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Annie’s debut album was her first major recording project since arriving in Toronto from her home of Durban, South Africa. It brought together a wide array of collaborators both in front of and behind the mic. Her signature texture of soaring, inspired vocals on top of light-hearted and intricate piano/instrumental accompaniment is well-established with this overwhelmingly well-received album.

Artist: Annie Bonsignore

Date: Summer 2014

I would like to thank my parents, Marry and Jenny Bonsignore for your unconditional love, immense musical talents, influence, and encouragement. You are my strength, my inspiration, and I love you more than words could ever convey. Ultimately, I am proud of the woman I’ve become through these experiences, loves, and losses.

To my beloved brothers and sisters Sarah, Liz, Daniel, and my late brothers Matthew, Jonathan and Thomas – thank you for the lessons, love and inspiration.

I’d also like to say thank you to the big guy up there for showing me how to heal. I can happily say that I have now woken up to a life of love.

Special thanks to James Paul, sound engineer and musical genius at Rogue Studios. James, thank you for the guidance, patience, and your input and intuitiveness. I truly enjoyed working with you and I couldn’t be happier with the result.

To my friend Dushi, thank you for your encouragement, faith, and for believing in me enough to take a chance on a little girl’s dream. It’s now a reality.

Also, thanks to my talented and wonderful musician friends for contributing your talents to the album and for all of your support along the way. Derek Evernden, Maggie McLean, Blaise Alleyne, Amanda Goodburn, Ettienne Van Rooyen. Thanks also to Chad Maker and Cheryl Parsons at Agency 71 Inc. for the wonderful album art. Ted Onyszczak, Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Studios, Rob Sullivan, Songwriters Association of Canada, and Keith Kerbler.

And to all of my friends, fans, followers, and supports who I’ve met and will continue to meet along the way, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

We acknowledge the financial support from Canada Music Fund and FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) Tracks 1,3, and 5.

Musicians

Annie Bonsignore – Vocals, Piano (all tracks)

Blaise – Violin (2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)

Amanda Goodburn – Violin (1,3)

Derek Evernden – Guitar (5)

Maggie McLean – Guitar (7,8)

Programmed Strings by Annie Bonsignore (2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11)

Production

Recorded and Mixed by James paul and Rogue Studios (2,4,6,7,8,9,10,11)

Piano on tracks 1,3 recorded at Annie Bonsignore’s home studio

Mixed by Ted Onyszczak at Silverbirch Studios (1,3,5)

Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Studios

Creative direction on (1) – Amanda Goodburn and Ettienne Van Rooyen

Creative direction on 5 – Ted Osnyszczak

Executive Producer – Dushi Sooriabalan

Annie Bonsignore Shades of Red Inside Cover

LYRICS & TRACK INFO

Best Of Me

 Best Of Me 

In this life
I am free
All this life burning inside of me
And I know
There will be
A bigger picture
Known as my destiny

Some will know
Some will see
And I hope I will be
The very best of me

I want to learn how to give myself
How to let go
And maybe then I’ll know
Which path to take
That will keep me strong
And How to Love
Without holding on
That’s what living can be

Take a chance
Don’t hold on
Close your eyes
Set yourself free
X2

Some will know
Some will see
And I hope I will be
The very best of me

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Music & Lyrics By: Annie Bonsignore

Album: Shades Of Red

Moon Stained Black

 Moon Stained Black 

Everything’s changing over here
I’m rearranging all the rooms
inside my heart
You’re not invited
Funny how life begins to fade
blends into one very long day
Drink myself silly
Let me fly away

Where are the colors I have seen?
Where is that peace I find in dreams
Why is my moon stained black
I cannot see

Ooohhh Ooohhh lah-dah-dah

Wish I was invisible to you
Couldn’t control what you’d see through
With every word, my heart would bleed

Where are the colors I have seen?
Where is that peace I find in dreams
Why is my moon stained black
I cannot see

Oooh
Oooh
Lah dah dah

Wrap me up in my world
Close the door
I am done with the tears
I want more…
Need a distraction for my soul
Wading through a riot of winds
Knock me down, I won’t take anymore
I won’t take anymore

Where are the colors I have seen?
Where is that peace I find in dreams
Why is my moon stained black
I cannot see

Here are the colors I have seen?
I have that peace I find in dreams
But still my moon is stained black
as black can be

Oooh Oooh Lah-dah-dah

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Album: Shades Of Red

Treasure Box
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Album: Shades Of Red

 Treasure Box 

I’m a lonely little girl with my treasure box of dreams
And in this box is my own world where I can laugh and hide the key
I understand if you can’t see, I understand just humor me
In this society it makes me happy
Free to be me i this society it makes me happy

No talking, fighting
Time with me
I’m not lost or crazy, innocent you see
I’m here now, young now
Look at me
It’s my box, my place, my home
Let me be

