Wednesday, 27 November 2013

'You' Influenced by Danny Jones

This back-story is funny! It all started at school, I had a mega-crush on a guy called T (that is not even an initial of his name) it was so that we could talk about him even with him in the room and he would be none the wiser! He gets in contact with me from time to time, even at university, so I wrote this lyric on one of those occasions when coincidently a video from the McFLY boys came out and Danny sang a little ditty, and I incorporated that into the piece. I hope you enjoy! Tell me if you can spot the Danny-written part!

 

It’s called: YOU

 

Chorus:

I love you you you

Don’t want nobody else but you

I love you you you

Don’t need nobody else but you

And I know you’re with another lady

But she could never love you

As much as I do baby

 

V1:

I want you you you

Don’t care what I have to prove

Walk a thousand miles for you

Cross the river in a boat for you

Yeah I would

Yeah I would

Can’t you see that I

Don’t wanna be somebody who just passes you by

(Repeat Chorus)

V2:

I need you you you

Don’t care if I have to make the first move

Walk a million miles for you

Climb the stars to the moon for you

Yeah I would

Yeah I would

Don’t you know by now?

Don’t wanna be the lonely one sitting around

(Repeat Chorus)

M8:

You could be my leading man

I would be your biggest fan

And they’d be making shows about you

Cos I would do anything for you

Ask me to change the world I would

So it all revolves around you

Ooh-ooh

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Carfrae. All Rights Reserved.

 

Comment below or email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to put music to this piece or any previous posts. Also email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like a ‘Lyric Your Name’ for yourself or another. They make brilliant gifts on special occasions. Follow me @steph_carfrae and tweet me sometime!

Steph

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

How To Be Braver

I don’t know what it was. It was like turning on a light switch. And either letting it get brighter or dimmer. I’m talking about braveness. Strength plays a role in this too. And confidence is a major factor as well. Your braveness can only get stronger or weaker but will never disappear. On my first day of university I was so nervous but I just threw myself (not literally) into a conversation with the guys who had already settled in their rooms. So though that was scary, I was soon comfortable in their presence. If your outlook is positive, then the one you get back will be wholly positive too. You just need to be comfortable in your surroundings and seem confident even if you don’t feel it. If you fake braveness, as soon as you forget about faking it, it will become your way of life. People think I’m brave in my life. I’m brave because I have to be. I just do what I have to do to live the life I want to. And if that takes gathering up braveness, confidence then I will do that. It all relates to what you go through in life. So if you’re not feeling very brave, maybe it isn’t your turn to be yet. When the time comes, you will have the strength to be brave and manage without, if that’s what the situation incurs.

*Thank you for reading. If you have any comments about this piece or a previous post, please do not be afraid to leave a comment. Just to illiterate again, this is in no way how I recommend you get through life and situations, I am merely telling you how I did it and hopefully you can try some suggestions. I'd love to know what you think.

Steph

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Friday, 22 November 2013

Hospital could be imminent

So, apologies if  can't for whatever reason post on a Sunday or Wednesday. I will strive to....but if I can't...at least you know why. t may not happen for a while but I'm told it's going to be before Christmas...so if ever I don't post on an allotted day you know why. Thanks for understanding.

Steph

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How long ago I posted this and I only had the operation performed on the 24/2/14! Good job NHS!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

That Girl (Who) I'm Becoming


Before You Were Mine

 
I'm ten years away from the corner you laugh on with your pals,

Maggie McGeeney and Jean Duff.

The three of you bend from the waist,

Holding each other, or your knees, and shriek at the pavement.

Your polka-dot dress blows round your legs.

Marilyn.

 I'm not here yet.

The thought of me doesn't occur In the ballroom with the thousand eyes,

The fizzy, movie tomorrows

The right walk home could bring.

I knew you would dancelike that.

Before you were mine,

Your Ma stands at the close with a hiding for the late one.

You reckon it's worth it.

 
The decade ahead of my loud, possessive yell was the best one, eh?

I remember my hands in those high-heeled red shoes, relics,

And now your ghost clatters toward me over George Square

Till I see you, clear as scent, under the tree,

With its lights, and whose small bites on your neck, sweetheart?

 
Cha cha cha!

