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  1. Hey guys, just wrote this song. Let me know what you think! Can't really seem to come up with a good name for it either, I thought of calling it "Drunk", but that just sounds more like a party song to me. For now I've called it "Headaches" but feel free to suggest something else! Over and over againDown this bottle for helpBut time after timeThere's just none to findI'm so hungover from lifeknow these headaches better than my mindbut lately, I swear I will trybaby, just hold on for tonightCause my head hurts but my heart's worse Just give me a chance I'll fix it, after this dance But I feel drunk, when I sing this Cause it wont make sense, cause we don't I wake up like I'm deadYou're sitting on the bedDon't tell me thoughI already knowGot so drunk that I couldn't speakGuess the Jack just spoke for meTold you things I didn't meanNow you no longer speak to meAnd my head hurts but my heart's worse Just need one more chance After one last dance And I feel drunk, when I sing this Cause it won't make sense, cause we don't Baby, baby , pleaseIf I feel it, aint it real?Ooh Ooh baby pleaseNo, dont you leaveAm I drunk, when I sing this? Cause it don't make sense, cause we don't My head hurts My heart's worse You said no more chances And I'm still here dancing noooo, baby noSo danm drunk, when I sing this It won't make sense, cause we don't
  2. Hi folks. I'm starting to record this up tempo country swing song I wrote. I'd love to know if you see any problems before I do the vocal tract. Thanks. Started Out Thinkin’ ‘Bout Foolin’ Around Saw her standing in the checkout line Checked her out cus she looked so fine But I felt a little dizzy like I never felt before Left my groceries on the counter when I saw her walkin’ out the door Took her out, but it was just for fun Kind'a guy who likes to kiss and run When we did she said a little somethin’ silly, really made me laugh Then my head jus' started spinning, got me thinkin’ maybe this might last Ch Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Both feet firmly on the ground She swept me up like a hurricane Came back down and didn’t know my name Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Wound up thinkin’ ‘bout settlin’ down She spun me around and my heart ’ll never be the same Modulate Up Never knew that love could be so strong Thought I could beat it, found out I was wrong She’s the kind ’a woman that a man jus’ can’t resist Got me thinkin’ ‘bout forever with the power that is in her kiss Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Both feet firmly on the ground She swept me up like a hurricane Came back down and didn’t know my name Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Wound up thinkin’ ‘bout settlin’ down She spun me around and my heart ’ll never be the same Modulate back down Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Both feet firmly on the ground She swept me up like a hurricane Came back down and didn’t know my name Started out thinkin’ ‘bout foolin' around Wound up thinkin’ ‘bout settlin’ down She spun me around and my heart ’ll never be the same Since she spun me around My heart ‘ll never be the same Copyright 2017 ~ J. W. McMichael
  3. Just wrote this song, supposed to be a sort of stripped down country blues song, maybe with a little bit of a janis joplin vibe though. Let me know what you think! You have a power over me you hate to use but can't let it be Anything you say, I'll do I any kind of way, I let you Hurt me , cause that's what you do cause when you hurt me, it hurts you too and you hate yourself, like no one else So your favorite thing is to hurt me come back just to desert me and my favorite thing is to let you Do it over, baby do Then at least we share this blue You tear yourself apart cutting through my heart God danm drunk on this pain all we know are these games So you left it there for me to find did her like you do my mind hurt me, cause that's what you do feels like home, all we ever knew misery, sure loves company So your favorite thing is to hurt me come back just to desert me and my favorite thing is to let you Do it over, baby do Then at least we share this blue You love me, baby don't you too much for my own danm good sometimes I wish I'd never met you Cause don't you just love to hurt me Come right back to desert me And don't I just love to let you Do it over, come on do it over, baby do At least we share this blue
