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Letting Go [new song video]

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🎬 LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #54 🎬, “Letting Go”. Here’s a new song written as a result of the feedback I received from a post the other day, entitled “People Among Your Close Friends or Family to Remove Yourself From”. The first line of the song, “Learning to let go is not an easy thing to do”, popped into my head and the rest flowed from there. Here are the full lyrics: Read the rest of this entry »

“I Would…” [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #53: “I Would…”. Here is a new song which speaks of immersive, what I call “holistic” love in a way which transcends mere infatuation, showing how a real sexual relationship involves not just the physical but the whole person. I hope it moves you. Here are the lyrics:

I would bathe me in your blood
if you were real.
And spectators, please don’t
hold me by my heel.
For no portion must be spared
and I give my ‘all’ right there.
Such completion is the spark
which one must feel. Read the rest of this entry »

“Let’s Rock the Boat” [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #52: “Let’s Rock the Boat”.
A new song completed today. It needs a band, some orchestra and a big choir in the refrains (wait till the next album!) but, in the meantime, here’s the unplugged version for voice & acoustic guitar. I hope it resonates. The lyrics are below: Read the rest of this entry »

“Fragments” [new music video]

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Living-Room Video #51: “Fragments”. This is a song which has lain (literally as a fragment) in a drawer for around 17 years, waiting for a “home”. Now it has found one. Intimately linked to my post yesterday about playing the victim, it shines a light on the perils of clinging on to that, for one remains fragmented until one lets go of victim status and drops the war. I hope this resonates with you. Lyrics are below: Read the rest of this entry »

“Hole in My Ozone Layer” [new music video]

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🎬 LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #50: “Hole in My Ozone Layer” 🎬 Here is a song I just wrote. It’s a kind of “morality tale” (the only way I can put it) — about a lesson I learned (and am still learning, and probably always will be learning this side of the big transition). It needs some intense strings really. But here it is with just me on my ownsome and my wife (guitar) accompanying. Hoping it resonates. Here are the lyrics: Read the rest of this entry »

“Blood Spilled On Your Strings” [music video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #49: “Blood Spilled On Your Strings”. This is a song hot off the press, just completed today. It’s a big fat metaphor. See the video for details. I hope it resonates. The lyrics are below:

If there’s no blood on your strings,
then you’ve never really played:
Consanguinated metal makes the grade. Read the rest of this entry »

“Snow-Capped Mountain” [music video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #48: “Snow-Capped Mountain”.
I originally began writing this song more than 12 years ago. Now, after some additional verses and a vocal bridge, it has become appropriate. Elders are not being valued for their wisdom, knowledge and experience. This song is an anthem against ageism! I hope it resonates with you. Please click above to listen… and share. Here are the full lyrics… Read the rest of this entry »

“It’s Never the Final Song” [music video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #47: “It’s Never the Final Song!” I wrote this unexpected song on a deeply contemplative walk in the Alps last week. The story is in the video. The lyrics are below. Hope it is helpful and resonates. Love to one and all…

I thought I’d written all I had to say —
thought I had sung my final song.
But when I got down on my knees today,
I realized I’d got it wrong.
My mind was focused on the outer things
I hadn’t reckoned on the Muse.
Angelic helpers mean my spirit sings
and drives away that ‘no-song’ blues. Read the rest of this entry »

LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #46: “Blonde for a Day”

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #46: “Blonde for a Day”. Please enjoy this exuberantly direct song which I’ve just written. (Well, I enjoyed writing it!). The social context is all in the introduction on the video. Hope it resonates. The lyrics are below. Love to one and all… 💝
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“If You Can Answer Yes” [Living-Room Video #45]

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“IF YOU CAN ANSWER ‘YES’!”, Living-Room Video #45. This is a song about real connection in relationships. As I recently wrote: “I would never get into a relationship unless it was based on a mutual desire to create a masterpiece”. In this song you can see the brush-strokes behind such a masterpiece. I would even say that this song is a vivid example of verbal foreplay. (That should freak a few folks out! 😉). . Click above to watch the video. Here are the lyrics: Read the rest of this entry »