Amanda Rose Riley's picture



Respect (50/90 - Children's Song Album Challenge)

Liner Notes: 

I haven't written much since February and I've felt like I've been blocked because I only want to write great songs (which is an impossible requirement to put on yourself), so I just freeze up and never finish anything. As a warm-up to start off 50/90, I set a challenge to myself to write an album of children's songs as quickly as possible, ideally in 1-2 days. I thought it would be a good challenge since I've always wanted to try children's songs (I love kids and for some reason many become obsessed with my singing even though I don't write kids songs), and they are *supposed* to be lyrically and musically simple, so I don't have to chastise myself for not being creative enough. Although I think I managed to make some of them too long and lyrically complicated anyway, haha.

I'm doing pretty well so far; July 6th was the first day I worked on it and I finished 6 songs and I'm at least moderately proud of most of them! Just need to record them. I came up with concepts for 11 songs in total so I'm aiming to finish those other 5 today or tomorrow, or at least get to 10 which is a decent sized album. Then onto the next challenge I set for myself, TBA!


Let me tell you about something called empathy
It's when you use your imagination
To feel what someone else feels

Let me tell you about something called the golden rule
It's when you ask yourself how your behavior might affect someone else
And ask yourself what you would want them to do
If they were you and you were them and things were reversed

And it's called respect, it's called respect
It's something you always deserve
It's something you owe everybody you meet
Treat them the way that you want to be treated

And don't forget there might be times when you don't understand
When someone says they don't want to do something
Or something is important to them
Always believe them, always show respect
And always do your best to help them, if you can

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


AndyGetch's picture

More good life lessons best learned at an early age!

wacha's picture

This not only has a great message but is very catchy, I like what you are doing on this one. There is a great sing-a-long quality to this that works, especially for a children's song. Nice job!