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  1. 1. 180 - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    180

                                                         
                                                            

    180 You and me went 0 to 100, baby real fast Got me a little back seat, slow jam whiplash Hot damn, but it’s more than that Wanna wife you up, show ya off to mom and dad Girl with you don’t wanna turn back My player days are in the past [CHORUS] I did a 180 Now I’m upside down Drunk on us Instead of hittin’ the town I’m waiting For a come home kiss Every night, yeah I don’t miss The crazy life I lived before you saved me I did a 180 Used to be I was lookin’ for a no strings good time Same drink but a new bar each night, my type Was real pretty, a little outta her mind But girl you done changed mine [CHORUS] Bad boy turned true, one woman man with a brand new view Girl you flipped that switch, never knew nothing as good as this [CHORUS] On the right track now, little taste of you spun me around Yeah I got no doubt, my life looks so much better now
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: 180
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
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  2. 2. A SINGLE THING - Ken O'Neal
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    A SINGLE THING

                                                         
                                                            

    A Single Thing Verse: We gave up on each other A long time ago Said we’d stay for the kids But the kids are all grown Said it’s easier together Than it would be apart How could we have known It could be this hard Chorus: If I could find a single thing To hold on to Just one shred of hope That love’s still here I’d be fine to just hang on Here forever If I could find a single thing To hold on to We wouldn’t be through Bridge 1: I know you know exactly what I’m sayin’ You been down this same road too But I’m the only one that I hear prayin’ Lord give me anything to hold on to Chorus: (Repeat) Bridge 2: I’d give anything to make this story right Ride in on a horse and save the day Make all of your dreams come to life Make all your pain and heartache go away Tag: If I could find a single thing To hold on to We wouldn’t be through If I could find a single thing We wouldn’t be through ©Copyright 2021 Ken O’Neal (573) 270-2503
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: A SINGLE THING
    Writer: Ken O'Neal
    Email: koneal54@gmail.com
    Phone1:5732702503
    Phone2 (if available):

  3. 3. BACK IN BOSTON - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    BACK IN BOSTON

                                                         
                                                            

    BACK IN BOSTON Her Celtic’s 33 jersey made her eyes a little more green Her New England showed in the first hello and how she ordered up a drink One drink turned into another One night turned into a summer Of her and I stealin’ time Under that southern sky, but now she’s [CHORUS] Back in Boston Back to watching that Back Bay sun sink down She’s back to South End, back to old friends Back in her hometown Was it me or Tennessee I’ll never know what made her leave But since I lost her, everything I want is Back in Boston I wonder if she’s thinkin’ of me when she’s out on a Friday night Is she hangin’ by the Cape or at Fenway, little drunk singing Sweet Caroline That girl, I can’t stop missin’ That girl, wish she wasn’t livin’ [CHORUS] I wish she didn’t like the cold I wish she didn’t love the coast Mmm, cause I hated to watch her go [CHORUS]
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: BACK IN BOSTON
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  4. 4. BOTTLE UP - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    BOTTLE UP

                                                         
                                                            

    BOTTLE UP Still see you like a postcard Walkin’ outta that Santa Barbara water Sunset in the background Wearin’ that surf shop necklace I bought ya Looking like a dream I wanted to hold Kinda pretty runnin’ deeper than the tan lines show Just one of a million moments I hated to let go But damn now I’m drinkin’ alone Wish I thought to [CHORUS] Bottle up that pretty smile That you were giving me Keep it in my pocket, anytime I need A sip of your sunshine A taste of your kiss Little hit of that feeling to remember you with Since you left, left me stuck, stuck on you, and your buzz Won’t find it at the bottom but I’ll turn another bottle up Bottle up, another bottle up But some things you can’t, you can’t bottle up You left a bottle of your perfume The one that you sprayed on me at the drugstore And you’re white wine that got you Dancin’ around on my back porch Why couldn’t I [CHORUS] The message is clear, in all of the empties They just don’t hold the one real thing that gets me Cuz some things you can’t Bottle up, bottle up, But all these feelings just bottle up Bottle up, another bottle up Bottle up, bottle up Wish I could [CHORUS]
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: BOTTLE UP
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  5. 5. BRINGS THE NEON - Derek James
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award


    BRINGS THE NEON

                                                         
                                                            

    BRINGS THE NEON I swear I’ve never seen This bar this lit before It's like a switch was flipped When she drifted through the door It ain’t the whiskey shots It ain’t the jukebox glow Or the Modelo sign in the window, no [CHORUS] She brings the neon She burns all night long Brighter than the stars in a honky tonk sky Ray of Heaven in a red dress Shimmer in her two-step I bet she’s buzzing way past closing time Wherever she goes when she’s gone She brings the neon I bet she’s broke some hearts Never left those boys the same Her midnight silhouette Draws you right to her flame, cuz [CHORUS] Who wouldn't fall, who wouldn’t feel a spark That girl cuts right through the dark She brings the neon, mmm [CHORUS]
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: BRINGS THE NEON
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  6. 6. CAN'T JUDGE A BAR - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    CAN'T JUDGE A BAR

                                                         
                                                            

    CAN'T JUDGE A BAR They’re charging 20 at the door At the club down the street Sippin’ top shelf galore And eleven kinds of daiquiris A red velvet rope And a line around the block By the time they get in I’ll be on my second shot cause [CHORUS] I’m good here at this hole in the wall Ice cold beer soon as you open the door Jukebox is on, they’ll play your song They got Big Buck Hunter The drinks are cheap and get you way drunker Walk right in for free and man you’ll see Can’t judge a bar by its cover Can’t judge a bar by its cover You always got a friend Even if you come alone Everybody knows your name Until they forget their own, s [CHORUS] If you’re tryna tie one on, come on They got happy hour all night long [CHORUS]
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: CAN'T JUDGE A BAR
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  7. 7. CAN'T LOVE YOU FOR TOO LONG - Melyssa Corrigan
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: This song was born from another cowrite with same writer. I shared the melody/lyrics and we decided to move forward with demo. Could be powerful if sung by a male artist? Lyric options are included below original. Open to artist input/cowrite credit.


