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  1. “Don’t Lie To Yourself" was written & recorded in 2002. (*Song title is a video link, allowing you to open it as a 2nd tab & listen as you read.) The Idea When I began the writing process, there wasn't much to work with. · A simple chord progression, which evolved into my chorus section. · The hook (title) – “Don’t Lie To Yourself” with a tentative melody for those 4 words. That was it! Subject Matter Titles like this one paint a clear picture of the intended message. Simply put, it’s lyrical advice – “be honest with yourself”. Typically, lyrics with a ‘telling” tone are discouraged in songwriting circles. It seems that people don’t enjoy being told what to do…even in a song. Regardless, I decided to make an exception. In my mind, the title’s strengths outweighed its weaknesses. It was memorable, flowed nicely & would contribute to the mood I was hoping to achieve. Since the title was my central message, chorus sections were used to re-enforce that message & expand upon the “whys”. Verse sections were written last. They were used to set the stage…creatively describing why the chorus message (lyrical hook) was important. Lyrical message … in a nutshell Verses Regardless of what we’re taught as children, lying is one of the undesirable realities of life. The older we get, the clearer that becomes. It goes by many names in polite society…fabrication, mis-speaking, embellishment, selective omission, spin & stretching the truth. But once you strip away the niceties, it boils down to varying degrees of one thing – "something other-than the absolute truth". Choruses Although lying is an ingrained part of our existence, we need to be honest with ourselves. Self-delusion benefits no one…least of all “you”. Lyric Spend our lives…tellin’ tales Stretch and bend…the truth Learned that when…reality fails A lie may do But don’t lie to yourself You’re the only one to lose Don’t lie to yourself A lie only a fool would choose Life demands…shaded truths Hype & spin…abound As we grow…beyond our youth Truth is rarely found But don’t lie to yourself You’re the only one to lose Don’t lie to yourself A lie only a fool would choose Don’t lie to yourself You’re the only one to lose Don’t lie to yourself A lie only a fool would choose Copyright 2002- Tom Hoffman Song Structure Introduction / Verse / Chorus / Instrumental Verse (guitar solo) / Verse / Double-Chorus / Brief Ending Musical Fundamentals The song is set in the key of E minor. BPM 116 Unusual as it seems, the “introduction” was the last thing added to this arrangement. What can I tell ya’? It happens! Fortunately, I recalled a guitar didi that I’d stumbled upon the year before. It fit the texture of the song, but I needed something to merge it with the first verse. My solution was a single bass note, sounded on the last count of the intro. In the final mix, that note begins quietly, then grows into the verse…gradually becoming louder. That intro guitar didi consists of 2 separate acoustic guitar tracks. The first plays nothing but 2-note intervals. The 2nd is comprised of open string harmonics, which generate an eerie texture. The guitar arrangement for this song was a bit of an experiment. Other than bass, there are no electric guitars. It contains 3 separate acoustic guitar tracks, each performed on my trusty Yamaha & recorded through an MXL condenser mic. The simulated strings you hear weren’t part of my original version. I had no keyboard capability back then. They were added to the existing 2-track master a few years later. Real drums were used. The part itself employs both half-time & full-time beat structures. Half time is used exclusively until the 2nd chorus section. Both the 2nd & 3rd chorus sections are set in full-time. Finally, it switches back to half-time for the ending. Final Production Notes The recording was done on a Tascam PortaStudio 788. It’s an 8-track digital deck, consisting of 6 mono & 1 stereo channels. - Drums were recorded to the only stereo pair of tracks (7 &8) - Everything else went to single mono tracks....no doubling of any parts Performance Credits Drums, Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboard Strings – Tom Hoffman Vocals – Tom Hoffman Supplemental Video (50 sec. clip of guitar solo portion) - https://youtu.be/vHfuWSaYYYI Tom Hoffman "About Me" Muse Member pg. Tom Hoffman YouTube
  2. I'm trying to do something different in music. This my 3rd song. Tell me what you think:
  3. You don't have to show up at a bar each night Ain't gonna find her this way Yeah, you know that right Stop drinking 'til the mornin' light Tell me why you haven't given up yet Why you still fight I wish I could stay longer But I ain't free You gotta get over the time you were down on your knees If you're ever lonely give me a call We'll go down to that bar you like It's like your one and only choice I feel bad about your emptiness But know it ain't permanent... Why don't you stop lying to yourself You gotta get back out there I know you're scared, I'm well aware I know you can do it I see it in your eyes That flare can't go unrecognized. You feel so alone, I know You wanna go home, I know You've been feeling low, I know Don't wanna let her go, I know You've gotta let it all slide just throw it all away Time to put your fears aside I wanna see you strong again.
  4. BeccaWrites

    Too much, too many

    Okay, so I wrote this last night around 1:00 in the morning, so sorry if its a little ify but I was a bit tired. Maybe you guys can help me smooth it out some but anyways: Verse 1: "I let you in, thinking my lips wouldn't bruise when I kiss you I puff out my chest, but I'm telling you right now I miss you." "We go from sad to sadder, Convince our selves we are better, than this, we spit on each other we fight like we're lovers but I'm feeling smothered , too much, too much, too many, mistakes already This kind of thing, it gets heavy." "The late nights, tired eyes "take me home's" it's no surprise to me. too much , too much, too many." Okay so keep in mind this is just the first verse, and this song has a sadder tone too it, and the sound is kind of more indie sounding. For refrence you can listen to Zhavia or Billie Eilish, we have kind of the same sound in music.
  5. DonnaMarilyn

    Writing Lyrics: Formula or Freefall?

