Lucy Schwartz

Lucy Schwartz

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Lucy Schwartz is a 19-year old singer songwriter based in Los Angeles who has been described as possessing "that rare kind of musicality that feels utterly unforced." Her beautifully hopeful and often haunting piano-driven songs have been featured in films and TV shows from Grey's Anatomy to ER.

Biography

Lucy Schwartz is a singer/songwriter with an “old soul” that belies her young age of nineteen. She released a CD of original songs entitled "Winter in June" and spent the summer writing and recording an EP entitled "Help Me! Help Me!" which will be released in January 2010.

Lucy has been described as possessing "that rare kind of musicality that feels utterly unforced, with echoes of a young Joni Mitchell or Carole King". Although her influences are varied, the result is a truly original and timeless musical voice. She likes to call her style of music "eclectic pop"-- it's pop infused with a lil' bit of folk, jazz, rock and soul. As one listener put it succinctly,"a little pop, a little jazz, a big beautiful voice, and hell of a lot of agreeable".

Last fall, Lucy wrote two original songs for the opening and closing scenes of the film,"The Women". The soundtrack highlighted all women artists such as KT Tunstall, Annie Lennox and Fiest and introduced Lucy as an up and coming female artist. This summer, she will hit the big screen once more as her new song, "Turn Back Around", will be featured in the Fox Searchlight film, "Post Grad" and her song "Gone Away" will be featured in the Sundance hit, "Adam".

Lucy's music can also be heard on the small screen! Her songs have been featured on the TV series "Reaper","Cashmere Mafia", "Privileged", "South Beach" "Private Practice," "ER," and "Grey's Anatomy." Her vocals can be heard on various TV shows including re-runs of the Emmy award winning series, Arrested Development. In fact, the sultry chanteuse of “Mr. F” on Arrested Development is, in truth, the voice of Lucy.

As the winner of the International Songwriting Competition for the Teen Category, winner of the BMI's favorite artist podcast, and reigning world champion of Tic Tac Toe, it is clear that Lucy is going places--flying up up and away with the help of her magic umbrella...

Lyrics

Turn Back Around

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

Show me the world
In the shape of your looking glass
Beautifully bold
When the colors unfold

Yes it’s easy to see
But it’s harder to find
And I’m thinking of you
And it’s clear in my mind

So I turn, turn, turn
I turn back around
Turn, turn, turn
I turn back around
And I’m eastern bound

Almost let slip
All these words at my fingertips
Still unaware of the pen in my hands

But I’m making my way
Day by day coming back to you
Here, unafraid
Of the path that I choose

So I turn, turn, turn
I turn back around
Turn, turn, turn
I turn back around
And I’m eastern bound

Oh, Oh

Turn, turn, turn
Turn back around
Turn, turn, turn
Turn back around

Help Me! Help Me!

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

I can’t seem to go anywhere
I lost my job, I cut my hair
I’m still the same

I can’t seem to do anything
That doesn’t cause me suffering
That’s just my pain

So help me! Help me!
Help me! Help me!

Everybody laughs at me
I fall asleep in class you see
I’ve no interest
I haven’t got the time of day
To say the things I need to say
I’m so suppressed

So help me! Help me!
Help me! Help me!

Cuz I haven’t got anybody but you
And I wouldn’t want help from any one body but you

(Instrumental)

So help me! Help me!
Help me! Help me!

Cuz I haven’t got anybody but you
And I wouldn’t want help from any one body but you

I can’t seem to go anywhere
I lost my job, I cut my hair
I’m still the same

Those Days

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

Aching, caught in a hurricane
It's taking every muscle to move again
Sleepless nights, lazy Sundays
Heavy eyes, it's a case of the Mondays

Sinking feet in the sand again
I'm thinking I should look before landing in
A six foot hole, where the arrow is pointing to a
Danger zone, that I should be avoiding

(Chorus)
O-oh-oh-oh-oh, O-oh-oh-oh-oh,
Must be one of those Days
O-oh-oh-oh-oh, O-oh-oh-oh-oh,
But I haven't words to Complain

Shaking, tied to the tracks again
I'm waiting for the sound of the train engine
And no one cares, nobody lingers
But to stop and stare, and point with their fingers

Feeling hands in the dark
You know I'm heeling but it's only a start
Because the wind will blow and topple me over
And the undertow will wash me to nowhere

Chorus

Cause when the days over
I've got your shoulder to help me carry the weight pulling under
Didn't you wonder how everybody gets through the day

Chorus

Gravity

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

When I walk I touch the sky
I feel ten feet tall
And I know why

It's everywhere
It's in your eyes
The secret that we can defy

Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da
Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da

You helped me grow
Now you gotta let me go
Cuz I have learned to fly on my own

And it's gonna be
Pulling on my heart and soul
But I can't go back now that I know

Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da
Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da

Falling upwards
Catch me if you can
One step forwards
Here we go again

Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da/ can't bring me down
Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da/ can't bring me down
Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da/ can't bring me down
Gravity
ooh/ La dada dada da/ can't bring me down

when I walk I touch the sky

Gone Away

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

I've been finding puzzle pieces of us kept in the dust
I've been hiding letters in photograph frames to forget your name

We were never meant to be this damn broken
Words were never meant to be this half spoken
Fallin' in the space between the universe and all we see has gone away
Gone away

I've been tracing my steps in finger print clues and clips of the news
Wondering why in our lives the wind calls our name, we're never the same

We were never meant to be this damn broken
Words were never meant to be this half spoken
Fallin' in the space between the universe and all we see has gone away
Gone away

Wind in circles take me back to
A place I knew when I was with you
Fallin' in the space between the universe and all we see has gone away
Gone away

I Don't Know a Thing

Written By: Lucy Schwartz

Funny faces line up quick to catch a glimpse
Of a world that’s drenched in darkness from a solar eclipse
The only thing that I know
Only thing I know is
I don’t know a thing
The sky is blue, the valley low, the river wide
These simple things I’ve learned don’t give a clue to answer why
The only thing that I know
Only thing I know is
I don’t know a thing
Ooh, ooh
When it all comes down to it
What’s the use in knowing all the answers
And I can’t breathe with you watching over me
So why don’t we wait and see where we’re going
While writing this song I had to put the pencil down
And the chords became a silence that was deeper than a sound
The only thing that I know
Only thing I know is
I don’t know a thing
The sun will rise again as time and time it does
And I will stand here looking at it exactly as I was
Knowing the only thing that I know
Only thing I know is
I don’t know a thing
Ooh, ooh
When it all comes down to it
What’s the use in knowing all the answers
And I can’t breathe with you watching over me
So why don’t we wait and see where we’re going
On and on but we don’t know where
On and on but we don’t know why
On and on but we don’t know where
Where are we going?

Discography

Winter in June LP (2006)

"The Women" Soundtrack (2008)
This soundtrack includes two original tracks written by Lucy exclusively for the film entitled "Beautiful" and "Count on Me"

"Gone Away" Single (2009)
As heard in ER, Private Practice, and the film Adam

"Turn Back Around" Single (2009)
As heard in the film "Post Grad"

"Gravity" Single (2009)
As heard in Grey's Anatomy

"The Way We R R" (2009)
This track, performed by Lucy's side project band "Mine all Mine" appeared in a Payless Shoes commercial

Set List

Lucy's sets range anywhere from 30-70 minutes and generally feature renditions of:

I Don't Know a Thing
Count on Me
Gone Away
Gravity
Life in Letters
Paper Plane
My Darling
The Graveyard Song
I Want the Sky
Turn Back Around
Help Me Help Me
Those Days
Respect (Aretha Franklin Cover)