Scenic Woods

Scenic Woods

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A refreshing new sound from an artist with soul & depth. Not only will she rock your speakers to the party, Scenic is a singer/songwriter that takes you on a journey of emotions..the good and bad, ups & downs, and shows vunerability as a woman who's unafraid to stay true to thine self.

Biography

(Sce`nic) adj. 1. Of the stage. 2. Of natural scenery & beauty. Ever wonder what you’d get if you could fuse the sounds of Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, a little bit of Millie Jackson & Gwen Stefani? Well, it’s simple: Scenic Woods.

Her face may look familiar to underground music lovers. Formerly of Def Squad’s female trio, “Tha Truth!” Scenic’s been around the musical block. With experience as a previous Faith Evans background vocalist, and collaborations with Missy Elliott, The Def Squad’s Erick Sermon and The RZA of Wu-Tang, to name a few, it’s safe to say Scenic’s had her share of great opportunities.

Growing up on the north side of Houston, Texas made her a sharp, yet street smart young lady who loves the arts. Scenic admits, “I never thought I’d be singing professionally, I’ve been studying dance since a young child, and I was in the choir because I just loved music, but everyone used to always make me sing for them, especially on my high school cheerleading squad.” Naturally she thought she’d have a career in dance. It was a twist in fate when she became a NFL cheerleader and the team asked her to sing the National Anthem. From then on it was clear that singing was a gift not to be ignored. Joining a band was awesome, though her true destiny lied in solo status.

Writing from real life experiences gave her a confidence to express more and more. As hearts were broken, fake friends were set free and dreams were shattered, Scenic turned it into a more powerful energy. “I just like to put it all out there, it makes me feel better to get stuff off my chest, it’s therapy.” Baring her soul with catchy hooks and harmonious melodies, Scenic’s refreshing signature sound fuses Rock & Roll, R&B/Soul and Hip-Hop. With undeniable hits, like the body rocking, J-Craft (Willie D of The Geto Boys) produced, “Damn Boy,” it’s pretty evident she knows what she wants. Singing, “I like the fact you’re so secure don’t nothing ever faze you, You’re so in tune with self I like the way your mama raised you.” Let’s not forget the industry anthem, “Wait in Line,” which describes Scenic’s individuality & patience in the music game and suggests the lack of talent on the radio nowadays. Listening to the soul tingling “Used 2,” you immediately identify this song as a mini-autobiography into the things the artist used to do. From hit’n the streets & partying hard, to fighting, it’s clear she’s matured and found peace.

Performing with her live band at urban hot-spots like The Red Cat Jazz Café, The Vault and M Bar, allowed H-Town to get a true grasp of Scenic’s eclectic, funky style. Her stage presence is unbelievable and has earned her a local following and a certain respect. And in November 2003 she was crowned Grand Prize winner of the Power 97.5/Absolut Jamz R&B talent search at The Sky Bar. A recurrent performer at The Tampax/Pantene Total You Tour since 2003, Scenic feels honored. “Anything to get young girls inspired and involved with self-esteem issues is a blessing in disguise.” She also co-starred in “Bella,” a Pan African Film Festival screened independent film. Scenic reflects, “I was in L.A. working on music and a friend knew a director. So I read for the part, nervous and all, and got the co-starring role as Deb.” “It was definitely an experience that I’m going to explore more.”

The industry is thirsty for an artist like Scenic Woods. Equipped with a triple threat element and sweet southern hospitality, from here, it’s all up hill. And as she sings, “Been hustling for 10 years now, sho’feel like I’m ready now for my record deal!” We have a feeling she’s about to get it!

Lyrics

Wait In Line

Written By: Scenic Woods

Sometimes this music game
Gets a chic discouraged
Seeing people with no talent
It's no wonder why
I'm working double
Just 2 prove I got what it takes
Because I'm fly
They only see me for my face
Now I aint throwing names
No one in particular
The nature of this biz
It's just so peculiar when
Been grind'n for 10 years now
Still hustlin' to get there now
Sho' feel like I'm ready now
For my record deal

You gotz 2 wait in line
Cause every star has gotta shine
You gotz 2 wait in line
Your golden time will come around
You gotz 2 wait in line
Your purpose is devine
You gotz 2 wait in line

You gotz 2 wait in line
Before you know it
It's your time
The sky is large enough
For all the brightest stars to shine
Just pray & hold it down
Your purpose is devine
You gotz 2 wait in line

Been on this journey
For a very long time yall
Don't get it twisted
I've been paying dues
For many miles
Just'bought to blow
I thought I'd write you
For awhile yall
I'm hoping that you
Can get with my style
Cuz I am all about individuality
No one can do me quite like
S-C-E-N-I-C cuz
Right now Im on the rise yall
Southern Belle outta Texas yall
So ya'know my yall
Has a southern Drawl

You gotz 2 wait in line
Cause every star has gotta shine
You gotz 2 wait in line
Your golden time will come around
You gotz 2 wait in line
Your purpose is devine
You gotz 2 wait in line

You gotz 2 wait in line
Before you know it
It's your time
The sky is large enough
For all the brightest stars to shine
Just pray & hold it down
Your purpose is devine
You gotz 2 wait in line

And when they let me in
Im'a throw game
Im'a act a fool
Im'a do it my way
Im really hoping you
Can understand my ways
To all the rising stars
Shining with me
I know you can relate
I know you feel the same way
Im really hoping this
Will help you find your way.

