Finished, Finé, Done by Hannah Bingman

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Written by Hannah Bingman Song Length: 3:02
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[audio:VariousArtists/FinishedFineDone.mp3] 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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Dollars for Diane Compilation

Dollars for Diane CompilationSome of Pennsylvania’s finest artists have come together to donate their talents in support of Diane Kovaleski, a young woman from Wilkes-Barre, who suffered a major stroke during a routine surgery in 2007. All songs included on this 15-track CD are original compositions by artists from the Keystone State.

The CD gets kickin’ with the upbeat, roots-rock of Shawn Z’s “One End of the Candle” followed by the more somber, Bowie-esque “To the Dogs” by Stoney Creek. Pittsburgh’s Brad Yoder provides an excellent acoustic guitar and banjo folk blend with the hopeful, uplifting “Any Day”. Mycenea Worley next lends her fantastic talent with the song “Low” followed by hard rock sensations Pan.a.ce.a with their catchy hit “Stay”.

Some of the mid-state’s most popular acts then follow. Tripp McNeely provides some cool groove with their aptly title “Off & Running”, the legendary Darcie Miner gives her unmistakable voice to “Wide Awake in Silence”, while HotWingJones show how they’ve expanded their horizons with the intense new song “The Big Sea”. “Deuce” is a fun jam by Imaginary Lines that trades synth and guitar leads, while new wave legends Hormoans provide a rebellious anthem with “Not One of You”.

The only “live” song on the compilation is the flawless rendition of “Deeper” by Rhyne McCormick from his Capitol Theatre perfomance last year. This is followed by the well-produced and catchy “Atmosphere” by father-and-son tandem Craig & Alex Bannon and the intense “Judgement Eyes” by the acoustic-driven trio Ron Fleeger & the Stranger.

The album’s focal point is “Song for Diane”, which personalizes Diane’s situation. Written especially for this compilation by Ric Albano, the song was produced by Bret Alexander (who actually produced several of the songs on this CD) and performed by Diane’s cousin PJ Heckman.
Folk sensation Hannah Bingman caps off the album with “Finished, Fine’, Done”, a perfect closer in both title and mood.

All in all, the CD is an ecclectic mix that explores the diverse talent of Pennsylvania artists without straying so far as to not be accessible and pleasant to most music lovers, no matter what genre he or she may favor. The Dollars for Diane Compilation is being sold independently with proceeds going to The University of Pennsylvania Center for Brain Injury and Repair as well as a scholarship fund for Diane’s daughter, Zayda. At only $5.00 each (that’s only 33 cents per song!), this is not only a charitable contribution but a great value as well.

Song   Artist   Album  Year
 1.   One End Of the Candle     Shawn Z St. Jude Avenue  2008
 2.   To The Dogs     Stoney Creek  2008
 3.   Any Day Brad Yoder Someday Or Never  2006
 4.   Low Mycenea Worley Love  2009
 5.   Stay pan.a.ce.a We The Broken  2009
 6.   Off and Running Tripp McNeely Songs From Mike’s Basement  2009
 7.   Wide Awake In Silence Darcie Miner Loneliness Anonymous  2009
 8.   The Big Sea HotWingJones Tanker A  2009
 9.   Deuce Imaginary Lines Imaginary Lines 33  2009
10.   Not One of You Hormoans Not One of You  1981
11.   Deeper Rhyne McCormick Live At the Capitol Theatre  2009
12.   Atmosphere Craig & Alex Bannon 112 Beats Per Minute  2010
13.   Judgement Eyes Ron Fleeger & the Stranger Lucky 7  2009
14.   Song For Diane P.J. Heckman Dollars For Diane  2010
15.   Finished Fine’ Done Hannah Bingman Right, Right Now  2005