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Alison Hogan

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"If life is a shipwreck, we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats." Voltaire

Sounds Like:

Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Shawn Colvin, Suzanne Vega

Influences:

Joni Mitchell, Bruce Cockburn, John Prine, Shawn Colvin, Rickie Lee Jones, Guy Clark

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Joni Mitchell

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Songs by Alison Hogan

All The King's Horses

Words + Music © Alison Hogan / Whole Lotta Music SOCAN

V1

I was just turned seventeen
Said goodbye to Sweet Sixteen
Like every girl I dreamed love was forever

That summer he taught me to drive down by the dusty riverside
I fell hard and I fell deep
When I fell into that sweet sleep

CHORUS

We played a game of let’s pretend
I never wanted it to end
I gave my heart so carelessly
And when he gave the pieces back to me
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put ‘em back together again

V2

He had eyes the colour of old blue jeans
Face from the cover of a magazine
And a heart as cold as the soul of December

But I was just too blind to see just what he had in mind for me
I fell hard and I fell fast
Should have known it was too good to last

CHORUS

We played a game of let’s pretend
I never wanted it to end
I gave my heart so carelessly
And when he gave the pieces back to me
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put ‘em back together again

BRIDGE

Sometimes a girl’s just got to let go
Cos it’s gonna hurt more than she can know
Sometimes a shattered heart is never whole again
Never whole again

CHORUS

[Lyrics]


Charlie's Tune

V1
You’ve been beside me all these years
Through summer storms and cold winter nights
We’ve seen some laughter and some tears
But we always more than made up for the fights

I know they told me that you can’t hear me now
I know they told me but I’m gonna say it anyhow
I’m gonna say it anyhow

CH
When everything is said and done
And every battle’s fought and won
And every bitter tear has fallen
I’ll still hold on

I know you’ve got to leave here now
You know I’ll get along somehow
And even though my heart is breaking
I’ll still hold on, I’ll still hold on to you

V2
You came out west looking for adventure
You never dreamed you might wind up with a wife
I never will forget the day I met you
And how that felt and how you changed my life

CH

V3
Are you dreaming ‘bout your backyard back in Belmont?
You always were the first one in the pool
Swimming in that sweet New England sunshine
They tell me now there’s nothing they can do…

CH
When everything is said and done
And every battle’s fought and won
And every bitter tear has fallen I’ll still hold on

I know you’ve got to leave here now
You know I’ll get along somehow
And even though my heart is breaking
I’ll still hold on, I’ll still hold on
I’ll still hold on to you

[Lyrics]


Mama Cries

V1

Daddy was a preacher was a real good man
Mama loved him to the bone more than anyone can
Had a little wedding back in ‘73
By and by baby made three
Had a little money and a beat-up truck
Went up to the country just to try their luck

CHORUS
There was a whole lot of nothing in that one room shack
And all the money in the world could never get that back
There was a whole lot of lovin’ in his eyes
And that’s why
Mama cries

V2

Oh that winter was a teacher but they still had dreams
Of a little honeymoon down in New Orleans
But the snow kept coming and the roads got bad
Daddy got tired and Mama got sad
The road took Daddy away that night
Mama said she saw the angels guide him toward the light

CHORUS
There was a whole lot of nothing in that one room shack
And all the money in the world could never get that back
There was a whole lot of lovin’ in his eyes
And that’s why
Mama cries

BRIDGE
Out on that lonesome stretch of highway
Out past the hurtin’ side of town
Out on that lonesome stretch of highway
That old Chevy she broke down….

SOLO OVER CHORUS

CHORUS
There was a whole lot of nothing in that one room shack
And all the money in the world could never get that back
There was a whole lot of lovin’ in his eyes
And that’s why
Yeah that’s why
Mama cries… Mama cries… Mama cries

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Victoria, BC

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Genre:

Blues | Country | Folk | Jazz | Rock

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

Songs Recorded:

"Back to LA / Come on Home" (Pony Records) "Another Girl" (MCA Universal / Hummingbird Records)

Song Placements:

Lynne Taylor Donovan: "Angel in Your Eyes" : "Never Comin' Back" Tumbleweed: "Woman She Used to Be" Anna Beaumont: "This Time"

I am interested in:

Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Getting a Publishing Deal

Biography:

Alison Hogan : Songs From the Third Act

Songs From Third Act is a stunning, sad, funny, sexy and lovely collection of songs. Not your typical folk album, it goes beyond a generic genre label with the same intense introspection, empathy, honesty and craft that Townes Van Zandt defined and dared anyone to emulate. Few do. Alison Hogan does.

Canadian Beats

www.alisonhogan.com

This is a collection of songs from a unique West Coast singer/songwriter.

They’re about the extremes of love and the human condition, the tribulations of the road, and the quirky randomness of life in general.

Alison’s journey in music has taken many interesting twists and turns. Her lyrics are drawn from a deep well of experience, with a depth of observation that brings her characters to life, making every song a compelling story.

Presented here with a stellar band of fine musicians, Songs from the Third Act is a labour of love, and it shows in every carefully crafted track.

This CD is sequenced like an old-school album, starting with an upbeat set of full band tracks, and winding down with a more subdued acoustic set that includes an evocative cover of John Prine's "Far From Me" showcasing the atmospheric pedal steel guitar of Charlie Hase.



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