My Brave Love

My Brave Love

 Mesquite, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Americana, Soft Rock, Alt Rock, New Country, Female Vocalist, original love songs.

Biography

"Heaven in Your Arms" is a much anticipated debut album by My Brave Love. This band took its name from a song by their favorite songwriter, Dana Cooper. In the mid 1980's Michele Zabel (now Wismer) and Kathy Kennedy (now Nichols) were greatly inspired by the music and style of an alternative rock band - Dana Cooper and the DC3. Their prior influences had been folksingers like Don McLean and Arlo Guthrie. Dana himself had folk music roots both as a solo artist and in his work with Shake Russell. But the presence and the energy of Cooper's alternative rock band made a huge impact on the women, who secured a drummer, Lisa Hammack, so they could develop a more forceful style and convey a similar energy. Originally named Back to Zero the band began to receive critical acclaim from the Dallas Observer, the Dallas Morning News, and other publications for both its performance and original songs written by Michele. But with no record label and no money to record a commercial album, the band split up in 1990 - reuniting briefly in 1991 to open for Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Michael Hedges at Starplex. Michele played solo gigs for a few years while Lisa and Kathy went off in separate directions to play with other bands. Eventually all got non-music jobs and stopped performing altogether. In 2007 Michele and Kathy decided to start jamming together just for fun. After a few months Kathy decided to get the band back together to make a CD that would convey the essence of Back to Zero. During the recording process Michele wrote several new songs that were included in the new album. Also the band changed its name when it became clear that there were numerous other bands called Back to Zero. The album brings to fruition both the vision of the original songs and the expression of the band itself. Prior to release, several tracks have earned numerous awards from Garage Band including "Track of the Day". The song "Heaven in Your Arms" was awarded "Best Female Vocalist in Americana" four weeks in a row. Songs from the CD, released 9-30-08, are now receiving airplay in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The band will be rehearsing with new lead guitarist Mark Bodiford in January and February of 2009 and will be playing gigs again starting in March.

Lyrics

Heaven in Your Arms

Written By: Michele Wismer

Heaven in Your Arms

Words and Music by Michele Wismer

I was in heaven in your arms and the music was playing
We were together dancing and everyone was watching but I didnt care
Cause I was in heaven I was in heaven I was in heaven in your arms

It was just the way I always wished that it could be
And I know that things will never be that way for you and me
But wasnt it magic just for that one song
And though it didnt last long
Just for that one song there was no one else but you and me
Just for that one song it felt like things were just the way that they should be

chorus
I was in heaven in your arms and the music was playing
We were together dancing and everyone was watching but I didnt care
Cause I was in heaven I was in heaven I was in heaven in your arms

It would be so easy to get lost inside of you
And I know thats something yeah thats something that I shouldnt do
Oh was i dreaming just for that one song
I dont see how it could be wrong
Just for that one song I could feel you next to me
Just for that one song it was just the way i wanted it to be

chorus
I was in heaven in your arms and the music was playing
We were together dancing and everyone was watching but I didnt care
Cause I was in heaven I was in heaven I was in heaven in your arms

Comin' Down to Love

Written By: Michele Wismer

I tell you how I feel
You can't look at me
I have no secrets from you
No shroud of mystery
There is nothing that I want from you
There is nothing that I need for you to do

You search my face for answers
To things that you dont know
And the things that I'm not saying
Are what you fear the most
But i have said all that I needed to
And there is nothing i expect of you, now

It's comin' down, comin' down, comin' down,
Comin' down to love

So you do what you have to
And I'll do what I can
You go where you need to
and I'll be where I am
Cause I don't want you to change your life for me
I think you know it's true
And I do believe

chorus
It's comin' down, comin' down, comin' down,
Comin' down to love

I Want to Kiss You

Written By: Michele Wismer

One time you asked me to go on that long drive down to mexico
It felt like we were miles apart and you never knew you were breaking my heart
And now just look at you there with the moonlight dancing in your hair
I'm gonna do what I shoulda done then and though I may never see you again

I want to kiss you
And i know you never knew this is how I felt about you but its true
Yes its true oooooohhh
I want to kiss you
Please don't walk away this is hard for me to say
And I know you never knew how I felt about you
I want to kiss you
I want to kiss you

Oh and now you're here just to see you again after all these years
I should have called I dont know why
I was never much good at saying goodbye
And now just look at you there with the moonlight dancing in your hair
It don't have to go any farther than this
I'm telling you now its just how it is

chorus 2x
I want to kiss you
And i know you never knew this is how I felt about you but its true
Yes its true oooooohhh
I want to kiss you
Please don't walk away this is hard for me to say
And I know you never knew how I felt about you
I want to kiss you
I want to kiss you

I want to kiss you
And i know you never knew this is how I felt about you but its true
Yes its true oooooohhh
I want to kiss you
Please don't walk away this is hard for me to say
And I know you never knew how I felt about you
I want to kiss you
I want to kiss you

Another Souvenir

Written By: Michele Wismer

I dont want to be another souvenir
In a box beneath your bed
Take me out and look at me
Take me out and look at me
Take me out and look at me
Look at me
I'm the one who loved you true

