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Forgiving
Verse 1:
I forgave you when you failed to say ‘I Do’ to me,
It took someone to take you to one side,
I forgave the tears that streaked your face behind the veil,
When I was told that I could ‘Kiss the Bride’.
I forgave you when you left me for another man,
I forgave you when you waltzed back in my life,
We both know I’ll always be forgiving you,
As long as you will always, be my wife.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

Verse 2:
Would you forgive me anything that I have done?
Would you forgive me; if I went astray?
It’s not like I’m the only one that’s doing wrong,
Would you forgive me and ask me to stay?
I don’t want another woman in my life,
My life won’t be the same if you’re not there,
If you forgive me, then I’ll forgive you everything,
Together we can grow and learn to care.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

.....And I know you’ll be forgiving too.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2012, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Forgiving

Santa Stop Tonight

Verse1:

What does Christmas mean to me?
Presents ‘neath the Christmas tree,
Joyous times for all to see,
For this is Christmas time.
A workshop filled with little elves,
Making toys to fill the shelves,
Hear the sound of jingling bells,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:
Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Verse 2:

Dressed in red from head to toe,
You’ll hear him calling, Ho, Ho, Ho!
Santa’s sleigh has far to go,
For this is Christmas time.
A glass of milk and cookie plate,
Hurry Santa, don’t be late,
We know you’ll make this time so great,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:

Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Repeat Chorus:

........Santa stop tonight, Santa stop tonight.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2016, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Santa Stop Tonight

Your Mother’s Ring

Brushing up the leaves I noticed one little glint that caught my eye
I bent to pick it up it was the ring my wife had lost before she died
I held it in my hand and I turned to walk towards the door
But standing there and smiling was the little girl my wife had borne
So I took her hand in my hand into her mothers’ favourite chair
She sat down there beside me and calmly brushed her fingers through her hair.

"What is wrong with you daddy?
It looks to me like you’re sad",
How could I tell my darling?
This was the ring her mother had?

I opened up my hand to show her what I found when I was sweeping
It was then that I had to comfort her and try to stop the tears that she was weeping
I looped a chain around the ring and on her tiny neck the chain was placed
For me it was no substitute she wanted to see her mothers’ face
Now your mothers’ up in heaven and she’s watching from above
But as long as you keep that ring you’ll have a token of our love.

Daddy’s trying for you baby
But Daddy’s crying too
We must be strong together
Or we’ll never see this through.

That little girl grew up to be a beautiful bride on summer’s day
And I was there to see it all I had to give my little girl away
She turned to me smiling and I swear that I could hear the Angels sing
As her man took her hand in his and on her finger placed her mother’s ring
"We got through tough times daddy,"
My daughter said to me
"Although our lives were saddened
And this day we couldn’t see
But the love we had was stronger
Than the pain we felt within
The love that you and mummy had
Will be treasured with me in this ring."

Written by : Eddie Halfpenny ©2010

Your Mother's Ring


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Forgiving
Verse 1:
I forgave you when you failed to say ‘I Do’ to me,
It took someone to take you to one side,
I forgave the tears that streaked your face behind the veil,
When I was told that I could ‘Kiss the Bride’.
I forgave you when you left me for another man,
I forgave you when you waltzed back in my life,
We both know I’ll always be forgiving you,
As long as you will always, be my wife.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

Verse 2:
Would you forgive me anything that I have done?
Would you forgive me; if I went astray?
It’s not like I’m the only one that’s doing wrong,
Would you forgive me and ask me to stay?
I don’t want another woman in my life,
My life won’t be the same if you’re not there,
If you forgive me, then I’ll forgive you everything,
Together we can grow and learn to care.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

.....And I know you’ll be forgiving too.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2012, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Forgiving

Santa Stop Tonight

Verse1:

What does Christmas mean to me?
Presents ‘neath the Christmas tree,
Joyous times for all to see,
For this is Christmas time.
A workshop filled with little elves,
Making toys to fill the shelves,
Hear the sound of jingling bells,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:
Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Verse 2:

Dressed in red from head to toe,
You’ll hear him calling, Ho, Ho, Ho!
Santa’s sleigh has far to go,
For this is Christmas time.
A glass of milk and cookie plate,
Hurry Santa, don’t be late,
We know you’ll make this time so great,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:

Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Repeat Chorus:

........Santa stop tonight, Santa stop tonight.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2016, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Santa Stop Tonight

Your Mother’s Ring

Brushing up the leaves I noticed one little glint that caught my eye
I bent to pick it up it was the ring my wife had lost before she died
I held it in my hand and I turned to walk towards the door
But standing there and smiling was the little girl my wife had borne
So I took her hand in my hand into her mothers’ favourite chair
She sat down there beside me and calmly brushed her fingers through her hair.

