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Sing Me a Love Song

Martin Lorentzson

March 24, 2017

Genre: Pop

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The idea of the song came to me when I heard that a little girl I know had been diagnosed with leukemia (she's well today). I started to think about how she felt, alone, sad and vulnerable at the hospital, a long way from home. But for me, the hospital theme was a dead-end so I decided to change it to being locked away while keeping the overall theme. Don't know if I succeeded or not. All input is welcome!

Note: A few people already commented on using "the can", saying it's a term with a rather archaic ring to it. So I'll probably change that.

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Everything: lyrics, melody, arrangement etc. A few people already commented on using "the can", saying it's a term with a rather archaic ring to it. So I'll probably change that.


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Brent Baxter

Hey, Martin!  Thanks for sharing!  If you’re worried about “in the can,” you can always use “in a cell” or “in the pen.”

I dig the vibe.  Feels smoky… I can almost see a guy playing in a lonely bar with his whiskey glass on the top of the piano.  I dig it.

The prison thing is pretty… specific.  It’s good, and I get it.  So this is just a thought- not really a suggestion…

What if the guy is just on the road because of his job or circumstance, and he’s saying this to her over the phone?  Artists, who spend a ton of time on the road, could relate, as could anyone who’s career takes them away from the people they love.

Just a thought.  Overall, I like it!  Beautiful, haunting song.

March 26, 2017

Martin Lorentzson

Hi Brett!

Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your thoughts and reflections. Really appreciate it!

Love the “on the road” idea as a possible route. Will dig into it and see where it leads me. I’ve touring quite a lot, knowing how hard it is deal with the fact the you’re away from the ones you love the most while doing what you love doing.

I’ll definitely have a shot at it, and if there’s anyone in this community that would like to co-write the lyrics with me, just reach out to me!

All the best,
Martin

March 27, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Martin!  Thanks for sharing!  If you’re worried about “in the can,” you can always use “in a cell” or “in the pen.”

I dig the vibe.  Feels smoky… I can almost see a guy playing in a lonely bar with his whiskey glass on the top of the piano.  I dig it.

The prison thing is pretty… specific.  It’s good, and I get it.  So this is just a thought- not really a suggestion…

What if the guy is just on the road because of his job or circumstance, and he’s saying this to her over the phone?  Artists, who spend a ton of time on the road, could relate, as could anyone who’s career takes them away from the people they love.

Just a thought.  Overall, I like it!  Beautiful, haunting song.

March 26, 2017

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Martin Lorentzson

Hi Brett!

Thanks a lot for taking the time to share your thoughts and reflections. Really appreciate it!

Love the “on the road” idea as a possible route. Will dig into it and see where it leads me. I’ve touring quite a lot, knowing how hard it is deal with the fact the you’re away from the ones you love the most while doing what you love doing.

I’ll definitely have a shot at it, and if there’s anyone in this community that would like to co-write the lyrics with me, just reach out to me!

All the best,
Martin

March 27, 2017


Sing Me a Love Song

Written by Martin Lorentzson

The jury found me guilty
of a crime I didn't do
1,000 days in the can
So I'm writing this to you

There's no view from where I'm standing
No sound coming through these walls
Still I can see your shadow
Hear the echoes of your calls

Sing me a love song
Sing me back home
You’re the dream I hold on to
Sing me a love song
Sing me back home to you

Every morning when I wake up
I pretend you're by my side
Holding me close, whispering
Everything will be alright

The days are not my saviors
The nights are not my friends
All I ever believe in
Is the comfort of your hands

Sing me a love song
Sing me back home
You’re the dream I hold on to
Sing me a love song
Sing me back home to you

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