Bookmark - Collaboration with Sketch

This is a collaboration with Sketch. He came up with the lyrics and I did the music.

Hope you like it.

Title: Bookmark

Track time: 03:48 Tempo: 120 BPM

Verse 1

Thoughts today - like a stack of books

Stories never finished

Dig through the pile - flip to a page

Fever now diminished


A bookmark on my mind;

A quote without citation

Did I get it right?

Quell my aggravation

Verse 2

Weeks go by - maybe was a year

Up a ladder to the top shelf

That dusty book - in the corner

When I lay my hands on it - I'll calm myself


A bookmark on my mind;

A quote without citation

Did I get it right?

Quell my aggravation


Feel the paper - the smell of leather

Pipe in a tray - smoked years ago

Worn out Persian rug - stained a little bit

Heavy curtains - hang in a row

Verse 3

Yellowed pages and dog-eared corners

Cryptic notes, in the margin

A page torn out - what did it say?

Thought I saw that yesterday

Verse 4

Where's that book? - I remember the cover

Bold white letters on a dark red spine

No, that's not it - maybe that one...

Borrowed book? - nope, that one's mine

Chorus (2x)

A bookmark on my mind;

A quote without citation

Did I get it right?

Quell my aggravation (2x)

© Michael Odom/Steve Lundgren 2023


  • I can't hear the vocals. They are way back in the mix.

  • Dang it. Sorry you feel that way. I honestly think it's a good mix.

  • I hear a lot of reverb, Talking no singing. Post with out all the reverb/delay. I cant hear the vocal.

  • Can't say that I agree with @Autopart101. You have to like the genre, which I do. The mix sounds pretty good to me. Glad to see Sketch is on the scene. This is a great collaboration guys. Good song..I really enjoyed it😀

  • Cool song! I like the concept of thoughts like books in an old library, stumbling across things from long ago.

    The musical is cool too, a little more towards a ballad than some of your others - it's a good fit to the lyric.

    And lovely to hear Sketch is still about and collabing with you!

    Good stuff. I enjoyed that! 😁

  • I enjoyed it. The music is very atmospheric. The lyric is cool. I'm not entirely sure they fit comfortably together. It seems to me that the lyric calls for a more conversational tone, while the music, which I really like, is more dreamy. That aside, as I said, I enjoyed this. Great collaboration.

  • Yeah a book chapter song . You did a good job

  • This feels a little like it fits in a bigger story. I can imagine it as a piece in a movie. The visuals are really nice - I can picture the whole song as I listen. I like the feel of the music and vocals. It has a dreamy feel which feels like a good fit with the lyrics. There was some techno type music in the bridge that felt off.

    This collaboration is a super pleasant surprise. I enjoyed the listen very much. So nice to hear your collab with Sketch!

  • Hey guys. Sorry for the late responses. Family duties have kept me away for a while.

    I appreciate all the comments!

  • Hi @samiamiamsam

    I was absent for this 1 first time around. A cool sound you've got here in the mix, kinda lo-fi and I think it serves the lyrics and music well. I particularly like the little guitar solo.

    Nice job you two,


Sign In or Register to comment.

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!