Songwriting Challenges 2014

by Dolores Dagenais

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released May 15, 2014

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Track Name: The Radio Played
Hey there Mr. Music Man
can you see me where I stand?
is it alright with the band if I sing along?
Hey Mr. Music Man
I think it's kind of rad
the way you cover that old familiar song

Suddenly something I knew
sound like it's all brand new

I've got you to thank for bringing back that old number
I've got you to thank for the one I loved when I was younger
and the radio played all night long

Hey Mr. Music Man
would you kindly teach my hands
the chords and run downs so I can play along
Hey Mr. Music Man
the one thought I had abandoned
when I didn't want to sing anymore old songs

that' suddenly no longer true
if you let me sing it with you

(chorus)

Hey Mr. Music Man
your guitar in your hand
no need to wonder where of if you belong
I really need to get some rest
and I will if you play your best
song to get things off your chest
I'll hum along

Suddenly its in my dream
all of the sounds that I need

(chorus)
Track Name: Colour Blind
COLOUR BLIND – D. Dagenais – November 26, 2014

(alternate C – G repeats)
Looking out my window on a grey day
a steel wall in front of me
I’d like to see the waves
They might be blue
You can’t say if you can see
Am G Em
Maybe it is sunny on the other side of this
Am G E
Monochromatic endless abyss
F G
I would like to take you somewhere
C Am
High above this cloud
F G
I could like to take you somewhere
Am D G
But I don’t know how

Listen to the rain fall and the stinging ice
That’s kicking off the leaves
I think I remember green
But it isn’t anywhere that I can see
Maybe there’s a meadow with a million blossoms
And a thousand colours
Wouldn’t that be awesome?
I would like to take you somewhere
Far away from here
I would like to take you somewhere
Somewhere the sky is clear
F G
Somewhere that you are mine
F G C G-Am-D
And I am not colour blind

D – A Repeats
Laying by a green hill
Is a red shore beneath and azure sky
The ocean stains us blue
As the current goes finger painting by
Bm A Fm
Like a dream of a painting by Monet
Bm A F
It’s just a fantasy let’s take it anyway
G A
I would like to take you somewhere
D Bm
Beyond all we know
G A
I would like to take you somewhere
Bm E
Tell me you’d like to go
G A
Somewhere that you are mine
G A D
And I am not colour blind
Track Name: Flying has Never Been So Easy
When I had pigtails and wore bandaids on my knees
I had some rollerskates and a kite and I believed
if i went fast enough then i would be relieved of gravity
flying has never been so easy

in middle school i found a game i liked a lot
i rode m y skateboard while out walking with my dog
when Rover ran I thought the land must surely drop it's gravity
flying has never been so easy

I look back not long ago
i could fly and i could float
nothing ever brought me down too far
i might have been lighter then
i'd like to think that I still can
hitch my dreams up to a falling star
cause flying has never been so easy

i grew up i bought a car i found a man
we made a million dreams and a half a million plans
we'd hit the road so hard that it must surely bend the gravity
flying has never been so easy.
Track Name: Last Dance Before Midnight (Flowers of Spring)
The last dance before midnight
is a sweet sweet waltz
Lily she waits by the side of the wall
he takes her hand
she nods and she stands
in her dress of blue
she shimmers like jewels
he's typically fooled
by the way she moves
oh it's been a bad year for the flowers of spring
rain and snow falling she' s freezing again

The last dance before midnight
is an old old song
he's amused and surprized when she sings along
she knows every word like it's something
she heard in her cradle
He falls half in love and he'll take her home
if he's able
oh it's been a bad year for the flowers of spring
not that you know that for how she sings

just for tonight
she's lifting a light
throught the fog
that clutters her head
the voices of dead and the gone
it's been a bad year for the flowers of spring
though she has prayed no one is answering

the last dance of before midnight draws to a close
he steps back confused as wordless she goes
she doesn't look back
but the looking glass holds her reflection
she's melting away like the dawn under day's insurrection
it's been a bad year for the flowers of spring
under a wave she's disappearing
it's been a bad year for the flowers of spring
one last song one last chance to sing
the last dance before midnight
that sweet sweet waltz
Track Name: Dear Friend
Dear Friend
i think you've had enough today
dear friend
not that you'll listen anyway
dear friend
i'm watching you slip away from me

let go
lets leave behind this empty bar
you know these things are never what they are
you know that you've been through this part before

i know that you've been lost so long
i know that everything went wrong
and I know that you are just as strong as me

someday i know i'll be weak again
i an only pray that then
that you will be right here for me
still my dear friend

i know you're sinking underneath the wave
and i know that it's been a bad bad day
and i know that you are just as brave as me

someday i know I will fear again
i can only pray that then
you will be right here for me
still my dear friend