Tova

Tova

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandPopRock

My songs are real. Give them a chance, you might just fall in love with them. My latest record Project Emit is rock/pop with some soul thrown in for good measure. Like most people, I aspire for world dominion.

Biography

TOVA has worked with a variety of talented songwriters and producers, among them:
• Sami Tormanen from the band Transister
• Eric Pressly (Cher, Ashley Angel, Emma Bunton)
• George Landress (No Doubt, Ernie Halter)
• Marco Marinangeli (Josh Groban, Disney)
• Alex Cantrell (JoJo, Toni Braxton, Ashley Angel)
• Andy Ellis (Seether, People in Planes, Black Lab, Joanna)
• Grammy-winner Brian Paturalski (BSB, Hannah Montana)
• Johnny Elkins (Vanessa Williams)
• Urban Olsson
• Jeremy Yeremian (remixer for Pink)
• and many others

• Tova wrote “Dear Daniel” in honor of the slain Wall Street Journalist. Her performance was featured on FOX 11 and CBS news.
• She has also appeared on ABC news and her lyrics have been showcased in the LA Times.
• TOVA has written for various other artists and her songs have appeared on different TV shows.
• Her work has been recorded by girlband, Official Hot Mess, and will be featured in their Viacom reality show that is currently filming and will air in 2011.
• Two of her songs were also cut for the band’s internationally selling album entitled 2 Girlz and released in more than 12 countries.
• She is a versatile songwriter who has worked on projects for Disney artists and written extensively for the European dance market.

The Bio
(In my own words...)

Here it is - I don't like long and official bios. I realize they are a necessary evil, so after you read my little paragraph of rambling about my journey here, you can check out my credentials above - I've worked with some insanely awesome people who are so talented, and I think they'll vouch for me!

My name is Tova. I'm obsessed with music and the word 'no' means nothing to me. I started pursuing music when I was 16, and here we are - a million shows, meetings, recording sessions and minor accidents later.

I write my own material and somewhere along the way I fell into writing for other artists. I love that too. Disney one day and death rock the next. Hey, it keeps it interesting... this love affair with Hollywood...

Please check out my songs. I've worked on a lot of different things throughout the years, and I'm proud to put up some songs from my latest record here. Project Emit will soon be available on iTunes, and hopefully millions of people will get to hear it. If you can help me accomplish this, by all means please do!

Random info: I grew up in Israel, Europe and SoCal which makes me a complete mutt. God left a guitar on the side of the freeway for me once. I have the best stories from my shows, including the promoter putting me in a cage, and being evacuated off mid-set because of a fire. Email me, I'll tell you about them sometime.

For my latest adventure you can always visit my blog: http://mynameisTova.Tumblr.com
(Proceed at your own risk my friends.)

I'm always looking for new opportunities and I believe everyone should dance outside their comfort zone.

And that is me in a nutshell.

Lyrics

Mad Hatter in My Heart

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

The voice of reason in my head
is fighting with the words you said
The schizophrenic feeling, it just won't go
With want and 'won't' on overload
Where do I go?

Steady
My heart isn't steady
My mind isn't ready
I can't play this part

I'm craving contact, touch me please
You have so much of what I need
Believe me, I know the things that I put you through
But I don't know what else to do
What do I do?

Steady
My heart isn't steady
My mind isn't ready
I can't play this part
It's confusing
I don't know what I'm doing
It's all so consuming
I'm falling apart
There's a mad hatter in my heart

The schizophrenic feeling, it just won't go
With want and 'won't' on overload
Where do I go?

Steady
My heart isn't steady
My mind isn't ready
I can't play this part
It's confusing
I don't know what I'm doing
It's all so consuming
I'm falling apart
There's a mad hatter in my heart

Trouble

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

You've been trying to breathe underwater
Hoping to keep all the trouble at bay
You only need love at the end of the day
Only need love...

Making love and making war
We're making trouble that we're paying for
There's so much to avoid

You're listening to the radio
A soldier's mama's crying as she says goodbye
She was only a boy

Look around for reasons why
The little rivers in your veins run dry
There's so much to see
So much you wish that you could believe

You've been trying to breathe underwater
Hoping to keep all the trouble at bay
Lost in the desert and life's getting darker
You only need love at the end of the day
Only need love at the end of the day
Only need love...

The world is just a game of chess
That's floating on a table right above the stars
You could say that we're pawns

Bishops, queens and castles flying in the fast lane
On the way to Mars
So convinced we aren't wrong

Little crimes and empty names
And all your suicidal parlour games
It never seems to rain
It only pours
And you still want more

You've been trying to breathe underwater
Hoping to keep all the trouble at bay
Lost in the desert and life's getting darker
You only need love at the end of the day
Only need love at the end of the day
Only need love...

