Leah Stapleton

Leah Stapleton

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Inspiration comes when least expected. My music is soulful, contemplative and sometimes just plain fun. There's usually some encouragement too.

Biography

I've followed my heart for years and it never lets me down. The sounds, the songs, the lyrics I write all speak of my heart journey. I like to use music as a vehicle to encourage people and express what they may be going through in life.

Lyrics

Don't Leave Me Tonight

Written By: Leah Stapleton 2005

INTRO

VERSE 1
I’m waiting,
I’m lonely,
I’m crying silently oh I’m so alone right now.

Day’s go by,
And I sigh,
And I keep wondering what’s going to happen now?

BRIDGE
And the days just won’t hold still.
In the night I find the will and the strength to say…

CHORUS
Don’t leave me tonight,
I don’t want to go there, without you.
Don’t turn out the lights,
It’s dark and it’s cold here, without you,
Without you.

VERSE 2
If I cry,
Don’t ask why,
I’m just struggling with the thoughts racing through my head.

I’m so tired,
And empty,
My head is fuzzy and the nothingness scares me to death.

BRIDGE
And the days just won’t hold still.
In the night I find the will and the strength to say…

CHORUS
Don’t leave me tonight,
I just don’t want to be here, without you.
Don’t turn out the lights,
It’s dark and it’s cold here, without you,

BRIDGE
And the days just won’t hold still.
In the night I find the will and the strength to say…

CHORUS
Don’t leave me tonight,
I don’t want to go there, without you.
Don’t turn out the lights,
It’s dark and it’s cold here, without you.

Don’t leave me tonight,
There’s nothing but sadness, without you.
Please stop all these fights,
And whisper you love me,
Cos’ I can’t live,
Without you.

© Leah Stapleton 2005

A.S.K. (Ask, Seek, Knock)

Written By: Leah Stapleton


CHORUS
I can hear angels singing.
I can hear rejoicing.
I can hear all creation,
Singing praise and thanks to thee.

Huh! C’mon
Praise the Lord, Huh! Sing it!
Praise the Lord, Huh! C’mon
Praise the Lord, Huh! Sing it!
(continues…)

CHORUS x2

VERSE
Ask and you will receive.
Knock and the door will be opened up to
You and the Lord Jesus Christ
will come into your life.
Ask and you will receive,
Knock and the door will be opened up to
You and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Seek and you shall find. (Note: Live version sings “Will come into your life”)

CHORUS with VERSE

Praise the Lord, Huh! C’mon
Praise the Lord, Huh! Sing it!

RAP SOLO (12 Bars)
“A. to the S. to the K.
Hear what we say; (please excuse feedback)
Jesus loves you, so shout Hooray!
Just believe that if you ask you will receive and if you knock,
Then the door will be opened cos’ the Lord has spoken.
We are running out of time.
Seek and you shall find.
Love the Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind.
Worship him cos’ he is King.
Hear the angels sing.
Put your life in Jesus hands, just because he is THE MAN.
So, build his Kingdom up, don’t ever ever stop and
Pray to the Father for the love of one another.
It’s the Lord we’ll praise.
Kick up the bass.
Pump out the Word.
Hey, have you heard?”

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!

DIDGERIDOO SOLO (16 Bars)

Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!

CHORUS with VERSE x2

I can hear rejoicing…
Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord!

© Leah Stapleton 2005
(Recorded Live at YCSA)

2gether

Written By: © Leah Stapleton, Damian, Lauren, Jack (Rap)

2gether

Verse 1
Awkward Silence
I just want to break
1000 feelings
I’m about to scream

Verse 2
Always fighting
Even when they’re gone
Stuck in between
Don’t know where to turn

I wish I could run

CHORUS
Sing along Sing aloud
Be proud to be alive
Spirits high cos we can
Face this World
We’ll face this world together

Verse 3
Feeling guilty
Despite their innocence
Constant nightmares
Trust that’s gone to waste

Verse 4 (1)
Awkward Silence
I just want to break
1000 feelings
I’m about to scream

I wish I could run x2

RAP
When we step into this world we don’t know who we are but we soon realise that it may go too far. Problems arise whether you like it or not but all I want is say just in case you forgot you see,
This may not be so important in your mind but I’m telling you now it all adds up over time, and then you’re screaming, just go away and it gets so bad no one can hear what you say. All you want is for this to end but you know deep inside that you just cant pretend that there’s nothing there but an empty places and if you do that you fill an empty space. What you need’s someone to help get you by someone trustworthy, someone that you can rely, cos I know in this world you just cant face it alone, without someone else of whom we know, knows how to deal with our problem or even to see that without it, it aint all easy. So when that problem comes you know what to do - Face it together, me and you.

CHORUS

© Leah Stapleton, Damian, Lauren, Jack (Rap) 2006

Discography

'Who's holding the little Boy?' live performance and recording (Piano/Voice/Drums) for Search for Gold Sydney Olympics TV / Artist competition 2000
'Don't leave me tonight' recoded by 2005 Australian Idol finalist and Wild Card Chloe Zuel
'Instrumental Harp Music' live performance and recording on Life FM SA
'Expedition' Percussion work live performance and recording on Uni Radio SA by Brighton City Concert Band.
'Heaven Sent' recorded and performed live by Bronte Florian.

Set List

Originals