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Ron Fairbairn

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One of the greatest joys in my life is playing music and writing songs. I have been doing this all my life and will continue doing so as long as I am able. Money and success are worth striving for, but the true motivation is, and must be, in the music.

Sounds Like:

Bruce Cockburn, Michael Franks, Lou Reed, Jose Gonzalez

Influences:

Bob Dylan, Bruce Cockburn, Son House, Howlin' Wolf, Cat Stevens, James Taylor, Beatles, Stones, Led Zeppelin,The Funk Brothers [Motown],, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Ray Brown, Paul Simon, Alan Bergman, Billie Holiday, Django Reinhart, Etta James, Jose Gonzalez

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Bruce Cockburn

Contact Email:

ron@ronfairbairn.com

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Songs by Ron Fairbairn

Liquid Man

LIQUID MAN
HE STARTED OUT SMALL - MANAGED PUBLIC FUNDS
SKIMMED OFF THE TOP - PUBLIC COST OVERRUNS
MADE IT TO WALL STREET, WHERE THE BIG BOYS GO TO PLAY
NOW HE MAKES TONS OF MONEY - BUYS AND SELLS ALL DAY
HE SAYS
“DON'T BLAME ME FOR THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
I WAS PLAYING BY THE RULES OF THE GAME"
HE SAYS
EVERYBODY'S DOING IT- NO ONE'S TO BLAME
THROUGH THE LOOPHOLES I BECAME...
A LIQUID MAN
I'M A LIQUID MAN
LIQUID, MAN
MAN I'M A LIQUID MAN
“QUANTITATIVE EASING - OH YEAH, HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE
FREE MONEY FOR ME - NOT JUST FOR EVERYONE
AND IF I HAD TO LEAVE IN A HURRY I COULD
PRISON BARS AND HANDCUFFS WON'T DO YOU NO GOOD
I'M A SHADOW BANKER AND THERE'S NO PAPER TRAIL
CREATIVE ACCOUNTANTS KEEP ME UNDER THE VEIL
I BOUGHT ME AN ISLAND- COLD HARD CASH
IF YOU GET TOO CLOSE I'LL BE GONE IN A FLASH"
HE'S A LIQUID MAN
A LIQUID MAN
LIQUID, MAN
MAN HE'S A LIQUID MAN
OOH, OOH, OOH, OOH
HE'S A MODERN DAY OUTLAW
FAST ON THE DRAW
BUYS RISING INDICATORS
SELLS BEFORE THEY FALL
A MODERN DAY OUTLAW
IN A THREE PIECE SUIT
AND HE'S ROBBING OUR TRAIN
STICK'EM UP HE WANTS ALL OF THE LOOT!
OOH, OOH, OOH, OOH
YOU'RE A LIQUID MAN
YOU'RE A LIQUID MAN
LIQUID,MAN
LIQUID MAN

[Lyrics]


So Far So Good


© Ron Fairbairn, 2014

SO FAR, SO GOOD

I DON’T NEED FORTUNE AND I DON’T NEED FAME
‘CAUSE I'VE GOT A GOOD WOMAN AND WE'VE GOT A GOOD NAME
WE'VE GOT GOOD NEIGHBORS IN A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD
SO FAR, SO GOOD

MIGHT DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULDN'T DO
DON'T DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULD
BUT I 'VE GOT A PLAN, I’M GONNA ROLL FOREVER
SO FAR SO GOOD

BEEN DOWN SOME LONELY ROADS, PAVED WITH BLUES
BUT I BECAME THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD
I STOOD ON A MOUNTAINTOP WHERE I COULD SEE
SO FAR, SO GOOD


MIGHT DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULDN'T DO
DON'T DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULD
BUT I 'VE GOT A PLAN I’M GONNA ROLL FOREVER
SO FAR SO GOOD

SOLO

BEEN DOWN SOME LONELY ROADS, PAVED WITH BLUES
BUT I BECAME THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD
I STOOD ON A MOUNTAINTOP WHERE I COULD SEE
SO FAR, SO GOOD


