Silhouettes and Pirouettes Vol 3

by Alex Vann

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Third Volume in the 'Silhouettes and Pirouettes' set.

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released November 12, 2012

Almost everything by Alex Vann.
Richard Smith plays bass guitar on 'Looking Glass Lies'
Sam Hollyman plays piano and 'ghost of a pirate' noises on 'Devil's Jig'
All songs written by Alex Vann. www.alexvann.net

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Alex Vann Wolverhampton, UK

Alex Vann is a Wolverhampton singer/songwriter with many years’ experience in bands and as a solo artist. He started writing songs at 15 and has a highly distinctive acoustic guitar style, impassioned vocals and is also an accomplished pianist.
He has a knack for writing catchy choruses and his music has been used on television, films and radio.
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Track Name: My Brand New Day
MY BRAND NEW DAY

Verse One
I can see it all - as clear as an image on my T.V. screen-
As clear as anything I’ve ever seen before
Step out the door and walk away
I’ll be looking for my brand new day

Verse Two
I can feel it all - as real as any card that I’ve been dealt
As real as anything I’ve ever felt before
Step out the door and walk away -
I’ll be looking for my brand new day
My brand new day

Guitar solo

Verse Three
I can hear it all - as loud as thunder in a lighting storm
As loud as anything I’ve ever heard before
Step out the door and walk away
I’ll be looking for my brand new day

Chorus
My brand new day
My brand new day(my brand new day)
My brand new day (my brand new day)
My brand new day (my brand new day)
My brand new day (my brand new day)
My brand new day (my brand new day, my brand new day)
My brand new day (my brand new day, my brand new day)
My brand new day
Track Name: Falling From Grace
Falling From Grace
VERSE 1

A B7 A B7 A B7 A B7
I’d say I’m sorry but it cuts no ice
I’d beg forgiveness but it don’t come out right
I guess I’ve fallen on my luck again
I’d mend the bridged but I don’t have time

My intuition lets me down again
I’m into something that I know I’ll regret
I can’t do miracles I make mistakes
Another day another fall from grace
I’ve only got one pair of hands


CHORUS
B /A E F#
And you can see through me
All my defences, pretences and insecurities
Yes you can see through me
All my excuses, psychoses and childish fantasies
I’m falling from grace

VERSE 1

I’d fight the battle but the war is won
I’d try a bandage but the damage is done
I guess a second chance is out
I know my luck is quickly running out
I’ve only got myself to blame


(to chorus chords)
You deserve a medal for putting up with me
And you deserve a hero - the one I’ll never be
Track Name: Looking Glass Lies
Looking Glass Lies

You gave me life - you gave me everything you owned
Opened the doors you gave it all to me
Showed me the way what more can I say?
But nothing I do could make it up to you

But it all had to end so suddenly
You say 'hello' and then you say 'goodbye' to me
There's nothing to say about your looking glass lies
Oh no, oh no

You had the look and everything it took
Answered my call you gave it all to me
But it all had to end so suddenly
You say 'hello' and
then you say 'goodbye' to me
There's nothing to say about your looking glass lies
Oh no, oh no

What you do if I said I need you?
would you make up your mind and need me too?
Would you open your eyes and see me through oh no, oh no

You gave me love you gave me everything that you owned
Answered my call you gave it all to me
showed me the way, what more can I say?
But nothing i do could make it up to you
Cos it all had to enur looking glass lies oh no
Track Name: My Angel
My Angel

Did I ever tell you that you were an angel
Did I let you know I’m glad you were there
Did I ever say that I thank you baby
Did ever show that I really care?

Well I love you baby
And I’m glad you were there
Yes I love you baby
And I’m glad you were there

If I ever fell, would you catch me darling?
If I should loose my way would you take me home?
And when the night is dark, will you be my moonlight
Would you let me know how much you care

Well I love you
And I’m glad you were there
Yes I love you baby
And I’m glad you were there

Instr

Did I ever tell you that you were my angel
Did I ever say I’m glad you were there?

Instr - to sudden stop
Track Name: When The Stars Fall Down
When the Stars Fall Down Alex Vann Dec 2010

VERSE 1
When the curtains rise, So begins our play
Acting out our lives, ‘cause all the world’s a stage
And as the lights find me – I will look to you
‘Cause you’re the real star and I’m supporting you


CHORUS
Like pebbles in the sand - Moonlight on the sea
Stars up in the sky - Together we will be
And when the stars fall down - And all your world is lost
I will be here still - as you have been for me

VERSE 2
And oh this vital heart, that fear and love have known
Demands and audience - all its scars to show
And oh this twisted road I’ve been travelling on
Has stolen all my breath but the show goes on


CHORUS
(Repeat)

M8
It seems to me that I’m the lonely one
It seems to me that you’re the only one – the only one who cares.

