The Libbie Schrader Band

The Libbie Schrader Band

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"[Schrader] possessed the uncanny ability to transform her voice into an instrument that effortlessly hit any note at will, and the piano became a rock instrument in her capable hands." -- Billboard

Biography

Oregon-raised and Los-Angeles based, Libbie Schrader is a songwriter with a passionate alt-pop/rock style. Libbie first made headlines when she and her band Think of England won the Pantene Pro-Voice "New Voice of 2001" Competition in New York's Central Park. Schrader and her band beat out over 1,200 other female-fronted acts for the award. Prizes included a nationwide tour with Poe and a demo deal with Atlantic Records. In the summer of 2002, Schrader's band also took part in Jewel's "Soul City Cafe" program for independent artists, and as a result she opened three shows on Jewel's "This Way" tour. Libbie was named as one of Music Connection's "Hot 100 Unsigned Artists" for both 2005 and 2006, and she was given a coveted MySpace feature in 2006. Libbie also appeared on the 2006 Gilmore Girls season finale performing her song "Sweet When You Wanna Be," and her song "Wish You Were the Woman" was a semi-finalist in the 2007 International Songwriting Competition.

Lyrics

War On Science

Written By: Libbie Schrader


Late into the night
Here with you, here for you, I'm alive
Crazy inside, I'm sitting pretty

And nursing the fire
That you light, that you light in my eyes
I'm in disguise just to soothe you
Oh, just to soothe you so you don't realize

CHORUS:
This raging fire I will deny
Making a war on science
Invisible to the naked eye
Taking a vow of silence

I spent the longest day of the year
In gloom, in gloom over you
You're keeping your distance with a smile

So don't light a cigarette
Not tonight, not tonight 'cause I'm
Hazy and high and you leave me
You leave me unsatisfied

CHORUS

So can't you see me going down?
Can't you see me coming around?
Can't you see me going down?
Can't you see me coming around?

Oh, this aching heart I will deny
Making a war on science
Invisible to the naked eye
I'm taking a vow of silence

CHORUS

Wish You Were The Woman

Written By: Libbie Schrader

Where do we go from here?
I don't think I can sleep this off
You've already made yourself clear
You think I would've had enough

But I wish you were the woman
I wish I was the man
When a man loves a woman like I love you
He'll get her in the end
I get so tired of waiting
It's so hard to be your friend
I wish you were the woman
A woman't heart can bend

And you keep coming back to me
When you're craving the mistakes I make
I've been giving my love out for free
I've been talking to you way too late

And now I wish you were the woman
I wish I was the man
When a man loves a woman like I love you
He'll get her in the end
I know that you've been hurting
You're so scared to love again
I wish you were the woman
A woman's heart can mend

I really don't mind
Climbing uphill
If you're by my side in the end
The night that you spent
Is haunting me still
Will I never have that again?

Now I'm feeling just like Johnny
When he was chasing after June
But it's no good being a woman
When you're wanting to pursue
I'll fool myself again and say you need a little more time
But there's nothing I can say to you
To make you change your mind

Where do we go from here?

Discography

Think of England (2002) -- sold on "This Way" tour with Jewel
Letters to Boys (2004) -- nationwide college radio promotion through Howard Rosen, KCRW airplay in LA
Taking the Fall (2005) -- KCRW airplay in LA, "Sweet When You Wanna Be" featured on the Gilmore Girls
Libbie Schrader (will be released in late 2007)

Set List

War on Science
So Sweet
San Francisco
Blood Red Moon
It Breaks Today
Come When I Call
On the First Try
Now You're Good
Alive
Wish You Were the Woman
Don't Stop Believin' (Journey)