I am posting my first youtube video today - with the lyrics I wrote to Somewhere In Time. It was "our song" for my husband and me. The original lyrics never meant much to me so I chose it to see if I could re-write the lyrics for my article on Songwriting at d'VersePoets Pub 2/6/2014. You can watch it here or on youtube.
This attempt was trying to write to a previously written song.
Apparently the video isn't always available. I apologize for not having done so earlier but will
post here the copy of my lyrics.
WILL YOU BE THERE
You were my star
You shaped my cosmos
You helped me understand
how love lets lives collide.
You were my strength
And yet my weakness;
I never could deny
your slightest request.
You were my joy
My constant comfort
You were the rhythms beating strong
beneath my song.
You were the friend
I could rely on
Magnetic north that
pulled my face to yours.
Where are you now?
Will you be waiting?
Will you be there for me
again when stars collide?
That is my hope
That in some new time,
We'll love again.
© Gay Reiser Cannon * 2014 * All Rights Reserved
My second attempt was to compose a song for a poem I had in my draft folder. It's a weak poem that I had abandoned but it had some song like qualities so I used it for a lament..in a minor key -- it's my first real composition..so you'll have to cut me some slack. I had to record old school off my piano and make up some chords to go with as I played..again, I never actually studied composition. So.............that said.
Here's the poem and the recording of the music to go with.
The Lonely Child
The lonely child is a fantastic child
The lonely child is an artistic child
The lonely child invents a world all her own
To a lonely child
Celluloid lives may be like first cousins
She knows they're related and feels their attraction
To a lonely child
Externals have just two dimensions.
People there live in beautiful mansions;
they have parties with friends and have fun.
But to a lonely child
Her only excitement
lives in the landscapes of her mind.
The lonely child sings a song of joy
That sometimes hides a world of woe
The lonely child is not always sad
And yet the lonely child still feels all alone.
© Gay Cannon * 2/4/14 * All Rights Reserved