Tc Rockett

Tc Rockett

Fairfax, Virginia, USA
SoloPopSinger/Songwriter

I am a non-performing songwriter hoping someone will come along and take my songs to record land...

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Tc Rockett, Songwriter

I am a non-performing songwriter hoping someone will come along and take my songs to record-land...

"Bones" Song of the Year Runner Up for September 2009 (Adult Contemporary)
http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2009/sept/0908runr.htm

More awards for "Bones" at GarageBand.com for:
The Week of 2Nov2009
~Best Mood
The week of 5Oct2009:
~Best Lyrics
~Best Melody
The week of 28Sept2009:
~Best Female Vocals
~Best Keyboards
~Best Melody
~Moodiest Track

Another of Tc's newest songs "Sorta Beautiful" named Track of the Day for 30Sept2009 at garageband.com.

"Bones" Awards for the week of 14Sept2009 at GarageBand.com:
~Best Female Vocals overall
~Best Female Vocals in Blues Rock
~Best Keyboards in Blues Rock
~Best Lyrics in Blues Rock
~Best Mood in Blues Rock
~Chill-Out Track overall
~Chill-Out Track in Blues Rock

"Bones" released 9/6/09 was named Track of the Day (Blues Rock) on 9/9/09 at GarageBand.com.

Tc's song 'Only You' named Song of the Year Honorable Mention for April 2009 in the Adult Contemporary category.

Once again, Tc is honored to be named a Suggested Artist for Song of the Year for December 2008 for her song "Be Safe".

Dec. 02, 2008 - "Be Safe" named Track of the Day at Garageband Records: www.garageband.com

"Bella-by" awarded Song of the Year Runner Up for September 2008! http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2008/sept/rnnup.htm

One of Tc's newest songs, "Thirsty" has been chosen as a Song of the Year Finalist in the Pop Category for August 2008! http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2008/082008.htm
Web Award link: http://www.songoftheyear.com/webawards/t/tinarockett.htm

February 2, 2008, Tc has again been given a Director's Award by the Paramount Group which this time is for her lyrics "Home Sweet Home".

Tc is excited to have been selected as an Honorable Mention with the Song of the Year Contest for September 2007 for her newest work in progress, Home Sweet Home. This award was in the lyric only category, but Tc hopes to have the music and vocals for this song complete in the near future.

On January 17, 2007 Tc was notified by the Paramount Group that her lyrics for "Together We Have It All" have won their Directors' Award in the Nashville International Song & Lyric Contest for Valentine 2006 and is still in line for the Grand Prize and First Prize Awards!

Tc is a member of the Texas Music Coalition and the Austin Songwriter’s Group.

After a grueling move to Virginia Beach, Va at the end of summer 2005, Tc is getting back into the songwriting swing. On April 4, 2006, she was awarded an Honorable Mention in the inaugural Peacedriven Songwriting Contest (peacedriven.com) for the song "I'll Strive" which was originially written and performed for the Ethical Society of Austin, TX.

Song of the Year has again selected Tc as an Honorable Mention in their international song contest for May 2005!

March 15, 2005, Tc was named as an Honor Award winner in the 6th Annual Great American Song Contest (www.GreatAmericanSongContest.com) in the Acoustic/Folk Category for the song, "Just Turn Back Time". Her song was chosen as one of over 1400 entries from around the world.

In January 2005, Tc was selected for the Board of Directors for The Network for Young Artists. NYA is a non-profit organization in San Antonio, Tx for the advancement of youth from ages 4-20 in musical performing arts.

She was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Song of the Year Contest for October 2004 (http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/runnerups/102004r.htm) for her bluegrass tune, Nantahala, Carry Me Down. Song of the Year is an international songwriting contest supporting VH-1’s Save the Music Foundation.

October 7, 2004 Tc appeared as the guest songwriter on the weekly T. V. series "SCRiBEZ" which airs on Channel 20 in San Antonio, TX.

May (2004), she received the honor of being named as a Finalist in the Adult Contemporary category of the Song of the Year Songwriting Contest(http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/2004/052004.htm) for the song “Just Turn Back Time”.