    There’s been a flurry of activity on the March Lyrics Contest thread. With occasional digressions, the discussion centred on 1) whether the types of lyrics that win contests are formulaic, and 2) to what extent poetic devices (e.g. metaphors, etc.) play a role (or not). (For example, whether mainly poetic lyrics win the monthly contests.) A couple of posts from Neal K made me curious about the notion of a ‘winning’ formula, and whether, and to what extent and in which type of context – a particular 'formula' might appear to work optimally - in any kind of songwriting situation. With Neal’s permission, I’ve included excerpts below. Food for thought and discussion. I hope Musers will share here their own diverse approaches to writing lyrics. Any tips, tricks, or other magic you’d like us to know about? Or any experiences of writing something you thought was brilliant but others disagreed? Or that you thought was utterly bleh, but people loved it? For either situation, what do you think was the reason? Over to you guys. Donna ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Neal wrote: Having run a few of these contests over the years, I started to wonder just how easy it would be to win. So … I decided to enter each monthly contest with a lyric I wrote specifically for the contest. That meant, lyrics without writing music at the same time. None of those lyrics ever became songs... except for the one that came in dead last. …The year was 2014 and I entered 11 of the 12 contests. I came in first five times, second four times, fourth one time, and dead last one time. I'm not saying this to boast. Goodness knows I'm hardly a great lyric writer. The point is, it's not that hard to win this contest if you 1) can identify the formula; and 2) can write to the formula without worrying if the words will ever be set to music. … trust me, none of those lyrics were poetic or flowery. I don't have that in me. Here's the formula I followed in my 2014 experiment to win/place in the lyric contest: 1) Each lyric was story driven; 2) the story was easy to understand and to relate to; 3) they used imagery (show, don't tell); 4) there were no wasted words or forced rhymes; 5) they contained sympathetic characters that people could relate to and that I cared about; 6) each and every line had to work on its own; 6) each story had a resolution that was designed to elicit an emotion, be that happiness, sadness, joy, depression, etc. That, my friend, is the formula. I'm so confident that this works that I bet you I could coach you into placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in a future lyric contest. ...................................................................................................
  6. Hi, I've recently launched a website/blog that features some of my lyrics and instances where musicians have worked them up into fully fledged songs. And also my reflections on my journey as a lyric writer and any tips that I might have for others who are starting out on their own journey. The website address is www.lyricslinger.co.uk It's at a very early stage of development but hopefully will evolve over the coming weeks and months as I add more content. Please feel free to check it out. Also, I've added a page that I intend to use to promote other lyric writers, musicians, bands, etc. If anyone on this site has a website/blog or a music page (e.g. Soundblend) and would like to be featured then let me know. It's free. SW
  7. The original version of “Middle Class Blues” was written / copyrighted back in 1998. *Song title is a video link. If you open it as a 2nd browser window (new tab), that'll allow you to listen as you read. As is sometimes the case, I liked the song, but not the arrangement. In 2001 I remedied that situation with a partial rewrite. The revised version incorporated several new elements: a 40 second introduction a 2nd guitar part (rhythm) This new arrangement was re-recorded & that’s the version you’re hearing now. The Idea The song evolved from a guitar progression, set in minor pentatonic block form. I stumbled upon the pattern while practicing scales Built a song & melody around it Chose a topic that worked well with the music Created a lyric Subject Matter In a nutshell, it’s about the plight of middle-class America. As you might expect, it’s written from my perspective & based primarily on personal observations & experiences. Completely appropriate since songwriting is a means of creative self-expression. Lyric Got those middle class blues Well when I look at my economic state With what I make I ought to be livin’ great You gotta know my heart gets to feelin’ down When tax time comes around I pay for schools that I don’t even use I fund a war on drugs that we’re bound to lose You got know that I keep-a-waitin’ for Some way to even the score Got those middle class blues! Well now I know that I need to pay my share But while suppliers get rich from Medicare I’ve got to ask myself what it’s all about I just can’t figure it out ! The wealthy don’t pay much, cause they know the game The underprivileged can’t, the end result’s the same That leaves the middle class to pay & pay Hope we get our someday! Got the middle class blues! Copyright 1998 – Tom Hoffman Over the years, the timeless nature of this lyric has been mentioned more than once. Sadly enough, it’s as relevant now as it was in 98. Purchasing power of the middle class hasn’t improved. Middle class tax burden hasn’t decreased. I still pay into a tax base for schools that I’ve never used. NO, I’m not advocating a school voucher alternative! I simply have no children. No children = no use of schools. Our “war on drugs” has been an utter failure, yet we continue funding it with tax dollars year after year. Pharmaceutical profits continue to grow, since our government is no longer allowed to negotiate the cost of Medicare drugs. Thank you G.B.! More tax loopholes exist for the wealthy today. The poor are no more able to contribute to our tax base than they were in 98. Leaving the middle class to shoulder the lions’ share of the tax burden. The end result being – “We’ve got the Middle-Class Blues!” None of those areas has shown improvement in the past 20 years. I’m sure there are conclusions to be drawn from that, but I leave those to you. I am but a humble songwriter stating the obvious. Song Structure Introduction / Verse – Verse - Refrain / Guitar Based Verse-Refrain Section / Verse – Verse - Refrain / Ends on Repeat of Musical Refrain Musical Fundamentals “Middle Class Blues” is a guitar-based arrangement…key of A# minor. If I do say so myself, some of my more creative guitar work. When I made the decision to add that 40 second musical introduction, I doomed the song to commercial failure. If you weren’t aware, long introductions are frowned upon in the world of commercial songwriting. Since the average listener tends to focus on vocal, delaying its’ entry is tempting fate. Attention spans being what they are, your listener may go elsewhere. BUT…since I’m not a professional songwriter, my focus was on creating a well written song, not a commercially viable one! When you make your living elsewhere, you can afford to base decisions on personal preference, rather than industry norms. That being said, I did build in a little something to help with damage control...“Got those Middle Class Blues”! That single line of vocal at the beginning of the song: 1. Tells the listener that there WILL BE vocals in the song. Why does that matter? Because some people, including my wife, won't listen to instrumentals. If she thinks it’s an instrumental, she will simply turn it off. 2. Re-enforces the lyrical hook…that catchy phrase you want to stick in your listeners’ head after the song has ended. BTW in this song, it’s also the last line heard. Final Production Notes This was one of the first songs I recorded after upgrading to the digital realm. My Tascam PortaStudio 788 had a total of 8 recordable tracks…6 mono & one stereo pair (tracks 7 & 8). 4 tracks were used for guitar, all done with my SG 1 track for bass guitar 1 for vocal Drums were recorded in stereo (7/8) Performance Credits Guitars, Bass, Drums & Vocal – Tom Hoffman Tom Hoffman "About Me" Muse Member pg. Tune-Smith.com Tom Hoffman YouTube
  8. Stream or Download in iTunes and Spotify here: http://smarturl.it/billygreyein Billy Grey © 2018 Follow Billy Grey on: Youtube - http://bit.ly/billygreychannel Facebook - https://facebook.com/billygreymusic Twitter - https://twitter.com/billytwit22 Instagram - https://instagram.com/billygram22
  9. UnitedByRhyme

