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    Sam Kowal
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    H’lo, Kapeefers… if anyone here writes songs/ likes writing music, feel free to post lyrics and ideas and anything you like here 🙂

    Not sure if anyone but @dekreel and I do that, but if you do… this is kind of like the Writer’s Corner for songwriters:

    All my songs are a little unpolished, still. Most of them are worship songs, but a few are just jams. The melodies are always the hardest part for me, and I also tend to disregard meter when I don’t feel like making all my syllables line up XD

    This is one of them:

    Knelt by an altar

    Each prayer makes me shake

    The flame of your love, God

    Is all that keeps me awake

    I looked to a lion

    But my eyes saw a lamb

    There are no foundations

    On which I can stand

    Then through the darkness

    Holy light, and a hand

    Grace like an ocean tide

    My feet on new land

     

    Keep me alive

    I’m living off of smoke and singing choked vocals

    If there ever was an ocean wave

    That did not matter anyway

    That was me, that was me

    That was me

     

    On the edge of cold water

    I run from your knife

    But every cut that it gives me

    Strengthens my life

    I keep changing out pictures

    I hold in my frame

    Only one shines through shadows

    The one bearing your name

     

    Keep me alive

    I’m living off of smoke and singing choked vocals

    If there ever was an ocean wave

    That did not matter til today

    That was me, that was me

    That was me

    God, you pull me out of drownings

    You set me on the mountains

    You are fire mixed with water

    You are all that I have longed for

    Keep me alive

    Show me your light

    Show me your life

    Keep me alive

     

     

    *Giarstanornarak tries to melt chair*

    #58039

    Dekreel
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    @sam-kowal  *applauds* Bravo! Nice song!

    This is a little worship song I did a while back:

    V1

    Bright paths, carousels

    People everywhere

    Excitement is in the air

    Adventure, fun and games

    Welcome faces on

    I think I took a wrong turn

    I’m off the path

    V2

    Palm trees, paradise

    Sun is shining bright

    After a peaceful night

    Seaside, breezy sky

    Far from the city fray

    But I can’t stay

    I’ve been chasing lights

    Chorus

    Travel and fun

    Under the Sun

    Shining so bright

    Until the night falls

    But this isn’t home

    If I go on,

    I’ll be alone

    I’m just chasing lights

    Chasing lights

    (V2)

    …But I can’t stay

    Even though it’s…

    (Chorus)

    Bridge

    It’s like a tower

    Standing tall

    I’m pretty sure

    It will never fall

    But then it gives

    The slightest crack

    And all fall down

    And I can’t go back

    And then I realize

    That all that light

    It’s really darkness

    That’s in disguise

    And now there is

    Just one Light to follow

    One Light

    One Light

    Travel and fun

    Under the Sun

    Shining so bright

    Until the night falls

    But this isn’t home

    If I go on,

    I’ll be alone

    I’m chasing darkness

    I’m chasing darkness

    Sharp stones, broken bones

    Rugged, crooked trail

    But this is the path

    To paradise

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (or am I an ENFP…)
    And no, I am not a wolf. I’m NOT!

    #58042

    Dekreel
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    And the bridge of the Kapeefer song I’ve been writing!

     

    Wolves with cat tails, cats with wings,

    Sarcastic elves and raspberry kings

    Is that not enough for you?

    Then what about Aethasians, chair-melting dragons

    Red-marker storms, Gramatacallions

     

    It’s not finished yet…

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    #58129

    Sam Kowal
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    @dekreel 😀 That’s EPIC

    The Keeper Song ;D 😛

    I like the first one, too

    Great Job!

     

    *Giarstanornarak tries to melt chair*

    #58166

    Dekreel
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    @sam-kowal  Thanks! 🙂

    @shannon, you’re big on music, right? Do you write music at all?

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    #58210

    Shannon
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    @dekreel Um ya…I am really big into music. It’s like half of my life. The other half is reading and writing.

