During FAWM, I wrote these poetic lyrics here. And then before the month's end I came up with a demo. It was inspired during Race Week in Daytona with its roots in rum runners with a tribute to those who came before me: musicians, car racing, and rum runners.
No planes, no trains, just automobiles A giant collage of a Ferris wheel Round and round goes the track Whirring dervishes give no slack Rum runners scurry in the night Grandpa’s Ford hides the blight Carving instruments in the day Passing down music to those without say Sleepless twilight trumpets my head Clock ticking and … Continue reading John Madison (#poem)
Kentucky Flame (FAWM) Songwriting Challenge: No Chorus Lyrics, copyright 2018, Kathy Holmes I searched for an old friend the other day I met him in California in the sixth grade I never expected to find him that way When I saw the obituary of my old Kentucky Flame I remember the day this Kentucky boy … Continue reading Kentucky Flame (FAWM)
Birthdays and holidays always make me sad Sometimes I cry and then I get mad When those dearest to you sprout wings and fly away So far from you in July, so close to you in May Longing for love from that first man you see Leading you on a journey from the Caribbean to … Continue reading Birthdays and Holidays (#poem)
Downton Abbey is a favorite show we continue to rewatch. What stood out for me last night was when Carson said to Lady Mary, "You're letting yourself be defeated, my Lady. I'm sorry it's a lapse to say so, but someone has to." (The original post attributed this line to White Christmas - oops!) I'd … Continue reading Don’t Let Yourself Be Defeated
When I submitted my first song for professional feedback, my mentor said the writing was very good but added that it was more poem than lyric. He gave me some suggestions on how to transition it into a song. I took his advice and Does Everybody Lie? became Everybody Lies. So when I was writing … Continue reading Lyrics vs. Poems
The Sound of Silence rings through my ears Still Hooked on a Feeling after so many years It was all ahead of me, this romance called life Falling in Love, becoming somebody’s wife That year was amazing, I sat next to Tom Singing on stage, dreaming of the Prom Co-rec nights swimming in the pool … Continue reading Sound of Silence (#poem)
Secrets and lies kept us apart The truth did arise that you were deep in my heart I searched and I searched and alas you were found But when I revealed myself, you didn’t want me around I pulled away and wiped my tears Rejection did not occur to me, wasn’t one of my fears … Continue reading Like it or Not (#poem)