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  • Write a song with me...

    ...if you're keen, here's the first bit of verse one:

    We''ll plant a
    rose garden
    So one day we'll have flowers
    for our grave

    What comes next? Nothing vulgar please. Maybe if this thread succeeds in it's aim each contributor could compose it in their individual styles? I've got a melody in mind for the above but It would be interesting to see how different ones interpret musically the same set of lyrics.
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  • #2
    We'll tend it
    water it
    And watch it grow thorns and all
    for our grave

    Throw it out if it doesn't work for ya...
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    • #3
      I do hope that we die in spring
      When the roses are in bloom
      Otherwise just put on the Stones
      Down in your basement room
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      • #4
        There's irony in sunlight
        Giving life to a flower
        It's purpose, a reminder
        To be lain on our resting place

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        • #5
          The fragrance
          of our life
          will linger - and sweeten
          the autumn breeze

          Not exactly my style - but staying close to the OP.
          'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
          CHARLIE PARKER

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          • #6
            I have 7-8 rose bushes in my back yard right now. Most of them are 20+ years old, the few that I planted are still small. Summer in DC is very tough on my roses - they pick up a black spot mold infection on their leaves and they look very sad right now (100 degrees F with 100% humidity). But in the spring they are beautiful, and most years I get a second bloom (lagniappe) in the fall. The city workers who pick up my garbage are very careful in the early spring, because after I prune the canes back at least one of the garbage bags by my curb packs a nasty punch if you just grab it. My mom swears by coffee grounds for fertilizing roses, she says she learned this from her uncle John, who had a legendary green thumb. Myself, I go modern, with a store bought fertilizer and store bought fungus spray, but nothing really helps with the kind of humidity we get here. Desert climates seem better for roses, so long as you keep them watered. When I went to Las Vegas after my sister in law was murdered the family that was taking care of my surviving niece and nephew had a beautiful rose garden, complete with drip irrigation.
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            • #7
              And when I die I want to be cremated - too many living people depend on the bounty of the earth - I won't need it, and the whole burial thing kind of creeps me out.
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              • #8
                We'll find some
                old soil that
                reminds us of the memories
                that we made

                (as 2nd

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                • #9
                  When I spent some time in England it was at an old RAF base. What structure isn't old there? Anyway, the grounds around the building, the commons, were nicely landscaped and you couldn't help but notice how healthy the roses were. Even the ivy blanketing the brown bricked structures grew so uniformly you'd think it was under orders. Of course, the Brits kept the commons closely and meticulously maintained. My point is that the usual weather there was coolish and damp all the time and the roses evidently thrived on it. Each bloom was huge, perfectly shaped and the fragrance they gave off was remarkable. The rose beds were very healthy and productive.

                  About the song -

                  We'll plant a
                  rose garden
                  So one day we'll have roses
                  For our graves

                  They will bloom
                  each season
                  With fragrance and color to
                  celebrate our lives

                  But who will come
                  plant them
                  And tend them each year
                  when we've passed


                  Nice...
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                  • #10
                    good stuff guys. keep it comin'. Anyone one wanna try a chorus?
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                    • #11
                      There's a tear in the fabric of reality
                      That bleeds wayward paradigms
                      And caustic memories
                      Dancing mad and burning slow
                      To the place where spectral flowers grow

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                      • #12
                        The fragrance
                        of our life
                        will linger - and sweeten
                        the autumn breeze

                        Not exactly my style - but staying close to the OP.


                        From the melody that i've got going this works great as the 2nd half of verse 1. Although I'd like to replace "breeze" with "days" to rhyme with "graves". Feel free to rearrange and mix and match as desired. So what I've got is this;

                        We''ll plant a
                        rose garden
                        So one day we'll have flowers
                        for our grave

                        The fragrance
                        of our life
                        will linger -
                        and sweeten
                        the/these autumn days
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                        • #13
                          When I spent some time in England it was at an old RAF base. What structure isn't old there? Anyway, the grounds around the building, the commons, were nicely landscaped and you couldn't help but notice how healthy the roses were. Even the ivy blanketing the brown bricked structures grew so uniformly you'd think it was under orders. Of course, the Brits kept the commons closely and meticulously maintained. My point is that the usual weather there was coolish and damp all the time and the roses evidently thrived on it. Each bloom was huge, perfectly shaped and the fragrance they gave off was remarkable. The rose beds were very healthy and productive.


                          Or, it could be that I spend too much time working and am neglecting my roses.

                          I remember loving "The Little Prince" as a child, but my kids totally didn't enjoy it. Anyway, here is the little prince watering his rose.

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                          • #14
                            This may be a bit cheesy, but if it ends up as a Country Ballad, then you can serve the cheese in platters.

                            Verse 1:

                            We'll plant a
                            rose garden
                            So one day we'll have flowers
                            for our grave.
                            The fragrance
                            of our life
                            will linger - and sweeten
                            the autumn days

                            Chorus:

                            Buds and spent blossoms
                            Tell of passing time
                            Reminders of the moment gone
                            Without reason or rhyme
                            I hope that when our petals fall
                            The garden blossoms on
                            So there'll always be fresh flowers
                            For our grave when we have gone.

                            OK time has moved on, and it's the middle of the night on your side of the pond when most songwriters are tucked up in bed.
                            But its late afternoon here and a tune has arrived in my head.
                            And although I can record an MP3 on my H1 or Garageband,
                            I have no experience of how to post music on the internet, so I won't be able to participate with sharing a finished song.

                            Here it is : I have avoided the Country Ballad flavour and composed a medium-to-up-tempo melody for the chorus:

                            Chorus:

                            C#m................E
                            Buds and spent blossoms
                            A....................E
                            Tell of passing time
                            G#m..................C#m
                            Reminders of the moment gone
                            ............A.............B....Bsus
                            Without reason or rhyme
                            E.............................G#m
                            I hope that when our petals fall
                            .......A.......................B
                            The garden blossoms on
                            ...............E......................C#m
                            So there'll always be fresh flowers
                            ............A................B...........E
                            For our grave when we have gone
                            'Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn'.
                            CHARLIE PARKER

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                            • #15
                              I like this for the chorus:

                              Buds and spent blossoms
                              Tell of love now forgotten
                              And whisper the sweet scent of life

                              Yeah when the petals have fallen
                              All the bees and the pollen
                              Will come to lay by our side (Digitrax I'm borrowing this last line from you)

                              The songs that we come up with don't need to be exactly the same. I think if we inspire each other to create our own take on this subject it would be awesome.
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