Tanya Sparke

Tanya Sparke

BandJazzAdult Contemporary

........ so it's about birth and death and love and everything else Major and Minor. It's a good melody and some fetching chord changes! www.myspace.com/tanyasparke

Biography

I'll spare you the dates ;- I've been around the block a few times so I don't know that anything is original anymore but I do know that I've been writing music for a very long time and I suppose my sound has been described as distinctly me. What does that mean?........ Well..It's emotional, it's my truth, it's one person's story.... so it's about birth and death and love and everything else Major and Minor. It's a good melody and some fetching chord changes!
These songs that I've uploaded probably stretch to the left and right of what I do. I work with Choirs a lot but my love is for a ensemble of Piano, Bass ,drums etc,etc,etc
Recently I've been writing for string quartet, I love it! My partner Damien and I have 3 children, Indigo,Darcy and Magnolia. We live in Sydney.

Lyrics

Darkwood Road

Written By: Tanya Sparke

Yes Though I walk the valley I will fear no evil.
And I will love you.
I will love you gently ,I could never leave you as the coldness falls.
You have left me down on this wretched earth to figure it all out. But i will find my way, yes I will find my way.

Yes Though I walk the valley I will fear no evil.
No evil dream of night.
I will love you as the shadows close I have no fear at all.
Oh my dear friend could I love you anymore?
I couldn't love you anymore.

Deepwater

Written By: Tanya Sparke

You Say I open doors in you.
The ones you've locked and thrown away the keys too.
You see I like to let you breathe and with your breathing I can see you falling.
Then we fall into a place we love.
I see you hiding but I hear you calling.
Swim to me .
You eyes are the colour of the sea, I'll go underwater with you just to breathe.
Play for me.
Can I be the grain beneath your palm and you can play me play for me, play me play for me.
You say ,you just can't make that change.
Youv'e not the strength to take it to it's limit.
I say you've got to change or die.
You have to find out if this life's worth living.
Then we fall into a place we love .
I see you hiding but I hear you calling.
Swim to me.
Your eyes are the colour oif the sea I'll go underwater with you just to breathe.
Play for me , can I be the grain beneath your palkm and you can play me ,play me ,play for me.

Darcy and Magnolia are sleeping

Written By: Tanya Sparke

Darcy and Magnolia are sleeping

Don’t you wake them, they’re sleeping
Don’t you wake them, they’re sleeping
If you wake them I’ll kill you
If you wake them I’ll kill you

Sweet dreams my children have a good sleep
Before the garbage truck starts to rattle down the street
Sweet dreams my children have a good sleep
Before the man next door mows the lawn What a treat

I’m a mother of 3 what can I say
another menial task figures in my day
I could write a book
If they’d just give me that pay

I remember the time I pushed them all out
1,2,3 like a water spout
I couldn’t believe it
The blood and the joy
Like I’d swallowed the world and this child was my boy.

Sweet dreams my children have a good sleep
Before the man with the motorbike rev’s his heap
Sweet dreams my children have a good rest
You know the peace of the world is putting me to the test

I’m a big time mama with a wrinkle or two
And I have to change 3 childrens big time pooh
Don’t worry ,don’t worry ,don’t worry don’t fret
I’m going to rise to the surface
And I’ll win my bet

That a woman like I has a motheres heart
It’s a matter of dignity Right from the start
If you wake my children I’ll kill you.
Don’t you wake them they’re sleeping

Don’t worry ,don’t worry ,don’t worry don’t fret
I’m going to rise to the surface
And I’ll win my bet

That a woman like I has a motheres heart
It’s a matter of dignity Right from the start
If you wake my children I’ll kill you.
Don’t you wake them they’re sleeping

prayer

Written By: tanya Sparke

Prayer

Take this prayer to heavens heart
Strongest heart pray please show me love
Show me quiet of the soul
Greatest silence, no control
Just happiness .Oh Happiness
We find love, find love for all.

Heavens heart is with me now
All my fear has fallen away
when I die I'll take your hand
I'll know you better, I'll understand
To tell you why I love you so.
You'll meet me there and we'll talk I know.

Clouds of beauty rest at my feet
This silence greets me, can I find peace?
Is there gentleness? I know there is, this place is where I start.

Take this prayer to heavens heart.
Strongest heart pray please show me love.
Take my life and let me shine.
With heavens heart I know I'll shine, with happiness. Oh happiness.
We find love find love for all.

Discography

Darkwood Road. 12 original songs
Radio National. ABC. Australia

Set List

2 x 45 minute sets of original music using band and vocal group or choir.