“Cover To Cover” – Song By: Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson

upside down hanging from trees
the air that you breathe, your heart won’t skip a beat
the center of paintings that stare
with the rising sun sleepy eyes start to glare

losing my sight walking at night
penetrate the dark with candle light
cover to cover

puffing cigarettes
a moment in time when a man loses his wife
a ham on the table
you think your smart, it is raining outside

one drop of rain, a tear from the sky that’s giving
beautiful, it is the sweet that is forgiving
cover to cover

laying on blankets of grass
wonderful, ugly, and fair
the needle draws the blood
the uncomfortable weight of a stare

not to feel the pain that makes you cry
smoke from a chimney means there’s fire

like a good book read cover to cover
like a good book read cover to cover

Take A Listen To “Cover To Cover”

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Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson Now Featured On (Last.FM Radio)

After working hard at writing and producing our music, we are now featured on the internet radio site Last.FM which is one of the top five internet radio sites on the internet. Last.FM is considered to be one of the giants in the internet radio sites next to Pandora, Jango and only a few others. If you have an account on the site you can log in and search for us. You can also create an account for free and listen to us, or any one of your favorite artists. You can also create a “Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson” radio station on Jango. Thanks to everyone for your support! To see our profile click on the link below.

Ronnie and Heather On Last.FM

“Staircase Has No Legs” – Poem By: Heather Whitley Gibson

supper has it’s last dinner
the door has a foot
the window has a flowerbed
it’s frame has a curtain
staircase has no legs
vacuum cleaner has rollers
chair has arms
even beds have heads
the T.V. takes a stand
the light bulb has it’s own shade
the pillows have shams
like purses have strings
clothes have price tags
every dresser has drawers
keys have hooks
wires have outlets
clocks, chalkboards, mirrors have faces
the table has it’s dressings
staircase has no legs

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“It Happened Again” – Song By: Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson

Stop sign ahead, it happened again
breeze in the trees, tears in your eyes
it’s Cezanne’s Mt. Rainier,
balanced on his back, the time traveled to find
painted in solitude, the easel wedged between
the sand and the stone, it’s still time taken
colors awaken, it’s happened to you

the time to find, what he could find true
the path still taken, it’s happened to you
it’s the love, from a beautiful song
the imagined image
blinking eyes emerge

a bird parading, a light purple flare
happiness so near, the pain that swings
it’s warm pouches of clouds
silent strained, looking so slow, in water, in life
hanging below, the sweetness of falling
the shunted sunspot, lids slant shut
like a child walks home on a Sunday crawling
to find the unfindable tear

the time to find, what he could find true
the path still taken, it’s happened to you
it’s the love, from a beautiful song
laughing and loving
never forgetting the falling

the time to find, what he could find true
the path still taken, it’s happened to you
it’s the love, from a beautiful song
laughing and loving
never forgetting the falling

the song everyone plays
it happened again

the sweetness of grace

Take A Listen To “It Happened Again”

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Adding Soul to Your Songwriting

Article from SongwritingLab.Com

We all have a varied opinion on what exactly a song is and considering the 140 character limit of twitter no longer applies here, I can now happily share my own view with you.
Pedantically, we can look at a song as being part melody, part rhythm, part arrangement and part “ message”. I wish to focus on the message, but just to clarify the first three:
A melody is a series of notes. We play the notes with various textures and in varied rhythm as we stop, start and mix how the melody flows. A melody is usually presented on top of a rhythm (not necessarily a drum), possibly as simple as the rhythm you get from pausing, sustaining or holding. You can easily whistle a good melody but can struggle to whistle a bad one.
Take Singin’ in the Rain – by Freed and Brown. The melody has a wonderful rhythm to it. If you started whistling it now, you may very well be distracted from reading the rest of this article, so don’t start whistling now!
The term arrangement changes with genre and with time but effectively is the chosen structure, for the chosen instruments, playing the chosen melody/chord etc. This can have an effect on the message.
The message part of a song is an interesting one and where the rest of this article will now concentrate. It is interesting because it is relied on heavily by modern pop music. The message is not just lyrics but also the vibe.
Take hip-hop as an example. Hip-hop contains more message than rhythm, more rhythm than arrangement and more arrangement than melody. Take message away and you have a mediocre poem. No one wants to listen to average. So to improve the rap, one must big it up to compensate. Hip hop relies on a kick ass rhythm which creates a vibe, which reinforces the message.
To avoid dull rap, rappers write lyrics that test. They put violence or a sexy/lust slant into the message, something to make it edgy.

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“Long Lines” – Song By: Ronnie and Heather Whitley Gibson

outside the cost of cutting trees
a paper curled, news paper dew opening
the band is working on the music’s timing
bluegrass, all the dancers are wiggling
agreement unmeant – with the sublet
hands holding the payment tight
twirling leaves hung – like golden curles
original records that play on the darkest night

recital plays a piano reference
naming poems with warming breathe

leaving bread while it grows and rises
a paper maker, ribbons green
as we grow we are all changing sizes

in the middle, pupils pupils
recording call retained the thirsty names
night smears the very long rhythms
out of the belly falls sky entrails

revolving door – real-a-state turned over
playing guitar – playing the dulcimer

needed memories needled in place
fire places replace the sun
long lines try for rented space

need memories pasted in place
fire places replace the sun
long lines try for rented space

in the middle, pupils pupils
night smears the very long rhythms
blue ribbon beer, honey from the honey bees
long lines at the traffic lights

Take A Listen To “Long Lines”