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  1. "Hey, can you come play my party for free beer?!" "If you come play guitar for me for $50 this time there will be more gigs to follow!" "Do you have some unlicensed or royalty free music I can use for my video?" "I can pay you in (insert social media platform) more followers if you do this for me." Knowing one's value or worth is the best advice I could ever give anybody wanting to jump in this crazy music industry...OK, the end!! Whew, thank goodness you don't have to read anymore! Seems so simple, right? Monetarily speaking, knowing your worth can be an incredible advantage to your career, or not knowing what your "product's" value is can be a horrible disservice to you and your fellow colleagues. This is what I mean. What we do in the music industry whether it be a song writer, jingle composer, player, artist, manager, booking agent, etc. is entirely different than any corporate structure set in any other genre of business. There is no infrastructure to evaluate how much you should be making on a global scale. There isn't a chart on the internet to tell you how much you should be making. That certainly would make it a lot easier. From what I've learned, culture and the city you live in seem to set a standard. Granted I can only speak as an American understanding the evaluation process in music. Los Angles, New York, and Nashville are what I call the big 3. From there I would say the next tier cities could be an Austin, Texas or a New Orleans, Louisiana for example. But the big three usually set the trends in the largest commercialized music markets (Pop, Rock, and Country). They also have more opportunities in all areas of music as well. How much should I charge for my services? It all depends on your culture, city, and what will you gain out of it. In Nashville, a guitar player hired to play some songs have a pretty standard base rate of a local show getting paid $150 and if there is travel involved no less than $200. But I've excepted gigs for a lot less. Even $50! In corporate business suit and tie world they would ridicule you for taking a 75% cut. I don't blame them. Let that percentage sink in. I didn't know what I was doing was undermining a system that would devalue and under appreciate a player that would be well deserved of a base pay of $150. Integrity in the market place is a concept that , in monetary terms, people will know what to expect. Consistency if you will and it even sets a bar predicated to a system that can establish tiers. For example, do those local shows for $150 and when you have the street credit eventually you can make the jump up to $200, then $225, and then so on, and so on!!! Your culture may have something set in place. Maybe? Maybe not? Isn't it funny? Do you ever wonder if somebody slapped a sign on your back that says "will work for free" instead of "kick me!" Know your worth. Set a standard. Educate yourself from other musicians/writers/engineers/blah/blah/ bah. Let those that have walked that path mentor you. Help your community by establishing that your vocation as a creative is important to be worth given money. I had a coffee with a friend when I first started traveling to Nashville. I expressed that I didn't know my value or even when should I take a gig. I still use this rule to this day and I absolutely love it, and I think it applies here. After he mentioned base rates in Nashville he ended the subject by saying, "Two out of three ain't bad." 1. Is the money good? 2. Do you like the music? 3. Are they good people or are they fun to hang out with? "If you can say yes to at least two of those...two out of three ain't bad."
  2. Hi guys, I've recently started producing this track and was inspired by Sting's "Ten Summoners Tales" album whilst writing. The theme to the tune is when you meet someone special, get to know them, get on really well just for a brief time, and then part and never see each other again. It has no lyrics, but I would love some feedback if possible on the track. If you would like to add vocals or lyrics, please let me know as I would love to hear vocals on this track. Many thanks, Kevin
