Imaginotion Songs

Imaginotion Songs

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Imaginotion Songs® is a song writing business that provides original songs to the music, film and advertising industries worldwide. Other services include singing lessons, song critiquing, and advertising voice-overs. Currently expanding the songwriter roster. Does not accept unsolicited material.

Biography

LISA BUTLER
Born on the NSW Central Coast into a musical family, Lisa wrote poetry and learned piano from an early age. She started writing songs (words and music) at age 16. Singing lessons followed during the teenage years with a view to a singing career but writing songs, and in particular lyrics, became her passion.

Largely self-taught, Lisa writes well-constructed, thought-provoking lyrics that demonstrate a deep understanding of human nature whilst maintaining commercial appeal. Experimenting with different styles and challenging the status quo are a favorite pastime resulting in interesting, meaning-filled, stories-in-song.

Working in public relations and promotions in the hospitality and entertainment industries as well as general reception and office work gave Lisa the opportunity to gain knowledge in networking, communication and business procedures which now stands her in good stead, as she manages the administration, advertising and public relations for Imaginotion Songs®.

Lisa worked part time (1994-97) as Personal/Production Assistant for international cabaret star, Jenifer Green. This provided invaluable experience and awarded her the opportunity to make excellent contacts within the industry as well as gain further understanding of the 'ins and outs' of the music business.

In November 1999, Lisa established Imaginotion Songs® with songwriting partner, Chris Headford and as well as running the business she also makes time in her busy schedule to successfully run the Imaginotion Songs® Music Industry Networking Group at www.imaginotionsongs.net, which has a membership of over 200 songwriters, singers, musicians, producers, artist managers and other music industry executives.

In late 2005, Lisa began collaborating with a number of talented songwriters, which prompted the expansion of Imaginotion Songs’ agenda. Now, with a growing roster of songwriters working with her, she has found a new vigour and passion to write, and in 2006, she will once again be working toward placing songs within the music, film and advertising industries. Lisa also provides voice-overs for promotions and advertising, and her knowledge and understanding of the songwriting process is often sought by other songwriters requesting professional critiquing of their work.

The most gratifying surprise has been in January 2006 when Lisa discovered she is developing a core audience of online fans for her vocal performances heard though the popular “Open Mic Podcast” at www.openmic.hitart.com .

Lisa is a member of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) and the Australian Copyright Council.

CHRIS HEADFORD
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Chris moved to Ballarat, Victoria at the age of ten where he commenced bass guitar tuition at age 13 with Peter Cupples, (Peter Cupples Band, Stylus, Midday Show regular).

Moving to Townsville at age 15 he started playing with local bands. Chris played his first 'pub' gig when he was just 16 years old and continued playing in bands, moving to Brisbane a year later for a more serious try at the music industry.

In 1988 he did session work for Hughes Leisure Group (Music Division), playing bass guitar on two albums.

Chris switched from bass to keyboards in 1989 in an attempt to get more band work.

Early in 1992 he joined popular Brisbane band 'Holloworld'. After just three gigs with the band, Holloworld entered the Queensland Rock Awards and became grand finalists. Late 1992 'Holloworld' release their indie CD, 'Unharnesss'.

In 1994 after playing in a few duos Chris started to become serious about song writing and arranging. In 1997 he moved to Tweed Heads, on the far North Coast of NSW to study classical and jazz piano.

Chris answered an advertisement for a songwriting partner in early 1999. By mid 1999 several demos had been recorded.

In November 1999, Chris established Imaginotion Songs® with songwriting partner, Lisa Butler. He also designed and maintains the Imaginotion Songs website through his web design and hosting business, Bebel.

Chris is a member of the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA).

