Singles, Anyone?

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I am trying something new:

I am in the process of putting together material for a new CD, and I am trying something a little different this time. As the songs are completed, I am offering them on my web site in advance of releasing the full CD. I will release two at a time over the next year and a half and eventually include them on the CD, which I will probably call, “Singles Anyone?”

These are the first six selections from that upcoming CD due in the fall of 2020. Enjoy!

A simple man, with a simple plan
He’ll do what’s best for the leader of the band
Lie after lie, oh it makes me wanna cry
But I won’t be broken

Song after song, all come out wrong
What’s right is right, that’s why I can’t sing along
I know my part, comes straight from the heart
And I won’t be broken

We’re free falling, listen, love is calling
Another day, and the pain won’t go away
But I won’t be broken

I’ve heard this sung, since I was young
I know the words, and where it all comes from
A sense of pride, is dying deep inside
But I won’t be broken

We’re free falling, listen, love is calling
So hear me now, make this solemn vow
I won’t be broken

Raise up your hand if you give a damn
Maybe it’s time, that we break up this band
Hold each other tight, ‘til we see the light
‘cos we won’t be broken

And when it’s time to take back what was yours and mine
This band will play once again in perfect time
Together will sing, let our freedom ring

We won’t be broken. We refuse to be broken

Produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by John Batdorf
Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keys and Percussion by John Batdorf
Additional Background Vocals by Pete Kartsounes
Electric Guitars by Michael Dowdle
Released and Distributed by BATMAC MUSIC 2019

Words and music by John Batdorf
©2019 Bat Mac Music/BMI – All Rights Reserved

I know what girls like, they seem to like me
I see them grinning, every time I’m singing
They think it’s sexy, when I sing high C
I’m pullin’ heartstrings, everywhere I go

I like to write songs, songs that are so deep
Some people ask me “did you write this for me ?”
They wonder if I, know what they’re thinkin’, but
How could I know that, I wrote it long ago

I’m on a mission, of my own volition
I’m really fishin’, for my moment in the sun
I’ll keep on dreamin’, If I’m still breathin’
I’ll keep believin’ ‘til my song hits #1

When I hit the big time, I won’t be changin’
I’ll be the same guy, won’t be saying goodbye
I’ve got some new friends, who say they love me
We’ll be together, singing in the sun… ..sing it!   Ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh

I’ve been on a mission, of my own volition
I’m really fishin’, for my moment in the sun
I’ll keep on dreamin’, ‘til I stop breathin’
I’ll keep believin’ ‘til my song hits #1

If you’re still listening, I’ll sing another
I got this new one, sure to bring me stardom
I never gave up, and I still remember,
I had these same thought 50 years ago!  Sing it! Ahh ahh ahh ahh ahh

Where did the time go?  This party started 50 years ago

Produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by John Batdorf
Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keys and Percussion by John Batdorf
Additional Background Vocals by Pete Kartsounes
Electric Guitars by Michael Dowdle
Released and Distributed by BATMAC MUSIC 2019

Words and music by John Batdorf
©2019- Bat Mac Music/BMI – All Rights Reserved

If the wreckage that’s before us, has a chance to be repaired
It will take the ones who are patient and prepared
To restore what has been broken, with a vision for much more
Making it much better than before

Not enough to be reclaiming, it’s as good as it once was
The past might forget, but the future never does
Who knows what will spark the engine, that’ll drive us to our dreams
And beyond to destinies we’ve never seen

Don’t believe the voices saying, it’s beyond our reach

Don’t believe the fear no matter where it’s preached
And don’t believe there is no way we’ll make it there
Don’t despair, don’t despair
Hope is everywhere
Hope is everywhere

Well you might think that it’s crazy, to believe that hope’s alive
It’s taken every hit and yet it still survives
Not drowned by all the rivers not imprisoned by the cells
A story each new generation tells

Chorus

Bridge

Though it’s everywhere, hope cannot be bought or sold
Those who choose to give it up just get angry and get old
And you’ll never find it, by mocking what it means
Dismissing the joy, and killing the dreams