I’m a good girl, I’m a bad girl and I swim where I can stand
I have my rights to every day I have my way, don’t hold my hand
I understand if you can’t see, I understand just humor me
In this society it makes me happy
Free to be me i this society it makes me happy

No talking, fighting
Time with me
I’m not lost or crazy, innocent you see
I’m here now, young now
Look at me
It’s my box, my place, my home
Let me be

Doo doo doo….
Lah dah dah dah it’s my place
Lah dah dah dah stay away
Oh Lah dah dah dah dah dah

No talking, fighting
Time with me
I’m not lost or crazy, innocent you see
I’m here now, young now
Look at me
It’s my box, my place, my home
Let me be

I Believe
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Album: Shades Of Red

 I Believe 

I believe you wandered on
If you could see me undone
I waited too, ‘til all was through
You forgot me
I’ve come undone

I’m sorry now and I wish that I could turn back time
But I don’t know how
What’s done is done
Still yesterday somehow

I believe she makes you strong
But does she love you like I’ve done
Are you sure, you still have time
Will she love you more than life?

I’m sorry now and I wish that I could turn back time
But I don’t know how
What’s done is done
Still yesterday somehow

I’ll meet you at the door just so you know
I’ll hold my flag and never let it go
I’ve never needed anyone so bad
So I hope that she is better than I am
Better than I am
Better than I am
Oh
Better than I am

I believe you wandered on
If you could see me undone

Lying in the Dark
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Album: Shades of Red

 Lying In The Dark 

Say you understand me
I’m losing my mind, why won’t you just take a chance on me
Stains of lost love haunt my dreams
I’ve had enough so if you want me now’s the time

Reach for me, I’m on my knees been waiting patiently
Lying in the dark with you
Lying in the dark, can’t move
Not going to wait around when you keep me in the dark

You don’t see me when I cry
I can’t believe that you don’t see confusion in these eyes
I’m tired of feeling lonely when you’re by my side
So if you want me now’s the time to try
You’re losing me, i’m on my knees
Been waiting patiently

Lying in the dark with you
Lying in the dark, can’t move
Not going to wait around when you keep me in the dark

Lying in the dark with you
Lying in the dark, can’t move
Not going to wait around when you keep me in the dark

And if you don’t, don’t waste my time boy
I’ve loved you enough for both of us and more
And I’ll need time to get you off my mind
I’m loving you out of my life

Oh

Lying in the dark with you
Lying in the dark, can’t move
Not going to wait around when you keep me in the dark

I’m lying in the, lying in the dark with you
Lying in the dark, can’t move
Not going to wait around when you keep me in the dark

Say you understand me
I’m losing my mind, why won’t you just take a chance on me
Stains of lost love haunt my dreams
I’ve had enough so if you want me now’s the time

Feel For You
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Album: Be Careful What You Wish For

 Feel For You 

I know, I feel
Today is bad for you, doesn’t seem real
It’s going to be alright, you have survived
Dry those wet red eyes, take a look outside

Though your life has changed, so much pain
Now you are safe, stand up again

You’re not alone, you can come home
They need you now
Can’t fight alone

You’re not alone
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
X3

I know you’ve cried, it’s you against the world all day and night
Let me hold you now, I’ll wipe your eyes
You can survive, it’s time to stand and fight

How could you believe this negativity is helping you now,
Up to you now
Show your mother proud, don’t let ‘em get you down and fight

Stand up fight
You’re not alone, you can come home
They need you now
Can’t fight alone

You’re not alone
You’re not alone
You’re not alone
X2

So much for you to love
Let it be enough
Let it be enough
I know, I know, I know
I feel for you… I know

Sparks of Fire
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Album: Shades Of Red

 Sparks Of Fire 

I can see I’m surrounded by your beauty
Make believe I’m a princess in your arms

Sparks of fire, sparks of sweet desire
Now I’m lost in the fire… with you
With you

See the rain, it’s back again
Do you love me?
Stop the time, close the blinds
Want to hold you now

Sparks of fire, sparks of sweet desire
Now I’m lost in the fire… with you
With you

I can see I’m surrounded by your beauty

Loving You Anyway
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Album: Shades Of Red

 Loving You Anyway 

Feeling uneasy, do you not see me?
All these emotions are rushing in
Think too much clearly
It’s making my head spin
No matter I can’t win you’re, all I see
Protect myself with walls of doubt
Stay with me now
‘Cause I don’t think that I can leave

I’m loving you anyway
I don’t have strength to say
You take my breath away with all you are
And every time you touch me
I let go piece by piece
I’m losing a part of me each time you leave, each time you leave.

It’s not that easy, I’ve never had this
Think I’m just nervous of what it means
When we stay up late, sharing our secrets
Why can’t I tell you you’re all I need.

