All For You

by Monique Creber

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Monique’s first solo album is a polished collection of original songs that highlight her beautiful vocal quality and interpretive skill. 'All For You' also features the many talents of keyboardist/producer Michael Creber and keyboardist/arranger Robert Messier, as well as backing vocals by Shari Ulrich, Tania Hancheroff and Saffron Henderson, and performances by such top Vancouver musicians as Tom Colclough, Robbie Steininger and Ian Putz.

“She possesses a voice eerily similar to the late and great Karen Carpenter. The style is easy listening…the singing and production are tops. ”
- John P. McLaughlin, The Province

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released January 1, 2000

Produced by: Michael Creber
Co-Produced by: Monique Creber & Robert Messier
Arranging & Programming by: Robert Messier
Lead Vocals: Monique Creber

Engineered by: Michael Creber, Robert Messier & Blair Calibaba @ Eagle Cliff Studios, West Vancouver, BC
Additional Engineering by: Paul Baker @ Bakerstreet Productions, North Vancouver, BC and Chris Potter @ The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, BC
1st Stage Mixing by: Blair Calibaba & Robert Messier @ Eagle Cliff Studios, West Vancouver, BC
Final Mixes by: Delwyn Brooks @ Premier Studios, Port Coquitlam, BC
Mastering & Digital Editing by: Chris Potter @ The Warehouse Studio, Vancouver, BC
Cover Photos by: Dan Pressler (Hair: Janet Loewen / Makeup: Shane Bodie)
Design by: Monique Creber
Digital Layout by: Abacus Prepress Ltd.

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Monique Creber & Michael Creber Vancouver, British Columbia

The Crebers are a multi-talented family who individually & collectively write, arrange, record & perform great music in a variety of genres. Michelle is also an actor known as the voice of “Apple Bloom” & the singing voice of "Sweetie Belle" on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. Her mom sounds just like Karen Carpenter and her dad co-wrote Bananaphone with Raffi and was nominated for a Grammy! ... more

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Track Name: Her Song
The nights must be so cold for you
Dark and lonely, shades of blue
The bitterness burning deep
No escape even in your sleep

Your world reflects what’s in your mind
All the hurt you won’t leave behind
A heart that’s angry and so cold
Slowly withers and grows old

And I wonder how you got this way
Is the answer in your past
Has the heart in you been locked away
What hides behind the mask

Happiness must come from within
It’s not a game you lose or you win
You play the victim with a heavy heart
It’s your movie, you chose the part

I am sorry for the cross you bear
But it’s only you who keeps it there
Your life’s design is in your own hands
It’s up to you to understand

And I wonder how you got this way
Is the answer in your past
Has the heart in you been locked away
What hides behind the mask

Living in the past, you will never grow
‘Cause you can only reap the seeds you sew

And I wonder how you got this way
Is the answer in your past
Has the heart in you been locked away
What hides behind the mask

Still I know it’s been so long this way
Can you see the truth at last
And find your way to a brighter day
Forget about the past
Track Name: Can't See You
When I think of all the things I did all wrong
When I think of all the things I should have done
I just can’t pretend that I treated you like a friend
You had every right to run away from me
You had every right to think I was crazy
Maybe you were right and it just makes me realize

That I got nothing but myself in this world
And I wish I could go somewhere else
Where my heart wouldn’t need love to survive
I just wanna go back when I was ten
And all I did was play with my friends
I wonder if this hurt will ever end

Can’t you see, can’t you see that I was falling down
And all of my dreams have been chased away
Can’t you see, can’t you see that I wanna leave this town
‘Cause there’s nothing left here for me to stay

Well I guess that you were not my destiny
Well I guess these things are always meant to be
But I just can’t pretend this is how I want it to end
Then again, I think if I had done things right
You would still be right here in my arms tonight
Oh baby, I don’t wanna have to say

That I got nothing but myself in this world
And I wish I could go somewhere else
Where my heart wouldn’t need love to survive
I just wanna go back when I was ten
And all I did was play with my friends
I wonder if this hurt will ever end

Can’t you see, can’t you see that I was falling down
And all of my dreams have been chased away
Can’t you see, can’t you see that I wanna leave this town
‘Cause there’s nothing left here for me to stay

