Finished, Finé, Done by Hannah Bingman

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Written by Hannah Bingman Song Length: 3:02
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2005
Lyrics
I know I don’t belong here but where else can I go,
When every door I knock on seems to tell me “no?”
I was thrown a curveball that went right across the plate.
But when I’m up to bat you know, I just swing away.

I’ve got a couple choices left, meaning none.
I’ve got a few lives to live meaning one,
And then I’ll be finished, finé, done.

I’ve been talking to myself so long, now I can’t shut me up.
And I’m the worse listener, but I know it’s all I’ve got.
Still, I’d rather sing than talk any day of the week,
because I make more sense when I sing than when I speak.

I’ve got a couple choices left, meaning none.
I’ve got a few lives to live, meaning one,
and then I’ll be finished, finé, done.

The days just shed away like feathers.
I’m bare skinned before you know it.
So I bite my tongue and I hold my breath,
and try to make the most of this.

Well, I know I can’t complain but I can’t help myself.
If they want the best of me,
then they’ll get the worst as well.

I’ve got a couple choices left, meaning none.
I’ve got a few lives to live, meaning one,
and then I’ll be finished, finé, done
and then I’ll be finished, finé, done

Composition © 2005 Hannah Bingman

Song Info
Recorded in Winter and Spring 2005
in Lewisburg, PA

Produced by Hannah Bingman
and Kim Reichley
Engineered by Kim Reichley
Mastered by Bob Klotz
Original Release: 2005 on the album
Right, Right Now

Performers
Hannah Bingman
Guitars, Banjo, Vocals
Bruce Barr
Slide Acoustic

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Song For Diane by PJ Heckman

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Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:25
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2010
Lyrics
Today you woke up to a perplexing travesty
The world turned on its side with the future on its knees
But don’t give up, there are more songs left to sing

Some experts started chanting stoic “realities”
This life’s not worth advancing that you would not concede
You don’t give up when at stake is everything

For everyone knows the future
While everyone pans the past
And everyone cries for everyone who dies
They lament that life couldn’t last
Though everything is a challenge
And everything takes so long
And everything shouts “there is no easy way out”
What won’t kill us will sure make us strong

They tried to write your swan song
Your imminent defeat
You fought back with a vengeance
Those words they had to eat
You won’t give up
While the movie has got some more scenes

In everywhere see the future
And ever-remembered pasts
And never forsake every step that you’ll take
To every lot that you shall cast
And everyday make it happen
And everyday chase that dream
And everyday cry that you will never cease to try
When redemption is your ultimate theme

Tomorrow is a new day, another chance to be
Another move towards freedom and opportunity
The new girl, she’s waiting in the wings
She won’t give up
While there’s still more songs to sing

Composition © 2008 Ric Albano
Publication © 2010 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Recorded on December 8, 2009
in Lewisburg, PA

Produced by Bret Alexander
Engineered by Bret Alexander
Mixed and Mastered in 2010
at Cygnus Wave Studios
Original Release: 2010 on the album
Dollars For Diane

Performers
P.J. Heckman
Lead & Backing Vocals
Bret Alexander
Guitars, Mandolin
Ric Albano
Piano, Bass, Keyboards
Ron Simasek
Drums

The original demo version was published as an Imaginary Lines bonus track.

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The Big Sea   by Hot Wing Jones

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Written by Andy Shemeta & Tony Pepoli Song Length: 5:01
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2009
Lyrics
We will turn into so many more
Early detection only hope for a cure
Silent unnoticed, a stealth attack
Always travelling the path of least resistance

Like a carnivore sneaking up on prey
Dining from within, slowly gnawing away
Till that fateful day you finally feel the pain

You’ve got to kill us first or we’ll divide and conquer
Playing hide and seek, but it isn’t some kind of game
We’ll claim our ground and you’ll be left with nothing
You can fight the fight but you’re never going to be the same

The picture of health slowly fades away
Then the fear takes over
Like an icy drip into your veins
Keep you medicated so you don’t feel the pain
Recognize no race, no religion
No age, no sex, no level of society

You’ve got to kill us first or we’ll divide and conquer
Playing hide and seek, but it isn’t some kind of game
We’ll claim our ground and you’ll be left with nothing
You can fight the fight but you’re never going to be the same

Recognize no race, no religion
No age, no sex, no level of society
Equal opportunity destroyer
Caught in the riptide sinking in the big sea

You’ve got to kill us first or we’ll divide and conquer
Playing hide and seek, but it isn’t some kind of game
We’ll claim our ground and you’ll be left with nothing
You can fight the fight but you’re never going to be the same

Composition © 2009 Andy Shemeta & Tony Pepoli

Song Info
Recorded in 2009
at Saturation Acres, Danville, PA

Produced, Engineered, Engineered, and Mastered by Bret Alexander
Official Release: 2011 on the album
Tanker A

Performers
Andy Shemeta
Bass, Vocals
Tony Pepoli
Guitars
Talbert Ford
Guitars
Corey Woodcock
Slide Guitars
Steve Montresor
Drums & Percussion
Bret Alexander
Guitar, Organ

 
Song Facts
The song was dedicated to Amanda and written in tribute to friends and family that have died way too early from cancer. On the other side, it is also in tribute to loved ones that have gone through the battle and won (but whose lives are never going to be the same).

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