"What is wrong with you daddy?
It looks to me like you’re sad",
How could I tell my darling?
This was the ring her mother had?

I opened up my hand to show her what I found when I was sweeping
It was then that I had to comfort her and try to stop the tears that she was weeping
I looped a chain around the ring and on her tiny neck the chain was placed
For me it was no substitute she wanted to see her mothers’ face
Now your mothers’ up in heaven and she’s watching from above
But as long as you keep that ring you’ll have a token of our love.

Daddy’s trying for you baby
But Daddy’s crying too
We must be strong together
Or we’ll never see this through.

That little girl grew up to be a beautiful bride on summer’s day
And I was there to see it all I had to give my little girl away
She turned to me smiling and I swear that I could hear the Angels sing
As her man took her hand in his and on her finger placed her mother’s ring
"We got through tough times daddy,"
My daughter said to me
"Although our lives were saddened
And this day we couldn’t see
But the love we had was stronger
Than the pain we felt within
The love that you and mummy had
Will be treasured with me in this ring."

Written by : Eddie Halfpenny ©2010

Your Mother's Ring

Write First Time

She told me I don’t write no more; the things I used to write before,
She told me that the past was fine; she said that I could write first time,
Could write the first thoughts on my mind; could write my heart for her to find,
The last I wrote she tore it up; I write no more for her to hurt.

My heart is closed within a cage; my pen will only write in rage,
She left me cold; she left me numb; destroyed my words and left me dumb,
A simple piece of paper here; a broken heart, a dropping tear,
I’m over her, now I’ll be fine; for someone new I’ll write first time.

I wrote the words within my heart,
I always had done from the start,
But love run out, my words ran dry,
I never even wondered why,
The love I felt, I couldn’t see,
Thought love was for eternity,
For someone further down the line,
I know my heart will write first time,

...................I’ll write first time.

There’s someone new that’s touched my heart, I’ll write for her; right from the start,
She makes me smile when she is there; she’s shown me that my heart still cares,
Who would have thought; a second time, my heart would feel a love sublime,
I write for her a simple note, “To you, my heart, I now devote”.

‘I love you’ is so easy said, it’s not enough for me; instead,
I want to write of how I feel, the words that show my love is real,
Some time has passed since I last wrote; my silent heart just never spoke,
But I’m now further down the line, for you I’m gonna write first time.

My pen is just a part of me,
My ink, my eyes; the love I see,
And when you read the words I write,
I hope you see my hearts’ delight,
To love; is every person’s goal,
And you have gently touched my soul,
I’m glad I’m further down the line,
For you; my heart will write first time.

...................I’ll write first time
...................I’ll write first time.

Write First Time

STRRRIKE!

Verse 1:
I loved her with all my heart; thought she’d never do me wrong,
The pull she had upon my heart, it seemed to grow so strong,
I knew that I was smitten ‘cause my heart would skip a beat,
So I became determined, to sweep her off her feet.

I tried so hard, eventually; she gave in to my charms,
Then I got to first base and held her in my arms,
Second base it came and went; I didn’t feel the joy,
I realised at third base, I was fondling a boy.

Chorus:
She had the face of a beauty; her hair was long and straight,
She had such nimble fingers but her grip was oh so great,
Her legs were long and slender and her skin a milky white,
But I just had to call her out, at third base it was STRRRIKE!

Verse 2:
She told me not to tell a soul or she would surely die,
She even did that woman thing and she began to cry,
I started feeling sorry for this girl who sat there sobbing,
But hell, no-one was feeling me while I was sat there throbbing.

We talked a while longer, the tears they did subside,
She looked at me with those big eyes; said ‘I could be your bride’
I wasn’t thinking with my head, not the one upon my shoulders,
A few more beers and she drew near; and I was getting bolder.

