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Here you can read lyrics and hear clips from a selection of my songs in various styles.
Some of the demos are a bit rough; please remember this is a showcase of songs, not performances.
Click a title to read the lyric.
Click the play button, if there is one, to listen to a clip (or the whole song).
Categories: Rock/Pop/Ballad Folk/Acoustic Musical Theatre Other/Poetry Kids' Stuff
I am always interested in others singing my songs as part of their profesional repertoire; please write me for permission. (Cabaret singers also!*)
Rock, Pop, Ballad
A man struggles to get over the loss of a loved one.
Vocalist: Tim Carosi
How can a woman escape a cycle of abuse?
The fine line between love and obsession.
Wrenching ballad about love across the tyranny of distance.
Pianist: Ben Cohn
Going beyond love...to possession.
Vocalist: Andrew Trap
A love song about the difference one person can make.
Vocalist: Dan Metreyeon
Ray Bradbury meets modern marketing? A magical tale.
Pop parody about the original "Skid Row" in Seattle.
Musical Theatre and Cabaret*
Charm song*/musical scene: The Big Fish tries to silence the Little Fish, a real bubblemaker!
From The Big Kahuna
Charm song*, from a scam artist to a judge.
Charm song* for an imaginary adaptation of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs.
Composer: Deborah Abramson.
Poem about the nobility of work in a technological age.
Written for Earth Day 1990.
Yearning folksy ballad to someone long ago. Note refrain has changed since recording.
A novelty song about the greatest gift one can give.
Clip is entire song.
Comic/tragic song with complex structure. I am very proud of this one.
Rather morbid comedy song, cabaret- style, about an incipient malady.
Composer: Larry Goldberg. Clip is entire song.
The importance of vowels.
Warm ballad sung by Farmer Eli and wife in a one-act musical, Farmer Eli's Vacation. Composer: Ben Cohn. Vocalist: Bob DuSold.
CABARET SINGERS: Please note that a number of these songs are being, have been, or can easily be adapted for cabaret presentation.
CHARM SONGS: A "charm song," in my definition, is a character-defining song that often has a comic undertone, but is not necessarily out-and-out funny, as would be a COMEDY SONG. Charm songs are often "I Want" or "I Am" songs for main characters in the musical. Examples of charm songs are "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" from MY FAIR LADY and "I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say No" from OKLAHOMA. One might argue that a charm song can also define a group, rather than an individual: "The Jet Song" from WEST SIDE STORY, perhaps? "The Farmer and the Ploughman" from OKLAHOMA? I would also submit that there are songs that are "uptempo," but not charm songs nor comedy songs nor ballads, as they do not reveal elements of a particular character or group, but touch on larger themes or contribute to the atmosphere (an example might be "Another Hundred People" in COMPANY) or just don't seem to be charm songs (I am trying to think of an example...but my mind is blank.)
MUSICAL THEATRE: Note on musical theatre songs: Songs such as Let the Buyer Beware; Goodbye, Lucille and The Last to Notice were conceived and developed in the New Tuners Workshop or the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. Songs written for musical theater often must fit stricter standards for structure, theme, story, rhyme, and so forth, than do songs written as a singer/songwriter.