Play Me Sweet CD

Play Me Sweet

Play Me Sweet, Missy Burgess’ new CD produced by Keith Glass, was released on November 19, 2011 in Ottawa in conjunction with the Spirit of Rasputin’s Arts Society concert series.

Here is a teaser track. Enjoy!

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If I Fell In Love Again

Don't Go To Cincinnati Smile Dance Me Slow

Sundown Blues

Drive To The Moon

Let There Be Peace

Play Me Sweet Time

I Wonder

We'll Meet Again

(M Burgess March 8, 2011)

If you get lost in a burning light
And you cry on a moonlit night
When a wishbone doesn’t break your way
Then save it for rainy day

If the sun should go away
And the sky turned dark and grey
And thunder came and it rained and it rained
Then the grass would grow again

Chorus:
And if I fell in love again
If I took a chance again
If I fell in love again
I’d fall in love with you

If a paper boat can float
And a tiny bird could hope
If a rainbow fell on the ground below
Then love has a chance to grow

If a tear fell from the sky
And the ocean waved good bye
If a rose could feel what I feel for you
It would never ever die

(M Burgess February 2, 2009)

Don’t go to Cincinnati
I know you see her there
Every Sunday night my love
After you leave me here

With my head turned inside out
And my thoughts up in the air
But you come back and I fall in you
Just like an easy chair

Chorus:
everything will be all right
Miss Ohio is alone to night (X2)

Make-up, a painting on my face
‘Cause my heart is about to break
It’s the only way to get through the day
When your in such a dark dark place

Dreams are made for lovers
Dreams are made to keep
But now there’s only darkness when
I close my eyes to sleep

On Sundays I sleep with the moon
And Monday morning comes too soon
By Friday night when you are in my bed
Here’s what I tell myself in my head

Chorus

Don’t go to Cincinnati
I know you see her there
Every Sunday night my love
After you leave me here
After you leave me here …

(Music written by Charlie Chaplin for the 1936 movie Modern Times. John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons added the lyrics and title in 1954.)

Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
When there are clouds in the (Dm) sky
You’ll get by…
If you smile
With your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You’ll find that life is still worth (Dm) while
If you just…

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying
You’ll find that life is still worth while
If you just…

(M Burgess 2010)

Take me dancing, spin me around
Spin me around until my feet are off the ground
Then take me underneath the stars for a
stroll
Honey dance me slow

I’m tired of movin’ so fast
I’m tired of things that don’t last
I’m tired of playing losing (E) hunches
I’ve had much more than my share
In a world that’s unfair
I’m gonna start rollin’ with the (E) punches

Chorus: 2) around & around & around

The eggs are crackin’ at dawn
I’m up and movin’ on
The highway to the daily grind
Don’t know how long this has been
But I know it will end
You know just what I have in mind

When it’s late at night
And the stars are just right
The world is beautiful dream
It’s a human race I gotta go at my pace
When I know there’s something waiting for me

Chorus: around & around & around & around & around & around & around

Then take me out for dinner and then for a show
And I’ll go anywhere you wanna go
Honey Won’t You Dance Me Slow

(M Burgess August 10, 2010)

There’s a sweet falling rain
A slow moving train
And it bends as it makes its way home
It’s a late morning sound
And it moans to the ground
On its way back home

There’s a man on that train
And he wears his hat low
So no one can see his eyes
All the people who come
All the people who go
And some never say goodbye

Chorus:
Play me sweet
Make me weep
Play sweet for me

And I knew that man
And he never changed
And he left behind the rain
But the winds have all blown
And now they are gone
And the wheels are rollin’ on

There’s a sweet falling rain
A slow moving train
And it cries as it makes its way (Am) home
It’s a (late evening sound
It moans to the ground
Calling him back home

(Tom Waits)

The smart money’s on Harlem and the moon is in the street
the shadow boys are breaking all the laws
and you’re east of East Saint Louis
and the wind is making speeches
and the rain sounds like a round of applause

Napoleon is weeping in the carnival saloon
his invisible fiancé’s in the mirror
and the band is going home
it’s raining hammers, it’s raining nails
it’s true there’s nothing left for him down here

Chorus:
And it’s time, time, time
And it’s time, time, time
And it’s time, time, time that you love
And it’s time, time, time

And they all pretend they’re orphans and their memory’s like a train
you can see it getting smaller as it pulls away
and the things you can’t remember
tell the things you can’t forget
that history puts a saint in every dream

Well she said she’s stick around until the bandages came off
and these mama’s boys just don’t know when to quit
and Matilda asks the sailors
are those dreams or are those prayers?
So close your eyes, son and this won’t hurt a bit

Well things are pretty lousy for a calendar girl
the boys just dive right the cars and crash into the street
and when they’re on a roll
she pulls a razor from her boot
and a thousand pigeons fall around her feet

So put a candle in the window and a kiss upon his lips
as the dish outside the window fills with rain
just like a stranger
with the weeds in your heart
and pay the fiddler off ‘till I come back again

(Ross Parker and Hughie Charles 1939)

We’ll meet again; don’t know where, don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Keep smiling through, just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies chase the dark clouds far away

Bridge:
So will you please say “Hello” to the folks that I know
Tell them I won’t be long,
They’ll be happy to know that when you saw me go
I was singing this song

We’ll meet again, don’t knowwhere, don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day