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Roy Williams
Keswick, ON
Member Since: 8/1/2011

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1x Top 5 FINALIST - SongDoor International SWC:
2020 - Imagination is Everything

3x FINALIST - Great American SWC:
2015 (1) Bellamy 5
2012 (2) Callin' Thru the Night & Heaven's Lost and Found

11x Top 30 - Australia SWC
9x Semi-Finalist - UK SWC & Dallas SWC
12x Honourable Mention - SongDoor International SWC

Genres: Rock, Americana, Instrumental

Instruments: Guitar, Other

Influences: The Beatles; The Band; Little Feat; Steely Dan; Tears For Fears; Pink Floyd; The Eagles; Bonnie Raitt; James Taylor

 

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  1. 1. HEAVEN'S LOST AND FOUND
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    Plays: 152
    Awards Rising Star Award

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    HEAVEN'S LOST AND FOUND

                                                         
                                                            

    Heaven’s Lost and Found [A]'s in 4/4 ... [B]'s in 6/8 A1 Albert punches numbers as he fumbles with the phone The coin return is empty but he’s found the twilight zone He wonders why he hears a voice inside the dial tone Whisper something about Heaven’s Lost and Found A2 Albert’s mind has gone away it’s on extended leave He sends out scrambled signals he’s all but lost receive He pays life less attention than his nose gets from his sleeve He doesn’t know he’s in Heaven’s Lost and Found B1 His eyes flicker up then they flicker back down He shoots off an opening remark I’m looking for Mars have you seen it around I’d be there by now but it’s dark There’s no people left in its cities or towns Says the man with the garbage bag ark That he carries through Heaven’s Lost and Found A3 - Var. Some will search for meaning some will search their soul Some will search the scriptures some won’t search at all Albert searches every day for what will see him through He drinks to ease the pain that ruined the man that he once knew B2 - Var. He wanders alone in a sea of blank faces The man drifting round place to place is A captain whose ship ran aground In a wasteland called Heaven’s Lost and Found TAG He’s just a gypsy in Heaven’s Lost and Found He’s always searching in Heaven’s Lost and Found He hears voices in Heaven’s Lost and Found He doesn’t know he’s in Heaven’s Lost and Found (© Songwriters: Roy Williams / Karen Gregory)
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  2. 2. IMAGINATION IS EVERYTHING
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    Plays: 42
    Awards Rising Star Award

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    IMAGINATION IS EVERYTHING

                                                         
                                                            

    IMAGINATION IS EVERYTHING INTRO Imagination is Everything (JFK man-on-the-moon quote) V1 I'm lost in my obsession I love my ever-present Smartphone Like Aladdin's lamp Swipe and tap and watch your wishes happen V2 Think I understand what consumer fate is Make me wanna grab all the latest greatest Sell me In thirty second ads Tell me what I want what I need and gotta have CH1 Ooo There's a quiet place deep inside of us Ooo We can have anything we want because Imagination is Everything V3 My work's enough to kill me My worth's in doubt so bill me Plastic It's the modern cash Instant money in the land of milk and honey V4 I grew up on greed and gratification Never had a need for meditation Spirit The forgotten power Lost in streaming mega-data dreaming CH2 Ooo There's a quiet place deep inside of us Ooo We can have anything we want because Imagination is Everything Imagination is Everything BR A scarlet thread lies hidden deep inside a book It seems the best part is the one we overlook Exception or example shining through the moral haze The silver lining in these flesh and bloody days INTRO Imagination is Everything Imagination is Everything 1/2 CH3 - TAKEDOWN A place deep inside of us Anything we want because A place deep inside of us 1/2 CH4 Ooo There's a quiet place deep inside of us Ooo We can have anything 1/2 CH5 Ooo There's a quiet place deep inside of us Ooo We can have "Anything" OUTRO Imagination I'm so used to being told what to do is Everything Why do my senses seem to hide the truth Imagination I'm so numb from being told what to do is Everything How would I feel if what I want came true Imagination I'm so tired of being told what to do is Everything I dream a better world for me and you Imagination Imagination Imagination (© Songwriters: Roy Williams / Karen Gregory)
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  3. 3. THE LIFE WE KNOW AND LOVE
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    Plays: 34

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    THE LIFE WE KNOW AND LOVE

                                                         
                                                            

