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@marthie
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1 Sept 2022 Nevermind. I am working on lyric writing. To me, it is not hard to add music to lyrics and finish a song. I recently discovered -to everybody's amazement that I did not know/realize- I have ADHD. Lol. Except it is not funny, it has not been for years and now that I am on magic pills: I have to learn how to walk and talk and think and communicate normally again. And while I am in the synapse of discovering what happens when nobody is stealing your neurotransmitters anymore I seem to be more creative in a new depressing way: maybe it will become guideposts, words of hope, lessons in how to be less lonely in feeling a bit crazy and not getting what you are missing and what is not adding up. I was a bit crazy measured to my own standards. Who knows this could become an ADHD production. But the word flow is strong and for now, I don't want to interrupt it with chord progressions and melodies. and my son is studying for exams which makes it challenging to compose when he is just in the next room listening.

14 Aug 2022 Update: I seem to be working on lyrics this year. Writing stronger imagery (and suffering songs!. Lol! Don't ask- I thought I would be over it but now every brief I look at they force me to remember my scars and write about it.)

mmm between Eskom loadshedding and losing my mind slightly in Winter I really want to collaborate a lot and write some awesome songs. Good Luck and see you on the other side!
My Goal this year with 50/90 is to write more impressive chorus'/hooks. I have been whispering songs for so long with my children studying somewhere in the house with school and Covid Lock down it's gonna be very very weird indeed....

Jean is studying B.COm International Business Studies(3rd year and he just turned 21)
Nell is studying medicine - just like her dad!(1st year and just turned 19)

xxx marthie

Songs (134):

