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‘Temple’s Song’ – written in 2009; recorded in January, 2014.

Client: N/A – avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets Lou Reed, & Bon Jovi’s, Blaze Of Glory
Description: TV/Film. Cinematic, visual, unique, moody. 9/4, 11/4, time signatures. A gentle lift in 4/4 chorus.
Instruments: Guitar, drums, bass, vox, keys,
Lyrical Theme: The burning truth, stands up to the big picture.

Project: Temple’s Song

Lyrics:
Come on sleepy head, did I find your inner dream
Now you’re backing off from me
The world shakes you around, like that holiday snow globe
Its swirling around in here

Oh I’m burning through you
Like that old sixties Marlboro
Oh you’re burning through me
Burning till I’m a silk screen

Ah we’re shaking in the rain
Cause there’s no one left to blame
Closed eyes, the wind still found the dawn
Temple’s Song, we’re just hanging on

So someone said, fair-weather is your friend
Now the table’s turned around to you
In the end no one’s right
Just the sun behind the moon
Staring in the Temple’s Room

Oh I’m burning through you
Like that old sixties Marlboro
Oh you’re burning through me
Burning till I’m a silk screen

Ah we’re shaking in the rain
Cause there’s no one left to blame
Closed eyes, the wind still found the dawn
Temple’s Song, we’re just hanging on

‘Echo’ – written and recorded in August, 2013.

1 version avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets Christine McVie
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Mid/up tempo, upbeat , finger-snapping, synth/space, 80′s pop/rock music
Instruments: Vox, guitars, bass, keys, drums
Lyrical theme: Hero, echo, courage.

Project: Echo

Lyrics:
Run it by me again now let me hear you say
Run it by me again now let me tell you why 

Hey Hero
Time to send off your little, little echo
Hey Hero
Time to send off your little, little echo

Now’s the time for this and that delivery
Now’s the time to let it go indefinitely 

As the call so the echo
As the call free the echo

Hey Hero
Time to send off your little little echo
Hey Hero
Time to send off your little little echo 

Now’s the time for this and that delivery
Now’s the time to let it go indefinitely 

As the call so the echo
As the call free the echo

Run it by me again now let me hear you say
Run it by me again now let me hear you say

Hey Hero
Time to send off your little little echo
Hey Hero
Time to send off your little little echo 

‘Windowsill’ – written and recorded in December, 2013.

1 version avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets Fleetwood Mac, Carly Simon and The Pretenders
Description:  TV/Film, Mid tempo, 90′s sultry, moody, statement, with a very modern edge.
Instruments: Vox, guitars, bass, drums, keys
Lyrical theme: Am I in your way? In the end, we’re all the same.

Project: Windowsill

Lyrics:
Its always something who knew
Am I in your way, excuse me Sir, what you say you now
Am I in your way, excuse me Ma’am you’re blaming somehow

I’ve been saying all these years, and yet its so unclear
That we are all the same, so why play these games

So I’m backing up to the windowsill
Claiming all them views
I’m backing up to the windowsill
Making sure I don’t lose
I’m backing up to the windowsill

I’ve been saying all these years
And now its so clear
Yes, we are all the same
So lets stop them games

Its always something who knew
Its always something who knew
Its always something who knew

Am I in your way, excuse me Sir what you say now
Am I in your way excuse me Ma’am, I figured it out
I’ve been saying all these that we are all the same
And now its so clear, yes we are all the same
So lets stop them games

So I’m backing up to the windowsill
Claiming all them views
I’m backing up to the windowsill
Making sure I don’t lose
I’m backing up to the windowsill
So I’m backing up to the windowsill
Claiming all them views
I’m backing up to the windowsill
Making sure I don’t lose
I’m backing up to the windowsill

‘Burn The Candle’ – written and recorded in January, 2014.

1 version avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets Mazzy Star and Soundtrack Into The Wild
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Country, western, visual, mid tempo, smooth, very cinematic.
Instruments: Gryphon guitar, vox, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, peddle steal
Lyrical theme: Its good to have courage and to be crazy. That path leads to mistakes; which brings us closer to ourselves.

Project: Burn The Candle

Lyrics:
Crazy Once, Then alone
Choice is yours, what’s the right one
Crazy once, burn the candle at both ends, Mamma we can handle
Now there, mistakes bring us home at last
Thank God for, mistakes they bring us home at last
Hold on, got fire in the belly
Hold, hold on, thought I was ready

Crazy once, there’s the buzz
Every moment, on the clock
Crazy once, burn the candle at both ends, Mamma we can handle
Now there, mistakes bring us home at last
Thank God for, mistakes they bring us home at last

Hold on, got fire in the belly
Hold, hold on, think I’m almost ready

Crazy once, carry on
Pretty day out, feels like the one
Crazy once, burn the candle at both ends, Mamma we can handle
Now there, mistakes bring us home at last
Thank God for, mistakes they bring us home at last

 

‘How You Feel’ – scored for HBO pilot series

Client: HBO surf series, pilot was not picked up, therefore song is now avail for license.

Brief: Looking for a song with a catchy hook that is synonymous with sun & fun, and surfing…..but not The Beach Boys….more modern.  It would be the theme song of the series.

 Song created “How you Feel”

 

Lyrics:
Yeah lets ride on
Gonna have some fun
Yeah lets ride on
gonna catch some sun

Its how you feel
Its how you feel
when its all good
when its all good
when its all good 

Yeah lets ride on
Gonna catch some sun
Yeah lets ride on
Gonna have some fun 

Its how you feel
Its how you feel
when its all good
when its all good
when its all good 

 

 

‘Count Me In’ – written and recorded in March, 2013.