  3. Hi all, Sorry I've been haven't been active on this forum for so long, but I've been dealing with some health issues This is a rather poor attempt at writing a bizarre country song with a twist...it's suppose to be humorous, and hopefully somewhat entertaining I definitely don't have the voice for country, so I've doubled tracked the vocals I know it's on the long side, but does it keep your interest till the end? I've had a hard time mixing/producing this, so if there's anything anyone hears that isn't quite right, please let me know https://soundcloud.com/crystalsuzy/i-thought-id-married-a-saint So friends lend me an ear, cause your about to hear The ballad of Kate and Jim. No he couldn’t stop cheat’n, so she could never win I thought I’d married a saint; my white knight had finally arrived But when he left me with his baby, I began to realize He was just a man in a silver coat, and not much of one at that Cause he could never be faithful; but I always took him back (Ya, she always took him back: just one more time she say; This will be your last chance) While I was in, having his baby; he was out, fooling around With a pretty young lady living high on the town… Secret picnics, on the beach; and then they’d wine and dine I was home with our newborn; so I didn’t read the signs (No she didn’t read the signs) Oh he could be so sweet, and very charming too I believed his lies; I knew, I knew his love was true I was naïve and foolish; my heart was very young Until one day, he exposed himself, with a slip of his lying tongue He had the eyes of an angel…he cheated like the devil The tongue of a serpent… he cheated like the devil And his heart lay buried in his jeans I thought I’d married a saint; my white knight had finally arrived But when he left me with his baby, I began to realize He was just a man in a silver coat, and not much of one at that But that was his last chance; I swore I’d never take him back (She swore she’d never take him back: that was his last and final chance) But then he showed up on my doorstep, with flowers in his hand He said, I’m so sorry babe; I wasn’t much of a man But don’t you worry honey; you’re the only one for me I can change; you just wait and see; We’re gonna be happy; a happy family (This is the last time baby) So he moved us to the big city, to start a brand new life He swore she was gone for good; he’d be faithful to his wife But then it all started again, and I couldn’t ignore the signs But he denied it over and over; I was going, out of my mind She could read the signs this time She found her bra in his pocket Her panties in his jeans And her name, tattooed right on his buttocks She was going, out of her mind, With a baby on her hip, and another on the way Where would she do; where would she stay? What was she going to do? She decided, she’d have to kill her, kill her in cold blood (a crime of passion, said the judge) Now she’s finally free, serving time behind bars While he’s home looking after, the kids; Now ain’t that just a cruel, cruel twist?
  4. My name is Michael Black. I was born and raised in New Jersey and I've always enjoyed song writing. Recently I've been writing country music songs and then I wrote my first rap song back in 2016 dedicated and inspired by my son who had some rough experiences in the early stages of his life. I consider myself to be a true story lyric writer so I base all my lyrics off my experiences or the others around me. I can't begin to say how thrilled I am to be able to have my songs produced.
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  6. Here's a new country song I am working on. Feel free to critique. I know there are some bad usage of grammar.....but, it's country y'all! SEE FOR YOURSELF © Tony Pistilli 2017 CHORUS YOU GOTTA SEE FOR YOURSELF A SECOND-HAND KNOWLEDGE WON’T DO YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND GOOGLE IT BUT UNTIL YOU START PURSUIN' IT YOU WILL NEVER REALLY HAVE A CLUE BUT WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF YOU’LL BE BORN ALL OVER AGAIN AND WHEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR PEARL YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU GOTTA SEE IT FOR YOURSELF VERSE 1 LIKE A MAN BORN BLIND DOESN’T KNOW WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WATCH THE SUN MELTING INTO THE SEA OR THE STARS AT NIGHT AS THEY WINK IN THE SKY OR WHEN THEY DIE IN A FIERY STREAK IF YOU'RE LONGING TO SING, LIKE A BIRD ON A WING HERE’S THE KEY TO YOUR SPIRITUAL CELL THERE'RE SO MANY THINGS THAT YOU CANNOT EXPLAIN YOU WILL JUST HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF CHORUS YOU GOTTA SEE FOR YOURSELF A SECOND-HAND KNOWLEDGE WON’T DO YOU CAN GO ONLINE AND GOOGLE IT BUT UNTIL YOU START PURSUIN' IT YOU WILL NEVER REALLY HAVE A CLUE BUT WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF YOU’LL BE BORN ALL OVER AGAIN AND WHEN YOU'VE FOUND YOUR PEARL YOU CAN TELL THE WORLD YOU GOTTA SEE IT FOR YOURSELF VERSE 2 IF YOUR MIND'S DEPRESSED, FEELING WORTHLESS AND STRESSED LIKE A DOG LEFT TO DIE ON A CHAIN AND YOUR HEART'S BEEN BROKE, HARDLY ABLE TO COPE CAN BARELY PUMP ENOUGH LIFE IN YOUR VEINS IF YOU'LL OFFER A PRAYER, TO THE SAVIOR WHO CARES YOU'LL BE FREED FROM YOUR PERSONAL HELL WHATEVER YOU CHOOSE YOU GOT NOTHING TO LOSE YOU'LL FIND HOPE WHEN YOU SEE FOR YOURSELF CHORUS (x2)
  7. My wife and I have written lyrics for several country songs and would love to collaborate with a musician. These lyrics have been published in our e-book, Passion: Romance and Love Poems. We are enthused to develop a collaborative relationship with the goal of successfully creating demos and marketable songs.
