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Emma Cook

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If you look right through someone long enough you won't see them disappear

Sounds Like:

Sarah Harmer, Basia Bulat, Sarah McLaughlan, Norah Jones, Jenn Grant

Influences:

Feist, Sarah McLaughlan, Sinead O'Connor, Cranberries, Massive Attack, Snowblink

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Feist

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Songs by Emma Cook

Doing The Leaving

It takes five years to build a white picket fence
And another two to make sure it holds
Against all odds and the tired fights and the doubts
And the fear of getting old

You never thought that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
You thought you were doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving

It takes five years to realize its over
And another two to actually go
And more time still to get over it
To wake up alone and feel whole

You never thought that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
You thought you were doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving

When you look right through someone long enough
You won’t see them disappear
And do you think you’ll feel when they’re gone
That they were never here

You never though that bird could fly
But there she goes, she’s on her way
And now you’re left here wondering why
But while you were doing the cheating
She was doing the leaving
And now you’re doing the grieving

[Lyrics]


How Beautiful You Are

I see you on the street shuffling your feet
Head down looking at the ground hoping no one will see
Every step you take you’re one closer to giving up
Do you really think no one will be there if you just look up?

I’ll be your strength when your knees get weak
I’ll be your voice when you can’t speak
I’ll pull you out of the burning fire
And hold you until you know how beautiful you are
And hold you until you know how beautiful you are

I see you in the halls hiding all your flaws
Every day is a fight, trying to get it right
But perfect is a fragile thing you know your never enough
Do you really think you need it to be loved?

I’ll be your strength when your knees get weak
I’ll be your voice when you can’t speak
I’ll pull you out of the burning fire
And hold you until you know how beautiful you are
And hold you until you know how beautiful you are

We are made to bend not break
Even if we make mistakes
I know you think you’re nothing now
But I will convince you somehow
(Just give me a chance to prove it)
(What have you got to lose?)

And I will be your strength when your knees get weak
I’ll be your voice when you can’t speak
I’ll pull you out of the burning fire
And hold you until you know how beautiful you are
Yeah I’ll hold you until you know how beautiful you are.




[Lyrics]


Lay Down Your Arms

Lay down your arms
And surrender to it
There'll be no more wars between us
Tear down your walls
And I will enter
Break the barricade
And let me cross

Oh we won't be one of the fallen ones
Oh we won't be lowered into the ground
No not today
Not one will lay
Flowers on our grave
So lay down your arms

Lying in the rain
You look up from the trenches
Broken and in pain
You are empty
The past has left you weak
You don't know if you can take it
But I can show you love
Of peace and plenty

So lets call a ceasefire
And lay down your arms

[Lyrics]


Your Last Ride

You’ve had a long face since you’ve been home
Your demons will keep haunting you no matter where you roam
If you give in just a little bit
She’ll swallow you whole

And if its your hearts desire
To build this funeral pyre
And set yourself on fire
Then why waste your time
Because its not on your side
And this could be your last ride

Surrounded by violence and reacting in slo-mo
You let go of your balloon when the first gust of wind blow
If you give in just a little bit
She’ll swallow you whole

And if its your hearts desire
To build this funeral pyre
And set yourself on fire
Then why waste your time
Because its not on your side
And this could be your last ride

[Lyrics]


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Region:

ON

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Country | Folk | Rock

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody

Albums Released:

Manifesto (2001) Hit & Run (2008) Hit & Run - Deluxe Eco-edition USA (2009) Counting Sheep EP (2016) Same Old Song (2016) Living Proof (2018)

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Mother

Biography:

Toronto's Emma Cook is blessed with one of those glacially pure voices that cuts through the fog of our everyday tribulations. Her unassuming outer shell belies a songwriter of unwavering strength, sincerity, and determination. Back on the road after a three-year battle with Post-Concussive Syndrome, Emma Cook has distilled her hardships into a collection of stirring and deeply earnest pop balladry. She returns in support of her fourth studio album “Living Proof”.

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