Instrumental to verse chords


VERSE 3
And as the curtains fall – and the lights begin to fade
It’s time to take a bow and time to leave the stage
Remove my actors robes - walk out into the night
The stars my only audience – I have no disguise

CHORUS - double
then,
When the stars fall do—wn…..When the stars fall all around
- I will be here still.
Track Name: Oh! What A Life
Oh! What A Life
(Capo on 1)

D(with b) A7 D
Oh, what a life this is
D Em
Health and happiness
A D
Come at such a cost
A Bb A
(to our loved ones)

Oh, what a game we play
Thinking everyday
Only of oursleves
(selfish people)

CHORUS D7 G
Krishna, help me now
B7 Em
I used to care but now I don’t know how
A7
No, now I don’t know how
D A D - A Bb D A Em A C(+d, no e) G D
Oh, what a life this is final time, Oh, What a Life this is, What a Life this is

Oh, what a merry dance
Taking every chance
To come out on top
(we’re really losing)

CHORUS (repeat)

M8 F C G (use plectrum from here to end)
We could have the world
F C G
If we wanted to
F C G F C G
We just need to get a new point of view
F C G
We could have the world
F C G
If we wanted to
F C G C G D
We just need to find a new attitude

Oh what a world we’ve made
Our progress has betrayed
Our Environment (now we’re paying)
Track Name: Searching
Searching Alex Vann (piano, in A)

A /B bass
Searching, I’m looking for myself again
D E
Always looking in - I should be looking out
Holding – I’m holding onto yesterday
Always holding back – I should be holding you
CH:
F#m D
If only I could find who I am
F#m B sus4 B
Maybe I could be a stronger man
A E D A
But I’m searching, for the road to you.

Waiting, I’m waiting for the tide to turn
Always on the shore – I should be out to sea
Hoping – I’m hoping for a better day
Always seem to find the worst in me
CH (repeat)
M8
G D
Whenever I’m in need of love,
A
You know that I believe in love with you
G F
And if you ever leave me love,
Bb D E
I don’t know what I would do, without you

(instr)

CH repeat
Last chord sequence =
F#m B D E A
For the road to you ah ah yes I’m searching, for the road to you
Track Name: The Richest Man Alive
The Richest Man Alive

Well I won't run, and I won't hide
I got no money but I got you so I’m the richest man alive

Well I got faith on my side
Got no cash just got my smile so I’m the richest man alive


Some may say a begging man is not the way to be
But I would say be a free man, its the only way to be
Its the only way to be

I’ve had lows and I’ve had highs
But I got you and I got love so I’m the richest man alive

Chorus (repeat)

Outro - Its the only way to be (I’m the richest man alive)
Track Name: Buy a Dream
Buy A Dream

All the drops of rain that ever fell
All the water in the sea
All the pennies in a wishing well
Couldn’t Buy A Dream for me

I don’t know how you get by
You never seem to have to try
And the wind that blows will blow me down
If a raindrop falls then I shall drown

And the world still turns and fires burn
And the sun will shine on you
And if time won’t stop I’ll just get off
And Buy A Dream for two
Track Name: The Light Of Christmas Time
The Light of Christmas Time
Alex Vann started 19 Dec 2003, completed 24 Dec 2009

It’s that time of year again
The Stars are shining brighter in the sky
And I feel fine

The streets are paved with frost again
The air is crisp and clean, the clouds have gone
It’s Christmas time

Chorus:
And if you want we’ll build a snowman
With my hat and scarf we’ll go man
Into the Light of Christmas Time

Children lie awake at night
They want to catch a glimpse of Old Saint Nick
But they fall asleep

And morning comes around so fast
There’s presents on their beds and candy canes
Are on the tree

Chorus:
And if you want we’ll build a snowman
With my hat and scarf we’ll go man
Into the Light of Christmas Time

We’ll wrap up warm and go ice-skating
Hold my hand as we go racing
Into the Light of Christmas Time

‘Tis the season of goodwill
A time to stop the fights and see the good things
In everyone

Now’s the time we must believe
If we give love then surely we’ll receive
At Christmas time


Chorus:
And if you want we’ll build a snowman
With my hat and scarf we’ll go man
Into the light of Christmas time

We’ll wrap up warm and go ice-skating
Hold my hand as we go racing
Into the Light of Christmas Time

Into the Light of Christmas Time, Into the Light of Christmas Time