A little bit about “Life is Good when you’re Singin’ With Susan”
I get my vibes to write my songs from the students I teach and the world around me. I wrote “Let’s Make Good Choices” & “You Should Learn Kindness” by watching my students and watching the world around me. Sometimes I have to remind the children to be kind and to make good choices. Then, I look at the world around me and think, no matter what your views are, we need to remember to be kind and to make good choices. Our world would be a better place.
“You Came Home My Old Friend” really wrote itself. It’s a true story about my very first guitar coming back to me after being gone for over 36 years. (See Gallery Below)
“A Bushel and a Peck” is a song my dad Marty Shane sang to me and to my brothers.
He also sang it to my son David. It’s a song that many parents and grandparents have sung to their children and grandchildren. I lost my father in Oct. of 2015. I sang this song on my CD to always remember my daddy.
“Up A Lazy River” is a song that my Uncle Cliff Suchman used to sing with his bestfriends/fraternity brothers for many years. He and his friends were known as the Lazy River Boys. I lost my Uncle in February of 2015. So, I invited my Aunt Betty and my cousins Dan, Larry, Steve and Pam Suchman to come to the studio and sing this song on my CD to leave a living legacy to Uncle Cliff. Aunt Betty, Larry & Pam were able to come and Steve and Dan sent their blessings and wishes.
Tradition was written because I love doing things that my parents did. I try to share some of these “rituals” with my son David and hopefully he will share some with his children one day. Like holiday dinners are always with family. I want my audience to think about something special that they do with their family because someone before them did it also. And to hope that one day in the future, it will be passed on too.
“I Want To Sing You A Happy Birthday” is something Paul Hoyle and I wrote just because we wanted to sing a new Happy Birthday song. I sing Happy Birthday to so many people (almost daily) that I thought….why not write a new one. So, we did.
“Laughing is the Same” was inspired by the smiles and laughs I share with EVERYONE I know. I realized that from the littlest ones to the biggest ones, laughing is the same. No matter where you come from, and no matter where you go, laughing is the same.
“Life is Good”! This is my mantra. They are words I try to live by. I wanted to send a positive message to the world about living a good life. Think positive and see the world in a happy way.
“The I Love You Lullaby” actually called “I L.O.V.E. Y.O.U.” is a song that I did NOT write. But it is a song that I used to play for David when he was a baby and it meant so much to me that I wanted to share it with you.