  8. Hi, I'm new on here, but I think you all know that. My name is Wesley, I love to write lyrics. I'm dumb with music, but I think I can write good lyrics ( even my mom said they are good, LOL) I mostly write country and slow rock songs. Giddy up and hang on.
  9. Longfellow Music Looking for a composer/producer to work with I've written over 150 lyrics. I've got about 20 songs made and another 10 in the works. I've collaborated with a couple of members of Songstuff. I've never had a bad collaboration experience. I write country/rock/pop/r&b/rap. I can write from a man or women's perspective, I've even written a couple of duets. I have a home studio that I'm trying to learn right now. I have about 15 basic melodies with lyrics that I'd like for someone a little more experienced to help me put together. ready to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Revebnation https://www.reverbnation.com/longfellowlyrics Website http://www.longfellowlyrics.com/ facebook @longfellowlyrics Instagram https://www.instagram.com/johnbergeron/ Lyric collection https://app.box.com/s/4x198wbkjs2rpc2xbqgzvo0d28izc6uo A few songs The reason(Donnie) I'm not ready (Ken Fukuda) Searching for myself(Red Bonfire) Foolish ways(Ken Fukuda) Missing you(Ashley)
  10. i know a place in the ozark hills where a stream flows to a watermill that's always turning it's never still and it's older than the dollar bill sits by a road that winds to a town that’s the only thing for miles around and its peaceful as any i’ve found specially after the sun goes down no these aren’t simple times but there in the mountain pines i can drop a fishing line kickback in the ozark shine close my eyes and when i rise there’s blue skies a fish on the line to wash down with ozark shine nothing like the ozark shine that’s the place i go to get away from the world that exists today if there was a way to go and stay i would have been there yesterday i know i wouldn't pack anything or take the time to stop and think probably look around give a wink and be off faster than you can blink no these aren’t simple times but there in the mountain pines i can drop a fishing line kickback in the ozark shine close my eyes and when i rise there’s blue skies a fish on the line to wash down with ozark shine nothing like the ozark shine a day in the ozark shine
  11. “ ..... again tonight “ ©2016 ESK There’s an old brownstone on a corner lot On the wrong side of the track There’s a second floor flat where a young girl sleeps In a bedroom added to the back The room is pink and the bed is white But there is a tear stain on her pillow Money’s been tight since Daddy’s been gone Has the frost builds on her window She loves her Mom She tries to stay strong She pulls her covers up tight She doesn’t want her Mom to hear her cry .... again tonight Food is scarce and her clothes are worn But Momma keeps them clean She holds her head up high and walks on by To be in style is just a dream The kids at school can be so cruel Making fun of her faded shirts She tries to smile for a while They never know how bad it hurts She locks it inside She tries to hide She reaches to turn out the light She doesn’t want her Mom to hear her cry ....again tonight Her dream is to become a dancer And to see her name in Broadway lights She pretends to see the crowds Has she twirls with all her might But her little room is not the stage The crowds she’ll never view The floor is rough and the light is dim She gets a splinter in her shoe She puts her dreams on hold And huddles from the cold Has she shuts her door up tight She doesn’t want her Mom to hear her cry .... again tonight She could have become a dancer She might even have stole the show She could have became a big star I ..guess .....we’ll ........never ..........know............
