andy michaels

andy michaels

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Adult contemporary music with intelligent lyrics, uplifting harmonies and melodies for the soul. Every song is an amazing mood experience.

Biography

Think Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Cat Stevens, James Blunt, Nirvana and Counting Crows BUT with a voice, compassion and emotion impact that sets my music apart. 'Amazing', ' Undeniable Emotional Impact,' Makes me Fly' are extracts from reviews of my last CD ' every last page is a new book born' on www.tracktesting.com.

Lyrics

just because you love someone

Written By: andy michaels

There’s a cold was coming in my mind
A nuclear fuse
I’m drawing a line for Old man kind
Its kind a new

The desert wind blows harsh and cold
The sun is trying to shine
How do I ride through the canyon alone
With just you on my mind

Just because you love someone
Doesn’t mean they will love you too
Just because you touch someone
Doesn’t mean they ever want to hold you

The wind blowing through your hair
Causes shadows in your eyes
I’m a hurricane looking down on you
But I feel no calm inside

There’s a tsunami coming through my mind
It’s washing everything away
I’ve drawn a line for old man time
You know what I want to say

Just because you love someone
Doesn’t mean they will love you too
Just because you touch someone
Doesn’t mean they want to hold you

night and day

Written By: andy michaels

And when the night is over
And daytime reveals your new lover
Just one more cigarette, one more coffee
Will help replace your torn cover

You change your sheets like you change your hair
The bleach will prove no one was there
But you exist not as you were born
But in life itself in so many forms

And when the day is over
There is nothing left to show her
She has taken away all you have brang
Your life Your soul, All you have sang

Your eyes unseen look past the door
Your cigarette lies burning
On the uneven floor

when i close my eyes

Written By: andy michaels

When I close my eyes
I see your smile.

From your past you still hide your pain
So you think you will never love again
But don’t let one mistake
Decide your future fate
You have so much to give
So open up and let it in, just let it in

Remember life’s a picture and you’re the frame
Without your love the colours start to fade
You have so much to give
So open up and let it in
You can let your feelings go
Because everybody loves you so
Everybody loves you so

When I close my eyes
I see your smile
You have so much to give
So open up and let it in
You can let your anger go
Because everybody loves you so

i can fly

Written By: andy michaels

Through the curtain I saw your light come on
I knew that time of night had come
With trembling hands I filled my glass
Reviving memories of my past

The City Lights seemed to blink in time
Their reflection cause you hair to shine
As you dimmed your light and took off your shoes
I leaned over and switch off the TV news

When the music slowed I could see your face
The window framed your beauty and grace
As I wheeled my chair to get better view
I dreamed it was me you were holding on to

You were dancing alone, tears in your eye
If I close my eyes, I think I can fly
Seeing you dancing alone, I know I can try
If I close my eyes, I think I can fly

When you looked outside, I saw you smile
It seemed I had nowhere else to hide
I didn’t want to know what you could see
This body broken, but this spirit free

The city Lights seemed to blink in time
Their reflection cause your hair to shine

You were dancing alone, tears in your eye
If I close my eyes, I think I can fly
Seeing you dancing alone, I know I can try
If I close my eyes, I think I can fly

Humming Bird

Written By: andy michaels

Look at me I am flying high
Passing Stars that seem so shy
The moon reflects my wings upon the ocean
The scented breeze fills me with emotion

I’m not a dove, I’m not a wren, I’m not a swallow
I’m not angry or proud or have feathers of yellow
I’m not a Hawk, I’m not a Swan or have beautiful wings
I’m just a hummingbird that sings

Look at me I am flying low
Passing through clouds that feel like snow
My wings are so warm I feel I’m in heaven
I maybe small but I’m proud of what I’m given

I don’t pout and I don’t preen
I don’t cry and I don’t scream
I’m not angry and I’m not proud or have feathers of green
I’m not a Hawk, I’m not a Swan or have beautiful wings
I’m just your hummingbird that sings

Make it through the night

Written By: andy michaels

You woke me up in the middle of the night
You said everything will be alright
I heard the front door slam
Looked out the window saw the tax driver waiting in the rain

The calls I longed for never lasted long
You said you were where you belong
The songs for me that nobody heard
You’ve taken them , on the wings of an Angel to the world

Baby, if I could I’d give you my world
I would lift you up and make you whole again
Baby, if I could I would give you my life
Help me make it through the night

On the radio I listen to our song
I smile and can’t help but sing along
But there’s something in your voice I can’t explain
On the evening show your eyes can’t help but show the pain

