Influences: I'm especially inspired by lyrics that make you feel, of course, but I am a sucker for lyrics that, in addition to making you feel, are bursting with poetry or thought-provoking messages.
I am a lyric writer only so I'm looking for collaborations. This is my third FAWM and I've also done two 50/90s now. All have been amazing experiences. The talent and camaraderie here are always so inspiring. I've got lots of ideas for this year and my goal is for more poetic lyrics. I work really hard to make my lyrics super "singable." PLEASE just ask me when you'd like to collaborate. Thanks!
END NOTE: To my awesome collaborators and everyone who commented on my lyrics and collaborations -- I feel a bit like Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing: I’ve had… the FAWM… of my life and I owe it all to you. This was a year of incredible surprises, right from the first two collaborations. Fourteen collaborations in the end = enough for an album. Yay! I’ve read so many meaningful lyrics and listened to so many beautiful songs (some of them over and over and over again!) and as FAWM 2019 reaches its close, I’m so glad this amazing community is able to come together like this. Thank you for being the fantastic musicians, lyricists, and people that you are!--Doug
|#1||The Night Reigns||
|#2||All My Fears||
|#3||And The Night Reigns @silvermediapro||
|#4||Hope Beyond Hope||
|#5||A River Away from Paradise||
|#6||A River Away From Paradise @theresaj||
|#7||Singer in This Bar @paulhenry||
|#9||Since We First Touched @tamsnumber4||
|#10||Bit of Peace||
|#14||Into the Storm||
|#15||One-way Ticket @andybalham||
|#16||Into the Storm @sph||
|#17||Beethoven's Baby @theresaj||
|#18||Taj Mahal @colgoo||
|#19||Snow on the Rooftops of Prague||
|#20||Unturn the World||
|#21||Something Doesn't Add Up||
|#22||Snow On the Rooftops Of Prague @paulhenry||
|#23||Something Doesn't Add Up @wacha||
|#24||The Hand I Played||
|#25||rooftops of Prague @factorytale||
|#26||Hope Beyond Hope @tamsnumber4||
|#27||Unturn The World @metalfoot||
|#28||I Can't Shake the Guilt||
|#29||Bit of peace @siebass||
Glad you enjoyed it. Sorry for some of the hiccups in recording; I didn't have time to go back and re-record, something was going on with my interface/mic. The melody came to me while I was working on another song, and I had to get it down. Thanks for the collab opportunity!
What kind of music do you like? There's a bunch of styles in there, lol. I can recommend some of you want. I'll be checking out more from you. 😀
Bah, it's cool dude. Every once inna while someone that's been doing FAWM for as long as I have will discover my music. Thanks for stopping by!!
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Reach For The Stars", I appreciate the listen!
Hi Doug! Just wanted to take a moment and thank you for the collabs this year! I really liked how they both turned out and they will be special to me forever. Looking forward to next year already and more possible collabs!
Thanks for commenting on my collab song "Move On", I appreciate the listen!
It's too bad FAWM is over, I would have loved to set one of your lyrics to music. I guess there's next year!
Many thanks for your comments. I've been to various traditional music festivals that have dances (square dances and others) and many times have just tried to learn as I go and have fun flying blind. 😀
Thank you very much for your beautiful visualization of "FAWM's End"!
thanks for listening ..hope you had fun
Thanks for listening and commenting on Talking to the Moon. It is very much appreciated.
Hi! I want to give you a big thanks for all your wonderful and insightful comments on my pieces this FAWM. It means a lot to me. I also want to say that, from your song lyrics I've read so far this FAWM, I am very impressed. I thought you were good last year, but this year you've blown me away. I plan to read all of them after this year's FAWM deadline. I only wish I was better and faster at recording my singing, because I would have written music for one of your songs. I've decided to do just that before next FAWM. I will email you what I come up with. Sorry it won't be for FAWM, though, but I'll be able to send you an mp3 of it and a pdf of sheet music for it, so at least there's that.
Thanks for the comment Crisp. Sorry to have missed your stuff this year. I've got much to catch up on, once I've caught up on all the real life stuff...
Thanks @crisp1, and ta for your comments too. It's been a great month for music. I've got two more songs waiting in the wings, but absolutely no time to record them before, probably, Thursday night, so it's gonna be down to the wire for me.
Congrats for getting yourself over the line TWICE!
Thanks for listening to Creaking Gate! Appreciate your stopping by so close to Feb-end!
Thanks so much for listening and commenting on my “One Minute More”. Your Grandfather sounds like a very special person - thanks for sharing that story with me. 💜
Thanks so much for listening and the kind comments on my last FAWM song- the spanish flamenco tune i wrote called ' Se , se puede ! I really appreciate it !
Sorry, I'm not going to be able to get a song together in time for the end of FAWM on your lyric 'The Hand I Played' - tried some things on the keyboards today, but just not feeling it - I think I wrote myself 'out' already this month!
emailed you my demo for Unturn The World. Let me know if you like it and I'll post it up!
could you make some lyrics like diamond studded highway, you made last year and I made the music for?
I would like to cooperate with you again, but I can´t find lyrics I know how to express this year. Do you remember it, or you could check out my soundcloud. It was such beautiful lyrics, and I think the song became beautiful too, without praising myself too much. That was because the lyrics were so wonderful, simple and nonpersonal. Univercal. I get my computer back in april, so if you could write some lyrics like that I could make something of it in the beginning of april. I hope you feel like doing this?
