Song in my head

from by Chris Hayward

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For A. Rao, M. Dolmage and The Fires Of.


Song in My Head.

It's good enough that I knew you once,
though I'll probably not see you again.
You passed me once, with your radio on.
I've got your song now in my head.

I've got your song now in my head.

If banging here with us doesn't make you happy,
please go find something that will.
An old friend left late last night to remind me
we don't have that much time to kill.

Yeah, no one has much time to kill.

It's good enough that you wanted to,
and, who knows, someday now you might.
When you're done beating yourself up for not being done yet,
the moon and stars are out tonight.

Yeah, all your stars are out tonight.

Being just one you knew wasn't how I planned it.
Being one that you loved was what I thought instead.
Mostly now, i'm just glad we share the planet,
and sometimes I get your song in my head.

I've got your song now in my head.


from Abandoned Mine, released December 5, 2012
Special thanks to Graeme Donnelly and Steve Canning for their contributions to this song.

Lisa Didiodato: backing vocals
Caitlin Hayward: backing vocals
Howard Baer: upright bass
Chris Hayward: Vocals, Guitars, Sequences.

Recorded by Chris Hayward
Mixed by James Heidebrecht
Mastered by Fedge




Chris Hayward Maynooth, Ontario

I'm a carpenter in Maynooth, Ontario, who also sings and writes songs.

I write about loss and regret kind of a lot, but I keep it playful and sometimes even danceable. It's a mix of wholesome granola-punk, earnest singer-songwriterly ballads, heart-on-sleeve synthpop, and intimate rootsy strum-alongs.

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