LORA MORTON

LORA MORTON

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

My music has been described as honest, poignant, and heartfelt. My musical influences have produced songs that are a mixture of traditional country, contemporary country and soft rock. Ballad heavy; my songs speak of heartache, betrayal and lost love.

Biography

You might think I am exaggerating when I tell you that I started singing from the moment I was born…ok, not from birth, but soon after, I was starting to communicate through song. I was born and raised in a small town in Eastern Ontario (Napanee) and being the last of 5 kids at home, I had to entertain myself a lot of the time so music became my best friend. My house was always filled with music and at an early age my mother realized that I could recall and sing the songs I had heard on the radio. Loretta Lyn, Patsy Cline, Reba McIntyre, and Tammy Wynette - these girls could sing and I wanted to sing just like them!! I would sit on my swing and practice my songs, so sure that one day I would be singing for huge audiences all over the world.

My first singing appearance in front of a live audience took place at the tender age of four at a company Christmas party. I couldn't remember the words so they gave me the lyrics, which would have been helpful if I could read. In grade one I sang at my elementary school talent show - I didn't quite remember all the words but I was in tune!!! Soon I was performing at school functions, talent contests, weddings and community events. My first television appearance was at the age of 12 on CKWS TV in Kingston, Ontario.

Following several years of post-secondary education, I found myself giving up on any chance of singing for a career, after all what chance did a girl from a little town in Ontario have right? Enter Avril Lavigne and with her rising success I found myself thinking what if? What if I never tried and spent the rest of my life wondering if I could have made it? In 2003 I entered and secured a showcase spot at Nashville Star Search where I was a finalist. At this time I was a singer and had never thought about writing my own material. I met with some record labels who encouraged me to try to write my own material…. so in December 2003 I wrote my first song.

At the beginning of 2004 I started performing with a local band (The Jim Patterson Band) and had the opportunity to open for several established artists including Lisa Brokop, Jason McCoy, Prairie Oyster, Jeff Healey and Julian Austin. I continued to write in 2004 and during the fall of that year I started to work with some great local musicians who have been instrumental in the whole process of writing and recording my original songs, which will be released in the fall of 2006.

What lies ahead? I hope that the release of my cd will gather attention of the music industry and more importantly that people who hear my songs will like what I have written. My ultimate goal is to end up in Nashville with the opportunity to write, record and perform my songs. I feel like I am on a road trip and where I might end up ….well the possibilities are endless!! So for now I am just going to work real hard at making the best cd that I can and sit back and enjoy the ride. After all ..getting there is half the fun!

Lyrics

LOST

Written By: LORA MORTON AND ROBERT WOODCOX

Verse 1

Drowning in a sea of regret
I can't think straight
Trying hard to forget
The mistakes that I made
The secrets that I kept
Had it all, but let it slip away

Verse 2

Wake up, and I can't breathe
It's all my fault
You're only with me in my dreams
I know that it's too late
I should learn to let you go
But your memory, it just won't fade

Chorus

Now I'm lost
Baby, I can't find my way
No direction
I should have begged you to stay
My foolish pride
It wasn't worth the cost
Cause living without your love
.....I'm lost

Verse 3

Helpless, I feel weak
Didn't realize
You were everything I'd need
I never gave enough
Now I've got to let you know
I'd do anything to feel your love

I WISH I WAS WRONG

Written By: LORA MORTON AND ROBERT WOODCOX

(verse 1)
I can't put my finger on it
It's not something that you've said
I've been begging you to tell me
What's going on in your head
Things haven't been the same (Lately you never have much to say)
Since you came home the other night(Even when we are in a fight)
You keep saying nothing's wrong
But I know something just ain't right

(Chorus)
I wish I was wrong
That you've loved me all along
That when you look at me
It's not her that you see
That your heart hasn't moved on
I can't help but get the feeling
That you're thinking about leaving
But just for tonight
Instead of being right
I wish I was wrong

(verse 2)
If I begged you would you lie to me
Tell me everythings okay
That you love me like you always have
There’s no need to be afraid
I should know better
than to try and work this through
But your leaving me no choice
I know what I have to do

DAY AFTER TOMORROW

Written By: LORA MORTON & ROBERT WOODCOX

The day after Tomorrow
© By Lori Morton and Robert Woodcox
June 2004-08-23

(verse 1)

Another hot summer day
Another lonely sleepless night
Too tired to read, nothing on tv
Tossing and turning, I reach for the lights
Trying to remember all the things I gotta do
Starting the day after tomorrow…..

(chorus)

Feed the dog, pay the bills
Drop some clothes off at Goodwill
Get some groceries, cut the grass
Do the laundry, fill the car with gas
Meet some friends Thursday after work
This Sunday I promise to go to church
I’m making a list of all the things to do
And starting the day after tomorrow
I’m gonna stop loving you

(verse 2)

When I saw you the other day
You looked so happy, I felt like crying
You walked with her, holding her tight
My love for you was slowly dying
I was the last to know you found somebody new
So starting the day after tomorrow….

Discography

Full length cd to be released in the Fall of 2006.

Set List

ORIGINAL SONGS

1. THE WORDS YOU NEVER SAY
2. DON'T WASTE MY TIME
3. WHAT AM I FIGHTING FOR
4. THE MAN HE COULD HAVE BEEN
5. LOST
6. I'LL GET BY
7. DAY AFTER TOMORROW
8. I WISH I WAS WRONG
9. GIRLFRIENDS
10. HOUSE IS NOT A HOME
11. LIFE IS
12. ONE OF THESE DAYS