[avatar] Die prins het opgestaan by @marthie 2
[avatar] The shackbuilder by @marthie 2
[avatar] The shackbuilder by @marthie 1
[avatar] Maak die manne groot met n missie by @marthie 1
[avatar] Your hero will come by @marthie 1
[avatar] Aspoestertjie by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Aspoestertjie by @marthie 2
[avatar] Staalwol- backstreet abortions by @marthie 2
[avatar] He is only a boy by @marthie #songskirmish #superskirmish #ss093021c #feast 6
[avatar] Gevoelens by @marthie 1
[avatar] [avatar] In Flight by @marthie + @chris_buono 4
[avatar] [avatar] Did you have to Die by @aneil + @marthie #easter 1
[avatar] [avatar] Tell me is this silence going to last forever? by @marthie + @ziptunes1 1
[avatar] [avatar] That Little Voice by @marthie + @cindyrella 3
[avatar] [avatar] Blindfolds by @marthie + @cindyrella 2
[avatar] Who is that playing? by @marthie #musicaltheatre 1
[avatar] This is a musical by @marthie #musicaltheatre 1
[avatar] The roles in a musical by @marthie #musicaltheatre ZONG
[avatar] To go the distance by @marthie #musicaltheatre ZONG
[avatar] The triple A song by @marthie #musicaltheatre ZONG
[avatar] The Hero’s journey by @marthie #musicaltheatre 1
[avatar] You know Marthie by @marthie 1
[avatar] My shoes, Your Shoes by @marthie 2
[avatar] Sing! children of I AM by @marthie 8
[avatar] [avatar] Almost unfixable by @aneil + @marthie 2
[avatar] Jail by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Morse code: SOS by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Follow me in by @marthie #adhd 1
[avatar] Brink of a new day by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Die Blou Krap by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Slurp by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Soldermeisiekind by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Raas by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Ek is by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Congratulations by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] DOnkerkant by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Goed by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Broos by @marthie #adhd ZONG
[avatar] Water Bucket by @marthie #adhd 1
[avatar] I can feel a million times me again by @marthie 1
[avatar] The monster by @marthie 1
[avatar] Sy Genade is genoeg vir my (His Grace is enough for me) by @marthie #panelbeating #gospel #empowerment 1
[avatar] Meet me here - Love's faces by @marthie 4
[avatar] Sea of Hands by @marthie 1
[avatar] Heaven on Earth by @marthie 4
[avatar] [avatar] Better Together by @marthie + @ziptunes1 4
[avatar] Ek noem dit liefde ( I call it love) by @marthie #hoogliedbokkie #songofsongsbaby #lovesong #afrikaans 3
[avatar] O by @marthie 2
[avatar] [avatar] Wiegelied vir hasies (Lullabye for Bunnies) by @marthie + @florianhoffmann 7
[avatar] Koeksister by @marthie 1
[avatar] [avatar] I Die by @marthie + @cindyrella #ghostsong 5
[avatar] Temptation by @marthie 4
[avatar] [avatar] Sonata for beginners (with Music) by @marthie + @musicsongwriter 7
[avatar] Nostalgia (Tune the guitar) by @marthie 4
[avatar] Be a Crow by @marthie 3
[avatar] [avatar] The Beach by @marthie + @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] [avatar] Your hand in mine by @marthie + @coolparadiso 5
[avatar] As mure kon praat (If walls could talk) by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Young Love by @marthie #collab_welcome 1
[avatar] Will you die for me Jesus? by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] When I am weak, You are strong by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] my reason for being by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] She said “I’m a voluptuous woman” by @marthie #collab_welcome 2
[avatar] You make me happy by @marthie #collabs_welcome 1
[avatar] Polkadots by @marthie #collabs_welcome 1
[avatar] Minah by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] BROOM SWAGGER by @marthie #collab_welcome 1
[avatar] A friend like Teresa by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] Psychic vampire by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] Someone by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] You are the reason by @marthie #collab_welcome 1
[avatar] I cant forget you by @marthie #collabs_welcome 1
[avatar] When I close my eyes by @marthie #collab_welcome ZONG
[avatar] Who wants to hold my hand by @marthie #collabs_welcome #needs_music ZONG
[avatar] Bloom by @marthie #inspiration 4
[avatar] Tree climbing for fish 101 by @marthie 1
[avatar] Parakaleo (Come closer so I can encourage you) by @marthie 1
[avatar] Rock a bye by @marthie 1
[avatar] It is what it is by @marthie 1
[avatar] I have to let you go by @marthie 1
[avatar] this morning I smelled cherry lollipops by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Smell the sunrise by @marthie 1
[avatar] The resurrection by @marthie 1
[avatar] Giggel en Lag en die Badprop (Giggle and Laugh and the Bath Plug) by @marthie #childrenssong ZONG
[avatar] Waiting for you at the end of the world by @marthie 1
[avatar] Burnt Tar and Gasoline (I know you still love me) by @marthie 1
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Fly High by @musicsongwriter + 2 others #hopes #collaboration #happy #stage 11
[avatar] Blah blah blah (The lifejacket song) by @marthie 1
[avatar] Sonata for beginners by @marthie 2
[avatar] [avatar] A Song With a Beat and Feet on the Ground by @marthie + @cindyrella 12
[avatar] Question: Did you find my marble? by @marthie 3
[avatar] Pity Party by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] You were there by @marthie 2
[avatar] Give up one million times by @marthie 1
[avatar] Clusters of Galaxies by @marthie 1
[avatar] Still Breathing by @marthie 1
[avatar] Boom-Boom! by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Warrior Blood by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Sandstorm by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] Take off by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] The storm is over now by @marthie 1
[avatar] Street music by @marthie 1
[avatar] Losers don’t cry by @marthie 1
[avatar] Crossroads by @marthie 1
[avatar] Let go by @marthie 1
[avatar] Shine through the cracks by @marthie ZONG
[avatar] The Last dream by @marthie 1
[avatar] The Traveller by @marthie 2
[avatar] [avatar] Everybody Knows Mirrors Lie by @songwritingzen + @marthie #chamber_music #ensemble #orchestral #classical 5
[avatar] Asking for a friend/ la-di-da-di-dah/Second Narrative by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music 1
[avatar] Asking for a friend/ la-di-da-di-dah/First person narrative by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music ZONG
[avatar] Asking for a friend/ la-di-da-di-dah/Third Person Narrative by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music 1
[avatar] I know you still love me by @marthie 1
[avatar] Happy endings take time/ It’s ok to be who you are by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music 1
[avatar] Monkey for sale by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music ZONG
[avatar] God’s Plan by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music 1
[avatar] everybody knows mirrors lie by @marthie #butterflywings #needs_collab #needs_music 2
[avatar] Play it much louder by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music #oxygen ZONG
[avatar] Dangerous love by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music #singersongwriter 3
[avatar] [avatar] I'll Be My Own Hero by @songwritingzen + @marthie #empowerment #power_ballad #anthemic #inspirational 8
[avatar] [avatar] Surprise Lilies by @marthie + @cindyrella #folk #singersongwriter 9
[avatar] Let’s Go!/A Million stars by @marthie 1
[avatar] I'll be my own hero by @marthie #needs_collab #needs_music 5
[avatar] [avatar] Call me in the morning DZ (David playing & Marthie toplining) by @marthie + @ziptunes1 #teenageangst #singersongwriter 4
[avatar] Call me in the morning (Marthie's solo version) by @marthie #teenageangst #folk #singersongwriter 4
[avatar] [avatar] So Many Things make me happy by @marthie + @cindyrella #singersongwriter 8
[avatar] [avatar] Alone At Christmas by @marthie + @ziptunes1 #christmas #edm 7
[avatar] [avatar] The Girl with the voice #7 by @aneil + @marthie 9
[avatar] [avatar] The Power Of Song by @marthie + @billwhite51 #mystic #newage #edm 8
[avatar] [avatar] Ghost With the Most by @marthie + @cindyrella #folk #ghost 7
[avatar] Poppielop (Grandma 's song for her emigrating grandchildren) by @marthie #lekker #afrikaans #luisterliedjie 4
[avatar] [avatar] You Will See by @marthie + @cindyrella #children 9
[avatar] [avatar] Tattooed on my heart by @marthie + @ziptunes1 #edm 15
[avatar] [avatar] Carnival by @aneil + @marthie #folk 8

