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Music Prompt #1 “Saint Lawrence River”

Welcome to the Music Prompt! Music is a wonderful source of inspiration for me personally so I am extremely pleased to announce this new addition to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. I thought the best way to start us off was to start with one of my favorite artists and favorite songs.

“St. Lawrence River”

David Usher

Smells on the air
See there it’s crushing the final impression
The stains on the paper
Where words fell like water
Unearth all the changes that never did matter
I think it’s beginning to freeze here

Caught in the rage and the fire of things
All the brightness that burns me
I’m fumbling through like a child in the dark
When the nakedness comes
I am shocked by the colour the glorious weight of your skin
Comes alive
And I never thought we’d make it back so soon
Might be nice
But I knew you’d be your own destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I’d make it up to you

Here please forgive me
Could we escape all the bitterness piled upon bitterness
Held in the face of the things that I don’t understand
Intellectualize over and over
This helplessness suits us
Funny how quiet has slipped to our corners
Worn all our edges away
You are watching breathing and baiting
Wanting and warming and cautiously waiting
For some simple signal to creep cross your conscience
Uncover redemption and oh did I mention
I carried you down to the St. Lawrence River
The banks running dirty the water’s beginning to freeze here
Solid by morning
And I’ll freeze here
Winter by morning

Comes a lie
And I never thought you’d get me back so soon
Might be nice
But it’s only if my own destroyer
Comes alive
And I always knew I’d make it up to you

I saw on your face such a curious grin
As I let go your hand
I was desperate to hold you again
But you’re sinking so deep in the water
Outsmarted myself and so easily gave up what I wanted
Solid by morning
What I wanted
Winter by morning

Comes alive
And I never thought you’d make it up so soon
Night be nice
But I always knew you’re my destroyer
Comes a time
And I always thought I’d make it up to you

Solid by morning
And I’ll freeze here
Winter by morning

Use the above song as inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited too short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, covers, music/dance videos etc.)

Alternatively,

If you are a musician use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

You have 1 week to complete this challenge.

You do not have to include the video but please mention the song/artist in your post.

When you’re done, TAG the post Music Challenge and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, and add your link to the Link Button. And don’t forget to link to this post or copy your post’s URL into the comments. We can read your post sooner that way.

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About mindlovemisery

Music: PJ Harvey, Radio Head, Fleetwood Mac, David Usher/Moist, Johnny Cash, Portishead, Damien Rice (basically I am a 90s kid I like alternative, grunge, Industrial and other types of metal, oldies, punk, rock etc.) Authors: Sylvia Plath, James Baldwin, Edmund White, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Carrol, Jeff Noon, etc. Movies: A Clock Work Orange, Fight Club, House of Flying Daggers (I like a lot of cult movies, horror, comedy, drama, I don't like action and fantasy is terrifying lol) Philosophical Beliefs: Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism (before it changed under Nationalism), The Transcendent Order Favorite Video Game: Planescape Torment What I do: read, write, yoga, pilates, weight-lift, walk, study philosophy and psychology, dance like a crazy person, paint, dream etc. Qualities: stubborn, sarcastic, teasing, playful, open, flirtatious, eccentric, passionate, forgetful, open-minded I am 32 and married (almost 13 years) with a beautiful 5 year old daughter. Everyone thinks I'm a hippie.

30 comments on “Music Prompt #1 “Saint Lawrence River”

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  2. summerstommy2
    July 24, 2015

    I love this song Yves, great choice as the first music prompt…..

    • mindlovemisery
      July 24, 2015

      Thank you Micheal you have excellent taste =)

      • summerstommy2
        July 24, 2015

        Thank you. You chose a great way to start….

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        XD Next week it will be over to Rose from Bohemian Nerd she is our new music host

      • summerstommy2
        July 24, 2015

        Wow great news…..I look forward to seeing what she comes up with.

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        Me too Michael I am very excited =)

      • summerstommy2
        July 24, 2015

        On August 6th we will post our first fairy tale prompt. It’s looking good and we hope will be received well.

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        That is exciting to hear Michael! I am certain that you and Phylor will do an outstanding job you are both exceptional in the genre =)

      • summerstommy2
        July 24, 2015

        The good thing is we are both having a good time coming up with prompts.

