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Basic Info
 
First Name:
carroll
Last Name:
kiphen
Age:
66
City:
Spring
Country:
United States
Collaborators
 
About
I'm a retired teacher who is fulfilling a dream of writing songs.
Songwriting Info
 
I am a:
Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer
Preferred collaboration style:
email
Genres:
Alternative, Country, Indie, Pop, Rock, Singer/Songwriter
I'm strongest at:
lyrics
Instruments I write with:
no instrument
Songwriting is my:
hobby
Songwriting Achievements:
Have written over two thousand song lyrics. I have about 100 songs completed thru collaborations. I've had several publisher contracts and credits on a couple of Cd's.
Collaboration Goals:
just for fun
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Time range (days ago):
08.27.2017
 
To be a painter

Verse
There are things I long to say to her
But I can’t find the words.
I stammer and speak clumsily;
Say trite things that she’s heard.
I struggle as if I were a mime;
My canvas the thin air.
I’m bound and trapped by lack of words;
So much that I can’t share.
Chorus
I am but a poet.
I lack an artist’s hand.
All I have are my words.
I pray she understands.
Ah! To be a painter
To capture what I feel.
Oh! What a masterpiece
The canvas would reveal.
Verse
If she could see the way I see her
I’m sure she’d be amazed.
If I could tell her how I feel
In strokes of pastel shades.
If she’d take my hand she’d understand
There’s more to love than words.
Lord I wish I was a painter
So I could capture her.
Chorus
I am but a poet.
I lack an artist’s hand.
All I have are my words.
I pray she understands.
Ah! To be a painter
To capture what I feel.
Oh! What a masterpiece
The canvas would reveal.
Bridge
Oh! To be a painter
Like Michelangelo;
Capture how I feel for her;
Maybe then she’d know.

Verse
If I could capture on the canvas
The emerald of her eyes.
The sunlight dancing in her hair
the curve from hip to thigh.
If I could bring to life her laughter
What her heart does to mine
I could claim to be an artist
Instead of writing lines.
Chorus
I am but a poet.
I lack an artist’s hand.
All I have are my words.
I pray she understands.
Ah! To be a painter
To capture what I feel.
Oh! What a masterpiece
The canvas would reveal.
418 days ago
 
With you

Verse
I’d like to go skydiving.
I’d love to go to Rome;
Go to the Eiffel Tower
Go sledding dogs to Nome.
I’d like to climb Mt. Shasta
Take in the lovely view.
All these things yes all these things
I’d like to do with you.
Chorus
I’ve got a bucket list I carry
For things I’d like to do.
It’s a place I have for keeping dreams
I’d like to see come true;
The first thing on that list would be
Doing them with you.
Verse
I’d like to fly an airplane.
I’d like to sail to Greece.
Go see the Parthenon.
Go visit Venice beach.
I’d like to see Grand Canyon.
See San Diego Zoo.
All these things yes all these things
I’d like to do with you.
Chorus
I’ve got a bucket list I carry
For things I’d like to do.
It’s a place I have for keeping dreams
I’d like to see come true;
The first thing on that list would be
Doing them with you.
Verse
I’d like to try escargot.
I’d love to go to Spain.
Go see Niagara Falls
Go see a Yankees game.
I’d like to ride a rocket.
Take a trip to the moon.
All these things yes all these things
I’d like to do with you.
Chorus
I’ve got a bucket list I carry
For things I’d like to do.
It’s a place I have for keeping dreams
I’d like to see come true;
The first thing on that list would be
Doing them with you.
Bridge
There wouldn’t be a point in going
If I didn’t go with you.
If I didn’t go with you.
418 days ago
 
You still rock my world

Verse
First time I ever saw you
I was hypnotized.
You had me captivated
Had me mesmerized.
I knew I had to have you.
No one else would do.
Baby I still feel that way.
Hope that you do too.
Pre chorus
We might be a few years older girl
But you still rock my world.
You still rock my world.
Chorus
I know they say that love is blind
But I know what I see.
I think you’re just as beautiful
As any girl could be.
I know they say that love is blind
Your heart might think that’s true
But nothing rocks my soul as a much
As making love to you.
Verse
The years have brought some changes.
But we’ve both survived.
You’re more sophisticated.
I find you sublime.
I know I’ll always love you.
No one else will do.
Baby that’ll never change.
I’ll always love you.
Pre chorus
We might be a few years older girl
But you still rock my world.
You still rock my world.
Chorus
I know they say that love is blind
But I know what I see.
I think you’re just as beautiful
As any girl could be.
I know they say that love is blind
Your heart might think that’s true
But nothing rocks my soul as a much
As making love to you.
418 days ago · 1 comments1 comments
 