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Thanks for your listen and comment Marthie on my Prelude 0822. It was appreciated. All my best intentions went out the window sadly!

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I agree the muse speaks through us. Well done you did great work this summer!

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@nadine

You're welcome. I guess you have to do this right after writing otherwise you forget. Same as writing tabs when I wrote something on guitar
Congratulations - you nearly finished triple 50/90 !

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Such a fab job you did, Marthie, putting my "In Flight" lyrics to music and vocals! Thanks so much!

I love the underplayed piano that you chose to go with musically here--with your vocals riding it, and also stepping aside at key moments in the piece, to let the music play, further haunt, lead, and prod continuous listen.

You did such a nice music-vocal mix here that brought my lyrics to life in a hauntingly-magnificent way! Fab to know that my lyrics spoke to you so personally that you wanted to bring them to life in song. Much appreciate you having done so!

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@aneil

Can I teach you to procrastinate what a productive fawn you have had . thx for all your input chat soon

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@aneil

Thx for finding time in your crazy schedule to collab on unfixable

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@aneil

Hi interesting 5090 u having. I probably have adhd too but too scared to be tested! You an awesome person and I’m thankful our lives collided still not sur how that happened 1 common friend on FB chat soon

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If you have time to, you can do another. Maybe Blindfolded or That Little Voice?

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Great! 😊

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@oswlek

Thanks for stopping by and checking out "Tea", Marthie, I appreciate it.

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Hey, if you're interested :) https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/8194

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I'll have to record both! I'm still Minnie at the moment!

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Thanks and my voice sounds just like Minnie Mouse 😊

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If you want another ghost song :) https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/7161

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Thank you for your kind comments

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Great!

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If you have time and want to, I wrote this ghost story song https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/6317

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Thx Marthie lovely job as always on my lyrics! Can you believe we have done about 2 each Fawm and each 50/90 for 5 years. Perhaps it time for an album of them?

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I agree! I love both versions

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@gm7

You are having a great 5090 Marthie.

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Hi Marthie, thank you for your kind update. Looking forward to it.

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Thank you Marthie. As I am with yours... Your creative output is amazing. How do you find the time to do it all?

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I hope your so is doing well. No hurries and let all your writing keep going!

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You are a mad woman! I'll never catch up reading or listening. But, I wondered if you would like my Be a Crow?

