Not Quite Human

by Amadhia

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Yes, the rumors and Google search are true: female singer-songwriter Amadhia was at one time, writer/director/animator/VFX Supervisor/author/artist/film-score composer Timothy Albee.

“You know, there's been a Wikipedia article on me for over a decade – how could I pretend to hide who and what I was? Besides, I'm proud of all I worked so hard to achieve in my 'past-life.'” – Amadhia

As a soprano vocalist-for-hire, Amadhia has recorded at Abbey Road Studios, working with members from the English Chamber Orchestra, and has sung on tracks for numerous composers and producers in such diverse genres including Orchestral/Soundtrack, Symphonic Heavy Metal, Pop, Rock, Worldbeat, and Vocal Trance.

Amadhia has headlined performances in Berlin Germany, Perth Australia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Phoenix and Irvine.

NOT QUITE HUMAN marks Amadhia's debut as a singer-songwriter. Exploring new vocal territory for her, Amadhia dives into the soulful and sometimes gritty styles of blues, jazz and indie-rock; weaving powerful, occasionally playful songs that speak to the heart of common struggles in our increasingly fast-paced times.

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released July 10, 2015

All music written, composed, produced, sequenced, edited, mixed and mastered by Amadhia.
Additional Guitar/Bass/Drums by Joe "Korozjin" Jones
All songs registered with ASCAP
Artwork by Amadhia
Special thanks to D.C. King

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Amadhia Tucson, Arizona

Peabody Award winning artist, Amadhia began her career as a singer in the early 1990’s performing Celtic music in the Los Angles area.

Returning full-time to her singing in 2013 after a successful career in animation/VFX, she has since recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and has headlined at events in cities including: Berlin, Perth, Phoenix, Dallas, Pittsburgh and others.
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Track Name: Somebody Must've Spilled Sunshine
Tangled-up inside the Twittersphere,
Always a rush between there and here.
Buried alive inside a dead-end job,
I once had time but now I just feel robbed.
And then I saw you simply standing there
Loving each moment, not a single care.

[CHORUS]
Somebody Must've Spilled Sunshine when they made you!
Nobody brightens a day the way that you just do!
When we're together, the world seems so brand-new --
Feels like Saturday just standing here with you!

What a corporate slave I had become,
What came of flying kites and having fun?
Somewhere along the line that disappeared --
I had become what as a kid I feared.
You helped me let-go of that old rat-race
And ease-into a happy kind of pace!

[CHORUS]

You reminded me just how to play
And chase a sunbeam early every day!
Making time to be there for my friends,
Embrace what's real and also to pretend --
When I'm with you I find I just become
Grown-up the way I wished when I was young!

Now that each day's a different kind of fun,
It's strange I find I seem to get more done.
Now there are those who'd call me frivolous
To live without my good-old syllabus.
But I stayed too long upon that faster track,
And I am never-ever going back!

[CHORUS]
Track Name: Come Chase the Moon
I prayed for years to Gods unknown
That I'd finally find my own,
And for years not a darn thing ever happened.
And then I heard a song one night,
It scared me that it felt so right --
I couldn't fight the pull it had to come and listen.

[CHORUS]
"Come chase the moon...
And you will never be the same.
Come chase the moon...
Let-go your sorrow and your pain.
And you will never know why you held so tight
To familiar dreams that never fit you right."

I found them deep within the wood,
And with them I understood
All the reasons that my life had felt so empty.
"All it takes is one quick 'bite,'"
They said it'd open-up my sight --
But there's no going back once one begins to waken.

[CHORUS]

Now as She rises in the sky,
Letting-go our spirits fly --
And for a time we leave-behind all our illusions.
Sometimes I miss the lies I knew,
But there's more life in living true
Than a gilded cage and cries for absolution!

[CHORUS]
Track Name: Not Quite Human
How do they make it look so easy,
Off-the-cuff, never delve too deeply...
Through social states they smoothly glide,
Never with a thing to hide.
And even though I seem the same,
I never find I grasp the game.
With all the ways I fail in trying,
Perhaps I should just stop denying
That I'm... Not... Quite... Human....
I must be Not... Quite... Human...

I used-to wish that I could be like them,
But I can't help but think again
When I see how they can treat their kind;
Raging like they've lost their mind.
And all the ways they've justified
Schadenfreude and hatred gloried,
It might be good to not be able
To feed their beast, should I be grateful
That I'm... Not... Quite... Human....
I must be Not... Quite... Human...

But the secret is I'm not alone --
Across the world the feeling's grown:
Echoing a higher kin
We find the good in Man again!
And though we all look different
We live under one firmament,
And someone's got to speak for those
Who'll die if humankind implodes!
And we're Not... Quite... Human....

Yeah, we're proud to be this way!
We're not afraid to stand and say,
We're closer to the natural world
Than human hatreds long unfurled.
Thank God we're Not... Quite... Human....
Yeah, we're Not... Quite... Human...
We're all Not... Quite... Human....
Track Name: Why Can't the Clothing Make the Man
Perfect smile, perfect tie:
Casually perfect guy --
Cool and smooth, above it all,
Perfect pose; oh, so tall.
Somewhere there's a GQ page
Without a model on a stage.
At least that's what it seems to be,
This perfect guy in front of me.

[CHORUS]
Why must it be,
What we see isn't what we get?
Why aren't we shown,
What a person calls their own?
Why don't we strive,
To bring a fantasy to life?
Why Can't the Clothing Make the Man?

Throwing money at a problem never made it go-away.
And a thousand-dollar dress won't change the character I play.
Buying all the models clothes won't make me more like her.
Merit and respect only come from deep within.

[CHORUS]

Not what I seem...
Under the bling, inside the car....
Can I drop the act,
It only looks good from afar!
And no matter what the media may say,
Only through half-closed eyes do good and bad
Turn a million shades of gray.

Yeah no-one's lived a perfect life,
I feel threadbare from my strife.
My fantasy is my guide to live-up-to my better side
And build-up what I can't outgrow:
The real me, and not the show!

[CHORUS]
Track Name: When You Came Along
There's fellas and ladies
With their faces all aglow,
So happy together,
And I wish it wasn't so.
'Cause I'm still hurting from a love
Who's lies I still can't clearly see...
And a soirée's not the place to be all indigo like me.

But...

[CHORUS]
When You Came Along
With that spark in your eye,
Your mischievous smile is somehow liftin' the blues.
You being around is daring me to dream,
You're daring me to love.

Why would you care to bring a smile
To a quite, lonely one like me?
Such a bright and handsome fella,
You're all anyone can see.
When your fingers brushed my side,
I felt my world start spinnin' 'round...
And when you led me to the dance floor,
You made me float right off the ground!

[CHORUS]

Don't have a clue about tomorrow,
Or if you and I would last.
I guess what matters is you helped a gal
Believe in love again at last!

[CHORUS]