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@geoff61
Joined HP20 1HY UK

geoff61

Experienced lyricist, habitual writer during work hours,

I want to write a musical and a book (already started on the book but lyrics keep getting in the way)

Songs (66):

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My Perfect Friend (Orchestral Version) by @florianhoffmann + 2 others 1
[avatar] [avatar] Have You Ever? by @colgoo + @geoff61 3
[avatar] GAZE INTO THE FIRE by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] SWEET MARIE by @geoff61 1
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Toxic Love by @jibbidy34 + 2 others #pop_rock #duet 15
[avatar] GOT NOBODY by @geoff61 #needs #short 1
[avatar] [avatar] TIME WENT BY (A BROKEN PROMISE) by @geoff61 + @billwhite51 #soulful-ballad 6
[avatar] DON’T LOOK ON THIS AS SOMETHING by @geoff61 1
[avatar] I LOST THE HIGH GROUND WHEN I SHOT YOU DOWN by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] I WANT TO KEEP ALL THE MEMORIES by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] [avatar] You're Hot! by @daveyboy103 + @geoff61 #big_dirty_production #sex_in_vests 7
[avatar] IT ALWAYS ENDS by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 4
[avatar] PABLO WAS A DEALER by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only ZONG
[avatar] OCTOBER'S LIES by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] USED TO BE by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only ZONG
[avatar] HAVE YOU EVER by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 4
[avatar] PLEASE TAKE THIS LETTER by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] [avatar] I Can't Take Goodbyes by @jeff9 + @geoff61 #country #country_folk 13
[avatar] YOU'RE HOT by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] DO YOU THINK OF ME OFTEN (OR NEVER NO MORE) by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] I CAN'T TAKE GOODBYES by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] [avatar] You Can’t Hide Nothing From The Man by @tuneslayer + @geoff61 #collaboration #americana #band_in_a_box #gospel 5
[avatar] I’M NOT ANGRY (RUNAWAY TRAIN) by @geoff61 #random_collaboration 1
[avatar] YOU CAN'T HIDE NOTHING FROM THE MAN by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] YOU BETTER WATCH YOUR BACK by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] [avatar] Ride That Bronco by @cheslain + @geoff61 #bass #acoustic_guitar #electric_guitar #djembe 7
[avatar] THE COLDER THAT IT GETS THE MORE I SWEAT by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] BABY I HEAR YOU by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only #goodnight 1
[avatar] RIDE THAT BRONCO by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] THE WORLD WAS PERFECT ONCE by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] [avatar] TAKE YOUR MASK OFF by @geoff61 + @cblack #random_collaboration 3
[avatar] NOPE YOU CAN'T TRUST ME by @geoff61 1
[avatar] [avatar] Whispers by @katestantonsings + @geoff61 #indie #piano #collab #synths 22
[avatar] SKIRT THIS PLACE by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] I HATE PERFECTION by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] [avatar] Cry a While and Then It's Done by @hbusse + @geoff61 #celtic #folk #acapella #collab 15
[avatar] LITTLE YOU by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] DREAMS ARE SHIT (BUT I’M HAPPY TO SLEEP) by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 3
[avatar] WHISPERS by @geoff61 3
[avatar] [avatar] Goodnight Mumma by @metalfoot + @geoff61 #random 12
[avatar] [avatar] I Just Can’t Figure by @mikeb + @geoff61 12
[avatar] IT'S OVER by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] VIVIENNE PLEASE HEAR THIS SONG (AND MOVE ALONG). by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] IT’S THE HOPE THAT ALWAYS KILLS YOU by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] I JUST CAN’T FIGURE by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] WORK IN PROGRESS by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 1
[avatar] [avatar] I'm Junk by @steviej + @geoff61 #rap #collab 7
[avatar] IT'S LIKE I'M BORN AGAIN by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] I'M JUNK by @geoff61 #needs_collab #lyrics_only 2
[avatar] BEAUTY'S CHASING RAINBOWS by @geoff61 #needs_collab 1
[avatar] CRY A WHILE AND THEN IT'S DONE by @geoff61 #lyrics #needs_collab 2
[avatar] OOOH SHE'S A BEAUTY (BUT NOT FOR YOU) by @geoff61 #lyrics #needs_vocals #needs_music 1
[avatar] TOXIC LOVE by @geoff61 #lyrics #needs_vocals #needs_music 1
[avatar] MR SHINY AND NEW by @geoff61 #lyrics #needs_vocals #needs_music 3
[avatar] IT ALL COMES TO THIS by @geoff61 #needs_vocals #needs_music 2
[avatar] SIERRA NEVADA (GOLDEN SNOW) by @geoff61 #needs_collab 2
[avatar] GOODNIGHT MUMMA by @geoff61 #needs 1
[avatar] LIVING WITH WOLVES by @geoff61 #movietitlechallenge 4
[avatar] SCARS by @geoff61 2
[avatar] I’M JUST A STRAGGLER IN A SONG by @geoff61 2
[avatar] TRY A LITTLE HARDER by @geoff61 2
[avatar] THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID by @geoff61 1
[avatar] [avatar] My Perfect Friend by @hbusse + @geoff61 #girl_with_piano #folk #piano #poetry 21
[avatar] I'LL TELL BABY by @geoff61 2
[avatar] YEAH I CAN SEE THAT by @geoff61 4
[avatar] DIFFERENT SIDES OF PERFECT by @geoff61 7

