Suzie Vinnick – Shake the Love Around

Released March 9th, 2018

1. Happy as Hell
2. The Golden Rule
3. Lean into the Light
4. Watch Me
5. A Hundred and Ten in the Shade
6. Crying a River for You
7. The Danger Zone
8. Find Some Freedom
9. Creaking Pines
10. All I Wanna Do
11. Beautiful Little Fool
12. Drift Away

 
 


Credits

Produced by Suzie Vinnick and Mark Lalama
Recorded and mixed by Mark Lalama at The Old Sumbler House, Fenwick ON
Drums recorded by Frank DiTillio at The Old Sumbler House, Fenwick ON

Additional recording by Colin Linden at Pinhead Recorders, Nashville, TN
Dean McTaggart at McTee’s Bunker, Mount Forest, ON

Mastered by John Whynot at the Palm Door

Artwork by David Gillis
Photography by Kevin Kelly Photography
Hair & Makeup by Judi Willrich


Lyrics

HAPPY AS HELL

Dean McTaggart/Suzie Vinnick
© SOCAN 2018

I don’t want for nothin’, I may complain but I know
I’m living a charmed life, lucky to be walkin’ down this road
I’ve got no reason to ever bitch and moan

I’m up more than I’m down, most times the pieces seem to fit
It hasn’t been all been roses but I’ve got good friends who’ll catch me when I slip
Still got some Mojo, it’s slowed down some but it ain’t quit

I’m happy as hell (happy as hell)

I got everything I need (everything I need)
I’m happy as hell (happy as hell)
Got a few aching bones, but the truth be known
It’s easy to be me

I have my days like everyone, when I whine and cry the blues
But I see the bigger picture, when I turn on the news
I’m so grateful, to be standing in these shoes

I’m happy as hell (happy as hell)

I got everything I need (everything I need)
Happy as hell (happy as hell)
Got a few aching bones but the truth be known
It’s easy to be me


SOLO

Happy as hell (happy as hell)

I’ve got everything I need (everything I need)
Happy as hell (happy as hell)
I’ve got everything I need (everything I need)
Happy as hell (happy as hell)
I’ve got everything I need
Got a few aching bones, but the truth be known


It’s easy to, it’s easy to be, it’s easy to be me
It’s easy to, it’s easy to be, it’s easy to be me, I got it easy

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THE GOLDEN RULE

Suzie Vinnick, Arlene Bishop & Mark Lalama

© SOCAN 2018

When we were small and the world was tall
We had good teachers who’d try to reach us 
We learned the rule in and out of school
That all people are created equal

Is it right that day and night we must fight for what is right?

The Golden Rule, the Golden Rule

Hearts can be tender, hearts can be cruel

(Is it) me for me and you for you

Or will we live by the Golden Rule?

As we grow up some, not everyone
Believes the same way we do, that don’t make it wrong, no
(No matter) what the way, all warm hearts say
Love and care for others, every sister and brother

Is it right that day and night we must fight for what is right?

The Golden Rule, the Golden Rule

Hearts can be tender, hearts can be cruel

(Is it) me for me and you for you

Or will we live by the Golden Rule?

It costs nothing to be kind; it costs nothing to be kind

SOLO

We must fight for what is right

The Golden Rule, the Golden Rule

Hearts can be tender, hearts can be cruel

(Is it) me for me and you for you

Or will we live by
The Golden Rule, the Golden Rule

Hearts can be tender, hearts can be cruel

(Is it) me for me and you for you

Or will we live by the Golden Rule?

