Sharon Goldman

Sharon Goldman

BandFolkAdult Contemporary

It's smart and fun folk/pop with a side of sweet: With a soaring voice, catchy hooks and honest lyrics, singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman serves up sophisticated yet sensitive tunes in the spirit of Aimee Mann, Shawn Colvin and Lucy Kaplansky.

Biography

Brooklyn-based and a Long Island native, Sharon grew up as a New York suburban kid in love with ballet and books. Today, she creates songs that are as intelligent and sophisticated as they are simple and straightforward.

"Beautiful work...her singing is flawless, her songs are both smart and sensitive." -- Sloan Wainwright

"There's a plethora of young women doing the acoustic singer-songwriter thing at the moment. Sharon separates from the crowd because of the lovely qualities of her voice ... purity, simplicity, directness, 100% presence. No big histrionics, vocal gymnastics, or the sound of a throat damaged by a jagged bourbon bottle. She knows that well-written songs can survive intact without the help of a triage nurse."
-- Eddie O'Strange, Town & Country Radio Show, New Zealand

"Sharon displays an honesty and originality in all of her songs...touching on a spectrum of emotions." --Eric Cohen, music director, WAER radio, Syracuse, New York

Lyrics

The Subway Song (You Were Waiting for Me)

Written By: Sharon Goldman

I got on the subway at 59th Street
It was packed and I couldn't get a seat
So i pushed my way in
Cause I had to meet you in Brooklyn
There was this smelly guy standing next to me
He wore dirty jeans and a T-shirt that said "This way to Williamsburg"
I held my breath and read my magazine

The train was creeping the whole way
How could this happen today
While you were waiting for me
While you were waiting for me

I switched to the N Express at Union Square
I couldn't see the signs
But I didn't care until I realized
That we were headed to Astoria (in Queens)
So at the next stop I got off to wait
For the local G which was running late, of course
so I sat down on a wooden bench
Covered in Puerto Rican stickers

This wasn't going as I planned
Time was ticking away
And you were waiting for me
Yeah you were waiting for me

It's not like it was even far
Nine miles shouldn't be this hard
This is when I wish I had a car
So right now I would be in your arms

I finally took the G to Smith and Ninth
There was a group of kids guzzling cheap wine out of paper bags
I leaned back and rolled my eyes
I ran through the doors and down the stairs
Past the elevator and out to where
you were supposed to meet me
But would you still be there?

i thought you might have gone back home
And I'd have to spend the night alone
But you were waiting for me
Yeah you were waiting for me
Yeah you were waiting for me

Shake the Stars

Written By: Sharon Goldman

Sometimes we lie awake, talking in my bed
Your arm is like a pillow, under my head
You kiss me when I say I'm scared
You point to the window and say look out there

We can't shake the stars out of the sky
We can't break the moon, no matter how we try
But we can make this love fly

Sometimes you just want to sit, and hold my hand
Hang out on a lazy morning, with no plans
I say I need to know what's gonna be
You say don't wonder just wait and see

We can't shake the stars out of the sky
We can't take the sun and tell it not to rise
But we can make this love fly

Do you double-dare me to open up my eyes
And look to where we're going
instead of asking why

You kiss me when I say I'm scared
You point to the window and say look out there

We can't shake the stars out of the sky
We can't break the moon no matter how we try
But we can make this love fly

Suburban Sunshine

Written By: Sharon Goldman

One late September afternoon
A girl sits in her room looking out at the street
Her house looks like the one next door
Except the shutters are painted green

She sits and watches leaves
Float in the suburban breeze
And wishes that she could escape
She knows there will come a time
That the suburban sunshine
Will feel heavier than rain

She thinks her life is very small
Nothing but shopping malls, drive thrus and soccer leagues
She shops for what she'll never need
And wonders who she'll turn out to be

She sees no city lights
In the suburban nights
And she thinks nothing ever changes here
Is there a danger sign
In the suburban sunshine
That if she stays she'll disappear

Will she get married young
and raise two kids
Always knowing that she did
What she thought she should do
Or will she be taken a ride
Back up to the West Side
And read her latest and best book review?

She leans her face against the windowpane
It feels cool against her cheek
Her mother calls her from the driveway
But she can't bring herself to speak

She sits and watches leaves
Float in the suburban breeze
And wishes that she could escape
She knows there will come a time
That the suburban sunshine
Will feel heavier than rain

Discography

Edge of a Dream EP 2002
Semi Broken Heart LP 2004
Shake the Stars LP 2006

Set List

Sharon can play one or two one-hour sets, which include mostly originals and a acoustic versions of a few select covers including:

Just Like Heaven -- the Cure
Walkin' After Midnight -- Patsy Cline
Manic Monday -- The Bangles
Fools Rush In -- Elvis Presley