variety of styles. She is most often compared to Carole King, Emmylou Harris, and Linda Ronstadt.

Laura has toured throughout California and around the country performing at churches, concerts, and regional events. She feels blessed to have been a featured performer at the National Women’s Quadrennial for Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ, as well as at the Disciples of Christ General Assembly in 2007. Laura has also been featured on the compilation cds, DREAM ON SISTER and A CHURCH WITH A VISION.

Laura also has two cds of original music for children, I SEE A TIGER and COME JOIN THE PARADE. She composed the music for the TELL ME A STORY series of cds, a collection of timeless folktales from around the world. She also wrote the music for a series of children’s videos, THE WHEELS ON THE BUS, starring Roger Daltrey.

Laura has written music for several films, including the award winning documentary, SWIMMING IN AUSCHWITZ, and the indie short, ANATOMY OF A BREAKUP. She has also composed music for many original stage shows, including PATTY PATTY BANG BANG, winner of an LA Weekly Award for Best New Musical, and the Jeff Award winning Second City revue, CHANNEL THIS.

To find out more, visit Laura’s website, www.laurahall.com

Lyrics

You Can Choose Hope

Written By: Laura Hall

Are you sitting around
waiting for the sky to fall down
When they’re handing out the good stuff
are you sure you won’t get any
Have your disappointments
become your best friends
Has your heart been broken
one time too many
So where do you go from here
And what are you gonna do
When the choices are unclear
But in spite of all you’ve been through

You can choose hope
You can choose joy
You can choose faith
You can choose love
You can choose to trust in God
You can choose hope

I know you had it rough
when you were coming up
But maybe it’s time
to lay that burden down
I know it’s hard to do
but God will be right there with you
To help you trade your sorrow
for a crown
So who are you gonna forgive
And what are you gonna let go of
It’s time for you to live
It’s time for you to know love

You can choose hope
You can choose joy
You can choose faith
You can choose love
You can choose to trust in God

You can choose to heal
You can choose grace
You can choose life
You can choose peace
You can choose sweet release
You can choose hope
You can choose hope
You can choose hope

God Never Promised

Written By: Laura Hall

God never promised
that trouble wouldn’t come around
God never promised
you would never feel any pain
God never promised
this life wouldn’t hurt sometimes
God never promised
sunshine without any rain

But God did promise
to always be by your side
And God did promise
a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise
He would complete
All the work in you He has begun
And to keep that promise
God gave His son

God never promised
that your body would not fail you
God never promised
your friends would never leave
God never promised
this life was gonna be fair
God never promised
it would be easy if you just believe

But God did promise
to always be by your side
And God did promise
a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise
Life after life when your time on this earth is done
And to keep that promise
God gave His son

God did promise
to always be by your side
And God did promise
a love that is deep and wide
And God did promise
He would complete
All the work in you He has begun
And to keep that promise
God gave His son
And to keep that promise
God gave His son
God gave His son

A Woman of Faith

Written By: Laura Hall

I look into my daughter’s eyes
And I see her looking up to me
I know she’s learning every day
And I feel that responsibility
She looks to me for guidance
Together we are striving
When she looks at me
I hope to God she’ll see

A woman of faith, a woman of hope
A woman who loves with all her heart
But still knows how to let go
A woman who understands that
God’s the one who gives her all of her strength
Let her see, a woman of faith

I helped her learn to walk
Knowing she would learn by falling down
And someday I’ll have to let her go
Knowing that it’s hard out on her own
So I plant these seeds of faith
Knowing she can take them anyplace
I’ve given her the best of me
Now I pray some day she’ll be

A woman of faith, a woman of hope
A woman who loves with all her heart
But still knows how to let go
A woman who understands that
God’s the one who gives her all of her strength
Let her be, a woman of faith

When I hold her hand in mine
I feel the presence of the divine
It’s something I can’t define
We are part of God’s design
Lord let her know that I’m

A woman of faith, a woman of hope
A woman who loves with all her heart
But still knows how to let go
A woman who understands that
God’s the one who gives her all of her strength
Let her be, a woman of faith
Let her see, a woman of faith
Let her be, a woman of faith

Pray for Peace

Written By: Laura Hall

People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace
People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace

We may voice our prayers
in many different languages
We may call you Lord
by many different names
But we know that your love for us
Is all the same, you love us all the same

People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace
People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace

Your love knows no boundaries
Your love knows no divides
And where the light of your love shines bright
There will be no dark places for evil to hide

People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace
People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace

Sometimes hate is easy
Sometimes love is hard
Sometimes fear overtakes us
And peace seems so far away
Still we hope and pray
Expectantly awaiting the day
When love will rule the earth
When peace will overflow
When human kindness and understanding
Will spill out on the streets
In every corner of the globe

People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace
People all over the world
Pray for peace, pray for peace

The Moment

Written By: Laura Hall

This is a moment
Like any other moment
Most ordinary and every day
One of the millions, of tiny moments
Strung together to make a life

But what if this was the moment
You were reborn
What if this was the moment
You were purified
What if this was the moment
You finally started to heal
What if this was the moment
You broke down and cried

What if this was the moment
You met the love of your life
What if this was the moment
You began your sobriety
What if this was the moment
You admitted you’d been wrong
What if this was the moment
You were set free

Would you overcome your fears
Would you change your point of view
Would you touch somebody’s heart
In ways you never knew
Would you live a simpler life
Would you let go of your pain
Would you trust in this new world
Where everything was changed

What if this was the moment
You saw the face of God
What if this was the moment
You were blessed
What if this was the moment
You reached out to an enemy
What if this was the moment
You were finally laid to rest

This is a moment
Like any other moment
Most ordinary and every day
One of the millions of tiny moments
Strung together to make a life

Discography

All in God's Good Time (2008 - Contemporary Christian)
A Woman of Faith (2006 - Contemporary Christian)
Dream on Sister (2006 - Contemporary Christian )
A Church with a Vision (2003 - Gospel Choir)
Tell Me a Story 1 (2006 - Children's)
Tell Me a Story 2 (2007 - Children's)
I See a Tiger (1997 - Children's)
Come Join the Parade (1997 - Children's)