Songs

Engraved

Words by Lisa Haynes (c) 2008

Out where there is no way to get back

We’re given wings that mere men lack

It’s not a loan, but a gift we can’t return

Not what I earned it’s what I don’t deserve

Your grace, saved face, took my place

Your word, heart’s engraved, soul saved.

 

 

 

String Me Along

Song lyrics based upon a dance scene from the French novel ‘Sentimental Education’ by Gustave Flaubert set in Paris in 1840’s. – about the frivolities of the rich and famous.

A high-class (but dodgy) art dealer wines and dines his mistress in a Moulin-Rouge type establishment while a poor young law student pines after the art dealer’s absent wife.

This song is based on the dance scene only and the music is the style of a 1920’s speak-easy. The tune I wrote it to is clumsily recorded in my voice, should anyone wish to hear it, contact me!

String Me Along

Words by Lisa Haynes (C) 2015

Chorus:

Why don’t you string me along

Pick at my heart string in song

a never-ending chance to swindle a dance

with my handsome heavenly beau

Verse 1:

Drawing aside with one hand

One eye on the raggedy band

She was a débutante dame

of calendar fame

on heels of ivory lace

Verse 2:

He was a singer with soul

wearing blue velvet waistcoat

swingers flowed out and swayed

whenever he played

with ale and lemonade

Verse 3: 

The people moved slowly away

The fireworks floated to fade

the girl fell in his arms

surrendered to charms

as the trumpet stood up to play

(TRUMPET SOLO)

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Paris in 1800’s image

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