Raquel Aurilia

Raquel Aurilia

 Phoenix, Arizona, USA
BandRockAdult Contemporary

Rising star Raquel Aurilia shares her heart and soul taking her stunning vocal talent to a deeper, more personal level with songs of soul searching and passion.

Biography

Singer-songwriter Raquel Aurilia's music is uniquely transparent. Aurilia is not afraid to be venerable, share her emotions and take the listener on her own personal journey.  There have been many wonderful moments in her music career including performances with John Waite, Pat Benatar, Eddie Money and the legendary B.B. King.

Aurilia’s music has been heard on MTV’s hit shows "The Hills," "The City" and “Taking the Stage." Her hit single "Feels Like" from her debut record, “Finding My Way,” cracked the ultra-competitive R&R Top 30 AC and Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary charts at #28, and is still receiving national air play today.
 
Aurilia has worked with Grammy award-winner Tony Papa (Willie Nelson, John Denver), Gardner Cole (Madonna, Jody Watley), Wade Martin (Art Kelly, 50 cent) and Grammy nominee Billy Smiley (WhiteHeart). Her latest release, “Long Way Home”, was released 2015.


Other past performances
highlights include the "Strike Out For Troops" with Eddie Money (San
Francisco, CA.), Performing "God Bless America" at AT & T Park (in
San Francisco, CA). Green Charity MLB All-Star Event (San Francisco,
CA), Spring Training All Star Jam (Phoenix, AZ), "Perfect Pitch" Concert
(Cincinnati Ohio), "Hearts and Helmets Superbowl Jam" (Phoenix, AZ.),
FED EX Superbowl Jam,and has performed at several other charity events
and concerts nationwide. She was featured on the Cover of SO Scottsdale
Magazine and has appeared and performed on several news & radio
stations in Phoenix, AZ, San Francisco, CA., San Diego, CA. and
Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Band Members :
Vocalist band: vocals, acoustic guitar, Cajons (keys if requests)
Full Band: vocals, guitar, keys, Cajons/drums, background vocals, and Bass Guitar

Lyrics

There's Still Time

Written By: Raquel Aurilia

THERE’S STILL TIME

SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD MAKE IT ALL GO AWAY
SOMETIMES I DON’T KNOW
IF I’LL MAKE IT THROUGH ANOTHER DAY…
CAUSE THIS PAIN I FEEL IS JUST TOO STRONG
AND IT’S BEEN GOING ON FOR WAY TO LONG…
HOW WILL I MAKE IT THROUGH
I WISH I KNEW…I WISH I KNEW…

CAUSE IT’S A WORK IN PROGRESS EVERY DAY
JUST TO GET UP OUT OF BED
SO I FALL TO MY KNEES AND I PRAY…
THAT I WILL FIND MY WAY BACK HOME...
BACK TO THE PLACE WHERE I BELONG
WILL YOU BE WAITING THERE FOR ME…
I GUESS WE’LL WAIT AND SEE…

Chorus:
I’M SORRY FOR ALL THIS PAIN
I’VE PUT YOU THROUGH…
BUT I’M NO LONGER THE PERSON
WE BOTH KNEW…
I PROMISE I… I WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU
I WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT
CAUSE I’M CHANGING EVERYDAY…
OH, PLEASE…SAY YOU’LL STAY…

HOW DID I EVER LET THINGS GET THIS BAD
HOW DID I EVER LOSE CONTROL
OF EVERYTHING I’VE EVER HAD…
I’M LIVING IN THIS SHELL CALLED “ME”
TRYING TO BREAK OUT AND SEE…
ALL THE THINGS I’VE LEFT BEHIND…
THERE’S STILL THERE TO FIND… AND THERE’S STILL TIME…

CHORUS:
I’M SORRY FOR… ALL THIS PAIN
I’VE PUT YOU THROUGH
BUT I’M NO LONGER THE PERSON
WE BOTH KNEW…
I PROMISE… I WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU
I WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT
CAUSE I’M CHANGING EVERYDAY…
OH, PLEASE...

PLEASE SAY YOU'LL STAY
I BELIEVE THAT THERE'S STILL TIME
OH PLEASE..PLEASE SAY YOU'LL STAY...