She was also named as a Suggested Artist for Song of the Year in March 2004. (http://www.songoftheyear.com/winners/runnerups/032004r.htm)

Lyrics

Carry Me Down

Written By: TC Rockett

Carry Me Down

Come on let’s go
Where the white waters flow
Where the river’s the only thing that hurries
So clear and so cold
It can resurrect your soul
And we’ll cast all our cares and our worries

(Chorus)
Down the
NANTAHALA
CARRY ME DOWN
CARRY ME DOWN
NANTAHALA
Let me hear the sights
Let me feel the sounds
You lift me up to heaven
When you CARRY ME DOWN

Well, I may be small
But that don’t matter at all
‘Cause I’ve got the heart of a lion
And when the rapids start to fall
I've even seen the big ones squall
But that’s when I feel like I’m flyin’

(Repeat Chorus)

It’s here I’ve felt my best
River calm or rapid’s crest
The joy and the beauty never fail ya
So as my final request
Scatter my ashes to rest
Just give me one last ride
Down the Nantahala

(Bridge)
She rises from the mountains of North Carolina
Her name means place of the midday sun
She flows in all her glory to a lake called
Fontana
There’s no finer river on the earth than this one

(Repeat Chorus)

You lift me up to heaven
When you CARRY ME DOWN...

Wings

Written By: TC Rockett

Big sister, baby girl
You were the center of my world
From first baby steps
To pretty pin curls
You were a shoulder to cry on
A friend to rely on
I cherish all those childhood days
I had with you

I came into this world
On the Wings of you prayers
And I haven't known a time
That you have not been there
With your loving, funny ways
You have surely blessed my days
And those little Wings
Still beat in my heart
Because of you

Big sister, baby girl
Even now in seperate worlds
My own baby's steps
And pretty pin curls
You're still a shoulder to cry on
A friend to rely on
I cherish all of these days
I have with you
(Repeat chorus)

My gratitude can't be expressed
For your unending faithfulness
No words I say will ever do
So I'll just say, I love you
(Repeat chorus)

Time

Written By: TC Rockett

I have the ring that you once wore
And a pair of old cuff links
The harmonica you played
In a box of your things
I have the memories of a lifetime
And of your beautiful sweet smile
But more than anything I wish
I could just have you for a while

Chorus:
There are so many things I'd like to do
If we could just turn back TIME
Daddy put my feet in your strong hand
And lift me up to the sky
Set me on your lap behind the wheel
So I can learn to drive
And tell the same old jokes that make me laugh
To hear them TIME after TIME

I never knew how much I saw
Of the world through your blue eyes
A pretty bird a flower's bloom
A red sunset sky
But since your gone it all seems dimmer
And the volume's been turned down
You're everywhere except beside me
And I still need you around
(Repeat Chorus)

I wish that I could call you on the phone
To listen to your voice
It's so hard to live without you
But there's just no other choice
I wish that life was like a video
A continuum of TIME
I'd never have to be without you
I could simply rewind...
(Repeat Chorus)

If we could just turn back TIME

Home Sweet Home

Written By: TC Rockett

Home Sweet Home

Verse 1: I’ve been gone too long
I need to be with you
It’s hard to stay strong
You’re what keeps me hanging on
And knowing how sweet it will be to get home

Chorus: Like a big sack of candy on Halloween
Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream
And sugar white snowflakes coming down Christmas Eve
When I get home
Home Sweet Home.

Verse 2: I don’t know any more
What once was certain
Is now so unsure
Can right start with all wrong
All I know is how sweet it will be to get home

Chorus: Like a big sack of candy on Halloween
Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream
And sugar white snowflakes coming down Christmas Eve
When I get home
Home Sweet Home.

Bridge: Now my duty binds me but it’s hard to see
How all this bitterness can make this world sweet
When it's all over I hope it will be
A Home Sweet Home

Sweet sweet home …

Chorus: Like a big sack of candy on Halloween
Thanksgiving pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream
And sugar white snowflakes coming down Christmas Eve
When I get home
Home Sweet Home

Home to you

©2007tcRockett

Love Vampire

Written By: tcRockett

Love Vampire

This ordinary life
Taken by surprise
Obsession at first sight

Just to see your face
Sucks my breath away
Then you look my way

Your eyes hold me
Enfold me
Control me

Electricity
When you’re near me
A pain that is so sweet

Your crooked grin
The fragrance of your skin
Your voice that draws me in

This love scares me
Impairs me
Ensnares me

Every time you leave
Tears a hole in me
Where my soul should be

Are you fiend or saint
I don’t care either way
Because it’s much too late

I…Don’t want to be free
Don’t hurt me
Convert me

No doubt in my mind
Stop the hands of time
You’re my whole life

My heart is pumping fire
You’re more than my desire
You’re my Love Vampire

My Love Vampire

©2008tcRockett

Thirsty

Written By: TC Rockett

Thirsty

Your poison bite has left me
At your mercy
I’ll never be the same
Red hot pain
In my veins
Memory slowly fades
I barely know my name
And all I feel…is

