“Make a Wish.”
For my friend, Emily (Lunairi)
Happy, happy Birthday to you.
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On one wintry full moon's night
Deep in the depth of the milky way sky
Oblivion sinks and I start to think
What's beyond the flight of a wing
Slowly led by golden lights
With constellations above to guide
Stepping stones and flickered orbs
Down into a twinkling shore
The clock has struck its destined time
I cast my dreams like sailing kites
Make a wish
Make a wish
Make a wish
Make a wish
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This question crops up a lot among songwriters and people who want to start songwriting:
Here is a short guide that aims to answer the two questions:
To the remix MarkingLifestyle produced with my collaboration in providing the vocals. (I hope it’s alright to post this?)
The lyrics / WIP I posted last night, called Clover, is done. I’ll be recording it soon. :) Can’t say it’s my favorite, but for as a first I think it’s alright…
I also used the scanner for the first time ever (yeah, never used it in my life till now) just to scan this notebook in. It’s completely messy and illegible, but aye, that’s what a lyricist does yes? (PS: The verses and chorus are all out of order on the page) I’m also extra glad right now because it’s raining outside, too.
I feel somewhat nervous posting this image up, it feels like such a personal thing. Oh well, that’s what my blog’s here for.
I scourge the “lyrics,” “songwriter,” and “original song” tags time to time and see lyrics. I love lyric writers and it’s fine and dandy and all but…
There’s a problem: the one-part problem.
More than often, I see lyrics posts and only lyric posts. And it really feels empty without hearing or knowing what the actual melody’s like. What’s the point of posting it up without some kind of auditory aid? How else can anyone give you feedback if they can’t hear? What am I supposed to do?
And okay, fine, I’ll see it this way: there are the serious songwriters on one side, writers who need a place to channel their feelings and thoughts to on the other side, so it’s almost like a personal diary for them. But even then, it might as well just be a poem blog — and don’t mistake me, I love poems — but lyrics and poems are completely different in writing structure anyway, so that doesn’t fit.
In other words, it might be like taking a screen cap of my song in my DAW / program instead of actually posting up the song. Just feels weird. And to be honest, it’s grown to be another one of my pet peeves. I’ve gotten used to it, and sometimes just scroll past it.
If you are indeed the kind of person who does this, don’t fret, I’m not going to scream at you. But if you want me to actually look at it, then add your own voice or music to it: I may just stop, listen, analyze, and give you input if you’d like. It’s really that simple. And who knows, I might actually be able to talk to you without feeling like some intrusive commenter. :)
And for you lovely people who post your songs with audio files, that’s awesome. Please keep doing it and I shall love / watch you afar.
So I decided this version was actually better than the one from before, it was when I sang at 5am on my phone. (iTalk is a great recorder on the iPhone, btw)
Anyway, same thing goes, this is the roughest that the song could get, but I still like the way it sounds. The piano isn’t really that important, it was used as rhythm here. There are some melodic differences. I’ll keep that other first version up. Could my microphone possibly be worse than my phone at recording? This might be bad news…
[Lyrics] #10/1000 1.28.12
Song writing practice. This is… probably the first time I’ve ever made lyrics, to be honest. And it’s really just to channel out some thoughts, made at 4:30AM when I woke up and couldn’t fall asleep again. I may or may not ever work on it again, it really depends on whether I stop thinking about it. It’s not a happy song. It’s not particularly sad either. Maybe just an acceptance of my situation… :/
I sort of like the image I was thinking of while making it, I was visually walking down the street I go down nearly everyday in the morning. It’s really cold, and quiet. People are minding their own business in silence, using their phone or wearing headphones. Just a nice time to muse upon things I guess.
* Excuse my bad-sounding voice today! I’m in a hurry to post it up, after all this is the first time I’ve ever written anything. :)