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Through the Window

Désirée Goyette  •  Album

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This contemporary jazz/pop collection features songs penned through the years by Désirée Goyette & Ed Bogas along with two covers: one by Rita Abrams and the other by the inimitable Dave Grusin with Marilyn & Allan Bergman.
Through the Window is a musical scrapbook chronicling dreams of dancing beyond comfort zones, choosing freedom over attachment, the various faces and phases of human love and personal ego, and the recognition that who we truly are is more than enough.

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Through the Window
Music and Lyrics by Désirée Goyette

Through the window,
Gotta find a way out
Through the window
I’ve been sitting in this velvet chair,
Wondering what’s out there
Take me anywhere
Through the window

Through the window
Lies a street before me
Leading somewhere
I see people passing by each day
Bet they have a lot to say
Gotta find a way
Through the window

Don’t care if it’s cold or stormy
Or if I end up begging for my bread
There’s a new world waiting for me there
Dreams are breathing out there, people are living out there
And I can’t stand missing out on one more word that’s said out –

Through the window
Gotta find a way out
Through the window
I can see me standing brave and tall
Free to rise and free to fall
Picture all the magic things I could do
Through the window
Won’t you take me there with you?

Beautiful Dreamer
Music and Lyrics by Ed Bogas

As she stands at the window
Her face turned toward the sun
The gifts she has accepted stacked up on the floor
How they all surround her, she can’t put them down
They seem to have a voice they didn’t have before

“Come to our beautiful dream, Beautiful Dreamer”
They seem to say to her,
“Don’t let hope divide you – Surrender!
Love is an illusion, just a foolish episode
Take our hands, we’ll guide you – Surrender!”

She’s waiting for her soul to find its peace
For the moment of release
When she no longer hears the cries of rage
Waiting for the voices to subside
Will she fly away outside?
Or will she just be a bird in a guilty cage?

As she stands by the piano, trying to find the key
The one she hoped would open the door to Paradise
Will she leave it all behind her
And fly where she would fly?
Or can she teach her heart the Art of Sacrifice?

She’s waiting for a sign to lead the way
To conclude these endless days
And the nights that bring no rest at all
Waiting for her heart to speak its mind
For the strength she cannot find
To help her rise when she starts to fall

“Come to our dream
Dreamer, won’t you come to our dream?
Dreamer, won’t you come to our dream?
Surrender!”

“Love is an illusion, just a foolish episode
Take our hands, we’ll guide you – Surrender!”

Suburban Street
Music and Lyrics by Ed Bogas

A quiet walk in the evening on Suburban Street
So far away from all the madness back on Bourbon Street
A-hundred trees lay a welcoming mat of leaves along the ground
And their rustling is the only sound you’ll hear

A distant headlight probably means that someone’s coming home
Suburban Street is not a lonely road that leads to Rome
And every house, no matter how small is someone’s sweet abode
And an opening door’s the only sound you’ll hear

I pass each picture window and meet wide-open eyes
Of little children barely walking and yet they seem so wise
“Don’t you have a home to go to?” They seem to ask of me
In the words of that old song they wonder, “Who can this fool be?”

The quiet walk makes me wonder what a life is worth
If it never finds s way to this small heaven on earth
Where every heart can give and receive the love that’s all around
And their laughter is the only sound you hear

Find a Way
Music and Lyrics by Désirée Goyette

Every night, everywhere
Children are dreamin’
Setting the stage for the rest of their lives
And whatever their dreams define

They may never write it down
It’s their heart’s little secret
But it’s right there to see
If you care to read between the lines

And if you listen through a childlike ear
Long before your dreams were covered by a cloud of fear
What’s ahead God only knows
But with a dream the living just flows

Find a way to live your dream
Or dream your life away

Every day everywhere
Dreamers awaken
Setting aside their dreams
Thinking that it’s just the way thing are

Fighting tears as the days turn to years
All their confidence shaken
Living apart from what waits in their heart
Oh so close and yet so far

But if we listen through a childlike ear
Dusting off the dreams we covered by that cloud of fear
What’s ahead God only knows
But with a dream the living just flows

Find a way to live your dream
Or dream life away

It Might Be You
(Theme from “Tootsie”)

Music by Dave Grusin
Lyrics by Marilyn and Alan Bergman

Time, I’ve been passing time watching trains go by
All of my life
Lying on the sand, watching seabirds fly
Wishing there would be
Someone waiting home for me

Something’s telling me it might be you
It’s telling me it might be you

All of my life
Looking back as lovers go walking past
All of my life
Wondering how they met and what makes it last
If I found the place
Would I recognize the face?