  12. “I Hope To Be" was written & recorded back in 2004. Despite its’ simplistic melody & country-pop textures, it’s played a lot ! That partial slide was taken from statistical tracking data on my primary website (www.tune-smith.com). It lists the 5 most-played songs in the month of March, 2014. As you can see, “I Hope To Be” was played 922 times…in its’ entirety. Just goes to show…..writers are often the last to know what others will like. This song has NEVER been one of my favorites, yet listeners seem to prefer it. Go figure! Don’t get me wrong….I’m delighted when someone likes any of my songs! I’ve simply given up trying to predict which ones. Overview Over the years, I’ve experimented in a variety of genres. Back in the early 2000’s, I was dabbling in country. Of the 6 songs that dabbling produced, “I Hope To Be” is the only one I’d call county-pop. Songs in that genre are typically…. Up-tempo Written in a major key Positive in tone & message “Twangy” sounding This songs qualifies in all 4 categories, which may have something to do with its’ overall appeal. The title probably doesn’t hurt either! “I Hope To Be”….short, sweet, positive & lyrically descriptive. Subject Matter While the title & hook line have a very positive tone, the overall lyrical message is a mixed bag. I probably should have called it – “I Hope To Be, BUT…” Yes….it’s a relationship-based song, BUT…a deliberately different one! The lyric is tentative and full of contrast. For instance…… “Love’s left its’ mark / Still life’s not a walk in the park” - In other words, as great as love it is, it does NOT conquer all. “Life” presents challenges of its’ own. “Hopin’ that things go our way / But I know, that if they don’t, we’ll still be OK” – hope contrasted by realism & the importance of rolling with the punches. To summarize my intended lyric message… “I realize you have goals for us, I hope to help you achieve those, but it’s important to recognize the unpredictability of life because sometimes sh** happens!” Lyric Love’s left its’ mark Still life’s not a walk in the park You’ve planned each step that we make Tryin’ to help me down the path you’d like me to take I hope to be Everything you want me to be But, we need to see How it works out eventually Whatever life you’re dreamin’ for me Life can turn out so differently Still, I hope to be ! Your hand in mine We reach for the life you designed Hopin’ that things go our way But I know, that if they don’t, we’ll still be OK Sometimes…even the best plans Don’t quite come to be Sometimes…your life’ll take ya’ Somewhere you never planned to see Still…I hope to be Everything you want me to be But, we need to see How things work out eventually Whatever life you’re dreamin’ for me Life can turn out so differently Still, I hope to be ! Copyright 2004- Tom Hoffman Song Structure Introduction / Verse / Chorus / Verse / Bridge / Chorus Length of song - 3 min. 20 seconds Musical Fundamentals The song is set in the key of E major….BPM 126 The arrangement consists of 7 total tracks, 6 mono & one stereo pair. Mono Tracks assignments - 3 separate guitar parts, bass guitar, keyboard strings, single vocal Stereo Pair – live drums My Yamaha acoustic was used for the primary guitar. Aside from the intro section, this part is made up entirely of strummed chords. When the song was written, this part & the vocal melody were created first. Lyrics were added later, which is typical of my process. Together, these 3 elements represent the core of the song. The musical structure of this primary guitar is unusual in a number of ways. All 3 song sections (verse, chorus, bridge) end on the same chord…an E. Both verse & chorus sections begin on the same chord….an A. The chorus sections contain a generous helping of sus 4ths The acoustic guitar for the intro section consists of muted 2-note intervals (alternating 4th & 5ths). Both secondary guitar tracks were done with my Fender Strat. One track is entirely lead guitar licks, while the other is a combination of strummed chords & single picked notes. Final Production Notes The recording was done on a Tascam PortaStudio 788. It’s an 8-track digital recording deck. Performance Credits Drums, Guitars (acoustic & electric), Bass, Keyboard Strings – Tom Hoffman Vocals – Tom Hoffman You Tube Video Version (*includes full song) - https://youtu.be/owSCMudfMao Tom Hoffman Songstuff member profile http://www.tune-smith.com The Story Behind The Song
  13. Hello, My name is Jim Chalker. I live in the United States, in southern Ohio near Cincinnati, though I was born in Aruba and have lived in The Netherlands, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Virginia (plus a little time in California if you count military service). I am about to turn 62, and have been trying to write songs since my 20s. In my earlier years I wrote whole compositions. But lately I have been finding it ever more difficult to come up with melodies. I don’t think I was ever particularly good at them anyway. Nonetheless, I feel like I am coming into my own as a lyricist. My lyrics are fairly explicit as opposed to abstract and therefore probably suited to country music more than most other genres. But my favorite music is southern rock. I would love to connect with a melody writer or writers who can appreciate my work and put it to good tunes. I don’t play much myself, though I used to play guitar. Fingers don’t work all that well these days. So I can give you lyrics from which to write. If you need to adjust the rhythm I can work with you on that. I will be happy to share samples with anyone. I might even suggest some musical phrases or even tunes as a starting point from time to time. I will probably never make a living at this because I am not a writing machine. You can’t sit me down and say, “Write a song about such and such.” Lyrics come to me from wherever and whenever. When they do I write. As I say, I can adjust to fit someone’s melody. But any collaboration would likely be occasional and perhaps spontaneous. I will be posting some of my stuff in the proper forums, only copyrighted materials. I have recorded a few demos, only one of quality. Actually I get people to record for me. My one quality demo was done by a Grammy winning musician, Clay Hess. He did a nice job on my song and was easy to work with. What I hope to get out of Songstuff would be to see something I wrote just be good enough to be heard and recorded in professional music circles, to have a song perhaps on the radio that I could point to and say, “I had a part in writing that.” I suppose that’s a pretty common desire among songwriters, isn’t it. Well there you have me. Nothing too exciting I suppose. I hope something comes of this. I thank you for taking the time to read this far.
