Sampler

by Stephen Dagley

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  • Stephen Dagley is a singer/songwriter on Boston's north shore writing smooth and catchy acoustic-based alternative rock.

     

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released 01 January 2011

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Track Name: Every Sunday
I'll tell you I'm sorry for leaving you cold
But week after week the feeling gets old
Every evening we talk about change
But every morning I've been starting the same

Wait for me, I don't know what to say
Every Sunday I've been trying to change
Every beginning and every new day
Wait for me, I'm still trying to change

I'll ask you to help me, but where is my heart
I'm asking for changes I'm not sure that I want
You speak in silence as I wait for the cup
The edge of the wafer on my fingers feels rough

Wait for me, I don't know what to say
Every Sunday I've been trying to change
Every beginning and every new day
Wait for me, I'm still trying to change
Track Name: Crossing Paths
When will I see you here again?
Wait for the tide to bring you in

Would it feel the same
If I knew your name?
I'm sure there's someone else
But here its just ourselves

You're trading a smile for a wave
I'm passing by on chance again

Would it feel the same
If I knew your name?
I'm sure there's someone else
But here its just ourselves

Will you play this game
Until I learn your name?
I know you're thinking something
But you just keep on walking
Track Name: Your Parade
Saw you last night when you're feeling low
Times are changing and you're in a hole
Trying to tell me that you don't know
What to do but its still your show

Your parade is falling behind
Take it in stride, you've still got plenty of time
Your pride is on the line

Working on dreams and I don't know
Why everything I want happens so slow
Everyone tells me that it goes
If its true then when will it show

Your parade is falling behind
Take it in stride, you've still got plenty of time
Your pride is on the line
Track Name: Toppling Tower
The waters rise up and sweep you away
Every mistake that you've ever made
Everyone's talking 'till nobody hears
Taking the shine off all these years

You said I, I couldn't get much higher
I was born at the top of my game
And now I'm like a toppling tower
Crumbling under my weight

The mountains give way and the sea proceeds
Washing away all that you've achieved
Everyone's watching you crawl on your knees
Suffer the dark side of vanity

You said I, I couldn't get much higher
I was born at the top of my game
And now I'm like a toppling tower
Crumbling under my weight

Their bellies are full, the vultures will leave
See what is left and get on your feet

You said I, I couldn't get much higher
I was born at the top of my game
And now I'm like a toppling tower
Crumbling under my weight

Oh wait,
Oh wait,
Oh wait
For me
Track Name: Let Your Worries Go
Once you were more brave
You could still save
The dreams you had when you were younger and strong

Pulling out your name
Who are you to blame
The place you're in on destiny and give up

Oh let your worries go
From your heart and always know
Though roads may take you many places
You'll never lose your home

For all your time with me
I was slow to see
Your assertion hid a fragile spirit within

Oh let your worries go
From your heart and always know
Though roads may take you many places
You'll never lose your home
Track Name: I'm Happy For You
I'm happy for you 'cause you have everything
And you don't need anyone
Although I think what you mean is I don't have what you need
That I'm just not the one

And I'm happy for you 'cause you're stronger than me
And deeper and disciplined too
The first car in the lot, always an eye on the clock
Your eyes, so impossibly blue

But I know that the same sun shines on us both every morning
And I can't help but wonder how it lands on you while you're working

I'm happy to know that we both understand
That the moon doesn't photograph well
On your camera screen it will be too small to see
And nobody will be able to tell

But I know that the same moon teases us both from above
And I need to know if you ever break down and give it a shot out of love
'Cause I thought I had found something, treasure on the ocean floor
But its hard to care for someone who doesn't need caring for
Track Name: All These Eyes
All these eyes will leave you blind
I thought I'd given you the slip this time
And it feels like the world's judging you
And it feels like nothing here will do

But every time I try
I hear them in my mind

But I know if I could just lay my pride away
And embrace where I am today
Then I'd feel it coming, I'd feel it rising
Every day there's a new sun shining
If I could just lay my pride away

All these eyes will leave you blind
They got inside my head and undermined
My heart, and they hollowed me out inside
And I know you know how hard I tried

But every time I try
There's something left behind

But I know if I could just lay my pride away
And embrace where I am today
Then I'd feel it coming, I'd feel it rising
Every day there's a new sun shining
If I could just lay my pride away
Track Name: You Wanted to Be
And now I see what your words hid from me
Your stony eyes, I never thought twice
And if I knew what could I do?
I was blind, I was blinded by you
And if I knew what could I say, anyway?

Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me, and I see it now
Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me

A downward glance, amidst your arrogance
Was lost on me, I had no eyes to see
And if I knew what could I do?
I was torn, I was torn in two
And if I knew what could I say, anyway?

Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me, and I see it now
Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me

And time will cross our paths
Turn liquid into gas
In my new shoes I'll meet you anew

Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me, and I see it now
Now I see that you wanted to be
Like me, and I see it now
Track Name: Ricardo
Open your eyes, take in the world that has found you
Swept on the tide, watch as your past falls behind you
Your life is broken
Your life is beginning once again

But what could you pay me when all that I want
I've already had and I've already lost?

Days follow days, silence will question your meaning
Laboring on, hoping your faith will be freeing in the end
You wait forever
You wait for eternity to end

But what could you pay me when all that I want
I've already had and I've already lost?