April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

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April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

Post by piñata heart » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:44 pm

Since music is really my thing, I decided to post the lyrics to a new song I'm working on. I'd appreciate your thoughts. To give you an idea of the vibe of the tune, it's got a Hank Williams kind of thing going on. Though I consider Cohen to be a major influence (as every singer-songwriter should), my style has always been more of a nod to rootsy, americana type stuff. If you'd care to put me in your ears...that'd be peaches: http://www.myspace.com/mitchhemann

Anyway, back to the tune. I'm just putting it together now, but I thought the subject matter was appropriate for the season. Let me know what you think.

April Showers Bring Me Flowers

How many angels can you fit
on the corner of 33rd and Broadway?
Only one, and if it all goes right,
I’ll be kissing her tonight.
What were you like when you were young?
What made you laugh and what made you cry?
Oh I swear I heard every word,
just distracted by the magic in your eyes.

And we’re all out of wine,
so I’m drinking you in.
Kisses on your neck,
where the flesh is paper thin.
Just lay me down and hold me tight.
Don’t make me go home tonight.
Just stay with me ‘til morning light.
Don’t make me go home tonight.

Well it’s coming down in buckets,
but I don’t mind the rain these days.
‘Cause these April showers bring me flowers
and you’re just eleven blocks away.
And I’ll be throwing rocks at your window
I’ll be throwing rocks into your world.
Singin’ “Come on down and let me in,
I wanna get my arms around you girl”.

Is that rain in the air?
Or am I breathing you in?
My fingers in your hair
for days on end.
Just lay me down and hold me tight.
Don’t make me go home tonight.
Just keep me here ‘til morning light.
Don’t make me go home tonight.

-ph

(ah...who am I kiddin'?)

-mitch
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Re: April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

Post by Violet » Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:57 pm

Mitch, (although pinata heart's a great signing name)...

I will think about the lyrics more but you have a dreamy singing voice... very nice, ph...

The "lifting up your dress" reminds me of some Cohen lyrics from his earlier lesser known songs.. it's a bit unexpected, the way Leonard's love making lyrics sometimes are... at first, I find myself resisting such a line... and then, the way lovemaking sometimes is.. you find yourself giving in...

... anyway, just to say, thanks for sharing this.. I'll read the lyrics again too..

v i o l e t

... oh, I see.. these are different lyrics than those of the song you posted a link to..

... I just read them.. now I'd like to hear the song.. (!)... you should keep us updated...
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Re: April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

Post by piñata heart » Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:10 pm

So sorry...I should have been more clear. The songs on my profile are not the same as the lyrics here. This song is in its infant stages. I just wanted to share my music with everyone, so I included the link.

As always, thanks a sackful for the kind words Violet. It means everything to me.

-ph (because you prefer it)
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Re: April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

Post by Cate » Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:27 pm

Hi Ph, you do indeed have a nice voice, I've gone back to listen to, leaving in the morning, a few times.
Not a bad guitar player either, btw. :D
I'm looking forward to hearing the above lyrics with music.
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Re: April Showers Bring Me Flowers (work in progress)

Post by piñata heart » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:26 pm

Thanks a million Cate...your kindness means the world to me! I hope you'll get a chance to check out the rest of the tunes, if you haven't already. There are 5 in total.

Warmly,

-ph
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