Featured Albums

One of my lifetime goals was to see my lyrics included on an album. And I’m glad to say that it’s not happened a few times. I’ve set up this page to showcase some of those albums.

Parma Way’s ‘The Forty Elephant Gang’ EP

Parma Way EP The Forty Elephants Gang

About the band

Parma Way are a collection of musicians and lyricists from all over the world, who share ideas and create wonderful sounding songs on Kompoz.com. Kompoz is a music collaboration website.

My contribution – lyrics for the ‘We Got Rain’ song

Track 5 on this 6 song EP is called ‘We Got Rain’ and features lyrics that I wrote in January 2020. Jen Carie has supplied the vocals, with the music created by Mike Cordray, Pablo Montenegro, Frederic Osuch, Fredric Schulz, and Alex Wilke.

Here’s a sample of the lyrics:

(Verse 1)

An empty space at the dinner table

Dishes piled in the sink

Last cigarette still in the ashtray

The news hasn’t sunk in yet

 

(Chorus)

You’ve gone away

This was our last day

So unexpected

Nothing detected

Weather man predicted sun but we got rain

(Written by Simon Wright, January 2020)

No Clear Sky’s ‘Black Mold – Volume 2’ album

Black Mold volume 2 album cover image

About the band

No Clear Sky are a band made up of a talented bunch of musicians and lyricists from around the world. Many of them are from the Kompoz music collaboration website. Those who contributed to this album were Tsvetomir Ivanov, Sergey Engel, Brian Henry, Frank Ruiz, Dave Moore, Bill (Sriracha), Luke Adrien, Tony Inosencio, Bert Smit, Mike Paterson, Momchil Grozev, Daniela Brando, Kim Noble, Xan Eden, James Tanner, Jayesh Raikar, Nigel Robinson, Ican Petkov (aka S!ckATrix), Sergei Shilov, and myself! 

My contribution – lyrics for the ‘One by One’ song

Track 4 on the album is called One by One. It features Frank Ruiz on vocals, Sergey Engel on bass guitar, Brian Henry on drums, and Tsetomir Ivanov on guitar and production. And the lyrics are by me. It’s an anti war song. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics:

‘Faded jackets, medals pinned to them
Same time every year, we take them out again
Failing minds, don’t know what happened yesterday
But crystal clear on a place now so far away

Falling over, help me up again
Too many stayed down but that was back then
Failing minds, don’t know what happened yesterday
But crystal clear on a time now so far away’

Listen to and buy the album: https://noclearsky.bandcamp.com/album/black-mold-vol-2

Publish date: May 2020

 

The Wave Exchange album, by The Rock Station

Wave Exchange CD

About the band

The Rock Station is a band comprised of musicians and lyric writers from around the world, who started collaborating on the Kompoz website.

My contribution – lyrics for a song called ‘Growler’

I provided the lyrics to one of the eleven songs on the album. That song is called ‘Growler’ and here is a sample of some of the lyrics:

‘Fog draws deep

And another one comes, a Growler,

Wake up man.

This is not a dream

And if we miss a beat, we cower

Another one comes, a Growler!’

You can buy the album on the Amazon US or Amazon UK websites. 

 

Ego, by Skuve

Ego album cover, by Skuve

About the band

Skuve is a virtual band made up of musicians from around the world, who collaborate to create music that blends pop rock and country pop influences. Their album ‘Ego‘ was released in August 2018.

My contribution – lyrics for a song called ‘Sometimes I’

Sometimes I is the 8th song on the album, and is about how sometimes we need to get away from life’s complexities. The protagonist in this song is doing that by running along a beach, enjoying the beauty of his surroundings. I’ve included some of the lyrics below. Please give the song and the album a listen

(Verse 1)  

Sometimes I

Wonder why

This life is so complicated.

Sometimes I

Despair of

These hardships we created.

 

(Chorus) Running up a hill, but nothing’s gonna get

In my way

Take life on the chin, yeah, nothing’s gonna

Make me stay.

The wind’s in my hair, cold breath at the start of

A new day,

The coast stretches out, a line of gold sand

Pointing the way.