    BANQUET

    Hi. I have never used this site so I'm hoping this is where i post lyrics. I'm after some feedback for what I have so far. I'm not aiming for radio play or to be mainstream. I prefer underground Australian music and this is a reflection of that. The track will hopefully be a part of a mixtape i am making. It will be my first release and the instrumental I am using is THE TIME MACHINE by PHIL & FLU (You can find it on Bandcamp). BANQUET Can't you see that you're laying yourself down on the plate of the enemy They're picking at your carcass, saying they're keeping the peace when their ministry is shrouded in secrets, welcome to their dinner party Extravagant, so many varieties of dishes, would it bother you to know they all contain human flesh? Scarlet tablecloth, candlelit vigil, let the sabbatical proceed beyond the eyes and ears of the watchful The watcher, 657 Boulevard, anonymous letters sent containing poisonous compounds and chemicals We are the young blood that's requested, the slightest of hesitation in your action will see you cut by the knifes edge upon which we tread If you're too timid to feel intimidated
  10. Peko

    Short Changed

    Made some tweaks and I think this is where I want it now. Thanks, everyone, for helping with this bear! Patty Hi, all, I won't admit to what version # this is, but it may be a record! Thanks for all the continuing critiques. I appreciate all comments, good or bad. Patty Short Changed Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 (Both vocalists sing to the audience) V1 Male Vocalist Just my luck I had to fall for that smile When Settlin' down wasn’t her style Her life was good and she was havin’ fun Wasn’t ready for only one V2 1 The more I saw her, the harder I fell Did she love me? I couldn’t tell She made a crack about fish in the sea And how much she liked bein’ free Didn't want to give up bein' free PC So I laid it on the line Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s all up to you, and it’s time to decide V3 Female Vocalist The light came on and it was just in time If I wasn’t his, he wasn’t mine I saw the flaw in my dating scheme routine All of a sudden, it was clear to see Hadn’t figured on finding my dream Let him go and I short-change me <-Finally! I got this idea in there! Bridge From that day on, we had a plan Shifted gears and got engaged All these years, he’s still my man And nobody got short-changed PC Since he laid it on the line Chorus –Should they both sing this or just her? If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s all up to you, and it’s time to decide _____________________ Short Changed (Duet Version) Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 (Both vocalists sing to the audience) V1 Male Vocalist Just my luck to fall for that smile When settling down wasn’t her style Her life was good and she was havin’ fun Wasn’t ready for only one V2 The more I saw her, the harder I fell Did she love me? I couldn’t tell She made a crack about fish in the sea And how much she liked bein’ free PC So I told her how it was So I told her how it was with me Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s all up to you, and it’s time to decide V3 Female Vocalist I think I like this better: With careful words, he laid it on the line The light came on as he laid it on the line If I wasn’t his, he wasn’t mine If I wasn't his, he wasn't mine I saw the flaw in my freedom plan I saw the flaw in my dating scheme I didn’t count on this loving man I didn't expect to find my dream I V4 He played for real and I wanted that I knew he loved me and I loved him back He stood before me, the best of men I made my decision there and then PC When he told me how it was When he told me how it was with him Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s all up to you, and it’s time to decide Bridge: Both— We both made the deal of our lives that day When we said Short Changed is not okay PC And this is how it was (Any ideas here? Does this work?) Chorus --Both If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s all up to you, and it’s time to decide ______________________________________________________ Hi, the latest revisions are shown in bold. Just adding a little bit more to the story. Short Changed Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 Male Vocalist V1 Just my luck to fall for that smile When she was all about having fun She had her choice of stand-up guys Wasn’t ready for only one V2 The more I saw her, the harder I fell But did she love me? I couldn’t tell She made a crack about fish in the sea I risked it all and got down on my knee Pre-Chorus And told her how it was Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide V3 Female Vocalist I stood there frozen as he laid it on the line If I wasn’t his, he wasn’t mine My heart screamed out, This is the man I cried as he put the ring on my hand Pre-Chorus When he told me how it was Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide Bridge: Both— We both made the deal of our lives that day When we said Short Changed is not okay When Chorus --Both If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide _____________________________________________________________________ Hi, again. I feel like I got EXCELLENT advice from so many good writers here. This revision (hopefully) addresses the key points we talked about: structure, tone, word choice, best use of limited real estate, etc. I'm liking this version much better. Please see what you think, and what else I might do to make it better. This is a duet. Male vocalist in green; female vocalist in blue; both in black. Thank you, Patty Short Changed Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 Male Vocalist V1 Just my luck to fall for that smile When she was all about having fun She had her choice of stand-up guys Wasn’t ready for only one V2 The more I saw her, the harder I fell But did she love me? I couldn’t tell She made a crack about fish in the sea I risked it all and drew her close to me Pre-Chorus And told her how it was Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide V3 Female Vocalist I stood there frozen as he laid it on the line If I wasn’t his, he wasn’t mine My heart screamed out he was the best of men Made my decision there and then Pre-Chorus When he told me how it was Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide Bridge: Both We both made the deal of our lives that day When we said Short Changed is not okay Chorus: Both If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I want you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out It’ll kill me if we’re through But I’m talkin’ ’bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right It’s now up to you, and it’s time to decide _________________________________________________________________________ Hi, all, Been doing some revising. Changed to a Male Vocalist, until the Bridge. Telling the story from his POV. Stayed with Short Changed because it says what I mean to say. Played around with some variations in the rhyme scheme and line lengths to indicate some instability in the story. There is a melody now for the chorus, and everything fits well there, though it may look weird on the page. The "you better decide" line comes off now in a non-threatening way, which is important. Not sure if the last line of the final chorus needs to change, due to the story. Again, all comments are welcome. I learn from everyone! Patty Short Changed Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 Male Vocalist (till the Bridge) V1 Just my luck to fall for that smile When she was all for having fun She had her choice of stand-up guys Wasn’t ready for only one V2 The more I saw her, the harder I fell But did she love me? I couldn’t tell She made a crack about fish in the sea I risked it all and got down on my knee And told her how it was Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I need you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out I won’t be second best I’m talkin ‘bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right I love you for real, so you better decide V3 Her mouth dropped open, froze on her face She tried, but couldn’t say a word Her normal chatter disappeared Brought up short by the truth she heard Chorus If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I need you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out I won’t be second best I’m talkin bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right I love you for real, so you better decide Bridge—Female vocalist I knew right then, he’d laid it on the line If I wasn’t his, he wasn’t mine If I let him go I’d short-change me That’s not how I wanted love to be Chorus –Both? If you feel short-changed, Honey, I do, too I need you to love me like I love you If you’re not all in, then count me out I don’t want second best We’re talkin bout a lifetime and I wanna do it right I love you for real, so you better decide