You'd teach me the steps on the way home from Mass,

Stamping stars from the wrong pavement.

Even then I wanted the bold girl winking in Portobello,

 Somewhere in Scotland, before I was born.

That glamorous love lasts

Where you sparkle and waltz and laugh

Before you were mine.

 This poem by Carol Ann Duffy inspired me to write this lyric. I was (and still am) interested to know what life was like before my birth. True, my mum had 3 other little ones to look after but I mean before then. My mum tells me she never really had a life dream other than being a policewoman, but she was too short! While I find it hard to believe that she didn’t want anything else, for the time she was born that was the be all and end all. So this is for you mum. Hope you like it:

It’s called: That Girl (Who) I’m Becoming

V1:

I long to stroke your scarlet ribbon hair

Kiss your tender lips without care

Wipe away the tears from your eyes while you stare

 

Chorus:

I want to know that girl

That girl who dared to dream and take risks

That girl who was always too sharp and too quick

I want to know that girl

That girl who had dreams and hopes

That girl who ran and threw snowballs in the snow

I want to know who I’m becoming

 

V2:

I long to see him loving you with passionate hands

I see you in sticky situations coping best you can

I want to see your passion seep out through your palms

(Repeat Chorus)

M8:

I want to know what happened

To this girl that used to be so fun, so free

Was it all because of me?

I want to know that girl

(Repeat Chorus)

That girl who I’m becoming.

 
Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Carfrae. All Rights Reserved.

 I wrote it when I was around 15. When we were looking at the poem in English, I was so inspired I just had to write something. I hope you like it. I’d love to know what you think. If you fancy putting music to this please email me at: stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk , leave a comment below or tweet me @steph_carfrae. If you’d like a ‘Lyric Your Name’ for yourself or a friend please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk a paragraph about them or yourself, how they have helped etc., Quick Turnaround.  Great as gifts for special birthdays.

Steph

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Sunday, 17 November 2013

How To: Be More Confident

Well, this one is difficult. You need to develop belief and confidence in yourself and what you do. There is no easy way to do this. This started firstly in my looks, I didn’t wear make up for years, partly because I don’t feel I needed to and secondly because I had no one to impress. Even at uni I was still experimenting, having red lips for instance; only now I realise it didn’t really suit me. It did at the time, but times change.

Change is an inevitable part of life. And you can either choose to accept it or resist it. Change comes to us all in different ways, don’t resist it, it’s going to happen anyway. Change happens and it can be horrible, but once that experience is over you’ll be so much stronger.

You have to have faith in yourself and not be afraid to speak your mind. When you believe in what you say it gives you a certain conviction which comes across as confidence.  Just get to know yourself and always try to smile. If you outwardly appear to be confident after a while your body will get used to the persona and give it off naturally. The persona you give to others will be reflected back to you; they will give respect back to you automatically if you treat them with respect.

 If you believe in your work, it will come easier and quicker. You’ve got to have confidence in your work; it’s something you’ve been working on so you must feel it was worth it, at least, at the start. You just have to have the attitude of: Yes! People can make me feel bad if they want to, but that’s not going to stop me. Someone might not like that work, yet others may love it so don’t be disheartened by a few damaging comments. That’s just their opinion.

 *I do not intend that you yourself can do all this by doing these things, but I am putting out there what helped me in the hope that you might find inspiration and so can put one of my little tricks into place in your life. By no means do I think it will help everyone, and by no means will they work for everyone. But give it a go, because you never know!

 If you have a topic you’d like me to cover in the ‘How To’ series then email me: stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk , tweet me @steph_carfrae or leave a comment below! I can’t wait to hear from  you!!*
 
Steph
 
XxX

Thursday, 14 November 2013

'How To' Posts

Don't be alarmed, you will still get your post on Sunday! I just thought I'd let you all know about a series which I am going to do from this Sunday onwards. I am still taking suggestions so do not be afraid to comment below, tweet me (@steph_carfrae) or email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk. The series is basically a 'How To'.

Now I'm not saying this is how you should approach things, I am just going off what's worked for me.

If you have any suggestions of 'How To' s I could do, then please email me:
stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk, tweet me (@steph_carfrae) or comment below!!
 
Hopefully you will find some inspiring stuff in the series.
 
