White Christmas – Anto

Anto singing “White Christmas” makes me very happy…

Just go to http://www.antomusic.com   The download is free and it’s beautiful. *___*

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Update and “Everything”

Life has been busier and more difficult than usual lately – if that’s even possible. I try not to complain though because I’ve learned the hard way that life can always get worse. Hardships disguise themselves as trials but I think positivity is the real challenge. Every once in awhile though, pure joy shines and a sense of calm bliss finds its home in the centre of my being. Most often, those moments resemble this one:

 

Whatever else is going on, I have the best friend and partner that even my imagination couldn’t conjur before I met him. There are many things about our relationship that people don’t understand – and I couldn’t care less. We work together, we love each other, we cry and laugh and worry together…and sometimes he just plays me music while I find my bliss again…

I’m working on that positivity…and “if the while I think on thee dear friend, all losses are restored and sorrows end.” (William Shakespeare, Sonnet 30)

 

Lyrical Stress

I haven’t touched the novel in weeks…maybe longer. (Much longer). I’ve been working on lyrics and as the stresses of  ‘normal’ life increase exponentially, so have the pressures of writing lyrics to a deadline. The minutes slip away as the studio date draws near.

But finally, my partner in rhyme and I finished writing the lyrics for the final song tonight. It goes without saying that I’m not completely in love with every word but that’s part of the neurotic leanings of a writer. I can’t use enough superlatives to explain how much I love writing these songs together, but I’ll ponder and worry and rewrite until the final moments before recording. Every song needs to be vetted and I know I’ll hate each one of them before the process is over. And then I’ll fall in love with them all over again…

I kick myself because I’m not Shakespeare, but these are pop songs – and considering that one of the top songs right now (I song I might admit to liking *cough*) includes the lyrics, “Boom, boom, boom. Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon…”, maybe I should let go of my neurotic self-flagellation.

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The better half of this dynamic duo…

“Never On Your Own” by Anto

Lyrics by Christine Noels
 
The shadows in your voice, they whisper my name
And through your laugh, you let me hear your pain
You let go of your doubt to reach out for me
And you know I, I won’t let you disappear
 
You fight against the world and who you should be
Trying to stay yourself and who they want to see
And screaming down you get lost in your fears
But you know I, I won’t let you disappear
 
(chorus)
You don’t need to keep fighting
You’re not here alone
I’ve got your hand, I’ve got your back
You’re never on your own
 
They play their games and gamble with your dreams
They hold you down and listen to you scream
Their promises keep changing into tears
But you know I, I won’t let you disappear

 
(chorus) 
You don’t need to keep fighting
You’re not here alone
I’ve got your hand, I’ve got your back
You’re never on your own
 
The shadows in your voice, they whisper my name
And I’ll be here, I’ll never walk away
 

by Anto