Can’t you see, can’t you see that I was falling down
And all of my dreams have been chased away
Can’t you see, can’t you see that I wanna leave this town
‘Cause there’s nothing left here for me to stay
Track Name: All For You
All of my life I’ve been waiting
Hoping a dream would come true
My heart did not even know it
(I was) Searching for someone like you

And then you came along and now I
Sing a brand new song and now my
Heart is on fire all for you
Oh I never thought I’d find you
Never knew a dream could come true
Now I wanna live my life with you

I feel my life’s just beginning
So glad to know that you’re there
I spend my time anticipating
All of the love we will share

Because you came along and now I
Sing a brand new song and now my
Heart is on fire all for you
Oh I never thought I’d find you
Never knew a dream could come true
Now I wanna live my life with you

Now that we’re finally together
Still can’t believe that it’s true
Your love is all that I hoped for
How did I live without you

Before you came along and now I
Sing a brand new song and now my
Heart is on fire all for you
Oh I never thought I’d find you
Never knew a dream could come true
Now I wanna live my life with you
Track Name: Come Lay Your Head On Me
Come lay your head on me
And tell me all about it
There’s nothing you need keep from me
To protect me from it
Come lay your head on me
And take some comfort in my arms
This is the way that it should be
Come closer, you’re too far

It’s so hard to see you feel the way you do
Today is better than yesterday but then the
Sun is so very far away from you
I hope all the pain is gone tomorrow is
Another day the dawn will chase the sorrow
All away with clouds and rain so skies are clear and blue

Come lay your head on me
Please don’t suffer all alone
Come and draw some strength from me
For a problem still unknown
You could keep it all inside
But why not talk to me
This is the way that it should be
Come closer, come closer to me

Oh, it’s so hard to see you feel the way you do
Today is better than yesterday but then the
Sun is so very far away from you
I hope all the pain is gone tomorrow is
Another day the dawn will chase the sorrow
All away with clouds and rain so skies are clear and blue

I don’t know what you need, wish you could talk to me
I don’t know what you need, wish you could talk to me
Come lay your head on me and tell me all about it
There’s nothing you need keep from me, to protect me from it

I don’t know what you need, wish you could talk to me
Track Name: Home Is Where The Heart Is
Once again it’s time to say goodbye for a little while
I’ll miss your hugs and your bed and your beautiful smile
It’s getting harder every time to get back on the plane
To leave the mountains and the ocean and the gentle falling rain

It seems as though this is a test to see what we can endure
With pain, expense and loneliness, sometimes we feel unsure
But a year’s gone by and every day I thank God above
For showing me what life can be when there’s so much love

Each time I go you know I’ll be back again real soon
It’s just for now that I sleep all alone in this room
The distance that’s between us makes it hard for you and me
Someday soon you know I will be free

The life I have in my hometown, it’s getting harder to relate
There’s so many dreams and things I wanna do, it’s difficult to wait
I fantasize and I realize I can’t wear this mask for long
‘Cause home is where the heart is and my heart’s already gone

Oh, when I go you know I’ll be back again real soon
It’s just for now that I sleep all alone in this room
The distance that’s between us makes it hard for you and me
Someday soon you know I will be free

Some people say that I’m running away
I’m sorry that they feel this way
I’m just trying to follow my heart
And I know that I can’t stay
My heart is gone away
I’m living day to day

Each time I go you know I’ll be back again real soon
It’s just for now that I sleep all alone in this room
Oh, the distance that’s between us makes it hard for you and me
Someday soon you know I’ll…
Maybe it won’t take too long
Someday soon you know I will…be free
Track Name: In My Dreams
And suddenly you turn up in my dreams
You look the same, nothing has changed

Couldn’t understand your pain
I couldn’t break through the wall
Time was running out and hope was running thin
How could I break your fall

You were like a leaf blowing in the autumn wind
Up and down and turning all around in a darkening sky
Tired of struggling, your world was crumbling
I was left searching for all the reasons why

And it’s so strange how you turn up in my dreams
You’ve been gone for such a long time
Are you older now and wiser now and do you feel alright
In the peaceful world you live in tonight