    The Life We Know and Love [H – Husband; W – Wife; B – Both] VERSE 1 H ....... Work wants an answer Monday morning If I accept we'd have to move We can't ignore that kind of money So much to gain so much to lose A company car a yearly bonus I'd love to make my daddy proud But our folks would miss their grandkids 'cause we'd no longer be around CHORUS 1 B ...... The Life We Know and Love How much is enough When the chance we take is on The Life We Know and Love VERSE 2 W ...... We’d have to cancel Danny’s baseball Joanna’s dancing classes too Mary Kate’s improved all A's and B's They'd be strangers in new schools You've worked hard you deserve it Baby I need you to see We’d be halfway 'cross the country I don’t know if I can leave CHORUS 2 B ....... The Life We Know and Love How much is enough When the chance we take is on The Life We Know and Love BRIDGE H ...... If I let it pass will this be my last chance to get ahead 1/2 VERSE 3 W ...... We can always use the money It’s not easy raising three If you say yes I guess That’s okay with me 1/2 VERSE 3 H ...... They’ll have their answer Monday morning I don’t like to let them down But we’re not moving to the city ‘Cause I’m in love with you and this old town CHORUS 3 B ....... The Life We Know and Love The Life We Know and Love I have all I need with you in The Life We Know and Love (Songwriters: Roy Williams; Karen Gregory)
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  4. 4. TOYS
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    Plays: 3

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    TOYS

                                                         
                                                            

    TOYS V1 When I was a kid I had a ball I had more stuff than I could use from the time I could crawl I'd see the newest toys on TV and boy I wanted them all V2 Teddy bears checker boards puzzles and dice Multi-coloured cubes spinning wheels flying kites If it whistled beeped or buzzed or even better came with lights CH1 Toys come in every shape and size Toys what I've come to realize If you're young if you're old if you're big if you're small it doesn't matter at all Everybody loves Toys V3 When I was a teen I loved to play I could hit and run and throw and catch and kick every day If I woke up and it was raining Plan B was video games V4 Got a job bought a car I could call mine Learned to play guitar practiced hard every night All my buddies dug our band but even better girls liked us CH2 Toys come in every shape and size Toys what I've come to realize If you're young if you're old if you're big if you're small it doesn't matter at all Everybody loves Toys Toys Toys Toys Toys make some noise! BR We all need to play I mean everyone I think it's safe to say "there's no such thing as too much fun" 1/2 CH3 - (VARIATION) T-T-T-Toys provide an education Toys an endless fascination If they ever fall apart you gotta fix or replace them CH4 Toys come in every shape and size Toys what I've come to realize If you're young if you're old if you're big if you're small it doesn't matter at all Everybody loves Toys TAG Everybody loves Toys Everybody loves Toys Toys Toys Everybody loves Toys Toys! (© Songwriters: Roy Williams / Karen Gregory)
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  5. 5. THE DANCE NEVER ENDS
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    Plays: 18

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    THE DANCE NEVER ENDS

                                                         
                                                            

    THE DANCE NEVER ENDS A1 He helped her up Up from her chair Ran his fingers through her hair Sang one of their favorite songs She sang along So old they barely moved their feet Their souls in step with their memories Their hearts danced through the decades The Dance Never Ends A2 She fell in love In love with the boy Who filled her teenage heart with joy He made her night when he asked her to dance So young and handsome She let him kiss her soft and sweet The night he swept her off her feet Her heart danced through the decades The Dance Never Ends B1 - (BACKGROUND VOCALS IN BRACKETS) (The Dance) (Never) Laughter lines are evidence of someone's life well lived (Ends) Loving eyes are always looking for new ways to give (The Dance) (Never) What we think and how we feel determines who we are (Ends) We all learn to dance with life by listening to our hearts A3 He had to ask Ask her to dance He shaped their lives when he took that chance She made his night when she said okay They danced the night away She let him kiss her soft and sweet The night she swept him off his feet His heart danced through the decades The Dance Never Ends SOLO - 4 bars TAG SET UP (Repeat A1 Line 3) So old they barely moved their feet Their souls in step with their memories TAG - (BACKGROUND VOCALS IN BRACKETS) (Laughter lines are evidence of someone's life well lived) The Dance Never (Loving eyes are always looking for new ways to give) Never Ends (What we think and how we feel determines who we are) The Dance Never (We all learn to dance with life by listening to our hearts) Never Ends The Dance Never Never Ends (© Songwriters: Roy Williams / Karen Gregory)
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  6. 6. CALLIN' THROUGH THE NIGHT
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    Plays: 29

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    CALLIN' THROUGH THE NIGHT

                                                         
                                                            

