Victoria Trestrail

Victoria Trestrail

 Port-of-Spain, City of Port of Spain, TTO
BandFolkPop

Victoria's rock song "Steady Now/Never Say Never" went to #1 on the Facebook HIT OR NOT pop chart.

She's in Billboard Magazine issued dated 27th February 2010, page 9.

Biography

Victoria Trestrail was born and raised on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean.

She was first published internationally at the age of 14.

2009
Victoria was chosen by two United States Music Licensing companies Manifest Media and Human Factor - via Sonicbids

Victoria's songs "Johnny's Fool" 'STEADY NOW" "THE ESSENTIALS" ARE featured in 2013 SHORTY AWARDS NOMINEE FOR BEST WEB-SHOW, NYC web series The Louise Log. Link here:
http://thelouiselog.com/the-louise-log-17-how-to-wreck-your-marriage

2010
Her song "Steady Now/Never Say Never" received HONOURABLE MENTION AWARD in the 17th Annual BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST.

Victoria is in BILLBOARD MAGAZINE issue dated 27th February 2010, page 9 in an article on the Facebook application HIT OR NOT, on which her rock song STEADY NOW/NEVER SAY NEVER went to #1 and her country rock song SHOWDOWN went to #3.

Her Country, Folk, Pop, Christian, and Americana music is played on stations in the United States, Canada and Europe.

JOHNNY'S FOOL
SHOWDOWN
A LEGEND NEVER DIES
OUR WILDERNESS
MEOW

Are on various Country, Reggae, Pop, Irish and Latino albums distributed by Rosenklang.

Lyrics

The Prodigal One

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

IT IS I THE PRODIGAL ONE
I COME TO KNEEL BEFORE THE VIRGIN'S SON
LITTLE CHILD YOU WILL GROW
HEAVENLY THINGS YOU WILL KNOW
WHAT STAR LEADS ME HEAR TODAY?
I BEG TO TOUCH THE HAY WHERE YOU LAY.

WASH MY SOUL WHITER THAN SNOW
THAT YOUR FORGIVENESS I WILL KNOW
TUCK ME SAFE UNDER YOUR WINGS
AND FOREVER YOUR PRAISES I WILL SING
TAKE AWAY MY INIQUITY
I LIVE TO SERVE ONLY THEE

IT IS I THE PRODIGAL ONE
ABSOLVE THESE SINFUL THINGS I HAVE DONE
MAY YOUR FOOTSTEPS LIGHT MY WAY
AS I WALK THE EARTH DAY TO DAY
FILL ME WITH YOUR GRACE
I LONG TO SEE YOUR FACE
CLEAVE ME TO YOUR BREAST
PUT MY HEART TO THE TEST
GUARD ME AS THE APPLE OF YOUR EYE
I KNEEL BEFORE THE MOST HIGH

The Traveller

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

I'M ON MY WAY TO SEE THE KING
I WEAR MY FINEST THINGS
THEY WILL TELL THIS STORY
10,000 YEARS AND MORE
AS I WALK ACROSS THE SAND
AND I HOLD THIS GIFT IN HAND
FOLLOWING THAT NORTHERN STAR
IT MATTERS NOT HOW FAR

MANY MILES I HAVE COME
GETTING CLOSER TO THE ONE
WIND AND SAND IN MY FACE
I CAN FEEL HIS POWER AND GRACE
LUCKY ONE AM I
TO SEE AN ANGEL IN THE SKY
IT POINTED TO THE STAR
THE BRIGHTEST ONE BY FAR

NOW I TREMBLE AS I KNEEL BEFORE THE KING
WRAPPED IN A BLANKET A CHOIR OF ANGELS SING
I BEGIN TO CRY WHEN I LOOK INTO HIS EYES
ANGELS SING ON HIGH

Never Say Never/Steady Now

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

I can hear the urgency in your voice
you say they've given you no choice
you don't want to beg borrow or steal
I know exactly how you feel

You want to make it on your own
have a place to call home
trade your skills for money
I understand you believe me honey

Little one you got so much to give
and even though it's a hard life that we live
don't you ever let your big dreams go you are stronger than you know

And when you call God's name at night
believe all you say and do is right
don't need anyone else to have your back
I'm as serious as a heart attack

Hold it steady now
there's no stopping you
you're gonna pull through
your better than you ever thought
you ever could ever do
ever! Never say never! ever again
my friend.

