RiaSoul

RiaSoul

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RiaSoul is soulful alternative-folk music. Incredibly soothing though brimming over with irony and insight RiaSoul is introspective, bittersweet, and honest. RiaSoul has been compared to a Natalie Merchant meets Elliott Smith combination.

Biography

RiaSoul or Andrea Velasco Deasy is a singer/song writer born in Anchorage, Alaska of Colombian immigrants.

In the Colombian culture music plays a central role as she was influenced early on by her grandfather who played concert classical guitar. At first, playing with friends in college dorm rooms, bedroom four-track recordings, then open stages at Ohio University in Athens Ohio--a move to Columbus OH brought her on the open mic scene as she has been playing at local venues coordinated by Multifestival.

My music is influenced by the spirit of folk-- trying to tell a story or provide a message, and soul-- trying to impart a feeling. My musical mentors through the years have been Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Dave Mathews Band, Elliott Smith, Tom Waits and many other soulful artists.

Lyrics

100 percent

Written By: RiaSoul

100%
I live and learn and I crash, smash and burn But that’s okay cause
I’m 100% guaranteed

The crowds of friends I’ve found
They all turn their heads and look around like I’m not standing there alone

And the times and the names they’ve changed But the feelings remain the same, but that’s okay cause
I am 100% guaranteed

People are always judging me on the surface that they see
Don’t give me one try

It’s been this way all my life, and I don’t really know why But that’s okay cause
I am 100% guaranteed

No I won’t fail, no I won’t fall
No I won’t disappoint you at all
No I can’t fail, no I can’t fall, I won’t falter at all No I won’t fail, no I won’t fall, No I won’t disappoint you at all, you know why? cause I ‘m 100% guaranteed

Spin

Written By: RiaSoul

Spin
Hands slip, fingers grip,
there’s no denying, it won’t be long

pull up, forward-back,
keep in line, stay strong

I breathe you in,
and for a moment there’s nothing wrong

eyes stare, empty gaze
I come to find, you can’t be found—spin

Chorus Spin yourself around, spin yourself around, around and around you go now (repeat)
And they called you a liar, And they called you a liar---spin yourself around

Open book you take a look, it’s not your thing
But you move in

Last time you say, but then you start yourself again

Just cut the shit, and you’ll be it,
Play the part and you’ll fit in

Quit fucking up, quit acting smart,
Falling down, falling apart--spin

Chorus Spin yourself around, spin yourself around, around and around you go now (repeat)
And they called you a liar, And they called you a liar --- Quit fucking up, quit acting smart, Falling down, falling apart—….(to end)

Sweeter than you

Written By: RiaSoul

I can’t help that when I look at you I think of two
And in your eyes a million miles are left undiscovered too
A smile takes me now as the Wind blows whispers from you

Chorus: And that’s when I know There’s nothing sweeter than you,
That’s when I know There’s nothing sweeter than you--right now
Right now--oh no
And it’s true, yes it’s true, there’s nothing sweeter than
you

Failed, futile but bold a strong attempt to hold
And though you might not claim, I’m seeing you struggle the same
But This old world now surrounds me with you

Chorus: And that’s how I know There’s nothing sweeter than you,
Yes, that’s when I know There’s nothing sweeter than you--right now
Right now, right now--oh no
yes its true--true

Those walls you show bring me to my knees
Yet when I reach for my white flag you’re callin stay please
Surprised now how little it takes to put me at ease

Chorus: And that’s when I know There’s nothing sweeter than you,
That’s when I know There’s nothing sweeter than you, right now
oh-right now, right now, no--no
oh its true, it’s true
there’s nothing sweeter than you

Only You

Written By: RiaSoul

Only You

I would have given up,
the feel of my finger tips,
the touch of my soft lips,
for only you

And I would have traded in,
my dearest and next of kin,
even the words that burn within,
for only you

Chorus: Only you, what I would do, for only (repeat)

I would have taken in,
All the hits to my innocence,
All the moments of insolence,
for only you love

And I would have walked a mile,
in the steps of your denial,
for the hope of one last smile,
for only you love

Chorus: Only you, what I would do, for only (to end)

Sweet Angel

Written By: RiaSoul

Sweet Angel
Sweet Angel that floats above me, sweet angel of mine, swoop down now keep me from falling, save me from hitting the ground

I’ve been down and out and you came my way, Held my hand, led me through

There were times I almost threw it all away, But I got through, because of you

Chorus: Sweet Angel that floats above me, Sweet Angel of Mine. Swoop down now keep me from falling, Save me, save me from hitting the ground

Its been many years since I’ve called your name, but I’m feeling blue and I need you

My soul is tried, my thoughts they run confused, I’m feeling misunderstood, and I’m feeling used

Though it may seem like I’m doing just fine, I feel lost within, I’ve got a tangled mind

Chorus: Sweet Angel

I need you here now, I need you near now, sweet angel of mine
Troubles coming down coming down on me hard and I need you to save

Free

Written By: RiaSoul

Free
Although I’ve heard a million lies You told me a million more

And though I let you into my life, I should have closed the door and though I followed you willingly, you still betrayed me

Chorus: Oh but now, I set you free, oh yes, set you free, oh yes

And there were many sleepless nights, many times I tried to go Why was the best thing for me, the hardest thing to do

Chorus: Free

And these times will pass, and each breath brings me back And these scars, you know they run deep in me, but now I set them free Set you free

Discography

My first CD is entittled "A few words" and is available on www.riasoul.com. It is 55 minutes of music.

Set List

My set consists of 16 songs available on www.riasoul.com-- I am the singer/songwriter of these songs and they are all about my life in some way or a feeling I had and needed to convert into music. I cover Dylan, and then some more Dylan. Sometimes a dead song, and classic rock stuff.

Here is my set list-
By: RiaSoul (www.riasoul.com)

100%
A few Words
Two Many
Free
Sweet Angel
Judging
Obvious
Spin
White Lines
Only You

and many more check out www.riasoul.com