If Someone Wrote A Song For Me On St Valentine’s Day I Would Be Ecstatic…

imageAs it’s almost St Valentine’s day I’d like to share a song I’ve written…

There are a few different versions of it and it was the first set of lyrics I’d written that were put to music. Get your sick bags at the ready…

Once I had completed the lyrics I trawled the internet to find people that would accept my lyrics and turn them into a proper song. A couple of the ones I found, even though I shouldn’t judge as I have no musical talent whatsover, I just had to submit to the big amateur song jukebox in the sky. They pretty much sounded like they belonged to the soundtrack of a very bad 80’s computer game.

Thankfully I found one guy and when he sent back the demo I instantly liked it. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing as I am very picky but eventually we had a couple of completed versions. His name is Wayne Bowers and his website is Lyrics Into Song. He is really talented, good at what he does and provides demos for people who maybe want to pursue the song further. I was satisfied with just the demo.

He produced two versions for me. One, which was a stripped back acoustic version on the piano. The other, with more instruments.

I preferred the acoustic version.

St Valentine’s Day comes around and on the basis that the song I wrote was for Greg and it was called Heart Drive – I bought a heart shaped USB drive. Onto the drive I saved an mp3 of the song, the videos I made to go along with the song and a lyric sheet I had produced. I was excited to give this to Greg and he said thanks, that’s nice…

I expected more of a reaction to be honest but music and videos are more my thing, he has his own hobbies (which seem to involve being on his laptop or sleeping).

First of all, here is the lyric sheet:

Heart Drive

This is the first video I made, I thought it would be a good idea to have a “lyric video” but looking at it now I think I could have chosen a better font…

 

I then thought it would be good to make a video of us both in it. Unfortunately, I could only find a few short clips of us both together so I had to recycle it, reuse it, reverse it and slow it the hell down so it lasted five minutes…

 

I mentioned that there was also an alternate version of the song with more instruments and you can listen to it here on the Lyrics Into Song website.

You may recall from the post Here’s a little song I wrote… that I have been getting one of my friends to sing some newer lyrics I have written. When I let her hear Heart Drive, she wanted to do a version so here is her version of it – Heart Drive. It’s not the full song and I am still pestering her to finish it. I have 3 kids, she says. Get them to do backing vocals, Steve Says. If I’m being completely honest I prefer her voice on this song….sorry Wayne, yours is good too🙂

Wayne also done a version of the song Nearly There which my friend sings in Here’s a little song I wrote... His version was called Here I Am and you can also hear it on Lyrics Into Song – it’s more rocky!

Have a great St Valentine’s Day and please share the most romantic thing anyone has done for you.

 

…I’d Never Had One That Big Before…

I have always been fascinated when overhearing snippets of conversations as you pass people by and wondering what the f*** are they talking about – “what is their story?”…

Everyone has their own world going on for them and we sometimes are a part of it, if even for 3 seconds.

I have discussed this before and I was told that there is a name for this type of “curiosity” but I can’t remember and Google hasn’t helped me this time.

A couple of years ago I decided to see if I could write lyrics with this theme in mind in the hope that one day someone much more musically gifted than me could create a song from it…

Verse One

When you see someone that you just don’t know
Where they’ve come from
Or are about go
With a name not known and a past not shown

Pre Chorus

Caught in the minute
Sharing a second

Verse Two

When you hear three words and not much more
What do they mean and
Who are they for
Its a conversation with no revelation

Bridge

Caught in the minute
Sharing a second

Chorus

Everyone has their story
Everyone has their own little
world behind their eyes
Once upon their times and their ever afters

Verse Three

When you look inside and you just don’t get
What’s going on and
How the strangers met
Who’s that, who’s she and who is he

Repeat Chorus

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

“Train stations, airport terminals, subway stops: soulless spaces full of distracted, stressed zombies, or magical sets for fleeting, interlocking human stories?”

 

(What’s The Story) Morning Glory…?

The said what...?

They said what…?

I have always found it fascinating whenever I hear a few seconds of other people’s conversations while they pass by. With no idea of the context, the meaning or the history of that conversation it just leaves me wondering.

Similarly, if you pass by a house and see a light on it makes me wonder of the people inside and how they all have their own stories to tell.

These thoughts and ideas were behind this set of lyrics that I have written…

Verse One

When you see someone that you just don’t know
Where they’ve come from
Or are about go
With a name not known and a past not shown

Caught in the minute
Sharing a second

Verse Two

When you hear three words and not much more
What do they mean and
Who are they for
Its a conversation with no revelation

Caught in the minute
Sharing a second

Chorus

Everyone has their story
Everyone has their own little
world behind their eyes
Once upon their times and their ever afters

Verse Three

When you look inside and you just don’t get
What’s going on and
How the strangers met
Who’s that, who’s she and who is he

Repeat Chorus

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

Have you ever eavesdropped on a conversation you weren’t supposed to? Tell us about a time when it was impossible not to overhear a conversation between people who didn’t know you were there. What was the conversation about? How did it make you feel?

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This Used To Be My Playground…

Music evokes memories for me much more than photographs ever will.

For 3 minutes, whilst listening to particular songs, I am instantly transported back in time. I can smell the same smells, see the same things and I feel the same feelings.

It is so hard to pick one particular song to share.

I also think that there is a fitting song for every occasion, mood and memory. Recently my old high school was knocked down and although high school wasn’t ever really my most favourite place in the world it was still quite sad to think that a building where so many people grew and developed themselves would be gone forever.

Of course, there was a perfect song to accompany that feeling…

I then discovered a website called 28 Days Later which is a collection of photos from old abandoned buildings and before it got knocked down someone must have went inside my old school and took some photos.

What else could I do? I simply had to create a photo montage to accompany the perfect song…

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

A song comes on the radio and instantly, you’re transported to a different time and place. Which song(s) bring back memories for you and why? Be sure to mention the song, and describe the memory it evokes.

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The Quickest Way To The Twilight Zone Is By Bus…

Waiting for my bus at the local bus stop is sometimes like being in the Twilight Zone. So very like it in fact that I made an attempt at writing a script… Continue reading

I Can’t Sing, I Can’t Play, I Look Awful…

I can’t sing.

I can’t play.

I (sometimes) look awful.

I’ve never been in a band due to two out of the three reasons above.

However, these days with the internet being what it is you don’t always have to be “musically gifted” to be able to produce music.

I love writing lyrics and, in my opinion, I think some of them are quite good. I recently got in touch with an old friend on Facebook and she is, in my opinion, exceptionally gifted. She offered to put music to my lyrics and sing. When I heard the short demos she had done I was delighted to say the least. We’ve never picked this up again but I really hope we do…

Beside Me

Untitled

Nearly There

Heart Drive

Jam Shoe meets Red Cow

Now Would Be Good

This was posted in response to the Daily Prompt hosted by http://dailypost.wordpress.com

Have you ever played in a band? Tell us all about that experience of making music with friends. If you’ve never been in a band, imagine you’re forming a band with some good friends. What instrument do you play in the band and why? What sort of music will you play?

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