MIGHT HEAR A FEW THINGS THAT I MISCONSTRUE
DON'T HEAR A FEW THINGS THAT I COULD
BUT I 'VE GOT A PLAN I’M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER
SO FAR SO GOOD

WELL IT'S A WELL-WORN GROOVE BUT IT FEELS JUST RIGHT
LIKE A MIDWAY RIDE ON A SATURDAY NIGHT
KICK OFF YOUR DANCIN' SHOES AND HOLD ON TIGHT
WE'RE GOIN’TO GO SLIPSTREAM RIDIN' ON THE LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE


MIGHT DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULDN'T DO
DON'T DO A FEW THINGS THAT I SHOULD
BUT I 'VE GOT A PLAN I’M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER
SO FAR SO GOOD
SO FAR, SO GOOD
SO FAR, SO GOOD.

[Lyrics]


Stirring Fire

© Ron "Marwood" Fairbairn
STIRRING FIRE
THERE'S A LANGUAGE OF THE EYES- SPARKS OF LOVE START TO FLY
WHEN YOU SMILED AT ME I WISHED THAT YOU WERE MINE
WHEN WE KISSED, WE SPUN THE COMPASS. GIRL WE TURNED THE WORLD AROUND
IT TURNED INSIDE OUT - WE STILL LAUGH ABOUT IT NOW
THERE'S A LOOK OF LOVE AND WE HAVE BEEN
TOGETHER FROM THAT DAY
STORMY WEATHER, SUNNY DAYS - LOVE COME WHAT MAY
STIRRING FIRE, FANNING FLAMES
WATCHING FIRELIGHT PIERCE THE DARKNESS
STIRRING FIRE, BABY YOU AND I TONIGHT
WE'LL TAKE OUR LOVE A LITTLE HIGHER
AND MAKE IT SPARKLE BRIGHTLY
WE'RE STIRRING FIRE
BABY YOU AND I
THERE'S A SONG WHERE BLUSHING LOVE SINGS OF SATINWOOD AND LACE
THERE'S A BEACH WHERE WE WATCHED WHITECAPS ON THE WAVES
AND OUR YELLOW AND GREEN UMBRELLA LEFT US STANDING IN THE RAIN
IT TURNED INSIDE OUT. WE STILL LAUGH ABOUT IT NOW
THERE'S A LOOK OF LOVE AND WE HAVE BEEN
TOGETHER FROM THAT DAY
STORMY WEATHER, SUNNY DAYS - LOVE COME WHAT MAY
STIRRING FIRE, FANNING FLAMES
WATCHING FIRELIGHT PIERCE THE DARKNESS
STIRRING FIRE, BABY YOU AND I TONIGHT
WE'LL TAKE OUR LOVE A LITTLE HIGHER
AND MAKE IT SPARKLE BRIGHTLY
WE'RE STIRRING FIRE
BABY YOU AND I
IT'S BEEN SAID "THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH"
AND THEN THERE'S LOTS OF STOPS ALONG THE WAY
BUT EVEN IF THE STARS FALL FROM THE SKY
I KNOW THAT LOVE LIKE OURS WILL NEVER DIE
STIRRING FIRE, FANNING FLAMES
WATCHING FIRELIGHT PIERCE THE DARKNESS
STIRRING FIRE, BABY YOU AND I TONIGHT
WE'LL TAKE OUR LOVE A LITTLE HIGHER
AND MAKE IT SPARKLE BRIGHTLY
STIRRING FIRE
BABY YOU AND I

[Lyrics]


the Whole World is Shakin'

