Tag: Poems to Songs

THE SEAGULL & THE CROUTONS

I’m an idiot for not taking a video of the gull. I’ll tell you why. For the first day in ages it had stopped raining and was just warm enough for me to have my breakfast outside a café – Eggs Benedict for what it’s worth. Halfway through eating I spotted this gull stood at

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PEOPLE

‘It Wasn’t Me’  Politicians get on my nerves. Their promises rain down like confetti at a wedding but mostly never happen. Some are great liars, others just feed on the lies. PEOPLE Harry lives in a cardboard box behind the Eiffel Tower Alice sits in doorways hoping for hard currency in exchange for a wilting

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GUITAR JAM; VOLUME 2

‘GUITAR JAM; Vol. 2 – Zoolon Audio Backing Tracks’ My new album, ‘Guitar Jam; Volume 2’ has been released on Bandcamp. This album is not just for songwriting guitarists but also can be used for writers as background music to their projects and videos, as well as being ‘listening’ music for anyone who likes having

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‘NO-BELL PRIZE’ FOR DOOR KNOCKERS

‘No-Bell Prize Winner 2014’ Artist Unknown A confession. This is true. When I was a kid about 5 or 6 years old I remember my parents talking about the Nobel Prize. At the time I didn’t really take in what they were talking about. To me it sounded like it was a prize awarded to

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NERO ON A GOOD DAY

‘Fiddling While Rome Burns’ by Shena Tschofen NERO ON A GOOD DAY North, East, South & West The Earth, a burning star What’s not on fire is melting While I sit back and play guitar Like Nero on a good day I talk a better game than the one I play Our oxygen is running

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THE SCREAM OF THE FOX

The Day After Madame La Guillotine Stopped By With some adaption I’m hoping I might have a new lyric for an acoustic song here. THE SCREAM OF THE FOX Fishing for rainbows Under dark clouds No antidote for dreaming In the daylight hours You’ve captured the bird song The sounds of the sea Captured the

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AN EPIDEMIC, HEARING AIDS & A MAD OLD LADY

‘Scotland Abroad’ ~ ‘The game is now over, I’m glad that we played A wounded heart full of sorrow, nothing betrayed Guilt is love’s shadow yet I’ll never forget From the corner of my eye your silhouette’ from my song ‘Pain’ aka ‘Love’s Shadow’ True story. I spent a lot of time watching England eventually win

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NEVER FORGOTTEN

‘Never Forgotten’ Mucking around with semi-protest song words on the guitar I suddenly realized I was playing to my ‘Rainbows End’ melody. Basically, I’d plagiarized myself. I’ve never done that before. Back to the drawing board. ENGLAND, OH ENGLAND At my door they try selling me their religion Online they want my money to sell me fame

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THE DAY I MET AN ANGEL

‘Une Grotte Quelque Part en Normandie’ by Zoolon The little old bloke with the peaked cap walks the main road into town each day. He carries a big bag and picks up all the street rubbish. He never wears gloves. He’s round-shouldered and his trousers are too short. He doesn’t speak to anyone. He just

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NO PLACE FOR SHADOWS TO DANCE

‘View from a cliff edge’ by Zoolon  The road leading up the castle is winding and steep. High granite stone walls either side. Some ancient overhanging trees blocking the daylight. No place for shadows to dance. Most people drive up to the castle. The tourists off the cruise liners from places I’ve never been can

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