Zoe Elliot

Zoe Elliot

BandFolkAcoustic

I try to have a variety of music. From folk, to jazzy, some slow rock and Christian music. I don't like to limit myself to one genre, because I want to reach a larger audience. I want to write music that captures life in its lyrics.. and the beauty of music in the melody.

Biography

My first influence was Bic Runga. She has beautiful music, and cand write in many different styles. I also enjoy old rock, such as Cream, and the classic songwriters like James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens. The more modern bands, like powderfinger, John Mayer and the Fray have inspired me to be more experimental with the guitar in my latest songs.

Lyrics

You Assume

Written By: Zoe Elliot

You say I am too innocent
I had better block my ears
And you think my mind is oh so pure
Let me tell you, that's how I want it to appear

You Assume because I wear a smile
My life is so fine, so dandy and fine
But this here smile just covers up my past
Makes me forget, makes others feel fine.

You say I've had the perfect life
Let me tell you, that isn't how it's been
But I learnt early to forget the past
To get on with life there's no point to dwell upon it

You Assume because I wear a smile
My life is so fine, so dandy and fine
But this here smile just covers up my past
Makes me forget, makes others feel fine.

You assume, you assume just an itty bit too much baby
And this here smile, this here smile does'a cover up so much baby

You Assume because I wear a smile
My life is so fine, so dandy and fine
But this here smile just covers up my past
Makes me forget, makes others feel fine.

Mind of Dreams

Written By: Zoe Elliot

I was brought up like my world of friends
By the Queen of Babylon
Learnt to talk, learnt to lie
Learnt to walk on others lives
So this is how I’m taught to act,
Selfishly I interact

As I open my mind to dreams
She sings a lullaby of screams
So I retreat back to the crowd
I never risk to hope aloud.

These sins I wear, I dressed myself
She sold them to me for my soul
Tie my shoes, tie a knot
Colour blues and blemish spots
And this is how I’m taught to dress
To trick, to trip and to impress.

As I open my mind to dreams
She sings a lullaby of screams
So I retreat back to the crowd
I never risk to hope aloud.

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A shepherd comes, He sees my grief
He leads me to a stream so fresh
I learn to rest, He gives me peace
I’ve been oppressed, He sets me free.
I feel relief from pain and strife,
I know I’ve found the truth and life.

And in my heart he plants a dream
And a truth on which I’ll lean
So I’ll stand out now in the crowd
And proclaim His name aloud

And in my heart he plants a dream
And a truth on which I lean
So I stand out now in the crowd
And I proclaim His name aloud

I’ve found relief from pain and strife
He is the way, the truth, the life.

A Life Well Spent

Written By: Zoe Elliot

Let’s say that if I filled every moment of every day
With tasks and chores, preparing tomorrow and getting bills paid.
Put each day torn off the calendar in the recycling tray
Would this be a life well spent?

And let’s say I sold all my days out for money and owned everything
That I was the envy of all of my friends who want all my belongings
And ‘cause there’s no money in music I chose not to sing.
Would this be a life well spent?

But I might learn to fly like the wind in my hair
And I might learn to dance like I carry no care
And I might learn to dream like my dreams will come true, never growing old.
I might learn to breathe as though each my last breath
And I might learn to live like I’ve one hour left
Oh if I could learn to be content with myself, never growing old.

And let’s say I’ve stored up and hoarded and have all the treasures I’ve known
But my memories are dull and unfriendly places to venture when I am alone
And some of my friends and my family were hurt by priorities I chose
Would this be a life well spent?

And rather than living the moment I’ll be sitting regretting my past
And when I’ve returned to the present… my how time goes fast.

But I might learn to fly like the wind in my hair
I might learn to dance like I carry no care
I might learn to dream like my dreams will come true, never growing old.
I might learn to breathe as though each my last breath
I might learn to live like I’ve one hour left
Oh if I could learn to be content with myself, never growing old.

Oh I might learn to fly like the wind in my hair
I might learn to dance like I carry no care
I might learn to dream like my dreams will come true, never growing old.
I might learn to breathe as though each my last breath
And I might learn to live like I’ve one hour left
Oh if I learned to love like it were my life quest…
Never growing old.
Never growing old.

Thunder and Rain

Written By: Zoe Elliot

Thunder, thunder and Rain.
Flick of a switch and lightning courses through cloud veins.
Thunder, keeping me sane,
Rumbling through my mind shutting open doors, oh
Thunder and Rain.

Listen to the pulse of the rain gently falling,
Sing with the howl of the wind’s reverie
Answer the plea of the Sea’s gentle calling
Amidst all this chaos is where I want to be…

Thunder pounding the sky
Beat of a drum resonating like a monsters cry
Thunder, thunder and light
Making sure no one has any peaceful dreams tonight.

Listen to the pulse of the rain gently falling,
Sing with the howl of the wind’s reverie
Answer the plea of the Sea’s gentle calling
Amidst all this chaos is where I want to be…

I will traipse through the wet, wet grass
To get a little closer.
Rain refracts like molten glass,
I’ve got to get closer.
The danger is so sweet.
Oh the danger is so sweet.

Thunder and rain,
Thunder and rain,
Thunder and rain,
Thunder and rain.

Discography

soon... :)

Set List

Some of my songs include Nasty, Mind of Dreams, Frangipanni Dreams, You Assume, I won't miss you. I've written some others that i need to learn off by heart to play.