You Got ('2: New Day Dawns' LP Promo)

by Simon Dwight and Emma Shanley (production by Van Gabriel)

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This track is the stand out lead track from my forthcoming LP/DL only release entitled '2: New Day Dawns'.

I wrote the lyrics for my step-daughter Laura, who I initially envisaged singing it with me for the release, but as she was away at University, and because I had heard Emma's amazing range of vocal I asked her to record the female part. What a fantastic job she did of it. Thank you Emma. Maybe one day this will be performed live on stage and Laura will assist me.

The song tells a story of two lovers who share all the good things that they have to live for after a major disaster. Envisaged as a hand in hand walk conversation where they tell each other of all the reasons why they must carry on and imagine a brighter future.

Gabriel and I worked on this track a couple of years ago and released it on Soundcloud only. This version is as far as we got with the track, and is just too good to leave in my musical vault.

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released March 22, 2015

Guitar and male vocal - Simon Dwight
Female vocal - Emma Shanley
Production - Gabriel Vanore

Licensed to Tide Recordings 2015

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Track Name: You Got (featuring Emma Shanley)
You Got
You got everything to live for
You got time on your side
You got the whole world to explore and cherish
You got morning sun and evening tide

You got white clouds and sunny skies
You got hail and rain
You got sandy beaches and parasols
But, you’re gonna have some love and pain

There’s stars up in the heavens
Pretty soon you’re gonna name them all
You got a solar system of planets to love
If you only listen for their call

Chorus
So don’t you go a-worrying
Don’t you doubt or fear
Don’t you lose yourself to melancholy
Because hope is always near

You got films and books and TV shows
To admire and enjoy everyday
You got politicians and lifestyle debates
And if you want – you can have your own say.

You got love, devotion and holding hands
With someone who cares for you
You’re gonna grow old gracefully
Knowing that you bin knew!

You got Friday nights and Sunday mornings
The occasional glass of wine
Friends who will stand beside you
Pretty much most of the time

Chorus
So don’t you go a-worrying
Don’t you doubt or fear
Don’t you lose yourself to melancholy
Because hope is always near

You got books and stories and poetry
You got influences of all kinds of stuff
You got music, old and new
You know – you just can’t get enough

You’re gonna walk out into the countryside
‘N brush your hair ‘til you’re grey
You’re gonna cycle and run after the midday sun
You know you’re gonna be OK

You got singing and playing the guitar
You got Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’
You got Youtube, Ebay and Facebook
While you listen to Abba’s ‘Dancing Queen’

Chorus
So don’t you go a-worrying
Don’t you doubt or fear
Don’t you lose yourself to melancholy
Because hope is always near

©Simon Dwight 2012