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“An enchanting journey from beginning to end, Saffron reaches well beyond the mainstream realm of folk and pop-rock with imagination and soul.”

[Connections Magazine, Orlando, FL]

 

Anna

See the light shine on her hair, my fascination
Nothing in this world compares, nothing, nowhere
And I know why, there's love in my eyes
Anna

When I'm sad she's always there, saves me from myself
Heavens made the perfect pair, heaven up there
And I know why, it's deep in her eyes
Anna

When I'm sad she's always there, saves me from myself
Heaven made the perfect pair, heaven way up there
And I know why, it's deep in her eyes
Anna

Yes I know why, I'm by her side
Anna

Stephen Dees - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, bongos, shakers
Patricia Ann Dees - background vocals, flutes
Bryan Bassett - drum programming
Words and Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

 

Sirens Prayer

I wait by the ocean, the rocky shoreline
Sand in my shoes, I bide my time
I hear a call, over waves far distant
Perfect the sound, the sirens' song

With wings over water, carry me there, forever my love in a sirens prayer

Hey…, here my love …., take me there
Hey…, Sirens prayer

As the sun breaks the darkness, I cast off to find her
Journey me on amour mon ami
Soft is a dream, sail on the water
My sirens' song, deliver me

With wings over water, carry me there, forever my love in a sirens prayer

Hey…, here my love …., take me there
Hey…, Sirens prayer

Five days I've sailed now, my mind is drifting
I feel my last breath leaving me.
As I close my eyes, she tenderly takes me
I feel her sweet song, comfort me.

With wings over water, carry me there, forever my love in a sirens prayer
My journey is over, I'm finally there, forever my love in a sirens' prayer
Forever my love in a sirens' prayer

Stephen Dees - vocal, guitars, bass, keyboards, kick drum, tambourine, cymbals
Patricia Ann - vocal, flutes, penny whistle
Mark Roffe - snare drum, tom toms
Words and Music by: Stephen Dees
Co-arranged by Stephen Dees and Lucy West
Copyright 2000 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

 

Whenever You Walk By

Every time that you appear
I can hear violins play
Whenever you walk by

Seems as if I'm on some cloud
No my feet don't touch the ground
Whenever you walk by

It's a perfect day
When you walk my way
Oh yeah, I get high
Whenever you walk by

Seems as if I'm on some cloud
I know my feet don't touch the ground
Whenever you walk by

Every time that you appear
I can hear violins play
Whenever you walk by
Oh my, whenever you walk by

Patricia Ann Dees - vocals, flute
Stephen Dees - guitars, bass, keyboards
Words and Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright 1997-2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

 

Little One

Little one, you have come
Easter day, came to stay
Welcome, my joy

Now we are, changed for life
You and I, eye to eye
Growing, glowing, in the sun
My little one

Innocence, here and now
No pretense, laugh out loud
No one like you, baby son
My little one

Growing, glowing, in the sun
My little one

Stephen Dees - vocals, guitars, bass, keys, shaker, tambourine
Patricia Ann Dees - background vocals, piano
Mark Roffe - drums
Words and Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI


Something Better

Something, something, something

Hide the crosses, hide the stars
The dogma we've placed on ourselves
Stop the chanting, stop the bleeding
Kneel to no one but yourself

There is only one truth, we are one in the same
There's hope for us yet, Free your pain

Something better, something better this way will come
Whenever, whenever our hearts are one.

Spinning in circles, speaking in tongues
Angels come forth in your dream
Elvis, Sweet Jesus, show us Mohamed
The path to Gods glory we seek.

There is only one truth, we're one in the same
There's hope for us yet, Free your pain

Something better, something better this way will come
Whenever, whenever our hearts are one.

I know passion, I know pain
I know passion, I know
I know passion, I know pain
I know passion, I know
I know love

Chorus Out

Dedicated to George Harrison

Stephen Dees - vocal, guitars, bass, keyboard
Patricia Ann Dees - vocal, flute
Alberto Cruz - drums
Music: Stephen Dees/Lucy West
Words: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2000 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI


Chloe'

Instrumental 

Music: Lucy West, Stephen Dees, Patricia Dees
Copyright 2000 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI


Only Man

Say you'll be my only man, satisfy my every need
I wanna live my life with you
Say you'll always be,
my one and only man

When I'm down on my luck, feeling busted up
You rescue me, you pick me up
When all the walls come tumblin' down
You're the one I can trust to be around
And I just wanna let you know
I hope that you won't ever go, don't ever go.

Say you'll be my only man, satisfy my every need
I wanna live my life with you
Say you'll always be,
my one and only man

A love as sacred as this comes once in a life
How lucky I am, I pray every night
I think the angels have heard all my prayers
For when I awake, you're still there
And I just wanna let you know
I hope that you won't ever go, don't ever go.

Say you'll be my only man, satisfy my every need
I wanna live my life with you
Say you'll always be,
my one and only man


Patricia Ann Dees - vocals, flute
Stephen Dees - guitars, bass, keyboards
Walt Andrews - pedal steel guitar
Words and Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI


What's On Your Mind

Don't know what's on your mind.
Start talking, I'm listening
So hard to find the lines
We've crossed them and missed them
Don't know what's on your mind.
Start talking, I'm listening now.

