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Words or Not

by Naomi LaViolette

Naomi LaViolette is a critically acclaimed performer, songwriter, & recording artist. "Words Or Not" is the first track from her full-length debut album, self-titled "Naomi LaViolette", which is available on iTunes.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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Naomi LaViolette properly introduces herself with “Words or Not”, leading the song from the piano, with transparent, in-the-moment lyrics, an emotionally intimate lead vocal, and haunting background vocals. An electric guitar gives the song its progressive edge while the drummer’s rock beat ghosts through glimpses of jazz patterns. The string arrangement takes it to movie-soundtrack heights, and top-notch production brings all these elements together in an ambitious presentation that still speaks at a personal level.

Words Or Not
Music and lyrics by Naomi LaViolette
Published by LaViolette Music (ASCAP)

I won’t try to be too deep, I won’t try to be profound
I’ll just try to bare my soul, and hope that somewhere you can be found
I’m not interested in mere words, I don’t feel like I have a point to make
I just want to communicate, I hope that I will have what it takes

Why is it so hard to put my heart on my sleeve?
What can I say, when you already know what’s on my heart?
I try to find just the right words for you
But what can I say, when you already know what’s on my heart?
Just love me for who I am, words or not

I’m looking for some light, why is the world so dark?
I’m standing on a rock, but the ground around me is trembling
Still I will find my heart right in the palm of your hand
And I’ll read between these lines, maybe someday I’ll understand

Naomi LaViolette – lead vocal, background vocals, & piano; Jeramy Burchett - drums & bass; Daniel Smith – electric guitar; Erin Winemiller - cello; Lauren Elledge - viola; Lucia Conrad - violin
String arrangement by Dean Baskerville

Produced by Dean Baskerville & Jeramy Burchett

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dean Baskerville at Jackpot Recording Studio, Dead Aunt Thelma's Recording Studio, and Baskerville Recording Studio

Cover Artwork by Krissy Gilhooly at Potassium Design, Photography by Annie Schilperoort at Your Life Documented Photography



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Amazing Artist
Naomi's voice is wonderful and her songwriting is both thought-provoking and refreshing. I can't wait to hear the full album!

Jon S.

Great single
Naomi's vocals and lyrics are hauntingly beautiful on this track, and the backing strings add a real emotional punch. Looking forward to the full album!


You'll love this song!
We have enjoyed watching Naomi LaViolette performing American songbook standards, jazz classics and original songs over the years. Her beautiful voice, musicianship, and clever lyrics come together on this new single. We can't wait for the full-length album (coming soon, we hope). Now, the entire CDBaby universe can discover our local treasure!