CHORUS:
I’M SORRY FOR… ALL THIS PAIN
I’VE PUT YOU THROUGH
BUT I’M NO LONGER THE PERSON
WE BOTH KNEW…
I PROMISE I WILL MAKE IT UP TO YOU
I WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT
CAUSE I’M CHANGING EVERYDAY…
OH, PLEASE...STAY

RAQUEL AURILIA, BILLY SMILEY

Dreams

Written By: Fleetwood Mac

DREAMS

Now, there you go again
You say, you want your freedom
Who am I to keep you down
It's only right that you should
Play it the way that you feel it
But listen carefully to the sound
Of your loneliness
Like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost
what you had
what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know

Here I go again, I see the crystal vision
I keep my visions to myself
It's only me who wants to wrap around your dreams and
Have you any dreams you'd like to sell
Dreams of Loneliness like a heartbeat, drives you mad
In the stillness of remembering
What you had
And what you lost
what you had
Oh, what you lost

Thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
Oh thunder only happens when it's raining
Players only love you when they're playing
They say, women, they will come and they will go
When the rain washes you clean, you'll know
You'll know
You will know
oh oh oh
You’ll know…

Written by: Fleetwood Mac

I Can’t Give

Written By: RAQUEL AURILIA,GARDNER COLE,BILLY TRUDEL, BILLY TRUDEL

I Can’t Give
I can’t catch my breath
From chasing after shadows
Broken promises
Leave scars that never heal …

Is it wrong to love you
Is wrong to care
Is it wrong to need you
When you’re never there….

I can’t give
What I’m not getting
And I can’t save
What can’t be saved…
I’m not an open door
You can’t come and go
As you please…

All those wasted nights
Clinging to your memories
Holding back the pain
From tears I’ve never cried…

Is it wrong to love you
Is it wrong to care
Is it wrong to need you
When you’re never there…

I can’t give
What I’m not getting
And I can’t save
What can’t be saved …
I’m not an open door
You can’t come and go
As you please…

Holding on way to long
I go on giving to you…
Taking and breaking
The hearts that only try to save you…

Is it wrong to love you
Is it wrong to care
Is it wrong to need you
When you’re never there…

I can’t give
What I’m not getting
And I can’t save
What can’t be saved…
I’m not an open door
You can’t come and go
As you please…
(CHORUS REPEAT)
Written By: RAQUEL AURILIA, GARDNER COLE, BILLY TRUDEL

Shattered

Written By: raquel aurilia

Shattered

My heart is lying shattered
On the ground
And there’s so many pieces
I don’t know if they’ll ever be found...
Oh… oh…. oh…. oh ….oh...
How am I supposed to heal...
Oh… oh …oh… oh...
When I don’t even know what’s real...

I got tangled in your web of lies
And all the time the truth was hiding
Right behind your eyes...
Oh…oh…oh…oh…oh...
And I felt it all along...
Oh …oh… oh ….oh …
I just prayed that I was wrong…

How does it feel...
How did it all just disappear...
How did we wind up here...
So devastated…

How does it feel..
How did it all just disappear...
How did we wind up here
So devastated...
A love that was wasted…

I’m finally waking up and it’s so clear
You can’t call it love
When only part of you is here...
Oh…oh…oh…oh…oh...
I still can’t believe its true
Oh…oh…oh…oh...
I gave all of me to you...
What more could I do…
I’ve got nothing left for you...
Shattered and confused...

Come Home to Me

Written By: raquel aurilia,billy trudel

Come Home to Me

Your bags are waiting by the door
And I’m not sure just how much more of this
I can take…
It’s getting harder everyday
To see you turn and walk away and leave me
Standing here…

Has there ever been a moment
Where you stop to think of me
Every time you leave
It’s tearing us apart…

Chorus:
Won’t you come home to me
I’ve waited ever patiently
To hear you say you’ll stay with me…
Won’t you come home to me
What will it take to make you see…
That I wait forever here for you...
Won’t you come home to me…

I’m getting used to being by myself
Stored my feelings on the shelf tucked away…
Out of reach…
What scares me most is when you go
You’ll come home and be alone this time
Cause I’ll be gone…

Maybe then you’ll take a moment
To just stop and think of me
When you see there’s no one waiting there for you…

Won’t you come home to me
I’ve waited ever patiently
To hear you say you’ll stay with me…
Won’t you come home to me
What will it take to me you see
That I won’t wait forever here for you
Wont you come home to me….

