Steemit Open Mic Week 71, Original Song "Twisted Mind"

in openmic •  8 months ago

Hello Steemit! This is for Steemit Openmic Week 71.

This song comes from many different places. It starts with friends I know who struggle with mental illness, and the distance between us that I just can’t understand. It's from being completely intimidated by the power, beauty, and sheer size of natural objects, particularly the ocean. It comes from the both the fear and peace of the thought of death. It's from seeing where Mother Teresa lived and worked in Calcutta, India. It comes from Soren Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling”, and still not being able to understand certain stories that I’ve been told I should understand. And it's from not being able to control the thoughts in my own head, and wondering if I’m much more like my friends than I realize.

Lyrics:

I need something to change deep inside of you
I know every human is broken into two
And some mountains will kill you
And oceans are just so big, and deserts will run you dry

When the mind's in a million places
There's distance with all familiar faces
And if this ever changes you'll be the first to know
When the mind gets twisted around
Down is up and up is down
And every thought is a burden it's not as easy as
Letting it go

And this is what scares me, the thought to disappear
Is the only thought that seems a little more clear
Do we slip into heaven, or slide into hell
Or go back to the way it was before

When the mind's in a million places
There's distance with all familiar faces
And if this ever changes you'll be the first to know
When the mind starts drifting away
Day is night and night is day
Every thought is a burden it's not as easy as
Letting it go

I heard mother Teresa seemed to lose her way
And yet she lived as if all were okay
Oh father Abraham I still can't understand
If you would have killed your own

When the mind's in a million places
There's distance with all familiar faces
And if this ever changes you'll be the first to know
When the mind gets twisted around
Down is up and up is down
And every thought is a burden it's not as easy as
Letting it go

I need something to change deep inside of you
I know every human is broken into two

Thank you steemians, for your support, and to you judges for the time spent listening and giving feedback, and to @pfunk and @luzcypher for sponsoring this! -@danieldyemusic

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Hey there mate - this is phenomenal, a topic that needs more attention and you covered it with such poetic beauty.

I was wondering if you could message me on discord, I have an opportunity to share with you - I think you will really like it.

I look forward to hearing from you and more from you generally - Cheers :D

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Thank you so much @krystle! I just sent a message.

Cool tune, composition, and lyrics, bro! I dug it just like all the rest of the twisted minds out there! :-)

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Thank you very much @passion-ground! Thankfully we aren't alone.

Hi @danieldyemusic. I would like to feature you on my Weekly Wednesday Feature. It may be this week or in the next week or 2.

Please answer these questions:

  1. How long have you been on Steem?
  2. How would you describe your content.
  3. What do you think Steem will be worth in 6 months?
  4. A year?
  5. What is your dream car? (Know that!)
  6. What’s the best community-based project you have seen on Steem?
  7. How many people have you introduced to Steem?
  8. What’s your favorite cryptos?
  9. What would you do if you could retire today?
  10. What's your favorite food?

Thanks and congrats!

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Great! Will do!

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How long have you been on Steem? Since December 2017
How would you describe your content. The songs I've written, and the stories behind them.
What do you think Steem will be worth in 6 months? In August 2018 SPD will be 6.72 and Steem will be 6.24 to 1 USD.
A year? In February 2019 SPD will be 7.54 and Steem will be 6.74 to 1 USD.
What is your dream car? (Know that!) I don't really have one, but probably something durable that can go up mountains and cross rivers easily. In rugged places in the world, I see a lot of Toyota 4Runners, so something like that.
What’s the best community-based project you have seen on Steem? So far #openmic, #photofeed, and #msp-waves radio
How many people have you introduced to Steem? I don't know the exact number, but lots of people through my music, and some have joined, or are joining. I also keep posting Steemit posts to facebook and twitter so folks are getting curious.
What’s your favorite cryptos? UFO coin and the now deceased Coinye (RIP).
What would you do if you could retire today? Play music, write songs, plant stuff, spend time in the woods, hang out with family and friends, and travel and fish more.
What's your favorite food? I wish I could say something really cool, but probably just pizza. But if I had to choose world regions, it would be Mediterranean, eastern European, and southeast Asian food.

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I will be featuring you today @danieldyemusic. Thanks for answering!

good post!! I invite you to comment and vote in my post, I follow you follow me too

genial amigo, te felicito saludos desde venezuela

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¡Gracias! Muy amable Jose. ¡Muchos saludos a ti desde Ohio!

Nice song! :) check my blog!

Nice song.

I really like this version of the song. Very cool.

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wow....great song, the melody and line of singing.... wow
Impressive lyrics....

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Cool stuff again ! I just uploadet my new track on dTube - take a visit !!

Cheers

Michael

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I'm listening now Michael. Good work!

This is a really nice song and your lyrics are poetic.
Well done for sharing who you are, what you feel and love.

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Thank you so much!

Good your song @danieldyemusic
I like it 👍👍

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Thank you sir!

For a moment I was wishing the song never ends. Thanks a lot.. This song is definitely on repeat . enjoyed it so much

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Thank you very much!

Beautiful tune, mate!

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Thank you very much.

Cool dear.Keep it up

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okay, thanks!

I love your feel on the guitar! Beautiful song :) All the best!

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Thank you! I just listened to your beautiful song "Ojos Azules". All the best for this weekend :)

Hey, I know that song ;)
Memories of a nice Sunday afternoon this past . . hm, Spring?

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Yes I believe so... :)

Lagu yang bagus

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Terima kasih (Thank you!)

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Sama-sama

I like your voice and the music, it's very good. Thank you for giving me the chance to listen to you super melody.

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Thank you very much!

I love your work my friend this is another great original song from you, your voice is just.... epicly great... love the playing, you play so rhythmatically, very very good

I would love to get an original track submission from you mp3 , original song, for the steemit artist music compilation volume 4 . send submissions to soundlegionlabel@gmail.com check out the official submissions post on my page. huge love to you

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I sure will. Thanks again for all of your good work!

Beautiful, man! You got my attention and kept it till the end! As a songwriter, I can really appreciate it ;)