    CAN'T LOVE YOU FOR TOO LONG

                                                         
                                                            

    Can’t Love You For Too Long V1 Lie down boy Right next to me No where else I'd rather be Then here with you Between these sheets Wrap me up And set me free CH1 I’m all yours take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long V2 I don’t want To wonder why You don’t pick up The phone one night Worry that Your truths are lies Lose myself Again this time CH2 I’m all yours take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long BRIDGE I don’t need your Open heart or caring eyes I don’t need your Pick me up on Sunday drives After all the heartbreak, All the scars and shattered lives I do not need nothing but your arms round me tonight CH3 I’m all yours take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Can't Love You Too Long (male lyrics) V1 Lie down girl, right next to me Nowhere else I'd rather be Then here with you between these sheets Wrap me up and set me free CHORUS I’m all yours, take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come to find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long V2 I don’t want to wonder why You don’t pick up the phone one night Worry that your truths are lies Lose myself, again this time CHORUS I’m all yours, take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come to find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long BRIDGE I don’t need your Open heart or caring eyes I don’t need those Pick you up on Sunday drives After all the heartbreak All the scars and shattered lives I do not need nothing But your arms 'round me tonight (my arms 'round you tonight?) CHORUS I’m all yours, take me in Cut me loose from where I’ve been Love me like I’m all you see I’ll love you like you’re all I need And in the morning when you’re looking And you come to find me gone Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long Know I love you when I love you I just can’t love you for too long
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: CAN'T LOVE YOU FOR TOO LONG
    Writer: Melyssa Corrigan
    Email: melyssacorrigan@gmail.com
    Phone1:8572104709
    Phone2 (if available):

  8. 8. CLIMB AWAY - Jason Metzner
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    CLIMB AWAY

                                                         
                                                            

    Climb Away (Jason Metzner) V1: Girl life’s been knocking you down And you keep popping up I don’t know how stronger than I’d ever hope to be And you’ve been puttin Everybody else way above you It’s time someone else boosted you up too PC: Let me pick you up on 37s Take you high get you levitating’ when you’re ready I’ll be ready Chorus: Climb away in my Chevy Leave them bags back on the ground Just reach up and take my hand I got you can’t Nothing ever get you When we’re lookin’ through the clouds on this town I want you light as a feather right next to me Let me lift up your heavy climb away in my Chevy V2: We’ll check it out see your house down there Looking small from up in the air Right down where that red dirt Meets that stream Kinda Like how you been makin’ all the ends meet I’m ‘gon meet you in the middle take you up where you can breathe Chorus Bridge: Them worries can wait another week That dash is waiting for your feet Chorus
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: CLIMB AWAY
    Writer: Jason Metzner
    Email: jaymetzner@gmail.com
    Phone1:9786895925
    Phone2 (if available):

  9. 9. COOK'N SOME COUNTRY - Thomas Brain
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: Fun song with a country twist. (my lyrics had demo made)


    COOK'N SOME COUNTRY

                                                         
                                                            

    REVERSE (1 5 6 4) x2 / (5 4 5 1) we fire up the old kitchen stove clean off the tin top table get out grandma's mix'n bowl Heap of southern sweetness, so tasteful add a dollop of honesty were cook'n ..... some country we stir in three honest chords shake in grandma's love and hugs Country emotion gets a pour we’re stir'n and dance'n havin’ so much fun add in some boot scootin' cuz we Are cook'n.... some country BRIDGE (5 5 4 1) x2 / 5 5 6 5 4 / 5 4 baby, it's our time to add some kiss'n and you're the honey that needs a hugg'n The perfect pair the perfect recipe When were cook'n ..... some country VERSE heat it up to 4-4 time cook it till it's golden brown slice it like you own it, serve it sunny side till the sun goes down mouth water'n you must admit honey were cook'n....some...country REPEAT BRIDGE SOLO PEAT BRIDGE
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: COOK'N SOME COUNTRY
    Writer: Thomas Brain
    Email: tombrain1@aol.com
    Phone1:18152431115
    Phone2 (if available):18152431115

  10. 10. COUNT ON - Carin Fradin
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I co-wrote this contributing mostly the lyric


    COUNT ON

                                                         
                                                            

    COUNT ON Growing up I used to count the pennies in my piggy bank The candles on the cake The gifts under the tree You can bet I counted all the points I scored in every single game The minutes that I played And who was there for me But whenever I would point it out Dad would say son, there’s a different way to count [CHORUS] It ain’t about the things you have It ain’t about a taller stack It’s working hard to earn a name For meaning every word you say It’s being there no matter what It’s “man I know that you’ll show up” So instead of counting up the things you got, the things you want Be someone that people count on Be someone that people count on It’s goin’ with when your best friend drives outta town to buy a boat It’s patching up the holes On your one day off that week It’s droppin’ by to see you mom, grab her mail and lend a hand It’s fixin’ things, and cuttin’ grass And talks over sweet tea Tell her you’ll be back real soon, make it a promise that you keep [CHORUS] Count the “love you’s” count your blessings Count the givin’ not the gettin’ Count your lucky stars above Cuz when you add it all up [CHORUS]
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: COUNT ON
    Writer: Carin Fradin
    Email: carin@fradin.com
    Phone1:4155173911
    Phone2 (if available):

  11. 11. COUNTRY'S ALWAYS CLASSIC - Melyssa Corrigan
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: Hi Emily! This was cowritten with two other songwriters for a recent Alan Jackson pitch on SongU. Myself and one cowriter wrote the lyrics while the other cowriter did all of the music and is singing the vocal. Thank you for your consideration!


