Monthly Archives: April 2010

Farmer’s Daughter – Crystal Bowersox

Another original song from Crystal Bowersox.  This is the second installment for “those who have ears to hear”, and I believe that this song is the most worthy of the two.  Love her voice, reminds me of Eva Cassidy.  I cannot wait until she releases a CD when her Idol run is over.

Farmer’s Daughter

Halfway to crazy, not far from sane
%$#@’*^’ sick and tired of all your games
All I ever wanted was you to take care of me

Honor thy mother and father too
But I know there ain’t no way in hell that God mentioned you
All I ever wanted was you to care for me

Now I’m stuck in this hotel room, your grandson and me
Tomorrow we’re gonna find out our destiny
All I ever wanted was you to be there for me
All I ever needed was you to be here for me

This time is the last time you’re gonna see us around
This was your last chance to prove you wouldn’t let me down
So go on, get going and get away from here
All alone is how you’re gonna spend the rest of your years
No farmer’s daughter anymore, mommy dear.

Remember back in high school, my brothers and me
Well he put his head through the door to find clarity
You’d come home with bourbon breath, Jack in the air
And when you broke my bones I told the school I fell down the stairs
All I ever wanted was for you to be there for me
All I ever needed was for you to be here for me

This time is the last time you’re gonna see us around
This was your last chance to prove you wouldn’t let me down
So go one home, get going and get away from here
All alone is how you’re gonna spend the rest of your years

No farmer’s daughter anymore
I ain’t no farmer’s daughter anymore
No farmer’s daughter anymore, mommy dear

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Holy Toledo – Crystal Bowersox

Born Crystal Sarah Bowersox on August 4, 1985, in Elliston, Ohio, to parents Bill and Kelly Bowersox. Crystal shares her birthday with her brother, Carl, who is her fraternal twin. Crystal’s life started with several difficulties, including her parents’ divorce when she and her brother were barely 2 years old. By the age of 6, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

The family struggled with all the adjustments, including tighter finances and new family members.  Bowersox channeled her frustrations into her music, teaching herself how to sing, as well as how to play guitar and harmonica.

By the time she was a freshman in high school, Crystal had devoted herself completely to her music. She left Oak Harbor High School to attend the Toledo School for the Arts in Toledo, Ohio, where she started writing her own songs including one she composed as a tribute to her father. By the age of 17, however, Bowersox’s home life had deteriorated to the point that she considered dropping out of school and moving out. She stayed home long enough to graduate, then moved to Chicago, Illinois, to perform in local clubs with various bands.

She returned to Elliston in 2009, where she began regularly performing with childhood friend and fellow musician Frank May. Her talent helped her snag a win in the Blade Battle of the Bands competition, and her success convinced friends and family that she should audition for the reality competition American Idol. She toyed with the idea for several months, but it wasn’t until she became pregnant with her son, Tony, that she decided to compete. “I needed to turn bar gigs into a bigger career,” Bowersox later told her local paper. “Kids aren’t cheap, and [my son] needs everything I never had growing up.”

I’m Not Who I Was – Brandon Heath

I Want to Get Lost – Sanctus Real

Well nobody wants to get lost in the crowd
Buried beneath the ambient sounds
Under the beat of a million hearts
Finding you can be the hardest part

Well I found my way to trouble
I found my way to pain
Well but Im so tired of trying
To find my own way

So I wanna get lost
I wanna get lost in your arms
I wanna get lost
And lose my way into your heart
Cuz theres so many voices
Telling me how to get lost in this life
So right now I wanna get lost in you
Before I lose myself

I never imagined at the start
The thousand ways I could find my heart
Caught in a web of compromise
Stuck in the prison of my own lies

It was easy to find my way
Not as easy to get out
Oh the roads to my own ruin
Are too easily found

So I wanna get lost
I wanna get lost in your arms
I wanna get lost
And lose my way into your heart
Cuz theres so many voices
Telling me how to get lost in this life
But right now I wanna get lost in you
Before I lose myself

And I’m tired of trying to find my own way
And Im tired of playing the mouse in the maze
Like Im memorizing the same old phrase
Just repeating my steps to the same old place

Oh, I wanna get lost tonight
I wanna get lost
I wanna get lost in your arms
I wanna get lost
And lose my way into your heart
Cuz theres so many voices
Telling me how to get lost in this life
So right now I wanna get lost in you
Lost in you
Before I lose myself
Before I lose myself