Olivia Dobbs

Olivia Dobbs

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Pop/Rock

Biography

Born in Yeovil, England, Olivia Dobbs has been playing for audiences around the world since she was 12 years old. Now 17, Olivia continues to hone her craft as a singer/songwriter and accomplished musician, writing music in two languages (English and Croatian) and playing the guitar for all her songs. With five years of intensive music training, Olivia is well beyond her years in her rich, mature voice and ability to pair captivating melodies with soulful lyrics. Olivia has attended the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Walnut Hill Academy of the Arts just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. As a sophomore at the Walnut Hill School, Olivia worked with producer Bob Lawson in Concord, MA, on her first E.P. (Stay) and followed up with another 4-song demo in December 2006. Olivia is currently working with Virginia-based producer Marco Delmar with new material and is a junior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.

"...It's like having Simon & Garfunkel in your living room."
-Bob Lawson (Producer)

Lyrics

Stay

Written By: Olivia Dobbs

We've broken all our promises
Take these words and wish them all away
In this world there's only you and me now
And echoes of the thoughts you wouldn't say

In the end you let them win
Your will gets overtaken by your doubt
You don't want the world to see you these days
Just when I thought I had you figured out

So stay somewhere I can see
You don't have to say a word to me
When all your pieces fall apart
I'll be there to mend your heart
So stay somewhere close to me

We can't change the differences between us
And feelings we once had are running low
I'm strong enough to know that you're no good for me
But I find I'm too weak to let you go

So stay somewhere I can see
You don't have to say a word to me
When all your pieces fall apart
I'll be there to mend your heart
So stay somewhere close to me

Undecided Still

Written By: Olivia Dobbs

Don't tell me it will all be fine
Don't count on me to make up my mind
'Cuz I'll stay here
I know I don't deserve your trust
When you ask, 'What did you decide about us?'
It's so unclear

'Cuz all this thinking leads me nowhere
But back to you
And you say

Take down your mask, let down your walls
Let's watch the stars, let's feel so small
And make the world stand still
And I say
Don't be so sweet, don't wait for me
I've tried so hard to set you free
Call me what you will
But I am Undecided Still

I've tried to push you away
Each time you smile at me and say
You won't let me go
Oh, so if there is something I can do
To shake these constant thoughts of you
Just let me know

'Cuz all this thinking leads me nowhere
But back to you
And you say

Take down your mask, let down your walls
Let's watch the stars, let's feel so small
And make the world stand still
And I say
Don't be so sweet, don't wait for me
I've tried so hard to set you free
Call me what you will
But I am Undecided Still

I laugh, I cry, I change my mind
And you're so patient with a twinkle in your eyes
And you say

Take down your mask, let down your walls
Let's watch the stars, let's feel so small
And make the world stand still
And I say
Don't be so sweet, don't wait for me
I've tried so hard to set you free
Call me what you will
But I am Undecided Still
I am undecided still

Running On Empty

Written By: Olivia Dobbs

These words are born as I am hungry
They'll come to life when I am gone
And you laugh when I try to convince you
I'm moving on

These words take shape as I am tired
Of going through motions and making the rounds
You'll try to find me
But I don't want to be found

I'm seizing the day
While in my rear-view mirror you fade away

So wave goodbye
Like this is the first time you've ever cried
And I've been
Running On Empty for three hundred miles

You say that I am too ambitious
You try to keep me on the ground
You say that you're helping but you're just holding me down

And I, I tried to make you believe in something
I don't know why I didn't see
That all this time you never believed in me

I'm seizing the day
While in my rear-view mirror you fade away

So wave goodbye
Like this is the first time you've ever cried
And I've been
Running On Empty for three hundred miles

So wave goodbye
I promise that you'll never see me cry
Cuz I've been
Running On Empty, I've been
Running On Empty, I've been

So wave goodbye
Like this is the one time you'll see me cry
Cuz I've been
Running On Empty for three hundred miles
I've been
Running On Empty for three hundred miles

Slusaj Me

Written By: Olivia Dobbs

Ja cu bit, ja cu bit u redu
Nisi jedini covjek na svijetu
Znam ima stvari koje nismo vidjeli
Ali, jos uvijek, nedostajes mi ti

Uskoro ja cu bit spremna
Konacno reci do vidjenja
I nadam se da ces naci
Sve sto trazis

Oooohhh....

Ali samo biti blizu tebe
Samo da nisi svugdje
Reci zasto tako tesko je
Mislim o svemu sto smo bili
Mislim o svemu sto mozemo biti
Samo slusaj, samo slusaj me

Biti ce ti, biti ce ti zao
A ti bi volio da si znao
Kada se vratim ces razumijeti
Sta sam ti bila, moje ljubavi

Ooohhh....

Ali samo biti blizu tebe
Samo da nisi svugdje
Reci zasto tako tesko je
Mislim o svemu sto smo bili
Mislim o svemu sto mozemo biti
Samo slusaj, samo slusaj me

Ali samo biti blizu tebe
Samo da nisi svugdje
Reci zasto tako tesko je
Mislim o svemu sto smo bili
Mislim o svemu sto mozemo biti
Samo slusaj, samo slusaj me
Samo slusaj, samo slusaj me

Fragile

Written By: Olivia Dobbs

Morning's breaking in my skies
I am waking to finally feel alive
Days get longer, hunger fades
I'm getting stronger and living for today

So now let me be the first to say

I am I am rectifying
Everything I've been denying
It's clear as far as I can see
I'll make it, stake it
Let you take it
Here's my heart so
Please don't break it
You know how fragile I can be
I Can Be

So much older and much more sure
I'm starting over, wiser than before

And I'm still everything I was and more

I am I am rectifying
Everything I've been denying
It's clear as far as I can see
I'll make it, stake it
Let you take it
Here's my heart so
Please don't break it
You know how fragile I can be
I Can Be

And then there's times I watch the sunset in your eyes
And I know I'll be fine...

I am I am rectifying
Everything I've been denying
Horizon's all that I can see
I'm yearning, burning
Pages turning
I know I'm young but
I'm still learning
You know how fragile I can be...

I'll make it, stake it
Let you take it
Here's my heart so
Please don't break it
You know how fragile I can be
Ooooo

Discography

Stay E.P.- Released Spring 2006
Undecided Still E.P.- Released Winter 2007

Set List

Full Set- 60 Minutes (With 3 Covers)
1. Stay
2. Close To You
3. Running On Empty
4. Here On M Street
5. I'll Let You Fly
6. This Lullaby
7. Undecided Still
8. Slusaj Me
9. Forever This Way
10. With Or Without You (Cover)
11. Never Felt Like This
12. Home
13. Wake Up In Your Arms
14. Can't Help Falling In Love (Cover)
15. Remains
16. Don't Think Twice, It's Alright (Cover)

Abbreviated Set- 30 Minutes (With 1 Cover)
1. Stay
2. Close To You
3. Running On Empty
4. Here On M Street
5. Undecided Still
6. Slusaj Me
7. This Lullaby
8. I'll Let You Fly
9. With Or Without You (Cover)
10. Forever This Way