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My Kind of Paradise

It's About Time Australian Songwriter's Conference World Music Award - 2016
BEST SONG - Max T Barnes - Cairns to Nashville Song Contest 2015
RADF grant awarded for video production 2013
Song of Carnivale (2013)

Single Release
Available on CD or digital download



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2015 Best Song - Max T Barnes Cairns to Nashville Song Competition

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arrow BEST SONG in the Max T Barnes - Cairns to Nashville Song Contest is Shirley Lynn with her song, "My Kind of Paradise"


Held here in Cairns, many acclaimed local songwriters took part to compete for these awards. On the 8th February, 2015 the final for the Cairns to Nashville Song Contest was held at Holloways Beach Sporting Complex.

Following the heats held in November and December 2014, the finalists were:
Leanne Tennant...Shirley Lynn....Bek Rain....Jasmin Chapman...Brealyn Sheehan... Connor Reid...Peter Ino Reeves...Chris Wighton...Karl Edwards...Cameron Cusack.

BEST PERFORMER was awarded to Brealyn Sheehan

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Port Douglas Song of Carnivale 2013 - My Kind of Paradise

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The writing of this song was inspired by the regional North Queensland areas of Port Douglas and Cairns where a common landscape includes the rainforest meeting the sea. Such a magical part of the world. It is a paradise. "My Kind of Paradise" is about that and more it is about the paradise to be found within.

On any day, the way we view our world is coloured by the dimension we have within. We paint ourselves into our own reality through our vibrations - the thoughts we have, the responses we make and the actions we take. As we Taste, Watch, Dance and Play our ever changing experiences are coloured from the inside out. I'm seeking to find paradise within paradise...
Paradise is here.

The song was professionally recorded as the prize for winning Song of Carnivale. In the recording studio with Larry Cash tracks were laid. Larry added bass guitar to the mix.

At a later date, the song attracted funding through the Regional Arts Development Fund - a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Cairns Regional Council for the development of a music video.

Check out the RADF Project Details for My Kind of Paradise.


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My Kind Of Paradise

VERSE 1:
Along the ocean’s edge as each wave washes in
Like a blanket spread upon the shore
A heart somewhere it hungers longing still for more
Searching for horizons to explore

Pre-Chorus
Seeking paradise,     I’m seeking paradise

VERSE 2:
Encapsulated magic 360 degrees
Ungratified senses in disdain
For the soul that makes connection that less is sometimes more
Beneath the sky dome richness pours like rain

Pre-Chorus
oo-ooh ooh My kind of paradise, oo-ooh ooh My kind of paradise

Chorus:
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
Taste, Watch, Dance…

Verse 3:
Underneath the canopy where vines hang to the ground
Like ropes for climbing way up to the sky
Amidst the shady shelter gravity defies
Quintessential spirits on the r-i-i-ise

Pre-Chorus
Seeking paradise, oo-ooh ooh My kind of paradise…

Bridge:
My kind of paradise - it is beyond the sights I see [ee ee ee ee ee]My kind of paradise - it’s magic I’m alive and I feel free…

Chorus:
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
My kind of paradise is HERE

Chorus:
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
Taste, Watch, Dance, and Play – [my kind, my kind of paradise]
PA-A-AR-A-DI-I-ISE is HERE




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