I Tried

by David Celia

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Turnout 03:38
Turnout Words and Music ©2000 David Celia/SOCAN Sittin’ down feelin’ shit about yesterday Didn’t know it’d be me about to betray Told myself I’d never give away But it happened so fast it came to me today You like the groove to lean back in your chair As you stare at the fake blond curly hair You’re pullin’ fast with your breathe held in so tight You’re throwin’ it with all of your might CH I never thought it would turn out this way I always thought it would turn out ok This burning in my heart won’t go away Just see me as I was, Yesterday I like to groove with my funk-chop, he’s OK He’d like to groove with his soul-mate, maybe someday We like to learn hard, hit fast, grow slow, Mojo, I don’t know You like the groove to lean back in your chair As you stare at the fake blond curly hair You’re pullin’ fast with your breathe held in so tight You’re throwin’ it with all of your might Solo You like the groove to lean back in your chair As you stare at the fake blond curly hair You’re pullin’ fast with your breathe held in so tight You’re throwin’ it with all of your might CH (x2) I never thought it would turn out this way I always thought it would turn out ok This burning in my heart won’t go away Just see me as I was, Yesterday
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Séverine 02:03
Séverine By David Celia Séverine, Séverine I met you in my dream I'm sorry that i had to go Just wanted you to know That I'll miss you so Séverine, when you sing My face it starts to smile All the while, you remain In my dream But just until the morning bell will ring, Séverine Séverine, would you like to meet again Yes I would with you my friend I'll meet you up in space It will be our special place The stars will be our home
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Wishful Thinking By David Celia Waiting for you Is a hard thing to do But it's harder to move on without you Waiting for a break Hoping we can make it The kids are better off without this When the time has come And all the work is done The fields are always open for the running I know what I'm gonna do If I ever get through to you There won't be any time left for resentment Waiting for a break Hoping we can make it The fields are always open for the running
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I Tried 05:15
I Tried By David Celia I tried to make you happy always The only way I know I tried to make you happy always Got lost along the way somehow It breaks me all apart It makes me fall apart It breaks me all apart A needle in my heart It took a while for the sedative to kick in my heart It took a while for the sedative to kick in my heart It took a while, but it sure gave me a kick start And now I'm rolling home to you It took a while for the sedative to kick in my heart It took a whiley-while but now I'll play my part It took a while, but it sure gave me a kick start And now I'm rolling home to you
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Sergio 03:24
Sergio By David Celia Sergio never complains they think he's insane They're always glad that he came He knows the aim of the game, think sun in the rain and there will be no pain He's the guy you see out walking when you're driving in your car He says hi, gets to talking No one thinks he's up to par But sometime later, if you remember What he said to you before You'll feel better, 'Cause he's opened up the door He's here for you and me He's there but nobody can see him Sergio never complains they think he's insane They're always glad that he came He knows the aim of the game, think sun in the rain and there will be no pain He wears a hat and has a moustache in a Zappa kind of way His nose is holding cheap sunglasses For those extra sunny days Live for today, not for tomorrow And siesta after play All the best to everyone he always says He used to drink from a forty ouncer bottle Now those days are over Betty Ford and the good lord gave him eyes to see how great he really is Sergio never complains they think he's insane They're always glad that he came He knows the aim of the game, think sun in the rain and there will be no pain
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I’m Not Texan Written by David Celia©2008 Chorus #1: I never really thought I’d write a country song Or sing it with an accent in a southern drawl I was born in the burb’s and started on Judas Priest But we come in all forms and shapes and sizes, Songwriters in thin disguises Remember that we do it all for you Chorus #2: I never really thought I’d write a country song Or sing it with an accent in a southern drawl I was born in the city and started on Heavy Metal But we come in all forms and shapes and sizes, Songwriters in thin disguises Remember that we do it all for you
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Instant Puppy Love Words and Music ©2000 David Celia/SOCAN Verse #1 Inside-out I feel today, I don’t believe a word you say I can’t believe the way you move has made me fall in love with you, It’s true It’s true The way you move has made me fall in love with you I’m gonna close the door and sit right back as I throw you out of my mind Verse #2 Outside in my car I drive, I almost nearly lost my life The way your legs walked down the street, I missed the red by a couple of feet, Oh Boy It’s true The way you move has made me fall in love with you I’m gonna close the door and sit right back as I throw you out of my mind SOLO Verse #3 Watch you as the light turns green, like something that I’ve never seen I’ll tell you what I’d like to do is stop the time and do know who, Oh Boy! It’s true The way you move has made me fall in love with you I’m gonna close the door and sit right back as I throw you out of my mind I’m gonna sit right back and close the door as I throw you out of my mind
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Crush 03:44
Crush By David Celia I had a crush on you I planned my day around you But I didn't know how to express it to you I had a crush on you When I was out I hoped that I'd see you But I rarely ever did, So I imagined it instead in my head And when I finally got to school My heart would beat so fast, it wasn't cool But I made it through the door, hardly ever realizing what we were there for One day the teacher sat me next to you My arms and legs didn't know what to do But I sat there all year long, never telling you about this song It felt so wrong Your girlfriend wrote me a letter one day It said that you would see me if I'd say But I never ever did, 'Cause I was a shy and nervous kid And it hasn't really changed that much But I sometimes ask for what I want And it comes
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Bug's Apocalypse By David Celia Amber is the sap from which the ancient bigs were trapped Within the system that they took part of Like buildings or a tree they lived on They were climning up the tree like you or me in an elevator Finding food just like we make money To buy things we like to play with after we eat, or sleep And spend their time in an amber shell for thousands of years We have succumbed to ponder upon this and drink our beers So I sat down and I wrote these words but I had to sing them slowly 'Cause it coincides with the time it took for humans to discover bugs And animals that were trapped inside the sap That was running down a tree So I wonder what it means Why the bugs means something anymore I guess the point is that we care enough to watch them frozen in their time We pine over what they did and what they thought Instead of noticing the things we do ourselves today Restaurants, Barber shops, Vietnam, Bank machines Mobile phones, solar eclipse This is our apocalypse
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Running out of Time By David Celia You’re running out of time Listen to me Pick up the beat It’s out on the street So get on your feet You’re running out of time Listen to me Pick up the beat Ahhhhh You’re running out of time You’ve gotta open your eyes to see That you share something With everyone you meet So get on your feet You’re running out of time Listen to me Pick up the beat Ahhhhh You’re running out of time Listen to me Pick up the beat It’s out on the street Within innocent Simplicity Is the greatest form Of Integrity
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Life Is A Dream By David Celia When I was a child In fields of grass I'd lie You were always there for me You were always there for me Now tears fill my eyes And the hairs on my arms rise You were always there for me Life is a dream Now I close my eyes And begin to realize That your love it never ends, it forever sends Life is a dream
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Marcus 03:47
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released January 1, 2010

Produced by David Celia
Mixed by John Switzer
Mastered by Joāo Carvalho

Horn Arrangements by Chris Dedrick
String Arrangement for "I Tried" by Ben Mink
Artwork by San Miguel

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David Celia Toronto, Ontario

Innovative singer/songwriter and astonishing guitar player, known for spontaneously driven live performances.
"One of Toronto's best guitarists" ~ CBC Radio 2
"Excellent musicianship....elegant and melodic” ~ The Divine Comedy
"This is Superb” ~ Bob Harris, BBC
"Really good music” ~ Hilly Krystal, CBGB's
"This is something special” ~12 Bar Club, London
"Pure musical escapism” ~ "NOW magazine
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