Cathy O'Brien

Cathy O'Brien

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

I'm a singer/songwriter and write music and lyrics in a number of different styles including: Country, Pop/Rock, R&B, Easy Listening, Bossa Nova's and 1940's style nostalgia.

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Lyrics

I Am Your Woman

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

I Am Your Woman
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1. Sands in the hour glass, goin’ too fast
My heart won’t wait for too long
In this world of heartache and disappointment
I want to depend on someone

2. You reached out to me with kindness and joy
And words that showed me you cared
You came and made my life complete
To your love, nothing compares

Chorus:
I am your woman, and you are my man
When I feel lonely, you give me your hand
What words can’t explain, two hearts understand
Yes, I am your woman, and you are my man

3. Like a star in the night, an answered prayer
You came and opened my world
With a smile as long as the river runs
Your eyes were shining like pearls

4. Your words gave me courage, and strength to go on
When I need you, you’re there by my side
As the seasons of our lives go by
I’ll thank God you’ll always be mine

Bridge:
Your love’s everything
You gave it to me
Like a gift from Above
Precious and free

Little Christmas

Written By: Cathy O'Brien


Little Christmas
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1. Little Christmas, little girl
Little Christmas, great big world
She can make the little stars so bright
With a little hope, a little love tonight

2. Little Christmas, little boy
Little Christmas, filled with joy
He can make it half way to the sky
With a little hope, a little love tonight

Bridge:

There’re so many little things that money just can’t buy
But so many little things to give if we just try
Every little girl and boy should have the love they need
Then the message of His love, will shine for all to see

3. Christmas time reminds us what we’re here to do
Love’s the gift that we can give the whole year through
We can make their little worlds so right
With a little hope, a little love tonight
With a little hope, a little love tonight

My Ship

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

My Ship

Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1. Standin’ here waitin’, watitin’ in the water for my ship
Waitin’ in the water for my ship to come on in
I know some day, some day is gonna be my lucky day
So I’m standin’ here waitin’ for my ship to come in

Chorus:

Oh my ship, I’m waiting for my ship
Oh my ship to come on in
Oh my ship, I’m waiting for my ship
Oh I’m waiting for my ship to come on in

2. Sailing in Montego in the new day sun
Sailing in Montego in the sun
I know I find my love out sailing in the sun
And we’ll sail together ‘til the morning comes

Repeat Chorus
Solo

3..They say that everything that goes around comes back around
Everything that’s in this world goes ‘round
So I’ll send a little love into this spinning world
And I hope you catch it when it comes around

Repeat Chorus

The Hooley

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

The Hooley
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP
Chorus:
Come to the hooley
We’ll be hoolin’ around
And I ain’t foolin’
It’s the best hooley in town
Singin’ and dancin’
Basically foolin’ around
Come to the hooley
The best hooley in town

Verse 1:
Let’s get on the dance floor
I hear my favorite song
Everybody’s dancin’
Or just singin’ along
The band is playin’
All our favorite songs
So we’ll be stayin’
‘Til the break of dawn
(Repeat Chorus/Solo)

Verse 2:
Let’s do the tango
We’ll be glidin’ on air
I’ll be your Ginger Rogers
If you’ll be my Fred Astaire
Maybe a mambo
With a carribean flair
Oh it’s so nice-ah
Dancing without a care

Repeat Chorus

Hundred Million Years

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Hundred Million Years
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1.
We look up at the stars and I wonder what you’re thinkin’ about me, about you
You said you made a wish and you couldn’t tell me now or it may not come true
I hear dreams are made in heaven, but I’ve found heaven here on earth
So I think that it’s alright to tell me now and then I heard…

Chorus:
I’ll let you know in a hundred million years
‘Cause that’s how long I wanna be with you
You’ll have to wait for your answer and when all my dreams come true
I’ll let you know in a hundred million years

2.
Now the kids are on their own, we’re still walkin’ hand in hand
And here we are, just us two
And after all this time, I look up at the stars and I thank God, I still have you
I ask the same old question, that I’ve asked him all this time,
And his answer was no different than it was on that first night…

Repeat Chorus

3.
Now we walk a little slower but we’re on the same old path
The stars that guide us are just as bright
And after all these years he still looks at me with that ole’ little twinkle in his eyes
He puts his glasses on the table and he gets into bed
And he asks me what I’m thinkin’ and this is what I said…

Repeat Chorus


Beautiful In Blue

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Beautiful In Blue
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1.
On the night he asked her, it all seemed so right
She was so surprised and happy, what a perfect night
Flowers came to the table, there was a card inside that read:
“I love you, will you marry me?”, of course the girl said yes
2.
People in the restaurant cheered, “What a perfect pair”
“Why can’t we be that in love?”, someone was saying near
She wore a lovely shade of blue and when the floor had cleared
He asked her if she’d dance with him, then whispered in her ear…

Chorus:
Beautiful in blue, beautiful in blue
That’s what he said, “You look beautiful in blue”
Beautiful in blue, beautiful in blue
That’s what he said, “You look beautiful in blue”

3.
He promised her the moon and stars and all she’d waited for
She found her knight in shining armor, who could ask for more
He said to wait a little, it wouldn’t be long now
He said: “Any day now I’ll be free”, but she was filled with doubt

4.
See she had this funny feeling, after all those sleepless nights
That the blue dress that she wore that night, would never turn to white
Sometimes fate steps in, in time, and sometimes it steps back
When fate and fear are intertwined, you’re on a lonesome track

