Mystère: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #37

I started “Mystère” on January 17 and finished it on February 25, 2015. “Mystère” is my 37th song in a songwriting challenge I call “52 Songs In 52 Weeks,” where my goal is to write and record a song a week for a year. The song has lyrics in French and English.

Lyrics for Mystère
Paint the red sky
With deep, black sea
Put out the torch
So the night can breathe

Move together
In the sheltering dream
Paint the red sky
With deep, black sea

Chorus
Oh! Mystère
Tard dans la nuit
Oh! Mystère
Au dedans la nuit

Take the love
That makes you weak inside
That makes your legs shake
Mouth feel dry

Take the love
Too blind to see
And give it all
Of your mystery

Chorus
Oh! Mystère
Tard dans la nuit
Oh! Mystère
Au dedans la nuit

Solo

Chorus
Oh! Mystère
Tard dans la nuit
Oh! Mystère
Au dedans la nuit

Bad Love: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #36

“Bad Love” is my 36th demo in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

Lyrics for “Bad Love”

Baby set me free
Come on let me be
Who I need to be
Who I was before

When I walk away
How you make me ache
Honey set me free
I don’t want your loving no more

Chorus
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a one way love
It’s a one way love

The ways you pull me back
You’re everywhere I go
When I’m with my friends
I’m never really home alone

You offer just a taste
You come knocking on my door
Honey set me free
I don’t want your loving no more

Chorus
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a one way love
It’s a one way love

Bridge
Where you decide what’s real
And just how I feel
If I’m going to soar or slip and fade
You give the love that takes it all away

Solo

Chorus
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a one way love
It’s a one way love

Chorus
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a bad love (It’s a mad love, it’s a bad love)
It’s a one way love
It’s a one way love

April’s Fool (6th Street Girl): 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #35

“April’s Fool (6th Street Girl)” is song 35 in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” I’ve been working on this song for awhile, and finally finished it up.

Lyrics for April’s Fool

April’s lovin’ is the cruelest kind
I can have it some, but never say its mine

I’ve been April’s toy for 12 months now
If we’re headed somewhere I can’t see how

All the nights I wait
She’s out clubbing with her friends
She only texts me late
It’s the message that she sends

Chorus
No one else is like her
She’s so cool
No one else is like her
I’m April’s fool
No one else is like, no one else is like her

I’m April’s fool when she plays it cruel
But I’m April’s plan when she needs a man

When the night gets deep
And her friends have gone to bed
She can act so sweet
It really messes with my head

Chorus
No one else is like her
She’s so cool
No one else is like her
I’m April’s fool
No one else is like, no one else is like her

Bridge
She’s no Lady Jane
I’m no Duke of Earl
It’s a dirty low down shame
I’ve fallen for a 6th Street girl
A 6th Street girl
A 6th Street girl

Chorus
No one else is like, no one else is like her
She’s so cool
No one else is like, no one else is like her
I’m April’s fool
No one else is like, no one else is like her
Her love’s so cruel
No one else is like, no one else is like her
I’m April’s fool
No one else is like, no one else is like her
April’s love is the cruelest kind, yeah

Elvis Vegas Baby Interview (Frère Jacques Mix): 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #34

“Elvis Vegas Baby Interview (Frère Jacques Mix)” is my 34th song in my songwriting challenge I call “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

Q: Elvis, what’s it like to drive a sports car?
A: Man, it’s better than a fried peanut butter and ‘nana sammich

Q: And Elvis, what’s your favorite childhood song?
A: Frère Jacques

Q: And Elvis – one last question – what’s your favorite city?
A: Vegas, baby!

It Feels Like Coming Home Again: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #33

“It Feels Like Coming Home Again” is my 33rd song in my songwriting challenge called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”

They say you can’t come home again
It’s just a distant dream
But I feel it in my bones, my friend
That’s good enough for me

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

Feels like coming home again
In a different scene
Feels like coming home again
In a place I’ve never been

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

Bridge (Instrumental)

I’ve wandered cold and distant lands
Sailed the wine-dark sea
It wasn’t till we first locked eyes
Home found its way to me

Chorus
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home, home
I’m home, home

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