G.T.Edwards

Username: gtedwards

From: Winnipeg

About Me

It used to be that when I'd listen to a song, I'd hear the instruments and the lyrics would be secondary. I could sing a good guitar lick before I could sing the words. As time passed I began to realize just how important, thought provoking and even politically viable lyrics could be. I began to write my thoughts down in the form of poetry as I'd sit by the fountain in Osborne Village watching the people pass by. I realized that a lot of my words read like a greeting card, but there were a few that actually came from way down deep. Again time passed and I still kept writing from time to time, thinking of how cool it would be to weave my thoughts into song. One day I came across the Hookist website and thought I'd give it a try. The first song I submitted lyrics for was "Can't Go Back" with The Bros. Landreth. I couldn't believe it when they chose my line as the last verse of the song. Since then I have been lucky enough to have my lines chosen over 20 times for songs with very talented artists: The Bros. Landreth, Ellen Reid, Natalie Gelman, Mackenzie Morgan, Sasha Dobson, Peppy Castro, Sylvia Tosun, Marco Argiro, Grace McLean, Chris Barron, Yashi Brown, Jack Tempchin, Kalsey Kulyk and Marty Dodson, as well as all of the other talented Hookist contributors. I am having a blast being inspired by this whole experience, making new friends, enjoying the ideas of others, and creating something special collaboratively. After all isn't that what life is all about, working together toward creating something special? January 14, 2019.

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  • Marty Dodson
  • kalseyk
  • Jack Tempchin
  • Chris Barron
  • Grace McLean
  • Marco Argiro
  • Brad Roberts
  • sylviatosun
  • sashadobson

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good stuff, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pray(in') for a lifetime of these nights, bein' next to you"

kalseyk commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"<3

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"She smiles and greets another day, tells us everything will be okay"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"has an image and says something. Good"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Car chase is over, had my crash and burn/ as for forgivin' still so much to learn"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Frantic Lullabye for a Serene Nightmare ----- I thought maybe M. Ocho and I could stitch this together as a Frankensteinian song title"

Grace McLean commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"OH yes, I love this image of a thing fading as soon as it has BECOME!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Black holes collide, now a ripple oh so weak/ like stories we tell, that are fading as we speak"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Dig it, but trying not to over Alice the tune at this point. ;)"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Chasing a rabbit won't get us all the answers/ (But) sometimes it's good just to dream that way"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice set up--but if the drones replace the reindeer, then what? "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like 'close my eyes'...but, i might change it to 'your'"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Close your eyes, close your eyes..."

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I like!!! Maybe something other than veil... But it's great!!!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pull back the veil, embrace what's to come, closer with each breath (Sasha's line), shadows become one"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good stuff, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pray(in') for a lifetime of these nights, bein' next to you"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good work, GT!

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Skin to skin, melting in..."

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I like this. I"ll check out the other one too!

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(As the) sun slides in slowly, you're a sight to behold/ a beautiful angel, splashed with crimson and gold (alternate to previous submission)"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I love the "hand" and "hair" lines! They feel very real! Way to bring it G.T!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"The touch of your hand, the scent of your hair/ you're on my mind, when you're not there"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Good work, GT!

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"so hard to find/ don't tell you enough/ can't believe that you're mine"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"This is really good. You"re bringing it, GT!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Our shadows swaying, in the flickering flame/with (a) passion so wild, it cannot be tamed"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Wow. That makes me want to hear more!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"The light shines like diamonds in the sweat on your skin / There's no denyin' this state that we're in"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"This is really creative and interesting!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Saw you through the window, of the corner laundromat/ You were lookin' lost, I wasn't sure where I was at"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Great image!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"You came diving through the window, of my souped up Chevrolet/ Maybe had a drink or two that night, said you had to get away"

Marty Dodson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Cool opening!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Words like honey drip from your sweet lips, as you tell me 'bout your day/ Now your voice lights up this hotel room, far too many miles away"

kalseyk commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"<3

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"She smiles and greets another day, tells us everything will be okay"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"has an image and says something. Good"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Car chase is over, had my crash and burn/ as for forgivin' still so much to learn"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I"m not sure I believe that to forgive is divine"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"(You know) It takes a leap of faith, to put the past behind/ but I'm not sure I believe, that to forgive is divine"

Jack Tempchin commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I Thought:
I"l forgive you though you won"t do the same
I"ll never find peace till there"s no one to blame..

