Shannon Karen

Shannon Karen

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Shannon is a California born & raised, Singer/Songwriter. Her style is a hybrid blend of Joni mitchell, Sarah Mclachlan & Tori Amos.

Biography

Shannon Karen, is a Singer/Songwriter, born & raised in Southern California.
She grew up playing the piano in Bach & Contemporary festivals, writing poetry, singing in the shower and doing art. Shannon's debut album, "Marks On My Heart" is a blend of all of her passions. "One day, all of my interests came together and the songs just started pouring out". Shannon is currently producing a second collection of her songs. A few of her influences are: Peter Gabriel, Annie Lennox, Sting, ColdPlay & The Beatles.

Lyrics

Wake Up Call

Written By: Shannon Karen

Wake Up Call
a brother dies, a close friend dies
how much longer will I be alive?
the sun comes up,
the sun goes down
will I choose to smile or will I frown?
it’s just another day I get to love you
pour it down on you
like water from a well,
drink it up
like there’s no tomorrow,
if tomorrow comes
I’m gonna do it all,
I got a wake up call,
I’m gonna do it all again

The mighty flee- but lucky me
you say love is scary?
why should it be?
you say love hurts, no love is worse
holding it all in we’d surely burst
it’s just another day I get to love you
pour it down on you
like water from a well,
drink it up -
like there’s no tomorrow,
if tomorrow comes
I’m gonna do it all,
I got a wake up call,
I’m gonna do it all again

Love is meant for pouring out
watch out! mine’s coming your way
life is too short to wait
who knows tomorrow could be
too late
a brother dies, a close friend dies
shocked to the core I realize
there’s only this - there’s only now
and in this moment I make a vow
it’s just another day I get to love you
pour it down on you
like water from a well,
drink it up
like there’s no tomorrow,
if tomorrow comes
I’m gonna do it all,
I got a wake up call,
I’m gonna do it all again
do it all over again

Discography

Shannon's debut album, "Marks On My Heart" is available on www.cdbaby.com & iTunes among other online music sites.

Set List

My sets are a mix of originals and favorites. I play between 30 & 45 minutes at a time and can play 2 to 3 sets. Originals include: names, broken wings, marks on my heart, only a kiss, burned... Covers include: Human (the Pretenders), Changes (Davie Bowie), In My Place (ColdPlay), The River (Peter Gabriel)...