Sonny Rolfe

Sonny Rolfe

 Perth, Western Australia, AUS
BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

My band is me - some of my songs include other vocalists and musicians. After 12 years of songwriting I enjoy it more than ever. The awards I have won have bolstered my enthusiasm - I still haven't written my best song!

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Lyrics

People Power

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

PEOPLE POWER

Faces in a crowd - Flowing like a sea
Filling every doorway - Calling for a need
Covering the street

** People power - megaphones - join the cause
Leave your homes - show no fear - shed no tear
People power - Back next year **

Faces in the crowd - Walking for a dream
Bring along the children - Hear their mothers scream
A temporary team

**Chorus*

Faces in the crowd - Try to score a win
Nobody is exiled - Won’t you please join in
Change the way it’s been

**Chorus*

Aircraft in the sky - coming very low
People holding hands - nowhere they can go
Nowhere they can run - will they kill someone
When somebody dies - wish they hadn’t come

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Mar.2011

My Love

Written By: Sonny Rolfe


MY LOVE

Look at me Australia I’m here to call you home
You can feel the weight my love I didn’t come alone
Now my love you’re changing, it isn’t hard to see
All those fish and animals, disappearing trees

Look at me Australia, my family spread and grown
We like living on you love and we’re not alone
Timeless, big and beautiful, but you’re famine prone
Don’t want to see the day my love, we eat you to the bone.

So here I am Australia, where I want to stay
You’re teaching like a mother love, I won’t go away
I look around and wonder why we all can’t see
If I punish you my love, you’re right to punish me.

Look at me Australia, don’t you think I care
I see you flood your body, love and set alight your hair
Maybe things are changing, we will plant the seed
More care for you my love, for us a bit less greed.

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Feb.2011

Make It Home

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

MAKE IT HOME

Still a long way from home
Travelling a week no fun alone
Money all gone I’m singing songs
Beard on my face where it don’t belong
I’m trying I swear when I get there
I’ll even the score just like before When I make it home

Please don’t think it’s all bad
I made some dough jobs that I’ve had
Still got a ring prettiest thing
It’s got your name to it I’ll cling
I’m bringing me back found where it’s at
I’ll hang my hat if you’ll have me back When I make it home

Money all gone I’m singing songs
Beard on my face where it don’t belong
I’m trying I swear when I get there
I’ll even the score just like before When I make it home

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Jan.2009

Little Bit of Blues

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

LITTLE BIT OF BLUES


Sometimes you’re down - don’t wanna try
Then a little bit of blues will make you cry
You come back up - start to mend
Fall in love again

Sometimes you’re broke - debt too high
A little bit of blues will get you by
You look around - you quite forgot
You really have a lot

Sometimes you stand so close you can’t see it
The person someone needs - you might be it

SAX - Bridge

And when your friends are hard to find
A little bit of blues will soothe your mind
You go on home - pick up the phone
You should have known

Sometimes you stand so close you can’t see it
The person someone needs - you might be it


Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © June 2005

One Small KIss

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

ONE SMALL KISS

Reach into your heart you’ll find me
Trying to make a start and hiding
All the pain apart has grown
And feels like it will drown me
Out and all I need is one small kiss from you

Read me like a mirror easy
For someone who loves to tease me
You don’t know the pain it gives
Look at someone else it grieves
But healed if I get one small kiss from you

**Ch** Cold winds blow - through my dreams at night
Morning comes - we love - it’s alright **

Thought it through a thousand times
So drug me just get in my mind
As many times as you’re inclined
The helpless mess I know is mine
I’ll drown if there is no small kiss from you

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Jan 2011

Freeway Fever

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

FREEWAY FEVER

Speed up slow down - on the Freeway into town
Got you trapped can’t go round - speed up slow down

Nice girl left lane - good to see you once again
Don’t you growl I’m not to blame - time to play but are you game

**CH Five days a week I have to drive this street
Lose circulation in my feet
Brain goes numb and motorcars stink - and I’ve got Freeway fever I think **

Here we go another start - done a mile be still my heart
Should have used a horse and cart - another stop another start

Speed up slow down - same girl she’s got a frown
Had enough she won’t look round - speed up slow down

**Chorus**

Car’s hot I’m late - half nine left at eight
Should have worn some roller skates - let me in and shut the gate

Another stop your deal - spades are trumps I’m feeling ill
Whole world sitting still - when we move it’s such a thrill

**Chorus**

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Jan.2012

Feeling Me

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

FEELING ME

Who knows when the time is right Just at dawn middle of the night
Equinox hang on tight
I’ll know when it’s right for me boy
right for me

Got someone to wash your socks Something I get asked a lot
I prefer a man who rocks
Would you like to rock with me boy
rock with me

Miss me for a week of days Maybe find someone who plays
I can teach you all the games
Would you like to play with me boy
play with me

Satan’s just a wish away This could be your lucky day
Want a feel feel away
Long as you’re not feeling me boy
feeling me

