Liz Ford

Liz Ford

BandFolkChildren's Music

Definitely not a Canadian Idol.

Biography

Liz's passion for music started as a child. Along with her family, around the campfire on the shores of Georgian Bay, Liz, at an early age developed her natural ability to create and improvise with lyrics and melody. The result is music which can be both familiar, and haunting, catching the listener with easy melodies, but quickly followed by surprisingly complex turns in the music which keeps the listener's interest. Beyond limited childhood experiences (choir, concert and stage bands, community theatre) Liz is self taught, always seeking new ways to push the envelope of her own musical ability. This innocence and passion shines through all of Liz's original music.

Lyrics

Go to Bed -Children's Song

Written By: Liz Ford

I don't want to go to bed,
I dont' want to sleep.
I don't want to rest my head,
Or dream of counting sheep.

‘cause I'm not tired.
I'm not tired.
I am Jumpy, happy, springy, slappy AWAKE.
I'm not tired,
I'm not tired.
So let me stay up really really late.

I went and played outside today. It was really fun.
Laughing, playing with my friends. Swinging in the sun.
I just don't want this day to end. Lets keep it going strong.
Let's play games like hide and seek, and sing this silly song

‘cause I'm not tired.
I'm not tired.
I am Jumpy, happy, springy, slappy AWAKE.
I'm not tired,
I'm not tired.
So let me stay up really really late.

I played a board game with my friend, it was really great.
I got my shoe back from my dog. I tried to roller-skate.
But my eyes are tired from the day, I think my brain's trying to say.

I may be tired, a little tired.
I'm happy, cozy, moving slowly tired
I may be tired, a little tired.
But I want to stay up really really late.

It’s been a while since I woke. I've been awake all day.
My legs are turning into jelly, arms like heavy clay.
My teeth need brushing, face needs washing,
My pyjamas look so great.
I think I'd rather sleep than stay awake.

Because I'm tired,
I'm really tired.
I'm sleepy, snoozy, yawny, resty, tired.
Because I'm tired,
I'm really tired.
I really really want to go to bed!

12 Bar Blues

Written By: Liz Ford

12 Bar Blues

Simple reflection and far from perfection
Natural selection of those who are fit.
A lurid inspection and hope for protection,
From the detection, just smile and take it

I would do anything, just to close my eyes and smile.
I would do anything, just for a day to live anyway, anyway I choose,
My twelve bar blues.

Game of seduction, of simple corruption and war of destruction
Built on the insincere.
Pointless production, continued construction, of a life of disruption,
Continuous fear.

I would do anything, just to close my eyes and smile.
I would do anything, just for a day to live anyway, anyway I choose,
My twelve bar blues.

Born with suspicion and raised on tradition.
Mixed with competition for something more.
You won’t see my submission, my humble admission.
For the best thing in my life is worth waiting for.

I would do anything, just to close my eyes and smile.
I would do anything, just for a day to live anyway, anyway I choose,
My twelve bar blues.

I'm Not Messed Up

Written By: Elizabeth Ford

Where oh where is Fraud so he can psychoanalyze my mind?
Think of all the wonders there would be for him to find.
But I’m not messed up, I’m not messed up.
But I’m crazy as can be.
For in this world if you’re not the norm, you’re an outcast just like me.

Structured chaos of my life, laughs at me from afar.
While drinking whisky, playing twister, and eating caviar.
And I’m not messed up, I’m not messed up.
But I’m tired as can be,
For in this world you work so hard, for your name on a degree.

I’m not messed up, I’m not messed up at all. I’m not messed up at all.

Lead-filled eyelids forced to open to see the light of day.
Ending dreams of queer frustrations of cats and tooth decay.
And I’m not messed up, I’m not messed up.
But embarrassed as can be,
For in this world it’s hard to find a glimpse of humanity.

Naïve angel at first glance, a sinner on the side.
There’s more to me than you can handle, but I’d like to see you try.
For I’m ass crazy, I’m as tired, I’m as messed up as can be,
For in the world, I am the future.
Are you scared yet?
Wait and see.