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Hermine (Halloween Mix) – 52 Songs In 52 Weeks

Hermine is song number 15 in my series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” I started this song in September 2010, and really liked the intro, which has a My Bloody Valentine influence. The title comes from Tropical Storm Hermine — see information about Tropical Storm Hermine on Wikipedia — and the melody came to me as I walked through big rain drops resulting from the storm.

The original chorus and bridge — to the extent there was a bridge — didn’t take the song anywhere. So I messed around with the song off and on for years, and finally decided to change the feel completely in the chorus. I like the shift in the new chorus and the space in the new bridge. The new bridge wasn’t moving back naturally to the chorus, so I reintroduced the voice to prepare the listener for the shift back. Hope it works for ya. I finished recording the demo for Hermine on Halloween 2014. The demo is currently available as a free download.

I’m So In Love (I Would Have Laughed Before): 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #14

My fourteenth song in my series 52 Songs In 52 Weeks.  I hope you enjoy it.

When they said love was forever
I didn’t know you then
Now when they say love is forever
I’m so glad I let you in

Chorus
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
If someone had asked before
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
I would have laughed before

Now we build our love together
We keep our word, it grows within

Chorus
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
If someone had asked before
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
I would have laughed before

Weave The Darkness Bright: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks (#11)

“Weave The Darkness Bright” is the eleventh song in my series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.”  I wrote and recorded it on July 1, 2014.   I tried to leave a lot of space in this song.  It’s also got a string section.  If you like the song, please share it on your social site of choice.

Lyrics

She never wanted to grow old
He told her never to grow old

He never wanted to grow cold
She told him never let your heart grown cold
No.

Chorus
Yes, we leave
We leave tonight
And we’ll weave the darkness bright

Since we could be anywhere
We should go anywhere

Is all of life bought and sold?
Not all of it is bought with gold
No.

Chorus
Yes, we leave
We leave tonight
And we’ll weave the darkness bright

Devastated Hearts (Heal On The Dance Floor)

“Devastated Hearts (Heal On The Dance Floor)” is the tenth song in my songwriting series called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” Whew. Only 42 more to go. Isn’t that the meaning of life, the universe, and everything? 42? If you like the song, please share it on your favorite social media site.

Lyrics
Gravity ends its long oppression
Shadows and light break all the rules
On these wings born of depression
Breaking free from the traps
Of life and school

Clear our mind
With pulsing blood
Calling out a new beginning
Starting scared and pushing hard
Can’t help it now
Can’t stop from grinning

Chorus
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor

Broadcast dreams
Shatter the dancers
Aching blues built hour by hour
Pundits talk but offer no answers
Shadows and light break all the rules

Chorus
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor
Heal on the dancefloor

Solo

Chorus
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor
Devastated hearts dance in rhythm
Devastated hearts heal on the dance floor

Heal on the dance floor
Heal on the dance floor
Heal on the dance floor
Heal on the dance floor

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?

Johnny Marr Seaside Blues: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks (#7)

“Johnny Marr Seaside Blues” is the seventh song in my song challenge “52 Songs in 52 Weeks.” The song is a tribute to the Smiths. I name check Johnny Marr and Morrissey in the song, but had trouble lyrically fitting in Mike Joyce and Andy Rourke. No slight is intended fellas. Thanks y’all. If you like the song, please share it on your social media of choice.

Lyrics
Johnny Marr would play that math guitar
Shimmering through the darkness
Sine waves shattering darkness
Morrissey would sing away those young man sea side blues

Little town
Falling down around me
Sliding into the sea
My seaside blues they would accrue
Like letters in a mailbox

Chorus
Oh! Seaside blues
Oh! Seaside blues

Johnny Marr would play that math guitar
Shimmering through the darkness
Sine waves shattering darkness
Morrissey would sing away those young man sea side blues

Chorus
Oh! Seaside blues
Oh! Seaside blues

Bridge
All the words are changing
Yes they fly away
The waves crash toward the shore
wind and spray

All the words are changing
Yes they fly away
The waves crash to the shore
Until they’re blue no more
Forever blue

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