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LEAN INTO THE LIGHT

David Leask/Suzie Vinnick
© SOCAN 2018

Lean into the light – the light’s gonna help me find my way

Good morning broken dreams, tell me “how you been?”
Maybe today’s the day I’m gonna fix ya

Hello stubborn cloud, I see you’re still around
I think it’s time I tried to shake your shadow

Lean into the light – the light’s gonna help me find my way

I’ve been planting seeds, found beauty in the weeds
Every time that I go deeper in the woods

My phototropic boss, says I’m never lost
I’ll find the hidden signs along the pathway

Lean into the light – the light’s gonna help me find my way

In the dark – there’s a bigger light
An endless flame – to get me through the night
In the dark – there’s a calming voice
That silences the noise…. if I just

Lean into the light – the light’s gonna help me find my way

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WATCH ME

Treasa Levasseur/Suzie Vinnick
© SOCAN 2018

Think you know my weaknesses, just watch me
Think you’ve got me beaten, wait and see
For to see is to believe, yet appearances deceive
Go on take another look, now judge the cover by the book
And watch me, yeah watch me

Think you know the way to win, just watch me
Think you’ve got the rules down – wait and see
For to see is to be seen, everyone gets their fifteen
Turned the minutes into years
Take no prisoners, have no fears
And watch me, watch me

Wait, what, watch me!

Think you got me figured out just watch me
Think you know my motives, wait and see
Monkey see, monkey do, see in me what you feel in you
Watch me praise, watch me rage
Watch me cheat death, watch me age
Watch me struggle, watch me roar
Watch me falter, watch me soar
Watch me leave you wanting more
Hey watch me
Yeah watch me
Hey yeah watch me ohh

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A HUNDRED AND TEN IN THE SHADE

John Fogerty

Way out here in the cotton, sun beatin’ down so hard
Sweat rollin’ off of this shovel, diggin’ in the devil’s boneyard

Sure like a cool drink of water, soft rag to soothe my face
Sure like a woman to talk to in this place

It’s a hundred and ten, hundred and ten in the shade
Goin’ way down, Mama won’t you carry me

Handle so hot I can’t stand it, might shrivel up & blow away
Noonday sun make you crazy, least, that’s what the old men say

Bottom land hard as a gravestone, couldn’t cut it with an axe
Gonna lay me down right here, and that’s a fact

It’s a hundred and ten, hundred and ten in the shade
Goin’ way down, Mama won’t you carry me

Sometimes late in the evenin’, everything is quiet and still
I sit here and think about leavin’, Lord, I guess I never will

Heartache down in that city, bright light scares me anyway
Sure like a woman to talk to in this place

It’s a hundred and ten, hundred and ten in the shade

Goin’ way down, Mama won’t you carry me

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CRYING A RIVER FOR YOU

Packham/Vinnick

Been around long enough to know
Baby, I could never ever let you go
Anything you want, I would surely do
Now I’m crying a river for you

For seven days and for seven nights
Baby, trying to see how we could make it right
Ever since you told me you and I were through
I’ve been crying a river for you, oh

Crying a river, a river of years
There’s enough that we could sail away
I’m drowning in these tears
Crying a river, a river for

You and I together on this boat, baby
Trying to see how we might stay afloat
Any storm we faced somehow we pulled through
Now I’m crying a river for you, crying a river for you, oh

Crying a river, a river of years
There’s enough that we could sail away
I’m drowning in these tears
Crying a river, a river for you


Crying a river, river of years
There’s enough that we could sail

There’s enough that we could sail away
I’m drowning in my tears
Crying a river, oh, a river for you
Crying a river for you

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DANGER ZONE

Percy Mayfield

Sad and lonely all the time
That’s because I’ve got a worried mind
You know the world is in an uproar
The danger zone is everywhere, everywhere

Just read your paper
And you’ll see
Just exactly what keeps worryin’ me
Yeah, you’ll see the world is in an uproar
The danger zone is everywhere

My love for the world is like always
For the world is a part of me
That’s why I’m so afraid
Of the progress that’s being made
Toward eternity

Every morning, noon, and night
Finds me hoping that everything’s alright
Mm-hmm, the world is in an uproar
The danger zone is everywhere

