Lisa Gentile

Lisa Gentile

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Call her an urban cowgirl with soul. A singer songwriter who sings from the heart and plays from the hip. Time Out Magazine, NY says Lisa "inspires quite effortlessly with a stunning voice that soars and takes you along for the ride." Lisa's released three independent CD's, "Becoming", The EP "Three" and "A Very Country Compilation" which won a 2007 Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) for Best Country Recording.

Biography

Growing up in a very musical family, Lisa is no stranger to the music industry. Daughter of Mickey Gentile, Motown Record producer to a long list of legendary artists including Marvin Gaye, The Tempations, Connie Francis, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & The Supremes and many more. Her mother, Jennifer Lambert, enjoyed a successful writing and recording career at the top of the charts on Decca Records.

A native of Syracuse, NY, at age 10 Lisa's family transplanted to New York City so she could fully pursue a career in show business. It wasn't long before Lisa was starring in national commercials, plays and even won a couple episodes of Start Search with a perfect score. She studied at the famous HS of Performing Arts in New York City, otherwise known as “Fame” and received her BA in Arranging and Composition from Bard College.

Lisa was discovered by producer and writer Keith Diamond (Billy Ocean, Michael Bolton, Donna Summer, Mick Jagger) who jump started and nurtured her writing and recording career until his untimely passing in 1997. Lisa continues to work with the industries top musicians and producers in today's market. Her latest set of songs recorded in 2010 were producer by Lisa & David Greenberg (EMI Records, Virgin Records, RCA Records, Atlantic Records, and Curb Records—recording at The Hit Factory, Electric Lady Studios, Battery Studios, Right Track, and Capitol Records).

Lisa is the creator and host of the popular "Music Mavericks" Open Mic Series every Wednesday night at Opus Lounge in Armory Square. She is produces concerts and events, including the original Naked Songwriter Series and most recently, Lisa's launched Music Heals CNY, a not-for-profit endeavor which brings live acoustic music to the bedsides of patients and families healthcare facilities throughout Central New York.

Lifetime Television's newest network, Lifetime Real Women , chose Lisa to be one of 12 standout women to join the Lifetime Real Women family in representing the network in its ongoing connections with consumers and business partners. The LRW campaign will highlight the individual stories of real, "everyday" women, bringing their inspiring and entertaining perspectives to viewers across America.

Lisa continues to perform both solo- acoustic and with her band.

Lyrics

Drive

Written By: Lisa Gentile / Tara Wood

DRIVE
Lisa Gentile / Tara Wood

I wanna wake up in Boston, go out walking on the freedom trail
Wanna run out of gas in old El Paso like a western tale
Skip stones on the coast of Maine, look out to France, call out my name
Drive, baby let’s drive

Now Savannah keeps calling me, something’s been stalling me from getting down
Keep missing Martigras, wanna throw off my bra, something I’d never do now
Get caught in the rains of Seattle, blow in the winds of Chicago

Let’s drive, keep your suits and your ties
Let’s drive, keep your nine and your five
I’m craving something new, wanna get lost with you
Let’s drive

We can win a hand in Vegas, keep taking us place for a while
Let’s do something crazy, stop saying maybe for once in our lives
We’ll pull out at midnight, drive in the moonlight
We’ll hit the state line just before sunrise

Let’s drive, keep your suits and your ties
Let’s drive, keep your nine and your five
I’m craving something new, wanna get lost with you
Let’s drive

Let’s throw my guitar in the back of your car and let’s drive
Let’s do something crazy, stop saying maybe
Let’s drive

Carolina Sky

Written By: Lisa Gentile

CAROLINA SKY
Lisa Gentile

When the sun shines in your eyes, baby that’s me just saying hi
And when the rain falls on your face, baby that’s me leaving my trace
And I know that we can’t be together now, but I’m getting there someday, somehow

And say you’ll wait for me beneath that Carolina sky
When you and I will dance in the moonlight, underneath that Carolina sky

When the moon’s caught between clouds, baby that’s me thinking out loud
And when the thunder starts to roar, baby that’s me, saying I want more
And I know that we can’t be together now, but I’m getting there someday, somehow

And say you’ll wait for me beneath that Carolina sky
When you and I will dance in the moonlight, underneath that Carolina sky

My love’s like the hurricane just raging across the sea
Your loves like the wild wind blowing heading straight for me

And say you’ll wait for me beneath that Carolina sky
When you and I will dance in the moonlight, underneath that Carolina sky

