Lindsay Candra

Lindsay Candra

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

My music is a diary of my 15 years of life, love, pain, smiles and tears. I like telling people about my life through song. It is the best way to heal, learn, grow and live.

Biography

I started out playing Mandolin at age 10 and moved to strummin' on the Guitar a year later. I remember the first song I wrote (or co- worte), with two of my childhood friends about a girl who "was our friend, but now she's our enemy". It's great to have memories like that to look back on. I have a very wide variety of taste in music. I have always loved a good rock song that you can lip-sync to in the mirror. The Strokes, Stellastarr*, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Doves, Bright Eyes, Tegan and Sara and Architecture In Helsinki are a few out a thousand that totally get my head bobbin'. My sound, however, sways between Rock, Acoustic, Folk and Alternitave. Hey, why limit yourself to one genre right?

Lyrics

The Others

Written By: Lindsay Candra

What is a song, but noises strung together and tied up in leather string?
What is a voice, but vibrations of sound that echo, and fade in and out?

What about The Others? Do we let them in? Kiss their hand and let ‘em in!
What about our brothers? Are they sinners, too? Or just sons of fathers who bleed like me, and you?

What is a home, but a base to grasp when life is playing hard to get?
I wish I was strong enough to hold on, like my sister and sing the way she does.

But my youth it hides me, and covers me up. Plays me down, but covers me up. And conceals the scratches on my arms and knees, first wrists and hips now arms and knees.

What about The Others? Do we let them in? Kiss their hand and let ‘em in!
What about our brothers? Are they sinners, too? Or just sons of fathers who bleed like me, and you?

Touch me again, like that time when you did and told The Others not to come in.
There was no time to commandeer that rhyme and turn our ship back into a song.

But you sunk it fast! Boy, did you ever! I was taken aback when your speech turned so clever. It was awful cold of you to say those things in such deep water in keys I couldn’t sing.

And there were still the others, who were never let in, and forced to drowned in all of their sins. And what about their brothers? Did they learn to swim? In tears of sorrow from the ones let in.

What about The Others? Do we let them in? Kiss their hand and let ‘em in?
What about our brothers? Are they sinners, too? Or just sons of fathers who bleed like me and you?

Discography

This is my first EP and it has five songs on it. Three of which are originals.

Set List

I like to open with my own version of 'Ring of FIre' by: Johnny Cash, it gets people hooked right away. Then once they are listening, I 'The Others' A song I wrote about my personal life and how if your not careful about who you let into it, you'll do anything to get it back. Then it's 'Sway' which basically symbolizes that as easy as a dancer can move her hips I can sway them all... 'Bruise one of my favorites to perform, because of it's edgey beat and poetic words that my big sister Lauren Shera wrote when she was my age and let me re-write just a few months ago. The Postal Service's 'Such Great Heights' has been a favorite of mine since the first time I heard it. It was the first live song I ever played and have continued to play over the years.