Oden

Oden

BandPopChildren's Music

A mixture of Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock and Jazz . With the lyrical styling inspired by artists such as Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Jewel, Bonnie Raitt, and newer top of the chart songs from Fergie, Sarah Bareilles, Colbie Collait, Joss Stone and Jordan Sparks.

Biography

Oden ( Deb ) has been performing since childhood but she really only began to emerge in the last 8 or 9 years . Up until then she was tucked away in her practice studio writing songs for her first solo CD . Her originals are a compilation of 16 years of work , influenced by many genres of music and experinces in her life . Deb's writing is very poetic with melodic tones to the phrases , and she also has the vocal ability to match the flow of dynamic attributes. Accompanied by a self taught finger-picking style on her guitar, at times while listening you feel as though your a bird swooping in and out of the clouds. She's a versitile performer doing a mixture of blues , folk , pop , country , jazz and alternative. Joining the choir , jazz band , playing the trumpet , acting in musicals , being clasically trained, and writing songs on her guitar all through her younger years in the town of Peterborough of Ontario, its not surprising that although she experienced a short stay at business College , Human resource Jobs, Factory work , Waitressing and any other " pay me I have a family" kind of work , she eventually found her way back to the place where she truely belonges . In the music world singing for various band in the London/Stratford area . Deb has always been fond of kids and over the past several years has become a popular performer at the London,On Folk Festival as well as Storybook Gardens which is one of London's main attractions for children. When the other members of group join in things really get interesting . These three guys are multi-talented seasoned musicians as well as each having their own past history of influences , previous band and stage experience. When combined with their individual , cool , quirky, and quiet personalities we get a unique collection of overlapping talent , graceful to the stage with a professionalism in every performance ! Whether flying solo, bustin' it with the band, doing a show for adults , or having a belly chuckle with the children Oden is a must see !

Lyrics

Love Was Meant To Last

Written By: Debbie O'Neill

Verse 1

Um um um um

I got lost in a moment that lasted a lifetime, thoughts and feelings the same only older and more defined.
Then I slipped on a teardrop, landed hard on my heart and I've been crawling since then picking up all the parts

Bridge

Confusion became my second nature, my halo gray and impure, climbing mountains just to fall back down again
And I see the finish line just when I think there is no end

Verse 2

And I misunderstood what you tried to say, going forward but running away. Why do consequences always come before I act and what’s the use of playing cards if they're always stacked?

Bridge

Confusion became my second nature, my halo gray and impure, climbing mountains just to fall back down again and I see the finish line just when I'm sure there is no end when I'm sure there
is no end?

Instrumental Break

Chorus

And oh sometimes I want drift away but something makes me decide to stay sure as time was meant to pass, that’s as sure as I am that love was meant
to lay ya ya …ast.

Verse 3

Well I got lost in a moment that’s the last time I breathed but I got caught up in you and I started to believe. Stone turned to feather water turned to sand its funny one quick heartbeat makes me understand.

Chorus

But oh sometimes I want drift away but something makes me decide to stay sure as time was meant to pass, that’s as sure as I am that love was meant to last. Was meant to last.
Love was meant to last (repeat last line x7).

By Your Side

Written By: Debbie O'Neill


Verse 1

Sometimes life is tough and ya sometimes it's rough and I don't wanna do it anymore
and just when I'm about to fall, ya its worth it all I remember
what I'm livin' for

Verse 2

See that mountain there , no no I'm not scared cause I've climbed one that big a time or two
The air feels like a heartache caught beneath a frozen lake of all the reasons to break through

Bridge 1

I start to cry, my heart runs dry, my soul holds rain from oceans built of years of pain

Chorus

But with you by my side I can stand alone, you by my side I found my home,
with you by my side
I can stand alone

Instrumental break

Verse3

Sometimes life is tough and ya sometimes its rough but I still wanna do it all some more
And just when I'm about to fall, it’s worth it all and I remember what I'm livin' for

And ohhh if ya didn't know it's you

Bridge 2

You sheltered me, you heard my cries, you gave strength when I didn't wanna, I didn't wanna try....

Chorus

With you by my side I can stand alone, you by my side I found my home,
you by my side, with you,
by my side

Samson

Written By: Debbie O'Neill


Verse 1

I’ll light your days, when your sun won’t shine; I’ll carry you up hillsyou just can’t climb
and if your feeling lost and all alone, you know I’ll be the one to lead you home

Chorus
You’re like a morning sunrise, when you’re looking at me with those big blue eyes,
You make me love you

Verse 2

If you give up, cause you don’t feel strong, I’ll give you strength to carry on
I’ll protect from all you’re afraid of, but most of all I’ll give you my complete love

Chorus

You’re like a morning sunrise, when you’re looking at me with those big blue eyes,
You make me love you

Instrumental break

Chorus

You’re like a morning sunrise, when you’re looking at me with those big blue eyes,
You make me love you

Instrumental Break

Bridge

And I never knew love like this before, and baby when I looked at you Oh how I adored
You, yah

Chorus

You’re like a morning sunrise, when you’re looking at me with those big blue eyes
You make me love you, love, love

