Category Archives: Acoustic

Aurora, You Call To Me: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #13

“Aurora, You Call To Me” is my thirteenth song in a series I call “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” My goal is to write and record a new song every week for a year.  I wrote and recorded “Aurora” over the last week.  If you like it, please share it.

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Lyrics

Aurora nights, northern dreams
When I’m away you stay with me

The way you are
Calls to me
You and I fit so perfectly

Chorus
Night passes quickly
Into dawn’s thieving hands
Your wine glass fills with sunlight
On the night stand

Your aura light shines out to sea
Beckons across the waves between

Your body, love, calls out to me
Though we should sleep
The need’s too deep

Chorus
Night passes quickly
Into dawn’s thieving hands
Your wine glass fills with sunlight
On the night stand

Oh, darlin’ my heart yearns for you
When we’re apart
When we’re apart
When we’re apart

Summertime Ice Cream Sandwich Song

This is the eighth song in my series called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” If you like it, share in on your favorite social site. Thanks.

Lyrics
I was walking down the street just the other day
The kind with the big ditches on either side
It felt like it might rain

It was around three in the afternoon
I was barefoot
Walking on the asphalt, which was quite hot
But this was not unexpected
It was just part of the drill

So I was headed to the store
For an ice cream treat
I was torn between a banana and fudge bombstik and a classic ice cream sandwich

Mmm. What’ll it be? What’ll it be? What’ll it be?

Friend: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks (#5)

“Friend” is the fifth song in my songwriting series called “52 Songs in 52 Weeks.” I started writing “Friend” on Sunday, February 23, 2014, and finished writing and recording it on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. If you like the song, please re-share it on your social media outlets of choice.

Lyrics
Friend – you are a friend to me
Friend – best that could ever be
Til the end – you are a friend, I see
Sent – you were sent to me

Chorus
You are a friend – so good to me
You are a friend – in times of need
You are a friend – a sheltering tree
You are my friend

Friend – you are a gift to me
Friend – when I can’t get free
You don’t pretend that it’s all easy
Lent – you were lent to me

Chorus
You are a friend – so good to me
You are a friend – in times of need
You are a friend – a sheltering tree
You are my friend

Friend – beginnings without end
Friend – through the night, against the wind
Til the end – you are a friend, I see
Friend – I will be there when you need

Chorus
You are a friend – so good to me
You are a friend – in times of need
You are a friend – a sheltering tree
You are my friend

In A Dream: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks

“In A Dream” is the fourth song in a series I have optimistically called “52 Songs in 52 Weeks.” I’m 1/13th of the way there.

If you like the song, please re-share it on your social media outlet of choice.

I started writing “In A Dream” in the early 2000s and finally finished it on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

Lyrics
I’ve been here before
In a dream, in a dream
In a dream, in a dream

Trying to recall a scene of a dream
From a dream, from a dream

Pre-chorus
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming of this place
Yes, I know what I know
Where I go
When I’m dreaming in this place

Chorus
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
I’m dreaming in this place

Flashing on a screen
Memory and dream, memory and dream
Suspended in between
Seen and unseen, seen and unseen

Pre-chorus
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming of this place
Yes, I know where I go
What I know
When I’m dreaming in this place
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
Dreaming of this place

Chorus
I’m dreaming
Dreaming
Dreaming of this place

Trying To Make It Through

“Trying To Make It Through” is the third demo in my songwriting series called 52 Songs In 52 Weeks. It has a bit of a Latin flavor. If you like it, share it. The song is a free download for about a week. After that, it will be available for sale.

Trying To Make It Through (Lyrics)
Lights dance at your feet
You’re looking for your friends
Running through the streets
When the police show up the party ends

Trying to get there
Trying to get there, oo
Trying to get there
Trying to make it through
Trying to make it through

Scrambling up a fence
Landing hard in someone’s neat back yard
Motion sensor, dogs are barking
Dogs are coming at you

Trying to get there
Trying to get there, oo
Trying to get there
Trying to make it through
Trying to make it through

You can hear their voices now
They’ve focused in you somehow
Hiding in the darkness
Trying not to breathe

Trying to get there
Trying to get there, oo
Trying to get there
Trying to make it through
Gotta make it through

Once you’re sure they’ve gone
You walk swiftly through the night
On the edges, in the shadows
Scanning left and right…

Trying to get there
Trying to get there, oo
Trying to get there
Trying to make it through
Trying to make it through
Trying to make it through

Alice (Headed For Wonderland)

This is the first song in a series I have optimistically called “52 songs in 52 weeks.” My goal is to write and record a song a week for a year. Each demo will be a free download for a few days, and then available for sale after that.

I wrote “Alice (Headed For Wonderland)” on January 12 and 13.  The recording is from January 13, 2014.

Alice (Headed For Wonderland)
Last time I saw Alice
She was headed for Wonderland
I was between places
Resting my head on the sand

Watching the airships glimmer in the sky
And counting the barges chugging by

She could hold all of summer
She just opened up her hands
She gave me a keepsake
Winking, “I’ll see you when I can.”

Boy, I’m sailing away on a merchant ship
From the harbor soon she and I will slip

Would you care for some company there at sea?
Cause I could come with you wherever that might be
Alice shook her head laughing
Her hair fell long and free
She said this in parting, “I may yet send for thee.”

Now she’s over the waves of the flintlock sea
Headed for Wonderland is she

Double Feature: Live at Flipnotics

Happy Independence Day! I’ll be playing tonight and Friday night at Flipnotics at 9 PM.

Flipnotics July 4 and July 6 Poster

 

 

Flips is celebrating today with $2 Fireman’s #4 for your drinking pleasure.

On tonight’s bill:
6 PM Booze and Cupcakes
8 PM Keith Rae
9 PM Eric Beverly
10 PM Princeton Runaway

On Friday’s bill:
7 PM Wild Bill & The Lost Knobs
9 PM Eric Beverly
10 PM Aaron Tinjum & The Tangents