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Songwriting & Lyrics: Only Waiting

1 Oct

© 2013 by Jessica Valentine

Are you my cowboy, I think you are

The way you lift your chin up and play your guitar

The way you sing your lyrics

From dreams afar

I’ve got a secret bigger than my brain

It’s that I remember that feeling

Things could have stayed the same

That hasn’t changed

I wonder how my life would have turned out

If I was brave enough to stay

If I hadn’t ran out on you

If I would have heard you play

That song that I said I didn’t like

When that comment lifted your brow

I knew nothing about you

Or how you’d turn me down

I knew I’d never see you again

And I don’t mind

Because I know how a cowboy’s life could end

And that is fine

But I am strong

And I know my way

I know in the end we will meet

Not now, but one day

And time will stand still

Time will stand still

So as for you my cowboy

I will not stand defeat

I will hold back

In my retreat

Only waiting

Only waiting

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Folkstock Festival: Minnie Birch is a true lyricist

20 Aug

I am looking forward to meeting many folk lyricist at Folkstock Festival this September 21st 2013 (http://www.folkstockfestival.com/).  One lyricist that I came across when perusing through the line up is the brilliant Minnie Birch from Hemel Hempstead.  Not only is she a true lyricist, but also she has the most Heavenly female voice that I have ever heard.  When listening to her music it takes me back to when I was a bit younger and I used to listen to Ani DiFranco.  Ani was a liberal woman whose lyrics you actually heard.  And, what I mean when I say ‘heard’ is that you could hear her story and actually understand it.

I feel the same when I hear Minnie Birch’s songs.  I have listened to a few on SoundCloud.  When listening to her music I transform empathetically into a character that she is telling in her story.  In other words, I feel as if I am there.  I can visualise what she might be singing about or going through at the time she wrote her story or lyrics.  What a wonderful, true lyricist Minnie Birch is.  Check her out!

Holy Saviour – produced by George Shilling at Bank Cottage StudioMinnie Birch

Poetry and Lyrics: Waiting

16 Aug

Waiting by J. Valentine

I know you live from a suitcase
I know you’re out on the road
I know you may be feeling lonely
When you’re out there on your own

You may be feeling guarded
You may be feeling shamed
But know that when I see you
You have always stayed the same

I don’t need security
I don’t need a home
I need to know that you’re with me
So that I don’t feel alone

When the sun goes down
And you rest your head
When you are weary or feeling blue
Just know like a drum
My heart still beats for you

So, next time you push me away
Forgive me for the first time I strayed
Scared and guarded and drunk
I may have been, if you chased me
I would have waited

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