Pat Flanakin

Pat Flanakin

 Hermitage, Tennessee, USA
SoloFolk

Acoustic, in the style of James Taylor, Jim Croce, James Blunt

Biography

Pat has been a pro musician most of his life, played in various bands, and as a solo artist, has opened for some major acts, but has recently been concentrating on writing. Pat has written over 400 songs in different genres, including singer/songwriter, country, pop, rock, blues, children's music, and holiday music. He writes, sings, produces, and plays all the instruments on 99% of all his recordings. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, drums, and a little piano and fiddle. One of his songs was slated for a CD by a new artist, but it has yet to be released. Another of his songs is prominently featured in the critically acclaimed film "Van Vorst Park" starring Frank Vincent. and another one is on the Expose Your Muse CD, recently featured at the 2008 MIDEM Music Festival. His children's CD "In The Land Of Make Believe" is a CD Baby favorite, and they state they like it so much that if the customer doesn't like it, they will refund their money. Often compared to James Taylor, Pat is a consummate singer/songwriter in his own right.

Lyrics

My Little Loralei

Written By: Pat Flanakin

MY LITTLE LORALEI©
Music & Lyrics by Pat Flanakin

VERSE Walkin down a back road in southern Louisiana
The hot sun breathin down our necks in humid weather
Hand in hand with the man who loves you more than ever
Little Loralei

VERSE We slipped into the woods where we could be alone
Slipped out of our blue jeans, and made ourselves at home
Tumbled to the ground wanna make you moan and groan
Little Loralei

CHORUS Your mama don’t know what we’re gonna do
I wanna show you how much I love you
Little Loralei

VERSE Your lips are so sweet, tasty to the tongue
Can’t get enough of my sticky honey bun
You want my love, well hang on here it comes
Little Loralei
I love my little Loralei

BREAK

VERSE Honey what you say we fit so good together
We should run away and make a life together
Honey what you say you can take my name forever
Little Loralei

VERSE She say the sky’s turned gray, it’s time to take me home
My mama’s gettin worried, papa’s listenin for the phone
So help me pick the pine needles stickin tween my toes
Little Loralei

CHORUS Your mama don’t know what we’re gonna do
I wanna show you how much I love you
Loralei

REPEAT CHORUS

I love my Little Loralei
I love Loralei
I love my little Loralei

When The Stars Went Dancing With The Moon

Written By: Pat Flanakin

WHEN THE STARS WENT DANCING WITH THE MOON©Pat Flanakin
Words & Music by Pat Flanakin

Baby, I remember your smilin’ face
When I first said I love you
How your heart came shinin’ through

And when we kissed, the stars all out in space
They went dancing with the moon
Like a fairy tale’s come true

When we lie together in love’s embrace
There was nothing I wouldn’t do
To make them all a gift for you

CHORUS A
How I want to touch your gentle body
But I know that you’d just push me away
And I don’t know what to do
To find the love that we once knew
On the night I first said I love you
When all the stars were dancing with the moon

Now we seldom have words to say
I can pass you in the hall
You won’t look at me at all

I can feel inside me you’re slippin’ away
And there’s nothing I can do
Just hide this pain from you

CHORUS B
How I want to touch your gentle body
But I know that you’d just push me away
And I don’t know what to do
To find the love that we once knew
On the night I first said I love you
And all the stars were dancing with the moon

BREAK

CHORUS B

When The Stars Went Dancing With The Moon

Written By: Pat Flanakin

WHEN THE STARS WENT DANCING WITH THE MOON©Pat Flanakin
Words & Music by Pat Flanakin

Baby, I remember your smilin' face
When I first said I love you
How your heart came shinin' through

And when we kissed, the stars all out in space
They went dancing with the moon
Like a fairy tale's come true

When we lie together in love's embrace
There was nothing I wouldn't do
To make them all a gift for you

CHORUS A How I want to touch your gentle body
But I know that you'd just push me away
And I don't know what to do
To find the love that we once knew
On the night I first said I love you
When all the stars were dancing with the moon

Now we seldom have words to say
I can pass you in the hall
You won't look at me at all

I can feel inside me you're slippin' away
And there's nothing I can do
Just hide this pain from you

CHORUS B How I want to touch your gentle body
But I know that you'd just push me away
And I don't know what to do
To find the love that we once knew
On the night I first said I love you
And all the stars were dancing with the moon

BREAK

CHORUS B

Lucky

Written By: Pat Flanakin

LUCKY ©Pat Flanakin & Joy Flanakin
Words & Music by Pat Flanakin & Joy Flanakin

Sometimes you meet an angel in your life and sometimes if you’re lucky,
you get to spend the rest of your life with one

Verse 1 Sometimes, someone walks into your life
And simply steals your heart away
I knew when I looked into your eyes
All my loneliness would change

Verse A You must be an angel
Sent to make my dreams come true

Chorus I’m so lucky, lucky
I’m so lucky to find you
I’m lucky, I’m so lucky
Wanna’ build my world ‘round you
I’m so lucky

Verse 2 Tonight I’ll lie softly in your arms
Lost within your warm embrace
And I will gladly give to you my love
Everything is yours to take

Verse A

2 X Chorus – 2 X

Tag Sometimes, someone walks into your life
And simply steals your heart away

Always The Last To Know

Written By: Pat Flanakin

ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW ©Pat Flanakin
Words & Music by Pat Flanakin

I stood on the sidewalk by your home
I waited for you to come along
When suddenly I saw you
You were with another man
Walkin’ together hand in hand

Now it don’t take much to make me see
You’d rather him than be with me
You never told me you had plans to let me go
Always the last to know

Last night I held you and you couldn’t let me go
You told me you loved me too
But now you’ve tossed me like a dog out in the cold
Always the last one, I’m always the last one
Always the last to know

BREAK

Well, if he makes you happy, then I’ll have to let you go
Always the last to know

Now don’t try to lie to me like before
‘Cause I don’t believe you not no more
No, he’s not your brother who moved out so long ago
Always the last one, I’m always the last one
Always the last to know

Oh, I’m always the last one
Now this is the last one
Always the last to know

Discography

CDs - "In The Land Of Make Believe" (children's CD) and "Hard Times" (alternative rock) Go to www.cdbaby.com/patflanakin & patflanakin2 to listen to selected tracks