1 version available for license
Sounds Like: Sheryl Crow meets Traveling Wilbury’s
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Mid tempo, feel good, foot tapping, catchy, sing along kinda song, inspirational, sporty.
Instruments: Vox, guitars, bass, drums, keys
Lyrical Theme: Can’t give up, ‘Don’t Count Me Out, Count Me In’, being yourself by following your dreams.

 

Lyrics:

On the right side of bed, I woke up this morn’
Never knowing till later a new day was born
Sometimes we forget about our little tricks
The ones that get us through yeah, life’s little licks

Chorus:
Yeah, don’t count me out,
Just count me in
I’ll figure it out
Yeah, you can’t give in
Don’t throw in the towel
It’ll all work out

Yeah its just the way its all, yeah its all the just the way its meant to be

Its the luck the draw, or some destiny
Building up them dreams, never knowing what they’ll be
Yeah, you gotta keep on, keep truckin’ on
Cause, sooner or later it’ll, it’ll catch on

Chorus:
Yeah, don’t count me out,
Just count me in
I’ll figure it out
Yeah, you can’t give in
Don’t throw in the towel
It’ll all work out

Yeah its just the way its all, yeah its all the just the way its meant to be

Ooh Ooh, don’t count me out
Ooh Ooh, just count me in
Ooh, Ooh, dont’ count me out
Ooh, Ooh, just count me in 

‘We’re Rising’ – written and recorded in April, 2013.

2 versions avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets  Lindsey Buckingham and Bon Iver, Broken Bells
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Slow tempo, space, astral, sultry, whispery, up close, dark meets light.
Instruments: version 1 (guitar, mandolin, vox) version 2 (drums, keys, bass, guitars, vox)
Lyrical theme: Sun, we’re rising, confidence, love, spiritual.


 

Lyrics:

Ooh, I’m rising
Ooh, I’m rising with the sun

I’m rising
Ooh, I’m rising come along

Time stands still believing
And time stands still when being, here with you 

We’re rising
Ooh, we’re rising with the sun
We’re rising
Ooh, we’re rising come along

Ooh, I’m rising with the sun

I’m rising
Ooh, I’m rising come along
Time stands still believing
And time stands still when being, here with you

We’re rising
Ooh, we’re rising with the sun
We’re rising
Ooh, we’re rising
Come along

Time stands still believing
And time stands still when being
Time stands still believing 

And time stands still when being here with you

‘White Light’ – written and recorded in August, 2013.

1 version avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets a sort of astral Joni Mitchell
Description: TV/Film, slow tempo, space/rock, singer/songwriter
Lyrical theme: white light, purity, discovery.

Lyrics:
White Light
Now you’ve, entered me
White Light
Now you’ve, set me free
Now There

There you are
Now there, I’ve come this far

And I,  said can this be
Now I, know that you’re for me

White Light
Oh, you’re so bright
White Light
Look at all your might

Now there
You’re so fair
Now there
Cause, you’re everywhere

And I, said can this be
Now I, know that you’re for me

Everyday now
Oh I’ll swear
That everyday now
I’ll be there
And everyday now
Do you swear
That everyday now
You’ll be there

White Light
Do you promise me
White Light
Its just you and me

Now there
I won’t do you wrong
Now there
I’ve sung my song 

 

 

 

 

‘Uh Huh’ – written and recorded in August, 2013.

 3 versions avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets the Eurythmics, Scissor Sisters, 1950′s sultry pop
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Mid tempo, 80′s pop synth hit song at its best.
Instruments: Vox, guitars, synth, keys, drums, bass
Lyrical theme: Say yes to love.

Lyrics:

Hold on to your breath
Then say yes

So we can make our world anew
Baby me and you

Now hold on to your breath
Then say yes

So our own love can shine through
Baby I love you

Come on baby
Come on and baby say
Uh

Come on baby
Come on and be with me
Uh uh

Come on baby
Come on and baby say
Uh

Now hold on to your breath
Then say yes,

Lets make our dreams come true
Baby I love you

And guide our love through all that’s
Bright and blue
Baby me and you

Come on baby
Come on and baby say
Uh

Come on baby
Come on and be with me
Uh uh 

Come on baby
Come on and baby say
Uh

Uh uh
Uh uh
Uh uh

Answer Once – written and recorded in November, 2013.

Client: N/A – avail for license
Sounds Like: Kirsten DeHaan meets Lou Reed, The Black Crowes – Remedy.
Description: TV/Film/Commercial. Mid/up tempo, very visual, dancing, foot tapping, singer/songwriter, rock n’ roll.
Instruments: Vox, guitars, keys, bass, drums
Lyrical theme:  Summer, kicking back, don’t question.

Lyrics: 

You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Hey baby lemme hear you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world

Oh baby, are you laughing from the mistakes of your past
Well, lemme bring you some good news at last

Ah now, answer once, but never question twice
See baby, there’s no more blowing holes in that old dice
When the winter come or when you feel the summer rise
What you think is going to be the big surprise

Ah baby, there nothing better then kicking back and sitting pretty
Now lemme me you sing a little something from the ditty

Can you say,
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Hey baby, lemme hear you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Can you say,
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Hey baby, lemme hear you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world

See I know what I know I know I know what is true
I know what I want,  I’m gonna be with you
When the winter come or when you feel the summer rise
What you think is going to be the big surprise

Ah baby, there nothing better then kicking back and sitting pretty
Now lemme me you sing a little something from the ditty

Can you say,
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Hey baby, lemme hear you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Can you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world
Hey baby, lemme hear you say
You’re gonna be
You’re gonna be my world