Inspiration Road Continues …

Been an interesting week on this song.  I struggled to find the transition from verse to chorus.  The verse is emotionally low and I wanted the chorus to be more positive, filled with possibility. After several days of sitting with pen in hand, listening for the answer, it came.  The line “A voice says run the red light”  showed up on the page and I think it is working.

Inspiration Road      © Dawnya Clarine


I’m lost on the streets

I’ve driven down for years

Gutters heaped with regret

My eyes on the rearview

I’m looking at what’s past

Heartache in stark silhouette


The street signs are Gargoyles

Laughing as I pass

Point toward traps and dead ends


I’m strapped in my small life

Ashtray full of doubts

Burned up dreams I cannot mend  OR  Questioning just who I am  OR Question am I good enough  OR  Ask if I’m real or pretend


A voice says

run the red light

Let destiny unfold

Find who you were meant to be

On Inspiration Road


This road is

Your life’s journey

Put the top down take it slow

Dreams painted on the center line

On Inspiration Road

This road, this road, this road is Inspiration Road

Your road is Inspiration Road


© Dawnya Clarine

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Inspiration Road (working title for the song I’m currently working on)

Inspiration Road (working title)

I’m lost on the streets I’ve traveled for years
Memories and history littering the curb

Eyes on the rearview, see only what I’ve passed
While my mind drives in circles over worn out thoughts and used up dreams

© Dawnya Clarine

A little about me

Dawnya ClarineI’m a songwriter, singer, actor, writer, director, publisher, producer and workshop leader. I like to play. I like to have fun. I like to make people laugh.

My winding journey has taken me from fundraiser and event planner for non-profits; to owning an ad agency and film production company; to employee communications manager for an international DuPont company; to leading the creative efforts for the internet for Coldwater Creek; to project manager for Gander Mountain’s e-commerce, to performing songwriter and workshop leader. What a ride.

Through writing, performance, singing, and in the lyrics of my songs I connect with people on a wide range of emotions, about a myriad of life topics.

Recently I have been able to expand this connection through a songwriting workshop where I  help people reengage with their creative, playful sides. They begin seeing themselves in new, positive ways. And as they grow to trust themselves, me and the other participants, they open up their deepest selves to create lyrics that are full of soul and heart.



Enjoy the music of Dawnya Clarine


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