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Planet Muse is a unique project put together by the community of the Muse's Muse Message Boards. Here you'll find small bios from each of the artists included on this special, 17 track CD, along with links to the lyrics of the various songs. I hope you'll take a moment to learn more about the contributors. If you're interested in hearing song samples, you can find them at CDBaby at the link above.

As with the Radio Muse, I hope you'll take a moment to explore their web sites (if they have them) and learn more about these very talented songwriters. We don't have anything if we don't support each other. If you like what you hear, let the songwriter know! Words of encouragement are always welcome.

Lyrics are in the order in which the songs appear on the CD.


Song Title:  Where I Belong (the la la song)
Writers: © 1997Brian Hazelbower/Ron Keck
Contact: bmulti@shaw.ca
Lyrics:
You ask me if I'm goin east or west and I say I'm goin straight ahead cause I think that's the best way And if I'm wrong well at least I've done it my own way And I'm true to it any way that I do it And if, I fail, And I'm not strong, I know where I belong L U L LA LA LA LA LA L U L LA LA LA LA LA In this life there are ups and downs and highs and lows And sometimes you can't decide which way to go Try to find true happiness Don't let yourself settle for anything less And if, I think, I can't carry on, I know where I belong L U L LA LA LA LA LA L U L LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA LA If you see me goin down the road alone itís Not because I want to spend my whole life a roamin Just need to know that you're at home waitin for me And I'll soon be there without a care Cause if I'm lost nd everything seems wrong I know where I belong Itís your love that makes me strong LA LA LA LA L U L LA LA LA LA LA L U L LA LA LA LA LA L U L LA LA LA LA LA

Song Title:  The Best Days
Writers: © 2004 Russell Stafford
Contact:  www.soundclick.com/russellstafford
Lyrics:
V1 If your lonely wont you find someone to love If you need a chance don't walk away Lets not be blinded by all the wrong we've done Cause it will just get in our way
Pre chorus
Don't take your worst fears to tomorrow and please don't leave Your heart drifting in sorrow now believe in something
Chorus
Cause these are the best days and these are the only lives we get Lets make the best of our time and leave it with no regrets These are the moments we'll long to live in time and again These are the best days and this is the only life we get
V2 Let the past be don't concentrate on formality Cause no one wants to end up all on their own Life's got this funny way of making it all about money So don't let your life lead you along Pre chorus
Chorus
Bridge So don't forget that your only as good as the sum of all your fears and regrets so lets just move on
Chorus

Song Title:  Silent Battles
Writers: © 2004 Nigel Quin/Michael Taub
Contact:  info@nigelquin.com/mtaubcssc@aol.com
Lyrics:
They tell me itís just a phase Anxieties I possess Can you tell me what type of phase Makes your life a living mess? Oh I try to hold them captive But they tunnel to be free Itís just another great escape As they take control of me And mom tells me Pop another one of these And they will all drift away Like a fog in the breeze So raise the white flag To the battles of my mind Surrender up my thoughts To a different place, different time Camouflage myself Iím no longer who I am Holed up in my bunker Till silent battles, begin again They tell me to stop listening To the voices in my head But still whisper to me As I lie awake in bed Pretending not to hear them Hope they go away But now theyíre making up their mind Dead set theyíre going to stay Doctor tells me, Take another one of these And they will all drift away Like a fog in the breeze Then the doctor tells me Then the doctor tells me

Song Title:  Get the Picture?
Writers: © 2005 Lynn Julian
Contact:  http://www.lynnjulian.com/
Lyrics:
Heterosexual, omni-directional, holy, intellectual, been to the correctional. Get the picture? I am someone who is never satisfied. Start me up, I'll take you for a ride. Never been a cookie cutter girl. Let me in and I will rock your world. Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture? Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture? Loveable, laughable, sorta' photographable, highly economical, 'cause my check is comical. Get the picture? Inspirational, multi-generational, here's improvisational, soon to be sensational. Get the picture? I am someone who is never satisfied. Start me up, I'll take you for a ride. Never been a cookie cutter girl. Let me in and I will rock your world. Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture? Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture? A cyber date? Could this be fate? Respond today ... It's Cupid's way! Quick and quizical, mildly metaphysical, barely biographical, lonely, yet my life is full. Get the picture? Won't be critical, rather be political, mostly metaphorical, This next one is rhetorical. Get the picture? I am someone who is never satisfied. Start me up, I'll take you for a ride. Never been a cookie cutter girl. Let me in and I will rock your world. Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture? Do ya' get the picture? Get the picture?

