Carson River Venne

An aspiring musician...

My son, Carson River is a musician. He plays piano and sings. He is starting to record and is working on some original tunes. Way to go Carson. I'm proud of you.. 

Songs for Sale...

"Songs" & "Songs 2" are a collection of original tunes, written & performed by myself, Laurence Venne. Keep posted, there are more to come...


* River's Rising Blues

* I Don't Want to Live Without You

Original Tune by Laurence Venne



1. The Dog’s-a-howlin’ and I can’t sleep

The wife is worried, I can hear her weep

The river’s rising and the water’s getting deep

And I’ve got the river’s rising blues


2. Last Friday morn, I met the repo man

I said why you doin’ this he said ‘cause I can

I said to hell with you and God I ran

Now all I got’s the river’s rising blues


I got those damned ole river’s rising blues

Yes it’s true that I got, holes in my shoes

If I found a job, it be front page news

‘Cause all I got’s those river’s rising blues



3. So I went to the bank to get me a loan

I listened for an hour to a sympathy moan

I told him I’m not a dog, barking for a bone

Now all I got’s the river’s rising blues

Repeat Bridge


4. Now every year the tax man calls without fail

This year he’s talkin’ ‘bout me goin’ to jail

I don’t have enough to even pay my bail

‘Cause all I got’s the river’s rising blues

Repeat Bridge


Repeal First Verse

End with: Ya all I got’s the, …river’s rising blues

Ya I got no cure for, ..the river’s rising blues.


A Simple Word or two


1. My emotions, have me calling out to you,

There’s no reply and, I don’t know what to do

I’m waiting for a sign, just a word or two

The silence hurts so much, but it’s nothing new.


So all it took was a simple word or two

I felt your deepest love, lift away the blue

There’s nothing like a love, a love that is so true

There’s nothing like a love, a love so true


. Not thinking ‘bout your pain, when I lied

Or the pain I felt, when I heard you cried

I just felt so lost, staring at the sky

I was overwhelmed, and I thought I’d die

Repeat Bridge


3. You were right to be afraid all the while

When you doubted me, it compromised my style

Your suspicious words, tore my heart in half

I began to come alive, when I heard you laugh

I Don’t Want to Live Without You

1. I don’t want to live without you; I don’t want to be without you,

I can’t find myself when you’re not there

Don’t know who I am without you, don’t know what to do without you

I can’t do a thing, I just don’t dare.


2. I’m so lost without your smile; it’s so confusing all the while,

I want to be the one you hold all night

I love the way you make me feel, when you’re not there, it isn’t real

When you’re holding me, it feels so right


You are everything to me, you are what I long to see,

There’s nothing about you I don’t adore…

You are what I long to see, can’t tell you what you mean to me,

I know that you are what I’m living for.


3. You give me reasons to go on, inspire me to write this song,

When you’re with me, I am never blue

I’ll give you all the love I can, be my girl, I’ll be your man,

Stand with me and I will stand with you


Just lay with me and I will lay with you,

‘Cause I don’t want to live…without you