    COUNTRY'S ALWAYS CLASSIC

                                                         
                                                            

    Country’s Always Classic V1 Well I know times are different now And they have been for a while I'm told I need to adjust And modernize my style But tradition makes me who I am It never leaves my grip I play my George Jones records Pour some sweet tea/whisky take a sip CH Oh, my hat was made in Texas And the same goes for my boots And I was raised in Georgia/Dixon From a long line of down home roots While new trends swirl around me I stand firm on solid round My country's always classic And it's coming back around V2 Yes I know there’s room for change And I don't fault those who decide To roll along and follow The direction of the tide But I know just who I am Who I’ve been and who I’ll be A simple man with simple plans Filled with faith and family CH2 Oh, my hat was made in Texas And the same goes for my boots And I was raised in Georgia/Dixon Come from years of down home roots While new trends may whirl around me I stand firm on solid round My country's always classic And it's coming back around INSTRUMENTAL CH3 Oh, my hat was made in Texas And the same goes for my boots And I was raised in Georgia/Dixon Come from years of down home roots While new trends may whirl around me I stand firm on solid round My country's always classic And it's coming back around Yeah, my country's always classic And it's coming back around
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: COUNTRY'S ALWAYS CLASSIC
    Writer: Melyssa Corrigan
    Email: melyssacorrigan@gmail.com
    Phone1:8572104709
    Phone2 (if available):

  12. 12. DAWNS ON US - Benjamin Wagner
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    DAWNS ON US

                                                         
                                                            

    That 727’s gonna take off And I’mma make sure you’re on it Your heart’s too big for this small town I ain’t the one to hold it But we got eleven more hours And I picked you few wildflowers What do you say we make The most of what we got One more night, you and I We can try and pretend we got time to borrow And one more kiss make a country star wish Deal with the rest tomorrow We had the right thing at wrong time We know where it’s gonna end up But we can wait till the sun rises Before it dawns on us One last drive through the hay fields Climb up the watchtower Crack a bottle of wine at the lookout Wait on the golden hour I wanna memorize this moment My heart will always hold it Damn, what we have is worth it Every minute One more night, you and I We can try and pretend we got time to borrow And one more kiss make a country star wish Deal with the rest tomorrow We had the right thing at wrong time We know where it’s gonna end up But we can wait till the sun rises Before it dawns on us So if we sleep tonight I’ll be by your side Till you catch that flight I’m yours and you’re all mine One more night, you and I We can try and pretend we got time to borrow And one more kiss make a country star wish Deal with the rest tomorrow We had the right thing at wrong time We know where it’s gonna end up But we can wait till the sun rises Before it dawns on us
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: DAWNS ON US
    Writer: Benjamin Wagner
    Email: benwagner.music@gmail.com
    Phone1:2624249472
    Phone2 (if available):

  13. 13. DON'T LOOK AT ME - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    DON'T LOOK AT ME

                                                         
                                                            

    DON’T LOOK AT ME That car we called getting closer C’mon baby, you gotta be kidding’ Coming down with that strap off your shoulder Like you didn't know that it was slippin’ You said our reservations at 8, right? But your eyes are sayin’ that we’re gonna be late, I Wouldn’t mind But if you wanna be on time [CHORUS] Don’t look at me like that That shade of green, I can’t Resist it when you do One kiss always leads to two It’s usually all my fault But tonight I’m not taking the fall If we never make it down the hall, out the house If your heels never hit the street Don’t look at me We can blame that wine on the counter Or the mood that moonlight’s makin’ ‘Cause right now every little thing about ya Makes me wanna stay in, I’m just sayin’ [CHORUS] Wait, our reservations at 8 right? But your eyes are sayin’ that we’re gonna be late, I Wouldn’t mind It happens all the time [CHORUS] TAG: Cause you’re kicking ‘em off your feet
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: DON'T LOOK AT ME
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  14. 14. DRIVE - 2 - Kevin Kilberry
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    DRIVE - 2

                                                         
                                                            

    Drive Intro V) I left home, lived my life and played the game.. but when I came back this old town was just the same… Oh but girl I came back for you to see if that old spark still burns in your heart, and out there I found a new life that's waiting for us to arrive.. C) So let’s drive… come on I'll take you for a ride… and I promise you baby.. you’ll gonna feel alive.. feel alive ..come on I’ll take you for a drive.. oh oh yeah yeah I’m gonna take you for a drive.. Instrumental V) I’ll put this car in gear.. and leave this town in the rear view mirror. Can you feel the power , do you feel the speed , girl this road is the only life we need V) And we’ll find a place where we can breathe again.. take this road to where it ends... straight into the black.. because there’s no turning back.. C) So let’s drive… come on I'll take you for a ride… and I promise you baby.. you’ll gonna feel alive.. feel alive ..come on I’ll take you for a drive.. oh oh yeah yeah oh oh let’s drive.. Instrumental V) I know that somewhere out there a new life is waiting for us to arrive… and I promise you baby you’re gonna feel alive.. so alive let’s.. drive.. Fade
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: DRIVE - 2
    Writer: Kevin Kilberry
    Email: kevinkilberry@msn.com
    Phone1:6306311792
    Phone2 (if available):6306311792

  15. 15. DROWN A MEMORY - Melyssa Corrigan
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: Hey Emily! One of my cowriters came into the write with this idea and myself and the 3rd cowriter helped flesh it out: myself, lyrically, and both cowriters musically and lyrically. 3rd cowriter created demo and is doing vocal. Thank you!


    DROWN A MEMORY

                                                         
                                                            

    Drown A Memory V1 If I could drown a memory An’ just watch it slip away I’d round up every bad one Sink them in a whiskey lake I’d hold down your goodbye An’ feel that pain slowly fade Just disappearing from my mind To the bottom of a Jim Beam grave CH Yeah, if I could drown a memory If I could pick and choose I’d let every argument go under An’ save the I love you’s I’d flood each of my mistakes An’ rescue who we used to be Yeah, if I could drown a memory I’d drink to you an’ me V2 I’d drink to all the times That you took my breath away Falling deep into your eyes Bluer than those ocean waves I’d drink to every moment That I got to call you mine Never thinking I might lose you But here I am tonight CHORUS REPEAT BRIDGE Girl, if you were sitting here like me Trying to drown a memory Of the night you left, the day we met Or something in between Which one would it be? Oh, which one would it be? CHORUS REPEAT
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: DROWN A MEMORY
    Writer: Melyssa Corrigan
    Email: melyssacorrigan@gmail.com
    Phone1:8572104709
    Phone2 (if available):

  16. 16. HARD DAYS AND WHISKEY NIGHTS - Kevin Kilberry
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    HARD DAYS AND WHISKEY NIGHTS

                                                         
                                                            

