Torch

Torch

BandJazz

Sexy, retro, vocal jazz. Originals and not so standards.

Biography

Inspired by: Anita O'Day, Kenny Burell, Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Carmen McCrae, Valerie Fowler, Christian McBride, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Eric Dolphy, Wings, Yes, The Replacements, Carl Allen, Sherpa, Jonathan Safran Foer, Max Roach...

Fueled by: sandwiches, Kirin beer, friendship, swimming, rockin' out,Tokyo, Texas, Buffalo Records, tape recorders from the olden days, mistakes that sound cool by accident, vidoe golf and bowling, telepathy, old cars...

Frightened by: large vibrato, mayo, Auto-tune, the alphabet, sweet/fruity drinks, headset microphones, video cameras, the sight of our own blood...

Lyrics

Springtime

Written By: Seela

Springtime comes and goes only once a year
nothing comes as close to Springtime as you, my dear
maybe it's just weather
maybe I don't know
Springtime comes, now don't you ever go

We started much too late now nothing 's in the ground
everything we ate came from somewhere outside of town
or maybe even further
in a Western breeze
Springtime goes, now don't you ever leave.

Oh, Mercy. How can you not see?
God has been smiling on me.

Lying on your back, covers on the floor...
I'm curled up like a cat - how do I ever ask for more
Maybe it's for the better
It'll come back next year
Summer's coming, we should stay right here.

Before the Night is Over

Written By: Chris Vestre and Seela

Just once
before the night is over
say you know what I'm thinking
in my house
Spring is as cold as Winter
since you've gone change don't matter

You drop by every now and again
just enough to make me remember when
we pretend that it was always like this you've never tasted my kiss and my heart's not breaking

One chance to mend what I couldn't before you left I was stronger
For granted I took the way I slept so safe and warm, but no longer.

You drop by every once in a while
just enough to make me forget and smile
We pretend that it was always like this
I've never tasted your kiss and my heart's not breaking...

The Colder Months

Written By: Seela Misra

Don't look away, you might miss it.
Don't be distracted by the magician
I brought him here for you
I know you want to disappear

It's hard to be hopeful when you're aching
Don't read the label, just take it.
Blood in your bones and you still move like a stone and you want outta here.

You'd trade your car for an older one, Summer and Fall for the colder months.
But it means something to me that you could never be something to me.

I'm pretty sure you're not faking.
I changed my plans now I'm waiting.
We're all waiting for you, tell us what you gonna do, you wanna disappear?

You trade your car for an older one
Summer and Fall for the colder months, cuz it means something to me that you could never be something to me.

Don't look away, you might miss it.

Discography

Charmed - May, 2007
Before the Night is Over - 2005
Sounds for Staying Home - 2003

Set List

Peel Me a Grape
Sweet Honey Tree*
No Where Else to Be*
Four
You Came a Long Way From St. Louis
Dindi
You Don't Know What Love is
Before the Night is Over *
Caravan
Slow Down
Is it Enough? *
Loverman
Get Out of Town
High Maintenance*
Springtime*
Lullabye of the Leaves
Just Say the Word*
The Colder Months*
Happy Song*
...and a lot more.