Here are some lyrics I've written over the last year for the album I'm making with a friend.

It's been an interesting experience and there's been lots of version of the following verses. At the start, I wasn't really writing any genuine feeling or observations down. It was more just random, abstract sentences that sounded like they could mean something. It took a bit of time to unearth some things that I felt I could turn into meaningful lines.

I'm also always afraid of my lyrics sounding cliche or cheesy. So it was good experience trying to find ways to say things which I'm sure have been sung countless times before, without abstracting them to meaninglessness.

Whatever you think, I'd love to hear any thoughts, feedback, criticisms...

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No Amends

  No amends; no mistake

A feeling that you couldn't take

Out the door, the rattling glass, I still recall the route I passed

Dragging back, all words let go, solace sought in stereo

  So who's the one to blame this time? Take aim  

I wonder how it could've been

  Now you find blank stares  

Sit stoic, a guest all ears

  So who's the one to blame this time? Take aim  

I wonder how it could've been

  So who's the one to blame this time? Take aim  

Done nothing to reclaim lost time, stand by

And wonder how it could've been

Always I'll Be

  I'll sit with you for awhile   

Speak to me of silhouettes

Come disguised with tinted smiles

Make a shield from what is left

I know it's just your escape

  (Chorus)  

Always I'll be

What you see in me

And I'll lose myself

As someone else

Always you show

Why I'll never go

'Cause I'll lose myself

To someone else

Don't play on my mind I find it

Hard to resist the daydream

Spilt insides on fairground rides

It's not like it was before

  Why am I only the one  

When everything has come undone?

  Take your problems x4  

  (Chorus)  

(Middle 16)

(Chorus)

Mirror

  Look through the windowpane  

A mirror in a half-sleep

Between fields and rain

Can't help but meet your stare

Among the empty seats

You pin me there

Mistook your look from afar

In kind behind the glass

What are you trying to say?

I get that your lost

All tracks lead this way

  Mistook your look from afar  

In kind behind the glass

Train draws in

You're fading

I don't like

What you've shown

Look through the windowpane

A mirror in a half-sleep

Between fields and rain

Mistook your look from afar

In kind behind the glass

Second Hand

  Take their  

Words

Blend and blur

So

They're

Mine to keep

My ticket

  All in    

Vein

Act and feign

Can't

Speak

Practiced lines

Cracked this time

  (Chorus)

Second hand

Others make who I am

Short sell self

I take no stand

  Who will  

See

Them and me

Aren't

All

We appear

It's all clear

  (Chorus) 

  Do you believe that I have anything worth saying? I don't  

need to speak up, the silence means just about as much

  Pretend x4

  (Chorus)



posted by rezzeJ: 767 days ago