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Announcement-A CALMER SHORE-STEPHEN BALLARD

A CALMER SHORE is released November 12, 2017 and it is available now for listening pleasure.

Song line up:

A BETTER PLACE,

CRAZY ABOUT HER,

I FELL IN LOVE WITH YOU,

IF WE STAY TOGETHER (LOOK IN YOUR SOUL),

MY DAY,

THE PRESENT SITUATION,

ONE MORE TRY,

MAKING MEMORIES.

This release can be found here….     Enjoy….  find it here also!


RIGHT FROM THE START - THE STORY OF THE SONG

Right From The Start is a story about a relationship.  Sometimes there are words said that mean the world to others.  Often they are not said, many times life gets in the way and they are never said.  I knew I could be with you, in my heart I knew I could stay with you.  Right from the start I knew….     Enjoy this song here:…. 

LISTEN TO YOUR HEART - THE STORY OF THE SONG

This LISTEN TO YOUR HEART song is a tender song about the struggle with doing the right thing.  It is meant to address how a life can change in an instant.  When they are negative, life changes disrupt the normal sensibility of how we live.  Grappling with disruption or trauma may impact us in a negative way and this song was written with this in mind.  Following or listening to your heart is mentioned.  We have heard the statement Listen to your heart so I tried to wrap my head around what this would mean.    Enjoy this song here:…. 

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LOVESICK FOOL - THE STORY OF THE SONG

ABOUT THE SONG

LOVESICK FOOL represents how a lonely person feels when despair sets in.  In a relationship there are times when one questions how they are doing within the relationship.  I wanted to capture this angst and heartache in the song.  I also wanted to speak about uncertainty in a relationship it is an aspect that I wanted to capture.  Of course the blues genre seems to be appropriate for this song so I wrote the music within this style.    Enjoy this song here: ….

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THE DAMAGE IS DONE - THE STORY OF THE SONG

ABOUT THE SONG

The concept of this song came to me one day and I thought about it; I wrote the idea on paper and put it away for a time and returned to it to edit it again.  This cycle repeated many times to get it to where it is today.  I think the rewrite becomes important at times and this song is an example of the rewrite process.  The song started to take shape as a blues type song and the melody came.

This song is a hurtful song where a relationship has gone bad.  An individual is licking his wounds trying hard to get over it but this isn't very successful.

Listen to the song here

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FLYING - THE STORY OF THE SONG

ABOUT THE SONG

The words to this song came to me one day as I watched a seagull riding the wind overhead.  I imagined what it would be like flying, soaring high just catching the wind and gliding through the air.  I put the words away and the news mentioned to watch for shooting stars in the night sky.  The hummingbird and dragonfly were interesting subjects and they made their way into the words to this song later.  The humming bird works hard to hover around but is quick to navigate away.

So the song took shape and then the music came. 

Listen to the song here and let your mind soar through the air....

MUSIC - STEPHEN BALLARD

The album MUSICThe contents of this release:

  1. Flying
  2. Hook, Line and Sinker
  3. Listen To Your Heart
  4. Lovesick Fool
  5. Nobody Loves You When You’re Down And Out
  6. Shining Star
  7. Take Me To Epernay
  8. The Lights Are On (But Nobody’s Home)
  9. The Road Gets Longer
  10. Love Situation
  11. Nothing You Can Say Or Do
  12. You Cross My Mind (On My Mind)


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ANOTHER RELEASE ON THE HORIZON

New music collection nearing completion.

The songs are shaping up for the new album release.  These have been a labor of love and these songs have been inspired by many events.  An announcement of the release will be made as they near completion.

Stay tuned!

This is a picture nearby Epernay, France.


Announcement - I HEARD A MELODY

The debut album I Heard A Melody by Stephen Ballard is now available for download please find the details here...


MAGIC IN THE AIR

ABOUT THE SONG

It’s about the falling in love under the moonlight and the stars in the sky.  This songwriter spent time on the west coast of USA and wrote this some time ago while adventuring near the ocean.  It’s really about a romance that hasn’t happened yet but there is a lot of contemplating and thought about making the relationship work.  So listen to the words you will find it here...

I live in a great place with lots of tall trees, the sun was shining bright through the trees.


                                                                                                      ©Stephen Ballard 2011