Chris A Magennis

Chris A Magennis

BandPopChildren's Music

JOHN LENNON - I LOST A FRIEND
Semi-finalist 2010 The UK Song Contest (Urban&Dance)
Top 25 Australian Songwriters Assoc. Comp (Contemporary Pop Dance) & songsalive sampler CD #10 2010
IMAGINE IF
Semi-finalist 2010 ISC (Children's Music category)

Biography

A beatle fillet in chapin pastry with B S & T/supertramp stuffing seasoned with a just a pinch of elvis salt and b.b.king pepper and topped off with some delicious orbison gravy on an easybeat china plate. Accompanied with a side dish of burrows/brubeck salad and a mild moby dressing served in a tijuana brass bowl. Recommended wine: A Cohen/Cave Red

Lyrics

John Lennon - I Lost A Friend (2010)

Written By: CHRIS A MAGENNIS

JOHN LENNON - I LOST A FRIEND

When I was young wond’ring who I was
You were on the road to who you were
Your music grew while I was growing
Your music made my feelings stir.

You were in the beat that was the Beatles
You were in the lyrics that you penned
You were in the soul of their music
I never met you but you were my friend.

I Lost a Friend when they killed John Lennon
I Lost a Friend when they killed John Lennon
I never met you but your music was my friend,
I Lost a Friend when they killed John Lennon.

Still I see your face in the daily paper
Still I see your image on the screen
Still I hear the songs that you’re singing
I can’t believe you’ve left the scene.

Shade Is COOL

Written By: Chris A Magennis

Shade Is COOL

SH..Shade is Cool Yeah Man
SH..Shade is Cool Yeah Man

When you're standin' in the shade
Feelin' really cool cool babe,
You really truly got it made
Standin' Standin' Standin' in the shade

Keeps you from the hot hot sun,
Protects you like a cool cool cool cool ma-ma-ma-ma

Heart Attack

Written By: hris A Magennis / Geoffrey L Galbraith

Heart Attack.

There’s child wandering naked
through the tunnels of my mind
There’s a baby lying listless.
Her sightless eyes are blind.
A youngster crawls around me
playing with my shoes,
As he once played with a landmine
when he still had feet to lose.
There’s another sitting lonely
midst stench-drenched filth and dirt
that is plucking at my heart strings
‘Til my chest is filled with hurt.

I think I’m almost ready
for another heart attack.
For my heart is breaking open.
I can feel the hardness crack.

With another dose of shopping
Plus another TV show
Perhaps they‘ll wander elsewhere
And the pain will start to go.
If I feed myself on chocolate
and a giant burger meal
will my stomach steal the action
and my heart forget to feel?
Still I’m troubled by the baby
with her skeleton like frame
For above the screaming advert
I can hear her lisp my name

I think I’m almost ready
for another heart attack.
For my heart is breaking open.
I can feel the hardness crack.

But you cannot blame me really
For I’ve got to earn my bread
There’s plenty other children
waiting to be fed.
We each have loads of problems,
Though we may not be that poor.
I sure there’s none among us
doesn’t need a little more.
My heart is feeling fine now,
Just wanted toughening up a bit
I was just a mite soft hearted …
Aah!
The pain.
Oh hell!
Oh shit!

I think I’m almost ready
for another heart attack.
For my heart is breaking open.
I can feel the hardness crack.

I Wanna Give U Love

Written By: Chris A Magennis

I WANNA GIVE U LOVE

I cannot see,
Is this really me?
I’m turning white,
But it’s black as night,
You turned out the light, babe,
Cause you had to be right,
Now there’s no way,
That you’ll listen
to what I say, I say-

I - I - I wanna give u love ......

Dream IT

Written By: Chris Magennis

Dream IT

If you can dream IT, you can make IT,
If you can dream IT, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

If you can dream a bridge, you can make IT,
If you can dream a bridge, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

If you can dream a tunnel, you can make IT,
If you can dream a tunnel, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

If you can dream a house, you can make IT,
If you can dream a house, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

If you can dream a green earth, you can make IT,
If you can dream a green earth, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

If you can dream IT, you can make IT,
If you can dream IT, you can make IT,
If you wanna Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT, Do IT,
You got to Dream IT

I Wonder What Will Happen To This World

Written By: Chris Magennis

I Wonder What Will Happen
To This World

Well I Wonder ......
I wonder what will happen to this world.

Things are getting rather hot way down in God’s Kitchen,
Someone’s left the gas on and the flames are getting higher,
The freezer isn’t working and the ice-cubes they are melting,
The Cook is sweating tears as his world is catching fire,
His helpers they are a running for the door marked with an EX-
IT doesn’t seem to open they can’t escape the mess,
They turn on all the taps but there’s only just a trickle,
I wonder what will happen to this world.

Rain Dear Santa

Written By: Chris A Magennis


Rain Dear Santa
Words and music Chris A Magennis - copyright Cam Jammin’ 2006

VERSE 1
Christmas time in Albury/Wodonga,
It will be dry if the rain takes any longer.
Come on Dear Santa, Give us your answer,
We’ll save some water here, For your reindeer.

CHORUS
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer,
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer.