  11. “Slow Down” was my very first song. (*Song title is an mp3 link. You're welcome to listen as you read.) Originally written/arranged/recorded in 1995, it was rerecorded 3 years later. Although copyright is considered valid from the date of creation (1995), the song wasn’t officially registered with the Library of Congress until 1998. The Idea Typically, my songs evolve from one of 4 starting points: - a chord progression - a riff/pattern - a section of melody - a central theme This particular song grew out of a progression. While experimenting with combinations of 2 & 3 note intervals, an interesting pattern emerged. It utilizes traditional I-IV-V framework, but layered changes within the framework give it a unique flavor. Fundamentals The song is set in Mixolydian mode. For those not familiar with the term, it’s essentially a diatonic major scale/key, with the 7th note flattened. The flattening of that single note alters the step pattern, dramatically changing the feel of the resulting composition. Although it’s common practice to utilize notes not contained in the primary scale (key), I chose not to do that. Every note played or sung in this song falls within the confines of A mixolydian. Three separate guitar tracks were written for this arrangement. The primary guitar plays the progression depicted in that earlier tab chart. The secondary guitar part is all 2-note intervals. Guitar track #3 is comprised of single-note leads and fills. Song Structure Introduction (8 sec.) / 8 Bar Musical Interlude / Verse-Refrain / 4 Bar Interlude / Verse-Refrain / Bridge (Middle-8) / 8 Bar Interlude / Verse-Refrain / Ending w. fade Subject Matter Because of the feel established by that primary guitar progression, this song wouldn’t have worked with an uplifting lyric. Serious, dark subject matter was called for & substance abuse (specifically alcoholism) was my final choice. I wrote it from the perspective of the alcoholic (first person), in this case male. It depicts the abuser’s downward spiral, revealing his changing mind-set as the addiction progresses & the relationship disintegrates. Melody & meter were written before the lyric, as is the case with most of my songs. The downside of this particular structure was that it didn’t allow for many words. I had to rely on subtle changes in person, tense & tone to convey my lyrical message. Personally, I enjoy the challenge that comes with that style of writing, but it does present obstacles: The message/meaning isn’t as obvious. A greater burden is placed upon the listener to listen intently. If you try to cherry-pick key words & phrases from this lyric, as happens with more popular forms of music, you’re likely to miss the point. Lyric I smile and start another day You smile and tell me it’s OK We should have known we would get through it You’d think we’d know by now I promise I…won’t drink much tonight I know I blame my life on you You tell me I don’t have a clue You should have known not to back-talk me I’d think you’d know by now I know that I..said I would slow down Should slow down Must slow down Will slow down Next week swear I’ll slow down! I get up & start another day You’re not here to tell me it’s OK I should have known you didn’t love me You’d think I’d know by now I don’t care if…I ever slow down! Final Production Notes Both the 1995 and 98 recordings of this were done on a Tascam 424 (4-track analog cassette recording deck). Some years later, when I converted to a digital setup, those original analog tracks were transferred to the new digital system, cleaned up, compressed & remixed. That digital remix is the version you’re listening to now. Recording process: The drum track was recorded all at once. No overdubs were possible, because it was done using a freestanding electronic metronome. With old analog decks, if you tried to record a standard click-track, you’d end up with ghosts of it bleeding through to other tracks. Even after the click track was erased, remnants of it remained & would be audible on the final recording. Drums & bass guitar shared a single-mono track. Drums were recorded first, then primary guitar, then bass. At that point in the process, a premix of drums & bass was bounced over to the remaining open track. That premix-bounce allowed the original recordings of each to be erased. Additional guitar was recorded onto 1 of those newly vacated tracks…lead vocal onto the other. Final lead licks were recorded last, squeezed onto whatever track space remained. All guitar parts were recorded through a mic'd amp, with effects already applied. EQ & effects for the drum track were added pre-tape. Compared to modern standards, this was like working with stone knives & bearskins, but it got the job done! Performance Credits Drums, Guitars, Bass guitar & Vocal – Tom Hoffman Supplemental Video (1 min. 9 sec. demonstration / primary guitar progression) – https://youtu.be/x5dzZMNeVlk Tom Hoffman "About Me" Muse Member pg. Tune-Smith.com Tom Hoffman YouTube *BTW that MP3 link at the top is set-up as free download. If you'd like a copy for your personal use, you have my permission.
  12. Hi, All, This was my contest entry this month and it finished middle of the pack. I'd love to know the things you all liked and didn't like about it. Thanks! Patty Your Counterfeit Heart Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 V1 You’re an absolute goddess, too good to be real Can’t believe I’m with someone so ideal I’m fine with fake nails and tattooed brows Whatever you want that plastic surg’ry allows V2 You bought some embellishments, no big deal I like a girl who cares about her sex appeal Don’t mind you goin’ for synthetic parts But I have a real problem with your counterfeit heart Chorus Your counterfeit heart doesn’t know how to care The warm and loving part just isn’t there You got my attention right from the start But I can’t love a woman with a counterfeit heart V3 One of these days you’re gonna wake up old You’ll be all alone because your heart is cold You thought you could make it as a work of art But the part that needs work is your counterfeit heart Chorus Your counterfeit heart doesn’t know how to care The warm and loving part just isn’t there You got my attention right from the start But I can’t love a woman with a counterfeit heart Bridge You look fantastic but you can’t compare To a loving partner with a real live heart Show me a woman who knows how to care I’ll show you a beauty with a ten on the chart Chorus Your counterfeit heart doesn’t know how to care The warm and loving part just isn’t there You got my attention right from the start But I can’t love a woman with a counterfeit heart
  13. J.Ø.X (@itsjayohaxe) • Instagram photos and videos LYRICS BELOW: It's such an unfortunate That the sun is always punctual How I wish it to be late So she wouldn't have to go Oh why can't she just stay And postpone it one another day? Sitting on the roof As we watch a new day rise I'm being such a goof Just too dumb to realize That it's time to face the truth And goodbyes never sound smooth "Oh, it's so unfair" I said as she lowered her head and let her face be covered by her hair And she said: "Yeah, but there will always be this place inside my head" It still sounds a little sad She said: "These moments that we shared They will always be with us You don't have to be scared" But if I'm supposed to let her go why can't I accept the end And let go of her hand...
