Dave Vamfer
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Because We're Ending

  

Our good times are all behind us.  We must untangle our long standing ties.           

Our love was so deep, complete for so long, it kept us so closely entwined.

We thought it perfect, that it wouldn't end, but it brings such sorrow today.

I know I still love you,  and you love me too, but there's a piercing numb pain inside.

All that's good is now gone. I try, & I try but the pain lingers on, no solution calls to me.

 

I'm feeling down because we're ending. I feel  down but this  I know.

If we only could we'd return to our love. We'd be happy to stay, not to go.

 

If I could just turn the clock back, change the things that led us to here.

But if I did would it change the great love we had, change our wonderful magical years.

Long playful times that filled our lives, a few times feeling down, feeling blue.

We have shared memories, they're deep within me. Times shared, times happy with you.

They bond us forever, & they speak of the love that we had, but now trust is gone, & pain covers all feeling.

 

I'm feeling down because we're ending. Feeling down because I know.

If we only could we'd return to our love. We'd be happy to stay, not to go.

 

We gave each other wonderful love, and sometimes pain as well.

You were there for me & I was there for you. Joined & thinking we'd never end.

Our love was Heaven but the endings dark Hell. Hurt is tearing our souls apart.

I don't know what the future will bring. If I'll love as I used to love you.

But I know I'd give all to go back to the time, when our  love was  happy and true.

 

I'm feeling down because we're ending. Feeling down because I know.

If we only could we'd return to our love. We'd be grateful to stay, not to go.

 

 

 

Composed by Dave Vamfer  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'I wrote 'Because We're Ending' about the breakup of a long term relationship. It helped me to deal with the difficult feelings I had at that time.

There are two versions published on my 'Find The Sound' album'.  The first version is to a hip-hop style beat, while the 'reprise' version is more typical of an angst ballad'.

Corona Blues

  

Coronavirus came this morning, I slept in sweat all night,                                                   coronavirus came this morning, I slept in sweat all night.                                                      I’m ill, and I'm so worried, I can't find the strength to fight.

                       

Well I tell you now it's got me, in the depths of deep despair.                                               Yes I know that it's got me, in the depths of deep despair.                                                   |I'm ill’ I’m so unhappy, my heart is full of fear.

I tell you now it's got me, in the depths of deep despair.                                                       I know just where it's got me, I'm in the depths of deep despair.                                           Can't wait for it to leave me. How I wish it wasn't here.

Woke up feeling bad this morning, coronavirus got me blue                                                 Woke up feeling bad this morning, coronavirus got me blue                                                 Can't think of what could help me. I don't know what to do.

 

 

Composer: David Reggie Phillips  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'This song about Coronavirus. It has some diminished chords to  give it an unsettling effect in places.

Although it reflects despair it has an upbeat break to reflect hope of full recovery'.

Dark Dawn Blues

  

I watched a dark dawn rise this morning, you know I slept in sweat all night.                    I watched a dark dawn rise this morning,  you know I  slept  in sweat all night.                 I'm hurt  & so unhappy, I've got no strength  to fight.                        

 

I know how I got here, in the depths of deep despair.                                                            I know just how I got here, in the depths of deep despair.                                                    My woman's gonna  leave me. Soon she won't be here.

 

Was a time when I was happy, but I'm wondering if that's true.                                             There was a time I was happy, but now I wonder if that's true.                                            (instrumental )  -----------------------------------------------------------

 

Woke up feeling bad this morning, I've never felt so blue                                                 Woke up feeling bad this morning, never ever been so blue                                                 Can't think of what could help me. Don't know what to do.

 

 

 

Composer: David Reggie Phillips  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'I originally wrote this song with the idea that it would be reggae & I recorded a reggae version which didn't quite work. 

I then recorded it as electric blues rock, it fell into place very easily'.

Dark Dawn Blues is published on the 'Find The Sound' album, & as a single.

If There's A Purpose?

  

I'm in this world, I don't know why,  how long I'll stay or where I'll go,                              when all the life I know has drained from me.

If there is a purpose I can't see, just what it is, or what it means to me?                             Is there a secret purpose I know nothing  of?

Some seem to have it all but never me. I've wanted more but all around I see,                 so many with a much worse life than I.

 

I look at life, the good and bad. Things that happen to some they are just too sad.             I'd like to know the reason for it all.

