Ever Since You Never Heard Of Me

by Melanie

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    I suppose you think because of my age, well most assume as we age we learn from our mistakes. I didn't make any you see, I left that job to Peter (my husband for 43 years, who passed away suddenly in 2010). So since 2010 I've been not making mistakes, without anyone else to make them either~ Well I have found a few professional types who were good at making mistakes but because I wasn't married to them it was no sense putting up with it, right?

    Are you with me here?

    The gist is, I'm just starting out, yet as a famous one-name Melanie who is unknown to most of the world~ I want to let you in on this, because, my dear ones, your perspective of Melanie, yes she is in the third person, Melanie, holds an incredibly unique position in this world, and if I could articulate~(someone out there might be better at telling this story than I, but at the moment it's only me.)

    Hold on did I lose you? Don't go,okay?

    Here is the point, I am the oldest little girl in show business! With my juices intact,
    Unrewarded yet fulfilled~ unlike Dylan over rewarded and unfulfilled
    I'm still here
    Ever since you never heard of me.

    Love,
    Melanie

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    Lee Armstrong:
    According to her website, 2010's "Ever Since You Never Heard of Me" is Melanie's newest CD. The folk-popper who captured so many fans with her hit "Brand New Key," her appearance at the legendary Woodstock concert and her early recordings on Buddha has continued to work as an independent artist. This set is another strong offering produced by her son Beau Jarred Schekeryk and her husband-producer Peter.
    "There is a thread that joins each to the other, brother to the sister, sister to the brother, and it's almost like being in love," Melanie sings on her opening anthem "Angel Watching."
    "A Kiss from the Heart" slows the pace with a lovely melody and a sentimental treatise on love.
    "I Tried to Die Young" is a wry look back on the vagaries of youth,
    "My heart kept on breaking in the cracks of the edge where the hand of a shadow grabbed the hand in my head; There were demons I know there & they still come back, but we've become friends, my demons and I."
    Beth Nielsen Chapman joins a chorus of background vocals on the African-folk-flavored "Motherhood of Love," "Are we all on our own island struggling with our broken dream, searching for the healing spring?"
    "Hushabye" is an emotional heartbreaker about a military widow comforting her son.
    "Deserts of Blue" is a gorgeous instrumental composed by Beau Jarred.
    "Big Big Bear" is a silly two-minute track that that puts a smile on your face.
    The set concludes with the electric rocker "My Surprise," "It's my love & I'll do what I want when I want to with it; It's my love & I'll wear it like a flag." This is a delightful set by one of our master musicians, well worth the search! Enjoy!
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Angel Watching,
A Kiss From The Heart,
I Tried To Die Young,
Ordinary Rain ,
Working Legend,
Motherhood Of Love,
Hushabye,
Deserts Of Blue,
Big Big Bear,
Smile,
When The Clock Strikes Twelve
My Surprise

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released October 25, 2010

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Melanie Nashville, Tennessee

Pieces of a career, scattered by the winds of experience and assembled again by the force of love into the most personal and brilliant moments of her musical journey. Melanie is poised to enlighten new generations about what it means to sing with both passion and eloquence, to write at once with intelligence and emotion, and to inspire through song. Nobody does this better.
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Track Name: Angel Watching Over You
ANGEL WATCHING OVER YOU
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Songs of Melanie (ASCAP)
From the album EVER SINCE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ME (2010)

There’s an angel watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you
In the daytime and the night time too
There’s an angel watching over you

There is a thread
That joins each to the other
Brother to the sister
Sister to the brother
There’s a thread, yeah
That joins each to the other
And it’s almost like being in love

There’s an angel watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you
In the daytime and the night time too
There’s an angel watching over you

There is a thread
That joins each to the other
Brother to the sister
Sister to the brother
There’s a thread, yeah
That joins each to the other
And it’s almost like being in love

There’s an angel watching over you
Watching over, watching over you
In the daytime and the night time too
There’s an angel watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you

It’s in your head
That there’s nobody, nothing
‘Cause you know that there’s something
As your heart keeps a thumping
There’s an angel

There is a thread
That joins each to the other
Brother to the sister
Sister to the brother
There’s a thread, yeah
That joins each to the other
And it’s almost like being in love

There’s an angel watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you
In the daytime and the night time too
There’s an angel watching over you

There is an angel watching over you
Watching over, watching over you
In the daytime and the night time too
There’s an angel watching, watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you
There’s an angel watching over you

