78 tracks by Colleen Dillon

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The coffee table gang helped me round out this one that I shared earlier. I love this version with Mark Lofgren and Greg Connor's wonderful talents on the backup vocals and guitars. I like how my ukulele blended in on this version. Sometimes…
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A song I wrote over the last few days. Did a one-take-wonder on the recording, so it's pretty simple. Hope you like it! Sometimes You Don't Verse 1 Sometimes in the early morning hours As the sun lights up the sky I look back and think…
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I wrote this one yesterday. A little something to bring hope for the future.... there's always time to begin anew. Thanks to Greg Connor and Mark Lofgren for their wonderful guitars and vocals on this one - recorded yet again around my kitchen…
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A little celestial inspiration for this song.... I started it and Greg and Mark helped me finish it and then record around my kitchen table. Feel free to howl if you like it! Blood Wolf Moon VERSE 1 Blood wolf moon this January…
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Boy oh Boy.... Have I ever missed playing live with these two wonderful guys!!!! Recorded last week in my front yard with Greg Connor and Mark Lofgren. An original tune I wrote from the times before the pandemic, but all the sweeter to be able…
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Written for my sweet Dad... and for anyone else going through the hard times at the end, this is for you too By Your Side Chorus: I just want to sit by your side Hold your hand And let the world go by Hear your stories About a…
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When my kids were babies, my Dad always used to hum a little tune when he was carrying them and trying to settle them down... it's the sweetest, lilting sound, I've hummed it all my life, always thinking of my Dad when it was in my head. I've…
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This song was written for a songwriting challenge issued by the MN Association of Songwriters where the title had to include the word 2021. I am uploading it this morning on a very proud day here in the USA - Inauguration day 2021!!!!! I am…
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Well the song tells the story of the morning.... a lovely bleak, cold day. I decided on a simple a cappella arrangement to fit the feeling of the day. Happy Winter Solstice everyone! To brighter days ahead!!!! My Old Bones Know Better…
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well this will be kind of random for my listeners... but what the "hey" as they say! In a bit of a writing desert lately, but had a lovely walk two days ago, and got inspired by the sounds coming from newly frozen ice with at least 1000 migrating…
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Well... I have a feeling that many of us may wish for a 2020 do-over. So here's a simple song to make that wish for us all! Oh Mulligan I wake up every morning My jaw is clenched so tight Even in my dreams it’s a battle Who’s wrong and…
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I wrote this one in response to a song writing challenge from the Minnesota Association of Songwriters. The title had to be Mississippi Moon and it had to have a I V VI I II chord progression somewhere in the song. Over 20 writers have signed…
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Do you ever have an idea / song that you just need to get out of you and recorded, even though it's so rough that you'll want to re-do it over and over again? This is one of those for me.... Drive Until The Signal Dies Verse 1 Your Silence…
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The other night I was sitting out watching a little fire in my backyard, and thinking about how useless it is to let the past dictate our present and future. This one is dedicated to all of us with relationships in our history that have no place…
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I wrote this song as a way to process some of the feelings of sadness, dismay, anger, fear and love that were brewing inside my heart this past week. I live in Minneapolis, where the terrible killing of George Floyd occurred, and the subsequent…
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Steve developed this beautiful track with his ukulele and I added some lyrics to make a "positive message" song for the times we are in.... Hope it makes you smile too... It Won’t Be Like This Forever Sitting here on my front steps Listening…
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Here's the first of several versions that you'll see from a collaboration across the inter webs started by Greg Connor. He got us together on the Zoom and then look what happened!!!! Music and lyrics collaborated with the talents of Steve Krell…
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Well it's been a long while (as seems to be the pattern lately) and I was inspired by Greg and Ron's new songs.... Then I saw a lovely note from the Proods saying "I must have been writing during this crazy time" - so I had to respond with something…
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MN Homebrew Radio show has a monthly writing contest. This month it was to use the word "wait" or "waiting" in your song. So the hook line of the chorus popped into my head at 5:30 in the morning and the rest of the song came pretty quickly…
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This song was inspired for all of us who've cycled through a relationship or two.... My dear friends Greg Connor and Mark Lofgren of the infamous MN Coffee Table helped bring it to life with Greg on Banjo and Mark on Lead Guitar. Both of them…
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