Protect myself with walls of doubt
Stay with me now
‘Cause I don’t think that I can leave

I’m loving you anyway
I don’t have strength to say
You take my breath away with all you are
And every time you touch me
I let go piece by piece
I’m losing a part of me each time you leave, each time you leave.

I’m loving you anyway
I don’t have strength to say
You take my breath away with all you are
And every time you touch me
I let go piece by piece
I’m losing a part of me each time you leave, each time you leave. X2

Push And Pull
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Album: Shades Of Red

 Push And Pull 

Push and pull push and pull open up your eyes
Does it have to be this hard
Push and pull, why are you trying to hurt me
I’m asking you to try, to try
I know we have so much, so much left unsaid
Unfinished business inside our heads
Watching you watching me
Waiting for you to tell me how you feel
Tell me you’ve healed

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

Push and pull push and pull
I’m asking you to stay
I’m asking you to feel, wipe these bad feelings away
Push and pull push and pull I’m so dizzy, I’m so dizzy

Life’s too short, it’s complicated
I hate that you hold a piece of me everywhere you go
But if you asked me and if you dare
You would hear that I’d be there
I’d be there
I’d be there

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

I’m waiting for something
I’m waiting for something, baby
I’m waiting for something, baby

I just can’t let go, I just can’t let go of you right now
Let’s lie here for a second, a minute or a moment
I just can’t let go
Even though you turn away from me
Turn away from me

I know I hurt you, I know you care
I’m sorry I burned you and now you’re scared

And if you’re not, I won’t say this anymore
And if you’re not I don’t have the right to ask who you’re with and where you’re going to be

But if you asked me and if you care
And if you wanted
I’d be there
I’d be there
I’ll be there baby
I will be there
I’ll be there baby
Say you’ll be there
I’ll be there
Say you’ll be there

Push and pull push and pull, I’m asking you to stay
Push and pull push and pull, wipe those feelings away

With This Ring
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Album: Shades Of Red

 With This Ring 

Push and pull push and pull open up your eyes
Does it have to be this hard
Push and pull, why are you trying to hurt me
I’m asking you to try, to try
I know we have so much, so much left unsaid
Unfinished business inside our heads
Watching you watching me
Waiting for you to tell me how you feel
Tell me you’ve healed

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

Push and pull push and pull
I’m asking you to stay
I’m asking you to feel, wipe these bad feelings away
Push and pull push and pull I’m so dizzy, I’m so dizzy

Life’s too short, it’s complicated
I hate that you hold a piece of me everywhere you go
But if you asked me and if you dare
You would hear that I’d be there
I’d be there
I’d be there

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

I’m waiting for something
I’m waiting for something, baby
I’m waiting for something, baby

I just can’t let go, I just can’t let go of you right now
Let’s lie here for a second, a minute or a moment
I just can’t let go
Even though you turn away from me
Turn away from me

I know I hurt you, I know you care
I’m sorry I burned you and now you’re scared

And if you’re not, I won’t say this anymore
And if you’re not I don’t have the right to ask who you’re with and where you’re going to be

But if you asked me and if you care
And if you wanted
I’d be there
I’d be there
I’ll be there baby
I will be there
I’ll be there baby
Say you’ll be there
I’ll be there
Say you’ll be there

Push and pull push and pull, I’m asking you to stay
Push and pull push and pull, wipe those feelings away

Shades Of Red
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Album: Shades Of Red

 Shades Of Red 

Push and pull push and pull open up your eyes
Does it have to be this hard
Push and pull, why are you trying to hurt me
I’m asking you to try, to try
I know we have so much, so much left unsaid
Unfinished business inside our heads
Watching you watching me
Waiting for you to tell me how you feel
Tell me you’ve healed

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

Push and pull push and pull
I’m asking you to stay
I’m asking you to feel, wipe these bad feelings away
Push and pull push and pull I’m so dizzy, I’m so dizzy

Life’s too short, it’s complicated
I hate that you hold a piece of me everywhere you go
But if you asked me and if you dare
You would hear that I’d be there
I’d be there
I’d be there

And if you don’t, you don’t have to anymore
And if you don’t, you don’t have the right to ask who I’m with and where I’m going to be

I’m waiting for something
I’m waiting for something, baby
I’m waiting for something, baby

I just can’t let go, I just can’t let go of you right now
Let’s lie here for a second, a minute or a moment
I just can’t let go
Even though you turn away from me
Turn away from me

I know I hurt you, I know you care
I’m sorry I burned you and now you’re scared

And if you’re not, I won’t say this anymore
And if you’re not I don’t have the right to ask who you’re with and where you’re going to be

But if you asked me and if you care
And if you wanted
I’d be there
I’d be there
I’ll be there baby
I will be there
I’ll be there baby
Say you’ll be there
I’ll be there
Say you’ll be there

Push and pull push and pull, I’m asking you to stay
Push and pull push and pull, wipe those feelings away