From the recording BLUE MOON SHINE (stream or download here or anywhere)
AMERICANA,WRITTEN BY, RICK HAGLER TEMPO IS SLOW TO MID @114 BPM MALE VOCAL WITH HARMONIES, ALL ACOUSTIC. MOOD/ AND FEEL IS DREAMY, HOPEFUL,BUT TURNS INTO DISAPPOINTMENT THEN DETERMINATION AND BACK TO DREAMY.ABOUT; THE GIRL HE'S BEEN DREAMING OF, ALL HIS LIFE, WALKS IN THE DOOR. SHE'S THE GIRL I'VE SEEN, IN MY NAIVE DREAM, STEPPING INTO THE LIGHT FROM THE HAZY NIGHT. HE RISKS HIS TIRED BROKEN HEART AND GOES FOR THE DREAM ONLY TO FIND, THAT ONCE AGAIN, SHE WAS NOT WHAT SHE SEEMED.
I knew who she was when she stepped through the door, Though we had never met, I’d seen her many times before, I’ve known her all my life, she’s the girl I could not get Haunting sleepless nights in a dream I can’t forget She’s the girl I’ve seen in my naïve dream Stepping into the light from the hazy night, She sure looks the part and she’s so sweet to me, I’ll bet what’s left of this old heart to chase my dream
2nd/ She’s never risking anything she can’t afford to lose, Me, I’m betting all in this high stake game for fools She let’s me win a few l thought I was in control, Like a hustler hustling pool She was the shark, I played the fool,
Chorus: She’s the girl I’ve seen in my naïve dream From way back in the days when I still believed, But she’s not what she seems she’s just playing a part, The prize that she seeks is one more broken heart
Acoustic Ride/// 3rd verse She gave me everything like a dealer dealing dope, Until I needed her more than anything I’d ever know, She’s so very good at this game she came to play, I lost it all then hocked my pride and begged her to stay Chorus; But tonight I’ll sleep with the girl of my dreams She’ll give me everything I need, She will play the right part, And be so sweet to me, She won’t break my heart, not tonight,
It’s my dream!
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