Zoe Theodorou

Zoe Theodorou

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Zoe's music and lyrics touch on universal themes of love, life, hurt, rejection and redemption. Hearing Zoë sing, it dawns on you how she is naturally able to encompass the heart of a tune and make it completely her own. In simple terms, she was born to sing.

Biography

Growing up in Clearwater Florida, she first found her voice in various high school productions. After moving to Canada, and attending several jazz vocal workshops, she was asked to go overseas, where she sharpened her singing and performing talents in a show band. When she returned to Canada, she developed her jazz skills, while fronting a popular R & B Band. Her other credits include being featured vocally on various commercials and jingles as well as being showcased on the nationally syndicated CBC Radio Two show “Disc Drive”, where she performed live acoustic versions of selected material from her new album.

Because of her natural gift to relate to people both musically and personally, Zoë was chosen to be in the fourth season of the popular award winning Canadian documentary/reality show “Taking It Off” which airs on the Life Network across Canada, and on the Discovery Channel in the U.K.

The excitement, energy and life which are the very essence of Zoë (her name means “life” in Greek) will now be harnessed, as she promotes her full length album of original material entitled “Essence of Life”. There is no doubt that -- true to her name’s meaning – she brings life to everything she does.

Lyrics

Mandalay

Written By: Z.Theodorou

MANDALAY
© Z. Theodorou, E. Boseman, G. Sorochan, L. Moger

Verse 1

There’s a street I used to live on it’s called Mandalay
Where the palm trees used to rustle in the breeze
I remember all the good times that we used to share
I can see it in my dreams

Verse 2

I can see my father walking with me on the beach
We would walk along the shoreline to the pier
When we got there he would try to catch me as I swam
I still hold those mem’ries near

And I say...

Chorus

Why can’t we go back to how it used to be?
Why can’t we slow down the hands of time?
Treasuring the special moments that have passed
In the corners of our minds

Verse 3

Many years have passed since I have live on Mandalay
And I can’t forget the place that I come from
Each experience is branded in my heart and soul
And has shaped who I’ve become

Chorus

Why can’t we go back to how it used to be?
Why can’t we slow down the hands of time?
Treasuring the special moments that have passed
In the corners of our minds

BRIDGE

In my mind – I can see
That young girl – that was me
With her hopes and dreams still alive

Times have changed – so have I
But the hope – lives inside
To achieve everything I desire…

And I say.

Chorus x 2 and out

Why can’t we go back to how it used to be?
Why can’t we slow down the hands of time?
Treasuring the special moments that have passed
In the corners of our minds

Time

Written By: Z.Theodorou

Time
© Z. Theodorou, V. Cardinal, D. Martin, G. Sorochan, R. Hunter, R. Pantoja

Verse 1:

There’s a time to hit the target
And a time to miss the mark
A time to turn the light on
And a time to keep it dark
There’s a time to let your soul shine through
Or a quiet time within
To see where you are going
And to know where you have been

Chorus:

It’s one way or the other
It’s up to you to choose
You don’t have to be a prisoner
You just have to pay your dues

Verse 2:

There’s a road that leads us higher
And a road that slows us down
Sometimes we walk on quicksand
And sometimes on solid ground
There are steps that you can follow
Or a path less traveled too
Time is like a rhythm
And walking’s what we do

Chorus

Bridge:

Take a journey find your way
To lead you to a better day
Take a journey find your way
Take a journey find your way
To lead you to a better day
Take a journey find your way

Verse 3:

If you listen to your heartbeat
There is not much else you’ll need
Every pulse it tells a story
Every beat it sets your free
There’s a little voice inside you
That gets louder everyday
Take that first step then another
And soon you’ll find your way

Chorus out

I Believed It

Written By: Z.Theodorou

I Believed It
© Z. Theodorou, V. Cardinal, D. Martin, G. Sorochan, R. Hunter, R. Pantoja, E. Boseman

Verse 1:

I remember what you said to me that fateful day
You told me that we were through
And for a while I blamed myself for everything
And I was blue, you'd be too
Then I came to realize the circumstances
That brought me to a revelation of my life
And now I know that I don't ever wanna be
Some foolish man's wife
Not for my life

Chorus:

I believed it when
You told me that you cared
And I believed it when
You said that you'd be there
And I believed it when
You told me you'd be true
And I believed in you

Verse 2:

I believed it when you said I wasn't good enough for you
When you told me I was fortunate and blessed
When you said that I was only just an ordinary girl
And that you, you were the best
Now some time has passed and I know something deep inside my soul
I can't put my trust in ordinary men
Your insecurities and hang-ups just confuse the truth
But now I see
With clarity

Chorus

Bridge:

I couldn't understand why you would say those hurtful things to me
Why you would put me down so you could feel so high
And I allowed those words to strangle all the life I had in me
But they were all just lies
And now times have changed and I discern the things that people say
Because I know that I am valuable and loved
I don't allow the lack of confidence that held me in my youth
I know the truth

Verse 3:

It's been a long road in discovering the beauty that is me
And even longer is the journey that awaits
And I know that I'm created in the image of our God
I am free
I'm truly me

Chorus x 2 (rubato out)

Discography

Essence of Life

Set List

Original material