  14. Latest Version is at the top. Please take a look at this Chorus idea. Do the lines in red give it more attitude and make it more fun to sing (and sing along with?) Or should I leave it? Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I won’t take any more I’m talkin’ Honey ‘bout my Walkin’ money That man is toast and I’m outta here (or) L6: Gonna grab my stash and get me outta here One more last-minute change: "cheesy motel" becomes "sleazy motel." We're going to record this soon, and I will post a link to the demo. Thanks, all! Revisions: Removed references to Walkin' Money till further into the lyric, in this case, the last line of V2, right before the Chorus. More details about what's going on in the relationship to make her decide it's time to Walk. I agonized over the Bridge that Donna suggested could be stronger, but I just plain like this one, and it fits with the music perfectly. Walkin' Money Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 V1 My man’s lifting weights and he’s dyeing his hair He says he’s working late, and I think now I know where He thinks I’m too clueless to check his cell Or the credit card bill for that sleazy motel V2 I’m the kind of woman who takes care of herself No man of mine’s puttin’ me on the shelf Love’s turned ugly and it’s time to get out Glad I got some money in my secret account Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I won’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can Now my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan V3 Cash at the ready gets me down the road I can buy a new life in a new zip code Find If I find a new man in a shiny new place And I'll still keep some Walkin’ Money, just in case Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I won’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can Now my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan Bridge: The day has come and I’m D-U-N done Gonna grab my cash, take the money and run Instr. Chorus Walkin’ Money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I won’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can Now my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi, Another revision, based on many of the comments here. Flipped V1 & V2 (per Donna's suggestion) and I hope it works better. And I tried to make it clear that this woman is fed up and is leaving NOW. She's really glad she stashed away some Walkin' Money so she can get out. Mike: The Chorus is now ALL about the singer and her Walkin' Money. Still working on the Bridge. The "D-U-N Done" part is an expression the female vocalist uses, and when I heard her say it one day, I thought I just HAD to put it in this lyric. Walkin' Money Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 V1 My man’s lifting weights and he’s dyeing his hair He says he’s working late, and I think I know where I had a funny feeling and lucky for me My backup cash is gonna set me free V2 Our love’s turned sideways and it’s time to get out I’ll use the extra money in my secret account I set aside some funds for a rainy day So I can buy a ticket, make my getaway Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I can’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can And my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan Instr V3 Cash at the ready gets me down the road I can buy a new life in a new zip code Find a new man in a shiny new place And still keep some Walkin’ Money, just in case Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I can’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can And my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan Instr. Bridge: The day has come and I’m D-U-N done I’m gonna grab my cash, take the money and run Instr. Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door Cause I’ve had enough, I can’t take any more I’ve stayed with my man as long as I can And my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hi, I chose "Walkin' Money" for the title, and have revised the lyric to keep it more focused, and showcase the hook more. The music will be a Rockabilly style with lots of attitude. Walkin' Money Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2018 V1 If love turns sideways and I gotta get out I’ll grab my Walkin’ Money from my secret account I funneled off some funds for a rainy day So I can buy my ticket out and make my getaway V2 My man’s lifting weights and he’s dyeing his hair He says he’s working late, and I think I know where But I’ve got my Walkin’ Money waiting for me My backup stash of cash is gonna set me free Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door When I’ve had enough and can’t take any more I’ll stay with my man as long as I can But my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan V3 Cash at the ready gets me down the road I can buy a new life in a new zip code ’f I find a new man in my shiny new place I’ll still keep some Walkin’ Money, just in case Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door When I’ve had enough and can’t take any more I’ll stay with my man as long as I can But my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan Bridge: If the day comes when I’m D-U-N done I’m gonna grab my cash, take the money and run Chorus Walkin’ money is a girl’s best friend Tucked away safe and ready to spend Walkin’ Money gets me out the door When I’ve had enough and can’t take any more I’ll stay with my man as long as I can But my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan Yeah, my Walkin’ Money is my back-up plan ___________________________________________________________________________ Here is a revised version, with the verses reworked in First Person (idea from Mike.) Held off on the hook till the Chorus (Paul.) Completely stole a line from Kuya. Revised the Bridge with thoughts from SongWolfe, Zritch and Jim. And even took some advice from myself and tweaked a few other things. Original post is below this one, as well as a slightly different version retitled "Walkin' Money." Which do you think is the better choice? Just in Case Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 Our love’s turnin’ sideways and I have to get out I need my own money to bring it about I saved a bunch of cash for a rainy day So I can buy my ticket out and make my getaway V2 My man’s lifting weights and he’s dyeing his hair He says he’s working late, but he won’t say where He saunters in midnight with that look on his face He thinks I’ll sit tight but I’m outta this place Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan Just-in-case money, just in case In a safe place, honey, just in case V3 We pooled our money when we started this thing But I had a feeling what the future might bring I set aside some pocket money just for me My private stash of walkin’ money set me free Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan Just-in-case money, just in case In a safe place, honey, just in case Bridge If he’s not the one And you’re D-U-N DONE Grab your cash Take your money and run Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan Just-in-case money, just in case In a safe place, honey, just in case Walkin’ Money Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 Our love’s turnin’ sideways and I have to get out I need my own bank account to bring it about I saved a bunch of bucks for a rainy day So I can buy my ticket out and make my getaway V2 My man’s lifting weights and he’s dyeing his hair He says he’s working late, but he won’t say where He saunters in midnight with that look on his face He thinks I’ll sit tight but I’m outta this place Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan In a safe place, honey, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case V3 We combined our cash when we started this thing But I had a feeling what the future might bring I set aside some pocket change just for me My private stash of walkin’ money set me free Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan In a safe place, honey, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Bridge If he’s not the one And you’re D-U-N DONE Grab your cash Take your money and run Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan In a safe place, honey, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Hi, I'm resurrecting an old lyric I put on the shelf. This is definitely country, tongue-in cheek, for a female vocalist. Crazy guitar riffs in there, too. Designed to be a rollickin' crowd-pleaser. Just in Case Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 When love turns sideways and you’re feelin’ trapped A lack of cash is a handicap Get some just-in-case money, just in case So you can buy your ticket out and make your getaway V2 Your man’s liftin’ weights and dyein’ his hair He's workin’ late and he’s never there Grab your just-in-case money, just in case So you can kiss that man goodbye and get outta this place Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan It’s just-in-case money, just in case Just in case, honey, just in case V3 You need to make sure that you’ll be okay So take your time, plan your rainy day You’ve got just-in-case money, just in case So if he does you wrong, you’re gone, and you don’t have to stay Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan It’s just-in-case money, just in case Just in case, honey, just in case Bridge: You gotta invest so you can leave the nest Buy yourself the latitude To grab your coat and hat-itude Chorus: Just in case, just in case A woman needs her walkin’ money, just in case Stay with your man as long as you can But play it smart and have a backup plan It’s just-in-case money, just in case Just in case, honey, just in case
  15. Aña