This World's troubles can look so bad, they can bring you down & make you sad,             There's nothing you can do will ever put them right.

They make your  own worries seem worse still, darken all the good you feel.                    Your sadness doesn't help anyone at all.

Sometimes my own life hasn't gone so well. A few times I've felt that I'm in Hell,             I've needed  solace for my troubled mind.                                                                           

 

I've found that music can help me through, when life gets hard what I try to do,                  is find the sound that lifts me when I'm blue.

Then there are times I feel like I could fly, life feels  good, I am high,                                 full of beautiful, wonderful, hope &  joy.

                                                                                                                  

High from all the good I've seen and found,  from people I love that are all around,           and  I embrace my life and the love that I have found.

Composer: David Reggie Phillips  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'I wrote this song about the way I feel about the conundrums of life. Many innocent people suffer unjustly, both due to people-made and natural events. No matter how hard you try you can't put everything in the World right.

There have been periods when my own life has seemed very hard. Against all this my life has often been great and I'm very lucky to have many people that I love. I'm really pleased with the sax break in the longer (Album) version of the song'.

Published on 'Find The Sound' album & as a single. 

Keep On Coming

  

Keep  on  coming this way,  your love must,  keep on coming this way.                            It’s got to, keep on coming this way,  to me, to me, to me.   

 

I'm tired and I’m  working late, but I don’t mind, I’ve got a date with you.                         

I feel OK all the time, your love somehow has eased my mind.

The  daily boredom just can’t make me blue.                    

 

Keep  on  coming this way, your love must, keep on coming this way.

It’s got to keep on coming this way,  to me, to me, to me.

 

Tomorrow I'll wake up feeling great, I’ll  spend  tonight  just  making love with you.

Deep in love, feeling high, but losing you would make me die.

So there’s just one thing your love has  got to do.

 

Keep  on  coming this way, your love must, keep on coming this way.

It’s got to keep on coming this way,  to me, to me, to me.

 

         

 

 

           

Composed by Dave Vamfer   Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'I found this song difficult to finish. I had a catchy tune and a lyric that fitted it well, but I couldn't find the right style for it. I eventually adopted a pop/dance style for the album version, and used an EDM style on a 2nd version, which I think works very well'.  

Published on 'Find The Sound' and as a single. 

So Happy

 

Yesterday’s failure had a great idea, he worked long and hard and made success.               

At long last he was happy each and every day, everything he’d ever wanted seemed to come his way. And he was happy, happy, happy, so happy, so happy. So happy with the new life that came.

 

The boy & they girl they’d always been alone, unsure of each other when they met.

They saw each other again and again, she asked him to stay with her, and he said yes.

Then they were happy, happy, happy, so happy, so happy. so happy as their lives went by.      

 

The lonely old tramp he’d just reached 62,  cold and hungry, asking why?

Why do I go on living every painful day? I know that nothing better’s ever coming my way. And he was wishing, wishing, wishing, just wishing, just wishing.

Wishing that his life would pass by.                                                                                                         

 

A long lost friend came across him again, he said I’m really glad that I ran into you.         

I’m rich, successful, but I’m so alone, what I’d give to find the friendship that we
two once knew. Then they were happy, happy, happy, so happy, so happy.So happy as their time went by.                                                                                                                  

 

Your life today may seem hopeless and sad, feeling you’ve got no luck at all.                  

Bleeding to death, slowly going mad, wait a little longer, you could be so glad.

You could be happy, happy, happy, so happy, so happy. So happy you waited for your life. So happy that you waited for your life. So happy you waited for life, so happy that you waited for your life.  

 

Composed by Dave Vamfer   Copyright David Reggie Phillips                                          

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'I wrote this song about feeling very down and thinking at the time that I would always be that way. In fact feeling down passes and is eventually replaced by good times.

I've tried to emphasise the value of hope and positive expectation during periods when we are feeling low with a simple straightforward lyric'.

there are two versions, one on the 'Find The Sound Album', the other is a single.

Tricks of Life Medley

  

Sometimes youneed a little kick to move on, sometimes you need a little kick to move on. Sometimes you need a little kick, need a little kick, sometimes youneed a little kick to move on.

I thought tomorrow would be better than my past, expected something wonderful and new,  I thought the future would bring better days. That some of my dreams would come true.

 

But it was one of the tricks, one of the tricks, just one of the tricks of this life.Yes it was one of the tricks, one of the tricks, just one of the tricks of this life.