Heyy where did you send it to? I didn't receive anything? 😞
Honestly, I don't know how it works. It just does.
Jen's a friend of mine...she's got her hands full with little ones at home at the moment and doesn't find a lot of music making time! You're absolutely right about her song deserving more attention.
Ah thanks so much for your comments on topsey turvey . I will get to listening once decent WiFi 👍
😂😂 in that case, thank you for sticking to lyrics haha
haha ahh you're being too sweet. You're making my FAWM 😀
I'm not stopping until I've uploaded number 14. You're doing great also, great lyrics. Do you sing yourself?
Thanks for your listen and comment on my collab song 'We Used to Sing', much appreciated!
Thanks for listening and the kind comments on my jazz piano tune ‘Love is a song ‘. I appreciate it .
Ok, already started listening to Neko Case just a few minutes ago.. I love it!! <3
Hii, I don't know neko case 😝 But I'm gonna listen to it tonight 😝 Thanks!
Thanks for your lovely comments, it has now been set to music. My collab partner did a fab job 😀
Doug.....it appears that everyone is collaborating with you on lyrics this year. If you find a set you write that you would like my style on, let me know. I really love working with you. So, it seems, does everyone else!!!!
Hi Doug, i'd like to do "Into the Storm". Remembering "Write your Dreams" started a fitting melody in my head
Thanks for the listen! Looks like you’ve been busy. Happy FAWM!
Thank you for the kind words on mine and Cindys Jail-collab
Hey! Thanks for the lovely comment! I'm releasing my first single soon. No date set but we're working on artwork and a few technical issues right now. I'll let you know when it's all out. Now, I'm gonna listen to some of your songs! 😁
Thanks for your comments on "Burned". Thanks for listening.
Thanks for the kind words on "Get Yourself Together". I went in a different direction with that one but not too far from my roots. The song has the feel of the first band I was in.
Thank you for the kind words on "Lightning." Yeah, it doesn't always happen like that but I never really bind myself into structures of any sort. I just write what comes. Some are more traditional, but this FAWM especially so far they've been a little left of center. I'm glad you are enjoying them though! I really appreciate you listening. I'm catching up the next few days in listens/comments. Work's been so busy I haven't been able to much the past couple days. 😀
Thanks for listening to “It’s Too Cold (Take Off Your Coat).” Glad you enjoyed it, appreciate the comments. 😁
Thanks for you kind comments on ‘I fly’ - colleen did a fab job and her voice really shone 😀
Thanks so much for the listen! I’m so glad you liked it!
Hi! Thank you for the kind words on my song - much appreciated.
Really appreciate the appreciation on "The Way You Do." Thanks.
Omg you're making me blush 😝
im glad you enjoyed ive seen everyone man. my original lyric as much longer but, although i wanted it to test the audiences patience until they gave up and just started laughing, 30 minutes was much to long, so i cut it down quite a bit. thank you for listening and taking the time to leave a comment.
Haii, thanks Crisp 😀 gonna discover your music tonight. FAWM isn't really good for effectiveness at the office 😝
Nice to meet you!
Thanks for stopping by and listening!
Thank you Crisp, for taking a listen to "I Can Love You Today" I think this ones a keeper, too. So glad you enjoyed it! Looks like you're collaborating away. Isn't it great to be here?
Thanks for taking the time to listen to The Long Forgotten. I've added a mostly-accurate transcription. Looks like I have some catching up to do on your fine lyrics!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my collab w guatecoop 😀
A couple of days or so would suit me fine to work through a couple of other things. As for genre, I've always fancied trying something along the lines of 'Red Right Hand' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. You can find the lyrics here: https://genius.com/Nick-cave-and-the-...
I hope that gives you something to work on. I look forward to hearing the results.
Hey there, thanks for the nice comment! Yes, FAWM is awesome and I never ever can predict where each one will go.... always a surprise.
Hi there. We have been paired together for Round 2 of the Random Collab challenge. Would you like me to use some existing lyrics or would you like to email me some new ones specifically for the challenge? If the latter then please send them to andybalham at hotmail dot com. I look forward to hearing from you and getting to work. Andy
Thank you for your observant and kind words about my song Bullied.
Thanks for the kind words and correction on "Trying Hard to Breath". Yeah, I'm just trying whatever I think might work. I've been doing a lot more recording on my own so I'm getting a lot more comfortable testing things out.
Thanks for commenting on my first FAWM song!
Hi, I'm always on the look out for lyrics to interpret in FAWM. Would you mind if I kept an eye on yourself to see if I can come up with something for one of your ideas?
Thank you for you very kind words on "What Will Become of Us". Nice to see this one resonating with folks.
Aw, thank you for the really nice comment! I so appreciate it.
Hi Doug! Thank you for the sweet note. You’re right, anything is better than nothing. I hope we can collaborate again, at some point!
Can't wait to see what you come up with this FAWM season!
Looking forward to working together again this year!
I gotta say, "Ozymandias and The Level Sands" is a really awesome band name. Well done.
Love your lyrics! Happy FAWM.
Hey crisp1! Happy FAWM 2019!!!
Hi Doug, I also look forward to your contributions! Have a nice time
Thanks Doug! I feel good. Great to hear from you and glad to see you back around for this wonderful madness!
So far I have earned an Alexander Hamilton and a Jefferson but I think ASCAP would be smart to send a check! LOL! Great to see you again my friend and hope we can create together again.
Howdy! Happy FAWMing to you!