Week 1 Challenge- 6 songs in 6 weeks

Well, first off, I finished a song this week.  It most likely needs tweaking and some re-writing here and there, but I finished a complete song!  I must admit I have had a bit of writers block, so this feels good!

So I have my list of songs  that have inspired me with their titles, themes and/or first lines…

1. Closer to fine- The Indigo Girls (Saliers)

“I’m tryin’ to tell you something bout my life”

This song is about being confused and  the search for answers

2. California- Joni Mitchell

“Sitting in a park in Paris France reading the news and it sure looks bad”

A song about being homesick

3. Something- The Beatles (Harrison)

“Something in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover”

A song about love

Now for the 3 titles, themes and first lines I came up with

 

1.  Home

“linen on the clothes line the smell of fresh baked apple pie”

A song about childhood memories

2.  been gone so long

” The train whistle blows another small town comes and goes”

a song about travelling/coming back to a lover

3.  it’s too late

“Remember that summer we spent down in Rio?”

A song about lost love

So I took out the guitar and thought about all the first lines I came up with.  I decided to start with the train song… and I never even attempted the other two, maybe another time!

Here are the Lyrics to my new Song

https://soundcloud.com/megsrathwell-1/been-gone-so-long-sac

Been Gone So Long

  Em                            

The train whistle blows

C

another small town comes and goes

G                                                 D

I ‘m writing you love poems on a frosty windowpane

Clickity clack on the track

I need to make my way back

to where you are, cause where you’re at is where I want to be

C           G

I’ve Been gone so long

D           Em

I almost forget

C            G           D     Em

the way you light your cigarette

C          G               D        Em

the way you look in the morning sun

C               D          G

cause I’ve been gone so long

Trying to be a star

a different night, a different bar

a microphone and my guitar a suitcase and a dream

lonely nights on the road

I miss your kiss I miss your hold

an empty heart ,a rolling stone slowly crumbling

I’ve Been gone so long

I almost forget

the way you light your cigarette

the way you look in the morning sun

cause I’ve been gone so long

Em

When this train stops

D                  G

and I’m back in your embrace

Em

when I can smell your skin

D                G

when I can touch your face

Em             G                 D              Em

When I wake up next to you in tomorrow’s sun

C                  D                    G

I’ll be back  where I belong

I’ve Been gone so long

I almost forget

the way you light your cigarette

the way you look in the morning sun

cause I’ve been gone so long

I’ve Been gone so long

I almost forget…