mia royce

mia royce

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Mia Royce has been described as a song-bird reminiscent of Eva Cassidy with a sweet and angelic voice. As a singer/songwriter/pianist Mia presents an eclectic collection of original tracks with a diversity of genres, folk, pop to jazz making for contemporary east listening. When singing jazz Mia transports the listener to another place and time. Mia's life experiences and social issues are captured in dynamic song.

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Lyrics

Walkabout Man

Written By: Mia Royce

Walkabout Man (Duet)

Is your journey nearly coming to an end?
To so many your path I do defend
And have the windy turns paved the way ahead
I’d like you home to warm the cold side of our bed

Cause you’re a Walkabout Man
Yeh you’re a walkabout man
Yeh you’re a walkabout man
Bring that walkabout man back to me

I know what’s good for me’s not always good for you
But this is just what forty something’s have to do
A brand new Harley or a boat’s not for me
Just my guitar and a swag under a tree

Cause I’m a walkabout man
Yes I’m a walkabout man
Well I’m a walkabout man
Bring that walkabout man back to you

There’s so many times I’ve lost you in your cave
And then I feel like I’m only here to be your slave
Have you landed from the dark side of the moon?
I pray to stars above you’ll see the light really soon

Cause you’re a walkabout man
Yes I’m a walkabout man
You’re (I’m) a walkabout man
Bring that walkabout man back to me

Trumpet solo

There’s so many times I’ve lost you in your cave / There’s been so many times
And then I feel like I’m only here to be your slave / I’ve been lost in my cave
Have you landed from the dark side of the moon? / I’ve landed from the moon
I pray to stars above you’ll see the light really soon / I’ll see the light real soon

Cause you’re a walkabout man
Yes I’m a walkabout man
Yes you’re a walkabout man
Bring that walkabout man back to me

I’m comin back at ya baby!

Calling Banjo

Written By: Mia Royce

Calling Banjo

It was like magic the day you arrived
When you came in the room came alive
You are like the moonlight on my darkest night
You were sent to me to be my guiding light

Did you hear me calling?
Did you feel you stopped me from falling?
Did you hear me calling?
Did you feel you stopped me from falling?
Falling…
Falling…
You complete the picture as the littlest one
That gives you the license to have all the fun
You could click your fingers (click) and I’d run a mile
Just to see a glimpse of your cheeky little smile

Did you hear me calling?
Did you feel you stopped me from falling?
Did you hear me calling?
Did you feel you stopped me from falling?
Falling…
Falling…
And I hear the Banjo call
From under the November moon
I get lost in your eyes so blue
As you play with the silver spoon…
Spoon…
Spoon…
Spoon…

Teach My Heart To Dance

Written By: Mia Royce

Teach my heart to dance
As I’m resting on the doorstep longing for this tale to unravel
I picture you catching me so softly the day my world fell
Your eyes upon me kept my heart a beating when it told me it should end
A kind a dream like state that just appeared that only heaven would send…
Send…

And just as I had sewn the seed to make a brand new little life begin
Dreams lost in infinity as the hours rolled away again
And time had stopped the moment your love arrived leaving the past behind
The kind of love that burns and lingers in every corner of your mind…
Mind…

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance

Now everything is clear in black and white because the colour’s in the words you say
A journey through a rainbow of moods paved the way to a brighter day
The greatest kind of promise of eternity to make my heart sing
To find the fruits of love, the greatest gift that life could bring…
Bring…

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance

Five O'clock Frenzy

Written By: Mia Royce

Five O’clock Frenzy
It’s the end of the day
I feel the mood begin to sway
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

It’s a battle of the wills
There’s many thrills and spills
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

It’s the time of the day
You feel like running away
Farewell the sun’s ray
You can face a new day

As the pumpkin hits my face
The screaming picks up pace
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

And my blood pressure soars
Always drawing short straws
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

It’s the time of the day
You feel like running away
Farewell the sun’s ray
You can face a new day

Slow down – it’s time to drift away
Slow down – there’s nothing more to say
Slow down – it’s time to hit the hay
Slow down – it’s time to drift away

I feel like a yo yo
Don’t know which way to go
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

Now it’s time to go to bed
Excuses make me red
It’s five o’clock frenzy time again

It’s the time of the day
You feel like running away
Farewell the sun’s ray
You can face a new day

