Racz 'n Waters

Racz 'n Waters

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2008 saw the rise of a new all-girl singer/songwriting Trio, Racz 'n Waters. Put together mesmerising 3 part harmony, punchy Guitar, Mandolin, Djembe & Irish Bodhran, playing over songs of hope, love, betrayal, home, passion's fire, our precious planet, time itself & you have Racz 'n Waters.

Biography

Winners of the Tamworth Blowes Trousers Country Music Busking Championships 2009!
KarenAnne Waters and Tahlia and Ingrid Racz are three powerful and captivating singer/songwriters with a performance history to match.
With (separately) International & National festivals and songwriting awards & nominations under their belts, Racz 'n Waters (pronounced Race 'n Waters) have come together to create a truly unique and beautiful sound, captivating festival audiences who stem from all over Australia as well as enjoying top spots on the International Internet Radio.

Coming together over food and MEN intolerances, their songs are cheeky, honest, completely heartfelt and about everyday and extraordinary life experiences of love and woe and the beautiful lives they lead.

Having been together for 1 year, the girls have enjoyed acclaim from the Sydney, Central Coast & Newcastle songwriting scene as well as the Australian Songwriters Association. They were nominated for a top 5 Tamworth 09 TSA Award for their song REVENGE and won a Highly Commended for Karen-Anne's song FALL in the 2008 MusicOz Awards.
A songwriting highlight for 2009 was having their song The Dreaming chosen for Newcastle's STARSTRUCK held in June at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.
They have returned from a busy and very successful 2009 Tamworth CMF, winning the Bisley Blowes Trousers Australian Buskers Championship and are now invited to perform in the Opening Concert for Tamworth 2010.

Based in Newcastle & the Central Coast the girls have plenty of inspiration to draw from when it comes to the world around them. Making music and performing is the biggest reward for them and when they get the chance to entertain, inspire and evoke emotions from an audience....well that's the biggest bonus of all!!!

Hitting the road & flying the skies to spread their music and pushing their debut album "NOTHING BORROWED" is the aim for the girls in 2009. Bring it on! :-)

Lyrics

The Dreaming

Written By: K.A.Waters/I.Racz

V1
Standing here surrounded by the ocean
Standing here with the sand between my toes and I'm
Looking back on this land where I have risen
Looking back on this land that I call home

V2
Pink sky, it shimmers in the morning
Kurrawong welcoming the day
The Sun kisses everything around me
Daytime dreaming echoes yesterday

Pre
And I feel so alive right her under the Southern sky

Ch
Serpent River cut through red dirt
Land of fire, land of rain
Open your eyes and you will see the Dreaming
No divide under the desert sky!

V3
So many faces colouring the future
So many faces have made us who we are
Together we can build a tomorrow
Together we will stand as one

Pre
Cos we feel so alive right here under the Southern sky

Ch

Bridge/Middle 8
I am the Dreaming
I was there in the beginning, I put red upon the Rock and I am..
Watching
I have seen the skyline fall, surrender to the flame and I am
Hearing
The voices of my children calling out my name and I am
Standing here...
Under the Southern sky!!

Ch

Open your eyes

Revenge

Written By: I.Racz/K.A.Waters

V1-
Way back then
when we were'nt so good
I used to think about things that one never should
But then she came along
that's when it all went wrong
so wrong

Ch-
Not for her and not for me
but the boy who loved too carelessly aha
Cause now she sees what I can see
And now she'll make you pay the price so dearly!

V2
You thought she would be so naive
But she won't play the games
that you played with me
And you won't see it coming
The hell and fury of that womans scorn

Ch
She'll leave a scar that cuts so deep on the boy who loved too carelessly ahaa
Cause now she sees
What I can see
And now she'll make you pay the price so dearly yeah yeah yeah!

Solo

Bridge/Middle8
You..you thought we would
Love you like an angel
God's own little angel
But you..you're no good
And she's gonna do what I wish I could....Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!Yeah!

V3
Slash your tires,
make you lose some sleep
Tell all your secrets that she swore to keep
Take you for a ride, don't think she's on your side...she's on my side

Ch-
Someone elses name she'll scream Tonight revenge is oh so sweet aha
Cause now she sees what I can see and now she'll make you pay the price so dearly
It's all for her and all for me
On the boy who loved so carelessly Mmmmmmm
(enter death march music here)

Hurry Up and Leave

Written By: K.A.Waters

V1
Watching the sunrise as you leave
sipping my green tea
Smell of your cologne it lingers
as the morning sky turns pink Mmmm

Pre
There ain't no better way to start our day
I can't think of a better way
To start the day

Ch
Then with you being one with me
As we move in our own melody
How I love to watch you leave
It won't be long before you're coming home to me
Hurry up and leave

V2
It started out at 4am when you kissed my lips hello
You smiled at me in your silhouette
Said: "Angel I have to go, I gotta go now baby"

Pre
There ain't no better way to start our day
I can't think of a better way
To start the day

Ch
Then with you being one with me
As we move in our own melody
How I love to watch you leave
It won't be long before you're coming home to me
Hurry up and leave

Bridge/Middle8
I ain't wishing you goodbye
Oh but I can't wait
To see you here tonight...here with...

