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Songs by Gary Procyshyn

21 Days

21 DAYS


Southern shores are waiting
In this February chill
My heart needs time for breaking
I’ve got 21 days to kill
I’ve got 21 days to kill

I try to shed these feelings
While I think about her still
The pain is slowly peeling
I’ve got 21 days to kill
It will be 21 days of hell

When I get there
I will breathe
My heart will ask her
Will you please leave
Will you please leave

Southern shores are waiting
In this February chill
My heart needs time for breaking
I’ve got 21 days to kill
I’ve got 21 days to kill
I’ve got 21 days to kill
I’ve got 21 days to kill
I’ve got 21 days
I’ve got 21 days


Words and Music by:
Gary Procyshyn
www.garyp.ca

[Lyrics]


Grandpa's Treasure

GRANDPA’S TREASURE

Grandpa spoke of treasure once in ‘73
Hiding in that rocky soil, those poor Petlura fields
One day you may find it, you’ll have to look real hard
I was just a wild-eyed boy that day on Grandpa’s farm

Every single visit I’d turn up new ground
He’d shine a smile on me when nothing would be found
One day you will find it, Its really not that far
Every year this bright eyed boy kept searchin Grandpa’s farm

Chicken coupe and grain bins, that big ol’ dusty barn
That little orange tractor, Grandpa’s old red car
Gold prairies, green pastures, underneath the yard
I could not find the treasure out on Grandpa’s farm

He plowed those fields one last time, 1979
For all those years he wiped a tear, time to retire
He said today I’ll help you find it, he took me by the arm
Its everywhere you silly boy, its right here where we are

My chicken coupe and pigpen, that big ol’ dusty barn
My little orange tractor, how I love that ol’ red car
The prairies, the laughter, all the grandkids in the yard
This has always been my treasure out on Grandpa’s farm

So many memories hiding in that big ol’ dusty barn
That little orange tractor, Grandpa’s old red car
The holidays we gathered, our whole family in the yard
I finally found the treasure out on Grandpa’s farm
I finally found the treasure out on Grandpa’s farm
I finally found the treasure out on Grandpa’s farm
Out on Grandpa’s farm

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Itchy Blue

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When My Dad Was 40

WHEN MY DAD WAS 40

When my dad was 40 he was napping on the couch
When my dad was 40 I remember laughing out loud
When my dad was 40 he was worried bout the bills
I remember thinking he was way over the hill

My own middle age is getting nearer
I still see a kid when I look in the mirror

When my dad was 40 this smart ass knew it all
When my dad was 40 he was starting to go bald
When my dad was 40 his belly started stretching out
I thought it was hysterical his big toe flared up with gout

My own middle age is getting nearer
I still see a kid when I look in the mirror

Sandals, black sox
My favorite gitch got a hole in the crotch
Stay home, don’t walk
After work I’m gonna pour a double scotch
I’ll doze allot
Another 40 years and I’ll probably drop

Can’t believe I’m 40 I’m napping on the couch
Can’t believe I’m 40 my kids are laughing out loud
Holy crap I’m 40 my hair is falling out
I’m finding wrinkles in the mirror my Dad’s laughing now

Can’t believe I’m 40
Hard to believe I’m 40



Words and Music by:
Gary Procyshyn
www.garyp.ca

[Lyrics]


Your Mind Is White

YOUR MIND IS WHITE

Your blank eyes stare right through me
A million questions try my mind
The cloud your on is so confusing
Your explanations leave me blind

I cant read you
Your mind is white

I watch the steam escape your coffee
There’s trouble brewing dead ahead
Mood swings have always kicked me
Off my ass and out of bed

I cant read you
Your mind is white

Please tell me where I can find
The real story inside your life

You’re like a series of scary stories
Monsters and verbal shhhhhhhit
Mood swings are Steven king gory
Something creepy ate the print

I cant read you
Your mind is white
I cant read you
Your mind is white
I cant read you
Your mind is white
Your mind is white

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Region:

Winnipeg, MB

Level of Experience:

WORKING ON IT

Genre:

Country | Folk and Traditional | Rock and Pop | Other

I Write:

By myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

I Do (Round Two) New Avenue Your Mind Is White In The Time That Matters 21 Days The Hit That Got Away When My Dad Was 40 Closed Eyelids Choices Long Time Love Affair With Beer Grandpa's Treasure Too Many Once In A Whiles lately Gone Freedom Blues Before I Let Go (My Daughters Wedding) Its Over "Only If You're Listening" CD Like a Stone I Will Follow (U2 cover) Ripe Sorry Underneath Your Cloud Only If You're Listening Wither Hidden Souless Flow My Song

Albums Released:

2012 In The Time That Matters 2008 Only If You're Listening 2007 Toss The Covers

Song Placements:

DAUPHIN COUNTRYFEST appears on "Countryfest" the documentary

Awards:

Runner up in the International Acoustic Music Awards in the Open / AOG category w 21 Days and appeared on their compilation CD, Honorable mention in The Billboard World Song Contest and the International Songwriting Competition in London w Like A Stone.

