• The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
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Hi guys,

Here's my entry for the positive song competition. It's written for my daughter, who is 14 and is an encouragement to see the positive things in the world,
Hope you like it. Here's the link: https://soundcloud.com/medievalpoet/the-way-of-the-world

Anna W x
 Lyrics

The way of the world

Itís a world of complication,
thereís darkness and thereís light,
so take a stand and rage against the night.
Donít think that you canít change things,
with the tiny seeds you sow,
Ccs the things you do that are good and true will grow.

So donít forget that you are young and you are strong,
itís a winning combination that could change this situation,
All you need is to believe,
that the things you do and say, could help the world to change its ways.

Chorus

Hold on, hold on for brighter skies,
let go of all your fears, youíve cried a thousand tears
now itís time to dry your eyes.
Hold on, to all that you have learned,
take a look around, hope can still be found,
if you live life differently from the way of the world.
the way of the world,
if you live life, if you live life, live life differently from the way of the world.

Itís your future you are changing,
start following your heart
and you might find that a revolution starts.
There are thousands upon thousands,
of good things to be found,
so lift your head and start looking around.

And donít forget that you are young and you are strong,
itís a winning combination that could change this situation,
All you need is to believe,
that the things you do and say could help the world to change its ways.

Repeat Chorus

Holding on, keep holding on, holding onto hope,
we can live life differently.
Holding on, keep holding on, holding on to hope,
we can live life differently together.
Oh yeah, so letís live life letís live life,
live life differently from the way of the world.







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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 21:51:19
« Last Edit: March 09, 2018, 22:02:36 by LePlongeur »
@Annaw
Iíve listened to your song. And I admire your courageous entry. And the courage of your daughter.
Tomorrow is the noorder Gitaar Dag and iíll Be driving 2,5 hours to and 2,5 hours back.
Plus TV time and a lot of people to talk with. And hug with.
And buying new strings etc.

But I promise, come Sunday Iíll be back for a thorough listening or how do you say such a thing.
But at first glance/listen I begin to love it already.

And what a lovely thought to encourage your daughter this way!


Ahhhhhhhhhh......., donít start me talking!
Night night!
Kind regards! Gus


With toothbrush in my mouth:
The TV things are not (not) related to my music. Or not directly anyway.
I am sorry if I maybe gave the wrong impression. Of course Iím a hell of a geezer, but not hell of a geezer enough.


Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 22:34:10
What a wonderful song @Annaw .....just a perfect sentiment.

This is a really well written song with musical changes that drew me in and kept me listening right to the end. Your performance really gives the song life and depth.

 :) :) :)
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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 16:45:59
Hi @Annaw, what a beautiful song  ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone:: ::headphone::, with a very moving vocal , super nice  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::
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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 18:21:19
Thank you very much everyone for your kind replies and for taking the time to listen to my song. I'll have a listen to the other entires too!

Anna


Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 00:54:22
 ::heart:: ::heart:: ::heart::
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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 01:19:12
This is really lovely @Annaw, it is great that you are sharing this inspirational song for your daughter with us. At 14 I am sure she is not an angel entirely!  ;) But this is a great message to her and must strike a chord wit us all on a human level. Really nice, well done!
If you like novels with a musical theme, why not try 'Sixth Beatle - When Music Changed The World', easily found on Amazon and Google. It is amazing, although as the author I may be biased!


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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 09:56:59
Such a delicate song @Annaw !
And I remember all too well that we had three children to go though that period.
I really liked that a lot. We encouraged them to bring their friends for dinner etc. Long on opinion, short on experience, I believe you say in England.

If they don't burst at the seams during puberty, they will when they are 40, with a far too young girl, with a far too short skirt, and a red sports car.
So liked this very thin line I had to walk as a parent. And I truly enjoy looking back.
I wish you and your daughter the same. And if your patience fails, please read your own song.

How on earth will I be able to choose the best song?
Perhaps I'll ask for your help when the time comes.
Kind regards, Gus





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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 10:58:06
This is very nice @Annaw and the melody is one of those when you are reading the words and singing along. That's always a good sign.
I like where the chord changes happen to do a little lift that match the lyric. Some nice songwriting overall I think and you have a real talent for this.

Given a full production number with strings etc . it could sound really grand, but I like this piano only in a way as it catches the listener without being too overcomplicated.

Another good entry - well done

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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 11:05:11
Thanks very much for the encouragement. I would love to get my songs properly produced at some point. Strings would be great!

Thanks,

Anna


Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 14:31:07
Very nice song @Annaw ! Wonderful lyrical message here!

I do have to say I have mixed feelings about the chord progression ..... it is freeing and magical to be outside of a proper key signature ( i.e. G,F, Eb....various inversions) which really does match the hopeful lyrical content of the song. At the same time it kind of locks you in to this rhythmic and harmonic cycle...... that you just can't get out of. 
It kind of fits in in with the modern broadway type music think Rent, Wicked, etc. So that is cool. That being said I've just listened to this on repeat about ten times!  :)  So...Mission accomplished!  :D

btw - you shouldn't apologize for your vocals at all. Your singing is right on! (you just need to sing into a real microphone setup, put some compression and reverb on it and you're all set)

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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #11 on: March 17, 2018, 23:31:55
Beautiful composition, the piano is gorgeous. Very strong message with the lyrics, and your voice is lovely. Your singing on the verses reminded me of Massive Attack's teardrop. Absolutely stunning piece of music. Much love
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And we are the dreamers of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;ó
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.


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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #12 on: March 17, 2018, 23:38:59
@Bluedusksun Thank You so much for your kind words!


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Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #13 on: March 17, 2018, 23:42:09
@Bill from November Sound thanks for your insightful comments. I really should try and record my songs properly. I like your mention of chord progression, it gives the song it's flavour but it's not in a particular key I guess.


Re: The Way of the World for Positive Song competition
Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 20:36:18
hi anna


really like this, the piano is great.
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