Ddubs

Username: Ddubs

Band: Just me and my guitar

From: Latrobe, PA

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About Me

I'm a music lover with beginner guitar skills and a passion for lyrics. I've written poetry since I was a kid, and have written extensive works of non-fiction, but have always been captivated by song lyrics. My favorite artists have always been singer-songwriters - Bob Dylan, John Prine, Roger Miller, Tyler Childers. A few months ago, I was going through a difficult time and I decided to "vent" by writing a song. The lyrics and melody seemed to just drop out of the sky. I shared the song with a musician friend who is working on his second CD and - to my surprise - he asked if he could cover it and put it on his record! Since then, I've written 11 more songs. When I found Hook(ist), I couldn't believe that there was a forum that would allow me to collaborate with world class artists and other aspiring songwriters. I signed up and jumped in on Life is Short, with Marti Dodson and I was (pardon the pun) hooked! I was even more amazed when Marti chose two of my submissions to include in her beautiful song! I'm excited to learn about the art of songcraft, and to hone my skills with the creative folks here at hook(ist). So grateful to Meredith and Terry for creating such a wonderful community!

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  • One of Each
  • darden smith
  • Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"awesome."

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"They say no greater love has a man than this/ to lay his life down for another/ like a brother"

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"I like this one alot ddubs"

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"Take a pause/ catch a breath/ then we're dragged back in the mess/ by a vortex of violence and stress."

Marti Dodson commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"Nice one!
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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Every day we're livin' is a gift we're given"

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"awesome."

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Lyric by Ddubs:

"They say no greater love has a man than this/ to lay his life down for another/ like a brother"

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"excellent."

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"Like the Good Book carries truth/ I will shout it from the roof/ I will carry you"

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"I would switch it -- Carrying a friend / to the very end."

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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Hearts beat strongest when, carrying a friend"

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"but good!

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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Hearts beat strongest when, carrying a friend"

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"nice


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"Like a seed, on a gentle evening breeze finds its place among the trees, where it grows up tall and strong."

darden smith commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"really good.


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"How did my life become such a soup sandwich, when I used to command a platoon?"

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"I like this one alot ddubs"

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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Take a pause/ catch a breath/ then we're dragged back in the mess/ by a vortex of violence and stress."

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"really poetic"

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"When the face in the mirror grins back while you cry/ drop the blade and look up at the stars."

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"that's darn Biblical!"

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"Lightening strikes/ thunder peals/ rain drops fall/ and it feels/ like we're outside, and Noah just sealed the ark."

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"Cool"

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"Out of breath/Out of gas/Tail lights ahead/Gotta pass/Out of reasons/Out of rhymes/Deadline coming/Out of time."

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"Nice flow"

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"Ready, set, go/everybody run/I think I heard the starting gun/Pushin' myself at a break-neck pace/chase that prize/win this race."

Marti Dodson commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"Nice one!
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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Every day we're livin' is a gift we're given"

Marti Dodson commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"Nice big idea!"

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"Every heartbeat reminds me"

Marti Dodson commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"'tomorrow' is a good fit for the meter here!
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Lyric by Ddubs:

"Love like there's no tomorrow"

My Lyrics

Written for:

  • Community Song!
  • Darden Smith for SW:S
  • The Great Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson
One world is where we belong/ One voice United in song
Search for coexistence, somewhere in the distance
Still I have to ask, if underneath your mask there's a smile?

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Everything we thought we held so dear/ turns to smoke in the tainted air/ and floats off in the breeze, as we drop to our knees, and breathe a prayer.
The sound of a rocket

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There is a summit where the mountain meets the sky/ and when we get there we'll be flyin/ feels like we're flyin
The mountain may be high, the river may be wide/ still I will bear you on my shoulder... like a soldier
We may be tempest tossed, it might be hard to stand/ still I will bear you on my shoulder... like a soldier...

