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  1. Blue Skies

From the album Always Here

This was another really interesting song-writing co-write experience for me. I composed this song called Singin’ Along. It was composed in response to a request for a song for an advert. They wanted a happy-go-lucky acoustic song about friends hanging out on a summer’s day. I took the song to Laurie Levine and asked her if she wanted to collaborate on it. She has a lovely voice that I thought would be perfect for the concept. She recorded her own version of the song. When I put together my free album "Always Here" Floyd Jane offered to produce this song for me. Floyd, along with Janice Merritt sang the backing vocals. The production of this track shows how a simple arrangement of only base and drums with some excellent backing vocals can be extraordinarily effective.

Lyrics

Copyright Joanne Cooper Laurie Levine and Barry Berk
Blue skies are here to stay
Warm breezes blow my way
Sweet lily in the air
Nowhere else I'd rather be but here

Just being just breathing just loving just living
Just laughing just learning loving living and living love
Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along
Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along

Care free we got nowhere to go
Cloud faces floating past
Daydreaming taking it slow
Not much is happening fast
Just being just breathing just loving just living
Just laughing just learning loving living and living love
Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along
Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along

Oh what a perfect day I hold it in my heart
A day just like today beautiful day

Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along
Sun is shining birds are singing doing nothing singing along
la la la la singing along
la la la la singing along