  14. Hi everybody, This is a song that wouldn't really go with the current "album" I've been working on but it was just so darn fun to do that I couldn't resist letting you all give it a listen. I would still love to hear any critiques because I'm trying to learn better recording skills and you have all been extremely helpful on my other songs. Critique anything that bugs or tickles you! I value each and every opinion. Rickie Willie was a young boy from middle Tennessee Made money runnin' moonshine back in 1933 They say he learned to drive when he was 6 years old His Daddy was the first to call him "Rabbit" we are told He'd go ooooooh weeeeee! Mamma look at Rabbit go! Well Rabbit had the fastest car around 4 wheels and an engine barely kept it on the ground Driving was to Rabbit, like lightning is to bugs He'd fill his trunk with moonshine, give his Mamma a big hug Hell bent for heaven, son Thunder rollin' through the hills, white lightnin' on the run You won't ever catch the Rabbit, no Ooooooh weeeeee! Mamma look at Rabbit go! Well Willie's name was quickly makin' hillbilly lore When they ended prohibition back in 1934 His Daddy took a paintbrush, put numbers on that car Now Willie's kickin' ass at every racetrack near and far Hell bent for heaven, son Thunder rollin' through the hills, white lightnin' on the run You won't ever catch the Rabbit, no Ooooooh weeeeee! Mamma look at Rabbit go! Ooooooh weeeeee! Mamma look at Rabbit go! There he goes... He's gone
  15. Lead Me Back (Amy Abernathy 2014) Here lying in bed, Circles in My head, Engrossed in confusion, that’s nothing new. Awake watching the clock ticking, And drowning in Memories of you. (Chorus) Lead me back to where we were, When we were so in love. Lead me back to where we were, When my kisses you could ‘nt get enough A Flash from the past and words said. At times I think I want to walk away. A Bag full of broken dreams. I call to you but don’t know what to say. (Chorus) Lead me back to where we were, When we were so in love. Lead me back to where we were, When my kisses you could not get enough. (Bridge) You say slow down but I dive in. We’re off course and going astray. If you would lead me back to where we were. You know I’d say ok. (Chorus) Lead me back to where we were, When we were so in love. Lead me back to where we were, When my kisses you could not enough. ( outro) Oh lead me back Show me what to say. I want to work it out, So please lead the way. Amy Abernathy CC 2014 I don't know what genre this should be, I mostly write country, but this could go in other genres, just not sure which one. Lead Me Back.docx
  16. Kind of an old throwback to the days when country music told stories. Any help/comments/suggestions are appreciated! (verse) Her name ain’t Bonnie. His name ain’t Clyde, But they robbed banks together anyway. They grew up hoodlums in those Ozark hills. They were raising Hell together all the way. But they ain’t raising Hell today. Well, their crime spree started when they were just 16 When they beat up this kid named Billy Ray. They stole his money, pocket watch, truck keys. They packed it up and drove away. But they wouldn’t always get away. (chorus) They were driving fast, running wild, living dangerously. They had fun and chaos on their minds. They’d heard all their lives that crime just don’t pay, So they thought they’d have a Hell of a time. And they sure raised Hell all the time. (verse) They knocked over First National in El Dorado With a 12 gauge browning and a sack. They spun out poor Billy Ray’s Silverado Blaring ol’ Waylon out the back. Yeah, followed up with a Johnny Cash track. (chorus) They were driving fast, running wild, living dangerously. They had fun and chaos on their minds. They’d heard all their lives that crime just don’t pay, So they thought they’d have a Hell of a time. Yeah, they were living on borrowed time. (verse) After 4 more banks they wound up in Texarkana Counting on another big score. That’s when a packing Texan with a .357 Dropped our little Bonnie to the Floor. Yeah, she wasn’t breathing no more. Clyde dropped the Browning and dropped to his knees, Looking that Texan eye to eye. Tex pulled out a Ranger badge and handcuffs too. He smile and said, “One wrong move and you’ll die.” The boy just hung his head and cried. (chorus) No more driving fast, running wild, living dangerously. No more fun or chaos on their minds. They heard all their lives that crime just don’t pay. Now one’s dead and one is doing time. But it was one hell of a ride. Them’s the breaks for our little Bonnie and Clyde.