    Hard Days and Whiskey Nights V1) It’s been a long day.. plus overtime, and I can’t wait to get off this production line V2) Ya know I don’t mind working hard all day.. but when the sun goes down.. this boy is gonna play.. PC) So line em up and turn the music real loud … I’m gonna cut lose with this rowdy crowd. We work all day and party all night, start it all again in the morning light C) Were livin those hard days and whiskey nights.. and I’m just barely gettin by, but that’s all right. It’s my life.. and I’ll live it the way I choose.. cuz I’m young and free and I got nothing to lose.. Were livin those hard.. days and whiskey nights.. Instrumental V3) Monday.. it's back to the grind.. to work for those nickels and dimes, … I’m just a hard working, son of a gun who likes to get down.. and have a little fun V4) I wanna raise the roof and tear it down, they haven’t seen nothing like me in this old town. Oh I got my eye on a girl who’s looks could kill … ain’t gonna fall in love.. but maybe I will PC) So line em up and turn the music real loud … I’m gonna cut lose with this rowdy crowd. We work all day and party all night, start it all again in the morning light C) Were livin those hard days and whiskey nights.. and I’m just barely gettin by, but that’s all right. It’s my life.. and I’ll live it the way I choose.. cuz I’m young and free and I got nothing to lose.. Were livin those hard.. days and whiskey nights.. Instrumental Oh were livin those hard days and whiskey nights.. and I’m just barely gettin by.. and that’s.. all right.. oh whiskey nights Fade
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: HARD DAYS AND WHISKEY NIGHTS
    Writer: Kevin Kilberry
    Email: kevinkilberry@msn.com
    Phone1:6306311792
    Phone2 (if available):6306311792

  17. 17. I FISH - Brenda Kornblum
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: My co-writers and I contributed equally to music and lyrics.


    I FISH

                                                         
                                                            

    Verse: For months I couldn’t move the boat that you left; I let the tall grass swallow it up Today I took the tackle box you stowed in the back to put it with the rest of the stuff That you always kept here, your rod and reel, UV shades and your favorite lures Then I hooked up the boat and drove out to the shore Chorus: I’ve got two bobbers dancing in the middle of the lake Two beers open, only one I’ll drink Everybody’s got a way of feeling close to somebody they miss Some visit graves, some pray; I fish Verse: Every time I cast my line, I cast my mind back to long summer days gone by Drifting on the water with the shadows growing longer searching for new spots to try As long as I live I won’t know what heaven is, but I’ll bet for you it’s a lot like this Repeat Chorus: Bridge: Something you said runs through my head and my heart starts to ache You said, “Some lines hold…and some lines break…” Repeat Chorus: Tag: Some visit graves, some pray, I fish
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: I FISH
    Writer: Brenda Kornblum
    Email: brendakornblum@gmail.com
    Phone1:423-443-0810
    Phone2 (if available):

  18. 18. I'M NOT IN IT - Ken O'Neal
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    I'M NOT IN IT

                                                         
                                                            

    I’m Not Even In It Verse: How do you hold on to what you see Do you use pictures or just your memory A picture’s not always what it seems Things not in the picture can be seen Chorus: There’s pictures of my daughter Pictures of my son Pictures of that football team my Son played on Pictures of my momma Laughin’ with my dad My grandma in her apron In that little red sundress One thing’s for certain No matter how you spin it The best one you’ll find of me I’m not even in it Verse: Dad and uncle Steve look a lot like me Trot line full of crappie down in Tennessee They hung around together their whole life Braggin’ on the big ones like the pictures don’t lie Chorus: There’s pictures of my daughter Pictures of my son Pictures of that football team my Son played on Pictures of my momma Laughin’ with my dad A few of my grandmother And only one of my granddad One thing’s for certain No matter how you spin it The best one you’ll find of me I’m not even in it Bridge: I’m not in the first one of my daughter thru the glass But I can see my eyes, my nose, she even has my laugh I’m nowhere in the frame of my sons’ first steps But I’ll bet my last dollar That’s the one you’ll see me best Tag: One thing’s for certain No matter how you spin it The best one you’ll find of me I’m not even in it The best one you’ll find of me I’m not even in it Woohoo woo hoo I’m not even in it No, no… ©Copyright 2022 Ken O’Neal (573) 270-2503
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: I'M NOT IN IT
    Writer: Ken O'Neal
    Email: koneal54@gmail.com
    Phone1:5732702503
    Phone2 (if available):

  19. 19. IF I WAS YOUR HOMETOWN - Carin Fradin
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I cowrote this, contributing mostly the lyric


    IF I WAS YOUR HOMETOWN

                                                         
                                                            

    IF I WAS YOUR HOMETOWN You couldn’t hide that pretty smile every time you talked about home I got to know your beautiful soul in every story that you told How you met your first real best friend Where you spent those high school weekends That was all before I came around but if I could now I’d be [CHORUS] That ol’ dive bar when you need a drink That bench in the park when you need to think Your Friday night lights The stars in your eyes Every backroad you love to drive That lakeside pier where you dip your feet The flower in your hair, that country breeze Baby I would still see you around If I was your hometown You’d still light up and think of us every time you said my name No last goodbyes, no lonely nights, nothin’ I’d wish I could change You’d still hold me, you’d still know me, know me like the back of your hand I’d be your future, not just your past, mm if I had the chance I’d be [CHORUS] I’d mean as much to you as you mean to me Cuz I’d always be [CHORUS] TAG I wouldn’t have to wonder where you are now If I was your hometown
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    Writer Contact Information

    Song: IF I WAS YOUR HOMETOWN
    Writer: Carin Fradin
    Email: carin@fradin.com
    Phone1:4155173911
    Phone2 (if available):

  20. 20. IF THIS CHEVY HAD WINGS - Amanda Kent
    Awards: Best of SongU.com Award Rising Star Award


    IF THIS CHEVY HAD WINGS

                                                         
                                                            

    If This Chevy Had Wings Written By: Amanda Kent V1 Hands on the wheel Eyes on the road Something's missing everywhere I go I took this Chevy down an old backroad To clear my head and be alone I’m left talking to myself Asking God for help CH If this Chevy had wings It could take me where you're going If these tires could bring This old truck through the gates of Heaven I could hear you sing If I had one more night to hold you tight Dancing in the headlights I'd close my eyes And wish you didn’t have to say goodbye But more than anything If I had one wish, I wish this Chevy had wings V2 Cell phone ringing in the passenger seat Somebody checking up on me What I’d give to see your name Calling me for old time’s sake But that tone will keep on playing And I’ll keep on praying CH If this Chevy had wings It could take me where you're going If these tires could bring This old truck through the gates of Heaven I could hear you sing If I had one more night to hold you tight Dancing in the headlights I'd close my eyes And wish you didn’t have to say goodbye But more than anything If I had one wish, I wish this Chevy had wings If I had one wish, I wish this Chevy had wings
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: IF THIS CHEVY HAD WINGS
    Writer: Amanda Kent
    Email: theamandamccarthy@gmail.com
    Phone1:6034391959
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  21. 21. LET IT BURN - Carey Latham
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: 50/50 cowrite


