Inspiration Road Update

Well, I have some new lyrics I’m feeling pretty good about. Still need a second verse. Hoping to get the lyrics done before my 2 months in Des Moines so I can work with some musician friends (and my baby bro) to produce it.

Inspiration Road –2006 ©Dawnya Clarine

I’m lost on the same streets
I’ve driven down for years
Gutters are heaped with regret

My eyes on the rearview
I’m looking at what’s past
Heartache in stark silhouette

The street signs are Gargoyles
They block the scenic path
Vacant eyes dare me to try

I’m strapped in my small life
Ashtray full of doubts
Afraid to fail, afraid to fly

CH:
Then a voice says run the red light
Let destiny unfold
Find who you were born to be
On Inspiration Road

This is your life’s journey
Put the top down take it slow
Dreams painted on the centerline
On Inspiration Road

This road, this road, your road is Inspiration Road

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

V1:

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

 CHORUS

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.

 

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