X’s and O’s

Verse
My first name his last name
I daydream all day.
Arrange that he’ll see me
When he comes my way.
Change seats with a classmate
Sit closer to him
Wear my shortest short shorts
When he goes to gym.
Chorus
My notebook, a big heart
X’s and O’s.
This girl’s in love
But he doesn’t know.
This girl’s in love
But he doesn’t know.
My notebook, a big heart
X’s and O’s.
Verse
I try to make friends
Hang with his crowd
But he doesn’t notice
That I am around.
He got back a paper;
Got a bad grade.
I said I can help
If you want an A.
Chorus
My notebook, a big heart
X’s and O’s.
This girl’s in love
But he doesn’t know.
This girl’s in love
But he doesn’t know.
My notebook, a big heart
X’s and O’s.
Bridge
We spent hours together
And he tried his best.
The next week in History
He aced his test.
In the hallway he kissed me
And said you’re the best.
Drew a heart on his notebook
You know the rest.
Tag
Yes a notebook a big heart
X’s and O’s.
418 days ago
 

What a wonderful girl

Intro
It’s truly unbelievable
A miracle to me
That a wonderful girl like her
Could be in love with me.
Verse
She’s changed me for the better
Rewired my old program.
With love she’s made me happy.
She’s made me who I am.
I find it quite amazing
She doesn’t realize
How wonderful she is
And how she’s changed my life.
Chorus
I think about my life.
The ways she’s changed my world
And I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.
Yes I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.
Verse
She gives without expecting;
Wants nothing of her own.
Thru faith she’s shown me heaven.
She’s made my heart her home.
I find that it’s intriguing
She hasn’t realized
How wonderful that she is.
I’m one damn lucky guy.
Chorus
I think about my life.
The ways she’s changed my world
And I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.
Yes I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.

Intro repeated as bridge
It’s truly unbelievable
A miracle to me
That a wonderful girl like her
Could be in love with me.
Verse
She’s changed me for the better
Rewired my old program.
With love she’s made me happy.
She’s made me who I am.
I find it quite amazing
She doesn’t realize
How wonderful she is
And how she’s changed my life.
Chorus
I think about my life.
The ways she’s changed my world
And I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.
Yes I think to myself
What a wonderful girl.
418 days ago
 
Tiny angels
Verse
I remember catching fireflies
and putting them in jars
and the scent of orange trees blooming
out in grandpa’s yard.
I remember looking skyward
and gazing at the stars
as a child in awe of God’s work
glowing in the jar.
Chorus
They were tiny angels
whose halos glowed
as I freed them from the jar
each one blessed my soul.
Verse
I’d forgotten what it felt like
beneath a country sky;
the air perfumed with citrus blooms
glowing with fireflies.
I’d forgotten, I’d forgotten
how angels touched my soul
when I opened up that bottle
and I let them go.
Chorus
They were tiny angels
whose halos glowed;
as I freed them from the jar
each one blessed my soul.
Verse
I remember feeling conscious
of doing something good
and feeling like the part
of a greater brotherhood.
I remember I remember
as if it’s yesterday
how it felt to be that young child
filled with hope and faith.
Chorus
They were tiny angels
Whose halos glowed;
As I freed them from the jar
Each one blessed my soul.
418 days ago
 
The turning of the leaves

Verse
The passing of the seasons
Have brought me to my knees;
Changed the way I look at life,
The turning of the leaves.
The failure of my wisdom.
All that I didn’t see.
It is all a part of life,
The turning of the leaves.
Chorus
Foolish expectations,
Unrealistic dreams.
Unfulfilled fantasies
of how I pictured me.
It’s all a part of life;
The turning of the leaves.
It’s all a part of life;
The turning of the leaves.
Verse
I look at life in new ways.
See things I’ve never seen.
No longer have fantasies
Of how things should be.
I’ve seen the way the leaves fall
Like sacrificial lambs.
Their death a necessity.
Part of a greater plan.
Chorus
Foolish expectations,
Unrealistic dreams.
Unfulfilled fantasies
of how I pictured me.
It’s all a part of life;
The turning of the leaves.
It’s all a part of life;
The turning of the leaves.
Bridge
The wind blows they rustle.
A few fall at a time.
I know that no day soon
A child will rake up mine.
Verse
The passing of the seasons
Have brought me to my knees.
Changed the way I look at life.
They’ve got me to believe.
Look at me I’m beautiful
Though I’m no longer green.
I’ve learned to appreciate
The turning of the leaves.
418 days ago
 
