ShAnnie

ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton

Story

This is a sort of funny story actually... One night I dreamed that I was a person of great importance. Whom? I haven't a clue, but... I was loved by many, like a teen idol. HA! When I woke up, I started thinking about all the people through the years that I have admired from afar...Basically, it's about loving someone you can't have... the untouchables. _________________________

Lyrics

I CAN'T REACH YOU Well did you know, how could you know you have torn my world apart You're on a star swingin' so high I can't reach you, though I try Lips so fine, baby I can almost taste your kiss eyes so dark, baby I am lost in a moment of bliss I'll close my eyes and beg for another day or to chase my blues away Lips so fine, baby I can almost taste your kiss eyes so dark, baby I am lost in a moment of bliss It's as they say the song has been sung but in my dreams we are one You're on a star baby you're swingin' so high I can't reach you, though I try I can't reach you, though I try
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton

Story

Esa Noche... That Night The story of two lovers and a chance meeting on that fateful night... now that they have found love, they wonder how to protect it; so, they pray that it never ends. _________________________

Lyrics

ESA NOCHE Esa noche, en el amor Me robaste, mi Corazon Andamos en la arena Tu y yo Mano a mano Mano a mano Como amor Crece de un beso Comolo aguardamos Las Estrellas, estaba brilliante Y la noche, estaba joven Tuvimos uno al otro Ore que No terminara, no terminara Como amor Crece de un beso Comolo aguardamos Siempre eres tu mi amor
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton & Shan Kowert

Story

I was watching tv one day, searching for inspiration. I desperately wanted to put words to a melody that I had running through my mind for days. I paused the tv and focused on the guitar... but... nothing was happening. I looked up at the tv and realized that it had been paused for 3 minutes, which is how the song started... but it was after seeing an old classic black and white movie about a couple that fall in love at a train station only to end up leaving each other behind, that the song wrote itself. God Bless those old classics... the sad thing is... I cannot remember the name of the movie. Finally, Shan came home and helped put the finishing touches... the final edits, if you will. _________________________

Lyrics

THE STATION It’s been 3 minutes since the last call And your voice still echoes in my ear The sound of your goodbye And I can’t even seem to shed a tear We knew we couldn’t be strong We knew we couldn’t last that long If only time stood still for a moment And the train never left the station We met on rainy Sunday All departures were suddenly delayed One table left in the café Words were shared and time it felt like years We knew we couldn’t be strong We knew we couldn’t last that long If only time stood still for a moment And the train never left the station Bridge: All aboard for the next train Grab your bags the sun has dried the rain Take a seat at the window He traces a heart and spells our my name It’s been 10 minutes since the last call And your voice still echoes in my ear The sound of your goodbye And here come the tears
ShAnnie
2011-05-10
Annie Acton

Story

What makes someone hide behind an illusion created by lines, smudges and brush strokes.... Maybe it's Maybeline? I love make-up just like the next person... But I will never hide behind it! People say I'm expressive, passionate; they say "she tells it like it is". I say, "God gave us free will". The way I see it, I'm just doing what he intended. I wrote this song because of a woman I know that showed up one day after having a "make over". She looked so pretty, and yet... so, so sad. I knew what was wrong, I knew that even though she pretended to be happy, she was not. She was miserable. So, I simply said to her, "you look incredible, but remember, all the make-up in the world will not rid you of your troubles... you have to be strong from the inside-- out". So go ahead ladies, smear on a little red lipstick and add some gloss too, but when the time comes, don't be afraid to open your mouth... and make sure that when you speak, you speak eloquently, you say what you mean... and always mean what you say!!! I know there's a Lipstick Warrior in all of us... My Heart Tells Me So! _________________________

