Robin Brodsky

Robin Brodsky

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Robin Brodsky was born & raised in Boston but swears she lived a past life in Nashville. Her bluesy honky-tonk sound has been compared to Bonnie Raitt, Susan Tedeschi, and even the great Miss Patsy Cline.

Biography

Soon to be released by the indie label Destiny Point Records, BMI Singer-songwriter Robin Brodsky's debut CD "Songs from the Seventh House" brings together an array of talent - from award-winning guitar god Tony Savarino (Black Fortress of Opium, World's Greatest Sinners) to drummer Mike Levesque (Dave Navarro, David Bowie) and pianist Phil Aiken (Buffalo Tom). Recorded at the acclaimed Moontower Studios in Cambridge (Bang Camaro, Dragstrip Courage), you would swear these tunes came straight out of Nashville. Superstar recording artist Jann Arden says "Brodsky sings from the heart, it's in her blood". SONG OF THE YEAR gave Robin a perfect "10" score for lyrical dynamics, content form and clarity, saying that her lyrics "steal the show". LeAnn Zotta, VP of the SONGDOOR INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION, says her music is "good old-school country stuff.. terrific lyrics, real and clever." Country artist King Creole says about Brodsky - "I thought Patsy Cline was resurrected!" The songs seem to come to Robin faster than she can write them down & she has recently taken on penning the tunes for singer-songwriter Kim Riley's debut CD as well as her own. If you click on "audio", you can hear a sneak-peek of songs from Robin's CD, as well as the first song Robin wrote for the soulful Kim Riley called "Anytime Down the Road". Robin also wrote a song for her daughter, singer/actress GRACIE called "I'm A Kid", produced by Casey Desmond's guitarist, Taylor Barefoot. Robin has a vast & varied resume - performing at the Brown's hotel in the Catskills with a cabaret troupe from Stagedoor Manor where she spent 5 summers as a child, majoring in theatre at Syracuse University, singing backup for the surfer-pop group The Come Arounds, being an extra in Clint Eastwood's film "Mystic River", winning as a contestant on the game show Wheel of Fortune - but songwriting has been her most pleasurable pursuit to date. Lastly, Robin wants everyone to know that no, she's not related to Chuck or Joseph Brodsky - but yes she is related to Stephen Brodsky of Cave In.

Lyrics

Freedom

Written By: Robin Brodsky

Baby I can't give you
all that you need
Maybe you're just asking
too much of me
So I'm leavin'
Yeah I'm on my way, uh huh

I'm so tired of crying
Every day
And I'm so tired of trying
to make you love me
So I'm leavin'
Yeah I'm on my way, uh huh

Freedom sweet freedom
I got to find my time and space
Freedom sweet freedom
I got to find my time and place
in this world

There ain't no use in hoping
you will be true
There's a door that's open
So I'm walking through
Yeah I'm leavin'
Said I'm on my way, uh huh

Freedom sweet freedom
I got to find my time and space
Freedom sweet freedom
I got to find my time and place
Who am I without you
Well I don't really know
'Cause it's been all about you
for so long, and I'm movin' on

Baby I can't give you
all that you need
Maybe you're just asking
way too much of me
So I'm leavin'
Said I'm on my way
And don't try to stop me, no

Freedom sweet freedom
I got to find my time and space
Freedom sweet sweet freedom
I got to find my time and place
in this world
Here I go, on my own
Don't hold on, 'cause here I go

Anytime Down the Road

Written By: Robin Brodsky

Here I am in a place I've never been
All alone without your love
All these years
We've been through thick and thin
I never thought you'd give up on us

I can't believe I have to let you go
But before I do, I need you to know

If at anytime down the road
In the middle of the night
Call me up, baby it's alright
If at anytime down the road
You get to thinkin'
of everything that could've been
Oh little darlin' I'll come runnin'
Anytime down the road

Oh baby I thought that it would be
You and me
with some grandkids on our knee
All these dreams, I can't let 'em die
I don't understand the reason why

You're tellin' me I have to let you go
But before I do, I need you to know

If at anytime down the road
In the middle of the night
Call me up, baby it's alright
If at anytime down the road
You get to thinkin'
of everything that could've been
Oh little darlin' I'll come runnin'

I have no pride
when it comes to you and I
'Cause all I've ever wanted in life
It's in your eyes

I can't believe I have to let you go
But before I do, I need you to know
You need to know

If at anytime down the road
In the middle of the night
Call me up, baby it's alright
If at anytime down the road
You get to thinkin'
of everything that could've been
I'm always thinkin'
of everything that should've been
Oh little darlin' I'll come runnin'
Anytime down the road
Down the road
Anytime down the road

I'm A Kid

Written By: Robin Brodsky

I want to play all day
And I don't want to go to bed
My friends always say
That hanging with me is the best

Don't tell me to be quiet
Don't tell me what to do
You might be the boss of me
But I am telling you

I'm a kid, I'm a kid
That's all I want to be
I'm a kid, I'm a kid
Just want to be free
I run around, jump up and down
Sometimes I want to scream
I'm a kid, I'm a kid
Just let me be me

My homework's all done
Now I just want to have some fun
Doing what I want to do
The things that I think are cool

Don't tell me to be quiet
Don't tell me what to do
You might be the boss of me
But I am telling you

I'm a kid, I'm a kid
That's all I want to be
I'm a kid, I'm a kid
Just want to be free
I run around, jump up and down
Sometimes I want to scream
I'm a kid, I'm a kid
Just let me be me

Discography

- "Songs from the Seventh House" in production
- Writing for Kim Riley's debut CD