Time Watch - Lyrics

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1st Verse:
 
To walk-a-holy-life
 
Is to do more than talk-while-I'm-holding-the-mic...
 
So I try and live the best way I can as a man
 
If I die today I know I've given all and have prayed and learned a lesson
 
Yearned for a blessing
 
Then took a turn to give a message...
 
With this hip hop 
 
I wanna share with you how to feel tip top...
 
You see coming from hardship sometimes isn't an option
 
The life and death of a certain carpenter inspired a lot-and...
 
People expressed and worshiped 
 
But evil can keep you depressed and uncertain...
 
But once I got to know GOD
 
My rhymes started to flow in the opposite direction of the black dog...
 
As my head lays to rest on this glorious day
 
I'm no longer dead inside and blessings for us all with never go away.
 
Hook:
 
A road less traveled
 
I know this can seem narrow
 
But if you surrender the bow and arrow
 
You can see what lies ahead the snow and gravel.
 
2nd Verse:
 
Have you ever loved someone more than yourself?
 
Have you ever wondered about a dove and what it might be like to be born-again
 
I've sworn with my pen...
 
Soul and mind
 
That I won't give up in the coldest of times..
 
To praise GOD and have love for the people
 
It's amazing that above that steep-hill...
 
Is something greater than all we can see 
 
I'm no debater but it's hard not to embrace his glory...
 
So as I write with my pen words from the soul
 
I swear not to fight or pretend I don't know...
 
What is going on all around us all the time
 
Oceans and mountains are just a part of the divine...
 
I'm no preacher
 
I'm no teacher 
 
But I have some words that go a lil deeper.
 
 
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Time Watch - Alex John.mp33.68 MB

Comments

Time Watch lyrics

Alex: Good job on the lyrics. Any ideas about what sort of musical style you'd like to impart to these lyrics? Are you open to any genre or styling? I see you mention hip-hop, so perhaps that is what you are thinking. I haven't done hip-hop or rap myself. Maybe it's time I give it a go. I'll set up a beat and speak your mind! Let's see what happens. I won't try to emulate anyone. I'll use my own voice and styling. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Thanks

Hi Richard,
                    Thank you very much for taking the time to read and comment on my lyrics. It would be great to hear what you come up with and please keep in touch. 

GOD bless,

Alex.

Read and comment on lyrics

You are welcome! We'll see what happens.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Alex, I spoke your lyrics,

Alex, I spoke your lyrics, more like a poem than a hip-hop song. I added the MP3 file to your original post.

Just wanted to lay it down to explore the feelings you penned. Maybe someone would like to take my vox track and lay it over a beat. Let's see what happens.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Time Watch music

I had tried a ceramic drum underlayment but it didn't sound so good. I'll think of something else. Glad you like my "reading."

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Yes.

Yes, Alex. I'd be interested. I have limited time (due to trouble making money) but this is important work, God's work.

I, too, felt that this is a fresh, non-Nashville, non-GIA approach. Might draw some folks it. Kinda related, in a way, to cool poetry readings from decades ago. Kinda theatrical, too. A soliloquy like the one in Carousel. 

Check out the Spirit-driven meditation song I just finished with Asiansa09. Gives you an idea of the extra voices in my head! Plus I play guitar "passably" – nothing too fancy.

Enchristment
https://www.topcatholicsongs.com/enchristment-nguyen-schletty

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Good one

I'll lay it down and try to make your good words resonate. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

What's Left Is Beauty – to a beat

Well, not so sure this works. But here goes. I tried half-singing over a slow hip-hop soundbed. I also did a straight narration.

What's-Left-Is-Beauty-hip.mp3

What's-Left-Is-Beauty-narrated.mp3

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Either works for me.

I had the same thought. Maybe use both in a project. Thanks for letting me explore like this. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

More tracks to narrate and/or hiphopify

Alex, I do plan to run those other two lyrics you wrote. Gimme a couple days. Fun stuff. Hopefully will resonate with some. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Please post What's Left Is Beauty in your blog

Alex, please post "What's Left Is Beauty" as a separate blog post (as opposed to being buried in comments here). Then people can listen with the MP3 player. Then I'd like to direct a friend to your new blog post. Thanks.

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Done.

Hi Richard,
                    I created a seperate blog post for "What's Left Is Beauty" and also added the remix to it and credited you as the performer.

- Alex

Narrating is easy...

Adding a beat and music will be more challenging because I have not done Rap or Hip-Hop in the past. Maybe we can create a new style: Soft-Rap, Soul-Rap or God-Hop. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Thanks for the feedback, Alex

Check out my "narrative" style of singing in this project: 

www.hungryforheaven.com

Especially:

1st Movement (starting at 2:35)
10th Movement
11th Movement

4th Movement has some good beats.

So, you see that your words could be made quite epic!

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

Potholes and poetic musings

Alex, I'll be back at it with you in a few days. I hit a pothole here with work and income. 

Richard Schletty | Schletty Design and Music | www.schletty.com

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