Richard Dieffenbach, Songwriter
All songs (c) copyright and written by Richard Dieffenbach, except where indicated These songs may be played free for your personal enjoyment, but they can not be rerecorded or changed without permission.

Deep Brook Music
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I Love to Count Birds 1234 (Children's Song)

(2015) Play song
(c) 2011/2015 Kathleen and Rick Dieffenbach

Dedicated to my loving and beautiful inside and out wife, who passed away from cancer in 2012.  Based on her "I Love to Count Birds" children's book.

[SPOKEN]
Do you love birds?
I love birds
I love to feed birds, I love to watch birds
and I especially love to count birds ... 1,2,3,4
will you count them with me? Here we go!

V1:
One hummingbird on its own
Sips some nectar then flys home
One hummingbird on its own
Then it flys away

You can attract hummingbirds to your yard
ask mom or dad to plant brightly colored flowers and hang a hummingbird feeder

bluejays
two blue eating seeds
flap their wings as they feed
two blue eating seeds
then they fly away

[SPOKEN]
bluejays love sunflower seeds
so have plenty on hand

You know what I love.. you know what i love...

[CHORUS]
I love birds and love to count them
that you know is true
won't you join me and sing about them
you'll love counting birds too!
and now you know what to do!

sparrows
3 sparrows sweetly sing
Catch the wind on their wings
3 sparrows sweetly sing
Then they fly away

[SPOKEN]
If you place a bird feeder near a tree
or a shrub, sparrows will have a place
to perch

orioles
4 orioles love to eat
give them oranges for a treat
4 orioles love to eat
then they fly away

[SPOKEN]
orioles loves oranges
they also like grape jelly
you can put the jelly in the empty rind
after the orioles eat the orange

now if you love birds, sing along with me
sing we love birds

CHORUS:
We love birds
We love to count them
that we know is true
won't you join us and sing about them
you'll love counting birds
you'll love counting birds
you'll love counting birds too!
and now you know what to do!


My Best Friend Benny

(2015) Play song
My best friend benny
Everywhere we go
I wear my worn out jeans
He wears his tuxedo

Driving on the highway
He's sit'n next to me
He loves to make the motor sounds
I love his company

CHORUS:
He's the best, friend, I ever had
He makes, me, feel so glad
He's someone I, can depend on
And we're 'movin along

INST

When we're on our journeys
We find a country park
Benny has me hold his leash
He takes me for a walk

Everywhere we go
people stop and stare
Little children know he's nice
They pet his silky hair

[CHORUS]

[SPOKEN]
Hey there Benny, what you want to do today? [meow]
You want to take a ride?
Ok, where do you want to go? [meow]
You want to go to the bird park?
You want to what????? [meow]
No... we just watch...

[CHORUS] 

I Won't Let You Down

(2015) Play song
© 2015 Richard Dieffenbach and Phil Burton

I will never
I will never let you down
When you need a friend, to pick you up
Call me, and I’ll come ‘round
I won’t let you down

Don’t you ever
Don’t you ever feel alone
Just call on me, when you need someone
When your birds have flown
I won’t let you down

Just remember that I care
Lift up the phone, say the word, and soon I will be there
I won’t let you down
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BRIDGE
Out on your own, making life on your terms
You’re never alone, you can always call me
====================
I won’t ever
I won’t ever walk away
If darkness falls, and all seems lost
Call me any day
'won’t let you down

I won’t let ya
I won’t ever let you down
Don’t forget the love, we have shared
I won’t let you down
I won’t let you down

What Love Can Do

(2014) Play song
Vocals: Rick and Jeanne
Instruments: Rick except drums = machine


Stay with me, I'll show you what love can do

V1: (Rick)
Hey babes, what you doin, with that red dress on?
Hey babes, are you going, where you don't belong?
Hey babes, tell me now, before it's way too late
hey babes, no more foolin, this lovin man can't wait

Stay with me, I'll show you what love can do


V2: (Jeanne)
Hey baby, off I go, out to dance
Hey babe, all I want, is some romance
Hey baby, don't wait up,
'cause I'll be home late
Hey baby, if you want, you can be my date
Stay with me, I'll show you what love can do

CHORUS:
RICK:
High cut dress, low cut top, I can't get my eyes to stop
She said...

JEANNE:
Let's go out, have some fun
And when the night is done
I'll take you home, and show you what love can do

INSTRUMENTAL

CHORUS:

V3: Rick and Jeanne
Hey Babes, off we go, it's way past late
Hey Babes, love is hot, let's radiate
Hey babes, hold me close, whisper in my ear
Hey babes, when you need, a love engineer
Stay with me, I'll show you what love can do


You've got 'ta stay with me, and I'll show you what love can do

And Then There Was You

(2014) Play song

Vocals: Rick and Jeanne

V1:

It was you
who took me in
when no one else would
you were my best friend

Only you,
who stood by my side
so long ago
you helped me to fly

PRECHORUS#1
It was you, you, you, 'talken 'bout you
It was you, you, you…………….

CHORUS:
Traveling down,
that long dark road,
those twists and turns
and those unknown knowns

Nowhere to go
nowhere to hide
that empty feeling I held inside
and then there was you

[Brief Solo]


[CHORUS]

[REPEAT V1]


It was you,
It was you
It was you
That led me to the light

It was you,
It was you
It was you
That made it alright

Alabama

(2013) Play song

(c)2014 Rick Dieffenbach and Lee Charles Kelley


Vocals: Rick and Jeanne

V1:
My nine-to-five's,
now eight-to-six,
I'm spinnin' wheels,
I need a fix

of rolling hills,
and clinging vines,
the soothing smell,
of southern pines.

