skip wheeler

skip wheeler

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Rock with a clean, crisp sound. Skip Wheeler writes,and records all the tracks and voices in this all original material. It features catchy melodies with multi-layered harmonies.

Biography

Solo recording of my own material is the latest (and absolutely the most rewarding) turn in a multi-decade musical career.
I began as a drummer in a successful local band during high school. We played throughout New England and then all attended the same college in Colorado, where we continued playing with even more success.
In 1967,we would be offered a contract by record company executives and were to be put on a national tour with a group of new up and coming acts, but told them we wanted to wait TO FINISH COLLEGE !!! (dumbest thing I ever did). Those acts were The Grateful Dead, The Jefferson Airplane, Moby Grape, and The Quicksilver Messenger Service! Needless to say.......
I did finish college however, and became a teacher, raised a family and continue to play and write both commercially (TV. movies, radio) and on the New England rock and roll music scene. It was also at this time that I truly got the burn to learn the guitar and dedicated nearly ALL my time to practicing and songwriting. I now spend a great time in my studio recording the music I have written. It is my passion !!!

Lyrics

Black Sheep

Written By: Skip Wheeler


BLACK SHEEP…
MISFIT OF SOCIETY
EMBARASSES THE FAMILY
BLACK SHEEP

BLACK SHEEP…
THINKS AND ACTS DIFFERENTLY
DOESN’T FIT IN SOCIALLY
BLACK SHEEP
BLACK SHEEP
BLACK SHEEP
BLACK SHEEP

MAYBE…YOU OUGHT TO STAY AWAY FROM ME
YOUR FUTURE’S UNSURE WITH ME
THEY SAY I’M A BLACK SHEEP
I’M A BLACK SHEEP
I’M A BLACK SHEEP
I’M A BLACK SHEEP
BLACK SHEEP
THEY SAY I’M A BLACK SHEEP BABY
I HEAR WHAT THEY’RE SAYIN’…
AND I KNOW YOU DO TOO

BUT MAYBE…YOU OUGHT TO TAKE A CHANCE WITH ME
YOU MIGHT EVEN LIVE HAPPILY
I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP
I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP
RUMOR ALWAYS RUNS DEEP
NO…I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP
I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP
I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP
I’M NOT A BLACK SHEEP

The Real Thing

Written By: Skip Wheeler

THE REAL THING

BABY I LOVE YOU
I’M SURE IT’S TRUE
YOU ARE THE REAL THING
OOH YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

YOU’RE FROM THE HEAVENS
I KNOW IT’S TRUE
YOU ARE THE REAL THING
OOH YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

I JUST KNOW IT’S RIGHT
I CAN TELL IT’S REAL
CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY I FEEL
I JUST KNOW IT’S RIGHT
I CAN TELL IT’S REAL
CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY I FEEL
IT’S THE REAL THING

BABY I LOVE YOU
I’M SURE IT’S TRUE
YOU ARE THE REAL THING
OOH YOU MAKE MY HEART SING

I JUST KNOW IT’S RIGHT
I CAN TELL IT’S REAL
CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY I FEEL
I JUST KNOW IT’S RIGHT
I CAN TELL IT’S REAL
CAN’T BELIEVE THE WAY I FEEL
IT’S THE REAL THING
IT’S THE REAL THING
BABY, YOU’RE THE REAL THING
AND AIN’T LOVE GRAND
IT’S THE REAL THING
NEVER FELT LIKE THIS BEFORE
FEELS SO GOOD

When I'm Dancin'

Written By: Skip Wheeler

WHEN I’M DANCIN’
I’D LIKE TO SHOW YOU
IN A DIFFERENT WAY
THAT I REALLY LIKE YOU
BUT I CAN’T FIND THE WORDS TO SAY
BUT IF YOU’LL JUST COME UP AND DANCE WITH ME
WE CAN DANCE OUT MY FANTASY
‘CAUSE WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHAT A FEELING COMES OVER ME
WHEN I’M DANCIN’

I’D LIKE TO SHOW YOU
IN A DIFFERENT WAY
THAT I REALLY, REALLY LIKE YOU
BUT I CAN’T FIND THE WORDS TO SAY
BUT IF YOU’LL JUST COME UP AND DANCE WITH ME
WE CAN DANCE OUT MY FANTASY
‘CAUSE WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHAT A FEELING COMES OVER ME
WHEN I’M DANCIN’

‘CAUSE I CAN BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT
‘CAUSE WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHEN I’M DANCIN’
OOH WHAT A FEELING COMES OVER ME
WHEN I’M DANCIN’

‘CAUSE I CAN BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT
BOOGIE, BOOGIE, BOOGIE, ALL NIGHT

I CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN I’M DANCIN’
AND YOU CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN YOU’RE DANCIN’
WE ALL CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN WE’RE DANCIN’

I CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN I’M DANCIN’
AND YOU CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN YOU’RE DANCIN’
WE ALL CAN GET UP AND GET DOWN AND GET HIGH
WHEN WE’RE DANCIN’