There’s a smile on my face for whole human race
And it’s almost like being in love
Track Name: A Kiss From The Heart
A KISS FROM THE HEART
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publisher: Songs of Melanie (ASCAP)
From the album EVER SINCE YOU NEVER HEARD OF ME (2010)

A kiss that is sent from the hand through the air
To the one who is leaving from here to God knows where
Is millions of light years from where it all starts
When a kiss on the lips was a kiss from the heart

When you went from someone I knew
To the someone I loved
All the signs led to dreams coming true
And the message rang clear that we’d never part
When a kiss on the lips was a kiss, a kiss from the heart
A kiss from the heart

A kiss from goodbye
Is the hardest of words
When all hardest of words get spoken
And kisses are token
Of warmer nights and longing days
Who could have thought it would all fade away
To a kiss that is sent from the hand through the air
To a love who is leaving, forever I guess
May it fly with my wish on the night of the stars
A kiss on the lips, may it bring you a kiss from the heart
May it bring you a kiss from the heart
A kiss from the heart
A kiss from the heart
May it bring you a kiss from the heart
Track Name: I Tried To Die Young
I tried to die young
Really I tried
But the voice deep inside would not let me succumb
I laugh at the things I’ve done
When I tried to die young

I took a plane through the dawn
Threw myself on the tracks
But the train didn’t come and I had to walk back
I jumped into the whirlpool thought I get sucked in
I just kept spinning around ‘til I learned how to swim

I tried to die young
Boy, did I tried
But the voice deep inside would not let me succumb
And I laugh at the things that I’ve done
When I tried to die young

My heart kept on breaking
And the crack sought the edge
Where the hand of a shadow grabbed the hand in my head
There where demons, I know them
And they still come by
But we’ve become friends, my demons and I

I tried to die young
Really I tried
But the voice deep inside would not let me succumb
And I laugh at the things that I’ve done
When I tried to die young

I took a razor to the wrist of reality
Hell bent on my way toward futility
I got a reason to believe that it won’t go on forever
But reason to the heart is a message undelivered

I tried to die young
Really, really I tried
But the voice deep inside would not let me succumb
And I laugh at the things I’ve done
When I tried to die young

Now I’m the old girl I never thought I’d become
Does it get any better asks the little girl in my song
I’m still learning the answers so I make up things, you see
She laughs, you’re still the same and you never kill me

I tried to die young
Really I tried
But the voice deep inside would not let me succumb
And I laugh at the things I’ve done
When I tried to die young

Oh, I laugh at the things I’ve done
Oh, I laugh at the things I’ve done
I laugh at the things I’ve done
When I tried to die young

I tried to die young…
Track Name: Ordinairy Rain
People woke to another day
It had rained throughout the night
Ate breakfast went to church and
Did the things that people do
With no let up in sight

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain
Who could have thought, such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

When the rains came down in Nashville
And the Dam was compromised
Rivers rose and all hell broke loose
Hit the people by surprise

Just an ordinary rain
Ordinary rain
Who could have thought, such a drowning flood
In an ordinary rain

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

To some it is a blessing,
But what I've come to know,
Is the same rain that drowns one world
Helps another to grow.

Ordinary Rain
Ordinary Rain
Ordinary Rain
Track Name: Working Legend (Tribute To Johnny Cash)
He is just a working legend
And it takes up all his nights
He’s given up on happy endings
But not without a fight

He propped himself up on gagged edges
Fell into the dark abyss
And he lived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

Yes, he lived for love
He cried for love
And died for love and lived

He loved with wild abandon
He was careless with his life
He had to lose more than one heartache
If he was to survive

On that night he stood stage centre
He still had it all to give
And he lived for love
He cried for love
And died for love and lived

Yes, he lived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

He’s the hero in this song
Gives us strength to carry on
He died for love and he’s still here

He the proof, pass it on
Got to get through before you’re done
He lived for love and lived

On that night he played The Ryman
When everyone but me had gone
In that darkened room I heard him sing
When he thought he was alone

He sang don’t you be afraid to love
Don’t you be afraid to give
‘Cause first you live for love
You cry for love
You die for love and live

Yes, he lived for love
He cried for love
He died for love and lived

And I lived for love
Lived for love
Cried for love
I died for love and lived

I’m still here
Track Name: Motherhood of Love
Chant:

Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu**
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu
Lokah Samasta Sukhino Bhavantu

Is it me or one of the children
Struggling with a broken heart
Struggling with a broken heart
Struggling with a broken heart

Are we all on our own island
Struggling with a broken dream
Searching for the healing spring
Struggling with a broken dream

