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ckiphen
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06/04/2020 12:41 pm  

 

In paradise

Verse

I had a dream in water colors.

The sky was a bluish white swirl.

I was adrift on a sea

Alone with a beautiful girl.

On the third day a seabird appeared.

A small island came into view.

We waded ashore and thanked the lord

But knew there’d be no rescue.

Chorus

For the rest of our lives,

For the rest of our lives.

We lived in paradise.

We lived in paradise.

Verse

I saw my life in water colors.

The sun was a yellow beach ball.

We were alone but we didn’t care.

Content to know paradise called.

We had a life few people dream of.

It was perfect as it could be.

In a lifetime few people find love

Like fate graced upon you and me.

Chorus

For the rest of our lives,

For the rest of our lives.

We lived in paradise.

We lived in paradise.

Bridge

I awoke and went and proposed.

We found a place of our own.

We painted a picturesque life.

On an island we call home.

Chorus

For the rest of our lives,

For the rest of our lives.

We lived in paradise.

We lived in paradise.

 

carroll kiphen


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littlephoebebird
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07/04/2020 11:07 pm  

"I saw my life in watercolors" - I love love love this line


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ckiphen
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07/04/2020 11:35 pm  

Thank you. Appreciate it

 

carroll kiphen


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YrralMallik
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08/04/2020 6:27 am  

Well written

Larry G. Killam


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ckiphen
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08/04/2020 9:25 am  

Thanks

carroll kiphen


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YrralMallik
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08/04/2020 1:11 pm  

@ckiphen

 

Larry G. Killam


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Guy E. Trepanier
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20/05/2020 12:34 pm  

Hi Carroll, I have composed a melody for this lyric. Do whatever you want with it. If you don't like, just ignore it.

Links to the song:

uke: https://app.box.com/s/9vo5e1df5attwp1zq6v9yr7pfbr86vdq
mp3: https://app.box.com/s/n4ukq69ypiad1qt7c2vw23wo0160moh5
pdf: https://app.box.com/s/uadtt1w1vu5ex98cl22s61adi0bwyfs0

In Paradise (#461)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
© Lyrics: Carroll Kiphen, 2020.
© Melody: Guy E. Trepanier, 2020.

Intro: 4 bars (key of G, Em) 6m=Em, 2m=Am, III7=B7, V7=D7, I=G

(6m)8_86_.86/(2m)9_.~'~/(III7)5#_5#7_.5#7/(6m)6_.~'~/

(6m)I had a dream in /(2m)water colors (3356_.3_/6_46_4_) < verse 8
The /(V7)sky was a bluish /(I)white swirl / (2/5545_.4_/8_.5_.~/)
(2m)I was adrift on a /(V7)quiet sea / (4234_'46/5_45_'')
A-/(III7)lone with a beautiful /(6m)girl / (4/5#_35#75#7_/6_.~'~/)

(6m)On the third day a /(2m)seabird appeared (3356_.3_/6_46_4_) < verse 8
A /(V7)small island came in-/(I)to view / (2/5545_.4_/8_.5_.~/)
(2m)We waded ashore and we /(V7)thanked the lord (4234_'46/5_45_'')
But /(III7)knew there would be no res-/(6m)cue / (4/5#_35#75#7_/6_.~'~/)

(2m)For the rest of our /(V7)lives / (9_69_69_/7_.~'~/) < chorus 8
(I)We lived in para-/(6m)dise / (8_58_58_/6_.~'~/)
(2m)For the rest of our /(V7)lives / (9_69_69_/7_.~'~/)
(III7)We lived in para-/(6m)dise / (5#_5#7_5#7_/6_.~'~/)

(6m)I saw my life in /(2m)water colors (3356_.3_/6_46_4_) < verse 8
The /(V7)sun was a yellow /(I)beach ball / (2/5545_.4_/8_.5_.~/)
(2m)We were alone but we /(V7)didn’t care / (4234_'46/5_45_'')
Con-/(III7)tent to know paradise /(6m)called / (4/5#_35#75#7_/6_.~'~/)

(6m)We had a life few /(2m)people dream of (3356_.3_/6_46_4_) < verse 8
It /(V7)was perfect as it /(I)could be / (2/5545_.4_/8_.5_.~/)
(2m)In a lifetime few peo-/(V7)ple find love / (4234_'46/5_45_'')
Like /(III7)fate graced upon you and /(6m)me / (4/5#_35#75#7_/6_.~'~/)

Chorus 8

(2m)I awoke and went and /(V7)proposed / (4_46_464/7_.5_'~/) < bridge 8
(2m)We found a place of our /(V7)own / (4646_96_/5_.~'~/)
(2m)We painted a /(V7)picturesque life / (4_.6_64_/7545_'~/)
(2m)On an island we call /(V7)home / (6456_96_/5_.~'~/)

Interlude: 8 bars
(6m)8_86_.86/(2m)9_.~'~/(III7)5#_5#7_.5#7/(6m)6_.~'~/ 2x

Chorus 8
Chorus 8

In Paradise (#461)
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
© Lyrics: Carroll Kiphen, 2020.
© Melody: Guy E. Trepanier, 2020.

Intro: 4 bars (key of G, Em)

I had a dream in water colors
The sky was a bluish white swirl
I was adrift on a quiet sea
Alone with a beautiful girl
On the third day a seabird appeared
A small island came into view
We waded ashore and we thanked the lord
But knew there would be no rescue

For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise
For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise

I saw my life in water colors
The sun was a yellow beach ball
We were alone but we didn’t care
Content to know paradise called
We had a life few people dream of
It was perfect as it could be
In a lifetime few people find love
Like fate graced upon you and me

For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise
For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise

I awoke and went and proposed
We found a place of our own
We painted a picturesque life
On an island we call home

Interlude: 8 bars

For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise
For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise

For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise
For the rest of our lives
We lived in paradise

 

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Have fun!

 

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
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https://soundcloud.com/guyetrep
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ckiphen
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23/05/2020 12:46 pm  

One of you're best ones.

carroll kiphen


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Gavin
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23/05/2020 1:01 pm  

This is a great lyric, Carroll. And a ukulele seems appropriate to the story.

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ckiphen
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23/05/2020 1:02 pm  

Yep I'm not a fan of the uke but this one works with it.

carroll kiphen


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Guy E. Trepanier
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23/05/2020 6:28 pm  

About my ukulele:

My uke is tuned like a guitar DGBE (4 first strings). I always use it when I record  with my voice. It's easier for me to play the uke than the guitar.

When I compose a song, I concentrate on the lead melody with a basic rhythm. I use a notation software (Melody Assistant).

If a song sounds okay with my voice and my uke, I am sure that with a good singer, good musicians and a good arrangement it will make a good song.

 

About Carroll Kiphen:

I think Mr Kiphen is a great lyricist. His lyrics are always well written and well structured.

Each time I read a Kiphen's lyric, I try to apply a melody. As of today (May 23, 2020), I have composed 38 melodies and I have others I'm working on.

I have a lot of fun trying to compose melodies...

 

 

 

This post was modified 5 days ago by Guy E. Trepanier

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple and Singable
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ckiphen
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23/05/2020 7:19 pm  

Thanks that's good to know. I do appreciate you going to all the trouble!

carroll kiphen


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ckiphen
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23/05/2020 7:22 pm  

Thanks that's good to know. I do appreciate you going to all the trouble!

carroll kiphen


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ckiphen
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23/05/2020 7:23 pm  

As always use them as you wish. I no longer even trying to market songs or pitch them.

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