Other Credits:

The Lenny Breau Memorial Scholarship to GIT in LA.

I am interested in:

Web Cowriting | Face to face Cowriting | Networking | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Biography:

BIOGRAPHICAL - Gary Procyshyn 2015

GARY WAS BORN INTO A MUSICAL FAMILY AND HAS GROWN FROM AN ASPIRING FUSION GUITAR PLAYER (COMBINING JEFF BECK, EDDY VAN HALEN AND ERIC CLAPTON) AND HAS EMERGED AS A GENUINE SINGER/SONGWRITER/GUITAR PLAYER.

HIS SONGS ARE STORYTELLER REALISM WITH STRONG METAPHORS AND LUSH MELODIC HARMONIES AND HIS INCREDIBLE TECHNICAL ABILITIES ON THE GUITAR ARE CLEVERLY HIDDEN WITHIN THE SONGS WITH FEEL AND PASSION. GARY'S SENSE OF HUMOUR AND EASY RAPPORT WITH THE AUDIENCE MAKE HIM A NATURAL ON STAGE.

HE WAS AWARDED THE LENNY BREAU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP TO MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN LA TO ATTEND A FULL YEAR AT GIT. THE AWARD CAME FROM GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE AND MUSICIANS INSTITUTE AND WAS FULL TUITION TO STUDY WITH MANY GREATS IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.??HE PLAYED ORIGINAL MUSIC IN TORONTO AFTER GRADUATING FROM GIT AND MOVED BACK TO WINNIPEG TO FOCUS ON HIS SOLO CAREER AS A SINGER SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER / PRODUCER.

HE RECORDED HIS 1ST SINGER SONGWRITER CD "ONLY IF YOU'RE LISTENING" AND RECEIVED AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE BILLBOARD WORLD SONG CONTEST AND AN HONORABLE MENTION IN THE INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION IN LONDON ENGLAND FOR HIS SONG "LIKE A STONE". HIS VOCAL ABILITIES AND POTENTIAL AS A SONGWRITER WON PRAISE FROM LOCAL PRODUCER CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY ( CBG ARTIST DEVELOPMENT) AND NASHVILLE SONG PLUGGER SHERRIL BLACKMAN.

"21 DAYS" KICKED OFF THE WRITING FOR HIS 2012 RELEASE "IN THE TIME THAT MATTERS" AND WON RUNNER UP IN THE OPEN/AOG CATEGORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACOUSTIC MUSIC AWARDS AND APPEARS ON VOLUME 6 OF THEIR GLOBAL COMPILATION CD. HIS VOCALS HAVE MATURED WITH HEART FELT UNIQUENESS AND DEPTH WITHOUT THE AID OF AUTO TUNE AND THE SOUL OF HIS MUSIC IS DIVERSE. THE NEW SONGS ARE BEAUTIFULLY COMPLIMENTED BY HIS OUTSTANDING GUITAR ABILITIES. THE ALBUM IS AN ACOUSTIC ADVENTURE IN STYLE DIVERSITY WITH GUEST ARTISTS ENRICHING THE SONGS WITH FURTHER DEPTH. 

GARY'S GROWTH AS A SINGER SONGWRITER / GUITAR PLAYER / PRODUCER AND ENGINEER CAUGHT THE ATTENTION ONCE AGAIN OF CHRIS BURKE-GAFFNEY. CHRIS AND CANADIAN PRODUCER OF THE YEAR ARUN CHATURVEDI MIXED THE RELEASE WHICH IS RICH IN MATERIAL FOR FILM/TV.

THE SONGWRITERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CHOSE GARY AS THE FEATURED ARTIST ON ITS WEBSITE HOMEPAGE NOVEMBER OF 2012 AND FEATURED HIS BLOG. HE WAS INTERVIEWED AND SHOWCASED 2 SONGS LIVE ON SHAW TV'S BACKSTAGE WITH TRACY KOGA IN JAN 2013. GARY WAS ALSO VOTED FORWARD TO ROUND 2 OF CBC'S SEARCHLIGHT COMPETITION AS 1 OF THE TOP 20 FOR THE MANITOBA REGION.

MOST RECENTLY HIS SONG "DAUPHIN COUNTRYFEST" WAS FEATURED IN THE DOCUMENTARY "COUNTRYFEST" ALONG WITH A CLIP OF HIM PERFORMING THE SONG UNPLUGGED IN HIS HOME STUDIO. GARY IS CURRENTLY WRITING AND RECORDING HIS NEXT ALBUM. HE WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY LIVE AND PURSUE CO-WRITING WHILE PRESENTING HIS SONGS FOR PUBLISHING AND FILM/TV.

"Gary is a superb emotional vocalist with a unique melodic approach and is also a phenomenal guitar player with an exceptional gift for improvisation. His songwriting is very unique with his personal emotional character and humor. The upcoming 2015 album will showcase Gary's talents on electric and acoustic lead guitar but the forefront of his music remains in his heartfelt vocals and very original songwriting. You can preview I'M A RETRO LP and ITCHY BLUE on his You tube channel."

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