Don’t you know what’s mine is mine You gotta learn toe the line
Never touch a wild feline
Only when it’s come with me boy
come with me

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe ©

Happen One Day

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

HAPPEN ONE DAY

Happen one day you may lose your mind

Happen one day leave your life behind

Some one says He’s gone round the bend

Happen one day you may need your friends - happen one day

Happen one day you could break your leg

Happen one day you just lose the thread

Out of luck and on the street instead

Happen one day you could need some bread - happen some days

** Stand close and tell me you don’t care

Could it be I see a lie in there

Seems the whole world wants to look away

Just in case they see themselves that way - happen some day **

You’ve seen the old guy with a vacant stare

Happen you could be standing there

For the Grace of God is what they say

Happen you’re lucky going down your way - happen one day

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © Oct.2012

One Small Kiss

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

One Small KIss

Written by: Sonny Rolfe

ONE SMALL KISS

Reach into your heart you'll find me
Trying to make a start and hiding
All the pain apart has grown
And feels like it will drown me
Out and all I need is one small kiss from you

Read me like a mirror easy
For someone who loves to tease me
You don't know the pain it gives
Look at someone else it grieves
But healed if I get one small kiss from you

**Ch** Cold winds blow - through my dreams at night
Morning comes - we love - it's alright **

Thought it through a thousand times
So drug me just get in my mind
As many times as you're inclined
The helpless mess I know is mine
I'll drown if there is no small kiss from you

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright ? Jan 2011

Tears

Written By: Sonny Rolfe


TEARS

Tears in slow procession sting my burning cheek

Old tree is my pillow - it’s cold and hard to sleep

Plastic wrap around me - keeps my body from the mud

I wonder am I bleeding - my tears they taste like blood

*CH* And I guess I’ll spend another night alone

Couldn’t spend a minute in the place we called our home

I wandered round the empty house nothing I could do

Everything I saw there was a memory of you

A bottle helps forgetting enough for me to sleep

Lucky I’m not standing - a fool can’t keep his feet

If time can stop the hurtin’ let the years roll by

What I’ve got ain’t living - sometimes I want to die

You didn’t like self pity but you would understand

I tried to do the circuit I’d rather hold your hand

I see wide-eyed ladies I turn and let them be

Or should I just say Sorry lost the only girl for me

Sausage & Mash

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

SAUSAGE AND MASH

There was a time when this heart of mine was just like the bud of a rose

I would count the clouds watch them fly and rely for the truth on my nose

When people spoke I would analyse and expect the truth I suppose

Time slips by and the good times innocence comes and goes

*CH* You come awake with a crash – they’re all like sausage and mash

They let you down you look around your hopes and dreams are dashed

There was a time when this heart of mine found love in another’s warm breast

With a child of love the future bright who could you be but the best

You work so hard you take the tools strip right down to the vest

For just one day you strut around dressed in your Sunday best

*Chorus

There was a time when it was a crime to wish you were out on the road

The heart cries out money short no one helps with your load

You thought you liked someone you know you don’t get the money you’re owed

Money can turn the nicest heart into something less than a toad

*CH* You come awake with a crash – they’re all like sausage and mash

They let you down you look around your hopes and dreams are dashed

They’re all like sausage– all like sausage– all like sausage and mash . .

Hey Boy

Written By: Sonny Rolfe


Hey boy it’s no disgrace

Walking round with love on your face

Did you do it right on Sunday night

Monday’s here you look alright - Hey boy

Hey boy did you find a place

Ride it out did you play it safe

When she loved back did she hold you tight

There’s love all over your face tonight - Hey boy

** Love all over your face - got love all over your face

Love all over your face - love all over your face **

Hey boy wish I were you

I’d go right back and see it through

Will she let you in on a Monday night

The way you look I think she might - hey boy

** Love all over your face - got love all over your face

Love all over your face - love all over your face **

Music & Lyrics by Sonny Rolfe Copyright © July2013

Bridges

Written By: Sonny Rolfe

BRIDGES

** If you’ve ever lived, it’s certain you will die

If you’re growing feathers perhaps you can fly - and I love sitting under bridges

See a toffee paper on the water float

Dropped by someone’s child on a passing boat

Relating for a moment with flotsam drifting by - and I love sitting under bridges

Hear a metal monster thunder overhead

Wonder what the people in first class said

I can find a dry place for a happy head - just love sitting under bridges

** If you’ve ever lived, it’s certain you will die

If you’re growing feathers perhaps you can fly - and I love sitting under bridges

Swallows in my front room, fox - a rabbit, too

Got so much to look at - nothing else to do

If you have a bridge to live in the whole world passes through And I love sitting under

bridges

People pass in luxury, boating holiday

Just a few wave a hand, others look away

I find that a pity - I’ve got so much to say - and I love sitting under bridges

**If you’ve ever lived, it’s certain you will die

If you’re growing feathers perhaps you can fly - and I love sitting under bridges

And I love sitting under bridges . . .