Steph
 
XxX


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

'Acceptance'

I wrote this at university in my first year. While acceptance is a very important ting, this, is, of course, relationship-based. It was actuall written before I had met his girlfriend so I had foresight! Anyway, I hope you like it! Here it is:


ACCEPTANCE

 

Chorus:

I’ve gotta learn acceptance

Acceptance that I will never be your girl

Acceptance that I could never change your world

Acceptance that I could never no no ever compare to her

 

V1:

You smile at me then turn away

Oh how I wish I didn’t feel this way

Cos there’s nothing that I could ever do

To prove just how much I love you

At night when I turn my eyes away from the world

I can’t imagine me as anyone else’s girl

(Repeat Chorus)

V2:

There will come a time when you begin to cry

And I’ll be here for you and I always will do

My best to make the pain go away

But really there’s not much I can say

Cos it hurts so much watching you walk away

Without being able to wrap you in my love day and day

(Repeat Chorus)

M8:

I’ll learn to accept these things just give me time

But then you gaze your eyes into mine

And then you say

Accept that you are the girl

Who has changed my world

Accept that you will never be her

I’m glad you won’t cos that bitch hurts.

 

Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Carfrae. All Rights Reserved.



 Thank you for reading. If you are interested in putting music to this, or any of my previous posted lyrics please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk. If you would like a 'Lyric Your Name' for yourself or another, please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk with 'Lyric Your Name' as the title! Quick turnaround. Thanks. If you have any topics you'd like me to discuss please send an email to stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk, tweet me (@steph_carfrae) or leave a comment below! Thank you for reading!
 
Steph
 
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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Meeting Sharon Osbourne and Leona Lewis!

This happened when I was fourteen and recovering from my first operation in Evelina, a children’s hospital in South-West London. I just remember going to my private room on the ward with a headache and just as I shut my eyes there was a knock at the door. It was two men who came in and asked me if I watched X Factor. I did so I nodded. Then they announced that Sharon Osbourne would be coming to the hospital to interview some patients and would it be all right if she interviewed me? Of course it would! Somehow, my headache fizzled out! We were to keep it secret from the nurses. So after they’d left my room, I rang my mum. But my doctor had already contacted her, and she was on her way up to the hospital to stay with me. Then fast forward to the night I was actually leaving hospital – which was the night of Sharon’s visit – I can’t remember much of the interview but we had a picture together and then I went home. The party – which was actually televised on Noel’s Christmas Presents – two close ups of me (!) – was in December and the interview with Sharon had happened at the end of November. This was back in 2006.I took my brother to the party as I could have one guest with my parents. So when we got to the hospital we were all positioned on the third floor and everyone was debating who the special guest would be. Leona Lewis had won the X Factor the night before – and it was her! Really must have been a whirlwind few days for her. She was so beautiful – she looked too good to be real! She had her hair in the loose curls that I loved and was also wearing a dress that I had admired her wearing on X Factor. She was absolutely stunning. When the party was over – my mum got one of the nurses to ask if Sharon could sign the picture I’d taken with her 2 weeks earlier. He told her he’d try and told us to go down and wait by a particular set of lifts. The first person who came down that lift was Leona herself, and her PA asked if we’d like to meet her. Of course we would! So we had pictures taken together (she complimented my dress! My dress!) and then she breezed through the rest of the hospital, not stopping for anyone else. Then Ozzy and Kelly Osbourne came down next. Ozzy wished us a merry Christmas. After a while of waiting I ushered Kelly over to sign my autograph book (one from Disney I’d brought just in case; Leona had signed it too!) Kelly came over and signed it for me, then eventually Sharon came down the lift. She signed my autograph book too and then sat down to sign the photo. But as she was writing, Ozzy came along and sat down next to her, jogging her so I have that memory forever! It was such a great evening.

I hope you enjoyed that. If you want a ‘Lyric Your Name’ (you know what to do by now!) please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk . Similarly, if you have any topics you’d like me to cover (suggest it because I can relate to most things) then email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk or tweet me (@steph_carfrae) Thanks so much for reading guys!

Steph

XxX

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

'Your One' and silly teenage crush!


