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The Time Has Come (new song video)

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #89: “The Time Has Come”. Here is a new song which I just completed today. I don’t need to say anything about it, for the time has indeed come. The lyrics speak for themselves. I hope you find them interesting and encouraging. Read on, and here they are:

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Metaverse [new song video]

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #88: “Metaverse”. Here’s a new song, for which I completed the lyrics yesterday and the melody today. The so-called Metaverse is a virtual universe, which, according to its social media promoters, is kinda-like the next stage in transhumanist “evolution”. 🙄 Frankly, I think that the metaverse is already here, in that so many folks are living their lives virtually rather than realistically and are being sucked into an A.I. existence. And that’s what this song addresses. Here are the lyrics:

Behind that smiling profile
lie a thousand broken dreams;
and the myth you have created
masks the part of you that screams.
But your avatar’s inviting
all those men to want you so;
while the girls find you empowering
and your followers just grow.

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Blood in the Dew (new song video)

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LIVING-ROOM VIDEO #87. “Blood in the Dew”. This song woke me up in the middle of the night last night, begging to be written. There it was. 4 verses of lyrics, the refrain, and the melody. So I wrote them down, then added two more verses today. It is a song for our time and it speaks for itself. I hope it resonates. Here are the lyrics:

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Songs are Poems with Wings (new song video)

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LIVING ROOM VIDEO #86. “Songs are Poems with Wings”, just written yesterday. It’s about where the best songs come from and how (so they’ll never dry up). It’s also really one big Metaphor. 😉 Just me and my guitar. (Needs a band really). I hope it encourages you 💝 Here are the lyrics:

When all the songs that write themselves
have by you all been writ —
& you’re thinking “Should I throw my pen
into the sea and quit?” —
just stand upon some golden sand
from rocks of ancient times,
and feel how wind and water work
and then will come your rhymes.

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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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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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