© Ron 'Marwood' Fairbairn
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN'
I HAD A DREAM ABOUT A TOWER COMING DOWN RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME
IT CRUMBLED TO THE GROUND IN SLOW MOTION JUST SO I COULD SEE
I WENT TO RUN AWAY AND I STARTED- BUT SOMETHING MADE ME STOP AND TURN AROUND,
I HAD A CHANGE IN HEART
IN THE EYE OF THE STORM, MAYBE SOMEONE WAS ALIVE,
THEY MIGHT BE CALLING OUT FOR HELP, MAYBE I COULD SAVE A LIFE
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN' ,OOH OOH A
OOH OOH, SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN'
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN'
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN'
OUT ON THE DARK SIDE
INNER LIGHT IS OUR WEAPON
WE'VE GOT TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE
WE WATCHED THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT, UNITED AS ONE
THEY WANTED CHANGE AND THEY WEREN'T LEAVING 'TILL THEY GOT IT DONE
MOBARRICK TRIED TO BLOCK COMMUNICATIONS
BUT THE PEOPLE HAD THE TOOL OF A NEW GENERATION
IN THE PALM OF EVERY HAND WAS A SMARTPHONE
WHO WOULD HAVE EVER THOUGHT IT COULD HAVE CHANGED A NATION!
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN' , OOH OOH A
OOH OOH, SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN'
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE A SH-SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN'
THE WHOLE WORLD'S SHAKIN'
OUT ON THE DARK SIDE
INNER LIGHT IS OUR WEAPON
AND WE'VE GOT TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE
IT'S NOT SUCH A TERRIBLE PLACE
IT'S JUST A FAMILY TRADITION CALLED "THE HUMAN RACE"
AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN "WITH AND WITHOUT"
NOBODY CAN DENY IT'S WHAT THE FIGHTING'S ABOUT!
IF THEY SANK SOME TANKERS IN THE STRAIGHT OF HORMUZ
THEN IT WOULD BLOCK THE FLOW OF OIL AND ALL HELL WOULD BREAK LOOSE
THERE'S GONNA COME A DAY WHEN WE DON'T NEED IT
IT'S A LONG WAYS AWAY AND WE'RE ALL CAUGHT BETWEEN IT
WE'RE PLAYING A WAITING GAME WITH EVOLUTION
WE SEE A WORLD WHERE SHARING IS THE ONLY SOLUTION
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN', OOH OOH A
OOH OOH OOH. SOMETHINGS GONNA GIVE
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE A SH-SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN'. OOH OOH A
OOH OOH OOH. HOW'RE WE GONNA LIVE?
OUT ON THE DARK SIDE
INNER LIGHT IS OUR WEAPON
AND WE'VE GOT TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE
AND IT'S NOT SUCH A TERRIBLE PLACE
IT'S JUST A FAMILY TRADITION CALLED "THE HUMAN RACE"
AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN "WITH AND WITHOUT"
NOBODY CAN DENY IT'S WHAT THE FIGHTING'S ABOUT!
NO IT'S NOT SUCH A TERRIBLE PLACE
JUST A FAMILY TRADITION CALLED "THE HUMAN RACE"
AND WE'VE GOT TO LOOK FEAR IN THE FACE
WE'VE GOT TO SCREW DOWN OUR COURAGE TO THAT STICKING PLACE!
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE A SH-SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN'
SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKE SHAKE A SHAKIN' OOH OOH A
OOH OOH OOH, SHAKE A SHAKIN', OOH OOH A
OOH OOH OOH
THE WHOLE WORLD IS SHAKIN'

[Lyrics]


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Region:

White Rock, BC

Level of Experience:

ON MY WAY

Genre:

Blues | Folk and Traditional | Jazz | Rock and Pop

I Write:

By myself | For myself | With others | For others

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

For The City, Pearl, Leisheri, Somebody's Hidin' (Hidin' Blues), Bullitzenbomz, Romp In The Swamp, Cherry Blossom, The Whole World is Shakin, Stirring Fire, Liquid Man,So Far So Good, Big Black Cloud, Ransacked, Brown Side Down, Words Don't Come Easy (when it comes to love)

Albums Released:

Roxcity, Romp In The Swamp

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:

Ron Fairbairn is a Canadian singer-songwriter from White Rock, B.C. He has seen a life of music from behind the strings of a bass guitar. In 2009 he began his study of guitar and songwriting. His music is intimate and earnest, with compelling grooves and melody, while balancing reflection and seriousness with a sprinkle of gentle humour. Ron's music can be heard at http://ronfairbairn.com

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