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 Posted: Tue Mar 13th, 2018 04:30 am
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Notes on my memo app.


Oh, life is so grand here in the sand
But I think I'll go home for a fortnight
I've never been a gambling man
But I'll play the hand if it feels right


At home in the fog, just me and my dog
We were watching the winter deceive us
I 'member when we was both gentlemen
But nobody else would believe us

____________


When the winter turns to spring
She feels compelled to clean
Now the (things) I really need
Are nowhere to be seen
She's as busy as a bee in her hive

Now everything is put away
But nothing is in its place
The note I wrote just yesterday
Is gone without a trace
Glad she can't get into my hard drive

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I stare into the abyss
of the device in my fist
As if it might contain the whole universe
It might be just a hole
Stuffed with pure vitriol
Or (Something something) decidedly worse



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 Posted: Thu Mar 15th, 2018 08:16 pm
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Do you have some backing music in mind for this! Being as I'm a novice and probably work backwards compared to most writers (not that I'd call myself one yet)



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 Posted: Thu Mar 15th, 2018 08:56 pm
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Billy_Lunch_Money wrote:
Being as I'm a novice and probably work backwards compared to most writers (not that I'd call myself one yet)

If you write, you are a writer.

This is three separate entities. I save ideas as they occur to me on my phone, then migrate them to their own page when I'm ready to explore them. I generally write lyrics first and concentrate on keeping the structure consistent, makes it much easier when I get around to putting it to music. It is infinitely easier for me to write lyrics to fit an existing chord progression/melody if I have one. I assume that's probably the case for most writers, but I can't speak for them.
Oops, I forgot to answer the question, short answer is no, not really. I hear a melody for the Life is so grand... verse, but I'm pretty sure it's borrowed, and I just haven't ID'd it yet.

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Have you managed to I.D. that melody?



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Billy_Lunch_Money wrote:
Have you managed to I.D. that melody?
Unfortunately, yes! Ray Charles

my brother said there ain't a thing I can do
My wife an' my kids are all down with the flu
And I was jus' thinking 'bout callin on you

Cuz I'm busted!



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