At the core, my message is to trust that love and light are worth stiving for, in all aspects, and that music is a divine, sweet and joyful vehicle to do that.
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Each Moment We’re Alive

A photographic and musical journey – 36 photographs many of them award-winning, illustrating the lyrics of the title song. Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated for cancer research and support.

Lyrics and text by Debra Lynn Alt
Photographs by Monica Baer

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My friend Monica Baer is a two-time cancer survivor and was treated for breast cancer in 2003. Her story of hope and triumph over cancer is truly inspirational. I had written various songs for different causes and Monica asked if I would be willing to write a song specifically for cancer survivors. My father had just passed away from leukemia, so this became an emotional and professional challenge that I embraced with a full heart, knowing that there could be no better tribute to his love of life and philanthropic ideals.

The result is “Each Moment We’re Alive”, a song that is a synthesis of the stories shared with me by a group of cancer survivors with a desire to have a song that speaks to their journeys. It is my intention that “Each Moment” will help spread the message of hope and the healing aspect of relishing each moment. The new CD is accompanied by the book and were designed together to make a life-affirming gift.

-Debra Lynn Alt

1. Each Moment We’re Alive  
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
2. The Love and Long Run  
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
3. Decent Shelter
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
4. Voice for Sam  
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
5. More Than Remember 
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
6. Where New England Begins
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
7. A Change of Heart
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
8. Born of Light
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
9. One Heart at a Time
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
10. Mi Shebierach
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In Broad Daylight

In the few years between my first CD and the second, “In Broad Daylight”,I was commissioned to write a song for a friend’s adopted daughter and was asked to write for charitable causes as well, and found that it fit my drive to express myself while simultaneously delivering a message.

My second CD reflects this discovery, while describing a personal journey that has aimed for the higher ground, but which sometimes has run me through the weeds. Yet the songwriter struggles to be faithful to what is True, even when the light of consciousness flashes painfully bright. “In Broad Daylight” connotes the place where we see most vividly. Here the finest hues brilliantly mirror the deepest truths, expressed in the beauty of music.

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1. Each Moment We’re Alive
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt
2. Wild and Sweet
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Lyrics by D. Meldon, Debra Alt, & S. Lazrove. Music by D. Meldon & Debra Alt.
3. To Find You Now
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Lyrics by Debra Alt & S. Lazrove. Music by Debra Alt.
4. Voice for Sam
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt & P. Scialabba.
5. How I Wish You Can See
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
6. Carried Away
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Lyrics by Debra Alt & S. Lazrove. Music by C. Degaard & Debra Alt.
7. I Keep Coming Back to You
Lyrics by Beth Neilson Champman & Bill Lloyd. Music by Beth Neilson Chapman & Bill Lloyd.
8. Son of a Gun
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Lyrics by Debra Alt & S. Lazrove. Music by Debra Alt.
9. Who We Are
Lyrics by Beth Neilson Chapman & Allen Shamblin. Music by Beth Neilson Chapman & Allen Shamblin.
10. Tug of War
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Lyrics  by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
11. In the Most Important Way
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Lyrics  by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
12. Looking For a Conscious Cowboy
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
13. The Love and Long Run
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Lyrics by Debra Alt.  Music by Debra Alt.

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A Spirited Mother

My first album was born out of my experience of motherhood and my efforts to be a model of authenticity for my daughter. The 18 songs were meant to inspire, soothe and celebrate the fact that the best interests of our children are served only by being true to ourselves.

