Debra Alexander

Debra Alexander

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Biography

Debra Alexander has followed her muse to pursue songwriting in Nashville, New York, Austin, and New England, and is now living and working in Toronto.

Since moving to Toronto, Debra has focused on co-writing. She promotes her catalogue through Word Maven Music, and registered as a publishing company in 1996. Her co-written songs have been released on several CDs, enjoyed national airplay, and have been covered by artists including Suzie Vinnick and David Leask.

Alexander has won numerous songwriting awards in major songwriting competitions: The John Lennon Songwriting Contest, The Unisong International Songwriting Contest, The Billboard World Songwriting Contest, The Nashville Songwriters Association International Single Song Showdown, and The International Songwriting Competition.

Lyrics

Undo

Written By: Debra Alexander/David Leask

Undo

Undo what you’ve done.
Unstring what you’ve strung.
You can take down that moon you lit up and hung
Undo what you’ve done.

Undrink every kiss.
Untouch each caress.
You’re the last cloud nine crush who’ll drop me like this
Undrink every kiss.

Starry eyed, sentimental, that’s the fool I used to be
Summer nights full of fireworks all burned out so suddenly

Undo what you’ve done.
Unsing what you’ve sung.
Cause I don’t need these blues to shoot down my sun
Undo what you’ve done

Starry eyed, sentimental, that’s the fool I used to be
Summer nights full of fireworks all burned out so suddenly

Undo what you’ve done.
Unstring what you’ve strung.
You can take down that moon you lit up and hung
Undo what you’ve done.

Undo what you’ve done.

© Word Maven Music/ASCAP; Power of Song/SOCAN

You Can Cry

Written By: Debra Alexander/David Leask

When your sky has fallen down
Bits of blue lie on the ground
Still as stone
I can guess the way you feel
Hidden tears are just as real
Let them show

You can cry, just cry
You were born with the emotion,
Let it come alive.
Just cry, you can cry.
Satisfy the sorrow,
Free yourself and rise above your pride.
You can cry.

We laid our son beneath the green
There wasn’t time to live his dreams
Now heaven’s home
You and I have lost enough
If you want to save our love
Let him go

You can cry, just cry
You were born with the emotion,
Let it come alive.
Just cry, you can cry.
Satisfy the sorrow,
Free yourself and rise above your pride.
You can cry.

Come alive
Don't deny
You can cry

You can cry, just cry
You were born with the emotion,
Let it come alive.
Just cry, you can cry.
Satisfy the sorrow,
Free yourself and rise above your pride.
You can cry.

© Word Maven Music/ASCAP; Power of Song/SOCAN

An Enemy Like You

Written By: Debra Alexander/David Leask/M.E. Beatty

I light you up and drag you in
Then float away from where I've been
I toss you down; you keep me warm
High in the eye of the storm

When it rains, I’m running back to you
When that hurricane hits again
You’re my shelter from the truth
When my heart won't decide what it wants to do
I can always use an enemy like you

I see myself inside the glass
Here comes the monkey on my back
A shadow falls across my heart
The wind whips up; the sky grows dark

When it rains, I’m running back to you
When that hurricane hits again
You’re my shelter from the truth
When my heart won't decide what it wants to do
I can always use an enemy like you

Coming down it hits me hardest
How the dawn reveals your darkness
I see it all, I see it all, I feel it all

And when my heart won't decide what it wants to do
I can always use an enemy like you

© Word Maven Music/ASCAP; Power of Song/SOCAN

Discography

Debra’s co-written tunes are featured on the following albums:

"Fear's Talking"
Suzie Vinnick
Happy Here

“Something So Sweet”
Suzie Vinnick
33 Stars

“Something So Sweet”
Suzie Vinnick
Real Divas Volume II/Torchlight Volume II

“Tightrope of Dreams”
David Leask
Tightrope of Dreams