Alan Dranow

Alan Dranow

BandCountryPop

Versatile lyricist focused on Country music.

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Lyrics

Is This Heart Taken?

Written By: Alan Dranow, David Bravo

IS THIS HEART TAKEN?

By Alan Dranow and David Bravo

It’s hard to see with the lights down low
Waiting for the start of the moving picture show
Came here ‘cause the video store was out
Of all the fantasies I’ve learned to live without
I know they’re all the same
Yeah, when they reach the ending
The lovers on the screen are only just pretending

Excuse ME BUT IS THIS HEART TAKEN?
The last one that I tried to win belonged to someone else
Tell me now IS THIS HEART TAKEN?
The last one turned out to be on reserve, off [not on] the shelf
I found an empty box that read “This heart’s taken, too.”

It was a made-for-Hollywood memory
The winner got the guy but the winner just wasn’t me
It’s the final scene that I’ll remember most
A broken heart’s not easy to forget now, I suppose
Should’ve seen the signs
Left out of all the credits
Should’ve guessed my lines would never make the edits

So tell me now..

REPEAT CHORUS

I should have listened to the critics’ views
They said in love you always lose

REPEAT CHORUS

Copyright 2005 Alan Dranow and David Bravo. All rights reserved.
(650) 483-9824
alan@alandranow.com

Love 'Em If You Got 'Em

Written By: Alan Dranow and Michael Blaymore

Love ‘Em If You Got ‘Em

(A. Dranow, M. Blaymore)

Daddy called me up today
Sadness in his voice
He said that Mama passed away
The time was Heaven’s choice
Thirty five long, loving years
He hides it well but I can hear
How he’s fightin’ back the tears
Then I heard him say…

LOVE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM, boy
Love ‘em while you can
Keep your loved ones close to you
Take ‘em by the hand
LOVE ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM, boy
It’s all a part of His plan
Not until they’ve gone away
Will you understand

A suitcase waiting by the door
For my teenage son
He’s going off to fight for freedom
I knew this day would come
Looking back on eighteen years
Of hopes and dreams and father’s fears
On the day he volunteered
I turned to him and said…

REPEAT CHORUS

It’s a fine line that we walk
Between the dawn and dusk of day
Today I’ll take the time to call
Before it slips away

Through the ups and downs, my friend
Love your loved ones ‘til the end
Never let them leave your sight
Until they hear you say…(I love you…)

REPEAT CHORUS

Lyrics Copyright 2005 Alan Dranow. All rights reserved.
(650) 483-9824, Email: alan@alandranow.com

The Stars Still Come Out

Written By: Alan Dranow and Michael Blaymore

The Stars Still Come Out

(A. Dranow, M. Blaymore)

Out of a dream I woke last night and in the darkness found my way
Turning on the bedroom light, I searched for words to say
And I said “There’s something I never told you, I forgot it myself
But when I was a little girl I was touched by someone else
(And I wondered…)

Will THE STARS STILL COME OUT?
Will the moon still rise up in the night?
Will the lights shine as bright
As they did the night before?
Will THE STARS STILL COME OUT?
In spite of all the tears I’ve cried
To hold onto the child inside
‘Cause I can’t see them anymore

Memories haunt me like a ghost at night and always shadow me by day
I knew back then it wasn’t right, but I was too young to say
I know I have to work it out, no matter what the cost
God help me heal this childhood wound and find the part I’ve lost
(And tell me…)

Will THE STARS STILL COME OUT?
Will the moon still rise up in the night?
Will the lights shine as bright
As they did the night before?
Will THE STARS STILL COME OUT?
In spite of all the tears I’ve cried
To hold onto the child inside
‘Cause I can’t see them anymore

So if I can’t see past the past and find it hard to smile
Just take me in your arms and hold me for a while
(With you beside me, I know that…)

THE STARS STILL COME OUT
And the moon still rises in the night
All the lights shine as bright
As they did the night before
Yeah, THE STARS STILL COME OUT
With you still here by my side
Constant as the summer tide
Hugs the sand upon the shore

Copyright 2005 Alan Dranow and Michael Blaymore. All rights reserved.
(650) 483-9824, Email: alan@alandranow.com