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Hello you amazing musicians out there!

I want to ask you for a favor that would actually mean the world to me because poetry is just that.
In a way, I believe that poetry only truly comes to life when it is combined with music or sung as a song.
Therefore, if you sing, I want to ask you if any of you wants to make one of my poems into a song.
It does not have to be a new melody or something, I would just love to hear it sung by someone.
I don’t even want to publish it if you don’t want to, it’s simply something that would mean a lot to me.
And since I definitely don’t have the talent to sing, I have to ask you for this.
You can just message me if you’re interested, I’d love you til the end of time!
(PS: This also includes those of you who have asked me if they can use one of my poems for a song: if you want to, just message me and we can talk about that)

// All the love,
j.d.m.

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Complaining won’t change the status
Only thing I got is nobody else had this
Seen some shit and know some shit
Wish I’d never noticed it
Sometimes I wish it didn’t happen but it’s too late
Like tryin save little Timmy drowning from the lake
Nobody paid attention til the time was up
You fucked up, or even worse, your luck ran up
Destiny had other plans like you had with another man
All the attention was tending to his business
You gotta be trippin if you thought no one was listening
What happened to you behind close doors
Come on girl I ain’t four
I understand that I wasn’t much but I’m far from a bore
Sure, half of it, maybe my fault
But breaking hearts isn’t me
So the King made a mistake by trusting his heart
The sky told me to forgive you
What is your little girl gonna think about what her mother has turned into
What has gotten into you
What’s gotten into me
Mentally, I don’t think nobody is ready for me
Physically, nobody wants this
I done been through it all, so expect success
If I can’t have it all, it’s cool
I don’t shoot for the stars, jumped past the moon
Into the cosmos
Imagination will take me whatever I go
Or where I need to be

Crack the shutters open wide, I want to bathe you in the light of day.
And just watch you as the rays tangle up around your face and body.
I could sit for hours finding new ways to be awed each minute, cause the daylight seems to want you just as much as I want you.
—  Crack the Shutters~ Snow Patrol
she used to be mine

She’s imperfect, but she tries
She is good, but she lies
She is hard on herself
She is broken and won’t ask for help
She is messy, but she’s kind
She is lonely most of the time
She is all of this mixed up and baked in a beautiful pie
She is gone, but she used to be mine

- sara bareilles, “she used to be mine” (2016)

Well, this is what I look like with all my walls up
This is what I look like when you hurt me too much. 
This is what I look like when you leave me all alone
Because the truth is I’m a girl surrounded by stone. 
So maybe it looks like I don’t give a fuck
But this is what I look like with all my walls up.
—  All My Walls Up
Life's Lemons (a song inspired by Passenger)

I’m trying so hard
But I’m still not getting far
It’s like I’m going ‘cross the country
When I haven’t got a car
I’m eating all the lemons
That life constantly throws
'Cause I don’t have time for lemonade
And that’s just how it goes

You see, I want to travel the world
But I’m staying in one place
Yeah, I’m standing at the starting line
Watching the world race
And I’d love to do it all
Oh, but don’t you recall
That I still haven’t even got a car

Maybe I’m getting nowhere
Because I don’t know where I’m going
So I’m walking back and forth
Hesitant and never knowing
If I’ll ever get somewhere
Or if I’ll spend my whole life pacing
Afraid of dipping my toes in water
'Cause who knows what fish I’m facing

But I swear I’m not fearful,
I’m just not exactly daring
And the more that I keep trying
The less that I start caring
If only I could drive away
Forget it all just for a day
But I still haven’t even got a car

Oh, oh, what can I do
When there’s no way to start new
Or freeze time and wait 'til it’s right
But this time a fish might just bite

Fake it 'til you make it, they say
So I’ll say I’m optimistic
Maybe I don’t need a car
I guess walking’s more simplistic
And the next time life throws lemons
Maybe I’ll have time to make a pie
But whatever I do, I will live
I won’t let life pass me by

I need to cut you loose,
but I love you loving me.
The truth is lonely,
I’m kissing you; it’s cruelty.
I can’t
love you like that,
never again,
but I can’t tell you that,
can’t just be your friend.

I’m a storyteller.

I need to turn my back,
but I want you wanting me.
Sucking on your bottom lip,
I love your love; it’s vanity.
I can’t
love you like that
never again
but I can’t tell you that
this is the end.

I’m a storyteller.

I need to walk away,
but I hate you hating me.
You sleep on my chest,
I’m protecting you; it’s cruelty.
I can’t
love you like that,
can’t try again,
but I can’t tell you that
we’re at the end.

I’m a storyteller.

—  Badu Taught Us How to Love
{lyrics - as usual, feel free to use as long as you ask me. xo}
Carrying The World

Why does it feel like I’m carrying the world on my back. I see that I can move but I feel as if I am trapped. With the crippling weight of my past imagining happiness it’s to hard of a task And I’m sorry forgive me I am trying. But the fact that you don’t see it is why I am crying. I feel alone and I’m tired of lying. I’m not fine the problems just keep on arriving. There is no denying that I am tired of trying. I’m tired of relying and I’m tired of this defining me as a man,as a person, as a human, as a defenseless child. Can’t you see I’m broken under this smile. It’s been that way for a while or maybe you just in denial. I’m weak from all the weight that has been piled onto me… see that what I meant these problems mean nothing to you but they are the World to me.