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by Chet Nichols

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A collection of solo and semi-solo, minimized arrangements that highlight Chet's vocals, instrumentation, melodies and lyrics.

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released July 20, 2016

Chet Nichols: Lyrics, music, vocals, instrumentation, arrangement, recording and production.

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Chet Nichols Chicago, Illinois

Chet Nichols is an award-winning singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, music producer and engineer.

Chet is an inductee in The Kansas Music Hall Of Fame. He joins artists like Pat Matheny, Melissa Ethridge, and Martina McBride....and many other fine musical artists.

He has produced 25 CDs of original material. He has produced music for used in films, television and radio.
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Track Name: Tangled Up In You (Solo)
“Tangled Up In You”
Lyrics and music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2009/2016 by Chet Nichols & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
chetnichols@aol.com :: http://www.chetnichols.net

VERSE ONE:
The first time I saw you
I could have turned and run
But a voice said,
“Stick around and have a little fun.”
Was that just a big mistake
Or some foolish hope?
Before I could ask your name
You had me on the ropes
CHORUS:
I looked around and I was in the middle
A web was spinning
There was no escape
And it did not take too long before I knew
I was tangled up in you.

VERSE TWO
We drifted to the dance floor
And fought the urge to kiss
Our bodies screaming,
“Just let go and give into the bliss”
I inhaled your perfume
Like some forbidden drug
Then your eyes whispered,
“Are we falling in love?”
CHORUS:
How could this be
Love happening so fast?
Our hearts were racing
We were losing control
And it did not take too long before we knew
You were tangled up, too

BRIDGE
Now, when love comes at first sight
It can last for just one night
But we’ve gone on for years
Dancing thru the tears
Entangled in our lives
CHORUS
I looked around and we’re both in the middle
Of a life that’s simple
Loving and sweet
And there ‘s nothing that could make me be untrue
I’m still tangled up in you
Track Name: Six Feet Under (Solo)
"Six Feet Under"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
http://www.chetnicholsmusic.com * chet@chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Verse 1
I was buried
But still alive
So many troubles filling up my life
Claustrophobic
My cries unheard
Till I summoned all the strength I had to rise up out of the dirt

Chorus
I was six feet under
Entombed deep beneath my doubts
I was six feet under
Till I found the faith to dig my way out

Verse 2
I was drowning
Blinded by the dark
Till I saw a bolt of lightening strike the fears inside my heart
Illumination
I could suddenly see
And I summoned all the hope I had and got back on my feet

Chorus
I was six feet under
Entombed deep beneath my doubts
I was six feet under
Till I found the faith to dig my way out

Bridge
I was cold
I was in pain
Living inside a self-inflicted grave
I believed I was reaching the end
Till I found I held the passion to fuel my resurrection

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Paradise (Solo)
"Paradise"
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Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright by 1978/2013 Chet Nichols (ASCAP)/Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
chet@chetnichols.net :: http://www.chetnicholsmusic.com
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


VERSE 1
You've been there
I've been here
The gang all cheers
When you reappear
Limousines
The Rising star
A little too quick
And much too far away
You're asking for my time
Like it was mine to give
Then explain it all away
Between the movies and the rhymes
We try to get away
And share our quiet times, in.....

CHORUS
Paradise
In my arms
Smiling times
On a beach in Malibu
Paradise is here
Near the open sea and me
Not on "The Avenues"
Here's Paradise

VERSE 2
But, I'm confused
Back 'n forth
In and out
I hardly see your face
Paris clubs
The New York scenes
The photos show you
Dancing the night away
You're living in my mind
You never spend the day
Oh, you're always "on your way"
Between the movies and the rhymes
You're here to disappear
I wish you'd only stay, in....
REPEAT CHORUS

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Copyright © 1978/2013 ® by Chet Nichols ASCAP & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)

All US and Global rights reserved.

This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers. For permission requests, write to the publisher at chet@chetnichols.net or http://www.chetnichols.net, or addressed to "Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065
Track Name: The Secrets Of Life (Solo)
“The Secrets Of Life”
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Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2002 by Chet Nichols/ Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Please contact: Chet Nichols, 723 Greenwood Road, Northbrook, Il 60062
Phone: {310} 386-3636 Cell

VERSE 1.
Why do plates stay on the table?
How do planes float across the sky?
Why do flowers bloom in Springtime?
Why do people live a life only to pass bye?

VERSE 2.
Why are some so rich and famous
While others struggle to get by?
Why do some understand persistence
While others give up after the first try?

CHORUS
The secrets of life
The secrets of life
They are hiding, but they’re not too hard to find, yeah, yeah, yeah…
The secrets of life
The secrets of life
Are waiting if you only take the time
BRIDGE
How can we share this common condition
Yet, be so far apart in what we believe?
What’s happened to the spiritual connection
That supposedly flows thru you and me?

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE 3.
Why do fear and selfishness preclude
Every chance we have to share charity in this life we’re passing through?
Why don’t we seize the chances to find
The magnificent potential living in our hearts and minds?

