Stewart Coley

Stewart Coley

 Trinity, North Carolina, USA
SoloAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Powerful lyrics and a strong clear voice and unusual chord progressions. Stewart's songs are straight from the heart and carry meaning felt deep inside all. Stewart is Endorsed by SAMICK GUITARS and is an Award Winning BMI Songwriter. Be sure to visit the official website at www.stewartcoley.com

Biography

Stewart Coley is one of those individuals that you would find playing in a resort in the Cumberland Mountains or a coffee house or folk club in the Carolinas. He mixes beautiful acoustic guitar work and chordal progressions with personal stories and songs.
He has had a successful career touring the United States and parts of Canada and has shared stages and studios with some of the most elite musicians in the business. His career has carried him from the most intimate small venues to an appearance at the world famous Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn.
His original songs are straight from the heart and carry a meaningful message that is sure to make a connection with any listener telling tales of dreams, love, life, and family, all with a strong personal and emotional touch.
Stewart received his Associates Degree in Entertainment Technologies in Dec. 2006 and continues to write, record, and perform as a solo artist as well as studio musician and side man for other bands of most any style of music. Whether finger picking a ballad on acoustic guitar or screaming one of his signature solos from his electric, Stewarts guitar and vocal work are sure to keep him in demand for many years to come.
Stewart is an Award Winning BMI Songwriting Affiliate and is Endorsed by SAMICK GUITARS.
Stewart can be booked as a solo, or as Stew N' Friends with more instrumentation.

Lyrics

A Picture Tells A Story

Written By: Stewart Coley

Picture Tells The Story

VERSE I:

Six a.m. in a coffee shop
An old man there that the town forgot
Sitting all alone in the corner booth

I watched him as he shook his head
It must have been from the things he read
As he turned another page of the morning news

And when he spoke these words
He looked at me
He said son to know the story
You don’t always have to read

CHORUS:
Sometimes a picture tells the story
Of a tragedy or glory
Son it’s how you see between the lines
Like while a tear can show you sadness
Or joy that leaves you breathless
People cry at both
So I’ve heard
Sometimes a picture tells a story more than words.

VERSE II:
You see that young man in that photo there
That was me back when I had hair
And it seems like it was only yesterday

And that old Rusty Cola sign
Well it use to hang on a pole outside
When this coffee shop was known as the old café

And when he spoke these words
He looked at me
He said son to know the story
You don’t always have to read
Repeat Chorus:
Tag Out:

Copyright – 2005 - Stewart Coley- 206 Oak Forest Ln. Trinity N.C. 27370
336-431-4882

Daddy's Girl

Written By: Stewart Coley

DADDY’S GIRL
He watched her disappear
Through the window clear
As tears streamed down her dirty face
She did not understand / That the only man
She had known could be replaced

He sent her letters often
Called her on his cell phone
Just trying to get through
The letters were rejected
The phone calls were neglected
He decided what to do

So he wrote one more
Hand delivered to the door
Gave it to the man inside
And when he opened it up
He began to tear up
As he read the words he cried

( Chorus)
Take good care of my girl
For she is my whole world
Guide and see her through
Teach her and protect her
Never once neglect her
Cause Daddy’s Girl’s With You

And When the girl was older
She found someone to hold her
And on that special day
The letter he had saved
He gave her man that day
Though a couple words had changed
(It now read)

Take good care of my girl
For she is my whole world
Always see her through
Love her and protect her
Never once neglect her
Cause Daddy’s Girl’s With You

Copyright 2002- Stewart Coley -206 Oak Forest Ln.- Trinity, NC 27370

CrackerJack Treasures

Written By: Stewart Coley

Crackerjack Treasures

Just take a look at the world today
People rushing- no time to say hello
Things I loved when I was a kid
Just seem to fade into things I did long ago

Chorus:

What’s become of the simple pleasures
Sunday dinners and Crackerjack Treasures
Skipping rocks, then hiding out in the woods
How I long for those younger days
It’s a shame kids now don’t know the way
To appreciate those little things in the world
Like Crackerjack Treasures

Seems like everywhere I turn
There’s impatience and dis-concern by the mile
But when I stop and remember the days
Of family visits while children played I just smile

Repeat Chorus:

Bridge:

I don’t know when things changed
But I can say this one thing
The change for me just came too soon

Repeat Chorus:

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Copyright - 2004- Stewart Coley- 206 Oak Forest Ln. Trinity N.C. 27370
336-431-4882

Without Her

Written By: Stewart Coley

Without Her

So many Miles lie in between them
Seems so far away
All of the words he spoke in anger
Are haunting him today

He can’t believe what he was doing
When he filled her heart with pain
And the only thing that he can hope for
Is she’ll forgive him once again

(CHORUS)
‘Cause where would he be without her
How could he ever doubt her love
Where would he go without her
He’d be lost without her love
And without her

How many heartaches can she handle
Before he seals his fate
How many teardrops have to travel
Before it’s too late

And the miles that lie between them
Will be so far away
And the way that she’ll say good bye
Will be haunting him that day

(CHORUS)
‘Cause where would he be without her
How could he ever doubt her love
Where would he go without her
He’d be so lost without her love
And without her

Copyright - 2002- Stewart Coley- 206 Oak Forest Ln. Trinity N.C. 27370
336-431-4882

Discography

Stewart Coley: Stewart Coley Debut CD

For The Fans: Stewart Coley

CrackerJack Treasures: Stewart Coley

Set List

Mixture of covers and originals
Shows can run a straight two hours or split into seperate sets to accomodate the venue.
Stewart can be booked as a solo, or as Stew N' Friends with more instrumentation.