An array of song writers talk about the genesis of one of their works, their sources of inspiration, and share lyrics and recordings.
by Jeff Gundy
by Andrew Gerber
As a kid, my siblings and I would play with tape recorders. We would record songs or skits on a cassette tape (often over a cherished recording of my parents.) I remember being in grade school and writing the first song that had a formalized structure. It was about a ...
by David George
He left America in a rocket
On a mission to be triumphant
But when he landed he was stranded
On a planet ruled by our cousins
Who would not be convinced of his intelligence
They were blinded by their monkey religion
(And tradition, and superstition)
I guess in some ways ...
by Moral Circus
by Emily Rodgers
Here is a link to the video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dOYA15qZG8
Check under the house, you’ll find the fuse.
It’s in the air you’ll find the spark.
I’m not afraid of thesun,
I am not afraid of you.
I have visions ...
by Jessica Smucker
I was deep into my second set at the Acoustic Cafe in Johnson City, Tennessee, when a man walked in the door and began watching me intently as I played. I noticed him right away. He looked like a mountain man who'd wandered into town on a mission - old ...
by Carol Ann Weaver
a memorial song for Five Amish Girls
by Carol Ann Weaver
composed on October 2, 2006
Naomi Rose Ebersole, age seven
Lena Miller, age seven
Mary Liz Miller, age eight
Anna Mae Stoltzfus, age twelve
Marian Fisher, age thirteen
At dawn three Amish girls woke
and gathered ...
by Trevor Bechtel
We dance to show each other where the flowers are
We dance to show from whence comes life
We love to find where all the colourful flowers are
We love to visit them, to take and give life
That’s why we dance
That’s why we tremble
We show ...
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