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#456454 - 02/08/18 09:48 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
Belladonna Offline
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Song #6 FAWM

Title Grandma’s Place DJE 2/4/18
Verse 1
The March wind rips down the hill
At her place it’s warm and cozy still
Sycamore trees with wooden flowers
Big trellis’ covered with grapevine boughs
I’ld hear her singing baking bread
A wood fired cookstove was all she had
She’ld let me grind the chicken feed
Put out the hay in the evenings

Chorus
It’s been sixty years and it’s hard to find
Where the house used to be and the barn
The land was sold, it’s a subdivision now
Bittersweet memories follow me around
Shower me with the love I found
At Grandma’s Place

Verse 2
After supper she’ld say that’s enough
She’ld play her banjo on the porch
Whippowills and insects sang in the night
Rarely heard a car or saw headlights
I was five, evenings I could walk home
I lived next door on an old dirt road
She was my hero, my second mom
A country woman tough and strong

Chorus


Edited by Belladonna (02/08/18 09:49 AM)

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#456477 - 02/08/18 11:28 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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You sure are writing some cool stuff here Belladonna!

Good luck!
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#456508 - 02/08/18 03:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Donna, I' liking #5! Those words will speak to some folks! Best of luck with all of these! Thanks, Torrey

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#456524 - 02/08/18 05:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Thanks David and Torrey. Very interesting to see what appeals to different people. Also, interesting to see other's creativity and interpretations. BIAB has a really great community of talented folks. I will be doing some more music soon, but writing just now.

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#456542 - 02/08/18 08:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Song #7 FAWM Halfway through. Stay away from this woman.

Title pyRomancer Amber DJE 2/08/18
Verse 1
She’s aglow with sooty lashes
Does a strip show in naughty fashion
They say she’s a hot mama
If you can tolerate the drama
PyRomancer Amber

Verse 2
She’s a hot July Roman Candle
More than most guys wanna’ handle
Has no qualms about burnin’ bridges
You’ll regret if you think she’s kiddin’
PyRomancer Amber

Bidge
If she’s headed your way
Might wanna’ back away slow
Run like hell cause you know

Verse 3
She’s a master at stoking desire
She’s sexy, beautiful and on fire
Collects trophies on her mantel
Preys on innocent infantiles
PyRomancer Amber

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#456779 - 02/10/18 08:56 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Song #8 FAWM

Title Meet Me In Morroco DJE 2/10/18
Verse 1
A rendezvous in a faraway place
Where the hot trade winds blow
A quaint hotel in Casablanca
That we loved long ago

Chorus
Babe, meet me in Morroco
We’ll be Bogart and Bergman
Our yesterday's ended too soon
Let's renew a love that’s hurtin’


Verse 2
We’ll spend lazy days on the beach
Shop the market’s colored finest
Dance under that Arab moon
Enjoy neon intimate dining


Chorus

Bridge
Can we begin where we left off
Before life's winds blew us off course
Now year's have passed too fast
And I'm feeling remorse



Edited by Belladonna (02/10/18 10:04 AM)

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#456789 - 02/10/18 09:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Although I do so admire and appreciate the difficulty of bringing an instrumental piece to life, many times I feel something's missing. Like why is that piece called Moonlight Dancer? As a lyricist primarily, personally I find the words and a good vocalist who can express the words add so much to the completeness of a song. A perfect marriage between the lyrics and the music.


Edited by Belladonna (02/10/18 10:04 AM)

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#456806 - 02/10/18 11:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Donna,

You're certainly on a roll!

Lyrics are flowing really well for you smile

You're now over the halfway mark too!

All the best with the continuing journey,
Noel
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#456832 - 02/10/18 01:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Thanks Noel. Getting there.

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#457072 - 02/11/18 03:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Song #9 FAWM Not sure if you guys can relate, but many girls can.
I guess it's a chick song.

Title Highway Lights DJE 2/11/18
Verse 1
Packing today I know when to run
Last night you held me under a gun
This love life’s never gonna be right
I know when to run with my life

Chorus
And those highway lights
Wave me on my way tonight
Inviting me to neon sites
Lonely lovers lease a new life
Covered by those highway lights

Verse 2
You entrapped me with charming things
Even gave me a golden ring
Controlled me with your insecurities
Locked me in a cage for your surety

Chorus

Bridge
Freedom makes love sing
Release and let it go
If it’s your’s, it’ll fly back again
If it's real you'll know

Chorus


Edited by Belladonna (02/11/18 08:56 PM)

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#457105 - 02/11/18 08:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Song # 10 FAWM This song is a little darker than I usually write, but it came to me in a certain way, like a message.

Title In the Witching Hour DJE 2/11/18
Verse 1
I got a lot of friends on Facebook
My happy face gets a lot of likes
But who can I call in the middle of the night
Where are my allies when depression strikes

Chorus
Who ‘s there for me at 3 am
Is it only my old friend Jim Beam
Devils confront me in my prison tower
Who’s there for me in the witching hour

Verse 2
As the moon’s dark face stays hidden
I shield what’s bruised and battered
Only half of my soul I show each day
Does anyone really care, does it matter

Chorus

Bridge
Someone said Jesus will show the way
And hard times are a test for you
So I cling to my bible and I say my prayers
Waiting for a rescue
I'm waiting for a rescue

Chorus



Edited by Belladonna (02/11/18 08:53 PM)

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#457168 - 02/12/18 11:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
Noel96 Offline
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Donna,

I just want to let you know that I thought that your bridge in #10 is outstanding. The desperation that you've managed to capture in so few words is a credit to you.

Regards,
Noel
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#457201 - 02/12/18 03:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
Belladonna Offline
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Thanks Noel for your kind words. 4 more to go.

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#458154 - 02/18/18 08:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Song # 11 FAWM

Title I’m Gonna’ Touch It DJE 2/18/18
Verse 1
Momma used to say
Don’t touch that stove
But you know the way
The story goes

Chorus
I’m gonna touch it
Especially, if it’s hot
Got a degree
From the school of hard knocks
Nothins’ out of bounds
Just don’t get caught
Gonna’ touch it, if it’s hot
Gonna’ touch it, if it’s hot

Verse 2
Friends say stay away from you
But I ignore what they say
You’re so inviting lookin’ so cool
Gotta’ learn the hard way

Bridge
Lately I’m second guessin’
Maybe askin'a few more questions

Chorus


Edited by Belladonna (02/18/18 08:35 PM)

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#458163 - 02/18/18 10:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Belladonna's FAWM Songs [Re: Belladonna]
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Loc: Virginia
Song # 12 FAWM
Montecito's Memories

Title Montecito Memories DJE 2/19/18
Verse 1
The fires came
And the smoke rose
Just twenty minutes to
Head down the road
Evacuation days we came back
Half of the house was gone
Just one of life’s storms

Chorus
These days I drive around
Thinking about this town
Days it all came down
Expressing life’s fragilities
In Montecito’s memories

Verse 2
Days the mud came
Thought we’ld rebuild
Silt moved what was left
Miles down the hill
Escaped with our lives
Living out of a van
We’d lost everything

Chorus

Bridge
No insurance against the pain
Our love took the blame
We couldn’t move on again

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