Double Ch
You... being one with me
As we move in our own melody
How I love to watch you leave
It won't be long before you're coming home to me..
You... being one with me
As we move in our own melody
How I love to watch you leave
It won't be long before you're coming home to me
Hurry Up and leave
Come back to me
Hurry up and leave
Come back to me

Fall

Written By: K.A.Waters

V1
You fall at my feet like a lover that’s been
Been away for way too long
You beg for forgiveness while offering sweetness,
That I have not had now for so long.

CH
Fall------Fall-----Fall----------------- Fall------Fall----Just Fall---------
V2
As you fall on my skin I am left daydreamin’
Dreamin’ of all the days gone and
Promise so bright that it lights up the sky
With colours I’ve not seen for so—long.

CH

BRIDGE/MIDDLE 8
Shana NaNah NaNah NaNah Na Naah Naah Naah Naaaah
Na Na heee nanana

V3
You don’t fall the same way you did yesterday
You didn’t stay round for too long
Come back again my fair weather'd friend
Don’t stay away now for so long

CHORUS BRIDGE X 2

Out
“I’m Sing-----ing in the rain. And I’m Hap------py again” X2

Waterside

Written By: I.Racz/K.A.Waters

V1-

Take my hand by the waterside
Don't be afraid to fall in too deep
We'll take this love of ours
And sink it like stone
Safe in here, safe with me...

Ch-

For I'll wait for no man
I've felt the fire he brings
I've knelt to the song he sings
And he sees me as someone who needs him
But I'll wait for no man.

V2-

Steps you take by the waterside
Take you further away from the love I have inside
Don't think you've got the time
To keep me for yourself
You hesitate with steps you won't make....

Ch-

And I'll wait for no man
I've felt the fire he brings
I've knelt to the song he sings
And he sees me as someone who needs him
But I'll wait for no man.

Bridge/middle8-

Tide is coming in fast
Will you jump in
Or turn round and run from a love that means everything...

Ch x2-
But I will wait, I will wait,
I WILL WAIT!
I will wait, I will wait,
I WILL WAIT!
I'll wait for no man, no man...

Out-

So take my hand, take my hand
Or I'll...
Or I'll....

Still Waters

Written By: K.A.Waters

V1
Still water running deep
Running deep inside of me
Nothing simple quite as simple as it seems
Just like me

V2
As it twists around the bend
Let the water pull you in
In it's reflection will you let youself be seen
Seen with me

Ch
Like the water I will flow
Caught up in the undertoe
Let the water pull you in like gravity
Here to me

V3
Like the water I'll find my way
Find my way to level ground
And there I'm waiting I'm waiting to be found
Come find me

Ch-
Solo-

V4
Still water running deep
Not as simple as it seems
In it's reflection well I think that I found me
I found me
I found me....

Petals

Written By: K.Broadie & K.A.Waters

V1
She walks into the woods
Can't see the forrest for the trees
She can't hear the birds singin'
Or the hummin' of the bees

Pre
She won't stop for the roses
How will she know their perfume

Ch
Life just goes on by
Leaf by leaf she falls
I pray one day soon she'll come around
To know the story
Of the petals on the ground

V2
More than once more than twice
She got the chance to walk in the warm sunlight
And when the storm moved in
She swore she was not the kind To stand up and face it

Pre
She won't stop for the roses
Will she ever know their sweet perfume

Ch
Life just goes on by
Leaf by leaf she falls
I pray one day soon she'll come around
To know the story
To know the journey
Of the petals on the ground

Bridge/middle8
So come to me sister
My arms are open always
I know you've done it hard
So won't you take my hand...........

SOLO

I pray one day soon she'll come around

Ch
Life just goes on by
Leaf by leaf she falls
I pray one day soon she'll come around
To know the story
To know the journey
Of the petals on the ground...
OhOh
To know the beauty
To know the wonder
Of the petals on the ground
Ohhh...

Discography

Self titled EP 'Racz 'n Waters'
Tracks
Hurry Up and Leave
Revenge (Top 5 Finalist in 2009 TSA Awards)
Fall ( Highly Commended in 2009 MusicOz)
The Dreaming (chosen for STARTSTRUCK 09)

Local ABC, CCFM and Internet radio airplay

Upcoming debut Album "NOTHING BORROWED"
Album coming out May 09
Produced by Karl Broadie
Artwork by Simone Pain

Set List

ORIGINALS
Hurry Up and Leave K.A.Waters
Revenge K.A.Waters/I.Racz
Fall K.A.Waters
The Dreaming K.A.Waters/I.Racz
Still Waters K.A.Waters
Waterside I.Racz/K.A.Waters
Kings Horses K.A.Waters/I.Racz
Forbidden I.Racz
Autumn Leaves K.A.Waters/T.Racz
Take Time K.A.Waters
Passion's Fire K.A.Waters
Petals K.A.Waters/K.Broadie
Sweet Mountain Song K.A.Waters/K.Broadie
Perfect to Me I.Racz/ K.A.Waters
Porcelain Bus T.Racz/K.A.Waters
Like Fire I.Racz/J.Collie
In Her Own Eyes K.A.Waters
Flight (instrumental) K.A.Waters

COVERS - our own versions of...
Am I the Only One Dixie Chics
Arlington The Wailin' Jennies
Chained to the Wheel Black Sorrows
All fired Up Pat Benatar
Comes a Time Neil Young
Fall at You Feet Crowded House
Four Seasons in One Day Crowded House
Summer Breeze Seals and Crofts
Fire and Rain James Taylor
Bed of Roses Bon Jovi
Hurt So Good Joh