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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Grey Eyes (2017)

Randomly saw that a Tricia Walsh on Quora lamented that nobody wrote songs about grey eyes. I decided to fix that. "Reminder to self: write a song about grey eyes for all the grey-eyed people who need their eyes immortalized too!"

The idea was March 10, I wrote the lyrics on March 21 in about half an hour.

Grey Eyes

You are a summer storm
Ozone on the wind
Clouds gather in your gaze
Card the wool of dreams and spin

Those grey eyes
Those grey eyes
Filled with magic, truth and lies
Oh how you weave a spell
With just grey eyes

You are the wintry ice
Freezing to the bone
Chill winds and skating rinks
Childhood laughter skipping home

Those grey eyes
Those grey eyes
Filled with magic, truth and lies
Oh how you weave a spell
With just grey eyes

Glass pools
Lose my thoughts
Looking into your soul
As I wonder
What mysteries you hold within

Those grey eyes
Those grey eyes
Filled with magic, truth and lies
Oh how you weave a spell
With just grey eyes

You are the light of stars
In the depths of night
The Milky Way poured on Earth
Dancing into love and sighs

Those grey eyes
Those grey eyes
Filled with magic, truth and lies
Oh how you weave a spell
With just grey eyes

Monday, February 20, 2017

Rainghosts Dancing

A poem I wrote back in 1997, and sent in to the National Library of Poetry. It was published in the "Sound of Poetry" collection book. The proof shows November 24, 1997.

It was inspired by a brief vision I saw during the big hurricane that hit Toronto in the 80s. The vision was not quite as pleasant as this poem, as the giant ghostly forms I saw dancing were in fact dancing a war dance through the streets, hunting down evil, bringing a curse on the invaders of their land. One of them looked at me, but through me; and I understood that I was not what he was looking for to destroy.

Rainghosts Dancing

silver pours over
now fertile gardens rise
trees drink deep
silver jumps
on weathered roofs
on fences
rainghosts dancing

silver streams
across our land
silver people
rainghosts dancing

silver sings
on wet sand
wet pavement shining
silver dreams a mist of green
life,
hope,
rainghosts dancing

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Free - NSFW (2016)

Free (NSFW)

Chagall
March 8 2016 International Women's Day

Lyrics:

Hustling at my job and my coworker says I
Must be greedy cause I'm working too hard (for lard)
He don't know where I came from
The streets I've been harassed on would make a hooker blush
But because I'm a woman I get hate for wanting to be flush

Get called names like bitch and cunt every day
Work ten times as hard for half the chance (a glance)
But if you sit back and look for romance you're a gold digger
it's a hard world for a woman it's five times less fair & hair trigger

Damned if you care
Condemned if you don't
Whore if you fuck
Slut when you won't

Yeah I just wanna make enough to get out
Born a slave to society and self-doubt
But in my heart I'm a ruler
Got a kingdom within treasure's in my soul
Don't need to be rich just need to be free

Free to love
Free to sing
Free to be
Free

Materialism is a curse on this whole earth
But the abundance is there it's just been shut up (cut up)
So why chase crumbs like dogs
When there's a kingdom that never rots and thieves can never steal
It's deep inside your mind baby I've been there I know it's for real

Damned if you care
Condemned if you don't
Whore if you fuck
Slut when you won't

Yeah I just wanna make enough to get out
Born a slave to society and self-doubt
But in my heart I'm a ruler
Got a kingdom within treasure's in my soul
Don't need to be rich just need to be free

Free to love
Free to sing
Free to be
Free me

Wanna rise rise and shine
Shine up name in lights

Free to love
Free to sing
Free to be
Free

When The Force Flows (2015)

When the Force flows

Chagall
December 10, 2015

- Prompted by #HipHopStarWars

Lyrics:

Never be a Sith, never have a creed
Dark Side's just a spiral of destruction, lust and greed
I see, I seek something deep inside
and the finer things of life and love which can't be denied

So I make my own mind up which side's up
And which side's upside down
Gonna train hard, best part
Gonna get out of this damn town

Just remember my heart centre
Enter the wisdom within
I spin the crucible of galaxies
Ecstasies, realities on a whim
Did you know?
When the Force flows it glows
When the Force flows


Never be a Jedi, never submit
The Council calls themselves wise but they've never lived it
Light Side is blind which is plain to see
But it's cool to be a Force Ghost for eternity

So I make my own mind up which side's up
And which side's upside down
Gonna live right, gonna apply
Live to be proud when I die

Just remember my heart centre
Enter the wisdom within
I spin the crucible of galaxies
Ecstasies, realities on a whim
Did you know?
When the Force flows it glows
When the Force flows

Luxury Is A Necessity (FAWM 2016)

Luxury Is A Necessity

Chagall
FAWM 2016

Envisioning this as a show tune, maybe cabaret jazz?

