Wash Me Away

by Christine McHoes

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"Wash Me Away" is my first solo album of six Smooth~Jazzy~Bluesy songs with five more recently added to the mix. These songs are from collaborations with some Very Accomplished musicians... Stu Schulman of Anchorage,Alaska, Jeff Waters of North Carolina, Alexander Kuzmin from Sevastopol, Ukraine, Vladimir Tereschenko of Russia, and the late Paul Purtle, of Los Angeles, CA.

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released 11 May 2013

Biography
Christine McHoes aka Miss Chrissy dove into her music career at a very young age back in Minnesota. She inherited her musical genes from the 'ladies' of the family with an emphasis on voice and piano.
She began her first hitch at age 15 as lead vocalist of The Mark Larson Trio out of New London. It was there she cut her eye teeth on the coat tails of Big Band/Swing/Crooner Giants of the 40's,50's & 60's.Throughout her career, she took progressive steps in singing the classics of Country, Pop, Funk, Rock and Jazz.
While in Minnesota, she fronted as lead vocalist/purcussionist and sometimes keyboardist with a few local popular bands; Daybreak, out of Brainerd, MN.... Slyder, from Olivia, MN. And lastly, she toured with a Minneapolis based show-band throughout the mid-west.
In early '82, Christine moved to Alaska to spread her wings and taste different waters. It was here she joined and fronted one of Anchorage's popular bands, Locomotion for almost 7 years, with a focus on Pop, Rock and Funk.
They released one album entitled Locomotion "First Run" and enjoyed local success with radio play & a dedicated following.

During a long family break from the industry, Christine began writing and recording her Contemporary Christian music before branching out into her other favorite genre of smooth jazz.
In 2011, she recorded and released her first solo album entitled 'Wash Me Away' with collaborations from various artists from the U.S. and around the world.
Christine's music has gained popularity world-wide with the advent of the internet age and she's been interviewed in the UK, Trinidad's 4 U Wii Live, New Jersey's DrCal Show, and locally in Alaska, by The Mike Porcaro Show of 650 KENI am radio. And just recently added to the mix is KONR 106.1 FM Anchorage radio with Jack Tobin at the helm from 6-10 PM nightly…Yeah, It’s all about INDIE!!!!!
In February of 2014, she started performing with the multi- talented keyboardist, John Rivero...as they perform...
... somewhere in Alaska

About Wash Me Away, the album....

BONNIE & CLYDE FUNKY BLUES
BMI RingoLake Music
Music written, produced & final mix by Alexander Kuzmin at Alex Studios, Ukraine
Lyrics written & arranged by Christine McHoes
Vocals recorded at Widfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Frank Iarossi ; engineer and all around funny guy!
"Bonnie & Clyde Funky Blues" was born out of trouble to make up for my misadventure...but that's another story!! This Funky Blues song delivers and Upbeat Jazzy Blues tune, with a Tempestuous horn section, B3 Hammond and Rocking guitar!... I sing about their Historic and Illustrious career intermingled with the bloody violence of their ending.

WASH ME AWAY
Written by Jeff Waters
Hydrate Music (c)2004 ASCAP
Produced by Jeff Waters and Michael Boggs
Vocals recorded at WIldfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Frank Iarossi, recording engineer
Final Mix by Michael Boggs, Burlington, NC
The title cut to my album is "Wash Me Away" written by the Very talented American/Folk singer/songwriter, Jeff Waters. I enjoyed this song's musical flow, simple message, George Benson style guitar, and Phenomenal Production! Wash Me Away is about ending a relationship and going through the nuances attached, such as questioning oneself. Triggered memories come flooding back with an easy nudge, but 'letting go' was the correct thing to do. In the end, redemption comes through with help from Above. This is such a beautiful song and one of my favorites. You can find Jeff's original version on "The One That Ya Blame" through reverbnation or CDbaby

TIME REWIND
BMI RingoLake Music
Music written, produced and mixed by Alexander Kuzmin
Lyrics and vocal arrangement by Christine McHoes & Frank Iarossi
Recorded at Wildfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Final Mix and Mastering at Alex Studios Ukraine
"Time Rewind" is jazzy tune with a bit of skatting! This song's about growing older and not taking advantage of life changing opportunities when they were presented to you. And before you know it...you're way older, and time has become your competitor. So you end up on a shelf...dusty and living vicariously through other people's lives.
"Confess to no one as she waits on the shelf
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
she’s really somebody else."

