Sweet Melissa

Sweet Melissa

 Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
BandRockFunk

The Sweet Melissa sound is a blend of southern jam, classic rock, funk and other genres to make a high energy, danceable, yet soothing groove that appeals to everyone.

Biography

Sweet Melissa blends southern jam, classic rock, funk and other genres to make a high energy, danceable, yet soothing groove that appeals to everyone. The focus is on lyrically interesting originals that allow enough breathing room for each instrument to shine through. The instrumentals weave together all the instruments with leads by the guitar, sax, and occasionally the bass and drums. No one takes center stage - rather, everyone melds together in a harmonious amalgamation of sounds. To bring new fans in and make sure everyone gets dancing, they include a smattering of great covers some of which have been claimed as their own. This ain't no cover band though - this is Sweet Melissa!

Lyrics

Lil Suzy

Written By: Melissa Bruzzano - lyrics

Lil Miss Suzy at a quarter to 4,
told her parents "not coming back no more.
I want to go somewhere, I never been before."
And she walked right out the door.

Blue leather bag and Ugs on her feet.
IPod in her ear to hear the beat.
Money in her pocket for something to eat.
And she walked right down the street.

Chorus:
I want to know why you're never satisfied.
Can't see the day cause you only want to play.
I want to know why, all you do is cry.
If you looked around your world, you'd be a happy girl.
Well, I want to know why. Oh, I want to know why.
I want to know why. Oh, I want to know why.

On the edge of town all alone.
None of her friends would even answer their phone.
Passed by a lady, with nothing to own.
she looked just like a stone.

Didn't even see the little boy in her hands.
Cause looking at the world just wasn't part of her plan.
Even if she did, she couldn't understand.
They were living in a van.

Chorus

Jam

She crossed the road to get something to eat.
Didn't even see the little boy was there at her feet.
Talking to some friends she was going to meet.
And she sat right down to eat.

Little boy in the corner with hunger in his eyes.
She told him that he smelled and he started to cry.
Eating off the floor pickles and fries.
She didn't even try.

Chorus

Discography

Sweet Melissa (formerly known as The Fortytwo), released the following:

  1. EP "The Fortytwo Sampler" released January 20, 2011
  2. LP "Heart on the Road" released April 23, 2011
  3. LP "Going Home" to be released in May 2012

Songs that have had airplay:

  • Oh Child - The Fortytwo Sampler, Heart on the Road
  • Lil Suzy - Going Home
  • Knocking on Your Door - Going Home
  • Infernetto Blues - Going Home
  • Going Home - Going Home
  • Southward Home - Going Home
  • Heart on the Road - The Fortytwo Sampler, Heart on the Road

Set List

70% to 80% originals - can be 100% for venues that only allow originals.
Covers from wide range of bands including, Dolly Parton, John Prine, Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, Robert Johnson, Jerry Garcia Band, Ben Haper, Bob Dylan, The Band, Wilco.