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Having a lot of fun singing some of the beautiful poems that are being posted! 


Here's a song remix of LizSmalls's powerful poem, Glass.


I purposely left space for a rap or some spoken word so please have at it, everyone!


Also, this could totally use more instruments - guitars, bass, keyboards, etc. etc. etc. 


Stems are now posted and resourced as well!

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Withering away with the winter snow,
her soul left her heart,
and his heart.
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Silence
so loud
that you can't hear me
screaming


Pain
so soft
that I love this
feeling


Brightness
so dark
that i can't find you
there


Love
so cold
that i don't even care

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They carried their hearts inside of a shoe box,
and nervously made an exchange.

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Cosmic radiation through dime-store drinking straws


Blisters on my heels that refuse to heal


A black hole aftermath when the room depressurized


All our novels falling from poorly supported shelves


Onto floors I've claimed as my own


There is no comfort for a perpetually broken boy


Like me


 


My broken back, your useless literature


Your discarded gifts, my dead flowers


My sandstone knuckles, your lilac candles


We're a god damn mess, and we're only getting worse


 


I used to live where the coyotes could get to me


And deer stopped to bow at the sight of my hands


Pulled by my hair through the muck and the mud


Until I ran towards the rising sun, towards you


I've fashioned a crown from the stems of white roses


And the pedals are all turned to rot 


What kind of king I am, sleeping on the floor


When you left the door open, it scared me like war


 


A mouth in the wall that's lost all but one tooth


You could turn the deadbolt, but you never do


And I constantly wonder, how much electricity I must build up


To lay down with you once, and levitate you out of your head


How much electrostatic glow I'd have to project


To keep you safe in bed


 


 

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A chorus of beartraps


Set to


Take the skin


Right off my feet


 


But this body, these bones


Have left me no place else to go


My body, my bones


Are cared for with little hope


 


A choir of canaries


Left to


Sing that hope


Right out of my heart


 


But this body, these bones


Can't hear love in your tone


Your body, your bones


Can't tender these river stones


 


A band of thieves


Trying to


Steal the gold


From your empty veins


 


But this body, these bones


Are trying to wrap around yours


My body, my fragile bones


Felt this as love, not chore


 


A museum of pockets


Asking for


The coin with the saint


To bring me back home


 


But this body, these bones


Aren't mine, they are loaned


Your body, your bones


A love I want, a love I never owned


 


Those bodies, those bones


I am a ghost, one of many clones


Your body, your bones


Bones that will kill me once another man owns


 

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It's hard to believe


That we


Become nothing but 


A pile of bones beneath


All our loves and our dreams


Of staying in bed


With someone we held


For the long hours before


The sun ever tried to interrupt


A perfect blue before the light


In a tiny room


I've never tried to stand in


But found myself locked inside


Even when I'm breathing


Outside


And if we could live forever


I don't think I'd want to


Because knowing


We'll one day be parted


Makes the kiss you gave me


More than just the meeting of skin


But a declaration


That you'd waste your little time


Searching with your lips, to find mine


Even if it was empty


A gesture of dark, cheap wine


It wasn't poison, nor divine


Because I had you for a moment


Ones we're constantly losing to fate


That's enough to give me purpose


And grace


If I tried to live forever


And we stood close for all time


Ten minutes would seem like dust


Birds without the wings to climb


I'd rather chase you for my life and fail


Than spend eternity in your bed


And watch the seeds we've sewn grow stale 


 

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Hi Everyone!


 


I thought it might be cool to develop the Japanese Folk Tale Collab in the following way:


 


Remember when you were younger, and you got those books that had an accompanying cassette? You would read the book along with the narrator (there was sometimes a sparkly jingle when you had to turn the page), and the soundtrack would include sound effects, music...


I thought it would be very cool to create a kid's book in this format based on the Japanese Folk Tales. It could include one long or multiple short stories. There would be an accompanying CD and we could even have a section at the back where we have origami templates so the kids could try their hand at creating simple origami characters. Here's how different recorders could be involved:


 


CURATORS: Everyone can curate possible stories, and once these are established they can curate music records, voice over records etc.


VOICE OVER ARTISTS: Different artists could play different characters in different stories


MUSICIANS: Artists could score the different stories


WRITERS: Writing stories to be included


ILLUSTRATORS: Design the look and illustrate the book.


 


I think it would be a wonderful little parcel that would be loved by a younger audience and provide a multi-sensory activity that they can enjoy with kids and adults alike!


 


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