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Sunday, August 3rd, 2008
4:11 pm
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
5:17 pm
Vow of Silence

Your eyes they always look vacant
Since you gave up on the promise of speech
I guess I should have waited
I just wanted to hear you say you love me
I should have honored the silence
On the porch with you the sun going down
The people inside were laughing
The fireflies, the crickets so loud
So can you find me devoid of images?
Can you remind me the day we woke from our sillhouettes?
Be kind to me and let me enter your stillness
Wipe my mind clean, how you've done- I'm jealous
I'm moving into the guest room
I still love you with what's left of my soul
Remember what you first said
That first night how two halves make a whole
So maybe silence is golden
You disappear into the space between thoughts
But what's a world without love
We're only human sometimes we need to talk
So can you find me devoid of images?
Can you remind me the day we woke from our sillhouettes?
Be kind to me and let me enter your stillness
Wipe my mind clean, how you've done- I'm jealous
United by
Long walks, the maple leaves on the ground
Divided by
The space between the thoughts you've cleaned out
A simple twist
we both seek the subtle inflection
So consider this--
I'm not weak, like you I seek a state of no mind
So come to me
In memories we seek our perfection
But we're not free
Till we believe that love can make us divine
So can you find me devoid of images?
Can you remind me the day we woke from our sillhouettes?
Be kind to me and let me enter your stillness
Wipe my mind clean, how you've done- I'm jealous

---c2007 Lucca Frakkah-Dukkah,M.F.

Saturday, May 5th, 2007
1:56 pm
Title suggestions welcomed...

I said, "Maybe now is not the best time to meet you."
She said, "Keep believing in your being till thoughts are gone.
Those thoughts that bring you down they cannot teach you.
This is only temporary depression."
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Saturday, November 25th, 2006
5:38 pm
Here are some lyrics that I wrote last night in what was probably the most spontaneous composition I have ever experienced. They're in their early stages of development, but I would still appreciate it greatly if you all would be willing to take a quick glance.

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006
11:07 pm
A Love For Things Not Said.
Started this.....I can't even remember when. But it's been finished for a while now, 'cept I debated adding a center part which I'm putting into a separate song.

Slow, focusing on lyrics. Includes vibraphone, electronic, and timpani accompaniment.

I went underseas
and wrapped my frail limbs all around our work
and took it down with me
just as I'd rehearsed.
I could have sworn I couldn't swim
but oh, the things you learn.

And some days I could say how much the world weighs
And always I could say how much it's worth.

"Don't try hidin' 'Cause it isn't any use"*
So many hearts divided there never seems a chance to choose.
I'll never see who I could have been through/for/to** you
Just how it'll be
(we'll see)

And some days you could say how much the world weighs
And always you could say how much it hurts.
And each day we can feel it won't be that way
And that way we can feel will never change-
We can feel will never change.

*Words in quotes are not my own.
**All of these words overlap in 3 part harmony. A thrilling change of pace, foreshadows intense tenor/bass harmonies in the last chorus.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
8:31 pm
The Summer Song


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thanks for listening
Saturday, November 11th, 2006
12:58 pm
Here's a poem that I wrote recently. If you would be willing to take a look and comment/critique, it would be much appreciated. 

Saturday, October 21st, 2006
12:21 pm
In the midst of our unit on renaissance poetry, my English teacher told us we could write a poem in villanelle structure for extra credit.

I got 10 points on my lowest test grade for thisCollapse )
Wednesday, October 4th, 2006
1:21 am
This is the first I've written in over 8 months. I just spit it out, so freely criticize whatever needs it. Note: the segments set off by lines indicate a change of voice (the voice in my head ;) ). I'm debating whether to give these parts a melody, or extend them into more elaborate spoken word passages.

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
11:07 am

Here is a poem and some lyrics that I wrote sometime within the last year. I suppose part of my reason for posting them is a feeling of obligation to provide a sample of the opposing ends of my creative spectrum, but I would also really like it if you all would be willing to take to the time to read and criticize. Thank you very much.

