Carolyn's wonderful songs kinda sneak up on you, quickly taking you to the heart of the matter. She's a fine songwriter. ”

— Roy Forbes, Award Winning Canadian Singer Songwriter, BC Entertainment Hall of Fame

Waiting A Lifetime

Carolyn Anele

'Pop Folk Singer-Songwriter' feel good new tune!

Award Winning Producer Andrew Smith took my vision for this song and made it 'Sparkle' with his creative vibe - he is a gem in the Okanagan Valley! Andrew Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered 'Waiting A Lifetime' in his Kelowna Studio: https://lakestudios.ca/

Written, Performed & Co-Produced

'Pop Folk Singer-Songwriter' feel good new tune!

Award Winning Producer Andrew Smith took my vision for this song and made it 'Sparkle' with his creative vibe - he is a gem in the Okanagan Valley! Andrew Produced, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered 'Waiting A Lifetime' in his Kelowna Studio: https://lakestudios.ca/

Written, Performed & Co-Produced by Carolyn Anele

Andrew Smith - Guitars, Bass Synth, Drum Programming & Back Ground Vocals

Ariel Smith - Back Ground Vocals

Sean Sheppard - Strings

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Waiting A Lifetime 

Lake bathed in moonlight, campfire under the stars

Jenny’s singing her heart out and Johnny’s playing guitar

Now you’re standing beside me, you remember my name

Mesmerized by your smiling eyes, hope you feel the same 

Been waiting a lifetime

I want to know you, do you want to know me

Your world and mine, about to collide, just breathe… 

Who knew, skippin’ rocks, a lot of talk, in the middle of the night

I could feel so alive

Who knew, a long walk, on a mountain top, at sunrise would change

The rest of my life 

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting, waiting for you

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting a lifetime for you

I went to a Healer, she saw my broken heart

Said we never lose the light (child) it’s there from the start

You can rise like a phoenix; go do what you want to do

Spread your love far and wide, it comes back to you

Been waiting a lifetime

I want to know you, do you want to know me

Your world and mine, about to collide, just breathe… 

Who knew, skippin’ rocks, a lot of talk, in the middle of the night

I could feel so alive

Who knew, a long walk, on a mountain top, at sunrise would change

The rest of my life 

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting, waiting for you

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting a lifetime for you

I always hoped and prayed, one day, I’d find you

But I never knew, never knew, when, where or how… until now

Who knew, skippin’ rocks, a lot of talk, in the middle of the night

I could feel so alive

Who knew, a long walk, on a mountain top, at sunrise would change  

The rest of my life, yeah at sunrise would change the rest of my life

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting, waiting for you

Been waiting, waiting for you, been waiting a lifetime for you

Waiting A Lifetime

Awarded Semi-Finalist in three categories in the UK Songwriting Contest 2023:

  • Singer-Songwriter
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Unsigned

“Really cool tune! Love your super hooky chorus melody, so good! Theres a magical feeling about this song with the combination of lyrics and melody… Really talented songwriting! Keep up the amazing work, thank you for sharing!”  

 -  The Great American Song Contest  2024

With a voice compared to the likes of Mary Gauthier & Judy Collins and the humorous sensibilities of Connie Kaldor, Carolyn writes songs that can make you laugh and make you cry   

Carolyn Anele's (a-NEL) pure natural voice, innovative melodies and well crafted lyrics weave a fusion of folk, country, bluegrass and celtic roots music into uplifting stories of life, love, family and the simple journey of the human heart

Wishes, Dreams & Centuries

Carolyn's second full length 2018 album ‘Wishes, Dreams & Centuries’ received the following awards:

Song ‘The Goose Song’ - Awarded Top 5 Winner in the 2018 Great American Song Contest (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Song 'Watch Me Fly' (piano version) - Awarded Finalist in the 2018 UK Songwriting Contest in the Singer Songwriter Category  (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Song 'Bring That Mountain Down' - Awarded Finalist in the 2017 UK Songwriting Contest in the Country Category  (released on Wishes, Dreams & Centuries 2018 album)

Wishes, Dreams & Centuries CD Release Concert - Fall 2018

 

Where Birds Sing