Lyrics

LIPSTICK WARRIOR I know a girl, she’s so afraid to fall apart I know her well; I’ve known her right from the start She looks like me, a little frayed around the edge And lives so hard, a woman standing on the ledge This girl is bound by the chains she tries to hide She’ll suffer through and her spirit will survive A wishing well holds the secrets she reveals Her strength will grow; she may falter, but won’t fail Ooh… whoa Ooh…ooh… Bridge: Lipstick smears, when she tries to speak Mascara only runs, should she ever weep All the makeup just to hide what lies beneath She’s a warrior in disguise She’s a warrior in my eyes Ooh… whoa Ooh…ooh… Lipstick pales, that’s ok, a new shade is all she needs Her time has come; she says she’s had enough you see Her battle lines, now they have been formed She’ll stand her ground; she’ll soldier on and shout out NO MORE! Ooh… whoa Ooh…ooh… I know a girl… yeah… She’s a Lipstick Warrior
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton

Story

Recently, we were fortunate to have been included on an album featuring Fabrizio Poggi and Chicken Mambo. They are some spiritually captivating Italian men. Truly. We were asked to sing vocal harmonies on one of their songs on the new album "Spirit and Freedom". Little did we know that they would also be touring in Texas, and we would get an opportunity to meet them as well. Yes, they were to play at the Marble Falls Uptown Theater and ShAnnie, along with some other singers would help with the harmonies. We arrived that lovely Saturday afternoon for a quick rehearsal and then the show would begin... One player in particular, the bass player, Roberto Re, became a good friend of ours. The show ended and after a very moving conversation under lights in the alley beside the theater, where all the musicians were hopping from person to person sharing their gratitude; Roberto caught our hearts... But it was his way with words that made the whole experience seem that much sweeter. Cheers to Fabrizio and Angelina and all of Chicken Mambo! Bellissimo!!! (And thank you to Roberto for playing a beautiful bass piece on the song...) _________________________

Lyrics

WITHIN YOUR HEART Well my heart skipped a beat As you walked up to me And you asked, Baby can we dance We sway hand in hand To the rhythm in our hearts As the moonlight Glowed within your eyes Will you save a place within your heart Will you save a place within your heart For me I slowly lay my head down On your shoulder, as my hair Gently falls Covering my face You pull it back Behind my ear You lift me up To stare into my eyes Will you save a place within your heart Will you save a place within your heart For me Storms are brewing now, The wind will blow Leaves dance all around How far can we go Will you save a place for me Will you… Save a place for me We move back and forth again But the song comes to an end So you ask for just one more Before you go We sway hand in hand To the rhythm in our hearts As the moonlight Fades within your eyes Will you save a place within your heart Will you save a place within your heart Won't you save a place within your heart Please save a place within your heart For me
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Shan Kowert

Story

Shan had this old girlfriend that said this man told her that he was taking a trip to Europe and wanted to know if she would like to go. Shan, figured her answered would be "no"... Shan figured wrong. This song came from that situation. All I can say is... I'm glad she went... _________________________

Lyrics

COULD IT BE Sittin’ here alone tonight Staring up at the stars Started counting But blurred my sight So I headed for the bar Hadn’t heard from you In many days And I wonder where you are Could it be that you would only say I don’t love you anymore You could say most anything to me I would listen to you But like a stab through my lonely heart Say those words I don’t love you Could it be that you’re on a trip To visit an old family friend To think of more would cause my mind to slip It would bring me to my end Thinking about all the things we did The fun, the laughter that we had I’m the one that caused you to run You’re the one who made me sad Here I sit on this barstool Feeling sorry for myself Contemplating just what to do With this life that I have left You could say most anything to me I would listen to you But like a stab through my lonely heart Say those words I don’t love you
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton & Shan Kowert

Story

I had a friend, a best friend, the closest thing to a child I will ever have, and his name was Gohan. He was a 90 pound red Siberian husky. Beautiful, strong and very distinguished. I loved him so much. He was a rescue dog, but the truth is he came to me at a time when I needed him probably more than he ever needed me. Two years ago he fought a long and hard battle with cancer. I watched my powerful savior drop to a very weak 30 pounds and finally he passed... I only had him for 10 years, but those were 10 of the very best years of my entire life. The weekend of his passing we were to play a show in Lajitas. On the road to West Texas, we wrote this song. This is for all those we've lost that we hold dear to our hearts... This is for you, Gohan... you're always with us. _________________________