Monday, September 4th, 2006
9:28 pm
Hello. I was just looking for a good community with which I might share my lyrics and came across this one. What's that? Oh, right. Introduction.

My name is James, and I am a sixteen year old human male who lives in Massachusetts. I enjoy writing both poetry and lyrics, though I have no musical ability. I write because I find that it's a good outlet for various emotions and thoughts that I can't really express as well through other media. My inspiration comes mostly from vague feelings and flutterings of the heart in response to certain mental images, whether they be the opposing forces of good and evil or just a romantic summer night. I also sometimes write songs relating to my observations throughout my life, which mostly originate in school. I would like to join this community because I would like some actual feedback on my work beside the loyal and kind but unhelpful praise of friends and family.

My favorite lyricist would be Bob Dylan (I know, big surprise there). That is because of the way that he layers his songs so that on the very surface they seem like absolute nonsense, however appealing the nonsense may be, only to progress through different layers of metaphor and meaning both personal and general as one more closely examines them. Past Dylan, my favorite lyricist is Robert Hunter. This is because of the way in which he is able to almost capture a precise emotion in his writing and cause the listener/reader to experience it again whenever he/she experiences his work.
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
3:05 pm
I managed to remodel the ugliest parts of the cursing song (Swatting Flies) but there's still one line and I can't work it so I'm just asking you guys plus two lyrics communities.

In the line

"Don't fucking ask if this is okay"

I need to replace "fucking" with something less inappropriate but equally blood-spitting and hopefully the same number of syllables, with the emphasis on the first beat. Actually, screw blood-spitting, just make it fit. Thanks.

x-posted neutralika and lyricistlounge.
Sunday, August 20th, 2006
5:45 pm
See everything so clearly
Wrapped itself around your head
All your choices tear you up
Choices you can't defend

Then just like that it's summer
And you leave it all behind
It didn't really take much
Just a color change in the sky

And the wedding chapel
In the forest by the beach
And the all night bonfires
And the seagulls and the geese

And then something happens
But just when? You'll never know
You always have held back
But this time you're letting go

And the people walk by
And they've got to catch a ride
And you know that you're alone in the fact
That you're not drunk or high

And you look up to the stars and ask
Which version of me is true:
The voice of wisdom
Or the overbloated fool
Monday, June 12th, 2006
10:19 pm
"Never Thought"
I wrote these lyrics 2 weeks ago. I was at an all-time low and my sadness inspired me.

This is about a relationship that at the beginning, I seriously thought that he was the guy that would be different from all the rest. In fact, I was afraid to be with him at first for fear that I would be the one to hurt him. Honestly, I thought I was so safe with him. This guy convinced me that we were on the same wave length with regards to the core of our values and passions. But it turns out that of all the guys in my life, he turned out to be the one who hurt me the most. What stings the most is being so wrong about him... the fact that I truly believed that hurting me was the last thing this guy was going to do because he was just not capable... But I was dead wrong and I feel that I've never been so wrong about anything. I don't know if any of you have ever been so wrong about somebody. If you have, it feels that you failed yourself since you didn't see it coming. After this experience, I now question my ability to really know about people.

"Never Thought" By: Mary Aileen Fajardo


Thought you'd be the special one in my life

Give me all the love and peace of mind

How could I've known you'd break me down inside...

Never thought I could give you my whole being

Made me doubt myself - I'm tired of feeling

Your cold affection with empty meaning...


Never thought I could give you so much of me

I forgot myself and now honestly

I am so tired of crying...

Never thought I would ever run out of good will

Countling endless days trying my best to heal

I am so tired of trying...

Tired of loving...


Thought that time and patience would put things in place

Trusted that you would change your selfish ways

Struggling with time you have nothing to say...

Never thought I could be so wrong about you

Be the one to hurt me if only I knew

I would never have told you how much I love you...


Never thought I could give you so much of me

I forgot myself and now honestly

I am so tired of crying...

