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Weylan Deaver
Denton, TX
Member Since: 2/25/2017

Christian ~ husband ~ dad ~ minister ~ Texan ~ wordsmith ~ ASCAP ~ admires brevity, simplicity, exact right words. I started with funny lyrics in high school, then moved to country, even a few church hymns. I'm not a performer--just a writer, but my father and grandfather were hobbyist songwriters, so I'm third generation. Thanks for listening.

Genres: Contemporary Country

Instruments: Guitar

Influences: George Strait, John Williams

 

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1 . CAMPFIRE IN THE RAIN




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  1. 1. CAMPFIRE IN THE RAIN
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    CAMPFIRE IN THE RAIN

                                                         
                                                            

    CAMPFIRE IN THE RAIN Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: Twilight on the warpath Painted for a fight Looking to a bloodbath Later in the night Options gettin’ narrow Bison disappear Settler takes an arrow Ain’t no winner here. Chorus: You can ride till your pony crumbles down Say you tried, be the last to stand your ground Empty words, loaded guns, and who’s to blame Fade away like a campfire in the rain. Verse 2: Blue coats on the trail Red man on the run Treaty gonna fail Diplomacy is done How high will the price go To take life for a life Look sharp to the shadow It’s war to the knife. (repeat chorus) Bridge: Dreams, in the end Were too big to defend That’s small consolation On the reservation. (repeat chorus) (c) 2017 Paul Weylan Deaver
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  2. 2. LITTLE GIRL GO
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    LITTLE GIRL GO

                                                         
                                                            

    LITTLE GIRL GO Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: Where did that little girl go? Out of sight, like a sprite I can follow her glow Never know where she’ll land Turning loose of Dad’s hand Now, where did that little girl go? Chorus: Tea cups and dress-ups and chasing fireflies She stares up at me from her mother’s deep eyes We thought she’d be here like the moon and Big Dipper Then a young man appears holding out a glass slipper... Verse 2: Look at that little girl smile Out of sight, all in white As we walk down the aisle How did it come the day I would give her away? But, look at that little girl smile. (Repeat Chorus) Verse 3: Look at that little girl go Out of sight, in the night After stealing the show I guess I’ll just linger Wrapped ’round her finger Look at that little girl go. Look at that little girl go. (c) 2017 Paul Weylan Deaver
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  3. 3. TO THE MISTLETOE
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    TO THE MISTLETOE

                                                         
                                                            

    TO THE MISTLETOE Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: There may not be a snowman in our yard But there’s a picture of him on our latest card Good will is in the air, and traffic’s at the mall Carolers everywhere, and what I love best of all... Chorus: My eyes light up like a Christmas tree Every time I see you looking back at me They say there’s something special ’bout this time of the year Well, every day’s a holiday whenever you’re here So strike a match under that old yule log And pour another cup of that cold egg nog Forget about the dishes, let the candle burn low And lead me to the mistletoe. Verse 2: You ask me what I’d like to get this year I want a set of memories so clear I’ll add them to the others—ghosts of Christmas past And baby, in my stocking, stuff a way to make them last. (Repeat Chorus) (c) Paul Weylan Deaver
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  4. 4. GRIN AND BEAR IT
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    GRIN AND BEAR IT

                                                         
                                                            

    GRIN AND BEAR IT Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: When life kicks you in the teeth, The world caves in; you’re underneath, Don’t go shop for a funeral wreath, At least not for a while. There’s still something you can do To make the worry wrinkles few And turn the gray skies back to blue; It’s the science of the smile. Chorus: Grin and bear it; grin and bear it. If you’ve got a heavy load, just share it. Here’s an idea with real merit: If your heart’s on your sleeve, that ain’t where you want to wear it. You may not run trouble away, but the least that you can do is scare it. Take it on the chin; it’s a fight you might win, Starting when you grin and bear it. Verse 2: Pick that lip up off the floor. Dig in your heels, then ask for more. If it were all roses, think what a bore Day in, day out would be. Every knock that you endure Is one less lump in your future. It all adds up to a practical cure For immaturity. (Repeat Chorus) (c) Paul Weylan Deaver
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  5. 5. CLOUD NINE
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    CLOUD NINE

                                                         
                                                            

    CLOUD NINE Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: Misty, mellow moon You make it hard on me I'm tryin' to forget her But you kindle memories Love is made for two But I'm not her only one What is there left to do When it's all said and done? Chorus: And when I held her hand I was walkin' on thin air Threw caution to the wind 'Cause I was too in love to care But now she's drifted away And I've never felt this pain Cloud nine is starting to rain Cloud nine is starting to rain. Verse 2: A dream can disappear When you wake up to a lie She said she'd never go But she forgot to say goodbye In the blink of a tear My world was turned on end There ain't no silver lining Or rainbow 'round the bend. (Repeat Chorus) Bridge: It was only yesterday I just knew we had it made Funny how fast it came A storm on my parade. But now she's drifted away And I've never felt this pain Cloud nine is starting to rain Cloud nine is starting to rain. (c) Paul Weylan Deaver
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  6. 6. GRANDPA 101
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    GRANDPA 101

                                                         
                                                            

    GRANDPA 101 Writer: Paul Weylan Deaver Verse 1: Summer time come, I was seven years young. I was up at the break of day In my new overalls, gonna help Grandpa In the John Deere bailing hay. As I sat on his knee, he explained to me About a day’s work for a day’s pay. He said, “You ride for the brand and you’ll be a real man.” He didn’t know any other way. Chorus: Grandpa was big on life’s little lessons. And he could make learning fun. Anywhere with him and school was in session. I got a lot in Grandpa 101. Verse 2: Standing on the bank of a muddy stock tank With a cane pole in my hand. Something wasn’t right, I couldn’t get a bite. I said, “I’ve had all I can stand.” He said that, “Life don’t allow you to throw in the towel.” “Let patience be your friend.” So I tried another lure and it seemed to be the cure Cause I reeled a big catfish in. (Repeat Chorus) Bridge: He taught my Daddy and my Daddy taught me Have faith in prayer and your family. Now I’m all grown with a college degree But it’ll never take the place of what he gave me. (Repeat Chorus) (c) Paul Weylan Deaver
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