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Barrett Strong and Norman J Whitfield (c) 1966
Stone Agate Music Corp
I recorded this version in 1989 with my band Locomotion
@ Surreal Studios Anchorage, Alaska
Arrangement by Paul Purtle paupur.com
Background vocals by Dale Loyola, and Paul Purtle

SUMMER LOVE
BMI RingoLake Music
Written by Christine (Berg) McHoes (c) 1990
Stu Schulman guitar arrangement
Recorded and mastered at Stu Studios Anchorage, Alaska
"Summer Love" is jazzy blues song with Stu Schulman, 'The Maestro' on guitar and myself. The song is based on a true romance story that ended after a three summers. Although, the relationship didn't last through the test of time...what did come out of it was a Great song!

HEAVENLY MOMENTS
BMI RingoLake Music
Music Written, produced and final mix by Alexander Kuzmin
@ Alex Studios Ukraine
Lyrics & vocal arrangement by Christine McHoes
Recorded at Wildfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Frank Iarossi Recording engineer
This is a sweet, upbeat, jazzy, romantic, love song…just enjoy it!! After I recorded it, I thought that this song belonged on a cruise ship advertisement. Deliciously Sappy…but elegant.

DREAM
BMI RingoLake Music
Music written, produced and final mix by Vladimir Tereschenko.
Lyrics written by Christine McHoes
Recorded in Anchorage, Alaska at Wildfire Recording Studio with Recording Engineer and Vocal arrangement by Frank Iarossi
DREAM is a luscious pop ballad that takes you "into another reality" with a beautiful melody laced with interwoven harmonies. This song was a collaborative effort between Vladimir Tereschenko and me. The original song was written in Russian and Vlad asked me to write new lyrics in English and record it.
I kept the title; however, I was given full latitude for content within the song.

UPSIDE DOWN
BMI RingoLake Music
Music Written, produced and mixed by Alexander Kuzmin
Lyrics Written, and vocal arrangement by Christine McHoes
Recorded at Wildfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Frank Iarossi recording engineer
Mastered at Alex Studios Ukraine
Upside Down is a slow smooth jazz song dedicated to couples in long distant relationships, especially those serving our country overseas. The hardest part of sending your loved one off is saying Good-bye...Because her world is turned, Upside Down.

THE LAST BRIDGE
BMI RingoLake Music
Music written, produced and final mix by Vladimir Tereschenko
Lyrics written by Christine McHoes
Recorded at Wildfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Vocal arrangements by Frank Iarossi
This is a pop ballad... she's letting him know what his withdrawn love is doing to her while he moves on and burns the bridge between them.
The Last Bridge came to me from Vladimir Tereschenko. His Russian version is sung by the very talented Olga Boglanova. Vlad asked me to write an English version and record it. Occasionally, you can hear Mike Porcarro use it as bumper music on his radio show in Anchorage's KENI 650 AM.

(REMIX) THE LAST BRIDGE
Vlad went DISCO on this..Guess it’s VERY popular in Russia!! Cool! Thumbs UP!!

SANDMAN
BMI RingoLake Music
Music written, produced and final mix by Alexander Kuzmin
Lyrics and vocal arrangement by Christine McHoes
Recorded at Wildfire Recording Studio Anchorage, Alaska
Frank Iarossi Recording Engineer
The last song on the album is an upbeat jazz song about that dream helper, the Sandman, who arranges a meeting between between the dreamer and that special someone.... Historically, Sandman is either bad or good...However, in my dream, he is good. No one likes bad dreams!!

