52 tracks by Jeff Gordon

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Last skirmish of this years 50/90. Great prompt: "Wonder" A1: The days The Days of Wonder Are they gone Gone forever It makes me sad I thought I'd never I'd hoped my hard-nosed nature was a fad With blinders on Can't see the beauty…
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Song #50!! Another part of the super-skirmish weekend. Prompt was to use 5 of 10 randomly generated words. I used: cowgirl, alaska, fools, madness, top, taco V1: Drivin' down Main I noticed her license plate Man, she was a long, long…
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Another superskirmish, prompt: "Hideaway". V1: Sometimes I find myself at odds With everything about this world I wanna shout up to the Gods And that's when I know I need a break A quiet place to settle in For everybody's sake…
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Another superskirmish 1-hr write. I hosted this one, the prompt: "October Sunshine" - had know idea which direction I'd take. V1: The leaves started changing Beautiful red and green and yellow It was a crisp early morning I didn't think…
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Next superskirmish, 1-hr write - prompt: "Unexpected (Something you didn't anticipate, whether a Positive surprise (a wonderful occurrence/event) or a Negative one (a challenge/obstacle/disappointment)" So of course the subject of aging was…
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Superskirmish L - one hour write (except I went over by 15 minutes) - prompt: "The Road Ahead" A1: I Can't See the Road Ahead We're in the kind of storm I dread Driving slower so I might find A speed where I won't feel so blind This feeling…
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Another skirmish - the prompt was "Cats (or other pets)". Great prompt and I had some fun with this one. Pets are a big part of our lives so here's a little taste of what it's like at the Gordon house. V1: A long line of dogs and cats have…
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First one-hr skirmish of this weekend's Super Skirmish - prompt: Beginnings V1: Better get going You may hear yourself say You may feel like you're rowing In the opposite way Well I know that feeling Like there's nowhere to go You…
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I'm learning that I write better lyrics to a prompt or title. This title came from the FawmMuse title generator. For many years I felt lost and wrongly-directed creatively - its only been the last 3-4 years that I've begun to find myself in…
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Week 10 challenge - Place Name. I lived in LIC for about 4 of the 10 years that I lived in NYC. While mostly not a true story, I do love Long Island City - it's very close to Manhattan and has a distinct and individual charm. For those who…
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September 20 - 2 hr. Sunday skirmish. Prompt - "sleep" - got this in in just over 2 hours. V1: Sometimes when I wake I have an uneasy feeling Like a leafy yard that needs a rake What am I not revealing There must be something going…
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September 17 - Wanted to try another song in AABA form, since I ended up liking my song from last Sunday's skirmish. This ended up being Part 2 because about three-quarters of the way through the song I had another idea and almost scrapped this…
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September 13 - Sunday skirmish, prompt - Autumn. Had to start late but glad I was able to participate. AABA form, a song about getting older. V1: Autumn's Here for Me And even though I'm getting older There's still much more to see Clear…
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September 12 - This could be that inner voice that might prevent someone from expressing themselves creatively, or from pursuing any other goal that might cause fear or resistance. Partially inspired by the Stephen Pressfield book "The War of…
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September 10 - Feeling like the well is running dry lyrically (I know that's not true and is really fear, doubt, and resistance). Grabbed this title from the FAWM Muse site and told myself "write!" VERSE: The tall grass is blowing As I ride…
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September 7 - At first glance I had some musical ideas in mind, so really glad that Cindy's lyric was available for a collab. My aim was to keep it in the pop/rock vein but with a nod to African rhythms/sounds. Cindy's original note to her…
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September 6 - Sunday skirmish, one hour to write a song from the prompt, which for today was "Bright Star." VERSE: Refusal to engage In the nonsense That puts me in a rage Sometimes You remain above the fray You may hear an insult…
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September 3 - I'm pretty self-critical like I'm sure a lot of us are - I actually like this one. One of my favorites for this 50/90. VERSE: Looking out the window The narrow street below The sounds of the city calling I know where I'd…
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September 1 - When I was first reading Liz's lyric a few days ago I was immediately hearing something, so happy it was available for a collab. Lyric by Liz Petty V1 speak to me with your body speak to me without words let me know your…
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August 30 - Sunday skirmish, prompt is "Conversation" - joined late because we took a trip to visit my Aunt today, and interestingly our little day trip ended up being perfect as a jumping off point for my lyric. VERSE: A perfect late-summer…
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