Donna 12

Artist Bio

Canadian living in the Netherlands. Freelance copyeditor.

ELEVENTH year FAWMing. I love the madness, the camaraderie, the creativity... 😀

MOST of all I love playing in this huge cybernet sandbox, where everybody shrieks and giggles and throws the sand and their songwritery toys all around and nobody gets hurt. 😀

No fixed agenda this time around. The year 2019 was particularly difficult, ending with the death of someone dear to me on 24 December. *And on 18 February, I lost someone else. Still trying to gather my inner forces. A few of my lyrics will likely reflect this.

If I do write any lyrics, a couple will be earmarked for one of my regular collaborators. I may or may not get to 14. Doesn't matter. 😀 I look forward to reading/hearing what everyone else is doing. And roll on the skirmishes! 😉
DISCLAIMER: Any lyric I post is always a rough draft. It is likely to be revised/rewritten later. Therefore, collaboration songs during FAWM should not be considered official joint works, or posted outside of the FAWM site. Unless otherwise agreed - and I AM open to post-FAWM possibilities 😀 - contributions will be individually owned. This means that each party can use his/her own specific creative contribution for other purposes once FAWM is over.
PLEASE ask first if you'd like to collaborate. It's possible a collaboration is already underway with someone.

About CRITIQUE: No, thank you. 😉 For constructive critique, I post my lyrics to a designated songwriting forum.

Songs (12)

#1 High Road, Low Road @jcooper  30
3 weeks
#2 Seabed 11
3 weeks
#3 Whatever My Faults 8
3 weeks
#4 I Want to Go Back 5
2 weeks
#5 I'll Be Fine @bunter  16
2 weeks
#6 Mighty Fine Performance 16
2 weeks
#7 Rain, Rain, Go Away 7
2 weeks
#8 Crème Brûlée 14
1 week
#9 Mr. Black-hat Man @bunter  11
1 week
#10 Girl behind the Curtain 5
1 week
#11 Whatever My Faults @theresaj  14
1 week
#12 One Epiphany Short 6
4 days


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  • @dragondreams  6 hours

    Thank you so much, Donna. 😊

  • @musicsongwriter  18 hours

    It was a pleasure Donna, I love your collaborations with Billy so much, the words truly fail to express how much I love listening to your work together. Coffee was warm, luckily 😀
    Thank you so much for your help and support. I appreciate it very much. Thank you for every comment.

  • @spunky4455 1 day

    Hi, Donna, thanks for your kind comments on my song. I'm also sorry for your recent losses. I had a bunch of feelings to deal with and musically is the best way for me. I'll make a more professional-sounding mix of this and do a video for it.

  • @mikeb 1 day

    Thanks for the listen and comment on 'Firestorm'.

  • @musicsongwriter  2 days

    Thank you so much for your kind comment on a Lonely Swan Donna. Yes please, it will be fantastic to hear your suggestions. Thank you so much.
    Nadia ~

  • @crisp1  3 days

    Thanks for the comments on Can You Leave Tomorrow. If you want a real tearjerker, check out Ed's song,

  • @scubed  4 days

    Thank you very much for your generous comment on “Please” - I really appreciate it!

  • @mikeb 4 days

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my 'death' song!

  • @karlsburg25  4 days

    thank you so much for your beautiful comment donna

  • @downburst  5 days

    Thank you Donna!

  • @acousticmaddie  5 days

    Thank you for your kind words on mine and Mikes collab

  • @jamkar  5 days

    Thank you for your nice comments Donna, on my collab with Maddie. 😀

  • @redlady8029  5 days

    I don't see a download mp3 on th3 any page. It's posted on sound cloud.

  • @redlady8029  5 days

    How do you download a song on if it is downloadable?

  • @tangle 1 week

    Thank you so much for your comment on Viriditas. I love that share an appreciation for Badass Von Bingen. 🤘 Also, thank you for reminding me of Rabia! I haven't read nearly enough of her and I adore Hafiz, so I know I need to dig deeper into her writings.

  • @dannyk1  1 week

    Thanks for taking a look at You Can't I Didn't Try. I'm always happy to see your your name in the comments list because I value your thoughts on lyrics. After reading your remark about sticks and stones I went back and reread that part. The initial meaning behind the line was about trinkets like incense and semi-precious stones. While reading it again, the old saying "sticks and stones may break my bones" popped into my mind and the depth of that line kinda took me by surprise. Thanks Donna! 😀

  • @scubed  1 week

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!

