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What Am I Doing At A Time Like This? (Just Singing A Song)

“What Am I Doing At A Time Like This? (Just Singing A Song)” is the ninth demo in the blog series I call “52 Songs in 52 Weeks.” If you like it, please share the post on your favorite social media site.

Lyrics
Trouble mile deep
And eight miles long
And he’s singing a song

Sweeping up the floor
In a barbershop
And he’s singing a song

Chorus 1
Well…
He’s doing just what he can
Won’t you come along and lend him a hand?

She say what am I doing
At a time like this
Just singing a song

World is going crazy
Signs you just can’t miss
And I’m singing a song

Chorus 2
Well…
She’s doing just what she can
Won’t you come along and lend her a hand?

She talks and he listens
He talks and she listens
With an open heart

They can hear the kick drum beating
In the words they are repeating
Gonna do their part, gonna do it, yeah

Chorus 3
Well…
They’re doing just what they can
Won’t you come along and lend them a hand?

Bridge
Being there for one another
Is good enough to turn the tide
When we sing our songs together
Trouble’s not so deep and wide

Whatever has you hurtin’
Sing it out for certain
Don’t you keep it inside

If you feel the kick drum beating
Won’t you start repeating
I can do my part
I can do it, do it, yes

Chorus 4
Well…
You’re doing just what you can
I can come along and lend you a hand.

Chorus 5
Well…
We’re doing just what we can
Won’t you come along and lend us a hand?

Oh, what are we doing at a time like this just singing a song?

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

Where My Runners At? (The Expeditor Song)

“Where My Runners At? (The Expeditor Song)” is the second 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 began writing “Where My Runners At? (The Expeditor Song)” in December and finished this demo on January 26, 2014.

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