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#1098502 - 01/12/16 01:12 PM Suicide  
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All alone
No girl friend
By myself
Goddamn sin
Restless night
In my bed
Snakes and sh*t
In my head

Suicide
On my mind
Got my gun
By my side
Just one shot
Then I'll die
No more hurt
Suicide

No more hell
No more pain
No more hate
No more brain
End it all
Here and now
Peace at last
Holy cow!

Suicide
On my mind
Got my gun
By my side
Just one shot
Then I'll die
No more hurt
Suicide

Show me how
Kurt Cobain
Show me now
Hemingway

Suicide
On my mind
Got my gun
By my side
Just one shot
Then I'll die
No more hurt
Suicide

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#1098504 - 01/12/16 01:25 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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YIKES.....but very well written and pretty cool.
I have a powerful song about Soldier Suicide....bad problem.

#1098514 - 01/12/16 05:01 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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Jim,

Thought I'd check this out since you mentioned it on the other thread. I can relate. I'm just glad I've put those days behind me. Funny thing though, when I was going through the things I did, I thought God had abandoned me. But in a moment of clarity, it was God I thought about when I was staring down the barrel. I think that was really the stopping point for me.

Barry David,
I saw a news thingy ma jig about Catch 22 which was started by former NFL players to help veterans with suicidal thoughts. 22 a day on average commit suicide. That's a real shame.

Best wishes fellas!

#1098515 - 01/12/16 06:37 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Whisper the name of Jesus in times of despair, depression, loneliness, etc. Everything will be alright my friend. Your brother in Christ...Dennis

#1098529 - 01/13/16 11:15 AM Re: Suicide [Re: Dennis Wright]  
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I write the occasional Christian song but I've lost my faith in it all.There's too much going on in the world being ignored.Where is God Dennis? I of course respect your feeling son the subject
A tough subject I guess we've all thought about at some bad point
Travis


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#1098534 - 01/13/16 11:36 AM Re: Suicide [Re: Wesley Ryan]  
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Just wanted to share my song about Soldier Suicide.
THIS is a disgusting shame and a great lyric by Carroll Kiphen.
I have cancer and think about taking my life if it gets toward the end. I try and write and record songs that are hard hitting and make people think.....Just a shameless plug I guess...lol
Barry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exiijx78hXw

#1098541 - 01/13/16 01:43 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Travis david]  
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Mr. Travis, I understand. Trust me when I say that I can relate to how you feel. I been there too my friend. 16 years old I lost my mother a massive heart attack claimed her life. I had to drop out of school cause I had no one to love and care for me. My father wasn't no where to be found. to be honest he just didn't care. I basically was living on the streets. I turned to alcohol for consolation. That only lasted for a brief period of time. The story goes on. But to make a long story short. All the things that I was going through I begin to write it down. I started writing a book about my life. Every time I would begin to write about my life ordeals burdens would begin to dissipate. Just one day I was along writing almost had completed the book that I was writing. I heard a small still voice came from out of no where and told me that everything was going to be alright. To say sense then things have been alright for me. I still face trials but when I pray my friend some way some how I know that God is there and that everything is going to be alright. That's why I say to you no matter what you are going to be alright. Some times when we fall weak in faith; we need others to pray for us. That's why I pray for everyone and everybody. Each and everyday and every night. I'm pouring my heart out to you as now; nothing about these words are fabricated. I can go on and on and on. I can relate to how you feeling I've been there too. Just whisper the name of Jesus. Continue to seek his face I promise you that he will make things right. I know for a fact he did it for me. That's why I'm still here today-all because of God's love and his grace. I'm going to keep praying for you my friend. It breaks my heart to know are see someone going through tough times. God is the answer and he is in control. You're gonna be alright my friend! O.k. I love you my friend and my brother in Christ. God bless!

#1098543 - 01/13/16 01:51 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Barry David Butler (D)]  
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Mr. Butler, Suicide is not the answer. God is my friend. I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through this. Know that you're not alone. God is there. I remember as a child I was about 6 maybe 7 years old. My mother had to get one of her breast amputated because she had cancer. I remember as plain as day all the things that she went through from sickness to recovery. My mother was a God fearing woman. That's why when I written that song lyric ''Mama's Prayers.'' I dedicated it to her. We continued to pray for mama and God healed her completely. I know it's hard but just keep praying. God's got a miracle for you. No matter what God has the final say over everything. I'm going to be praying for you my friend. I love you my brother in Christ.
Dennis

#1098544 - 01/13/16 01:53 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Wesley Ryan]  
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Wesley, Thanks for sharing your testimony. God bless! Your brother in Christ...Dennis

#1098545 - 01/13/16 01:54 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Dennis Wright]  
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Don't do it, Jim! Focus on what you love!

That said, I hear your pain, and this lyric is raw and real. I've been there, and so have so many others. You need a John Lennon angry guitar on this one, and a throbbing, simple drum and bass.

#1098553 - 01/13/16 05:35 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
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Hey Jim,

You know, with your luck, the next place you'd land would be full of DOGS!!! I can guarantee it. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED -- DOGS AND MORE DOGS! Dogs in your house, dogs in your car, dogs in your booth at the Waffle House diner! It would make Nashville look like a virtual doggy DESERT!