    I love your’s and @sam-kowal‘s by the way. They are both awesome! Do either of y’all write the melody for them? Do either of y’all have a youtube channel?

    I write song lyrics. But I have trouble with the melody. My guitar teacher might be able to write some music for one of my songs soon. Which is pretty cool. Here are the lyrics.

     

    There once was a young girl; winsome and bold

    Along came a young man; he had all the gold 

    He offered her diamonds in exchange for her hand

    She quickly refused, although it seemed grand.

     

    There still was a young girl; sparkling and bright

    Along came a farm boy; a poor man alright.

    He said, “I am poor, dear, and all that I hold

    To offer are dewdrops, I haven’t the gold.”

     

    She softly laughed and happily said,

    “I’ll take your dewdrops,” while nodding her head.

    “I know why they’re better, and why they’re loved more,

    The rich seem to have far less joy than the poor. 

     

    “‘Cause dewdrops aren’t diamonds and I’m awful glad,

    ‘Cause dewdrops won’t break your heart but diamonds sure can,

    Diamonds are perfect or so thought to be,

    But when you have dewdrops you surely are free.”

     

    She never told anyone why she refused the rich man

    But was pleased to join the poor man’s clan

    For she knew something ‘bout dewdrops that few cared to know

    And she remembered what she said long ago—

     

    When she softly laughed and happily said,

    “I’ll take your dewdrops,” while nodding her head.

    “I know why they’re better, and why they’re loved more,

    The rich seem to have far less joy than the poor. 

     

    “‘Cause dewdrops aren’t diamonds and I’m awful glad,

    ‘Cause dewdrops won’t break your heart but diamonds sure can,

    Diamonds are perfect or so thought to be,

    But when you have dewdrops you surely are free.”

    But when you have dewdrops you surely are free.

     

    It’s not nearly as epic as your’s or Sam’s, but the tune that he is putting to it is incredible and I’m extremely, extremely excited about it.

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by  Shannon.

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    #58223

    Dekreel
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    @shannon  Sounds like folk! It’s beautiful!

    I don’t have a YouTube channel or anything. I like singing, but I don’t like my voice. So unless I am very motivated, I won’t sing X) Of course, I WILL HAVE to sing so people know what my music sounds like… *sighhhh…*

    I do write the melody! Entirely in my head, as the only working instrument in the house right now is an extremely-off-key zither and a guitar (which I still only barely know how to play)

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (or am I an ENFP…)
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    #58226

    Shannon
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    @dekreel, Thanks! 🙂 Ooh, what type of guitar is it?

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    #58228

    Dekreel
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    @shannon  What type? Ummm… acoustic? It’s acoustic, but it has a built in tuner and a place to plug in a speaker. If that’s what you mean

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    #58231

    Shannon
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    @dekreel Sorry, I meant “who made it”? Ah, you have an electric acoustic, just like me. I have a Fender acoustic electric. This is it–

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    #58237

    Dekreel
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    @shannon  Ahh. Mine is made by “Fishman”

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    #58238

    Shannon
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    @dekreel I see. I’ve heard that those are pretty good guitars 😀

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    #58239

    Dekreel
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    @shannon  I know absolutely nothing about guitar brands XD

    Do you sing, by the way?

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (or am I an ENFP…)
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    #58245

    Shannon
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    @dekreel I sing all the time. I’ve always always got a song stuck in my head. It’s kinda funny actually…right now I’ve got this one stuck in my head. I love it 😍

     

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    #58246

    Dekreel
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    @shannon  I like singing harmony the best. I can do fifth harmony better than third, actually (if you know what that means).

    I ALWAYS get songs stuck in my head! And it’s usually REALLLLLY agitating ones like the Bob the Builder theme song XD XD or the Daytona theme song or something (“DAYTONNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAA”) *bangs head on table*

    Right now I’m actually listening to music, so I don’t have anything stuck in my head. But there will be!

    Pronounced DEE-kreel. ENFJ -T (or am I an ENFP…)
    And no, I am not a wolf. I’m NOT!

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