    LET IT BURN

                                                         
                                                            

    LET IT BURN Lying on your back In a bed of sleepin’ daisies Wonderin' if the moon is Lonely as you tonite Feelin lost in a starry sky Then out of the blue by the cypress tree It’s like you’re right where you’re supposed to be when he Wraps you up in his arms, so tight Yesterday, two kids skipping stones Now your heart’s skippin beats Feelin’ things you’ve never known Let it burn Stay right there in the flame Dance while embers fall like rain Fall like rain It’s a beautiful thing Let it burn, Let it burn, Let it burn, Let it burn As swift as he swept you off your feet He’s gone, you’re weeping like a willow tree And you can’t breathe Yesterday, two hearts beat as one Now you’re left lettin’ go, Wonderin’ which way to run Repeat CH 1 Let the fire reach down in your soul Let the ashes clear away the old Girl, hold on! Let it burn Stay right there in the flame Dance while embers fall like rain Like gold, like growth, like change It’s a beautiful thing Let it burn, Let it burn, Let it burn
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: LET IT BURN
    Writer: Carey Latham
    Email: careylathamsells@gmail.com
    Phone1:615-556-2261
    Phone2 (if available):

  22. 22. LIVIN' GONE ASTRAY (WITH MP3) - Melyssa Corrigan
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: We wrote this for the. SongU Tanya Tucker pitch. Thank you for your consideration!


    LIVIN' GONE ASTRAY (WITH MP3)

                                                         
                                                            

    Livin’ Gone Astray V1 The gates are finally open The road is turning right Been praying to the stars above To point me towards the light The climb’s been unforgiving Crawled up and tumbled down Busted knees and dusty dreams And cracks left in my crown PRE (4 5) In all that getting lost I’ve found CHORUS There are so many shes That have been me along the way I’m making’ peace with each Kissing their cheeks, offering grace Wrapping them in kindness And removing all their shame Dreamers don’t reach dreams without some livin’ gone astray I wasn’t made for mainstream It wasn’t made for me Some are fine to stay fenced in And some are born to run free Been singing like I’ve lived a life Since I was just thirteen (open to an alternate line here - was written with a specific artist in mind) Now turning round it all turned out Just how it’s supposed to be REPEAT CHORUS BRIDGE I’ve loved and I have lost Sunk my sorrows, paid the cost I’m only human after all And I’m still here, after all CHORUS Of those wandering she’s That have been me along the way I’m makin’ peace with each Kissin their cheeks, offering grace Wrapping them in kindness And removing all their shame Dreamers don’t reach dreams Without some livin’ gone astray Dreamers don’t reach dreams Without some livin’ gone astray
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: LIVIN' GONE ASTRAY (WITH MP3)
    Writer: Melyssa Corrigan
    Email: melyssacorrigan@gmail.com
    Phone1:8572104709
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  23. 23. LONELIEST MAN IN TOWN - Ryan Morrison
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    LONELIEST MAN IN TOWN

                                                         
                                                            

    Lonliest Man in Town - Ryan Morrison E E/G#m A E Grew up believing the things I was told B A E work hard and you will grow happy and old E E/G#m A E/B I never imagined the things I know now B A E that I'd be the lonliest man in this town the first time I saw you my heart went a fire how did I end up such a fool and a liar should have known better before it went down that I'd end up the lonliest man in this town F#min B how did I get here oh where did you go E/G#min A where is the love that made our house a home F#min B you were the luckiest star that I found E /G# A B E now I'm the loneliest person in town / (more insight and depth) C# min - B - E X2 ( instrumental bridge) C#min - B - E - A Hindsight is Golden the grass always green / my grass was green I wish that the younger me knew what I mean / seen If he knew then, all the things (I know now repetitive imagery and information) I might ¬not be the lonliest person around you were the luckiest star that I found and I am the lonliest man in this town
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: LONELIEST MAN IN TOWN
    Writer: Ryan Morrison
    Email: ryanmorrison75@hotmail.com
    Phone1:5194207457
    Phone2 (if available):

  24. 24. ONCE UPON A LIME - Rory Scott
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: Hi Emily! You know me from Songtown Edge group and also Barbara Cloyd. I wrote this alone.


    ONCE UPON A LIME

                                                         
                                                            

    Contact Info: Rory S. Thurston Email: roryscottband@gmail.com phone: 603-717-6676 ONCE UPON A LIME Writers: Rory Scott IPI: 01193847615 Key F# V1: She was sitting all alone With wind blown hair Skin kissed gold From the sun and the sand She had an empty chair.. N' she offered it up to me So I bought her a beer N' we got to talkin' We started laughin' N' we took a walk That led to a kiss to this day still feels like a dream Ch: From Once upon a lime And a couple coronas A little bar on a pier Just south of Daytona In a little flip flop town With the sun goin down N' the roll of the waves On the beach all around Caught up in the rush, N' buzzin' off every touch lost in her eyes Drunk on the night Once upon a lime V2: Now for just one night we found each other and a spark that lit a fire under a coconut palm till dawn on that white beach N' I know it's crazy but I still wonder How that fiery night didn't fuel another she was there , then she was gone like a memory Ch: Br: Now whenever I feel the sun on my skin or take a sip off one of those Mexican beers I'm right back there Tasting her lips again Ch
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: ONCE UPON A LIME
    Writer: Rory Scott
    Email: Roryscottband@gmail.com
    Phone1:6037176676
    Phone2 (if available):

  25. 25. ONLY A BACKROAD KNOWS - Derek James
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award


    ONLY A BACKROAD KNOWS

                                                         
                                                            

    ONLY A BACKROAD KNOWS Only a backroad knows you never drive slow When you're chasin’ a sunset down Only a backroad knows the best way to go To anywhere in this town Where the stars are hidin’ The fish are bitin’ Where you’re foggin’ up the windows Ooo, yeah there's just some things [CHORUS] Only a backroad knows What you feel when you’re taking a red dirt curve too fast Only a backroad knows What’s comin around the bend and what’s in your rearview glass Where the tires spin, where the trouble is Every twist, every turn, every near miss The songs that getcha singin’ along on the radio Only a backroad knows Only a backroad knows how you stole your dad’s truck Few times before you hit sixteen And how your burned that clutch kickin’ up the dust When you didn’t make the football team Where the good times started The late nights parked in A bonfire midnight glow Ooo, the highs and lows [CHORUS] That engine loud, roarin’ sound High that you get in a pedal down cloud That four wheel freedom you can find when you’re all alone [CHORUS]
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: ONLY A BACKROAD KNOWS
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  26. 26. PASS IT ALONG (2) - Marianne Murdock
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: This is a solo write. Thanks for listening!


