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Debra Alexander

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"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought." – E.Y. Harburg

Influences:

Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, Donald Fagen & Walter Becker; Tin Pan Alley, Philadephia Sound, Tin Pan South

Contact Email:

debra@wordmavenmusic.com

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Songs by Debra Alexander

Everybody Sing

Everybody Sing
Debra Alexander / David Leask


I had dream about a song that changed the world
It ended all our struggles and a flag of hope unfurled
Now I’m hearing an anthem breaking through the noise
Every soul, young and old, let me hear your voice.

I feel love when everybody sings.
I feel joy lift me up on harmony’s wings.
And it's high, so high inside this beautiful thing;
Everybody sing. Everybody sing.

People join in song; we can have one tongue.
It’s the world’s salvation. We shall overcome.
Feel the pulse of the planet; come on get ready to rejoice.
Face to face, every race; let me hear your voice.

I feel love when everybody sings.
I feel joy lift me up on harmony’s wings.
And it's high, so high inside this beautiful thing;
Everybody sing. Everybody sing.

It’s bigger than all of us
It's blessed and glorious
Our hearts will overflow

I feel love when everybody sings.
I feel joy lift me up on harmony’s wings.
And it's high, so high inside this beautiful thing;
Everybody sing. Everybody sing.



© Word Maven Music/ASCAP; Power of Song/SOCAN

[Lyrics]


Something So Sweet

Something So Sweet
Debra Alexander, Suzie Vinnick


Wish I could tell you goodbye,
Let you go when I cry.
Like a rose in the snow, our love got frozen; but oh
We had something so sweet.

Wish I could find love again,
Let my world start to spin.
But I'm fixed in a frame, keeping from changing; 'cause oh
We had something so sweet.

Afraid to lose what I've lost already,
I'm saving all that I can.
I need to know I can hold those memories,
Cause now they're all that I have.

One day I'll learn to let go,
Turn a leaf I suppose.
When someone I meet gets me believing that
We could have something so sweet.

That's down the line,
Meanwhile I'm sighing…
'Cause oh we had something, wish I had something; oh
We had something so sweet.


© Debra Alexander (ASCAP / SOCAN), Suzie Vinnick (SOCAN)
debra@wordmavenmusic.com www.wordmavenmusic.com 416.930.9673

[Lyrics]


Undo

Undo
David Leask/Debra Alexander



Undo what you’ve done
Unstring what you’ve strung
You can take down that moon you lit up and hung
Undo what you’ve done

Undrink every kiss
Untouch each caress
You’re the last cloud nine crush who’ll drop me like this
Undrink every kiss

Starry eyed, sentimental, that’s the fool I used to be
Summer nights full of fireworks all burned out so suddenly

Undo what you’ve done
Unsing what you’ve sung
Cause I don’t need these blues to shoot down my sun
Undo what you’ve done

Starry eyed, sentimental, that’s the fool I used to be
Summer nights full of fireworks all burned out so suddenly

Undo what you’ve done
Unstring what you’ve strung
You can take down that moon you lit up and hung
Undo what you’ve done

Undo what you’ve done



© Power of Song/SOCAN; Word Maven Music/ASCAP

[Lyrics]


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Region:

Toronto, ON

Level of Experience:

PROFESSIONAL

Songs Recorded:

Suzie Vinnick, David Leask, Kristi Magraw, Mike Butler

Awards:

ISC, JLSC, Unisong, Billboard, NSAI, Austin Songwriters Group

Biography:

Debra Alexander is the creative director of Word Maven Music and owner of Song Maven Studio. A music industry pro teacher and songwriter, and veteran of the Nashville, New York, Austin, Boston, and Toronto music scenes, She works with singers and singer-songwriters to craft and perform memorable songs.

Debra’s songs have have won multiple awards in songwriting contests (ISC, JLSC, Unisong, Billboard, NSAI, Austin Songwriters Group) and have been recorded on seven CDs by indie artists with national radio airplay.

Debra has fostered the progress of many songwriters and musicians as an instructor of songwriting at Trebas Institute, music theory at Metalworks Institute, song assessor and panelist for The Songwriters Association of Canada, regional coordinator for the Nashville Songwriters Association International, mentor for the School Association of Student Songwriters, and a workshop clinician for The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Debra received a B.A. in Music from Wittenberg University, and completed additional studies in Songwriting, Style Writing, and Recording and Producing at Berklee College of Music, as well as MIDI and Recording at Austin Community College. After interning for both the Songwriters Guild of America and the University of Texas Recording Studio, she worked for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as a song profiler, served on the Austin Songwriters Group Board of Directors, and was a music copyist for video game composers Team Fat.

As a performing songwriter, Debra has showcased at the NXNE, Winterfolk, and Tin Pan North music festivals, and has played many clubs in North America, including The Bluebird, Club Passim, The Free Times, and The Cactus Cafes.

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