Liner Notes

Ok wine being food *is* a stretch... but...

Lyrics

Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do
Twenty dollar coffee beans and a mirror for the loo 
A record player and a big soft chair
Cause I ain't going anywhere

You can take your mansion and shove it
You can take your fine cars, what of it
Just give me a computer and an ipad and a tree-house
Luxury is a necessity

Oh people will frown
people will scowl
But us high-heeled girls
Ignore their howls

You can take your private planes, what of em
You can take your cigars and flush em
Just give me fine wine and I'll make this a glee-house
Luxury is a necessity

Comments



  • @colgoo  5 days
    I hope my comment didn't hurt your feelings. Illness does take its toll on relationships. I think that there should be a special class on how to do friendship on a regular basis. So many people don't know how to be supportive during rough patches. That makes those who do that well much more precious. I hope you are able to find better health and less pain soon.
  • @colgoo  1 week
    I like that you point out the simple luxuries. One of mine is a new board game to play with my friends. You can keep your high heels and your bottle of wine. I'll choose good friends over those anytime.

    Great writing here. Very relatable and a catchy, sassy energy.
  • @metalfoot  2 weeks
    Very nice lyrics!  There are indeed necessary luxuries...
  • @jessica14 3 weeks
    I am that girl that makes a connection between coffee beans and a mirror in the bathroom. It's has the finger on the pulse of the life-style of modern day women. I like this 
  • @cts  3 weeks
    I'm probably THAT person who isn't making the connection between the coffee beans and a mirror in the bathroom. I mean, I think I know, but I have a feeling I'm missing. Still - this is a solid girl power anthem.
  • @marvsmooth  3 weeks
    A nice empowered woman song there Chagall 

    Great writing, and it would make a fabulous song when set to music I'm sure.
  • @kc5 3 weeks
    Sassy! Whoa, does this song have some sass!
  • @ryuu 3 weeks
    You're so speaking from my soul!

Scraping By And Hanging On (FAWM 2016)

Scraping By And Hanging On
Chagall
FAWM 2016

Yes many people love country music. I detest fake country music, where people put on a fake twang to sound authentic when they've never been near a horse ranch. And although I have been near a horse I'm totally a city girl born and raised so I feel I can't really do country justice like the real country stars - Willie, Johnny, Dolly and more locally Uncle Herb and friends.

Liner Notes

Oh ugh I just wrote a country song.

Lyrics

It's six oclock in the morning
and I hope my cheque has come
because I really want a coffee
and this uncertainty to be done

It's a hard life living paycheck to paycheck
Some days I wish I wasn't strong
But I'm still here to thank the Lord
scraping by and hanging on

The lights are still on here at my place
Thinking of you I never can sleep
Between a rock and a bankruptcy
Flashbacks and fantasies

It's a hard life living paycheck to paycheck
Some days I wish I wasn't strong
But I'm still here to thank the Lord
scraping by and hanging on

Comments



  • @johnstaples  1 week
    Well, as a writer of country songs, I like it! Why "ugh"?  Nice hook and that chorus would be easy to sing I think! Maybe a little pedal steel and a fiddle and this would be good to go! I really like this "Between a rock and a bankruptcy"! Nice work!
  • @kc5 2 weeks
    Oh wow! I think your lyrics will resonate with much of the lower middle class. I see lots of comments that this would be a good country song. That may be, but I see McCartney-sounding rock potential in this one as well.
  • @andygetch  2 weeks
    Could work as blues, rock or even alternative
  • @metalfoot  2 weeks
    Hey, nothing wrong with a little country song!  And this is nicely constructed. Will you be recording it?
  • @jessica14 3 weeks
    Those are great lyrics, very honest and true. Would be great to put them to music  Thanks for sharing!
  • @marvsmooth  3 weeks
    Another great piece of upbeat writing Chagall 

    That is has great country song potential!
  • @popmythology  3 weeks
    Yesss, Chagall writes a country song! Scraping by and hanging on is certainly the name of the game, isn't it? It didn't occur to me as I read but I saw the comment below and now agree that an upbeat country tune would actually wed well to the somewhat downbeat lyrics.
  • @ryuu 3 weeks
    I feel this. Upbeat country music would be just the perfect juxtaposition for the slightly angsty lyrics; I'd be thrilled to hear that