Live From Morecambe

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    As Chrismahanavalaween

    Comes to an end, there is still time to probably celebrate by donning your button.

    What is Christmahanavalaween, now you get it happy Christmahannavalloween,

    when Labor Day is over it begins one greeting card to cover everything...

    Great idea right?

    As summer ends Labor Day is over, out come the pumpkins, the Christmas trees, the lights it's one whoosh of holiday.

    It's shameless , the retail business . They prop a pumpkin up on the snowman's body with a Pilgrims hat on top and ...yes Thanksgiving is squished in there .The snowman is standing next to Santa , Santa is wrapped in lights and he holds a Valentine. Why shouldn't there be a card or button that celebrates that push/whoosh of holiday.

    We must suggest this to Hallmark!so I have designed (crudely) The Christmahanaval aween season button and there is still time before the jellybeans and bunny rabbits appear but hurry,

    They may begin to put the bunnies and jellybeans right there in a basket next to Santa!

    I love the Christmas season and just hate when they make me begin in August and end two days before Christmas.

    Oh and the autumn ! (I am now truly the autumn lady :)
    " Melanie I'm afraid you're the winter lady now,
    "Nuh uh 80 is the "new winter lady" now!
    Autumn festivities! We're carving a jack-o'- lantern ,getting dressed up, wait I'm still getting the clown white off my face !!!
    Now let me have a breath ... I'm thinking of what we're going to have for Thanksgiving oh !oh !ah ...I'm not quite ready just finished the dinner when .....it's BLACK FRIDAY where everyone who flew in from all parts of the world to be there for Thanksgiving will sleep outside a Walmart???

    Someone will be left behind at home doing the dishes, shutting off the TV so as not to hear the Christmas bells . Ask not for whom the Bell tolls it tolls for thee

    So it's the positive way to protest all of this commercial rushing ,manipulating us around:

    Wear your button every year, after the Labor Day weekend picnic,
    "your noodle salad was a hit!"

    Take a breath and enjoy that!,
    oh yes there is the song to go along with the button . Have I recorded that yet? I think I did, let me go back up to my wardrobe garage.

    Love

    Melanie

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"Morecambe Live"
We build buildings! All the different architectural styles! Some destined to be ruins for other civilizations to ponder.
Others demolished . Outdated useless, at least by the days standards.

(Wonder if the Romans or the Greeks demolished any of their own buildings, somehow doubtful.)So we have ruins or empty space (rarely)and new functional ,architecturally, by whatever standard, magnificent structures.

Some years back I performed in Morecambe, Northwest England. Peter wasn't there and for some reason or other thought it would be a good idea to record that evening's concert.
Sometimes when you know you're being recorded you out distance yourself. 'This is for posterity' Beau Jarred and I were in rare form.
Peter loved it, I think he pressed a few. That was that! Back to the vault.
In 2011 the Dome was demolished.
As the note rang out from the last encore, I heard the bulldozers coming!

People especially in the UK have asked: Morecambe? Of all the places you've performed in the UK, Morecambe?
Yes, recorded live from the building that was not destined to be a 'ruin'. In a town with a less than enticing name. But brilliance happens where it happens and whether 'there' exists or not, the notes ring out ~ gone is not a place .
That frequency continues, the mind’s eye records re-creates. Bodies and buildings come and go but life will not go away!
Music builds the only thing that is real....
dreams.
Morecambe live ~recorded in a place that is gone but gone is not a place.

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released January 11, 2017

Melanie: Guitar and Vocals
Beau Jarred: Guitar, Viola-guitar and vocals

CD 1
1. THE ROAMER (1:47)
2. BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE (4:45)
3. THE NICKEL SONG (4:01)
4. I’M BACK IN TOWN (2:44)
5. ALEXANDER BEETLE (2:58)
6. ANIMAL CRACKERS (2:47)
7. INTRO TO JAMMIN’ ALONE (1:04)
8. JAMMIN’ ALONE (4:57)
9. INTRO TO BRAND NEW KEY (1:14)
10. BRAND NEW KEY (6:08)

