Music

Secret Heart

by Lauren Adams

Released 2008
Released 2008
Americana roots rock. Roaming the American songwriter continent and stopping off to tell some heartfelt stories and rock on too.
  • 03:26 Download Story Lyrics
    Somewhere Else

    I was lost and lonely on the outside, looking for something that felt just right., 

    I was starved, never satisfied, but couldn’t keep my heart safe, I lost the fight

     

    Well, the grass is greener everywhere I go but I’m not fooling myself

    Every place I’m in I see your face, so I need to be somewhere else

    Yeah, I need to be some where else.

     

    I went along on a trip, I took your ride, let my heart melt, I let you get inside.

    With your dark eyes and your perfect smile, you had me so well, you felt you could lie.

     

    Well, the grass is greener everywhere I go but I’m not fooling myself

    Every place I’m in I see your face, so I need to be somewhere else

    Yeah, I need to be some where else.

     

    If I stayed, could I last one more day

    Don’t want to be pushed away

    But I need to be somewhere else

     

    I should be O.K. with the here and now, but I can’t focus on where I’m bound

    I Want to dig my heels in the ground, I’m begging you Lord don’t let me turnaround

     

    Well, the grass is greener everywhere I go but I’m not fooling myself

    Every place I’m in I see your face, so I need to be somewhere else

    Yeah, I need to be some where else.

  • 05:40
    Smart Girl
  • 03:00 Story Lyrics
    Bayview Drive

    BAYVIEW DRIVE

     Summer’s hot, the air is wet

    How much better can it get 

    In our house on Bayview Dr..

    Not a care in the world

    I’m still Daddy’s little girl

    In our house on Bay View Dr.

     

    We played in the sunshine

    We laughed in the water

    Mom called Marco Polo until Daddy caught her

    There is not better place you’ll find

    Than right here on Bay View Dr.

     

    Years go by the sun still shines

    Coming home feels so fine

    To the house on Bayview Dr.

    Here I am pushing thirty and not so girly 

    As I was at 5 on Bay View Dr.

     

    Where we played in the sunshine

    We laughed in the water

    We learned how to love

    We grew up and got stronger

    There is not better place you’ll find

    Than right here on Bay View Dr.

     

    Last night I had a dream, it was so vivid and clean

    It was summer there on Bayview Dr.

    Mom and Dad, Sister, Brother

    We all hugged each other

    Together at the house on Bay View Dr.

     

    What happened, now I’m fifty

    Dad’s gone and Mom is iffy

    Sold the house last year on Bayview Dr.

    There’s no boat in the dock now but I sit out here anyhow

    What a view on Bay View Dr.

     

    Where...

    We played in the sunshine

    We laughed in the water

    Mom called Marco Polo until Daddy caught her

    There is not better place you’ll find

    Than right there on Bay View Dr.

     

    And I’ll remember til I die, our house on Bayview Drive.

  • 04:38
    Seminole Wind
  • 03:17
    Everybody Else
  • 03:46
    Secret Heart
  • 04:46
    Evangeline
  • 03:26
    National Cheer up the Lonely Day
  • 04:26
    Poor To Carry It
  • 02:47
    Roll Easy
  • 03:04
    Oklahoma U.S.A.
  • 04:11
    Thirsty
  • 03:37
    Great Rain
  • 05:00
    Watauga River Song
  • 03:43
    Same Moon
NOTES
Lauren Adams has A CD here that is infectious, the lyrics and sweet melodies along with some sweet slide work make you want to keep listening, a very well done recording. The opening track "Poor to Carry It" really is stoked with emotion, this slide just cuts to my heart, love the texture of her music. Produced by Nick Newell Kirgo, there are a lot of musicians from the LA scene on the disc.

"Evangeline" is a very good ballad with an edge. Lauren's vocals have a slight rasp which work well with these earthy Americana songs. This production has a quality about it that is realistic and not pro tooled. What I mean is what is there is there, Life is like that, it is real, I looked at a Blu Ray disc pic on a demo TV screen once and said to myself, this is too good to be real, it was beyond reality, Lauren has music like Alison Moorer that has an edge of reality to it. Another name that comes to mind is Kathleen Edwards, the Canadian alt/country gal.

