Lori Steele

Lori Steele

BandPopRock

Modern pop/rock that deals with getting over the hurdles that life throws your way. From catchy upbeat to melancholy, each song helps to navigate life in finding that faint light at the end of the tunnel.

Biography

Performing at such legendary venues as the Key Club in Los Angeles and the Sundance Festival crowd in Park City, Lori Steele is no stranger to the stage. Recently featured in the UK Magazine FIREWORKS as a band to watch, Lori Steele is currently recording new tracks and is excited to release the new sound to her fans. Imagine "the grounded sound of the Foo Fighters mixed with the layers of Muse and the electronic effects and drive of Innerpartysystem" all brought together by the violin!! Little do people know that Lori has been playing the violin since she was three and it's time to bring it out of it's case, hook it up to distortion and effects and let it ROCK!!! Sorry, Bach and Vivaldi but your time has passed.

It’s her passion to create a tone that personifies "having been there" and her new songs hit the mark.

Lyrics

Walk Away

Written By: Lori Steele

You give me that look
The one where your eyes try to tell me
That you care and you’re sincere

So I try to find
A little hope, a tiny piece to hold onto
Make the past just disappear

I’ve seen this before….
It covers up lies that told me
I’m not gonna fake it, you won’t be forgiven

CHORUS
(I) Just walk away
To try and get through this
Hopin’ to matter but stuck inside this crazy dream
No more, baby, please

Now we’ll take it slow
If you think that it’ll make you feel better
You’re the world I revolve around
Yet what do I care
When this thing isn’t even my problem
I just need to get out of here

I’ve seen this before….
It covers up lies that told me
I’m not gonna fake it, you won’t be forgiven

CHORUS

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

CHORUS (twice)

Real To Me

Written By: Lori Steele

A heart is reaching out
It’s finding there’s no need to carry wrong
A love is biding time it takes to heal to move along

I like the way that if feels whenever you’re around
You’ve opened up a world of joy that’s new and free
And then I start to see that I was mistaken
‘Cause your love has finally opened up my eyes

CHORUS
I believe that I am falling for you
One step closer to the real life
Outside of all the madness
This feeling I don’t know why I never knew before

Here you’ve been waiting for me
I never noticed you
Cause too much fire was in my life that I could not see through

Lie awake, lie awake inside your arms
I’ll never wonder how it feels to be alone
You see my heart is on my sleeve
‘Cause I was mistaken, and your love has finally opened up my eyes

CHORUS
I believe that I am falling for you
One step closer to the real life
Outside of all the madness
This feeling I don’t know why I never knew before

And I believe that you could be the one
My one and only in this new life
Far away from all the sadness
Cause you have turned out to be something real to me

INSTRUMENTAL BRIDGE

CHORUS

Better Days

Written By: Lori Steele

Up from the shady muddled past,
I’ve found my ways were not Your ways
A doll, now tired of the mask
When does it go away?

CHORUS
These fears of mine, I’ll let you carry
They won’t come back
They’re far way
I let them go, no longer buried
There’ll be better days

No words or thoughts all on your own
It seems long days never turn to
The pure reflection of what’s right
There’s those eerie eyes
Seeing right through me

And now I know that I will never be alone
Yes, it’s come to this!
Once shattered, slowly taking place
Melding more than me
Piece by piece

CHORUS

Life passses by at such a crazy pace
So hard I try, to never make mistakes
What went before is right where it belongs
I won’t look back!

CHORUS

These fears of mine
There’ll be better days
These are better days

The Circle

Written By: Lori Steele

Far away from home
I’m running out of time
If I could hear your voice
Can’t live without the sound

There’s no turning back
From what I used to know
It crumbled at my feet
I’d die to hold your hand
You’re all, you’re all I need….
Here with me/Can’t you see

CHORUS
How can I stop this?
Round and round I’m getting tired
Where does the circle end for me?

It’s not that easy
Without you here I’m going nowhere
My love, my life, my friend

Crying doesn’t help
I stop…it’s still the same
To sit here in the dark
Calling out your name
Where is my? Where is my friend? ?You’re all, you’re all I need

CHORUS

To depend on someone,
Losing ground just to find, that I needed you more in my life
But I’m not good with you,
And I don’t know why or when or

CHORUS

No One's There

Written By: Lori Steele

You take away my lonely night
Another day to make this wrong way right
And I can say for whenever I’m weak

That I’ve got you by my side
From this day you will always be mine

_ CHORUS
Then I wake up
Left to wonder how this whole thing came undone
I’m all alone
No one’s there

A long road a rainy day
No place to turn, I’ve lost my way
Inside I know that I’ll make it okay

Another step, is it left or right
You take my hand to hold by your side
But I’m still scared and I keep telling myself

That I’ve got you by my side
From this day you will always be mine

CHORUS
Then I wake up
Left to wonder how this whole thing came undone
I’m all alone
No one’s there

And I refuse to be afraid
There’s more to life than this
I’ve washed my hands so many times before
Oh, it’s you I blame

