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Demos

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I'm going to have some. Guitar demos. Of new songs. This week.
I feel like this:
You know. "aaagh!"

Lots of ideas and lyric fragments. Here's one that is part of a re-fit of an old, old song:

Go on and try, deny
You know you're gorgeous when you lie
lie lie lie some more
I like it
You keep hanging around and around and around
talking to me all night
then you say I'm not your type
it's the story of my life

Anyway, I'm having someone else play my guitar demos which is why they'll be, uh, kinda good.

I'm in the market for a young, female, great singer to write songs with/for. Know anybody?



Top of the Line

I don't know what it means, exactly, but it's the name of what my lyric "Your Second Wife" won last night at the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival Competition. It's technically second place, and definitely was my first time sitting in the audience waiting to hear my name called to win something.

Here are the first two lines:

Kid #1 bit someone, he's kicked out of school
Kid #2 did something bad in the neighbors' swimming pool

It's a miniature domestic drama about a bad day that gets better. It will never be on the radio, I don't think, but it seems to strike a chord with people and the Music Industry people did say it made them giggle.

Sending a few giggles back to Nashville: just another service I provide. Not counting the unintended giggles caused by bad songwriting, mine as well as other people's.

Anyway, I'm thrilled. It was a first draft and I had no idea what was going to happen. Now I'm trying to figure out how to add "A…