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Eliane Amherd

Skylines

by Eliane Amherd

Released 2016
Eli
Released 2016
Eli
Swiss born and NYC based genre-busting singer, guitarist and songwriter combines Afro, Latin and Brazilian rhythms with funky grooves, along with bluesy, jazzy vocals and catchy pop choruses, to create a fresh sound, completely her own."
  • 04:27 Story Lyrics
    Never Is

    Never is ( lyrics )

    I remember the very first time
    electrified by a thousand lights
    bubbles rising up my spine
    fired up by sleepless nights

    New York New York, New York New York
    but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to
    but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

    I remember the day I arrived
    I felt so excited I felt so alive
    this is where I wanted to be
    so sure of myself like they were waiting for me

    New York New York, New York New York
    but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to
    but it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

    and now we don’t even go out anymore
    because we have been there we’ve done that before
    sitting on the couch watching the city go by

    and now we don’t even go out anymore
    because we have been there we’ve done that before 
    it’s all so expensive, New York left us high and dry

    It’s funny however don’t you agree
    how this old lady grew on me
    still no place I’d rather be 
    New York it isn’t you it’s me

    it never is like it used to be, it used to be
    to believe that it
    never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

    and despite your sky high atmosphere 
    we are survivors we are still here
    cause we have each other
    we are creating our own world

    and despite your sky high atmosphere 
    we are survivors we are still here
    we’re part of this, we are ones to keep that magic alive

    New York New York
    it’s ok that it
    never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to
    it never is like it used to be, it used to be, it used to

  • 03:24 Story Lyrics
    Gonna Get Up

    Gonna get up 

    Oh the music keeps on playing through the middle of the night
    oh the people keep on dancing til they see the morning light
    oh the rhythm keeps on beating full of life and full of joy
    oh the drummers keep defeating what you never can destroy

    you will never bring us down with your crazy beliefs
    we’re standing here we’re standing strong
    we fight with love and peace

    you wanna get us down but we gonna get up
    you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

    oh the trumpets keep on blaring til the rising of the sun
    and the people are declaring we are living we have fun

    you will never bring us down with your crazy beliefs
    we’re standing here we’re standing strong
    we fight with love and peace

    you wanna get us down but we gonna get up
    you wanna get us down but we gonna get up

    oh the horns keep on blowing keep on blowing all night long
    oh the people are enjoying and the spirit’s growing strong

     

     

  • 02:51 Story Lyrics
    Money Ain't No Friend of Mine

    Money ain’t no friend of mine ( lyrics )

    Money’s got a lot of friends but he’s no friend of mine

    every time I call him up he’s ready to decline

    Money’s got a lot of friends but he’s no friend of mine
    every time I call him up he’s ready to decline
    ready to find an excuse, tryin’ to get him is no use
    don’ know why I try so hard ‘cause he’s no friend of mine

    Money always likes to go where money’s always been
    has a taste for luxury the common’s not his scene
    doesn’t like to make new friends, he sticks to what he knows
    money’s at the country club and that’s where money goes

    oh oh money money, money, money

    well it’s understandable how awkward it must be
    if he has to visit folks who won the lottery
    they get all loud, they build a crowd around him
    they don’t know how to help themselves around him

    even worse is charity, oh my god what irony, 
    that’s not where he wants to be
    just to think of awful trends, like those benefit events
    but a friend of money knows
    money’s at the country club and that’s where money goes

    oh oh money money, money, money

    but lately he’s gotten a little bit fat
    and lately he’s gotten a little bit sad
    ‘cause you see my days of chasing him around are done
    and he knows he needs someone like me to have some fun
    deep inside he knows that he has nothing going on
    and he needs someone like me to show him how it’s done

    but money you got a lot of friends keep hanging with your kind
    I’ll find you at the country club, bored out of your mind
    I’ll find you at the country club, bored out of your mind

     

     