I heard the door bell in the middle of the night
Something inside said something wasn’t right
You body leaning against the door
Your hand touches mine ,
As I catch your body from falling to the floor

The candle flame flickered in your room
Your face silhouette against the moon
Your eyes close as I kiss your hair
As The smell of scented wax fills the air

Baby, if I could I would give you my world
I would lift you up and make you whole again
Baby, if I could I would give you my life
Help me through the night

Home

Written By: andy michaels

Home is where the sea is calling me
And memories mean so much to me
Is this the price of being free

And you, your blue eyes look at me enchantingly
I don’t need to say how much you mean to me
Your love warms like ageless fire

And why, do faceless strangers just walk on by,
Without a word or forgiving smile
At least the nights will take me home

Home is where the sea is calling me
And memories mean so much to me
Is this the price of being free

I’m so cold, streetlights still seem to call your name
Nothing will ever be the same
At least the nights will keep me warm

the flame

Written By: andy michaels

THE FLAME

What makes one’s God in Heaven
Another’s demon to be slain
What makes one want to hurt
When it’s easier to refrain

What makes a rainbow’s colors
Disappear when we get to close
What makes us want to hide away
In our castles and our moats

What makes a frosted glass
Turn raindrops into tears
What makes us want to live
Is it our hopes or is it our fear

If I knew the answer
It wouldn’t matter just the same
Can’t you hear a lonely voice
Trying to keep alive the flame

What makes us want to give
To those we cannot find
What makes a special friendship
Last to the end of time

If I knew the answer
It wouldn’t matter just the same
Can’t you hear a lonely voice
Trying to keep alive the flame

this songs for you

Written By: andy michaels

How many times did you fix my broken wings
How many times did you listen while I sing
For how many years did you give joy to those so near
For how many years did you sacrifice your tears
How many times
How many times
That your heart shined
How many times

We all think when we are young
That we don’t need anyone
Now that we are old
We appreciate all that’s gold
This songs for you
For all that you do
This songs for you

----Instrumental break-----

In my mind is a picture oh so clear
You singing by the fireside
With your guitar and your beer

This song for you
This song for you
For all that you do
This songs for you

winds of change

Written By: andy michaels

A grown up child at mother nature’s breast
Takes his fill so there’s nothing left
A creature spawned in the darkest night
Its winds of change

A galaxy full of shining stars
Each one so near, each one so far
A shooting star ablaze, a fiery haze
Its winds of change

A river courses through a thousand bends
From a new beginning to a thousand ends
As it whispers to trees long overgrown
Its winds of change

And as his footprints are washed away by rain
Its winds of change
And as his silence is masked away by shame
Its winds of change

Let no man cast the final stone
For he’ll cast too far, he’ll cast alone
And as his footprints are washed away by rain
Its winds of change
And as his silence is masked again by shame
its winds of change

Its winds of change

planet 8

Written By: andy michaels

All aboard for Planet Eight
The first 500 past the gate
In memory of those on planet seven
Lets raise a glass and look to heaven

Once there was a planet earth
With sparkling seas and fertile turf
But they never listened to the signs
It became the fate of their mankind

Its easy they said, we’ll build earth two
With brand new cities painted blue
Instead of parks where kids can run
We’ll show them how to play with guns

Now the air was thick and they couldn’t breathe
So they started again with Planet three
This time there will be no mistake
That’s why the're called the human race

Then came planets four and five
With War and Famine they did not survive
When Six died they looked again to Space
For somewhere to take this master race

find a way

Written By: andy michaels

We go out walking, nobody’s talking
Where’s the world in which to play
Whys there no sorrow about the world tomorrow
You and me must find a way

Come on baby, you know life ain’t easy
You and me must find a way
Come on baby, you know life ain’t easy
You and me must find a way

When natures crying and birds stop flying
And the fish have swam away
Whys there no sorrow about the world tomorrow
You and me must find away
Come on baby, you know life ain’t easy
You and me will find away

They think they’ll find me after they blind me
And everything will be the same
Come on baby, you know life ain’t easy
You and me will find a way
Come on baby, you know life ain’t easy
You and me will find away

Discography

Latest CD was completed this year and recorded in Bali. Still being tracktested ( see comments above )
Previous CDS included 'winds of change', lucretia's eylandt ( resulting in national tv appearance on midday show) and a CD dedicated to the Armed Services called ' ANZAC TRIBUTE'

Set List

I am a also a comprehensive cover performer covering most 60s to 90s classics including Pink Floyd, CAT STEVENS. Bee GEES, Beatles, ROY ORBINSON ,Chris Issack etc