And now that you have faced all of your fears,
there remains only victory tears,
you mistook a stumble for a fall,
you are still standing strong and tall.

Few will be your true friend,
all that matters is good in the end,
to know and love and understand,
there will appear miracles in your hand.

Now your sight has turned inside you,
and every lie you can see right through,
a veil is lifted from your mind,
you are crowned by the divine.

And when your mortal body shakes,
the soul is cleansed of past mistakes,
enlightenment is closer than you think,
the time has come to cross the brink!

Hold it steady now
there's no stopping you
you're gonna pull through
your better than you ever thought
you ever could ever do
Ever! Never say never, ever again
my friend.

Our Wilderness

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

Me and this old wilderness
we've been together many years
she's seen my good times
she's seen all my tears

Lakes and valleys and beautiful pines
she's lovely her landscape divine

My friend I love you I do
you can do without me
I can't do without you

The sweetest water under the sun
the cleanest fish where the rivers run
the greenest trees the bluest skies
I cast my line and I close my eyes
I rest my head on a leafy bed
that lake keeps me fed

The rivers, the streams the fish in the sea
this is our home
understand and love the land
and peacefully roam

Love the land
love the land

My wilderness, our world,
teach your children she's a very special girl.

Showdown

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

I’m the kid of Jesse James
And I love to ride trains
Harmonica!
Blow baby
Niiice

I know it’s true
All those wrong things you do
You better pay it back
Or they will tie you to the track
I’m the Sheriff in this town
And I don’t want no showdown
I gotta bring you back
Or I gotta take you down!
Down!
Ohh, Daddy.

Daddy what’s it gonna be
Are you gonna come peacefully
Or is it gonna get ugly
Are you gonna make me angry?
You don’t like me when I’m angry.

Daddy don’t run
Just put down your six gun
Then come off your horse
And there will be no force
Don’t try nothing fancy
Don’t try nothing chancy
I don’t wanna have to take you down.

It’s gonna be like that?
Alright
On the count of seven
Let’s go
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven!

You cheated.

Meow

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

Yeaaaaaah
mmm…
Como esta usted?
Bailar conmigo hombre
mmmm…
like this
an you put a foot
an another foot
an I show you how to
Ahhhhhh
Now you get it boy
I’m a Latina
Horns
Mmm
Now you go uh!
That’s your other foot
Oh other foot!
Hahaha
Wa! Woi! Uh!
Chucka chucka chucka chucka
Oh you’re good
Chucka chucka chucka chucka
Chucka chucka
La guitara
La guitara
La guitara
Shake it
An lemme here a bongo like uh!
An you move a bottom
And you wine your waist
An you move a bottom
And you wine your waist
And then you go uh!
Guitar!
And you move your bottom and the guitar
And now
Show em what you learnt
Meow
Meow
Meow
In the house y’all
Mm
Now you all sexy
You all sexy
Chucka chucka
Shake it like a shaker
I teach you other things
Me no speaka much English
You no speaka much Spanish
But you understand me hombre no?
Si! Ahh
Usted es muy hermoso
Mi me gusta mucho mucho!
Ah! Lets go! Ah!
You take a dance
Uh! uh!
Uh! Ahhh
Bailar caliente

Johnny's Fool

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL
IT MIGHT SOUND QUITE CRUEL
WHEN THE HEART TAKES A BIGHT
OF SOMETHING IT DON'T LIKE
THEN YOU KNOW EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL

MARY'S A FOOL FOR JOHNNY
JOHNNY'S A FOOL FOR BONNIE
BONNIE'S A FOOL FOR DANIEL
AND DANIEL'S A FOOL FOR ROBYN
ROBYN'S A FOOL FOR GEOFFREY
AND GEOFFREY'S A FOOL FOR ME
OH, I AM YOUR FOOL.

