Songs with Saxophone/Horns
Songs by Name:
(Click on each name to hear the song and see the lyrics)
Are You Doing Anything? – Portrait of a woman working at a dead-end job, with a bridge describing a different lifestyle, a different possibility.
Blackeyed Peas – A blues-style song with declarations against superstition and good-luck charms and a proclamation, "I will put my trust into the Lord!"
The Clock – Ballad with touches of saxophone performed by Steve Wolfe, the clock is personified, as an entity that controls, pushes and dictates.
A Constant Thanksgiving – Lively, uplifting, happy song for all faiths proclaims "Then came the peace deep inside". An Irish "Gordon Lightfoot" style in 6/8 time.
Do Not Tell (the Book of Mark) – Jesus kept telling everyone not to tell anyone who he was, including Peter, after he said, "You are the Christ".
Falling In Love – A poetic look at what it’s really like to fall in love and lose your “boundaries”, Paige matches the melody, which “falls” with the lyrics, “Here I am falling, falling…”.
Give Me A Beach! – This beach-loving song won an Honorable Mention in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and includes steel drums, guitar and beach bongos!
A Glimmer Of Hope – This emerged as a Disney-style song, quite by accident. As I wrote it, I could picture “Grandfather Mouse” singing it to his mouse family.
Green Light Blues – Snappy acoustic guitar blues riffs frame this jazzy blues song about traffic, and laments, "Why won't people go when the light is green?"
Hibernate – After poetic verses about winter, the chorus asks “Why don’t we hibernate like the bears and sleep the winter away?”
Hope (A Christmas Song) – Wise men from the East, on their long journey following a star, didn’t have much information. They followed a sign from God, showing great faith in a secure “hope”.
How Many Kinds Of Love? – This recording shifts from studio to live(!) which includes background vocals by Wade Moroughan. It’s a sing-along song.
I Won't Fall Apart – This is the song a woman sings when she sees a failed relationship was bad and decides that she deserves love! Uplifting Mariachi-style horns.
It's All About Freedom – Lively portrait of three people and how they obtained personal freedom is punctuated with snappy saxophone riffs performed by Steve Wolfe.
Leaving The Nest – explores the emotions of a college-age woman yearning for internal freedom after visiting her family, comparing her parents’ home to the “home” of her new adult life.
Lift My Heart – How exciting it is to fall in love, and discover new thrills and happiness! "When you kiss me, how you lift my heart — like a rocket ride..."
The Long Goodbye – Slowly depicts a detailed scene of 2 lovers parting at a train station. "He stares to see her somber face grow smaller with each moment..."
Love Is Patient – the lyrics are the words verbatim from the Biblical passages in 1Corinthians, chapter 13, perfect for weddings.
Love Never Gets Old – Lively Spanish guitar strums in an open D tuning is embellished with saxophone by Steve Wolfe for this song with a Spanish third verse!
Love You In The Light – Coming from a dark past toward "open windows and doors" this song proclaims, "I want to love you in the light" with ideal trust.
More Of Your Time – A portrait of a busy marriage where the wife asks her husband not to neglect their relationship. "Give love more of your time."
Motorbike Mike – A happy saxophone echoes the melody of this song about the joy of a woman’s relationship with a guy who loves fun, going fast, his motorcycle and her!
The New Cool Wind – This light, happy song, recorded with flute and piano describes Autumn poetically, with leaves "crunching like cornflakes".
Noche de Palmas – Yes, all the lyrics are in Spanish, sung to a relaxing Latin strum on the guitar. The lyrics tell the listener to forget all their problems.
The Other Woman – Hard rock and blues with a wailing electric guitar frame this lament from a woman who feels left out from the world.
A Picture Of You – Based on "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks, a romantic song about loving someone so much, you want a photo of them to keep and carry.
Pretty City Lights – A comparison between nature's beauty and "pretty city lights," a rich person on top of a hill or inward wealth of time and vision. Recorded live.
Roller Coaster – An upbeat, happy song about "...the ups and downs and turn-arounds" of life and unexpected thrills. Includes slide on electric guitar.
Sailing Into The Future – Based on the '80s book "Future Shock," letting go of the past is still fearful, "with winds of change into my sails". Recorded live.
Silent Soothing – Slow and romantic, it describes the woman's feelings when her eyes meet the eyes of an "old attraction" — a romance known long ago.
A Slice Of Summer – A woman keeps summer in her soul as she smiles through the winter, remembering "happy music" and planting a garden. This happy, poetic ballad features Steve Wolfe on saxophone. Instrumental version available (WolfeandPowell.com).
Those Who Need – A slow tempo frames this ponderous song about having way too much. "Please remind me when I spend, Lord, of those who need."
Too Hung Over (Thanksgiving With Real Indians) – A true story about 2 college girls being too hung over to talk to "two Saudi Arabians" that Grandma invited (with us) "to Thanksgiving with real Indians!"
Tumble Dry Low – Women remember this song about the connection between shopping and laundry every time they see the clothing tag, “Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low”.
Two Things At Once – Similar to the Who's "Summertime Blues," this humorous song includes wonderful saxophone riffs performed by Steve Wolfe.
We Missed the Boat – The story of a couple having so much fun at their island vacation, that they miss the boat to go home! Song has a Jimmy Buffett vibe.
When Love Is Born – A smooth jazz comparison between when love is "born" and when love has grown, this Sade-sounding song features saxophone performed by Steve Wolfe.
When The Night Says Goodbye To The Sun – expresses loneliness when someone we love is away for a long time. But they are coming back, like when the Sun returns every morning.
Why Did I Worry? – Co-written with Cindi Slaughter, lyrics are based on the Matthew, chapter 6 part of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount, but written from the first person: "Why did I worry" instead of "Do not worry".
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