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@sbs2018

Awesome, Geoff! Thank your wife for me. That’s awesome progress about your book. You’re in it this far so keep writing!

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@nadine

Thank you, I've uploaded it now. If you want to you can remove us from the initial lyric, cause it's all your work! Psyched to read the comments. Thanks for your lyrics and bringing us together!

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@nadine

Hey, I've just seen you linked me onto "I'm not angry". Shall I overwrite / edit the song info with our current demo... or start a new song? I'd rather start a new song cause we get more comments.

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@donna

Geoff, thank you for your comment. Much appreciated. 😊

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@cblack

Okay, I'll take a look. 😀

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@cblack

Hey! We've been paired again for a random collab. This time I have a request for your lyrics:

I recently bought a ukulele, and want to do uke+voice in one take. The lyrics I want are about anything you care about. Something positive, though, rather than "I'm angry about this thing I care about!" Something that pairs well with a playful uke.

Anyway, looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 😀

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Hi, Geoff. No, I didn't see that post on Muse about you pausing your lyric writing to finish your book. Thanks for letting me know; I will miss you. You definitely have a unique way with words...which, I guess is something we all strive for. Good luck to you.

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I promise you that I'm not only saying this because of the recent "Sandman" show on Netflix, but I have always been fascinated by dreams. Our subconscious can teach us a lot without the Ego getting in the way! It sounds lovely and I wish you luck!!

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Creative projects feed off each other for sure! May I ask what you'll be writing about? If not, no worries! I understand :) May you get plenty of inspiration in the upcoming months and new year, my friend.

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@sbs2018

Ah, thank you… the publishing deal was quite some time ago. Since then, I have acquired my rights so I’m going that path now. My “Deja vu…” novel (the opening scene) came to me as a dream… Wishing you the best on your book - just get it down…

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@hbusse

Hi Geoff, thanks for reaching out, and great job on the most recent lyric (and ALL your lyrical output this summer so far, wow)! I will let you know if any inspiration comes, but it may not work out this time around... I will likely be slowing down my new collabs / output for the rest of 50/90, as I've still got a couple other collabs I've tentatively signed on for that I'm trying to see if I can get out the door, and then I will likely be shifting my creative focus to a couple other projects for the fall. But thank you for thinking of me, truly, and always feel free to reach out!

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@sbs2018

Will you pick up the lyric pen for FAWM? I struggle with juggling both but I really need to finish a couple novels in progress after 50/90. Let me know how you do.

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@gm7

You interested in a country style ballad collab ...I have a few ideas I am working on but nothing firmed up yet?

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mp3 sent

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im just about finished it. shall i post it or would you like yo hear it first? if so, let me know your email address and ill send it,

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Brill. We're on it!

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Hey Geoff. Just taking another look at Toxic Love with Gwyn. Possible duet there if you’re happy for us to take it on?

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@crisp1

Show Me That You Care -- yeah, maybe not my greatest lyric of all time, but it's meant to show tenderness and vulnerability. I do think it would sound better sung than it reads on the page, with the right music and performance, of course.

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@sbs2018

Thanks so much for appreciating Candy Apple Red. Will revisit the echo…

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It's on its way Geoff, just need to do the vocals. Robert Palmer would be very proud.

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@jeff9

Much obliged, partner.

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@crisp1

You nailed the reference in Let's Move On. Nixon's secretary erased something like 18 or 19 minutes off a tape. In the lyric, the singer is wishing something like that could happen to their memories to allow the couple to just move on. Thanks for giving it a read, Geoff!

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@sbs2018

You might be surprised. They’re going to spin big next year!

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@sbs2018

Thanks for your comments. No my birthday is in July, which is ironic I would write “Goodbye July” gleefully - lol!