    Memories

    I’ve been working on this for a few days; so far I have the first verse, the prechorus, and a vague notion of the chorus V1 Memories fade into the sun I wonder what happens when they’re gone But at the moment It seems Something has begun I’ll stay here with you For as long as you want Prechorus My memories of you will never fade You found me broken-hearted and you made me love again Chorus Now I’m free Free Free from the memories that haunted me Free Free When I’m with you I am free WANT FEEDBACK ON Should I end it there or make more verses? Should it be, in the first verse, I’ll stay here with you for... “As long as you want,” “As long as I want,” or “As long as we want?” Should I call it Memories or Free? Anything else you want to mention Thank you in advance for helping me, this is my first post!
  16. Hello all I would like to know if i have a song that an artist want to use can i charge them for the song and still have owners and they own the recording masters Please advise
  17. I revised V2 to eliminate the specific examples that potentially limited the "relatability" factor, and kept it from being so female-only oriented. Also changed the chorus to remove the sarcasm and revised the Bridge to keep from introducing off-topic examples from the POV. Late edit: switch one of the “love to”s in the Chorus to “wanna.” You You You Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 You say let’s go for coffee I haven’t seen you for so long At first it sounded fun to me But boy, I got that wrong! V2 I try to get a word in But you are makin’ hay My kingdom for a Mute button To make you go away Chorus All you wanna talk about is You you you You’re the one you wanna listen To to to You just love to tell me what ya Do do do And I would just love to strangle You you you V3 Your stories take forever The minutes feel like years You’re a busy one-way street I’m just a pair of ears Chorus All you wanna talk about is You you you You’re the one you wanna listen To to to You just love to tell me what ya Do do do And I would just love to strangle You you you Bridge All I hear is “me me me” From you you you Just once I’d like to hear you ask What’s new with you? Chorus All you wanna talk about is You you you You’re the one you wanna listen To to to You just love to tell me what ya Do do do And I would just love to strangle You you you Out: All you wanna talk about is You you you You’re the one you wanna listen To to to You just love to tell me what ya Do do do And I would just love to strangle You you you Cause all I hear is “me me me” from You you you ______________________________________________________ You You You Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 You said Let’s meet for coffee We’re friends, It’s been too long I said Sounds like fun to me But boy, I got that wrong! V2 I tried to get a word in But you were on a roll Your cat, your boss, your diet Your high cholesterol Chorus All you ever talk about is You you you You’re the one you love to listen To to to Yeah, tell me more about the things ya Do do do Just once I’d love to hear you ask What’s new with you? V3 Your stories take forever Ten minutes feels like years Should this be feel or feels? I could see it either way. You’re a busy one-way street I’m just a pair of ears Chorus All you ever talk about is You you you You’re the one you love to listen To to to Yeah, tell me more about the things ya Do do do Just once I’d love to hear you ask What’s new with you? Bridge Wish I’d had a chance to tell you what is new with me My man’s working overtime, I think she’s twenty-three I need some major surgery and I can’t afford to pay But I feel better knowing you’re behind me all the way Chorus All you ever talk about is You you you You’re the one you love to listen To to to Yeah, tell me more about the things ya Do do do Just once I’d love to hear you ask What’s new with you you you?
  18. Mattakriptic

