songwriter ink

1992

Red shirt, white skirt, black tights

You met me on the right

Side of the tunnel

Looking so good in your old flannel

Couldn’t have been more perfect

Watching the light come down

See yourself flying away

When we both go astray

Wish you could see

Wish you would flee

Like it was 1992

When we were dancing

To the moon slowly fading

Make promises and keem them

Like it was 1992

When my heart wasn’t bruised

And your scars weren’t the big news

In 1992

My dress, your suit, my tears

I’ve welcomed my fears

Into this room

Where no one mentions the moon

Shouldn’t be alone this night

When you still keep your eyes on me

Watching out for the wolves

Trying to get to us

Wish we could see

Wish we would flee

Like it was 1992

When we were dancing

To the moon slowly fading

Make promises and keep them

Like it was 1992

When my heart wasn’t bruised

And your scars weren’t the big news

In 1992

26 years to the day

I built the walls

Out on my way

Wish we were making memories

Like it was 1992

A simpler time

Dancing on the hill

Calling you mine

In 1992

Like it was 1992

When we were dancing

To the moon slowly fading

Make promises and keep them

Like it was 1992

When my heart wasn’t bruised

When your scars weren’t the big news

In 1992

Challenges For Writers

You guys wanted some prompts and I thought this might give you some fun ideas. Some of these challenges can apply to every kind of writer, so I suggest skimming them all :)


Songwriters

  • Produce an album with each song touching on a different social issue
  • compose a movie score
  • write 1 song a month about the events in that time and visit those songs in a year
  • write a song about wherever you are right now
  • rewrite the lyrics of your favorite song
  • compose a new melody for your favorite song
  • write a song where the lyrics contradict the melody
  • make a mashup of completely different songs

Authors

  • write a story from the point of view of a character you hate
  • write a story based off a song
  • write a story from a deity’s point of view
  • write a story that takes place somewhere you’ve never been
  • write a story with no dialogue
  • write a story from the point of view of a piece of technology
  • turn a poem into a story
  • write a story with only 140 characters

Poets

  • write a positive poem about something you hate
  • condense your favorite song/movie into a haiku
  • write a poem about what you wish you knew when you were younger
  • write a poem completely out of YouTube comments
  • write a poem with song lyrics only
  • write a poem about a photo from over 50 years ago
  • write a poem about your favorite love story
  • write about an experience you’ve never had

Journalists

  • write an article from a perspective that is the opposite of yours
  • write an article based on a picture from the 1900′s
  • write about an interview with a dead person
  • report a story based on a poem or song
  • report the events in your favorite book
  • report a murder that nobody knows you committed
  • you’re a travel columnist. Write about where you are now.
  • write a fake news article about a world leader
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.

Prompt

Write something to your younger or your older self. What would you write? A story? A poem? A letter? A song? What would you tell them? Advice? A Warning? What would you ask them? What have you forgotten? What will you forget? 

Put it all on paper and put it somewhere safe. 

Lately I haven’t been so great
My imagination is running late
You should check my head
For rusted gears

My fingers like to play silent games
Strumming loudly a weak refrain
You won’t find a novel idea here

I’m tired
Of digging
Through air
The world’s gone gray
I found that I don’t care

The Sandman’s
Been asleep for
Far too long
She’s gone too
The right now
Feels so wrong

The scent of candles fill the room,
You’ve got your head stuck in a book,
A sexy but uncomplicated look,
I lay beside you, brush your hair behind your ear,
Whisper all the things,
All the things you need to hear,
And I say.

I wish you could see what I see,
With your own two eyes,
With your own two eyes,
I wish you could see what I mean,
Cause no one will ever mean,
What you mean to me.

Spin me in your cup,
Till I’m so dizzy I can’t see,
Watch me lose my balance,
Baby catch me when I’m weak,
Fall with me so slowly,
Just fall right into me,
I’ll hold you in my heart,
Until the moment I can’t breathe.

I wish you could see what I see,
With your own two eyes,
With your own two eyes,
I wish you could see what I mean,
Cause no one will ever mean,
What you mean to me.

Lost within your pages,
Like a dream read from a book,
The journey of my life,
Started with your magic look,
Dance with me in circles,
Let our bodies touch our souls,
Though we can’t control the music,
We can move until we’re close,
And I said…

I wish you could see what I see,
With your own two eyes,
With your own two eyes,
I wish you could see what I mean,
Cause no one will ever mean,
What you mean to me.

© Bones Hopkins

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I’ll be Your Agony

I’ll be

The ache

In your

Heart.

The worry

On your

Mind.

The hardest

Thing

you’ve ever

Had to

Leave behind.

I’ll ruin

Your favorite

Song.

I’ll make you

Feel

All alone.

I’ll make you

Regret

You ever

wanted

To have

Me.

Baby I’ll be,

you’re Agony.

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