The Ones They Loved - EP

by Charles McDonald

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This is the debut EP from Charles McDonald.

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released June 23, 2012

All songs written by Charles McDonald.
All songs produced by Charles McDonald and Jeremy Larson.

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Charles McDonald Los Angeles, California

Charles McDonald is a singer and songwriter who brings together, honest down-to-Earth lyrics with memorable melodies, creating a sound that crosses genres. McDonald's music and voice bring an air of nostalgia to the forefront; bridging the gap between the iconic sound of the 60's and 70's, and the popular music of today. Charles currently resides in Los Angeles. ... more

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Track Name: The Good Times
you came out breathing
you came out bruised
so much to gain
but oh so much to lose
you were tired
and you were alone
looking for answers
when you needed them the most

those were the good times
those were the bad
two worlds colliding into one
those were the heartaches
those were the laughs
all that emotion coming undone, coming undone

no words were spoken
but you said so much
cold blank stares
and cold cold hands to touch
pick up the pieces
from all you had back then
keep looking forward
but don't forget where you've been

and I wouldn't trade it for anything
i wouldn't trade it at all
i'd do it over any day
oh anytime at all
Track Name: Guess I'll Never Know
in the morning
on the seventh day of may
a couple years ago
through crying eyes
and a broken heart
i let you go

guess i'll never know
just how much that hurt you
guess i'll never know
just what was false
and what was true

left you thinking
on your bed of blue
glasses in your hand
if you could only see
how you saw now
before this all began

guess i'll never know
how you sat there
and said nothing
guess i'll never know
how we turned that
into something

let's just remember
all the good times we had
all the laughs we used to share
let's not forget that
we were once best of friends
and how we used to care

as you held my hand
i saw a glimpse of light
i had seen so long ago
and as you walked away
and out of sight
the questions began to grow
Track Name: Always Be
close your eyes my love
the morning light
comes all too soon
safe here in our arms
all our love is here for you

it'll take you over and under
the stars above
it'll lead you farther than
you ever dreamed
and when troubles surround you
when times get tough
remember our love for you
will always be

snuggle down my love
let your dreams
carry you away
to far off places
you will go
all the while
you'll be safe at home


you'll go over and under
the stars above
you'll go farther than
you ever dreamed
and when troubles surround you
when times get tough
remember our love for you
will always be

when you're all grown
my love
in this world
living on your own
if you get lonesome
find your way back home

we'll go over and under
the stars above
we'll go farther than
you ever dreamed
and when troubles surround you
when times get tough
remember our love for you
will always be
Track Name: Wasn't Meant For Me
you say you're kicking me out
on the street tonight
but i've not treated you wrong
only well only right

looks like i'm out
looks like you're free
baby you don't need me
looks like i'm out
looks like you're free
i guess what was meant to be
wasn't meant for, for me

i don't know why
i chose to play your games
should have left them alone
should have walked, walked away

strange how life has its ways
of turning round
monday you're floating
by tuesday you've drowned
seasons keep changing
winter spring summer fall
you keep re-arranging
but that's not my fault
Track Name: Not a Day At All
you mean more to me
than you can see
you turn my darkness into light
my blindness into sight
a day without your love
is a day i do not covet
in fact a day without you
is not a day at all

a day without you
is not a day at all
the sun doesn't rise
and my spirits fall
obviously you don't see
exactly what you are to me
what you are to me

going nowhere
is where i'll be
if you're not walking
right beside me
for some odd reason
i don't know
i guess it don't show
i guess it doesn't show

my love may not be tried
but it's true
you may not see it but
it's all for you
it's there although
you don't have a clue
or do you?

i've told you once
i've told you a thousand times
but you don't seem to hear
these words of mine
perhaps i've not be clear enough
in showing you this love
showing you my love
Track Name: The Ones They Loved
the ground was turned this afternoon
the spot beneath the old weeping willow
heads were hung in heavy sighs
and tears were had with long goodbyes

and the children would find
their mother a-crying lying upon the floor
comforting her their words they would soothe her
saying mama don't ya worry no more

but the father he heard their prayers offered
up to the heavens above
and the angels they sang with glorious praise
to the ones they loved, to the ones they loved

the children went to school each day
dragging one foot and then the other
the days were short the nights were long
their hearts they wept for each other

oh but they moved on and the wife she re-married
oh but things were just not the same
for once a heart has known one true lover
sometimes it just can't be changed