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Lisa Gates

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  1. Nashville, here I come. Moving August 30, 2017!!!

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    2. starise


      Congrats. No talent in Florida?:D

    3. Lisa Gates

      Lisa Gates

      fl is too hot for me. lol. i need four seasons

    4. john


      Come to Scotland and you can get all four in one Day!

  2. About me

    Hello Conclusive! Glad you found Songstuff! All the best, Lisa
  3. Hey Guys

    Hi there, Welcome! Glad you found Songstuff. Feel free to look around at the Articles and the Community Forums to acculamte yourself here. You may find the answers to some of your questions above. Be well, Lisa
  4. The new guy

    Hi Will, Nice intro! Sounds like you'll fit in great around here. See you on the boards! Lisa
  5. She Moves Me. By John Craig

    John, I like all the advice your getting here and I'm surprised that we have no "But Nazis" or "And Nazis" jumping in. Your song is peppered with Buts and Ands that aren't all necessary are they? I do like the Chorus starting with And. I can really feel a relaxed lead in to it with that way of entering the chorus. Now, when you mention the song title is weak I have to jump in! You use the title in each verse and that is a "refrain" right? FYI the title is what grabbed me to come look at your lyrics... As a true romantic, I completely understood and pictured quite clearly How "her night moves keep me dancing through the days," I do like your lyrics very much and this has been my two cents.
  6. Phrebl project finally kicked off

    Hi Phil, Enjoy the forums here! There are many of us looking to collaborate and grow in this business. See you on the boards, Lisa
  7. Lyrics Writing Challenge #6 - Opposites

    Ha Ha Timbre! You guessed correctly! I got lost though and forgot to keep the Old grouch going... And I notoriously use the exclamation point too much! See!! I can't stop!! LOL Thank you for catching my favorite line about the Digital native in a Holy land. PPlaid has made some great suggestions below. I think that I'll keep most of them.
  8. Lyrics Writing Challenge #6 - Opposites

    Most awesome suggestions! I'm in this frame of mind right now to shorten all my lines and forget that it's ok to write normal phrases. Thank you!!
  9. A customer gave me Orchids today! What a surprise :hearts:

  10. Hey Guys

    Hi There GuesSs! Glad you found Songstuff! Yes, you've come to the right place. We love music here lol! See you on the boards, Lisa
  11. Mixing Philosophy

    Hey Symph! Nice see your name popping back up. I like this. God has a way of helping when you ask (and sometimes when you don't ask too!) I don't do mixes but can relate this to my songwriting on many of the points you've brought up here. Fear, striving for perfection, writing from the heart, knowing when to quit, being honest, and always grow and learn! See you around! Lisa
  12. The new guy

    Hey There BigN! Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. Sounds like you've done some travelling (which makes for great stories/songs!) I love that your favorite artists are new and old! I hope you enjoy the site :-) All the best, Lisa
  13. Lyrics Writing Challenge #6 - Opposites

    Hi ND! This is very deep. It reads more like a poem to me right now. The line "oh light where are you" has me spouting Shakespeare in my head "Oh Romeo where art tho" in a fun kind of way. If you titled this "Hoping to reach the light" and added this line as a refrain throughout the song it would give it better structure in my opinion. I also like the hopefulness of this line and since you repeated it twice it would lend itself to be the refrain. Glad you're here! I love these challenges and hope you do too!! Lisa
  14. Lyrics Writing Challenge #6 - Opposites

    Just a start: The Young Will Steer the Old There's a typewriter collecting dust This young man thinks he will teach us Old guys, new tricks Humph! don't think they mix He grew up a cellphone in his hand Digital native in Holy land Young man, cool life Looking through clear eyes It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old Driving down the streets I thought I'd teach Younger ones see a two way street Wise men lecture Childish adventure It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old Clear as a bell Muddy waters never tell Where they came from, where they're going to Guided by technology To succeed in society It's a strange twist of fate How life ends up like this Faster than a blink Smarter than you think As you look, behold! the young will steer the old
  15. Hi guys

    Glad you found us Static! You've listed some great inspirations. Have fun here at Songstuff! All the best, Lisa
  16. lol hi

    Ummm hello faraway, please introduce yourself. Have you been with Songstuff before? You say "still around" like you've been here before. If you take a peek around, I think you'll find there were many posts today and some still going on now so not sure what you mean by deserted...
  17. Hi I'm Jay

    Hello Jay, Welcome to Songstuff! We are total music geeks here, so I think that's pretty cool. LOL Thanks for perusing the boards. Hopefully you like what you find. See you on the boards, Lisa
  18. Ashes for Dreams

    Hello! Welcome to Songstuff! Cute intro! Hope you enjoy our interactive site. There's so much here, you just have to explore. I see your already moving about the boards and appreciate your participation. As we have much to learn from you, you can learn from us too! See you on the boards! Lisa
  19. Introduction

    Hey Vibez! Welcome to Songstuff! (Music heads we are!!) I grew up in CT and can hear your Jersey accent ;-) As we are International you are going to love all the different music types we have here. Poke around and join in. Sounds like you are going to have fun on the forums. See you on the boards! Lisa
  20. I'm Hamzi :D

    Hamzi! Welcome to Songstuff! How cool that you already have found we have a lot to offer. Have a great time here ;-) Be Well, Lisa
  21. Taken

    I've written some lyrics and actually had a melody come to me while writing them. Someone I met on Facebook liked it enough to put some music to it. Then he had a singer record it. (she sang it exactly the way I did, so I think it's a compliment.) I'd like your opinion on it. I don't like critique with both barrels though, just the truth. Thanx Here are the lyrics: One good girl Has good boys Raises them right Workin through school Shots fired Wrong wrong Taken We hear sirens Watch the news Can’t believe No tomorrow We grieve Gone gone Taken Taken too young Her dreams are done So many songs left unsung tell me who won? Won this damn war Not like before Riot back and forth swing open the door stop it don’t ignore don’t ignore Taken Taken Taken too young Her dreams are done So many songs left unsung Taken Taken Taken 5-9-17.mp3
  22. Taken

    Hi Yves, Thanks for taking a listen. The reason the vocals come in so quickly is because we are going to pitch this to a TV producer. The goal is to grab his/her attention. If we wait too long to get to the vocals he/she may have already moved on in haste. They listen to tons of music every day and don't have the luxury of waiting to see if a song has anything good to offer. If it doesn't grab them from the start they have to say "NEXT!" I suspect if this makes it on to a show, the intro can be adjusted accordingly. I like your idea of bringing the bass line more to the front. I think it is solid and most people listen for it. Thanks again! Lisa
  23. Taken

    Hi ya David, Good point. I was wondering what the drab feeling of the song was and I think the chorus is it. Thanks for the half a barrel... you're so good to me!
  24. Hi I'm Bielka

    Bielka, I'm glad you found Songstuff. I hope to see you on the Forum boards soon! be well, Lisa
  25. New Artist and Producer

    Hi Nday98! Welcome! We've got a great community here, I hope you two can interact as well as share your music. Looking forward to hearing your stuff. Lisa