Song Lyrics

Shades of Gray

 
Shades of gray
stop the hate
Black and white
starts a fight
Just not right 
Too uptight

Shades of gray
Stop the hate
between the lines
are very wise minds
whose aim is true to compromise

Shades of gray
Stop the hate
Compromise can be wise
Open up your eyes
Put yourself in everyone's place
Try to give yourself a taste
Live and let live
Learn how to forgive

Love is the answer simple and true
Love for me and love for you
If all could learn how to live
ok to receive but better to give
If we all could empathise
We'd see the truth instead of lies

By pamschwetz

 

© 2019 pamschwetz (All rights reserved)

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

was watching a series on Netflix called The Naked Truth...don't remember which segment i was watching when I stopped to write this poem/song lyrics...just thinkin about how there is way too much hate and hate just breeds more hate when really as the Beatles sang All you need is love....or thinking of the golden rule one simple rule Love thy neighbor as thyself...if we all could just keep that in mind and live by it what a difference it would make in this crazy mixed up world we live in...

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Stay Still Please(Lay Like Ashes)

Folder: 
Kicking Up Dust

I ran from the fire in your eyes

Didn't know you already burnt me to the ground inside

I've kept on living my life

But now I know I've already died

 

So I lay like ashes

Upon the meadow grass

Just beyond a burning woods

Just beyond the world I loved,

I understood

I dreamt of making much of the trees

But now I dream of stillness,

Stay still breeze

Stay still please

 

I'm rubble

Tired of the fall

Hoping I've hit rock bottom

Not cause I'm looking to get back up

I just want to rest now

The fire burnt me down

A candle burning out

Cool wax is my best choice left

 

I ran from the fire in your eyes

Didn't know you already burnt me to the ground inside

I've kept on living my life

But now I know I've already died

 

The wind calls me to rise 

Only to drift down again

The wind calls me to rise

Only a ghost of myself

 

So I lay like ashes

Upon the meadow grass

Just beyond a burning woods

Just beyond the world I loved,

I understood

I dreamt of making much of the trees

But now I dream of stillness,

Stay still breeze

Stay still please

 

Stay still please

(Lay like ashes)

Stay still please

(Lay like ashes)

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Just Keep Singin Your Song

Well you may get it right and you may get it wrong

but whatever you do just keep singin your song

you may get it right and you may get it wrong

but whatever you do just keep singing your song

maybe some others might just sing along

but even if they don't just keep singin your song

Author's Notes/Comments: 

a simple little lyric I came up with this morning...have the melody for it too...just need to figure out how to do backing chords for it...got a couple messes in garageband workin on it...

Phoenix Rising

 

Phoenix Rising

I will rise up from the ashes
and I'll blow them all away
get a new set of matches
cuz the fire's gonna stay

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising 
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay

No one's gonna keep me down
No more tears to make me drown
Fire's gonna keep me hot
giving it all I've got

Don't even try to put it out
Don't leave any room for doubt
I'm on fire and so strong 
Right on top where I belong

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay



Nothing's gonna stop me now
I'm in it for the long haul
Been through enough so now I'm tough
Don't mess with me I can be rough

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay

The Phoenix is rising
to even the score
Enough is enough
I can't take anymore

The Phoenix is rising
there'll be no compromising
get out of my way
cuz I'm here to stay
 

By Pam Schwetz

 

 

© 2018 pamschwetz (All rights reserved)

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Wrote these lyrics for an 8 day sync songwriting challenge with the theme of empowerment,turning point,moving on lyrical theme...

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Not a Waste of Time

I don't wanna wait

until it's too late

but

I don't wanna rush

just seems like too much

makin up for lost time

such a paradigm

Overthinking too much

and making such a fuss

Overthinking is just

such a waste of time

and yet I must trust

in this poetry of mine

Don't know where it comes from

but when all is said and done

there is truth in the rhyme

so it's not a waste of time

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just woke up to write these song lyrics...had a tune in my head and everything...

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Here and Now

Time has a funny way
of sneaking up on us
all we have is today
let's not make a fuss
 
Yesterday's gone
Tomorrow's not here
Today is perfectly clear
right now right here
 
Moment to moment
Time slips away
there is no postponement
just do things today
 
All we have is the here and now
you see I'm talking in present tense
All we have is the here and now
so let's take it and live it the best way we can
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Theme:Time Wrote this for a 21 day sync challenge. Today i was just supposed to pick a theme but when I picked the theme of time the poem just came to me and for the chorus part I used an old lyric I wrote a long time ago that was just Here and Now...

all we have is the here and now, you see I'm talking in present tense....all we have is the here and now...so let's take it and live it the best way we can....I had that part and even a melody for it I still have that tune in my head after all these years...we are talking decades ago...just never got around to writing verses for it til today...anyway the theme is time and the lyrics just came along with the theme...

May I Thank You Abigail? (Song Lyrics from my past)

May I thank you Abigail?

I'm now closer to the sun.

I found hope within love's fable,

and the soul to share as one.

Once was stranded, spun in travel,

with gray stormclouds in my head.

I'm now looking to the Summer,

tracing faith in all you've said.

 

Yeah, I thank you Abigail,

your sweet colors glow sublime.

White glass dove upon my table,

and your smile right on time.

Once was faded, void of reason,

with bleak hauntings on my mind.

I'm now tranquil to the season,

meshing poesy with the rhyme.

 

May I thank you Abigail?

Peace within your valley grows.

Here beside you all turns fragrant,

much like gracings from the rose.

Once was downbeat on the outskirts,

with cold concrete 'neath my feet.

I'm now swingin' up the pathway,

where the breeze blows warm and sweet.

 

Yes, I thank you Abigail.

I'm to praise our bliss at hand,

'cause among you now I'm able

to trace comfort where I stand.

Once was grounded, set for breakin',

drownin' hardcore in my shame.

I'm now new life that's awakened,

not afraid of takin' aim.

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As Once I Stated Prior...

As once I stated prior,

I suppose I need to change.

As once I stated prior,

master plans seem outta range.

Gotta probe this current setting.

Need to alter discontent.

Breezy vibes I've been addressing.

Lonesome songs I'll represent.

 

It remains my destination,

to embrace what shall endure.

May we rise through jubilation,

then emerge in all that's pure.

There's such promise brightly glowing,

where hope shines within a glance.

Summer blessings for bestowing,

fills your verse of sweet romance. 

 

As once I stated prior,

my true secrets kept at bay.

As once I stated prior,

never too late, dear, to pray.

Swept away the flock of sparrows,

that inspired sonnet rhymes.

On display the broken arrows.

In the air the church bell chimes.

 

'Tis of wine and song quite timeless,

ode to visions, not to tire.

Summer soul it will refine us.

Praise warm passions by the fire.

For those tunes of heartfelt glory,

they play freely in my mind.

Bring new chapters to my story.

Speak of faith we'll intertwine.

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Overcast Sky

(Takin my time...time, I'm just lookin at another over cast sky) x4

 

 Takin my time....time, I'm just tryin to catch another vibe, tryin to catch another ride maybe take me to the sky or lay out it the rain, rain drops drip across my face, plain and simple beauty comes in many different ways, like a rain cloud, or thunder clapping across the plains loud, a train whistle ripping thru the trees, I wished for different things but my wishes are still sittin patient waitin on another train to take em away, maybe take em to a better place, rearrange my sentimental ways and save them for another day before I fade away, I just wanna say

 

(I'm takin my time....time, I'm just lookin at another overcast sky) x4

Author's Notes/Comments: 

These are lyrics to a song I wrote

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