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ONE DEMO REMAINING

Wake up every morning, 
Knowing it will be the same;
Feel an endless longing, 
Inside a rage that can't be tamed.
Haunted in my thinking, 
I let my big chance pass;
And with it all believing, 
That my song would always last.

Invited to 'The Boot' to hear a band, 
Saw a flicker of what I used to be;
A young man lost in his music, 
Yesterday that man was me.
I remember making melodies, 
The world was in my hands;
But it slipped through my fingers, 
I had to grow up and be a man.

Let my hopes just fly away,
All my dreams of entertaining;
Now I'd give any thing to know,
There's still one dream remaining.

Sitting at this restaurant patio, 
The guitar's magic in his hands;
His voice is smooth and effortless, 
Oh how I wish I was that man.
The joy of being lost in the music, 
Alive, young at heart, and free;
The tapping feet and smiling faces, 
To see how good your song can be.

Let inhibition just fly away,
He lives the dream of entertaining;
Looks out at the admiring crowd,
Says I got one demo remaining.

Play your songs for all their worth, 
Never let them go;
The world is your audience, 
Give them your best show.
Don't let your chance pass you by, 
You can't stop believing;
Life is in the music, 
And love is in the feeling.

Let inhibition just fly away,
I took the one demo remaining;
My soul moved by the music,
Tonight my dream reclaiming!

~Lyric Man

Note: When I was a young musician I had an old guy in the crowd who was really into our set. On a break, he told me that he was just like me years earlier. But he listened to voices telling him he had to grow up and let his dream go. This song is through his eyes.  Never let anyone take your dreams. They are real. And they are the secret to really living!!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 7/28/2018 10:55:00 AM
Talent is evident with this and your other writings.
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Date: 7/11/2018 2:10:00 AM
Regrets are simply chances that couldn't make it on to the bus because they brought the wrong ticket and left their small change in the other trousers I love the poignancy of this piece and the musicality of your writing brilliant writing Tim
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Date: 7/9/2018 11:51:00 AM
The world is your audience, Give them your best show. Don't let your chance pass you by, Like this my friend
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Date: 7/7/2018 8:28:00 PM
You got me zooming. I hear the wisdom. I feel the compassion. I wish I could write something with this much authenticity. You might be my inspiration.
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Date: 7/7/2018 9:52:00 AM
I too have a few regrets, I could of done so much more, I was a clothing manufacturer once and then I let my bro let us go into children's clothing, I sold out for the money when i was so creative, I made so much money and it all when into drugs but I have ended up ok nowadays but we can't begin again
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Date: 7/5/2018 8:31:00 AM
Love your storytelling and introspection! Wonderful, Lyric!
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Date: 7/3/2018 11:05:00 PM
Bravo, L.M. This one is a bullseye, a FAVE for me. Excellent!! :) gw
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Date: 7/3/2018 1:27:00 PM
- Dreams that feels really ... can be a guide and counselor in life - Dare to dream ... a beautiful poem, L.M. :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/3/2018 1:24:00 PM
Great poem.. Reminds me of old man by Neil Young..
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Date: 7/3/2018 1:34:00 PM
Love Young's line.. "doesn't mean that much to me to mean that much to you." Talk about a great hook!
Date: 7/3/2018 12:31:00 PM
Lots or nostalgia (maybe envy) in this poem, LM. You seem to have no problems with rhyming, your lines flow naturally. My love of music, however, is centuries away from yours, classical only, though I have been known to listen to a few Beatle songs at times. Thanks for the stop by. Best to you. / M
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Date: 7/3/2018 10:43:00 AM
your music lives within you and infects others in a most fascinating way... another superb melody, D..huggs
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Date: 7/3/2018 7:49:00 AM
Nice! The second stanza is my favorite.
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Date: 7/3/2018 7:03:00 AM
Dreams my friend, Lyric are but the blueprints of our life! Enormously enjoyed your poem my friend! Profound and uplifting!
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Date: 7/3/2018 4:45:00 AM
Play your songs for all their worth, never let them go! This could also be a fantastic book title, Lyric Man. Well done!
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:27:00 AM
Enjoyed the poem. I too love music. It is one of the most powerful influences on the emotions and can take you anywhere you want.
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Date: 7/2/2018 8:01:00 PM
The lines are beautifully crafted. So sweet and nice.
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Date: 7/2/2018 6:21:00 PM
Lyric Man, I would love to hear this set to music! Very good work!
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Date: 7/2/2018 6:16:00 PM
Interested to know Bud. What sort of Music do you like?? Who are your inspirations? ? Bands Solo Artist's
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Date: 7/3/2018 1:55:00 PM
Too many to name but I'm a big Don Henley fan. Great lyrics and style.
Date: 7/2/2018 12:50:00 PM
Sometimes...life gets in the way of our dreams for a while...but its never too late. You write wonderful heart-felt poetry that plays like a melody. Elaine
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Date: 7/2/2018 4:59:00 AM
To live one's dream, could be to write poetry like you do..
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Date: 7/2/2018 3:14:00 AM
This is beautiful. Yes, dreams. I am reclaiming mine at the moment. It is never too late, but it hurts, when one looses the dreams twice. Thank you for sharing this. Kai
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Date: 7/2/2018 12:18:00 AM
Fabulous lyrics coveying a wonderful message, Lyric Man. Agree - never let anyone take your dreams. T.J
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Date: 7/1/2018 4:28:00 PM
I love the message in your song. Never lose the music!
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Date: 7/1/2018 8:20:00 AM
LM, I shall call you Lyric Master you capture the essence. In our dreams when we awaken we long to still be working it out... or should be we should never let others stop us from dreaming... dream on write on James Oh! and this is a Fav, :)
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Date: 7/1/2018 7:29:00 AM
Ahh, such a beautiful and heartfelt write it is, yeah we should never ever give up our dreams, waiting is difficult but regretting is worse, age don't age, it is only a number, your heart must be young, and besides if you have a talent,it never goes away, you have a good voice, you are always going to have it, your words are really touching and I really enjoyed reading this poem of yours, good luck and have a nice day
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