Thirsty, thirsty, thirsty
Ooh
Thirsty, so thirsty

But all you wanted was my
Transformation
You never really loved me
Couldn’t see
Using me
What’s to become of me
For eternity
Now that you’ve left me

Thirsty, thirsty, thirsty
Ooh
Thirsty, so thirsty

You took my life away from me
And left me here to bleed
No tears to cry
From these red eyes
And all I am inside...is

Thirsty, thirsty, thirsty
Ooh
Thirsty, so thirsty
Thirsty, thirsty, thirsty
Ooh
Thirsty, so thirsty

©2008tcRockett

Bella-by

Written By: TC Rockett

Bella – by

Rest your weary head
Sleep now while you can
I will be your
Eyes and ears
I’ll be right here
Do not fear, my love

Lullaby
My Bella – by
Forever here, my love

(Humming)

Cradled in my arms
You are safe from harm
Tell me what it is
You dream of
Call my name
I am here, my love

Dawn will break
And you’ll awake
My Bella –by, my love

Be Safe

Written By: TC Rockett

Be Safe

It’s just a breath a heartbeat
That keeps you here with me
There’s no sight or grace
That could take your place
Take care, Be Safe
For me

Some bonds cannot be broken
Love that cannot be spoken
It’s more than I could bear
If you weren’t there
Take care, Be Safe
For me

Like a bubble in a glass
Too breakable to last
Bodies, smiles
So fragile
Take care, Be Safe
For me

It’s just a breath a heartbeat
That keeps you here with me
There’s no sight or grace
That could take your place
Take care, Be Safe
For me

Wake each day as if reborn
Seek the rose and not the thorn
With happiness
No regrets
Take care, Be Safe
For me

©2008tcRockett

Nakita

Written By: TC Rockett

Nakita

Nakita
You loved to sing and dance
Wished to be a star
Knew you’d go far
Knew you’d go far
Cause your light was strong
But it burned out so fast
Too bright to last
Too bright to last

Oh, Nakita
We will miss you
And we never will forget you
The mistake that cost your life
Won’t be a wasted sacrifice
Oh, Nakita you have shown us
That the serpent’s still among us
And it’s darkness that he brings
Blinds our eyes so we can’t see
Nakita
(Break)

So life goes on
But it won’t be the same
Without your flame
Without your flame
You loved to sing and dance
Wished to be a star
And now you are
And now you are
Oh, Nakita

©2005tcRockett

How Am I

Written By: TC Rockett

How Am I

Something drew me to you
Like a moth to a flame
Knew it wouldn’t last
But I love you just the same
Now we’ve burned and crashed
I want my life back

How Am I supposed to get over you
When I see you everyday
How Am I supposed to make it through
When you won’t go away
They say it takes time and
I’m gonna be alright but
Oh, How Am I

No I’m not stupid
Except when it comes to you
Got myself to blame
Love made me such a fool
You’re like Novocaine
Injected in my brain

How Am I supposed to get over you
When I see you everyday
How Am I supposed to make it through
When you won’t go away
They say it takes time and
I’m gonna be alright but
Oh, How Am I

No I don’t want you back
But there’s no use pretending
I don’t wish that what we had
Had never ended

How Am I supposed to get over you
When I see you everyday
How Am I supposed to make it through
When you won’t go away
They say it takes time and
I’m gonna be alright but
Oh, How Am I

©2005tcRockett

Only You

Written By: Tc Rockett

Dress of white
Something old and new
Something borrowed and blue
Garlands and bows
And there are the people
But all I need is you

The music plays
And I’m feeling clumsy
As my feet start to move
But you wait for me
And you’re all that I’ve wanted
Now you’re face is all I see

My love for you
Would fill every ocean
And spill into the sky
Then we could jump in the heavens
And drown in my desire
For you
Only you

Frozen here
Awkward and anxious
Do you feel the same
Then I think of you
There in the darkness
And this ice burns like a flame

Put your arms around me
Let the water surround me
Like the vows that have bound me to you
Only you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Only you

My love for you
Would fill every ocean
And spill into the sky
Then we could jump in the heavens
And set the breaking dawn on fire
With you
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Only you
Only you

©2009tcRockett