SONGS


Long before I started writing plays or my first novel, I wrote songs with my husband, Luke. I concentrated on writing the lyrics and left the music, singing and guitar-playing to him. You’ll find the lyrics and a short blurb for each of our songs below. Over the next few months I’ll be adding the sound files as well because what’s a song without music? If you'd like to perform any of these songs, please contact me.

BELIEVING

We started writing Believing after the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King as a tribute to the life, achievements and lasting impact of this great man.

Believing Believing (3815 KB)

DEEP SKY

Our latest song is about love and longing. 

Deep Sky Deep Sky (3913 KB)

FALLING

This is one of our love songs - there can never be enough love songs in the world!

GIFT OF LIFE

The wonder of childbirth and the special experience of raising our children inspired us to write this song.

GOODBYE FRANKIE

We wrote Goodbye Frankie not long after we moved from the city to a small acreage in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Goodbye Frankie Goodbye Frankie (3879 KB)

HEART OF AUSTRALIA

Aboriginal land rights and the fight to save Kakadu inspired us to write Heart of Australia.

Heart of Australia Heart of Australia (3409 KB)

LIKE THE FIRST TIME

This is the first love song that Luke and I wrote together.

LISTEN

This song reflects on the wonder of youth and the realities of life.

SHOT IN THE NIGHT

Breaking up and starting again – something most of us have done – was the inspiration for this song.

TOO LATE FOR LOVE

This song reflects on the environmental impact we’ve had on the planet.

Too late for love Too late for love (3645 KB)