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#1159016 - 11/28/19 06:11 PM Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained.  
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Fresh ink. I was commenting on a post when I wrote this title/hook and soon there was a lyric. It wrote itself, well just about.


Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

If you don't want a broken heart
Lock it in a box
Or hide it in a dresser drawer
Under all your socks
Cause if you believe in love
Someday you will fall
You can't win another's
If you don't give your all

Nothing ventured---------------------------} Chorus
Nothing gained
You won't feel the pleasure
If you don't risk the pain
Once your heart has broken
You say never again but
Nothing ventured
Nothing gained

Turnaround 4 bars

I have lost at love
More times than I can say
But each time I arise
To face another day
I know nothings better
When two hearts beat as one
I won't give up on love
Till all my days are done

Nothing ventured---------------------------} Chorus
Nothing gained
You won't feel the pleasure
If you don't risk the pain
Once your heart has broken
You say never again but
Nothing ventured
Nothing gained

Instrumental Break 8 Bars


Nothing ventured---------------------------} Chorus
Nothing gained
You won't feel the pleasure
If you don't risk the pain
Once your heart has broken
You say never again but
Nothing ventured
Nothing gained

Nothing Ventured
Nothing Gained

Copyright 11/2019
John W Selleck BMI

#1159034 - 11/30/19 12:47 AM Re: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. [Re: John W Selleck]  
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John,

Some nice lines here. I might be inclined to shorten the 3rd and 4th line of the chorus to match the number of syllables in the first two lines--though really depends on the melody you have in mind. And depending on the tempo, you may want to consider adding a bridge . . . though, again, always tough to say without a melody behind it.

But as it stands, a really strong start lyrically.

All my best,

Deej

#1159055 - 11/30/19 05:35 AM Re: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. [Re: John W Selleck]  
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Hi Deej,
Thanks for the visit and the comments. I see and hear many songs that draw out words or let the music carry until the next line. This is the idea behind those two lines. it actually flows pretty good. the bridge Idea I have been thinking about. I'll have to time it out. This one should go about 130-140 BPM and definitely country.

#1159075 - 11/30/19 11:54 PM Re: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. [Re: John W Selleck]  
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130-140 traditional country swing/strum! Yep, this one sings itself too lol... Nice one. I just wonder if thereís a more clever way to say "Nothing ventured Nothing gained..." Not that thereís anything wrong with it, it just feels a bit generic.

If you donít dance
Then donít complain...

If you donít play
You lose the same...

Roll the dice
Or quit the game...

#1159082 - 12/01/19 12:41 AM Re: Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained. [Re: John W Selleck]  
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Hi JAPOV,
Thanks for the visit and the kind words. This one was written with a specific person in mind and this is the very first thought that ran through my mind to tell her. Yes, it is a cliche, but there is a reason for cliches, most of them make sense. I actually wrote a "Cliche" song and posted it here a while ago,"Tell Her How Ya Feel" . It sounds like you have the start of a good hook/song there.


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