Mercy Stevens

Mercy Stevens

 Houston, Texas, USA
BandRockPop

Passionate, intense ~ rock solid rhythms, layered guitars and a voice that rolls from intimate to soul piercing. Reminiscent of Paramore~ the band is tight, the songs are real, Mercy is mesmerizing.

Biography

MY MUSIC!!! My band and I have been performing together for over two years now and have developed our own sound. We play rhythmic and lyric driven rock and pop rock songs that we believe in. At our live shows we give one hundred percent to create excitement and connect with our audiences.

My INFLUENCES are Sara McLachlan, The Used, The Goo Goo Dolls, Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Celine Dion, to name a few. My brother is my drummer and one of my co-writers. I am very fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest songwriters in the country like Gary Burr and Victoria Shaw, which is why we moved to Nashville. My manager thought it made more sense than flying in every month from Houston to write and record. As soon as we got settled in we started playing acoustic sets wherever we could. After about six months we put the band together and began to get more gigs in and around Nashville.

My PASSION is the music and the way it is presented. I admit to changing some of the styles since my 2007 debut CD, on TriMark Records, but I believe the music better reflects who I am now. I have a great group of guys backing me up who have also played on my recently recorded releases. I have been at this since age 12 and I am now 23, so if you do the math you can see that I am in this for the long haul.

Come out and catch one of our live shows and judge for yourself. All of my upcoming performances will be listed on my myspace page as well as my sonicbids calendar. I look forward to having you guys send me an e-mail so I can add you to my list. Thanks, and ROCK ON!!!!

Lyrics

This Christmas

Written By: Stephanie Johnson (aka) Mercy Stevens, Dustin Johnson and Nancy Peacock


VERSE:

What a cold, cold winter breeze blowing across my face
All the couples holding hands...I'm feeling out of place this holiday
All the trees and the lights and the mistletoe above
They don't mean a thing. They're not what I'm thinking off

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby for Christmas... this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me...remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please come back this Christmas.

VERSE:

What a cold, cold empty house with no one to light this fire
Too many thoughts of you running through my mind...makes me so tired
All the snow on the ground...all the gifts that I see
They don't mean a thing if you're not here with me.

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby, for Christmas...this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me....remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh, baby, please....oh baby, please

BRIDGE:
Come back to me again
Just hold me again
Let me feel your lips with mine
One more time
One more time

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby, for Christmas...this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me...remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please come back this Christmas

TAG: This Christmas

Starglass Publishing (ASCAP)
Starglass Publishing (ASCAP)
Hartman House Publishing (ASCAP)

This Christmas

Written By: Stephanie Johnson (aka) Mercy Stevens, Dustin Johnson and Nancy Peacock


VERSE:

What a cold, cold winter breeze blowing across my face
All the couples holding hands...I'm feeling out of place this holiday
All the trees and the lights and the mistletoe above
They don't mean a thing. They're not what I'm thinking of

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby for Christmas... this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me...remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please come back this Christmas.

VERSE:

What a cold, cold empty house with no one to light this fire
Too many thoughts of you running through my mind...makes me so tired
All the snow on the ground...all the gifts that I see
They don't mean a thing if you're not here with me.

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby, for Christmas...this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me....remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh, baby, please....oh baby, please

BRIDGE:
Come back to me again
Just hold me again
Let me feel your lips with mine
One more time
One more time

CHORUS:

I miss you baby, and I want you baby, for Christmas...this Christmas
Waking up with your arms around me...remember? Do you remember?
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please
How it feels to be in love
Oh baby, please come back this Christmas

TAG: This Christmas

Starglass Publishing (ASCAP)
Starglass Publishing (ASCAP)
Hartman House Publishing (ASCAP)

Dark Horse Run

Written By: Mercy Stevens & Thom Hardwell

Verse 1: Outside my window stands a lightning tree
It sees everything that I see
I climb down it into fields of clover
Spinning round I let the dream take me

AH---- Ah-----Ah----AH

Verse2: I stood up from where the ashes fell
Heard a voice inside that knows me well
Saying all the words I wanna hear
Crying out to me so loud and clear

Chorus: Dark Horse Run
Don't walk, don't walk
Fly far away
And when it calls don't stop
When your heart starts beating
At the speed of light

Don't worry you've got me on your side
Dark horse run
Don't walk don't walk
Let it carry you away
Don't turn around
As the lightning tree burns
Just let the dark horse run

Verse3: The wind is blowing all around me now
Trying to take me, pull me to the ground
The sky is burning but I'm not falling down
Pushing me to an edge I can not doubt

Repeat Chorus:

Instrumental Bridge:

Repeat Chorus:

Outro: Outside my window stands a lightning tree.........


Discography

November 2007 - "I Can't Let Go" Debut CD release for TriMark Records

2008 - "THIS CHRISTMAS" Co-written with Dustin Johnson and Nancy Peacock. Being pitched for TV and Film via Washington Street Publishing and REA Productions

2009 - Singles, "MAY DAY" and "BURN BURN" being played on Spider Web Radio in Seattle, WA

"NOBODY'S GIRL", "EDGE OF SEVENTEEN" – Digitally released on itunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody and other digital download sites. My band and I have re-cut the Stevie Nicks Classic.

Singles released in the UK "EXHALE, "NEW RELIGION" and "DARK HORSE RUN". If successful over there they will be released here in the states later this year.

Set List

One or two sets of our ORIGINAL tunes. Mostly up tempo and mid tempo songs with an occasional ballad. (I only do a couple of covers, both Stevie Nicks songs.)

We are NOT A COVER BAND….not that there's anything wrong with that.