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I have been sitting on a couple of songs (lyrics) I wrote, always wondering what they would sound like when put to voice and music. I have no knowledge of music, but I do know that normally the music comes first and the lyrics follow, so what was I to do? Send them to Elton John? He is one of the only musicians who puts lyrics to music in collaboration with his long time partner Bernie Taupin.

I had entered a different set of lyrics into a contest for which there was a fee only to be bombarded with promotional material (because they found I had such talent!) <insert LOL here>. Suffice to say, on a freelancer’s budget, nothing quite hit the mark with me.

Recently I came across someone (Doug Haines, www.douglashainesmusic.comwilling to set my lyrics to voice and music. He tweaked very little and for that I am very grateful.  Finally, this morning, I opened the file to find a Song. Until now, I didn’t consider my work to be a song, by my definition. It is now.

I have known forever that I am a soft touch, but while listening to this for the first time, I found myself crying. I wrote it, I knew the ending and yet emotion overwhelmed me.

Hope you all will give it a listen 🙂 I love the end result!

Please click HERE to listen to LILITH and EVE

LYRICS

LILTH and EVE

Unleashed,   unhinged   , deranged,

plain ole crazy’s how you had me feelin’

Just lookin’ past the dance floor

On the bar side where you stood.

Telling lips and thighs

Black leather, heels

Playing with your eyes and hair

Furtive glances everywhere

Til your eyes locked with mine.

Right then and there I knew you were the one

I’d been searching for so long

My Lilith and my Eve a woman of my heart.

You had me laughin in my daydreams

You had me screamin in my nightmares

You were my Lilith and my Eve

You had me ever on my knees

You got me baby, beggin please

Down to the lake I spied on you

Fair mermaid in my midst

All delicate angelic like, wonton moves

Body swimming languishing in time

Furtive glances everywhere

Til your eyes locked with mine

Once more I knew you were the one

I’d been searching for so long…

My Lilith and my Eve a woman of my heart.

You had me laughin in my daydreams

You had me screamin in my nightmares

You were my Lilith and my Eve

You had me ever on my knees

You had me baby, beggin please

Some say it’s true and rightly so

That loves a burning thing

I say to that exactly right

and precisely to this day

the force your fire lit me with

will surely see me to my grave.

You had me laughin in my daydreams

You had me screamin in my nightmares

You were my Lilith and my Eve

You had me ever on my knees

You had me baby, beggin please

Your bags are packed and shower took

I heard you cryin all the while

Wiping out my smiling heart

As car keys clink and fade away

I should have known

A girl like you would never stay.

You had me laughin in my daydreams

You had me screamin in my nightmares

You are my Lilith and my Eve

You have me ever on my knees

You have me baby, beggin please …

Lesley Fletcher is a writer (freelance, books, content, lyrics,stage plays) as well as a visual artist specializing in monoprints. To learn more about her please visit the tabs here on WordPress or her website at http://www.LesleyFletcher.com

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