Paul Comaskey a day .​.​.​.​with Marcel

by Paul Comaskey and Marcel du Preez

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a day ..with Marcel

This collection of songs sprang from a collaboration that started over three years ago . Marcel and I have never met , he lives and works in London, I live and work in Maine USA . I stumbled across his band page on soundclould and from there to his solo page, where he had instrumental tracks ready to download for anyone interested. I was interested.
His tracks immediately inspired vocal melody and lyrics . The first collaboration was "a day (like any other)". Fittingly it is the first song listed here, sorry Marcel I can't remember what your original instrumental was called .Over the following couple of years the collection has grown into this a full album.We rarely email have never talked, the music is the only connection.
We are both self taught songwriters/composers who's paths would never have crossed without the internet . I am from an Irish family born and raised in Birmingham England. I moved to New York in the 80's with a band and stayed . Marcel I believe is from South Africa and as I said earlier lives in London. I'm guessing I am maybe twenty years older than him ?. Chances are we will never meet . The songs will be out there in the ether …. forever . Thanks Marcel.

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released January 22, 2016

all music Marcel du Preez
lyrics and vocals Paul Comaskey

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Paul Comaskey Maine

You are owed nothing.Life is what YOU make it.What are you waiting for. With those thoughts in mind I decided to record the songs that have been in my head for many years and to share them with you .

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Track Name: a day (like any other)
Everyday there is a chance ,destiny will find you

A ruthless hand steers the wheel

to the fates that lye before you

and hearts that know the truth

they go on searching blindly

until right out of the blue

the stars align before you

on a day ..like any other day
on a day ...like any other day

I left the house a few minutes late

the bus has already turned the corner

there will be another one soon but I can't wait

I wander off down Mulberry

a little old lady has dropped her purse ,and spilled out all of her groceries

you stop to help her pick up her things, you turn and bump right into me

we both said "whoopsie I'm sorry " then we laugh because who says such things

the little old lady just winks at me as we wander off down Mulberry

on a day ..like any other day
on a day ....like any other day
Track Name: movie kiss
movie kiss

kissing her kissing her.
kissing her is like living in a movie..
Its the goodbye kiss in "The Longest Day"
It's Lauren Bacall or Ingrid walking away
It's in your heart and stirs your very soul
It's in your head to let you know
kissing her kissing her
kissing her is like being in a movie

Kissing her is like waking Sleeping Beauty
Kissing her '"From here to Eternity"
Kissing her is just like a movie baby
Kissing her from here to eternity
Track Name: tye me down
a long long time ago
back when everything
back when everything was still young
no one really cared about who you were
or where you come from
and everyone and everyone everyone just belonged.
back when everything
back everything was still young.
everyone everyone believed,
that anything anything could be done
a long long time ago ,
when everything was still young
how did we ever get so tied down
how did we ever get so tied down
how did we ever get so tied down
how did we ever get so tied down
how did we ever get so tied down
We need to walk again with head held high
remember who we are
believe that now is the time
we know what we have become
leave it in the past
we need to break those chains
never be tied down
never be tied down
never be tied down
you are going to have to stand your ground
and never be
never be
never be
tied down
Track Name: change ...the game
THE GAME
maybe
maybe
you have to know that you are in the game
from the moment you are born
you live the life you have
and dream about the life you don't
nothing will ever change ,
when all you do in complain
you really need to help yourself
thats the rule in THE GAME
thats the rule in THE GAME

and you are really going to need to push
to know what you need to know
and who you can really trust
and which way you need to go
it may come as a surprise
when you find out who is who
well the the truth was always there
here is what you need to do

get up get up
go change one little thing
get up get up
go change one little thing
thats how the change begins
we all change one little thing

you have to know that you are in the game
from the moment you are born
you live the life you have
and dream about the life you don't
nothing will ever change ,
when all you do in complain
you really need to help yourself
thats the rule in THE GAME
thats the rule in THE GAME

get up get up
go change one little thing
get up get up
go change one little thing
thats how the change begins
we all change one little thing
get up get up get up
go change your little thing
get up get up get up
and I'll go change my little thing
thats how the change begins
Track Name: thank you for the rain
thank you for the rain

rain on the window , like my personal alarm clock
its to early to stir right now , but i can't stop the rain .
then i feel you here beside me suddenly I
I can't wait for the day to begin
I can't wait for the sun to come rushing in
come on come on

I thank you rain
I thank you for the sun
I know that I, Im the lucky one
I know that I, I'm the lucky one
Thanks for rain
Thanks for the sun
I know that I cant wait for the day begin
I cant wait for the sun to come rushing in
come on come on

I thank you for the rain
I thank you for the rain
I thank you for the rain .
Track Name: sense of wonder
A sense of wonder

I can show you where I go, when you're fast asleep
another world is waiting ,it isn't just for me
you can be there at my side
I have to let you know
there can be no looking back
when we go we go .

