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My Wordsmithing · 6d ago

Blasphemy or Divine Inspiration or Maybe Something In-Between?

Friday night, I was privileged to once again see one of the best songwriters most people have not yet heard of, David Robert King. His songs are from the heart and from the soul and do not e...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

The Flip Side of the Past

Back in March, I posted some lyrics inspired by half of the older couple my sister and I lived with while our mother worked nights as a cocktail waitress. That song, about the husband, was i...
My Wordsmithing · 2W ago

A Musical Update

No lyrics today. Simply a briefly note to let everyone know that my wife and I have finished putting together our second self-produced CD, titled Ten Miles From Bliss, Our first CD, True Nor...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Riding The Blues Train

Every so often, I like to try my hand at writing a blues lyric. Based on an earlier effort that incorporated a good deal of religious imagery (edited to reflect some changes), I decided I wa...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Putting Up Some Resistance

Today’s post borrows from what has become a popular hashtag on both Facebook and Twitter. However, while today’s entry was inspired by that hashtag, this is not a political post. Instead, to...
My Wordsmithing · 1M ago

Writing Through The Pain

I’ve been writing lyrics for longer than I’d probably care to admit. For most of that time, my lyrics were my therapy, serving to help me cope with emotional pain, setbacks, and even triumph...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

A Touch Of Nostalgia

As much as it pains me to admit this, I suspect that in some ways I am much like others at my stage of life. If you read or watch the news or listen to the conversations of Baby Boomers arou...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

Dreamers and Doers

I suppose I’ve always been a dreamer. Growing up, my dreams were my escape from the less than pleasant reality around me. Those dreams, fantasies really, served as a coping mechanism to help...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

Exploring The Depths

As most of us know, life is not always sunshine and roses (or milk and honey or whichever trite cliché you want to insert). Sometimes, things get rough, go badly, take a wrong turn, often be...
My Wordsmithing · 2M ago

From The Mouths Of Babes?

Inspiration comes in many forms and travels many different paths. As I’ve mentioned before, I sometimes find it in things I see, places I go, and, in this case, things I hear. One day at bre...