Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic, Folk, Pop, Americana

Sound compared to: Nora Jones, Natalie Merchant, The Cranberries and Alanis Morissette.

Click on the title to see the lyrics and right click on the audio file to hear each song in its entirety.

Royalty free music licensing available for Indie film and student projects from $79 per song.

To license any of Ali Gilmore’s songs, contact Ali directly at: me@aligilmore.com

Ali Gilmore, Americana Music, Piece of Cake CD, songs available for licensing

Piece of Cake CD

24 (Duration 4:27 – BPM 89)

Instruments: Acoustic and Electric Guitar

Subject: May-December romance from December’s perspective, “24 is knocking at my door, but I’m too tired to get up off the floor.  Still he stands there and knocks some more, while I sit frozen, can’t quite reach the door.”

 

Where I’m From (Duration 3:20 – BPM 128)

Instruments: Upright Bass and Acoustic Guitar

Subject: Home sweet home – about the Pacific Northwest – Seattle and it’s surrounding areas, “I grew up near the sea, the sea lions and me.  Every spring you can hear them sing from miles and miles away.  That’s why no matter where I roam, I will always call it home sweet home.”

 

Baby (Duration 3:02 – BPM 100)

Instruments: Upright Bass and Acoustic Guitar

Subject: Tough guy meets a girl who brightens his world, “One day he took a chance and met her through happenstance.  That’s when it all changed.  His heart was rearranged when she said…”

 

Red Rover (Duration 3:33 – BPM 120)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar and Ukelele

Subject: Even on your worst day, this friend can make it better, “Oh won’t you come over and sit a spell with me?  Cuz I’ve had the worst day you see and you are the best cure for me.”

 

Abby (Duration 1:51 – BPM 95)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar and Ukelele

Subject: The brilliance of little girls, “Brighter light in our darker world. Her eyes could part the raging sea.”

 

Piece of Cake (Duration 3:08 – BPM 78)

Instruments: Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Ukelele

Subject: The dichotomy of perspectives on love and life, “It’s a walk in the park.  It’s a stab in the dark.  It’s a piece of cake, one you shouldn’t have ate, but it’s too late.”

 

Uncommon Ground (Duration 233 – BPM 114)

Instruments: Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitar and Ukelele

Subject: Sisters who are very different from eachother, search and find their common ground, “You were the bright one and I was the clown.  You were even keel while I bounced all around and you were the princess and I was the pea.”

 

Walking Still (Duration 3:31 – BPM 143)

Instruments: Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle and Viola

Subject: Two people meant for eachother, leading parallel lives. Will their paths ever cross?  “She’s still walking, trying to figure it out.  He’s still working, winning the case. Perhaps they’ll meet by fate somewhere down the way.”

 

See You Around (Duration 5:40 – BPM 108)
Full instrumental version also available

Instruments: Upright Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Bodhran, Mandolin and Cello

Subject: A reluctant, silver lining kind of goodbye to friends who move far away, “Whispered in your dog’s ear that I’d see him by this time again next year.”

 

Boomerang Remix (Duration 2:50 – BPM 130)
Version with female vocals only (no rap) and instrumental interlude also available.

Instruments: Didgeridoo, Acoustic Guitar and Drums

Subject: The grass is greener until you get there and when you realize that you run back to what you had, hoping it will still be there, “You wake and feel a pang inside – you’re found, so you grab your keys and turn the car around.  That’s Boomerang.”

 

What Do You See (Duration 2:30 – BPM 97)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Ukelele, Fiddle and Cello

Subject: Judging on appearance when someone doesn’t look the part they’re expected to play in society and how our perception changes when we see past their exterior, “What do you hear when I’m talking and you’re standing near?  Can you read between the babbling on what I hold dear?”


Holiday song available for license - dear santa,

Dear Santa, (Duration 4:03 – BPM 74)

Instruments: Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar and Sleigh Bells

Subject: Open letter to Santa from a disenchanted woman, “After a long day of hustle and bustle I nestled myself in my bed. Visions of sales signs, belligerent drunks were dancing around in my head.”

Harry met sally - holiday love song, by New year's day

By New Year’s Day (Duration 4:24 – BPM 85)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar and Drums

Subject: Love and the determination to make it happen, “We plod along like we’ve got all the time in the world. Not this year I say.  This one I’m gonna be brave, ‘cuz by New Year’s Day I’m going to make you mine, for all time.”

boomerang song, boomerang CD - Americana music


Boomerang CD

Boomerang Remix (Duration 2:50 – BPM 130)

Female vocals only, with instrumental interlude instead of rap.

Instruments: Didgeridoo, Acoustic Guitar and Drums

Subject: The grass is greener until you get there and when you realize that you run back to what you had, hoping it will still be there, “You look back and see the world you left behind, where you were meant to be, but you were too close to see the tapestry.  That’s Boomerang.”


David (Duration 1:43 – BPM 119 – *Explicit)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Cowbell and Drums

Subject: Tongue in cheek play on how everyone loves this amiable Irish fellow (including himself), “Be it David, Ned or me, the Supremes or Fun Boy Three, our hearts are overflowing to the brim.”
* Note there is one swear word in this song, near the last measure “to make sure you Irish bastards can’t reply.”

 

If He Were Mine (Duration 2:11 – BPM 134 – *Explicit)

Instruments – Acoustic Guitar

Subject: Tongue in cheek song of longing for a guy you know full well is not your happy ever after, “He holds me close then says don’t get too attached.  Words and actions are sorely mismatched, well fuck that.”

*Song has one swear word in it and is noted in the line above (2nd verse).


No (Duration 2:43 – BPM 80)

Instruments – Acoustic Guitar and Synthesizer

Subject: The angst of unrequited love. The realization over time that know you deserve more and can resist the urge to go back, “I didn’t realize til now just how much it weighed me down to give my heart to someone who is here, but can’t be found.”


Rest in Peace (Duration 3:52 – BPM 120)

Instruments: Acoustic Guitar and Synthesizer

Subject: Death and dying. An homage to Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Ed McMahon and Billy Mays, “Heard it on the news today, Michael Jackson passed away.  Didn’t know quite what to say, but I think maybe he’s better off this way and I hope that there is better news tomorrow, ‘cuz I can only take so much sorrow.”

 

To license any of Ali Gilmore’s songs, contact Ali directly at: me@aligilmore.com