CHORUS:
Alabama, Alabama….
Gonna leave behind,
the city lights,
Move to the country
Where the ‘livens right
Ala…..bama… I’m coming home

V2:
Largemouth bass,
Black-bottom pie,
Hank Williams songs,
A clear blue sky,

The cotton fields,
And Mobile Bay,
Hang on, honey,
We’re on our way...

CHORUS:
Alabama, Alabama….
Gonna leave behind,
the city lights,
Move to the country
Where the ‘livens right
Ala…..bama

BRIDGE:
Clear skies,
starry nights
Sipping ‘shine
I’m feelin’ alright

V3:
Back in the city
Man I was drowning
I can’t wait to settle down in

CHORUS:
Alabama, Alabama….
Gonna leave behind,
the city lights,
Move to the country
Where the ‘livens right
Ala…..bama…. I’m coming home

Norfolk, Virginia

(2014) Play song

Norfolk, Virginia
What have you lost?
Is it a good day?
And what does it cost?

Woke up
In the morning
The sun, outside
Is it a good day
to die?

Norfolk, I’m feeling bad
And you’re feel’in sad
For what you done
With a gun

When the sun goes down
When the moon goes ‘round
Remember
Norfolk town

Tears are Falling

(2011) Play song
Vocals: Richard and Jeanne

When we started our life's journey
You were just a younger girl
Then I knew the smile you gave me
Led me to my world

You and me with morning's glory
Tell the story in your eyes
When you hold me in your arms
It's like a lullaby

I love you so
I know you know
Time is calling
Tears are falling
Me, love true

Take us back to life's fond treasures
Every measure you and me
Lived a life with eyes that hold me
Never set me free

I love you so
I know you know
Time is calling
Tears are falling
Me, love true

'cause I
Love you


A Fun Time, Sunshine, Camping Holiday

(2012) Play song

V1: When it gets too much and I’m low
There’s a happy place I can go
Off to where the smiles are
And it isn’t very far
A Fun Time Sunshine Camping Holiday

V2: Children laughing loudly as they play
Parents reading books of far away
Smokey fires burning
Marshmallows will be turning
A Fun Time Sunshine Camping Holiday

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CHORUS:
Hot dogs
Croaking frogs
Flashlights
Pine trees and starry nights

Good friends
Long weekends
Gotta pack...
these mem'ries in my knapsack

(Gonna take them back)
=============================

V3: Telling scary stories having fun
Waking up refreshed before the Sun
Campfire bacon
Pretty soon will all be taken
A Fun Time Sunshine Camping Holiday

(CHORUS)

(Brief Instrumental and camping Sound effects)


Reels of Worn Out Movies

(2013) Play song
"Reels of Worn Out Movies" is about how we replay old memories of things past and lost friends and loves.



V1: Reels of worn out movies
Turning slowly in my head
Some say the more you remember old times
The more you will forget***

V2: Actors in a screenplay
Transfixed in time
Some of them in starring roles
In life's past storyline

CHORUS:
Smiles I knew
Friends I had
Happy sad
I'm with them all again
When I watch them in
Those reels of worn out movies

V3: Voices so familiar
Faces from the past
True life stories of love and laughter
Performance unsurpassed

[chorus]

Hope in this Hopeless Night

(2013) Play song
By Richard and Jeanne

A love song of hope.   WINNER of  a monthly songwriting contest on the MUSE songwriting board!

V1:
A lonely spirit sails the sea
Seeking hope among the stars
Its radiant glow sustains the fire in her heart

V2:
A restless soul who yearns for more
From ancient seas which drowned her smile
Memories of love she held so tight

CHORUS #1:
And she's caught between two shores
A shipped wreck soul seeks the light
To find hope in this hopeless night
Searching through the storm
A tatted life seeks the light
To find hope in this hopeless night

BRIDGE:
And then one day, the storm was gone
Lonely nights, replaced by dawn
And as the sun shone, in her face
She theorized, and realized
This was her place
In the sun
Adventure on
With the strength of one
And that's ok
She's on her way
Her way to love

[Instrumental - guitar and bass]

V3:
An opened spirit sails the sea
Accepting gifts from high above
Adventurous soul basks in the peace of the night

 

CHORUS#2:
And she's sailing to the shore
A peaceful girl, found the key
To living life, by living free
Sailing back for more
A gentle soul, turned the light
Brought back hope in this hopeless night

V4:
Wind and waves propel her soul
To days and ways she'll spend with him
Sharing his love
Claiming her gifts from above

Guns Guns Guns

(2013) Play song

Neither pro nor anti gun - this song simply repeats some facts.

Lyrics


That Wasn't Smart

(2013) Play song
A humorous song about one man's suffering.  Lyrics

Gay (Happy) Paree

(2013) Play song

Partly based on a true story about a visit to Paris by a fellow songwriter.  Hopefully a little bit of fun.

Lyrics

Insane

(2013) Play song
A song about the impacts of bullying and sexual abuse on children.
Lyrics

You and Me

(2013) Play song
A marriage proposal in a song.

Lyrics

And Oh So Lovely

(2012) Play song

The story of my life with Kathie, whom I fell in love with at age 13, later married and spent 25 wonderful years with until she died of pancreatic cancer. She was amazing in every way, and I was a blessed man because of her.

Lyrics

Lucky Day

(2012) Play song

Can you be this lucky?  Lyrics




All songs copyright Richard Dieffenbach.