Not a day will ever pass me by
That I dont think of you
I tried so hard to win your heart
I tried so hard
I tried so hard to win your heart
To win your heart
I'm the one who loved you true

Another souvenir

As the days turn into years
Will you still remember me
I kept it all inside
This longing and desire for you
A heart so completely loving you
Loving you
I'm the one who loved you true

And I dont want to be another souvenir
In a box beneath your bed
Take me out and look at me
Take me out and look at me
Take me out and look at me
Look at me
I'm the one who loved you true
I still do

If You Let Me

Written By: Michele Wismer

How did I survive before you came to me
How could I survive without you now
My life would be an empty shell without your love

If you let me I'll be your lover I'll be your friend
If you let me I'll make you feel alive again
If you want me the way that I want you
If you let me I can make your dreams come true

Look at how our paths have crossed together here
Do you see how all the pieces fall in place
Suddenly the chaos seems to all make sense

chorus
If you let me I'll be your lover I'll be your friend
If you let me I'll make you feel alive again
If you want me the way that I want you
If you let me I can make your dreams come true

Ocean Blue

Written By: Michele Wismer

You hide behind yourself too afraid to be known to anyone
and though your hair is made of sand and sun
There are tears behind your eyes of ocean blue
Do you think I can't see that it is true

But I see through the smile and I see through the words into your heart
But sometimes your silence scares me
And there are tears behind a wall of ocean blue
You would have me believe it isn't true

Can't you give me a chance can't you put your trust in anyone
I dont want to own you I dont want to hurt you
I dont want to let you down
You know I will be around

You are so far away tell me what can I say to ease your mind
What do I have to do
Tell me now must I sail the ocean blue
Ii need to believe it isnt true

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Tell Me Why

Written By: Michele Wismer

I say you're an angel I say you're magic
I say you're different from other men I say it time and time again
I say I want you I say I need you I say I love you I say I cant live without you

And you say nothing
Nothing to me
You say nothing then you leave me here with nothing
You leave me crying still you say nothing tell me why do you say nothing

I say you're beautiful
I say you're a miracle
I say I've never been so sure never felt this way before
Theres no one like you there never will be
Someone quite like me and I could say it til I bleed still you say nothing

chorus

Now youre gone in a cloud of dust
You leave me waiting for some kind of answer
You just look though me with those eyes as deep as black as the universe
And you say nothing

chorus

Unrequited Love

Written By: Michele Wismer

I love you but it's plain to see by the way you're acting you dont love me
Baby you dont love me
And around and around and around I go and where I stop nobody knows
Baby you dont love me

And it breaks my heart when I realize there is someone else in your arms tonite
Baby someone else not me
Just one kiss could make you see but how can I show you when you won;t let me near
You wont let me near oh no

chorus
And I guess you told me without saying a word
I guess you showed me you showed me baby
How it feels to bleed on the inside
Unrequited love

As much as it hurts to admit its true I will always be in love with you
Darlin' in love with you
Will I be alone my whole life through I dont want someone else if I cant have you
Baby if i cant have you oh no

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I'll Get You

Written By: Michele Wismer

I’ll Get You

Words and music by Michele Wismer

Symbols and messages mysterious signs
I see them I hear them am I losing my mind
Now I see them now I don’t can you tell me Why
They’re here and then they vanish
Right in front of my eyes

I’ll get you how does it feel to get caught
I’ll get you and I’ll never let go
I’ll get you baby you’re so vulnerable
I’ll get you
Yeah and I'll get you
Youve got nowhere to run
I’ll get you I’ve been waiting too long
I’ll get you baby you’re so vulnerable
I’ll get you
And I’'ll get you yeah
Ohhhh

Don’t play naive with me I’ve broken your code
You might as well give it’s the end of the road
I know what I saw I know I’m not insane
You better watch out now
You’ll get beat at your own game

Repeat chorus

Secrets and fantasies are they coming true
Illusion reality what should I do
Your move now my move I’ve had enough
I’m losing my patience and I’m calling your bluff

Retpeat chorus

Discography

Heaven in Your Arms (album, 11 songs) 2008

Set List

SONG LIST:

A Song for You - The Carpenters
American Pie - Don McLean
Another Souvenir - My Brave Love
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Carolina in My Mind - James Taylor
City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie
Comin' Down to Love - My Brave Love
Country Roads - John Denver
Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez
Double Strand - Dana Cooper
Empty Chairs - Don McLean
Girl with the Mile Wide Smile - Dana Cooper
Going Down Judah - Dana Cooper
Harry Truman Built a Road - Dana Cooper
Heaven in Your Arms - My Brave Love
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Homeless Brother - Don McLean
How Many Times a Fool - Trout Fishing in America
I Am - Dana Cooper
I Want More - Dana Cooper
I Want to Break Free - Queen
I Want to Kiss You - My Brave Love
I Would Die - My Brave Love
If I Had a Hammer - Peter Paul and Mary
I'll Get You - My Brave Love
Jesse James - Dana Cooper
Jimmy Newman - John Denver
Late Night Radio - John Denver
Lie Lie Lie - Dana Cooper
Made of Mu