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My first song written intentionally with a country instinct, seems like only country music still cares about lyrics!

Hoping that it might be you

Verse 1

I've got some troubles in my life...
I'll help with yours, will you, help with mine?
"Cause I need love like everyone...
Will you be here when the day is done?
(day is done)

Verse 2

Seems, like the whole worlds in a mess...
each day gets harder, I confess...
I need someone, to help me through...
I was hoping, that it might be you!
(might be you)

Bridge 1
Try to be....   the person that I need
I'll try to be...the person that you need

Verse 3

There, are some things, I just don't like...
when, somethings wrong, but they say it's right...
So... would you share my point of view?
Or... would it, just be...too much for you?
(too much for you)

Verse 4

I've lived, a full life, made for one...
I've seen a lot, and, I've had my fun...
but now, I'm ready for, a life for two
I hope you feel...the way I do!
(the way I do)


Bridge 1
Try to be....   the person that I need
I'll try to be...the person that you need


Bridge 2

Will you be here when the day is done?
Will you share with me the setting sun?
Will you be here when the day is done?
Will you share with me the setting sun?

Verse 5

What would you do, when I'm old and grey?
Would you leave me here, or would you stay?
I'll need someone to help me through...
I was hoping that, it might be you
(might be you)

Bridge 1

Try to be....   the person that I need
I'll try to be...the person that you need

Finale

I'll need someone to help me through...
I was hoping that it might be you
Yeah, I'll need someone to help me through...
I was, hoping that it might be you

(hoping that it might be you)
(hoping that it might be you)
(hoping that it might be you)