CD 2
1. SMILE (5:26)
2. INTRO TO CLOSE TO IT ALL (0:41)
3. CLOSE TO IT ALL (4:43)
4. INTRO TO MOTHERHOOD OF LOVE (1:52)
5. MOTHERHOOD OF LOVE (5:54)
6. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG, MA? (3:48)
7. RUBY TUESDAY (4:33)
8. INTO TO THE SADDEST THING (0:47)
9. THE SADDEST THING (5:23)
10. LOVE DOESN’T HAVE TO HURT (4:54)
11. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (4:42)
12. EXTRAORDINARY (6:22)


All songs written by Melanie Safka except
*Ruby Tuesday written by Jagger/Richards
*Alexander Beetle written by A. A, Milne and Melanie Safka
*Smile Lyrics written by Melanie Safka,
Music written by Beau Jarred Schekeryk
*Motherhood of Love written by Melanie Safka
and Beau Jarred Schekeryk

Melanie: Guitar and Vocals
Beau Jarred: Guitar, Viola-guitar and vocals

Recorded at The Dome, Morecambe, UK
10th May 2008

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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: Roamer
I am a roamer
A wanderer
A midnight traveller
A seeker
Believer
A lover
And a dreamer
And that’s why I have to
(That’s why she has to)
That’s why I have to
Be so careful

Be so careful
Track Name: Beautiful People
Beautiful People
You live in the same world as I do
But somehow I never noticed
You before today
I'm ashamed to say

Beautiful People
We share the same back door
And it isn't right
We never met before
But then
We may never meet again
If I weren't afraid you'd laugh at me
I would run and take all your hands
And I'd gather everyone together for a day
And when we're gathered
I'll pass buttons out that say
Beautiful People
Then you'll never be alone
'Cause there'll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in everything you do

Beautiful People
You ride the same subway
As I do every morning
That's got to tell you something
We got so much in common
I go the same direction that you do
So if you take care of me
Maybe I'll take care of you

Beautiful People
You look like friends of mine
And it's about time
That someone said it here and now
I make a vow that sometime, somehow
I'll have a meeting
Invite everyone you know
I'll pass out buttons
For the ones come to show
Beautiful People
Never have to be alone
'Cause there'll always be someone
With the same button on as you
Include him in everything you do
He may be sitting right next to you
He may be a beautiful people too
And if you take care of him
Maybe he'll take care of you
'Cause all of the beautiful people do
And I'm a beautiful people too
Track Name: Nickel Song
Well you know that I'm not a gambler
But I'm being gambled on
They put in a nickel
And I sing a little song
Da-da-da-da
They put in a nickel
And I sing a little song

Well, I don't mind that they're lucky
But it seems that they always win
And gamblin' is illegal
In the state of mind I'm in
And if I had a nickel
For each time that I've been put on
I would be their nickel man
And I'd sing a nickel song

They're only putting in a nickel
And they want a dollar song
They're only putting in a nickel
And they want a dollar song

Well, you know I don't know so many things
But I know what's been goin' on
We're only putting in a little
To get rid of a lot that's wrong
And if we had a nickel
For each time that we've been put on
We'd all be their nickel man
And we'd sing a nickel song

You know they're only putting in a nickel
And they want a dollar song
Oh, they're only putting in a nickel
And they want a dollar song

Well you know that I'm not a gambler
But I'm being gambled on
They put in a nickel
And I sing a little song
Da-da-da-da
Track Name: I'm back in town
I'm back in town.
You don't look so happy 'cause I'm back in town
You don't look like smiling, don't jump up and down on my toes.
I guess I better go, oh.

I'm very sure.
I should have knocked when I opened the door.
Pardon me, miss, but he's just a friend from before
Who never locked his door.
I opened without knocking like before.

You wrote me that all was the same
So I came,
But I can't find the love in your eyes.
I guess that you're surprised just like me.
I never thought you'd find another she
You liked as well as me,
But I guess I was wrong
So I'll be going home, oh.

I'm back in town.
Didn't they tell you that I'm back in town?
You don't look so happy, don't jump up and down on my toes.
You loved me once, you know.
I guess that you don't love me anymore, hm.

