Scarlet Tanager

Scarlet Tanager

 St. Louis, Missouri, USA
BandAlternativePop

"Brilliant songwriting, layered vocals and whimsical sounds all heighten storytelling, and it happens for Scarlet Tanager on its album American Songbird as well as onstage. The band already has tasted fame, with "Tumbleweed" appearing in a Nickelodeon commercial and "Zipcode" turning in MTV's The Real World. Let's hope the trend continues." -Riverfront Times

Biography

Scarlet Tanager is a six-piece band from St. Louis made up of husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, and friends. Led by Susan Logsdon, Scarlet Tanager reminds us of the best parts of love, being young, and growing up. In just a short amount of time, Scarlet Tanager has captured the hearts of the Midwest with their multi-instrumental, catchy riffs surrounding Susan's rich, "from-a-better-era" voice singing brutally honest lyrics about nostalgia, love, and home. If you don't feel the urge to sing along with the shouted gang vocals on American Songbird, we suggest you check your pulse. The melodies are infectious, and consider yourself warned, you will be humming these colorful tunes the rest of your day. Now come sing along.

Lyrics

Place That I Come From

Written By: Susan Logsdon

We grow up and we leave our mothers and fathers behind,
We leave our homes and we search the whole wide world to find,
A good man or a good woman who will love us until the day we die.
Then that place we called home, that we grew up knowing, doesn’t feel like home.

I grew up just to find you in a small town Illinois.
You were a ghost of a broken home; I was a girl waiting to know.
And those songs we would sing when we were young and we would think,
Home is the place that I come from but now I’m here and I know.

I lost sight of it, it came on slowly…a little bit at a time.
It slipped away and then one night I was sleeping inside a room that wasn’t mine.
They’re all missing me less and someone is missing me more, I can see it in his eyes.
Oh that place we called home, that we grew up knowing just doesn’t feel like home.

I grew up just to find you in a small town Illinois.
You were a ghost of a broken home; I was a girl waiting to know.
And those songs we would sing when we were young and we would think,
Home is the place that I come from but now I’m here and I know.

I grew up just to find you.

Ashes and dust to dust
Stories that make us
We are, we are the same.

Discography

Let's Love 2014

American Songbird 2011