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Songs for Male Vocalists

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CD Country in Your Soul
CD I Want You
CD Maybe I'm Crazy
CD These Memories
CD What Now?
CD Love Means More to Me
CD Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
CD The Grammy Awards
CD Life Is Paradise Without You

 

Country in Your Soul   Top

Song length: 3:10
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 1998, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — This is an appeal to country music fans to petition their local radio station to play more country music.

Target Market/Audience:

This is for country music fans. It's a fun way for them to say they want to hear more country music. It was meant to be a breakout song for a country band to be played at fairs and outside events where people are sitting and paying attention to the original songs being played by original bands.

(Verse 1)
Living in a big gray city, hooked on luxury.
Searching for a DJ that plays music right for me.
Well, just because I’m city born and raised on rock n’ roll
doesn’t mean I’m not feeling country in my soul.

(Verse 2)
The record jockeys in this town are playing heavy steel.
They think that’s the only sound people want to hear.
Well, I’m not the world’s smartest man but there’s one thing I know.
You don’t have to be a country boy to have country in your soul.

(Chorus)
You don’t have to be a country boy to like country music songs.
You don’t have to move into the hills for you to hum along.
Come on, people call the local station on your radio and say,
“You don’t have to be a country boy to have country in your soul.”

(Verse 3)
We've come such a long way from singing hokey songs.
Eighteen wheelers, trains and doing time are themes long gone.
But you ain't seen nothing yet. We're growing leaps and bounds.
Reaching wide while holding strong onto the Nashville sound.

(Bridge)
(Two bar instrumental after modulating up two half steps.)

(Verse 4)
The skyline of the city is our mountain range.
Dogs and cats and parakeets are city wild game.
The train whistle don’t blow sad, and the creek don’t rise.
But if you look you can see the country in our eyes.

(Chorus)
You don’t have to be a country boy to like country music songs.
You don’t have to move into the hills for you to hum along.
Come on, people call the local station on your radio and say,
“You don’t have to be a country boy to have country in your soul.”

(Tag)
You don’t have to be a country boy.
You don’t have to be a country girl.
You don’t have to be a country boy to have country in your soul.

 

I Want You   Top

Song length: 6:10
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A group of men and women around a bonfire. Boy sees girl. Boy makes play for girl. Girl accepts. Girl comes to boy. Another boy intercedes. First boy comes to rescue.

Target Market/Audience:

Sexy Cuban merengue beat late at night around a smoky fire with sexy girls watched and wanted by the boys.

(Verse 1)
Gathered round the bonfire, embers in the air.
The boys are sizing up the girls from their easy chair.
The girls know that the boys are watching everything they do.
They're competing in their way. They know who is who.
One girl stands out all alone. She knows she's the prize.
She moves as if she's dancing. She can feel their hungry eyes.

(Chorus)
They want you. They want you.

(Verse 2)
I catch her eye. She hesitates. We play tag through the flames.
I point at her to make it clear I mean to stake a claim.
She accepts with half a smile. She turns to tell her friends.
They look over then go over how the night might end.
She carefully makes her way around the open fire.
With every well-placed step she knows she's stoking our desire.

(Chorus)
We want you. We want you.

(Verse 3)
The blazing flames are flickering, reflecting off her skin.
Her shorts are tight. They fit just right. Her top is see-through thin.
She's stepping up and over and around limbs gracefully.
All the boys are mesmerized. She is their fantasy.
An alpha dog puts out his paw and pulls her to his knee.
He holds her firm. She resists. Still she can't get free.

(Chorus)
He wants you. He wants you.

(Verse 4)
As she fends away his groping hands she looks my way.
I get up with measured pace to minimize the fray.
Using one hand I reach out and take her off his knee.
With my other hand out I say, "She belongs with me."

(Chorus)
I want you. I want you.

(Tag)
I want you. I want you. I want you.

You better make it nice ... or I'll give you back. I want you.

I mean ... ... real nice. I want you. I want you.

Let's go.

Distortion guitar (instrumental to fade out).

 

Maybe I'm Crazy   Top

Song length: 3:44
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 1997, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — The singer is recounting recent times after he tried to "end it all" from jumping from a tree. Everyone seems to be against him. He learns a lesson.

Target Market/Audience:

This song is meant to be humerous, but contains an important message. As we go through life, there are times when everything seems to be going our way. Then there are times when we feel that everything and everyone is against us. We question the quality of our romantic relationship, our friends, job, and so on. The message is that those times will pass and we should not "jump" to any conclusions, making radical changes in our life. Emotions come and go. It is best to make decisions after emotions subside.

(Verse 1)
Lonely and broken. I jumped from a tree.
My dog ran right over. ‘Started (coo-co) on me.
The neighbors were crying, they were laughing so hard.
Grandma kept screaming “He dented the yard.”
And my woman said, “I think he’s dead.
Let’s roll him down the hill.”
My dad said “No, we’ve got to fill that hole.
Let’s bury him right here.”