Something’s telling me it might be you
It’s telling me it might be you

So many quiet walks to take
So many dreams to wake
And we’ve so much love to make
I think we’re gonna need some time
Maybe all we need is time

And it’s telling me it might be you, all of my life

I think we’re gonna need some time
All we need is time

Something’s telling me it might be you, all of my life

I’ve been saving love songs and lullabies
And there’s so much more
No one’s ever heard before

Something’s telling me it might be you
Yes it’s telling me it must be you
And I’m feeling it’ll just be you

Baby it’s you, it’s you
I’ve been waiting for all of my life
I know it’s you, Baby it’s you
I’ve been waiting for all of my life…

The Third Floor
Music and Lyrics by Ed Bogas

There once was a man who lived in a house on the second floor
A house, which, floor-wise, had at least three
He woke up one day and found a staircase
At the top of which was a door
And on the door was written: Enter Me To Be Free.

You know there’s lots of people in this world livin’ on the second floor
In a world, which has at least, three floors
And there’s plenty of people standin’ at the top of some stairs
Sayin’, “Follow me if you want to be free.”

Now this man looked around at his home on the second floor
Everything nicely arranged in neat rows
There were his car keys, there’s his TV
With pictures of his heroes and his enemies
There’s his refrigerator, there are his clothes

He wondered if he could give it all up
For a glimpse of the third floor
After all, all his stuff was down here
And he’d never asked for anything more

But there was an itch that he couldn’t quite scratch
Tellin’ him to give it a try
So he climbed the stairs,
Not really knowing why

The third floor was empty,
But the view couldn’t be beat
He could see all the people on the second floor
In their rooms all nice and neat

Wise sayings began to come to him
He looked around for something to write them down
For others to know
Then he realized: all of his stuff was one floor below

Then began a year-long odyssey, that found him running around
Seeing things from the third floor and then writing them one floor down
He even moved a desk and a computer upstairs
Just to save some time
And a few clothes, and a refrigerator
You know, for snacks

He became a famous lecturer, runnin’ around tellin’ the truth
Bringing comfort to the aged and wisdom to the youth
He found himself becoming tired of moving from floor to floor
He didn’t really want to do it any more
Then he looked up and saw a staircase leading to the fourth floor
And written on it was: Enter Me To Be Free.

The Ego Song
Music & Lyrics by Ed Bogas

Me-me-me-me (4x)

Tonight, leave your ego at home
Though it’s charming and disarming
Leave it at home
Though we enjoy its bragging and blaming
Finger pointing and naming
And how it loudly proclaims that you’re always right
Tonight, won’t you leave it at home?

Me-me-me-me (4x)

Tonight, give your ego a rest
Though it gives us all a workout
Please give it a rest
Though we appreciate its tireless judging
And the throne from which it’s never budging
And how it loudly proclaims that you’re the best
Tonight, won’t you give it a rest?

Me-me-me-me (2x)

Now I know that it’s hard to abandon
Your nearly constant companion
Who’s got your back and keeps things under control
But your ego keeps you hidden
And makes honesty forbidden
It saves your face but locks away your soul

So tonight, let your ego go free
Let it go wherever egos go
When they’re not somebody’s “me” (Me-me-me-me)
Let it dream its dream of greatness and superiority
Maybe we can start up something new
And maybe I will leave my ego home too

No more me-me-me-me
Not even you-you-you-you
Ay-Ay-Ay-Ay

I Never Asked
Music and Lyrics by Rita Abrams with Ed Bogas

I never asked you to pass this way
Or stay with me so long
And I never asked you to fill my days
With laughing, loving song

And I never asked
For all the warmth you sent my way
Or for the good things that you gave
But you gave them anyway

I never asked you to find the key
That opened up my heart
When I had decided to hide away
And live my life apart

Through years of quiet nights
And silent dawns to start each day
I never called for a morning song
But you sang one anyway

Now I am asking why you have changed
Your happy songs to sad
And now I am asking why feelings change
From beautiful to bad

And why should I feel as cold
As if I’d never felt the sun
When I have never, ever asked
For what you’ve done?