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....Delivered with excellence in contemporary jazz, intertwined with tasty blues, the listener will enjoy exquisitely smooth, eclectic vocals... expressively singing with her heart on her sleeve, from Scolding to the affectionate Love song

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Track Name: Bonnie & Clyde Funky Blues
Bonnie Parker was just a young gal
working at a Dallas cafe
She would write of her loneliness
Somebody take it away, "Sal"
All the world would know her as,
"Cigar Smoking Gun Moll"

Clyde Barrow was raised a poor farm boy
Without a dime to his name
Trouble sent him to Eastham Farm
Never came out the same, No
Anger fed this young man's rage...Come On!!

Lovers doomed to earn a reputation
Robbing banks and killing in frustration
Never sought for fame or adoration
The news made you and overnight sensation

On the run their lives came undone when
Bonnie got burned in a roll
Buck soon died of a gunshot
Almost one year to go
Soon the law will get you all, Come On!!

Frank Hamer, ably the law man
Esteemed by the Texas State
Tough! He was was so tenacious!
Soon that hunt met its fate, Ya'll
Oh No!

Lovers doomed to earn a reputation
Robbing banks and killing in frustration
Never sought for fame or adoration
The news made you and overnight sensation!

Solo

In the end the law came down. Oh NO!

Careless ways have brought you to attention
Thinkin' more without no explanation
People turned their hearts in retribution
Bullets pierced you both in execution

Now the legend will live on forever
History paints you in illicit splendor
Clyde and Bonnie this is what's remembered
How you lived and loved and died in danger

Lovers doomed to earn a reputation
Robbing banks and killing in frustration
Never sought for fame or adoration
The news made you and overnight sensation!
Track Name: Wash Me Away (jeff Waters)
Does time never change
Or what we allow
Can it rearrange
The here and now?
Chorus
Babe, wash me away
wash me away
wash me away
Please wash me away, yeah
wash me away

When the skies above
Start caving in
Let the feelin' of
You back in my life again
Chorus
Now wash me away
yeah wash me away
Wash me away
Please, Please wash me away
Ah wash me away
wash me away
Solo
When good choice made
Only bring me the blues
Please keep my heart awake
To what I should choose
Chorus
Then Wash me away
Yeah Yeah wash me away
Wash me away
Please Son wash me away
Wash me away yeah
Wash me away ah ah yeah
Away
Does time never change
Or what we allow
Does it rearrange
The here and now?
Chorus
So Wash me away
Please, Please Wash me away
Please Wash me away
Please Son Wash me away, Yeah
Wash me away, Yeah
Wash me away, Yeah
Wash me away from the hurt and the pain
yeah
I can feel you washin over me
Let the rain fall down
I can feel you washin over me
Washin over me
Take me
Down to the river
Track Name: Time Rewind
Time Rewind
Copyright 2011


Silence is the only word she hears so well
No one speaks their mind
no show no tell
Words unspoken leave her heart so broke for time
many dreams unfilled as life just passed....by

(Chorus)
Confess to no one
as she waits on the shelf
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She's really somebody else
Come in, she's been waiting for you
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She'll sing this song just for you
Just for you

Step in to her little world when she is in
dancing on the floor behind the door
Listen to her softly sing a sad lullaby
Time to sleep alone again and then...cry

(Chorus)
Confess to no one
as she waits on the shelf
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She's really somebody else
Come in, she's been waiting for you
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She'll sing this song just for you
Just for you
(SOLO)
(Bridge)
Time waits for no one
And love doesn't wait for signs, no
Ripple in time
Watching and waiting for her to arrive

(Chorus)
Confess to no one
as she waits on the shelf
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She's really somebody else
Come in, she's been waiting for you
Time rewind watching that movie in her mind
She'll sing this song just for you, Just for you
Track Name: Summer Love...it's a blues song
Good-bye Babe
Our summer love has come to an end
I feel like I have lost my best friend
And while you're gone I'll miss you