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1. Teach You to Fly
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Lyrics  by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
2. Moving On
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Chip Degaard.
3. One Heart at a Time
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt & Paul Scialabba
4. Just Your Way
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
5. Love Will Come to You
Lyrics by Emily Saliers. Music by Emily Saliers.
6. Never Never Land
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. Music by Jule Styne.
7. The Real Thing
Lyrics by Kenny Loggins & David Foster. Music by Kenny Loggins & David Foster.
8. Conscious Cowboy
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
9. Looking into You
Lyrics by Jackson Browne. Music by Jackson Browne.
10. Zoe’s Room
Lyrics and Music by Diane Ponzio
11. All the Way
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn. Music by James Van Heusen.
12. Born of Light
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt, Mickey DiMichele, Harriet Schock, Paul Scialabba
13. L’Chi Lach
Lyrics by Debbie Friedman & Savina Teubal. Music by Debbie Friedman
14. Lady’s Heart
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Lyrics  by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt
15. Son of Hope (JFK Jr. )
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Chip Degaard.
16. As You Grow
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
17. Sweetest Heart
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Lyrics by Debra Alt. Music by Debra Alt.
18. Road to Zion
Lyrics by Mike Hudson. Music by Mike Hudson.

Cover Song List
(Songs performed vocally with either piano or guitar.)

All the Way
Annie’s Song
April Come She Will
As Time Goes By
Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered
Blowin’ in the Wind
Boulder to Birmingham
Can You Read My Mind
Carey
Changes
Cherish
Circle Game
Come in from the Rain
Could I have this Dance
Crazy for You
Crazy he calls me
Desperado
Diamonds and Rust
Didn’t We
Do you wanna dance
Don’t cry out loud
Don’t it make my brown eyes blue
Don’t Think Twice
Earth Angel
Faithless Love
Fly me to the Moon
For your eyes only
Girl (Boy) From Ipanema
Girls just wanna have fun
Happiness

Hammer and a Nail
Happy just to dance with you
He touched me
He’s so shy
Heat Wave
Here There & Everywhere
Hes so fine
Home
Hopelessly devoted to you
How do you keep the music playing
How sweet it is to be loved by you
I believe in you and me

I Can Hear Music
I can see clearly now
I can’t help falling in love with you
I can’t make you love me
I Don’t Know how to Love him

If I had a Hammer

If I Should Fall Behind
I Hope You Dance

Imagine
I need you to turn to
I only have eyes for you
I Only Want to be with You
I should have known better
I think we’re alone now
I will Survive
I’m gonna make you love me
I’m in the mood for love
If I fell
If I had a hammer
If I should fall behind
In my life
In the Still of the Night

Is This Love
Jesse
Jet Plane
Just once
L’Chi Lach
Lady is a Tramp
Last Dance
Longer
Look what you’ve done to me
Love Has No Pride
Love Me Like a Man
Lover Man
Lush Life
M’shiberach
Margaritaville
Meditation

Misty
Moon River
Moondance
More
My Guy
My heart belongs to me
Natural Woman
New York State of Mind
One Fine Day
One Note Samba
Only You
Out here on my own
Ready to take a chance again
Rock me on the water
Save the Last Dance for Me
Sealed with a kiss
Send in the clowns
Shadow of your smile
Since I don’t have you
Since I fell for you
Slow Hand
Someday Soon
Someone to lay down beside me
Someone to watch over me
Somewhere over the rainbow
Sound of silence
Stand by Me
Stop in the name of love
Strangers in the night
Superstar
Suzanne
Tears on Pillow
Teenager in Love
Tell Me Goodbye
That’ll be the day
The first time ever I saw your face
The morning after
The Rose
The water is wide
The way he makes me feel – Bb
The Way You do the Things You Do
This Magic Moment
Through the eyes of love
Through the Years
Tracks of my tears
Turn Turn Turn
Unchained Melody
Under the Boardwalk
Until it’s time for you to go
Up on the Roof
Vincent
Watch What Happens
Wave
We’re all alone
What are you doing the rest of your life
What I did for Love
What kind of fool am I
When he shines
When I fall in love
When will I be loved
Where have flowers gone
Why do fools fall in love
Will You Love Me Tomorrow

Willin’
Witchcraft
Workin’ my way back to you
You belong to me
You don’t bring me flowers
You made me love you
You make me strong
You Send Me
You’re nobody ‘til somebody loves you
You’ve Got a Friend
You’ve lost that lovin’ feelin’
Young at heart