Brian recommended I use one of the feedback forums to look for a co-writer, not necessarily to request feedback at this point. Once I have a co-writer, I would appreciate that personís providing feedback on the lyrics or music.

My interest is writing lyrics for country songs. I am not a performing singer/musician, but I can provide a MP3 (vocal/guitar) with the basic music and a Word document with the chords indicated and the parts of the lyrics identified, e.g., verses, choruses, a bridge.

The co-writer would be a performing singer/musician who could provide a quality recording. (The co-writer could also be a songwriter.)

My son, Alan, helps me with my songs so I include him in the copyright as I would the co-writer.

Here is a sad country love song. This is the male version of the lyrics. I also have slightly different lyrics for a female singer.

https://soundcloud.com/user-547002904/understand-if-you-want-to-go-male-110220

Understand If You Want to Go
(c) 2011 Walt Lamberg and Alan Lamberg

Verse 1
If you were the sunset, Iíd be happy for those moments
That I could spend with you at the end of the day.
And if I were the morning, it would be a pleasure
To share my time with you, then watch you go on your way.

Chorus 1
But I am just a man, as weak and strong as any man.
Iíd grieve if you leave and end what we began.
And I could never say with any honesty
That I could understand if you want to go.
Iíd curse; Iíd swear that I wished I had never met you.
Though, of course, my dearest friend, you know that isnít true.
And I could never say with any honesty
That I could understand if you want to go.
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Verse 2
If I were a mockingbird, Iíd sing a lovely song for you,
Then fly back to my nest high up in a maple tree.
And if you were a dove, perfect peace and love,
Iíd never try to cage you, Iíd want you to be free.

Chorus 1 Repeat

Bridge
But I am who I am and you are who you are.
Why canít that be all that we need?

Chorus 2
Iíd curse; Iíd swear that I wished I had never met you.
Though, of course, my dearest friend, you know that isnít true.
And I could never say with any honesty
That I could understand if you want to go.


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