Apologies Singer/Songwriter

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Creative Brief

I wrote this in response to the awful forest fires that have been causing such sad devastation in Australia.

It's a reflective lyric and I think could be accompanied by piano or acoustic guitar, maybe with some strings added.

 

Timothy Reid has now added a guitar demo. His suggested musical structure is:

Intro Verse 1 Verse 2 Chorus Verse 3 (Could be a short instrumental section/Solo) Verse 4 Chorus Outro

Apologies 

(Verse 1)

 

There were 70 million deaths in the Second World War

 

Six million Holocaust victims, maybe a little more,

 

The scale of this destruction still pulls on our heartstrings

 

How dreadful we should ever allow such monstrous things

 


(Verse 2)

 

There's been one billion animals killed in Australia's fires

 

And the estimated figures just keep on rising higher,

 

This is just the start of this, who knows what tomorrow brings

 

How dreadful that we should be the cause of such awful things

 


(Chorus)

 

I offer my apologies

 

It's not enough,

 

My apologies

 

My apologies.

 

If we're not the cure

 

We're the disease,

 

We need to do much more

 

Than offer apologies

 


(Verse 3)

 

There are no more last chances for us to right all our wrongs

 

To put our house in order, back where it belongs,

 

Why bury our heads in the sand, that way nobody wins

 

We’ll just live to see more and more of these dreadful things

 

 

 

(Chorus)

 

I offer my apologies

 

It's not enough,

 

My apologies

 

My apologies.

 

If we're not the cure

 

We're the disease,

 

We need to do much more

 

Than offer apologies

 

 

 

(Outro)

 

The coral is dying

 

My apologies,

 

Blue Mountains are smoking

 

My apologies,

 

We've barely awoken

 

My apologies,

 

The oil men are grinning

 

My apologies.

 

We need to do much more

 

Than just apologies,

 

Don’t want blood on my hands

 

From more atrocities,

 

Needs to be much more than

 

Just limp apologies,

 

It’s time to do much more than

 

Just say apologies

 

 

 

Written by Simon Wright

 

(January 2020)

 

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Genre Singer/Songwriter

Collaboration started January 25, 2020 by SimonW
Last upload 11 days ago


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Initial Copyright Statement:

Copyright © 2020 by SimonW, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Jan 25, 2020


Copyright Sharing Statement:

SimonW has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

Composition: Equally with other collaborators
Sound Recording: Equally with other collaborators
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Collaborators
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SimonW Simon Wright
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Creator
PLUS
Treid Timothy Reid
Osaka City Osaka Japan
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