Lyrics

Super Nemesis

Written By: Lisa Butler & Chris Headford

I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
RIGHT BEHIND MY BACK
I FEEL YOUR EVIL TENDRELS POISED
WAITING TO ATTACK

I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
LURKING IN THE NIGHT
PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE
ITCHING FOR A FIGHT

SUPER NEMESIS OUT THERE
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
COME AND GET ME IF YOU DARE
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
YOU'LL NEVER WIN
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PRAYER
I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
SUPER NEMESIS OUT THERE - SOMEWHERE

(MUSIC BRIDGE)

I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
NASTY TO THE END
PLOTTING SCHEMES AND EVIL DEEDS DON'T
BOTHER TO PRETEND

SUPER NEMESIS OUT THERE
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
COME AND GET ME IF YOU DARE
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
YOU'LL NEVER WIN
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PRAYER
I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
SUPER NEMESIS OUT THERE - SOMEWHERE
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
YOU KNOW YOU HAVEN'T GOT A PRAYER
(NEMESIS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE)
SUPER NEMESIS OUT THERE - SOMEWHERE

©2001 LJ Butler & AC Headford

Lift You High

Written By: Lisa Butler & Chris Headford

SOMETIMES IT’S NOT SO EASY
TO SEE YOUR SHINING STAR
YOU NEED A FRIEND TO HELP YOU
BELIEVE IN WHO YOU ARE
BELIEVE IN WHO YOU ARE

WHEN YOU NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO
YOU’RE SAD AND FEELING BLUE
DON’T BE AFRAID TO CALL ME
‘CAUSE THIS IS WHAT I’LL DO

GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH
TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY
LIFT YOU HIGH
MY FRIEND AND REACH FOR THE SKY
WANNA LIFT YOU HIGH
LIFT YOU HIGH AND DRY
GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH

THERE ARE DAYS THAT LAST FOREVER
THE NIGHTS ARE LONGER TOO
WHEN TIMES GET ROUGH AND TUMBLE
I’LL HELP TO SEE YOU THROUGH

GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH
TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY
LIFT YOU HIGH
MY FRIEND AND REACH FOR THE SKY
WANNA LIFT YOU HIGH
LIFT YOU HIGH AND DRY
GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH

(MUSICAL BRIDGE)

GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH
TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY
LIFT YOU HIGH
MY FRIEND AND REACH FOR THE SKY
WANNA LIFT YOU HIGH
LIFT YOU HIGH AND DRY
GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH

I WILL LIFT YOU HIGH
TEACH YOU HOW TO FLY
LIFT YOU HIGH
MY FRIEND AND REACH FOR THE SKY
WANNA LIFT YOU HIGH
LIFT YOU HIGH AND DRY
GONNA LIFT YOU HIGH

© 2000 LJ Butler & AC Headford

Warming Up To You

Written By: Lisa Butler & Rolf Schnyder

I’M WARMING UP TO YOU
Lyric by Lisa J. Butler
Music by Rolf Schnyder
© 2005 L.J. Butler & R Schnyder

THE WEATHERMAN IS SAYIN’ THAT SUMMER’S ALL BUT DONE
NOW THAT DOESN’T SOUND LIKE AN AWFUL LOT OF FUN
BUT I GOT A REASON WHY I’M NOT FEELING BLUE
BABY IT’S BECAUSE I WANNA CUDDLE UP TO YOU

I WANNA LONG COLD WINTER
WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU BABY
‘CAUSE I’M WARMING UP TO YOU

THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE HAS FALLEN QUITE A DEAL
WELL I DON’T CARE CAUSE I’VE FALLEN HEAD OVER HEELS
THE WEATHER LOOKS FINE FOR LOVING YULETIME CHEER
YOU MAKE DECEMBER MY FAVOURITE TIME OF THE YEAR

I WANNA LONG COLD WINTER
WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU BABY
‘CAUSE I’M WARMING UP TO YOU

THE PREDICTION IS FOR SNOW AND A LITTLE BIT OF SLEET
BUT I‘M NOT GONNA RUSH TO PUT WOOLENS ON MY FEET
MY HEART IS RACING, MY TEMPERATURE IS HIGH
HONEY I LOVE CHRISTMAS AND I’M GONNA TELL YOU WHY

Bridge: I WANNA LONG COLD WINTER
WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU BABY
‘CAUSE I’M REALLY WARMING UP TO YOU

I WANNA LONG COLD WINTER
WITH NOTHING MUCH TO DO
JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU BABY
‘CAUSE I’M REALLY WARMING UP TO YOU

© 2005 L.J. Butler & R Schnyder

Never Lettin' Love Get the Better of Me Again!