Sometimes you need a little kick to move on, sometimes you need a little kick to move on.  Sometimes you need a little kick , need a little kick, sometimes you need a little kick to move on.

Didn't know if he should, but he knew that he would, a bit of what you fancy does you good. Didn't know if he should, but he knew that he would, a bit of what you fancy does you good. 

 

Sometimes you need a little treat to keep on, sometimes you need a little treat to keep on.  Sometimes you need a little treat, need a little treat, sometimes you need a little treat to keep on.

Didn't know if he should, but he knew that he would, a bit of what you fancy does you good. Didn't know if he should, but he knew that he would, a bit of what you fancy does you good. 

 

 

 

Composed by Dave Vamfer  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'A medley of 3 songs from a forthcoming album. I wrote 'Tricks of life' about things that life appears to promise but that you eventually realise aren't going to materialize. While it is about disappointment I don't see at as negative, it's just about reality and dealing with it mentally.  'Sometimes You Need A Little Kick' is pretty straightforward. It's about times when something pushes you forward, sometimes uncomfortably. 'A Bit of What You Fancy' is also straightforward. It's about knowing that it's ok to treat yourself sometimes'.

Trying To Find The Sound

  

You’d think now that I’ve played every chord, that I could bring myself on board, with just the notes that fit my mood today. You’d think by now I’d found a harmony, to lift my soul and set my spirit free, but I don’t know which notes I ought to play.

Still I’m trying to find the sound, to make people turn their heads around, and listen to the words I have to say. Though I try all I can find, are words whose meanings change with time, sometimes I think I’d like to get away.

I’d like to sail the seven seas, just drift away on a gentle breeze, I really think I’d like to live that way.
 

But I know that that’s not really true, there’s nothing I would rather do, than strum this old guitar and waste the day. While I wonder does life have a plan? If I’m happy as I am? Will I ever find a perfect tune to play?

You’d think by now I’d have stopped trying, stopped searching for truths undying. Just another game for me to play. You see I don’t know who I am, when life gets hard to understand, take my guitar, turn off my mind and play.

But still I’m trying to find the sound, to make people turn their heads around, and listen to the words I have to say. Though I try all I can find, are words whose meanings change with time. It seems there’s nothing left for me to say. It seems there’s nothing left for me to say. Seems there’s nothing left for me to say.

 

 

 

Composed by Dave Vamfer  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'This is a song about writing songs and playing music. It echoes some of the joy and frustration I feel about doing both'.

Live version on the 'Find The Sound' album .

Waiting A Lifetime

  

Waiting a lifetime for life to begin.  Kept doing nothing, I thought I would win.          Waiting to see what fate had in store, I waited and waited, then waited some more. 

While still a young man I found a true love. Thought destiny brought her, a gift from above. I believed that what happens is what’s meant to be. I thought all the good things would just come to me.

But I trusted too much in luck, I didn’t search anywhere.                                                    I Trusted too much in luck, why couldn’t I see?
The force that should have been driving, the force that should have been driving,
the force that ought to be driving, was in me.

Thought I couldn’t change things, I was locked into fate. Thought good things come to all people who wait. Saw others who seemed so content, so happy. Thought if I just waited that would come to me.

Wondering, wondering, when will my life start? Will I have all the good things I want for my heart? Felt sure that by waiting everything would be fine, with or without any effort of mine.

               

But I trusted too much in luck, I didn’t look anywhere.                                                       I Trusted too much in luck, why couldn’t I see?
The force that should have been driving, the force that should have been driving,
the force that ought to be driving was in me.

Waiting a lifetime, for life to begin. Kept doing nothing, I thought I would win. Waiting to see what fate had in store, I waited and waited, then waited some more. Realising, realising, that I’ve left it too long. I’m my own master, I've read fate all wrong.                 Now that it’s so late, well what can I do? I look to my future, but my future looks blue.             

Because I trusted too much in luck, I didn’t go anywhere.                                                   I trusted too much in luck, why couldn’t I see?
The force that should have been driving, the force that should have been driving,
the force that ought to be driving was in me.

 

 

Composed by Dave Vamfer  - Copyright David Reggie Phillips

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'I wrote this song when I realised that the reason I wasn't progressing as far as I felt I should was down to me. That is was no good waiting for a 'big break' or 'golden opportunity' to just happen along'.

Published on 'Find The Sound' album.