Chorus:

Verse 3:
Whoa! I said, what are we doing, we’re two adult men,
I know that I’ve been lonely some, but I ain’t been round the bend,
The tears they welled up once again; this time the tears were mine,
For I had drunk a dozen beers; and finished off the wine.

Not feeling very steady, I rose up to my feet,
I made my way out of her door and landed in the street,
She stood there in the doorway, ‘Oh please, I thought we might...’,
And I called back, I called you out, at third base it was STRRRIKE!

STRRRIKE!

Sit in Reflection

Verse 1:
Every day I was with you, was a day more in Heaven and my heart was filled with love,
I can’t express how it feels, now we’re not together it hurts to say those words,
In the pit of my stomach I’m missing your love; I’m missing the things that we’d do,
But of all the things missing in my life, I’m mostly missing you...

Chorus:
And I sit in reflection and look at myself,
I hang my head down low,
What sort of man won’t put up a fight?
When you tell him that he must go,
What sort of man can laugh at himself?
When his whole worlds upside-down?
What sort of man can smile through his pain?
And cry the tears of a clown?

Verse 2:
Where did I go wrong, was I really so bad? Did I not hold you enough?
Was I not looking, did I not see? That we were falling out of love,
Strange circumstances surrounded our fall, but we did not argue or fight,
I just don’t know how it happened at all, how we fell apart that night...

Chorus:

Verse 3:
It’s easy to look back and say it’s alright, things happen and life must go on,
But without you in my life, it drags every day; each second is a second too long,
I can’t end this cause I’m a coward, it’s not easy to die when you’re dead in your soul,
I’ll stay here till life is finished; if need be, I’ll stay lonely and old...

Chorus:

Sit In Reflextion

Lust, Love, Awe

Verse 1:
I only asked your name and then I got your number,
Said, “I’ll message you”, you smiled and walked away,
When the evening came, I knew that you’d be waiting
I didn’t message you; I called so I could say.

Chorus:

When I saw you there, time stood still a moment,
Then I saw you smile, I liked the things I saw,
Think I fell for you, though few words had been spoken,
Was it Lust? Was it Love? Was it Awe?

Verse 2:

When the time was right, for us to get together,
Just a simple meal, a drink or two then home,
Standing by your door, a moment’s hesitation,
Then you turned and said, “I can’t end this night alone”.

Chorus:

Verse 3:

Passion took control; we rushed up to the bedroom,
The night was wild; it went on till the morn,
I didn’t want to leave, the lust was overflowing,
That’s when I knew, a new love had been born.

Chorus:

.... It was Lust? It was Love? It was Awe?

Lust, Love, Awe

Every part of me I give.

Verse 1
When you’re lying in bed sleeping and I watch you as you dream,
I kiss you on the cheek and stroke your hair,
It’s my secret way of telling you, I love you more than life,
It’s one way you don’t know how much I care.
You never see me do it but you always seem to smile,
It’s like you know the love you feel is right,
You look like you’re in heaven as I lay down next to you,
Though I’m the one in paradise tonight.

Chorus
When I need inspiration, I see it in your face,
You’re lifting up my spirit to a very special place
And I never want to lose you, you’re the reason that I live,
Because I’m so in love with you,
Every part of me.........every part of me I give.

Verse 2
There’s nothing that I’m wanting, wanting nothing more than you,
Though I have you with me through my days,
The one thing that I need is the love you give to me,
It’s a gift I’m giving back so many ways.
I could shower you with flowers or thousand dollar bills,
But those things could burn or simply die,
I could look out to the heavens and name for you a star,
But I’d rather see the sparkle in your eyes.

Chorus

Verse 3
Whenever I am near you there’s a tingle in my spine,
And butterflies are flying all the while,
Whenever I’m not with you and your kiss I’m going to miss,
I only have to close my eyes to smile,
You know that I have loved you from the first day that we met,
And I know that you’ve been in love with me,
This love we have together is expressed so many ways,
It’s a love I want this whole wide world to see.

Chorus

Every part of me.........every part of me I give.


