Linda Joy

Linda Joy

 Wellington, Wellington, NZL
BandFolkAcoustic

Linda is a jazz-trained singer/songwriter who performs most commonly either solo or as part of a vox/gat and cello duet, but likes to collaborate with local jazz musicians when touring.

Biography

I just write music.

Lyrics

Lavender

Written By: Linda Joy

People have strange ideas about me and you - based on old stories,
but I burnt that book long ago and walked out into the meadow.
The word shrinks in on me as I try to contemplate the extent of these emotions, and
my single red arm protects its fingers from the cold,
I have to get out break through that locked door,
I want you to come with me,
but you're still down on the floor,

I wish I didn't care what you do, because it's not about me it's just you,
my life is a consequence of lifetimes and I just can't close myself to you,
I wish I didn't care what you do, and if I didn't know then maybe it wouldn't matter? 'cause anyway sometimes I know I need to have some time away and
I'm learning to integrate my life with you..
I just wish I wasn't quite so affected by some of the things you do.

And it's the things I don't say that write the songs,
the things that weigh heavy when you're around
the things I don't say the things I won't say... write the songs

And people have strange ideas about me and you based on old stories -
but I'm out in the meadow now,
we're out in the meadow now and
you make my life smell like Lavender

People see my faces

Written By: Linda Joy

You know me so well that you know what I need?
And all these other people, they just don't see?
Like the parts of me that don't dance by the light of the fire
They illuminate my greatest fears and desires

Not many people see my faces but at least I know who I am
Things just don't change because of the slight of your hand
Though you may see my faces
I don't need you to tell me to know who I am

And it may come as a surprise
Seeing me up here open wide
But I'm stronger than before I walked out that door
And I always knew anyway
Who to rely on in the night?
Because I always had everything I need here inside

Not many people see my faces but at least I know who I am
Things don't change from the slight of your hand
Though you may see my faces
I don't need you to tell me to know
I don't need you to tell me it's so
Not many people see my faces but at least I know who am
You have this idea of me from the way that I dress
It's just a presentation thing, it's not all the rest
I am so much more x2
Don't need you to tell me
To know who I am

Sanity

Written By: Linda Joy

I want to live my life so fully I can feel everything
You want to explain it all away so logically
You want to hide away and never see the light of day
I want to be the suns rays

And it's crazy, it's crazy but I like it that way
You say I'm crazy but you can't seem to stay away
You come to me and you say
Let's be crazy

I dance and sing when I am sober in the middle of the street
When things get hard I reach deep down inside of me
And find a place there where everything will be o.k
And people look at me so strangely

And it's crazy? It's crazy, but I like it that way
You say I'm crazy but you can't seem to stay away
You come to me and you say
Let's be crazy

'cause that's the sort of sanity that I desire
There's enough grey, uninspired people, we don't need anymore
That's the sort of sanity that I desire
So you come to me and you say:
Please don't change

Leave this town

Written By: Linda Joy

(I'm) so sick of everything right now,
Maybe 'cause I didn't leave the house x2

And it's all turning in on me
I am feeling so lonely here in this apathy
And still I have to wait
I just want you to come over here and pull me out again
You, I want you
And it's baby, I love you, I miss you and I want to see you
Baby, I love you, I miss you and my day is starving without you
Baby, I love you and I miss you
But I, I, I need something new...

(I'm) so sick of everything right now
Maybe 'cause I didn't leave this town

BillyAlySong

Written By: Linda Joy

In the earliest still of the morning
Changing of light and the building of wave
The sun it does sing to the ocean
And laughing the ocean sings back everyday
This game they've been playing through ages
As ice-shelves melt and reform
But what remains is what matters
The reason for singing this song

It's a synergistic symphony being around the 2 of you
So grateful for that search for a truth that found truth
A synergistic symphony, you light up the spaces around you
And I know there'll always be music for you

Raindrops form chasms in hillsides
Earth is reshaped by the tides
Fossilized shells climb up mountains
But life is still very much life
And it doesn't need words for expression
But still some-days it's nice to try
To sing the song of the sun and the ocean
Of love, of light, of life

It's a synergistic symphony being around the 2 of you
So grateful for that search for a truth that found truth
A synergistic symphony, you light up the spaces around you
And I know there'll always be music
yes I know there'll always be music
I know that there'll always be music for you

Walks the street

Written By: Linda Joy

It's only in my mind but still it takes me away
Don't need your reasons, and I don't need another tourniquet
I don't need your excuses, no not in my vein
I don't need to be consumed by a life that I can't entertain

I want to be where my feet are walking
I want to see everything around me
I want to feel what my heart is feeling
And I want to be where my body walks the street

Seems it would be easier running away
But it's only ever easier just for that one day
And your feet get tired as they start to pass on by
Every little thing that made your life once so worthwhile...

I don't want your spirit I want my own
Don't want your vacancy I need my home x2

I want to be where my feet are walking
I want to see everything around me
I want to feel what my heart is feeling
And I want to be
Where my body walks the street

Sandcastles

Written By: Linda Joy

Are you just going to sit there in silence staring at the wall?
Wanting to make some noise but petrified from these lofty heights that you might fall
So instead you go faraway
Tell you lover of the noise that you made in your heyday
But truth is that you've gotten lazy
Neglecting to choose just makes you crazy
And the truth is that you never really fully made
More than castles out of sand when you were only just a babe

And now what is it going to take to finally awake -
From this easy, careless somnambulation
Not so much talking to myself, maybe just as myself
So I leave the house and stretch my legs
Too many hours spent in bed simply fighting of the dead
Make me more tired instead
'til I can barely contain all the juices once connecting up my brain

And all these rules I so conscientiously create
They just pull at the edges of my brain
Yes, all these rules I so conscientiously create
They don't serve me at all if the best of me
Doesn't ever get to hit the stage

And are you just going to sit there in silence staring at the wall?
Wanting to make some noise but petrified from this lofty height that you might fall,
So instead you go far away, tell your lover of the noise that you made in your heyday
But the truth is that you never really fully made
More than sandcastles when you were just a babe

Discography

http://www.jango.com/music/Linda+Joy - free streaming
http://squashedmosquito.wordpress.com/songs/ - collaborations with poet Alys Titchener
http://frey.co.nz/old/2006/02/track7/#comments - collaboration with Electroacoustic artist Damian 'Frey' Stewart and Bass player Andrew Weeks
http://www.reverbnation.com/lindajoy - streaming