“Second verse same as the first”

VERSE 2
Christmas time in Albury/Wodonga,
It will be dry if the rain takes any longer.
Come on Dear Santa, Give us your answer,
We’ll save some water here, For your reindeer.

CHORUS
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer,
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer.

“You don’t have to wrap wrap, wrap wrap, wrap it under the tree,
just sprinkle it about with lots of generosity”

CHORUS
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer,
Rein-deer, Rein-deer,
Bring us some RAIN Dear Santa,
Bring us some cheer.

Message Stick

Written By: Chris A Magennis

Message Stick

Send me a message on a message stick
Make it a thin one now, not to thick,
There'll be no stamp that you'll have to lick,
Send me a message on a message stick.

Message Stick, message stick,
Not too thick, not too thick,
Message stick, message stick,
Do not lick!

Shaped like a candle, without a wick,
Don't write too much, yeah, that is the trick,
It is a message that is kinda quick,
Send me a message on a message stick

Imagine IF...

Written By: Chris A Magennis

Imagine IF...

Imagine if you could grow an arm,
Imagine if you could grow a leg,
Imagine if you could grow an extra head,
You'd need another pillow in your bed.

Na n-nee Na n-nee Na ...

Imagine if you could grow a toe,
Imagine if you could grow a thumb,
Imagine if you could grow an extra bottom,
You'd need a double chair to sit them on on.

Na n-nee Na n-nee Na ...

Imagine if you could grow a trunk,
Imagine if you could grow it quick,
Imagine if you could grow an extra nose,
You'd need to decide which one to pick.

Na n-nee Na n-nee Na ...

Hot Hot Hot

Written By: Chris A Magennis

Hot Hot Hot
I need a drink drink drink
To help me cool cool cool right down
Hot Hot Hot
I need a drink drink drink
To help me cool cool cool right down

Hot Hot Hot
I need a swim swim swim
To help me cool cool cool right down
Hot Hot Hot
I need a swim swim swim
To help me cool cool cool right down

And I dream of the rain falling down falling down
And I dream of the rain falling down falling down
And I dream of the rain falling down falling down
And I dream of the rain falling down falling down

Hot Hot Hot
I need a fan fan fan
To help me cool cool cool right down
Hot Hot Hot
I need a fan fan fan
To help me cool cool cool right down

And I dream of the rain falling down falling down ...

Nice Nice Nice
Thanks for the ice ice ice
To help me cool cool cool right down
Nice Nice Nice
Thanks for the ice ice ice
To help me cool cool cool right down

Cajun's Lullaby

Written By: Chris A Magennis

Instrumental

Jigsaw Jig (The Rob Palmer Jig)

Written By: Chris Magennis

Dedicated to the dancing skills of TV personality Rob Palmer

Now it’s time for the Jig-Saw Jig,
Clear the tools for the Jig-Saw Jig,
Come on honey do the Jig-Saw Jig,
Around we go for the Jig-Saw Jig.

Hammer down,
Open door,
Spread that sawdust,
On the floor,
Get it nailed,
Get it true,
Now it’s time to
Glue and screw.

Now let’s move to the free floor

On the renovation floor,
I will make you scream for more ... HEY!

She’s my sheila, She’s shellac,
She can shine like a shinny tack,
She’s a heeler, a true blue mate,
In shorts and boots she thinks I’m great.

Olympic Blues

Written By: Chris Magennis

OLYMPIC BLUES

Gonna run, jump, hop, skip,
Swim fast, walk quick,
Throw that ball in the right place,
Gonna win some gold get a smile on my face.

Chorus
I got the Olympic Blues,
I got the Olympic Blues,
I got the Olympic Blues,
Gonna have some fun if I win or lose.

Bend, twist, dive, flip,
Ride fast, move quick,
Put that shot in the right place,
Gonna win some gold get a smile on my face.

Chorus:

Bronze, Silver, Go for Gold,
Bronze, Silver, Go for Gold,
Bronze, Silver, Go for Gold,
Somethin’ to keep for when I’m Old

Gonna run, jump, hop, skip,
Swim fast, walk quick,
Throw that ball in the right place,
Gonna win some gold get a smile on my face.

Chorus:
I got the Olympic Blues,
I got the Olympic Blues,
I got the Olympic Blues,
Gonna have some fun if I win or lose.
Gonna have some fun if I win or lose.
Gonna have some fun with Olympic Blues

I Like U

Written By: Chris Magennis

I Like U
Words & music Chris A Magennis 2006
I Like U

I been travellin’ on this earth,
Travellin’ for a while,
But nothin’ seems to make me smile – like you.

I been wond’rin’ what I’m worth,
Wond’rin’ where do I fit in,
But nothin’ seems to make me grin - like you.

All I want is you, and
All I need is you,
It’s written in the stars, written in the sand,
So now you know that I LIKE YOU.

I been searchin’ thru my dreams,
Searchin’ thru my soul,
But nothin’ seems to make me whole - like you.

I been buildin’ my own place,
Building on my own,
But nothin’ seems to take me home - like you.

Discography

"Oh Me! Oh My!"
a kids LP on cdbaby and iTunes.
"John Lennon I Lost A Friend"
a single on cdbaby and iTunes.
"I Wanna Give U Love"
a single on cdbaby and iTunes.
"Leaping Thru Time"
a single on cdbaby and iTunes.