Bridge:
Each time that you go away
You take a piece of me with you…
And I’m not sure that I can get it back…

Chorus Repeat:
Won’t you come home to me
I’ve waited ever patiently
To hear you say you’ll stay with me…
Won’t you come home to me
What will it take to me you see
That I won’t wait forever here for you…
There’s really nothing more that I can do…
Wont you come home…
Wont you Come home
Home…

Written by: Raquel Aurilia, Billy Trudel

Little Things I Love

Written By: raquel aurilia,billy smiley

Little Things I Love

My daddy always said…
You don’t have to worry
Cause I’ll take care of you…
So don’t be in a hurry
To grow up too fast…
Try to make each moment last…

Daddy always said
Take things day by day
Never anything
Stand in your way
And you’ll be fine
Try to take one day at a time…

I remember those words
Like it was yesterday
And I keep those memories
Close to my heart…
Surround myself with those I love
Count my blessings from above
Cause it’s all about the little things I love…

And when I’m feeling down
Or when things aren’t going my way
I think about those words
That my daddy used to say
And then I smile
Even if it’s only for awhile…

Chorus:
Cause I remember those words
Like it was yesterday
And I keep those memories
Close to my heart…
Surround myself with those I love
Count my blessings from above
Cause it’s all about the little things I love…

I love your eyes…
And the way to you make things better when I cry…
Your laugh...the way you make me smile…
These are some of the little things I love….

Little Things I Love (continued)

Chorus:
I remember those words
Like it was yesterday
And I keep those memories
Close to my heart
Surround myself with those I love
Count my blessings from above
And I cherish all the little things I love…

My daddy always said
You don’t have to worry
Cause I’ll take care of you…

Written By: Raquel Aurilia & Billy Smiley

REACH FOR THE STARS

Written By: raquel aurilia,billy smiley

REACH FOR THE STARS
When you reach for the stars
Risk it all
For the chance to make it
This is what dreams are about…

When you work all your life
Sacrifice… everything you have
For a chance…
This is what dreams are about…

Don’t let life pass you by
Give love a second try
Don’t be afraid
To follow your heart…

Nothing comes easily
So be who you want to be
Do what you love
Right from the start….

When you reach for the stars
Risk it all…
For the chance to make it
This is what dreams are about…

When you work all your life
Sacrifice…Everything you have
For a chance…
This is what dreams are about…

Written by: Raquel Aurilia & Billy Smiley

Everything

Written By: raquel aurilia,gardner cole,billy trudel

EVERYTHING

When I looked inside myself
Who did I see
I did not recognize the face
Staring back at me…

You opened up my eyes
Help me realize
There’s a world out there
Just waiting for me…

Everything is going my way
Now that you’re with me
Everything is clearer today
And I can finally see
Everything feels different inside
It’s so beautiful and free
And I know that deep in my heart
This is where I’m supposed to be…
(In your eyes, in your life)
This is where I’m supposed to be…
(In your arms, in your heart)

Letting go of all the fears
I hid deep inside of me
Finally I’m free to live
The life that was meant for me…

You showed me what was real
Another way to feel
My whole life has changed
I’ll never be the same…

Everything is going my way
Now that you’re with me
Everything is clearer today
And I can finally see…
Everything feels different inside
It’s so beautiful and free
And I know that deep in my heart
This is where I’m supposed to be…
(In your eyes, in your life)
This is where I’m supposed to be…
(In your arms, in your heart)
Everything’s going to be alright…
Everything is beautiful… (repeat)

Written by: Raquel Aurilia, Gardner Cole, Billy Trudel

How Can I

Written By: Raquel aurilia,gardner cole,billy trudel

How Can I
You grew up way before your time
You were just a kid
And no one stopped to think
About the things they did…

You found a way to mask the pain
And make it go away
You helped take care of me
Each and every day…
And I just can’t believe what we’ve been through
But I know I would be lost without you…

How can I ever pay you back
For what you’ve done for me
When love died hearts were shattered
It was you who set me free
How can I take back all those memories
Locked inside…
Stranded without a key…

I took comfort in your strength
You were my safety net
All you sacrificed
I just can’t forget…

And never once did you complain
Brave beyond your years
You always found a smile
To cover up the tears…
And I just can’t believe what we’ve been through
But I know I would be lost without you…

How can I ever pay you back
For what you’ve done for me
When love died hearts were shattered
It was you who set me free
How can I take back all those memories
Locked inside…
Stranded without a key…

Never once did you complain
All you sacrificed…saved me
You sheltered me from all the pain
How can I set you free…

How can I ever pay you back
For what you’ve done for me
When love died hearts were shattered
It was you who set me free
How can I take back all those memories
Locked inside…
Stranded without a key…
(Chorus Repeat)

Written by: Raquel Aurilia, Gardner Cole, Billy Trudel

Love and Lust

Written By: raquel aurilia,gardner cole,billy trudel

Love and Lust

One day he looked in her eyes
That’s when he realized
That she just might be the one…

