Madeline Wright

Madeline Wright

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Madeline Wright is a Los Angeles denizen who writes about life. In slices.

Biography

Madeline has been playing musical instruments and singing since she was a kid. Her first instruments were the xylophone and kazoo. She later moved to the piano at the age of 7. At 15, she received her first guitar and has been playing one and writing music since. Her sound is honest and her style is unique.

In 2008, she performed in the "Don't Call Us Tori" showcase in Hollywood, featuring LA's best female singer-songwriters.

She is currently featured in a music documentary called "This is How we Dream" which shares the diverse offstage lives of local LA musicians. (see madelinewright.com for screening info).

Madeline is seeking placement opportunities for other interesting film and tv projects.

Lyrics

So Lovely

Written By: Madeline Wright

Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you know?

Hear the buses see the marquee
We stare out through your window
you and me
Streetlights cut through the night
Sipping tea in the moonlight

It feels so lovely, it feels so lovely, it feels so lovely
Do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you, do you know?

Sometimes it's better to pretend
To be more of what we are
Or less of what we are to depend
On how convenient it is

To feel so lovely, to feel so lovely, to feel so lovely

Do do...
It feels so lovely, it feels so lovely, it feels so lovely

Across the Way

Written By: Madeline Wright

When the light is bright and you're still sitting there
Until the day goes night and coolness stills the air
You've got to pay no mind to the awful things you hear
You've got to try to find out how to make it disappear

It's dark across the way
And every part of me's just tired
So tired
It's dark across the way
And every part of me's just tired
So tired so tired.

You finally walk away not believing what you've seen
You cannot see just how or why or what this all could mean
You've got to get back into the mindset that you know
You've got to leave this scary place that just won't let you go.

It's dark across the way
And every part of me's just tired
So tired
It's dark across the way
And every part of me's just tired
So tired so tired.

So it goes and there you stay
You have let it slip away
What you want to turn out right
Is what keeps you up at night
Must be a trap, a bad mistake
A lonely road that you must take
It's a set up for a fall
Or maybe it's just nothing at all.

(chorus)

...so
It's dark across the way and every part of me's just--
It's dark across the way and every part of me's so--
It's dark across the way and every part of me's just tired.
So tired. So tired.
So tired.

Pioche

Written By: Madeline Wright

Chorus:

I want to take a coach
All the way down to Pioche
Where I can sunburn in the daytime
And peel my skin at night

I want to go to town but first
We have to get a carful
And when we finally do
We get a warning to be careful
We do

(chorus)

I want to see the lights of the city
But the thunderstorms are causing Fires and a blackout
I can't do much about

(chorus)

On the way back home
We have to watch out for
The suicidal bunnies

And for the deer
and the other animals who want to kill themselves for being out here
Can you blame them?

(chorus 2x)
Pass the sunblock!

Good to Know

Written By: Madeline Wright

What are we reaching for?
Can you tell me? Can you tell me?
Will it leave us wanting more?
Do we face this? Can we be free?

What we deny
Will rise up against
The more that we try
The less it makes sense

So come take my hand
If you're ready to go
The answer becomes clear
And it's good to know

Who we are, who we are
Who we are, who we are

Pacific Tide

Written By: Madeline Wright


Pacific Tide

I drove to the ocean and walked to the beach to the sand
I climbed down a staircase and beheld a view oh so grand
I just missed the sunset by an hour or two
Feeling sand between my toes
Though I was wearing both shoes
It was then that I knew...

The night here is dark with a slightly moist breeze on my nose
I sit on a bench on the boardwalk and wiggle my toes
The fishermen pursue their last catch of the day
And the couples walk by me locked in their love gazes
And it's getting late and I know

That everything's changing around me
It's not a big difference to show
But no one is changing
More than the me I know

I'm here and you're here
And we're all together on this wooden pier
And everyone feels the heartbeat of the Pacific tide
I'm here and you're here
And we're all together on this wooden pier
Everyone feels the heartbeat of the Pacific tide
Everyone feels the heartbeat of the Pacific tide

Flutter

Written By: Madeline Wright

You come along like a butterfly
And if I reach out to touch you
You'll disappear
The one thing that I'm pretty sure of
Is that you're like a butterfly
And you'll flutter, you'll flutter away.

You come along and you flutter by
And if I focus
On wind that hits my ear
The one thing I'm pretty sure of
Is that it's going to go by
And flutter and flutter away

So I turn around
And pretend like I don't care
If you go or stay because I know You'll just flutter, you'll flutter away.

I got really good at
Hiding my feelings
I still remember
That what I've wanted most
Is for you
To be nearby always
To finally get a chance to touch your wings.

So when I turn away
It's not that I don't want
To see you coming closer
I don't want the reason
You float away to be me

The one thing that I'm pretty sure of Is that you're like a butterfly
You'll just flutter, you'll flutter away.

Discography

IndieAirplay.com presents "Don't Call Us Tori" showcase (recorded March 29, 2008) replayed each Saturday at 5pm and 8pm, PST through April 26, 2008.

Set List

The set includes fantastic original songs such as:

Good to Know
Across the Way
Confine
Flutter
I Wonder
Get It Together
Little One
Pacific Tide
Pioche
Silence Says
So Lovely
Steal Away
Tuck Me In in Cold
TV Show
Walker

Approximately a one-hour set