If the wreckage that’s before us, has a chance to be repaired
I’m believing hope will get us there

Chorus

I still believe that hope will get us there

Performed, Produced and Mixed by John Batdorf

Words and music by John Batdorf and Michael McLean
©2019 Bat Mac Music/BMI and Shining Star Music/ASCAP – All Rights Reserved

I never saw this comin’, I should have never looked away, never looked away
One moment she’s beside me, the next she’s on her merry way, on her merry way
How could I ever be so blind, to think that she was mine,
Yeh she was really mine….So

You don’t have to know my name, you just have to play her part
Help me get through one more day, save me from this broken heart

These days I just keep running, far from where I left it all behind, yeh I got left behind
But I just keep remembrin’, I just can’t get her off my mind, get her off my mind
Why can’t I seem to let her go, ‘cos’ she’s not comin’ home
She’s never comin’ home…So

You don’t have to know my name, you just have to play her part
Help me get through one more day, and save me from this broken heart

But it’s always raining, and I feel every drop
Yes it’s always raining, but she’s not here and I can’t make it stop

You don’t have to know my name, you just have to play her part
Help me get through one more day, and save me from this broken heart
No you don’t have to know my name, you just have to play her part
Help me get through one more day, and save me from this broken heart
Yeh save me from this broken heart

Written, Performed, Recorded and Mixed By John Batdorf
Electric Guitars/Michael Dowdle
Mastered At Capitol Records By Ron McMaster

Words and music by John Batdorf
©2019 Bat Mac Music/BMI – All Rights Reserved

After we met and it set our destiny, after we took our vows
After the kids high jacked reality, we have hung on til now

After the fears we might fail mis’rably, after the storms have passed
After the counseling and the therapy, lessons were learned at last

Chorus 1

Maybe we’re spending way too much time in polishing up our family veneer
Maybe the question we should be asking is where do we go from here?

Back to the start when you gave your heart to me, everything I’d ever need
Back to the time when we called so anxiously, just to hear each other breathe

Chorus 2

Maybe we’re spending way too much time in managing how things ought to appear
Maybe the question we should be asking is where do we go from here?

Bridge

On the days we can’t remember why we ever fell in love
Was this what we were thinkin’ of
Hope that the children don’t end up in jail, hope I don’t lose my job
Hope that the rest of the family understands, why we’re laying down the law

Chorus 3 and 4

We have been spending way to much time pretending we’re needed to interfere
Hovering o’er everybody’s problems where do we go from here?

Let’s take a trip where nobody knows us sneak into a No-Tell Motel
Sleep in late and hold each other, lettin’ the world go to hell..

Tell you the truth it don’t matter much to me It can be far or near
Long as we are together I don’t really care

Where we go from here, where we go from here,

Baby wherever we go from here

Words and music by John Batdorf & Michael McLean
©2019 Bat Mac Music/BMI and Shining Star Music/ASCAP – All Rights Reserved

I see that we, may never be, all we could dream, we’re meant to be
You see the sun is shining and it’s alright
I read the storm is coming soon, you said, not ’til this afternoon so
Take off that raincoat, cause everything’s alright

Chorus

I know all the songs about the heartaches
Every single sad goodbye
All the doubts and the fears
The regrets and the tears and the reasons why
Are my lullabies
But you know every song that celebrates the
High that only love can bring
So on days I’m not sure that our love can endure,
It’s inspiring, just to hear you sing

I think that I am a realist, you say that I’m a pessimist
Then you laugh, and say the truth is I’m afraid of love
I see that you are hopelessly determined to keep on loving me
Believing that we are meant to be together somehow

Chorus

Bridge

You tell me, hey baby, I’m not gonna break your heart
You sing the sun in, then I begin, to find my way out of the dark

Chorus

I see that we may never be, all we could dream we’re meant to be
But you see the sun is shining and it’s alright

Words and music by John Batdorf & Michael McLean
©2019 Bat Mac Music/BMI and Shining Star Music/ASCAP – All Rights Reserved

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