Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sparkle and Shine

I've now written 38 songs of the 50 songs in 90 days.  Some days I feel like I've exhausted all of my songwriting possibilities,  that my well has gone dry.  But if I'm just patient, something finds it's way to the surface.

This one's called "Sparkle and Shine"...
Very rough, very unedited, as they all are at this stage in my process-

I like the way you see it
The way you make it sound
Something about the music sounds better when you're around

It's just a slight improvement
a subtle little change
There's something more to look at, and I like the broader range

CHORUS:  It was good before, but you've brought a little bit more
                   It was perfectly fine but now it sparkles and shines

It's always unexpected
What you've got up your sleeve
A little bit of magic that I'm starting to believe

CHORUS

The colors bloom
All the stars are out
My heart swells when you're around

CHORUS

22 comments:

Laurie said...

Love the new song. "Sparkle" is one of my favorite words. :-) You're inspiring me to maybe try my hand at songwriting again!

Creatissimo said...

I love it! I enjoyed listening to your song and was amazed to read that you wrote 38 songs - unbeliveable! Bravo!

Style, She Wrote said...

What an accomplishment! Congrats!!!

Barbara German said...

Love the words to this one! Bravo for your 38 songs! Thanks for taking time to encourage me....I look forward to it!

Abby said...

I love your songwriting voice. Simple song, but very nice!

Lisa Griffin said...

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Lisa said...

I love "Sparkle" - and I love your voice. This song makes me happy. I sure do hope to see one of your gigs one of these days soon. Do you ever make it up to Tulsa to perform? If not, then we are going to definitely going to have to come to you to see and hear you sing live.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kerri, this song is awesome and soo beautiful! I love love the tittle of the song "Sparkle" too! You are truely talented and very inspiring. You are doing an amazing job of 38 songs of the 50 songs in 90 days!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

shari @ little blue deer said...

I am so proud of you, Kerri! These have been so fab! XX!

Melissa Sarno said...

38 songs! That's incredible, Kerri! This song makes me happy. It is nice to have someone who always makes things a little bit better and brighter than it was before.

Jadyn said...

Wow, 38 songs! You go, lady! It doesn't sound like you've been cranking out songs...every song you post sounds so thoughtful. Your voice is so wonderful to listen to and your lyrics so nicely expresses something that is true about life. I love how you describe what it's like to have a special someone around.

Jo said...

Wonderful!! Such an achievement so far and now with a touch of 'Sparkle'!! I love the sentiments expressed in this song plus the rich timbre and tone of your voice in the lower register too. Truly gorgeous!
Huge hugs xxx

erin carver said...

hi Kerri!
thanks for your lovely thoughts over my way... always so nice to hear from you! wow you have embarked on the most incredible challenge - 38 songs so far, that is amazing! And I LOVE this one... Shine on lovely lady, you are so talented and the world definitely needs you to 'sing your song'! x

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Wow 38 songs ... that is amazing! I have a feeling that you are going to beat the 50 mark! Keep on sparkling!!!

and flowers pick themselves said...

this is lovely. congrats on all the songwriting!

xo Alison

jasperandblue said...

This is a sweet song, I love it, the title too...
Keep going not not so many left to 50.

Jodene Shaw said...

that was so nice! I am always amazed at musicians and songwriters like you, Kerri. It is such a gift to be able to do it. My daughter and I enjoyed listening! keep singing!

Jessie said...

Oh Kerri I love your voice, it's so beautiful it sparkles and shines! :) By the way, what is a moon cake? xx

Roberta said...

Kerri, this song is wonderful...I like it just as it is...raw and all. Thanks for sharing and keep it going girl...you are gonna do it ;)
Fondly, Roberta

Kate England said...

Congratulations on your huge accomplishment! What a lovely song...

Suki said...

beautiful song. I love it. So glad I found your little space.

willowluna said...

Oh, I really liked the feel of those lyrics! The idea that even a good life can be made better by our companionship.... it's very heart-filling.