Laura Ostler

Laura Ostler

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

A unique blend of piano-based styles from Ben Folds to Norah Jones to Coldplay.

Biography

Laura is a developing acoustic artist gaining a lot of recognition both in her local areas as well as internationally through the internet. Her biggest influences include Ben Folds and Coldplay, and she blends many different styles into her songs, with vocals reminiscent of Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones.

She recently released her first album, "Faces and Places," a collection of stories and personal experiences told through clever lyric-writing and beautiful melodies.

Laura was recently named a Finalist in the 2005 John Lennon Songwriting Contest for her song, "Goodnight, Sleep Tight."

For more information and song clips, please visit http://www.lauraostler.com.

Lyrics

Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Written By: Laura Ostler

you... you stand there as i just start to cry
and i... i can't help but begin to wonder why
we can't seem to give this one more try

we... we've talked ourselves in circles once again
and now we both know that it's time for this to end
but i can't seem to get myself to understand

so goodnight, sleep tight
i'll see you tomorrow
and i'll try to not fight
the things that we both know
are gonna make this love
just too complicated
but for as long as i've waited
i'd hoped that you might be the one

so now i lie here and think of what i'll say
when i tell you i can't see you even one more day
'cause now it's so much easier to just walk away

i don't think i'll ever be able to understand
how it's so easy for you to just call me your friend
your friend

so goodnight, sleep tight
i'll see you tomorrow
and i'll try to not fight
the things that we both know
are gonna make this love
just too complicated
but for as long as i've waited
i'd hoped that you might be the one

well goodbye, 'cause i
can't see you tomorrow
so have a nice life
'cause you know and i know
we've already made this
just too complicated
and after all that i've waited
i know now you can't be the one
you can't be the one

For A While

Written By: Laura Ostler

she's flipping through an album
full of faces and places she once knew
there on one page he's smiling
at the entrance to the san diego zoo

he never liked to smile for pictures
and at once she begins to recall
that for a while he'd been her all

she's his favorite regret
and he'll never forget
the way her eyes lit up when she smiled
he's the story she'll tell
about when she first fell, well
it was the last time... for a while

he's cleaning out his sock drawer
and finds a t-shirt that she always used to wear
and he wonders how it happens
that it still carries the scent of her hair

she always smelled just like vanilla
and at once he begins to recall
that for a while she'd been his all

she's his favorite regret
and he'll never forget
the way her eyes lit up when she smiled
he's the story she'll tell
about when she first fell, well
it was the last time... for a while

they'll never know what could've happened
but at least they can always recall
that for a while they'd had it all

she's his favorite regret
and he'll never forget
the way her eyes lit up when she smiled
he's the story she'll tell
about when she first fell, well
it was the last time... for a while
yeah, it was the last time... for a while

Don't Know

Written By: Laura Ostler

standing still, it's the night
before i have to go away
and i know this is right
but how do i explain it?
'cause now you're asking, "what will i do without you?"

i don't know what you want me to say,
i don't know what to do anymore than you do
and you might think i don't feel a thing
or that i'm not concerned
but you don't know how much this hurts

you've had time to realize
that this is what i have to do
this should come as no surprise
i know that doesn't help you
i'm sure you're tired of hearing my reasons for leaving

i don't know what you want me to say,
i don't know what to do anymore than you do
and you might think i don't feel a thing
or that i'm not concerned
but you don't know how much this hurts

please don't make me feel guilty for leaving
it's not like it's the end of the world
and i'm sure after all this is over
you'll realize i'm just a silly girl

i don't know what you want me to say,
i don't know what to do anymore than you do
and you might think i don't feel a thing
or that i'm not concerned
but you don't know how much this hurts

i don't know what you want me to say,
i don't know what to do anymore than you do
and you might think i don't feel a thing
or that i'm not concerned
but you don't know how much this hurts

Discography

Faces and Places (2006)

Set List

Don't Know
I Adore
For a While
Made for Me
Dragonfly
Hear You Out
It's Not Me, It's You
I Wish I Could Save You
Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head (cover)
Goodnight, Sleep Tight

Typcial set: 45 min - 1 hour