Songwriting Adventure Updates

Three song updates:

The Hollywood executive who is pitching “No More Secrets/No More Lies” to the new TV show “Nashville” may also be pitching it as background for a bar scene in a Fox TV show.

I plan to put several songs on song-selling sites by the end of the month.

I shared my first draft of “My Old Friend” in an earlier post and said I planned to give updates to you as it progressed. It is the first of several projects on which I’m working that are focused on evoking a simpler, calmer, kinder, and perhaps happier way of life. Below is the third draft of the same song. It has been shortened by 8 lines (a whole verse) and many of the remaining lines have been changed. I plan to discuss the changes with my co-writer Kevin Harris on Monday, and hopefully he’ll begin to create the music for it.

“My Old Friend”
(C) 2012 Russ Towne, Kevin Harris

You picked me the moment we met
And you knew right from the start
We were supposed to be together
You ran straight into my arms and deep into my heart.
I couldn’t ask for a more loyal companion
You’d risk your life to save mine.
When I was sick in bed for a week
You stayed right by my side the whole time.

Chorus
My Old Friend, My Old Friend
Life with you is so much better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure that I wish would never end,
I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

You once ruined our brand new carpet
When you ate my whole birthday cake.
My wife forgave us because you’re cute
Though getting sick is no excuse for the mess you made!
But I’m aware that I’m far from perfect too
I can be cranky for days
When I growl ‘n bark and snap at you
You still always love me anyways.

My Old Friend, My Old Friend
Life with you is so much better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure that I wish would never end,
I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

Bridge:
Your face is growing whiter and your pace is off a step
Let’s make the most of whatever time we have left.

My Old Friend, My Old Friend
Life with you is so much better, My Old Friend
It’s always an adventure that I wish would never end,
I’m glad we have each other, My Old Friend!

I’m glad that we’re together, My Old Friend!

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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11 Responses to Songwriting Adventure Updates

  1. artsifrtsy says:

    This makes me misty – I have an old friend sleeping on the couch

  2. There’s truth in the saying that dogs are man’s best friend.

  3. I can see ‘your old friend’ as I read the words…..I like it…..Diane

  4. thank you for sharing and congrats!

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