  17. be nice for Blake Shelton after a divorce song
  18. Since most of my co-writers are guys, I am trying to write songs that guys could sing. This song is a fast paced country song. it is about a guy and girl who are fighting, but he is admiring her as she walks away. Any ways I was trying to make a fun country song. I would love to get some input before I give it to a co-writer. You Look Good Walking Away (Amy Abernathy 2015) Got a text from you Said meet at two At the Mexican grill down the street It took me by surprise, When you walked inside You had fire beaming from your baby blues. I could see you were mad at me, And I was about to get it. You asked what I did last night. Said remember I was with the guys. You got quite and really mad. You said that’s not true, that’s a lie. Because I just talked to Brad. I was caught and I knew it, You gave me a chance and I blew it. Then you went storming out the door. (Chorus 1) I may not have the words to make you stay. But you sure look good as you’re walking away. (Chorus 2) Tight jeans and hips that sway, I may not have the words to make you stay. But you sure look good as you’re walking away. Coach purse and brown leather boots, You may be mad but you still look cute. Although we may be through, I just can’t stop looking at you. Getting in your Honda and waving goodbye. Saying you’re tired of all my lies. I was wrong and I’m not surprised. There’s nothing gonna make us ok. (Chorus 1) (Chorus 2) (Bridge) You’re mad at me, that is plain to see But I’d do it again just to watch you leave. (Chorus 1) (Chorus 2) CC2015 Amy Abernathy gagirlames@hotmail.com
  19. Introducing myself to you all. Tracey Belle Cothran, I am a native Texan, yes you should be scared --ha ha-- I like to write under my maiden name of Belle and do not really like my ex married name of Cothran, so I will change it soon. I love to write, I am not new to being creative, just new to this type of creativity. I have a warped mind sometimes so constructive feedback will be helpful. As soon as I can figure it out and it will allow me to post some of my work on the Lyrics collection forum, I will--not sure if it is something I am missing on getting into that forum and if someone can point me in the right direction, I would appreciate it. Thanks all and I look forward to growing with you.
  20. DIALING JESUS (TRACEY BELLE 2016) V.1 WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU (strong alto singer) WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU (chorus higher pitch) O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU CALLING TO TAKE OUR HAND (chorus) WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU (chorus) V.2 WE ARE WATING FOR YOU WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU WAITING TO FEEL YOUR PEACE (chorus) WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) V.3 WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU (chorus) O’MY BEAUTIFUL LORD YOUR CHILDREN CALLING FOR YOU CALLING FOR YOUR LIGHT (chorus) YOUR CHILDREN CALLING FOR YOU (Chorus) BRIDGE : O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD, YOUR CHILDREN SINGING FOR YOU V.4 WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) O’MY BEAUTIFUL LORD YOUR CHILDREN WAITING FOR YOU WAITING TO HEAL OUR HEARTS (chorus) YOUR CHILDREN WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) V.5 WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU WE ARE CALLING FOR YOU (chorus) O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD THE WORLD IS CALLING FOR YOU CALLING FOR YOUR LOVE (chorus) THE WORLD IS CALLING FOR YOU (chorus) V.6 WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU WAITING FOR YOUR GRACE (chorus) THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU (chorus) THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU BRIDGE : O’ MY BEAUTIFUL LORD, YOUR CHILDREN SINGING FOR YOU