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GONNA FIND SOME FREEDOM

Suzie Vinnick
© SOCAN 2018


Gonna find some freedom, gonna find some peace
Gonna find some freedom, gonna find release
In this world, in my mind, learn to breathe all of the time
Gonna find some freedom, gonna find some peace

I’m lying on my back, watching clouds as they pass
A robin wrestles worms from the ground
Little boys are running wild, catchin’ crickets in the grass
Little girls are building clover crowns

CHORUS

A willow in a grass skirt hulas in the wind
The children slowly stumble and they laugh
One boy kneels on the ground; he flips a coin they gather ‘round
A silver dollar’s shining in his hand

And where the wind blows,
That’s where I’m gonna go…

SOLO

Gonna find some freedom, gonna find some peace
Gonna find some freedom, gonna find release
In this world, in my mind, learn to breathe all of the time
Gonna find some freedom, gonna find some peace

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CREAKING PINES

Kent Theaker
© SOCAN

Creaking pines, I’ll play my hand surrounded by some friends of mine
I’ve got ace or two I’ll lay down when I feel it’s time
To end the game amidst these creaking pines

Walk my floor, and leave behind the footprints I will make no more
One more innocuous reminder of the soul who swore
She’d no longer hear the sound of creaking pine

Oh timber
When the time is right, that will be my lucky night
Oh timber down below

On that day, don’t want my bones to be consumed in someone’s fireplace
Find me a shady patch of woodland near an open space
Watched over by a pair of creaking pines

SOLO

Oh timber
When the time is right, that will be my lucky night
Oh timber down below

On that day, don’t want my bones to be consumed in someone’s fireplace
Find me a shady patch of woodland near an open space
Watched over by a pair of creaking pines

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ALL I WANNA DO

Suzie Vinnick/Steve Strongman
© SOCAN 2018


All I wanna do, all I wanna do 

All I wanna do is have a whole lotta fun with you

Tired of these troubles wakin’ me at night
Worries and hurries , nothing’s feelin’ right
Gotta break this ‘n’ make it on to better times
All I want, all I want

All I wanna do, all I wanna do

All I wanna do is have a whole lotta fun with you

Bad bad news blarin’ on the TV
Bills in a pile starin’ back at me
Buddy in his car busy ragin’ on his horn
All I want, all I want

All I wanna do, all I wanna do

All I wanna do is have a whole lotta fun with you

Let’s go out and get wild
Leave all this behind
Our feet don’t touch the ground
As we shake the love around

All I wanna do, all I wanna do

All I wanna do is have a whole lotta fun with you

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BEAUTIFUL LITTLE FOOL

Suzie Vinnick/Dave Clark

© 2018 SOCAN

The stars have all come out tonight
The moon hides behind the trees
I’m thinking back to when we met
You said you had the key

You’re such a beautiful little fool
Can’t believe you fell for me
You opened up the door to my heart

Such a beautiful little fool
Can’t believe you fell for me
You opened up the door to my heart
And set me free

A sea side stroll, just you and me
Felt like diving in
We dipped our toes into the waves
And love came sailing in

CHORUS

Sometimes when a hearts in shambles
Then luck jumps out from behind a tree
You know love’s a crazy gamble
You gotta roll the dice and see

Rockers rockin’ on the porch
The sun begins to set
I wear the key you gave to me
It shines here on my neck

CHORUS

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DRIFT AWAY

Matt Andersen/Suzie Vinnick
© SOCAN

Drift away, from your worries
Drift away, from all your cares
The storm is raging, it’ll be over soon
Let it go and drift away

Carry on, through the hard times
Carry on, through the strife
The darkness is fading, it’ll be morning soon
Let it go and carry on

When you don’t know what to do
When you don’t know who to be
When you don’t know where to go
When the end is so hard to see

Drift away, from your worries
Drift away, from all your cares
The storm is raging, it’ll be over soon
Let it go and drift away

The storm is raging, it’ll be over soon
Let it go and drift away

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