"Smart Girl" is another outstanding song. These lyrics are about the tough realities of life, there are times that you need music that tells like it is. "Fear of Failing, Fear of Doing Too Well" , this song really is cerebral. " She was a smart girl, but she had it all wrong"
Real nice guitar with some tremolo on it.

"Everybody Else" is a song about the other people in life, some real nice harmonica and changing mid tempo rhythms. Real nice interaction with band members. Lots of influences in her music, country, folk, rock ,a lot like Lucinda Williams style. Or another gal from out that way, Lisa Okane.

"Thirsty" has a more acoustic sound, her vocals are more pure on this folksy ,alt/country song. Wow, what lyrics!!! That slide player is excellent, he plays with such emotion, such great tone and sustain. She goes up a bit in the middle of the song, (this is good). Oh, I'm just grooving, the music is so good on it's own, the instrument tones are awesome. "Can you pour yourself in, seep under my skin"
I'm not familiar with these guitar players, but they sure are beyond good. This song has a special intimacy about it.

"Secret Heart" , the title track has a bit more of a rock sound to it. . This song was written for an independent film. More background vocals on this song. The guitars take on another sound this track, lots of sustain on the fills. Nice organ parts on the song. Lauren tours in the Us and Europe promoting her music. This is a disc to check out.

www.LaurenAdams.com

Jim Moulton - Country Stars Online (Sep 10, 2008)


Shaped by life’s inconsistencies and emboldened by the brighter prospects that tomorrow seems to offer singer/song writer Lauren Adams touches both our soul and our hearts with her music. At the root is Americana, a fusion of rock, country and blues sung passionately by an artist who’s been there, done that and is ready for new challenges.

Lauren has been a vital part of the L.A. music scene, currently produces and hosts the monthly show, The Americana Music Circle, held at Kulak’s Woodshed in Los Angeles, CA and chose to release her latest album, “Secret Heart” in her hometown before it will be distributed worldwide. She chose to hold a special party in honor of the loyal fans who pre-ordered “Secret Heart” to help finance production and manufacturing costs for the CD. Adams has found the generosity and unwavering support of her fans staggering, and wants to express her heartfelt gratitude at this celebration. “Secret Heart” is already garnering much attention from the music industry.

With the stellar musicianship on the CD, it's no secret as to why. Produced by guitar veteran Nick Newell Kirgo (David Lynch, Julee Cruise, Nels Cline, A.J. Croce, Vonda Shepard), the album is a virtual who’s who of the L.A. music scene. Kirgo and Adams provide extraordinary guitar work along with the likes of David Sutton (Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman) laying down bass, Gary Mallaber (Steve Miller Band, Eddie Money, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen)and Lynn "skins" Coulter manning the drums, John “JT” Thomas (Bruce Hornsby) rounding things out on keyboards, and Jesse Valenzuela (Gin Blossoms) on harmonica.

“You'll find her exploring the well-worn American inland where folk, blues and gospel predominate . . . a husky voice admits to disappointment, but tough guitar strokes and bright piano convey the strength to survive.” -Sean Piccoli, Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

Lauren Adams just received two honorable mentions at this year’s International Songwriting Competition for both “Thirsty” and “Secret Heart”. “Thirsty” was also recently featured in the Lion's Gate movie, Peaceful Warrior, starring Nick Nolte. The "Secret Heart" track was written exclusively for an improvised film in the works, The Canvas.

Adams is actively involved in raising money for local charitable organizations including, Children of the Night (rescues runaway teens in Hollywood) and Hep C Aware (Hepatitis C awareness group), and benefits for fellow musicians in need of health care just to name a few.CONTACT INFORMATION For more reviews, tour dates and music clips, log onto www.LaurenAdams.com www.myspace.com/LaurenAdams101
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