Steemit Open Mic Week 51 - Original song "How do I put my feelings into words?"

in openmic •  last year

Hey there Steemians! This is my entry for Open Mic Week 51.

This is a break up song that I wrote many moons ago. At the time I was hurt and confused. My whole world had been turned up-side-down. Over the years I have regularly used songwriting as a way to help me navigate and when I don't have a clear idea of what to do next, I pick up the guitar and let the thoughts and ideas come to me.

This song was very much written in this style, hence the name. I figure, if you can't put your thoughts into words then you'd best write a song about it.

Lyrics:

It crept up slowly, it started well before you had noticed
And when it took shape, it hit you like a wave
You needed a break but you got broken
Needed to speak out but you got outspoken
You had no escape, cause there was nowhere left to run

Now you’re running out of ideas
And you’re searching for ideas

It took you a long time, to travel to where you had wanted to be
It took you a lifetime, to see it was just a falsity
You’re just a contender, we’ll never remember
Another contestant washed out to sea
Do you even recall?
Or is it just a distant dream?

Now you’re running out of ideas
And you’re searching for ideas

So when I come knock on your door, like I did the night before
Will you let me in? Will you let me in?
And when I say goodbye tonight, will it be goodbye this time?
Will you let me in? Will you let me in?

So when I come knock on your door, like I did the night before
Will you let me in? Will you let me in?
And when I say goodbye tonight, will it be goodbye this time?
Will you let me in? Will you let me in?

And when I say goodbye tonight, please just say goodbye this time
Just say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye

Cause I’m running out of ideas
And I’m searching for ideas
And I’m running out of ideas
And I’m searching for ideas on how to say goodbye

Music and lyrics by Trevor Petrie (@trevorpetrie)

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Wow, I'm humbled and honored. Thanks @luzcypher! 😊

What a meaningful lyrics is it. Thanks.

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Thanks @philiparniebinag. Although it's a somber topic, this song has always been well received. Glad you liked it!

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Thanks @drotto and @banjo you rock 👍

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I'm a human, I live on the earth, in europe, and I'm alone.

This is brilliantly composed and performed... The lyrics cut like a knife... I am so feeling the pain and anguish right now... Great one Trevor!

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Hey there @passion-ground! Yes, if I'd have gone any further I would have been squirting lemon juice into the cut haha. Thanks for watching I always look forward to your thoughts and feedback. Cheers!

This is lovely and deep. It reminds me the smiths. Great job. Greetings from Venezuela

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Thanks @miguelarl, my wife was a big fan of the smiths, great tunes. Cheers from Australia!

Nice song and your voice is really good. :)

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Thanks for the feedback @zararina greatly appreciated :D

Music, like laughter, is the best medicine. I'm so happy this post is doing well.

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So true! Thanks @luzcypher!

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Wow, thanks for the vote and the resteem @curie!

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This song is incredibly beautiful. Also the way you sing it. It moved me back into a time. Not a great time. But it's a great feeling I got out of there.
I also learned a new english word (since I'm not a native speaker): it's contender.
All in all I really enjoyed being here with you. Sharing this moment and this experience.
Thank you.

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Hi @melavie you're welcome/I'm sorry. It takes me back to an uncomfortable place too but I'm so grateful for the lessons learned and incredibly grateful for the amazing people in my life today.
Contender! haha great, I do enjoy that line where I describe my ex as a contender :D
Thank you so much for watching and for your lovely words!

Nice. Steemit coul be a great way for singers to promote too.

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It sure could @avance2010 in fact it could very cool for artists and bands if musicoin.org takes off too. Powerful combo!

This is the best I've heard in awhile- you have a really great quality to your voice, and your songwriting is on point 👌🏻 Following!

Also, is there a recorded version of this song available for streaming anywhere?

-Kate

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Thanks so much @kjablonski and thanks for following too!

I've just made the 2008 recording by my old band available on HearThis:

https://hearthis.at/trevorpetrie-js/06-how-do-i-put-my-feelings-into-words-/#autoplay

Cheers!

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Okay thanks I will check it out :) I also have some music released, if you're ever looking for new sounds - www.katejablonskimusic.com

Looking forward to your next video..

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Thanks Kate, I've added "Running From Myself" to my 'new music' playlist on Spotify. cheers :)

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Awesome! Thanks for streaming :)

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Sometimes music its better than words. I can tell so :)

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Without a doubt @carlferr it's had a huge impact on my life, not sure where I'd be without it!

Another wonderful piece by trevorpetrie. Congrats.

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Hey! Thanks so much @zhusatriani 😊

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awesome song @trevorpetrie I can hear all the other instruments in my head... congratulations!

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Cheers @meno it's a good one for that ;) I really should do it justice and make a studio recording of it one of these days!

great piece right there sir!! i've been opting also to have an entry for this week

An epic song man. Awesome passion and the chord progression adds that much more to it.

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Thanks for watching, and for the kind comments @tfeldman, cheers!

great song thanks for sharing

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My pleasure @vegasdavid cheers!

This is awesome!!! So much power in the words and emotion in the guitar part! Very well composed sir! I will be following you from now on!

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Oh wow thanks @pratleyyatef I really appreciate your feedback :)

I love how your songs tend to escalate. Powerful! Thank you.
Your songs have a soul.

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@sublimenonsense yeah I tend to do that a bit haha. Thank you so much!

Another great song , charged with emotions and strong chorus, meaningful melodies and subtle yet reflective lyrics.

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thanks for watching @verbal-d and for your kind words! Cheers :)

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You're very welcome bro. Cheers!

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