Used 2

Written By: Scenic Woods

Used 2 play it low
Used 2 play it cool
Used 2 be his girl
Used 2 be his fool
Used 2 wash his clothes
Used 2 cook his food
Used 2 dream of love love so true
Used 2 think that life
Would pass me on by
Then I found you it was alright (repeat 2x)

Used 2 sleep around
Used 2 have some fun
Used 2 be that girl
Always out for #1
Used 2 hit the streets
Used 2 hit the clubs
Used 2 party hard
Til I had about enough (repeat)
Then I found peace
It was alright (repeat 2x)

Oh no U don’t know
All the shit that I been thru
U don’t know
For U get 2 judging me on how I look-yo
Take a closer look at self U need 2 let it go (repeat)

Used 2 have a friend
Who used 2 have a friend
Always down for her
Til the very very end
Til her very end came
When she lied and then
Hated on her very very
Closest friend
She was on some ole’
Light-skinned dark-skinned shit
Then I let it go it was alright
Cut the trick loose it was alright
Let it all go it was alright-yeah

Oh no U don’t know
All the shit that I been thru
U don’t know
For U get 2 judging me on how I look-yo
Take a closer look at self U need 2 let it go (repeat)

Used 2 fight always only in defense
Sista’s trying 2 step but only caught a fist
Didn’t think that I would handle my biz
Cuz they looking at me under pretenses
Cuz I’m cute-I must be prissy won’t get down
Never knew I’m from the North side of town (Northside) (repeat) (Scenic Woods yall)
But it’s ok, cuz I let it all go now

Oh no U don’t know
All the shit that I been thru
U don’t know
For U get 2 judging me on how I look-yo
Take a closer look at self U need 2 let it go (repeat)

Talking:
Yeah-You need 2 let it go
You need some love yall-uh
Take a step back
Think about it-

Finding my purpose in life
Is the thing that saved my life
Made some changes in my life
Took all the stresses out my life
Now it’s peaceful in my life
Happiness throughout this life-yeah yeah
Happiness throughout this life-(happiness happiness)
Happiness throughout this life-yeah yeah yeah yeah

Oh no U don’t know
All the shit that I been thru
U don’t know
For U get 2 judging me on how I look-yo
Take a closer look at self U need 2 let it go (repeat)

Talking:
Take a closer look in 2 your life (you need some love in ya life yall)
Take a closer look in 2 your soul
Ya gotta let it go
you need some love yall
Look 2 God-uh
Let it go
Stop the hate
You need love in your life yall (repeat)
This is real life take it in
I’m speaking from experiences yall
You need some love yall

Damn Boy!

Written By: Scenic Woods

Uh uh huh
Uh uh huh
Uh uh huh
Ya Got it
On on
It goin on on yeah
On on
It goin on on yeah

Ever since I was a girl
I knew I was a wild child
Been in tune with myself
My whole entire life yall
I like 2 do the things
Most women like 2 do
But I'm the kinda girl
Play by my own rules
I do what I wanna do
It's so important 2 me
2 do my thang
My man has gotta be strong
Know how 2 hang
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
It don't really matter what
Ya doing 2 me baby
Every little thing
Ya do 2 me
It drives me crazy
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it going on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
I like the fact you're so secure
Don't nothing ever phase you
You're so in tune with self
I like the way your mama raised you
I love the way u handle me
I can't believe how u
Make me scream-Awww
Every single night
Ya treat my body right
Ya make me want yo'baby-Yeah!
It's so important 2 me
2 do my thang
My man has gotta be strong
Know how 2 hang
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
It don't really matter what
Ya doing 2 me baby
Every little thing
Ya do 2 me
It drives me crazy
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it going on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
For me
Baby it's plain 2 see
U brings the heat
Rock my body (repeat)
It's so important 2 me
2 do my thang
My man has gotta be strong
Know how 2 hang
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
It don't really matter what
Ya doing 2 me baby
Every little thing
Ya do 2 me
It drives me crazy
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it going on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on (on)
Damn Boy!
U got it goin on
Yeah!
Oooh
La La La La La
Oooh
Got it goin on
La La La La La
Got it goin on
This thing of mine! Whew!

Set List

Set list varies per venue.

Original Music:
1. Used 2
2. Wait In Line
3. Damn Boy!
4. Back & Forth
5. Missin U
6. Cheat'N Kind
7. Stress Relief
8. Pretty Lookin' Girl

Covers:
1. Don't Let Go (Love)- EnVogue
2. Take My Breath Away-Berlin
3. You Don't Know My Name-Alicia Keys
4. Between The Sheets-The Isley Brothers