EVERYBODY WANTS SOMEBODY BUT
NOBODY WANTS TO BE THE FOOL
IT'S JUST NOT COOL

WHO ARE YOU FOOLING BOY
YOU'RE OUT MY DOOR
YOU'RE NEVER SURE ANYMORE
AND I AM TIRED OF YOUR BRUISING CRUISING SCORE

EVERYBODY'S SOMEBODY'S FOOL
IT MIGHT SOUND QUITE CRUEL
BUT WHO'S FOOLING YOU TONIGHT
AND WHO'S GOT THE STARS LINED UP JUST RIGHT
EVEN YOU ARE SOMEBODY'S FOOL

MY HEART WILL NOT TAKE THE CHANCE
I CAN TELL BY THE WAY YOU DANCE
AND THE WAY YOUR MOVE YOUR HIPS
I KNOW YOU'RE CARELESS WITH THOSE LIPS

I AM MARY AND OH HOW I LOVE JOHNNY
I CAN'T COMPETE WITH BONNIE SHE'S TOO COOL
JOHNNY I'M YOU'RE FOOL

SORRY GEOFFREY YOU ARE NOT FOR ME
I LOVE JOHNNY CAN'T YOU SEE
THAT'S HOW IT'S MEANT TO BE
AND HE LOVES BONNIE WHO'S SO COOL
YET SHE IS DANIEL'S FOOL

GEOFFREY GO TO ROBYN SHE IS WAITING FOR YOU
AND LEAVE ME ALONE CAUSE I AM JOHNNY'S FOOL
I'M JOHNNY'S FOOL
THE BOY IS SO DAMN COOL
I'M JOHNNY'S FOOL
I'M JOHNNY'S FOOL
THE BOY IS SO DAMN COOL

HOW TO MAKE JOHNNY MY FOOL
THAT I CANNOT LEARN IN SCHOOL
JOHNNY I'M YOU'RE FOOL
AIN'T YOU A LUCKY BOY?

The Essentials

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

A roof over my head
food for today
my lover's arms in my bed heh
well what can I say?

These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life
These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life

mm... doo dooo doo doo
dee dee de dee dai dai dai dai
mm... doo dooo doo doo
dee dee de dee dai dai dai dai

A pure heart and clean mind
and a conscience that is free
things that are so hard to find
and my baby loves me!

These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life
These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life

Free to go where I wanna go
free to love who I wanna love
free to laugh free to sing free to say
look up it's a beautiful day!

essentials in my life
essentials in my life
These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life

---- interlude----

Give me peace in the morning
and a body that is feeling good
and my heart sugar honey it's warming
cause your smile makes the world be as it should

You are the essential in my life
essential in my life
You are the ah wooo hooo

A roof over my head
food for today
my lover's arms in my bed heh
well what can I say?

These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life
These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life

mm... doo dooo doo doo
dee dee de dee dai dai dai dai
mm... doo dooo doo doo
dee dee de dee dai dai dai dai

A pure heart and clean mind
and a conscience that is free
things that are so hard to find
and my baby loves me!

These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life
These are the essentials in my life
essentials in my life

Burning

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

You had the chance to be my lover
Now you can’t stand to see me with another
And now I’m through with you
I hope you’re burning like I used to.

Don’t misunderstand me man
It wasn’t part of my plan
It was hard for me
When I had to cut you free

Don’t you know I wanted our love to last long

And I am burning from the learning
I am burning from the learning
I am burning from the learning brother
I am burning !!!
I am burning from the learning lover
I am burning from the learning mother
burning from the learning
I don’t wanna get it wrong again
I don’t wanna get it wrong again

Trust is a must
Without it we bust
And it falls on both of us
And I am telling you
That I was guilty too
We lie we hurt we cheat
We feel the rising scorching heat
When you look me in the eyes
I feel you burn me with your lies

Things we didn’t do and things we didn’t say, scared our love away!

And I am burning from the learning
I am burning from the learning
I am burning from the learning brother
I am burning!!!!
I am burning from the learning lover
I am burning from the learning mother
Burning from the learning

I won’t repeat the things that lead to our defeat
We lie to each other, we cheat with another
We cry when it’s over, cause we can’t stand the pain
If there was another way, I’d say yeah baby stay
You won’t let me down again, you were my best friend
Cause it’s not the same, here it comes again!!!!!