And Darlin'
Remember how we laughed til we cried
It only hurts when we say good-bye
I'll see you again, next summer

The colors have changed
The leaves are startin' to fall
The telephone lines
Replace your touch with a call
When summer arrives
We'll start all over again
And next time I swear you won't be leaving me then

It's winter
I'm thinkin' of you while you're away
I feel you kiss my tears away
You seem so close
When I need you

Come summer
I pray to all the stars in the sky
That our love will never die
You're in my heart forever

Three seasons have gone
We both still feel the same
Phone calls won't do
For what I'm needing to say

When summer arrives
We'll start all over again
And next time I swear you won't be leaving me then

Now that leaves have all turned to brown
I'm missin' you Baby cause you're not around
Grant me one wish I promise to make it clear
So long to the winter
May spring soon be here

Three seasons have gone
We both still feel the same
Phone calls won't do
For what I'm needing to say

When summer arrives
We'll start all over again
And next time I swear you won't be leaving me then
Come summer
Track Name: Heavenly Moments
My Oh my!
When I look deep into your eyes
It's a midnight pool of blue
Sending shivers down my spine

When the sun start sinking low
Take my hand we'll dance real slow
Savored moments like this will be sublime

Heavenly Moments are meant for us

You're my desire
When you walk into the room
Painted pictures on the wall
Can't compare at all to you

You're my life and you're my high
How did I ever get by
Love's contagious and it sure feels so fine

Heavenly Moments are meant for us

Water's running gently through my hands
Like that precious diamond in the sand

My Oh my!
When I look deep into your eyes
It's a midnight pool of blue
Sending shivers down my spine

You're my life and you're my high
How did I ever get by
Love's contagious and it sure feels so fine
Track Name: Dream
Dream, my nightly holiday
take me places I've never been
Dream, in it you found me here
lookin' like I needed a friend.
Once every night when I close my eyes
And let my worries all become dim
Weave me a path through this fantasy
Time to let this dream begin
(Chorus)
In this dream I'm with you and you hold me
As we walk through the maze deep in the night
And as I look at you, you become fainter
'Cause it's really not you
You're just my dream

Hey! Take me up higher where
Angels fly up higher than Mars
See and meet me over where
Kisses number more than the stars
Somewhere outside this reality
I know we've been here somewhere before
Under the stars in the galaxy
I think I saw you outside my door
(Chorus)
In this dream I'm with you and you hold me
As we walk through the maze deep in the night
And as I look at you, you become fainter
But it's really not you
You're just my dream
(Bridge)
In the misty haze I know you'll find me
Searching for me into the night
When you find me there
Your arms surround me
We'll go walking into the light

In this world I see you,
Tho you don't see me
And I'm talking to you
You don't hear
What would I say to you
given this moment
Would it all be so perfectly clear?
(Chorus)
In this dream I'm with you and you hold me
As we walk through the maze deep in the night
And as I look at you, you become fainter
But it's really not you, You're just a dream

In this dream I'm with you and you hold me
As we walk through the maze deep in the night
And as I look at you, I could love you
But it's really not you You're more than a dream

And as I look at you, I could love you
But it's really not you, you're just a dream
Track Name: Upside Down
I feel blue, Baby
You said, you feel it too
One more kiss
Baby know that
Your heart and touch I will miss
and I don't think that I can bear to watch you...

(Chorus)
Walk away
Not today
and leave me standing
Don't walk away
my heart's sad
you've turned me Upside Down

Me and you, Baby
Ocean's wide will come between us two
I'll be here
waiting for you
God speed to you
and my heart goes there too
and even though I must let go, Don't...

(chorus)
walk away
not today
and leave me standing
don't walk away
my heart's sad
you've turned me Upside Down

(bridge)
world's away I feel you
time and space between the blue
you said to me, "I miss you
send me happy endings."

