Songwriter, Volume 1 (15 songs)

by Bill Naughton, Jr.

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Songwriter Bill Naughton, Jr., a former Nashville disc jockey (WSIX, WSM-FM) turned songwriter features 15 of his mostly country-folk-rock songs recorded as professionally produced studio demos in an effort to introduce the songs to recording artists, producers, managers or label A&R reps who might be interested in discovering a hit song.

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Michael Arafeh at The Coffeehouse Recording Studio in Middletown, CT between November 2013 and August 2014.

Songwriter Volume 1 features Terry Miggins, from the CT tribute band Beatles Forever, on guitar and bass and Jay Miggins on drums and percussion with flute solos by Vanessa Naughton.

All 15 songs are FREE to listen to and even download, because I want everyone to hear my songs.

Contact me at 860-368-1815 (iPhone for calls/texts)
BillNaughtonJr@aol.com
P.O. Box 146, Cobalt, CT 06414

All songs c 2014 by Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

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released September 19, 2014

produced by Michael Arafeh at The Coffeehouse, Middletown, CT

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Bill Naughton, Jr. East Hampton, Connecticut

Songwriter Bill Naughton, Jr. is a former Nashville radio disc jockey - WSIX and WSM-FM - with two15 track albums of studio demos released to showcase his original material for recording artists, producers and label A&R reps in an effort to get his songs cut by other singers. All 30 tracks, produced by Michael Arafeh at the Coffeehouse in Middletown CT, can be downloaded FREE here on Bandcamp.com. ... more

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Track Name: Meet The Beatles
Meet The Beatles
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

Back in nineteen sixty-four when I was only five,
I listened to the records that my parents played each night,
Some times they played Bob Dylan
and sometimes they played some Bach,
A little Bossa Nova and some country and some pop.....

And I never will forget the time Mom brought home something new,
She said it was an English band from a place called Liverpool,
It was different than the music
that I heard on other nights,
My Mom played Meet The Beatles and that music changed my life.....

-chorus-
Meet The Beatles everybody here they come,
John, Paul, George and Ringo with guitars and bass and drums,
My Dad was not convinced at first but I was on cloud nine,
My Mom played Meet The Beatles and that music changed my life.....

By the time I turned fourteen my friends and I had formed a band,
And everyone who’s played with us has been a Beatles fan,
Their songs still sound as good today
as they did back that first time,
My Mom played Meet The Beatles and that music changed my life.....

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
From coast to coast.....all across America.....
DJs on the radio.....ignited Beatlemania.....
ah.....ah.....ah.....a.h.....ah.....

-repeat chorus-

-ending:
My Mom played Meet The Beatles and that music changed my life.....
Track Name: I Fell In Love With You
I Fell In Love With You
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

The day that I met you, my life was changed,
When your eyes found mine I knew, I would never be the same,
I fell in love with you…

The angels heard my prayer, my dream came true,
When I saw you standing there, there was nothing I could do,
I fell in love with you…

-bridge-
It was the last thing I expected, when you walked into the room,
But my heart was unprotected, and I fell in love with you…

The sun lights up the day, stars shine at night,
Simple words could never say, everything I felt inside,
When I fell in love with you…

-guitar solo -
-repeat bridge-

The sun lights up the day, stars shine at night,
Simple words could never say, everything I felt inside,
When I fell in love with you...

When I fell in love with you…
Track Name: The First Time Again
The First Time Again
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

-chorus-
What if we met for the first time again,
Would we still fall in love like before,
Would you try to impress me with all those cute stories,
And lead me out on the dance floor...
How would it be if we did it all over,
Would we feel the same way as back then,
Would we start off together on the road to forever,
If we met for the first time again...

Sometimes I wonder how we found each other,
Two strangers alone in the night,
Still looking all over for one special lover,
To make fairy tale dreams come alive...

I knew that the first time I looked in your blue eyes,
That something inside me had changed,
Now I wonder if we'd find the same perfect love life,
If we met for the first time again...

-repeat chorus-
-instrumental break-

What if we met for the first time again,
Would we feel the same way as back then,
Would we start off together on the road to forever,
If we met for the first time again...
Would we start off together on the road to forever,
If we met for the first time again...
Track Name: The Bride's Best Man
The Bride's Best Man
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

She said I’ve been the best friend, a girl could ever have,
And she wants me in her wedding march, right behind her dad,
I listen as they pledge their love, forever and a day,
And I feel a tiny teardrop fall, as we bow our heads to pray…

-chorus-
I’m the bride’s best man, standing silent by her side,
And when she says “I do,” a piece of my heart dies,
I don’t know why I agreed to this, it’s more than I can stand,
I love her but she’s marrying him, I’m the bride’s best man…

The wedding’s over, now they say, the party’s just begun,
But it don’t matter how hard I try, I won’t have any fun,
Their words keep ringing in my head, my heart’s in agony,
And I can’t help but wonder why, the bride didn’t marry me…

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
There’s a chance I might survive tonight though it’s tearing me apart,
I hope the pain that I feel today won’t always freeze my heart…

