Genres: Country, Oldies, Rock
Joined: 20 Mar, 2021
Charges for services: No
I am a part time lyricist who occasionally comes up with a workable tune but who mostly struggles to find a good melody for my ideas. In my 60s I'm not really in touch with the current musical styles and sort of clumsy with some of the technology. But outside of them I do write in a variety of song styles. I have one that sounds like it came out of a 60s western movie, some southern rock, a good amount of country, folk (Is that what they call Indie these days?), contemporary Christian, and bluegrass. My lyrics tend to run long. Funny thing about us lyricists, we mostly think our contribution to a song is the most important like that. I have to discipline myself to keep them short. Sometimes I write a bit on the controversial side, politically incorrect. I go to NSAI meetings in Cincinnati and occasionally leave some of the younger members a little uncomfortable I think. I have written some humorous songs, some sad, one or two push up against fantasy... I have a lot of old songs that might benefit from having new melodies. I am a conservative Christian but don't always write like one. Inspiration can come in many forms. Many of my best songs started out as either a title or a line. Some were an idea or a message I wanted to convey. And some came out of who knows where. I am not prolific and I cannot simply churn out a song on demand though I wish I had that talent. I write when I have an idea and I'd like to see some of them coupled with the right music.
Dreams and ambitions:
I currently have a rather revolutionary idea about songwriting that I am trying to get to a certain country music star. If it gets accepted I will have my name on what is bound to be a successful song on the country charts. Other than that I would just be thrilled to have a song played in public by people I don't know to people I don't know. Getting paid is a nice idea, but I guess at this stage I am just looking for that tiny bit of recognition. I don't have aspirations of doing this for a living. Some day I would like to have enough money to get all of them professionally recorded just for my own enjoyment and to give away to people.
Midnight at the Well of Souls Jim Chalker 2016 All rights reserved You turn away look out the window Gazing down into the street below Your hair moves faintly as a gentle wind blows I’m left wondering what did you know Moonlight shines on the holy city It’s midnight at the Well of Souls Pilgrims have drifted off, such a pity And it’s stone cold I thought I knew the things that moved me Thought I’d never seek another’s touch He meant nothing to me truly And I regret it all so very much Moonlight shines on the holy city It’s midnight at the Well of Souls Pilgrims have drifted off, such a pity And it’s stone cold The road divides beyond the open gate Life is tugging us in different ways Do we go on as one, is it too late I’m left wondering what will you say Moonlight shines on the holy city It’s midnight at the Well of Souls Pilgrims have given up, what a pity And I’m so cold