REPEAT CHORUS
They’re waiting
They’re waiting
They’re waiting
Track Name: Smother You (Solo)
“Smother You”
Lyrics and music by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)
Copyright 2016/2008/1975 by Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
www.chetnichols.net * chetnichols@aol.com
Tuning: ebbebe

VERSE ONE
New confusions have left you here
Thoughts are blurred and unclear
Dreams once held so near
Have begun to disappear
So, let them fly to the wind
Someone new will take them in
Someone new will be their friend
CHORUS
And what about my ears?
And what about my mouth?
And what about my gentle touch
Helps to warm your darkened nights?
I’ll help you fight your fears
And hold you through the bouts
That love to draw you in the ring
And smother you with doubt

VERSE ONE
Mix reservation
With the feelings that we’ve had
Add the frustration
Of a world that has gone bad
Still we must keep on churning
We must move right along
There is no returning
That’s yesterday’s song
CHORUS
And what about my ears?
And what about my mouth?
And what about my gentle touch
Helps to warm your darkened nights?
I’ll help you fight your fears
And hold you through the bouts
That love to draw you in the ring
And smother you
And smother me
And smother you
And smother me
And smother you
Track Name: Goodbye Doesn't Mean Goodbye (Solo)
“Goodbye Doesn’t Mean Goodbye”
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2016 (2011-1999) by Chet Nichols/ Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
chet@chenichols.net :: http://www.chetnichols.net

Verse 1
The ice was falling on the High Plains
A winter storm had closed the roads again
My only choice was to ignore the warnings
‘Cause you called and left a message you were giving back my ring .... now....

Chorus
Goodbye, usually means goodbye
When lovers don’t talk it through and give love one more try
What could be worse than losing a lover and best friend?
Goodbye seems so final
When your love is a downhill climb
And goodbye really means goodbye

Verse 2
I know I can see you anytime
On the hall of pictures framed inside my mind
I can smell the roses in those photos
But they only fuel the questions burning deep inside my soul....why does....

Chorus
Goodbye, usually means goodbye
When lovers don’t talk it through and give love one more try?
What could be worse than losing a lover and best friend?
Goodbye seems so final
When your love is a downhill climb
And goodbye really means goodbye

Bridge
I pulled into a Texaco to place another call
It only took a moment for your “hello” to say it all
In an instant, my heart was sailing down the road
Through your tears you told me, all I needed to know ..... that.....

Chorus.
Goodbye, doesn’t have to mean goodbye
When lovers talk it through and give love one more try
What could be worse than losing a lover and best friend?
Goodbye seems so final
When your love is a downhill climb
But, goodbye, doesn’t mean goodbye
Oh, I knew we could I do it
If we only talked through it
Because goodbye doesn’t mean goodbye
Doesn’t mean goodbye
Doesn’t mean goodbye
Track Name: Bernadelle (Solo)
“Bernadelle”
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2012 by Chet Nichols (ASCAP)& Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
www.chetnicholsmusic.com :: chet@chetnichols.net
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

1. He sailed a silver steamer across the sea
Then caught a train to Paris to photographing memories
Painted scenes on sidewalks melting in the rain
Led to ships along the shoreline drifting on the Seine
And she was there
The vision from a dream
Singing ‘neath her parasol
Aboard her ship of dreams
To her the river was an endless wishing well
That’s where he met Bernadelle

CHORUS:
Bernadelle was a muse
And her music was the magic that she used
She spent each moment painting songs
Mixing words and melodies as they ’d drift along

2. A world of instruments filled her salon
Tools for their inspiration, they would play from dusk till dawn
They spent that summer sailing thru the motherlands
Writing songs and painting stories acting like good friends
But, they were more
Than actors in a scene
Surrounded by the sights and sounds
Aboard her ship of dreams
That’s when her river became his wishing well
And he fell in love with Bernadelle

CHORUS
Bernadelle was his muse
And her music was the magic that she used
To weave a warm, enchanting spell
Till he let go and finally fell into her wishing well
Their love’s a story they still tell
Of blending words and melodies as they sailed upon their wishing well
Bernadelle
Track Name: The Love I Want To Show (Solo)
“The Love I Want To Show ”
Lyrics & Music by Chet Nichols
Copyright 2011 by Chet Nichols/Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
chet@chetnichols.net :: http://www.chetnichols.net

Verse One
Its taken time to sort things out
But, now it’s clear what my life is about
What’s been missing for me is the love I want to show
I vow to give all that I can
To make a difference and take a stand
Against old habits that hide the love I want to show
Lift
I swear from this moment to love a different way
Because if I don’t, how will I rise above the mistakes I have made?
Chorus
I have learned to open my heart
Tear down the walls that keep my love from getting out
I’ll swing open the door for the love I want to show

Musical Bridge

Verse Two
The world outside loves to pretend
That I’ll be hurt if I change my direction
But I’ll put a fight for the love I want to show
Lift
How strong can my love be if I’m too afraid?
To make the changes I need to and keep the new promises I’ve made
Chorus
I have learned to love myself
So I’ll be ready to love somebody else
I’ll swing open the door for the love I want to show
I’ll swing open the door for the love I want to show