  • 04:02 Story Lyrics
    Knowing That I'm a Fool

    knowing that i’m a fool ( lyrics )

    you came my way when i needed some affection
    and i fell for the attraction to you
    you had this way to make it seem o.k.
    cause you never really loved her anyway

    i gladly believed your half ass stories
    i gladly ignored and didn’t worry
    that i would make a fool of myself
    that i would make and ass of myself

    knowing that i’m a fool
    i am still missing you and you have no idea
    knowing that i’m a fool
    i am still missing you and you have no idea

    you couldn’t leave her side
    for so many tears she cried
    that’s why you blame her for your misery

    the truth is my dear
    that you are full of fear
    to be a man who takes responsibility

    and now instead to change your situation
    you go ahead to be a slave of your frustration
    and there you make a fool of yourself
    and there you make an ass of yourself

    i had to let you go
    but knowing that i’m a fool...

     

     

  • 03:25 Story
    What Have You Done for Me Lately
  • 03:04 Story
    Turn the World Around
  • 04:07 Story Lyrics
    Counting Grains of Sand

    Counting grains of sand( lyrics )

    I was a fool 
    to think that I could take a plane
    to think that I could fly away
    and let the miles between us make the choices

    that I couldn’t face
    and now I’m sitting on the shore
    less certain than I was before
    unwilling and unable to let go

    the sun and the sea
    are not doing it for me
    the waves in the wind
    are not enough
    this time they’re not enough

    I was cold
    I tried to stay out of your way
    exactly why I couldn’t say
    it’s just that everything was more then slightly off beat
    more then slightly off beat…

    Your counting the raindrops in New York
    I’m counting the grains of sand in Puerto Rico

    the sun and the sea
    are not doing it for me
    the waves in the wind
    are not enough
    this time they’re not enough
    to save my soul 
    not enough to save my love 
    not enough to save my sanity
    in this ocean of emotion  - not enough...

    Your counting the raindrops in New York
    I’m counting the grains of sand in Puerto Rico

  • 03:41 Story Lyrics
    Andromeda

    she said that i was born on a special day
    when the earth was open to a cosmic ray
    she said that i was born on a special day
    that made me like her right away

    andromeda princess andromeda 
    andromeda princess andromeda

    have never seen her ever since 
    and it’s already a long time ago
    i guess that she has gone back home
    back home to new mexico

    her father half irish and half from brazil
    her mother a cherokee
    she liked everything from outerspace
    was as beautiful as she could be
    as beautiful as she could be

    andromeda princess andromeda
    andromeda princess andromeda

    i said what are you doing what are you doing all day
    she looked right through me 
    and this is what she had to say

    we are human beings not doings
    human beings not doings
    and what is time anyway

    she sat down on the floor like she did the day before 
    and stared out of the window
    down on avenue B
    was as beautiful as she could be

    i know that one day you will rise up to the skies like remedios
    and they will make you their queen 
    and you’ll leave all behind and you will go to places
    that no one has seen

    andromeda princess andromeda

     

     

  • 03:42 Story Lyrics
    Don't Wanna Be

    don’t wanna be ( lyrics )

    sometimes it happens that there’s too much love for one woman only
    it seems it happens to me
    but i don’t wanna be your love
    can’t you see i don’t wanna be your love

    your love is so strong strong like a man like you are
    and i’m so scared of your eyes they’re eating me
    and i’m so scared of your heart it’s beating me
    and i’m so scared of your lips they are so soft
    much too soft for me

    but i don’t wanna be
    the reason you’re living for
    i don’t wanna be
    the girl you’re giving more and more of your love
    of your life of your love

    you say that we were meant to last forever
    i was made for you and you were made for me
    but i don’t wanna be
    can’t you see i don’t wanna be your love

    don’t you get it
    i don’t wanna be
    the reason you’re living for
    i don’t wanna be the girl you’re giving more and more
    of your love of life of your love of your life

     

     

