Thursday, September 30, 2010

Finish Line

Take a look at my computer screen:

And now, look at little closer:
I'm a winner!!!

I've written 50 new songs in 90 days.  Whew. (It says 52, but one was accidentally duplicated, and the other was just something else.  So really, I wrote just the 50 and am stopping there.)

My 50th songs this year is called Pages and Pages.  
i'm gonna make it to the bitter end without becoming bitter
i'll make it to the finish mark and declare that i'm a winner
i've crossed so many milestones
i've risen from the dead
the only bags i packed were full of words inside my head

i've filled pages and pages to get to the truth
dug up memories hoping they would give me a clue
sordid little details
of unimportant things
forgive me for i've included everything

i'm run down to the ground
and i'm on my last leg
i will crawl in if i have to cuz i've got something to say
but it's a fight down to the finish
and there are ink stains on my hands
i've been alone with all these words about as long as i can stand

i've filled pages and pages to get to the truth
dug up memories hoping they would give me a clue
sordid little details
of unimportant things
forgive me for i've included everything






22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Kerri and thank you for sharing your jorney and acheievement!! :)

this free bird said...

Kerri this is basically amazing. I loved reading the lyrics you included above. You go girl!!

xoxo,
Carrie

inkwench said...

Wow, that's impressive - congrats! I love lyrics.

Lori said...

Amazing! I love your voice Kerri- really so much. Sometimes when I listen to your clips I tear up at how beautiful it sounds.

Laurie said...

YAY!!!! Big congrats to you for hanging in there and writing your way to victory!

Heather B. said...

You did it! I love your song and images of the pages. Congratulations!!

Jo said...

Aww Kerri! Congratulations!! What a fantastic achievement, wonderfully demonstrating your committment and perseverence. And what is truly incredible is that you've actually completed a similar marathon before - awesome!!
Thank you so much for sharing your journey and music with us... a real honour.
Enjoy celebrating!!!
Hugs xxx

Melissa Sarno said...

Congrats! This song reminds me of how I felt after writing the first draft of a novel. lol. Can I post it on my blog? :-)

Jadyn said...

Woohoo! Good job Kerri! I remember you saying that you were a starter in a comment on my blog...as a fellow starter, I know the energy it requires to finish the job when most of the initial excitement has worn off. But you did it, way to go girl!!
I love the song you posted, it is so fitting. Will it be on your cd? I think I could use having it on my ipod...
xo

Valerie said...

Congratulations Kerri! You done good. :o)

I'm looking forward to the new CD!

Glenys said...

Nice! 50!!! I'can't even write a song.

jacqueline said...

Yipee and hoooray on your 50 songs!! Congratz!! You are truely amazing and inspiring! Loving this last song lots too. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

danielle said...

Dearest Kerry.... YOU DID IT!!!!!!!! Congratulations on writing 50 beautiful songs that give us a look into your life and your heart. I am SO impressed by this achievement and the quality of your melodies and your deep lovely voice!

This song is especially beautiful to me...because I know what it's like to write and write...to uncover the truth...

Thank-you for the songs you have given to the world. Celebrate this AMAZING achievement! xox

Robin Norgren said...

the depth of your words and the richness of your voice brings hope and healing to those who are willing to listen...

soraya nulliah said...

oh Kerri-congrats on completing 50 songs!!! that is so amazing and you must be so proud!! maybe you can share some of your creativity habits??!! we would just love to know!!

Kim Henkel said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
what an accomplishment - you deserve a rest! but it sounds like you have other wonderful things on the horizon! Thanks for sharing your songs - I've enjoyed listening along the way.

bobbi said...

wow, congratulations. You must have a really good method to do this so fast. I'm impressed.

jasperandblue said...

wow, what an accomplishment... and they are all beautiful..
YAY happy dance!!!!!

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

Oh wow, well done! I'm sure you feel kind of 'empty' after writing so many songs/lyrics in such a short period of time. But maybe that's not a bad thing, I'm sure there will be many more songs to follow these 50! :)

Suki said...

Wow! Congrats in succeeding! beautiful work.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

WTG, Kerri! I popped over from Melissa's blog...you made an impression on her...She posted about you. (smile) Congratulations on reaching your goal!

Amy said...

Congratulations! Very impressive. You should definitely feel proud of yourself.