Songwriter, Volume 2 (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 more 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 August 2014 and January 2016.

Songwriter Volume 2 features Michael Arafeh on lead guitar, Jay Miggins on percussion and harmonica, Vanessa Naughton on flute and William Naughton on bongos. In addition, Kellyann Chester-Ouellette sings lead vocals on three songs that were written specifically for a female vocalist. Kellyann also plays alto saxophone on one song and adds a harmony vocals to another. Additional programming by Michael Arafeh from Band-In-A-Box.

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 2015-2016 by Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

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released February 19, 2016

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: For Nickels And Dimes
For Nickels And Dimes
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I write for a living,
I sing in the corner of this bar, any bar, USA,
People come from miles away,
They drink a little whiskey and they listen to me play,

-chorus-
For nickels and dimes and bottles of wine,
I'll write you a song for a dollar ninety-nine,
Just tell me how you feel,
I've got the words you want to say...

-bridge-
And if you really like the song that I write,
Maybe we can get together some night,
I'll write down the words and teach you the tune,
You can take your song home with you...

I'm never too busy to write something every day,
This song, any song, it's my game,
I've been accused of being insane,
'Cuz I'll grab my guitar and start singing in the rain,

-repeat chorus, bridge, and chorus-
Track Name: This Is My Dream
This Is My Dream
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I’m a dreamer, and lately I’ve caught myself dreaming of you,
You were playing the part of the prettiest girl that I knew,
And then without warning, I woke up and smiled at the wall,
I knew it was you, so I’m really not dreaming at all...

I’m a pauper, and you are a princess in search of a king,
I thought you were somebody’s girl but you don’t wear his ring,
So if you’re not busy, I’ll see you tonight in my dreams,
Since you’ve been around, I look forward to going to sleep...

-chorus –
On the soft summer sand, with the wind in our hair,
At sunset we sit by the sea,
You’re holding my hand, you tell me you care,
I’m a dreamer and this is my dream, this is my dream …

-flute solo-
-repeat chorus and first verse-

I’m a dreamer and lately I’ve caught myself dreaming of you...
Track Name: The Calm Before The Storm
The Calm Before The Storm
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

So while I worked she packed her bags again,
And I’d bet my beer she’s found another friend,
Lord knows it’s not the first time,
I’ve come home to find her gone,
It’s quiet,
It’s the calm before the storm...

I haven’t even read the note she left,
But I’m sure that it’s exactly like the rest,
I never have to look for her,
She comes back before too long,
Here we go again,
It’s the calm before the storm...

-chorus-
Oh the calm before the storm,
Even this old chilly bedroom feels so warm,
And here I am, alone again, like so many times before,
It’s the calm before the storm...

Well I think I’ll pour another pint of beer,
I’m sure she’d give me hell if she were here,
And even though she hurts me,
I’ll still take her back once more,
I love her,
It’s the calm before the storm...

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Bill Naughton, Jr. with vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette - You're Not A One Glance Turn Around See You Later Kind Of Guy (vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette)
You're Not A One Glance Turn Around See You Later Kind Of Guy
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I've never experienced love at first sight,
I thought it was only for kids,
Now suddenly this is no regular night,
I'm surprised that I'm feeling like this...

There are so many people you can't meet them all,
But the one in a million stands out,
As soon as I saw you I started to fall,
Now my heart is on fire and my head's in the clouds...

-chorus-
You're not a one glance turn around see you later kind of guy,
I knew that you were special when I saw that sparkle in your eye,
The way you stood there smiling, I just could not walk on by,
You're not a one glance turn around see you later kind of guy...

You caught my reaction when I saw your face,
And your eyes followed me to the bar,
You seem to know everyone's name in this place,
So you must think I know who you are...

But I swear that I've never seen you here before,
A split second was all that it took,
And I knew right away that I had to see more,
So I'm on my way back for a much closer look...

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
This isn't something that I would ordinarily do,
But a little voice is telling me that I'll regret it big time
If I don't go introduce myself to you...

-guitar solo-
-repeat chorus-
Track Name: I Miss You, Where'd You Go?
I Miss You, Where'd You Go?
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I miss you...where'd you go?
We were making love each night not long ago,
But now our life is not the same,
We've grown apart, we're both to blame,
We're not on the same wavelength like before,
I feel that you don't want me anymore...

I text you...no reply...
It's not easy working all day wondering why,
Until recently we've been best friends,
What's happening to us makes no sense,
I can't believe how quickly things can change,
Like sunshine giving way to steady rain...

-chorus-
I miss you, where'd you go?....
If you've given up on me I need to know,
Perhaps you've found another,
But for me there'll be no other,
After all these years I can't believe we're through,
I miss you...where'd you go...what can I do?...