Song Title:  Too Much Crying
Writers: © 2001 Simon Williams
Contact:  simon_w@paradise.net.nz
Lyrics:
V1 Helpless in my grief I watched insanity unfold around me as the darkness gripped my soul I reached out for a hand I closed my eyes to make it go away but in my heart it planted seeds of evil, weeds of hate I couldn't understand V2 I watched the giants tumble down Castrated city screams in fear but not the concrete, not the steel that caused my soul to bleed Innocence was lost forever taken like the rape of children taken in this vileness obscenity indeed (refrain) Too much crying too much dying too much crying too much dying V3 For all the sadness, all the grief something shines so bright you know compassion, love and kindness have dulled the sword of fear a global nightmare takes it's toll can we awake, and let it not consume us in it's ugliness, assume it's stark veneer. V4 I know I'm not alone in feeling that the world has lost it's way we stand poised at a crossroad which way will we turn revenge, some say, would be so sweet let's nuke the bastards, get it over fear breeds fear, hate breeds hate will we ever learn? (refrain)

Song Title:  Momma Cry
Writers: © 2004 Joe Rogier/Dan Thompson
Contact:  joerogier@comcast.net
Lyrics:
Jefferson County Back in 1955 Momma pickin' cotton Barely kept us alive And at night You could hear our Momma cry On the wind Pappy was a sinner From Dusk to Dawn And when he was home He never stayed to long Sleep off the bottle And put a clean shirt on Momma did her best And it nearly broke her back With four hungry children In a broke down shack And at night We could hear our momma cry On the wind Pappy had a temper And he showed it all the time When he cussed We'd all run and hide And when he beat her We never saw momma cry Momma had enough About his evil ways Pappy's old twelve gauge Rang out that day And at night We could hear our Momma cry On the wind Jefferson County Back in 1955 There's a shallow grave Better dead than alive And we all saw it... But not a one of us cried And at night You could hear our momma cry And at night You could hear our momma cry And at night You could hear our momma cry

Song Title: Bring The Jubilee
Writers: © 2004 Capers Simmons
Contact: www.soundclick.com/caperssimons
Lyrics: VERSE I Let the fields lie fallow Leave the grapes on the vine Unbolt the doors on the silo Break out the barley and wine
PRECHORUS I Forty-nine years fraught with blood, sweat, and tears As we struggled to grow what we reap Now all of creation joins in celebration, Weíre free
CHORUS I Bring the Jubilee Bring the Jubilee The fruit of our laborís been tasted And, Lord, it is sweet Bring the Jubilee
VERSE II Lay down your basket and sickle Lay down your barrow and plow Feel as your heartbeats all quicken The moment youíve wanted is now
PRECHORUS II Forty-nine times Ďround the sun in the sky And each one leaves lines ever deep But now young and old can reach out and take hold Of their dreams
~ CHORUS I ~
VERSE III Raise your voice and be joyful Let your sorrows all fade Let the world stop its circle Let tomorrow be late CHORUS II Bring the Jubilee Bring the Jubilee Now all of creation joins in celebration, Weíre free
~ CHORUS I ~

Song Title:  Light Me Up
Writers: © 2004Michael Novick
Contact: michael@michael-novick.com
Lyrics:
you can fade away into a brighter day and when you wake light me up close your eyes i'll sing you lullabies to touch your heart and that's a pretty good start i know you're tired i know you're scared i'll hold your hand i'll understand i'll be your man so hold on we're almost home just say my name we'll never be the same

Song Title:  Body Language
Writers: © 2004 John Paragreen/Simon Kay
Contact: http://www.thesongsite.com/
Lyrics: My baby likes talking She speaks good Chinese She can recite Shakespeare In French or Japanese Sheís fluent in German To me itís double Dutch Apart from dodgy English I donít know very much But She sure rattles my cage When we communicate In body language Body language, body language She sings in Turkish Quotes Yeats in Greek Just seeing her dancing I go giddy and weak She sure rattles my cage When we communicate In body language Body language, body language She's totally captivating Her moves are unique Nothing needs translating When I hear her body speak She sure rattles my cage When we communicate In body language Body language, body language