    CALLIN' THROUGH THE NIGHT (FINALIST in the Great American Songwriting Contest) V1 A slow dance in a smoky bar I was breathin' through your hair Gently moved those silky strands bared your shoulder and kissed (you softly there) your tender skin You turned your head and floored me with your god-I-love-you eyes Seven months since you've been gone still your memory's oh so strong And I'm up again tonight CH1 I hear you Callin' Through The Night It's a desperate trick of a broken heart and a lonely mind Baby I hear you callin' Callin' Through The Night V2 A slow dance in our living room tears rollin' from your eyes You held me tight and in a breakin' voice whispered I'm too young to die I raised your chin and kissed you like I'd never let you go You turned your head and begged me to take the pain away Tonight I'm up again CH2 I hear you Callin' Through The Night It's a desperate trick of a broken heart and a lonely mind Baby I hear you callin' Callin' Through The Night BR Night after night wakin' up reachin' out As my dream disappears and your sweet voice slips away CH3 Callin' Through The Night It's a desperate trick of a broken heart and a lonely mind Baby I hear you callin' Callin' Through The Night CH4 - VARIATION Callin' Through The Night I've tried every kind of remedy and still I find I keep hearin' you callin' Callin' Through The Night TAG I keep hearin' you callin' Callin' Through The Night Baby I hear you Callin' Through The Night (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  7. 7. OUT OF THE BLUES
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    Plays: 13

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    OUT OF THE BLUES

                                                         
                                                            

    OUT OF THE BLUES A1 Like a lizard lying on a sun-baked rock I draw my strength from those around me The room's so full but I'm so lonely Till you walk in and astound me I believe in too good to be true I feel you draw me back Out Of The Blues A2 Blue jeans and silk resurrect me Breathe deep count to ten-out-of-ten Walkin over to meet you I speak and your smile does me in I believe in too good to be true I feel you draw me back Out Of The Blues SOLO A3 Find I'm lost in admiration Find I've lost all track of time Deeply wrapped in conversation With who's behind your lovely eyes I believe in too good to be true I feel you draw me back Out Of The Blues TAG I feel you draw me back Out Of The Blues I feel you draw me back Out Of The Blues (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  8. 8. TEN FEET TALL
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    Plays: 16

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    TEN FEET TALL

                                                         
                                                            

    TEN FEET TALL A1 Beanstalk Jack learned a lot about fear when he climbed that vine to the stratosphere You got me feelin’ much the same my dear you ain’t no thief but this much is clear If they ever give out a Spendin’ Crown You can step right up and take a bow You done killed my old cash cow But when it comes to love you got it all one night with you leaves me feelin’ Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall A2 You’d be my bane if I were President an economic pestilence No Secretary of Defence could guard the nation’s banks against Your money-disappearing act You are the best and that’s a fact You can sing the anthem when you’re fat But when it comes to love you got it all one night with you leaves me feelin’ Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall SCAT VOCALS - SOLO A3 New clothes new shoes new credit card If I had the money you’d be drivin’ a brand new car New pastime gamblin’ hard I knew one day you’d go too far Just like Newton’s apples hit the ground You’re bringin’ my bank balance down You could give King Midas doubts But when it comes to love you got it all one night with you leaves me feelin’ Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall Ten Feet Tall SCAT VOCALS (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  9. 9. HOLD ME IN LINE
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    Plays: 75

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    HOLD ME IN LINE

                                                         
                                                            

    Hold Me in Line ( Tribute to Lowell George / Little Feat ) V1 Rock and roll doctor brown puppy eyes Cartoon charisma with a guitar and a slide A fabulous infect-you-us feel the most-est Getcha romance dancin from coast to coast-est Can you hear him singin CH1 I got to Hold Me in Line gotta Hold Me in Line I’ve used up nearly nine lives I got to Hold Me in Line gotta Hold Me in Line I’ll be in the pink in no time V2 Roll um easy roll right through the night On cocaine and Commodore cocktails with a lime Three sheets to the Santa Ana winds off L.A. Where Neon tomatoes and Hollywood play Can you hear him singin CH2 I got to Hold Me in Line gotta Hold Me in Line I’ve used up nearly nine lives I got to Hold Me in Line gotta Hold Me in Line I’ll be in the pink in no time BR I’m willin to bet where his Little Feat led him When he was outta sight well he’d be outta his mind So high on the music oh the music And a pocket rocket’s sweet socket pie Listen 1/2 CH3 - TAKEDOWN I got to hold me in sway I love metaphor play I’m so mixed up in a way CH4 - Var. I got to Hold Me in Line gotta Hold Me in Line One look at you a man wouldn’t think twice I got to make you mine honey oh you’re lookin so fine I’ll be in the pink in no time TAG Yeah you are my reason you are my rhyme Can't seem to hold I said hold hold Hold Hold Hold Hold Me in Line (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  10. 10. HIGH TIMES
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    Plays: 25

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    HIGH TIMES

                                                         
                                                            

