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    • december passing - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 85 views
      december passing
      words/ music derek swain

      i’ll be leaving come december
      seems i’ve worn my welcome well
      i hope that you don’t mind winter alone
      found a place close to the city
      think i’d really lik...
    • derek swain somehow she knows - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 284 views
      somehow she knows

      wrote this one in the mid to late 90's
      somehow she's not around anymore, but the song is
      at least i got something out of it...

      somehow she knows
      words/music derek swain

      I've be...
    • derek swain rock a bye - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 259 views
      rock a bye
      wrote this song surprisingly fast
      i was in a bit of a bluegrassy phase back then
      it was written for my girls when they were quite young
      one of my favorite songs that i have written

      rock...
    • derek swain never far behind - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 118 views
      never far behind

      a song off of my better days album
      little did i know at the time
      changes were coming
      like a freight train carrying a very heavy load

      never far behind
      words/ music derek swain

      s...
    • derek swain slow dance - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 428 views
      slow dance
      words/ music derek swain

      now that i've found you alone here at last
      holding on until the morning comes
      standing so close now
      i can feel your heart beating slow
      it's just a matter of ti...
    • derek swain wishful thinkin - Duration: 4 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 211 views
      wishful thinkin
      wrote this song in a time when things were going well, we had just moved from omemee, ontario
      yes the same town neil young lived in for a while
      actually lived just up the road from ...
    • derek swain pills and alcohol - Duration: 3 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 78 views
      pills and alcohol
      words/ music derek swain

      when she woke up this morning
      it was the end of a very bad dream
      her spirit had broken
      she was tired and needing sleep
      but there was something she requir...
    • derek swain baby you've got a way - Duration: 4 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 231 views
      baby you've got a way
      i wrote this one 2002 ish... sounds about right, for a very wonderful person
      had a really great run of writing songs during that time
      had a good reason..

      baby you've got a w...
    • derek swain gotta give - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 248 views
      gotta give
      a song off of my simple things album
      this one does rock a little...
      everybody had their go on this one... great band... really great band

      gotta give
      words/ music derek swain and john g...
    • derek swain storms - Duration: 3 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 69 views
      storms
      a song from my better days album
      recording engineer/ perfectionist was j.k. gulley... in his basement!!! what aspiring singer/songwriter does that?
      apparently me...

      storms
      words/music derek...
    • derek swain doesnt she know - Duration: 2 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 159 views
      doesn't she know
      a song from my say goodbye album

      a song from my say goodbye album
      recorded at sessions recording studio in newmarket ontario
      way back when it was in the basement of the arts musi...
    • derek swain to simply touch your hand - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 210 views
      to simply touch your hand
      one of my favorite songs, but really, aren't they all?
      not always...
      i think this one truly speaks for itself
      the recording is not the best, but it's all there, as you can...
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    • derek swain last night i dreamed - Duration: 4 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 727 views
      last night i dreamed, is another song i wrote with jk gulley from my album simple things
      this was a cable tv show from peterborough ontario called junction 28
      from 2003ish...

      last night i dreamed
      ...
    • derek swain simple things - Duration: 2 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 720 views
      simple things is a song written by myself, and jk gulley, released on my cd titled simple things
      this was a cable tv show in peterborough, ontario, i performed on called junction 28
      back in 2002is...
    • derek swain say goodbye - Duration: 5 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 555 views
      say goodbye goes way back
      wrote it for someone very special in my life and even until this day remains very special to me
      this was my first foray into recording a song with a full band in the studi...
    • derek swain winterlong - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 468 views
      winterlong was written on a hot august afternoon back in 2002 , hence the title
      performed on a peterborough cable show called junction 28 in 2003


      winterlong
      words/music derek swain

      winterlong i...
    • derek swain slow dance - Duration: 4 minutes, 13 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 428 views
      slow dance
      words/ music derek swain

      now that i've found you alone here at last
      holding on until the morning comes
      standing so close now
      i can feel your heart beating slow
      it's just a matter of ti...
    • derek swain where r u now - Duration: 3 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 421 views
      where are you now.... i remember it well
      was in my leonard cohen phase.
      had a call to write for another artist, and came up with this
      as performed on a cable tv show in peterborough, ontario, calle...
    • derek swain 4 wheels - Duration: 3 minutes, 8 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 334 views
      4 wheels was written back in september of 2001, i suppose the actions of that month had an influence on this one. possibly my reaction to the panic
      performed on a cable tv show called junction 28 ...
    • derek swain certainly some pain - Duration: 3 minutes, 52 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 330 views
      certainly some pain
      i remember writing this song... think it took about 6 minutes, just kinda flew out of me..
      and i absolutely love what happened to it in the studio... having a killer band and an...
    • derek swain somehow she knows - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 284 views
      somehow she knows

      wrote this one in the mid to late 90's
      somehow she's not around anymore, but the song is
      at least i got something out of it...

      somehow she knows
      words/music derek swain

      I've be...
    • derek swain holding back the tears - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 271 views
      i wrote this song a long time ago,.. first time i ever played lead guitar on a song..
      was a really great band put together for an album project.... the album project didn't quite work out, but this...
    • derek swain rock a bye - Duration: 4 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 259 views
      rock a bye
      wrote this song surprisingly fast
      i was in a bit of a bluegrassy phase back then
      it was written for my girls when they were quite young
      one of my favorite songs that i have written

      rock...
    • derek swain gotta give - Duration: 4 minutes, 1 second.

      • 4 years ago
      • 248 views
      gotta give
      a song off of my simple things album
      this one does rock a little...
      everybody had their go on this one... great band... really great band

      gotta give
      words/ music derek swain and john g...
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