Michelle Hemmer

Michelle Hemmer

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Michelle Hemmer is a singer-songwriter hailing from Ohio who currently resides in Tennessee. Her songs range from pop-rock, alt-country to adult contemporary. Her newest release "Beautiful Seconds" is her most eclectic work to date showcasing her dynamic vocals and hook-heavy melodies.

Biography

Michelle Hemmer, Ohio born singer & acoustic guitarist.

When I write, I am telling stories of my life, the lives of people I know, and situations that I have either experienced or observed from a far. My favorite artists are the ones that can make you laugh in one sentence while breaking your heart with another one.

Songwriting is something that I not only LOVE to do...I NEED to do it. It is an outlet for me...getting every crazy thought from my head onto a piece of paper that I can either turn into a song or laugh about later. Singing & performing is also a love of mine. Listening to music growing up, I was only introduced to top-40 radio, and I loved it. However, I didn't really know all the music I was missing out on until college when someone played "Me and Bobby McGee". I was blown away. What was this kind of music? I went looking for more and found it in classic rock bands like "The Eagles", "Fleetwood Mac" and "The Mamas & the Papas", until finally stumbling onto the "Indigo Girls." That changed everything for me. I wanted to sing, to play guitar and I wanted to recreate that harmony-based music that I had gone so long without hearing. Harmony is just everything to me, so when I write I always keep in mind harmonies & counter melodies.

I've had songs placed on Nickelodeon & the WB, and continue to pursue work in the world of TV and Motion Picture licensing. I also am looking for more outlets for my songs through other artists.

Influences Include: Indigo Girls, Counting Crows, The Eagles, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, Little Big Town, Ben Folds, Heart

Michelle Hemmer's music can be heard on several Television Shows including Nickelodeon's "iCarly", "Victorious," "Zoey 101," "Drake & Josh", and WB's "Related."

Lyrics

All Or Nothing

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

VERSE
You call out to me, please
Give me something to hang onto
But all I can say is just don't fall now

You may be completely wrecked
and it could get even worse
But the light will come back any day now

CHORUS
All or nothing
is no way to believe
no room for anything in between the lines
crying, laughing
Every day brings something that's worth having

I know it seems like everything
is falling apart before you
But just hold my hand and
Please stop crying now

Pick yourself up off the floor
and see what is waiting
And you won't need me to make it better now

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I cannot save you
If you don't want me to
But we can make this all go away

CHORUS TO CLOSE

Let It Rain

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

VERSE
Just pretend everything is ok and it will be for a while anyway
A memory pops into your head for a second and it ruins, ruins your day

You can't dodge sadness forever, it always catches up, catches up with you
It knocks on your door, and hits you like thunder and there's nothing, there's nothing left to do

CHORUS
But let it rain
Let it fall
Let it rain
Let it drown you

Does everyone feel like, out of control
can't think straight
Or could it just be you, something special for you, and your sadness
your sadness turns to hate

Hate yourself, hate the world, hate everything around you, or just hate feeling like this
It's so hard to see a break in the darkness, all you can do...really do is

Just let it rain
Let it fall
Let it rain
Let it drown you

BRIDGE
Pray for someone to help you
Everyone's got better things to do
If you can't save yourself
There's only one thing left to do

Just let it rain
Let it fall
Just let it rain
Let it rain
Let it fall
Let it rain
Let it drown you

Let Me Wake Up

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

VERSE
It's always spring time
You're always still mine
I wish that I could finally start
this frozen time

The phone is always dead
Your voice is in my head
I wish that I could bring myself to make this messy bed

CHORUS
And I still see your face
I see your eyes, looking away
I can't leave you this way
Someone please wake me
Let me wake up from that day

The clock always read ten
You say "I'm gone" again
I with that I could finally take
that this is the end

You always take them in
I always feel your sin
I wish that I could just erase this all
and begin again

CHORUS
And I still see your face
I see your eyes, looking away
I can't find my place
What did you say
Don't go away
I can't leave you this way
Someone please wake me
Let me wake up from that day

BRIDGE
Can't I just let you go
Can't I just let you go
Can't I just let you go

CHORUS
And I still see your face
I see your eyes, looking away
I can't find my place
What did you say
Don't go away
I still see your face
Look in my eyes
Please won't you stay
I can't leave you this way
Someone please wake me
Let me wake up from that day

Pushed Around

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

I may be a woman
I may look sweet
But I'll tell you something
No, you don't wanna mess with me

When I was a young girl
I took my share
Now that I'm older
Man, I don't really give a care

CHORUS
I won't be pushed around.
I won't be pushed around.
You can try, oh you can try
but I'll knock you down.

If I were a man
Would you talk like that
Well, he'd drop you in a second
But I can drop you in half of that

I should be a good girl
I should play nice
But if you try to cross me
Honey, I won't even think twice

CHORUS

BRIDGE
Keep it shut, I've had enough
Just take a sec, and back it up
I'm not going to tell you again
Now just shut up, don't act so tough
You will not win, so give it up
I'm telling you this in the end

CHORUS TO END

Better

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

I've been thinking about this life
Maybe it's not easy, maybe it's not right

If you could come closer, I
can start to feel ok, tonight

Take me somewhere, some place quiet
Talk to me, say something to make me smile

I know I'm too much sometimes
But I hope you'll stay with me a while
a while

CHORUS
And I hope, maybe you can tell me something.
I hope, maybe you can show me something I don't know
When you come around, I just feel better

Now I start to lose my mind a little
when you take yourself away

I know I want too much of you
You're just so sweet to never say

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I wish I could be
something more

CHORUS into repeating "When you come around, I just feel better."

Come Back

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

VERSE 1
Take strands of my hair and I turn them around.
My mind's racing so fast, I don't make a sound.
I don't feel anything.

VERSE 2
With the flick of a pen, everything hit the ground.
I went looking for answers, but nothing was found.
I don't feel anything.
I feel everything.

CHORUS
I'm a memory that you just want to erase
every smile gone no shape of my face
and I'll wait for you, wait for you, pray for you to come back

You won't recognize the one who's taken my place
sympathy gone, I've fallen from grace
and I'll wait for you, wait for you, pray for you to bring me back.

VERSE 3
Grip the wheel and I tap my fingers along
I can't concentrate, it all just seems to go wrong
I think I'm lost
I know I'm lost

CHORUS

BRIDGE
I wish I could go back in time a few years, so much I'd miss

CHORUS TO CLOSE

All You Need

Written By: Michelle Hemmer

VERSE 1
Listen to my voice so sweet
You will do just as I say
Everyone just means you harm
You will make them go away

VERSE 2
Write this down, you have no choice now
Can’t you see your skin is grey
Take me in, I’ll give you life
Happy thoughts will come to play

CHORUS
All you need is me
All you need is me

VERSE 3
Overthink your every move
There is not another way
Keep yourself alone and safe
This is how to live each day

CHORUS
All you need is me
All you need is me

VERSE 4
Loneliness is your best friend
Time to think and time to pray
Listen to my voice so sweet
You will make them go away

Discography

The Demo (4 songs) - Performed as "Dakota"
Guess What (12 Songs) - Performed as "Dakota"
Another Round (13 Songs) - Performed as "Dakota'
Michelle Lynn (15 songs) - Performed as "Michelle Lynn"
Beautiful Seconds (13 songs) - Performed as "Michelle Hemmer"