Hummingbird: A Lyric Book
“A wonderful collection of lyrics from a talented singer and songwriter. A journey that takes you through more than 70 songs.”
We play music to memorialize, to create meaning, to process the events in our lives. We write to decipher what matters and what we need to let go. We sing because we are happy or sad, feel joy or anger, feeling free and innocent or trapped and hopeless. We sing, we write songs, and we play music because sometimes it feels better than crying, drugs, or whiskey. Music is love and art. It touches what we see as untouchable. It refreshes the human heart and stirs within us a sound our souls can hear. It’s spiritual. It’s sensual. Songs pass through us in waves, like water, like air, like fire, like earth. Songs soak into us and change us from the inside. They make us feel.
All the songs in Hummingbird: A Lyric Book come from an experience, a place and time we can return to again. I invite you to take part in this lyric book. You can envision what my stories sound like, what those scenes looked like, and then you can change everything around to make them your stories. Give these lyrics new melodies, new memories, new associations. Change the key, modulate it to fit your life, add a new dynamic, unique to your own imagination, your thoughts, your feelings, your heart and soul. We can sing together or hum, or speak the words like poetry. Thank you for picking up a copy of this lyric book. If you’ve ever written a song, or want to write one, please share it with me. Let’s play together someday.
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“Elli Espi is a very talented young woman. I have had the pleasure of hearing her music in the past and she has a beautiful voice. My only regret is not being able to hear her sing all of the lyrics in this book. However, the writings make you look deep into your soul. I am sure you will enjoy reading these lyrics or poems,as you may perceive them.” - AMAZON
“Amazingly talented young woman! Every lyric in this book I have been able to relate to in one way or another. I catch myself humming them throughout my day. Beautifully written and great cover, just the right amount of pops of color. The font is the perfect legible size and a great layout. Hope yup enjoy it as much as I do! Keep up the great work Elli Espi!” - AMAZON
“A wonderful collection of lyrics from a talented singer and songwriter. A journey that takes you through more than 70 songs. A natural lyricist and storyteller. Elli Espi brings the reader along in a journey of love, life, in music. Highly recommend this lyric book.” - AMAZON
“A collection of songs in which the reader is carried through the different phases of one person’s life and love perspective – sometimes it feels like storytelling, sometimes it feels like prose or stream of consciousness, sometimes it’s poetry. Over all, a lovely collection.” - AMAZON
“This lyric book has beautiful content and lyrics that are very insightful and inspirational. I highly recommend this book to any one who loves music and being creative. It is also fun to listen along to Elli Espi’s songs while reading.” - AMAZON
About Elli Espi
Elli Espi is the creative identity of Eileen Esposito. She is a Brooklyn based recording artist, lyricist and music therapist. Half her time is spent doing music therapy at a local hospital, and the other half is spent independently recording and publishing her music and lyrics. The content Elli Espi creates can come across dreamy and suggestive, with iconic and archetypal explorations. Her work is memory and fantasy driven, with underlying themes of the nature of love and emotions, togetherness and loss, and the experience of time.