The cruelest thing you could’ve done
Verse
I hate you for loving me; for forgiving all my sins.
How can you snuggle up to me when you know where I’ve been.
I still smell like her perfume so I know you smell it too.
How can you kiss me so tenderly after what I’ve done to you?
Chorus
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
It tears into my heart like a bullet from a gun.
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
Verse
I hate you for staying true for committing to your vows.
How can you ignore what I’ve done It’s ripping my heart out.
I’m weak and I like women but it’s not a good excuse.
How can you kiss me with such passion even when you know the truth?
Chorus
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
It tears into my heart like a bullet from a gun.
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
Bridge
Cuss me out and sue me; Say you hate me now;
but please don’t say you love me cuz it’s tearing my heart out.
Verse
I hate you for loving me; for forgiving all my sins.
How can you snuggle up to me when you know where I’ve been.
I still smell like her perfume so I know you smell it too.
How can you kiss me so tenderly after what I’ve done to you?
Chorus
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
It tears into my heart like a bullet from a gun.
Loving me is the cruelest thing you ever could’ve done.
418 days ago
 
Shooting stars
Verse
There’s a castle by a pond
where a prince once reigned
but he’s no longer there
and a wizard is to blame.
In quiet desperation
I get down upon my knees
and plead my case to the lord
for love to come to me.
Chorus
One by one they visit earth
In the guise of shooting stars
Fulfilling desperate wishes
healing wounds and scars.
Verse
Storm clouds race across the moon.
Shadows play hide and seek.
I search the night for falling stars
But there are none to see.
In the void of endless space;
Out among the countless stars;
There must exist an Eden
where all the angels are.
Chorus
One by one they visit earth
In the guise of shooting stars
Fulfilling desperate wishes
healing wounds and scars.
Verse
Drowning in my dark abyss
devoid of faith and hope.
My soul has been examined
beneath god’s microscope.
What he saw he’ll not reveal
Until my judgment day
But I’m no longer lonely
Since an angel’s come my way.
Chorus
One by one they visit earth
In the guise of shooting stars
Fulfilling desperate wishes
healing wounds and scars.
Verse
Out of the void of endless space
from among the countless stars.
You were sent from Eden
where all the angels are.
Burning through the atmosphere
Like a lighthouse through the fog.
You’re that beautiful princess
sent to kiss this frog.
418 days ago
 
Nostradamus

Verse
The peacock’s eyes are full of tears
From tragedies they’ve seen.
A thousand lies a thousand truths
What’s real and what’s a dream.
Chorus
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
What is it you have prophesied?
What do you have to day?
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
Or
Let Me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days
What is it you’ve prophesied
What do you have today
What of the coming days
Tell me Nostradamus

Verse
The dragon fly sees everything;
A mosaic of life.
A hundred twists a hundred turns
But never questions why.
Chorus
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
What is it you have prophesied?
What do you have to day?
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
Or
Let Me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days
What is it you’ve prophesied
What do you have today
What of the coming days
Tell me Nostradamus
Verse
The gypsy’s eyes can see it all
Thru prophesies he’s dreamed.
A thousand times a thousand times
He’s told us what will be.
Bridge
We see it we deny it.
What’s to be will be.
Don’t blame Nostradamus
For the truths he’s seen.
Verse
The peacock’s eyes are full of tears
From tragedies they’ve seen.
A thousand lies a thousand truths
What’s real and what’s a dream.
Chorus
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
What is it you have prophesied?
What do you have to say?
Let me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days?
Or
Let Me ask you Nostradamus
What of the coming days
What is it you’ve prophesied
What do you have today
What of the coming days
Tell me Nostradamus
Tag
Tell me Nostradamus
What will the morning bring?
418 days ago