As the years go by I sometimes think of you
I wish I’d had a better chance to say
How much you meant to me and that I really cared
Before suddenly, tragically, you were gone away

And it’s so strange how you turn up in my dreams
You’ve been gone for such a long time
Are you older now and wiser now and do you feel alright
In the peaceful world you live in tonight

Are you older now and wiser now and do you feel alright
In the peaceful world you live in tonight
Track Name: Hard To Say Goodbye
There's a voice inside my head
Sayin' it's time to go
It's hard to imagine being for away
I think I should take it slow

It's so hard to say goodbye
After all these years, why can't I
Try to make it one more time
Maybe it's better than tears

Try and I try to cut off the ties
That make me want to stay
The voice it persists and it tugs at me
Is there another way, oh

Inside I know what will be
It's really not that hard to see

It's so hard to say goodbye
After all these years, why can't I
Try to make it one more time
Maybe it's better than tears
I have to get over my fears

How can I just say goodbye
After so much time, waiting for
Things to be more clear to me
I've got to make up my mind
I'm trying to make up my mind
It's hard to make up my mind
Track Name: Quite By Accident
Quite by accident
One day you looked my way
Your eyes like the gold of sunlight
Took my breath away

Quite by accident
Two hearts became as one
The days were filled with ecstasy
The summer nights were long

How many times does it take me to learn
To open my eyes to the signs on the wall
When the cards spell out heartbreak
No matter how they fall

Quite by accident
You broke my heart one day
Quite by accident
Love withered and faded away

How many times does it take me to learn
In matters of the heart, nothing ever happens
Nothing ever happens, nothing ever happens
Quite by accident, quite by accident

Track Name: Fond Memories
Today's the day, we'll go on from here
This special day, we'll remember through the years
With fond memories

Each time we see a shooting star
And each time we hear a favourite song, we will have
Fond memories, fond memories

When I look into your eyes tonight
I feel so sure
And when you hold me in your arms tonight
Baby I'm all yours, uh huh

You are for me, my lover, my friend
What no one else can be, together ‘til the end
With fond memories, fond memories

Today's the day, we'll go on from here
This special day, we'll remember through the years
With fond memories, fond memories
With fond memories, fond memories
Oh, fond memories (we’re gonna have them) fond memories
With fond memories, fond memories (oh baby)
Fond memories, with fond memories (oh yeah)
Fond memories (we’re gonna have them) fond memories….
Track Name: I Will
I will remember your touch
Remember how much
I was so in love with you
And I will hold you close to me
Hold you tenderly
Hold you only in my dreams

Because you’re gone, leaving me out in the dark
You’re gone, without me but with my heart
You’re gone, I’ll try to be strong
At least I’ve known heaven for just this long

And I will remember your smile
But when you said goodbye
Made me feel like I would die

Because you’re gone, reaching out for other arms
You’re gone, but I can’t escape your charms
You’re gone, I’ll try to be strong
At least I’ve known heaven for just this long and I will..…

Because you’re gone, reaching out for other arms
You’re gone, but I can’t escape your charms
You’re gone, I’ll try to be strong
At least I’ve known heaven for just this long

I will remember how much I loved you…so

Track Name: Smooth Sailing
We travelled through the storm together
It’s gonna take much more than weather
To put a stop to this love that we’re in
Skies are clear for us there’ll be smooth sailing

There won’t be any misdirection
‘Cause now we got the right connection
Sun to our face, backed by the wind
Got the combination for smooth sailing

Stars guiding as our ship’s gliding
As we begin to feel
No more wondering why, no blues but the sky
Just the thrill of life along the keel

No doubt now that we’re gonna make it
Our luck’s so good that we just can’t shake it
With love for our breeze, we’ll sail the seas
From here until forever with smooth sailing

Stars guiding as our ship’s gliding
As we begin to feel
No more wondering why, no blues but the sky
Just the thrill of life along the keel

No doubt now that we’re gonna make it
Our luck’s so good that we just can’t shake it
With love for our breeze, we’ll sail the seas
From here until forever, no matter what the weather
From here until forever with smooth sailing