Lucy Martinez

Lucy Martinez

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandAlternativeClassic Rock

Lucy Martinez delivers a decadent vocal feast of dark ballads akin to PJ Harvey meets Sarah McLachlan. Alternative - folk, indie rock and a twist of blues. Some influences are The Pretenders, Cat Power, Neko Case and Jane Siberry.

Biography

Lucy Martinez is a singer/songwriter from Boston Massachusetts. She is a winner of the 2005 American Idol Underground contest in the folk category for her song Mercy. Her music is emotive with dreamy melodies and poetic lyrics. Her voice is an instrument that delivers everything your heart desires. She can sing with a Sarah McLachlan sweetness to a power house Ann Wilson wail. She's fronted bands in New Hampshire, Boston and Maryland and then came back to Boston to stay as a solo performer and start a new band. Popular Baltimore area D.J. Damian Einstein frequently played her song, Knock Down the Wall, on his morning music show. Eve Zibart of the Washington Post wrote that Lucy's "voice has a crystalline ballad thrill". Lucy likes to dig down deep and get to the dark spaces. She has created some beautiful music that delivers small slices of life in all of its beauty, poignancy and imperfect goodness. Her songs envelop you and draw you in with their raw and honest sound. Good things are brewing here.

Lucy met her fellow band mates while recording her second CD. The Lucy Martinez Band was formed. They have played at Johnny D's in Somerville, Sally O'briens & Toad. The band brought out Lucy's Rock n Roll roots. Ducky Carlisle recorded and co-produced her second CD which is soon to be released.

Lyrics

Tall Grasses High

Written By: Lucy Martinez

I walk through the fields
of tall grasses high
I can almost touch the sky
It wasn't that long ago
we were hiding
Just to Steal a kiss or two
Just between me and you

Why does it have to be so hard?
We wake up innocent under the stars
The moon that night was on our side
The drink made us dizzy
or was that from looking in your eyes?

I think I've known you many lives
We will continue our journey
Until we get it right
Death will come today
sooner or later
It follows me everywhere
but I don't pay it any mind

I walk through the fields of tall grasses high
I can almost touch the sky

Sleeping

Written By: Lucy Martinez

I'm buried here
Down below your feet
and I will wait
Until we meet again

It gets cold
without your hand to hold
but I will wait
for love is ever patient

And you..and I were meant to be
And the angels are watching
over me

Well there's a sun
and there's a moon that's full
like your eyes
when they looked into mine
pure as babes
who cling to mother's breast
hearts entwined
even after death

And you..and I
were meant to be
The angels are watching over me

waiting...
I'm still waiting...for my love
waiting

Before the Dawn

Written By: Lucy Martinez

You are kind
and I am lost
pour the wine
let's not talk too much

There was a dream
somehow got broken
and all the love spilled out like blood on the host

I swallowed down
into the ground
it nourished flowers
and when the spring came around
opened my heart again
there was a garden
all filled with hope
no words were spoken

Take my hand now
We'll find the truth
A well filled with hope and promise
to wash away the blues

But I believe
Your heart is true
Don't be afraid
There's a light ahead of you
and you will find
your way home
the darkness ends
before the dawn

Mercy

Written By: Lucy Martinez

Are you lonely
Like me?
Does it all seem so crazy?

I want to tune out
From all the noise
In this mad rush of a world
I've lost my voice
I want to save you
But first I have to save me
Oh have Mercy
From a God above

Take my hand now
There's so little time
I will keep you warm
Press your lips to mine
We will live here...In the lie
It will feel good
for a little while

Cause I just want to tune out
from all the noise
In this mad rush of a world
I've lost my voice
I want to save you
But first I have to save me
Oh have Mercy from a God above

I won't get angry
I'm over that
There's nothing you can do
to change my past
but I will love you no matter what
You can walk away
without a scratch

Cause I just want to tune out
From all the noise
In this mad rush of a world
I've lost my voice
I want to save you
But first I have to save me
Oh have Mercy
From a God above
Oh have Mercy
Oh have Mercy
Oh have Mercy from a God above

Light

Written By: Lucy Martinez

It doesn't really matter
I believe in you
I believe in you
hear it?

Just let the evil words
scatter like the birds
They don't mean anything
They don't mean anything
no, no

Just listen to the voice
like a light in the tunnel
It's the one that draws you in
If you'd only listen
It's very good
It's very good

The words are just a shadow
but the feeling is real
it's like falling from the sky
falling from the sky
inside out and all around
I can call it up
when I'm down
And it will be there like a God
Be there like a dog
faithful and true
inside of you
inside of you

Like a rain washes you clean
all the things you thought you needed
go the way of the water
floating down that stream
over rocks and mud and gravel
like a baptism
you will be
free

Mercy

Written By: Lucy Martinez

Are you lonely
like me
Does it all seem
so crazy

Chorus: I just want to tune out
from all the noise
In this mad rush of a world
I've lost my voice.
I want to save you
But first I have to save me.
Oh have mercy from a God above

Take my hand now
There's so little time
I will keep you warm
Press your lips to mine
We will live here in the lie
It will feel good for a little while

Chorus

I won't get angry
I'm over that
There's nothing you can do
To change my past
But I will love you, no matter what
You can walk away
Without a scratch

Chorus:

Discography

Tall Grasses High

Set List

Mercy
Light
Safe and Sound
Dog (Follow You)
Gone
Sleeping
Before the Dawn
Your Gonna Fall
All Ends
This Time Next Year
Firefly
February
In The End
Weeds
Winter