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They say no greater love has a man than this/ to lay his life down for another/ like a brother
Battles are lost and won, kingdoms rise and fall/ but through it all you're there beside me/ to guide me
They say true courage is to conquer all your fears/ I'll face mine down with you beside me... to guide me...
There is a road, winding through these country hills, past the coal mines and the mills where you taught me to be strong
The night is dark, and the river's deep and wide, but we'll reach the other side by the grace of God above
How they sparkle at the sound/ just like your smile lit up this town/ when fading dreams are all that's true/ in my heart I'll carry you
Though the angels led you home/ I will never be alone/ till my time on earth is through/ in my heart I'll carry you
Though for now we are apart/ I will hold you in my heart/ till my days on earth are through/ I will always carry you

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I will answer when you call/ pick you up if you should fall/ yes, I will carry you
Like the Good Book carries truth/ I will shout it from the roof/ I will carry you
Like a tune played from the heart/ on this old six string guitar/ I will carry you
Like a memory holds a dream/ and it echoes back to me/

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Like a freight train carries coal/ You're the rock that fuels my soul
I'll carry you/ like a freight train carries coal/ you're the rock that fuels my soul/ As We Roll On Down the Line
I will carry you/ like a storm cloud carries rain/ let it wash away the stain/ life has left upon your soul
I will carry you/ like a song carries a tune/ harmony fills up the room/ and it carries us away
All things change in time/ Mountains yet to climb
Hearts beat strongest when, carrying a friend
Hearts are strongest when/ they're holding up a friend

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You have been my light, through the darkest night
From you I learned to run, now my time has come...
Closer than a friend/ Brothers to the end
Now the tides have turned/ Here is what I've learned
Like a seed, on a gentle evening breeze finds its place among the trees, where it grows up tall and strong.
He tossed his bug-out bag in the back of the truck and I asked him where he was bound/ He said, "I'm pretty sure that I'm headed for Hell, but you can drop me off at the next town.
What's a soldier to do when the fighting's all through and the dogs of war quit snarlin'? Take me back to the farm where I lay down my arms and get lost in yours my darlin'.
You say that I'm distant, and sometimes you wonder if I'd rather be back overseas/ It's not that I miss it, but at least over there I knew what they wanted from me.
How did my life become such a soup sandwich, when I used to command a platoon?
He used to carry an M-16, now he carries a hand-scrawled sign
They call it PTSD/ My pappy called it Shell Shock/ I made it home on a plane/ My buddy came in a box/ And it was draped in a flag/ The colors red, white and blue/ Can't stand on my own two feet/ But brother, I'll carry you.
He stood by the highway, with his thumb pointed west, but his eyes pointed south toward the ground/ He wore a camouflage coat that was covered in dust, and he looked up as I slowed down.
We carried out our orders from New Dawn back to Desert F/ox but we never thought the six of us would be carrying this box.

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When the road is too long, I will walk by your side/ When the waves are too strong, I will turn back the tide/
Franky was the youngest boy in a family of four/ Every Saturday all the neighbor kids went to the woods and went to war.
And it gleams in my tears, as a rainbow appears, washing all the dark colors away.

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And a rainbow appears/ from laughter mixed with tears/ Love's promise in majestic display.
And a rainbow appears/ from laughter mixed with tears/

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And a rainbow appears as laughter mingles with tears/ brilliant colors keep the Darkness at Bay.

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And a rainbow appears/ as laughter mingles with tears/ and its colors keep the Darkness at bay.

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And the tears in my eyes fall like rain from the skies washing all the dark colors away.
As we leap the abyss, and the warmth of your kiss, chases all of the darkness away.
When the flames of romance turn mourning into dance, though we're tainted, we're acquainted with hope.
When the sun, as it sets, takes with it our regrets, though we fainted, we're acquainted with hope.
Memories we've made/ spill colors on the canvas/ animated as our love/ turns mourning into dances.
Memories we've made/ spill colors on the canvas/ few can paint a masterpiece/ I think I like our chances.
We will hold them close/ just like we hold each other/ joy will blossom like a rose/ within the hearts of lovers.
We will shine like stars/ our future brims with promise/ Falling stars burn brighter still/ and love shines down upon us.
Walk along the sea shore/ waves erase our footprints/ Someone always wants more/ Let's erase the pretense/ Ride into the sunset/ where they'll never find us/ We can't see the past now/ It's that far behind us.
Hey ho whoa oh oh/ leave the past behind us/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ troubles cannot find us/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ future brims with promise/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ love shines down upon us.