Jesse

Written By: Debbie O'Neill


Chorus

Jesse don’t you know your beautiful and even though I don’t really you well,
As you grow older you may just need a shoulder, you can come to me yah, hey, hey

Verse 1

I saw an old man pass away that very night I saw a star oh so bright
And it was you, ya you looking’ down on me

Verse 2

And I saw the prettiest flower and I swear I swear it was your face,
The sun shone down upon it and filled it with peace and love and grace
And it was you ya it remined me of you

Chorus

Cause Jesse don’t you know your beautiful and even though I don’t really know you well,
as you grow older you may just need shoulder, you can come to me yah, hey, hey well hey

Instrumental break

Verse 3

And I know your momma and daddy and they look at you with so much love to give
cause it’s a big old world it’s a big old world for a little girl like you and they’ll teach
you what, they’ll teach you what you need to know to live cause . . .

Chorus

Jesse don’t you know you’re beautiful and even though I don’t really know you,
as you grow older you may just need a shoulder, oh you can come to me, ya Jesse hey Jesse
don’t you know you’re beautiful

And I know your momma and daddy and they look at you with so much love to give
cause it’s a big old world……(.fade out )

Think I'll Wait For Heaven

Written By: Debbie O'Neill


Verse 1

Ran far and fast from this town long time ago,
I thought I could escape the pain how was I to know?
I packed it with all the rest my important things.
But in my heart I was still wearing my rings.

Verse 2

Found me the sweetest old home had a real nice view,
Thought what a perfect place for me to start a new
From you, my best friend, you, my lover
And I can't find, no, I don't want to find me no other

Chorus:

I don't want to replace you cause I'm still your wife
And I don't want to replace you , your my best friend, my lover,
my life

Verse 3

I've gone out a few times with the girls fixed me up on a blind date
But my heart keeps saying no no it’s way too late
And No No another man in my bed would never feel right
And you were the last man who held ever me tight

BRIDGE

I've prayed cause I know you wouldn't wanna see me this way
And I’ve tried but I can't stop these tears that I've cried
So for now I'll just wait for heaven

CHORUS

And I don't want to replace you cause I'm still your wife
And I don't want to replace you my best friend my lover, your my best friend
my lover, your my best friend my lover for my life....
do do do do , do do do do , I'll wait for you forever, do do do do , do do do do , I'll see you in heaven
do do do ....( fade do do 's)

Shoulda' Stayed In Bed

Written By: Debbie O'Neill

Chorus

When I woke up this morning why'd I open my eyes? Cause there was clouds and it was pourin' right then I should have realized I shoulda’ climbed right back into my bed and pulled those covers right over my head

Verse 1

I put on my shoes, forgot to tie a lace, stepped out the door I fell on my face, I got to my car and oh mercy me there must have been a blind spot cause I backed into a tree. Why didn't I pull those covers over my head and climb right back into my bed.

Verse 2

I finally got to work I was 3 hours late, my boss stuck me on this job he knows I really hate, and I had to work right through my lunch and it was at home anyway , went to leave at quittin' time and my boss said uh uh uh honey your stayin’!

Instrumental Break

Verse 3

I got home and checked my phone thought I might have heard from you,and there was a message waitin sayin' sorry babe we're through and I looked through my mail got a great big fat old bill and everything I touched that night I either dropped it or I, I spilled it .

Chorus

When I woke up this morning why'd I open my eyes? Cause there was big big black clouds and it was stormin' honey right then I should have realized I shoulda' climbed right back into my bed, I shoulda’ climbed right back into my bed, I shoulda’ climbed right back into my bed

Discography

Oden's first solo CD release is coming soon in the spring of 2008 titled "Songs in Flight" . You can find the Demo versions of a few of her songs here while she is busy adding harmonies and doing the recording of her final songs for the full Cd !

Set List

1.Tell Me Bout It- Joss Stone
2.Bubbly- Colbie Caillat
3.Torn- Natatlie Imbruglia
4.Love Was Meant TO Last- Deb O'Neill
5.Galileo- Indigo Girls
6.By Your Side- Deb O'Neill
7 Love me Like A Man- Bonnie Raitt
8.Tatoo- Jordan Sparks
9.Love Is Free- Sheryl Crow
10.Over My Head- Fleetwood Mac
11.Think I'll wait For Heaven- Deb O'Neill
12.32 Flavours- Ani Difranco
13.Chain Of Fools- Commitments Version
14.Big Girls Don't Cry- Fergie
15.Jesse- Deb O'Neill
16.Unwritten- Natasha Bendingfeild
17.Weight- Sarah Slean
18.Samson-Deb O'Neill
19.Thing Called Love- Bonnie Raitt
20.Blackbird - Sarah McLaughlin Version
21.I Feel It All- Feist
22.Shoulda Stayed In Bed- Deb O'Neill
23.Rhinanna- Fleetwood Mac
24.Standing Still- Jewel
25.Otherside Of The World- KT Tunstall
26.Lifes So Fine - Deb O'Neil
27.La Isla Bonita- Madonna
28.I am Aglow- Sarah Harmer
29.Heartbreak Even- Ani Difranco
30.Strong Enough To Be My Man- Sheryl Crow
31.Standing Still - Jewel
32. Love Song- Sara B