So he made the perfect plan
Thought he would win her hand
But before it started it was done…

Cause when he got down on his knees she cried
And turned and walked away…

There’s a fine line between love and lust
And it’s hard to know who you can trust
Is it worth another try
Or is it time to say goodbye…
Cause there’s a fine line between love and lust…

She’d never felt this way before
Everything she’d been looking for
After all this time was finally here…

It all happened way too fast
She was scared it wouldn’t last
One day he’d just disappear…

So afraid to let him in her heart
So afraid to let him go…

There’s a fine line between love and lust
And it’s hard to know who you can trust
Is it worth another try
Or is it time to say goodbye…
Cause there’s a fine line between love and lust…

The game of love has no rules
Makes you laugh and makes you cry
You’ll never know what could have been
If you never even try…

There’s a fine line between love and lust
And it’s hard to know who you can trust
Is it worth another try
Or is it time to say goodbye…
Cause there’s a fine line between love and lust…

Written by: Raquel Aurilia, Gardner Cole, Billy Trudel

Walk Away

Written By: raquel aurilia,gardner cole,billy trudel

Walk Away

I know I shouldn’t live this way
But I just can’t seem to get away…
Move out on my own
Face the world alone…

But being with you feels so right
So I guess I’ll stay just one more night
I need you in my life
So I’d rather pay the price…

How did I let it go this far…
Instead of thinking of what’s best for me…

Maybe tomorrow will be the day
Where I finally find the strength
To walk away…(I’m gonna walk away)
And in my heart I hope and pray
That I finally find the strength
To walk away… (I’m gonna walk away)

The signs were right there from the start
But I was following my heart
How was I to know
It be so hard to let you go…

I wish I could have seen it then
And I could start all over again
I’d do things differently
There’d be no “you” and me”…

I’ve given everything I have to give
I need to find a way to set “me” free

Maybe tomorrow will be the day
Where I finally find the strength
To walk away… (I’m gonna walk away)
And in my heart I hope and pray
That I finally find the strength
To walk away… (I’m gonna walk away)

It’d be easier to stay here with you
Than deal with what’s
In front of me
But I have to leave and take my chances
Find my destiny…

Maybe tomorrow will be the day
Where I finally find the strength
To walk away…
And in my heart I hope and pray
That I finally find the strength
To walk away…

Maybe tomorrow will be the day
Where I finally find the strength
To walk away… (I’m gonna walk away)
And in my heart I hope and pray
That I finally find the strength
To walk away… (I’m gonna walk away)

(Chorus repeat)

Written by: Raquel Aurilia, Gardner Cole, Billy Trudel

He Said She Said

Written By: raquel aurilia

He Said, She Said

The room gets quiet when I walk in
The looks and comments soon begin
You think that I don’t know what’s said
The minute that I turn my head…

You think I can just walk away
Ignore the cruel things that you say…
So tell me what they say is not true
Tell me.. I’d like to hear it from you…

Cause all this he said, she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So don’t even go there
Cause I won’t be that gossip
In your world...
Cause all this he said, she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So I won’t even go there
Cause you won’t admit it anyway...

Now there’s nothing left to say
Cause all your words got in the way...
They say the truth will set you free
But all you did was lie to me...

Cause all this he said, she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So don’t even go there
Cause I won’t be that gossip
In your world...
Cause all this he said she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So I wont even go there
Cause you won’t admit it anyway...
Anyway...

And now it’s all so clear to see
That I don’t even know you
And I’ve seen all I need to see...

Cause all this he said, she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So don’t’t even go there
Cause I wont be that gossip in your world...
Cause all this he said she said “BS”
Gets us nowhere
So I won’t even go there...
Cause you won’t admit it anyway
No you won’t admit it anyway
No you won’t admit it anyway...
Anyway...

Long Way Home

Written By: raquel aurilia

Long Way Home

It hasn’t been easy
To get out of bed
When you find yourself drifting
And can’t move ahead...
There’s a fork in the road
Which way does it go...
Where it will lead
No one knows…

It’s a long way
To get there baby
A long winding road...
Took the back roads
Twisting turning
To find my way back home...

I was cruising through my life
Peaceful and free
Had the rug pulled beneath me
How could this be...
This life I’d been living
Would forever change
And nothing would be the same...

It’s a long way
To get there baby
A long winding road...
Took the back roads
Twisting turning
To find my way back home...

It’s a long way home
And I’ll be fine
It’s a long way home
Getting stronger now with time...