(Chorus)
Maybe I’m crazy. (Maybe I’m crazy.)
But I feel like they don’t like me anymore.

(Verse 2)
I crawled out that evening. I limped into town.
The Boy Scouts and Brownies kept knocking me down.
I went to the sheriff. He was waiting for me.
While promising justice, he threw ‘way the key.
And the preacher man said, “This man’s a dread.
Sheriff, let’s hang him high.”
My lawyer said, “No, we’ve got to let him go,
unless we make up a reason why.”

(Chorus)
Maybe I’m crazy. (Maybe I’m crazy.)
But I feel like they don’t like me anymore.

(Bridge)
There are times when it seems everyone’s a friend.
And the big bad world feels just like one big happy home.
Then there’re days that make you rethink things again.
You feel so lost and all alone — so alone.

(Verse 3)
The trial came quickly. I ran out of hope.
The judge and the plaintiffs sipped rum and coke.
The jury waived recess. Mom spoke loud and clear.
A verdict of “Guilty!” turned into three cheers.
As the people are dancing in the aisleways,
it just has occurred to me,
Things won’t get any better if
I jump from a hundred trees.

(Chorus)
Maybe I’m crazy. (Maybe I’m crazy.)
But I feel like they don’t like me anymore.

(Tag)
Maybe I’m crazy. (Maybe I’m crazy.)
But feelings change just like a swinging door.
I’ll hold on, till they change back like before.
I know that you have felt this way before.

 

These Memories   Top

Song length: 3:20
Words by Don Magyar;
Music by Rick Simonelli (?)
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — The setting is dinner by candlelight. A man is singing to a woman who was once a significant other. He is reminiscing. Their relationship was special, but they were young and did not appreciate how special it was, thinking that such relationships would be common.

Target Market/Audience:

This song is targeted to everyone who has had a special relationship in the past that, because of ignorance or lack of maintenance or attention, waned.

(Verse 1)
Hello darling. Its really nice to see you again, dear friend.
The candle seems to know. It flickers like our old memories.

(Verse 2)
Tell me darling. How have you been? It's been a long, long time.
Though just the other day we spoke in a similar way, inside of me.
In Memories.

(Chorus)
What we had was once so lovely.
But we did not know what we had.
We chose to stand strong through the hurting.
Turning what we had bad.

(Verse 3)
There are times dear when I daydream you are here with me.
Sharing candlelight with memories so bright and clear to me.

(Verse 4)
Tell me darling. Do you miss me like I miss you?
We were foolish then to think that it could be had again so easily.
Like Memories.

(Chorus)
What we had was once so lovely.
So foolish to trade it away.
We chose to stand strong through the hurting.
Not knowing it hurts this way.

(Verse 5)
I must go now back to the life I know now without you.
Holding on till when we meet like today again secretly.
In memories.
In memories.
In these memories.

 

What Now?   Top

Song length: 3:12
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A man and woman are having an affair, but it is an illicit relationship. They have become more deeply involved than intended. The man sings "What now?"

Target Market/Audience:

This song is meant as a warning to men and women who may be tempted to indulge in an illicit affair.

(Verse 1)
What now my lady?
I must be crazy to be here.
What now sweet lady?
No one can save us from the tears
waiting for you and me.

(Chorus)
Back home is where I ought to be.
You know I've got a family.
Seeing you was to be so free.
Who knew what you would mean to me?
Now what?

(Verse 2)
What now my lady?
I must be crazy to be here.
What now sweet lady?
No one can save us from the tears,
waiting for you and me.

(Chorus)
Once young, I didn't know to wait.
Too young to wed. But I did. Now it's too late.
My love for you is growing every day.
It's too late to make it go away.
Now what?

(Tag)
What now my lady?

 

Love Means More to Me   Top

Song length: 3:46
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A man is asking for an amicable breakup.

Target Market/Audience:

This song should appeal to anyone in a relationship that has conflict and is going bad.

(Verse 1)
I walk in from a sunny day into a gloomy room.
Each time I hope it’s just my blinded eyes.
Reality hits home. I see. I find a place to cry.
Each day we live together our love dies.

(Chorus)
So let me go and let me stay in love with you.
In love with you is where I’d rather be.
Please let me go so I will stay in love with you.
I’d rather love you. Love means more to me.

(Verse 2)
I know so very long ago, we vowed to work things out.
But we did not know that we weren’t meant to be.
What love we have left will turn bad if you don’t set me free.
I’d rather love you and live separately.

(Chorus)
So let me go and let me stay in love with you.
In love with you is where I’d rather be.
Please let me go so I will stay in love with you.
I’d rather love you. Love means more to me.

