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Busted Dreams

by Alan Johnson

The struggles, persistence, and endurance of the musician/songwriter yearning for success
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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Album Notes
Busted Dreams has a strong three part harmony: Acuoustic and electric guitars, base, drums, and an energetic, vibrant fiddle. The song's theme is NEVER GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS !!

Biography of the songwriter

Peter Prince was raised in Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan. His involvement in music began in the '60's with the "folk boom", being influenced by artists such as Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, Judy Collins, the Kingston Trio. He sang professionally with folk groups in many of the local bars as well as coffee houses in Greenwich Village while attending Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. Peter began songwriting in the late 60's, early 1970's, and his style of music is reflective of those times, folk, country & country rock. His songs have been used on both network(NBC) and cable tv (E Network, FOX & MSG Sports Networks), as well as, played on various AM and FM radio stations around the country. Peter's love of professional sports and fishing has also proven to be a source of his material. His sports songs have been played in large venues such as Madison Square Garden and Shea Stadium. "The "Fish'n Game Talkin' Blues", available for use on Music is a humorous tale of fishing and having to deal with those "game wardens from the state." The song,"Softly Down" was inspired by the famous plane event known as "The Miracle On The Hudson" and is an honoring of the heroism of Captain "Sully" Sullenberger, who landed Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, January 15, 2009, saving all 155 lives onboard. A YOUTUBE video(Google: Softly Down-Colene Walters) enhances the power of the song. Any feature film, tv movie or documentary on this event makes "Softly Down" a perfect fit. Also available for placement in film or tv is "Busted Dreams" which is about the struggle to make it as a singer/songwriter. What keeps the performer from giving up, with all the rejection and "close calls" of big success, is the music itself. It is the story of what most of us in the business of songwriting must endure on the road to our dreams.

Song Lyrics


I wrote a song the other day
Was told this time things would go my way
With all the years of payin’ dues
I’d finally be a star.
But I had heard them words before
Came right before a closin’ door,
And dreams of gold returned to dust of honky-tonks and bars.

Busted dreams I got to know
Wanna give up, leave behind the show
It’s hard to get up when you’re down so low
But there’s one thing that I’ve learned
Each time I’ve gotten burned,
From the ashes rises the music once again.

Now I watch that CMT
Hope someday I’m watchin’ me
But I ain’t sure I write and sing
What the DJ’s want to play
No, I can’t be someone else
I’ll just have to be myself,
Keep the beat, don’t worry about what them others have to say.

Chorus Repeat:

Got a call out on the Coast
My agent said I came real close
Felt a pain I knew too well
My heart sank to my knees
There’s only one way to go
Dust myself off and hit the road
Tomorrow brings a brand new day with another chance to dream.

Chorus Repeat:
……from the ashes rises the music once again (3 X)

Peter Prince Songwriter, Alan Johnson Artist, King of the Road Music Music Publisher
©2009 (BMI)



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