I'm back in town.
Didn't they tell you that I'm back in town?
You don't look so happy, don't jump up and down on my toes.
You loved me once, you know.
Track Name: Alexander Beetle
I had a little Beetle, so that Beetle was his name
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same
And I put him in a matchbox and I kept him all the day
But Nanny let my Beetle out, Nanny let my Beetle out
She went and let my Beetle out and Beetle ran away

She said she didn't mean it and I never said she did
She said she wanted matches and she just took off the lid
She said I mustn't worry and I really mustn't mind
That there's lots and lots of Beetles that she certain we could find

She said I mustn't worry but it's difficult to catch
An excited sort of Beetle you've mistaken for a match
If we looked in all the places that a Beetle might be near
And we made the kind of noises that a Beetle likes to hear

And I heard a kind of something and I gave a sort of shout
It was a Beetle house and Alexander Beetle coming out
It was Alexander Beetle I'm as certain as can be
And he had a kind of look as though he thought it might be me

And he had a kind of look as though he thought he ought to say
”I'm really very sorry that I tried to run away”
And Nanny's very sorry too 'cause you know what she did
And she's writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid

So Nan and me are friends because it's difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match
Track Name: Animal Crackers
Aw, eat your animal crackers
'Cause my mother told me so long ago
"If you eat your animal crackers
The children in Europe won't starve anymore"
Ha ha hahaha hahaha

Oh, once I went on a diet
A carbohydrate diet ain't nice
'Cause you can't eat animal crackers
So, I'm gonna stay a fatty for all of my life
A ha hahaha hahaha.
But some people think that fatties are nice, yeah

I love eating ice cream
Chocolate, vanilla and butter pecan
But I best love animal crackers
'Cause I love helping my fellow man
Yeah, I really do

Did you ever hear of Alice's Restaurant?
I eat at Alice's Restaurant year after year
She makes an animal cracker pizza
And she gives animal crackers out free with the beer
Oh, let's give Alice a great big cheer
She knows the age of the animal cracker is here
Ah, animal crackers are in this year
Ha ha hahaha
Aw, fa lalalala lala lala
Track Name: Jammin' Alone
You’d think I was doing good
With this smile upon my face
My rent is overdue
I leave here in disgrace
I know nobody loves me
And no one rings my phone
I’m gonna get real good at, jammin’ alone
Jammin’ alone, jammin’ alone…

There’s a woman on my corner
With her rags, bags and wine
She’s laughing with nobody
Beating out the time
She sees me and she’s smiling
’Cause she knows I’m coming home
I recognize my sister, jammin’ alone
Jammin’ alone, jammin’ alone…

Living well is the best revenge
Take pleasure where you can
Don’t be too hard on yourself
Or your fellow man
And wear a smile upon your face
Till it becomes your own
And love your own sweet music
When you’re jammin’ alone
Jammin’ alone, jammin’ alone…
Track Name: Brand New Key
I rode my bicycle past your window last night
I roller-skated to your door at daylight
It almost seems like you're avoiding me
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out you see
I been looking around awhile
You got something for me
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key

I ride my bike, I roller skate don't drive no care
Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far
For somebody who don't drive I been all around the world
Some people say, I done all right for a girl
Oh, yea yea, oh, yea yea yea, oh yea yea yea, oh yea yea yea

I asked your mother if you were at home
She said yes but you weren't alone
Oh, sometimes I think that you're avoiding me
I'm okay alone, but you got something I need

Well, I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
I think that we should get together and try them out to see
La la la la lalala, la la la lala
Oh! I got a brand new pair of roller skates
You got a brand new key
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: Close To It All
While walking though life I would never fall
If I could be close to it all and all
If I could be close to it all.

If I had my dream it would not fall down
If I could live high on the ground
The sound of high is a good one to many around
When they wanna be close to it all
And I wanna be close to it all and all
I wanna be close to it all.

The village suger takers
Madison Avenue pink dream makers
They try to escape from it all
But instead they build walls, that's all
But they wanna be close to it all.

If I had my dream I would fill a hall
And tell all the people tear down the wall
That keeps you from being a part of it all
'Cause they gotta get close to it all.

The village sugar takers
Madison Avenue pink dream makers
They try to escape from it all
But instead they build walls, that's all
But they wanna be close to it all.

