Lonnie Rathie

Lonnie Rathie

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Rock and roll with a mellow edge. Kickass vocals and lyrics and killer drums. Love songs written with a bittersweet quality that everyone can relate to. Perfect for the jilted and the jilter!

Biography

Simple and strong. Minimal but effective riffs and concentrated drum beats make Lonnie Rathie's music a complete package. Excellent songwriting and an amazing stage presence makes her band a standout. Actual radio friendly songs that still have angst and bitterness sets her apart from the pop crowd. Her styles range from folk to all out Rock and Roll and saves you from the sameness of other artists. Intelligent lyrics don't hurt either and there is always at least one song that you can easily identify with.

Lyrics

Travelling Alone

Written By: Lonnie Rathie

I'm trying to slip through the cracks of my life
while time marches on
hours and years pass so quckly now and I wonder what's going on
I pretend that you don't see me pass and I keep my eyes turned away
You can't see me if I don't look at you and maybe you'll just go away
(chorus)
Cuz I'm so happy by myself and I don't need you
And I've travelled all over alone and I never take off feeling blue

I love the airports and I love the trains and I love the people too
I want to be invisible and fly round the world without you

(chorus)

In the air I'm invincible
On the trains I am free
I can go where I want to go and no one is stopping me

(chorus)

verse 1
(chorus)

Heaven

Written By: Lonnie Rathie

Heaven

Someday soon I'll find out just what I've been waiting for
Someday soon I know that my time will come
Someday soon I'll stand outside that open golden door
I'll be so grateful that my number has come up

And I will be so peaceful
And I will feel so strong
And I will not question my maker
And I will try to carry on

Someday soon I'll find out just what I've been aching for
Someday soon I'll understand it all
'Cause I have lived so long believing in this Heaven
I could not bear it if I found out I was wrong

And I will be so quiet
And I will be all alone
And I'll stand back you will not notice me
But you'll feel me when I'm gone

And all that sweetness
All that goodness
Will get you somewhere in the end
Don't think your good deeds go unnoticed
'Cause it'll catch up to you my friend

When I get back I hope that I just don't forget it all
Because the journey will have just begun
I'll take all I have learned and I will apply it to
This crazy situation that is life

I'll be the silent one that no one ever sees
And I will guide you to the promise land
You will not ever remember me
But I'll leave something in the palm of your hand

And all that sweetness
All that goodness
Will get you somewhere in the end
Don't think your good deeds go unpunished
'Cause it'll work out my friend

One In A Million

Written By: Lonnie Rathie

You say you know me, but you don't got a clue
You say you're like me, but I'm not like you
And I've got a mean streak that you don't want to see
And I've got a dark sie
And it's not pretty
Yeah I'm up and down
And I'm left and right
Say I'm a lover
But I like to fight
And all these things, they make me me
Yeah I know that I'm contradictory
Cookie cut me, but I'm not what you expected
Pour me in a mold and I'll spill out the sides
Try to label me but I'll reject it
Cuz I'm one in a million
Cuz I'm one in a million
I used to hate being the black sheep
I tried to hide myself inside the heap
But I have realized that I'm unique
And there is nothing wrong with being me
Cookie cut me but I'm not what you expected
Pour me in a mold and I'll spill out the sides
Try to label me but oh I'll reject it
Cuz I'm one in a million
We are different, but we're all the same
And we are human beings and we all feel pain
And we judge each other all the time
But we judge ourselves and we're just fine
Cookie cut me but I'm not what you expected
Pour me in a mold and I'll spill out the sides
Try to label me but I'll reject it
Cuz I'm one in a million
Cuz I'm one in a million
Cuz I'm one in a milllion

Discography

Travelling Alone 2003
Live Your Life 2005
2 yet to be released 'bootleg' CDs 2004& 2005
radio play in Europe and
3 songs from Travelling Alone and one song from Live Your Life on TV Show "15/Love"- airing in Canada and Europe

1 Song on NYCares Compilation CD 2004

Set List

Set List (average)
1- Behind the Scenes
2- Rain
3- Happy Song For Derek
4- Heaven
5- Put Me in My Place
6- That Look in Your Eyes
7- Travelling Alone
8- One In a Million
9- He's My Kryptonite
10- When You Leave
(11)- Tom (new-unreleased)

Sets are usually 45-55 minutes depending on how much 'witty in-between-song banter' I do

one set