Samantha Lien

Samantha Lien

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What would Fiona Apple sound like if she were crossed with Garbage? Approximately something like the music from this band. Alternating between quiet sadness and unleashed emotion, Samantha’s music is always fresh and modern, with a twisting undercurrent of passion.

Biography

Despite having performed in countries as far-flung as Australia and Sweden, Samantha only began writing songs after she moved to San Francisco. Her writing has already earned her the runner-up title in the VH1 2006 Song of the Year contest, and recognition from other San Franciscan artists.

Lyrics

Touched

Written By: Samantha Lien and Ed Ha

It's times like these
When the animals are scratching
at the insides of my mind
That I find that I'm
Going insane with the pain
Of pretending to be real

I don't need much
But I want to be touched
Won't you touch me
And make me feel?

I'm reaching out
But I'm grabbing air
And I freefall through my life
I swallow but I can't breathe
This deadweight makes me feel
Unreal

I don't need much
But I want to be touched
Won't you touch me
And make me feel?

'Cos I want to believe
I need to believe
That you care
I want to believe
I need to believe
That you care

Undone

Written By: Samantha Lien

It's so darn crazy that it's happened again
You broke my heart and told me this was the end
I'm always judged yet somehow never enough
Watching my hopes as they fall into dust

And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And I sit and wait for my heart to beat
But the pieces don't fit the hole left in me
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone

I never meant to let anyone in
You crept inside me, resolve disappeared
And now I'm broken the phone ain't my friend
A silent monster for hours on end

And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone

There was a time when, when I trusted you
You had me so scarred that I never knew
That I was cut to the bone
That I was cut to the bone

And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And I sit and wait for my heart to beat
But the pieces don't fit the hole left in me
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone
And you're gone
now you're gone
Now it's all undone

Take Me Home Tonight

Written By: Samantha Lien

Yeah baby, take me home tonight
'Cos I'm totally broken inside and you're
That kind of guy
And my self-sabotage and loathing
Have crippled my pride
So I hope I can bury myself
Beneath the weight of your desire

Oh the memory of your kiss
Is like poison on my lips
But it kills the pain that exists
So take me home tonight
Take me, take me, take me,
Take me home tonight

Go on and use me and I'll try to forget
All the pain and the hate and betrayal of faith
That make up my distress
And my need for self-destruction
Is never satisfied
So I'll try to believe that you are what I need
As I give in to your desire

But the memory of your kiss
Is like poison on my lips
Yet it kills the pain that exists
So take me home tonight
Take me, take me, take me,
Take me home tonight

Go on and help me escape
Just for one more day
'Cos I can't live this way

And the memory of your kiss
Is like poison on my lips
But it kills the pain that exists
So take me home tonight
Take me, take me, take me,
Take me home tonight

Discography

Samantha Lien EP 2006.
Tracks: That Girl
Touched
Undone

Set List

45 minute set of originals with a couple of covers (Losing You - Little Birdy, Falling From the Sky - VAST)