Monday, September 19, 2005

I'm addicted to Trademe.

I have been asked by my sexy worship team leader/intern person to write some songs for church, and I smilingly agreed.

I have discovered, or actually rediscovered, that its terribly hard to write worship music. My songs are obscure, that is their glory. I bare my naked soul, without actually telling anyone much about what is going on. Writing a song that other people might be able to use is quite another matter.

This is my attempt, and the second draft stage:

Here I am, I stand
Open heart in open hands
I want to go to you
No one else will do

My heart has found its rest in you, in you
This world is not my home, its you, its you
I lay my dreamings down for you, for you
My everything for you, for you.


Take my weary hand
Lead me out of here
Take me from my chains
From my sin, and from my fear

My heart has found its rest in you, in you
This world is not my home, its you, its you
I lay my dreamings down for you, for you
My everything for you, for you.


Well, I don't know. I'll try it out on my tall, dark, handsome Leader tomorrow.

6 comments:

Iain said...

Tis good, perchance you might regale us with a rendition, so we may hear the accompanying tune?

amy said...

I like it. It's really gd Shaz.

Yeah bring on an audio demo!

I'm trying to imagine what it would sound like. Is it a fast/medium/slow song? I imagine it as a medium kinda song with guitar lead, good bass & drums... but knowing you it's probably a slow jam!

Sharyn said...

hahaha you know me too well!!!
The good news is the music director etc seem to like it, so it may yet find its way into church!

amy said...

Wohoo that's awesum Shaz ;)

andrew brown said...

is the song also about TradeMe?

"I bare my naked soul, without actually telling anyone much about what is going on"

Iain said...

I've written a song about TradeMe too:

Iain's TradeMe Song
(brought to you by Zpedcu(tm)!)

I gotta get me some credit / before I go to sleep
I gotta do some trading / this stuff is going too cheap!
And if I place my top bid / correctly just like so,
Then I will walk away happy / with a brand new so-and-so.