Mira Stanley

Mira Stanley

BandFolkAmericana

Biography

Mira Stanley was born and raised in Charleston, WV, the daughter of a musician and a painter. She grew up in local theatre and ballet companies, spending her summers at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Camp, and Ann Reinking's Broadway Theatre Project. Also during this time, Mira was travelling to Nashville, TN to study with respected vocal coach Kim Wood Sandusky (www.kimwoodsandusky.com). She left West Virginia in 2002 to attend the Boston Conservatory of music as a musical theatre major, minoring also in dance. There, her time in practice rooms overlooking the city, reaping the benefits of the grand Steinways, lead her to her decision to leave for New York in 2004. There, she took classes independently and became a professional intern! At the beginning of 2005, she was approached by internationally renowned pianist Bob Thompson (www.colortones.com) of NPR's Mountain Stage (www.mountainstage.org) to be the guest vocalist for his 2005 holiday special "Joy to the World" which aired in 2006 nationally on PBS and internationally on NPR/PRI.
In 2006, she returned to Boston, picked up the guitar for the first time, and has been writing ever since. Currently in Colorado, Mira plans to begin recording her first EP "Keeping Time" in early 2008.

Lyrics

You

Written By: Mira Stanley

I've found a lot of ways
To say a lot of things to you
Stumbled and mumbled
My many ways with you.
Maybe my mouth
Don't work sometimes
As well as it has before.
But there's no one
I'd rather talk to anymore...
Than you, you.

And you've found a lot of ways
To see a lot of things in me
Unravelled and travelled
Your many ways with me.
Maybe my eyes
Don't work sometimes
As well as they have before.
But there's no one
I'd rather look to anymore....
Than you, you.

And we've found a lot of ways
To be a lot of things together
Healed and Revealed
Our many ways together.
Maybe my heart
Don't work sometimes
As well as it has before.
But there's no one
I could love anymore....
Than you, you.

Keeping Time

Written By: Mira Stanley

Grew up with the big city lights
Building tops masked the sky
Hit the road a long time ago
Never knew quite why

‘Til I was driving towards the mountains
While the sun was going down
No one to love but myself
Any dreams I had
Went passing me by
And I started dreaming something else

The only thing I never left behind
Was a yellow broken line,
Keeping time
Keeping time

Spent my life chasing the horizon
Somewhere beyond where the earth meets the sky
Where thoughts turn into stars and burn into the darkness
And I don’t need to know why

‘Til I’m driving towards the mountains
While the sun is going down
No one to love but myself
All the dreams I have
Go passing me by
And I’m too tired to dream something else

Still the only thing I’ll never leave behind
Is a yellow broken line
Keeping time
Keeping time

When I find something real
When the road crumbles at my wheels
When the sun sinks down to sleep
There won’t be time…
Left to keep
Left to keep

Discography

Currently working on her first EP, "Keeping Time"
"Road Home Volume II (track 1 "Green and Rolling Hills of WV" by Utah Phillips) (to be released 2008, Wingman Records)