Influences: whatever plants itself in the depths of my soul
#8 FAWM for me in 2018 (I swear this is a good thing)
last year I got consumed in my writing during fawm.. dark places.. trying to find the light. it even carried itself months after fawm was over. it was crazy.. then I stopped
I've been a bit off ever since.. (though I was grateful for the reprieve) and I keep thinking of that lyric-art challenge I set out to do last fawm (but didn't) and so I'm glad February is back.. I've been counting down
the backdrop on me:
I'm not a musician, and I don't sing. I'm an artist of paint and words...probably inspired by you. I tend to reach states of euphoria when exploring forests and chasing sunsets.
I've been absolutely humbled and amazed at what the musicians here on fawm have come up with when breathing life into my lyrics. I've somehow stumbled into the graces of some talented musicians since starting fawm, that have made amazing demos out of the abstract stories in my head. It has encouraged me to keep pushing the limits in my writing and in my creativity pursuits. Thank you for that privilege...you know who you are.
USE OF MY LYRICS: if any of my lyrics resonate with you and you want to put them to music...please let me know - and come say hi. : ) If a demo is made, go ahead and post it and link me as the collab. If a demo has already been done by another musician, don't let that hold you back from doing your own.
As for making them available to the general public in any form..that's discussed on an individual basis....so it stays here on FAWM unless otherwise discussed. : )
Also.. I'm no writing expert by any means.. but I get sad if my work is heavily rearranged or changed, especially the meaning. I understand that in order to fit the technicalities of music.. sometimes changing is what's needed..so if something isn't working.. let me know - lets work it together.
(copyright on all lyrics)
p.s. I can be found on ig sometimes... http://instagram.com/sueawesomeart
|#3||sleeping me asleep||
|#5||it makes me wonder||
|#6||🔃 Take Me @max||
|#9||I need to have you||
|#10||set us up||
|#11||snow is kissing the sky||
|#12||Set Us Up @theresaj||
|#13||now more than ever||
|#14||the way you are||
|#17||I see it too||
|#18||I See It Too @the3queens||
|#19||after the willows||
|#20||goodbye, good morning||
|#21||After The Willows @metalfoot||
|#22||drink the water||
Well you can just send them to me... I'm in awe of people who can paint. I can draw stick men. 😉
hmmm i thought maybe there was some alternate meaning to the ice cream song that i just didn't get. You should just say there is anyway and go with it 😀
I am feeling much better and am so glad. Thank you for asking. I want to see this paintings that you do when my music is playing. I'll keep an eye out on Instagram. 😀
Thank you so much for all of your comments and listening! LOL @ Pit of Misery, don't worry i wouldn't want to listen to that one either. What was i thinking?
You.... are just wonderful. I was going to say awesome (which also fits, but...) Thank you for all the incredibly nice comments and for giving the songs so much of your time. 😀
That *is* really interesting that part of what I came up with is part of what you were hearing because that, um, never happens. Usually my collaborators are like "where on earth did you come up with that musical idea, because that bears no resemblance to what I was thinking!" Thanks again for letting me do this. I love your lyrical talents!
Thank you for commenting on my song! Hope your day is going well. 😀
Haha...i was being over the top/facetious with my Queen, Jaco comment. I do admit though fawm is a bit overwhelming this year (in a good way). It's my first time doing multiple collabs.
I am amazed that anyone can come up with lyrics like those in such in a limited time and I don't feel like I wanna change a thing. And I can hear melody and rhythm as I read them.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my skirmish song!
Oh I'm fine, no worries.
It's a beautiful and touching story. I'd be honoured.
Hi Sue, and thanks for your kind comments. Which is the song of yours you referred to? Winter River? You want me to have a go at it?
When you say write one together do you mean giving me musical ideas? Cause if someone asks me to do Bohemian Rhapsody style vocals with thunderous Neil Pert drum solos and Jaco Pastorius bass riffs and add a whole symphony bridge...well..... I'd say sorry but I have to polish my nails or something. But if you want a hand clap than I'M ALL YOURS.
What...the...fook???? Well aaaaaaaaalllrighty then....I have some catching up to do with you. I'll do one and be on my way. I'm just off of work and HUNGRY.
it's my pleasure.
sue thank you for your pleasant comment on my skirmish song "River", I'm glad you like my voice, you are quite a writer I love the way you write. very talented person, I also saw some paintings on your facebook page, did you draw them?
