ORNAmuseMENT

ORNAmuseMENT

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Perfect for movie soundtrack/TV Series. Sexy, dark alterna-rock songs fleshed out with female vocals, guitar, bass and drums a la Tori meets KT, PJ meets Mchlachlan, Bjork meets Aimee. Atmospheric well crafted songs, penetrating lyrics, strong vocals, unique timbre & refined stage presence.

Biography

CHASING THE MUSE, ORNAmuseMENT's first full-length solo CD is now available!!!
Link to:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/ornamusement3

Key players include Orna Ment (vocals, Acoustic and Electric guitars), John Thomakos (drums/percussion), Eric Scott (bass) and Joe Rinaolo (electric guitars). Recorded at Invisible Sound Studios by Dave Nachodsky (www.invisiblesoundstudios.com).

With all the intensity of a rock siren wrapped in a sultry vamp package, Orna has performed both in the Mid-Atlantic Region and on The West Coast promoting her first and second EP's, 'Lachrymose' and 'Demolicious'.

Be on the lookout for ORNAmuseMENT's 2008 tour dates in support of CHASING THE MUSE.

Orna's left of center style results in atmospheric well crafted songs with penetrating lyrics. Her strong vocals, unique timbre and refined stage presence add dangerous curves to the singer/songwriter genre.

Orna's influences include:

Tori Amos, Bjork, PJ Harvey, Tracey Thorn, KT Tunstall, Sting, Annie Lennox, Aimee Mann, Suzanne Vega, Peaches, Megadeth, Tchaikovsky, Imogen Heap, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah McLachlan, Rasputina, The Cranes, Garbage, Sneaker Pimps, Portishead, Madonna, Godsmack, Linda Perry, Concrete Blonde, Christina Aguilera, The Dixie Chicks, The New World Renaissance Band, The Doors, Chris Cornell, Judy Collins, Peter Paul & Mary, Leonard Cohen, Dieselboy, Oakenfold, Depeche Mode, Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke, Coldplay, Ann and Nancy Wilson, Merle Haggard, John Fogerty, Johnny Cash, Rammstein, System of a Down, Diana Krall and many others.

Lyrics

Oxygen

Written By: ORNAmuseMENT

She walks light across his back
The only way he can relax
Crossing time with every crack
Eyes closed he can face the facts
It's like he lives on a mountain
Where the air is very thin
Clouds roll in pale as her skin
These visions are his oxygen
In the mirror they grow nearer
He can breathe her in
It is his oxygen
Deep in heady cups of red
And ever-ready to reflect
A mixture to conjure the undead
And her whispering lips so perfect
It's like the world can darken
And leave you turned within
Back where it began
Flames fanned by oxygen
Moonlit starry latenight skies
Her fingers forgive all his lies
And then she's gone again
As is his oxygen
Somehow now it's been so long
But time don't make right a wrong
He thinks of the life
They could be living
If then he'd had no fear of giving
But he's facing
His coldest winter in years
And wondering why
The air would take this form
It'll be a while
Before it's crystal and it clears
For now he'll watch
The fireflies in the snowstorm
And wonder where'd she go
Where's she been
Is she outside and will she come in
Just so he can breathe again
It is his oxygen

Running on Empty

Written By: Orna Ment

Musings of a life
Where I am defined
Should I spill my blood
And give it to the sun
Goodness knows that fireball
Doesn't need more heat at all
Maybe I'll keep some for me
Cause I'm running on empty
Running on
Overkill a generation
So overfed and sedentary
While parasites feed on the nation
And lead us to disparity
Someone call an artist please
Philosophers get off your knees
Cause you don't need God
To know we're running on empty
Are we really running at all
Running on empty
Waiting for the fall
Running on Empty
Running on
The foundation of this nation
Is cracked so far down
That we will fall as we stand
On hallowed ground
We're bound to defend
What our mothers & fathers found
Not this whole mixed bag of tricks
It makes me sick what's going down
In this country right now
Running on empty
Are we really running at all
Running on empty
Waiting for the fall
Denial and neglect
May seem tempting
But keep your eyes on the prize
And don't believe the lies
Don't be distracted by disguises
For if you are don't be surprised
It's written in the skies
It's in everybody's eyes
And it's time to realize
We're running on empty
Are we really running at all
Running on empty
Waiting for the fall

Autumn Air

Written By: Orna Ment

At the right moment
When the air is so sweet
From the kiss you sent
That made me complete
I am wondering
When the last leaf will fall
Then so blundering
I'm shaking the tree with such gall
When being with you
Is as good as it gets
And breathing you in
Lifts my spirits
So pure and true
No room for regrets
Like the autumn air
Of Massachusetts
I know time won't stop
For how long I sleep
So I must wake up
And make real dreams I keep
So why does my mind
Get so skeptical
When what I find
Could be so wonderful
And being with you
Is as good as it gets
And breathing you in
Lifts my spirits
So pure and true
No room for regrets
Like the autumn air
Of Massachusetts (repeat)

Does She Really

Written By: Orna Ment

Does she really like girls
Or does she want to be con-committal
Does she really like girls
Or does she want to stay in the middle
Does she really like girls
Or does she fancy being fake and fickle
Does she really like girls
Or does she secretly crave a pickle
Does she really like girls
Does she really like girls
Or does she really need more attention
Does she really like girls
Or is she really sick of convention
Does she really like girls
Or is she simply to hurt to mention
Does she really like girls
Or does she secretly crave his affection
Does she really like girls
Cause in the outside world
They’re burning you for whom
You have kissed
And on the inside girl
You’re burning too for what you have missed
And you can’t change reality
And you can’t change mortality
Unhappy with causality
So change your sexuality
Well I guess she really likes girls
Even if it’s because men are strangers
I guess she really likes girls
To temporarily stay out of danger
I guess she really likes girls
Cause she would spread the legs of Mother Nature
I guess she really likes girls
Cause it’s her turn to be the penetrator
Does she really like
I guess she really likes
Right now she really likes girls

Hollowed Out

Written By: Orna Ment

I wait for you
What more can I do
The skies of rain
Can't hold the pain
I wish I was two
The one inside you
The other will be
The light inside me
Enough to light the mountains
Enough to ride the plains
Of your heart
Hollowed out and empty
To fill your heart
Hollowed out and empty (2x)

Discography

'Chasing the Muse' - See Audio
'Lachrymose' - See Audio
'Demolicious' - See Audio

Set List

80/20 Originals to Covers Ratio. 1 Hour -1.5 Hour Sets for 2 Sets. Can play club and tavern 4 hour sets with booking opener.