Written by Eddie Halfpenny © 14/01/11

Every Part of Me I Give

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Forgiving
Verse 1:
I forgave you when you failed to say ‘I Do’ to me,
It took someone to take you to one side,
I forgave the tears that streaked your face behind the veil,
When I was told that I could ‘Kiss the Bride’.
I forgave you when you left me for another man,
I forgave you when you waltzed back in my life,
We both know I’ll always be forgiving you,
As long as you will always, be my wife.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

Verse 2:
Would you forgive me anything that I have done?
Would you forgive me; if I went astray?
It’s not like I’m the only one that’s doing wrong,
Would you forgive me and ask me to stay?
I don’t want another woman in my life,
My life won’t be the same if you’re not there,
If you forgive me, then I’ll forgive you everything,
Together we can grow and learn to care.

Chorus:
Forgiving is the greatest part of arguing,
The making up is never hard to do,
As long as I forgive your indiscretions,
I will always be forgiving you.

.....And I know you’ll be forgiving too.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2012, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Forgiving

Santa Stop Tonight

Verse1:

What does Christmas mean to me?
Presents ‘neath the Christmas tree,
Joyous times for all to see,
For this is Christmas time.
A workshop filled with little elves,
Making toys to fill the shelves,
Hear the sound of jingling bells,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:
Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Verse 2:

Dressed in red from head to toe,
You’ll hear him calling, Ho, Ho, Ho!
Santa’s sleigh has far to go,
For this is Christmas time.
A glass of milk and cookie plate,
Hurry Santa, don’t be late,
We know you’ll make this time so great,
For this is Christmas time.

Chorus:

Ding dong, ding dong, ding all day,
Santa’s filling up his sleigh,
The children of the world say,
“Santa stop tonight”.
Clip clop, clip clop, reindeer hoofs,
Clip across the houses roofs,
Santa’s dropping off the goods,
To make our Christmas bright.

Repeat Chorus:

........Santa stop tonight, Santa stop tonight.


© Eddie Halfpenny, 2016, all rights reserved.
[email protected]

Santa Stop Tonight

Your Mother’s Ring

Brushing up the leaves I noticed one little glint that caught my eye
I bent to pick it up it was the ring my wife had lost before she died
I held it in my hand and I turned to walk towards the door
But standing there and smiling was the little girl my wife had borne
So I took her hand in my hand into her mothers’ favourite chair
She sat down there beside me and calmly brushed her fingers through her hair.

"What is wrong with you daddy?
It looks to me like you’re sad",
How could I tell my darling?
This was the ring her mother had?

I opened up my hand to show her what I found when I was sweeping
It was then that I had to comfort her and try to stop the tears that she was weeping
I looped a chain around the ring and on her tiny neck the chain was placed
For me it was no substitute she wanted to see her mothers’ face
Now your mothers’ up in heaven and she’s watching from above
But as long as you keep that ring you’ll have a token of our love.

Daddy’s trying for you baby
But Daddy’s crying too
We must be strong together
Or we’ll never see this through.

That little girl grew up to be a beautiful bride on summer’s day
And I was there to see it all I had to give my little girl away
She turned to me smiling and I swear that I could hear the Angels sing
As her man took her hand in his and on her finger placed her mother’s ring
"We got through tough times daddy,"
My daughter said to me
"Although our lives were saddened
And this day we couldn’t see
But the love we had was stronger
Than the pain we felt within
The love that you and mummy had
Will be treasured with me in this ring."

Written by : Eddie Halfpenny ©2010

Your Mother's Ring

Write First Time

She told me I don’t write no more; the things I used to write before,
She told me that the past was fine; she said that I could write first time,
Could write the first thoughts on my mind; could write my heart for her to find,
The last I wrote she tore it up; I write no more for her to hurt.

My heart is closed within a cage; my pen will only write in rage,
She left me cold; she left me numb; destroyed my words and left me dumb,
A simple piece of paper here; a broken heart, a dropping tear,
I’m over her, now I’ll be fine; for someone new I’ll write first time.

I wrote the words within my heart,
I always had done from the start,
But love run out, my words ran dry,
I never even wondered why,
The love I felt, I couldn’t see,
Thought love was for eternity,
For someone further down the line,
I know my heart will write first time,

...................I’ll write first time.

There’s someone new that’s touched my heart, I’ll write for her; right from the start,
She makes me smile when she is there; she’s shown me that my heart still cares,
Who would have thought; a second time, my heart would feel a love sublime,
I write for her a simple note, “To you, my heart, I now devote”.