  21. Here is my new song hand up, would love some feedback.
  22. This single got released for sale a few months ago and lately has had a resurgence of plays. I lost track of my projects while dealing with issues at home and missed its release, or I would have posted it earlier. George Schiessl - Music, Bass, Vocals Brian M - Guitar Dan Lane - Guitar Ben Owen - Fiddle L. James Tanner - Lyrics On sale at SoundBlend
  23. I was sitting at a bar stool Shooting pool and killing time Catching up with a long lost friend of mine And he said, “I think it’s funny How time just flies on by You work your life for money And one day you up and die” I said, “I don’t think that’s funny It’s sad and it’s untrue I work my life for women Good times and hard booze (chorus) Cause a woman’s smile can brighten up your world And they help to make all the boys and little girls And the good times, they don’t just come and go They stay with you longer than you’ll ever know And alcohol helps to ease the pain When its all messed up and you only have yourself to blame And one day I hope you realize You’ve got to love yourself, your kids and wife And one day I hope you realize The only thing worth dying for is life He started pulling at the label of a beer he just drank dry And he began to speak as tears came to his eye He said, “I married my wife in 83 And in the beginning, my family, meant everything to me But after too many nights on the road, things went wrong I’d like to she’s leaving but she’s already gone” And I watched as his anger at his life turned to shame It’s hard to find comfort when you’re the one to blame And he order up a whiskey, he said to ease the pain Of a life that’s not worth living and he raised his glass to change Chorus
  24. Here is a lyric for a Christian country song. Please critique/comment. Thanks. More Than Six Feet Deep Verse 1: Gotta “COEXIST” bumper sticker On the back of my pickup truck And I pray before eatin’ my dinner. Go to church when I’m down on my luck Gotta bobble-headed virgin Mary On the dashboard to keep me safe But I lost a tooth in a fender bender When she flew right into my face If I’m coverin’ all my bases… why the heck ain’t it workin’? Chorus: What’s it all about Why do I keep Breathing in and out Eat, sleep, repeat And how can I know when I go That it will be…. More than six feet deep More than six feet deep Verse 2: Gotta hardback Gideon bible That I stole from the Motel 6 But it's hard to read all those thee's and thou's My minds just a bit too thick Gotta an extra burger and some french fries For that dude with the cardboard sign Then I saw him leave about an hour later In a car that was better than mine If I’m coverin’ all my bases… why the heck ain’t it workin’? Chorus Bridge: (gonna dump this and come up with something else - suggestions?) Well you can know where you’ll go When you die, pray tonight Turn from sin ask Jesus in The choice is yours… Or go on and on asking yourself…… New Bridge: I’m scratchin’ my head here ponderin’ About something my granddad said “You can get it right with the Lord tonight Or spend the rest of your life still wondering” Chorus
  25. Here's a song I've been working on for a while. It's kind of a western, southern-rocker. I'd like some input. Thanks! Lead or Gold - by Ben Stoller © 2015 Verse: Seven days on the trail and one more day to ride, I longed for the comfort of a bed Tossed the spent shell casings under a fallen tree, Used my worn out saddle to rest my head. Many men had died, along that rocky trail Packing gold out on the backs of mules. Lead or gold, it's all the same when you have nothing left to lose. Verse: Spent the night in a hotel near the mining camp supplier, Made my way down to the faro game. Lucy eased into the room, making obvious her desires, Seeking fun before her wedding day. We had ourselves a good time. When I woke up, she was gone. She left with my money and my shoes Lead or gold, it’s all the same when you have nothing left to lose. Verse: I was hired along with my friend Zachary To transport gold from Miller’s lode and take it from the mine down to the bank in town Twenty dollars a day was our score. There was only one trail in and only one back out. Not the odds a gambling man would choose. Lead or gold, it’s all the same when you have nothing left to lose. Solo Verse: We loaded up our saddlebags and headed down the trail Pulled my hat down low to block the sun Took a drink and passed the bottle to my good ol’ friend, Kept a finger ready on my gun There were only two of us against six of them They shot Zachary before he drew Lead or gold, it’s all the same when you have nothing left to lose. Verse: As I lay below the ledge a pale horse came to me, Casting a shadow from the moon. He said, “My friend, we both knew this wouldn't be. Looks like you played your cards too soon.” The night was getting darker, the moon began to fade, Seems like I just keep on paying dues Lead or gold, it’s all the same when you have nothing left to lose