Donna Hughes | Fly

2014-albumcover_FLY_piano_donnahughes-low-webFLY by DONNA HUGHES
Release Date: August 26, 2014
Running Dog Records

Musicians:

Piano: Donna Hughes
Cello: John Catchings
Violin: Jenee Fleenor
Bass Violin: Mark Fain
Auctioneer on “Gone,” Andy Kearns

8 original songs by Donna Hughes

Download HIGH RES album artwork here.

 

TRACK LISTING, LYRICS & CREDITS

Track listing:
01 All You Need Is A Dream (3:36)
02 Dog on a 10 Foot Chain (4:16)
03 Gone (4:40)
04 The Red Oak Tree (3:58)
05 Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (3:18)
06 I’ll Fly Away (3:37)
07 Dust In The Wind (2:45)
08 Daffodils (2:48)
09 Love Me (2:59)
10 Waiting (3:50)
11 Fools Rush In (3:32)
12 Nothing Left To Say (3:30)

All You Need Is A Dream (Listen on Soundcloud)
Written by Donna Hughes,
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin: Jenee Fleenor
Harmony Vocals:  Melody Williamson
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

It starts with a spark
Then it turns into a flame
It starts with a tear
That’s falls like rain
It starts with a head bowed
And falls on bended knee
You can do anything
All you need is a dream

When the road gets rough
When you feel like giving up
When your heart breaks
If you can hold on through the pain
You can fly
You can touch the sky
You can be anything you want to be,
With a dream

A warm embrace
Becomes a love that lasts forever
You need faith
Through any stormy weather
When you’re down
Never ever give up
Keep reaching for it
Keep holding on
Your day will come
There is nothing that can hold you back
If you put your mind to something
The sky’s the limit when you believe
All you need is a dream

When the road gets rough
When you feel like giving up
When your heart breaks
If you can hold on through the pain
You can fly
You can touch the sky
You can be anything you want to be,
With a dream

You can fly
You can touch the sky
You can do anything, anywhere, anyway
With a dream

Dog On a Ten 10 Foot Chain
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1: Nothing to look forward to
Watching cars go by all day
Nothing to play with, nothing to do
Shivering in the cold hard rain

Verse 2: They forget to bring me water
They forget that I am here
They don’t know how smart I am
They don’t even see my tears

Chorus 1: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

Verse 3: Sometimes it’s hard to stay cool
On a blazing hot summer day
I dream of crossing the stream
And catching a fish as the sunlight fades

Verse 4: It’s hard to stay warm in the winter
Some nights it’s hard to be strong
I dream of chasing butterflies
And rabbits all day long

Chorus 2: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain
Bridge:
The world is big and beautiful
But I’ll never see it all
Maybe when I go to Heaven
Someone will throw me a red ball

Chorus 3: What did I do wrong, what did I do?
I just want someone to love me, because I love you
Whatever I did wrong, maybe I can change
No one knows how hard it is, how hard it is to be………. a dog on a 10 foot chain

Gone
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

A little old lady, living alone
Her little old husband, buried and gone
I’d go see her and we’d have tea
Sang her my songs, as we sat in the breeze
She liked checkers and learning new words
Sewing and reading and watching the birds
She showed me everything in her house
And gave me a tour when I came around

Dishes from England, antiques everywhere
An old piano, a rocking chair
She made me an afghan with her little hands
And showed me her golden wedding bands
One day I came to sing her a song
She wasn’t there, the house was bare, and everything was
Gone …….gone

She had died on a rainy day
Her family didn’t know me
They didn’t know that I loved her so
And they didn’t know to call me
They didn’t know what to do with her things
They didn’t have room
For things they didn’t need
So they had an auction and sold it all
And everything was
Gone ……..gone

I never got to tell her goodbye
I never got to thank her
The beautiful afghan and great advice
And I hope she knew that I loved her
I hope someday when I get old
I have a friend at the end of the road
I hope somebody misses me, and remembers
Me when I’m gone
Gone

The Red Oak Tree
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
I rode by the old graveyard today
Out in the city, there’s a thousand graves
Row after row of names carved in stone
Resting quietly in the middle of it all

Turnaround

Verse 2:
My heart felt heavy, & I couldn’t turn away
Standing there with the giant red oak
Must’ve been a million tears that fell
She said goodbye as they departed one by one

Chorus 1:
All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Old men and babies, lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

Break

Verse 3: Here lies the hands that built the houses down the street
Ornate gables with hand-carved peaks
They built the old church that helped their souls
Reach a better land, beginning at this tree

Turnaround
Change tempo – Verse 4: Here lies the beautiful, the young & old
Tears behind them now, long, long ago
Laughter replaced by the quiet red oak tree
All their joys & struggles she cannot speak

Chorus 2:
All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Young newlyweds, lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

Bridge:
You can tell which ones had money by their stones
They’re all the same now, beneath this oak

Chorus 3:
All the stories buried here
Tales of love & war and dying
Handsome soldiers & their widows
Lying here together
And the red oak with her secrets
Secrets she will keep
Life goes on around them
The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree
Tag: The forgotten souls, beneath the red oak tree

Blue Eyes Cryin’ In The Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Sony ATV Publishing
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
In the twilight glow I see him
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
When we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we’d never meet again

Chorus 1:
Love is like a dyin’ ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I’ll remember
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain

Chorus 2:
Some day when we meet up yonder
We’ll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no partin’
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain

