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About Songwriting:

Note From Jeff: These co-writes are just a small section of my songwriting catalog and are a cross section of genre's ranging from Pop, Rock, Country to R&B music. Lyrics and credits are included in the (+) song title sections. Each track is utilizing additional services I offer at Palette MSP such as producing, mixing, mastering, engineering, performing, arranging and artist development.

Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP) and Virtual Studio Nashville (VSN), located in Mt. Juliet / Nashville, TN, offers world-class studio production services driven by the talents of its founder, Jeff Silverman.

  • The World Is Better Dreaming

    The World Is Better Dreaming
    Song: The World is Better Dreaming
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Anthony Snape
    Performed: All instruments except acoustic guitars by Jeff
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Vocals: Anthony Snape
    Artist: Jeff Silverman

    Notes From Jeff:
    Dedicated to my Mum, Barbara L. Silverman
    Dec. 28, 1926 - July 31, 2011.
    Her place of peace was and will always be in her dreams.

    VERSE 1:
    Haunted by a whisper
    Heavy with the news
    Iron gates are closing down
    Everything to lose

    VERSE 2:
    The cell confides solutions
    Secrets answers inter wound
    You’re a soldier in a war zone
    A million miles from home

    Try not to talk about it
    This running out of time

    CHORUS 1:
    The world is better dreaming
    Smiling when you’re sleeping
    When you’re cold and bleeding
    The world, the world is
    Better dreaming (Amen)
    Better dreaming (Amen)

    VERSE 3:
    You will find no shelter
    In a valley forged of tears
    And when all that you have to turn to
    Has been lost, you disappear

    It’s hard to talk about it,
    You’re running out of time

    CHORUS 2:
    The world is better dreaming
    Smiling when you’re sleeping
    When you’re cold and bleeding
    The world, the world is
    Better dreaming (Amen)
    Better dreaming (Amen)

    It’s too much to talk about it
    When your running out of time.

    CHORUS 3:
    The world is better dreaming
    Smiling when you’re sleeping
    When you’re cold and bleeding
    The world, the world is
    Better dreaming (Amen)
    Better dreaming (Amen)
    Better dreaming (Amen)

  • I Can't Do Anything For You

    Song: I Can't Do Anything For You
    Year: 2013
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Dustin Walker
    Performed: Drums, Bass, Acoustic Guitars
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Vocals and Electric Guitars by: Dustin Walker
    Lead and Electric Guitars by: Tyler Reese and George Nastos
    Background Vocals by: Rick Springfield, Dustin Walker and Jeff Silverman

    Notes From Jeff:
    Dustin Walker is a guitarist/singer/songwriter from Channahon, Illinois. He started playing guitar at age five and has been writing songs all his life. Dustin appeared in Rick Springfield’s documentary, “An Affair of the Heart” which was released in 2013.

    For more information, please go to:
    www.tylerreesemusic.com

    To see more about the making of Body Bag and the Virtual Studio Nashville Process, click here

  • One Day from Someday

    One Day From Someday
    Song: One Day from Someday
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman, Michael Peterson and Paul Rucker
    Performed: Bass, Percussion
    Vocals by: Michael Peterson
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Additional Production by: Michael Peterson

    Notes From Jeff: For more info, click here

    One Day From Someday
    VERSE 1:
    Starin’ at a calendar
    Where’d the years go, it’s a blur
    Wasn’t it just yesterday?
    When I’d hear my Mama say

    30 days - has September
    April, June and November
    All the rest have 31
    Except when February’s done

    That memory
    Feels good to me
    Her hand in my hand
    Sitting by my bed
    Whisperin’ to me
    Prayin’ I’d remember what she said

    CHORUS 1:
    We’re only one day from someday
    That day is closer than it seems
    (And Son) (Then) when someday comes one day
    I hope you wake and find your dreams
    So live to live love to love
    Somehow that will be enough
    Never turn a good chance down
    We’re only one day from someday
    Go on, don’t wait and take it
    Just make it someday right now

    VERSE 2:
    Now 50 years ain’t middle aged
    It’s more like 30’s, it’s what they say
    If that’s true then I’m inclined
    To wink and say I’m twenty nine
    I told her that she started laughin’
    Handed me a photograph and
    Said here’s me at twenty eight
    Full of dreams I thought would wait

