Monica Richardson

Monica Richardson

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Monica was born & raised in NYC. Her musical styles of soothing soft eclectic folk/rock present a deep storytelling that's uplifting as well as upbeat. Monica's music is soulful and genuine. One anonymous listener said" She is like comfort food for the soul"

Biography

Monica's music has received national radio play & her Beattles cover of "HELP" was played on Chicago air waves!

Having finished her second CD, “HAND STORIES”, Monica Richardson’s new single, “HIGHWAY”, on that album was just released and has played on 29 radio stations throughout the United States.

Monica co-wrote and performs "HIGHWAY" with her husband & infamous voice talent, Kevin Michael Richardson.

Monica grew up in New York City and Hawaii. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Lyrics

Hand Stories

Written By: Monica Richardson and Rich Jacques

Sometimes I See the lines
life , your heart , your mind
I hold your hand
and I feel what you are
and I know, I just know

I see your rhythms and your heart
I see your prints , one by one
I recognize all the things that I have done
I why I know what I know

These are my Hand stories, Hand Stories my hand Stories/ stories of life

Hands are flat
adn some are smooth & strong
some are weak , some are full
And some lines are full of fame and fortune
Some are filled with money
some are filled with sorrow, some are filled with pain
and some I will not
some I will not read

these are my Hand Stories
Hand Stories, Hand Stories,/stories of life
I can feel teh present and the past
I sometimes know when teh accidents will happen
ANd I can feel when great success will
when money , money comes hard

these are my Hand Stories, hand Stories, My Hand Stories, Stories of Life.

Don't Be Afraid

Written By: Monica Richardson

Don’t Be Afraid By Monica Richardson May 2007

There was a time… I was so afraid
So scared to do …what I wanted
And looking back if I could erase the past
And start again I would try
But I know its impossible to do

And so I accept the choices I made
And I look at it, like a lesson learned
Walking out of a cave
Into the light, respectful of all these words
And I say as I talk to you my dear one

Don’t be afraid just walk ahead with your head up high
And don’t give up on your dreams no matter how small they may seem
And Just take one step at a time. One day, (don’t be afraid.)
In looking back I can see
all the mistakes that I made
And I wish that I …could talk to me
and tell me what to do
If only life could be that way. oh life , oh life

So I say, why not live your life oh life
And take… the risks that you aught to take
No matter how scary
No matter how big
No matter how scary it may feel today

Don’t be afraid just walk ahead with your head up high
And don’t give up on your dreams no matter how small they may seem
And just take one step at a time.One DAY (Don’t be afraid) take it one moment, one single moment, Don’t be afraid, just one day at a time. One day at a time.

Highway

Written By: Monica & Kevin Michael Richardson

HIGHWAY
by Monica Richardson & Kevin Michael Richardson

Headin down a highway…highway, highway
Drivin down the highway
Headin down the highway with my baby
Headin down the highway…October Sky
Drivin down the highway…warm July
With my baby

I know that you are so sweet…you too baby
You make my life complete…can’t live without you
If you took my hand in yours…never let you go
Walk around and play some more

CHORUS
I don’t wanna say goodbye
I don’t wanna see you cry
I know that it is so right
I just wanna play all night

BREAKDOWN (rap by KMR)

I know that you are so sweet…you too baby
You make my life complete…won’t live without you
You and me driven in the sun
Yea…You are my heart…the only one

CHORUS
continued…
She’s so sweet, oh the way she looks at me…she holds my hand,
calls me daddy man
Keep your eyes on the road baby

You are my heart the only one

You are my Dream

Written By: Monica Richardson

You are my dream by Monica Richardson

You are my strength
Touching my softly
You are my dream
And I am …your Prayer

Ba da da
Ba dad a a …da da (repeat)

Holding me in the night
I rest my head on your shoulder
I fall into a slumber
Like I never have before
You are
You are my dream
I am the answer to your prayer, you said
I am the answer to your prayer
Laying beside you between the sheets
Music is playing as we laugh out loud
My life has never been better
Since you crossed my path and came into my life
You are
You are my dream
I am the answer to your prayer, you said
I am the answer to your prayer
I run to you
I love they way you smile at me
I love the way that others love you
I see the way that you make the whole world smile
You are
You are my dream
I am the answer to your prayer, you said
I am the answer to your prayer
Soft & warm is your love
I see you father my sons
There is no one like you
God has brought you down for the world & me and you

Discography

Monica Richardson "HAND STORIES" CD (11 songs) released in 2007 on itunes and cdbaby.

Monica Richardson "HIGHWAY" the current single was played on 29 Radio Stations throughout the United States.

AKA MONICA BURNETT "ONE MORE" an album (11 songs) released in 2002 is also on itunes and cdbaby.

Set List

12-14 songs 3 sets 45 minutes each.
Originals and added covers. Monica does covers of Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Tim McGraw. John Denver, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Carole King. She can blend her originals in with a mix of covers.