Words and Music

from by Darren Doherty

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I started teaching songwriting classes this week and I was trying to think of basic songs and structures to show the students, when doing so this thing started to come together, you might notice very typical songwriting devices are used all over the shop, this was intentional, as was the number of lines used during different sections to support the emotion of the song.
I was also influenced by a local writer who I seen on Sunday called Brian Hassan, he spoke so openly about making romantic music and how much he enjoyed love songs, it got me thinking about way back in the day, what music was used for and why.
So...I tried to channel my 15 year old self during those super intense years of madness and discovery when a phone call was the absolute highlight of your week.
Here we have the finished product. Enjoy.

lyrics

I make a wish from a window when you call
Tell me lies, tell me anything at all
I bet you smile when the words run down my chin
Must be funny to hear a fluent man, a boy again
Content dictates memory
And I’ve got substance in me.

Do you like the songs? Do you..
Do you sing along? Do you…
Write your own? Do you…
Scribble little poems? Do you…
Spend hours and days just waiting?
Rearranging nouns, fixating?

And all of this an hour away
And all of this an hour away
And all of this an hour away

It’s kinda sad that I just can’t knock on your door
I’ve never had to try and make it work without eyes before
Distance won’t deter me
Cause I’ve got words and music.

Do you like the songs? Do you..
Do you sing along? Do you…
Write your own? Do you…
Scribble little poems? Do you…
Spend hours and days just waiting?
Rearranging nouns, fixating?

And all of this an hour away
And all of this an hour away
And all of this an hour away

Going back centuries, the finest songs have spoke for love.

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from What You Do, released April 14, 2017
Written and recorded by Darren Doherty

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Darren Doherty Belfast, UK

Northern Irish singer-songwriter recording and releasing a track per week until the album is complete.

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