NOT QUITE A CASTLE: An Original Song

I’ve been living on my own in Cincy for almost a month now, and I find myself smiling more than ever. I came up with this song this week and thought I’d share. It’s a raw recording, and not perfect by any means - but it’s fun to play, fun to sing, and put me in a good mood for the rest of the day. Hope it makes you smile, too. Happy Friday!

Lyrics:

I don’t have much, but the much I have is mine

It feels so good to sit in an empty room drinking an 8 dollar bottle of wine

I’m sitting on the floor

Not asking for anything more than this

Cuz all I have is this, and this is all mine

I go to work and I love what I do, which more than most could say

I got dreams and I got the means and the spirit to be on my way

I’ve got nothing to lose, I got no complaints, Really, I’m doing just fine

I’m walking around like I’m wearing a crown, because all of this is mine

I got love

I got smiles for days

I got a toaster oven

And my mom bought me duvet

It might not look like much

But it’s home to me

No, it’s not quite a castle

But around here, baby, I’m the queen

I don’t have much, but the much I have is mine

Open my fridge, I got margarita mix, don’t ask me for a lime

Turn this empty room into a dance floor

No, I don’t need anything more than this

Cuz all I have is this, and this is all mine

I got laughs

I got friends just down the street

I got ice cube trays

And ordered a vacuum cleaner last week

It might not look like much

But it’s home to me

No, it’s not quite a castle

But around here, baby, I’m the queen

SAVE OUR SOULS: An Original Song

I had to take some time to process my thoughts after last week’s shootings, starting a new job and the overall madness that is the 21st century so far. Since I was about 7 years old, writing music has been one of my favorite ways to get my feelings out. I never claim to be a star vocalist, and this video is extremely raw, but I feel good about the lyrics and thought I’d post for a (late, sorry) Write-A-Week. This is not the kind of content that I usually share, so please let me know your honest thoughts. Next week’s will be posted on Friday as usual.

Sending love to every soul in our crazy world.

SONG LYRICS:

Someday they’ll look back and they’ll know where we went wrong

That day they’ll hold each other and know that they belong

But today it’s unplanned anger, horror strikes again

And no one wins

But what happened to caring and kindness and open hearts

Now all of my daydreams turn nightmare and I’m breaking apart

I’m breaking down

Hoping someone comes around to save our souls

Look around at this rare sight of looking eye to eye

Then it’s gone in an instant, no time for goodbye

And in the pain it’s easy to blame but loving is easy, too

If we only try

But what happened to caring and kindness and open hearts

Now all of my daydreams turn nightmare and I’m breaking apart

I’m breaking down

Hoping someone comes around to save our souls

I remember, 8 years old, being told everything would be okay

Well, I guess things change

No one’s safe

Save our souls

No one’s safe

Save our souls

No one’s safe

Someday they’ll look back and they’ll know where we went wrong