Beauty All Around

Beauty All Around

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Well, I got caught up in something else last night and missed the I, J, and K skirmishes, so tried to catch up combining the three in one quick lyric write this morning. The prompts were:

I: something from the kitchen
J: Destiny or Fate
K: Color

I kind of like the idea but not the execution yet, so definitely open to ideas!

Lyrics: 

V1
it started out rough
the path long and steep
with twists and turns
and rocks at our feet
when mud became thick
as brambles grew tall
our fate seemed certain
and we started to fall

PC
too often we think
we know it all

C
destiny need not be
black, white or gray
but a rainbow of colors
to guide different ways
there is not one path
we’re meant to walk down
let’s look for more beauty
all around

V2
it began to rain
we felt cold and lost
we looked forlorn at
terrain we had crossed
we found a meadow
beyond mud and weeds
full of wildflowers
and fruit bearing trees

PC
it can often take
more time to see

C
destiny need not be
black, white or gray
but a rainbow of colors
to guide different ways
there is not one path
we’re meant to walk down
let’s look for more beauty
all around

B
let’s follow forks
in every road
drink from glasses
that are half full
let’s fill up plates
with all that’s good
not swallow the
musts and shoulds

C
destiny need not be
black, white or gray
but a rainbow of colors
to guide different ways
there is not one path
we’re meant to walk down
let’s look for more beauty
all around



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Comments

Roddy's picture

You brought all three themes together very skilfully. (forks was a clever addition!) There are a lot if interesting philosophical questions issues. I wonder what title you give these lyrics.

dzd's picture

Hah, I didn't catch the forks.......... I knew of an old farmer that stuck a giant fork(like 10-12ft tall) in the road by the turnoff to his property just so he could tell people to take the turn at the fork in the road and get a good laugh to himself.

Anyway, you did an awesome job combining all these lyrics. I see nothing wrong with the execution, its really spectacular. I love the actual physical journey being taken as well being thrown in with the destiny/fate. Really excellent write!

If anything on the bridge, that musts and shoulds was the only thing that gave me a slight pause while reading, and that could just be my reading skills Biggrin maybe.......... not swallow the could have, would have, musts and shoulds........ but such a little nitpick and depending on who performs it musts and shoulds probably works just as well. Really enjoyed this! No time for 50/90, as I've got several still to do, but if still around I'd love to do it for fawm, or even "off-season" Biggrin I'm making noise all year round.

AndreaB's picture

Completing one skirmish is a challenge, this is pure genius. It was very emotional to me. The message is so beautiful. I personally like the 'musts and shoulds', but if it is a singing issue that is different. I look forward to hearing it during FAWM! Thank you so much for all your thoughtful comments on my lyrics, and your support during my first 50/90. Hope to see you in February at FAWM Smile

unpronounceable's picture

I really like this. It feels like a nourishing perspective and really inviting lyrics. Like you know how having a lot of choice can be overwhelming? This makes it seem really colorful and awesome :). It's so interesting, in this song, color feels REALLY supportive.