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Me Me Me

July 30, 2015

Today I’m working on tweaking/rewriting my song “Nothing Ever Happens On Tuesday.” I want to release a demo version by DADA… next Tuesday.

Requested my 1st report to AudioKite for my song “I Can’t See You.” I’ve gotten some positive feedback on it previously, so hoping to get some more from their target audience.

Here are words to “Nothing Ever Happens On Tuesday” before rewrite.

verse 1

It’s already morning, you’re still cuddled in your bed

The sea turtles are dancing the tango in your head

Outside the waves are splashing, the sun is beating down

You listen to the calling of the seagulls off the sound

chorus  or verse 2  (haven’t decided)

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday

It won’t even rain

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday

Everything stays the same

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday

It’s like Monday all over again

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday

Nothing’s ever gonna’ change

verse 2

I call on you for comfort  You say follow me

I’m swimming in the ocean, swimming in the deep blue sea

< add some lines here about what it’s like to be diving under the ocean ! >

So I jump on in beside you, like on countless Tuesdays before

We listen to the calling of the seagulls off the shore

chorus

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday…

Break  (or chorus, still working on that.)

I love playing on the beach

With the ocean at my feet

While I’m tanning in the sun all day

I don’t want to hurt no one

I’m just soaking up the sun

Trying to save my sanity

Trying to live my fantasy

chorus

Nothing ever happens on Tuesday…

Also, the guitar work on this kind of nice, lots of open strings, possible inversions up on the neck.

Lose Myself

July 23, 2015

Just finished a rewrite of an older song, It Only Takes A Moment. I’ve reworked it significantly and changed the title to “Lose Myself.” The recording and lyrics are listed below.

Lose Myself

Steve Mallis July 2015

There’s a place that I go to when I want to hide

I hop upon the back of a pony and ride

She takes me out to an island beyond the sea

It’s a silly little place filled with unicorns and toys

And all the things I wanted when I was just a boy

Along with hopes and dreams that were lost in my memory

Oh it only takes a moment to Lose Myself in me

It only takes a moment It only takes a moment.

It only takes a moment to Lose Myself in me

When I want to find myself, When I want to find myself

When I want to find myself, I just <try to> lose myself in me.

There’s a place that I go to when I want to find

The answer to a question that’s been heavy on my mind

I dig inside for a little creativity

I close my eyes and I sit real still

I let my mind wander wherever it will

Sooner or later I stumble upon the key

Oh it only takes a moment to Lose Myself in me

It only takes a moment It only takes a moment.

It only takes a moment to Lose Myself in me

When I want to find myself, When I want to find myself

When I want to find myself, I just <try to> lose myself in me.

Lose Myself

July 18, 2015

Howdy, Long time, no see.

I am doing a quick rewrite of a song I started last year, Lose Myself.

The idea of the song is that as we get older, we tend to forget what we wanted out of life, so we need to reach inside and remember those old memories, and reawaken some of those old dreams. The 2nd part of the idea is that we can go to that same place inside your-self for “protection” from the outside world, like yoga meditation but on a lighter scale.

My goal is to finish the song and post a recording of it out here on WordPress and on my Facebook site by Monday (literally 2 days from now.)

Here’s what I have so far.

There’s a place that I go to when I want to hide

I slip into the saddle of a pony and ride

We follow the wind to an island beyond the sea

It has a sleepy easy shoreline filled with unicorns and toys

Like Willie the Clown and the memory of a boy

With dreams, desires, innocence, and fantasies.

Oh, it only takes a moment

It only takes a moment

It only takes a moment to Lose Myself in me.

Now need to add a 2nd verse…

…. then a possible break or outro of “I want to Lose Myself so I can find myself”

In the 2nd verse I want to talk more about either how you can easily actually enter this world and/or more about the benefits one obtains from allowing oneself to enter one’s own inner sanctum.

Wait For Me

April 19, 2014

I’ve been writing happy songs lately. This one is to be read/sung with a Calypso style beat.

Wait For Me

chorus

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

And I’ll be there

Verse 1

We’re going to the Boulders

We’re playing on the rocks

We’re taking off our shoes

We’re taking off our socks

We’re swimming in the water

We’re splashing in the waves

We’ll party until midnight

After working hard all day

Chorus

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

And I’ll be there

Verse 2

Some of us are workers

Some of us just play

Some of us are dreamers

That dream our lives away

Some of us are spenders

And some of us are saved

But all of us are players

That play away the day

Chorus

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

I’ll soon be there

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

Wait For Me

I’ll soon be there

 

I Can’t See You

January 29, 2014

This is a new song I’ve just written and I have very high hopes for. I hope I’m not disappointed, but that’s the chance I choose to take by being a songwriter. It’s really a chance we all take when we step into this world.

https://soundcloud.com/steve-mallis/i-cant-see-you

I Can’t See You 

by Steve Mallis

 

I Can’t See You now

You’re going undercover

You’re turned into another

I Can’t See You now

I Can’t find my friend

I Can’t find my lover

 

chorus

You used to stand so close

I’d kiss the freckles on your nose

You’re not the same one I used to know

Where did that person go?

 

I can’t see you now I feel all alone

There’s no one coming home

I can’t see you now I only see an outline

Where I used to see your soul

 

chorus

You used to stand so close

I’d kiss the freckles on your nose

You’re not the one I used to know

Where did that person go?

 

I Can’t See You now

I Can’t See You

I Can’t See You….