Your line is good

"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Be at peace with yourself, there's no one to blame/ Now I forgive you, I hope you'll do the same"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Frantic Lullabye for a Serene Nightmare ----- I thought maybe M. Ocho and I could stitch this together as a Frankensteinian song title"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good stuff, g.t. now what is *it*? a banchee? a vampire house cat? a dismembered hand that can crawl on it's own? an ex? a memory? show me the whole thing!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"feathers of lead"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"feathers of lead."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"feathers of lead"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like it. you're having a good week g.t."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands no longer mine/ the clock our face stops, every time you pass by"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hands no longer mine. very good. everybody knows how that feels but said it in a cool way."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a Frankenstein of time, my hands no longer mine/ the clock our face stops, every time you pass by"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"can you make this more confused with the idea of the hands and the face and time? maybe there's a way to mess with the anatomy idea and frankenstein it with the chronological idea...."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"time without a face/the hands of the clock are tied"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"time has no face, time looses face, facing time"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock without a face/ where the hands are spinning faster and there's nothing you can do"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like this. it gives me a tightness in my throte. i'd like the beginning to be as personal as the second half..."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Same old paradigm/ when a swirling starry night should mean everything to you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"same old banner of a swirling starry night/ where the stars mean everything to you"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Same old paradigm/ when a swirling starry night should mean everything to you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"*metronome of neon* that's good stuff. the highways are a metronome of neon/ where the black flashes red to green to blue"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Blinking of an eye/ where the neon in the alley (metronome of neon), flashes green to red, to blue"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"words like sublime... it's like they're school words... you have to be careful when to use them. is it sublime? i just have to believe you... what's a thing that can make me think *sublime* whether i want to or not?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pathway to sublime/ where the dirt is piled so high it's keeping me from you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"pathway to the sky, pathway to the world, pathway to the...?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pathway to sublime/ where the dirt is piled so high it's keeping me from you"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"got nothing to be but i'm still becoming/no words to sing but i'm always humming"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I've got nothing to be, but I still keep trying/ I've got nothing to sell, but people keep buying"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"no words to sing but i'm always humming/nothing to be but i'm still becoming"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I've got nothing to be, but I still keep trying/ I've got nothing to sell, but people keep buying"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is right down the ol' ally. nice work."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a misspelled monogram, meaning changer/ like a ragman anagram, diving into danger"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"the little rift within the lute/that by and by will make the music mute -Tennyson "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a cardboard cutout, top hat hero, fiddling in the flames like a modern day Nero"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is very nice. "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm a cardboard cutout, top hat hero, fiddling in the flames like a modern day Nero"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"aliteration."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Shaking on this high wire, like a weary Walenda/ know I'll plummet like a stone, if I don't change my agenda"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"punched by the clock is good."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm punched by the clock, as it stares me down/ with its tic toc anchor buried deep in the ground"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"it's better not to use fuck unless you have a really good reason"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I'm punched by the clock, as it stares me down/ with its tic toc anchor buried deep in the ground"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"feet glued: yes!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock is ticking like a hammer, my feet are glued down to the floor/ so many things I'd like to do, just got to make it to the door"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"the clock is a hammer, i'm glued to the door/i got things to do and people to floor"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Clock is ticking like a hammer, my feet are glued down to the floor/ so many things I'd like to do, just got to make it to the door"

Chris Barron commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"got nothing to do, no time to get it done/somewhere to be, nowhere to run"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Got too much of nothing to do, (and) no time to get it done/ My life it spins out of control, come pick me up, let's have some fun"

Grace McLean commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"OH yes, I love this image of a thing fading as soon as it has BECOME!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Black holes collide, now a ripple oh so weak/ like stories we tell, that are fading as we speak"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Dig it, but trying not to over Alice the tune at this point. ;)"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Chasing a rabbit won't get us all the answers/ (But) sometimes it's good just to dream that way"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Got it. Thanks for clarifying G.T.Edwards"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Now we're going on a brand new trip/ Gonna ride it like a rocket ship"

Marco Argiro commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Change is the only constant "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Through the years you're still my 'fascination'/ 'Changes' happen, our love won't stray- a little tribute to the late great David Bowie, RIP"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice set up--but if the drones replace the reindeer, then what? "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is exceptionally good, bro!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is exceptionally good, bro!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

