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    Lets try some thing !

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    Hey everyone I got a idea ! kristofo1 had a point about the fact there isn't much content in the songwriters forum.So I thought
    lets try to write a song{lyrics}.Im far from the best songwriter here but Im game to give it a try.I was reading the Beatles in there own words and came across a interesting place named
    "Woolton Church"...roll it around your heads try and capture
    imagery/emotion of it.I would be interesting to see how everyone
    approches the same germ of a idea!It wouldn't matter if you did it AABA,AAA or any of the other song forms.The reason for useing the same germ"Woolton Church"is so we can see how our approches differ and a foundation for dialog etc.We can post some of verses/chourses give and get help from each other.
    What do you think?Could be fun and enlightening!

    Don

    P.S I don't think The Beatles used "Woolton Church" in any of there songs
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    Don

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    Smile

    very interesting suggestion, so you mean we all try to write songs titled "Woolton Church" and compare the results?
    btw, you have some more information about Woolton Church?
    or should everyone imagine his own church?

    anyway, I like your idea. already working on the first verse :-)
    smirky

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    Smirky,Woolton Church could be a in the verse or the title anywhere in the song just a starting point. Just to get our ideas flowing colectively.I should have a verse or so in a day myself .The I'll
    throw it up here.Use you imagination anything is fair game

    Don
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    Well I'll have to see if my record company will allow me, and see if my manager thinks it's economical. Afterall were all in it for the money...........aren't we?

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    No seriously, we tried this once before. Someone satrted by giving the first verse and for us to then write the next line/verse etc. If you can dig it up; I can't remember how it ended but I can remember the way it was heading after about the fourth post......use your imagination!

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    I'm not letting my record company know either....
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    I dont have to look it up to understand what you mean.This is everyone writeing there own song not a collective stream of con. type thing.Everyone does ther own song!We just have a common place
    to start from.This is for disscusion and a sort of workshop approch.Anyone can see how others come to the songwriting craft.Without getting into psyco babble are some people prone to
    write visually ,3rd person narritive,1st person,the different frameing devices we all use ect. .We all have habits. To see the ways that other people work can only be a benefical.It might get someone out of a rutt who knows?But if we take this approch
    of just lyrics we can get past the dealing with the sonics for now.
    And then at some point who knows?Kristof1 you had a valid point
    about content of the song writers section of this bbs! Lets be proactive! Give it a try.....It could be fun !


    Don
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    Don

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    A thought back to the past
    that's the place where I felt it last
    I grew up way too fast
    All I remember is........

    Woolton Church, where my youth is hidden
    Woolton Church, where time stands still
    Woolton Church, you're almost just a dream
    I can feel you slipping away

    The mountain top I once admired
    is the place where I am now
    It no longer holds its magic
    and I'm afraid that I may fall

    The air I'm breathing is way too thin
    I can feel my lungs caving in
    Mum's not here to pick me up again
    or set me straight when things start to spin

    Woolton Church, where my youth is hidden
    Woolton Church, where time stands still
    Woolton Church, you're just a dream
    A dream that I have each night

    These are random lyrics that I made up while reading stuff on the boards. Sorry if they rot.
    peace

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    Exclamation a couple of "firsts" here

    My first post to this BBS, and the first song lyrics I've ever written. Note on the lyrics: they aren't very happy, don't contain "Woolton" once, and they are not very good...but what the hell, it was my first try. Constructive/Destructive criticism welcomed with open arms.
    <--peace-->


    Title: Woolton Church

    -verse-
    ...this time she told me
    'bout the way she lost her mind
    in the distance she could see
    how she'd left her soul behind

    through the haze and the fog
    an inner light could not be found
    her voice, once firm and strong
    now a weak and hollow sound

    -chorus-
    tell me father, have I sinned?
    what can be done to make ammends?
    tell me father, what'll I do?
    Don't the answers lie with you?

    -verse-
    the church walls echoed
    with the tales of her lost faith
    it was the dust that consumed her
    more and more with every taste

    she knows that tonight
    she'll be drawn in again
    if I can't help her
    and be her only friend

    -chorus-
    tell me father, I'm so scared.
    please don't sit and stare.
    tell me father, I'm filled with fright.
    And all my days are filled with night.


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    One thing I've sort of noticed, not refering in particular to any of the songs on this post, just a general observation, is that if you try too hard to write a song quite often they come out pretty cliched and they dont sound natural or from the heart. I write songs but not on a daily basis, usually only when I get the urge, and strangely that's usually last thing at night. Some very nice ideas here so far however, I might add my pennys worth later. Keep up thje good work!

    Jags

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