    PASS IT ALONG (2)

                                                         
                                                            

    PASS IT ALONG There ain't no light at the end of this tunnel There ain't no gettin' off of this track When you buy your ticket straight from the devil I don't think there's no way gettin' back So I'll be gone, gone, gone 'Cept for this one last song So pass it along I can’t find no way out of this darkness And I ain’t touched a soul in two damn years Never thought the world could feel so heartless Never knew nobody’d catch my tears So I'll be gone, gone, gone 'Cept for this one last song So pass it along Sometimes you can’t see that train a comin’ It can sneak up on you right behind your back Never had no chance to outrun it Couldn’t find no one to cut my slack So I’ll be gone, gone, gone ‘Cept for this one last song So pass it along
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: PASS IT ALONG (2)
    Writer: Marianne Murdock
    Email: musicalwords@hotmail.com
    Phone1:9287710025
    Phone2 (if available):19287710025

  27. 27. SCUFFED - Derek James
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    SCUFFED

                                                         
                                                            

    SCUFFED These boots sure got a lotta country miles in ‘em Little beat up from a whole lotta eight to sixin’ But they ain’t earnin’ them some kickin’ up If they ain’t a little scuffed That dance floor looks like it’s seen one two-step too many Guys spinnin’ ‘round girls on it for half a century Well, it ain’t helpin’ people fall in love If it ain’t a little scuffed [CHORUS] Little scuffed, little scraped Little seen better days Wear and tear just adds to the charm It’s broken in evidence Of the time that you spend Livin’ life chasin’ what’s in your heart Yeah, to get to the good stuff Gotta get a little scuffed This truck bed showin’ all the time we’ve climbed up in it In a full moon field where the world ain’t spinnin’ Ain’t seen us catch a shooting star buzz If it ain’t a little scuffed [CHORUS] A gold ring that’s seen all the downs and ups And don’t come off when the going gets tough It’s gonna get a little scuffed [CHORUS]
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: SCUFFED
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  28. 28. SHOW ME A SIGN - R.X. Bertoldi
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: This song was inspired by the book The Sun Does Shine by Anthony "Ray" Hinton, an author, activist, and speaker. Ray spent nearly 30 years in prison for a crime for which he was finally exonerated, always keeping faith he'd be proven innocent.


    SHOW ME A SIGN

                                                         
                                                            

    Show Me a Sign (The Sun Does Shine) [Verse 1] Brought up on false charges Murder in the first degree The cops and the prosecutor Played a part in that old routine They knew a black man in Alabama Had a snowball’s chance in hell Of proving his innocence and Avoiding a prison cell [Chorus] He said show me, show me a sign Innocent folks Cannot be confined Show me, show me a sign That reminds me The Sun does shine Before the end of the line Show Me a Sign [Verse 2] At work across town in a locked warehouse He had a perfect alibi But it was overlooked when he was booked The judge sentenced him to die And the polygraph that he had passed Was not allowed as evidence And his court-appointed attorney Offered up a poor defense Because a black man in Alabama Had a snowball’s chance in hell Of proving his innocence and Avoiding a prison cell [Chorus] He said show me, show me a sign Innocent folks Cannot be confined Show me, show me a sign That reminds me The Sun does shine Before the end of the line Show Me a Sign [Bridge] Now his cell was not too far From that final chair And from behind the bars He could smell the burning flesh Fill the air [Verse 3] A ballistics report from his mother’s gun Is what finally cleared his name But it was three decades of heartache late The day it finally came Because a black man in Alabama Had a snowball’s chance in hell Of proving his innocence and Avoiding a prison cell [Chorus] He said show me, show me a sign Innocent folks Cannot be confined Show me, show me a sign That reminds me The Sun does shine Before the end of the line Show Me a Sign Show Me a Sign Show Me a Sign Show Me a Sign
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: SHOW ME A SIGN
    Writer: R.X. Bertoldi
    Email: rx@rxbertoldi.com
    Phone1:425-319-0264
    Phone2 (if available):

  29. 29. SO FAR SO BUENO - Derek James
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    SO FAR SO BUENO

                                                         
                                                            

    SO FAR SO BUENO I just couldn’t get over you saying adios Sent me down a spiral when you left me solo I know you told me go to hell and well I tried to listen Started headin’ south but somehow I missed it Wound up gettin’ caught in the mexico wind But ever since my feet hit the sand [CHORUS] So far so bueno Left all the missin’ you north of the border These days I just lay low My only concern is who’s taking my order For frozen pink umbrella drinks, sendin’ senoritas winks That tajin sting is tasting so sweet If you wonder how I’ve been since you let me go So far so bueno The playa’s been playin the part of my shrink And I caught a marlin for the first time this week Girl I thought I’d miss you but the simple salty truth Is the ocean and the sky are the only things blue [CHORUS] If you get a postcard from someone in Puerto Vallarta That someone who sent it, they meant what they called ya Oh how long I’ll be here, who knows, but [CHORUS] So far so bueno Left all the missin’ you north of the border Girl hasta luego My only concern is what flavor to order In frozen pink umbrella drinks, sendin’ senoritas winks That tajin sting is tasting so sweet If you wonder how I’ve been since you let me go So far so bueno
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: SO FAR SO BUENO
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  30. 30. SOMETHIN' AIN'T RIGHT - Janet Devers
    Awards: Rising Star Award


    SOMETHIN' AIN'T RIGHT

                                                         
                                                            

