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somewhere to begin

Written for Nando and matching his music (he had sung dummy lyrics that I could use as 'template'):

we dream up things that never were
live in a bubble, days passing in a blur
there was a time when life felt real
our minds reflecting what we would feel

we try to hold on to a past
to things remembered, things that never seemed to last
we're gambling, suspecting we can't win
we may be wrong, but we need somewhere to begin

you say we can begin anew
we can do more than what we used to do
maybe we tried not hard enough
we should do all that could renew our love

stop tryin' to hold on to a past
to things remembered, things that never seemed to last
stop gambling while knowing we can't win
you may be wrong, but we need somewhere to begin


I look up the sky
tryin' to find a sign
so I'm
watching the clouds drift by while they reshape without a care
what does it mean

I close my eyes
tryin' to free my mind
and I'm
trying to call back to my mind the dreams that we once shared
what could have been

read me a poem

It's amazing to watch lyrics taking their own course while I'm sort of making my way from rhyme to rhyme. That's what I normally do. It's one of the advantages if you don't have a message, so you're free to write whatever comes your way.

This is how my latest lyrics began (with what I took to be a chorus from the start):

will you read me a poem
try reaching my heart
try touching my soul
pour out some magic
while you read me a poem

And this is the result (no, that's not me, it's the lyrics themselves speaking, well, sort of...), it's not what I expected...

you scent like a blooming rose
please bear me company
assume a seductive pose
promise debauchery

when you dance and drop your clothes
you're tempting the beast in me
but I don't go for mundane prose
while you're arousing me

will you read me a poem
try reaching my heart
try touching my soul
pour out some magic
while you read me a poem

I'm free as a happy boy
when I hear your soothing voice
while my soul sings for joy
I can feel my heart rejoice

please read me a poem
reaching my heart
touching my soul
pour out some magic
while you read me a poem

I let my tongue taste your wine
I let my hands feel your skin
read on while I take my time
ent'ring the girl within

read me a poem
that reaches my heart
that touches my soul
pour out some magic
while you read me a poem