Samantha Savage Smith

Samantha Savage Smith

 Calgary, Alberta, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Samantha Savage Smith is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter based in Calgary. Her tunes exude a timeless sense of grace and personality, so it's a no-brainer that her sounds draws from old masters such as Anita O'Day and Billie Holiday to contemporaries such as Real Estate, Land Of Talk and Kurt Vile.

Biography

Samantha Savage Smith is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter based in Calgary, Alberta. Upon the release of her debut album Tough Cookie in 2011, the bulk of the critical acclaim it received was rightly placed upon her startling, unique voice, which seems at once familiar and totally new. The album was deemed "Best of 2011" by the Calgary Herald, FFWD Weekly, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, and the Vancouver Sun, and led to a string of CBC and CKUA performances and two acclaimed music videos for her songs "You Always Come To Mind" and "The Score". 

The key to Smith's songs is that she has an ability to infuse her songs with a certain timelessness, invoking a familiarity within each listener, while still bringing formidable sense of self to the proceedings. This potent combination of traits belies the eclecticness of her own musical touchstones, which run the gamut from Anita O'Day and Kurt Vile to Land of Talk and Eric's Trip.

The bulk of the last two years have been spent writing, recording, and mixing the follow-up album, titled Fine Lines. Smith's new batch of songs keep intact the vocal-heavy allure of the debut while exhibiting a gigantic leap forward in the development of a truly personal songwriting style. The album was recorded by Lorrie Matheson (Rae Spoon, Ghostkeeper) and features contributions from members of Lab Coast, Viet Cong, and Chad VanGaalen's band. Fine Lines is slated for a late 2014 release. 

Lyrics

Lyrics

Written By: Samantha Savage Smith

THE FIGHT

I wonder if my heart will beat like thunder
to the touch of one finger
and I will spend the night

Will I? Will I start to crumble?
When we start to rumble
in your bed tonight

I know we know, this is not right
but why put up the fight
when we're going down together

(chorus)
This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

Teach me, Teach me how to pine again
when can you be mine again
and I will spend the night

Will I? Will I start to fumble
when you start to stumble
stumble my way

Another, another drink or two
We'll see what it can really do
and if there is some follow through

(chorus)
This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

I wonder if my heart will beat like thunder
to the touch of one finger
and I will spend the night

Will I? Will I start to crumble?
When we start to rumble
in your bed tonight

I know we know, this is not right
but why put up the fight
when we're going down together

(chorus)
This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

This is all yours
This is all yours
This is all we get
so come on let's break a sweat
(come on let's break a sweat)

Teach me, teach me how to pine again
when can you be mine again?
and I will spend the night

NOBODY WILL LOVE ME BUT MY OWN KIND

Oh, I’m the worst at this
But I will be the first to kiss

I’m not proud of much
But I’ll forget it with your touch

Don’t let me speak
Just let me hear the bed boards creek
(Chorus)

Nobody will love me but my own kind
Nobody will love me but my own kind

This is all that’s wrong
But I still want to sing your song

I’m not trying to hurt anyone
But I am still the one to hold the gun

I don’t want this shit
But I’ll stand in your fire and be consumed by it

(Chorus)

Nobody will love me but my own kind
Nobody will love me but my own kind

LADY BIRD

Lady Bird
Sing me your song

Lady Bird
write me your wrongs

Lady Bird
offer me your keys

And I will follow you
right through the trees

and I will follow you
right through the trees

Lady bird
lend me your voice

Lady bird
as if you had the choice?

Lady bird
offer me your keys

and I will follow you
right through the trees

and I will follow you
through the trees

In your basement singing on our knees
as we miss more, and wish for ...
the western seas
and I will follow you through the trees
and I will follow you through the trees

THE SCORE

It beats, it beats, your heart beats
Till you beat it some more
And it’s breathless and bloody on the floor

Your shade, your shade of red
Is something to be said
But I rather be dead than to cry in bed with you once more

Who’s keeping, who’s keeping score?
It’s the only time will ever know
What this is really for

(Chorus)
I can’t remember your name
I won’t remember your name
It’s not my memory to blame
It’s not our memories to blame

It hurts, it hurts, it hurts
when the purple of the bruise breaks
Under the skin
From the punches, from the punches that you take

You wait, you wait , you wait
For the ring of a call that you made
When you were drunk and alone
And your only friends a dial tone

Your love, your love, your love
Fits like a glove
But only for the cold
And I’m feeling pretty warm right now

(Chorus)
I can’t remember your name
I won’t remember your name
It’s not my memory to blame
It’s not our memories to blame

YOU ALWAYS COME TO MIND

You came by for some batteries
You tried to make love to me
I wouldn’t be so easy
If your words didn’t tease me

It was a snowy February
And I went to your wedding
You came to mine
You always come to mind

Your heart is as old as a century
Aged in our sins and misery
But why do I still kiss you?
When the rings tell us not to

Our fiction feels real
If yours was a heart I could steal
Then our fiction would feel real
Oh so, very real

You came by for some coffee
You tried to tell me
But you never did tell me

It was a snowy February
And I went to your wedding
You came to mine
You always come to mind

Our fiction feels real
If yours was a heart I could steal
Then our fiction would feel real
Oh so, very real

You’re One Tough Cookie

Our love is dead
You know I have other urges instead

When you come to bed
Just remember all the things I said

(Chorus)

You’re one tough cookie
You know how you shook

Discography

Upcoming 2015 Release -- LP 'Fine Lines' (soon to be announced)

Wholesomely Made (Tape, Demo EP) 2014

Tough Cookie (Full Length) - April 2011

The Fight (single) 2009