‘I love you’ is so easy said, it’s not enough for me; instead,
I want to write of how I feel, the words that show my love is real,
Some time has passed since I last wrote; my silent heart just never spoke,
But I’m now further down the line, for you I’m gonna write first time.

My pen is just a part of me,
My ink, my eyes; the love I see,
And when you read the words I write,
I hope you see my hearts’ delight,
To love; is every person’s goal,
And you have gently touched my soul,
I’m glad I’m further down the line,
For you; my heart will write first time.

...................I’ll write first time
...................I’ll write first time.

Write First Time

STRRRIKE!

Verse 1:
I loved her with all my heart; thought she’d never do me wrong,
The pull she had upon my heart, it seemed to grow so strong,
I knew that I was smitten ‘cause my heart would skip a beat,
So I became determined, to sweep her off her feet.

I tried so hard, eventually; she gave in to my charms,
Then I got to first base and held her in my arms,
Second base it came and went; I didn’t feel the joy,
I realised at third base, I was fondling a boy.

Chorus:
She had the face of a beauty; her hair was long and straight,
She had such nimble fingers but her grip was oh so great,
Her legs were long and slender and her skin a milky white,
But I just had to call her out, at third base it was STRRRIKE!

Verse 2:
She told me not to tell a soul or she would surely die,
She even did that woman thing and she began to cry,
I started feeling sorry for this girl who sat there sobbing,
But hell, no-one was feeling me while I was sat there throbbing.

We talked a while longer, the tears they did subside,
She looked at me with those big eyes; said ‘I could be your bride’
I wasn’t thinking with my head, not the one upon my shoulders,
A few more beers and she drew near; and I was getting bolder.

Chorus:

Verse 3:
Whoa! I said, what are we doing, we’re two adult men,
I know that I’ve been lonely some, but I ain’t been round the bend,
The tears they welled up once again; this time the tears were mine,
For I had drunk a dozen beers; and finished off the wine.

Not feeling very steady, I rose up to my feet,
I made my way out of her door and landed in the street,
She stood there in the doorway, ‘Oh please, I thought we might...’,
And I called back, I called you out, at third base it was STRRRIKE!

STRRRIKE!

Sit in Reflection

Verse 1:
Every day I was with you, was a day more in Heaven and my heart was filled with love,
I can’t express how it feels, now we’re not together it hurts to say those words,
In the pit of my stomach I’m missing your love; I’m missing the things that we’d do,
But of all the things missing in my life, I’m mostly missing you...

Chorus:
And I sit in reflection and look at myself,
I hang my head down low,
What sort of man won’t put up a fight?
When you tell him that he must go,
What sort of man can laugh at himself?
When his whole worlds upside-down?
What sort of man can smile through his pain?
And cry the tears of a clown?

Verse 2:
Where did I go wrong, was I really so bad? Did I not hold you enough?
Was I not looking, did I not see? That we were falling out of love,
Strange circumstances surrounded our fall, but we did not argue or fight,
I just don’t know how it happened at all, how we fell apart that night...

Chorus:

Verse 3:
It’s easy to look back and say it’s alright, things happen and life must go on,
But without you in my life, it drags every day; each second is a second too long,
I can’t end this cause I’m a coward, it’s not easy to die when you’re dead in your soul,
I’ll stay here till life is finished; if need be, I’ll stay lonely and old...

Chorus:

Sit In Reflextion


About Me

Bio

All of my life I have written poems and a few years ago a friend suggested I write song lyrics. I gave it a try and put pen to paper, yeah I'm old so still use a pen and paper. Six of the songs I wrote were performed at a local music festival open mic event and the performer won the event and got to open the following evening. Several lyrics have been submitted to various forums for appraisal and have received positive feedback. So I'm hoping this may be the platform that I need for a little success.
I can write lyrics for almost any genre, just give me the subject matter and it shall be done! One of my songs, Don't is available to hear on SoundCloud so why not give it a listen and get back to me. s://soundcloud.com/eddie-halfpenny/dont (I'm not playing or singing, I just wrote the words).The musician and performer is Robert Wilson.

CV/History

Having entered 2 competitions for Paramount song, winning 2 directors awards,I decided not to pay cash for a recording to be done. After reviewing theirs and other websites, I opted for Songbay.

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