    Son, take your wife to Rome
    Stop bringin’ your work home
    And read the Sunday funnies, skip the news
    Go ride that motorbike
    Across the country like you always said you’d do

    BRIDGE:
    If you’re not afraid to try
    WHAT WOULD YOU DO TODAY?
    Would you look fear in the eye
    IF YOU WERE FEELIN’ BRAVE
    When doubt or question why
    OH DON’T COUNT THE DAYS
    Live each one - like each one’s the last

    VERSE 3:
    Mom it’s funny now I’m by your side
    Holdin’ your hand in mine
    Giving you your own advice

    VAMP:
    YOU’RE ONLY ONE DAY FROM SOMEDAY
    30 days - has September
    April, June, I remember
    ONE DAY, FROM SOMEDAY
    Thanks Mama, I ain’t missin’
    ONE DAY FROM SOMEDAY
    You’re only one day.

  • Anniversary of A Broken Heart

    Anniversary of A Broken Heart
    Song: Anniversary of A Broken Heart
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman, Michael Peterson and Scott English
    Performed: All instruments
    Vocals by: Michael Peterson
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN

    VERSE 1:
    Ah, starin’ at the water in these dancin’ lights
    Oh I remember yesterday like it’s tonight
    You’re the rags to riches story in my life
    Promised me forever but you said goodbye

    I went back to the diner where we used to go
    Hopin’ I would see you but you never showed
    While laughter turned to cryin’ now I just don’t know
    The only thing for certain, tonight I’ll sleep alone

    CHORUS:
    One more year apart
    The anniversary of a broken heart brings a teardrop
    In the dark, on the anniversary, of a broken heart

    Hiden’ from the shadows in the pourin’ rain
    Oh I don’t think a love like ours will come again
    Helplessly I watched you as you walked away
    Wishin’ I had heard you turn around and say that

    You could live forever wrapped up in my arms
    You and me together, that’s why I was born
    I should just forget you but
    I’m not that strong. I’m not that strong

    BRIDGE:
    That song keeps on playin’
    Time and time, time again
    As the morning fog descends

    VAMP:
    Oh Yea, Oh Yea
    Hidin’ from the shadows in the pourin’ rain
    (On the anniversary of a broken heart)
    Helplessly I watched you as you walked away
    Oh you come back to me
    (On the anniversary)
    Starin’ at the water in these dancin’ lights
    (On the anniversary of a broken heart)
    You’re the rags to riches story in my life
    Then you said goodbye

  • Goodbye, Hello

    Song: Goodbye, Hello
    Year: 2011
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Lisa Aschmann
    Performed: All instruments except banjo and fiddle (by Steve Stokes)
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Vocals by: Luke Brown

    VERSE 1
    Girl
    I felt my world
    Slide down and turn around
    Tumblin’ off of my shoulders to the hardwood floor

    I didn’t know
    I carried all that weight
    Until you came along and showed me that I

    Still can love
    Still can feel
    Still can trust myself to know when it’s for real

    I’ve been sad and self deluded
    This time girl, the love’s included

    CHORUS
    Goodbye heartache
    Hello to stumblin’ over my words –I don’t know
    How to tell you I’m crazy in love with you

    My heart’s hopin’
    Your heart’s open
    I’m ready to see my past mistakes all go
    Goodbye, hello

    VERSE 2
    Yeah
    I know it’s you
    ‘Cause you’re the only one
    Wakin’ me up to see the sunshine when it pours

    And now I know
    What all my pain was for
    Everything I had to go through showed I

    Still can love
    Still can feel
    Still can trust myself to know when it’s for real

    I’ve been waiting all my life
    There’s no doubt we’ve got it right

    CHORUS

    SOLO
    -------------------
    Breakdown chorus

    Goodbye heartache
    Hello to stumblin’ over my words
    My heart’s open
    I’m ready to say goodbye. hello
    -------------------
    CHORUS (repeat) OUT

    Goodbye heartache
    Hello to stumblin’ over my words –I don’t know
    How to tell you I’m crazy in love with you

    Goodbye, hello

  • Just Us 2

    Just U 2
    Song: Just Us 2
    Artist Elisa Fiorillo
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman, Elisa Fiorillo, Derek "D.Q." Sanders
    Performed: Acoustic Rhythm & Lead Guitars
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Keyboard Arrangement by: Derek "D.Q." Sanders
    Vocals by: Elisa Fiorillo
    © 2009

