Archive for May, 2011

Post #146: Summer Games

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

“Change starts when someone sees the next step” - William Drayton

Here’s a quick refresher about where I am, in the hopes of sorting myself out.

I write songs/lyrics with a purpose.
I believe that they’re worth something, and that they are competitive with what’s out there.
I want my songs out there.

Do I need to play shows, or could I just record stuff?
I love playing to an audience, but until I like my recordings, I’m not really concerned about shows.
Karaoke satisfies my attention deficit needs. :)

I need to find a way to do recordings and enjoy them.

I’m going to contact the Nathan Bishop again, and see if we can revisit the songs that were previously recorded.
Also, I’ll have to pick another five or so songs to do for this year.
Lastly, I think I’ll want a producer this time around. I’m not yet trained to get the best sound out of my songs. I’ll have to outsource an ear for that.

Awesome. Let the summer games begin.

David =B~)

P.S. I’m not sure if I like this, but I’ve got this itch going on, where I want to try to write (1) stand-up, (2) hip hop, and (3) Weezer-esque tunes. At least I’d loosen up. That’s a good thing, right?

Post #145: Song Revising - “Tell Me (You Love Me)”

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

I need a new blog entry.

Here’s insight to a song I’m still revising.

“Tell Me You Love Me”
The second verse is supposed to be about two people still trying to figure out the relationship before they go public with it.

Tell me you love me in a whisper
Nobody here has to know
Move in close to the moonlight,
[and keep all our secrets 'til they start to glow/grow]

The last verse, I’m having trouble with, since I can’t let go of “love me forever” and “tell me one more time”. The obvious follow up to forever is now, but that doesn’t move the song into the last verse. Oh dear, I might need to drop forever.

Tell me you’ll love me forever…

Tell me you love me as we’re falling asleep.
Parting words sweeten the sorrow.
[Kiss me, I'm dreaming you jump through the space, where
blah, blah, blah borrow/tomorrow]

Tell me you love me right now, ’cause I need it.
Please, please, please, please, please.
Always a beggar for-giveness,
[blah, blah, blah ease/knees]

Tell me you love me one more time…

That’s all for now.