  • 05:36 Story
    Courage Bill Ware Remix
  • 06:19 Story
    Andromeda Bill Ware Remix
NOTES
Eliane Amherd - vocals and guitars ( 1 - 11 ),
Gustavo Amarante - bass ( 1 - 8 )
Willard Dyson - drums ( 1 - 8 ),
Ze Mauricio - percussion ( 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Jeremy Mage - keys ( 1, 2, 8, 9 ),
Jeremy Lawton - hammond B3 ( 4 )
John Burdick - synth ( 3 ),
Marcus Strickland - sax ( 9 ) courtesy of Blue Note records,
Hagar Ben Ari - bass ( 9 ),
Jennifer Vincent - cello ( 9 ),
Mathias Kunzli - drums ( 9 ),
Bill Ware and Urban Vibes ( 10, 11 )

all music and lyrics by Eliane Amherd
“Gonna get up” aka “Bucamo” lyrics by …
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Now And From Now On

by Eliane Amherd

Released 2011
ELI
Released 2011
ELI
Hot genre-busting Swiss born, New York based female singer, guitar player and songwriter combines Brazilian and Latin rhythms along with contemporary Jazz and Pop vocals to create a fresh sound, completely her own.
  • 03:34 Story Lyrics
    Now And From Now On

    NOW AND FROM NOW ON

     

    you got dreams 

    they are closer then it seams

    you got plans

    got to keep em in your hands

     

    take a stand

    got to make ‘em understand

    you mean action

    instigating chane reaction

     

    cause baby baby

    now and from now on

    it’s your  time it’s your time 

    now and and from now on

     

    now and from now on

    the world is yours the world is mine

    now and and from now on

     

    you start with an imagination

    get over your inhibitation

    and then you take the first step 

    before you take the second one

    don’t you just love anticipation

    the promise of a new creation

    it ain’t easy but it’s not that hard

    if you believe that you can start it

    take the first step bevore you take the second one

     

    likke i said

    i got you your back just go ahead

    i got love for you baby

    it’s a yes not no or maybe

     

    i’m on your side

    i got the ticket for the ride

    we got dreams

    they are closer then it seems

     

    now and from now on

    it’s your  time it’s your time 

    now and and from now on

     

    now and from now on

    the world is yours the world is mine

    now and and from now on

  • 03:57 Story Lyrics
    As If

    AS IF  

     

    so i put my feet into the warm sand

    watching beautiful people walk by hand in hand

    they all seem happy having a lot of fun

    and i pick up my book to read chapter one

    and there it goes

     

    hi how are you what’s your name

    where are you from how long to you stay

    hi how are you what’s your name

    where are you from how long do you stay

    do you like rio

    do you like rio

    você gosta do rio

     

    so i go to the museum of modern art

    to do some cultural stuff to play my tourist part

    there approaches mister intellectual

    he wants to chat me up i could tell

    and there it goes

     

    hi how are you...

     

    and i am always walking

    as if i knew my way

    i am always walking 

    as if i knew my way

    i cross the streets by red light

    don’t wait as the tourists do

    i’ve taken off all my band aids

    no more bruises from the summer shoes

    and my skin is getting darker day by day

    and i am always walking as if i knew my way

    i am always walking 

    to avoid the usual

     

    hi how are you what’s your name

    where are you from how long do you stay

     

    oi qual e seu nome 

    de onde e voce 

    quanto tempo vai ficar

    voce gosta do rio

    eu gosto de você

  • 02:40 Story Lyrics
    Me Fe Tan Pliji

    ME FE TAN PLIJI

     

    me fe tan pliji 

    me fe tan pliji 

    me fe tan pliji 

      