  • @mychellemusic  1 week

    Thank you for your comments.
    My condolences to you.

  • @mikeb 1 week

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my anti-Valentine song!

  • @sjbatavia  1 week

    Thanks for commenting on When I Die. Yes, I think most us wonder as to what lies ahead of us when this life is over.

  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    Thank you for your kind comments on my song, "Wash Me Clean"!

  • @treble 1 week

    Thanks so much for your kind and supportive comments on my skirmish Sugar Song. Means a lot.

  • @arose  1 week

    Thanks for your comment on Awesome in Mercy. I did make the mp3 downloadable, so you could see if you can play it now?

  • @mishykatz  2 weeks

    Thank you for the listen and comment!! Much appreciated <3 Happy Valentines Day!!

  • @crisp1  2 weeks

    Thanks for the comments on my collab with Corey, If You Want. Fun to have someone do a blues!

  • @tjeff  2 weeks

    Hi Donna! Thanks so much for stopping by, listening & commenting! Much appreciated. Hope you have a great FAWM!

  • @mariekevinkmusic  2 weeks

    Dankjewel voor je commentaar op mijn liedje! Het is altijd fijn voor beginnende songwrites om de positieve mening van een ander te horen!

  • @treble 2 weeks

    Thanks so much for your comments on my song Gold Statue. Glad you got the serious undertones as well as the laughs.

  • @berni1954  2 weeks

    Thanks for your very positive comments on my song "The Vision"

  • @mikeb 2 weeks

    Thanks for the listen and comment on my week 1 challenge song!

  • @barbara  2 weeks

    Yes, Donna, there couldn't have been a more magical pick for me. Thank you for your generosity, once again, leading that challenge and acting as a pretty stellar conduit for the divine! You have always given so much to this community, and even when you are in so much pain, you are there. I hope this month among friends will be of some healing for you, too.

  • @scubed  3 weeks

    I appreciate your lovely comment on “Jupiter is Rising in the Morning”!

  • @scubed  3 weeks

    Thanks very much for the Druid Animal card! Nice to see you & hope you have a great FAWM.

  • @musicsongwriter  3 weeks

    Hello Donna. Thank you again for your beautiful challenge and thank you so much for your amazing, very moving and encouraging comment. I felt very inspired after reading about blackbird. I had absolutely no idea what the meaning of blackbird was and it truly moved me. Thank you, I'm very grateful.

  • @bandybum 3 weeks

    Hi Donna
    Thank you so much for your lovely encouraging feedback on Wizard's Apprentice lyric.
    I decided to try and put it to some music. Your thoughts would be most welcome 😀
    Wishing you a magical FAWM!

  • @monty  3 weeks

    Thanks for the feedback on February Blues.

  • @dragondreams  3 weeks

    Thank you, dear Donna, for your time and comments. 😀 Very much appreciated.

  • @cindyrella  3 weeks

    Ha. I love hearing where others get their inspiration~!

  • @cindyrella  3 weeks

    Thanks Donna. I get my inspiration from the funniest things sometimes!

  • @avah 3 weeks

    Thank you for your kind words!

  • @bunter  3 weeks

    Hello Donna, fancy seeing you here. See you on the other side.

  • @sherrycanary  3 weeks

    Hi Donna
    Welcome home!

  • @kristi  4 weeks

    Hey Donna! Have a great FAWM!

  • @bking  4 weeks

    Hey Donna. Can you come out to play?

  • @tamsnumber4  5 weeks

    Hi Donna!!

  • @downburst  5 weeks

    Hi Donna! I hope you’re around.

  • @jamkar  5 weeks

    Looking forward to your creations Donna! Happy FAWM!

  • @mikeb 5 weeks

    Hi Donna, looking forward to any new works form you!

  • @ianuarius  5 weeks

    Hey, Donna! Hope you have a great FAWM. I wonder if you'd be willing to help me come up with some ideas for the lyricist set of the cards. 😀 I'm not much of a lyrics writer so my ideas are... pretty dumb. Haha.

  • @cts  5 weeks

    Hello there, my dear friend! Good to have you around for once more dance.

  • @stephenwordsmith 6 weeks

    As soon as I saw that thread title,I knew Donna had to be walking among us again... Welcome back!

  • @tsunamidaily  6 weeks

    have the best FAWM this year!