Tag: Songwriting

‘HEEBIE JEEBIE & MISS MONEY SPIDER’

‘Scarecrow’ – Artist Unknown ‘Children’s Story?’ Even though writing, to me, is nearly always about composing lyrics, someone bet me that I couldn’t write a children’s story. Odd. All credit to writers. It’s not easy without a melody to hide behind. Whether this counts as one, I’m not sure. Anyway, I gave it a go.

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MUSIC RELATED MERCHANDISE

This is going to sound like the unashamed marketing it is. So I’ll apologize right at the start. If you can hang in there, that would be good, and if nothing else you might want to check out my artwork on a whole host of  items via this LINK. I’ve often wondered what else I

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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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REQUIEM FOR A GHOST

Do you ever get fed up with guru type people saying, “When you push yourself to the limits and believe in yourself anything is possible”? Perhaps I’m too polite when they get on my case. What I generally do is think of what I could/should have answered. Something like, “If anything is possible how come

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OXYGEN IN A CUP

‘Money is the reason we exist Everybody knows it, it’s a fact – kiss, kiss’ Lana Del Rey from her song, ‘National Anthem’  OXYGEN IN A CUP The Amazons on fire again The ice caps melt away Sea levels gone and lost the plot Plastic bottles don’t decay Exhaust fumes and factory waste Industry is

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DARK DAYS & NEW IDEAS

‘Dark Days & New Ideas’  ‘YOU STRIKE THE MATCH – YOU ARE THE FLAME’ Tomorrows’ everlasting Yesterday is dead Today is just a fantasy Of what’s spinning inside my head   I can’t second guess the answers To your questions; I just don’t know I major in uncertainty Like sunshine on fresh fallen snow  

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007 & ME

James Gull, ‘Licence to Poo’ – all over my car on a daily basis I first went to St Margaret’s Bay, just along the coast from Dover, a few years ago when I was capturing the sounds of the sea for a sound art project. I go over there every so often because it’s not a

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‘NO FEEDING THE BIRDS’

‘Unfeasibly Giant Hands’ I’ve been working on a couple of big – at least to me they’re big – music projects these last couple of months and now, near the end, I find I’m putting so much into it trying to get it finally finished that I can’t write the words I want anymore. I’ve

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KINDA

‘Defeat Looms’ An adapted story. I say adapted only because I turned it into verse for this post. What’s the worst thing you want to hear about if you’re an artist, photographer, writer, poet, musician, whatever apart from being ignored? I’d often wondered. Now I know. KINDA “I kinda like your kinda great kinda music

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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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