Verse 2:
Now my hair has turned to silver
All my life I’ve loved in vain
I can see his star in heaven
Blue eyes crying in the rain

Chorus 3:
Some day when we meet up yonder
We’ll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no partin’
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain

I’ll Fly Away
Written in 1934 by Albert Brumley
Piano: Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals:Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
Some glad morning when this life is over
I’ll fly away
To a home on God’s celestial shore
I’ll fly away

Chorus 1:
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Verse 2:
When the shadows of this life have gone
I’ll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown
I’ll fly away

Chorus 2: :
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away

Verse 3:
Just a few more weary days and then
I’ll fly away
To a land where joy shall never end
I’ll fly away

Chorus 3:
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away
When I die, Hallelujah by and by
I’ll fly away
Tag: I’ll fly away

Dust In The Wind
Written by Kerry Livgren,  EMI Music
Piano: Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
I close my eyes
Only for a moment, and the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

Verse 2:
Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind

Break

Verse 3:
Now, don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away, and all your money won’t another minute buy
Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind
Dust in the wind
Everything is dust in the wind

Daffodils
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
The tall grass blows – In winds of spring
I ride my horse – Across the field
The sun will wake – My winter heart
I stop beside – The daffodils

Verse 2:
They have come up again – In this empty field
As they do – Each year in spring
And I wipe a tear – As I wonder who
Laid them in – This field of green

Chorus 1:
A hundred years have come and gone
And they still bloom here every spring
What remains beneath the sun
Reminds us now their souls are free
One day soon we’ll all be free

Break

Verse 3:
Once upon – A sunny day
They laughed & loved – Atop this hill
A hard day’s work – A warm embrace
And all that’s left – Are daffodils

Verse 4:
The days go by – Spring comes and goes
I laugh & love – Time stands still
But one day soon – I’ll be gone
And someone will find – My daffodils

Chorus 2:
A hard day’s work, a warm embrace
We’ll laugh & love atop this hill
All we have that will remain
Are the yellow daffodils
Are the yellow daffodils

Tag: One day soon I will be free
When you find my daffodils

Love Me
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin,  Harmony vocals:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
I don’t care what you have or don’t have
I don’t care, what you did in the past
This love is perfect, this love is true
Millions of people, millions of miles,
And I chose you

Verse 2:
I don’t care,
If you live like a king
I don’t need, material things
Just give me your heart, give me your time
And just love me

Chorus 2:
Just love me tonight
With feelings you can’t fight
We won’t live forever
Just surrender, your heart
And just love me

Verse 3:
If I had you, that’s all I’d ever need
Don’t be scared, don’t fight the way you feel
It can’t be wrong, only right
No more long, and lonely nights
Just love me

Verse 4:
Take my hand
Don’t ever let it go
Take me away
To places I don’t know
How can I
Make you stay
Please don’t run
Don’t be afraid
And just love me

Chorus 2:
Just love me tonight
With feelings you can’t fight
We won’t live forever
Just surrender, your heart
Tag: Just give me, your heart
And just love me

Waiting
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals: Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
Where have you been?
My true love
I’ve been waiting for you
And dreaming of
How your hand fits mine
How it feels to know you
Are waiting for me
My true love

Chorus 1:
We spend our time
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
Where have you been
My true love

Break

Verse 2:
Where have you been?
Those nights I was crying
I should have known
You’d come along
Why did I fear
I would never find you
You were always there
And now we’re home

Chorus 2:
We spend our time
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
Where have you been
My true love

Break

Chorus 3:
We spend our lives
Waiting for something
Waiting in line, waiting to come home
I’ve waited years, many miles and seasons
To be here in your arms
You’re finally here
(Repeat line) We’re finally home
My true love

Fools Rush In
Written by Johnny Mercer & Rube Bloom
Warner/Chappell Music
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
Wise men say
Only fools rush in
But I cant help falling in love with you

Verse 2:
Shall I stay
Would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you

Chorus 1:
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darlin so it goes, some things are meant to be
Take my hand, take my whole life too
For I can’t help fallin in love with you…

Break

Chorus 2:
Like a river flows, surely to the sea
Darlin so it goes, some things are meant to be
Take my hand take my whole life too
For I cant help falling in love with you
I can’t help
I can’t help
I can’t help falling in love
With you

Nothing Left To Say
Written by Donna Hughes
FLYING HOUND PUBLISHING, BMI
Copyright 2014
Piano:  Donna Hughes
Violin, Harmony vocals:  Jenee Fleenor
Cello:  John Catchings
Bass Violin:  Mark Fain

Verse 1:
I could tell him how it’s all his fault
How he really let me down
All the times I was right and he was wrong
But it don’t matter now

Verse 2:
He used to tell me what I wanted to hear
Now I’m just a face in the crowd
I could ask him if he ever thinks of me
But it don’t matter now

Chorus 1:
Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to say

Verse 3:
I could remind him of all the many times
I needed him and he was not around
There were many things we should have said & done
But it don’t matter now

Verse 4:
I could bring up all the fights we had
Talk about the where, when or how
He needs to know he could have tried a little harder
But it don’t matter now

Chorus 2:
Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to say

Bridge:
So many words we can’t take back
Other words were left unsaid
Nothing we can say to change things now
So many words I can’t forget

Chorus 3:
Love is hard to find
We let it slip away
It don’t matter who’s to blame
There’s nothing left to (6) say
Tag: Nothing left to say