Jade Leven (March 19,1994 / California)
Biography of Jade Leven
When I was little I used to write books all the time. In fourth grade I won a 'Young Author's Award' through a local University for a story I wrote and entered in a contest. I have since then written two novels that sadly haven't been published, 'The Flaw Factory' (science fiction) and 'Finding Jacey' (fantasy) . I hope to get them published someday. I have been writing song lyrics and poetry sice I was nine years old. I write two poems a day at the least, and it truly is my passion. My mom always wanted to be a writer, but never
accomplished that dream. I hope that someday I can accomplish it for both of us. When I grow up I hope to have a career in both writing and in the music business. I am currently taking singing lessons and I have been playing the viola for five years through the city's school music program, which I will continue to do.
I love music so much it's almost scary. I sang in the talent show this year, and that's when I realized that I love being on stage. I'm not trying to be stuck up or anything. It's not really that I love people to hear me. In fact, I loved it because the spotlight was on me, but the lights were out...they could see me but I couldn't see them. I felt like I was alone in my room singing to myself. It felt so good.
I pay more attention to the lyrics of songs than most people, which I guess is why I'm a poet AND a songwriter. Words can be so powerful. But so can music. I think the point of all songs is to make the listener feel something through the words AND the music.
Here are some artists/groups that made me feel something and I think everyone should hear:
Death Cab for Cutie
The Postal Service
Now that you have the opportunity to be musically influenced, GO DO IT!
P.S. Everything I write is dedicated to my friends with all my heart.
Jade Leven's Works:
none yet, but hopefully someday...
- A Candle for Us
- A Closeness of Hearts (a song)
- A Door You Close Forever
- A Little Thing Called Trust (a song)
- A Memory For You, I Don't Recall
- A Sighing Sea, Like Me
- A Year Ago Tonight
- Always How It Goes (a song)
- Am I More (a song)
- An Unfamilliar Place and Time
- And I Hope That He Loves You (a song)
- Another Chance To Leave
- As Long As I'm Around
Nothing More Beautiful
This is dedicated in loving memory of Taylor Hyer, who sadly passed away as an eighth grader. We all miss him. It was read by the principal to students, parents, and teachers on April 6,2007 at a tree planting in his memory. I am very honored to have Taylor's friends and family hear it.
There is nothing more beautiful than a good deed
a person who can stand up and take the lead
someone who knows each day is a gift
someone who's not afraid to make a wish
there is nothing more beautiful t