  4. Hey guys this is a song I call Figure it Out. I'd really appreciate some constructive criticism!! You say that you're so incredible I figured out that you're really not that cool Over and over I fall for the same mistakes I say that I'm too afraid to love You ignored my words to release the doves Over and over I fall for the same mistakes And I Want to believe in you I want to believe your words are really true I don't understand what love is Why do sparks fly when we kiss? I'll figure it out I'll figure it out You say that your armor's laid down So we can be safe and sound I'll figure it out I'll figure it out somehow Time flies when you're having too much fun In the end, we all see the same sun Over and over I see things in different lights Yesterday, the present, future Is it love just waiting to burn? Over and over I see things in different lights And I Want to believe in us I want to believe in you, I can fully trust But I don't understand what love is Why do sparks fly when we kiss? I'll figure it out I'll figure it out You say that your armor's laid down So we can be safe and sound I'll figure it out I'll figure it out somehow Tell me how to love like you Tell me that your heart is true This love isn't fading to grey Because the colors are here to stay I now understand what love is Sparks fly whenever we kiss I've figured it out I've figured it out My armor is laid down Now we are safe and sound I figured it out I figured it out somehow
  5. Wipe the Tears From Our Eyes Copyright 02/04/2017 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------- V 1 ------- We knew the day would come Had the years to think it over We never had to run Until we were cornered ------- V 2 -------- Now the freedom that we shared Is like a weight upon our shoulders A heavy load to bare And one that needs closure -------- PC 1 --------- In our time we had shineshine and rain But never stopped to notice the pain Here we are I can't stay much longer I'll just say good-bye -------- C 1 ---------- Let's wipe the tears from our eyes baby Makes it look like we still care And hush the words from our lips baby Only sounds like we weren't there ------- V 3 -------- Now that the day has come Had the years to think it over I'm gonna have to run Break out of this corner -------- PC 2 In our time we had shineshine and rain But never stopped to notice the pain Here we are I can't stay much longer I'll just say good-bye -------- C 2 ---------- Let's wipe the tears from our eyes baby Makes it look like we still care And hush the words from our lips baby Only sounds like we weren't there Let's wipe the tears from our eyes baby Makes it look like we still care And hush the words from our lips baby Only sounds like we weren't there Let's wipe the tears from our eyes baby
  6. "Finished" this song today so it's still super rough, just recorded it on my phone. Need a lot more practice with the guitar playing/vocals but any constructive criticism with the lyrics/structure/rhythm etc. would be much appreciated. Thanks Verse 1: Red wine and closed doors Touched the sky on your floor It was all a thrill at the start Caught onto your old tricks It was only skin to skin But you wanted me to feel that spark Pre-chorus: I fell from so high Just for fun We lit up the night Before we turned to dust Chorus: We were like fireworks But the pain was a slow burn Cuz you didn’t feel it in your heart The ground crumbled where I stood Was it because of her that you had to go and make your mark Well boy, I hope she broke your heart good Verse 2: Was it all play pretend? You say we’re just friends Brushed me off so casually Said the word to make me stay Just air to fan the flame Tragic serenity Pre-chorus Chorus Bridge: Broke your heart good Like you did mine, Never understood Tell me why Chorus
  7. Praying To Be Heard Copyright 12/28/2016 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes It scares me When you talk in your sleep Eyes wide open Reaching out as you weep And praying Praying to be heard I feel the same way when I look in your eyes Sunken wondering why Broken with something to say Tied up finding no way I cry the rivers of tears that you do Drowning as I'm holding you Pulled back to edge the tide Seeing there's nothing to hide I hear your pleading that breaks my heart Answered would split us apart Loving is all we can know Mercy when it's time to go It calms me When you quietly sleep Fears now resting Reaching out as I weep And praying Praying to be heard