There's just one more thing that I wanna to say
Everyone's got there own special way
That keeps them from getting to close to the day
Accept and be part of it all and all
Everyone tear down your own little wall
That keeps you from being a part of it all
'Cause you gotta be one with the one and all
And Everyone tear down your own little wall
That keeps you from being a part of it all
'Cause you gotta be one with the one and all
You gotta be close to it all.
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: Look What They Done To My Song Ma
Look what they done to my song, Ma
Look what they done to my song
Well it's the only thing that I could do half right
And it's turning out all wrong, Ma
Look what they done to my song

Look what they done to my brain, Ma
Look what they done to my brain
Well they picked it like a chicken bone
And I think I'm half insane, Ma
Look what they done to my song

I wish I could find a good book, to live in
Wish I could find a good book
Well if I could find a real good book
I'd never have to come out and look at
What they done to my song

La da da da da da da da
La da da da da da da da

La da da la da da, la da da da da da
Look what they done to my song

But maybe it'll all be alright, Ma
Maybe it'll all be okay
Well if the people are buying tears
I'll be rich someday, Ma
Look what they done to my song

Ils ont change ma chanson, Ma
Ils ont change ma chanson
C'est la seule chose que je peux faire
Et ce n'est pas bon, Ma
Ils ont change ma chanson

Look what they done to my song, ma
Look what they done to my song. Ma
Well they tied it up in a plastic bag
And turned it upside down
Look what they done do my song

Ils ont change ma chanson, Ma
Ils ont change ma chanson
C'est la seule chose que je peux faire
Et ce n'est pas bon, Ma
Ils ont change ma chanson

Look what they done to my song, ma
Look what they done to my song
It's the only thing I could do alright
and they turned it upside down oh Ma
Look what they done to my song.
Track Name: Ruby Tuesday
She would never say where she came from
Yesterday don't matter 'cause its gone
While the sun is bright
Or in the darkest night
No one knows
She comes and then she goes

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who is gonna hang a name on you
And when you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Don't ask her why she leaves to be so free
She's gonna tell you it's the only way to be
And she just can't be chained
To a life where nothing's gained
And nothing's lost
But such a cost

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who is gonna hang a name on you
And when you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Oh there's no time to lose I heard her say
You gotta catch your dreams before they run away
Dying all the time
Lose your dreams then you might lose your mind
Is life unkind

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who is gonna hang a name on you
And when you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Who is gonna hang a name on you
And when you change with every new day
Still I'm gonna miss you

Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday
Track Name: The Saddest Thing
And the saddest thing under the sun above
Is to say goodbye to the ones you love
All the things that I have known
Became my life, my very own

But, before you know you say goodbye
All the time goodbye, it's time to cry
But I will not weep or make a scene
Just say thank you life for having been

And the hardest thing under the sun above
Is to say goodbye to the ones you love
I will not weep nor make a scene
I'm gonna thank, thank you life for having been.

And the loudest cry under the sun above
Is a silent goodbye from the ones you love
Track Name: Love Doesn't Have To Hurt
Fly my dreams all night
Sail my heart by day
You sang in my soul
Hear it far away
Words don't have to kill
Passions blessed curse
Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Sing all misty blue
As sleep comes over me
Whisper like you do
When I have the need
Words don't have to kill
Spin them round the earth
Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Stories will be told
Dance around the fire
Songs of melted gold
Soar the spark inspire
Fiddles and guitars
Greet the new morn birds
Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt

Roll it round the tongue
Love doesn't have to hurt
Track Name: You're Gonna Miss Me
You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’ll miss being my inspiration
Passion aching desperation
You might miss being the only one
You’ll miss being in my dreams
You’ll miss being everything
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’ll miss being good and true
All that I project on you
You might miss being the moon and sun
And when it finally hits home
You’ll look and I’ll have moved on
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

And when you feel the tap on your shoulder
You’ll turn round and see my face
I’m as sure, as sure as you’ll be older
Time moves on and I can’t wait
I can’t wait

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me
You’re gonna wish you’d kissed me
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
Track Name: Extraordinary
You are extraordinary, magnificent and rare
I choose my words more carefully than you might choose to hear
And I love you so much, so there, I've said it
And how I wish you loved me to
But what I feel will fill my life
Some of my dreams came true

I count my blessings as I curse my fate and plight
Though you'll never be the one
A least not in this life
You fill an emptiness
And I'm thankful for just knowing you
And as I soar in poet's flight
Though you are far from touch and sight
What I feel is all beautiful and light
Some of my dreams came true

Sweep over me
Sweep over me
Leading me on my journey
Sweep over me
Sweep over me
Leading me on my way

You are extraordinary, magnificent and rare
And if I never sang this song
I'd leave it hanging in the air
Some small part of me has gone to places that can't be gotten to
And as I soar in poet's flight
What I feel some people never do
Where it's all beautiful and light
Some of my dreams came true

Extraordinary