SAC WEEK 6 FINAL SONG: Matt Dusk

OK, So it was a crazy 6 weeks, but I have six songs to show for it, a couple I really think have potential, and a few that are ok at best.

The hardest part of this challenge was writing for so many different genres. It is easy to fall into what you know best, this pushes you to explore beyond your comfort zone. Some songs turned out, while others failed, some ended up being something completely different, yet a song I could say I was happy to write.

What I enjoyed most about this experience was listening to everyone’s creations, and pushing myself to be creative. Sometimes life gets in the way.  Work, children, life events and health all interfere with the time you need to set aside to write. In doing this challenge you make time, push yourself to find the time, and in the end become productive.

I learned a lot about myself, I need hard deadlines or I leave things until last minute. If I was told week 1 that a rough version of the song was due, I would have had something solid to work from, instead I started with several ideas and never came up with one I liked, so then it got put on the back burner while I came up with week 2,3, 4,5,and 6 songs. I only started working on this song over the weekend, so obviously I had no time for production, which was the whole point of the challenge.  In the future, I  should create my own deadlines, maybe I will accomplish more.

I would definitely take this challenge again, even if I get nervous and stressed about sharing unfinished, unpolished songs. I think most songwriters are helpful in their suggestions and support, it is a great community.  One thing I would do differently is push myself to co-write, being shy I tend to keep to myself, but I need to get over it, lots of people come up with AMAZING songs when writing together!

I hope everyone can see past the lack of production and the female vocals…

CIRCLING THE LIGHT

Oh girl the way you’re flirting
you know that body’s working
so hot this flame you’re burning
circling the light

I want to move in closer

beautiful supernova
but one touch, it’s game over
Circling the light
You’re dangerous,
like a loaded gun
never knowing when you’re gonna pull the trigger hon
If I fly too close
to your hot hot sun
It will melt these wings and I will come spiralling down
oh oh oh pretty illusion
glowing star, light up the night
Oh oh oh if you’re playing games, I’m losing
you’ve got me, Circling, Circling the light the light the light the light

Oh girl the way you’re flirting
you know that body’s working
so hot this flame you’re burning
circling the light

I want to move in closer
beautiful supernova
but one touch it’s game over
Circling the light

I know your type
I’ve seen it all before
but I can’t help myself you’ve got it all and I want more
I’ll take the pain
I’m not keeping score
can’t take my eyes off you, the way you move, across the floor

oh oh oh pretty illusion
glowing star light up the night
Oh oh oh if you’re playing games, I’m losing
you’ve got me, Circling Circling the light the light the light the light

Oh girl the way you’re flirting
you know that body’s working
so hot this flame you’re burning
circling the light

I want to move in closer
beautiful supernova
but one touch it’s game over
Circling the light

blinded
so bright so bright so bright
blinded
circling the light x2

Oh girl the way you’re flirting
you know that body’s working
so hot this flame you’re burning
circling the light

I want to move in closer
beautiful supernova
but one touch it’s game over
Circling the light

https://soundcloud.com/megsrathwell-1/circling-the-light

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