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...
Jade Leven Poems
sitting alone with nowhere to go ignoring the static from the radio that interrupts my favorite song haven’t loved it in so long
With These Blue Jeans On
I wore these blue jeans when I laughed so many of my friends have seen me laugh
I've been in this scene so many times coming back to the very same place I see the world's creative lines etched into and around your face
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
Another Chance To Leave
I have scars from where I forced you to hold me
Crush At First Sight (A Song)
Note: this song is about the same person that 'Shallow Water' is dedicated to. you don't know me and in your case, more importantly,
Written on 12/16/06 you walk through the walls of my heart in past lives they’ve been shallow and cold
What It's Like
it's like wanting to cry but finding that you ran out of tears a long time ago it's like sitting for hours
Forget him, you speak to me you give me words and music to prove
As Long As I'M Around
nobody can hurt you as long as I'm around if they try to keep you down I'll get you off the ground
Hold Me Down
you can tell me that I'm not good enough that I deserve to die that I shouldn't even try but you can't hold me down
I'D Give Anything
I'd give anything not to have this blood at my feet not to have this much regret and memories of grim defeat
Please Don'T Say 'I Hate You'
another dream about you another disappointment when I wake up and I find that I have lost this love to time
sits on the sidelines the shots ring out loud watches the smoke clear pushes through the crowd
On a day when nothing matters
the sky is gray
but I can't say the same for myself
I can live on after today
because I lived on after yesterday
even though I'm not like everyone else
he wrote me a letter
that I didn't open
he called and I answered...
not with a hello,
but with a goodbye
have a nice life.