  8. https://soundcloud.com/wkamen/somewhere-final I drift across a secluded beach. I feel the sand beneath my feet. Impressions fading in the sand from a turning tide. I catch a fragrance in the air, i stop to look in wonder as it captivates my senses with serenity. I close my eyes, and see you on that beach swaying to the sound of the waves. A brief vision of all that was beautiful is but a memory. Somewhere Somewhere where love began Somewhere where love blossomed Somewhere only we know I came across a frail beach pea once blossoming binding the sand. Is this the spot our hearts blossomed binding our love? Adrift in the shallows of a changing tide, time ages, understanding deepens and beauty reveals in different forms. Visions of what we shared, once blowing in with the sea breeze, now, nothing more than broken shells scattered in the sand. Let’s go back to those moments of magic to talk about it and put the broken pieces back together to complete our voyage. Somewhere Somewhere where love began Somewhere where love blossomed Somewhere only we know Somewhere only we know
  9. Woke up this morning, no idea what I must have been dreaming about, but I rolled right over and grabbed my glasses and my phone and typed this out. It happens that way sometimes. Big Bass Drum I went to see the prayin’ man Who lives up on the mountain He showed me algorithms He made for everyone He said he planned to sell them For a dollar thirty seven Then all the little children Could all get into heaven Every single person The poorest of the brethren Could afford the algorithm That was his intention Since cost wasn’t a problem No need to be forgiven For the thieving and the stealin The cheatin and the killin Just use the algorithm And we all get to heaven They’re a dollar thirty seven Come and get you one I said brother on the mountain That’s a big bass drum All you’ve ever needed was love
  10. This is a new song I have written and would like to hear your feedback/comments I Wanna Be Loved©2016 Irwin Abrigo(1st verse)First time I saw you, saw youFirst time I saw you, first time , first time First time I saw you, saw you passing byI suddenly got this feelingI suddenly got this feelingThis feeling, this feelingThis special kind of feeling (Chorus)cause I wanna be loved Yea I wanna be loved I wanna be lovedI wanna be loved(2nd verse)Though you don't know me, know meThough you don't, know me, Though you don't,Though you don'tThough you don't know me I was wonderingIf you felt the same way tooIf you felt the same way toothis feeling, this feelingThis special kind of feeling (Chorus)cause I wanna be loved Yea I wanna be loved I wanna be lovedI wanna be lovedCome over to the house next doorCome over to the house next doorCome over to the house next doorCome over to the house next doorSo I called you on the telephoneSo I called you on the telephoneYou got nothing to looseYou got nothing to loose(Chorus)cause I wanna be loved Yea I wanna be loved I wanna be lovedI wanna be loved
  11. A bit of tickling where I want to be writing. I Should Be Rising Is this the hoursderve of the question or the meal of discontent The knot of inquisition or the noose around my neck Is there any imposition that isn't circumspect Oh That kitty in the kitchen should be getting pretty wet I should be rising Is it the indecision or the choice that is so wrong Is it the hesitation or wait that takes so long Is it the lesser action or could it be the pause Because, because, because, because, because I should be rising I should be rising I should be rising I should be rising I'm an alley cat Who walked out of the night Yea I got some scars But I made it through the fight I should be rising I should be rising I should be rising I should be rising 12/06/16 Neanderthal Serve the hoursderve of the message, with the meal of ignorance Let them eat it with a vengeance, and forget its true intent Growing more indignant, they’ll gorge until their spent But none of them will taste another culture Is it the indecision or the choice that is so wrong Is it the hesitation or wait that takes so long Is it the lesser action or could it be the cause And none of them can see into the future Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you had to fall Beneath it all Is it the certain pride or the scent of something old The lure of disguise, you can’t return what you were sold It’s the curse of the blind man, to never see his name in gold But that’s no fault of his, it’s just his nature Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you had to fall Beneath it all One vote, one voice One hand, one choice Unless, you’re