LorieAnna

LorieAnna

 Madison, Wisconsin, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

LorieAnna is a Madison, WI based singer-songwriter who has been performing her piano-driven songs for live audiences regularly since the release of her first album, Long Way, in 2010. She is one of those rare artists who has the ability to enchant you with her soft, yet powerful voice.

Biography

LorieAnna is the creator of Music Tarot, a metaphysical tool that combines music and mysticism. She delivers all of her shows Music Tarot style, inviting the audience to choose the songs she plays by drawing a card from her deck. The selected songs, which often directly relate to each person’s individual life experience, create a unique and captivating show that connects performer and audience. Her musical style is described as Pop, Adult Contemporary, and Singer-Songwriter in the vein of artists like Sarah McLachlan, Shawn Colvin, Dido, and Tori Amos. She is a refreshing and unexpected surprise from most of the indie/contemporary folk female artists today. There is timelessness in the sound of her voice, vulnerability in her lyrics, and style that is so beautifully executed.

Lyrics

Long Way

Written By: LorieAnna

Komey was a muppet
and she liked to sing along
when I was playing she was chirping
like a robin at dawn
and there's a million different reasons
I haven't even tried to realize
I can do anything if I just try

I've come a long way here
But it's a long way there

Life is still a mystery so I try to write a song
and words are pulling me sideways
and pulling me along
and I have made my peace with silence
and packed up all the violence
in my head and I decided
it's time to write again

I've come a long way here
But it's a long way there

Happiness is hiding in a person
or a place till I find it I've frozen
a smile on my face
and it's a wonder that I wander back
to drugs and dirty places
There are days I can't remember
why'd I take em

I've come a long way here
But it's a long way there

To where I see the day
that I can say
that I am no longer ashamed
and I am good and I am real
and I admit to what I feel
inside my blood
and I should be singing
that's why I came and why I'm
playing and why it's plain to see
reality is up to me

Komey was a muppet and she liked to sing along
when I was playing she was chirping
like a robin at dawn
And there's a million reasons to decide
I can do this if I try

Oh I've come a long way here
Oh but it's a long way there
Oh I've come a long way here
Oh but it's a long way there
A long way there

The Way

Written By: LorieAnna

Now you can stay
and I will watch the way you wake
for a while I can breathe
for a while I can see
you surrounding me

Take off all your past ideals
and I will show you how it feels
to gather in my soul

Have a seat inside my mind
and I will make it worth your time
to wander through my world

We will be the light that shines
the word that rhymes
the lost that finds a way
the lock that turns
the no that learns
the bond that doesn't break

For a while I can breathe
For a while I can see
you surrounding me

You and me the light that shines
the word that rhymes
the lost that find a way
The lock that turns
The no that learns
The bond that doesn't break

Chester Fritz

Written By: LorieAnna

Chester Fritz wears a brown sweater and three layers
he hides his chin in a thinly grown beard
his eyes are covered with wire framed lenses
he searches the room
meeting, greeting, getting to know
changing glances, smiles of so superficial surface lives
of people he'll probably never see again

Chester Fritz rides next to me in the city
where we escape underground for some food
I take a moment to go back a few years
he sees that I've grown
we talk, we laugh, we forgive
he talks up about where he lived in Tennessee under a tarp
on an air mattress right under the stars

Chester Fritz goes with me down to my sister's
she has the pumpkins that we're gonna carve
then we imagine our lives in a space cruise
he's starting to change
his mind this time I am for real
sleeping shadows wake up and steal my heart for Chester to take
I hope he's careful it doesn't break

Chester can you spin me around
circle faster and I'll fall to the ground
I have been waiting for you for so long
years have come and years have gone
spin me round and round and round I would fall, won't you fall, down

Chester can you spin me around
circle faster and I'll fall to the ground
I would fall I would fall I would fall in love with you
won't you fall won't you fall in love with me too?