    Mattakript - Pencil Bars

    Hey all! Try ignore the video as I'm not too much of a fan of it, though that's a whole different story, was wondering if I could get any advice, critique or general feedback for the lyrics? As the title suggest it's basically just some "Bars" I had compiled together in my notes and created this, I'll add a link to the lyrics as well, thanks! https://genius.com/Mattakript-pencil-bars-lyrics
  19. So, I did a total rewrite on this. I also have a possible melody for it that I will post when I get back to my phone (left it at work). Please, let me know if you like it any better. Love In Peace [V1] I don't care what people say You can be straight, bi, or gay Male, female, mixed or switched None of that will make me flinch It's with open arms I stand So you'll see we can be friends [Ch] Let's all live in peace, love in peace Let the real you shine through Let's all live in peace, love in peace To thine own self be true (true, true) Love to live, live to love Love in peace, love in peace, love in peace [V2] You have no reason to hide Who you truly are inside You need to believe me I'll not be your enemy Even though I'm straight n bland We certainly can be friends [Repeat Ch] [Possible Coda (probably not)] I can't tolerate you sexual deviants -- I know this looks really bad, but it means I can't JUST tolerate them. ‘Cause I celebrate your awesome achievements
  20. Amerigo

    Love In Peace

    Love In Peace New version: [V1] It doesn't matter what others say You can be black, white, or alien gray You may be straight, bi, or gay Male, female, neither or both I swear to you this solemn oath I will except you and be your friend [Ch] Everybody live in peace, love in peace Let the real you shine through Everybody live in peace, love in peace To thine own self be true Love in peace, love in peace, love in peace [V2] You've no need to hide or pretend Even if I can't comprehend Still I will love and defend I don't really need to understand Just to be ready to lend a hand And to take you as you really are [Bridge] You're welcome to my world and my nation Welcome to my life, welcome to my habitation [Repeat Ch] [V3] I don't care what you believe in Nor to what God you may cleave Whatever your mind may conceive I'll respect your faith and convictions I'll never lay on any restrictions I'm just here to be there for you. [Repeat Ch] Original: [V1] You often hear someone say Boys will be boys and girls will be girls But sometimes it's the other way And sometimes they're gay and that's okay. [V2] We don't wanna hear no snide reference About somebody else's gender choice Or about their love preference. Let's show tolerance with all due deference. [Ch] Everybody live in peace, love in peace Let the real you shine through Everybody live in peace, love in peace To thine own self be true Love in peace, love in peace, love in peace [V3] You don't need to be a pretender Love whoever you want to love Don't be afraid to show your true gender Be who you are, and I'll be your defender
  21. Amerigo

    Screen Damaged

    I just started this song an hour ago. Long ways to go, I'm sure... Screen Damaged By Amerigo [V1] Whatever happened to going outside to play? Staying out riding bikes and playing ball all day. Kids now days live on their devices; If they go unchecked, we'll be in a crisis. [V2] Kids are texting friends across the room; And posting their lives on social media; None of them would know how to use a broom; Or find answers in an encyclopedia. [ch] Youngsters day are getting screen damaged; ‘Cuz their screen time goes unchallenged; Don't let their minds get completely fried; Mom and Dad, kick those kids outside! [V3] If they don't know how to cook or clean; How are they going to survive as adults? When upon them we have to lean; I cringe at the thought of the results.
  22. Another revision, taking into consideration the comments here. Thank you, all who helped me. See if this reads better. More Than Curious Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 Some people never wonder But me, I gotta know Why’s the sky that perfect blue? What makes the night wind blow? Where do dreams go when they die? What sets a heart aglow? And how come won’t you tell me, Babe Why you had to go? Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I’ve racked my brain; no answers come What happened to the two of us? It kills me not to know, Babe I’m so much more than curious V2 When you took off without a word That devastating day My mind was filled with questions That still won't go away What’d I do so horribly wrong That you couldn’t bear to stay? Or did your heart find someone else? …If only you would say Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I’ve racked my brain; no answers come What happened to the two of us? It kills me not to know, Babe I’m so much more than curious Bridge: I know I have to carry on But I don’t know what to do My future’s a big question mark If I don’t have you Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I’ve racked my brain; no answers come What happened to the two of us? It kills me not to know, Babe I’m so much more than curious Hi, Many of you commented and helped with earlier versions of this when it was called Curiosity. It is still here in the Forum under that title. About two weeks ago, PaulCanuck made this comment (and KerryParr agreed): It seems to me that if the POV's lover left without a word, then the POV would be more than "curious". So I guess you could say it only took me 2 weeks to recognize a good idea! I'd still love any comments on this version. Does it need something more? Something less? More Than Curious Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 Some people never wonder But me, I gotta know Why’s the sky that perfect blue? What makes the night wind blow? Where do dreams go when they die? What sets a heart aglow? And how come won’t you tell me, Babe Why you had to go? Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I don’t know why you changed your mind What happened to the two of us? I wish that you would tell me, Babe I’m so much more than curious V2 The way you split without a word Still torments me today I have so many questions That just won't go away Did I do something awful And you couldn’t bear to stay? Or did your heart find someone else? ...If only you would say Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I don’t know why you changed your mind What happened to the two of us? I wish that you would tell me, Babe I’m so much more than curious V3 Whatever life threw at us I thought we’d work it through You can understand my shock When you broke us in two Now I have to carry on In a new life without you The outcome’s a big question mark I don’t know how I’ll do Chorus I have this curiosity The kind that killed the cat But when it comes to why you left It’s so much more than that I don’t know why you changed your mind What happened to the two of us? I wish that you would tell me, Babe I’m so much more than curious
  23. All These Freak'n Emails Lakamp/Giarraputo © Copyright 2017 Hi, Moptop and I had fun with this one. (At least he said it was fun. I can email him again and ask.) Let us know what you think. Patty https://soundcloud.com/user-296202890/all-these-freakn-emails V1 (You Have Mail!) Oh, No! Another email! From that certain female She keeps maxing out my inbox with her spam I try hard to read through them But it takes too long to view them Truth is I don’t really give a damn Instr. V2 Why’s she send so many? One a day is plenty I don’t think she’s behaving like a friend She has this affliction That borders on addiction She has to write it down and hit Send Chorus I used to like to hear from her But she’s turned herself into a pest I don’t need all the details In all these freak’n emails I wish that she would give it a rest Give it a rest V3 If she sends me one more note Or another stupid anecdote I swear I’m gonna have to wring her neck This never-ending stream Just makes me want to scream Please, can’t I have my old inbox back! Chorus I used to like to hear from her But she’s turned herself into a pest I don’t need all the details In all these freak’n emails I wish that she would give it a rest Give it a rest V4 Wish she’d spare me the drama I don’t do well with trauma Believe me, I don’t need the constant stress She’s probably just a talker But she feels more like a stalker I think I need a new email address Chorus I used to like to hear from her But she’s turned herself into a pest I don’t need all the details In all these freak’n emails I wish that she would give it a rest I used to like to hear from her But she’s turned herself into a pest I don’t need all the details In all these freak’n emails I wish that she would give it a rest Give it a rest
  24. Peko