-guitar solo-
-repeat chorus-
Track Name: In The Morning We'll Split Up
In The Morning We'll Split Up
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

Can we talk again tomorrow, it’s getting late,
And we really haven’t reached a decision, so I guess it can wait,
It would be wrong for me, to ask you to leave,
So I guess you can crash on the couch,
In the morning we’ll split up the rest of the things in the house…

It’s so easy to remember, good times we had,
I can’t believe I fell so hard so quickly, and it’s turned out so bad,
I wish that I could find, a way to change your mind,
But I know it’s too late for that now,
In the morning we’ll split up the rest of the things in the house…

-bridge-
It’ll tear me in two when we say goodbye,
I wish we could give it just one more try…

But it’s over for us, you fell out of love,
And you buried my heart in the ground,
In the morning we’ll split up the rest of the things in the house…

-guitar solo-
-repeat bridge and last two lines-
Track Name: Take Your Eyes Off My Mama Mister!
Take Your Eyes Off My Mama Mister!
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

Our family was broken apart years ago, my Dad was hardly ever there,
And the day he drove away for good, no one even cared,
So we grew up in Tennessee, Michael, Mary Beth and me,
Mama never brought another man into the house
though she’s still about as pretty as can be…

-chorus-
And now some new guy’s on the porch, smoking cigarettes,
Making eyes at Mama while he waits for Mary Beth,
I guess I’ve got to tell him what I’ve had to tell the rest,
If you’re here to see my sister,
Take your eyes off my Mama Mister!

It’s not that I’m over protective of her, but she doesn’t look her age,
And despite the years she’s been alone, she’s kept herself in shape,
And young men like to fantasize, when they see her long blonde hair,
Mama gets caught up in the middle now and then
but she’s not about to start some dumb affair…

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
Maybe she’ll fall in love again someday,
If someone special sweeps her off her feet,
But more than once I’ve heard her say,
That Michael, Mary Beth and me,
Are all that she’s ever gonna need….

-guitar solo-
-repeat chorus-
Track Name: We Were Only Children
We Were Only Children
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

We were only children when we met,
On the playground of the State Street School,
And I only lived a block away from you,
So it got to be that I'd walk you home
Each afternoon when school was through,
We were only children when I fell in love with you...

No one else could ever catch my eye,
Though every now and then some girl we knew,
Would try to steal my heart away from you,
But they soon found out I didn't stray
Too far from you, my love was true,
We were only children when I fell in love with you...

-middle eight-
From baseball cards and paper dolls,
To hula hoops and summer jobs,
We became a legend in our time,
I promised you when we were young,
You'd always be the only one,
I'd never want another to be mine...

-flute solo-

-repeat middle eight and first verse-
Track Name: Gone To Get My Girlfriend
Gone To Get My Girlfriend
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

-chorus
“I’ve gone to get my girlfriend, she got lost outside of town,
She can’t get away from some honky-tonk café,
She stopped in for directions and they said she had to stay,
Now there better be enough of them to beat this thirty-eight.”

My brother’s always been in trouble, Ma said he was born that way,
But we all got along good just the same,
He spent last year in prison, we all hoped he’d changed his style,
But I just found this note, and I’m afraid that he’s gone wild.

-repeat chorus-

No matter what they try to tell him, he will break that bar to bits,
‘Cause that’s the way he used to get his kicks,
I hope they haven’t hurt her ‘cause he’ll surely shoot that gun,
And if some fool tries to fight him, I’m afraid he’ll kill someone.

-repeat chorus, guitar solo, repeat chorus-
Track Name: I've Never Known How Far To Go With You
I've Never Known How Far To Go With You
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I’ve never known how far to go with you,
Or what I could and what I couldn’t do,
And while I fooled around,
Someone else would take you out,
It’s happened, and it’s happening again,
I always let you slip right through my hands…

If the light was green I’d never see the sign,
So I let myself get hurt time after time,
When you found yourself in need,
You would never turn to me,
So many times I felt like such a fool,
‘Cause I’ve never known how far to go with you…

-middle eight-
Love is never easy, if it’s easy it’s not love,
That’s what I heard my sister say,
On the phone with her friend yesterday,
But it’s been so hard for me to make a move,
I’m afraid you might not think of me that way…

I’ve never known how far to go with you,
If I had three steps to take I’d just take two,
In the end I’ll take the blame,
You could be a kiss away,
Then again you might be turned off by the truth,
So I’ve never known how far to go with you…

-guitar solo-

-repeat last verse-
Track Name: Keep These Little Lessons
Keep These Little Lessons
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I was raised on my Daddy’s farm,
Woke up at five o’clock and went to work in the barn,
Worked hard all day until my body hurt,
But Daddy taught me how to do an honest day’s work...

Mama stayed inside and kept the house in shape,
She taught my little sister how to sew and how to bake,
Every night we’d sit around the living room,
And between them they must have told us everything they knew...

-chorus-
They said “Keep these little lessons, don’t forget what we say,
If you ever need our strength, you’re gonna thank us someday,
There’s nothing more important we can do when we’re alive,
Then to teach you what we know, so that you can survive.”