Link by Link

Written By: Mia Royce

Link by Link

I recall a little conversation
I’m sure it wasn’t my imagination
Of compromise and trust and understanding
And I was in for a crash landing

Like a sea saw when you’re up I’m down
And when I’m sad you’re always being a clown
Clearly things are never black or white except
We both like being right

Link by link as the chain gets weaker
I’m pulled along by a force that’s deeper
The bright flame flickers and becomes a smolder
But when you’re there the room’s not any colder
Yeh…..
Da de do …

I look around but you see straight through
I like to guess but you need a clue
I see a loss but you see the gain
Yeh the mind games diving us insane

I like the dusk but you prefer the dawn
I like things new and you like them worn
We’re like a heart that has lost its beat
And together we can find our feet

Link by link as the chain gets weaker
I’m pulled along by a force that’s deeper
The bright flame flickers and becomes a smolder
But when you’re there the room’s not any colder
Yeh…..
Da de do …

The chain gets weaker
The force gets deeper
I’m pulled along by a force that’s deeper… (repeats x8)

Valley of the Rubies

Written By: Mia Royce

Valley of the Rubies

What lay ahead was a hidden treasure
When we found it bound to bring much pleasure
We kept searching trying to find a clue
But the process only made us blue

And life it took a different turn
This precious gift we tried to earn
For which we had no control
Like a needle in our soul…
Like a needle in our soul

So as we ponder which road to take
Realising there’s so much at stake
I’m like a rose with a weakened stem
But still I’m searching for that precious gem

And life it took a different turn
This precious gift we tried to earn
For which we had no control
Like a needle in our soul…
Like a needle in our soul

But even in our darkest hour
As if there was some mystic power
The valley of the Rubies saved the day
But even in our darkest hour
As if there was some mystic power
The valley of the Rubies saved the day

A child was born to show the way…
A child was born to show the way
Aaaaaa…..
A child was born to show the way

But even in our darkest hour
As if there was some mystic power
The valley of the Rubies saved the day
But even in our darkest hour
As if there was some mystic power
The valley of the Rubies saved the day

A child was born to show the way… … …
A child was born to show the way
Aaaaaa…..
A child was born to show the way

The Ruby shines to show the way
A child was born to save the day
The Ruby shines to show the way
A child was born to save, to save the day.

Chasing Footprints

Written By: Mia Royce

Chasing Footprints

It was a great part to play
At the end of the day
The tears ran down my face
At least at my pace

And you controlled the play
At the end of the day
And I was chasing footprints
And they never went my way

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

You always had to play
At the end of the day
Although my greatest fear
You would find another dear

There was little left to say
At the end of the day
Though moments you will savour
But you really did me a favour

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say…

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

It was a great part to play
At the end of the day
The tears ran down my face
At least at my pace

And you controlled the play
At the end of the day
And I was chasing footprints
And they never went my way

Lucky Bend

Written By: Mia Royce

Lucky Bend – The Leaning Tree of Greenough

Are you trying to bury your head in the sand?
You can’t keep leaning too much on the land
Through the salt laden wind can you hold your head up tall?

Are you trying to bury your head in the sand?
You can’t keep leaning too much on the land
Or are you just setting yourself up for a fall?

Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away
Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away…
For rising waters on fragile banks threaten everyday

Solid roots stand in rich fertile soil
A base so strong like rope in a coil
Your lucky bend could stand the floods of years gone by

Solid roots stand in rich fertile soil
A base so strong like rope in a coil
But tough the years have been the scars they cannot lie

Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away
Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away…
For rising waters on fragile banks threaten everyday

Your encompassing trip is one to inspire
To catch the sun’s rays, the rays of fire
The obstacles make you bend your life off course

Your encompassing trip is one to inspire
To catch the sun’s rays, the rays of fire
You’re free to fall with the earth’s attractive force

Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away
Though only 100 may survive
An identity so strong with no name to revive
Grey marked the river from which you turn away…
For rising waters on fragile banks threaten everyday

Rain Stick

Written By: Mia Royce

Rain Stick
The cattle look so bad and they didn’t raise a bid
The hay’s so dear and we haven’t got a quid
There’s no water in the dam and the topsoil’s all but blown away
The credit’s all used up and there’s interest left to pay

For generations we’ve farmed this land
Now I’m holding on by a single strand
I feel like there is nothing left, nothing left I can do
No one understands just what I’m going through

The most ironic thing that I can see
Is wishing a dark cloud over me
All around the sky is blue
Colouring this feeling I’m going through