repeat and fade

John Derek Hamilton
January 15,2016




Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 2/4/2018 8:08:00 PM
Missed it on POTD...glad could enjoy it now. congrats! bbn
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John Hamilton
Date: 2/5/2018 9:18:00 AM
Thanks Barbara, I do appreciate your visit!
Date: 1/25/2018 5:24:00 PM
Beautiful song lyrics John with such meaningful and heartfelt expression. Belated congratulations for your well deserved POTD honors with this melodic write. Warmest wishes ~Susan
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/25/2018 5:47:00 PM
Thanks Susan I do appreciate the positive feedback!
Date: 1/23/2018 6:39:00 AM
Cool country vibe, John! I feel it in the beautiful words expressed. You're a skilled songwriter. My kindred spirit acknowledges this poetic fact w/awe and much respect. Kudos on POTD. Glowing lyrical poetry, my dear friend. Love and best wishes for the new year.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/23/2018 7:57:00 AM
Thanks Freddie you are a kind soul!
Date: 1/21/2018 11:16:00 AM
I too would like to hear this nice piece of appealing verse of yours set to music, John...look forward to when you finally do. Well done on your POTD! And my very best regards of course - cheers! :) john
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/21/2018 1:29:00 PM
Thanks John for the kind visit and compliment, I am honored by your visit!
Date: 1/18/2018 2:06:00 PM
This is very very beautiful. This could be written by Cyrano de Bergerac. You're channeling someone mister, maybe you're channeling you. :) Love to hear the music with this.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/19/2018 8:31:00 AM
Thanks Leanne, I appreciate the compliment, the music is coming...someday!
Date: 1/18/2018 3:24:00 AM
Brilliant work John, congratulations for POTD. Regards Tom.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/18/2018 8:04:00 AM
Thanks Tom, welcome anytime to my page!
Date: 1/17/2018 10:33:00 PM
Wonderful, John, congratulations on POTD!
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/18/2018 8:03:00 AM
Thanks Eve
Date: 1/17/2018 8:49:00 AM
The master strikes again, congratulations for POTD honors, well done.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Charlie, not sure about the master part, but I do enjoy songwriting, this one felt good as it flowed!
Date: 1/17/2018 8:39:00 AM
- An excellent text for a beautiful song, John - Congratulations on yours p.o.t.d. ! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/17/2018 9:38:00 AM
Thanks a lot Anne-Lise!!
Date: 1/17/2018 8:27:00 AM
A delightful song John! Congrats on potd! :) xomo
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:37:00 AM
Thanks Maureen, I'm pleased you like it!
Date: 1/17/2018 7:02:00 AM
John, this one has such a sense of hopeful expectation. I feel its desire to be loved. Excellent, John.
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Date: 1/17/2018 9:37:00 AM
Thanks Lin, I felt good about this one for sure, I appreciate your thoughtful comments!
Date: 1/17/2018 6:58:00 AM
Excellent lyrics John..congrats on POTD for this very special creation!
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Date: 1/17/2018 9:36:00 AM
Thanks Vijay, I thought it was good when I finished it, now I'm more convinced, thanks so much for your support!
Date: 1/17/2018 6:34:00 AM
Congrats on your POTD, John. I'd like to hear the song :)
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Date: 1/17/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thanks Agnes, so would I!! I'm still waiting for the melody to be done, but who knows maybe soon!
Date: 1/17/2018 6:25:00 AM
Congrats John. Deeply reflective lyrics indeed! Would easily fit several genres , a country duet being one. A lot a feeling emanating from this one. (Maybe....Am,F,C,G for your bridge) Regards...g
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Date: 1/17/2018 3:21:00 PM
John, One of my all time fav singers/lyricists is Bill Fay. His CD "Life Is People", is an amazing collection of 12 songs. Regards...g
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:33:00 AM
Thanks George, you're probably right, I just don't hear too many songs with meaning anymore on FM radio, the young generation seems to want techno, electronica, I fear good songwriters are like dinosaurs these days!
Date: 1/17/2018 5:48:00 AM
... this is very different in flow and verse, and much its own song ... I hear some very specific chords for this ... slower and more melancholy, with a muted trumpet solo, perhaps? Love it, Bud! Fav-ing this one!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 1/21/2018 7:41:00 AM
Don't underestimate the power of your words, John, you are a SUPERB lyricist, and I am a good judge of such things ... you should be submitting to record companies and artist co-ops, cuz you could make good money. And when this present project of mine is done we're going to talk seriously about some ideas I have. I have some wonderful "guest" artists on my upcoming album, and it's only because I approached them in a serious and professional manner ... you would be surprised how many well-known musicians are eager to help "little" guys like us. And some of the people I approached who said no because of scheduling, have said they'd be happy to help me out in the future, and I correspond regularly with some, (Brenda Russell, John Klemmer, Michael McDonald, Bill Cantos, Yolanda Adams, Patti Labelle, and more). It's just a matter of DOING it! You are GOOD! Don't doubt yourself, Brother.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:30:00 AM
Thanks Greg for the fave, you're right, the melody writes itself with this one, cadence pretty predictable, muted trumpet? Now you have my attention, maybe I'll call Chris Botti, he can lay down a track,lol!!(yeah right)
Date: 1/17/2018 5:46:00 AM
Yes!! POTD, Brother - awesome!! I am so psyched to see one of your lyrics here ... and I love this! (Perhaps one for the studio?) Do you know of Stephen Bishop? One of my favorite songwriters of all time, he sang a song for the movie "Tootsie" called "It Might Be You", and though it was written by Dave Grusin and a lyric team of Alan & Marilyn Bergman, (unusual for him to sing another songwriter's song), his voice fit perfectly, and it's one of my favorite songs EVER. Check it out sometime ...
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:27:00 AM
Thanks Greg, yeah I know the song well, it was a huge hit here in Canada, did it win something, I think a Grammy or Academy award? Stephen Bishop great voice. I would love this to be recorded, I thought it was good when I wrote it, now getting all the positive buzz I am encouraged. Too bad limited with finances, I can't do much, most composers want money for their melody, but I would split royalties, better for both (I think)
Date: 1/17/2018 5:30:00 AM
Wonderful lyrics John Hamilton! Reflecting what we all wonder when we find someone. I'm sure this will make a great song with universal appeal. Congrats on POTD!!! Best, Judy
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thanks Judith, yeah I thought this one might be good, thanks for your positive feedback!
Date: 1/17/2018 5:13:00 AM
Such meaningful words, it would sound beautiful as a song. Congratulations on POTD John, so well deserved...Maria
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:19:00 AM
Thanks Maria, it was a nice surprise it's been a while, thanks for your vote of confidence!
Date: 1/17/2018 4:09:00 AM
such an uplifting poem John - get it set to music it would be a huge hit! many congrats on POTD I am delighted for you in so many ways:-) hugs Jan xx
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/17/2018 9:18:00 AM
Oh I wish Jan, but it's not that easy, so many great songs never see the light of day, or radio play for that matter!
Date: 1/16/2018 2:49:00 PM
ohh, tremendous build-up of lyrics so endearing, john.. huggs
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/16/2018 6:36:00 PM
Thanks Nette!
Date: 1/16/2018 10:06:00 AM
Oh wow that is excellent news!!! I am so happy for you.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/16/2018 12:15:00 PM
Thanks for your concern!
Date: 1/16/2018 9:17:00 AM
Sounds like a great song John... Hope all is well with you..
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/16/2018 9:53:00 AM
Thanks SO, yeah my life is great, everything back in place, glad you like the song!
Date: 1/16/2018 7:15:00 AM
beautiful rhythm dear John, I can hear the awesome melody behind the words. Loved this as always :) -luloo
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/16/2018 9:09:00 AM
Thanks Laura, I'm pleased you like it, if you hear the melody then I've done my job well!
Date: 1/15/2018 6:27:00 PM
I'm tapping my foot! Very nice lyric writing.
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/15/2018 6:33:00 PM
Thanks Sunlite
Date: 1/15/2018 6:02:00 PM
Oh, I really love this one. A favorite...John! :)
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John Hamilton
Date: 1/15/2018 6:32:00 PM
Thanks a lot!