in, control Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you had to fall Beneath it all 12/08/16 Instead of Rising Serve the hoursderve of the message, with the meal of ignorance Watch him eat it with a vengeance, never taste its true intent Growing more indignant, he’ll gorge until he’s spent But he will never know a brighter future Was it the indecision or the choice that was so wrong Was it the hesitation or the wait that took so long Was it the lesser action that came before the cause The answer’s hidden somewhere in his nature Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you turn and crawl Beneath it all Is it ancient pride that won’t release it’s hold Or the lure of the lie, disguising what is sold The curse of the blind, is never see his name in gold Oh, no it’s not your fault, let’s blame the culture Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you turn and crawl Beneath it all Fearing nothing new is ever worth exploring Fearing what you learned is the only truth worth knowing Fear of listening Fear of growing Instead of rising, Neanderthal Instead of rising, and standing tall Instead of rising, you turn and crawl Beneath it all
  12. You Gotta Get Off The Bottom Copyright 12/03/2016 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------- V 1 ------- Why you need a back up if ya got it covered Shadow boxing ain't no good on my street Strangers know your name and your game What a shame call it in-the-hood fame You be crawlin on back when you get beat ------ C 1 ------ Girl we been goin round this ridge block and back again You be a whole lot closer to the big three O than 10 And I'm all up trippin bout how we gonna make that play to win Cause there's more in the game than just your skin ------ V 2 ------- Who you think you foolin when ya gotta own up Shattered pieces hung by the Apple's Crown Danger paints your face tears your lace Leaves a trace now you wanna disgrace Left wit' nothin to do 'til a show down ------ C 2 ------ Girl we been goin round this ridge block and back again You be a whole lot closer to the big three O than 10 And I'm all up trippin bout how we gonna make that play to win Cause there's more in the game than just your skin ------ B 1 --------- But you ain't even got no common goal Got no rules no boundries forgot your soul Scrape you up but yo I can't make you whole Hands in the air tick tock time for you to show ----- O 1 ------ Knowin you ain't Bonnie lookin for your own Clyde Knowin you ain't born hollow empty nothin inside But you need to get re-schooled on that big word pride That's right uh huh And at some point you gotta get off the bottom
  13. Living On a Lie and a Prayer Copyright 08/20/2016 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes --------- V 1 ----------- Sometimes when I see you It starts out as a flirt Sometimes if I miss you Remember the hurt We are two warriers For sure Two warriers ------------ V 2 --------- Sometimes when I see you It's so hard to forget Sometimes if I miss you It's not from regret We are two lovers For sure Two lovers -------- C 1 ------------ Living on a lie and a prayer This heart of mine Is beating like I care To stick around Is leaving what we share Living on a lie and a prayer ---------- V 3 --------- Someday when I see you We'll be ready to stay Someday if we're holding We won't break away We'll be too lonely We'll see Too lonely -------- C 2 ----------- Living on a lie and a prayer This heart of mine Is beating like I care To stick around Is leaving what we share Living on a lie and a prayer You have me Living on a lie and living on a prayer
  14. A Lonely Embrace Copyright 08/16/2016 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------ V 1 ---------- Walk with me and hold my hand I'm weary of my gift Help me try to understand My heart just needs a lift Walk with me ----- C 1 ---------- How many times How many faces Wiping the tears That are only replaced What of the lives What of the future Holding the fears Of a lonely embrace -------- V 2 ---------- Talk with me and touch my soul It's comfort that you give Time is always in control And love is why we live Talk with me -------- C 2 --------- How many times How many faces Wiping the tears That are only replaced What of the lives What of the future Holding the fears Of a lonely embrace Holding the fears Of a lonely embrace Holding the fears Of a lonely embrace Copyright 08/16/2016 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes
  15. Introduction I have been writing lyrics for almost 50 years. If you'd like to hear the complete songs I've had a part in creating over that period of time go to 7thAndBeale.com At this point in my life I'm less concerned with commercial success, though I wouldn't reject it if it came, and more involved in the possibility of my words finding a musical home. And by “home” I don't mean a house or storage shed. I want my words to feel comfortable and respected in their new abode. If one of my lyrics strikes your interest I'd suggest that you go to my website and get a sense of the level of musicianship I'm looking for. One of my other requirements is that you're either part of a working band or you have the capacity to create basic viable tracks. I've done some work on Kompoz.com through the years (you can hear samples on my website) so I know that with a few basic tracks amazing collaborations can be created via the Internet. If you decide to take the next step, and I agree that we should take this step, I'd like to give you some idea what you can expect from me: I've been doing this for almost 50 years. I've pitched tapes (remember cassette tapes?) in Los Angeles and Nashville. I've rubbed elbows with people who had #1 hits. Even written songs with them. But all that boils down to a bucket of warm spit. I wrote one of the worst songs I've ever written with a guy who had a #1 hit. And he probably would agree that it was his worst too (he's no longer with us). If anyone could trap lightning in a bottle we'd do it every day. Doesn't happen. What the Hell are you trying to say to me Stanfield? I hear you asking. I'm saying my standards are pretty damn high. And I hope your standards are too. I love songs. I love songwriting. I want to only produce the best I'm capable of in any given moment. I hope you feel the same way. It's not about ego. Any true collaboration demands that ego be left at the door. It has to be about the song. About what's best for the song. About what makes the song take wing and fly. So... if you'll meet me halfway in an ego-less space I'll meet you there as well. I'm very much open to rewriting my lyrics if you can prove to me with the power of your music that such a rewrite is necessary. I've done it a few times. Examples on my website include Shadow In the Night and Far Away. The lyric for Far Away is nothing like the original. For Shadow In the Night I added lyrics because the music dictated more. Thank you for your interest. Stanfield Major
  16. --- ...Now we rest in our beds down there, and the disease that was has left us, and we both were dressed in red. I lay next at him, my beloved, dead. He was merely seventeen autumns old - when he the breath of life no longer can hold. --- Born in the autumn when maple leaves burn bloody red, and the rain is close at hand. Your smile was exchanged for shock and disbelief - when I told you that I'd been struck by the disease. --- "I'm sorry, but I love you so. Hate me if you want. --- I should go. My feelings for you are certain like roses are red, I will not return - will prepare for my rest down there, in my bed." --- Petals of the rose, so silky smooth. Autumn approaches, and his impending doom. Cannot stand the thought about his arms around another. Don't want to imagine someone else be his joy. The rose has started to dry, I cut the stalk, the leaves they cry, they're gloomy red, and I will rest... when he is dead. --- Your smile was exchanged for shock and disbelief - when I stabbed you in the throat, you knelt down screaming on your knees. If you won't be my boy, then I won't be yours, won't be anyone else's, my lovely rose. --- Sleep in the autumn when maple leaves burn bloody red, I embrace my beloved, as he soon joins the dead. The rain soaks us, but the drops are red, I close my eyes, and I whisper to him... "I'm sorry, but I love you so. Hate me if you want, I won't let you go alone." --- He trembles, shakes and coughs, gasps for air - and this is truly it (he chokes), and his eyes are full of despair. Yet the words come pouring, dressed in red... "I love you too." he says and I sit there silenced, slowly going insane. He embraces me and presses his lips against mine as his breath soon will leave, and the rose it starts to wither. I press myself firmly into him as grief cuts the strings of my heart like the blade that cut the stalk. I freeze up, then I cough, and I drench his visage in red. --- Tired, exhausted, sleep awaits. My eyes are shut, I have died of grief, and I had so much to say. I'm losing my color, autumn is here, and just like the rose, we wither away...