    I’d like to swim in the ocean 

    like to swim in the ocean

    like to be in the deep blue sea

     

    but all i have is a river

    all i have is a river

    much to wild and to cold is he

     

    the ocean is far away

    the ocean is far away

    it’s all the way down in marseille

     

    and if i jumped in the river

    if i jumped in the river

    he’d take me down to the deep blue sea

     

    what i have ain’t what i want

    what i want i do not have

    what i have ain’t what i want

    what i want i do not have

     

    hey now i float down thøe river

    now i float in down the river

    who thought how much fun this could be

     

    i want to start this all over

    want to start this all over

    go back to the top of the valley

     

    hey marseille see you next season

    i found myself a reason

    i found myself a good reason to stay

     

    hey marseille see you next year 

    i think i’m gonna  stay right here 

    gonna stay right here in my valais dear

     

    me fe tan pliji - ovalais bavalais

    me fe tan pliji - ovalais bavalais

  • 04:11 Story Lyrics
    Don't Give Up On Me

    DON”T GIVE UP ON ME

     

    don't you give up on me

    i just need a little bit more time

    don't you give up on me

    and i promise i'll be fine

     

    do the right thing follow my heart

    let it go make a new start

    it's not easy to

    do the right thing follow my heart

    let it go make a new start

    it's not easy when it hurts so bad

    but i'm begging you

    until i get over my pride

     

    don't you give up on me

    i just need a little bit more time

    don't you give up on me

    and i promise i'll be fine

     

    do the right thing follow my heart

    let it go make a new start

    it's not easy to

    do the right thing follow my heart

    let it go make a new start

    it's not easy when it hurts so bad

    but i'm begging you

    even if i hate you

     

    don't you give up on me...

  • 03:08 Story Lyrics
    Feel A Little Sorry For Yourself

    FEEL A LITTLE SORRY FOR YOURSELF   

     

    why don’t you go why don’t you why 

    don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

    why don’t you go why don’t you why 

    don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

     

    yeah yeah yeah what else is new

    yeah yeah yeah what can you do

    yeah yeah yeah  whatever

    someone’s always got it worse than you

     

    if the tension gets all your attention don’t let the pain ache in vain

    feel a little sorry for yourself

    if you’re at it to ruin your credit why not just do as i say

    feel a little storry for yourself

     

    I’m the institution to give you the absolution to feel

    a little sorry for yourself

     

    why don’t you go why 

    don’t you why don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

    why don’t you go why 

    don’t you why don’t you go and feel a little sorry for yourself

     

    recession special 24/ 7 

    cocktail hour from 3 to 11

    take full advantage and feel

    a little sorry yourself

     

    if hope is all that you’ve got 

    you sure know that’s not a lot

     

    who else will if not you 

    so the least that you can do 

    is feel a little sorry for yourself

     

    I’m the institution to give you the absolution to feel

    a little sorry for yourself

  • 03:55 Story Lyrics
    Where Is Home

    WHERE IS HOME  

     

    where is home

    where do i belong

    where is home

    where do i belong  

     

    gotta say goodbye

    to say hello

    and to arrive

    i first gotta go

     

    do i go east

    do i go west

    don’t know no more

    which way is best

     

    i don’t know how

    how is it so

    but home is never

    the way i go

     

    home is where my heart is

    but my heart is here nor there

    my heart anywhere

    my heart anywhere

     

    i love you both

    i love you dear

    i love you more

    when you’re not near  

     

    and if i stay

    for a bit too long

    in just one place

    i feel i don’t belong

     

    and if stay

    just one more day

    my heart will burst

    gotta go away ... now

     

    home is where my heart is

    but my heart is here nor there

    my heart anywhere

    my heart anywhere

     

    and so i long

    to know where i went wrong

    and so i long

    to know where i belong

     

    where is home

    where do i belong

    where is home

    where do i belong

  • 03:33 Story Lyrics
    Let Me Explain

    LET ME EXPLAIN

     

    i know that it takes time

    for things to get refined

    i know that it goes slow

    for love to grow

    yet today i think that what i feel for you couldn’t get any stronger

    only to find out tomorrow that i couldn’t be possibly wronger

     

    and i know that you know  know that you know 

    and i know that i know  know that i know 

    and you i know that you know  know that you know

    know that i know

     

    let me explain to you

    that all you have to do

    is just to ask me and i will stay

    let me explain to you

    that all you have to do is just to ask me

    and i will stay forever and anothenr day

     

