Friday, July 13, 2007

Writing Songs

Here is a song I recently wrote. My inspiration came in part from watching the Elektra video and in part from some music (no words) I was listening to.

Break

Blood red spills
Across the sky
And I
Am not afraid

I see the lie
Beautiful disguise
Would you die
Just to bring me shame?

Don’t let me be
Don’t let me breathe
Or I might scream

I will take what’s left of you
And drown it down below my skin
I will stake my life on you
Never seeing what I truly am
I’ll break you
I’ll break you

Did you forget?
You asked for it
Crimson regret
Bleeding on this ground

Now all has changed
It’s rearranged
I’m far too sane
To let you keep me bound

Don’t let me be
Don’t let me breathe
Or I might scream

I will take what’s left of you
And drown it down below my skin
I will stake my life on you
Never seeing what I truly am
I’ll break you
I’ll break you

I can lie here
I can cry here
Till you turn your back on me
I can take it
You can’t make it
You won’t make it away from me


The following song was inspired by some music that reminded me of an emotion/experience in my own life years ago. I followed the trail of that memory and produced this:

Out of Darkness

I can see inside of me
The darkness that I’ve tried to hide
Claims my heart, every part
Though I swear to you I’ve tried

Forgiveness stays miles away
I swallow bitterness instead
It sinks within, beneath my skin
Until I’m left here for dead

I’m left here for dead

I am bleeding
Not believing
Anyone can heal what’s been done
You are reaching
Still believing
You can save anything I’ve become

I am broken; it’s unspoken
But we both know its true
The price is paid; I’m so afraid
I am lost to all but you

I breathe the anger; know the danger
When death looks like release
It’s so tempting, nothing preventing
Me from finding peace

I’m finding peace

I am bleeding
Not believing
Anyone can heal what’s been done
You are reaching
Still believing
You can save anything I’ve become

You can save me
You save me
I’m lost without you
You can love me
You love me
I’m found inside you


Both approaches (one personal, though not real for me at the moment and one not personal at all) work for me.

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow. *shivers*

    I love both of those, but that second one totally reminds me of one of my knights who just gets broken to pieces. There's a woman who never gives up on him, never stops believing in him even when it seems like everyone else thinks he's a traitor.

    Very nice, CJ!

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  2. mayberry tuesdayJuly 13, 2007 at 9:05 AM

    I swear you have a way with words that just stops me in my tracks and makes me go

    "Wow".

    I want to hear these with music.

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  3. Thank you both. I'd like to hear them with music too. Malystryx and I are working on that.

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  4. I commented on these on youre myspace as well. But again, I love them. They create such emotion in whoever reads them (at least mine, mayberrys, and KB). Keep this up, maybe you should write one of these in the back of each book you get published, and maybe some song producer will stumble across them and love them as much as I do.

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  5. Thank you for the compliment. That's an interesting idea. Maybe we should just write the music to them and go from there. =)

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