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#1166402 - 07/08/20 06:03 PM This body that I see  
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Hi All, Again something I wrote in a comment led to a lyric. Fresh ink, hope you like it.

Thanks to John Paragreen for 1st verse suggestions.


This Body That I See


I wake up every morning’
Bones aching and sore
My mind goes wondering
Fore my feet hit the floor
Memories of my life
Good years come and gone
Those precious days when
I was young and strong

There’s a country boy trapped-----} Chorus
Inside this body that I see
I want my tin six shooter
To climb the highest tree
I want to be out huntin’
Somewhere wild and free
There’s a country boy trapped
Inside this body that I see

Eighty miles an hour
Flyin’ down a gravel road
A spunky country gal
To make my heart explode
I want to do it all again
To hear that engine roar
To feel that first kiss
Before death’s at my door

There’s a country boy trapped-----} Chorus
Inside this body that I see
I want my tin six shooter
To climb the highest tree
I want to be out huntin’
Somewhere wild and free
There’s a country boy trapped
Inside this body that I see

I know it can’t happen--------------} Bridge
My time is almost gone
I’m wishin’ for a miracle
Before my days are done

Instrumental Break

There’s a country boy trapped-----} Chorus
Inside this body that I see
I want my tin six shooter
To climb the highest tree
I want to be out huntin’
Somewhere wild and free
There’s a country boy trapped
Inside this body that I see

There’s a country boy trapped
Inside this body that I see

Copyright 7/2020 John W Selleck BMI


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
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https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes
#1166412 - 07/08/20 09:05 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Well written John. I can relate to going back in time since I’m on the downhill side of life’s arch. I like the folksy memory package.

#1166434 - 07/09/20 08:02 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Hi CT,
And thanks. This came from a remark I made to Steve A, that I was a country boy inside an old country man's body. Sometimes when it comes out of your mouth/pen, you just have to write it.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
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https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes
#1166436 - 07/09/20 10:10 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Write, write everything. Every thought and word even stuff that doesn’t make sense. Then put it together. Then rewrite and get suggestions from others. Thanks for the hook change on my song.

#1166456 - 07/10/20 01:18 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Hi I like the idea a lot, for me though i would put the old man in those moments, not wishing for them,and also consider changing the theme to a more positive angle, like a country boy still riding in his old heart,
like

I wake up every morning’
Bones all aching and sore
My mind goes a wondering
Fore my feet hit the floor
Memories of my life
Years come and gone
Those precious days when
I was young and strong

There’s a country boy riding-----} Chorus
Inside this body that I see
Shooting a tin six shooter
Climbing the highest tree
He's out there huntin’
Somewhere wild and free
There’s a country boy riding
Inside this body that I see

maybe consider , inside the man that you see

just my thoughts, I'm kinda hearing Willie Nelson
all the best,john


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to hear my lyrics recorded by musicians world wide
#1166458 - 07/10/20 05:21 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John W. Selleck]  
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Hi CT, and thanks again. I try to write what comes to me. And yes, I never know when or where it's going to find me.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
www.soundclick.com/johnwselleck
www.soundclick.com/johnselleck
https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes
#1166459 - 07/10/20 05:31 PM Re: This body that I see [Re: John Paragreen]  
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Originally Posted by John Paragreen
Hi I like the idea a lot, for me though i would put the old man in those moments, not wishing for them,and also consider changing the theme to a more positive angle, like a country boy still riding in his old heart,
like

I wake up every morning’
Bones all aching and sore
My mind goes a wondering
Fore my feet hit the floor
Memories of my life
Years come and gone
Those precious days when
I was young and strong

There’s a country boy riding-----} Chorus
Inside this body that I see
Shooting a tin six shooter
Climbing the highest tree
He's out there huntin’
Somewhere wild and free
There’s a country boy riding
Inside this body that I see

maybe consider , inside the man that you see

just my thoughts, I'm kinda hearing Willie Nelson
all the best,john


Hi John,
Thanks for the read and the thoughtful suggestions. I like your ideas for the first verse, and I will use most of them. I want a wistful feel for this song though, the wish I could kind, so I'll leave the chorus. Last time I was in America, I had an agent try to hire as lead singer for a Willie cover band when I was doing karaoke in a big club in Knoxville. I told him I wouldn't remember most of the words and had to pass.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
www.soundclick.com/johnwselleck
www.soundclick.com/johnselleck
https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes

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