Love Is Complicated

Love Is Complicated

kahlo's picture
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Liner Notes: 

PROMPT: use 5 of these 10 words

burning
complicated
dreamed
floating
green
Ohio
polished
complicated
orchids
unlimited

I used 10!

Lyrics: 

Love Is Complicated

V1
I dreamed that I was floating
in a green canoe drifting down
the Ohio
leaving old traditions
that took me far away from you
so long ago

you had your beliefs
and I held steadfast to mine
differences seemed too big
back at that time

C
in my dream
love was never inhibited
it was happily intoxicated
but I know
our time was not unlimited
as love is complicated

V2
camping on the soft sand
fire burning on a cool still
soft moonlit night

sparking memories smooth
as polished stones tumbling through
my mind so bright

I hold our love like
glowing coals in my heart
sometimes wondering if
embers could restart

C
in my dream
love was never inhibited
it was happily intoxicated
but I know
our time was not unlimited
as love is complicated

B
you came to me tonight so beautiful
a magenta orchid in you hair
you kissed me softly on the lips
but when my eyes opened wide
you were not there

C
in my dream
love was never inhibited
it was happily intoxicated
but I know
our time was not unlimited
as love is complicated



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Comments

mikehex's picture

Nice take on the skirmish, there's a lot packed into these verses. This seems like a very promising one to develop further, I'd love to hear it with music

tjeff's picture

Great use of the words to come up with a love story. I really like "leaving old traditions that took me far away from you." I'm sure everyone can relate to your message, dreaming of the ideal state of love, but realizing there is more to it than that.

cola's picture

This is so beautiful! Each stanza made a picture in my brain more vivid than the last, and the story being told is tragic and moving. I love this so much, fantastic work!

Amanda Rose Riley's picture

I love seeing other people's work from the same prompt! I admire that you were able to come up with a very strong emotional concept even though most of the words were more visual imo. You also peppered even more vivid imagery throughout the song. And I really like the sort of near rhymes that make up the chorus -- I think those words work very well together. Great job!