Writing Lyrics and Putting Tunes to Them

Sometimes, songs began with the lyrics first and then tunes were added to them. Most times, they began with the music first. The process of writing these songs all depended on the mood and inspiration at that particular moment. Composing is a preference, and instruments are often heard carrying the melody lines for the tunes found on this site. However, there were times when vocals got added to the music.

The creations you will find on this page were all done in reverse. They started off as poems and from these poems, they were switched up to lyrics and from these lyrics, quick instrumentals were put together that went along with the mood of the songs.

In the past, proper equipment wasn’t available to create these tunes.  Online tools were relied on to put together the sounds so the words could have music to them. It was all a backward process, but it was quite enjoyable.

Being a vocal artist is not the goal. Instead, creating songs as demos to have other artists sing those tracks is preferred.

Being behind the scenes is the desired place to be as a musician who loves composing and writing. Mixing is also enjoyable. 🙂

With all of that said, I hope that when you listen to the tunes on this page and read the lyrics you will be able to feel something positive from them.

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Songwriting Samples

Intro)
Let’s take a ride
To explore the unknown
Just you, me and the road

Verse 1)
Boy I want to tell you just how much you mean to me
But there’re so many ears it’s making me nervous you see
I need a place where we can be alone baby
So I can recite all the words I’m longing to say
Like how I love you, how I need you, how I think you’re great
I hope my words are clear, I hope that I am not too late
A guy like you deserves the world, I could make you my king
Let’s talk a little more, but first join me on this trip

Chorus)
Let’s take a slow ride
Down to cruising speed
And address the issues
Surrounding you and me
And on our ride
We’ll take the road
That leads us down a path
Towards a great love.

Verse 2)
I like your eyes, I like your voice, I like the way you walk
I like your smile, I like your laugh, I like the way you talk
I like your wit, I think you’re funny, boy you’re a trip
That’s why I’m falling, I’m so clumsy, you’ve made me slip
Into loving you, ’cause you know what I feel is true
And looking in your eyes I know you feel the same way too
I know the risk, because we’re riding through the unknown
But I won’t have it any other way, come with me

Chorus)
Let’s take a slow ride
Down to cruising speed
And address the issues
Surrounding you and me
And on our ride
We’ll take the road
That leads us down a path
Towards a great love…

Bridge)
Let’s ride with the top down
Have no worries or no cares
Sit back relax
And embrace these feelings yeah
Our love will expand and grow
Like a never-ending road
We could take any direction
Making memories as we go…

Chorus)
Let’s take a slow ride
Down to cruising speed
And address the issues
Surrounding you and me
And on our ride
We’ll take the road
That leads us down a path
Towards a great love…

Let’s take a ride
To explore the unknown
Just you, me and the road

(c) Copyright May 2009

CHORDS
VERSE: C,E,G | A,C,E | D,F,A | G,B,D
CHORUS: C,E,G | F,A,C | E,G,B | D,F,A

Verse 1)
What is love
If not pain
We get hurt by the ones
Who mean so much
It’s a shame
Who’s to blame
But our selves
Cause we’re imperfect

What are flaws
If not scars
Of the path, we took in life
Our history marks
Who we are
I’d like to think
We’re imperfectly perfect

Chorus)

What is joy without sadness
What is hope without despair
That’s the world to which we belong
I wish we could break the norm
What is laughter without crying
What’s the truth without some lies
That’s the world from which we come
I wish we could break the norm
The Norm

Verse 2)
What are dreams
If not goals
We spend most of our lives
Chasing hopes that
Never amount
To much
Because we are scared
Of the unknown and of failure

What’s success
It’s being the best
At what you’ve achieved
The rewards are so endless
And you’ll see
It was worth the risk
Taking that chance
Made you happy

Chorus)

What is joy without sadness
What is hope without despair
That’s the world to which we belong
I wish we could break the norm
What is laughter without crying
What’s the truth without some lies
That’s the world from which we come
I wish we could break the norm
The Norm

(c) Copyright August 2009

Verse 1)

My pen and paper have a voice of their own
When I sit down to write, I let the feelings unfold
And right now, I’ve got a few things on my mind
And guess what, I think now is the perfect time
To speak the truth of what I see going on
Of how friends aren’t friends and how they pretend
To care, to love, and to look out for you
When they’re secretly hating, loathing you
What joy they feel, when you fail to succeed
And the push they give is so you’d fall and bleed
Out your losses, your faults, they don’t care about you
Beware of said friends with intentions false but true
I have a few, just like her, him and you
But I keep them close, what else am I gon’ do?
I’m not heartless, but I’m not an idiot too
I deal accordingly, I know the truth