Don't Pass Me By

Written By: LorieAnna

Don't pass me by
Don't pass me by

You are the ocean baby and I am the sand
You are the ocean baby and I am the sand

Don't pass me by
Don't pass me by
Don't pass me by
I wanna feel something
I wanna feel
I wanna feel something that is real

Don't pass me by
Don't pass me by

You are a weapon baby cradled in my hand
You are a weapon baby cradled in my hand

Don't pass me by (I wanna feel)
Don't pass me by
Don't pass me by
I wanna feel something
I wanna feel something
I wanna feel
I wanna feel
something that is real
that is real
that is real

You are the ocean baby
and I am the sand
You are the ocean baby
try to understand
won't you try to understand
try to understand
try to understand
understand
understand
understand

Girl Out West

Written By: LorieAnna

He says I am too crazy for him
he says he is a traveling man
he thinks we are too different but then
tells me I'm tempting now and again but the

Girl out west
who knows him best
yeah she's had his heart
right from the start and now
I can't sleep
I've got him in my head
and I can't believe
that I'm here again
oh why I

How many times will I wind up like this
falling then flailing then ending up dissed
he told me I was the last one he was with
but he can't continue with it cause the

Girl out west
who knows him best
yeah she's had his heart
right from the start and now
I can't sleep
I've got him in my head
and I can't believe
that I'm here again
oh why I

Cause the girl out west
who knows him best
yeah she's had his heart
right from the start and now
I can't sleep
he's haunting me
oh why does this keep
happening to me

Mistakes

Written By: LorieAnna

I have been so long resigned
to languish in my shame that I
can barely sit beside the others
how can this be me I wonder

I've been tangled I've been twisted
and Irony has made me gifted
I can make this life I'm given
beautiful with sound and rhythm

And I can't change past mistakes
but I want so bad to erase

Now I try to tiptoe past
the monsters in my mind so that
they don't reawaken me
to acting childishly

I'm all grown up now after all
but parts of me are shy and small
and I may never be ok
with things that people say about me

And I can't change past mistakes
but I want so bad to erase
And I can't take anything back
but I want so bad to relax

I know why sun shines down through my eyes
I have learned to fall and all I see is sky

I have been so sad and sorry
every time I tell my story
yes I've overcome affliction
even battled with addiction

I believe the one to blame
is me because I cannot change
all the thoughts inside my head
reminding me of what I did

And I can't change past mistakes
but I want so bad to erase
And I can't take anything back
but I want so bad to relax
oh all I see
is sky and me
why

I Don't Wanna Know

Written By: LorieAnna

I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
where you're making your plans
I don't wanna know
where you're gonna be

I've packed up my shit
it's all in the car
and I'm gonna drive
from where you are

This house is made of stone
but some parts are pumice
And I wear it down to gone
but I'm left with dust that won't settle

I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
I don't wanna know
where you're making your plans
I don't wanna know
where you're gonna be

Trapped in a cage
this bird must be freed
but if it's too much
this heart's gonna bleed

These roots are made to reach
but sometimes there's concrete
walls like trees that keep growing
big and tall and tough

Taste of bitter
touch something rough
and the scent of rain
breaks my concentration

Discography

Adaptation (album), to be released October 4, 2013
Sparkle (EP), released September 24, 2011
Just About Me, limited release, September, 2010
Long Way (album), released July 15, 2010

Set List

Original Songs:
20 Year Angel
Adams Street
Chester Fritz
Don't Pass Me By
Down The Stairs
Escape
Everything
Fall or Fly
Finally
Finally Free (Choose)
Girl Out West
God
Goodbye Smart
Heavily
A Song That Was Hidden In Me
I Don't Wanna Know
I Know
I'd Like To
Impromptu
Jeremiah
Jesse's Song
Julia Will
Just About Me
Long Way
Mistakes
Money
My Love
Never Enough
No
Perfect For Me
Plans Change
Remember My Name
Sad / Pills
Self Destruction
Shaft
When Someone Else Is On My Mind
Soundboards
Sparkle
Stay Awake
That Night In New York
The Lazy Ache
The Way
Titanic
Too Far To Run
Try
Walkin' Up To Heaven
You Breathe

Cover Songs:
Airplanes - B.o.B
Both Hands - Ani DiFranco
Change - Blind Melon
China Doll - Grateful Dead
Danny's Song - Loggins & Messina
For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
Garden of Simple - Ani Difranco
How You Remind Me - Nickelback
I'm Not In Love - 10cc
It's Been Awhile - Staind
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Dylan
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