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Hey ho whoa oh oh/ leave the past behind us/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ troubles cannot find us/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ future brims with promise/ Hey ho whoa oh oh/ love shines down upon us.
Float with me across the sky/ trip the light Fandango/ go put on that pretty red dress/ it takes two to tango/ let's go out and paint the town/ like it was our last dance/ Stolen Moments are so rare/ this may be our last chance.
We will share the laughter/ they can keep the sadness/ We will sing and dance together/ they can have the madness/ We will watch the children play/ join them in their chorus/ Stolen moments set us free/ heaven lies before us.
Stolen moments/ no regrets/ leave the past behind us Stolen moments/ we're content/ envy cannot find us Stolen moments/ fear is gone/ future brims with promise Stolen moments/ life is now/ love shines down upon us
And when Giants dance/ all the Earth is shaking/ Stolen Moments/ take my hand/ life's worth celebrating.
Wading through the sea/ stepping over mountains/ Stolen moments lift us up/ to drink from haven's fountain.
Wading through the sea/ stepping over mountains/ drinking stolen moments in like waters from a crystal fountain.
Laughter breaks the chains/ Fear is not our captor/ Stolen moments/ You and I/ Will write our final chapter. (re-submitted)
Laughter breaks the chains/ Fear is not our captor/ Stolen moments/ You and I/ Will write our final chapter.
Lightening splits the night/ Hear the sound of laughter/ Stolen moments/ You and I/ Will write the final chapter.
Leave our demons far behind/ There's nothing they can show us/ We may live on borrowed time/ But we thrive on stolen moments.
Sweet sounds pierce the gloom/ music in the distance/ Piper calls the tune/ breaking our resistance.
Tailwinds catch the sail/ Let our troubles chase us/ Stolen moments carry us/ to a sweet oasis.
Moonlight floods the room/ Love from floor to rafters/ Stolen moments chase the gloom/ We are all that matters.
And the Folly/ of it all/ we rob Peter to pay Paul/ but now Peter/ holds the key/ to Paradise
At the height/ of our fear/ we shed a single tear/ in the distance/ there's a drum beat/ in the night.
At the height/ of our grief/ we cry out for relief/ Was that an angel, or a devil/ that flew by?
In panic and shock/ our bloody knuckles knock/ desperate/ for a way to/ make it right.
At the height/ of our fears/ as we're drowning in our tears/ we grope for/ a lifeline/ in the night.
Have we found a sweet Oasis/ from the trials that always chase us/ Just when we thought we'd escaped it/ Circumstances escalated. (This is a change up on the cadence with the melody following closely the guitar riff.)
(But) like inmates/ on the run/ the hell hounds track us down/ and we're hauled back into the turmoil again
Take a pause/ catch a breath/ then we're dragged back in the mess/ by a vortex of violence and stress.
But the screams/ from the street/ jar us out of gentle sleep/ to the glaring/ staring eyes of/ the beast.
Then the claws/ of our fears/ rip us out of gentle sleep/ face to face/ with the nightmare/ of the real.
Sunbeams crack the sky watch the darkness scatter, stolen moments you and I that's all that really matters
We may live on borrowed time, but we thrive on stolen moments.
and they skip a beat/ as we walk hand in hand down the moonlit street
And the rhythm/ reminds us that life's still worth livin'/
Far/ beyond the rolling waves/ there's love unspoken/ come/ with me, let's sail away/ on stolen moments.
And the voice/ of the night/ shouts secrets yet untold/ will you follow/ or stay where/ you are?
In the pangs of regret ten thousand needles bite but the outcome is a beautiful mark
And the claws of regret sink deep into our flesh and they're tearing and baring our hearts
And the face/ in the mirror/ laughs at you as you weep/ drop the razor/ and look at/ the stars.
Stab your brush/ with a thrust/ into the gruesome gore/ life is merely/ an imitation/ of art.

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And the pain/ unrelenting/ fills an ocean/with tears/ sail away/ to a haven unmarked.
With a Thrust stab your brush into a palette of pain that's where every true Masterpiece starts.
Don't forget brushes dipped in the pallete of pain are where every true masterpiece starts.
And behind us the hellhounds are hot on our heels with a bite that's much worse than their bark.
When the face in the mirror grins back while you cry/ drop the blade and look up at the stars.
When my joints scream with pain/ from kneeling in vain/ With my last breath I'll reach for your heart.
Though my eyes may be swollen/ weeping for moments stolen/ Think it's time to start stealing them back.
You can take/ a grim view/ but just like a tattoo/ blood and pain can leave a beautiful mark.
Broken chains, broken spells/ bats do fly out of hell/ Blackness flees from the smallest of sparks.
Hear the peal of the bell/ There's a boat out of hell/ All it takes is your will to embark.
Lightening strikes/ thunder peals/ rain drops fall/ and it feels/ like we're outside, and Noah just sealed the ark.
Breathless, I run back across the bridge/ ignited by my own choices/ You call out to me about love's second chance/ or am I just hearing voices?

