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Lyricist

Genres: Country, Pop, R&B, Rock
Joined: 26 Feb, 2021
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I am a lyricist looking for musicians to write the music to my lyrics.

Description:
My literary motivation has been from the hearts of popular folk songwriters from my teen years, the sixties, to the present day. Major influences in my writing go back to Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan and artists such as Leonard Cohen and Townes Van Zandt and Jerry Jeff Walker and Tom Waits and just so many others it is difficult to name them all though surely I will leave some out and will need to get back to this blurb and edit those I neglected. To the point, I appreciate the popular culture, the less popular poets, and the unnamed many who contribute to the creative arts of spontaneous thought

Dreams and ambitions:
Now that I am retired I have returned to composing poetry and the love of songwriting I nurtured in my younger days. I have never given it up but responsibilities in my life necessitated that I put down my pen, pick up the car keys and go to work. The literary heroes in my life have always been popular songwriters. I feel they are major winds directing my creative ambition. I look forward to meeting someone who can put my lyrics to music and together can find the proper venue to publicize our songs.

Sample lyrics:


Parting of the Veil

A parting of the veil blown open by the breath      	
of everlasting joy across my face.			
I approach a rest with longing from the heart	
where sorrow and all sighing pass away.	
Early on that first day when I came around
the breath of life lifted me, and never let me down.
That breath of wind still blowing in keeps my head up high
and will until the time comes around
when I’ll find comfort in the ground.

By my life will I exhale that once upon a time? 	
as I await the cloak of death to arrive?			
Or when life will leave me lonesome, to expire?  
Curious I have to say I’m anxious either way.			 
Born a slave to pride that I should usher		
the time and even terms of my demise.					
If death is near and rearing such a fool I am to rush her			
in haste humiliation so unwise.					

There are times we hide our laughter
but cannot hide a grin.
Times I can’t deny the feeling I’m
going to where I once have been.
Sooner than it seems I’ll awaken from this dream
born again alive and in the presence of the Lord.
At long last, it seems I’ll awaken from this dream
I’ll rise again alive and in the presence of the Lord.

Early on that first day when I was brand new
the breath of life lifted me and stayed forever true.
That breath of wind still blowing in keeps my head up high
and will until the time comes around
when I’ll find comfort in the ground.
A parting of the veil blown open by a breath      	
of everlasting joy across my face.			
I approach my rest with longing from the heart	
where sorrow and all sighing pass away.	
At long last, it seems I’ll waken from this dream
I’ll rise again alive and in the presence of the Lord.

You’re the One
You’re the one that I admire 
most in all the world 
when you found me long ago
I knew you were my girl.
Looking through your eyes I see
who we have each become
we’ve grown into the best of friends
we both have become one.
Showing up so youthful I never will forget
my favorite day of all is the time when we first met.