When Your Arms Are Open

Written By: Skip Wheeler

WHEN YOUR ARMS ARE OPEN

When you’re hurt and alone with pain
Pent up inside, never trust anyone again
Take a risk, or always be alone
Feeling cold inside, lifeless as a stone

Open up your arms someone will fall inside
Open up your arms someone will fall …

You know when your arms are open
That shows you have an open heart too
Release your love, trust this simple rule
When you give love, you get love too

Open up your arms someone will fall inside
Then you will feel the happiness and all the pain subside
Open up your arms someone will fall inside
Close your arms real tight and let the joy just override

Open up your arms someone will fall inside
Then you will feel the happiness and all the pain subside
Open up your arms someone will fall inside
Close your arms real tight and let the joy just override

You know, when your arms are open,
It’s not very long, until someone falls into them…yeah

Ooh, when your arms are open
Ooh, when your arms are open
Ooh, when your arms are open

Coyote Girl

Written By: Skip Wheeler

COYOTE GIRL
COYOTE GIRL DON’T FADE AWAY
YOU’VE KNOWN HORROR, MOST WON’T EVEN SAY
YOU WERE PROMISED A BETTER LIFE
SMUGGLED INTO A WORLD OF STRIFE
SOME DAY BEAUTIFUL GIRL YOU WILL RUN FREE

A SWEET INNOCENT LIFE, COMPLETELY SWEPT AWAY
ARMED GUARDS 24/7, FAMILY SO FAR AWAY
NO ONE SPEAKS YOUR LANGUAGE
DON’T EVEN KNOW YOU EXIST
YOU WERE CHASING YOUR DREAM
NOT A NIGHTMARE LIKE THIS
YOU WERE CHASING YOUR DREAM
NOT A NIGHTMARE LIKE THIS

COYOTE GIRL DON’T YOU GIVE UP NOW
SOMETHING’S GOT TO BREAK FOR YOU
SOME WAY, SOME HOW
THERE’S A CAGE THAT AWAITS, THE EVIL COYOTE MAN
SURVIVE FOR YOURSELF, SHOW THAT BASTARD YOU CAN
THEN COYOTE GIRL YOU WILL RUN FREE
NO ONE WILL OWN YOU, YOU WILL RUN FREE

SOMEDAY YOU’LL RUN FREE…

Blues Without Dues

Written By: Skip Wheeler

BLUES WITHOUT DUES

“YOU GOTTA PAY YOUR DUES
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY THE BLUES
AND YOU KNOW IT DON’T COME EASY!”

I’VE ALWAYS BEEN JUST A LITTLE CONFUSED
ABOUT PLAYIN’ GUITAR AND SINGIN’ THE BLUES
I LOVE TO MAKE MY GUITAR SING THE BLUES
BUT I’VE HAD A GREAT LIFE
AND NEVER PAID THOSE KIND OF DUES
SO I’M JUST GONNA’ PLAY WHAT I LOVE TO PLAY
AND LET MY GUITAR SING MY BLUES SONG TODAY
WHAT ELSE CAN I SAY
OOH, I JUST LOVE TO PLAY

PLAY ON CHARLES, PLAY ON

Together

Written By: Skip Wheeler

TOGETHER

OOH WE’RE TOGETHER

LONELY JUST KEEPS ONE INSIDE
YOUR HANDS AND HEART, BOTH ARE TIED
TOGETHER WE CAN DO
WHAT WE CAN’T DO ON OUR OWN

TOGETHER WE’RE AN OCEAN
OF TRUE LOVE AND DEVOTION
OUR LOVE RIDES THE TIDE
IF THE WAVES ARE TOO HIGH

OOH…OOH, OOH, OOH
WE’RE TOGETHER AND WE’RE HAVING FUN
OOH… ME AND YOU
TOGETHER TWO CAN EQUAL ONE

TWO PLUS TOGETHER EQUALS FOREVER
TWO PLUS TOGETHER EQUALS FOREVER

TOGETHER WE MAKE SUNSHINE
THAT DRIVES AWAY THE DARK TIMES
TOGETHER WE HOLD HANDS
WITH THE HANDS OF TIME

OOH…OOH, OOH, OOH
WE’RE TOGETHER AND LIFE IS FUN
OOH… ME AND YOU
TOGETHER TWO CAN EQUAL ONE

TWO PLUS TOGETHER EQUALS FOREVER
TWO PLUS TOGETHER EQUALS FOREVER

FOREVER IS A LONG TIME
TOGETHER BRINGS PEACE OF MIND
TIME WILL FLY BY
LIKE A BIRD IN THE SKY
AND IT WILL BE SO SO SWEET
TOGETHER TWO CAN WORK AS…
TOGETHER TWO CAN LOVE AS…
TOGETHER TWO CAN EQUAL…
TWO CAN EQUAL ONE

DID I TELL YOU TODAY THAT I LOVE US?

Discography

ONE WHEELER solo CD
local radio station airplay
CD BABY
Independent Website sales(www.skipwheeler.com)