Maryanna Sokol

Maryanna Sokol

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

NYC by way of Texas by way of witty sarcasm and neurotic orchestral arrangements.

Biography

The 1st thing you'll notice about Maryanna is sarcastic, witty lyrics and creative songwriting that combines catchy melodies with technical prowess. The 2nd is that this multi-instrumentalist defies comparison. Her style pushes genre lines from pop to anti-folk to rock and remains uniquely her own.

Maryanna is recently uprooted from Texas and has quickly made a name for herself in New York City's indie scene. In addition to receiving accolades from the New York Song Circle's songwriting competition, her music has also been featured on such tv shows as "The Real World" and popular music blogs such as Consequence of Sound and StereoSubversion. Most recently she was interviewed for a story about independent musicians on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition Sunday."

Lyrics

Pentameter

Written By: Maryanna Sokol

In my head I play around with words
And try to rhyme them in some clever phrase
But I know that you don't care
And if you did you wouldn't listen anyway

All these words were ways of reaching you
But I know that you don't care
And if you did you wouldn't listen anyway

If I spoke in iambic pentameter
Would you begin to hear me then?
Cos I know that you're so fond of
All your European classics

All these songs were ways of reaching you
But I know that I'm no Shakespeare or Beethoven
No sonnets, no sonata form

And I don't know how to get to you
And I'd give up if I had better avenues to pursue

Since I don't I'll play around with words
And try to rhyme them in some clever phrase
Cos I know that you don't care and if you did
Then I would be too bored to stay

All these words were ways of reaching you
And all these songs were just ways of reaching you
And this stupid song is just a sad attempt at reaching you

Cos I know that you don't care and if you did
Then I would be too bored to stay

Home

Written By: Maryanna Sokol

Break away from these walls, they can't contain you
This was never a place you could call home
I know you think that your smile will deceive you
But inside of your shell, you weep alone

There's a way to escape from this pain
You don't have to fall away
You don't have to learn to stay
As you bow your tears to pray
You will find home

The future glistens with hope if you can reach it
And you'll discover this prison has its charms
But in order to miss it, you have to leave it
And in order to leave, you must be strong

There's a way to escape from this pain
You don't have to fall away
You don't have to learn to stay
As you venture on your way
You will find home

All you fear is change
It leaves you this way
And all you fear is change
But stagnancy has left you this way

And there's a way to escape from this pain
You don't have to fall away
You don't have to learn to stay
As you venture on your way
You will find home

Discography

LP: Landfill was released May 2010