Jeffrey Doan

Jeffrey Doan

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One-man amateur songwriter and singer. Hoping to make a career out of music. Love writing romantic love songs.

Biography

I didn't start learning about music and songwriting until I was 36 year old. I took 1 course in piano, another course in music theory, and spent the rest of the time self-learned from books.

At first, I started writing Vietnamese songs using the lyrics from my own poems. Then I got laid off, divorced, then laid off again. Now I'm just living on helps from my family and compose music in the mean time, because I can't find any job at all. You can call me a real starving musician.

I've always dreamed of having a career as a songwriter, so I can go anywhere, do anything, yet can make a living out of doing thing I love the most (writing song). Having the disadvantage of not being a natural English speaking person means it's much harder for me to write English songs, as well as singing. But I've been working on overcome that difficulty, and I will get there sooner or later. My philosophy is the more I work hard at it, the better I will get.

I love Elvis Presley's music. I also love romantic music. So my tendency is to write a lot about love and romance. But I also have 2-3 new songs about peace, people, and hardship of life which I've been through myself.

I used to be a Software engineer for 25 years, so I'm very comfortable with computers and software. I guess that did help me fight my way through the software music recording jungle.

Lyrics

Miss You Tonight

Written By: Jeffrey Doan

When all friends have gone
and the party is over
and you are all alone, feeling lonely
will you then think of me?

When the days come around
with so much going on
so many friends, so little time
will you remember me?

I was there for you
when you called out my name
I was always there with me
when you needed a friend

You were there for me
when my life turned up-side-down
I was just nobody
but you would not let me drown

We knew our love was right
cherished each passing day
but pride got in the way
never realized
and love just slipped away

We had been through it all
even when hope was no more
we had broken all the rules
cuz we were both lover fools

We could have had it all
if you had tried harder somehow
yet we chose to let it go
cuz it's easy to just let go

Love had passed us by
still I think of you tonight
the pain had gone, the heart will mend
but emptiness remains

We could have had it all
if we had tried harder once more
but we chose to let it go
and yet tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight I need you so...

Miss You Tonight

Written By: Jeffrey Doan

When all friends have gone
and the party is over
and you are all alone, feeling lonely
will you then think of me?

When the days come around
with so much going on
so many friends, so little time
will you remember me?

I was there for you
when you called out my name
I was always there with you
when you needed a friend

You were there for me
when my life turned up-side-down
I was just nobody
but you would not let me drown

We knew our love was right
cherished each passing day
but pride got in the way
never realized
and love just slipped away

We had been through it all
even when hope was no more
we had broken all the rules
cuz we were both lover fools

We could have had it all
if you had tried harder somehow
yet we chose to let it go
cuz it's easy to just let go

Love had passed us by
still I think of you tonight
the pain had gone, the heart will mend
but emptiness remains

We could have had it all
if we had tried harder once more
but we chose to let it go
and yet tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight I need you so...

Miss You Tonight

Written By: Jeffrey Doan

When all friends have gone
and the party is over
and you are all alone,
feeling lonely
will you then think of me?

When the days come around
with so much going on
so many friends, so little time
will you remember me?

I was there for you
when you called out my name
I was always there with you
when you needed a friend

You were there for me
when my life turned up-side-down
I was just nobody
but you would not let me drown

We knew our love was right
cherished each passing day
but pride got in the way,
never realized
and love just slipped away

We had been through it all
even when hope was no more
we had broken all the rules
cuz we were both lover fools

We could have had it all
if we had tried harder somehow
yet we chose to let it go
cuz it's easy to just let go

Love had passed us by
still, I think of you tonight
the pain had gone
the heart will mend
but emptiness remains

We could have had it all
if we had tried harder once more
but we chose to let it go
and yet, tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight I miss you so
yes I know it was over
but tonight, I need you so...

What If

Written By: Jeffrey Doan

what if I say I always think of you
and I miss you with every beat of my heart
what if I say that I need you so
or shall I say that I, I love you

you don't have to say you think of me
you don't have to say that you miss me
you never have to say that you need me
and never have to say you love me

I fell for you, without knowing, without concern
and loving you is not something I need returned
maybe I'm just dreaming my life away
but it's ok to be in love, even this way

if I could say just how I feel with no denial
and how my days feel so empty without your smile
if I could say that it's true love I have for you
and in my heart, there's only you, and no one else

you never have to so believe in what I'm saying
you never have to understand the way I'm feeling
but if you say, you believe my love is real
it's all I need to feel that love is not always blue

and if you say that you love me, too
you'll surely make all my dreams come true

but if you say there is no love, and there won't be
my broken soul, my broken heart, I'll set them free
I'll set them free...

Discography

I have a CD with 10 Vietnamese songs that I wrote and sang. And I've recently switched to writing English songs, as I found it a challenge which I want to prove to myself that I can overcome and do well with.

My only 2 recorded English songs can be listened to at the following weblinks:

- Miss You Tonight:
http://music.jeffreydoan.com/mp3/MissYouTonight.mp3

- What If:
http://music.jeffreydoan.com/mp3/WhatIf.mp3

Set List

I have not performed live anywhere, and I'm not capable of playing instrument live. My strength is in writing song, and maybe singing.