The Music Room

The Music Room

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Led by the haunting and crystal clear vocals of front-woman Aimee Bellanca, and backed by her brother Dane Johnson, The Music Room sings stories about overcoming battles with their own demons, resisting the lull of complacency, and burying doubts before too much life is wasted in fearful living.

Biography

With a raw acoustic sound, angst and beauty collide as percussive back-beats urge swells and falls that highlight the range and vulnerability in Aimeeā€™s voice. The lyrics come from her brother, who writes from a place of necessity--to maintain sanity--and she presents his words in an urgent and lovely way.

The Music Room has released one full-length album titled "Lesser Loves" in 2008 and a 5-song EP titled "Live While You're Alive" in 2011.

In February of 2013 they released a 6-song EP titled "Wolves Without Teeth." All sales from this EP are being donated directly to a nonprofit organization called Courage Worldwide that works to rehabilitate and restore the lives of young women that have been rescued from sex trafficking in Northern California.

Lyrics

Life is Beautiful

Written By: Dane M Johnson

Keep it simple, don't over-think it, less is more, more or less, most of the time.
You're always pacing, that mind's gone racing, preoccupied and too numb to realize that

Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.
Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.

The world's a stage and, it's just an act you play in, you can't change your role, but you can choose your lines.
This could be romance, getting lost in sunsets, say the words "I love you," and help me recognize

Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.
Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.

Get away from the dreaded compromise, your mistake is not living while you're alive.

Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.
Life is beautiful, life is beautiful.

Pack Your Bags

Written By: Dane M Johnson

you say you want to leave this town
then why aren't you gone yet?
it's not that hard to put things down
and go walk yourself away

pack your bags up, pack your bags up and go, go away
pack your bags up, pack your bags up and go, leave this place

I've been alone for forty days
I still don't have a clue
it's not that I forgot it all
it's more like, what am I supposed to do?

I saw your ghost in some drink I drank
I thought you had disappeared
we said goodbye
we cried some tears
then why am I crying still?

with you I'm going to walk away
I pack my bags, pack my bags up

Race to Your Love

Written By: Dane M Johnson

history has shown me
life is what you make of your own time
days keep unfolding
while memories are stored away inside

blinded destiny
toward an end eventually
I'll wait for your love, wait for your love
like rivers to the sea, always drawn by gravity
I'll race to your love, race to your love

a path laid out before me
the sun admits surrender to the night
like a pack of wolves in mourning
melodies keep forming in my mind

awake before the dream
ever tells me anything
I'll wait for your love, wait for your love
never sound asleep
I'll keep running 'til I'm free
I'll race to your love, race to your love

fear makes a comfortable bed
and numbs our regrets
we'll wait 'til it's over
pain makes a miserable friend
but holds us in check
we wait 'til it's over
we can't wait until it's over
it's too late when it's over

I'll race to your love, race to your love, race to your love, race to your love

Discography

Wolves Without Teeth EP (2013, The Music Room Publishing)
Live While You're Alive EP (2011, The Music Room Publishing)
Cost of Believing (2010, single featured on Believe in Me)
Lesser Loves (2008, The Music Room Publishing)