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 Posted: Mon Apr 11th, 2022 02:25 pm
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We’re in Spring

It stopped snowing again
The grass is growing again
And it needs mowing again
I’m seeing green

Get out the old John Deere
I really like it here
When it’s becoming clear
That we’re in Spring

Do do do

Up come the daffodils
I’m getting tulip thrills
And hear the sparrows trill
A pair of doves coo

Time to get bicyclin’
See everybody pedallin’
Nature is revelin’
Everything is renewed

Do do do

It stopped snowing again
The grass is growing again
And it needs mowing again
I’m seeing green

Get out the old John Deere
I really like it here
When it’s becoming clear
That we’re in Spring

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 Posted: Mon Apr 11th, 2022 11:54 pm
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I really like this. The simple structure and feel is a good match to the mood of the lyric.

Likely a song for a really pared back instrumentation - maybe just guitar and vocals.

You might consider putting a bridge in after:
Everything is renewed
just to provide a little variation before returning to your verse to finish.

Nice! :)



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 Posted: Tue Apr 12th, 2022 12:09 am
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https://youtu.be/mYFkiJlLHS4

Here is my “work in progress” video.

Last edited on Tue Apr 12th, 2022 12:10 am by Cornfield

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Good stuff! Music is a great fit for the lyric :)



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 Posted: Tue Apr 12th, 2022 12:44 am
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RainyDayMan wrote:
Good stuff! Music is a great fit for the lyric :)

Thank you.

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The shower is where I come up with most of my song ideas. They kind of pop out of nowhere.
This morning, I got inspired to write another verse
"I think it’s kind of odd
That some folks think of God
When color comes back to the sod
And dandelions bloom"

I think it might actually be too controversial for what has been, so far, an easy going song. I also haven't thought of a good answering verse yet.

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My new verses:

I think it’s [D] kind of odd
That some folks [Em] think of God
When color comes [A] back to the sod
That’s their [D] beliefs [A7]



I don’ t get [D] on my knees
But still I’m [G] very pleased
When I [A] see the trees
Are getting new [D] leaves

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Fits with what you've already got. And it's not heavy handed with the references to God. I don't think it will put many off.

Do you ever do open mics or anything like that? If so, you could try it out on an audience and see how they react.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2022 10:03 pm
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I host a weekly sing around on Zoom. That’s where most of my songs get sung before they retire for posterity.
Open mics sometimes but…Covid….you know.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2022 10:13 am
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At last nights sing around we had a few Christian’s, Jews and Unitarians. They all seemed to like it. Or they were polite. When I’m in my right mind, I don’t pay attention to reaction. It’s important that I write for myself.

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 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2022 10:41 am
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When you write for yourself, you are the final arbiter on all decisions. But it's only natural to want to know how others react.



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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2022 06:25 pm
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I’ve continued to write this song to encompass more thoughts


It stopped snowing again
The grass is growing again
And it needs mowing again
I’m seeing green

Get out the old John Deere
I really like it here
When it’s becoming clear
That we’re in Spring

I think it’s kind of odd
That some folks think of God
When the color comes back to the sod
But that’s their belief

i don’t get on my knees
But still I’m very pleased
When the trees
are getting new leaves.

(Bridge/chorus)
Sometimes it rains, sometimes it doesn’t
when it rains sometimes I wish it wasn’t
Sometimes a tornado comes roaring through
The damage it leaves behind reminds me of you

Up come the daffodils
I’m getting tulip thrills
And hear the sparrows trill
A pair of doves coo

Time to get bicyclin’
See everybody pedallin’
Nature is revelin’
Everything is renewed

(Bridge/chorus)

It stopped snowing again
The grass is growing again
And it needs mowing again
I’m seeing green

Get out the old John Deere
I really like it here
When it’s becoming clear
That we’re in Spring

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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2022 10:36 pm
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Not sure about the new Bridge/Chorus.
The first two lines don't seem to be saying much
and the last two feel like they are from a different song.
It feels like it refers to a bad relationship and there's been no hint of that up till this point.
I think it is stronger with the focus just on Spring and how he's feeling about that.



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 Posted: Sun May 1st, 2022 10:55 pm
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Thanks for the feedback

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