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John Voorpostel

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  1. Congrats all and thank you Kuya for running thre show this month Also giving myself a backpat for finishing first on the wrong side of the list
  2. Congrats Gary--top of the tops and well deserved
  3. FWIW---It was that excellent hook that drew me in. So that adds to what Paul was saying. It not only sounds good, but it begs us to ask "what is this about?? We definitely get a hint, and there is a longing" in the phrase, so we immediately get drawn into this. So carry me back to Kelowna, Kenora or Kalamazoo
  4. Hey Teeporter..thanks for looking in--so too long and you could not get the rhythm--it does work and its been with my long enough to get a song out of it--maybe I will get it down and up Hiya HoboSage--I don't mind the double "heaven" rhyme..they do happen a lot and it simply says what it says---and as far as those end rhymes and stuff, it does seem to work--at least for me.. Paul it does work--so I will try to get it up so you can hear it Hiya Bob---dobn't think this guy knows scripture from tree climbing cows Thank you too Songwolfe-- Some good things to look at folks. Thank you for the input. Some issues will go away when you hear it--others I will have to think some about.
  5. Was up against some pretty good stuff, but how could this have done better?? Not Every Road Can Be Straight © 2017 John Voorpostel Reverend Bob’s preaching fire and brimstone At sinners in thundering tones Pointing his finger in judgement on Sundays His sermon says I’m not alone But I’ve tuned out the noise ‘cause I’ve learned to enjoy All the things that he says I do wrong There’s pleasure in sin, at least those I indulge in Some with utter abandon I sit in the back but I know he still sees me I slip in, I’m never on time Something about burning a candle at both ends And drinking on Saturday nights But the choir’s a joy they make beautiful noise For a song I’ll straighten up in my pew Especially when Kate sings those beautiful hymns I imagine the things we can do We all have our church We all have our heaven We all have to find the signs that guide us on our way We all hear the words That help us to Heaven But Lord I have found not every road can be straight If I had a dime every time Reverend Bob Shook his fist and said “sinners repent” I’d have me enough to be generous in giving And still have enough left to drink Alas there’s a cost, he says Heaven is lost To the wicked, the wanton, the drunk I’m sure that he means me, he’s looking straight at me I’m feeling the lash of his tongue We all have our church We all have our heaven We all have to find the signs that guide us on our way We all hear the words That help us to Heaven But Lord I have found not every road can be straight So thank you Reverend Bob For pointing out in words Repentance is the surest way to Heaven But before I can repent I must commit a sin And I am working hard to get to Heaven We all have our church We all have our heaven We all have to find the signs that guide us on our way We all hear the words That help us to Heaven But Lord I have found not every road can be straight Lord I have found not every road can be straight Oh Lord I have found not every road can be straight
  6. This is our contribution to World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017. It is an annual week, the first week of February. For whatever reason, the video quality appears poor in my Explorer11 and looks far better and closer to the original in Chrome. Tried to research why, but it seems to be a common problem Reach OutMusic and Lyrics ©2017 John VoorpostelDon’t think we can get it wrongWith help from the old and youngTogether we’re much strongerAnd I think our time has comeLet’s gather common wordsThe best of what’s been learned Offer up our hand in friendshipReach out to the worldSo reach outTo someone you don’t knowSomeone differentLearn what makes them who they areReach outLet your reach exceed your graspBuild a friendship that can last Find the questions you can askLearn what makes the other who they areAnd paint them in the colours of your lovePaint them in the colours of your loveCan you help to get it doneIt’s a movement, come alongVoices growing strongerWorking hard to make us oneWe’ll grow on common groundNurture every sproutTogether we can find a wayTo bring it all aboutSo reach outTo someone you don’t knowSomeone differentLearn what makes them who they areReach outLet your reach exceed your graspBuild a friendship that can lastFind the questions you can askLearn what makes the other who they areAnd paint them in the colours of your lovePaint them in the colours of your loveEveryone is oneEveryone is oneEvery living person is a part of everyoneEveryone is oneEveryone is oneReach out everybody be a part of everyoneEveryone is oneEveryone is oneEveryone is oneEveryone is oneSo Reach out
  7. Congrats to the winners. Great calibre once again to kick off the new year. And thank you iggy...
  8. Nice work Emily. "Life is full of love" is to me the heart and soul of this one. One of my best friends "came out" back in the mid 1970s, so my own journey through that led me to understand it really is all about love...while the detractors really only focus on the sexual aspects of the relationship. An irony of this all is that I have seen a number of very long term same sex relationships, while all around me, heterosexual relationships fall apart...underscoring that it is all about love You have written a very positive lyric here. It will definitely turn some people off, but for those willing to listen and get beyond their shadow, this is upbeat and celebratory.
  9. The debate over one word clouds the real issue IMO I'm not saying the writing itself is bad, and I kind of like the thrall...certainly used it myself on accasion BUT 1) Like Paul says, this is a bit stale in theme and use of words and 2) It hasn't decided yet what this is really about. Lost love? Ideallic settings? Escape? Heal me? I'm not one to say that every lyric has to be a story, but this "scene" begs for one...show us why this guy needs to heal, and where and who he does this with, and I think you will improve this one.
  10. I like it as is. Narrator speaking to the world, via an individual perhaps..main message, whatever you do, don't do it for money. Don't need to change a thing IMO
  11. Love the theme. It has crossed my mind that a human being is only a gene's way of making another gene
  12. mmm Ty...this may have more impact with fewer verses...seems there's a lot of words but not enough said...dunno...just my impression
  13. Hiya BarneyBoy---definitely not a "simple story" ...still a very simple message--- "make every moment count"...because life is the sum of all your moments in time strung together. Hey Mike. Great on guitar too. Using barre chords---upbeat, almost anthemic...you should be able to find a\the melody in the progression (Bm)Life the moon tugging at the (A) tide. Colours in the (Bm) sunlight. The (G) sum of smaller mom (A)ents, (F#m)All that we have (Bm)chosen, The (G) sum of smaller (A) stories we all (Bm)write It's a pretty standard progression that works all the way up the neck and you can play around with to keep things interesting....ie, starting a section on the A, "walking down A to G to F#m, adding 7ths etc for colour, Think I first heard Chris de Burgh do it, but found lots of instances where its used.
  14. Thanks Kuya...glad it gave you a positive vibration to start your day.
  15. Only thing I'd look at is the "similar spree" as it contradicts the "little" glue Other than that, this Elmer's good to go