    HIGH TIMES (Sounds pro-drug ... until the last line in V3) V1 Sleep’s overrated let’s stay up all night She said a bit of this goes a long way Anticipation blowing my mind I already knew I wanted to V2 Soft lips explore supercharged skin Pleasure rolls in wave after wave Pure joy surging out rushing in And so it begins CH1 High Times High Times I like it I love it I need it High Times High Times why can’t it always be like this V3 Don’t tell me I can’t ‘cause I’ll do it anyway I say go for it let’s have some fun We’re only young once why not live for today What could possibly go wrong CH2 High Times High Times I like it I love it I need it High Times High Times why can’t I leave it BR Alone Leave it alone Maybe next time V4 The party’s over the candy’s all gone That used to be more than enough The constant craving never entered my thoughts It seemed like a good idea ... at the CH3 High Times High Times I like it I love it I need it High Times High Times why can’t it always be CH4 High Times High Times I like it I love it I need it High Times High Times why can’t I leave it BR - Var. All I think about (Alone) All I want (Leave it alone) All I care about is (Alone) How it makes me feel (Leave it alone) TAG High Times pushing me pushing me over High Times pulling me under High Times what I love what I live for High Times to die for High Times (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  11. 11. LOVE COME THROUGH
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    Plays: 24

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    LOVE COME THROUGH

                                                         
                                                            

    LOVE COME THROUGH CH1 I can’t help myself the beauty of this world Wraps around my life and leads me to the pearl Resting in my heart I turn my thoughts to you And let your Love Come Through V1 - Autumn Autumn trees with rainbow splashes on their leaves Drop them down to feed the earth Bare their branches as they slowly go to sleep Start to dream about rebirth V2 - Winter Hear the water calling falling into sight Down a mountain deep in snow Sparkling hillsides melting in the sun so bright Feed the river far below V3 - Spring Mother Nature yawns and wakes up with the spring Fills the woods with fragrant air Vibrant green begins the task of coloring A work of art that’s everywhere CH2 I can’t help myself the beauty of this world Wraps around my life and leads me to the pearl Resting in my heart I turn my thoughts to you And let your Love Come Through V4 - Summer How the heat of summer makes (our bodies) glow Walking barefoot through the sand Watch the sunset at the ocean picture show Side by side and hand in hand V5 - Summer Love Lazy waves are lapping softly up to shore Star-filled sky above the park Waxing moon is peeking through the trees once more As I kiss you in the dark CH3 I can’t help myself the beauty of this world Wraps around my life and leads me to the pearl Resting in my heart I turn my thoughts to you And let your Love Come Through TAG (Let your Love Come Through) Let your Love Come Through (Let your Love Come Through) You gotta let your Love Come Through (Let your Love Come Through) Aah let your Love Come Through (Let your love …) Let your love come Love Come Through Aah you gotta let your Love Come Through (© Songwriter: Roy Williams)
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  12. 12. BELLAMY 5
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    Plays: 10

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    BELLAMY 5

                                                         
                                                            

    INSTRUMENTAL FINALIST in the Great American Songwriting Contest.
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  13. 13. IT AIN'T TRUE - BT
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    Plays: 3
    Awards Received Interest

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    IT AIN'T TRUE - BT

                                                         
                                                            

    INSTRUMENTAL Inspired by Jon Cleary at the New Orleans Po' Boy Festival
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  14. 14. REACH AND TOUCH SOMEBODY
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    Plays: 95

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    REACH AND TOUCH SOMEBODY

                                                         
                                                            

    REACH AND TOUCH SOMEBODY V1 If I knew I wouldn’t be here tomorrow What would I do today A few short hours to share a lifetime of living Who would I call what would I say PRE1 I need to feel our friendship hear your gentle voice When someone else was crying did I make the choice to CH1 Reach And Touch Somebody Reach out and ease their pain Reach And Touch Somebody Don’t worry about tomorrow ‘cause what we do counts today V2 If I could wrap my whole life into a moment What would I place at the top One all-important day with special memories One day I wished would never stop PRE2 I close my eyes remember friends I hold so dear Images of smiling eyes see them all so clear CH2 Reach And Touch Somebody Reach out and ease their pain Reach And Touch Somebody Don’t worry about tomorrow ‘cause what we do counts today BR I can hear them People laughing laughing from the heart ‘cause they know that’s where love starts And we’re glad to have good friends along the way CH3 Reach And Touch Somebody Reach out and ease their pain Reach And Touch Somebody Don’t worry about tomorrow ‘cause what we do counts today You gotta reach out (© Songwriters: Roy Williams / William Hood)
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