Leslie Robinson Sharp

Leslie Robinson Sharp, singer/songwriter

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ABOUT MY SONGS:

The song “Stars” started when I read a saying attributed to that great writer, “Anonymous”: “I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”. In the midst of trying to have a career in music, I was confronted by the fact that my songs weren’t very commercial. And, I knew, never would be. Therefore, I was destined to play – several nights a week – small, not-well-paying gigs, if I was going to make a living at it. I could try to get into the whole commercially viable path of show business, but really didn’t want to. My music, for me, is about self-expression, and self- and Life-awareness. It’s a way to better understand What’s Going On?!

“The Marriage” is about the love/hate thing that can go on in a marriage. We do stupid, bad things sometimes, to each other, to ourselves. We get hurt, we hurt… We’re understanding, we’re vengeful… We want to stay in the relationship, we want the other person to go to Hell… What’s True? What’s So? Is there an answer?

IT WAS LOVE. A new relationship, before it’s an official “Relationship” (YOU AND I ARE TOGETHER NOW!), begins in vague murmurings, little things that you don’t even necessarily notice at the time. And I was in a mood to be literate, too, when I wrote it…

HERE IN OREGON. I went to Opal Creek Wilderness here in Oregon – the last virgin Old Growth forest in Oregon, I’m told – for a fundraiser for the Friends of Opal Creek. I was told about the enmity between the nearby hamlet of Mill City – where lived many loggers – and the Friends of Opal Creek. Because of their work, Opal Creek had been made off limits to loggers (as had many forests in Oregon by the time I arrived here). Many people were suffering – many families who, for generations, had assumed logging would always be there for them as a way to make a living. How did we come to this place of enmity? When did our understanding of the Earth and what She could do for us humans go wrong? Was it always wrong? Is it really wrong now? At what point did the forests no longer abound infinitely? How does a person give up a life career and just change overnight? What does it take to come to terms with a completely new reality you did not want? Note: a “crummie” is the cab of a big wood-cutting machine most loggers used. That machine can cut many more trees at a time than the old ways could.

Leslie Robinson Sharp, singer/songwriter

Welcome to my site! Hope you enjoy my music.

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Click on one of the links below.

01 – Stars

02-The Marriage

04 – It Was Love

05 – Here In Oregon

06 – The River

07 – I’m The One

08 – Soft Evening Blues

09 – My Secret

10 – The Hard Way

11 – Come With Me

13 – Sarajevo Zoo

14 – It Will Never Happen Again

15 – Love Me

16 – Hold Me

17 – One More Lifetime

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March 14, 2007 - Posted by | songs

7 Comments »

  1. Beautiful songs, Leslie. I’ve been working quietly in my office listening to them one by one. Thanks so much for creating them, crafting them, sharing them.

    Comment by Andrea | August 5, 2007 | Reply

  2. Greetings;
    Well to be honest I was looking for someone else but fate led me to your page and your beautiful music. I guess you never know where the stars will take you.Thanks for for the great songs. Have a joyous holiday!
    Peace, Love, and Harmony
    Ken & Alexander Robinson

    Comment by Ken Robinson | December 21, 2007 | Reply

  3. been 37 years, but are you the Leslie Robinson of Post Lane in southanpton. If so, you’ve been found my a neighbor on the other end of the Lane. living in a small town in Hawaii Now cause it’s like Southampton of the 50’s and 60’s. Good Tunes

    Comment by Dave Scanlon | January 8, 2008 | Reply

  4. I am hoping this is the Leslie Robinson I used to play with at the Blue Moon Cafe in Quogue and other venues. If it is, you are still as talented and amazing as ever. I have a daughter who is a fabulous singer and songwriter, but the first song I taught her to play was your “Another Day” when she was 7 years old. She still plays it and does it much justice at 19!!!! I am in her band and we play all over the east from Florida to Vermont.
    I would sure love to talk to you again. Thanks for the great music.

    Comment by Eddie Blume | April 11, 2013 | Reply

    • Eddie, it is me and it is great to hear from you!! Let me email you. My email is sharp.leslie (at) gmail.com.

      Comment by Bill Sharp | April 11, 2013 | Reply

  5. At Northfield I admired you so much, and now you are gone! Yet your songs live on. Enjoying them.
    Margie Hord Mendez in Mexico

    Comment by canmexma | July 19, 2013 | Reply

  6. I, too, admired Leslie’s beautiful singing and guitar playing at Northfield. I was saddened to learn of Leslie’s passing and am very grateful to be able to hear her lovely voice again. Many thanks to Bill for posting these songs.
    Betsy Parker, Northfield Class of 1970

    Comment by Betsy Parker | November 16, 2013 | Reply


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