  17. Hi guys! First post here, and just looking for any tips/hints/help you can offer. Thanks for your time I. entirely misspent school friday detention citations every semester spent completely in sedation parents' and teacher's shouts oh! their aggravation realising now not condemnations but wise consultations saying "one day you'll see" saying "one day you'll be wondering whatever happened to youth and how'd it turn out like me" and I'd wonder to myself for what'd be the source well right now I know it well feelings of regret and remorse CHORUS. of course had I known different ways for different days but none of their words stuck in my younger dumber phase oh! of course, of course! knowing now of course! me a horse they took to water but the drink they could not force II. she professed her love spoke that three word phrase but despite friends' advice never received my praise and when her tongue retracted I looked stupidly surprised though her love she'd advertised while I kept mine disguised hailing from heaven but treated like she was dirt and now I have to hold my tongue while with kinder men she flirts and their tongues never rest where mine decided to lay so was once the one I had but now the one that got away CHORUS. of course had I known different ways for different days but none of their words stuck in my younger dumber phase oh! of course, of course! knowing now of course! me a horse they took to water but the drink they could not force Thanks again for your help guys!
  18. I am trying to keep the meaning of this song as vague as possible. If you guys can figure out the meaning easily, then I've done something wrong. 3 AM on a Sunday In Boston, 1996 As I walk through the city To get a quick fix And you sent me a letter Explaining why we couldn't be And yes, I did receive it But I was busy Watched all the light shows Danced in the moon glows Didn't see you go Slipping in the tar This will leave a scar I've gone down too far
  19. Hi Anyone, Just a fun little thing that popped out. Any smiles appreciated Peggy I Have Gin Copyright 10/08/2015 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------ V 1 -------- Talking on the phone Bumpin' in bumpin' in Textin' r u home Where u been I have gin ------ V 2 -------- Knockin' as a dare Let me in let me in Singin' are you there Peggy Lynn I have gin ------- C 1 -------- I'm not a drama queen But I'm more than it seems All my sisters and friends in between I'm not a drama queen But I should be ------ V 3 -------- Hangin' at the pool Divin' in dippin' down Yay They're just a tool Shoot the Crown Don't you drown ------ V 4 ------ Nothin' left to do Tuck 'em in tuck 'em in Singin' I love you Peggy Lynn It's the gin ------ C 2 ------- I'm not a drama queen But I'm more than it seems All my sisters and friends in between I'm not a drama queen But I should be I'm not a drama queenBut I'm more than it seemsAll my sisters and friends in betweenI'm not a drama queenBut I should be
  20. Hi there, Something I've been working on and thought I'd see what anyone thinks. I've been writing with a rock tune for this one. Appreciate any comments ... Thanks, Peggy Love Is Not All PureP. Smart-Barnes 10/03/2015 ------ V 1 ----- Nothing changes between us Distance maintains our hedge Up close and denying Our lifestyle gave us the edge ------ V 2 ------ Nothing changes between us Bringing others to show Timid and unyielding First touches that won't let go ------ V 3 ------ Nothing changes between us Dancers crowding the floor Desperate all but hidden Faint shadows we're out the door ------ C 1 ------ I won't constrain you Time is not for sure I can't restrain you Hey love is not all pure Hey love is not all pure Love is not all pure ----- B 1 ------ Lives and years We won't exchange A private love keeps waitingand waiting and waiting ------ C 2 ----- I won't constrain you Time is not for sure I can't restrain you Hey love is not all pure Hey love is not all pure Love is not all pure ------ V 3 ----- Pushing up to confession Risking lifetimes so real Tightened by bonded fate No replacing what we feel ------ C 4 ----- I won't constrain you Time is not for sure I can't restrain you Hey love is not all pure Hey love is not all pure Love is not all pure © P.L. Smart-Barnes 10/03/2015
  21. Hi, This ia a rock lyric I've been working on. Any comments or suggestions much appreciated. Thanks for the read. Peggy I Know My Demons Copyright 09/09/2015 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ------ V 1 ----- I know my demons They come and they go Some are invited Some steal the show ------- V 2 ------ They know my secrets I live with no doors And if I'm winning I keep no scores ------ C 1 ------ But when they're here Comes another day A week or two Then they want to stay ------ V 3 ------ Now that I'm at it The closer they get There's no regretting I must admit ------ V 4 ------ I know it happens Right before dawn Deep down a feeling Time to move on ------ C 2 ------ But when they're here Comes another day A week or two Then they want to stay ------- O 1 --------- I know my demons And they want to stay I know my demons But today is the day I know my demons
