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Monica Max West, Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Winner LSC Search For The Song * Runner Up Song Of The Year Contest * UK Songwriting Contest Semi-Finalist
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Yearning, fun, beauty, self-nurture, love, patience...

Words and Music © Monica Max West

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Let Me In eue
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Semi-Finalist UK Songwriting Contest
Runner Up The Song Of The Year Contest

patiently waiting...

   

The Being Close And The Going Far eue
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almost love...but not quite

Typing emails after midnight, all about the moon and now
Resolutely not looking at the clock
You're going on at the keyboard
Trying not to waste time

You're watching the ripples here at home

You're not so keen on foreign travel, hate the packing and unpacking
But want to hear more about reading in bed
When I tell you we're not suited, you dream of sending me a postcard
From a corner of the earth you've never been

The being close and the going far (will I find my lover?)
How I wonder who you are (will I find my love?)
You like to be surprised - some sparks fly in the dark

I write a song about the rain, you spend long hours in the bath
While drunken pigeons scatter our words across town
Too many subjects
Hurtling down like friendly snowballs

You wanna stretch your arms out, not miss a thing

The semi-finals have begun; you're surprised that I'm still here
Might there be a chance after all
Can we keep up this momentum
Or will snowdrifts cut off our areas?

The being close and the going far

   
   
   

I Was In Love With Being In Love eue
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learning how to love myself

   

Invisible eue
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for all those whose lives are partially hidden

Just because you'd take me for your wife
Doesn't erase those years of feeling foreign in
My gender, finally fixed by pills and knife
And just because I fit into size 10
Doesn't erase the torture of the bingeing and the
Purging - oh, I did it again

And just because I'm showing up at work
Doesn't erase the devastation of the
Moment I found lipstick on his shirt
And just because I'm grateful to be here
Doesn't erase the longing and the terror Iíve been
Feeling for my homeland all these years

And just because I wear his wedding band
Doesn't erase the 20 plus years that I
Gave my heart to my best friend - she was my lover
And just because my silicone looks real
Doesn't erase the memory of the breast that doctors
Cut to save my life, the ghost I feel

And just because you think Iím doing fine
Doesn't erase the voices in my head - so many
Voices drive me crazy all the time
And just because I'm wearing this silk dress
Doesn't erase the ink and the piercings under-
Neath, do you expect me to confess?

   
   
   

Be Beautiful, Be Yourself eue
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'Thanks for sharing the beautiful song. It really does say it all.' - CC

So you're shy, why not be shy?
Shy is beautiful
You're impulsive, forgetful and impulsive
Wherever you go, whatever you do, you're beautiful

You wouldn't be half so gorgeous if you tried to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
Be beautiful...Be beautiful, be yourself

You love watching the trains, nothing wrong with watching the trains
In the rain, in the sun, you're beautiful
So you're frightened, I can see that you're frightened
In your fear and your pain, you're beautiful

You can hold your head up high, you can hold your head down low
However you hold it, you're beautiful
Be the best friend you've ever had
'Cause nothing about you is bad
Nothing about you is bad
Be beautiful, be yourself

'Cause you wouldn't be half so gorgeous if you tried to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
No, you wouldn't be half so gorgeous - don't try to be someone else
Take your dreams and fly, don't leave your heart so lonely on that shelf
Be beautiful...Be beautiful, be yourself

   

Why Walk When You Can Run? yyy
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commissioned to celebrate a rescue dog;written in aid of Dogs Trust

   
   

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