Songs In Progress - Episode 1

Remember the song progress clips I spoke about? Well, here's one! (Okay, it's like this. If I was painter and you came to my house, you'd see a bunch of unfinished canvases in different stages of ....finished-ness... set up and begging for more attention... or maybe crying to be taken down and stowed away!)

With "Live On", I was going for inspirational acoustic based contemp. singer/songwriter songs with pop appeal. But at this tempo it seems more "Folk" to me, and maybe it got away from the direction I was originally planning on. I think some sort of latent "Neil Diamond" in me took over. No worries though. This is as far as I got (lyrics, melody and all) on the deadline day.
Want to know how I came to settle on this tempo (speed of song)? I just repeated "Live On' to myself while tapping on my knee. Seemed to fit best, this tempo, so off I went.

Vocals, lyrics, instruments, you name it, subject to change! :)

Hear "Live On (work mix)"
 

If there's life on other planets I can't say I care
When there's a part of me you can't see that's lighter than air
I'm not trying to go way over your head
It's just something on my heart that just needs to be said

Thought about my days, the ebb and the flow
Took a walk on the beach and kicked at the foam
Saw the children live it up, another sunset lay it down
And then a still small voice washed over me like the roar of a crowd

Let your life be more than just a message in the sand
Waiting for the tide to come crashing down again
Every second counts
Take the higher ground
And Live On

What if every word we speak has a lifetime unseen?
It could tear through a soul or help it spread it's wings?
Are we a seabird on the wind, just born to fade away?
Or will we make a better life right here and now and for forever and a day?

3 comments

  • Cindy

    Cindy PA

    Good song. Love the Lyrics. Very Cool! I hear a bit of a "Phillip Phillips" sound in this song. Very Cool. Love it!Live On! :)

    Good song. Love the Lyrics. Very Cool! I hear a bit of a "Phillip Phillips" sound in this song. Very Cool. Love it!Live On! smile

  • Steve Probst

    Steve Probst

    Good comment Cindy. It's helpful when I decide what to do with the finished song. Thanks!

    Good comment Cindy. It's helpful when I decide what to do with the finished song. Thanks!

  • Cindy

    Cindy PA

    You're Welcome! Looking forward to hearing finished version of this cool song! :)

    You're Welcome! Looking forward to hearing finished version of this cool song! smile

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