BRIDGE
I’m not gonna wish for you any longer
You’ve gone and shattered all my dreams

CHORUS

I hope you’re hurting and you wake up
Won’t you wake up where you are
Oh, it’s you I blame

Am I Pretty

Written By: Lori Steele

I’ve been waiting all my life for someone like you
Do you like me
Am I pretty

You’ve got all the things I’m looking for, you’re perfect
Do you see me
Am I pretty

Chorus
And I’ve been watching you for quite a while
I like your smile
Your last name doesn’t sound so bad with mine
Shivers down my spine

She’s been waiting all her life for someone like you
Soft and seething
Is she pretty

You’ve got all the things she’s looking for, you’re perfect
Barely breathing
Is she pretty

Chorus
And I’ve been watching you for quite a while
I like your smile
Your last name doesn’t sound so bad with mine
Shivers down my spine

Just take the brick and throw it in the hive
I’m by your side
The shovel buries, makes another space
Time to replace

Bridge
Who’s that you were kissing in the garden
Who’s that you were kissing in the park, it was after dark
All the glass has finally shattered
a melted heart

I’ve been waiting all my life for someone like you
Do you like me
Am I pretty

This Time

Written By: Lori Steele, Jimi Yamgishi

You’ve hurt me for the last time
These dreams we had are not mine
They never ever ever were

It’s funny how you couldn’t see
All the things that I could be
And you never ever ever will

Don’t tell me it’s okay
Your Deviant innocence
I did things your way
Now Wise up to circumstance

This time I’m gone
This time, I’m not pretending anymore
aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhooooooooooooo

Forgiveness won’t be easy
You’ve always had a hold on me
Now you never ever ever will

The wait is finally over
No more crying on a shoulder
That was never ever ever there

Don’t tell me it’s okay
Your Deviant innocence
I did things your way
Now Wise up to circumstance

This time I’m gone
This time, I’m not pretending anymore
Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhooooooooooooo

Don’t even try to call
It’s over afterall
No kiss goodbye

This time I’m gone
This time, I’m not pretending anymore
I’m gone I’m gone,
This time, I’m not pretending anymore

Need You Now

Written By: Lori Steele, Jimi Yamgishi

Another day, another time,
Another way to find
From where we are to where we’ve been
It’s taken so much time
Cause I’m fallin’ for You more each day
To find my way back I had to run away

CHORUS
I need You now
More than ever
Oh, finding ways to show you how I feel

Another place, another town
Maybe even here
A way to start these dreams again
With no more doubt or fear
And I’m finding that I can’t get along without Your presence
That’s what makes me strong

CHORUS 2
I need You now
More than ever
Oh, finding ways to show you how I feel
Could it be somehow?
With Your love
Can’t fight these feelings
My heart won’t be still

CHORUS 2

I can’t fight these feel feelings
My heart won’t be still
No! No!
I can’t fight these feel feelings
My heart won’t be still

Life Is Good

Written By: Lori Steele, Jimi Yamgishi

In the rain, with no umbrella, smile upon my face
My mind begins to wonder, how did I end up this way
Feeling just a little scattered, but I’m movin’ on just fine
Baby step to new beginnings, finally owning mine

Pre-Chorus
(If you) taste every moment
(Things work) out, like they should
(When you) take time to notice
You will find that it’s true …..

Life is good
Life is good

Shadows in all shapes and sizes, keep me safe from the outside
But hiding in a corner seems like such a waste of life
Days are gone when there was nothing, when the skies were gray
Take account of what I treasure, each and every day

Pre-Chorus
(If you) taste every moment
(Things work) out, like they should
(When you) take time to notice
You will find that it’s true …..

Life is good
Life is good

BRIDGE
You don’t have to be sad
There’s a sense of wonder
Take a good look at yourself
To stop from going under

A Way

Written By: Lori Steele

I know your love
I feel your strength
Your hands upon this world are only full, full of Grace

When shadows come
My fear subsides
I know and trust that you will always be by my side

CHORUS
There has to be a way
There has to be a time
‘Cause every thing is gonna work out
Every thing is gonna be just fine
Won’t waste another day of this life
Knowing that You are in control, I’m following your lead

You offer peace and comfort in a way that no one else can provide
I thank you Lord for the grace you’ve given me
There is no compromise

CHORUS

For You are God
Oh, the one that I adore
And You are holy
I could never ask for more

Letting you lead the way
I’m gonna fly ‘cause I can’t make it on my own
Won’t waste another day of this life
Knowing that You are in control, I’m following your lead

Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah

Discography

Walk Away - Single (streaming) picked up on iRadio LA - Indie 104
Real to Me - Single (streaming and will appear on the UK Magazine FIREWORKS upcoming female artist compilation Catz 'n' Clawz.
Lori Steele - Self-titled five song EP

Set List

Our set list varies depending on requirements. A typical show consists of four songs off of the EP, four new songs and a cover (Fuel, Radiohead, The Cure, Ramones). We always start and end on an upbeat, of course!