Love Hurts But Hate Kills

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1st Verse:
They say love hurts well hate kills
I've been on this earth long enough to know that pain is real

But it can be healed...

I'm just a guy talking

Who one day said I might try to get my life in working...

I had two options either be saved or continue my spiritual slaughter

So I picked up the pen again and this time out came lyrical water
It's a miracle that it's now in working order...
But I know who's responsible and he is looking down
As I flow no-nonsense I'm sick of being that clown...
I have turned over a new leaf because God provided plenty
As my old tree burned down I didn't grieve just knew the light was the remedy...
We are forever changing day by day
I'm re-arranging my life and I love to pray
So I look forward to time with my wife and I hope she knows I'm here to stay.
I've known darkness and light
I've blown a small fortune and put up a big fight
So what I was given by the night 
I plan to turn it to compost and turn it to light.
2nd Verse:
My days are made up of love for GOD and people
I've stayed up full of rage in that past but really who needs evil?...
For all the bridges I've burned I plan to make better ones
Forgive me I was hurt but I'm only a man but from now on will never run...
Hope and love 
Put down the rope and hug...
Someone you care about and who cares about you
Don't make the wrong move when your staring into nothing when your blue...
I've been through pain
I've seen who came
When I was insane...
Enter Jesus Exit Satan
Gave me reasons to remember patience...
Because they say all good things come to those who wait
Here are my cloths and please eat from my plate
If you want swing by my church and the priest can teach you about my faith.
Love Hurts But Hate Kills-John-Schletty.mp34.65 MB


Deserves a good rapping with thumbnails tapping

Good words here. I'll try to speak your soul. Talk soon, Alex. – Richard

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |


Thanks Richard,
                             Look forward to it. Blessings to you.

Voice and ceramic drum rendition

Alex, my soundtrack is attached to your original post. It is a spoken voice and ceramic drum rendition. Enjoy.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |


What you have done with both these tracks is amazing and what's best about our collaborations is it's GOD's work and I feel by doing this in a small yet positive way we are praising the lord aswell of giving believers and people in general something to ponder over and hopefully be touched by in some way. Blessings to you Richard and Thankyou for bringing life to my words better than I ever could.

Well, your words resonate

Alex, I am just being your mouthpiece. I have no idea what you would sound like telling your story, so I just use my own "voice" and attitude and whimsy and gravitas to lay it down. No formulas, no constraints. Mostly, just letting it flow. I do redo a few phrases here and there until it sounds "right." Nashville or LA won't be able to judge these tracks! Thanks for putting your heart and soul on the line. We both hope it causes at least one person out there to think and feel and love a little deeper. Dig deep, pray deep, then come up smiling with God at your side! No, life isn't any easy formula. We can get kicked around or deprived for no good reason. We can feel victimized. But all you have to do is realize the gifts you do have, and make that a positive song and dance.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Hip Hop program to save youth

Alex, check out this Instagram user and let me know what you think: 

I just ran across them today. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

I will.

Hey Richard,
                       I will check out the link soon and get back to you. They might be intrested in our little projects.

- Alex.

Post a compilation EP here?

Alex, glad you think that Hip Hop project might be a good connection. Not sure if the project has a faith component to it. Let me know what you find out.

By the way, you might think about doing a post that has a compilation of all our tracks to date – an EP (extended play playlist).

I just sent links to all our tracks to Tobin Mueller, a friend and a great post-bop/jazz artist. See this article that just came out about his life with music:

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

His great.

Hi Richard,
                    I just read the interview with you friend and not only does he seem like a fantastic musician but what a prolific one at that. Also he seems very nice. I will listen to some more of his work throughout the week. An extremely inspirational man indeed. I hope to get some more writing done soon to post here and I think the EP is pretty good.



To tell the truth...

I'd like to do more with the soundbeds on your poems. The one where I used orchestral brass was pretty cool. Something to think about. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

Get words and music brought to life with the help of one another

Hi Richard,
                    Hope your doing well. I forgot to write back on the chat app but just wanted to say that you running this site is a great way for people to collaborate and get their words and music brought to life with the help of one another. Blessings to you.

- Alex.


Thanks, Alex. I just wish there would be dozens of people collaborating. Maybe there are connections and interactions happening of which I am not aware. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music |

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