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I’ve Been Such a Fool (song video)

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #82, “I’ve Been Such a Fool (and for so long)”. As the song says: “How come we all get wise and only learn to love not long before the time has come to go?” But maybe that is the idea. 😉 Here are the full lyrics:

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No More June-Moon-Spoon [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #81: “No More June-Moon-Spoon”. This new song is my response (in a love song!) to a message I have received more than once, saying “How come you don’t write love songs anymore?” So here is a new true-love song. I hope you find it uplifting. The lyrics are below:

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Letter to a Selfie [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #80: “Letter to a Selfie”. I see so many sad and desperate selfies from women on social media begging for attention or validation. But the purely physical attributes that they portray is NOT what I REALLY want to see. This is a song about a man who is completely disinterested in the superficial selfies that he sees day in and day out on social media and who wants to see the inner beauty of a real woman somehow communicated. Present me instead with something which reveals the oceanic nature of your soul. Here are the full lyrics:

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Letter to a Selfie [new song lyrics]

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NEW SONG LYRICS: “Letter to a Selfie”. If I scroll through the stories on Fakebook, I see few actual “stories” but a mass of female selfie poses. Show me your soul instead of your tits or your ass or your pout or some other coquettish pose. Women “objectify” themselves on social media far more than men objectify them. A real man doesn’t need a superficial chick and infinitely prefers her ocean to her skin. The lyrics of the song are below:

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A Bouquet of Ifs [song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #79: “A Bouquet of ‘Ifs’”. Just completed a couple of days ago, this song takes me back to my folkie roots again, where I love to be. With my 12-string guitar too. It’s a song which, in part, reflects the saying from The Little Prince: “That which is essential is invisible to the eyes”. As one of the lines suggests, we need to go “Beyond the broken boards which blight this theatre’s floor” and “live in truth and screw all else”. It’s time to let go of the “desperate barbs” which we clasp and un-immerse ourselves from the “childish shadowlands” where we choose to dwell. Click to see and listen. Here are the full lyrics:

If I thought that you could take the truth,
I would feed it to your soul.
If I believed that this would be of use
and would fill your aching hole,
I would make a featherbed for you
of dandelions and myrrh.
But you’re too immersed in shadowland
and the child who you once were.

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Stand Your Ground (music video)

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #78, “Stand Your Ground!” I just completed this song last night when the two final verses came to me. It’s a song of encouragement in these curiouser and curiouser times. The heart of the song is in the line, “Find out who’s really at the helm!” Try to imagine it with a full band and epic sound, because that’s what it needs! If you want to know more, then just click and watch the video. Here are the full lyrics:

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To Whom Do You Bow Your Knee?

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LIVING ROOM VIDEO #77: “To Whom Do You Bow Your Knee?” This new song, written last night, asks that simple question. For everybody serves someone (or maybe even someTHING). And if you say, “I serve no one and nothing”, then you most likely serve yourself (which is someone). 🙂 Everybody serves someone. Who you serve will determine not only your way of life and relationships, but it can even have far-reaching consequences well beyond this present realm. This song would be cool with some banjo and fiddle, upright-bass, and a bit of subtle percussion in a concert or in the studio. But here it’s just me and my unplugged acoustic guitar. For those who like to know these things, the guitar is in Dsus4 tuning (DGDGCD). Here are the lyrics:

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When the World Has Let You Down [song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #76: “When the World Has Let You Down”. This new song was written in a half-hour sitting yesterday, plus 2 new verses added today. It could do with some nice fiddle accompaniment. But here it is with just me and unplugged acoustic guitar. My intro in the video tells the background story (as you’ll see if you watch it) and the song contains multiple promises. So, if you ever need anything — a helping hand, a listening ear, a responsive heart, especially when the world has let you down, well, here I am, and here are the lyrics:

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Happy Vagrant (song video)

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #74, “Happy Vagrant”. Just completed today. Here’s my intro from the video: “Sometimes a song comes through and I think, “Well, that’s no epic” and I might begin to dismiss it, as happened with this one. But then I realise that I can’t measure everything on the scale of “epic”. How about the scale of sweetness? Or the scale of simplicity? This is the kind of song you write when you’ve reached a space where you’ve no one to impress, where you don’t have to push yourself, where no one can poke you or prod you to do or be this or that or anything, where you can be a vagrant wanderer without regret, where you couldn’t care less what family and friends may think of you, where your only guides are Love and Truth… and the occasional cheesecake. Picture it with orchestral accompaniment and shimmering strings and you’ve got it”. Here are the lyrics:

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The Battle for Everyone’s Heart [song video]

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Living-Room Video #73, “The Battle for Everyone’s Heart”. This is a saga in folk-style which is based on the material in the Book of Revelation, chapters 12 & 13, in which the whole panoply of time is laid out – past, present, & future in a prophetic tour de force. The battle for everyone’s heart is a battle between light and darkness, good and evil. I hope the song resonates. Soon I will write a commentary on those two chapters in the Book of Revelation (12 &13), which were written in a cave on the Greek island of Πάτμος. [See below for lyrics and more details].

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