Richard DeChris

Richard DeChris

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

If you are looking for great lyrics and melody driven songs, here is your stop. Richard can customize his lyrics to the type of songs you are looking for: Pop Ballads, jazz, blues, motivational, gospel and world. He is a rising songwriter for the next generation of great singers.

Biography

Richard has a classical background but has extensively been influenced by other artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, King Cole, Sam Cook and a colorful generation of younger artists among whom Luther Vandross, Rod Stewart, Michael Bolton, Michael Buble. Richard is a rising songwriter. Listen to his melodies and read the lyrics and find out how he seamlessly fuses both into great songs. Find out the diversity of styles he writes in. Find out...

Lyrics

Don't Say Goodbye

Written By: Richard H.

There are days when the sky is not bright
There are nights there is no starlight
But don't say goodbye and leave me in the dark
Unless you choose to make my life fall apart

Beyond the cries that come along with love
There is still room to make joy grow
No, no, no don't go
Don't go away

Chorus

Don't say goodbye
Don't fly away
Alone I can't stay
Alone I'm afraid
Alone I'm astray
So don't say goodbye

Treasured moments have gradually elapsed
Never have I as now the danger sensed
I dearly wish I were more loving
And cherished you like flowers of spring

(But) Beyond the cries that come along with love
There is still room to make joy grow
No, no, no don't go
Don't go away

Chorus

Don't say goodbye
Don't fly away
Alone I can't stay
Alone I'm afraid
Alone I'm astray
So don't say goodbye

I owe you, I know
And I'm willing to pay
The price to keep you
If you just give me the chance

Chorus
Don't say goodbye
Don't fly away
Alone I can't stay
Alone I'm afraid
Alone I'm astray
So don't say goodbye

No, no no don't go away
Alone I can't stay
Alone I'm afraid
Alone I'm astray
So don't say goodbye

My Sweet Valentine

Written By: Richard H.

You are my sweet valentine
Fallen from the sky as a golden mine
Better than the finest wine
You are my valentine, my sweet valentine

I can only fake to be
But in my eyes you can see
Without you at my side
I am lost in the tide

Chorus

My sweet valentine
My sunshine
My fireplace in the cold
In my tumbling my hold
You are my romance, my dance
My valentine, my sweet valentine

You’re the flesh made from my own
My milestone made from my bone
Nothing that I have belongs to me
But to you with whom I can only be

This song’s for you my valentine
My sweet valentine
(For) with you at my side
I am saved from the tide

Chorus

My sweet valentine
My sunshine
My fireplace in the cold
In my tumbling my hold
You are my romance, my dance
My valentine, my sweet valentine

Sax Bridge

You are my romance
My romance, my dance

Last chorus

My sweet valentine
My sunshine
My fireplace in the cold
In my tumbling my hold
You are my romance, my dance
My valentine, my sweet valentine
My valentine, my sweet valentine

If You Tell Me I'm Wrong

Written By: Richard H.

I’m leaving, I don’t want to look back again
I can’t imagine walking by myself in the rain
It’s hard to believe I’m here saying goodbye
I don’t want to lose you, but I can only stay and try

If you tell me I’m wrong
If you tell me I’ve won
If you tell me your heart belongs to me
There is so much love to share
But I only can dare to stay
Only if you tell me
I’m wrong, I’m wrong to leave

Oh you know well your sudden change can’t go unseen
My hope is that no one else has become your queen
If your heart is still free then it still can be mine
But I can only stay and pray for the sun to shine

If you tell me I’m wrong
If you tell me I’ve won
If you tell me your heart belongs to me
There is so much love to share
But I only can dare to stay
Only if you tell me
I’m wrong, I’m wrong to leave

I don’t wanna walk away
Feeling I’ve failed again
Tell me what to do baby
I can only stay and try

If you tell me I’m wrong
If you tell me I’ve won
If you tell me your heart belongs to me
There is so much love to share
But I only can dare to stay
Only if you tell me
I’m wrong, I’m wrong to leave
If you tell me I’m wrong

Your Heart Is My Home

Written By: Richard H.

I’ve been away for so long
I’m taking the road back home
I really don’t know where to start
Things have changed over time
And I’ve lost the value of a dime

(But) I hope I will find you waiting for me
If the road back home ends up at your door
I’m sure things have changed around you
But I hope you’ve kept your heart for me
‘Cause your heart is my home

I’ve hurt you in many ways
Though I have never wished to
I’ve prayed constantly on my knees
Asking God to shield you and me
Then when we can meet and fall in love again

(So) I hope I will find you waiting for me
If the road back home ends up at your door
I’m sure things have changed around you
But I hope you’ve kept your heart for me
‘Cause your heart is my home

I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long
To get on the plane back to where I belong

(And) I hope I will find you waiting for me
If the road back home ends up at your door
I’m sure things have changed around you
But I hope you’ve kept your heart for me
‘Cause your heart is my home

I’m coming back home for you
To pay all my dues to you
Cause your heart is my home

I Don't Want To Wait for Tomorrow

Written By: Richard H.

Verse I
I’ve heard stories of lovers
Who broke away from each other
‘Cause the man was on the run chasing a dream
I’ve seen people throw away
Their rings for one reason or another
They never had time together
After the honeymoon was over

Chorus I
I don’t want to wait for tomorrow to love you
I don’t want to wait ‘cause I don’t know
When tomorrow will come
Yes, I have dreams that I want to see come true
I will hate to die wishing I had loved you
So I don’t want wait
I don’t want to wait for tomorrow

Verse II
I don’t want to be the one
To break up your loving heart
‘Cause in my dreams, you’re the one
You’re my rampart
But I hope you understand,
To bring joy into our lives
There ‘s a need to strive
For more than a bread a day
To help the dying survive
But even so

Chorus II
I don’t want to wait for tomorrow to love you
I don’t want to wait ‘cause I don’t know
When tomorrow will come
Yes, I have dreams that I want to see come true
I will hate to die oh wishing I had loved you

Chorus III
I don’t want to wait for tomorrow to love you
I don’t want to wait ‘cause I don’t know
When tomorrow will come
Yes, I have dreams that I want to see come true
But I will hate to die wishing I had loved you
I don’t want to wait
I don’t want to wait
I don’t want to wait
For tomorrow to love you

Guide Us With Your Love

Written By: Richard H.

Verse I
I pray you’ll be our guide in this life
Our defender against every strife
I pray you’ll be our sun and light
Through the day and through the night
Guide us with your love

Chorus I
Bless our lives with your Grace
Make us strong through the race
Give us faith through the storm
Our lives are yours to transform
Guide us with your love

Verse II
Be always there to pull us closer
When forces tear our bond asunder
Here comes the darkness, so unseen
On your shoulders let us lean
Guide us with your love

Chorus II
Bless our lives with your Grace
Make us strong through the race
Give us faith through the storm
Our lives are yours to transform
Guide us with your love

Bridge
Sing within our souls
Your sweet song that consoles
Remove from our paths every stone
And lead us to see your throne

Chorus III
Bless our lives with your Grace
Make us strong through the race
Give us faith through the storm
Our lives are yours to transform
Guide us with your love

Final Chorus
Bless our lives with your Grace
Make us strong through the race
Give us faith through the storm
Our lives are yours to transform
Bless our lives with your Grace
Make us strong through the race
Guide us with your love

Set List

Don't Say Goodbye
My Sweet Valentine
Shall We Stand and Dare
Dance of Love (Instrumental)