Thank you Sue for your kind comment. I'll be back soon.
Thanks for the comment on Winter River! Rain isn't my favorite either, but it sure fits the mood I'm in today.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on Winter River. 😀
Oh, just 14? Come on Sue, you've got some catching up to do...
16! Christ, I've got some catching up to do, will get on it soon 😀
And thank you for all the amazing comments earlier today. Wow. You're too kind.
You are probably right. The melody of the first couple verses is bland, in retrospect, and needs either rewriting or harmonies to rescue it. Thanks for the input on "I saw your face". 😀
Wowzers, thank you so much for listening to them all AND leaving comments. That really means the world plus moon for me.
Thank you light chaser!
Oh c'mon it's not that bad. It has a happy ending.
Thanks for listening to Be Good Be Else Be Gone. This is the first full song I’ve written in a longtime and it came from nowhere. I initially found the chords, whilst recording them for reference I ad libbed the words. Dan’s a fan of Radiohead, I’m not really so not sure what I was thinking. The muse obviously has his/her reasons. (Karl).
Thank you very much for the comment on "Sushi Sunday"! Haha, I will sure not hold back on the sushi.
Glad you liked my FAWM song about FAWM. I'm enjoying reading your lyrics!
wow! you've been busy sue.. i need to get my butt into gear!
There is an occasionally invoked bit of nonsense I call the "Bruce Springsteen ruling" wherein if a guy from New Jersey can drawl like that, then all bets are off for the rest of us. 😀 Thanks for the listens!
Thanks for your kind comment on SIlence with his lies.
Yep, it’s a song about human kindness disguised as a love song. Glad you got the hidden meaning; there usually isn’t one x
You know it's funny because I feel more comfortable singing with an English accent. I feel like I sound better too. It flows naturally so it's second nature to me. This is going to sound crazy but when I talk to myself it's always in an English accent. Yup....I'm....psycho. I think I'm possessed by a bloodline, their all Eurpoean.
So glad you like it. Me? I'm not sure yet after working on it for 7 hours straight. But it feels good, I have to revisit it a few times the next couple of days the make sure the feeling was correct. But again thank you so much. It's been a real pleasure working with those lyrics.
Haha, you are so right. Please can you convince Mr. EF that making new music is more important than packing for a house move? 😀
Good to see you back too!
Awww, thank you Sue for the most kind commenting on two of my songs. Smiling at "warmup is taking longer" with 4 already on the board 😀
Is that sarcasm, because if you read it with a sarcastic time, it's pretty funny ( total disclosure, I read everything with a sarcastic tone).
Thanks for dropping by and giving "Sweat 'n' Neat" a listen. The CBGB's compliment really makes my day. YES! Time to make me some coffee now, sit down, take a break from FAWM and let the sweetest comment so far sink in for a while. THANKS!
Ah! That sounds awesome! Nina Hagen talks about sending her daughter to a school that focuses on teaching kids whatever they choose. So if they pick an instrument, they study music. If they pick up tools, they learn construction and design or repair etc.
Just think what society would be like today if we all did what we love doing. But I guess someone has to do the dirty work right? Here come the robots.
Blue man group as in the Vegas act or? I'm missing the correlation to my song. Sorry...I have wine in my system so thinking is out of the question.
Hey you! You don't want to listen to mu stuff this year. It's.....scary.
Hi! *waves* 😀
Hello! Have a great FAWM 😀
Heya! Thanks for dropping by. Here's to a great FAWM 2018.
Ps. I’ll make a song out of your lyrics this year, I promise
Haha! I totally forgot 🙄🙃 x
Then let’s make this collab happen.
Hi! You may not remember me, but I collaborated with you during my early FAWM years. I was super nervous, but I got through it. I wish you all the best this FAWM and congratulations on #8.
Right now, somewhere just out of earshot, the music is assembling itself from stray parts.
Hello awesome Sue! Wishing you the best of times!
Hooray you're back! But... weren't on my watchlist :-O *oops*
Woohoo! Can't wait to get this FAWM started! 😀
Hello! Good to see you again! I look forward to reading what you come up with...
Yayyyyyyyyy..... Glad to see you are back! 😀
Hi Sue. I'm looking forward to more of your wondrous lyrics 😀