When the sun shines in your eyes, baby that’s me, just saying hi

On the Water

Written By: Lisa Gentile

ON THE WATER
Lisa Gentile

Stuck in Friday traffic on Seventh Avenue, just trying to make my way
And I can’t get my mind off setting my eyes on you, for the first time days

On the water, sun setting in the sky
On the water, with a fire standing by
On the water, watching the days go by

Into each one’s life a little rain is gonna fall, happens to us all
So I just keep my mind on setting my eyes on you, and how we’ve got it all

On the water, summer Sunday afternoons
On the water, floating on a hazy, lazy blue
On the water, rocking right next to you

Gonna let our feet hang off the dock
We’re not gonna look back at the clock
We may not even talk for hours
Gonna watch your cheeks burn in the sun
God I’ve never loved someone like you

On the water, summer Sunday afternoons
On the water, floating on a hazy, lazy blue
On the water, rocking right next to you

Stuck with Me

Written By: Lisa Gentile

STUCK WITH ME
Lisa Gentile

I’ve been trying to write you a love song, can’t seem to find the right words to say
To let you know how lucky I am to have you, each and everyday

And I know I drive you crazy, damn near out of your mind
But I’m so in love with you baby, hope you don’t mind being stuck with me for life

I’m still trying to write you that love song, It’s getting harder every day
When I know I haven’t been very kind to you lately, it’s the one thing that’s not okay

And I know I drive you crazy, damn near out of your mind
But I’m so in love with you baby, hope you don’t mind being stuck with me for life

You’re my candle in the window on the worst night of my life
You’re a warm breeze in February when Spring is nowhere in sight

Sometimes you drive me crazy, damn near out of my mind
But I’m so in love with you baby, you know I don’t mind being stuck with you for life
Yes, I’m so in love with you baby, hope you don’t mind being stuck with me for life

Great Big Lie

Written By: Lisa Gentile

GREAT BIG LIE
Lisa Gentile

You say you’re gonna love me, like nobody’s loved me
On you I can depend, until the bitter end
Your swear that you’re ready, for somethin’ strong and steady
I’ve heard those words before, I don’t by them anymore

Cause when the going gets tough, you’ll get going
When the road gets rough, you’ll start slowin’ down
Turn right around, jump right out, and leave me as you found

Now’s when you tell me, it’s a shame I’m so lonely
And all a woman like me needs, is the love of an honest man
So go on and prove it to me, they’re just all words to me
You know you can’t be, makin’ promises you can’t keep

Cause when the goin’ gets tough, you’ll get goin’
When the road gets rough, you’ll start slowing down
Turn right around, jump right out, and leave me as you found

Here’s the part you tell me that you’re not like other guys
How you knew the moment that you looked into my eyes
How you were gonna love me until the end of time, nice try
It was all one great big lie

Cause when the going got tough, you got going
When the road gets rough, you started slowing down
Turned right around, jumped right out, and left me as you found

You can promise me the stars, promise me the moon
I ain’t holding my breath anytime soon
You’re the kind’a guy, that makes my Mamma cry
Bye-bye to one great big lie

Cause when the going gets tough, I get going
When the road gets rough, I start slowing down
Turn right around, jump right out, and leave you as I found
So leave me as you found
Leave me as you found

Sweet On You

Written By: Lisa Gentile

SWEET ON YOU
Lisa Gentile

Did you just feel what I just felt, did you just smile and I just melt
Did you just come and you just go, did you just say you’re coming home
It’s clearly serendipity, the way you stumbled up on me
Like an old familiar song, I’ve been singing all along
Carry on, but don’t stay gone too long

Cause I’m sweet, sweet on you baby (so sweet)
Yeah, I’m sweet, sweet on you

I can taste you on my lips, feel you on my fingertips
Picturing your silhouette, slowly crawling to my bed
You, you take my breath away, so far from the every day
Dancing with your memory, lonesome as I’ll ever be
Where’d you go, won’t you come on home

Cause I’m sweet, sweet on you baby (so sweet)
Yeah, I’m sweet, sweet on you

Just remember, don’t forget me, in that great big world out there
I’ll be right here where you left me, I’m not going anywhere

Yeah I’m sweet, sweet on you baby
Yeah I’m sweet, sweet on you baby, yeah

Discography

Lisa Gentile 2010
A Country Compilation 2007 - SAMMY Award Winner for Best Country
Becoming 2000
Three 2006