A Place of Change

A Place of Change

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Liner Notes: 

I wrote these lyrics as I listened to Nadia's lovely piano track that she sent me.

Nadia and I were paired to do the random collaboration where she did the music and I wrote the lyrics. I am unable to sing the vocals as needed for the beautiful music Nadia created. Believe me I have tried!

Thus if you would like to collaborate - here is the link to Nadia's music below that I wrote the lyrics to and I am happy to send you a really rough demo of how I envisioned the lyrics fitting the gorgeous music she wrote - there is not a one to one match of syllable to each note in the melody she plays to allow the piano music to shine and to give space for the words.

https://nadiacripps.bandcamp.com/track/a-place-of-change

Nadia:
Thank you Liz for your amazing lyrics.
Update: vocals are coming soon Smile

Lyrics: 

V1
gray clouds grow up above
there's no space to see the sun
more darkness will come before
day is done

V2
winds blow cold through the trees
rain falls heavy on light leaves
I know more changes will come
to find me

C
and clouds
with their darkness
and the wind
and the rain
take me to a place
where I can't remain

but thoughts
of you leaving
and my heart
and my tears...
take me to a place
I've not been in years

V3
thoughts of you fill my mind
with no clear space to think
knowing you will be gone makes
my heart sink

V4
my heart floods with feelings
taints my blood with warm tears
we will say goodbyes soon and
that's my fear

C
and clouds
with their darkness
and the wind
and the rain
take me to a place
where I can't remain

but thoughts
of you leaving
and my heart
and my tears...
take me to a place
I've not been in years

B
will time help me chart the course
without any regrets or remorse

V1
in time some days may come
where I will see stars at night
and the sun rise bring the beauty
of daylight

V2
but now I will guard my soul
from the darkness and cold
wait quietly for our truths
to unfold

C
and clouds
with their darkness
and the wind
and the rain
take me to a place
where I can't remain

but thoughts
of you leaving
and my heart
and my tears...
take me to a place
I've not been in years



Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.

Comments

dsweidel's picture

I wish my voice would cooperate. I would love to try but alas...it's quite lovely. Can't wait to hear it

Kristi's picture

I like how the piano feels like a swirl of emotions. It has a dark undertone and sense of urgency and the lyric picks up on that beautifully! And I like how the person is at the brink of accepting a "new life" and how we don't know how it's going to turn out. Wonderful pictures in the lyric lines. It's already powerful, so hearing the vocal can only make it more powerful! Great job!

barbara's picture

Holy cow! I want in! That piano track is amazing, and these words resonate deeply with me.
I am miserable at adding lyrics to existing music, so this would be such an opportunity for me to hear how you envisioned it when you wrote them and then hopefully bring that to life.

sherrycanary's picture

The lyrics really reflect the dark tone of the music.
I like the ambiguity of a place I haven't been for years.
Will stepping into that place bring a good memory because of courage.....or horrifying one, which is why the person seems so desparate to hold on