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Michael R. J. Roth

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Homeless Sky

Based on my time in Seattle.

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Morning in the Promised...

Today's March for Life Day, and it made me think of this song. Almost got this one cut (Isn't that one of the checklist items on the songwriting path?).

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When You Found Me

This is a new studio version of the song I had posted earlier. It recently won an Honorable Mention in the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

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If I Made A...

This is a lyric that grew out of one of Brent's WordPlay Thursday exercises It's a rewrite of my first draft, which was basically stream of consciousness. This is basically a lyric entry. The soundtrack is just a crude rendition of the melody, but I thought it would be better than just reading it. Maybe not. You can ignore it.

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Cheap Motel

Co-written with Scott Thorn (https://scottthorn.com/), this song was recently a second-place winner in the Dallas Songwriters Association's lyric competition. Scott has a rock-country version in the works, but this is a stripped-down acoustic take.

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Faded Beauty

I saw her in the window seat on the plane from Wichita, gazing out on golden fields. I know that isn’t what she saw.

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Hearts Wide Open

"Hearts Wide Open" was a Christian Music Category Winner:
First Place - 2016 Dallas Songwriters Association
Third Place - The Songwriters Association of Washington's 33rd Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2016
Finalist - 18th Annual Great American Song Contest 2016

This is a demo track I recorded at Nothing But Noise studio, with backup vocals by Lexi Jackson (of Wild the Waters) and Matt Davis (of Thunder Buddies), and some nice guitar licks from Matt.

It's still unmastered, but hopefully is listenable enough to get feedback.

For those of your who are interested in a Biblical connection, here it is:

Matthew 22 New International Version (NIV)

The Parable of the Wedding Banquet
22 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3 He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4 “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

5 “But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6 The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7 The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9 So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ 10 So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

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When You Found Me

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