Gone Fishin' *possible trigger*

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by HarleyTwin, Dec 17, 2013.

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  1. HarleyTwin

    HarleyTwin Staff Alumni

    This is actually a song my best friend help me write, but...it has no melody or music to it yet. So it's still in poem form.

    Verse 1
    Down by the willow-bedded river,
    Sleeping bag and tent in tow
    I’m gonna watch the fishes jumping
    While the wind carries me back home
    On the city’s borderline track,
    I’ll duck to sink and swim
    To the other side of heartbreak
    My journey now begins

    I’ve gone fishin’ for a sunset
    I’m going home tonight
    I’ve gone hunting for a treadback trail
    To bring me back to life

    Verse 2
    There’s a letter on the counter
    You’ll find my last farewells
    Don’t ask me where I’m going
    For only stars can tell
    I’m headed for the moonlight
    Where the river mouths run deep
    I do not dance, I do not sing
    For now is time to sleep


    Verse 3
    So I’ll trawl these distant gullies
    And weep for yesterday’s goodbye
    To the sound of angels singing
    As I lay my head to die
    Come sunrise I’ll be praying
    Squeeze one last time, a memory
    With a final hook, and pistol
    I’ll journey out to sea

    'Cause I'm bound to trawl these distant gullies
    No more weeping for yesterday's goodbye
    I can barely hear the angels singing
    I guess I was meant to die

  2. MisterBGone


    Thanks, that was really good! What instrument do you write with?
  3. HarleyTwin

    HarleyTwin Staff Alumni

    Thank you very much. We worked hard on it. :)

    Do you mean the lyrics, or the music? No music at the moment, and it's been years since I've played piano so I don't know how we're going to arrange it yet. But we'll work something out I guess. The lyrics though, I've dabbled in poetry for many years when I'm not working on my novels, so - I just construct them like a poem, but usually imagine the sound in my head. Sadly, sounds that are a bit difficult to acquire to turn it into a full-fledged song. Lol.
  4. MisterBGone


    Oh, sorry...I meant the music! I love the lyrics though. I enjoy reading poetry but have never tried to write it. And novels? I wish! Screenplays, maybe. I do play guitar. It's no easy feat to write a song. Good luck with the piano!
  5. LostWriter

    LostWriter New Member

    Love the lyric. I am in the same situation as you are. I write songs, poems, novels, short stories, you name it. When it comes to songs, I have NO musical ability at all. I just write the lyrics to a tune in my head. No idea how to translate that tune in my head to music. Anyway, best of luck to you. Curious how much/ how often you write. To give you an idea, I've written over 500 lyrics and a five hundred plus page novel this year. My writing is both a blessing and a curse. I used to show my lyrics to anyone who would look at them. Everyone said I should pack up and head to Nashville, TN. So I did. That was the last dream I will ever chase. :( Good luck with your writing.
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