Craig Chasen

Craig Chasen

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Biography

Craig Chasen is a songwriter with a sense of melody and lyrical cohesion that is rare. His 10 years in Hollywood, being the winner of the very first ASCAP Lester Sill Songwriter’s Workshop, under the tutelage of Arthur Hamilton (Cry Me A River) as well as spending “time in the trenches” have produced seasoned songwriting skills and a unique style.

Teaming up with Robert McEntee in the 80’s when Robert was the lead guitarist and vocalist with Carole King, Craig and Robert began a long history of writing and recording together, which has continued into Moonlight Made A Fool Of Me.

Craig’s songs have been published by CBS Songs and Rondor International, with a recent composition juts taken by Universal Pictures for an upcoming film.

And now in Colorado, Craig’s simple “publisher demos” have been elevated into full productions by his coincidental reunion with LA comrade; Doug Haywood, who played bass and sang with Jackson Browne when Craig was one of Jackson’s rodies.

Craig’s association through the years with many phenomenal players and singers has resulted in the outstanding talent now assembled on his first solo CD, including Rosemary Butler, Doug Haywood, Robert McEntee, and Doug Livingston.

And as you listen (loudly!), the production and layering of instruments is just as captivating as the marvelous melodies that are Craig Chasen’s signature.

Lyrics

Moonlight Made A Fool Of Me

Written By: Craig Chasen

THE SUN FELL LIKE GOLDEN RAIN
AS IT WENT WESTERING INTO THE DISTANT SEA
THE NIGHT WAS CALM, THE BREEZE WAS LIGHT
THE STARS ABOVE MADE THE OCEAN BRIGHT
SO FAR AWAY FROM YOU

I TRIED TO LEAVE OUR LOVE BEHIND
I LEFT TO CLEAR MY MIND BUT SOMETHING LAUGHED AT ME
UNDER THE MOON I HEARD THE OCEAN ROAR
AS IF TO SAY THAT LOVE MEANS SOMETHING MORE
THAN MILES CAN COME BETWEEN

THE MOONLIGHT MADE A FOOL OF ME, I KNOW
I COULDN'T RUN AWAY
THE OCEAN ROLLED ON ENDLESSLY TO SHOW
THAT ANYWHERE I GO MY FEELINGS STAY

TILL I GET BACK AND BY YOUR SIDE
I'LL LET MY FEELINGS RIDE OVER THE SAND AND SEA
A WEEK AWAY, A THOUSAND MILES APART
IS NOT SO FAR THAT I CAN HIDE MY HEART
FROM BEING CLOSE TO YOU

THE MOONLIGHT MADE A FOOL OF ME, I KNOW
I COULDN'T RUN AWAY
THE OCEAN ROLLED ON ENDLESSLY TO SHOW
THAT ANYWHERE I GO MY FEELINGS STAY

THE MOONLIGHT MADE A FOOL OF ME, I KNOW
I COULDN'T RUN AWAY
THE OCEAN ROLLED ON ENDLESSLY TO SHOW
THAT ANYWHERE I GO MY FEELINGS STAY

Dreams Come True

Written By: Craig Chasen and Robert McEntee

HER SMILE WAS HEAVENLY
HER EYES WERE BLUE
ACROSS THE ROOM FROM ME
MY HEART WAS MOVED
STANDING APART
RIGHT THEN I KNEW

WHAT A MAN WOULD SEE
WHEN HE SEES HIS DREAMS COME TRUE

WE FOUND A WAY TO MEET
ASKED HER TO DANCE
MOVING WITH ONE HEARTBEAT
FATE FOUND ROMANCE
MY LONELY NIGHTS
HAVE TURNED INTO

HOW A MAN SHOULD FEEL WHEN HE
FEELS HIS DREAMS COME TRUE

I REMEMBER
HOW I NEVER TOUGHT I'D BE
CLOSE TO SOMEONE WHO
COULD MAKE DREAMS COME TRUE FOR ME

I CALL IT DESTINY
THAT NIGHT WE MET
A SPECIAL MEMORY
I'LL NEVER FORGET
'CAUSE I'D NEVER KNOW
IF NOT FOR YOU

HOW A MAN SHOULD FEEL WHEN HE
FEELS HIS DREAMS COME TRUE

AND THE WAY I FEEL
I WILL ALWAYS FEEL FOR YOU

THIS ONE'S FOR REAL

Written By: Robert McEntee

THIS ONE'S FOR REAL

Words and Music by: Robert McEntee

THIS ONE'S FOR REAL THIS ONE'S FOR REAL

V1
THERE'S NOTHING THAT I CAN DO OR SAY
TO MAKE HER CHANGE HER MIND OR CLEAR HER WAY
NOW MAYBE SHE FOUND SOME BETTER DEAL
BUT SHE'S LOOKIN' FOR A TRUE HEART
AND THIS ONE'S FOR REAL

THIS ONE'S FOR REAL x 3

V2
IT'D BE EASIER TO READ A TOTAL STRANGER
THAN TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND JUST HOW I MAKE HER FEEL
YA KNOW THAT I'M NOT OUT TO CHANGE HER
I JUST WANNA SHOW HER, YEA THIS ONE'S FOR REAL

THIS ONE'S FOR REAL x 3

Discography

Moonlight Made A Fool Of Me