That was back in eighty-nine if I can recall,
‘Cause Mama died next spring and Daddy followed her that fall,
All at once I knew what it was like to be alone,
“Cause my sister went away to school and didn’t live at home...

I worked double shifts just trying to deal with my pain,
Until I remembered what my Daddy used to say,
“Don’t ever feel too proud to ask your neighbors for help,
If it looks like it’s too heavy, don’t try lifting it yourself.”

-repeat chorus-

Now I've got a family, a wife and two kids,
We're bringing up a boy and girl just like my parents did,
And we do for them what my folks did for me so long ago,
Each night we sit them down and teach them everything we know...

-repeat chorus twice-
Track Name: Alarm Clock, Dogs Bark
Alarm Clock, Dogs Bark
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

Alarm, clock, dogs bark… feet on the floor,
Morning routine… out the door,
Work, eat, TV… in bed by ten,
Alarm clock, dogs bark…wake up again…

Monday, Friday…it’s all the same,
Chase that paycheck…play the game,
Sometimes, seems like…it’ll never end,
Alarm clock, dogs bark…here I go again…

-guitar solo-

Alarm, clock, dogs bark… feet on the floor,
Morning routine… out the door,
Sometimes, seems like…it’ll never end,
Alarm clock, dogs bark…here I go again…

-guitar solo out-
Track Name: How'd You Find Me Here?
How'd You Find Me Here?
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

How'd you find me here?
I thought when we broke up you said you'd disappear,
You wanted nothing more to do with me,
But here you are and I don't know what to do,
I could get up and walk away, but I'm still in love with you...

So what's on your mind?
I hope you're doing well and everything's alright,
I wonder why you want to see me now,
Are you okay, is there something that you need?
I'd still do anything for you, if you'd only smile at me...

How'd you find me here?

-flute solo-

How'd you find me here?
I'm feeling weak all over with you being near,
I hope that you won't lead me on tonight,
I'd stay with you but I'd rather be your friend,
I wouldn't want to start all over, just to watch you leave again...

How'd you find me here....... How'd you find me here…....
Track Name: Tonight Leave The Love Light On
Tonight Leave The Love Light On
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I’m sorry I worked right through dinner again,
That’s four out of five nights this week,
And the clock in the kitchen says quarter past ten,
I imagine the baby’s asleep,
I don’t want you to think I’ve found somebody new,
I swear I’ve got nothing to hide,
I’m lonely all day ‘til I get home to you,
That’s when I start coming alive…

-chorus-

Now the only thing I’m hungry for is a little of your love,
Seventeen hours without you today is just about enough,
My body is aching to be next to yours,
Right now that is all that I want,
So let out the dogs and lock all the doors,
But tonight leave the love light on…

It shouldn’t be long ‘til I’m out of this bind,
I’ll know more in a couple of days,
And I’m sure in the end it’ll be worth the time,
If the boss finally gives me that raise,
It helps when I hear you say everything’s good,
I see nothing but love in your eyes,
You know that I’d work way less hours if I could,
Someday it’ll be nine to five …

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
There’s no other thrill that compares to this,
Your smile, your skin, your caress, your kiss,
I worked all day long with just one thought in mind,
To get home to you and make love tonight…

-guitar solo-

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Your Smile
Your Smile
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I think about us every now and then,
It’s been awhile, but I remember when,
We were so close, I called you my best friend,
Now I might never see your smile again...

They say in love there are no guarantees,
Not like the colors on October trees,
The sun comes up, the earth still spins around,
But now your smile is nowhere to be found...

-middle eight-

I’ve looked for you… most everywhere,
I’ve searched the crowds for the color of your hair,
I’ve looked for eyes… your shade of blue,
Your smile is burned into my brain but I can’t find you….

-break, Willie Nelson style guitar solo-

-repeat middle eight and second verse-

The sun comes up, the earth still spins around,
But now your smile is nowhere to be found,
Now your smile is nowhere to be found...
Track Name: Drinkin' Tonight
Drinkin' Tonight
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2014 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

It’s been a couple days now since I tied one on,
Tonight I need just two or three to loosen up,
It’s been on my mind all day now
Time to finally decide,
What will I be drinkin’ tonight?

The boys at the bar just called, they're pickin' me up,
They're layin' down the law about me drivin' my truck,
I don't know what I should start with
I can't make up my mind,
What should I be drinkin' tonight?

-refrain-
On Friday all that whiskey made me crazy,
And Saturday the beer just made me sick,
Sunday started out with Bloody Marys,
And ended with champagne and shots of Jack...

On Monday I stayed home so I could sleep it off,
Tonight I’m thinking I might jump back on the horse,
But the truth is I’ve been lucky
I keep waking up alive,
Maybe I’ll quit drinkin’ tonight...

-repeat refrain-

On Monday I stayed home all day and slept it off,
Tonight I thought I try to jump back on horse,
But the truth is I'm damn lucky
That so far I’ve survived,
I prob’ly should quit drinkin’ tonight...
Maybe I'll quit drinkin' tonight...
I'm thinkin' I'll quit drinkin' tonight...yeah right!