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Adroit Records
is pleased
to announce
Lisa Carver
has won a 2009
Independent
Music Award
Describing Lisa Carver to someone who has never seen her perform is like trying to describe the Grand Canyon to someone who has never seen it.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough adjectives or superlatives.  

Carver is one of the most respected and revered writers in Nashville. 


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LYRICS PHOTOS
   
BULLETS (Lisa Carver)

As he placed me in the chamber I could taste the sweat on his hands
He was a baby-faced Alabama boy playin' soldiers in the sand
He was steady as a Tuscaloosa rain as the crosshairs found their mark
He whispered "Eagle Eye can't miss, 'cause God is on his side and in his heart"

He drew in half a breath as his trigger finger squeezed back slow
I'd waited my whole life for this one moment and I was ready to go
He said "This one's for my baby girl, the rifle cracked and I began to spin
Down the barrel out into a couple hundred yards of heaven

I just go where I’m told and do what I was made to do
Don't blame me, blame the gun or blame that man
He looks a lot like you
I am lead cased in steel and I can't hate ’cause I can't feel
And I don't care who's right, to tell the truth
’Cause I just go where I'm told and I do what I was made to do

Flyin' through the mornin' sky, I was thinkin' 'bout the night before
I overheard a worried boy ask his friend what he thought about this war
But I was destiny bound now, and don't the whistlin' sound like a dead man's lullabye
I didn't feel a thing when I got close enough to look him in the eye

’Cause I just go where I'm told and do what I was made to do
Don't blame me, blame the gun or blame that man
He looks a lot like you
I am lead cased in steel and I can't hate ’cause I can't feel
And I don't care who wins, to tell the truth
I just go where I'm told and I do what I was made to do

He was tryin' to load his gun while his brothers dropped like stones at his side
And I looked down at his bullets and I thought "Ain't this a wild, wild ride"
He was asking God for victory and prayin' for his babies back home
When I busted through his eyebrow and settled in his right temple bone

I just go where I'm told and do what I was made to do
Don't blame me, blame the gun or blame that man
He looks a lot like you
I am lead cased in steel and I can't hate cause I can't feel
And I don't care who dies, to tell the truth
’Cause I just go where I’m told and I do what I was made to do

Yeah I went where I’s told and did what I was made to do

©2005 Sony/Big Alpha (ASCAP)
 
 
 
 
 

 
LISA CARVER'S FULL BIO

Describing Lisa Carver to someone who has never seen her perform is like trying to describe the Grand Canyon to someone who has never seen it.  There just doesn’t seem to be enough adjectives or superlatives.  

Carver is one of the most respected and revered writers in Nashville.  A lot of that has to due with the fact that not only can she write a hit for other artists, but she also writes absolutely astonishing songs from her heart and soul with not even the slightest nod to commercial viability.  But that is what makes an artist an artist. Lisa Carver has harnessed and mastered the power of crafting a song that can hold an audience in awe with only a smoky sultry voice and an acoustic guitar.

Disillusioned with the formulaic norm on the commercial Nashville music scene, Carver was happy working and writing on the fringes while honing her songwriting craft.  Over the years, Carver has developed an enormous respect and deep gratitude for the experiences that being a writer in Nashville has brought her. “To sit in a room with writers like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Jonathan Long and Don Schlitz, has made a tremendous impact on my artistic path,” reflects Carver. Adding, “Every day is another chance to get up and possibly write my own ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down.’”

Carver is a storyteller who breathes life in and out of the characters that inhabit her songs of love, heartache, longing, cheating and murder. She is one of the lucky ones getting to earn a living writing songs on Nashville’s famed Music Row. Carver has had songs cut by Jewel, Julie Roberts, Shelly Fairchild, Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson, as well as, Sugarland’s “Everyday America.”

“I want to write a song that feels to me like To Kill a Mockingbird  must have felt to Harper Lee;  one that says it all,” says Carver.

Adroit Records is delighted to welcome Lisa Carver to their expanding roster of talented singer-songwriters. 

 
 
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