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Why Publish Songs of My Life?

By Martie Hevia | Blue Beach Song™

Serendipity - 12-String Guitar HeadAs some of you may know from past blog posts, I have been on a journey to put out a collection of my songs. This mission, if you will, was born the day it occurred to me that if I died, my decades-worth of songs would die with me. That thought helped me overcome my shyness about sharing personal moments in such a public way and insecurities about my musical abilities.

The problem was that, other than writing out the lyrics and the chords in a notebook or on the back of an envelope, along with my own short-hand of musical ideas, no one would ever know my songs because all the melodies were only in my head… except for the one-take recordings I sometimes do after I write a song.

These little one-take recordings are made for my ears only to remind myself of the melody, the arrangement, or the background vocals. It is so much faster than writing out every note and orchestration for every one of my songs.

Nonetheless, these original, simple, acoustic “one-take” recordings that I have done over the years do exist. They document my songs in a very raw and unpolished way, with all the flaws of my singing voice, my occasionally un-tuned guitar, and my lack of knowledge in sound engineering or production. Digital 8-Track Recorder

These original one-take recordings are the songs you will hear in my “Blue Beach Song Collection” series, Songs of My Life. In the last two years, I have put out four albums and I will begin working on albums five through seven soon. When I have documented enough of my songs in this way, I hope to be able to produce more polished versions of my songs, or at least a version at which my overly-critical-self will not cringe.

Martie's Guitar - Serendipity - CaseYou can listen for free here or on SoundCloud, where I have posted my songs. (All of the songs, videos, lyrics, CD artwork, and backstories are also posted on my WordPress music blog. The albums are available on Amazon.)

Below are the songs from the first four albums with links to their lyrics, if you are interested.

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy my songs. ♪♫
-Martie | Blue Beach Song™

[UPDATE: I have now published albums ONE through SEVEN.]

Songs of My Life by Martie Hevia
(Albums ONE – SEVEN)

A Matter Of Time | Lyrics

A New Reality | Lyrics

A Serious Ocean | Lyrics

An Old-Fashion Love | Lyrics

Back To A Time Of Innocence | Lyrics

Bare Walls (Moving Day) | Lyrics

Brave For You | Lyrics

Can’t Wait For Love | Lyrics

Caught In Love | Lyrics

Coffee-Flavored Kisses (The Game) | Lyrics

Colorful Flowers | Lyrics

Crumpled Papers On The Floor | Lyrics

Do You? | Lyrics

Do You Remember? | Lyrics

Do You Know? | Lyrics

Don’t You See It? | Lyrics

Drive Me Wild | Lyrics

Endless Days (The F Word) | Lyrics

For That Moment | Lyrics

For You | Lyrics

Frightened Bird | Lyrics

Give Me An Ocean | Lyrics

Give Me Forever | Lyrics

Go Away | Lyrics

He Used To Be Crazy About Me | Lyrics

How Many Times? | Lyrics

I Don’t Know Love | Lyrics

I Want You All | Lyrics

I Will Be There (Nate’s Lament) | Lyrics

I Won’t Let You | Lyrics

In the Memories We Sigh | Lyrics

It’s Lonely Out There | Lyrics

Just A Little More Grace | Lyrics

Let Me Fall (Turtle Shell) | Lyrics

Little Boy Lost | Lyrics

Little Girl | Lyrics

Little Moments | Lyrics

Little Pieces Of You | Lyrics

Lonely On The Inside For You | Lyrics

Lover Runaway | Lyrics

Melt Away | Lyrics

Memorial Song To You | Lyrics

No One But You | Lyrics

No Ring On Your Finger | Lyrics

Oh, Well | Lyrics

On The Edge Of This Road | Lyrics

Round-n-Round I Go | Lyrics

Shatter the Silence | Lyrics

Shattered Rose-Colored Glasses | Lyrics

Sleep-Away Days | Lyrics

Something Left Behind | Lyrics

Somewhere In Time | Lyrics

Synchronicity | Lyrics

The Corner Sidewalk Café | Lyrics

The Lie | Lyrics

The Victorian Farmhouse | Lyrics

Wasn’t It Eternity? | Lyrics

We Never Danced | Lyrics

When I Say Good-Bye | Lyrics

When We Meet Again (The Reunion) | Lyrics

Where Do We Go From Here? | Lyrics

Why? | Lyrics

With A Sigh | Lyrics

With This Ring | Lyrics

Would You Let Me? | Lyrics

You Make Me Feel | Lyrics

You Sacrifice Your Heart | Lyrics

You Want Sex | Lyrics

Your Eyes | Lyrics

Your Hands | Lyrics

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