Driving through the stock dark thoughts are in my head
Can’t support my family, can’t seem to get ahead
If granddad could see the mess I’ve made he’d turn in his grave
And unlike my own father I’ve failed to be as brave

With the dark cloud in my head ready to do some harm
I felt a gentle touch, my son had grabbed my arm
Daddy I made a rain stick, it will all be OK
The rain will soon be coming if we shake it everyday

The most ironic thing that I can see
Is wishing a dark cloud over me
And all around the sky is blue
Colouring this feeling I’m going through

Homestead on the Hill

Written By: Mia Royce

Homestead on the Hill

You gave me a solid foundation
A staircase to climb so high
Your grandeur spreads across the station
It’s a sad day to say goodbye

Will you miss kids racing up your hallway?
Opening cracks in your walls
Or the sound that welcomes a new day
The two way radio calls

Oh I do hope you can forgive us
Dear homestead on the hill
Leaving is so hard to discuss
As I sit on your window sill

Will you miss the smell of Mum’s farmhouse roast?
Keeping our hunger at bay
Or the loving touch of that cleaning cloth
Wiping dust and cobwebs away

Promise to protect my cubby
Down in the peppermint tree
And make sure all those yabbies
Are in the soaks where they should be
Oh I do hope you can forgive us
Dear homestead on the hill
And leaving is so hard to discuss
As I sit on your window sill

Appreciate your pink paradise
Of everlasting spring
And keep your stain glass shining
Over on the southern wing

You gave me a solid foundation
A staircase to climb so high
Your grandeur spreads across the station
It’s a sad day to say goodbye

Oh I do hope you can forgive us
Dear homestead on the hill
Leaving is so hard to discuss
As I sit on your window sill

Rain Stick

Written By: Mia Royce

Rain Stick
The cattle look so bad and they didn’t raise a bid
The hay’s so dear and we haven’t got a quid
There’s no water in the dam and the topsoil’s all but blown away
The credit’s all used up and there’s interest left to pay

For generations we’ve farmed this land
Now I’m holding on by a single strand
I feel like there is nothing left, nothing left I can do
No one understands just what I’m going through

The most ironic thing that I can see
Is wishing a dark cloud over me
All around the sky is blue
Colouring this feeling I’m going through

Driving through the stock dark thoughts are in my head
Can’t support my family, can’t seem to get ahead
If granddad could see the mess I’ve made he’d turn in his grave
And unlike my own father I’ve failed to be as brave

With the dark cloud in my head ready to do some harm
I felt a gentle touch, my son had grabbed my arm
Daddy I made a rain stick, it will all be OK
The rain will soon be coming if we shake it everyday

The most ironic thing that I can see
Is wishing a dark cloud over me
And all around the sky is blue
Colouring this feeling I’m going through

Chasing Footprints

Written By: Mia Royce

Chasing Footprints

It was a great part to play
At the end of the day
The tears ran down my face
At least at my pace

And you controlled the play
At the end of the day
And I was chasing footprints
And they never went my way

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

You always had to play
At the end of the day
Although my greatest fear
You would find another dear

There was little left to say
At the end of the day
Though moments you will savour
But you really did me a favour

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say…

But now I’m on my way
And really I was waiting for this day
There is nothing you can say
You helped me on my way

It was a great part to play
At the end of the day
The tears ran down my face
At least at my pace

And you controlled the play
At the end of the day
And I was chasing footprints
And they never went my way

Teach My Heart To Dance

Written By: Mia Royce

Teach my heart to dance
As I’m resting on the doorstep longing for this tale to unravel
I picture you catching me so softly the day my world fell
Your eyes upon me kept my heart a beating when it told me it should end
A kind a dream like state that just appeared that only heaven would send…
Send…

And just as I had sewn the seed to make a brand new little life begin
Dreams lost in infinity as the hours rolled away again
And time had stopped the moment your love arrived leaving the past behind
The kind of love that burns and lingers in every corner of your mind…
Mind…

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance

Now everything is clear in black and white because the colour’s in the words you say
A journey through a rainbow of moods paved the way to a brighter day
The greatest kind of promise of eternity to make my heart sing
To find the fruits of love, the greatest gift that life could bring…
Bring…

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance

And I knew this was something more than a love affair
A sensation with no words to describe was everywhere
This was something greater than a romance
You came to me to teach my heart – my heart to dance