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Thanks for taking a look at Santa's Only Son. I don't think you have any trouble coming up with ideas! 😀

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Thanks Geoff!! I love Alison Krauss. Her work with Robert Plant has been one of my favorite go-to playlists this summer. If not 50/90, perhaps after? You know I'm a fan of your writing! Let me get some other commitments finished and we can revisit :) I love the collabs you've done so far. Gorgeous work both lyrically and musically!!

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Hi. That’s a good idea. I’ll ask Gwyn to see if he’s up for it. I’m sure he will be. Any particular songs that you really like and would like to hear set to music?

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@andrea

Thanks for your comments on I'm Always on the Defense. I will look at the fickle line. The last part is a bridge, not a verse. Maybe I should label the parts 🤔

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Geoff, Glad you liked Georgie & Gwyn's duet for Inconvenient Lovers! Thanks for your comment.

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@jeff9

Thanks, Geoff. Glad your were good with my treatment of I Can't Take Goodbyes. That's a great write on your part.

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@cblack

Fixed it.

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@cblack

Just noticed the audio doesn't load in Take Your Mask Off.

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@andrea

Hi Geoff, Thanks for checking out It's Summer. I decided yesterday I needed to change that line but was lazy. Prizes are more for carnivals and such. Thanks for pointing out that the line doesn't work. I will change it today. Glad you like the rest :)

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@jeff9

Merci, Geoff, for the like on One More Empty Seat and for letting me take a swing at your lyric. I've got a rough sketch for it that I'll tidy up a bit tomorrow.

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@nadine

Thanks for the lyrics! It will take a while before I start. Need a break this weekend and next week will be tough. But you're the first to receive a draft!

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@cblack

Hey! The demo for Take Your Mask Off is done. You can find it here:

https://files.fawmers.org/5090_2022/cblack/Take%20Your%20Mask%20Off%20mp3.mp3

Also, some liner notes from me if you could add them to the track (and me as collaborator). 😀

Liner:

cblack says: I got paired with geoff61 for the random collab, and he sent me these lyrics. At first, I didn't connect with them. But after a couple of days, I suddenly realised what was missing. A personal focal point! So these lyrics became, for me anyway, about my first ever girlfriend, who treated me badly and cheated on me, and so on. But once I had the focal point, the vocals came pretty easy, and I really like them.

I wanted to add drums, and tried to, but failed. In the end, I wound up adding an echoing bass sound at the start of each line, and it just... worked, somehow. It was ominous, which fit the lyrics well. Then tried adding some strings with my keyboard and... failed again. It just wasn't sounding right. I left it for another few days, and then just now, I tried adding a constant synth line through the entire song. It wasn't strings, but damn it, it worked!

So this song is very bare-bones. Vocals, a single bass sound, a single (very long) synth sound. But I like it. It seems coherent somehow. Hopefully Geoff will like it, too. :) I like it.

Nearly everything in this has EQ and reverb, with some delay on the bass, and a compressor on the master channel. Simple, but delicious

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Absolutely, I'll get that MP3 out to you ASAP.

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@marthie

Thank you for listening!

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@nadine

All chill, take your time! I just read a few, cause I've been curious what kind of lyrics you write. Feel free to write whatever! I'm a super eclectic composer, I just pick the style i hear in my head (Ok maybe not children songs!). I'm not a vocalist, but I do drafts and phrasings. When some good stuff happens, I think about who could pull that off. It's enough fun to compose something with a given lyric, cause you have NO idea if you interpret it the same way like the author.

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@nadine

Hey there, please send me the lyrics first. You can find my mail address in the profile. Hope it's okay for you that I'm not good at performing and that I won't record a final version with my vocals. I'm certainly a better composer / producer. I will start next week or the week after, cause I need a break. I'm looking forward to it!

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@cblack

Vocals recorded! Music coming soon.

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@cheslain

Do you mind if I have a go at putting Ride That Bronco to music? I got an idea for it.

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@crisp1

Dang, you are hyperproductive! Anyway, thanks for the kind words about Every Time I Think of You.

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@cheslain

Thank you in return. Scott Walker is a major influence on me so no wonder it comes through. Both the pop side and the Avant garde. I am forever in debt to him.

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@cblack

Hoping to work on it today. 😀

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@jeff9

"I can write anything
At the drop of a hat
May not be any good, but I can do it"

You sent me this as a comment, but it occurs to me it could be a great opening three lines for a little Brill Building style number, Geoff. You are writing lyrics even when you aren't writing lyrics.

Next three lines:
Just give me a subject
Some of this, bit of that
My lyrics will elevate your music

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I did? It's so weird...when I edit and add you in, it won't save you as collaborator. Let me close out, refresh, and try again.

