Micah Sheveloff

Micah Sheveloff

 New Haven, Connecticut, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Boston born pianist/songwriter Micah Sheveloff is a solo artist as well as the founder of a band called The Voodoo Jets. Sheveloff has recorded on countless records and passionate about the art of song. Sheveloff creates characters who laugh and who bleed, who whisper and who scream.

Biography

As a solo artist, Sheveloff often sounds almost vaguely Americana, partly modern with a touch of vintage 1970's. Sheveloff is a devoted audiophile and is passionate about sound quality and recording techniques. Influences range from Igor Stravinsky to the Beach Boys, Lyle Lovett and Boston's songwriting legend, Rick Berlin.

Lyrics

Stand Me Up

Written By: Micah Sheveloff

MAMA, IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY
WHAT AM I DOING STANDING IN THE RAIN
MAMA, I FOUND GOD TODAY
WHAT AM I DOING PRAYING IN THE RAIN

SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP
WASH AWAY THE PAIN
SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP, AGAIN

MAMA, I WENT THE WRONG WAY
WHAT AM I DOING WITH A BOTTLE IN THE RAIN
MAMA, I’M ALL ALONE TODAY
WHAT AM I DOING CRYING IN THE RAIN

SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP
WASH AWAY THE PAIN
SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP, AGAIN
SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP
RINSE AWAY THE STAINS
SOMEONE’S GOT TO STAND ME UP AGAIN

OH, DEVIL MIGHT CARRY ME AWAY
OH, DEVIL MIGHT CARRY ME…

MAMA, I’M WORN OUT TODAY
WHAT AM I DOING DYING IN THE RAIN
MAMA, IT CAN’T GO ON THIS WAY
WHAT AM I DOING WITH A BULLET IN THE BRAIN
WHAT AM I DOING WITH A BULLET IN THE BRAIN

FALLEN AT MY FEET

Written By: Micah Sheveloff

EVERYTHING WOULD STOP IN TIME
CLOUDS WOULD PART AND THE STARS ALIGN
WHEN WE WALKED ALONG THE STREET
LEVITATED OFF MY FEET

WARS WOULD TURN TO PEACEFULNESS
IF EVERYONE COULD SHARE THE BLISS
OF A LOVE THAT KNOWS NO TIME
TWO HEARTS THAT ALWAYS SHINE

SHE’S FALLEN AT MY FEET AGAIN
SHE’S FALLEN AT MY FEET AGAIN
WHEN DAYLIGHT FADES TO BLACK—I KNOW SHE’S COMING BACK
SHE’S FALLEN AT MY FEET AGAIN

SOME FOLKS SPEAK OF EMPTINESS
A FRANTIC WAVE IN SUCH DISTRESS
BUT THE WORLD KEEPS SPINNING ROUND
PAY NO ATTENTION TO THEIR SOUNDS

BUT I KNOW I’M A LUCKY MAN
I’VE GOT MINE AND LIFE IS GRAND
JUST AS LONG AS I STAY SANE
FREE THE GREMLINS IN MY BRAIN

I CAN TOSS MY TROUBLES RIGHT ON OUT TO SEA
IF YOU STEADY ME, STEADILY
I CAN EASE MY WORRIES, OH SO EASILY
IF YOU STEADY ME, STEADY ME

BARREN MAN

Written By: Micah Sheveloff

I’M A BARREN MAN
TAKE ME AS I AM, OR LET ME GO
I’M A SIMPLE SAM
HELP ME UNDERSTAND, WHAT I DON’T KNOW—I DON’T KNOW

I WANTED TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE DAY, BUT I WON’T
I WANTED TO PAINT LIKE CLAUDE MONET, BUT I WON’T

I AM UPSIDE DOWN
PLEASE DON’T MAKE A SOUND, IT HURTS ME SO
AN APETHETIC CLOWN
WATCHING AS WE DROWN, SO HERE WE GO, I DON’T KNOW

I WANTED TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE DAY, BUT I WON’T
I WANTED TO PAINT LIKE CLAUDE MONET, BUT I WON’T
I COULD DANCE WITH A CHAIR LIKE FRED ASTAIRE, BUT I WON’T
I WANTED TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE DAY, BUT I WON’T

I’M A BARREN MAN
AFRAID OF WHO I AM, I JUST DON’T KNOW

I WANTED TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE DAY, BUT I WON’T
I WANTED TO PAINT LIKE CLAUDE MONET, BUT I WON’T
I COULD DANCE WITH A CHAIR LIKE FRED ASTAIRE, BUT I WON’T
I WANTED TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE DAY…

TIL THE END

Written By: Micah Sheveloff

SHE’S MY LOVER AND A FRIEND
I WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN
SHE’S A VISION NOW AND THEN
IF SHE WILL HAVE ME TIL THE END

I AM WAITING ON THE PHONE
I AM STANDING ALL ALONE
I AM DROWNING IN THE RAIN

I AM MIRED IN A STALL
I AM BROKEN FROM A FALL
I CAN’T CONTEMPLATE AT ALL

SHE’S MY LOVER AND A FRIEND
I WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN
SHE’S A VISION NOW AND THEN
IF SHE WILL HAVE ME TIL THE END

I AM FREEZING BY THE SUN
I HAVE LOST ANOTHER ONE
I AM FEEBLE, I AM DONE

I AM WELDED TO THIS CHAIR
I AM LAUGHING IN DESPAIR
I KNOW YOU AND YOU DON’T CARE

OH, MRS JONES, PLEASE LET ME TAKE YOU HOME
LET ME PAINT THE PICTURE, OH SO CLEAR
OH SO CLEAR

SHE’S MY LOVER SHE’S MY FRIEND
I WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN
SHE’S A VISION NOW AND THEN
IF SHE WILL HAVE ME…

TIL THE END

Discography

Sheveloff is currently recording a debut solo record that is due to be released in 2011.

Set List

All original songs--sets from 8 to 35 songs