Michele Jusko

Michele Jusko

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Soulful singer/songwriter with unforgettable melodies and thought provoking lyrics. TV & Film placements on CBS Shark & new CW series "Blonde Charity Mafia" & indie film Uncross the Stars & Staff Pick out of thousands of unsigned artists for Clear Channel New Music in 2008.

Biography

There's an interesting story behind Michele Jusko’s inspiration to pursue her love of music as a career. Michele was adopted as a baby and her adoptive parents are wonderful people but don't have a musical bone in their bodies. Michele wasn't really exposed to music very much growing up. Several years ago, Michele found her birth mother and discovered music was definitely in her DNA. Her mom was a singer, her biological father was a pianist and bass player and graduated from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and her maternal grandfather was a percussionist for the Boston Symphony for more than 20 years.

Michele's debut album “The Great Unknown” has received acclaim by both fans and industry people. Michele’s had her songs featured in TV shows such as: "The Lying Game" on ABC Family, "Shark" starring James Woods on CBS, "Charmed" (currently airing on TNT & WE), and the MTV shows: "Blonde Charity Mafia," "Teen Mom 2," "16 & Pregnant" and "The Real World: New Orleans." She also was a "Staff Pick" for Clear Channel New Music and her songs were finalists in both the John Lennon Song Contest & The Billboard World Song Contest.

Lyrics

Don't Run Away

Written By: Michele Jusko & Judith de Los Santos

Every time things get a little rough for you
You always seem to flee on cue
Never sticking round to work things out
So scared of confrontation, so filled with doubt

When you run away
Your troubles follow close behind
You try and let them go
But they’re holding on too tight

You keep run, run, running away
You can’t live your life this way
It’s gonna catch up with you someday
Stop running, Don’t run away

When you go away, you never look back
Unaware of the damage, left in your path
You’re beaten down and misunderstood
You never mean to hurt, say that’s not your plan

When you run away
Your troubles follow close behind
You try and let them go
But they’re holding on too tight

You keep run, run, running away
You can’t live your life this way
It’s gonna catch up with you someday
Stop running, Don’t run away

I can’t remember the last time you let me in
Needing help is not some kind of sin
You’re full of pride and so much pain inside
You choose to be alone, Do it all on your own

You keep run, run, running away
You keep run, run, running away
You keep run, run, running away
Run, Run, Run, Run, Run…

You keep run, run, running away
can’t live your life this way
It’s gonna catch up with you someday
Stop running, Don’t run away

Riding High

Written By: Michele Jusko

Before you life was boring but simple No spontaneity and all very neat Always knew something was missing Always felt so incomplete

Then you came along
Turned my world upside down shook my comfort zone
So used to being alone
Now life seems ideal
Never knew love could be so real

I'M RIDING HIGH; A FEELING SO INSANE
IT'S LIKE DYNAMITE; A RUSH I CAN'T CONTAIN

It's a brand new sensation Feeling so incredibly alive Before I was so apathetic And I never knew quite why

Then you came along
Turned my world upside down Shook my comfort zone
So used to being alone
Now life seems ideal
Never knew love could be so real

I'M RIDING HIGH; A FEELING SO INSANE
IT'S LIKE DYNAMITE; A RUSH I CAN'T CONTAIN

Love the way you laugh out loud, when no one else is laughing How you can't shut up, when something's on your mind

Love your little acts of kindness, when you think I'm not watching And how you never ever follow the crowd

I'M RIDING HIGH; A FEELING SO INSANE
IT'S LIKE DYNAMITE; A RUSH I CAN'T CONTAIN

Beautiful Neurosis

Written By: Michele Jusko & Damian Pierre

VERSE:
I'm still like a blade of grass,
waiting for a morning shower
I'm swimming in a sea of doubt, surveying my future
Seems like every road I take, always leads me back to nowhere
Feels like I'm riding a wave, pulling me under

VERSE:
Often I feel strangled by,
others views pushed on me
I'll make my own choices,
in my own time
Maybe it's my excuse,
to avoid the simple truth
Could be I've been getting in my own way

CHORUS:
When the world seems out of focus
And the mountains too high to climb
We look through rose-colored glasses
at our beautiful neurosis

VERSE:
Sometimes I'm running so fast,
I can't catch up to myself
Some days I'm pushing so hard,
I can't seem to breathe
What's this elusive thing, that I am always after
What will I sacrifice to finally succeed

CHORUS:
When the world seems out of focus
And the mountains too high to climb
We look through rose-colored glasses
at our beautiful neurosis

VERSE:
No one understands me, like we all speak another language
Maybe words would make more sense, if we spoke them more slowly
I'm tired of sitting here, watching everyone on the playground
You can't win if you never play the game, so I better get busy

CHORUS:
When the world seems out of focus
And the mountains too high to climb
We look through rose-colored glasses
at our beautiful neurosis.

CHORUS:
When the world seems out of focus
And the mountains too high to climb
We look through rose-colored glasses
at our beautiful...

Discography

EP (CD) - Beautiful Neurosis

Debut Full length CD - The Great Unknown

I Like You (Inside Out) - Single

Wake Up Call (Acoustic) - Single

Set List

Typically 45 minutes. Have played a couple hour and half gigs. 2 sets. Depends on the venue. Mostly original material and sometimes a cover or two.