Never thought I would ever run out of good will

Countling endless days trying my best to heal

I am so tired of trying...

Tired of loving...


Is there a way to stay together

Without starting all over

Take away the insanity

Resurrect the sincerity...

Current Mood: disappointed
Thursday, May 18th, 2006
5:03 pm
Critiques welcome
Hey all, this is a continuation of a song that I posted a while back (Part 1, which has since been changed slightly), so here's part 2.

Part II- Bring to LightCollapse )
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
2:03 am
Dylan and Cohen just about take care of it for me!

Here's the lyrics to a 4 year old song that I finally finished recently:

Click Here To Listen

A Promise

Promise from a birds eye view
Swoop down and untie my shoe
Bare feet will grow into a pair of wings

Those promises always kept for me
But not one single apology
I have none to owe this suffering

How could I dream and hope for pain
When youre still standing like a promise
I couldnt keep

How could I only think of me
Just a good actress?
How can you live vicariously?

Promise broken, fixed by you
One thing I can say: I trust you
Thats not how you will remember me

Promise just one thing for me
Dont say its the same without me
For better, or for worse
Just say it changed, it changed you

Luke Kennedy
Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
8:58 pm
New True North music is UP!
We posted our new tracks on our myspace page today:

New songs are up on the True North myspace! Everyone go check em out and let us know what you think!

True North Myspace

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
5:03 pm
Hello everyone.

My band of two years, Incarnate, broke up in early January..

...and now, I've joined a new group:

True North on Myspace!

We've got brand new demos posted! Right now they're very rough cuts. We used a floorboard 8-track recorder and three Shure57 mics to record everything. Pretty ghetto setup, but it was raunchy.

I'd like to hear some feedback on our stuff, so please critique. But keep in mind that the quality isn't great for reasons mentioned above, and my vocals weren't prepared at all. No melodies written.. only words.. so give me a little leeway :)

Let us know what you think, and make sure you add us to your friends list if you have a myspace.

I'll post the lyrics to these tracks a little later.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
12:02 am
Well, well.
My name's Lawren and this is my short introduction to the group. I wonder if anyone posts here anymore or if I'm joining yet another songwriting/lyrics group in vain. No matter. I live in Western Canada, am 25 years old and have been a singer/songwriter/musician on and off for about 8 years I suppose.

Favourite lyricist? I don't think I could settle on just one so we'll just put Leonard Cohen/Lucinda Williams/Bob Dylan/Elvis Costello as the current stars in my songwriting sky. Reasons why ? I don't think you really need an explanation for any of those names eh?

Yes I am Canadian.

I've been on a spree of writing since cutting my hair off in the new year, they're all on my little LJ hideaway, some I like much more than others. Maybe even record some soon.

That's me.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2006
10:35 pm
new member
I just stumbled across this community in my ongoing search for a good songwriting community. I've been in a few, but find that people are just really nasty when you ask for constructive criticism (they think that to constructively critize means to say YOU SUCK). So yeah, I noticed posts aren't too frequent but it seems like a nice community.

Anyway, introduction post, as requested in the info page....
I have a lot of names, mainly Elsea, I'm 17, in NY. I'm really more music oriented than lyrics, but since I play guitar and also like to sing, I figured it would be nice to beable to write lyrics. I enjoy writing them, they just don't come as naturally as the music. But I'm working on it. Next year I'm going to Berklee college of music, probably for music therapy or film scoring, not sure, or a number of other things.

Favorite lyricist.....I have a lot of them. Well there's Bob Dylan, but I think he's at the top of almost everyone's list. I really like Joni Mitchell, she has an incredible capability of capturing emotions and events so perfectly. Also Ben Folds - I know he's really known more as a musician than a lyricist, but many of his songs have wonderful lyrics. Also Ani Difranco, she's just, incredible, and says things so creatively - I don't know how she comes up with her stuff. Same with Jon Anderson, of Yes, my favorite band - their lyrics are so far out I usually don't know what on earth they're talking about, which is why it's amazing.

Current Mood: awake
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