Songs you wrote

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  1. Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2002
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    I have a few, and I'll post them a little later, but does anyone else here have songs they wrote?
  2. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    A whole bunch! They're all in midi format (but for some reason the Quicktime plug-in doesn't allow the music to immediately transition into an instrument change...).

    Anyway, they can be found on my MIDI website. They're nothing spectacular, but they do have some nice melodies and are a fine example of programmatic music.
  3. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    This was a poem that became a song a while ago... I pulled out my acoustic guitar and wrote a simple chord progression for it. Anywho... here we are.

    A Simple Dream
    Such a beautiful place, such a beautiful time,
    Sitting here, wishing you were mine.
    The purple clouds overhead against the night sky,
    All the geese have laid to rest, past time for them to fly.
    The crickets chirping, sweetening the night's air,
    My soul longing for someone as sweet as you; as fair.
    And as the night fades into my soul, I sigh-
    -Because I hope to be with someone as sweet as you before I die.
    Because I am afraid of the distance we share,
    And I fear that we shall never breathe each other's air.

    And when it comes to composed music, I have a song called "My Love" I wrote on MIDI format a while back. It's a short and sweet piano piece.
  4. DarthNut Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 1, 1999
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    I've never actually written a song.
    OK, sure, when I played the piano I would fool around, but they really weren't "songs."

    DarthNut,
    the nuttiest guy around.
    Go Nets Go!
  5. jedi-mind-trick VIP

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    Jul 6, 2001
    star 5
    I have co-written a couple of songs, but only written one on my own. I honestly don't think I have the guts to post that one here, as I have a serious insecurity problem regarding what I write. :p

    But your poem is lovely James. :D
  6. deltron_zero Force Ghost

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    Feb 1, 2002
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    a few songs that i wrote, or at least helped write can be found here
  7. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    deltron... I got this error...
    could not find the requested file: Log_Hog-Log_Hog-Wahka_Wahka__Jellybean_.mp3

    :(
  8. Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2002
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    Try it again James. Mine got it fine :)
  9. Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2002
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    here's my favorite that I made up.

    It's titled Life as we know it

    From the day we're born
    till the day we die
    we all go through something known as life
    It hurts you, it helps you
    It makes you happy or it makes you sad
    It is know everywhere as life

    (Chorus)
    God gives you it
    You use it
    What you do with it is your choice
    you can be something
    or you can be nothing
    depending on how you use the thing god gave you called Life



    Life can also make you mad
    and push you to the edge
    it makes you do weird things,
    it makes you do normal things,
    but what you do next only you can decide
    Birth, school, a job and marriage are all stops,
    on the train of life yeah,

    God gives you it
    You use it
    What you do with it is your choice
    you can be something
    or you can be nothing
    depending on how you use the thing God gave you called life


    And one day, a day decided by God
    You will die
    Whether it be glorius
    or weather it just be the end of a long trail
    You will one day come to the last station
    on the train of life

    God gives you it
    You use it
    What you do with it is your choice
    You can be something
    or you can be nothing
    Depending on how you use the thing God gave you called life

    ohhhhh, yeah!
    The thing he gave you called life
    you gotta use it
    or you can just forget it

    yeah, yeah
    the thing called life

    Life

    Life

    Life

    The thing called Life.
  10. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Mar 31, 2002
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    Just wondering: have any of the songwriters in here written like three seperate songs and had no idea how to finish them? Have you ever combined them?

    Radiohead's Thom Yorke did that with "Paranoid Android" and John Lennon did it with The Beatles with "Happiness is a Warm Gun." Both were made up of three songs that were combined into one. You can recognize the three seperate elements when you listen to them.

    Just an idea if you guys are stuck writing.
  11. Kerr_Plunk Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 2, 2002
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    great advice Radiohead (and Thom & John)

    i always get hung up on lyrics!

    also, i think i'm just incredibly picky about what i want my songs to "say"... i want the words to parallel/compliment the music...

    i've got a lot of single lines without a home - maybe i'll try combining them to make a collage song :)
  12. Radiohead Jedi Master

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    Mar 31, 2002
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    Thanks, Kerr_Plunk!

    Also, sometimes gibberish and made-up words can be fun, too. Word play has been a staple in song writing for as long as I can remember. So, lyricists shouldn't be limited in that sense.
  13. RidingMyCarousel Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 2002
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    I just wrote this for someone special... she knows who she is.

    "Me and You"
    If I could hold you close,
    I'd be with you,
    -- next to you.
    And if I could touch your hand,
    I'd kiss it gently,
    -- and let you see...
    That you're the nebulous gem in my universe.
    And if I could touch your lips,
    I'd kiss them again,
    -- and let you win..
    My soft and gentle heart ~
    And hold you next to me,
    -- gaze into your eyes, sparkling.
    I'd hold you close to me,
    My love you'd see.

    And if I could hold you close,
    I'd caress your face,
    -- and enjoy your lip's sweet taste.
    But since I can't hold you close,
    Just hearing your voice will do,
    -- just me and you.


    And... errr... that's a wrap.
  14. Draith_Starborne Jedi Knight

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    May 9, 2002
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    This is the last song of mine that ended up on an album. it's called Fight. uber-emo-core.


    I don't want to lose you
    Any more than you want to,
    But when it comes down to you
    I just don't know what to do.
    I don't want to dwell on the fight
    We had the other night.
    I just want to do what I can do
    To make it right.

    Don't you understand
    That I'm trying to be your man?
    I just don't think I can.

    I wish I had all the answers
    To all of life's mysteries,
    But even if I did I'd bet
    We'd still have fights like these.
    I just can't sit back and let
    This whole thing go to waste,
    But everything I try
    Just blows up right back in my face.

    Don't you understand
    That I'm trying to be your man?
    I just don't think I can.