Don't be afraid, of what I might say
Don't be so concerned for my reaction
Cause what I need, is the truth, exactly how you feel
Nothing more, nothing less.
Set me straight, make it real

Don't know what's on your mind. Start talking, I'm listening
So hard to find the lines. We've crossed them and missed them.
Don't know what's on your mind. Start talking, I'm listening now.

I know sometimes I don't understand
Your pleas for respect and recognition
But what I need, is the truth, exactly how you feel
Nothing more, nothing less
Set me straight make it real

Don't know what's on your mind.
Start talking, I'm listening
So hard to find the lines
We've crossed them and missed them
Don't know what's on your mind.
Start talking I'm listening now.
Start talking I'm listening now.
Please start talking I'm listening now.

Stephen Dees - vocal, guitars, bass
Patricia Ann Dees - vocal, organ
Mark Roffe - drums
Words and Music by: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2000 SLD Music/BMI


Nicole Leigh
Instrumental

Stephen Dees - guitars, bass, keyboards
Patricia Ann - flutes
Music: Stephen Dees
Copyright 2000 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI


Yippie-yi-yo-ky-ye

What is this, another war, going on somewhere
It's hard to believe but it's true
There's been weapons drawn, children harmed, wanton destruction
Is there hope for the innocent few
The insanity, it rains, down on us like thunder
Will we ever learn from our past, that intolerance, and prejudice, leads to nowhere
It's nowhere we're going to fast

When we lay down our guns, refuse to fight
Know what is wrong, do what is right
When all men are free, you'll hear me say

Yippie-yi-o-ky-ye, yippie-yi-o-ky-ye

We've got republicans and democrats, spinning their logic
A web of power and greed
It's a smoke screen of promises and rhetoric
Promises they never seem to keep
Tell me why, should a few, be imposing their will on a nation so diverse and unique
A little each day, our freedom slips away
What's become of our liberty?

When we put aside our pride and our arrogant stance
Ignore those bureaucrats; come out of our trance
When we reach for the light, you'll hear me say

Yippie-yi-o-ky-ye, yippie-yi-o-ky-ye

Can you hear mother earth crying out to her children?
It's time to hear the call and receive
How can anyone, refuse to acknowledge the miracle of life its a mystery
There's a common thread that binds us and holds us together
Open your eyes believe
If we bring the walls down, maybe we'll come around
That would be something to see

When we humble ourselves and reach for a hand
Honor each other, together we'll stand
When we open our hearts, you'll hear me say

Yippie-yi-o-ky-ye, yippie-yi-o-ky-ye

Words and Music By: Stephen Dees
Copyright © 1997 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI



Talk about it

So many people lack discretion
Using their words like a deadly weapon
They do, do they know they do
Patting your back as their picking your pocket
Invading your space like a nuclear rocket
They do, that's just what they do

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it
We can talk about it
Let's talk, talk, talk about it now
Lets talk about it now

Wet with the tears of the worlds injustice
We cry out loud at the fear upon us
We do, that's just what we do
With a little intelligent conversation
We can change that situation
Let's do, I know that we can do

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it
We can talk about it
Let's talk, talk, talk about it now
Lets talk about it now

Stimulation, conversation
A little bit of communication
Talk about it now

We can talk about it; Talk, talk, talk about it?


Words & Music by Stephen Dees
Copyright © Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

Sad Room

Left alone with my thoughts in the dark
I don't know what's become of my heart again
Seems like I remember a time, sanity wasn't so hard to find

My head against the wall, I stare at nothing at all
I don't know day from night, I know it isn't right
Lost and confused, without you

I sit alone in a sad room, fighting back the tears
I sit alone in a sad room, without you, In a sad room

Our last goodbye lingers deep in my mind
Shattered dreams for the one you left behind
Darkness be my savior from pain. Shelter me from this falling rain

I've tried to break the chain, but I know it's in vain
You've got a hold on me, I wanna let it be 
But that won't do, I still love you

I sit alone in a sad room, fighting back the tears
I sit alone in a sad room, without you, In a sad room

My head against the wall, I stare at nothing at all
I don't know day from night, I know it isn't right
Lost and confused, without you

I sit alone in a sad room, fighting back the tears
I sit alone in a sad room and it feels like years
I sit alone in a sad room, without you, In a sad room

Lost without you, sitting in a sad room 
Lost without you, sitting in a sad room 
Sad room


Words: Stephen Dees
Music: Stephen Dees, Bryan Bassett
Copyright Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI




Still I Dream 

Instrumental

Music: Stephen Dees 
Stephen Dees - keyboards, guitars, bass 
Patricia Dees - flute

Copyright 2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

 

Saffron

Passion take me, silence be told
Golden the treasure, touching my soul, touching

Flower of Egypt, behold my ancient queen
Ageless beauty, sacred are the dreams
Saffron

My perfect angel, there on the wall
To gaze upon you, knowing it all, knowing

Love is the answer, before you here I stand
Save me Saffron, before I turn to sand, save me
Saffron

Flower of Egypt, behold my ancient queen
Ageless beauty, sacred are the dreams
Saffron
Saffron

Love is the answer…
Saffron

Stephen Dees - vocal, guitars, bass
Patricia Ann Dees - background vocals, oboe, keys
Bryan Bassett - drum programming
Words: Stephen Dees
Music: Stephen Dees/Patricia Ann Dees
Copyright 2001 Stephen Leslie Dees Music/BMI

 



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