Robin Wynn

Robin Wynn

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Introspective and infectious are the music and spirit of Central Virginia's songstress Robin Wynn. Expressing a wide variety of styles from rock to blues to old-time, her quick and witty lyrics tie it all together. Lilting over the top is a sweetly unique voice filled with promise and honesty.

Biography

Robin Wynn is more than just another woman with a good voice and a guitar. Singing since she could speak, the Virginia native creates a mix of rock, pop, and folk that grabs the ear and goes straight to the heart of every person in the room. Robin began her musical career at the ripe old age of 24, as a single mother, a full time social services worker, and a student of life with something to say. She soon met Mark Goldstein, who would become her musical collaborator and business partner, and together they began recording her songs and founded OneTrueVibe Records. Robin's debut album 'Oblivion' became the first release from the label in September 2004.

Lyrics

Broken Sky

Written By: Robin Wynn

Oh your face is longer than the hot day that trapped us here
I was hoping the sun put to bed your mouth it might let me in
Yeah it would be nice
So I close my eyes and hear you say
"I think it's time we drive
If we leave now we might make it by Monday night."

Somehow the page got turned, I seemed to have lost my place.
Somewhere some time some words I know I forgot to say
I'd apologize
I would take back the time if I could
Hell you know I'd try, Now you know me well enough you know I'd try

I would dream a black storm to cross the desert rim
No a hundred raindrops won't do
Dream a broken sky to wet my lover's skin
How quick he walks don't let him leave

Now the rain it paints the stain glass window of our room
Been a whole lifetime since I fell here on my knees prayin
God be on my side, could you give me one more night to change his mind,
cause I dont wanna drive, I want to stay here and wake our lives

I would dream a black storm to cross the desert rim
No a hundred raindrops won't do
Dream a broken sky to wet my lover's skin
How quick he walks
Don't let him leave
With his head hanging low
And his heart upon my feet
Good sky let go

Bait

Written By: Robin Wynn

You shed a little light on me
You said you knew who I just might be
Just as I’m taking flight
You said girl I didn’t tell you you could go, no

I’m not taking orders now
From you or anybody else who stakes their claim
I am your monster child
Sure gonna break everything when I go, ha ha ha
Gonna break your heart when I go, ha ha ha

And it’s a crying shame
what you’ve done in the name of love
Spun a tale, cut your nose off just to spite me
You think I’ve done you wrong,
but I’ve got no strength to explain
Stole your bait and I am carelessly swimming away

Welcome to my circus, friends
It’s all free so sit back and enjoy
Only one ringleader left
And I’m cracking my whip wherever I go, ha ha ha
Cracking it whenever I go, ha ha ha

Shame

Written By: Robin Wynn

I just committed one little crime
One lie in the ointment now the cut don't heal
One touch from a soul more clean than mine
Opened my dirty mouth and the truth fell out

He said Shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
You know I don't like the devil unless I bring it out in you myself

Well the night fell fast from where we began it
Begging pleading kicking screaming seemed to get me nowhere
Checked my bag of tricks had one last gem to try
One sidelong glance and I saw that you knew my mind

He said shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
You know I don't like the devil unless I bring it out in you myself

Tonite give into me I'll make you forget
Tonite give into me I'll make you forgive
You see me here on my knees
And my guilt it likes the taste of my heart

He said shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
Shame shame on you and all your kind
You know I don't like the devil unless I bring it out in you myself

On Paper

Written By: Robin Wynn

I see in your eyes what you want me to be
Your little sunshine your little sunbeam
A joyful noise you want me to create
Even though my back aches and my voice it breaks
I hate this job I hate this town
I wonder why we come down, wonder why we come down

Everywhere we go we hear the same damn thing
You are a mess we, we don't want to clean
Late at night I feel their eyes on me
Maybe they're right, maybe they're right
I reach for you and pray that you're awake
Could you help me fight, could you help me fight

Hold me tightly, we've walked the line I know we can survive
Hold me tightly, speak the words you know I will abide
Hold me tightly, I'll know that this dark it will subside

Chalk it up we're broke and now let's go on home
where we can eat right, sleep through the night
Years from now we'll say it was just a dream, a young pretty thing, a young pretty thing
I can't I wont easily let this go, could you have faith in me, could you have faith in me

Hold me tightly, we've walked the line I know we can survive
Hold me tightly, speak the words you know I will abide
Hold me tightly, I'll know that this dark it will subside

On paper, you and I we might as well not try
I know that you and I are more than words describe
How dare they choose to undermine our hearts combined, combined

Hold me tightly, we've walked the line I know we can survive
Hold me tightly, speak the words you know I will abide
Hold me tightly, I'll know that this dark it will subside

Hate How I love you So

Written By: Robin Wynn

Oh, if I lose favor with you
I’ll grab my oars and row me far from the shore
A tempest I’ll beg to join in her crew
My love hit the skids, can we make a scene?
‘Cause I love him so
Oh I hate that I love him so
But I do

There was a time when I had some will
I could turn on a dime and I’d run
Oh I’d scale a small fence,
Leap a tall mound to leave a lover
Now I’ve lost all my powers,
Yes I’ve lost them all
Since I met you I’ve lost them all
And I hate it so
How I love you more every day
Yes I love you more
Yes I do

How, how I love you so
If the moon fell down I would catch her in my arms
Say, say it’s a gift for you
No matter what she do
She could never outshine you
Outshine you

Oh how I hope this sweet love affair
Never dims, never dulls, never dies
Because I would find a cult with a witch
And she’d give me these spells
That would make you stay
And I’d cast them on you
Don’t be scared how I love you so
Oh I do, don’t be scared
How I love you so
Oh I hate that I love you so
But I do

Oh I love you so

Discography

"Oblivion" LP; release date September 18, 2004
"Broken Sky" single; release date May 29, 2005
"Broken Sky EP"; release date August 12, 2005
Second LP; release date April 28, 2007

Set List

Robin's sets are composed mainly of selections from her repetoire of over 40 original songs, including:

Oblivion
Swing
Goodbye Man
Pyre
If I Keep Watch
Bait
Hard As Nails
Cab Ride
New World
Jordan's Song
Samantha & Timothy
Lovely Baby
Broken Sky
Hell of a Ride

Cover tunes include:
"Mother Mother" (Tracy Bonham)
"Echoes" (Pink Floyd)
"Eli the Barrow Boy" (The Decemberists)
"Rain" (Patty Griffin)
"Poor Man's House" (Patty Griffin)
"Stewart's Coat" (Rickie Lee Jones)