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Blupa    46

Not many words but it fills my new song and I'd like to keep it minimal and to the point. Question: "dwell ON or IN the past", it seem to work either way?
Cheers, Geir


Grand Oak Tree

GER(c)2017


I have no plans for tomorrow and I don't dwell on the past
I try to live in the moment, life is moving too fast


I trust no so-called leaders, I seek no higher ground
But I believe in the people and the world turning 'round


I've found my spot in the shade, under a Grand Oak Tree
It's been there for many years and it will outlive you and me


You think you know all the answers and you know right from wrong
Too shame you're such a fool, too shame you're in my song


I've found my spot in the shade, under a Grand Oak Tree
It's been there for many years and it will outlive you and me

 

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Just1L    949

On

 

This is short and to the point. Works for me for that kind of tune.

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Blupa    46
1 minute ago, Just1L said:

On

 

This is short and to the point. Works for me for that kind of tune.

 

Thank you!

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zyzzyva    5

Hi,

I think (on) means you're there but not submerged in something. Whereas (in) means you are submerged. It's kind of like being on the water or in the water. I guess it depends on how strong and what kind of a statement you are trying to make in you lyric. That's what  it means to me. 

 

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Giora Tal    5

Nicely rhymed ;)

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Patty Lakamp    50
On 7/17/2017 at 9:40 AM, Blupa said:


I have no plans for tomorrow and I don't dwell on the past
I try to live in the moment, life is moving too fast

You asked about dwell on the past vs dwell in the past.

 

To me, dwell on the past means think about the past a lot. 

 

Dwell in the past means live in the past...a more extreme version of dwelling on the past.

 

In this lyric, I think you can use either one. Depends on whether you want the two lines to match with the "ins" or sound different with one on and one in.

 

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Skin    264
On 18 July 2017 at 4:40 AM, Blupa said:

Not many words but it fills my new song and I'd like to keep it minimal and to the point. Question: "dwell ON or IN the past", it seem to work either way?
Cheers, Geir


Grand Oak Tree

GER(c)2017


I have no plans for tomorrow and I don't dwell on the past
I try to live in the moment, life is moving too fast


I trust no so-called leaders, I seek no higher ground
But I believe in the people and the world turning 'round


I've found my spot in the shade, under a Grand Oak Tree
It's been there for many years and it will outlive you and me


You think you know all the answers and you know right from wrong
Too shame you're such a fool, too shame you're in my song


I've found my spot in the shade, under a Grand Oak Tree
It's been there for many years and it will outlive you and me

 

I like this bro I do, I would give ya the thumbs up but the friggin site has changed again and I dont know how to! 

Good stuff I always like your stuff! 

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Blupa    46
2 hours ago, Skin said:

I like this bro I do, I would give ya the thumbs up but the friggin site has changed again and I dont know how to! 

Good stuff I always like your stuff! 

 

Hey Skin, I'm happy to hear that!

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