-flute solo-

-repeat chorus-

I love you... that's the truth...
No one will ever take the place of you,
But I'm alone and now you're gone,
Days are dark and nights are long,
I hope I'll wake up soon from this bad dream,
I miss you... where'd you go...come back to me...
I miss you,...where'd you go...come back to me...
Track Name: Let's Take Our Time
Let's Take Our Time
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I don't want to believe that you're doing this with me,
Because you've had too much to drink,
We've got each other all worked up,
But girl we should slow down and think,

-first chorus-
Let's take our time, try to stay sober,
Find some place to hide and I'll kiss you all over,
The signs you're sending say that it's all right...
We're having way too much fun but let's wait til we're done,
To start drinkin'...like there's no end in sight...

I don't want you to lose the desire that you have,
Seducing me's easy for you,
The hard part's over let's not talk,
I know what you want me to do...

-second chorus-
Let's take our time, t to stay sober,
Find some place to hide and I'll kiss you all over,
Anticipation's at an all time high,
We're having way too much fun but let's wait til we're done,
To start drinkin'...like there's no end in sight...

-bridge-
I really do want this to happen,
And you're ready to do it no doubt,
So come on girl bring on the action,
Before we get drunk and pass out...

-guitar solo-

-third chorus-
Let's take our time, try to stay sober,
Find some place to hide and I'll kiss you all over,
Your string bikini's coming off tonight,
We're having way too much fun but let's wait til we're done,
To start drinkin'...like there's no end in sight...
We're having way too much fun but let's wait til we're done,
To start drinkin'...like there's no end in sight...
Track Name: My Love Will Never Die
My Love Will Never Die
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I'll love you 'til the day they bury me,
And then I'll start to love you, for all eternity,
There's nothing you can do to change my mind,
My heart may stop but my love will never die...

I'll live with all this love until the day,
They put me in a casket, and carry me away,
You probably think my feelings won't survive,
But I promise you my love will never die...

- chorus -

You may think that I'm half crazy, and in a way that might be true,
But ever since the day we met I've been in love with you,
And I believe my love will live beyond when I'm alive,
My heart may stop but I promise you my love will never die...

So don't forget what I'm telling you today,
My love transcends this lifetime, it'll never fade away,
Remember when we say our last goodbye,
I'll disappear but my love will never die...

My heart may stop but I promise you my love will never die...
Track Name: Bill naughton, Jr. with vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette - This Bed's For Sleeping Tonight (vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette)
This Bed's For Sleeping Tonight
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

You made enough noise when you came in,
You know that by now I'm awake,
And there must be a mess in the kitchen,
From the breakfast you just tried to make,

It's at least two o'clock in the morning,
And I don't want to get in a fight,
So believe me I'm giving you warning,
his bed's for sleeping tonight...

-chorus-
This bed's for sleeping tonight,
So you better get love off your mind,
Tomorrow it might be all right,
But this bed's for sleeping tonight...

I've warned you before about your drinkin',
Lord knows you get weak now and then,
When you can't climb the stairs without stumblin,
I know you're on whiskey again,

So you better not try to get cozy,
Just lay down and turn out the light,
I'm sure you're in no shape to love me,
This bed's for sleeping tonight...

-repeat chorus-

-flute solo-

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Then You'd Burn the Pieces
Then You'd Burn The Pieces
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I was blinded by your love at first,
I couldn't see beyond your dark brown eyes,
The way you looked at me and what we'd do,
Would damn near drive me clear out of my mind,
You made winter nights feel warm,
And all my days with you were born on summer breezes,
My friends told me that you'd break my heart,
But they didn't say that then you'd burn the pieces...

There was something in your smile,
That made it seem as if we'd met somewhere before,
But I would never have forgotten you,
If our paths had crossed I'd want to see you more,
Even though I'd heard it said,
That you were just a cute kid who only teases,
My friends warned me that you'd break my heart,
But they didn't know that then you'd burn the pieces...

-chorus-

Looking back I realize how big a fool I must have been,
I wish I'd known a little of what I didn't know back then,
I don't bless the day we met, but still I harbor no regrets,
Although each night the pain I feel inside increases,
I guess I always knew you'd break my heart,
But I never thought that then you'd burn the pieces...

-guitar solo-

- repeat chorus-

My friends told me that you'd break my heart,
But they didn't know that then you'd burn the pieces...
Track Name: I'll Be Your Dylan
I'll Be Your Dylan
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

-chorus-
Now tell me this ain't just some time we're killin',
I'd like to know you think we're doing more than simply chillin',
'Cause if you want to play with me, you've always known I'm willin', You can be my Baez, I'll be your Dylan...

You bring your Diamonds and Rust,
I'll find my Blood On The Tracks,
I'm sure we'll get some inspiration
Listening to that,
You and I can harmonize,
Like angels that came down from heaven,
It won't take long to make up a song,
In the spirit of Baez and Dylan

-repeat chorus-

At first it'll feel like a folk song,
Three basic chords and some words,
Then my Rickenbacker 12-string
Will make it sound just like The Byrds,
It could be our masterpiece,
It might even make us a million,
Just you and me singing harmony,
As a tribute to Baez and Dylan...

