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#1167140 - 07/29/20 11:57 PM Hard World Waiting  
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Hi, all:

Here's another collaboration with Christian Devienne. Christian, who resides in France, put the music track together and invited me to write the lyrics and do the vocal. It's our third collaborative effort together (though I've also done the vocals to a few others songs he had co-written) . . . and I think the only the second song I've posted here on JPF (the first being "A Burning Sun"). It's an amazing thing this Internet . . . and music . . . that allows us to join creatively with talented folks so far away. I hope it's worth the listen.

My best to you all,


Here's the song;


And here are the lyrics:

Everything you’ve ever thought,
every love you’ve ever dreamed,
every fairytale they told you,
they ain’t quite what they seem—
Wish yourself a white knight
in an ivory limousine,
but love can break your heart.

There’s a hard world waiting
somewhere down the line.
There’s a hard world waiting
in the shadows close behind.
Love can be so beautiful,
so perfect sometimes,
and then you wake to find
a hard world waiting.

Castles floating on the clouds
don’t always stand so long;
just takes a reckless word
to sunder each and every stone.
Love can be the mortar
that can keep it standing strong—
but love can break your heart.

Hush, you’ll know love’s ecstasy;
but don’t rush into it carelessly.
Just let it be what it will be when it will be,
or watch it turn to dust
(and break your pretty heart).

Love is an essential thing:
the air we need to breathe,
the life force in our very veins,
but sometimes it can bleed.
Trust that love can save you,
but be wary way down deep
‘cause love can break your heart.

And there’s a hard world waiting
somewhere down the line.
There’s a hard world waiting
in the shadows close behind.
Love can be so beautiful,
so perfect sometimes,
and I pray you never find
a hard world waiting.

(c)2020 C. Devienne/DJ Lekich

Last edited by Deej56; 07/30/20 12:01 AM.
#1167142 - 07/30/20 12:09 AM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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It's an amazing thing this Internet . . . and music . . . that allows us to join creatively with talented folks so far away. I hope it's worth the listen.

Hi Guys,

Great work by both of you! Definitely worth the listen. You know I's just a country boy, but I appreciate all good music that isn't about hate. Keep on rockin'

Have a goodun,

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

#1167146 - 07/30/20 02:25 AM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Hey Deej ...

Definitely worth the listen! Always good to hear one from you. I've been a fab of yours for the past couple of years, or so. Yiou have a signature sound this is such a great representation of that great sound! And yeah, Chris is a talented guy! You guys did good! Liked it a big bunch.

Wishing you the best. Be safe ...


PS: Hope you post this on the other site ... they'll love it!

Last edited by Two Singers; 07/30/20 02:26 AM.
#1167149 - 07/30/20 10:04 AM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Yeah has a Lennon type feel on this one. Really smooth

Funny how these lyrics prompted me in my mind to a different chorus line only at the end.

“Black doves can break your heart”

Good tune...

Steve Altonian---"I'll just do my best & let God do the rest"

#1167153 - 07/30/20 10:37 AM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Morning DJ & CD:

A really nice collaboration. I'm pressed for time this morning... so I don't have time for a second listen... but it will be worth the effort. I am blown away by what you two have accomplished with this song. Best of luck with it.


#1167167 - 07/30/20 04:26 PM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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All good DJ.
Great title too.


It's never too late? Yes it is, so do it now.

If, given time, a monkey can write the complete works of Shakespeare maybe there's hope for me.




#1167169 - 07/30/20 04:47 PM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Oh yeah! This one of those where music, lyrics and performance all come together perfectly. And the title too - memorable with the alliteration. Nothing not to like and admire here.

#1167212 - 08/01/20 03:10 PM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Good job all round DJ you are an original. Best,


#1167216 - 08/01/20 05:31 PM Re: Hard World Waiting [Re: Deej56]  
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Very good. A message that probably everyone can relate to. Good quality music, vocals, and recording.

It doesn't sound like anyone else. It has a nice powerful feeling.

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