And I wonder if you'd run with .
If you'd take my hand
We could climb those hills ,fly over the sea
Well I wonder ...

I'm pulling on my shoes , button up my coat
close the door behind me
I see you everyday ,I know the look that's in your eyes
There is a sense of wonder .
That cannot be denied

Let me show you where I go ,
when all the worlds asleep
another place is waiting it isn't just for me .
you can be there at my side
I just have to let you know
Im never looking back and when we go we go

I wonder is you'll run with me
will you take my hand
we can climb the hill fly over the sea
well I wonder will you
Have a sense of wonder
Have the sense to wonder
Have a sense of wonder
have the sense to wonder .....
Track Name: keep marching (stranger)
Just keep marching ,don't look back
let the bridges burn we're on the right path
Just keep marching , don't look back
Let the buildings crumble we're on the right path
we owe no debt to the past
we owe no debt to the past

yes there was a time when the sun never set on there domain
such a long day ,but even that day comes to an end
take my hand ,take my hand
for the Empires last stand
take my hand
for the Empires last stand
Track Name: fall from the stars
fall from the stars

I guess I'll never know why she chose me
but it was clear she was ready to tell their story
I'd never seen her on her own until that day
it was hard to imagine why he had gone away
I had often wondered was he the husband or the lover
but then they looked so alike I guess he could have been her brother.

she took my hand and we walked along
she said
"he was so much more than you will ever know "
"he was all those things and so much more'
"he was so much more than you will ever know"

did she just read my mind ? it feels like she read my mind
did she just read my mind …it feels like she read me

"he was all those things and so much more "
"we've been here so long but he knew me before"
"he knew me way back when he really knew me then "
so much more

we've traveled so long we've traveled so far
we were alway together and now he is gone
I'm all alone and nobody knows
I'm all alone and nobody knows
until now …you're the one

we came from the stars ..that's who we are
we came from the stars
Track Name: dancing on the crescent
Autumn in D Major
I don't go home that often you know
but when you do
there are always the people you want to see
and the people you don't want to see.
and she is just some one I think about a lot you know
I worried about her she's getting on you know.
my brothers like don't just don't …
she's off her rocker she's lost the plot
yes but if I did want to see her . where is she ?
He's like where is she?, where do you thing she is ?
she's at the top of the hill mate ,she's up on The Crescent
she'll be up there today dancing she's up there everyday
she never left mate .

so off I trot .
up the hill.

And there she is she's on her toes
spinning circles that nobody wants to see
Im hoping I can catch eye
and I think today she'll remember me

"well .. you're the last person I expected to see today
BUT
you're the first person I expected to see today
do you know what I mean "
I'm like yea Jule
I know exactly what you mean ….do you want to dance .

come on and spin me in circles
do you want to spin me in circles .

they told me you moved to London
that you don't even dance anymore

ahh you don't want to believe that nonsense
I'm dancing everyday.
and every step I take you dance along with me
and every bow I make you'll take along with me
you're still in my circle, spin me in circles spin me in circles
you're still in my circle
she says ...
they told us we are not supposed to have favorites
YOU were always my favorite
Oh thanks Jule you were always my favorite .
Track Name: sleepy time
sleepy time

rest those tired eyes my love
as the sunlight slips away
weariness upon you
it's been a long long day
rest your tired eyes my love
sleeping time has come
who knows what will a wait you
with the rising sun
I'll be there when you awake
to start the day a new
and anything that day will bring …well
I could help you do .
sleep sleep sleep sleep sleep
rest your tired eyes my love
let the sunlight slip away
the weariness upon you
its been a long long day
so rest your tired eyes my love
its been a long long day
rest your tired eyes my love
sleep sleep sleep sleep