My Lyrics

I have been writing song lyrics since I was a teenager but, for many years, they got written and then just placed into folders or stuffed into drawers. Does that sound familiar? I reckon there are a lot of people out there who love music and love writing but don’t have the musical background (or acquaintances) to see those lyrics translated into songs.

My life as a lyric writer changed when I stumbled upon a website called www.Kompoz.com. It’s a music collaboration website and enables lyric writers to team up with singers, guitarists, drummers, triangle players …

Kompoz is a perfect example of how the Internet can be sooo amazing. I love that it’s bringing people from across the world to work together. And some of the musical results are outstanding!

Here are a few of my lyrics that you might like to check out. I’ve included snippets from each (just so as not to make the page too long) but have also linked to the full lyrics and (where applicable) to the finished song.

Six Foot Six Jimi

Picture of Homeless man

(Verse 1)

Down in the boneyard

Pickin’ through the ol’ cars,

Searching for a nickel

In a world of steel.

I tell you life’s so hard

Scraping broken jam jars,

Making do with nuthin’

When you need a meal.

(Chorus)

Six foot six Jimi

Begs for sticks,

So he can make a fire

For its warm glow.

Full lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/698703/file/698707

Finished song: https://www.soundblend.com/store/release/796446

Isabella Belladonna

Woman in cemetery

(Verse 1)
School days spent on riverbanks
We’d walk to that old church,
Its walls were falling down
Grounds reclaimed by oak and larch.
Our faces painted
What a sight,
To set ‘fore that old God;
We talked like we didn’t care
But we cared a lot.

(Pre Chorus)
Hanging at the graveyard
Picking petals,
Whilst listening to corroding

Heavy metal. (Brief guitar feedback sound?)
We didn’t need no school lessons,
To understand the true essence,
Of love and life
And wrong and right.

(Chorus)
Oh Isabella Belladonna
Tell me what have you done?
I thought I was the weak one
You were always so strong.

Full lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/794664/file/794671

Ghosts

Skull with knife - Ghosts

(Verse 1)

With hands crossed on chests

In coffins of wood,

In graves marked and honoured

Buried in their suits.

That’s how we bury our dead

That’s how we buried our dead

When they came to our town.

(Verse 2)

With limbs bloodied flung

In pits in the ground,

Spat on pi**ed on

Piled high in a mound

That’s how we bury their dead.

That’s how we buried their dead

When we came to their town.

(Chorus)

Ghosts that haunt us

With whispers at night

Ghosts that reproach us

With innocent eyes.

Full Lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/719512/file/719513

Finished Song: https://www.soundblend.com/store/release/801909

Always in my arms

Woman with baby - Always in my arms


(Intro)

Looking at old photographs

Like well-trod paths marked out on maps,

Remembering sweet moments shared

It’s hard to think they’re in the past.
(Verse 1)
I can see
You’re still there,
Always in my memory.
I can feel
You right here,
won’t let go of this reverie.

(Pre Chorus)
But I don’t believe you’ve
Gone so soon,
Too good for this world.

(Chorus)
How can I go on now
When you’re not here?
Hold you close
Always in my arms
Never let you go.

Full Lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/715092/file/715093

Finished Song: http://www.soundblend.com/store/release/747492

Peace wall

Peace Wall mural

(Intro)

Ragged city

Graffiti on a wall,

Barbed wire hearts

Ensnare us all.

Two kids kicking cans

Separated just by chance,

Dirt engrained under fingernails

In this embittered land.

(Chorus)

Yeah, I think it would be nice

If I could knock down your peace wall,

It would be really nice (really nice)

If these barriers could fall.

(Verse 1)

We don’t have to build with bricks

When we could build our friendship tall,

You don’t have to hide your face

Just let me bring down your peace wall.

Full Lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/713636/file/713894

Finished Song: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/713636/file/715406

Portraits of war (Co-written with Justin Serrano)

Soldier - Portraits of War

(Verse 1)
I sketch a calloused face
Those eyes still glint despite the pain,
Mud runs like mascara
Tear drop tracks made by the rain.
The bombs explode like fireworks
As we shoot the jolly breeze,
Young Johnston’s in the corner
Looking like he’s just asleep.

(Chorus)
Portraits of war
Portraits of war
Life, the bloody canvass

Stained crimson to the core

Portraits of war.

(Bridge)
As the fires burn
And the dying cry,
I sketch worn faces
Under a darkening sky.
As the pages turn
My pencil blunts,
I look back at all the names
What feels like years,

Has been just months.

Full Lyrics: https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/773039/file/779914

Finished Song: https://www.soundblend.com/store/release/782872

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