Sunday, January 17, 2016

"This Wheel" my entry to the 2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest!

Hey, guess what!

I entered last year with what I think is one of my best songs! They put it on the official tumblr and said some nice things about it.

This year's song isn't as good.

From the youtube description:

"This is my submission to NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Concert Contest!


This wheel is a-turning
through snow and sleet and hail
this wheel is a-turning
over broken glass and nails.

This wheel is a-turning
'cuz that's what wheels do.
This wheel is a-turning, baby
but not back to you!

This fire is a-burning
with a flame so bright.
The wind and rain won't snuff it out
it flickers through the night.

This fire is a-burning
with a flame so pure and true
this fire is a-burning, honey
in spite of you!

This heart is a-yearning
for a love so deep and sweet
a love to set it racing
and make it skip a beat.

This heart is a-yearning
but I guess that's nothing new.
This heart is a-yearning, sweetheart
but it won't break over you.

This wheel is a-turning, baby
watch it roll away from you!

This song started out as an attempt to write a song with the rhythmic feeling of "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash, but as I started writing lyrics it just became a pile of song cliches. It felt right.

I hope you all love it, and it helps you learn to love again!"

I know I won't win, but I figure it doesn't hurt to try!

Plus I had the new song written.

And it was fun last year.

And it might get my other videos a few more views.

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