Telling Time

Telling Time Verse 1: I can’t tell timeIt won’t do what I sayI try to take control of timeBut time always gets its own way Time waits for no oneSo goes the old clicheBut if you wait until the time’s just rightYou can watch time slip away Chorus 1: I’ve heard it said by people who know thatOnly time will tellBut time don't say a single thingI suppose that’s just as well Verse 2: I can't trust timeIt seems to come and goAnd where it went when...

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Bellyfat Blues

Bellyfat Blues Verse 1:​ I don't like it, don't like it hanging out in frontI gotta say it's givin me the shits, pardon me for being so bluntIt wasn't there a while ago don't know from where it cameBut I don't like it so very bad I can hardly say its name Don't want it don't want it and it's clear I'm not aloneI see some folks who had it since before they were even grownThey seem to get on with their lives and I guess they seem okBut I don't...

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Talk About it Verse 1: One day they finally told me it'd be good for meTo come here and talk to youI didn’t take offence at all, i thought it was a jokeCus that’s the sort of thing my friends might doThey said there was no guaranteeBut it might somehow be good for meI didn’t understand and still don’t seeThe point of this and what the hell am I supposed to do Chorus: Cuz I, I don't talk about it muchI’m not sure that I shouldI’ve managed all...

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Hongos

Hongos

Hongos Verse 1: I'm sitting here patiently trying to composeA song about my distant past, all those highs and lowsI don't want to presume that everybody knowsThat back in my early days I liked a taste of Chorus: Hongos, HongosThat's the way the song goesHongos, HongosWanta get me some Hongos Verse 2: Time goes on and on I guess everybody knowsSome things are moving faster but mostly it all slowsThere were years oh so many when my consumption...

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Talk About It

Talk About It

Talk About it Verse 1: One day they finally told me it'd be good for meTo come here and talk to youI didn’t take offence at all, i thought it was a jokeCus that’s the sort of thing my friends might doThey said there was no guaranteeBut it might somehow be good for meI didn’t understand and still don’t seeThe point of this and what the hell am I supposed to do Chorus: Cuz I, I don't talk about it muchI’m not sure that I shouldI’ve managed all...

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Couple of Days

Couple of Days

Couple of days Verse 1: Do you recallSo long agoWho we wereIt’s hard to knowI think aboutAll we sharedI rememberHow much I cared Chorus: They were justA couple of daysWe spent walking on the beach and talking in cafesAnd after that couple of daysWe just smiled and said goodbyeWe went our separate ways Verse 2: For so longI couldn’t findThe reasons IHad been so blindWhat is trueI can’t be sureBut I believeThat this memory is pure Bridge: Didn’t...

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Once in a While

Once in a While

Once in a While   Verse 1: Most of my daysLot like the day beforeI’ve taught my selfNot to expect anything moreCan’t complainAll of my days are fullBut they’re not particularlyMemorable Chorus: But then once in a whileComes a dayQuite unexpectedly - In my lifeA surprise, once in a whileBefore my eyesMagic finds its way back to me Verse 2: There’ve been daysLiving in shades of greyHard to knowWhat it was painted them that wayI’d Like to...

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Equal Time

Equal Time

Equal Time Verse 1: We're singing songs in harmonyAll our voices clear and freeBut somehow something doesn't feel quite rightI don't want to be offensiveOr sound like I’m being defensiveBut there's something that I want to say tonight Verse 2: I'm a fan of gospel musicI love sound it makesBut I do not intend to deceiveCan't say that I feel proudSinging Gospel songs out loudI sing those words but I don't believe. Chorus 1: So I want equal time...

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I’ll Be there

I’ll Be there

For the moment I think I need to just leave this song here. I wait and see how it lands. In the meantime have a look at the image above. What do you see?I'll Be There Verse 1: ’ll be there when you need meI’ll be there at the sourceOf strength and hope in the faceOf sorrow and remorseI’ll be there in those momentsWhen all you feel is painAnd even if I’ve been beforeI’ll return again. Verse 2: When the day is getting darkerAnd all there is is...

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Missing People

Missing People

Missing People Verse 1: Streets wind their way through places I called homeI didn't give them a second thought as I walked those streets aloneI'd register what and who I saw everywhere I'd goIf anyone ever noticed me I'd swear I didn't know Verse 2: For the longest time I couldn't tell what it was that seemed so strangeSomething seemed to be missing but I didn't know what had changedAs years go by I'm becoming more invisible day by dayLosing a...

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Leone

Leone

if you find this song to be mysterious, simply put "Boxing Day Tsunami 2004" in Google. This is the first new song I've written in over a year.  Over the last year I discovered recording.  It's become my latest obsession.  It's extremely time consuming and there is an impossible amount to learn.  So lack of available time is one of the reasons for no new songs.  I've got plenty of old ones to record.  They'll keep me going for probably another...

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Little Big C

Little Big C

Both Little Big C and Best That I Knew How were entered in the ROCK/INDIE category of the 2022 Australian Songwriting Contest. One of them has made it into the short list, but I haven't been told which one yet. The top 30 selection is expected to be announced by the end of June 2023. ================================ Little Big C was re-mixed and re-mastered June 2023. ================================ ''Early in 2021, when I was first...

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Best That I Knew How

Best That I Knew How

If you've listened to The Best this song will be familiar. The Best was arranged and produced by John Vallins. John heard it as a ballad with a killer sax solo. He did a fabulous job that I can't hope to match. This version is closer to what I had in my head when I wrote the song. It's more folk-rock and includes the bridge that was left out of John's version. It's not an attempt to make a better recording, it's simply a different approach. I...

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Too Many Words

Too Many Words

Too Many Words has been included in the shortlist for the CONTEMPORARY POP DANCE Category of the 2022 Australian Songwriting Contest. The top 30 selection is expected to be announced by the end of June 2023. ================================ Too Many Words was re-mixed and re-mastered 31 May 2023. ================================ I was thinking one day about how my songs are wordy. I had the thought that I could write one that was mostly the...

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Appreciation

Appreciation

What to when there's nothing to do.  I suppose I could write a song. When people ask me if I write the lyrics first or the music I will answer "yes", but 'yes' doesn't really tell the story. Sometimes I write some lyrics and then find some chord progressions and work out a melody. Other times I've got a bit of melody and need to wait for some words to fit. And sometimes the two happen simultaneously. But invariably the melody will lead to...

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