  22. Hi there, this a a rock lyric I've been working on. Kinda heavy rock any comments and suggestions appreciated. Thanks for the read. Peggy You Tell Me Why Copyright 09/06/2015 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes -----V 1 ---- I felt a surge Right where I stood Whatever goes Because I could I felt an urge It's now a need Powerful will Still I can plead ----- C 1 ----- Hold the mirror steady Now eye to eye Tight strapped and ready You tell me why Then tell me when To bring back discipline Bring back discipline Again You tell me why Then tell me when Again ----- V 2 ------ Nothing to lose No fear to fall Remember sometimes Giving it all Nothing to choose Ignore the gain Fighting blind while Greeting the pain ------ C 2 ----- Hold the mirror steady Now eye to eye Tight strapped and ready You tell me why Then tell me when To bring back discipline Bring back discipline Again You tell me why Then tell me when Again ----- B 1 ----- Discipline Wanting a direction Discipline Needing a correction Discipline ----- C 3 ---- Hold the mirror steady Now eye to eye Tight strapped and ready You tell me why Then tell me when To bring back discipline Bring back discipline Again You tell me why Then tell me when
  23. Caring Is For Fools Copyright 07/14/2015 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes ---- I 1 ----- Watching the years Through the mirror of time Wondering what's to be seen Reflections of nothing -------- V 1 -------- It happens every now and again Looking back gets too near Asking for forgiveness For reasons not so clear ----- C 1 ------- When you just don't care any more Cause caring is for fools Knowing that the games being played Are way outside the rules When you just don't care anymore Cause caring is for fools Knowing that it's love being pawned Despite the other tools -------- V 2 -------- I'd rather have an empty life With spaces I can fill Leaving all the clutter And building something real ----- C 2 ------- When you just don't care any more Cause caring is for fools Knowing that the games being played Are way outside the rules When you just don't care anymore Cause caring is for fools Knowing it was love being pawned Despite the other tools ----- B 1 ---- A heart that shatters Broken in the deal A mind confused Afraid to feel A time that matters Nothing left to shield A life pursued Content to heal ----- C 3----- When you just don't care any more Cause caring is for fools Knowing that the games being played Are way outside the rules When you just don't care any more Cause caring is for fools Knowing it was love being pawned Despite the other tools -------- V 1m -------- It happens every now and again Looking back on the years Asking for forgiveness For reasons not so clear ----- O 1 ----- Lifetime of bonds That were never secure Love has a cost and a fee Connection to something ----- C 4a ----- When you just don't care any more Cause caring is for fools Knowing that the games being played Are way outside the rules When you just don't care anymore Cause caring is for fools Caring is for fools
  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. Evil Spreading The Grief and Shame Copyright 06/18/2015 Peggy L. Smart-Barnes (Updated: 06/30/2015) ----- V 1 ------ Didn't want to open my eyes today Didn't care if the skies were sunny or gray Too much hate Too much pain Evil spreading the grief and shame Evil spreading the grief and shame ----- V 2 ------ Didn't want to be a part of the world today Tortured by dark emptied souls that stray Beauty loses Evil gains Tears reaching the shores like rains Tears reaching the shores like rains ----- C 1 ------ There is no peace on earth Evil lives here too No peace on earth Evil's in full view There is no peace on earth ----- V 3 ------ Didn't want to hear opinions today Cherishing silence down on my knees to pray So much love So much care His message of hope given to share His message of hope given to share ------- B 1 ------ Please strengthen me Have me battle hard in will Lead me to see Standing guard until Please strengthen me ----- C 2 ------ There can be peace on earth Love lives here too Find peace on earth Love stays with you There can be peace on earth Love lives here too ----- C 2 repeat ------ There can be peace on earth Love lives here too Find peace on earth Love stays with you There can be peace on earth Love lives here too (Updated 06/30/2015)