Maesyn

Maesyn

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Maesyn is a sizzling ball of music and exuberance. She ecstatically sings, writes, plays violin, guitar, percussion. Her unique musical expression blends gypsy, hip-hop, classical, funk, jazz, & blues.

Biography

Classically trained in music since age 4, Maesyn has dazzled audiences worldwide with her live performances.

Well known for her fluid dancing, vocal passion, fiery violin playing, and natural musical magic, Maesyn is a firecracker of spontaneous exuberance both on stage and in the studio. Her enticing, funky music and powerful presence meld together the expressive styles of artists like Janis Joplin, Norah Jones, and Grace Slick.

Always able to rock a spontaneous jam, or find the perfect harmony instantly, her versatile skills and talents have placed her performing on stages all over the world with a host of celebrated musicians such as Matisyahu, DJ Shpongle, Killa Priest of the Wu Tang Clan, Lucent Dossier Vaudeville Cirque, and many more.

Comfortable on the largest stages or smallest street corners, Maesyn connects with her audience and uplifts all who encounter her.

Having graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in poetry and creative writing, Maesyn has used her sparkling intellect and inspired heart to create diverse and unique music that is harmonically potent and lyrically innovative. She uses her art to explore the quest for internal growth and personal elevation.

Maesyn is a celebrated recording artist appearing on many albums in a wide range of genres such as Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Funk, Reggae, Bluegrass, Classical, and Folk.

Her self produced album "Now Here!" incorporates elements such as beatboxing, digeridoo, a kazoo choir, 8 part whistling brigades, breath oceans, and percussive floss solos.

Recently she joined forces with the conscious hip hop band the Luminaries as their lead singer and violinist.

She is currently grounded in Maui, touring and performing on the west coast and Hawaii with her own band, while recording her second album.

Lyrics

Walk You

Written By: Maesyn

V
The father to my setting sun.
Mother of my daughter, deaf and dumb.
I attack with pain, my love.
I am lucid and insane, my love.

And you join me.
You adjoin me
with your love love love love.
Love love love love.

CH
Set aside, set aside, set aside,
This ego, we gonna let go.

Let it die, let it die, let it die
This ego, we gonna let go

Let go, Let love love love love
Love love love love

V
Come under some wary sheets, askew
And painted with our tainted points of view.
Fall to me, a bird in suicide.
Fall to my knees, lest I deny
this sacrifice,
this sage advice
Akin, akin, akin, akin, to the
Lessons written on my skin

In foreign languages
Of foreign anguishes of

Love love love love
Just give me love love love love.

CH
Set aside set aside set aside
This ego, we gonna let go

Let it die , let it die, let it die
Oh this ego, we gonna let go,

Let go and just let love.

BR
I would walk you
I would walk you and
I would take your pulse,
Take your pulse

I would walk you
I would walk you
I, I, I take your pulse in mine.

Love love love love
Love love love love

V
I recognize with heavy eyes,
the conflict of our intimate relations
And had i ever realized
that blue, it rusts when bound by ties
I might have sooner come to revelations
that spoiled beneath composting limitations
that we placed on
Love love love love
Let go
let love love love love

We gon', we gon', we gon',
we gonna let go let....
We gon', we gon', we gon',
we gonna let go let
We gon', we gon',
we gonna let go let

love love love love....
love love love love...
Mmmmmm....

Thumbs

Written By: Maesyn

V
He takes it in stride as he breaks his pace
Counts his bills by the looks on their faces
The devil's swimming in a deep oasis
He knows what he knows on a need to know basis

He is everyman, he is the only one
He does what he can
He has not yet begun
I scratch the surface with the tip of my thumb
He wants to stop but he can't stop coming

CH
Over and over and over and over
Over and over and over and over

V
Well Holly climbs the ladder by the Wooden braces
Sees herself through the looks on their faces
Don't know what she likes just knows what the craze is
Bite the index and you say your graces

Over and Over

Well, She is everyman
She's not the only one
She does what she can, she has not yet begun
I scratch the surface with the tip of my thumb
She wants to stop but she can't stop coming

CH
Over and over and over and over
Over and over and over and over...

BR
You hoop the hula around your hips
Hold the habit on the tip of your lips
Drama addiction, you get your fix
Hang like a cigarette, get your fix
You circle, you circle, you circle on
Circle, circle on.

V
We buy the disguise, trying to save face
Different locations, the very same place
You cross the bottom line when you run those races,
round and around but the view it never changes

CH
Over and over and over
Over and over and over...
Round and round

BR
You hoop the hula around your hips
Hold the habit on the tip of your lips
Drama adddiction, you get your fix
Hang like a cigarette get your kicks
You circle, you circle, on
You circle, circle, circle on...

Over and over and ...AUGH!

Monk

Written By: Maesyn

V
Clean and clear, the mind of a monk
Wade through the water to a stone that has sunk
Clean and clear, the mind of a monk,
Wade through the water to a stone that has sunk
V
Found the original sin in the den of the din
Poison addiction and the rich man’s poor
Silence so noisy that we can’t tune in
Electricity out in a light bulb store.