Lyrics

MISSING YOU You and I used to be Inseparable But now, you’re gone And I’m missing you There’s a storm in my heart Where you used to shine You’re always on my mind But now I’m missing you Things were out of my control How your loss has scarred my soul Oh why? Oh, I… I’m missing you Remember when we were young We’d dance and howl at the moon Ours worlds were right in tune Oh I’m missing you I walk a sad lonely road Empty arms fill my heavy load Of all my memories How I’m missing you Things were out of my control How your loss has scarred my soul Oh why? Oh, I… I’m missing you No one can replace what we had They may try but I want you back Inside I carry you still I’m missing you Inside I carry you still Oh God, I’m missing you
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton & Shan Kowert

Story

We had a song half written, taking up shop in a box along with several other half-written songs... It was located in our "songs we'll get back to" box. So, we were watching the news one morning and they were talking about the rise in gas prices... they were reporting on "One Tank Trips". Yes, trips you can take only using one tank of gas. It reminded us of one of the songs from the box... so, we quickly turned the tv off, pulled the song and finished it in about 20 minutes... well... 2 months and 20 minutes. _________________________

Lyrics

ONE TANK Looking through my old photographs Pictures of memories past I’m moving one tank far from you Simple minds could see we were through I let you control my whole hemisphere Crazy me, silly me, what did I hear I need you, I want you, and I love you too Tell me baby, what would you do? Moving one tank far from you Moving one tank far away from you Friend of a friend said you were looking for me Blows my mind, how you can’t see Your gentle lies, nothing was true And up til now, I believed in you Moving one tank far from you Moving one tank far away from you Bridge: Street signs and cars pass me by As I leave it all behind And every spin of the tire just takes me Takes me farther down the line I tossed out my old photographs I see them flutter through he air There’s no more sadness here A smile is all I long to bare Moving one tank far from you Moving one tank far away from you

Care

04:15
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton & Shan Kowert

Story

This song was written a while back, it was actually one of the first songs we wrote together, but for some reason we left it off the first album. It was written to help us cope with things going on around us. Whether it was happening directly to us or somewhere in the world... it doesn't matter, we're all connected. The bottom line is that we care for one another, that we show compassion, that we never forget the most important thing... love. _________________________

Lyrics

CARE Tragedy everywhere And all I can think of is you and me Mayhem and fragile things Weigh in the balance of humanity Am I selfish for the way that I feel? Why can’t I see things that are real? Oh no, It’s not that I don’t care… Suited men roll the dice Gambling with poor advice for you and me We listen to all their words Trying to find out just what to believe Am I selfish for the way that I feel? Why can’t I see things that are real? Oh no, It’s not that I don’t care… Bridge: It’s just when I found love Somehow my world had paused If you could feel this way Maybe things would change So it’s not that I don’t care I saw the news today Hope lives on everyday But change takes time I’m gonna stay right here Feel love without a fear and rest my mind Am I selfish for the way that I feel? Why can’t I see things that are real? Oh no, It’s not that I don’t care… I just care for you
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Shan Kowert

Story

Well the truth is that Shan had a past before Annie came around... this song was based on a relationship that ended. That Shan ended mind you. This was his closure to the events that took place... He laughs about it now... but not as hard as Annie does! _________________________

Lyrics

WINDS OF CHANGE Cold wind is blowing I can feel it now It's coming from the very one Who's bringing me down She left this morning She was headed South She's the one, the very one These words came from her mouth I'm going onto better things and I'm not gonna wear your ring you'd better not be following me the winds of change will carry me free When the dust had settled There was nothing to see She's the one, the very one Who made a fool out of me Didn't see it coming What that storm could bring It's the one, the very one That took her far from me I'm going onto better things and I'm not gonna wear your ring you'd better not be following me the winds of change will carry me free I know, I know it can't be beat The wind that carried her away from me I guess I'm settled in my mind The winds of change finally won this time
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton & Shan Kowert