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No 2

Your hand in my mine

Put your little hand in mine
You know that it will be fine
Like a picture perfectly drawn
Walk with me through to dawn

Pass the shadows of the night
Knowing that all will be right
Optimism and visualizing
Till sun appears on the horizon

Hand in hand in hand
Hand in hand in hand!
Together hand in hand

Hold on tight as day unfolds
No one knows what beholds
Move on forward with endeavor
Know that its better when were together

Simple pleasure all we ask
Never matter what the task
Wherever we are across this land
We stay together hand in hand

Hand in hand in hand
Hand in hand in hand!
Together hand in hand

Hand in hand in hand
Hand in hand in hand!
Together hand in hand

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Ok here is no1

The Beach

All good stories should end on a beach
Why should this one be different

So let me tell you how it ends
Before you know the beginning
Then maybe you’ll find it hard to tell
A loss from one thats winning

A look a smile a wave goodbye
No angst for one to see
Everyone seems happy
What will be will be

Agreed thats how it should be
No other option open
Sometimes things cant be fixed
When they seem this broken

There were of course those happy days
Of honeymooning fun
But it soon was obvious
That those days had run

But we stopped before it went to far
Love did not come to hate
We still had enough command
Before it got too late

We knew we had run our race
More was out of reach
And is we said in the beginning
It ended on the beach

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Coming very soon

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having a six year old daughter gives me no option but to turn the pages back to childhood.

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Hi Marthie! Added a link to the resources for Schlaflied für kleine Häschen to the song post, https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/4327 . My wife is a huge fan of the Dutch language, and we'll be staying in the Netherlands for the next 2 weeks for vacation. Not really exactly the same, of course, but really looking forward to an Afrikaans version of this! 😊

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CBG=Cigar Box Guitar Alas not Cannabis, of which i have no experience whatsoever (other than professional botanist). Amazingly in my generation of students, neither Deborah nor I ever even tried it. Me, because I couldn't afford it and besides, I was already addicted to nicotine and KNEW I couldn't control that habit, so what were the chances of controlling a new habit that I couldn't afford at all, at all??

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It sounds wonderful to me! Did you also send it to Nadia?
Also, I just wrote this children's song based on a 6 year old's comments. https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/3960

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Hi Marthie, thanks for the kind words on NCC-5090! 😊 So good to hear the wait was somehow worth it. 😄

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Thanks Marthie

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Haha! It is pretty funny! :)

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They only say the same thing over and over? Or am I missing something?

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Ok cool. Working hospice today so it may be a bit

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Thank you Marthie, awesome. Have a wonderful weekend.

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Okay, great!

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:))

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Oh sorry. No it's not rock. Nadia did some lovely piano. Do you want her to send it?

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No, I wasn't the one who did "Catch The Moon" with you :(

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@jeff9

Thank you, Marthie, for the kind words about I Hate Love.

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Hi Marthie, thank you for reaching out and the offer to collaborate, I would love to do that as I've been an admirer of your work from afar for a while now. My collaborations tend to be me concentrating on writing melodies and song arrangements to already written (or half written) lyrics rather than the other way around so I suppose the question might be "do you have lyrics that we can both put music to?" I have been toying with the idea of just writing sets of lyrics to see if I can do it and if that's the case I'd be more than happy to send them your way to see what you can do with them. BTW... Thank you so much for your comments on "Back To Me" :)

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Hi Marthie. I've written a lyric called Fly High and Nadia put some lovely music to it. Would you be able to sing it at some point?

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I wondered about this one? https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/2848

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Glad you liked the country version of I Hate Love. Your comment brought me to your page. I see that I have some fun listening ahead of me! Thanks!

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@sbs2018

Cool! I will definitely keep you in mind! That would be fabulous!

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@nadine

Thank you :)

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@sbs2018

Thanks for your comment on "Jaclyn" - did you have a certain track in mind to topline?

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Thank you for your kind comment on Jack-in-the -box! Glad you enjoyed it!

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Likewise, thank you for your kind comment, Marthie.

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@geoff61

I always listen to hear your voice Marthie :-)

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Hey. Wondered if you'd like if you have time to do my So Many Things I wrote today?

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@aneil

Hi friend would you consider collaborating on my carnival song?

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@nadine

The YouTube channel is linked in my profile.

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I messaged you

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@nadine

Thanks for listening! Haha, no way! I'm just a composer / arranger who knows how to deal with a DAW. Instrumental playing and singing is not my deal. And I don't like listening to fake guitars and heavily autotuned voices. My songs go nuts with the right performers. And I love going nuts with tons of good recordings and big arrangements. Check YT to hear the difference...

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Great Marthie! Maybe we can at some point. I'm going to be traveling soon to see my new Grandson!

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Or, if you know someone to do a duet with https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1150. I also know of a couple ghost stories I could write about.

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If you have time and want to, I'd love you to do my children's song.
https://fiftyninety.fawm.org/songs/1477

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@geoff61

Hope to see some songs here Marthie