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Solicitations from record companies...
    #2083601 - 11/08/03 11:58 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Early last year I wrote a song called "Pocket Full of Dreams". A friend of mine has a brother-in-law who is a blues singer in Los Angeles. He was here for Thankgiving last year and I started playing the song. He loved it and asked if he could record it on his upcoming album. I said he could have it, just credit me as the songwriter. He finished the album this year and now I am geting solicitation letters from record companies in L.A. asking me to submit material. I know these are just stupid form letters and they don't mean shit but it still makes me feel good to know that my name has begun to circulate in the industry, even if it is just meaninless small-time labels.

Here are the lyrics to "Pocket Full of Dreams". Just imagine it set to a 12-bar blues kinda riff....

Just another working stiff
Strugglin daily to survive
Keeping up on all my bills
By humping mister 9-to-5
Never seen a wealthy day
Never known an ounce of fame
Spend my whole existence
Runnin frantic in that rat-race game
But I've been dealt a solid hand
And I'll succeed by any means
Meanwhile I'm just happy
With my pocket full of dreams

Never made a giant splash
Never set the world on fire
Never changed humanity
Never raised the bar up higher
In a silent sea of stares
I'm just another average face
Plottin how I'll make my mark
Upon the human race
I know I have potential
To achieve some greater things
But right now I will settle
For a pocket full of dreams

Money can't buy happiness
At least thats what they say
But if its up to me
I'd like to try it anyway
Living in a fancy house
Cruisin in a sporty car
Dressed in all the finest clothes
And rubbing elbows with the stars
If ever I get wealthy
I may try all of those things
For now I'll just take pleasure
In my pocket full of dreams

But whos successful, who is not
Just how do you define
When someones finally made it
Where do you draw the line
I ain't got money, ain't got fame
Ain't got no fancy stuff
But I got dreams and passion
And for now that is enough
Someday I know I'll reach the top
And cause a mighty scene
Till then I keep it shrouded
In my pocket full of dreams

You invented the wheel....You push the motherfucker!!

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Re: Solicitations from record companies... [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2083888 - 11/08/03 02:15 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

That's great news :wink: Let me know when the cd comes out i would love to hear it.  :stoned:


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    #2083915 - 11/08/03 02:32 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

congratulations man

you can even be more proud that it came from within you and not at all for the money.

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Re: Solicitations from record companies... [Re: ToTheSummit]
    #2083989 - 11/08/03 03:00 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Sweet deal man!  :thumbup:
When record companies start coming after you, that's a good sign. I don't know if you're a serious musician or not, but it might be a good idea to start getting your stuff together.. as far as thinking about getting an entertainment lawyer if you are going to deal with one of these companies.. copyright your songs.. etc etc.. get familiar with the business side of it, because they love to rape people.

But yeah man that's awesome! My band has gotten solicitations from a few indie labels and one major (Metal Blade), but we are just waiting for the right one to come around. We're working towards Century Media, and we have permission to send material.. we just need a new recording.

Best of luck man, and make sure to cover your bases! 


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