Saturday, May 20, 2017

Children


                                       CHILDREN
                      by Claude Chaney and Claudine Samedi
                     (c) 1993   (c) 2017 New Continuum Music


Children, children, take time to know them
love them, teach them, for they are the one's who'll make a brighter day
School is the place they must go to prepare for tomorrow
What lies ahead no one knows, it could be joy or sorrow
They don't realize that today is only the start of
making plans for the things they will be at the heart of
Teach them to care about much more than themselves,
'cause we help ourselves when we help someone else

Children, children
innocent faces, different cultures and different races
a smile is a language they can all understand
the promise of peace is found in their little hands
Teach them to care about much more than themselves
'cause we help ourselves when we help someone else

Somewhere there's a child with no place to sleep
His stomach is empty while he lives in the street
Why is it so hard for us to understand
We'd be better off it someone would give him a hand
We all must learn to care for more than ourselves
'cause we help ourselves when we help someone else

Let the children express their feelings
Listen when they tell you what they have on their minds
Being a child is the shortest time of your life
That's why is should be the happiest time of your life
We all must learn to care for more than ourselves
'cause we help ourselves when we help someone else

Children, let's save the children
ooh

Friday, April 7, 2017

Lonely, Lonely Man Am I - Music by: Peggy Luque Lyrics by: Claude Chaney





 

 


  I feel so alone since you've gone away
  Since you left all I ever do is cry
  It seems that this time you are gone to stay
  and a lonely, lonely man am I

  I walk down the street where you used to live
  As I stop and I ask myself why
  What have I done that you can't forgive
  such a lonely, lonely man am I

  It's not so hard to see
  You mean so much to me
  I'm not the same since you went away
  Whatever happened to a love I thought was true
  Perhaps you never loved me anyway

  It's been said that time heals a broken heart
  but the time spent with you has gone by
  Was I the loser from the start
  and a lonely lonely man am I
  and a lonely lonely man am I
  and a lonely lonely man am I

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Don't Misunderstand - Music and Lyrics by: Gordon Parks Sr.

                                                     
                                                       


Don't misunderstand, We are only strangers
On our way to some place we both forget
Don't mistake my smile , it just means I'm lonely
Love me tell this day has passed and then forget we met

We're just stealing time in this lonely place
Yielding to a some wind day to ease the pain away
Don't misunderstand you are no concern of mine
But just in case you're free some time
and you need some time with me some time
To hold my hand then I will understand


We're just stealing time in this lonely place
Yielding to a soft wind to ease the pain away
Don't mistake my smile,  it just means I'm lonely
But just in case you're free some time
and you need some time with me some time
To hold my hand then I will understand.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

In The Night (lyrics)

                        IN THE NIGHT
           (c) 2005 New Continuum Music
                    By Claude Chaney

You wonder how I get along without you
I get along without you very well
I try my best not to think about you
In light of day I do so well
But something happens when the sun is setting
My attitude changes from dawn to dusk
When I think of all the years I gave you
I thought I had your love and trust
It goes to show how wrong I can be
In life the surest thing can change

And now I'm left with only memories
A child needing answers I can't explain

When my friends ask about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name in the night

In the night,  when lights are out and there isn't a sound
In the night, this home's just a house when you're
not around
In the night, that long lasting dream I thought
would come true,  no longer includes you

But when my friends talk about you
I tell them I don't care about you
We've gone our separate ways and with me
It's all right
At night time it's a different story
When heartbreak takes the place of glory
And I keep calling out your name
in the night

Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(I gotta stop)
Ooo I gotta stop calling out your name
(Ooo, ooo, ooo)
Ooo I have to stop calling out your name
(Oh I gotta stop) calling out your name

If I could turn back the clock
The pain that I'm feeling would stop
and I could stop calling out your name
in the night.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Wishful Thinking (lyrics)

                                         WISHFUL THINKING
         Music by Earl Klugh, Lyrics by Claude Chaney
         (c) 1985 Colgems EMI Music  (c)2011 New Continuum Music


All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful thinking, that's all I do
Telling myself I'll find a way that
I could get myself closer to you
Is it only me I'm fooling
Am I wasting my time?
Telling myself again you will be mine

Called your family, they say you're not home
How stubborn can one man be
They say I should just leave you alone
But if love can happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking your love I could win

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside me
Before I go right out of my mind
Forgive me just this one time
It won't happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

Clouds dance on the wind
Then they blow away
Then before you notice they return another day
Those clouds they could be just like you and me
We'll just have to wait and see

Can't stop trying, not so inclined
Come fill this empty space beside
Before I go right out of my mind
If love could happen one time
It can happen again
I'm wishful thinking you'll be mine again

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

All in my mind
Wasting time
Just wishful thinking

Wishful Thinking

Wishful Thinking

Thursday, December 10, 2015

A Rainy Night in Georgia (lyrics)

  Prior to "A Rainy Night In Georgia" Tony Joe White was known for the hilarious "Polk Salad Annie"(Everybody said it was a shame that her mama was working on the chain gang) and the
poignant "Willie & Laura Mae Jones), but in the early 70s Brook Benton recorded the song that
became the Tony Joe White signature song, "A Rainy Night in Georgia" conjuring up images of
solitude (I find me a place in a box car so I take my guitar to pass some time). It's one of my all
time favorites. The Arif Mardin arrangement was impeccable. The song is on both of our Eps
as well as the first cd "I Will Be Here For You"

                                          A Rainy Night in Georgia
                                                                          by Tony Joe White

Hovering by my suitcase
Trying to find a warm place
to spend the night
Heavy rain a fallen'
Seems I hear your voice calling'
"It's all right"

It's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's rainy all over the world

Neon signs flashing
Taxi cabs and buses passing through the night
A distant moaning of a train
Seems to play a sad refrain to the night

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Such a rainy night ing Georgia
I feel like it's raining all over the world
I feel like it's raining all over the world

How many times I wonder
It's to come out the same
No matter how you look at it
or think of it
It's life and we just got to play the game

I find me a place in a boxcar
so I take my guitar to pass some time
Late at night it's hard to rest
so I lay your picture to my chest
and I feel fine

But it's a rainy night in Georgia
Baby it's a rainy night in Georgia
I feel it's raining all of the world
It feels like it's raining all over this man's world

Oh have you ever been lonely people

It's a rainin' raining', raining' rainin, rainin' rainin', rainin
rainin', rainin', rainin, rainin', rainin, rainin' rainin, rainin;
rainin' rainin', rainin, rainin' all over the world