Chorus)

And Imma just be me
No matter what people say, or the games they play
Mon pa mele
It’s whatever
Imma pass through in this world, like a stormy weather
Have you hiding under your covers
Moving along in this life
No time to put up with who hates or who likes
Go ahead, give me the attention I need
Makes me know I’m doing something indeed
By being me, simply, being me
Just by, being me, naturally
Yeah, yeah, yeah…

Verse 2)

Now, how you wanna try to flip the picture?
I’m talking to you, yeah you, hey trickster
I don’t think you’re hearing my words real clear
All this lying and deceiving needs to end somewhere
Look at ourselves and the lives we lead
Do we really have what it takes, to make it and succeed?
Best believe, we won’t get real far if we choose negative
Over positive deeds
You gotta think and look a little deeper for something
You gotta think and try to find your truth on the way
You gotta think when you make it through today
Count your blessings, be thankful for seeing another day
You gotta know, what you want out of this world
You gotta know, right from wrong as you go
You gotta know, that facts about karma are true
Do onto others, as you’d have them do unto you

Chorus)

And Imma just be me
No matter what people say, or the games they play
Mon pa mele
It’s whatever
Imma pass through in this world, like a stormy weather
Have you hiding under your covers
Moving along in this life
No time to put up with who hates or who likes
Go ahead give me the attention I need
Makes me know I’m doing something indeed
By being me, simply being me
Just by being me, naturally
yeah, yeah, yeah…

Bridge/End)

No matter what people say
Keep doing you anyway
Haters got nuttin’ on you
To yourself just remain true
No matter what they try to do
They will come out looking like fools
Because you’re simply doing you
Can nobody do that like you do
Yeah, yeah

Broken

Verse 1)

My blood is running cold
I feel dead inside
Like a corpse, I rise
Feeling dark as night
My life is running out
You’ve drained my soul
I’m no longer whole
You’ve played your role
Of pulling me into
All of your lies
Your tricks I despise
You had me fooled
And now I’m dwindling
Into a mess
I must confess
I’m broken

Chorus)
I’m broken inside
I’m broken inside
Broken

Verse 2)

Dark rims around my eyes
As I look at you
From the tears, I’ve cried
I wish I had died
That night I learned the truth
My heart ripped in two
As time stood still
While my head spun
Now I’m out of control
The hate’s took its toll
Now I’m wishing
You’d feel what I feel
In time you’ll get your turn
Of this I’m sure
And when you do
I’ll be smiling

Chorus)

I’m broken inside
I’m broken inside
Broken

Bridge)
Save me, help me, I want to love again
Save me, help me, I want to love again

Chorus)
I’m broken inside
I’m broken inside
Broken

(c) Copyright June 2009

The Ones Who Matter

As I sit here
Can’t help but wonder
Who really cares
About me
I don’t like to doubt
These feelings they’re
Making me want to shout
Out help me
But I think it’s clear
In the end
Who will still be there
And genuine
So this one’s for you
All of you
Who’ve loved me through and through

From the bottom of my heart
Thank you
Friends and family too
I love you
My world would be so dull
Without you
Don’t you know it’s true
Positive we’ll stand
In a world
Filled with so much
Negativity
Once you all are there
Life is worth
Living fully

I use to dream about
Growing up
And helping change the whole world
I’ve started
Since I’ve found myself
I now know what I have to do
With health and life and Jah
I’ll see out
My calling, follow through
I promise you
And having you by my side
All of you
I cherish you I do

From the bottom of my heart
Thank you
Friends and family too
I love you
My world would be so dull
Without you
Don’t you know it’s true
Positive we’ll stand
In a world
Filled with so much
Negativity
Once you all are there
Life is worth
Living fully

Don’t you see
How life is precious
Got to let
Your voice be heard
If I could have one wish
I would wish for the world
To be healed
I’m happy I have the ones
Who matter

From the bottom of my heart
Thank you
Friends and family too
I love you
My world would be so dull
Without you
Don’t you know it’s true
Positive we’ll stand
In a world
Filled with so much
Negativity
Once you all are there
Life is worth
Living fully

(c) Copyright May 2009

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