London Bridge
Music and Lyrics by Ed Bogas

I fell in love in London Town
And all my walls came tumblin’ down
And for a while I felt so free
And then I found the simple note
One word — “goodbye” –
That’s all he wrote
Another dream come stumblin’, tumblin’ to the ground

In London town I walked each street
The world no longer at my feet
And wonderin’ why
He left what felt so right
But I won’t seek another song to sing
Not here or in Paris in the spring
I don’t want one sweet day
That’s followed by a long, cold night

When you give your heart away
You may feel lighter for a day
But you may move at your new love’s commands
He was my bridge but leading where?
Up to a castle in the air
Where your fate lies in someone else’s hands

Now London Bridge has fallen down
And I’m alone in this big town
I’ll build a new bridge from the ground
For this Fair Lady

Caterpillar
Music and Lyrics by Désirée Goyette

Crawling on the ground, you wander around, Caterpillar
But you don’t get too far
Every once in awhile you stare at the sky Caterpillar
But you can’t reach that star

Not even from the tallest tree, the highest rooftop or grassy knoll
You just can’t solve the mystery to satisfy that stirrin’ in your soul to

Fly away, over the walls away
Wherever Love calls your heart to come out and play
Fly away without a care away
As high as you dare, lighter than air
Fly away

So you live for each day makin’ friends on the way, Caterpillar
And havin’ lots of fun
Dancin’ in the dew, singin’ in the rain, Caterpillar
Dreamin’ in the sun

But now and then the night bird’s tune finds you gazing at the moon
You marvel at that midnight sky, breathe a sigh and wonder why you can’t

Fly away, over the walls away
Wherever Love calls your heart to come out and play
Fly away without a care away
As high as you dare, lighter than air,
Fly away

Now every day you survey all the lessons you’ve learned, Caterpillar
You’ve been doin’ fine
You take the light from a star and sparkle right where you are, Caterpillar
Teach the world to shine

But lately you’ve been feelin’ strange like everything’s about to change
You find a tender leaf to snuggle in, relax and let the transformation begin
Now you can

Fly away, over the walls away
Wherever Love calls your heart to come out and play
Just fly away without a care away
High as you dare, lighter than air,
Fly away

Butterfly fly away
Butterfly fly away

Song of Soul
Music and Lyrics by Désirée Goyette

I can’t quite put my finger on it
Yet I can depend upon it – yes!
It’s flowing through and moving me
Setting apprehensions free – oh yes!

You don’t have to see it to know
You don’t have to wait for it to grow
You don’t need to set your sights on some long-distant goal
To know you are the Song of Soul

It’s like the morning sun arising
Comforting and harmonizing – yes!
Painting everything I see
With rainbow-colored artistry – oh yes

You don’t have to climb the highest peak
Don’t need any magic words to speak
You don’t need to try to measure-up and prove you’re whole
To know you are the Song of Soul

Right this very minute there’s no boundary, no limit to your light!
One with all creation you’re an endless celebration
Singing through the night!

You can’t quite put your finger on it
Yet you can depend upon it – yes!
It’s animating you and me
Setting apprehensions free – oh yes!

So you don’t have to search the deepest sea
You don’t need to change your history
You don’t need to cross some stormy bridge and pay the toll

To know you are the Song…
To know you are the Song of Soul

I’ll Remember Love
(That’s What Christmas Means to Me)

Music and Lyrics by Désirée Goyette

What does Christmas mean to me today?
It isn’t what it used to be
Magical and sweet, taste of candy cane and scent of pine
Family, and promises of joy and peace

Now tears, like winter rain, are falling down
And Santa Claus may never come to town
And as the candles burn,
Toys and tinsel turn to faded memories
I’ll remember love,
‘Cause that’s what Christmas means to me

Younger days and dreams have gone away
And relatives and friends, they move on
Breathing in my heart, scenes, like melodies, play on and on
Every time I’ve loved and laughed and cried – or died

Yet, underneath the snow a rose finds its way
Like lovers find each other’s arms
The present of the past is hoping nothing wrapped in heartache ever lasts

So I’ll remember love,
‘Cause that’s what Christmas means to me