Tracy Lyons

Tracy Lyons

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Tracy Lyons is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose alternative sound is rooted in classic rock. Backed by a powerful trio of veteran musicians, her songs and performances make an indelible impression.

Biography

Tracy Lyons is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter whose alternative sound is rooted in classic rock. Backed by a powerful trio of veteran musicians, her songs and performances make an indelible impression. “Without sacrificing any of the emotional vulnerability that has made her music so compelling,” Jeff Tamarkin of All Music Guide writes, “Lyons never skims on raw emotion, and she’s not afraid to cut deep...”

With roots in Northern Ireland, her family moved to Canada to leave “the troubles” behind. In Canada, Lyons was musically trained while turning to poetry as her means of expression – which ultimately led her to songwriting. Moving to the U.S. in 2000, Tracy was drawn to the thriving and diverse West Coast music scene, where she soon fell in with a circle of established players.

Since 2001, Tracy has written and released two critically acclaimed albums – 2002’s debut album Surrender followed by 2006’s I Will – with songs produced by Juno award winner Greg Kavanagh and Grammy winner KC Porter. Singles from both albums drew national radio attention and led to tour dates opening for a wide range of veteran artists. In 2004, Lyons headlined the innovative “SHOW” festival, an entertainment-powered educational tour sponsored by Toyota and other alternative energy companies, which established her as an activist for environmental health and global warming. This cause is very personal for Tracy due to her own health issues related to the environment.

In late 2007, Tracy released “Save Me,” a powerful environmental music video on YouTube, and currently it has captured over 500,000 plays. Treehugger, Earth Day Network and other sites also profiled the video. Currently, Lyons is touring with her band, writing her third album, and writing songs for two films in development. For more information, visit www.tracylyons.com.

Lyrics

Don't You Know

Written By: Tracy Lyons

Sometimes I want to run and hide from you.
Sometimes, I want to get high.
I want to feel free when I’m here with you.
I want to reach out and touch the sky.
I need you to lean on; my sacrifice in the night.

Don’t you; don’t you know what I’m feeling;
when the love really hurts.
Don’t you; don’t you know what you’re doing;
can this ever be good?

Sometimes I show the colors I don’t like.
Sometimes I float away; I feel so shy.
Broken dreams make it hard to trust yourself,
but trust is what you need to have a life.
I need you, to lean on; my sacrifice in the night.

Don’t you; don’t you know what I’m feeling;
when the love really hurts.
Don’t you; don’t you know what you’re doing;
can this ever be good?

And in my house, there are no regrets;
like a drifter, I feel alone.
When you came along, I gave you everything;
all I need is to feel I’m home.

I want to run away;
I want to hide away;
I want to run away with you.

Don’t you; don’t you know what I’m feeling;
when the love really hurts.
Don’t you; don’t you know what you’re doing;
can this ever be good?

Save Me

Written By: Tracy Lyons

Someone bought and sold the world;
I wasn’t there.
Dark clouds fill the sky,
but nobody cares.
It’s the air that you breathe;
these compromises cause disease.

Someone save me.
Need a little help; just a little more time;
just help me.
Someone save me.
Don’t give up on this world.

Don’t know when the cure will come.
The poison’s not okay.
Tainted earth and sky above
are damaged by the greed it takes.
Something’s in the way;
nothing will ever be the same.

Someone save me.
Need a little help; just a little more time;
just help me.
Someone save me.
Don’t give up on this world.

Don’t you know the pain hurts you like hell.
More than this, it hurts everything else; and

Someone save me.
Someone, need help.
Someone, need more time.
Don’t give up on this world.

Someone save me.
Need a little help; just a little more time;
just help me.
Someone save me.
Don’t give up on this world.

Discography

Album: I Will
Release Date: 2006
Label: West 57th Street Records/ADA
Singles: "Don't You Know," "Save Me"
Video: "Save Me" (+600,000 online views)

Album: Surrender
Release Date: 2002
Label: Vapor Records/ADA
Single: "Love Hurts"

Set List

Approximately 1 Hour:
Don’t You Know (from I Will album)
Not You (I Will)
Rain (I Will)
Old Man Hollywood (I Will)
Surrender (Surrender)
Save Me (I Will)
I Will (I Will)
Yes (I Will)
Catch Me (Surrender)
Looking For (Surrender)
Love Hurts (Surrender)
Someday Soon (I Will)
So Hard (I Will)