Song Title:  Trick Or Treat
Writers: © 2003 Corinne Curcio/Zonna
Contact:  http://cdbaby.com/all/corinne54
Lyrics:
Am I crazy, am I wise To believe what I see in those deep dark eyes? Is it just part of your crafty disguise? Trick or treat? A buxom beauty or a nasty old hag A fairy princess or a scallywag Iím never sure what youíll drop in my bag Trick or treat? Trick or Treat Trick or Treat Sometimes a poison apple can taste so sweet And candy isnít always good to eat Trick or Treat You take me to heaven, you put me thru hell Itís not my fault Iím under your spell Good witch, bad witch, I can never tell Trick or treat? You scare away the spooks that haunt my soul Send shivers thru me so I lose control But baby, you run hot and cold Trick or treat? Trick or Treat Trick or Treat Sometimes a poison apple can taste so sweet And candy isnít always good to eat Trick or Treat You got me howling at the full moon above What else can I do? All these thrills and chills - it must be love That makes me want all of you You fan the flames of my desire Pitchfork pokes me and I climb higher What a devil you are, let me burn in your fire Trick or Treat Is it Trick or Treat?

Song Title:  Lullaby for the Innocent
Writers: © 2004 Martin Gillman/Matthew Tyler
Contact:  www.soundclick.com/nawtyboy
Lyrics: I used, to play amongst the innocent, in a perfect world My childhood dreams would barely stretch beyond the scenes that I played One day I'd be a soldier, fighting for my Queen And then I'd be a sailor, and sail the seven seas among the innocent. CH There aint no need to race to make your childhood dreams reality There aint no need to race to hide your innocents Take one day at a time, a nursery rhyme, where I am the hero Mother calls, its getting dark, its too dark for the innocent to see, time to dream CH Bridge So drift down into slumberland, where you can walk, hand in hand across the wonderland, with me. CH

Song Title:  Night & Day
Writers: © 2004 Neal Klassen
Contact:  nklassen@direct.ca
Lyrics: Stumbling through days of bitter blue Weary, battle worn and scarred Plagued with doubt, I was reaching out And wondering why the hell it had to be so hard Funny how I see so clearly now It was just the dark before the dawn And itís plain to see the change in me The difference in my life now that the strain is gone Itís like night and day: I finally feel at ease Itís like light from gray: I finally feel at peace Had a little change of attitude; tried to show a little gratitude Itís not that hard if you know how I found the boy inside of me; unlocked the joy inside of me Iím living well right here and now Oh! Joyful day Oh! Joyful day Love lights the way Oh! Joyful day

Song Title:  Never Want To Say Goodbye
Writers: © 2004 Stephen Terakami/Jane Nishimoto
Contact:  checkerboardkid@yahoo.com
Lyrics:
Youíre always with me although we may be apart And if you miss me Iíll know in my heart It might be long tiill I see again This feelings strong and I canít wait till then So since you must go thereís something I wonít deny I never wanna kiss you goodbye The days grow longer with every moment we share And weíll get stronger, a love thatís so rare I see the signs with every new day Wonít change our minds whatever they say So since you must go still something I wonít deny I never wanna kiss you goodbye Some people say we donít have a chance But what they say wonít matter And in the end weíll make it someday Weíll be together someway Oh, weíll be together someday It might be long tiill I see again This feelings strong and I canít wait till then So since you must go thereís something I wonít deny I never wanna kiss you goodbye Youíre always with me, Youíre Always with me