I love you, Baby
you said you love me too
One last kiss
Baby know that
your heart and touch I will miss
and you have turned....
me Upside Down
Track Name: The Last Bridge
Feel the pain that's in my words
as we walk on our separate shores
the waves will wash us all away
how you once loved me,
you really did love me

that vacant look that's in your eyes
silently you leave my heart behind
when words unsaid betray your truth
and your burning our bridge
yes, you'll burn the last bridge

(chorus)
As I stand on the shore thinking how this must seem
I want to go back to when you were with me
but we'll never go back to the way we once were
as you stand at arm's length
and you burn that last bridge

I think I'm just another fool
believing what I thought was true
your silence gives your heart away
she's over there, where your eyes stare

Do I just walk and let you go
sometimes yes and sometimes no
I let you play me for the fool
and you're burning the bridge
yes, you'll burn that last bridge

(chorus)
As I stand on the shore thinking how this must seem
I want to go back to when you were with me
but we'll never go back to the way we once were
as you stand at arm's length
and you burn that last bridge

spoken
* you didn't really think this thing through, did ya?
do you even know what you're losing?
I don't think so....

(chorus)
As I stand on the shore thinking how this must seem
I want to go back to when you were with me
but we'll never go back to the way we once were
as you stand at arm's length
and you burn that last bridge
Yeah you're burning the bridge
Yeah you'll burn that last bridge
No No No
Yeah you're burning our bridge
Track Name: The Last Bridge (remix)
Here the pain that's in my words
As we walk on our separate shores
The waves will wash us all away
How you once loved me,
You really did love me

That vacant look that's in your eyes
Silently you leave my heart behind
When words unsaid betray your truth
And you're burning our bridge
Yes, you'll burn that last bridge

(Chorus)
As I stand on the shore
Thinking how this must seem
I want to go back
To when you were with me
But we'll never go back
To the way we once were
When you stand at arm's length
And you burn that last bridge

I think that I'm just another fool
Believing what I thought was true
Your silence gives your heart away
She's over there where your eyes stare
Do I just walk and let you go
Sometimes yes, and sometimes no
I let you play me for a fool
And you're burning our bridge
Yes, you're burning that bridge

(Chorus)
As I stand on the shore
Thinking how this must seem
I want to go back to
When you were with me
But we'll never go back
To the way things once were
When you stand at arm's length
And burn that last bridge

*You didn't really think this thing through
did ya? Do you even know what you're losin'?
I don't think so. *

(Chorus)
As I stand on the shore
Thinking how this must seem
I want to go back to
When you were with me
But we'll never go back
To the way we once were
When you stand at arm's length
And you burn that last bridge

While you're burning our bridge
Yeah, you'll burn that last bridge
Oh No no- no
You're burning that bridge
Track Name: Sandman
Send in the sandman
blow dust in her eyes
and in a wink her world's all about you
All packed and ready
one- two- three
you'll never know he's here til he's been through

(Chorus)
This crazy life will only wear you down
he'll make your frown upside down, baby
chasing back the rainbows she let get away
get on board this train let it take you

send in the sandman
blow dust in his eyes
and in a wink his world's all a bout you
His destination's no mistake
no compromise til he sees it through

(Chorus)
And in the morning when that moonlight fades
he'll find her, come and get her
chasing back the rainbows she let get away
get on board this train let it take you

(Bridge)
Let the morning light your way
when the sunlight meets your laughter

(solo)

Bye Mr. Sandman
the sun kissed the dew
it's now the morning light good day to you.
Your next mission's planned for you
somebody out there needs their dreams fixed too

(Chorus)
And in the morning when that moonlight fades
he'll find her, come and get her
chasing back the rainbows she let get away
get on board this train, let it take you

(Chorus)
And in the morning when that moonlight fades
he'll find her, come and get her
chasing back the rainbows she let get away
get on board this train
let it take you away....away