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Judgment thundered, mercy fled/ was it something that I said?/ The sun turned black, the moon turned red/ I turned into the driveway.
These days life is so demanding/ expectations never stop/ once, I tried to steal a moment/ but somebody called the cops

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We all need time like mother's milk/ but minutes weave a spider's silk/ Bound as I  struggle to be free/ In someone else's urgency
We all need time like mother's milk/ but minutes come like spider silk/ Bound as I struggle to be free/ By someone else's urgency
Frustration/ aggravation/ alienation/ ruination/ libation/ agitation/ damnation/ change the station
Round and round and round we go/ Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo/ What God joins, we tear asunder/ Spinning circles pull us under.
Hey you kids! Get off of my lawn/ When I come back you'd better be gone
It used to be that buying time meant slowing down a little/ Now they sell it to me by the minute on my phone/ I've heard tell that stolen fruit tastes just a little sweeter/ Think I'll steal a moment and go off somewhere alone.

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It used to be that buying time meant slowing down a little/ Now they sell it to me by the minute on my phone/

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Bad news scrolls across the screen/Politicians make me scream/The sun is hot/My eggs are cold/The mirror says I’m getting old/ Gunshots fired/ another headline/ no time to read it/ I got a deadline/ join the block party/ on the freeway/ Can't a guy get a little leeway?
Bad news scrolls across the screen/Politicians make me scream/The sun is hot/My eggs are cold/The mirror says I'm getting old.
Bad new scrolls across the screen/Politicians make me scream/Sun is hot/Coffee's cold

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Time lapse/You know those movies?/Squeeze a day into a minute, now ain't that groovy?
Counting my steps/Counting my breaths/Counting my heartbeats/Countdown to death/Pushing the limits/Push myself faster/Got to slow down/I'm a natural disaster.
Speed up the treadmill/here we go/where it stops/only God knows/keep in step/pick up the pace/gotta win the rat race.

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Is there any room behind those piercing baby blues/where we can get away from all this racket?
Are there any secret places/we can go to find where grace is/all this frantic status chasing/has me on the ledge
Heartbeat races/Feels like thunder/Can't explain this spell I'm under/No one's lookin'/Let's slip away/Light a candle/curse the day.
Can you hear me/Are you listening/Sweat upon my brow is glistening/I just want for you to see me/Though you wouldn't want to be me.
Out of breath/Out of gas/Tail lights ahead/Gotta pass/Out of reasons/Out of rhymes/Deadline coming/Out of time.
Ready, set, go/everybody run/I think I heard the starting gun/Pushin' myself at a break-neck pace/chase that prize/win this race.
Every day we're livin' is a gift we're given
Every day we're given/makes this life worth livin'
Take my hand, walk with me/while the clock keeps ticking
For you I've been waiting/no more hesitating
Let the storm clouds scatter, I have found what matters
They say "Time is money," so let's spend it wisely

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Let's race toward tomorrow, like each day is borrowed
Every heartbeat reminds me/there's a lifetime behind me/And my view of tomorrow's obscured by the smoke/from all of the bridges I've burned.
Every heartbeat reminds me/that a lifetime's behind me./Time to focus instead on the one that's ahead/and turn my perspective around.
Every heartbeat reminds me/there's a strong wind behind me/and I've learned that tomorrow is out of my reach/but I can take hold of today.
Every heartbeat reminds me/how fast time gets behind me/but I'd trade my tomorrows for just one more chance/to sit on the front porch with you.
Every heartbeat reminds me/how these fires have refined me/I'll be stronger tomorrow because today's sorrow/has taught me to treasure these times.
Every heartbeat reminds me/to stop looking behind me/I will reach toward tomorrow with a hope that's not borrowed/I'm drawing a line in this sand.
Every heartbeat reminds me/how my childhood defines me/but whether tomorrow holds joy or brings sorrow/comes down to the choices I make.
Every heartbeat reminds me/that one day you will find me/looking down from above on the ones that I love/but today they are here by my side.
Every heartbeat reminds me/like a drumbeat behind me/that life's cadence is steady, and I'm finally ready/to get back in step and walk on.
Every heartbeat reminds me/of the One sent to guide me/through all the tomorrows He allows me to borrow/all he asks for is all my todays.
Of the minutes behind me/But since time can't be borrowed, I'll purchase tomorrow/I'm not looking back anymore
Every heartbeat reminds me
Smile while you still have teeth :)
No more empty tomorrows, cause life is short.
Let each heartbeat remind me, that life is short.
Opportunity's endless, but life is short.
Be the change that I long for, cause life is short.
Fairy tales last forever
Love like there's no tomorrow
How I long for tomorrow
Love like there's no tomorrow
Make the most of these moments
Sing me a love song/but please don't take too long/

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