Meghan Andrews

Meghan Andrews

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandFolkAlternative

Biography

Meghan Andrews is a singer/songwriter whose music and lyrics modernize the folk spirit of the sixties by encompassing the world around her into a new
contemporary sound. Andrews’ career began at an early age. By eighteen she had already spent years as a studio singer in New York before she began
writing and playing solo shows in clubs around Manhattan. As a member of the anti-folk scene, she collaborated on a number of albums with colleagues in New York before releasing her 8-song solo debut, “Center of Gravity” in 2006. After a year of touring, Meghan’s second record “Lights Like This,” was
completed in 2012 with producer Loren Toolajian, who has produced tracks with and for, among others, T Bone Burnett, Alicia Keys, Sheryl Crow, and Jennifer Hudson. Meghan is currently in collaboration with bassist Marco Ferrero and guitarist Al Torre. Most recently, Meghan’s performance with Marco of her latest single “99”, from her upcoming new album, won the 2014 West Coast Songwriters Competition in Berkeley, CA. http://www.meghanandrews.com/

Lyrics

Center of Gravity

Written By: Meghan Andrews

I’m a hundred million mountains
You’re a thousand works of art
We are everything and nothing
We’re the light that makes the dark

And the moment your eyes hold me

I feel higher than a Keats rhyme
Shaking like a leaf I’m
Swearing I’m the only one
To have felt this true
I smile and bat my eyes
Up to the ribbon in the skyline
And it’s all for you
My center of gravity
Is a little bit above me
And I don’t know exactly where I stand

In my quiet contemplation
I could’ve sworn I heard your voice
Loving me ain’t easy
It’s a daily steady choice

And the moment your eyes hold me

I feel higher than a Keats rhyme
Shaking like a leaf I’m
Swearing I’m the only one
To have felt this true
I smile and bat my eyes
Up to the ribbon in the skyline
And it’s all for you
My center of gravity
Is a little bit above me
And I don’t know exactly where I stand

The Garden of Hardly Here

Written By: Meghan Andrews

Over and over he stumbles to tell me that he loves me
And over and under he falls
See I’m all alone in my garden of hardly here at all

One and a two and ah we are a match made up in Heaven
Under the light of his moon
But there ‘aint no room in my garden of hardly here at all

‘cause I am wrapped up in our rhapsody of indigo
And I am riding high just hiding in your undertow
And I know this much now
I’ve been struck somehow
and I will never be the same

People pretend that the end is impending like the devil
Now we’ve a new cross to bear
But I hardly care in my garden of hardly here at all

So run to the aid of a maid who is locked up in her tower
‘cause she’s crying crystalline eyes
Me I’ve no ties in my garden of hardly here at all

‘Cause I am wrapped up in our rhapsody of indigo
And I am riding high just hiding in your undertow
And I know this much now
I’ve been struck somehow
and I will never be the same

See I don’t wanna need you
‘cause I know that means compromise
Need me, and you teach me to lie

lady, lady lie
lady, lady lie

Annie

Written By: Meghan Andrews

Annie rides the subway train
Rides the tide of yet another day
Flaxen waves fall softly round her face
Eyes have closed to see another place

She is rocking back and forth like in a cradle
She is swaddled in his secrets and lies
She would try to force a smile but she’s not able
Annie’s ready to remove her disguise

Red and yellow signals flash
Blend together in a kind of clash
Annie’d like to take a pilgrimage
Well she knows she’s not happy where she is

And as the minutes slip on by she’s at a stand still
Annie feels that she should cry but she has strong will
She heard someone say the point of life’s to educate
Yet she sits here in the darkness riding out her fate

Someone says
“Annie, you know the years you spent just waiting by your lover’s side
Annie, you know that candy’s sweet but were you ever satisfied?
Annie can’t you see you are more than a worn out fantasy
You’re gonna be alright, you gotta live your own life
You’re gonna be alright, you gotta live your own life”

Annie’s tried to block the rising tide
Annie’s stifled many screams and cries
Her reflection looks right through her eyes
The girl inside is barely recognized

And as a spark of light blue light alights the train track
She starts to go and knows there’s no turning back
She was just another damsel dreaming maybe
Now she just a lonely lady crying save me
Save me

Someone says
“Annie, you know the years you spent just waiting by your lover’s side
Annie, you know that candy’s sweet but were you ever satisfied?
Annie can’t you see you are more than a worn out fantasy
You’re gonna be alright, you gotta live your own life
You’re gonna be alright, you gotta live your own life”

Discography

Center of Gravity (2006)

Set List

A typical set list consists of about 8-10 tunes (all original material) chosen from my 30 song arsenal. Some with the band, some just me and the guitar. I don't do many covers (if any) unless I'm in a really Folkie or Jazz Standard kind of a mood, and feel like playing some of my favorite compositions. My original pieces are my passion. Translating what meant so much in the comfort of my living room to a room full of music lovers requires a certain amount of intimacy. Hearing the lyrics are for me what it's all about.