Story

We played a lovely festival in Shady Dale, Georgia... called Brookestock! This festival is hosted by Brookes Hunnicutt! We had so much fun that whole weekend that when we headed for home we decided to take the scenic route. We drove down through Montgomery, Alabama, where "Luke The Drifter" lay to rest. We payed our respects at his gravesite and then visited the Hank Williams Museum honoring him and his music. We saw everything "HANK"... Hank's hotel receipts, Hank's music scores, Hank's guitars, Hank's blue caddy, everything you can imagine. When we left, we were quite filled. Shan continued to drive, and I RESTED my eyes. I was feeling a little guilty for not driving a bit the whole trip and then here I, was RESTING my eyes... BUT, as I RESTED my eyes, I had a vision... I was playing a show, singing some Patsy Cline songs, and in walks Hank Williams. He marches right up to me and asks me to take a ride with him... well, I sigh.... and... Wake UP!!! Quickly I tell Shan that I have an idea for a song... I have a melody, and Shan and I write the song in about 15 minutes! No Joke! I guess RESTING your eyes can be quite beneficial. Once the song was written... I'm sure I "drifted" back to sleep... _________________________

Lyrics

DRIFTIN' LOST COWBOY Last night I dreamed that Hank found me Singing some Patsy Cline songs He said “I’m travelin’ down this lonesome lost highway And I’s wonderin’ if you’d come along” Where are you driftin’ lost cowboy? Where will ya take me tonight? See, I’ve gotta finish this show I’m doin’ Before they turn out the lights So Hank jumped up on stage with his old Gibson He sang a song so lonesome I could cry Then he stared at me but for a moment And I answered back with a SIGH…. Oh Hank! Where are you driftin’ lost cowboy? Where will ya take me tonight? See, I’ve gotta finish this show I’m doin’ Before they turn out the lights Come On! A blue Cadillac sat in the driveway He revved the engine up and I hopped in And we rode along into the sunset And that, my friends; is where this dream will end Where are you driftin’ lost cowboy? Where will ya take me tonight? See, I’ve gotta finish this show I’m doin’ Before they turn out the lights Woooo!
ShAnnie
2010-12-31
Annie Acton

Story

So, as someone that is comfortable with her life and relationship, I still wonder and even worry about others from time to time. I often think about what people do, when they don't have anyone to share things with... It's also true that I have a crush on the Weatherman. I confess. Well, I put the two together and came up with this song. You see, the thing is, we aren't alone...just leave it up to me to find a bright side. We always, always, always have the weatherman...always. Every morning, there; he or she is, saying "good morning", telling you to take a jacket when it's cold, or an umbrella when it looks like rain. He may even say to take your time today, because the sun is shining so brightly. No matter what, the Weatherman is always on your side. And guess what... when he's not there, he's sends someone else to take his place and greet you with the same sweet smile! What a guy! My Weatherman is... ok... well, there are two... regionally... ZACH nationally... BOB So, just remember, that no matter what, you always have the Weather and therefore, you always have the Weatherman! Thanks GUYS! Ok... metaphorically speaking... Shan is my "weatherman". Come rain or shine, he weathers through it all. _________________________

Lyrics

WEATHERMAN You look so nice in your suit I’ve always loved faded blue Coffee in bed everyday Just hanging on what you will say It’s a beautiful day, so you say I think I’ll go outside to play But one final recap to go And I’ll see you tomorrow The rain may come and wash all my troubles away The sun may shine on my lonely heart someday The one thing I know for sure Is you’ll always be my weatherman Bridge: Flood in Ohio Snow up in Maine Sunny in Texas In Fargo, it’s only 19 The rain may come and wash all my troubles away The sun may shine on my lonely heart someday The one thing I know for sure Is you’ll always be my weatherman My weatherman Sirius, cumulous, sun shining through weatherman There’s a north wind, south wind What will it do? Weatherman My weatherman