It’s a long way
To get there baby
A long winding road...
Took the back roads
Twisting turning
To find my way back home...
To get myself back home...

I'll Be Here

Written By: raquel aurilia

I’ll Be Here

When it all feels like the world is spinning
Out of control
And you just want to give in...
You’re not alone
Just remember that
I’ll be there...

When it feels like the weight of the world
Is on your shoulders ...
Sleeping alone and the
Nights are getting colder...
You’re not alone
Just remember that
I’ll be here...

Cause time will heal
Those wounds you feel
And soon you’ll find a place...
Where truth you see
Can set you free
And help you find your way...
To a brighter day...
A brighter day...

When life takes a turn
With the cards it’s been dealing
The hand you been dealt
Is it all to revealing...
You’re not alone
Just remember that I’ll be here...

The highs and the lows
Are like waves you been riding
Masking it all
Behind tears you been hiding...
You’re not alone
Just remember that I’ll be here …

Cause time will heal
Those wounds you feel
And soon you’ll find a place
Where truth you see
Can set you free
And help you find your way...
To a brighter day...
A brighter day...
A brighter day...
A brighter day...

The highs and the lows
Are like waves you been riding
Masking it all behind tears
You’ve been hiding...
You’re not alone
Just remember that I’ll be here...
I’ll be here...
I’ll be here...
I’ll be here...
I’ll be here...
I’ll be here...

One of Us

Written By: raquel aurilia

One of Us

If God had a name, what would it be
And would you call it to His face
If you were faced with Him in all his glory
What would you ask if you had just one question...

Yeah yeah, God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home...

If God had a face, what would it look like
And would you want to see
If seeing meant that you would have to believe
In things like Heaven and in Jesus and the saints and all the prophets...

Yeah, yeah, God is great
Yeah yeah, God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home
Just trying to make His way home
Back up to Heaven all alone
Nobody calling on the phone
‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome...

Yeah, yeah,. God is great
Yeah, yeah, God is good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...

What if God was one of us
Just a slob like one of us
Just a stranger on the bus
Trying to make His way home
Just trying to make His way home
Like a holy rolling stone
Back up to Heaven all alone
Just trying to make His way home
Nobody calling on the phone
‘Cept for the Pope maybe in Rome...

I Don’t Want to Fight

Written By: raquel aurilia

I Don’t Want to Fight

Your words cut through me so deep
Penetrates my soul...
And the wounds get deeper every day ...

You’re not the person that I knew
And now I see right through
All the lies you used to say...

Conversations become
Anger and frustration
And I...I dont’ know who I’m talking to...

I don’t want to fight anymore
There’s really nothing left to say...
All this going back and forth
Is killing me inside
And I don’t want to live this way...

I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight...no
I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight anymore....

Condenscending... all pretending
Battle scars you’ll never see...
This pain I’m breathing
Suffocates me ...
Why can’t you just let me be...

Conversations become
Anger and frustration
And I... I dont’ know who I’m talking to...

I don’t want to fight anymore
There’s really nothing left to say...
All this going back and forth
Is killing me inside
And I don’t want to live this way...

I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight ...no
I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight no...
I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight anymore...

Conversations become
Anger and frustration
And I...I dont’ know who I’m talking to...

I don’t want to fight anymore
There’s really nothing left to say...
All this going back and forth
Is killing me inside
And I don’t want to live this way...

I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight anymore...
I don’t want to fight
I don’t want to fight no more...

Discography

Long Way Home (2015), Shea Records
Toxic -single- (2013)
Singles Collection (2012)
Holding on to Love (2009), Shea Records -Songs licensed for MTV's hit shows, The City, The Hills, and Taking The Stage
Finding My Way (2007), Shea Records - Feels Like is now playing on Satellite Radio


Set List

30 originals and over 30 plus cover songs -3 hr sets available

Band Members : Vocalist band: vocals, acoustic guitar, Cajons (keys if requests)  Full Band: vocals, guitar, keys, Cajons/drums, background vocals, and Bass Guitar

Sample set list:

I'll Be Here
Long Way Home
One of Us
Shattered
There's Still Time
He Said, She Said
Dreams     Raquel Aurilia
Little Things I Love
I Don't Want to Fight
Reach for the StarsEverything
Feels Like
Love is on The Way
Walk Away
How Can I
Dreams- cover
Where Was I
You'll Never Know
Ready For Love
Poison
Tears
Imagine -cover
Holding on to Love
The Need
For What It's Worth