Step into the light
Step into the light
Step into the light
The trouble's there but it's alright
Step into the light
The past is done, we'll be alright
Step into the light
Just let it go we'll be alright
Step into the light
And everything will be alright

Rocket Science

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

Pause.
I’m losing my mind
I’m losing my patience
You used all I had
And I know your lines are building a maze
A world of frustration
Your heart and mine fly into space

Emotions are blinding
No use in rewinding
We’re too good at fighting
I want you beside me
But what is it for?

Why does it feel like exit music?
Why does it seem like fading bliss?
I know that rocket science
Rocket science is easier than this

Stop.
I’m trying too hard
I’m trying to love you
This battle of wills is breaking my heart
And we’re in a cage
I wish I could blame you
But I was the one who begged you to change

Emotions are blinding
No use in rewinding
We’re too good at fighting
I want you beside me
But we are at war

Somebody stop the exit music
Making me crawl through fading bliss
I know that rocket science
Rocket science is easier than this
Gravity throws me in a corner
Intentions blow up in my face
I know that rocket science
Rocket science is easier to take

Don’t know why I’m wrapped around your finger
Don’t know why I’m wrapped around your finger

Emotions are blinding
No use in rewinding
We’re too good at fighting
I want you beside me
I can’t take no more

Somebody stop the exit music
Making me crawl through fading bliss
I know that rocket science
Rocket science is easier than this
Loneliness fights me in the morning
Helpless I feel my soul erupt
I know that rocket science
Rocket science could never hurt this much

Stones

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

Your ego stretches to the sky
Some hemisphere above my eyes
I close my mind and try to climb now
One step at a time

Tell me why you spin me like a wheel
Expecting me to heal
This syndrome of revolving door emotions isn't real
Tagid li bishvil mah

Go ahead pick up that stone
If words don't seem to break my bones
You can try but the stone won't hurt me either
Don't you know they recognize their own?

I keep my brights on all the time, yeah
Even when it's light outside
I watch for all these curves in life
With these suspicious eyes

But I dream and hope and cry and need
Someone whose not unclean
I'm freezing on the inside here
It all seems so obscene
It's such an empty scene

Tagid li bishvil mah

Go ahead pick up that stone
If words don't seem to break my bones
You can try but the stone won't hurt me either
Don't you know they recognize their own?

Lay Down Your Sword

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

When I said I would do this
I didn't know it'd be this hard
That there'd be arrows in the dark

I watch the pretty people pass me by
And every single one of them is you
You're in their eyes

So I'll put down my gun if you would just lay down your sword
It makes walking on water seem so easy
I cannot see an end, but I'm still swimming toward the shore
Please lay down your sword and come to me

The streets are cold and silent
Just like that night in Inverness
A happy moment that stabs my chest

Consumed by giant mountains of emotional evolution
Begging for a type of solution, an open line

Tagid li bishvil mah

So I'll put down my gun if you would just lay down your sword
It makes walking on water seem so easy
I cannot see an end, but I'm still swimming toward the shore
Please lay down your sword and come to me

Please come talk to me
Please come talk to me
I said please, come talk to me
I said please, come talk to me

Nothing to You

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

The space for rent inside my heart
Gets colder everyday
I cant advertise for a new start
Your face is in my way
And fear gave you all your answers
So you leave and think of love like you do
Some cheap exotic dancer who lies
And ties you up
And now you’re turning blue

I thought that love was a highway
I can’t believe that its just a byway
And free in the fast lane is a fantasy just like you
You never come true
This means nothing to you

(We have no destination)

When people come, they’re free to go
See that’s the thing with doors
First they use them, then they abuse them
Abandoned like before
So why does this hurt more?

I thought that love was a highway
I can’t believe that it’s just a byway
And free in the fast lane is a fantasy just like you
Just like you

Guess what, I don’t need to die
Just for this thing to survive
So this is my last good night
To making up and goodbyes
To the ‘im sorry’ ‘I tried’
I tried

I thought that love was a highway
I cant believe that its just a byway
And free in the fast lane is a fantasy just like you
You never come true
This means nothing to you (X3)
(We have no destination…)

I'm the Storm

Written By: Tova Litvin, Sami Tormanen

Going round in circles late at night
Couldn't find the light today
Even though it's toxic I can't fight
No, no

And the sun is rising in your eyes
Always know just what to say
Then you hold your hand out and touch mine
Oh, oh

Set List

This changes frequently to keep things interesting!