Chant repeat

Aren’t we all in this together?
Struggling with a broken heart
Searching for the missing part
Struggling with a broken heart

Aren’t we all one of her children?
Struggling with a heart and soul
Embrace the world and make us whole
Struggling with a heart and soul

Chant repeat

Heal the heart that is broken
In a Motherhood of Love
Peace will guide or planet
In a Motherhood of Love

Heal the heart that is broken
In a Motherhood of Love
Peace will guide our planet
In a Motherhood of Love

Chant Repeat

**(May all the worlds and their inhabitants become happy.)
Track Name: Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Don’t you cry
Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Don’t you cry

After all is said and done
Daddy’s a hero
You are a widow’s son
And after all the fighting’s done
Life will take over
No one will have won, so

Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Don’t you cry
Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Don’t you cry

And after all the fighting’s done
Life will take over
No one will have won
And when this world’s gone on to long
Life will take over
There will be more to come, so

Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Don’t you cry

Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby
Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye

Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Baby Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye

Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Baby Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye

Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Baby Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye

Baby bye-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Hush-a-bye baby bye-bye
Track Name: Smile
Take no prisoner, leave no trace, make no wave
Freedom’s illusion, home of the rich and the slave
Cynics and critics, making the news, creating a scene
Destiny lies in the fools who refuse to give up on a dream

And I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world
I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world

Wear it well and it could appear in your heart
Indelibly printed on someone a world apart
Lights in the window all through our darkest day
Human kindness outdistances being afraid

And I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world
I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world

“I don’t trust the American smile. They smile for nothing.
I think it’s to disarm you or something.”
”No, I don’t think so. I smile because I want to make some kind of a connection.
I look at someone and I think… we’re connected”

I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world
I love people who smile
If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world

(you sing) I love people who smile…
(me) If everybody smiles, we’ll have a hometown all over the world
What a wonderful world.
Track Name: When The Clock Strikes Twelve
I'm with you every breath of the way
Every move you make, every step you take, yeah
Oh babe, I'm with you
And I'm with you even if you fall
And if they break your heart and you lose it all
Oh babe, I'm with you

And I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way
I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way

And I honestly think I wish you well
Besides a heart full of love when loves not enough
And I want you to know
When the sheets get rough I'm with you
And I'm with you high or low
When the moneys good or when things get slow
When the cupboards bare
You'll always know I'm with you

And I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way
I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way

And when the clock strikes twelve
And your still at the ball
With no magic spell or charms
The slipper you so careless lost
Will be waiting here in my heart

I wish you happiness, every breath of the way
I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way
Every breath I take, every breath of the way
Every breath I take, every breath of the way

Sha, la la la la la, yeah
Sha, la la la la la, yeah

I'm with you every breath of the way
Every move you make, every step you take, yeah
Oh babe, I'm with you
'Cause I got something to pull us through
When this old world gets hard on you
Oh not to worry, 'cause you know who is with you

And I’m I with you every breath, every breath of the way
I'm with you every breath, every breath of the way
Every breath I take, every breath of the way
Every breath I take, every breath of the way
Every breath, every, every and every breath of the way
I'm with high or low, every breath of the way
You know I'm with you and if you fall, every breath of the way

Sha, la la la la la, yeah
Sha la, Sha la, la la la, yeah
Track Name: My Surprise
Who put the smile on my face
Somebody sound an alarm
I go to sleep now with one eye open
And dream with the one light on

I'm gonna figure it out later on
I want to see if I shouldn't or should
But I can't seem to follow the reasons
Or love for my own damn good

But it's my love
And I'll do what I want when I want to with it
It's my love
And I'll wear it like a flag
It's my heart
But I'll break it to pieces
Before it breaks me down

Who put the smile on my face
Somebody sound an alarm
I go to sleep now with one eye open
And dream with the one light on

Who's sneakin' up from behind
Who's gonna cover my eyes
Whose gonna be the first one to hear
The scream of my surprise

But it's my love
And I'll do what I want when I want to with it
It's my love
And I'll wear it like a flag
It's my heart
But I'll break it to pieces
Before it breaks me down

Who put the smile on my face
Somebody sound an alarm
I go to sleep now with one eye open
And dream with the one light on

I'm gonna call you back later for sure
But I do what I do when I can
I'm gonna love you to death and if that don't kill ya
Wait 'til I catch my second wind

But it's my love
And I'll do what I want when I want to with it
It's my love
And I'll wear it like a flag
It's my heart
But I'll break it to pieces
Before it breaks me down

Who put the smile on my face
Somebody sound an alarm
I go to sleep now with one eye open
And dream with the one light on