I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars. — Og Mandino

po_Orton-BethBeth Orton (born Elizabeth Caroline Orton, December 14, 1970) is a BRIT Award–winning English singer-songwriter, known for her ‘folktronica’ sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica.

She was initially recognized for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid-1990s. However, these were not Orton’s first recordings. She had released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. Orton developed a devoted audience with the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album, Daybreaker. In her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of her past albums.

American films and television programs such as Felicity, How to Deal, Charmed, Dawson’s Creek, Vanilla Sky and Grey’s Anatomy have featured her music and provided her with exposure to a more mainstream American audience.

SOMEONE’S DAUGHTER
Beth Orton

I wanna sit and talk and laugh with you as the day ends
I wanna see your smiling face before the new day begins
You never know what it means to see the sunlight in your hair
And dancing everywhere

I wanna shout about it but I keep quiet about it
I wanna laugh about it but I don’t joke about
Wanna live without it but I can’t do without it

I’m someone’s daughter, are you somebody’s son
Can I ease your pain ’til the morning comes?
I’m no one’s daughter, I belong to the sun
Gonna ease your mind ’til the morning comes
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Keep looking for the reason high and low to let it go
Keep losing my mind looking for the peace that I just don’t find
I wanna know how it feels like to be the sunlight in your hair
And dancing everywhere

I wanna shout about it, though I keep quiet about it
I wanna laugh about it, but I don’t joke about
Wanna live without it, well I can’t do without it

I’m someone’s daughter, are you somebody’s son
Can I ease your pain ’til the morning comes?
I’m no one’s daughter, I belong to the sun
Gonna ease your mind ’til the morning comes
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah