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My Life Doesn’t Rhyme

Humming-CD-cover-600Words and music by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers Searching for chords that’ll turn like a wheel As I try to interpret the way that I feel Wishing for words that’ll glimmer like pearls No, I never stop hoping to impress all the girls Too ancient for Idol, too young to expire Here’s why this songwriter does not retire My life doesn’t rhyme so I pick and I choose I leave out the black and I sing you the blues For artistic license I’m paying my dues With every step of the way I’m mining for meaning, spelunking for sound The headlamp is beaming, it’s dark all around I’ll take something clever if nothing’s profound And call it a fairly good day You know heartache and quiet desperation Are hanging around every bend But a song with a rhyme can turn on a dime And carry me home again My life doesn’t rhyme and the world is off key But here in my song all the voices agree And sweet resolution is just up to me I like it much better this way ’Cause heartache and quiet desperation Are a songwriter’s very best friend But a song with a rhyme and a good sense of time Will carry you through to the end So I’ll mix all these metaphors and hope for the best Reach for the feeling down deep in my chest Thank you for listening to what I’ve confessed In my sinner songwriterly way

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