Most would call that heaven, but I know you'd call it hell!

Lisa

#1098562 - 01/13/16 06:40 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Mark Kaufman]  
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Originally Posted by Mark Kaufman
Don't do it, Jim! Focus on what you love!

That said, I hear your pain, and this lyric is raw and real. I've been there, and so have so many others. You need a John Lennon angry guitar on this one, and a throbbing, simple drum and bass.


Thanks, everybody! I opened a can of worms here. I thought about putting it in the third person but felt it would lessen the impact. I've wanted to exit this world a couple of times, notably after coming out of the army in 1971 (veterans can have it rough as Barry has implied) and again when my mother died in 2010. So I had the emotions and language for writing such a lyric. At 70, I plan to live out my life and die of natural causes.

#1098563 - 01/13/16 06:43 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Originally Posted by Lisa Gundling
Hey Jim,

You know, with your luck, the next place you'd land would be full of DOGS!!! I can guarantee it. EVERYWHERE YOU LOOKED -- DOGS AND MORE DOGS! Dogs in your house, dogs in your car, dogs in your booth at the Waffle House diner! It would make Nashville look like a virtual doggy DESERT!

Most would call that heaven, but I know you'd call it hell!

Lisa


No doubt the devil will be a dog with horns and a pitchfork!

#1098564 - 01/13/16 07:03 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Live life to the fullest my friend. That's the way to go. Keep that good spirit about yourself. O.k.

#1098569 - 01/13/16 08:41 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Dennis Wright]  
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yeah,clear your head,there's so many other options.

#1098572 - 01/13/16 09:54 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Michael LeBlanc]  
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Amen.

#1098661 - 01/15/16 02:53 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Dennis Wright]  
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Hope you never contemplated it yourself, but there are many who have. In fact at one time a study undertaken I believe by TIME magazine stated that roughly 40 percent of us have considered suicide at least once in their lives. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am among them.

But, although I have been single all my life (not sure if by choice or circumstance), I experience far less loneliness today than I did in earlier years despite the fact that I tend to socialize much less (can't afford the price tag for it though I do still have the interest). Sounds crazy, doesn't it? I think it is a lot harder to meet people today despite all the Internet dating sites.

Last edited by beechnut79; 01/15/16 02:55 PM.
#1098668 - 01/15/16 05:22 PM Re: Suicide [Re: beechnut79]  
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Originally Posted by beechnut79
Hope you never contemplated it yourself, but there are many who have. In fact at one time a study undertaken I believe by TIME magazine stated that roughly 40 percent of us have considered suicide at least once in their lives. In the spirit of full disclosure, I am among them.

But, although I have been single all my life (not sure if by choice or circumstance), I experience far less loneliness today than I did in earlier years despite the fact that I tend to socialize much less (can't afford the price tag for it though I do still have the interest). Sounds crazy, doesn't it? I think it is a lot harder to meet people today despite all the Internet dating sites.


I think it is harder to meet people today, too. My problem is that I'm not attracted to women my age. I'm only attracted to young women. My social life centers around karaoke, so I meet lots of young females. Almost all of them have young boy friends. I don't want to be tied down, so hanging out with a twenty or thirty something for the evening is nice. I came off the stage a few nights ago, and a young guy came to me. He said there was a girl named Andrea who wanted to meet me. He took me to her. Andrea and I had a nice talk, and I dedicated my last song to her, which was Luke Bryan's "Strip It Down."

Strip It Down https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2BWyY4B36Y

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#1098724 - 01/16/16 11:25 AM Re: Suicide [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Hi Jim,

Such a happy little campfire song, well written.
especially this part...


Restless night
In my bed
Snakes and sh*t
In my head


Calvin


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#1120943 - 12/14/16 02:20 AM Re: Suicide [Re: Calvin]  
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Hay there Jim,

Had a cuz and friend end it this way............no note........so many questions unanswered.........thought I'd do a little rewrite on this one......hope you don't care......

Tex

Suicide

All alone, not so much as a friend
Thinking about how it should all end
Lying here, in this lonely cold bed
So much bullshit, bouncing around in my head

Thinking about
Suicide.....Suicide
Got it on my mind
Suicide.....Suicide
Gun here by my side
Suicide.....Suicide
Just put it to my head
Pull the trigger and I'll be dead
From Suicide.....Suicide

There'll be no more hurt, no more pain
No more bullshit, driving me insane
Got to set my spirt free, let it fly
No reason at all to say Goodbye

Thinking about
Suicide.....Suicide
Got it on my mind
Suicide.....Suicide
Gun here by my side
Suicide.....Suicide
Just put it to my head
Pull the trigger and I'll be dead
From Suicide.....Suicide

(somber musical interlude)

Thinking about
Suicide.....Suicide
Got it on my mind
Suicide.....Suicide
Gun here by my side
Suicide.....Suicide
Just put it to my head
(sound of gun shot)
Now I die, from Suicide
From Suicide


#1121133 - 12/16/16 06:47 PM Re: Suicide [Re: Jim Colyer]  
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Yes! Yikes!!

Dark and depressing.

douglas


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