""If flying old reindeer is getting you down, and you feel like you're trapped on a merry-go-round/ Then supercharged reindeer are perfect for you, and if you buy one now, why then we'll send you two"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"this is good."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"From inside the box there then came a loud jingle, a message for Kris, with the last name of Kringle"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice feel!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He slicked back his hair, while he gathered his pride, Then spat on the floor and proceeded outside"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"yeah!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"It's then that it happens, mid darkness of night/ when Santa awakens to a glorious sight"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"yes, i think this is a good one too"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"While Santa's asleep by the warm cozy fire, the elves make to plan to restore his desire"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hatch is better than make--yes, on that one, GT"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"While Santa's asleep by the warm cozy fire, the elves make to plan to restore his desire"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"hahaha"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"They should join a union and fight for their right,/ to challenge oppression and managemnent blight... (sorry, must be the wine)"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"really great"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I think he's in need of a serious break/ The future of Boxing Day sales is at stake"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"does america have boxing day? and why is it called that? my grandpa used to watch boxing, the sport, on boxing day. or is it about boxing up gifts and returning them ? or neither? "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"I think he's in need of a serious break/ The future of Boxing Day sales is at stake"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"love it!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Now you sit on his lap, he'll give you a grope / Then go home and wait, for your soap on a rope"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"excellent meter"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Watching meteors draw sparkling trails 'cross the sky/ His pulse starts to race, knowing Christmas is nigh"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"ba-hah!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Here's some scientific proof that he's failing go cope/ For three years now, I've gotten (it''s been) soap on a rope."

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"And HERE is some PROOF that he's FAIL-ing to COPE; for THREE solid YEARS it's been SOAP on a ROPE "

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Here's some scientific proof that he's failing go cope/ For three years now, I've gotten (it''s been) soap on a rope."

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"my fave so far"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He's gotten so tired, carrying on the charade /showing up every year, to the same old parade"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"He's obsessed or enamoured, or both, say the elves, And he fondles each barbie that line up on his shelves...(this is way too sick, but i went there)"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He's obsessed and enamoured, so say the elves, he has thousands of Barbies lining his shelves"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"you're best submission. the barbies are a great image. if the first line was as strong as that, you'd have a winner."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"He frolics with reindeer, dances with elves/ has thousands of Barbies, lining his shelves"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i'd slightly reword for the meter: "Now I think that's just weird""

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Eats all my cookies, drinks all my beer, kisses my mother! Now, I think that's weird"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i have no idea why those back-slashes appeared...."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Eats all my cookies, drinks all my beer, kisses my mother! Now, I think that's weird"

Brad Roberts commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"nice set-up for a larger lyric"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Though the subject, of many a song/ They don't realize, they've got it all wrong"

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like 'close my eyes'...but, i might change it to 'your'"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Close your eyes, close your eyes..."

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"great imagery...when the trees are blurred, what does the forest look like?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Above the blurring trees, I am finally at ease"

sylviatosun commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"good rhyme and great imagery"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Woke up on this roadside, can't remember where I've been/ wipe the dust off of my boots, feel the sun upon my skin"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"I like!!! Maybe something other than veil... But it's great!!!!"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Pull back the veil, embrace what's to come, closer with each breath (Sasha's line), shadows become one"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"It rules! I sort of feel like the direction of this song is more about distance being the magnifying lense. A miroscope view on what matters what's up and what's happening. Nothing unsure. Fear is ok but not a whole line about describing the unknown"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Hey that came off stronger than I meant for sure. It's a great line!!! And I think what I was searching for were thoughts after a long journey. A sense of knowing. Of self. Regardless of life's impermanence. Waking around the Earth only to find you end where you began. Haha, I dunno :):)?"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Walking not "waking" ????????"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"smoke swirls within, a foggy crystal ball"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"like it."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Plucked from a memory, where things aren't as they seem"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"Damn GT Edwards throwing down."

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"We're skipping stones across the waves of the past"

sashadobson commented on gtedwards' lyric:

"i like the space. whats happening now. Less personal easy to freakin write music too! :):) BRB. No more good ideas i'll never make curfew ! :D"

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Lyric by gtedwards:

"Shadows become one"

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