Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sinking Feeling

I've written 4 songs for the "50 Songs in 90 Days" challenge.  I love that there is no pressure to write a "good" song, just to write a song, period.

Here's one of them... 

i've got a sneaking suspicion
i've got a lump in my throat
like i'm in the deep of the ocean
all alone without even a boat

chorus:
i've got a sinking feeling bubbling up
our troubles are making their way to the top

i'll look for a note in a bottle
a message someone else tossed out to sea
maybe they had all the answers
and they wrote them all down just for me

chorus

the tide it rolls in and the tide it rolls out
the sun and the moon really stir things around
these forces of nature they come and they go
they are beyond me and can't be controlled
oh no...

chorus

19 comments:

Roberta said...

Very good Kerri...I couldn't help but think of the oil spill in the Gulf right now. Thanks for sharing and looking forward to hearing more from your challenge. Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Kelly Warren said...

beautiful. i particularly love the second verse. doesn't every one want to find a note in a bottle washed up on the shore?

Jo said...

A very thoughtful song today, Kelly. Overwhelm, drifting with the tide, allowing 'natural forces' to have their way, dealing with issues inorder to get to the purity beneath, looking for answers - gosh, wise words.
If this is the result of only a few days on your mega-marathon, I'm wondering what other profound truths are going to be revealed! ;0)
Hugs xx

hissnhowl said...

Love this journey you're on - thanks for letting us come along :)

Heather B. said...

I have no idea how you do this! Seriously! Beautiful song.

Lori said...

You are amazing- seriously- I love this song.

Melissa Sarno said...

I love these lyrics, the image of the ocean and the foam rising to the top is great. Thanks for sharing :-)

Jadyn said...

Beautiful song, I cannot get over how soothing your voice is. I am so glad we get to share in this challenge you're taking!

Amelia said...

oh this is great! It's really got me thinking . . . . I like the way the blogosphere does that!

Amelia.x

Abby said...

I think this is a GREAT song. I'm also a sucker for a good ocean song! Your voice suits is so well backed up with the acoustic guitar. If you were ever to record a CD let me know.

Ugh, I think i'll be listening to this nonstop throughout the day now. Thank you for sharing.

molly YEH! said...

wow i can't believe you're writing all of these songs! i flip out when i have to write four measures for my music theory class!

Small Bob said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song- I love your lyrics, so thought provoking.
Best of luck for the rest of the challenge -hope you continue to enjoy it and are having fun xx

jacqueline said...

Dearest Kerri, i also love creating without presure ~ just leting my creative spirit flows freely. This song is so beautiful! I guess you knwo by now i am a huge fan! Have a lovey merry happy weekend and love to you!

malia said...

you amaze me because you come up with these incredible lyrics and you're somehow doing it again and again. and i love your voice. how do you do it?!?

ger chouinard said...

Kerri - I LOVE THIS SONG! Of course it says something to me that you probably didn't even have in mind. Combining my love for the sea/beach and my personal life .... it's just perfect! Will it be on your next CD? Have an awesome weekend! g

Elaine Copeland said...

You have really captured that far away, lost at sea feeling that comes when I am feeling afraid, or that something big just doesn't make sense...

giftsofthejourney said...

That's pretty amazing! It's a lovely song and part of a collection of fifty you'll be doing ... what a great challenge. Having snooped around your site just now reading and listening to your music, fifty songs will likely be no challenge at all ... for you anyway. I'll be back to hear more.

Thanks for your comment today especially since it led me back to you.

Lisa said...

Love, love, love that song! You are awesome!

Amy said...

How beautiful--you really captured that overcome feeling that we all get from time to time.