Phil Buckle

Phil Buckle

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Acoustic Adult Contemporary

Biography

Phil Buckle is a songwriter, producer and mixing engineer. His songwriting career began in the early 90’s when he penned hits for his own band, the highly successful Southern Sons and Australian recording legend John Farnham.

In 1990 Phil was awarded the ARIA Song of the Year for the song Burn For You.

During this period he achieved 3 top ten hits and a double platinum album with Southern Sons and a six times platinum album Chain Reaction with John Farnham.

In 1991 he was nominated again for the ARIA Song of the Year for the song Always and Ever and received the APRA award for most played song of the year Heart In Danger.

In this year he also received the highest Australian accolade of APRA Songwriter of the Year.

1993 saw Phil write the hit You Were There and 5 tracks on the John Farnham album Then Again including 2 co-writes with American recording artist Richard Marx and collaborations with legendary American country writer Randy Goodrum.

Artists in Germany, North America, Sweden and the Philippines have covered his songs, most recently Swedish artist Jett Torpe, who achieved gold sales status in 2000 for Phil’s song “What If I Do”, and “No Sky is Blue”, a song on the gold accredited Home and Away Soundtrack released in late 2002.

Phil has also engineered and mixed a number of projects including tracks by Deni Hines, Emmanuelle Correla, the Rove Live CD and most recently the jazz album “Come In Spinner - More’ for ABC Records.

Lyrics

Where It's At

Written By: Phil Buckle

Where It’s At
VERSE 1
There’s safety in numbers
Although you’re not like anyone
There’s difference in detail
You copy just for fun
VERSE 1B
Acceptance the measure
You follow the chosen ones
Unwritten but given
Don’t stand out that’s never done
CHORUS
Live your life from a photograph
Cos Everybody says that’s where it’s at
So you try and you try to be just like that
Cos Everybody says that’s where it’s at
VERSE 2
You’re watching yourself now
They cloned you and put you everywhere
You’re never quite perfect
This life can be unfair if you
CHORUS
Live your life from a photograph
Cos Everybody says that’s where it’s at
So you try and you try to be just like that
Cos Everybody says that’s where it’s at
BRIDGE
So you balance all the major/minor sins
And dream about the day when you could be that thin.

VERSE 3
You’re trying to focus
Temptation surrounding you
It’s not like you’d notice
Nobody forces you to

Start Me Up Again

Written By: Phil Buckle

START ME UP AGAIN
VERSE 1
Lining up excuses but they all fall down
Even though a few were pretty good
Looking at the pieces of me on the ground
I need a little help so if you could……

CHORUS 1
Put my heart back, where it belongs
Clear my head of, all these sad songs
Find my will and turn it back on
Cos I’ve tried and I’ve tried
But I sure could use a friend
To Start Me Up Again

VERSE 2
You need to find the switch and turn the lights back on
Then I’ll know if someone is at home
Maybe you can tell me where the spark has gone
I don’t think I can find it on my own

CHORUS 2
Cos I can’t remember, how this should go
Not quite sure if, I want to know
I’m still in need of some
Small repairs
Please excuse me for asking
But I sure could use a friend
To Start Me Up Again

BRIDGE
I will be alright if I could just remember
One day the sun will shine
Everybody says it just takes time
That’s all I need to do
Get myself together and work this through
If I close my eyes I’ll be just fine
Close my eyes I’ll be just fine
It’s just that

CHORUS 3
All these pieces, don’t seem to work
They’re disconnected, but somehow still hurt
Cos I’m all undone and broken down
And I’ve tried and I’ve tried but
I’m getting near the end
Yeah I’ve tried and I’ve tried
But I sure could use a friend
To Start Me Up Again

Hold On

Written By: Phil Buckle

HOLD ON
CHORUS 1
Hold on
Nothings gonna change the way I feel
Do you know how much I miss you
Hold on
Let the hands of time turn on their wheel
And before too long I’ll kiss you
Hold on
Even though you may be far away
There’s an Angel right above you
Hold on
Stare into the night and count the stars
That’s how many times I love you.
PRE
Let the distance fade away
Let the distance fade
Though loneliness may have its say
Our promise has been made
Hold on
While the world is keeping us apart
When you can’t wait any longer
Hold on
If the pain is growing in your heart
That’s just love becoming stronger
PRE
Let the distance fade away
Let the distance fade

Hold on
Even though you may be far away
There’s an Angel right above you
Hold on
Stare into the night and count the stars
That’s how many times I love you.
Hold on
And we will soon be there
Hold on
And we will soon be there

We Could Be Wrong

Written By: Phil Buckle/Orianthi Panagaris

WE COULD BE WRONG (Phil Buckle/Orianthi Panagaris)
Nothing left to say
Words will only leave me
All that’s left today is all that’s gone away
After everything we’ve been through
No I won’t be beside you
CHORUS
So carve my number on your wall
If you think that I won’t call
From now on the rising sun
Will not shine on everyone
If I stay here will I break
It won’t be my last mistake
Yesterday is dead and gone
But you know……………..we could be wrong
VERSE 2
Searching deep inside
But I still can’t find the answers
Understanding all your lies
It don’t make it any easier
Are we ready to give up the fight
Are we right?
CHORUS
BRIDGE
Can’t erase you from my memory
Cannot fill the space you left within me
If we don’t know where we belong
Then you know we could be wrong
CHORUS

Discography

1989 Aria Nomination for best new talent
1990 Awarded Aria Song Of The Year for “Burn For You” John Farnham.
1990 3 top ten hits with band Southern Sons and double platinum album. 1990 6 times platinum album “Chain Reaction” with John Farnham.
1991 Nominated for Song Of The Year with “Always and Ever”
1991 APRA award for most played song of the year “Heart In Danger” 1991 APRA Songwriter Of The Year.
1995 Top 20 position for artist Rick Price. “Where In The World”
1999 Top 40 Single for band Sneak “Everything Is Green”
2003 3 tracks including single forTop 20 Album Rob Mills
2004 Top 10 album for Casey Donovan
2005 Top 10 Album for Shannon Noll (triple Platinum)
2006 Top 20 Album for Anthony Callea (Gold)
2007 Top 10 album for Belinda Emmett (Gold)
2008 Number 1 Album with Adam Harvey
2008 Number 14 album with David Hobson (platinum)