Repeat Chorus

Ending:
She starred up at the moon so bright, and watched it turn to blue
As his words still echoed in her head, “You look beautiful in blue”
Thank God for small favors, she looks beautiful in blue

Vision

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Vision
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien/Danny Dalelio
Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

Must we say good-bye, without your love I’d die
You told me that you loved me yesterday
I can’t stop remembering the moment when we met
We looked into each other’s eyes and smiled
But that was yesterday

Memories we’ve shared, will never disappear
How can you pretend that you don’t care
A tender kiss, the wondrous bliss, a passionate embrace
We took each others hands and fell in love
But that was yesterday, when love was new

You left me with a vision, a vision of what might have been
A picture of two lovers lost forever in a gaze
Looking back to yesterday when love was new

Give it one more chance, this time we’ll do it right
Two hearts with join together in romance
Forget about tomorrow now
We’ll take it day by day
We’ll build a love that grows in every way
Don’t send me on my way, just not today

Don’t leave me with a vision, a vision of what might have been
A picture of two lovers lost forever in a gaze
Looking back to yesterday, we’ll take it day by day

Christmas In My Heart

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Christmas In My Heart
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

All my life I’ve dreamed of someone just like you
And now you’re here at Christmas time it’s true
The angel on my tree seems to nod and cast
A smile my way that says I’m home at last
I’ve always looked at Christmas as my favorite time of year
But I never felt the joy ‘til you appeared

Chorus:
At last it’s Christmas in my heart
I found a love a brand new start
A love that fills me up when we’re apart
At last it’s Christmas in my heart
I can’t believe you’re finally here
At last this year it’s Christmas in my heart

Searching never knowing something missing all the while
Praying that I’d find you
Then the Hopeful Dove of Christmas came
And shined His Love

Repeat Chorus:
2nd ending: What you’ve given me is Christmas in my heart

Love and Song (Song for My Mother)

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Love and Song
(Song for My Mother)

Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1.
To bring joy of life to family
Is where her interests lie
Though times it’s been a struggle
Just to keep them all alive
In between the laughter
A few tears have found their way
But the sound of her children’s voices
Would soon take them all away

2.
For they had the gift of music
As she would come to know
And was it any wonder
It’s what she had wanted so
Whenever things were difficult
She’d sing her favorite song
Her children followed in her step
And began to sing along

Chorus:
A life of love, a life of song
A life of love and song
It was always her intention
To live a life of love and song

3.
So they danced and sang ‘til hearts content
All the moments of their lives
Just to see them happy
Brought a smile to her eyes
The gift she gave was life itself
As the music played along
It was always her intention
To live a life of love and song

Chorus:
A life of love, a life of song
A life of love and song
It was always her intention
To live a life of love and song
So from now until forever
Live a life of love and song

The Thought Of You

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

The Thought of You
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1. One day I made a wish and it came true
I wished upon a star and I met you
If wishing really makes things happen
Then I wish with all my might
That we could start again and make things right

2. True love comes but once in a lifetime
People come into our lives and fade away
But when you know it’s real
You hold on to what you feel
You can’t let go…because you know, that…

Chorus:
With the thought of you, I hear a choir of angels
With the thought of you, I’m barefoot in the sand
With the thought of you, I’m a school girl
Caught up in a dream
I loved you then, I love you still, I always will

3. Time won’t pass us by more than once
But when it does, we’ll long to get it back
Let’s thank God everyday
For the love that’s come our way
And let’s hold on…before it’s gone, cause…
Repeat Chorus
Bridge:
I don’t want to think about the time we’ve lost
I just want to hold you in my arms
I won’t live without your love no matter what the cost
You’re the music of the love that fills my heart

Livin' For Your Love

Written By: Cathy O'Brien

Livin’ For Your Love
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

Verse 1:
Every minute, every day
You make life beautiful in every way
By my side to see things through
You have me and I have you
With your love I can do it all
With your arms around me
I will never fall

Chorus:
Livin’ for your love
Every day we live
Want to give you everything
My heart can give
Livin’ for the chance
To share a sweet romance
You’re all I wanted
I’m livin’ for your love

Verse 2:
If there is one thing we can do
To make it last our whole life through
We have such a precious thing
Think of all the joy we’ll bring
Why not start a family
We got each other and baby makes three

Bridge:
Oh we got a lot of livin’ left to do
My life began the day that I met you

This Heart Of Mine

Written By: Cathy O'Brien


This Heart of Mine
Words and Music Cathy O’Brien
©Home & Heart Music Publishing ASCAP

1. Where the water lies and the sea birds call
Clouds move in the sky, as the raindrops fall
Trees dance in the wind, moving to and fro
That’s where this heart of mine finds love
2. Your eyes move with mine and the music starts
As you dance with me, I can feel your heart
You are always here, though we’re far apart
When this heart of mine finds love

Bridge:
Your love is water rushing over me
And then rolling out to sea
Like the tide it rushes back to me
In a wave of love
No two loves can ever be the same
But now I’ve found the one I’ve waited for so long
Take my hand and always stay
You’re everything to me

3. My eyes open wide, but still I was blind
Came to know your heart, as it lay next to mine
If I could not see, still your love I’d find
Where this heart of mine finds love
4. When the world is still, and you hold me close
‘Neath a darkened sky, and we’re all alone
Will you stay with me a hundred years or more,
Where this heart of mine finds love?
That’s when this heart of mine finds love