(Bridge)
Should you wonder if my motivation is disguised.
I take my inspiration from your eyes.
(The glow is gone.)

(Chorus)
So let me go and let me stay in love with you.
In love with you is where I’d rather be.
Please let me go so I will stay in love with you.
I’d rather love you. Love means more to me.

(Tag)
To stay in love with you means more to me.

 

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!   Top

Song length: 4:02
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A wants to say Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! to family members or friends who have become estranged.

Target Market/Audience:

This song was written as a peace offering for the holidays. It should appeal to anyone who has had a falling out with someone important.

(Verse 1)
They’re playing Christmas songs but I’m not singing.
Thoughts of missing you weigh on my mind.
So I wrote this song for you for Christmas.
Here’s hoping that you read between the lines.

(Chorus)
All I am saying is Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

(Verse 2)
I’m not trying to get us together.
I’m not working toward a brand new start.
I’m not looking for reciprocation.
or hoping that you find a change of heart.

(Chorus)
All I am saying is Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

(Bridge)
Life is short and unforgiving.
Who knows this might be our last day.
Taking time out from this battle that we wage,
It’s no sign of weakness to pause long enough to say, "Happy Holidays."

(Verse 3)
I’m not saying that we should think clearly.
I’m not saying that we will regret.
I’m not saying we should weigh the good things.
or that we should forgive and forget.

(Chorus)
All I am saying is Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

(Tag)
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year!

 

The Grammy Awards   Top

Song length: 3:12
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A man takes the podium upon being announced as the victor at a music awards event.

Target Market/Audience:

This song is meant to be humorous. It is an alternative to an acceptance speech at a music awards event. The words "Grammy Awards" could be replaced by "Music Awards."

(Verse 1)
Hello Everybody. I’d like to wish you well.
The feelings that I have tonight words alone can’t tell.
So I wrote this song to share my thoughts deep and sincere.
But most of all to get another shot at being nominated next year.

(Chorus)
'Cause nothing could keep me from the Grammy Awards.
I worked so hard so long.
How could I ever miss the Grammy Awards
When you like my song?

(Verse 2)
Well before I thank you I must tell you confidentially.
My palms are wet and my feet are cold though there’s nothing really wrong with me.
You probably think I’m nervous. Well I’ve got news for yous.
My palms got caught in a rainstorm. On the way here I lost my shoes.

(Chorus)
But nothing could keep me from the Grammy Awards.
I worked so hard so long.
How could I ever miss the Grammy Awards
When you like my song?

(Verse 3)
Well, thank you everybody who made this dream come true.
I will always treasure these memories of you.
And if the good Lord’s willing you can bet next year I will be here.
Especially if you like this song enough to nominate it next year.

(Chorus)
'Cause nothing could keep me from the Grammy Awards.
I worked so hard so long.
How could I ever miss the Grammy Awards
When you like my song?

(Tag)
Where the people are fine and the music’s free.
That’s the kind of place I like to be.
Like here at the Grammy Awards. Oh yeah.
There’s nothing like the Grammy Awards. Oh no.
You can find me at the Grammy Awards.

 

Life Is Paradise Without You   Top

Song length: 4:00
Words and Music by Don Magyar
© 2010, Back On Top Music, BMI

Song Description:

Video — A man sings to an estranged love.

Target Market/Audience:

The singer is appealing to his ex-partner. Even though things are better for him now, he would trade all the good to have her back.

(Verse 1)
The garden fresh and green is ripe with plenty
Though I did not break ground or plant a seed.
The grass grows green and bushy without water.
Flowers bloom where you once watered weeds.
I got a raise again without asking.
My car this year has still not broken down.

(Chorus)
Life is paradise without you.
Since you’ve been gone my luck has turned around.

(Verse 2)
My dentist said again “There’ll be no drilling.”
My doctor said “Your ulcer’s doing fine.”
The landlord said “Free rent for my neighbor.”
The girls are says “Yes!” to every line.
Things don’t get misplaced anymore now.
Our house was voted most quiet in town.

(Chorus)
Life is paradise without you.
Since you’ve been gone my luck has turned around.

(Verse 3)
My tax refund came with a thank you letter.
I spent two weeks vacation without rain.
My hair is growing back from where I pulled it.
My fingernails are showing once again.
Everything I eat is moist and tender.
I eat all day and never gain a pound.

(Chorus)
Life is paradise without you.
Since you’ve been gone my luck has turned around.

(Verse 4)
If you are wondering why I wrote this song dear.
Especially with things going my way.
Well getting all the breaks is not a bargain.
When life without you is the price to pay.
Like Adam did I feel I live in Eden,
Where good fortune and harmony abound.

(Chorus)
Life is paradise without you.
But it's no fun that you are not around.

(Tag)
Yes, life is paradise without you.
But just like Adam chose to do.
I’d gladly give up paradise for you.
I’d gladly give up paradise for you.