No More Secrets – No More Lies

I tend to focus on the positive in life and in the posts for this blog. I think it is silly to live life any other way–and goodness knows that I’ve tried! But when I’m writing song lyrics, I let my mind go to wherever it wants to evoke a specific feeling. The lyric below is a draft. It is a “She/He done me wrong/Cheating song. It has evolved through a number of drafts, and is likely to have a few more before it’s “done”, but I wanted to give an idea to you as to where my collaborator Denis Loiseau and I are at in the process. I plan to showcase it on this blog when it is done and the lyric and music have been married together, and perhaps another draft version in between.

It is said in the songwriting business that a lyric without the music is naked, but I decided to bare it all with you anyway.


No More Secrets – No More Lies

Guess what, I saw you kissing him
In your car outside the Sundowner Cafe
Anything I thought I had with you
Disappeared as I drove away
Don’t tell me you’re just friends
Or you’re not seeing him again

No More Secrets, No More Lies
Don’t even try to act surprised
There’s no way I’m gonna stay with you
I’ve got better things to do
No More Secrets, No More Lies

All that stuff you moved into my house
It’s now a big pile in my back yard
You’ve got two days to come and pick it up
And if you don’t there’s gonna be a big bonfire
Girl you’ve got some nerve
Sneakin’ round with her

Chorus 2

Some day you’ll see the joke’s on you
‘Cuz he’s/she’s just another cheating fool

Chorus 3

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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2 Responses to No More Secrets – No More Lies

  1. tsansome says:

    Great! Can’t wait to hear the lyrics put to music. Thanks for sharing. I know it’s a delicate stage of the creative process so it feels like an honour to read your work-in-progress. (Not that I think it needs any changing by the way!)

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