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Christa Fletcher
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July 23, 2013
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Oren Lavie

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There’s more to Oren Lavie than meets the ear. He’s not just another notable singer-songwriter — Lavie’s a philanthropist and renowned playwright too. Before hitting the American music scene in 2008, when his song “Her Morning Elegance” was picked up for a Chevy Malibu commercial, Mr. Lavie wrote and directed a play in London at the age of 21. Not only was the production well received, Time Out London hailed the play as one of the best five shows during its run in 1999.

And, in the States, Oren Lavie is now offering free downloads of his music as part of Amie Street’s Download To Make A Difference campaign, which will give funds to a non-profit in Israel called Magen David Adom, an organization dedicated to providing emergency medical services.

Growing up in Tel-Aviv, Israel, Lavie won an award for a play he wrote for the Israeli Fringe Theater Festival. Later he moved to Berlin, Germany where he wrote the album, The Opposite Side of the Sea. Now, you’ll find him on MTV, Vh1 and even performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Though his success in America is very different from his life as a playwright — we’re sure Lavie is one artist you’ll enjoy on your iPod, on the page and who knows, maybe even on the stage.

Tune in below to hear songs performed and lyrics written by Lavie.

 

The Opposite Side of the Sea


Her Morning Elegance


A Quarter Past Wonderful


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Accolades for "Her Morning Elegance"

YouTube
Over 3.7 Million views for “Her Morning Elegance” in 5 weeks
"#1 Top Rated"
"#1 Most Viewed'
"#1 Top Favorited"
"#2 Most Discussed"


Viral Video Chart

#1 on "Viral Video Top 20" 30-Day Chart with over 22.6 million views since 1/26


Chevy Malibu Commercial featuring "Her Morning Elegance" 109,450 views
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgNQ2tns0Gs

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"Her Morning Elegance"
Music & Lyrics by Oren Lavie


Sun been down for days
A pretty flower in a vase
A slipper by the fireplace
A cello lying in its case

Soon she's down the stairs
Her morning elegance she wears
The sound of water makes her dream
Awoken by a cloud of steam
She pours a daydream in a cup
A spoon of sugar sweetens up

And she fights for her life
as she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain as it pours
And she fights for her life
as she goes in a store with a thought she has caught
by a thread
she pays for the bread
and she goes…
...Nobody knows

Sun been down for days
A winter melody she plays
The thunder makes her contemplate
She hears a noise behind the gate
Perhaps a letter with a dove
Perhaps a stranger she could love

And she fights for her life
as she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain as it pours
And she fights for her life
as she goes in a store
with a thought she has caught
by a thread
she pays for the bread
and she goes…
...Nobody knows

And she fights for her life
as she puts on her coat
And she fights for her life on the train
She looks at the rain as it pours
And she fights for her life
as she goes in a store
where the people are pleasantly strange
and counting the change
as she goes…
...Nobody knows
...Nobody

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"A Quarter Past Wonderful"
Music & lyrics by Oren Lavie

Too late somehow
It's quarter past wonderful now
And I say
What have we done to ourselves
I mean, what have we done?

Got nothing new
Telling me, telling you
And the sky isn't blue
Like the blue that we knew
Don’t know how
But that...

Something extra delicious
Something sweet but nutritious
Something good
But I guess that we blew it
I mean I guess that we knew
I mean I guess that we did

Don't ask me how
It's quarter past wonderful now
And I say
What have we done to ourselves
I say, what have we done?

Got nothing new
Telling me, telling you
And the sky which was clear
It is no longer here
Don't know how
But that

Something extra delicious
Something sweet but nutritious
Something good
But I guess that we blew it
I mean I guess that we knew
I mean I guess that we did

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"The Opposite Side of the Sea"
Music & Lyrics by Oren Lavie

On the opposite side of the sea
The opposite side of the day
The colors are brighter and glee
The people unusually gray

On the opposite side of the sun
The ground is too hot to stand on
Too hot to stand on so they run

On the opposite side of the waves
The edge of a town to be saved
And quiet by night it’ll keep
For those who still dream there's no sleep

On the opposite side of the sea you’ll find her
But the waves will pull you under
On the opposite side of the sea you’ll find her
But the waves will pull you under

On the opposite side of the wind
A woman is wearing it thin
The opposite side of her skin

On the opposite side of the blue
Some people are waving at you
They say it is love that they've got
You’re almost convinced but you’re not

On the opposite side of the sea you'll find her
But the waves will pull you under
On the opposite side of the sea you’ll find her
But the waves will pull you under

Reach your hand out
Someone'll take it
Strip you down and leave you naked
That’s what they do to strangers, you see...

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Pictured: Oren Lavie

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