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When I was in college I had this girlfriend who told me "If anyone ever wrote me a song like 'She's Always A Woman," oh, I'd love him forever."

Well, this is the song I wrote to that rather obvious challenge. It sure ain't Billy Joel, but I like it. The last song I'm going to post (at least for a while) that comes out of my shoebox. Comments encouraged.

PS - She didn't think it sounded much like Billy Joel either.
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She's there when I need her
She calls when she wants me
Where ever she wants me to go there I'll be.
I am waiting and watching
Wanting her calling me
Whispering calming words deep in the night
Telling me that all my fears are alright

There's a fire in her eyes that lights the way
A burning candle-flame of blue and gray.
I've seen it dimmed, I've seen it bright,
And I've been blinded by her light.
I don't want the darkness
I want her to stay.
The fire in her eyes lights my way.

She cries like a child, screams like a winter storm,
Her heart can be cold it can melt like the snow.
She has looks that will kill you, looks that will make you grow.
She'll turn you and burn you in the heat of her fire,
Then she will pick you up and build her higher.


I know that she needs reassurance
Her love won't destroy all she hopes it can be.
I wish that I had the words to tell her
That she is everything
She's all things to me



The fire in her eyes lights my way.
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mandolinquent said 5157 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
Very clever...
... and very well delivered. For my taste - and it's only my
taste - there are too many chordal modulations which
stop the melody from gathering pace. The verse is just
getting going when you move to "whispering calming
words..."; so that it sometimes sounds like the melody is
struggling to keep up with the many changes of key. But
it's very impressive.
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ChrisSly said 5156 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
Very clever...
I see your point. That whole section, from those lyrics until end of the verse
has always felt a little odd to me, but I haven't changed it mainly because
that's the way the song has always been, and it's a bit of a personal artifact
(something from the songwriter I was xx years ago). Frankly I don't remember
if I wrote the melody first or started with the progression. I tend to do melody
first as a rule, but sometimes they come together.

sometimes more feet than shoes.
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mandolinquent said 5156 days ago (February 9th, 2005)
Very clever...
Well, I guess songs appear out of nowhere sometimes and they are the way
they're meant to be. (I say that from the grand experience of having written -
ah - two and a half songs in my entire life). It's a fine bit of songwriting and
performance notwithstanding.
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MiMi said 5156 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
What a voice! Lyrics are very moving and your piano
playing compliments everything. Sorta like Elton John.
Great !
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muffclone said 5156 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
good song
good song and great piano composition

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Wifty said 5155 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Some great harmonies in here
Very nicely written song. I loved the harmonies around the
choruses, really well balanced.

you sound to me like there's a show singer inside trying to
get out (I haven't listened to any of your other stuff yet so
I'm going on this one only). You've got a great voice but
there were one or two points where it sounded like it was
trying to sing a show tune but, to me, the song sounded
like it needed more of a ballad type vocal? The song could
work either way so it's not a big deal, it's just it didn't
*quite* sound like one or the other, sounded a bit like it
couldn't decide which it anted to be.

Very nice song though, and excvellent performance.
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ChrisSly said 5154 days ago (February 10th, 2005)
Some great harmonies in here
Actually, there's a show tune singer trying to stay IN with this number. I'm a
professional actor, and although I do my fair share of straight plays, generally
I work in musicals. Trying to keep the stage voice out of the studio is a huge
challenge sometimes. I'm working on it. Thanks for he comment on the
harmonies. I quite like how they turned out myself.

sometimes more feet than shoes.
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TobinMueller said 5154 days ago (February 11th, 2005)
Perfect for the stage
What a great piano-vocal tune! Very good writing, great
lyric pacing, solid playing. The presentation makes it
sound like a show tune. Excellent job. The piano work is
very stylish in a stage accompaniment way, as is your
vocal style in this, and all works together well. I'm glad the
drums are too far back, actually, makes it sound like a live
performance. I like the way you sing your R's too, with
passion. Very refreshing tune.
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Suzanne said 5153 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
more from the showbox...?
i totally agree. musical theatre. i can hear people singing this for auditions. any more things in that shoebox?
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BlackLily said 5151 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
this sounds like
it could be a part of a musical you are writing. This
sounds like its part of a bigger story.
I need a better mixer dang it. you have nice stuff
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Syncopatient said 5151 days ago (February 14th, 2005)
Diggin the chord progressions
Interesting vocals (in a very good way) as they fit the song
nicely. This certainly has a drama/play/stage feel to
it...aw, voice & piano...great match. Well done....I think
there's more in that shoe box we want to hear!
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TennesseeVic said 5109 days ago (March 27th, 2005)
Perfect piano ballad!
So, eh, what are these little drum ticks halfway doing
there? In fact, I hear all sorts of percussive sounds that I
can't quite place. Microphone too close to the piano?
Vocal plops? Your foot tapping along? It distracts from an
otherwise very good song.
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ChrisSly said 5108 days ago (March 28th, 2005)
Perfect piano ballad!
Huh. I'm not hearing what you mean. I can only think that it's the drum track,
which is waaaaaaaaaay back in the mix, and doesn't start until after the first
chorus. Glad you like the writing.

sometimes more feet than shoes.
Check out my latest song called La Valse Final Waltz
Dead End said 5089 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
Hey, great vocal and keyboard performances.
Solid production too.
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