  15. Tod Jedi Master

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    Apr 29, 1999
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    I have currently one quite challenging project going on (and it's probably just too challenging right now). As some of you may have noticed I like long and complex pieces of music, like Jethro Tull's Thick as a brick or Yes' Tales From Topographic Oceans. So I decided to do my own long complex piece of music. I've written most of the lyrics but then I decided I should translate them into english and that proved somewhat difficult since I just can't express all the same things in english that I can in finnish. So that's one problem and the second one is that I'm not very good songwriter yet. And it really isn't easy to write seven different parts of this whole concept and link them together and make it work. And since I have only one acoustic guitar I can't work out some instrumental parts. But I'm in no hurry so maybe I get this work finished someday.
  16. PeterTutham27 Jedi Master

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    Aug 23, 2001
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    I've written a LOT of songs, and most of them suck too bad to put up here, but all my writing is always a learning process.. :p

    I've done complete instrumentals, and complete a capellas, but I do have some fav. just guitar and voice songs-

    here's an old one:

    Explor: (spelling intentional)

    I have seen the many lands
    and spoke the many tongues.
    But nothing meets my needs.
    What do I do next?

    Verse 1
    You think you?re near the end
    Yet you haven?t even started
    For every thing you?ve seen
    out there there?s a billion more.

    Chorus
    Get out and Explor
    don?t try to find and it will come
    The more you want it the closer it gets
    Get up and find more,
    it doesn?t just happen to some,
    upon your own cliff, it sets.

    Verse 2
    Pushing through the fog,
    you see the bright light.
    But to keep it inside you,
    you?ll have to let it out.

    Try something new,
    have it above and beyond,
    but for everything you find,
    make it yours, and keep it pure.

    (chorus)

    Bridge
    It doesn?t have to be huge, Just something new,
    Not something unseen, but something that touches you
    you don?t have to see it, but experience it
    It?s not what it doesn?t have to be, it?s what it is.

    Push through the luscious green,
    find the dew dropped valleys.
    And every sunbeam shining
    will refresh your soul.

    Verse 3
    See it like your first time, cherish it forever,
    but don?t forget the things you?ve seen
    as you set out to find all the wonders.

    (chorus)

    Get out and Explor
    don?t try to find and it will come
    The more you want it the closer it gets
    Get up and find more,
    it doesn?t just happen to some,
    upon your own cliff, it sets.
    And the prize will wait until you claim it as your own.

    1. Ex?plor (eks-plór)- v.t. to find all the things never found, and live life to the fullest because of it.
  17. GoldenVeila Jedi Master

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    Aug 16, 2001
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    Heh, I wrote a lot of songs when my friends and I had "a band". Am I going to post them? ;) Umm, probably not. I wrote them when I was like, 12 or so, and it's embarrassing.. Oh, but one had a tongue-twister of a chorus

    Unbelievable
    Unconceivable (Inconceivable, I know, I know.. but they all had to have 'un')
    My dream's memories are
    Unretreivable
    Irrepressable
    Some-other-long-unpronouncable-word-goes-here
    My dreams will never die, yeah, my dreams will never die..
  18. Amidala_wannabe Jedi Master

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    Aug 18, 2001
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    Thats wonderful Carosel! I hope she likes it! ;)


    Shaden *^_^*
  19. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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    Hmm...I didn't realize that everyone was talking about songs with lyrics. :) ... I actually have yet to write a song with lyrics, except for a 'national anthem' designed for a fantasy story I wrote. It was kinda corny though ;)

    But I think I may consider using lyrics more in the future. I have a CD of all songs sung in French, and I tend to find that those songs sound so much more beautiful than most songs in English...but, that's just an opinion.

    Still, if anyone's interested in hearing songs sans lyrics, then just check my MIDI website.
  20. Ummagumma Jedi Knight

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    May 3, 2002
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    Ummagumma, The Greatest Probe Droid Ever Activated, brings you this song from a band called
    Commissioner Gourdon

    Shadows

    breathing in these different places still all seem the same
    sometimes see familiar faces never given names
    seems no matter where i go New Jersey to Peru
    everyone i meet's a shadow of the former you

    the alcohol is working me the buzz is going strong
    the faces in the willow tree are singing me a song
    other ones who've lost you, don't know how they're getting through
    when everything i see's a shadow of the former you

    i can still remember clearly the day you broke my heart
    i never thought the ending would be so close to the start
    the sun shone like a fireball the sky was perfect blue
    i looked down and i saw a shadow of the former you

    ...sit somewhere pretending that it's not really the ending of the dream
    feeling very lowly like i might be dying slowly inbetween...

    someone who reminds me of you looks over my way
    and maybe her companionship could brighten up my day
    still i know the way i feel it never could be true
    she'd always only be a shadow of the former you.
  21. thraken76 Jedi Knight

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    Jan 19, 2001
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    "Forever in Blue Jeans" yup, I wrote that one right after I had killed a drifter so that I could get off.
  22. Iwishiwasajedi Jedi Master

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    Mar 24, 2002
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    Up for all new people to this board.

    Thank you all for posting your songs! If you have a song but feel bad posting it here don't worry. If anyone critices your work, I'll get a mod here imediatly. ;)
  23. Terr_Mys Force Ghost

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    May 19, 2002
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  24. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    Yeah, I'll share some of my lyrics soon. I also play bass so I've written several bass lines but only have one recorded and on this comp.... I'll see if I can find it.

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  25. solojones Chosen One

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    Sep 27, 2000
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    WOAH! Terr!!! Those are EXCELLENT! My favourite was "The Great War". Those are honestly really great! I wish I had the equipment to even try to do something like that! I love them! Are those for the movie script you're writing?

    Excellent work, honestly! :D

    -sj loves kevin spacey
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