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The

Allan Parsons Project

I Robot



Gabriel Faure

Requiem

listening to




Stan Rogers


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This, something interesting


That,

little known facts


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Yet to be determined


Other

The ins and outs of doorways.


 

My music page

Offering full lyrics, the stories behind the songs and some insight into my creative process


The tunes



A Prayer for the Day

Angels Singing

Excuses

Gloria

I Know Where the Sunshine Goes

I’d Follow You Anywhere

One Son’s Song

SpiritSong

The Other Side of the Kiss

Trav’lin’ Man


More tunes coming soon!



good links




www.glensoderholm.com

patriciaocallaghan.com

 

My music page

I wrote my first song in High School. I was not, as some musicians are known to be, a natural. I wasn’t one of those kids that wrote their first sonata before they could say “daddy” or a symphony before entering grade three. For me, writing is a process. While it’s not necessarily an arduous task it certainly is something of an effort. That’s one of the reasons I don’t write many songs. The other reason is that I want to create something unique with each effort. No two songs I have penned sound alike. I try to avoid a set style for myself; instead I listen to the inner tunes that pop into my head from time to time and then work at them methodically until the can stand and sing on their own. Melodies almost always precede lyrics. Occasionally a line will come to me or I’ll hear something that makes me think, and I will work a tune around it. For the most part, however, I hear a brief tune, or an idea of a tune, and then try to put it down on paper or a midi track. Sometimes they’re just snippets, thoughts that sound like they want to be something more, so they are duly noted and allowed to stew in the back corners of my mind; at other times they come out fairly complete and get the “full treatment” immediately. The odd time I realize I’m just repeating something someone else has written and just credit it as one of those “great minds think alike” moments.

I wrote this song a long time ago. A few years ago I finally got around to recording it with a real band. In the process of laying down the vocals, my producer suggested a major change; he liked the lyrics but suggested we play around with the order; the chorus became the main verse, and the verse became the chorus. I few lines were changed, a second verse added and a new, better, thing was born out of the old. I owe it all to Bob Hiltz.

THIS WEEKS FEATURED SONG

I Trust In God

I Trust In God

©John A. Giurin, 2004, 2010, 2016


I trust in God to guide me along the thorniest roads,

to bring me safe through the stormiest seas,

to lift me above the darkest clouds to blue skies...

I trust in God, Sustainer of life, redeemer of all,

'Cause time after time he’s shown himself true,

So forever more all my hopes will rest in God.

I trust in God, He is my friend

I trust in God, He's all I need

I trust in God beginning and end

Of goodness and love and mercy

I trust in God, He's always there

I trust in God, I know He cares

I trust in God ‘cause He is the light and truth

That will last forever more

I trust in God to lead me to places I've never been

To show me the 'me' that I've never seen

To free me from fear and hesitation

I trust in God, the wiseest of wise, the greatest of greats

'Cause moment by moment He hold me close

So all of my days I will follow where He leads

Money, Power,

Lure me with their lies,

Promising empty rewards.

I know good looks and beauty

Will not stand in the light of truth.

Nothing of this earth can offer a treasure of worth

I trust in God, He is my friend

I trust in God, He's all I need

I trust in God beginning and end

Of goodness and love and mercy

I trust in God, He's always there

I trust in God, I know He cares

I trust in God ‘cause He is the light and truth

That will last forever more

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