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#634103 - 07/15/08 09:39 PM Re: NEW SONG CHALLENGE!!!! JULY 10TH [Re: Joe Wrabek]  
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Hey Joe,

But if you came in with a big boombox, that would work, right? Then you could sneak a little old cassette in there, and we could at least listen ......

Cheers,
Beth


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#634117 - 07/15/08 10:33 PM Re: NEW SONG CHALLENGE!!!! JULY 10TH [Re: Beth G. Williams]  
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HEY LOOK!

LORD O MERCY, WE MADE IT TO PAGE TWO!!


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#634132 - 07/15/08 11:21 PM Re: NEW SONG CHALLENGE!!!! JULY 10TH [Re: Beth G. Williams]  
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That *is* a thought. Don't think I've got a big boombox. Maybe I can borrow one.

Joe

#636645 - 07/25/08 03:46 PM Re: NEW SONG CHALLENGE!!!! JULY 10TH [Re: Joe Wrabek]  
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Probably a day late and a buck short for this challenge, but better late than never...Jan

Why Mama, Why (c) 2008 Janice Hopkins

I had all kinds of questions when I was small
Always asked the one who'd hear them all
She never tired of making me see
That things were how they're supposed to be

I'd sit at her knee, we'd ponder it all together
Asked when I'd figure it out...she said, Maybe never

Mama....Why is the sky so blue
How can my dreams come true
Why does the moon go away so soon
I know that the stars shine bright
But, why can't I see them each and every night
How does the sun rise in the morning
Showers come without a warning
Why, Oh Why...Mama Why

She always thought awhile then set me at ease
Said, There's no answers to some of these
Sometimes the planets all line up gradually
Then life opens doors as fate turns the key

I still need her guidance, though I'm older now
Cause when she listens...I get my answers somehow

Mama....Why do I feel so blue
Thought he'd make my dreams come true
The honeymoon went away so soon
I know that the stars shine bright
But, why can't I see them tonight
How will my sun rise in the morning
This sorrow came without a warning
Why, Oh Why....Mama Why

She said, Darlin' he doesn't have to be your everything
Stand up tall, see what your own life brings
The answers don't depend upon that wedding ring

Mama said, I know you're blue
Thought he'd make your dreams come true
The honeymoon goes away too soon
I know that the stars shine bright
But, you're not looking up tonight
You are my sun rise in my morning
Don't question why you had no warning
Wish I knew Why, Oh Why...(spoken)..Don't cry

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#636733 - 07/26/08 12:59 AM Re: NEW SONG CHALLENGE!!!! JULY 10TH [Re: Janice Hopkins]  
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Hey Janice,

I'm so glad I caught this one out of the corner of my eye....it's really very good.

For some reason I thought it was going to be a humorous piece, but it is in fact very poignant. You've written a tender story...and the progression is conveyed quite well in your cleverly crafted choruses.

There might be a couple of extra syllables in there, but I reckon that would be resolved with whatever music you might get for it. It does sound like a good candidate for musicating!

Of course, as the mother of some incredibly inquisitive kiddos...I can appreciate this at another level as well. About a year ago now, my seven year old asked me "where does the sky touch the ground?" Naturally, I directed him to his dad ( grin )! Actually, just pointed off to the horizon, and said "over there". :/

So again, Janice, thanks for playing. No such thing as TOO LATE on these deals....

Ciao for now,
Beth



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