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Hi, @geoff61 , Thanks so much for commenting on Bud I Did (with music.) I loved what Kate did with this lyric, and I'm glad you especially liked the Chorus.

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Hi Geoff, thanks for your comment on my Lonely and Blue lyrics. I had fun writing that one!

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@jeff9

Thanks, Geoff, for checking out "Second Time Around". Apparently, folks on your side of the pond like @cicpisces (and you) can write good country lyrics at the drop of a hat.

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Hi, @geoff61, I'm glad you liked the flow of the lyrics on Memories are Everywhere. Thanks.

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Hey Geoff!!! Thanks for stopping by my song. I see 50/90 doesn’t curtail your usual prolificness! Awesome to see

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Hey Geoff!!! Thanks for stopping by my song. I see 50/90 doesn’t curtail your usual prolificness! Awesome to see

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@crisp1

I have dreamt about taking a trip across the U.S. with my wife and, as part of the trip, stopping to visit (not to stay, just to see) people that I have collaborated with over the years. I never thought about doing that in the UK or continental Europe. But if we ever decide to visit England, I'll be sure to let you know, Geoff!

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I changed the bridge

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Thanks. I hadn't thought of it being sexist. Maybe I'll change that

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Burnt is toast. Meaning to say, I dropped 'burnt.' Thanks

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@crisp1

Thanks for the bump on Breaking Things, Geoff. Very slow 50/90 for me but it's probably because I'm so busy making our house a home that I'm not devoting enough time to lyric writing.

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@cblack

Thanks for the lyrics. I'll see what I can do. :)

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I've done some work on it but life at home has been SCRAMBLY as we get ready for family vacation. I will try to finish it up today.

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@cblack

Quirky is good. 😀

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@cblack

Hey! We've been paired in the random collab. How do you want to do this? I'm up for pretty much anything. 😀

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Geoff, Thanks for your comments on I Hate Love with Jeff9. He has also posted a version in a different style if you'd like to compare.

I see you have a whole lot of lyrics here I need to explore! You're very prolific!

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@jeff9

Many thanks, Geoff, for checking out the collab with Patty.

Looks like you're on a pace to do a 90/90! Your productivity is impressive as hell.

BTW, your new song in the Muse song contest is breathtaking!

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@hbusse

Hi Geoff, sorry for the delayed reply. Actually the “Cry a While and Then It’s Done” lyric is hitting me a little more at the moment than the “Goodnight Mumma”… perhaps I’ll have a go at the Cry a While if you don’t mind, once I get some free time to give it a look? I’ve got kind of an a cappella Celtic folk song feel in mind…

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@steviej

sounds cool to me Geoff. I'm excited to see what you come up with.

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@steviej

Hey Geoff, thanks for your message. I think we have very contrasting styles but I'd be happy to work together and see what happens for sure :O)

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Thanks! Grad school is keeping me pretty busy, but I'm still hoping to get in a song or two.

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Hey Geoff, hope you’re well

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Would you be OK with me taking Goodnight Mumma for the Random Collab?

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@hbusse

Positive comments from those I’ve shared our song with! They think it’s lovely. 🙂

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Geoff, Thanks for the thumbs up on Bonnie & Clyde. The chorus was particularly fun to write, so I'm glad you liked it.

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@andrea

Thanks! That sounds perfect.

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@andrea

Thanks for checking out my lyrics. I appreciate it very much. Not sure if I should sit back and wait for collabs or seek them out. Do you have any advice for me?

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@hbusse

Geoff- so incredibly honored by the comment you wrote on our song. To bring your beautiful lyric to life through music in a way that helps it resonate more deeply for you and others - this is the really GOOD stuff and what makes me truly LOVE being a musician and songwriter. ❤️ Thank you for the sweet collaboration!

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@mikeb

Thanks for the comment on my first 50/90 song!

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If you have lyrics you'd like to send me I'm good with that (I usually work lyrics-first). My own personal rule for lyrics is nothing I'd be embarrassed to sing in front of my 10 year old son.

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Thanks Geoff, likewise you too! Struggling to keep up with your output at the moment 😂

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@hbusse

Song posted :)

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@crisp1

Thanks for the note about my website, Geoff. I actually did it a few years ago and haven't touched it, or barely, ever since. I should take a look. It's probably out of date...

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ill take a rain check on perfect. im swamped for this month, but if nobody picks it up, i will take you up on a collab come august.

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Geoff, thanks for reviewing the video - Casey Jones.

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Thank you Geoff! Same to you—happy songwriting season!

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@crisp1

Wising you a great 50/90, Geoff!