    VERSE 1:
    Like a star shooting through a midnight sky
    The breeze caressed my cheek as u came walking right on by
    Funny i …really wasn’t lookin' at all
    But isn’t that when it’s supposed to happen?
    I can’t help but take the fall…cuz

    CHORUS:
    Something happened on my way to your heart
    I didn’t believe not for a single moment
    How could this…be so true… so magnetic
    Just us two…
    Something happened and there's no looking back
    Nothing can stop the kind of love we have
    A nice equation, me plus you…
    Something happened just us two

    VERSE 2:
    The world makes it so easy to judge
    They’re always ready to shout out
    That love just ain’t enough
    People frown so much more than they smile
    But I’m not the one who’s gonna miss out
    I’m here ready for the ride…cuz

    CHORUS: (repeat)

    BRIDGE:
    I know that it sounds so typical
    Like a dream or a made up fairytale
    Believe me when i tell u …yeah
    I never thought i’d feel this way
    I’ll treasure this love…with every step we take….

    Something happens on the way to your heart
    Something happens

  • Fishin' Instead

    Song: Fishin' Instead
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Debra Lyn
    Performed: All instruments except acoustic guitar
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Steel Guitar by: Troy Klontz

    Notes From Jeff: We were very fortunate to have had Craig Campbell sing the lead on this before he became a Nashville Icon! This is a good example of how important it is to have the right singer to interpret your song.

    VERSE 1:
    I thought I heard a back door slam,
    looked out the window saw a suitcase in her hand
    Our hound dog Frank, he was by her side where he’s been all his life
    They climbed up in the old Chevrolet
    Lookin’ like it’s gonna be a long, long day
    There goes my truck, my dog, there goes my wife
    So there goes my life

    CHORUS 1:
    I guess I should have run out of the door
    and begged and pleaded just a little more
    But, I think I’ve got to find some time to
    clear my head so
    I’ll go fishin’ instead
    oh…. I’ll go fishin’ instead

    VERSE 2:
    We had a talk - about priorities,
    felt like a deer caught in the headlights please
    I said, “Just go to sleep baby in the morning light - you’ll forget tonight.”
    If looks could kill I’d be dead today
    Instead of lonely with a ton of bills to pay
    I have no wife, no dog, have no truck
    Now I have no luck

    CHORUS 2:
    I think I should have run out of the door
    and begged and pleaded just a little more
    But, I thought I had to find some time to
    clear my head so
    I went fishin’ instead

    BRIDGE:
    I’m gonna run out of the door down to her mother’s, beg and plead some more
    I’ve sent her flowers, written letters
    I don’t know if she’s read
    Maybe she’s fishin’ instead
    Oh maybe she’s fishin’ instead

    VERSE 3:
    I still think about the words she said, looked out the window my head is in my hands
    Miss our hound dog Frank, I miss her smile, you know I miss our life
    I want to climb up in the old Chevrolet
    My arms around her after (a) long hard day
    I know I want our life, our dog, and our truck,
    mostly I just want my wife

    CHORUS 3:
    I’m wishin’ that I’d run out of that door
    And begged and pleaded just a little more
    I never thought she’d have to find some time to
    clear her head now
    She’s gone fishin’ instead

    She went fishin’ instead

    Well her mamma said
    Now ya made your bed
    Hope she clears her head
    Someday before your dead
    She’s gone fishin’ instead

  • Learn to Love Again

    Song: Learn to Love Again
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Anthony Snape
    Performed: All instruments except acoustic guitar
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Arranger: Jeff Silverman

    VERSE 1:
    The seeds have sprung
    All that you’ve sown
    But fields are bare
    The drought has won
    Look what you’ve done
    What have you done?