    Something Ain't Right Janet Devers If I can’t fall asleep ‘cause she’s not by my side If my mind keeps replayin’ her last words of goodbye If I stare into space drinkin’ bourbon all night Somethin’ Ain’t Right If I’m callin’ in sick ‘cause I don’t feel alive If I’m layin’ in the bed ‘til six o’clock at night If her picture’s sweet smile makes me break down inside Something Ain’t Right Chorus Something Ain’t Right when I keep on aching from the memory of her kiss And dreaming of her touch makes me crazy like this If only I had held her the last time she cried I wouldn’t be left holding my foolish pride If I can’t find the words to tell her I’ll be The man that she needs If she still believes in me If the face in the mirror doesn’t like what he sees Somethn’ Ain’t Right Repeat Chorus Bridge This time I’ll listen as we go Be the friend and lover she wants to know I should have trusted her heart by now, it shows... that Chorus Somethin’ Aint Right When I keep on achin’ From the memory of her kiss And dreamin’ of her touch makes me crazy like this If only I had held her the last time she cried I’d still be holdin’ that girl (mmm) tonight Oh Somethin’ Ain’t Right (mmm) yeah!
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: SOMETHIN' AIN'T RIGHT
    Writer: Janet Devers
    Email: janetldevers@gmail.com
    Phone1:5712639941
    Phone2 (if available):5712639940

  31. 31. SPECIAL EVENT - DIM MY LIGHT - Brad McKinney
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    SPECIAL EVENT - DIM MY LIGHT

                                                         
                                                            

    "DIM MY LIGHT" V I saw a cloud that was dark and gray Floating up in the sky I let it dim my light I let it dim my light I chased a dream that couldn’t be caught Damn near all my life I let it dim my light I let it dim my light CH Everybody gets down, down, down Comin’ close to giving up, up, up All it takes to turn it all around Is a little bit of love, love, love V I had a heart that was good as gold Break in the blink of an eye I let it dim my light I let it dim my light From that point on, no matter what good Was goin on on in my life I let it dim my light I let it dim my light REPEAT CH REPEAT CH V If you’re out in the world somewhere feeling lonely in this fight Don’t let it dim your light Don’t let it dim your light Cause I been down that road before And I know what that hurt is like There’s hope on the other side Don’t let it dim your light
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: SPECIAL EVENT - DIM MY LIGHT
    Writer: Brad McKinney
    Email: mckinneybrad@gmail.com
    Phone1:859-893-8146
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  32. 32. STORM AFTER YOU - Derek James
    Awards: Best of SongU.com Award Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I am singing on the demo. My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    STORM AFTER YOU

                                                         
                                                            

    STORM AFTER YOU Lightning strikes inside my chest When you light up my phone cause I know what’s next You’ll tear though town and leave me a mess Tornado in a sundress Now you’re pullin’ in my drive Dark clouds fill the sky Just hope that I can survive [CHORUS] I get caught in your storm (3rd chorus: I keep chasing your storm) Every night, girl again and again Your thunder and wind Always pull me back in You twist me up in my bed sheets Roll through and wreck me And get me guessin' when you’ll crash back through And leave my heart black and blue They oughta name a storm after you I’ll be sifting through the wreckage when the sun comes up You’ll leave me broken tryna fix the damage done From knowing that it ain't but wishin’ it was love Oh I try to run [CHORUS] My walls tumble down with your hurricane kiss I guess I kinda like it when you’re back on my lips [CHORUS]
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: STORM AFTER YOU
    Writer: Derek James
    Email: derek@derekjmusic.com
    Phone1:2093245433
    Phone2 (if available):

  33. 33. TALKIN' TO HER COFFE CUP - Pat Kelley
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I wrote the lyrics and music for this song. Thank you for the opportunity!


    TALKIN' TO HER COFFE CUP

                                                         
                                                            

    Talkin’ To Her Coffee Cup V1 He hangs his cane on the diner coat rack, near his favorite corner booth Even though he's alone, the waitress sets a place for two She pours him his black coffee and one more with a touch a' cream Soon he's deep in conversation with someone only he can see (Chorus) He ain't crazy He's just lonely Oh, her memory Keeps him company Like she's still alive Gets a twinkle in his eyes Yeah, they light up Talkin' to her coffee cup V2 He says, "whatcha think of our granddaughter, she sure looks like you Got your hair and eyes, smart as a whip and so darn cute I've been smilin' at our pictures from the Carolina coast And I swear you’re right there with me when I watch old videos Chorus Bridge They drove to that diner every Sunday after church In that booth, they called their own, he proposed to her Chorus Oh, you outta see his eyes light up Talkin' to her coffee cup…ummm Talkin' to her coffee cup Copyright 10/1/23 Pat Kelley, BMI pk2@vermontel.net
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: TALKIN' TO HER COFFE CUP
    Writer: Pat Kelley
    Email: pk2@vermontel.net
    Phone1:802-885-3307
    Phone2 (if available):802-376-8847

  34. 34. THAT WAS ME - Tim Clarrey
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I wrote this song music/lyric alone.


    THAT WAS ME

                                                         
                                                            

    That was me V1 Hell on wheels, seventeen, Burning goodyears and valvoline, In a worn out Ford, That was me, V2 Thought I knew bout’ everything, Chasing crazy high school dreams, So far from the truth, Yeah that was me, Chorus That was me ten feet tall being bulletproof, Like a rebel without a cause Like I had something to prove, That was me dust on boots faded Levi Jeans, Tugging hearts with the same six strings, Just like now, back then, that was me, V3 Overnight I’ve come and gone, Like them glory days in my song, Old young memories, Thinking that was me, Chorus That was me ten feet tall being bulletproof, Like a rebel without a cause Like I had something to prove, That was me dust on boots faded Levi Jeans, Tugging hearts with the same six strings, Just like now, back then, that was me Bridge Still believe I’m the same as I used to be, Looking in the mirror it’s gettin’ harder to see, Chorus That was me ten feet tall being bulletproof, Like a rebel without a cause Like I had something to prove, That was me dust on boots faded Levi Jeans, Tugging hearts with the same six strings, Just like now, back then, that was me Just like now back then that was me, Just like now back then that was me...
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: THAT WAS ME
    Writer: Tim Clarrey
    Email: tclarrey@gmail.com
    Phone1:8165880918
    Phone2 (if available):

  35. 35. THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT - David Nicastro
    Awards: Received Interest Rising Star Award


    THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT

                                                         
                                                            