Written By: LJ Butler & AC Headford

NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE GET THE BETTER OF ME AGAIN!
Lyric by Lisa Butler
Music by Chris Headford

DON’T SING TO ME A LOVE SONG
I DON’T CARE FOR THAT REFRAIN
I’M ROUGH AND TOUGH, I’VE HAVE ENOUGH
GOT MORE THAN HALF A BRAIN

DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN MOVE ME
‘CAUSE I’M NO MAN’S EASY PREY
YOUR NEED FOR SPEED MAKES MY HEART BLEED
BUT I DON’T WANT TO PLAY

AIN’T NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE GET THE BETTER OF ME AGAIN!
YOU’RE WASTIN’ YOUR BREATH ON THIS HARD-HEARTED WOMAN
I’LL ADMIT YOU’RE A HONEY AND A SWEET TALKIN’ GEM
WISH I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EACH TIME I’VE HEARD ME SAY
I’M NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE,
NO I’M NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE
GET THE BETTER OF ME AGAIN!

DON’T START TO TREAT ME SWEETLY
I’VE BEEN DOWN THAT ROAD BEFORE
YOU’LL TRY TO LIE AND MAKE ME CRY
AND THEN WALK OUT THE DOOR

DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN MOVE ME
‘CAUSE I’M NO MAN’S EASY PREY
YOUR NEED FOR SPEED MAKES MY HEART BLEED
BUT I DON’T WANT TO PLAY

CHORUS……

THAT DAY YOU MADE A PROMISE
‘BOUT LOVE FOREVER TRUE
YOU SANK REAL LOW ‘CAUSE YOU’RE ALL SHOW
YOU HAVEN’T GOT A CLUE

DON’T THINK THAT YOU CAN MOVE ME
‘CAUSE I’M NO MAN’S EASY PREY
YOUR NEED FOR SPEED MAKES MY HEART BLEED
BUT I DON’T WANT TO PLAY - HEY!

AIN’T NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE GET THE BETTER OF ME AGAIN!
YOU’RE WASTIN’ YOUR BREATH ON THIS HARD-HEARTED WOMAN
I’LL ADMIT YOU’RE A HONEY AND A SWEET TALKIN’ GEM
WISH I HAD A DOLLAR FOR EACH TIME I’VE HEARD ME SAY
I’M NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE,
NO I’M NEVER LETTIN’ LOVE
GET THE BETTER OF ME AGAIN!

© 2000 L.J. Butler & A.C. Headford

Say You'll Make Love With Me Again

Written By: LJ Butler & AC Headford

SAY YOU'LL MAKE LOVE WITH ME AGAIN
Lyrics by Lisa Butler
Music by Chris Headford

SPEND MY DAYS REMEMBERING
THE WAY WE USED TO BE
WHEN YOUR LOVE WAS ALL I NEEDED
BEFORE I WANTED TO BE FREE
AND NOW YOU'RE GONE I REALISE
MISTAKES THAT I HAVE MADE
MISS YOUR BODY CLOSE TO MINE
AND THE LOVE THAT WE MADE

SAY YOU'LL MAKE LOVE WITH ME AGAIN
NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY
CAN'T GET YOU OUT OF MY MIND
SAY YOU'LL MAKE LOVE WITH ME AGAIN
'CAUSE BABY SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE
I SWEAR I KNOW I WAS WRONG
EACH NIGHT IS FILLED WITH THIS MIND-NUMBING PAIN
OH BABY, SAY YOU'LL MAKE LOVE WITH ME AGAIN

THERE ARE DAYS WHEN I IMAGINE
THAT YOU ARE STILL RIGHT HERE
THERE ARE NIGHTS I JUST CAN'T GET THROUGH
WITHOUT BELIEVING YOU ARE NEAR
AND THOUGH I KNOW IT WAS MY CHOICE
TO BE HERE ALL ALONE
BABY I'LL GIVE EVERYTHING
IF YOU SAY YOU'LL COME BACK HOME

(CHORUS)

PLEASE SAY YOU'LL STAY HERE WITH ME TONIGHT
TELL ME THAT EVERYTHING’S GONNA BE ALL RIGHT
'CAUSE I CAN'T STAND THE THOUGHT OF NEVER SEEING YOU AGAIN
I LOVE YOU, SEE IT IN MY EYES, OPEN AND PLAIN

(CHORUS)

© 2000 LJ Butler & AC Headford

Discography

a selection of our material is available for listening at our website.