I'll Bring My Voice

I'll Bring My Voice

Amanda Rose Riley's picture
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I'll Bring My Voice (50/90 challenge demo)

Liner Notes: 

Part of the second challenge I set for myself, which is to write a mini musical over the course of a few days. (Sorry I'm not uploading the songs in order but when I'm finished I will add a track list so listeners can go through the whole thing if they wish.) It actually stems for a story idea I had as a child about a girl who went through her whole life trying to be "extraordinary" by trying out all these different things and pushing herself to her limits, but never satisfied because she never had any extraordinary accomplishments, and at the end she realized that all her efforts actually made her extraordinary. I suppose it reflected my own tendencies and I wanted to reassure myself that I am great in my own way, so the songs I'm writing are somewhat autobiographical.

This is obviously a song to go towards the ending, after the main character realizes how great her life is the way it is. As a songwriting community where most of us do it for the love of music and not for money or fame, I'm thinking a lot of people here can relate!


I'm no diva, I'm no star
In a singing competition I wouldn't get far
But many people like to listen when I sing
And in a noisy world, that means everything
So you bring that star power if you want to
I'll bring my voice

Connecting with people, it's my dream
It's the only thing I know that I really need
And the wealth that I need is only enough to survive
I eat beans for dinner and I don't feel deprived
So you bring that fancy sports car if you want to
I'll bring my voice, I'll bring my voice

And I will never have a million fans
But that was never part of my plans
Just one connection means so much to me
Just being something to someone that I never thought I could be
You can bring your stadium crowds if you want to
I'll bring my voice, I'll bring my voice

I'll bring my voice
I guess I never really had a choice
I am who I am and if they don't like it
They can leave and I don't need to know why

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


billwhite51's picture

that was precious, so self assured yet self aware . delivered in the spirit from which it was written.

Fantastic set of lyrics! A very nice message that you've conveyed, every line is great here. This is a really down to Earth song. The high part at the end was a real nice touch and the last verse is a fitting wrap up.

wacha's picture

This is another great set of lyrics, I love the message here. I think a lot of us don't realize just how special and extraordinary we are in our own way. I really love the optimism in your songs, it's very refreshing.