Songcrafter™ Radio Finding Your Start

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Each audio class of Songcrafter™ contains prose, stories, songwriting prompts, and back to class lessons as well as 3-5 full length original songs by Ten Cent Poetry.

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released May 1, 2016

All material ©2016 created by Chelsea Lynn La Bate
Songcrafter™.
www.tencentpoetry.com

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Ten Cent Poetry Asheville, North Carolina

Chelsea La Bate is a poet, composer, songwriter, performer, author and radio host. She likes sparkly things. She constructs songs with colored markers, a notebook, a mountain dulcimer, a banjo and a guitar.

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Track Name: Last Word Queen (full song)
I’d never force you from the forest
Heist the hatchet from your hands
I’d never pull on all your fingers
If you didn’t want to dance
I’d never show my naked body
if you truly needed sleep
‘Cause you’re not my little play thing
And I never want to be
your Last Word Queen

I’d never put you in the spotlight
if that song was just for me
Or blow smoke rings in your face dear
If you got down on one knee
I’d never shoo you to the shoreline
if that’s not where you longed to be
‘Cause you’re not my little play thing
And I never want to be
your Last Word Queen

I’ve watched you draw your pictures
in invisible ink
I hear every word you’re saying
even when you don’t speak
I’d sit and wait for your final answer
if it took the longest week
‘Cause you’re not my little play thing
And I never want to be
your Last Word Queen

So even though I’m your ally
Please correct me where I’m wrong
Shine a light on all the places
I can’t reach you with my song
Your love is my horizon
And I’m your shoreline pine
Though we share the same bright sky dear
I’d never try to make you mine

I’d never force you from the forest

Chelsea Lynn La Bate
Track Name: Night Time Moonshine (full song)
Night time, moonshine
A banjo and no road signs
All the way from Boone to Spruce Pine
Will I find you sleeping there

Night time, moonshine
I won't take it if it's not mine
I'll climb if I can't I can't fly
See the mountains from both ends

Night time, moonshine
Fireflies by the roadside
Well we always seem to get by
On a horseshoe and a prayer

Night time, moonshine
Pockets full of four leaf clovers
I'm so glad you're coming over
We'll see the mountain from both ends

Chelsea Lynn LaBate
For Elliot Z
Penland School of Crafts, NC
Track Name: Appalachian Eyes (full song)
You're singing to the night sky
Eyes perched above my head
The marks of your melody
Made by the hands of your breath

If love leads to action
How will we ever rest
Finger moving over old strings
Buffalo hearts in our chests

Chorus
If heaven is a place
Where everything goes right
And love is a shape
That never knew any lines
Can I keep you in a state
Where what has lived never dies
May we leave this place
With Appalachian eyes

You're gleaming in the daylight
Old barns smearing by
Blackberries on the fence lines
The sun drawing pictures on your
closes eyes

Chorus

You're gleaming with a banjo
Blue light on your face
Is the key to living simply
Simply dropping out of the race

Chorus

We're singing to the night sky
Buffalo hearts in our chest

Chelsea Lynn La Bate
Penland School of Crafts, NC.
Track Name: Piano Bench (full song)
I come to you with my nursery rhymes
in the these New York times
You pull out your piano bench
The battles blaze the babies take shape
the face of your heart appears through the haze

Cause we've built this monument
a modest brigade
Laid out our blankets in one another's shade

And you say kiss my eyes
lay the soft parts of your body on the hard times of my life
I've tried my best here to follow the directions right
It's been a mixture of effort, love and time

We come to that place where the weather changes
and the lights dim and the water drains
And the hand that we're holding withdraws and swaps names
the steering wheel sways the car changes lanes

Cause we don't have an escape plan
Or a way out of here
Or a filtration system to manage our fears

And you say kiss my eyes
lay the soft parts of your body on the hard times of my life
I've tried my best here to follow the directions right
It's been a mixture of effort, love and time

I come to you with my nursery rhymes
in the these New York times
You pull out your piano bench

Chelsea Lynn La Bate