‘Your One’

This song was written about Danny Jones. He meant a lot to me when I wrote it. He was my teenage crush so I guess I always pictured him ending up with me, as most girls do with their celebrity crush. Now I think I’ve grown out of this, and he’s proposed to Miss Georgia Horsley (a Miss England) and I could not be happier for him. I guess it was at uni when I finally stopped my obsession. At home I have an awesome big copy of the picture that 'One Thing' was 'supposedly' written about (if you haven't see it check it out here: http://stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/one-thing.html) I guess by my eighteenth it had gotten a little silly in my mind to hold onto fantasies and the next few years while I met them consecutively, I kind of grasped that Danny was beautiful (to say the least) but I didn't/couldn't really connect with him. And I know now that I deserve a guy I can really connect with and not one that just looks good in photos.

 Anyway here’s the lyric and I hope you enjoy:

 

YOUR ONE

 

V1:

You think the world of your latest love

But I’ve seen men in her stride get confused and used

I’m just telling you you might wanna back off

Cos if not it may happen to you too

I know you deserve much better

That’s why she’s scarlet letter

Cos you are so nice

I can’t bear to see you frozen like ice

 

Chorus:

She comes down like lightning

In a bad storm

The air is tightening

Cos you really think she’s your one

I’ll be on the sidelines

Encouraging you on

Till that special moment comes

And you find your one

 

V2:

How could you not see it’s been me for so long?

I role played and pretended that I was just a friend

I knew from the very first day I saw your face

That you were my light gonna have to win this fight

But right now you’re happy in love

I don’t mind waiting around

Cos you are so perfect

Make every minute of this life worth it

(Repeat Chorus)

M8:

And I don’t know if you’ll ever see

My plead yes it’s me

So don’t let her drag you down too far

Even if she does you’re still my shining star

(Repeat Chorus)

 

Copyright © 2010 Stephanie Carfrae. All rights reserved.

 

Please leave me a comment below if you can!

If you want a ‘Lyric Your Name’ please email me at: stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk . If you have a topic or something you’d like me to discuss please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk, tweet me (@steph_carfrae) or leave a comment below. Thank you and thank you for reading!

 

Steph

 

XxX

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Dressing Up!

The Last Time I Met McFLY

I was so excited and had no idea it’d be the last time. I was going to get them to sign my 21 book and this was my last chance as I was 20. So I took that with me and I wore a dress. I thought I looked nice and why not dress up? It’s an excuse to! So anyway we got in there and I looked around. Everybody else was just in t-shirts, special t-shirts to them no doubt or McFLY tops. And they all looked lovely. I’m not saying in any way that they didn’t make an effort with the way they were dressed – I bet it had been hanging outside their wardrobe weeks in advance. I’d been at uni two years at the time and I knew about making yourself feel special from the clothes you wear for no reason. Just because you want to. And though you might stand out because of it, you’ve already accomplished an achievement just to get to that point in time. You are breathing! So I don’t expect to be remembered or anything for the initiative I had to dress up for McFLY. Of course I hope they do, but their music has inspired my life which I am so thankful for and I am just a fan at the end of the day. I gave Danny a CD telling him how he changed my life without actually knowing me physically. So I hope he heard that and understands how much I owe him. I also gave Tom a CD of the song I had written for them and I don’t know if they ever heard it but I hope it raised a smile to their beautiful faces. And as I said, I didn’t know that’d be the last time I’d meet them so I feel I left a strong impression. So don’t be afraid, if it’s special to you and you want to dress up, have the confidence to do it because other people might laugh, but inside they will be deeply impressed that you have had the guts and/or think it’s special enough to dress up for. And they all signed my 21 book as visible in this photo:



Thank you for reading. I hope you liked it. If there is a topic you’d like me to discuss in the future (believe me, suggest it, I’ve probably been through some form of it, even if it’s not in the way you expect!) please email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk or tweet me @stephcarfrae . Email me at stephcarfrae@yahoo.co.uk for a ‘Lyric Your Name’ if you want one for yourself or someone else. Quick turnaround. Just email me a paragraph about how strong etc. you think someone has been through hardships, their name and I will get back to you ASAP! This is a great gift to give, because it is for them, only them and will NEVER be used in anything else unless allowed by them personally.

Steph

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