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The "it's My Time To Shine" is a 10 song recording project that I wrote and co-produced with Carlton Thompson, thirty plus years ago. The project will be introduced to the public for the first time on this website. Jeff Taylor, owner of Fresh Coast Studios www.freshcoast.com was able to multi bake, restore, remix, and remaster this entire 10 song project from two 1/2 inch 8 track thirty plus year old reels.

Just Like Magic

Chorus 

 

You came into my life just like magic 

You came into my life just like magic 

 

It seems that our love has come 

Such a long way 

Do you remember  

That very first day 

 

I was alone 

With no one to call my own 

Then I met you walking through the park 

You were suffering from a broken heart 

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

You were searching for someone to love 

And someone who’d care 

The person that broke your heart 

Was unfair 

 

Out of my dream  You came to me 

Unreal as it seems 

In the twinkle of an eye 

Repeat Chorus 

 

Like the trade winds 

Your love blows through my soul 

I need you more to have and to hold 

Please be mine until the end of time 

 

Repeat Chorus


© 1985 Rodney L. Washington


Description:  By this time in my life, I had traveled the world in the Navy, graduated from college, married, had a child and divorced. As they say when your not looking for it love finds you. I had this experience and it appeared so unexpected and right out of the blue "Just Like Magic." My heart was wide open at the time and receptive to love's mystical ways of seduction. 

 

Forever I'll Love You Mom

Her face never shows any age 

She’s with me each and every day 

And as time keeps moving on 

Forever I’ll love you, mom 

 

You know the secrets of all my years 

Together we have shed some tears 

Just your smile erases all of my fears 

Even miles apart I can feel you near 

 

The love you gave me set me free 

You’ve given my spirit eyes to see 

You taught me how to care 

To you, no other can compare 

 

Faces in the clouds may disappear 

In my heart, you’re always here 

You’re my moon and sun 

Forever I’ll love you, mom


© 1985 Rodney L. Washington 


Description: My Mother, Myrtle Jane Galloway (RWG 06/14/1931 -09/15/2018) gave me three of the greatest gifts I have ever received in life that of observation, loving language and listening to timeless diverse genres of music. She is one of the people myself published book on AMAZON titled  "Lyric Line thinking Out Loud Is Anyone Listening?" is dedicated to.  I wrote the lyric songwriting story line  and co produced this song with Carlton Thompson for her 33 years ago as a birthday present to show her my love and appreciation.  




It Only Gets Better With Time

Standing here I get a sweet sensation 

Walk my way I feel a strong vibration 

Come to me darlin’ let me ease your mind 

It only gets better with time 

 

My love is more than meets the eye 

It’s something I feel so deep, so deep inside 

Talk to me darlin’ let me ease your mind 

It only gets better with time 

 

Chorus 

 

Because in your heart you will find 

Feelings of a special kind 

It only gets better with time 

In your heart, you will find 

Feelings of a special kind 

It only gets better with time 

 

We both know a heart can be fragile 

Please trust me, baby; I promise to be careful

Let’s get to know one another and give love a chance

It will be much better than romance 

 

Repeat Chorus 

 

When these feelings come to you 

Patience truly is a virtue 

Nothing can keep us apart 

We’ve got a special place in our hearts 

 

Repeat Chorus 


© 1988 Rodney L. Washington


Description: The lyric songwriting story line of this song is just like almost everything else in life, love gets better with time only if something doesn't interrupt  its natural progression and flow.