    No crowd awaits
    This curtain call
    The cross is torn down
    From off the wall
    As you shout and scream
    The world away, away

    CHORUS 1:
    If you could only
    Learn to love to love again
    You would find your heart again
    All I hope is, all I hope is
    You wake before the bitter end
    And learn - to love – again (and I’ll be waiting)

    VERSE 2:
    The wind is cold
    Upon your hands
    As you’re counting your last
    Grains of sand
    Like the minutes, hours, years
    That past you by

    In lines drawn,
    Into your skin
    I see the light
    You’ve lost within
    I know it’s there so I’ll never give up

    BRIDGE:
    Beyond this frame
    Of flesh and bone, you’re not alone
    Take my hand, I’ll lead you home
    You’re not alone

  • Just To Love You

    Song: Just To Love You
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Lisa Ashmann
    Performed: All instruments
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Additional Keyboards by: Paul Rucker
    Vocals by: Luke Brown

    VERSE 1:
    Baby why should you believe
    Maybe other hearts deceive
    Everybody wants your love
    (But they don’t know you)
    Girl I’ve known you from the start
    So I’m talkin’ from the heart
    (I can show you)

    There’ll never be an ocean
    Too wide for me to cross
    I’d give you my devotion
    And never count the cost

    Every heartbeat
    Is for you
    My whole world is yours

    CHORUS 1:
    If I had a thousand life times
    There would never be enough time
    Just to love you
    (That’s what I’d do)
    I’d be killin’ the empty hours
    I’d be fillin’ your days with flowers
    That’s what I’d do
    Just to love you
    To love you

    VERSE 2:
    I’d move heaven and the earth
    Cause I know what your love’s worth
    Anything I have is yours
    (I won’t leave you)
    And you’ve given me so much
    Every tender hearted touch
    (Yeah, I need you)

    There’ll never be a mountain
    Too high for me to climb
    I’d give you your own highway -
    To this heart of mine

    Every heartbeat
    Is for you
    My whole world is yours

    CHORUS 2:
    If I had a thousand lifetimes
    There would never be enough time
    Just to love you
    (That’s what I’d do)
    I’d be wrappin’ you up in moonbeams
    I’d be bringin’ you all my sweet dreams
    That’s what I’d do
    Just to love you
    To love you

    SOLO/BRIDGE:
    Can’t you see
    What you mean
    What you mean to me

    CHORUS 3: (breakdown)
    If I had a thousand lifetimes
    There would never be enough time
    Just to love you
    (That’s what I’d do)
    These roots are runnin’ deeper
    I’d do anything to keep ya
    Just to love you

    CHORUS 4:
    If I had a thousand lifetimes
    There would never be enough time
    Just to love you
    (That’s what I’d do)
    We’d be crying
    We’d be laughing
    We’d be makin’ magic happen
    Cause I love to
    I love you

    I’d be killin’ the empty hours
    I’d be fillin’ your days with flowers

    I’d be wrappin’ you up in moonbeams
    I’d be bringin’ you all my sweet dreams

    That’s what I’d do
    Just to love you
    That’s what I’d do
    Just to love you

  • Knockin On Your Own Front Door

    Song: Knockin on Your Own Front Door
    Year: 2009
    Written by: Jeff Silverman and Michael Peterson
    Performed: All Instruments
    Produced, Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by:
    Jeff Silverman, Palette Music Studio Productions (MSP), Nashville, TN
    Vocals by: Michael Peterson

    VERSE 1:

    In my duplex at 601
    New Start Avenue
    They built these walls so paper thin…
    Without trying ya can almost see through.
    The next door neighbors are fightin’ again.
    Its like reality T.V.
    The only difference is I can’t change the channel
    That’s tough for me
    Cause I know what’s gonna happen…

    CHORUS:

    First there’s a slammin door then
    Here comes the sound of silence
    Followed by hurtin’ and the words
    That’ll take you - further than you want to go
    Longer than you want to stay
    Until one day, you’ll find your anger betrays you
    Standing where you’ve never been before
    Knockin’ on your own front door

    VERSE 2:

    “How long have we’ve been separated?” she says,
    “That’s hard to figure out
    Could be hours or weeks even years
    All dependin’ on which way you count”

    She says “my left hand keeps hoping we’ll make it
    And he’ll sweep me off my feet
    Then in my right mind, it’s over
    He’ll never recover me
    You know how it happens

    BRIDGE:

    Regret’s a tricky kind of emotion
    It can make you reach for less than love
    I won’t swear I’ll always make good choices
    But there’s one mistake I won’t make

    CHORUS 2:

    Don’t want those slammin doors
    That deafening sound of silence
    Followed by hurtin’ and the words
    That’ll take me further than I want to go
    Longer than I want to stay
    No way in hell will I let my heart betray me
    Leave me standing where I was before
    Knockin’ my own front door

    No never again

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