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!

Song Stats

Kudos!

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  • One of Each
  • Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"that's darn Biblical!"

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Lyric by Ddubs:

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

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"

Gary Lucas commented on Ddubs' lyric:

"that's darn Biblical!"

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Lyric by Ddubs:

"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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Lyric by Ddubs:

"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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Lyric by Ddubs:

"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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Lyric by Ddubs:

"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:

  • The Great Gary Lucas
  • Marti Dodson
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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