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Ania Ziemirska

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"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." - John Zabat-Zinn

Sounds Like:

Chrissie Hynde rockin' a Joni Mitchell tune


A broken heart, a new found romance, the falling rain, the breaking sun, hope, loss, new beginnings...and...The Beatles, Serena Ryder, Joni Mitchell, Sarah McLachlan, Christina Martin...and many many many more...

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Songs by Ania Ziemirska

Fade Away

You're a candle burning at both ends and I can't bear to watch you wane

There's a shadow hanging over you my friend and I can't see your shining face

And I won’t stand to watch you fade

I won’t stand to watch you, watch you, watch you fade away

You've been best friends for oh so many years and you love each other so

How could he walk away from a gift like that? Can't he see you're worth much more?

How can he stand to watch you fade

I won’t stand to watch you, watch you, watch you fade away

All your silence a disguise cause I know you scream inside

Why don't you let it, let it all out tonight?

Stand up and fight, ‘cause you know that I'm right

That sparkle in your eye, no I won't let it die

Cause I won’t stand to watch you fade

I won’t stand to watch you, watch you, watch you fade away




Toronto, ON

Level of Experience:



Rock | Other

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:


Songs Recorded:

I Was The Girl, Giving Love A Try, Fade Away, Lakeside Reels, Who Will Love Me?, Ditched Romance, You Bet It's Gonna Hurt

Albums Released:

I Was The Girl (2010)


Canadian Songwriter of the Year (INtune radio)

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc.

Other Jobs:

Bookkeeper, Yoga Instructor


Ania Ziemirska was the girl that other kids teased. Smart, geeky, intense, and often overlooked by the cool crowd, the tenacious outsider, who didn’t speak a word of English when she immigrated to Canada from Poland at the age of nine, found her solace from insecurity and loneliness in writing and performing songs.

What began as the teenaged poetry of love and luck has evolved over the last decade into a growing songbook of emotionally arresting, nakedly astute, and deftly crafted lyrical snapshots that linger long after the musical notes have faded. In keeping with the raw honesty her songs have become known for Ziemirska (pronounced Zyeh-meer-ska) has gathered together six of her favourites for her debut release, I Was The Girl.

She garners the inevitable comparisons – to Sarah McLachlan for her studied yet accessible tunesmithing, Chrissie Hynde for her whiskey and honey-dipped vocals, Natalie Merchant for her controlled but passionate delivery and to Joni Mitchell for her exhaustive range – but there’s always an extra something that makes Ziemirska’s songs her own.

"Be warned: this girl is armed with lyrics and she's not afraid to use them."
- Bob Reid, Co-Host, CFRB's "Rock Talk"

"Your voice is really classic - like a new Lucinda Williams or Liz Phair. Really great EP..." - Emm Gryner, singer-songwriter

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