Michael Levine Band

Michael Levine Band

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Mic Levine and Matthew Smith winners of the Eddies Attic Shootout last June 2005. Mic released his 4th CD in June and recently wrote the music and performed in "Nickel and Dimed", a play at 7Stages in Atlanta. Check out our MySpace site www.myspace.com/michaellevine for new songs.

Biography

Atlanta-based Michael Levine has opened for such bands as Dave Matthews Band, Live, Counting Crows and many more. He comes armed with an acoustic guitar, a guitar synth and an array of looping pedals (a la Keller Williams, etc.), creating his innovative brand of Folktronica – part acoustic singer-songwriter, part electronica and part jam-band. Joined by the brilliant harmonies and electric guitar playing of Matthew Smith, this duo weaves poignant songs together with eclectic jamming and more sounds than you ever thought two people could make on stage. Check out their latest songs and artists he producing on www.myspace.com/michaellevine

Lyrics

Breakdown

Written By: Michael Levine

All of these walls that we create
They make us feel that we are safe.
But I have longed to see your face.

How many lines are we to cross
Until the wrong side pays the cost
And still the right side will have lost?

CHORUS:
All these lines between us Breakdown when we look through each others' eyes.
All these walls between us Breakdown when we look for a compromise

You know our world's a smoking gun
That both our fingerprints are on
We both accuse the guilty one

How many teachings come between us
When were they taught; who were the teachers?
And who are we to say we're right?

CHORUS:
All these lines between us Breakdown when we look through each others' eyes.
All these walls between us Breakdown when we look for a compromise.
All these lies between us Breakdown when we look through the thin disguise.
I can see these lines will Breakdown when we look past what's "wrong or right."

All these lines, they could go straight from heart to heart.
Still we turn them sideways and divide…

For how long can I remain a bitter tongue that says nothing?
I cannot stay alone and think it will be OK.
Still we try to speak aloud, but nothing comes, we're too proud.
All these things that come between us, let them melt away.

January 10th

Written By: Michael Levine

I miss her—the girl I knew on January 10th
I miss her, a journal entry, paper under pen
I wrote that she was everything I’d been looking for
And so much more
And I know that we had a chance to make our dreams our real world
So why is she gone?

Did she exist or was it all a part of
My imagination,
A projection
On the big screen
When did the movie end?
It was the best one I’d seen.
Ahh.

I miss her—I miss the girl from January 10th
She wrote poetry, played music- she understood the deeper things I meant.
Our bodies fit so well together when entwined
Through the night
The mornings lying in bed together were so fine
but what was on her mind?

Did she exist or was it all a part of
My imagination,
A projection
On the big screen
When did the movie end?
It was the best one I’d seen.
was it just a dream in my head?
I want it back again!
Ahh.

I thought that what we had was so intense
Turns out I that was only at her fence.
She wouldn’t let me deep inside
I don’t know what she has to hide
was how she cared for me a lie
I wish I could go back in time…
To January Tenth,

‘Cause everything was new and special then

Did she exist or was it all my heart and
My imagination,
A projection
On the big screen
When did the movie end?
Was it only what I wanted to see
just a dream in my head
I want it back again!
I want it back again!
I want it back again!
Ahh.

Discography

Michael Levine has released 4 CDs in the past 6 years (Under the Water, Live Acoustic, and Lines Between Us, Arrivals and Departures). The first CD received radio play in Birmingham, AL (Gravity and Over My Head). The single "Breakdown" released in November 2003 made it into rotation in over 30 Adult Contemporary Markets nationwide and is still being played around the U.S.

Set List

Mostly originals from the 3 CDs. The set list varies depending on the audience, sometimes geared to an acoustic style, and sometimes geared to a higher-energy jamband/folktronica style. Covers would include songs from artists such as Peter Gabriel, Bob Marley or Coldplay, and about 300 songs that can be requested. In addition, Michael will usually create a new song at every show, where he will either take requests for song ideas, or just make one up.