    The Other Side Of Midnight Been but a little while baby since you've been gone Here in the early hours before darkness touches dawn I found the brightest star and made a wish That I don't spend another lonely night like this Thinking bout your smile your laugh your touch your kiss I miss (CHORUS) Your yellow sun dress hair all in a mess but the prettiest girl I'd see As you walked passed some guys you'd catch their eyes yet you were going home with me But that was then now here I am all alone tonight Things don't look the same when there's little light On the other side of midnight Seems I’m all caught up in a cruel twist of fate I want to call you up in many ways it's much too late I'm lying here trying to get some sleep It's tough with a trace of your perfume still on my sheet And visions playing in my head of you stuck on repeat (CHORUS) (CHORUS) Copyright
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT
    Writer: David Nicastro
    Email: nickastro@yahoo.com
    Phone1:856 206 7191
    Phone2 (if available):

  36. 36. THIS OLD T-SHIRT - Scott Miller
    Awards: Best of SongU.com Award Received Interest Rising Star Award

    Member Note: My collaborator and I both contributed equally to the lyric and music of this song.


    THIS OLD T-SHIRT

                                                         
                                                            

    This Old T-Shirt It’s a little ripped around the sleeves, Faded from summers down at the beach Bought it at a George Strait show in the stadium parking lot Good times soaked in every stitch Older it gets the better it fits When you wore it to bed I’d wanna take it off Chorus If This Old T-Shirt Could Talk... It’d tell you ‘bout the night we met, How pretty you looked in your summer dress 4th of July Fireworks in your eyes It’d tell you ‘bout every single date How we finally kissed by your front gate Underneath that full moon southern sky It would remind us of all the memories we’ve got If This Ol’ T Shirt Could Talk Now I only wear it once in a while, But puttin’ it on still makes me smile Late night bonfire parties come flashing back You’ve been telling me its got to go Seen better days, its full of holes But I can’t just throw away part of our past Chorus If This Old T-Shirt Could Talk... It’d tell you ‘bout the night we met, How pretty you looked in your summer dress 4th of July Fireworks in your eyes It’d tell you ‘bout every single date Like skinny dippin in that mountain Lake Underneath that full moon southern sky It would remind us of all the memories we’ve got If This Ol’ T Shirt Could Talk I love every moment we’ve had together It takes me back, to everything I treasure Chorus If This Old T-Shirt Could Talk... It’d tell you ‘bout the night we met, How pretty you looked in your summer dress 4th of July Fireworks in your eyes It’d tell you ‘bout every single date When I hid that ring in your birthday cake... Tears of joy welling up in your eyes It would remind us of all the memories we’ve got If This Ol’ T Shirt Could Talk
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: THIS OLD T-SHIRT
    Writer: Scott Miller
    Email: millerscott2@mac.com
    Phone1:202-210-1062
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  37. 37. WALKING THROUGH YOUR MEMORY - Carin Fradin
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: I co-wrote and contributed mostly the lyric to this song.


    WALKING THROUGH YOUR MEMORY

                                                         
                                                            

    WALKING THROUGH YOUR MEMORY I sit alone and watch the sun rise and fall through that window But it don’t change the scene I’m living in Cause I’m lost, in my thoughts, where does the time go Another beautiful day, slipped away, again While I was [CHORUS] Walkin through your memory Like I’ve done a million times It’s your face in every picture In the hallways of my mind It’s like you’ve never moved out Like you never left this town I’ve tried runnin’ but you catch me Forever walking through your memory Wish I could find, somewhere you ain’t, but so far that’s nowhere Cause every place I go holds stories of our past I’ve tried the bottle, tried the bible, but you’re always right there I can’t escape, or turn the page on what we had So I keep [CHORUS] TAG: Yeah every day since you left me I’ve been walking through your memory
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: WALKING THROUGH YOUR MEMORY
    Writer: Carin Fradin
    Email: carin@fradin.com
    Phone1:4155173911
    Phone2 (if available):

  38. 38. WHEN IT AIN'T SUNDAY - Carey Latham
    Awards: Rising Star Award

    Member Note: 100% lyric/melody


    WHEN IT AIN'T SUNDAY

                                                         
                                                            

    When It Ain't Sunday She’s in the perfect dress and the perfect shoes n’There they sit in a wooden pew The perfect family as far as everybody knew The preacher’s always thankin’ them for puttin’ in their 10 percent The neighbors praise them for everything they do Then lunch is served out behind the church Where a covered dish hides more than fried chicken She runs barefoot through the gravel til she reaches the mimosa tree And a dirt path takes her to where the tall pines sway Where daisies wait like friends that share her pain And a God she prays makes her strong enough to face Who she’s livin’ with when it ain’t Sunday She steps off of a yellow school bus Through a cloud’a red-dirt dust Will she walk in to a hug or a house blowin’ up And if so, it’ll be her fault cause mom’s crazy and dad’s drunk gone And they’ll both use her to hurt the other one She’ll hide her weekday bruises cause, Lord knows, black and blue don’t match a Sunday bow She runs barefoot through the gravel til she reaches the mimosa tree And a dirt path takes her to where the tall pines sway Where daisies wait like friends that share her pain And a God she prays makes her strong enough to face Who she’s livin’ with when it ain’t Sunday One day a week she plays their perfect little soldier The other six, she’s at battle alone, but she’s focused Runnin’ barefoot through the gravel til she reaches the mimosa tree And a dirt path takes her to where the tall pines sway Where daisies wait like friends that share her pain And a God she prays makes her strong enough to face Who she’s livin’ with when it ain’t Sunday The Monday paper showed The house, the neighbors baffled Nothin but ashes, in a picture that read No survivors, just a set of footprints …… Runnin’ barefoot through the gravel til she reached the mimosa tree And a dirt path took her to where the tall pines sway Where daisies waited like friends that shared her pain And a God that finally made her strong enough to face Who she was livin’ with...............
    --- END ---

    Writer Contact Information

    Song: WHEN IT AIN'T SUNDAY
    Writer: Carey Latham
    Email: careylathamsells@gmail.com
    Phone1:615-556-2261
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- A shooting star symbol means this song has received the SongU.com "Rising Star" status from a Special Event pitch opportunity.

Silver Star Award


- A silver star symbol means this song received "interest" by one of our pitching guests.



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