Mesa Jane

Mesa Jane

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
SoloAlternativeIndie

RIYL: Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Ellie Goulding, Grimes, Portishead, and Cat Power.

Discography: Spandex Heart LP (2012), Level LP (2014), This Is How The Meek Riot EP (2016)

Biography

Singer-songwriter Mesa Jane made positive waves in the local music scene with the release of her first full-length album. The debut album, Spandex Heart, is a soulful and emotional expression of life, love, loss, and new beginnings.  She was chosen to perform at a Philadelphia Folk Festival showcase and received bi-coastal radio play in 2013.

She followed up with the release of her sophomore album, Level, in November 2014, which has been described as St. Vincent meets St. Etienne or Alternative Vibe Pop.  Prior to the release she commenced a nationwide record store tour.  After the tour, Mesa was chosen to play the Mid Atlantic Music Festival in Charlotte, NC.  In 2015 she played at the Millennium Music Showcase, Red Gorilla Fest and Love Fest during SXSW, Pancakes and Booze, Philadelphia, and Indie Week Canada.  Level, produced by Tim Sonnefeld, has been charting on college and community stations across the country, getting heavy spins on internet radio and overseas.  Her song "Haunt You" was nominated for a Homey Award for song of the year in 2015, and it was also a semi-finalist in the Unsigned Only Music Awards. 

January 2016 saw her back the studio with Tim Sonnefeld, recording an EP set release in the Summer of 2016. 

Lyrics

Haunt You

Written By: Melissa Olivieri,Timothy Sonnefeld

Tried let it go
Oh, a lifetime ago
Don’t go digging up the dead
All the pain and how you bled

If only you could see through my eyes
You would see that you’re letting them live in your head.
(Pre-Chorus)
I really want to say:
You should ask yourself
I really want to say:
You should ask yourself
Why do they...

Chorus:
They haunt you?
They haunt you
They creep in every single corner of your life, and
They haunt you
They haunt you
They make you second-guess everything you do
Ooooooo, you are
so much more than what they did to you
ooooooo, you are
so much better than what they did to you

Still it lingers on
Memories of lovers gone
Just when you forget
Someone pulls the trigger in your head
If only you could see through my eyes
You would see that you’re letting them live in your head
(Pre-Chorus)
I really want to say:
You should ask yourself
I really want to say:
You should ask yourself
Why do they...

Chorus
Instrumental Bridge
Chorus

I Won't Take It Anymore

Written By: Melissa Olivieri,Tim Sonnefeld

Like a good little soldier
I’ll follow your lead.
I’ll follow you down, down, down
Every dark turn you take.
That’s the way you want it;
That’s how you like it
Oooh yeah. I’ll give you more of what you want.

Chorus
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
Of your pain.

Another link in your chain
That’s all she is; that’s all I ever was.
Ooh yeah. Look what you’ve done;
A smoking gun.

Chorus
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
Of your pain.

Bridge:
Of your lies, your eyes, your alibies.
I’ve tried to leave; my hands are tied.
I’ve cried myself to sleep to many times.

Chorus
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
And if I stay, I won’t take anymore
Of your pain.

Meet You There

Written By: Melissa Olivieri

I thought it was a dream.
I hoped that I would wake.
I got down on my knees and prayed:
“Please Lord, won’t you take me instead”.

And the pain was making me numb.
And the silence was deafening.
And the only thing I heard in my head,
Were the last words you said to me.

It’s a terrible thing to lose everything in the blink of an eye.

Chorus
I will meet you there some day.
My heart’s already on it’s way.
Until that day I’ll never be the same,
Because you were the best part of me.

And I thought I heard your car,
And your footsteps in the hall.
I found your shirt in my drawer the other day,
And I wished it weren’t so clean.

Chorus
I will meet you there some day.
My heart’s already on it’s way.
Until that day I’ll never be the same,
Because you were the best part of me.

Bridge
All the things I never said;
All the things I left undone;
All the things I can’t take back;
Keep haunting me.

And I’ll meet you there some day.
My heart’s already on it’s way.
Until that day I’ll never be the same,
Because you were the best part of me.
You were the best part of me.
You were the best part of me

Meet You There

Written By: Melissa Olivieri

I hoped it was a dream.
I prayed that I would wake.
I got down on my knees and prayed:
“Please Lord, won’t you take me instead”.

And the pain was making me numb.
And the silence was deafening.
And the only thing I heard in my head,
Were the last words you said to me.

It’s a terrible thing to lose everything in the blink of an eye.

Chorus
I will meet you there some day.
My heart’s already on it’s way.
Until that day I’ll never be the same,
Because you were the best part of me.

And I thought I heard your car,
And your footsteps in the hall.
I found your shirt in my drawer the other day,
And I wished it weren’t so clean.

Chorus

Bridge
All the things I never said;
All the things I left undone;
All the things I can’t take back;
Keep haunting me.

And I’ll meet you there some day.
My heart’s already on it’s way.
Until that day I’ll never be the same,
Because you were the best part of me.
You were the best part of me.
You were the best part of me

Set List

1. Lay Your Arms Down
2. Happen Again
3. Coming Through
4. I Won't Take It Anymore
5. Haunt You
6. Meet You There
7.  I Can't Feel
8.  Why Don't We
9.  Brand New Day
10.  Spandex Heart
11. Love You Endlessly
12.  Doesn't Really Matter
13.  Don't Stop