    we haven’t seen the winter yet

    we haven’t felt the cold

    but baby i’m not scared at all

    to show my soul unfold

    you say bein’ in love so deep is dangerous

    it can cause a lot of pain

    i say you can live your life to the fullest

    or you can live a life in vain

     

    and i know that you know  know that you know 

    know that i know  know that i know 

    know that you know  know that you know 

    we both know that this is the real thing 

     

    no need to explain to you 

    that all you have to do is just to ask me

    and i will stay

    no need to explain to you

    that all you have to do is just to ask me

    and i will stay forever and another day

     

  • 02:50 Story
    Temptation
  • 03:23 Story Lyrics
    Trust You

    TRUST YOU

     

    i found a hair on the floor

    lying there

    i could swear 

    that i saw it before

     

    black, thick and strong

    what’s goin’ on

    it’s not mine

    mine is fine

    it’s  lying down there on my floor

     

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

     

    you say what do you mean

    makin a scene

    it could as well have been you

    who dragged that hair in on your shoe

     

    you say what do you mean

    makin a scene

    hm could be true

    what should i do

    should I decide to let it slide

     

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

    i just don’t know if i can trust you  

    i know one day i’m gonna bust you

    i just don’t know if i can trust you

     

    what have i become

    what have i become

    the old me is gone

    the old me is gone

     

    eifersucht ist eine leidenschaft die mit eifer sucht was leiden schafft

    I got feeling can’t find no healing

    I got feeling can’t find no healing

    i just don’t know

     

    what have i become

    what have i become

    the old me is gone

    the old me is gone

  • 04:23 Story Lyrics
    Steady And Slow

    STEADY AND SLOW

     

    sometimes I wonder

    why it always takes so long

    why I always gotta be strong

    and patient

     

    sometimes I wish I

    I wish I had what other people have

    wish I did what other people do

    and I can’t

     

    but than I recall

    what a good friend once told me 

    you got to remember where you’re from

    and I’m a mountain girl

    and the mountains are my home

     

    and people, people from the mountains

    they sure do know

    if you want to reach the top

    you - gotta walk slow

     

    that’s the way to go

    steady and slow

     

    if you want to reach the top 

    you gotta go - steady and slow

     

    if you don’t want to loose your breath

    you gotta go - steady and slow

     

  • 02:37
    Batucada
NOTES
Eliane Amherd - voice and guitar
Bill Ware - vibes
Gustavo Amarante - bass
Willard Dyson - drums
Ze Mauricio - percussion

all music and lyrics by Eliane Amherd, Temptation by Tom Waits
produced by Eliane Amherd
recorded mixed and masterd by Jason Sarubbi, Split Rock Studio New Paltz, New York

album photography by Katung Aduwak
art direction by Onome Ekeh


Eliane is one of the hottest forces of the New York City Jazz, Brazilian …
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Heimweh

by Swiss Miss

Released 2008
Eli
Released 2008
Eli
Featuring Nubya, Mia Aegerter, Gigi Moto, Corin Curschellas, Andra Borlo, Valerie Fellay, Jamie Wong Li, Irina Simoneta, Christin Maho, Yolanda Schallbetter, Connnie Stadler, Eliane Amherd, alphorn player Eliana Burki
NOTES
Swiss Miss "heimweh" featuring:

NUBYA, MIA AEGERTER, GIGI MOTO, CORIN CURSCHELLAS, ANDRA BORLO, HIRSUTE, JAMIE WONG LI, IRINA SIMONETA, CHRISTIN MAHO, YOLANDA SCHALLBETTER, CONNNIE STADLER, ELIANE, alphorn player ELIANA BURKI, human beatbox master NINO G. and many more.

what are heidi’s granddaughters up to? 12 renowned female singers representing different generations, music styles and ethnic backgrounds spice up traditional folkmusic from all over switzerland with its four official languages and countless dialects. arranged and produced …
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