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Paint Me With A Thousand Colors
Paint Me With A Thousand Colors
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

Today I met an old friend,
And though I didn’t have a lot to say,
We spent some time together,
For old time’s sake,

She talked a lot about her family,
And then she asked me if I still saw you,
And when I told her that we'd separated,
I felt my heart break in two...

-chorus-
Paint me gray because I miss you,
Paint me blue because I’m sad,
All the colors in your brush,
Can’t bring back what we had,
Paint me yellow ‘cause you’ve found another,
Green because you won’t be back,
Paint me with a thousand colors,
Maybe when I see myself I’ll laugh...

It hasn’t been that easy,
Trying to get you off my mind,
I know I’m going to love you,
A long long time,

Just when I think I’m getting past the pain,
I see you on the town with someone new,
And if I only had the nerve to face you,
Here’s what I would ask you to do...

-repeat chorus-

-bridge-
There's nothing funny 'bout the way I feel,
My life is not the same without you here,
I really thought I'd found true love with you,
I can't believe you broke my heart in two...

-flute solo-

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: Bill Naughton, Jr. with vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette - It's Gonna Be All Right (vocal by Kellyann Chester-Ouellette)
It's Gonna Be All Right
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

If you’re looking for a woman, I’m looking for a man,
Come with me and I’ll do for you, as much as I can...
We’ll begin with wine and kisses, then we’ll turn out the light,
And if you feel like loving me, it’s gonna be all right...

-chorus-
It’s gonna be alright…. so love me tonight,
If there’s one thing that I need right now,
It’s waking up with someone by my side...
It’s gonna be alright.... so hold me tight,
Try not to think about tomorrow,
It’s gonna be all right...

This could be like starting over, maybe no more nights alone,
My heart is beating double time, I can’t wait to get you home...
I’m so happy that I met you, this could be love at first sight,
So let’s not waste a moment’s time, it’s gonna be all right...

- repeat chorus-

- saxophone solo -

It’s gonna be alright.... so love me tonight,
Try not to think about tomorrow,
It’s gonna be all right,
Try not to think about tomorrow,
It’s gonna be all right...
Track Name: I Always Want To Wake Up With You
I Always Want To Wake Up With You
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

I guess I’m pretty lucky, I just want you to know,That each and every day I spend with you, I love you more,
But morning is by far my favorite time,
When you pour your sweet love over me like wine...

-chorus-
I always want to wake up with you,
You’re the smile that I need when I’m still half asleep,
And after all the lovin’ we do,
I still want you more than ever before,
You’re the one that I love, you’re like heaven to touch,
When I found you my dreams all came true,
Yeah you light up my life, you’re my ticket to paradise,
I always want to wake up with you...

The world is full of lovers, I know this isn’t new,
But I don’t think that anyone could love me like you do,
When you look at me and tell me what you like,
I feel my heart start beating double time...

-repeat chorus-

-guitar solo_

-repeat chorus twice-
Track Name: You Hurt Me Bad This Time
You Hurt Me Bad This Time
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

It started out so easy, like an early summer breeze,
It wasn't hard to fall for you when you turned your charm on me,
I believed I'd found in you the love I never thought I'd find,
And it's sad to think it's over now, but you hurt me bad this time...

The last thing that I thought you'd do, you did to me last night,
And just because you say you're sorry, doesn't make it right,
You broke the golden rule this time, you cheated and you lied,
And I don't know how to let it go, you hurt me bad this time...

-chorus-
You hurt me bad this time and that's not good,
You did some things to embarrass me that lovers never should,
What started out behind my back ended up before my eyes,
I trusted you, you let me down, you hurt me bad this time...

So look me over one more time before I walk away,
I want to know that you're aware of what you've lost today,
I've been through breaking up before, it 's sad but I'll survive,
And I'll learn to live without you, 'cause you hurt me bad this time...

-repeat chorus-
Track Name: I Guess I'm Never Gonna Get Completely Over You
I Guess I'm Never Gonna Get Completely Over You
(Bill Naughton, Jr.)
c 2015 Biliolga Music (ASCAP)

-chorus-
I guess I’m never gonna get completely over you,
I’m always gonna think about the things we used to do,
I can’t believe it’s over after all that we’ve been through,
I guess I’m never gonna get completely over you.

You were mine... before you left me for some other guy,
I thought that I’d recovered but it hurts again tonight,
What can I take... to ease the pain... I just can’t find a clue,
I guess I’m never gonna get completely over you...

-repeat chorus-

I get by... I never show the way I feel inside,
I’ll find another lover but it’s gonna take some time,
What can I say...it’s just a game...but oooh it hurts to lose,
I guess I’m never gonna get completely over you...

-repeat chorus twice and fade-