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NEW SONG IN PROGRESS: "Hurricane", Christene Jackman


Most of the time, I start with lyrics. Sometimes the music and lyrics come at the same time. Here's step #1 of the song I'm currently working on. As your reading them, hear a Jazz type of music. Think Harry Connick Jr. I'll post a rough draft with the music when I get it. Still Tweaking.

This song is dedicated to Joseph Levitch (Jerry Lewis) who passed away at 91, August 20, 2017.

HURRICANE, Christene Jackman ©&(p) 9.27.2017. BMI Work No: 025553999

For Joseph (Jerome) Levitch. Music style: Jazz Ballad.

I saw the news on the net – a headline of the day An old friend I’d never met - had gone and passed away Echoes of laughter - pratfalls and tears Thank you, my friend - for all of those years Thank you, my friend - for all of those years ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Heaved a sigh at the looking glass – glimpsed a weary face Dancing lines of chorus cast – silver strands keeping pace Your leaving gave me pause - to stop and reflect Make this life count - one time’s all you get. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CHORUS: Time is a tyrant, a goose-stepping fiend A taunting tirade taking over the scene Each tick of the clock heralds: fade and wane We’re all but a breath – against the Hurricane We’re all but a breath – against the Hurricane ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Can’t you hear Eternity - thunderin’ in your chest It’s the sound behind the heartbeat - the wind that drives the crest There’s a Door and there’s a Knock - a time to fling it wide A final curtain waits for all - and there’s no one that can hide. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CHORUS ~ Then Instrumental CHORUS duet w alto sax/muted trombone Time is a tyrant, a goose-stepping fiend A taunting tirade taking over the scene Each tick of the clock heralds: fade and wane We’re all but a breath – against the Hurricane We’re all but a breath – against the Hurricane --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Make the Choice that must be made - while it’s called “Today” Your ticket’s already paid - by Hands that paved the Way So before fade to black – with stub clenched in hand Live this life well – Live this life well – Live this life well – and strike up the *band.

* NOTE: On the final word, "band"--Upbeat Swing Music starts, like"In The Mood" by Glenn Miller band), with swing dancers, spotlight on dancer/actors acting out "living life well: doing mitzvot.

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