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My new lyrics collection - current status

I combined the three separate collections* in a new one, added the lyrics I have written since, replaced the rewritten ones, and also edited quite a few. Next I formatted the alphabetically arranged lyrics so there is one text per page. Some needed columns, for others I used a slightly smaller font, in a few cases I needed both measures to make them fit on a page. This makes it easy to count and thus checking for completeness and possible dublicates since I changed a few titles over the years. Things look good: there should be 545 song lyrics - and I've got 545 pages :-)

to my advance - time to advance

I have begun gathering my new lyrics and rewrites since March 2017, and combining them together with my former separate lyrics collections into one comprehensive collection. Doing this I also read and check each text to correct or modify it where necessary or desirable. For example, I just changed a title from "to my advance" into "time to advance". The original text went:

I must use the time to my advance
I must not screw up this one-time chance
this could be the start of our romance
must use the time to my advance


The expression "to my advance" was meant as a 'creative' combination of "I should advance" and "to my advantage". But I'm afraid it could come across as a simple mistake - "advance" instead of "advantage". That's why I changed the song's title and chorus to "time to advance":

I must use the time to advance
and not screw up this one-time chance
make this the start of our romance
must use the time to advance


(before "to" a little rest should be provided to make the first line match the meter: "I must use the time _ to advance...").

I expect quite a few more rewrites and corrections in the course of the process. There are more than 500 lyrics to edit, many of which I hardly remember.

love to dust

I needed yet more lyrics for my track 2018-08. It only has room for two verses in a blues manner - 16(!) bar blues. Browsing my 'scrap book' I found a text that I could easily adapt. The sketches became "love to dust":

you're the coldest of all fishes, when I'm ready you are not
with your thousand special wishes, your rejection when I'm hot
I can't tell you how I'm feeling, but then, I guess, I must
you're the last nail in my coffin, you've turned our love to dust
love to dust

with your overheated temper you are cooling down my lust
to your fury as you enter I'm not able to adjust
I can't tell you how I'm feeling, but then, I guess, I must
you're the last nail in my coffin, you've turned our love to dust
love to dust


track you down

These days I began and completed yet another RockBernd backing track. And as always at the end I needed a 'vocal line' and words to sing. In the pop industry that would be called topline-writing. Fortunately, I had not left much room for verses etc. ;-) so the lyrics are rather short:

nothing is forgotten
no veil of oblivion
nothing is resolved
nothing is forgiven

I will find you out 'cause I can feel you
I will track you down 'cause I can see you
I will find you out 'cause I'm inside you
I will track you down 'cause I'm beside you
I will track you down
I will track you down
track you down

there's no way to whitewash
what you have tried hiding
the weight is going to crush you
the guilt you have been piling

I will find you out...

I will find you out...