A Legend Never Dies

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR EYES?
DO YOU BELIEVE A LEGEND NEVER DIES?
COME CLOSER DEAR
DO YOU LISTEN? DO YOU HEAR?
SHE'S A STRONG WOMAN
STRONGER THAN MOST
SHE'S A YOUNG WOMAN
HER LIFE IS LIKE A GHOST

YOU CANNOT SEE THE BEAUTY OF HER SOUL
CAUSE YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE MEN WHO ONLY KNOWS WHAT HE IS TOLD
YOU DON NOT USE YOUR HEART TO FEEL
SO YOU'LL NEVER KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FALSE AND REAL.

CHORUS: HEY! HI HO! - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HEY!
HI HO! - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HI HO - HEY!

OH HER 18TH BIRTHDAY HER MOTHER SAID 'CHILD UNDERSTAND,
YOU HAVE REACHED THE AGE TO SETTLE DOWN WITH A MAN.
HOW BOUT JOHNNY THE BLACKSMITH'S SON?
HE IS KIND AND SOFT AND SWEET WILL MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE JOHNNY THERE'S MIKE THE SHEPHERD'S BOY
HE IS BIG, STRONG AND HANDSOME
WILL GIVE YOU CHILDREN AND MUCH JOY."

CHORUS

SHE SAID, 'MOTHER I KNOW YOU ONLY WANT THE BEST FOR ME
BUT MY HEART BELONGS TO ONE AND ONLY.
WITH HAIR SO RED AS FIRE AND EYES SO GREEN AS GRASS
ARMS THAT HOLD ME IN THE NIGHT UNTIL THE MOON HAS PASSED.
AND WHEN THE MOON HAS PASSED WE ARE TOGETHER NO MORE
CAUSE I LOVE A GHOST FROM THE IRISH CIVIL WAR!"

CHORUS

MANY YEARS HAVE PASSED AND MANY MEN HAVE TRIED
TO MAKE THAT LOVELY BROWN HAIRED BLUE EYED
IRISH LASS THEIR BRIDE.
JUST WHAT MY PAPA SAID IS SAME HOW I TOLD YA
BUT NO ONE FROM THIS TOWN HAS EVER LAID EYES
ON THAT SOLDIER.

ONE NIGHT A HANDSOME STRANGER APPROACHED ME AT THE BAR
SAID, "I HEARD THAT LEGEND SUNG A THOUSAND TIMES BEFORE"
I'LL TELL YOU THE STORY BEHIND THE MYSTERY
SHE SITS THERE IN THE CORNER BOOTH WAITING FOR ME
WHISPERED IN MY EAR AS HE LEANED ON MY GUITAR
CAUSE I AM THE GHOST OF THE IRISH CIVIL WAR!

CHORUS

Simple Things

Written By: Victoria Trestrail

I want water every day
a safe place for children to play
a long and healty life
not cut short by unnecessary strife
My beautiful twin island
back to when it had no traffic jam

I want to open a time door
make tings sweet as dey was befo'

Remember when each and every chile
could walk de street at night anywhere on de isle
You drop a stranger down de street
you don't have to be studying any heat
I don't understand remember when a horn was a man biggest problem?

When i was a little girl
it was not such a violent world

Long ago if you give a man a bad drive
you take your cuss but you still reachin' home alive
Now you don't know what to do
only studying who followin' you
I want to make a good livin'
noting to do with rob, kidnap or killin'
I want to put an honest bread on de table
teach meh chirren to be strong, willin' an able
You can be anything you want my chile
just put the effort all the while

don't expect anything to come to you if you know you didn't do de wuk yuh shouldda do

Look at de world from a glance
chirren today are so very advance
yes you can text message me
internet and cable tv
I doh mind but you see
don't you lose touch with reality
oooh sweet T and T

How many millions reasons why
you leave de homeless on the side of the road to die?
Big buildings to look at
but dere is no water in we tap
people coming home in traffic so harass
you blowing siren for yourself alone to pass
you don't care that you run them off the road
you don't care it adds to a heavy load

Gih meh meh water every day
a safe place for I and I chirren to play

ooo

is it too much to ask?

ooo

I don't think so

Discography

Johnny's Fool
Steady Now/Never Say Never
A Legend Never Dies
The Essentials
Burning
Our Wilderness
The Prodigal One
The Traveller
Showdown
Meow