Song Title:  Love Undercover
Writers: © 2004 Songbirdcooper/Chris Bluemel
Contact: clearly_maria@hotmail.com
Lyrics: V1 I know I'm not good enough For holding your hand I know I'm not pretty enough I know it, it's true I know I'm not fit enough Rich enough, bright enough Don't suppose I'm any enough But the fact's overdue: chorus It's time to Admit it I'll admit that itís true Itís Love Undercover Iím waiting for you...X2 V2 I know I'm not good enough For yer love in the day The neighbours would see us You'd push me away I know you won't ask me To come to the show The front row's for others Nice girls and their mothers Not love undercovers that much I know chorus Don't suppose I'm any enough But the fact's overdue: It's time to Admit it I'll admit that itís true Itís Love Undercover Iím waiting for you X2 Bridge It's a Black and White film I'm here on the road with me trench coat and hat It's raining, it's cold An assignment to nowhere Been wasting my time I'm collecting the evidence For a black and white crime It's a clear cut conviction no more facts to accrue Itís time to admit it I'll admit that itís True Itís Love Undercover Iím waiting for you X2 I know I'm not fit enough, Rich enough, bright enough Don't suppose I'm any enough But the factís overdue Itís time to admit it Iíll admit that itís true Itís Love Undercover Iím waiting for you X2 Iím waiting for you Iím waiting for YOU!

Song Title:  Let You Down
Writers: © 2004 Raymond Paul O'Hanlon
Contact:  freedominsound@elmacombomusic.com
Lyrics: Bought me a shoe leather coffin Lay down in it first of May Come on June and I was busting loose And on my walking way
Chorus: Rock n roll Iím not gonna let you down Iíve been travelling with you since I Heard your sound Heard your sound
Now Iím no fair-weather Christian Everybody's got a soul But Iím rocking off down to Memphis And play me some rock n roll
Chorus
Rent me a big yellow taxi Driver didnít like my looks Blew his cool when I said Muscle Shoals Four days is how long it took
Chorus
Work like a bitch to get crazy The funk just naturally comes Iíve been hung up on this such a longtime Now Iím a son of a gun
Chorus

Song Title:  Thinking Of You
Writers: © 2004 Andrew Karpinski
Contact: http://www.stonemarmot.com/
Lyrics:
Intro (talked): One, two, three, four Oo-oo, yeah Perk your ears up, boy 'Cause I'm a singing this one for you
Verse 1: I'm anxious for those arms Waiting just to cradle me tight Carry me through the night I'm thinking of you
Verse 2: I'm longing for those lips Full and warm and salty sweet Hunger for that tasty treat I'm thinking of you
Bridge 1: Though many hours we must spend apart Can make life seem unfair Comfort comes as I run my thoughts Through your fragrant hair Instrumental verse with guitar solo
Bridge 2: Summer breeze rustling through the trees Becomes your whispers in my ear Warmth radiating from a fire Makes me feel you are near
Verse 3: I'm dreaming of those deep Gazes from your soft brown eyes Beaming love you can't disguise I'm thinking of you Thinking of you Thinking of you Thinking of you
Backup vocals (repeated four times): Every moment we're apart, I'm thinking of you Every beat of my heart, I'm thinking of you Every breath that I breathe, I'm thinking of you Every thought I conceive, I'm thinking of you
Extension: Every love song that I hear Makes me wish I have you near What evades my tip-toed reach I imagine your lanky arms hand me Every scarlet sun that sets Reminds me just how red you get As you declare your tongue-tied love for me I'm thinking of you Thinking of you Thinking of you Thinking of you Boy, I'm thinking of you

Song Title:  My Princess
Writers: © 2004 Michael Taub/Simon Williams
Contact: mtaubcssc@aol.com/simon_w@paradise.net.nz
Lyrics:
I'm off to fight the dragon In a story, we both share When it comes the time to mount my steed You'll play the princess in despair I will send my bravest scouts To make sure all your days are true Keep a watch from the castle walls Until your knight returns to you I beckon the moon To peek in your room And sing you a lullaby Piggy toes, Freckled nose Hair of gold Dreams yet untold My little girl I'll always come home to you The drawbridge shuts behind me Oh, I hope you understand The times I must leave you behind As I embark for distant lands The years sift thru the hourglass Far too quickly you'll be grown And leaving me all too soon To face new dragons on your own I summon the sun To see your day's begun And bathe you in glimmering light Pristine grace Cherub face Skipping rope, A ray of hope My little girl I'll always come home to you Hello princess, this is Daddy I'm sorry, your knight, as you please The dragon has been captured I have brought him down to his knees My journey has been a long one Yet, you've been always on my mind For my love of you, sweet princess I will leave all battles behind So, I've appointed the wind To be your best-est friend And swing you until I arrive, And, you greet me with Open arms Vernal charms Hugs I missed Your tender kiss My little girl Your daddy's come home to you My little girl Your daddy's come home to you

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