Christian Songwriters

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MikeJM / Mike Mantecon 1yr+8mo ago
So where do I begin? lol... I guess I should start with an apology. For those of you who know me, I have been on this site for four years. Each of those years have seemed to bring more outside commitments and less time on Kompoz. This last year has especially been a whirlwind, with my grandfather passing away, my family selling our house, new college, new commitments, new locality. And thus I have definitely over-extended myself. Several times I even committed/initiated projects here on this group and left them abandoned. And as I am currently on hiatus from Kompoz, I would like to apologize to anyone here in this group and on the site in general I've left hanging. I believe I was given a gift with words for much more than I'm using it for now. And while I have currently down-graded my workload to just working on private projects, at least from now until my winter break ends I'd like to make an exception: this group. I know ShannonB and others have been interested in giving this group a burst of activity. I'd like to honestly commit to that as well. Life is settling down. I have new stories to tell. And I feel those stories are hard for me to tell on a purely secular level. Since my faith has been such a huge part of my story. If anyone is interested, I would love to collaborate with them on this basis: creating deeply religious and spiritual songs, in any style, for any purpose. I will be posting lyrics here and seeing what attention it attracts. As I am also busy catching up on other projects that I've neglected this year, please be patient with me. But I will definitely be reasonable! God bless you all - this will be the new hub of my (public) activity on this site for now. If we can't gain some traction, that's fine. But I would hope that I would be able to get some people aboard to work on such music with me - music with a deeper purpose. :)


   

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MikeJM   commented 1yr+8mo ago


For example, here is a lyric I was working on. If anyone's interested: The Missing Piece Written by Mike Mantecon | (C) 2018 Mike Mantecon So many ways to break a heart So many ways to lose So many ways to fall apart So many paths to choose So many things that I have seen Bring sorrow to my soul (But) In the end there's only one thing That can make empty lives whole The missing piece The missing piece in my life The missing piece The end of sorrow and strife It takes one piece to make the puzzle whole One sacrifice to heal a soul The missing piece The missing piece in my life (If) Everything seems to come undone Everything seems to fail Then there is promise you can trust And a word that will prevail So many things that I have heard The wisdom of the world (But) In the end there is only one touch That can change the whole wide world The missing piece The missing piece in my life The missing piece The end of sorrow and strife It takes one piece to make the puzzle whole One sacrifice to heal a soul The missing piece The missing piece in my life

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EdsonCastro   commented 1yr+8mo ago


I have long wanted to do something deep and religious, but I have always neglected this desire.

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ShannonB   commented 1yr+8mo ago


I guess the question is, "Are there any strong finishers out there?" If you could finish one project here, what would it be, and what would it take to get it done? I have trashed projects because I just couldn't see any interest. It is super easy to get pulled into other projects that have more traction, thinking if we only keep it clean, we will be satisfied. Then we find that we are not satisfied, because we keep losing focus. The hope is always there! Baby steps really are better than no steps at all. It's a journey that should not be discounted! :)

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CCBTrips1   commented 1yr+8mo ago


Is it bad that I kind of want to write a sad Christian song...? I mean it's not really praising God but it's giving insight into the average Christian. The entire song is pretty much about doubt and pain and I can give you guys the lyrics if you want. It's the first song I've ever written so it's not perfect.

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MikeJM   commented 1yr+8mo ago


Not at all! Christian music really should encapsulate all aspects of a faith-filled life. I think it is a great idea. :) For example, have you ever heard of the Christian Metal band RED? They use dark heavy metal to - instead of telling non Christian stories -to tell of the agony and the sadness of a life without God. It is brilliant! Please do share. If you?re not confident in them I can help co-write it, but I?ll be honest .... I think most people underestimate their writing ability. I?m sure it?s fine to share at the very least. :)

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CCBTrips1   commented 1yr+8mo ago


Where Were You Verse 1: Hanging onto every joyful moment Savoring my happiness Trying to outrun my suffering But the good moments grew less Hating myself in every moment Praying for God to give me strength My mind was racing but failing Yet you never came Pre-Chorus: In all the darkness and all the pain I tried to reach out to you (But my) mind was cold and my heart was hard There was nothing I could do Chorus: Where were you when I lost my mind and searched for you Where were you when I felt depressed and lost When i asked you to aid me in my unbelief Where were you Jesus, where were you Verse 2: Lying motionless on the couch Having nothing to look forward to Dying but fearing to tell anyone My life became a worthless blue Put into a destructive loop My state of mind deteriorated My mind was racing but failing Yet you never came Pre-Chorus: In all the darkness and all the pain I tried to reach out to you (But my) mind was cold and my heart was hard There was nothing I could do Chorus: Where were you when I lost my mind and searched for you Where were you when I felt depressed and lost When i asked you to aid me in my unbelief Where were you Jesus, where were you Bridge How am I supposed to believe In a God ever so blindly All it?s brought has been grief and pain I can?t do it. I can?t do it Jesus if you do exist Please bring my deliverance Help me in my doubts and death Just come Jesus you?re the only one I cannot do it on my own I?m broken and worthless and unworthy But please spare me

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MikeJM   commented 1yr+8mo ago


This is beautiful and amazing. I think every Christian- heck every person who has looked for answers in hard times - can relate to this. I certainly can; it really speaks to me. And these type of expressions only help us draw closer to God. Nothing wrong about it at all - I hope this turns into a great song. Allow me a few minutes to respond in depth to your other comment - I pray that things improve for you!

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CCBTrips1   commented 1yr+8mo ago


Well to be honest this is really more from my agnostic view. I've pretty much lost touch with God even though I've been praying and reading the Bible and trying to believe. But he's led my family is such a bad direction and allowed them to become agnostics. And I can't believe in a God who lets that happen to people when they are suffering so much and looking to him for answers.

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MikeJM   commented 1yr+8mo ago


I know 100% how you feel. Believe me. You are not alone... For example, I have dealt for all of my life with mental health problems. When I was five I was diagnosed with autism. Started showing signs of depression when I was 10. Starting When I was 15 I went through a severe and scary, PTSD-like form of anxiety that I went through for two years in a hard way. I still have problems in my life. Your experiences may be way different from mine, but we have both had the same questions. Where was God, and why did he let us go through what we went through. Why would he let us and our families suffer? I?m not going to pretend like I have all the answers. But I really do feel for you and yours, and want to let you know that I believe that God has a plan. I believe that God was with me that whole time, and is currently with us now. Life isn?t perfect. Why it is like that I don?t know. I?m not going to pretend like I do know. But sometimes trying to make sense of things amidst suffering is hard to do. We lose track of the good, and though our pain is real it also becomes its own makeshift prison. I prayed this morning that God would help me help someone. I believe the most powerful thing I could do is not any of these words, but actually listening - listening to your story. I am here for you, and I believe God made that possible. I feel blessed to be able to pray for you. Remember that God is not too high and mighty to echo your doubts with. I was pretty agnostic too at one point - now my life continues to turn around in beautiful ways. The answer to your problems - I?ll be honest - I can?t give you, but I?m always here for you. It is between you and God though, please never think that thoughts like the ones you wrote about you can?t pray to God - he is always listening! Please check in once in a while and never be afraid to send me a message, - Mike