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        That really is most important to enjoy yourself. When I first started my prompts long ago I had no idea how much I would love it and how dear it would become to my heart

      • summerstommy2
        July 24, 2015

        I’m surprised how much stuff of my own I can use. I also have a friend who is allowing me to use her photos.

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        Inspiring people is so rewarding =)

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  4. phylor
    July 24, 2015

    Thank you for introducing me to David Usher. And, the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec acts as a metaphor and a powerful image.
    I think Friday Music Challenge is a great idea.
    And like Michael, I look forward to adding a fairy tale whimsicalness to Tale Weaver.

    • phylor
      July 24, 2015

      I haven’t been pinging well of late:
      https://phylor.wordpress.com/2015/07/24/drifts-of-snow/

    • mindlovemisery
      July 24, 2015

      My pleasure I want people to hear his beautiful music. It does indeed and I really felt a connection to the river in your piece. I am glad you like it I am very excited about the change and so happy you and Michael are excited about adding fairytales to the mix

      • phylor
        July 24, 2015

        I’ve already been searching out his material. I’ve never downloaded music. I search out the CD and upload to my computer. Old fashioned I know. Now, which fairy tale to use. Hmmmmm . . . .

      • mindlovemisery
        July 24, 2015

        I also have CDs and I listen to Youtube so I am just as old-fashioned lol I am excited to see what you guys choose

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  7. mj6969
    July 27, 2015

    Such a richness and depth, a boldness to the lyrics – it leaves me breathless and amazed in the possibilities available to those who write lyrics – and then add music to them – or a combination thereof etc.

    I admit to insisting on having my own radio – at the age of 2 – and I did – music – of all types, genres etc. is important to me. Not only the musical score itself, but lyrics – and I wonder why it is I can remember songs from before my birth and yet, can’t figure out where I put the damn milk!?!

    Great intro to the prompt – which is a new and intriguing idea. Love it. 😀

    • mindlovemisery
      July 27, 2015

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you liked it! As a child music was my way of escaping trauma/healing. I was always singing (terribly I admit) and everyday I could not wait to plug in the microphone (which considering that no one in my house could sing must have been a torture device) and practice. I practiced sometimes for 8 hours strait! and I still sing like a dying semi-robotic coyote lol Music was everything and I also had to have my radio. As I am from the 80s music played in the streets 24/7 so I never had to go without it. It is a shame I never had a talent for it, I can’t even write songs so I have to live vicariously through geniuses like David Usher. When I discovered poetry though that was a good day!

      • mj6969
        July 27, 2015

        LOL — not laughing at you – but rather I understand – Music is a huge part of my life – even studied piano for some years – technically, I have no problem with it – and I have a great “musical ear” – but I can’t sing a lick – it’s like I’m tone deaf – which I know, makes no sense – because honestly – I have a musical ear – but alas, I must have stepped out of the line when the vocal parts were being handed out 😉

        But that doesn’t stop me – when no one is around – from singing away.

        I’ve always wondered – especially now – more and more – why it is that I have this ability to really get music – the different layers to it – and yet – I can’t sing. Oh well – such as it is.

        And so we discover other abilities and talents – in different ways.

        It was a great day – emphasis on great – when you discovered poetry and writing 😀

      • mindlovemisery
        July 27, 2015

        I have always wanted to study a musical instrument. I remember in music class we got to sample some more unusual instruments and I picked the xylophone and after my mock performance the teacher asked me after class how many years have you been playing that? Are you in the band? That was the first time I ever touched one so that remains my one musical success story that freak accident lol I often wondered why my love and intense practice made so little difference as well. I still sing, actually I sing better if I sing without music just by myself, don’t get wrong it’s not good but then I can sing in the way that works a little better with extremely bizarre singing voice and well I can hear. I don’t have good hearing so I can’t pick sounds well

      • mj6969
        July 27, 2015

        So you are a musical prodigy without even knowing it XD

        I think it comes from the soul – whether we’re “good’ at it – well – okay – no auditioning for me here – but it’s about enjoyment – so yeah, do what works out right for you. Besides, what’s the expression “dance as if no one is watching” … well … “sing as if you’re naked and no one is watching” XD

    • mindlovemisery
      July 27, 2015

      I never wear clothes because you never know when the muse will strike lol

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