Lyrics & Poetry

You don't need my love cover Suppose I'll just sing the blues cover

On 7 September 2018, I submitted my first volume of poetry and song lyrics to Amazon. You don't need my love, which is the title of the first song I (co) wrote way back in 1983. On 21 December 2018, a second volume followed Suppose I'll just sing the blues, the title of another piece I wrote way back in 1983. Both volumes contain 52 compositions written in a variety of styles. There are fictional pieces as well as compositions about significant events in my life like the death of my parents, the end of friendships, the suicide of friends and relationship break-ups. There's political and social commentary, satire, lyrical snapshots of moments in seemingly mundane days and much more. Both volumes are currently retailing for $2 AUD each.

They represents a mere 8% of the number of pieces that I have composed, but cover a period of 35 years. The first volume includes some competition pieces, including my 2015 winner, Âme perdue, and Two contenders for your crown from 2000, with three collaborations from the 1980s as well. The second continues in the same autobiographical vein. It was quite hard to just limit them to just 52 pieces each.

I plan to upload a two more volumes in the first half of 2019. If you like the collection, please, do me a favour and post a review on Amazon. It would be greatly appreciated if you could give it four (or five) stars as well.

24 Dec, 2018