Monday, February 28, 2011

Love is a River

This song is somewhat of a jam-sesh. I wrote it yesterday afternoon after tiring of reading my business associations textbook. Whenever there's musical inspiration, I like to run with it and finish my homework later. :) Please excuse the choppy cuts here and there--I kept forgetting the words (and chords) since I was still kind of making it up as I went. Here are the lyrics...


Love is a river

Love is a fire

How can this be?


It flows the deepest

It burns the brightest

in every part of me.


What will happen

When I find a way to set it free

Let it be?


It will light the night

It will drown the fight

It will set the captive free


It will start a blaze

In these trepid days

one the blind can't help but see


And believe


Love is a passion

brought forth from ashen

things been burned away


Love is a feeling

the power of healing

washes over me each day


What will happen

when I meet you face to face

All fear will flee away


Where Hatred, Anger, Darkness linger

Love will battle through and renew



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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Grandfather Why

Another new song...called "Grandfather Why." It's still somewhat of a work in progress, but I'm happy to share it. The lyrics derive from a poem written while I was at Westmont and although inspired by experience, the dramatic themes were born of much creative license. :)

Grandfather why
Why was your life such a tragedy?
Passing the time
Never stopping to cherish the moments of peace.

Grandfather tell me,
Did you ever find love?
In all of that sadness
Did your work seem enough?

Tipping your hat and walking your way never stop to ever think you might say
I love you, to those who hold you close
Button your vest and tie up your shoes, never think of everyone you might lose
Who love you, and long to know you most

Grandfather Why
Were the riches worth it?
To tear family ties
And let anger profit?

Grandfather tell me,
Did you imagine it'd be this way?
A legacy of broken dreams
and life in disarray?

I watched those eyes
I held those hands
I saw the cries
Could never understand
How you let your life
Slip away.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Far Away

Good Day to all,
Today's video is another original of mine called "Far Away." It's a solemn sounding song, in 3/4 time, also written last year during my first semester of law school...hence the solemnity. :) It describes a time of change when dreams and passions transform; the past is falling away, the future is foggy, and what begins is a journey into the unknown....

"Far Away"

Somewhere over the rainbow
there is a place where only my dreams know
Someday maybe I'll find them
and where they've hidden all of my
Heart's desires away...

Hidden away
Far Away from here

Till then I'll keep on chasing
that endless promise arched overhead
But when will it cease
When will those dreams take flight
to the clouded sky and fly

Away
Far away from here.

Somewhere over the rainbow
there is a place where never will I go
to find dreams stuck in their earthenly graves
So I say goodbye as I turn away

Off to another day
Far away...from here.

So I say goodbye.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

1L

Here's another song of mine--written during my first semester of law school. It represents the very frustrating, challenging months of that first year, but also has a glimmer of hope and vision for what's to come. I now present: "1L."


Why do we cry?

Why do we wallow?

Pity our lives

For others to follow


Why don't we try?

Stuck in our sorrow

Throw off our lives

When there's hope in tomorrow


Look beyond the case and brief

See the time when you and me (I know, I know...you and I)

We will be the judge.


That's why we try

For those filled with sorrow

We hold their lives

And seek justice for tomorrow


All you knew, all you were

All you thought about the world

Is overturned


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