CH
And time will tell of those who told of time
‘Cause the clock in my wrist is holy, divine is all
The angels and the devils crawl,
Hand in hand hen the bonfire falls

V
As we sit in the moonlight
Sunbeams filling us with dew
I wonder ‘bout the frog who took flight
When reflection told the surface “ that’s not you”

Spit the fire, burn the face,
Mauling of the mental race.
Eat the sticks and molten stones
Grind the worry with the bones

CH
And time will tell of those who told of time
‘Cause the clock in my wrist is holy, divine is all
The angels and devils crawl
Hand in hand, when the bonfire falls

V
I knew a man who knew too much or so his head was saying
He told me what he thought he thought, he thought his speech was praying
He said “I am getting higher,”
I said “I am going deeper”
He said, “You are not a master,”
and I said “Love you are my teacher.”

CH
Time will tell of those who told of time
‘Cause the clock in my wrist is holy, divine is all
The angels and the devils crawl, hand in hand
When the bonfire falls
Mmmm...

Break Free

Written By: Maesyn

INTRO
You are Jah, God, Allah Buddha
You are Jah, God, Jaweh, Rama
You are Jah, God, Brahma, Krishna
You are Jah, God, Shakti, Shiva!

V
You say that you’re a woman who doesn’t compromise
Put up with lies or sacrifice for her man
well I know it’s amazing the way the we disguise
idealize the aces in his hand

If you don’t like what you hear if you don’t like what you see
babygirl I suggest you develop your sense of individuality
unique personality goddess sexuality you are not a casualty
unless you pull the trigger and I figure first you’ll see

CH
you’d better you’d better break free

V
Washington is the man I love so sweet to me so cruel when I question his devotion
he would have you believe he controls the tide the ocean
but you know when he’s lying that’s when I’m dying
to find out some truth so I bite the apple and I lose a tooth

He’s the man who feeds your mouth with useless information
Remedies and enemies fill up their pockets for a small donation
What a clever conglomeration
Meanwhile you’re blinded by the light, not the sun but the satellite.

BR
As within so without, As below so above,
Recognize, you are you are you are love.

CH
Break free. You know nobody else is going to do it for you.

V
If I could show you the way your eyes have emptied like a bowl, empty of their soul
well you might starve like me after the gluttony the ravaging savagery
leaving me emptier than before I have been I will not be controlled
freedom for those who would break the mold
you knew you knew you knew better.

I had not understood I was still an innocent
Then you maliced what was good and you filled me with your wickedness
you knew better you knew better.

CH
Break free! Break Free!
You do it too yourself!

Shh Up!

Written By: Maesyn

V
Bring it back, bring it back to the beginning of time
Bring it back, let's begin at the beginning of mind
To recognize the disguise, it's definitive
That we create love and hate, we're unlimited.

Sweat on the tongue so I bite back negation,
gulp down affirmative self-regulation
Tastes so sweet when it chews so bitter,
down on my knees when I pick up the litter

CH
Let's talk about it, what about if
We could learn to shut up,
Shhh, UP!

P-CH
I'm listening, I'm wishing you'd talk to me
I'm listening, I'm bringing in that which will set me free...

V
If we took a little time in the morning to sit with our skin
Say grace for the pouring sun
If we took a little time in the evening to let go of the day
and release to the healing drum...

CH
Let's talk about it, what about if we could learn to shut up
Shhh, and look UP!

BR
I'm diggin' it, I'm digging at the space beneath the hole
I'm diggin' in, I'm digging at the surface like a mole.
And while I'm winding down that wily rabbit hole
I burrow in the sound of the silence of my soul.

CH

Let's Talk about it, what about if, we could learn to shut up
SHHH and look UP!

V
I strain your lemons through my sifter
I strain your vodka through my liver
I strain to find the peace of mind to help me shift here
If I don't set my course I fear I'll run adrift here

CH
Let's talk about it! What about if we could learn to shut up!!
SHH and look UP!

P-CH
I'm listening, I'm wishing, oh god won't you please talk to me.
I'm listening, I'm bringing in, that which will set me free...

Ch
Let's just be civilized, and talk about it, what about if
We could learn to shut up! Shhh, and look UP!

You want to understand, you know you got to sit there!

Discography

"Now.here!" - full length album

"Bring it Back" - single
"Melt" - single

Set List

Original music & covers. 20 song set. Sets range from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

Though she is primarily a violinist and singer, she often grabs a guitar and adds to her set with one of her many acoustic guitar originals or covers.

MAESYN SET LIST:

Monk
Walk You
Mary Eye
Shh Up!
Long Division
Manic
Thumbs
Break Free
And it Goes
Soular
Stay
Iced Flea
Louie
Luggage Blue

On Acoustic Guitar:
Summertime
Ain't no Sunshine
Slippin' Out
Heaven
Lakeside Haven
Things Change
Beautiful