    Lifetime Love

    Hi, This is not intended as a teeny bopper love song. You could call it a Love Song for Old People! I would like to know if this is Super Cheesy, or if it could be a loving tribute to a long-time joyous marriage. You won't hurt my feelings if you say it's pathetic! Thanks, Patty The new structure is VCVCBVC. I didn't put another Chorus after the Bridge because I liked the way the Bridge lyrics led into V3, and there were already 3 Choruses in there. Speaking of the Chorus, does this one work? I've gone through a dozen versions, and it's still giving me fits! Any suggestions are more than welcome. Original version below this revision: Lifetime Love Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 We smile at young lovers And remember how it was We thought it couldn't get much better Except for us, it does Young love lights the fire But it's just the opening round It doesn't hold a candle To the lifetime love we found Chorus Lifetime love Carried us here today Years of yesterday Led us to lifetime love The fire from that early spark Burns brighter now than at the start We found what we were dreaming of Lost in our lifetime love V2 It’s the years that tell the story The chapters of our life How we live out our vision Of a husband and a wife The looks that pass between us The way our hearts respond The ordinary moments That create our lifetime bond Chorus Lifetime love Carried us here today Years of yesterday Led us to lifetime love The fire from that early spark Burns brighter now than at the start We found what we were dreaming of Lost in our lifetime love Bridge: We all take different pathways We all are pawns of fate We don’t control the windfalls Or the dangers that await V3 So how does love last a lifetime? Is it us or is it chance? How do you go the distance And still keep the romance? We’ll never know the answer Or solve the mystery of A wildfire years ago Becoming lifetime love Chorus Lifetime love Carried us here today Years of yesterday Led us to lifetime love The fire from that early spark Burns brighter now than at the start We found what we were dreaming of Lost in our lifetime love Lifetime love You are my lifetime love Original Post: Lifetime Love Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 We smile at young lovers And remember how it was We thought it couldn't get much better Except for us, it does Young love lights the fire But it's just the opening round It doesn't hold a candle To the lifetime love we found (Chorus) Love of my life You are my lifetime love You’re the only one I’m ever dreaming of V2 It’s the years that tell the story The chapters of our life How we live out our vision Of a husband and a wife The middle makes the ending The daily give and take The crossroads that confront us The choices that we make (Chorus) Love of my life You are my lifetime love You’re the only one I’m ever dreaming of V3 The looks that pass between us The way our hearts respond The multitude of moments That create our lifetime bond We all take different pathways We all are pawns of fate We don’t control the windfalls Or the dangers that await V4 So why did love live on for us But not for every pair? What sets apart our lifetime love From just a brief affair? We’ll never know the answer But this I’m certain of You’re the love of my life For all time, my lifetime love (Chorus) Love of my life You are my lifetime love You’re the only one I’m ever dreaming of Love of my life You are my lifetime love You’re the only one You are my lifetime love
  25. Peko

    How We Won The Series

    How We Won the Series Patty Lakamp © Copyright 2017 V1 I said Forever You said yes Whether we would make it Was anybody’s guess V2 Two eager rookies Plenty uh spark We lunged at the pitch and Hit it out of the park Chorus So how’d we win the series? We didn’t have a clue All we had was the fever And a promise to be true We suited up and took a chance Played our hearts out, found romance V3 In love with the game Itchin’ to play We started a streak That’s still goin’ today V4 Never missed practice Good at bat Signed a long-term contract And never looked back Chorus So how’d we win the series? We didn’t have a clue All we had was the fever And a promise to be true We suited up and took a chance Played our hearts out, found romance Bridge You’re the reason We had a great season I’d sign up again If you say you’re in Chorus So how’d we win the series? We didn’t have a clue All we had was the fever And a promise to be true We suited up and took a chance Played our hearts out, found romance It’s every player’s dream Hooray for our team!
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