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Two Songs I’m Writing

April 26, 2014

The first song below is the same story as the poem “Away From the Disarray.” I wrote the lyrics and guitar piece for both. For now, I can only show you the lyrics. It’s a slow melancholy song.

“Through a Crack in the Door”

VERSE:
I heard her crying from the other room
But she did not hear me
I saw her bleeding down on the floor
But she did not believe
I took off running for the front door
But I could not break free
From what I’d seen

BRIDGE:
Hey, mama, what you crying for?
Hey, mama, what you bleeding for?
Hey, mama, who you praying to
And do you think they hear you?

The verse repeats after a short instrumental break, a simple rhythm, then the bridge varies a bit. As I worked on this song and the next, I cried throughout.

This second song has some extremely beautiful fingerpicking, which I wrote. I practiced the instrumental for an hour straight, looping the rhythm — not easy, when I’m crying the entire time. I’ve had a guitar for a couple of months, but now I’m back in Ad-Seg, so it’s waiting for me in property. I perfected the instrumental and put these words to it… about an event that took place in Tacoma, Washington.

“Eye of the Storm”

(Intro — instrumental)
He screams and she screams back
They’re always screaming at each other
Child prays, “Just make it end”
Hugging Ashley, his only friend,
through Sleepless nights and drug-fueled fights
No one there to teach them wrong from right

(instrumental — no bridge)
Is Mommy dead? in terrible silence she wonders
burying her head as all is torn asunder
Is there a place like the eye of a storm?
I hear it’s peaceful there, I hear it’s very calm.
Is there a place like the eye of a storm?
I hear it’s peaceful there, I hear it’s very calm
(Outro —instrumental)

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