Leif Olsen

Leif Olsen

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Sometimes with a band and sometimes solo, Leif Olsen delivers original rock.

Biography

Syracuse native Leif Olsen plays his own brand of pop rock. In December 2007, he released his second album entitled "Bones." In 2008, he began performing with his new band "The Twigs" featuring young, yet experienced musicians from Central New York. Their first performance was a live radio broadcast on TK99's "Soundcheck" program.

Lyrics

Evel Knievel

Written By: Leif Olsen

She don’t see no, hear no, speak no evil
And I crash land like Evel Knievel.
She’s so cruel, best thing that ever made me
Change my mind, angel from heaven.

So spill my blood now I think that I’m ready
But don’t worry baby cause I’m half dead already.
Sooner or later you’ll find another
Now run back home go and cry to your mother.

I’d do it for you, so do it for me.
One last favor is all I need.
Put me out of my misery.
Stop me somebody please won’t you
Put me out of my misery.
I’d do it for you, won’t you do it for me.

If you find someday that you miss this a little
You’ll find me nowhere looking for the middle.
But she’s so cruel, the best thing that ever made me
Lose my mind, angel from heaven.

I’d do it for you, so do it for me.
One last favor is all I need.
Put me out of my misery.
Stop me somebody please won’t you
Put me out of my misery.
I’d do it for you, won’t you do it for me.

Put me out of my misery.
Stop me somebody please won’t you
Put me out of my misery.
I’d do it for you, won’t you do it for…
Put me out of my misery.
Stop me somebody please won’t you
Put me out of my misery.
I’d do it for you, won’t you do it for me.

Hey Stranger

Written By: Leif Olsen

Hey stranger. It’s been too long.
Whatever happened to the plans we made?
Hey stranger. Who you loving now?
I don’t suppose that you’d ever trade.

Hey baby. Time to go now.
Ain’t as late as it seems to be.
Hey darlin’. Please believe me.
The education got the best of me.

And you’re right on time.
Why’d you have to walk back in my life?
I tell you I’m fine.
And I hope you don’t see through my smile.

Hey stranger. It’s been too long.
Can you remember how we used to sing?
Hey stranger. Don’t you ever wonder
How a little problem feels so big?

And you’re right on time.
Why’d you have to walk back in my life?
I tell you I’m fine.
And I hope you don’t see through my smile.
Can you see through my smile? Oh hey stranger.

Oh you’re right on time.
Why’d you have to walk back in my life?
I tell you I’m fine.
And I hope you don’t see through my smile.
Can you see through my smile?
Can you see through my smile?
Oh hey stranger.
Hey stranger.

Discography

Disbelief (2006): solo acoustic album
Bones (2007): the new electric album

Set List

Olsen typically plays a one hour set.

90% of the set is original songs form both CD releases.

You Jump, I Jump
Perfect
Evel Knievel
Tinnitus
Bones
I Never Wanted
Hey Stranger
Lucky Day
Sleep
Ghost Town

Tainted Love