Photo by G.
“Sketches of Verbal Alchemy” and “Unfinished Lyrics” by Geoffrey Dicker. OUT NOW!
Great news! My 2nd book “Unfinished Lyrics” is NOW AVAILABLE!
It’s only $4.99 for your Kindle and $9.99 if you are old school like me and want a hard copy for your book shelf. It can be yours via Amazon.com at this link (which will open in a new window).
My first book “Sketches of Verbal Alchemy” is also available on Amazon.com at this link (which will open in a new window).
The support and love you all give me is so appreciated and I reciprocate.
Lyrics from “The First Time” as featured in “Unfinished Lyrics”
“Unfinished Lyrics” features song lyrics I’ve written as well as a challenge to you, my dear readers – if you feel inspired by the words you read, record them and let’s make a million bucks! Everyone else is doing it, so why not you and me?
Unfinished Lyrics by Geoffrey Dicker – out now!
Thanks again for your loyalty and support!
Photo of the cover, whose photo is also taken by G.
Unfinished Lyrics by Geoffrey Dicker
A few years ago, I teased the existence of a new book entitled “Unfinished Lyrics.” My fans have been asking me “WHEN?” ever since. Well, my darlings, the wait is almost over, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your patience. At the time, I shifted gears away from my own art to write about my adventures in the art and music worlds. If you read this site, you know there are very few life changing experiences I’ve not had in those realms. I’ve experienced the good, the awesome, the bad and the nasty. Rather than be like everyone else, which to me is a fate worse than death, I’m going to continue to grow and challenge myself as I focus on a series of new projects, the first of which is “Unfinished Lyrics.”
The book is a collection of lyric fragments (couplets, choruses and verses), song lyrics that have never been recorded in any way as well as songs that have been recorded primarily by the uber talented singers Jim Emmons and Jeremy Gloff.
What you may or may not know is that Jim Emmons and I have released 3 albums: “In The Absence of Red,” “Throwing Stars” and “So Strange” (shameless plug: all are available on iTunes) and the track “Manhunt” recorded by Jeremy Gloff was featured in the movie “Eating Out: The Lost Weekend.”
I pose the challenge to you, my dear readers, that when you read the words, if they make you feel like singing, DO IT! Let’s make a million bucks! Everyone else is doing it, so why not you and me?!
More details and samples to be released soon, so please watch this space.
Thanks again for all your love and support!
It’s been awhile, I know…
Photo and poem by G.
If you could walk in my shoes
Would you go the extra mile?
Would reaching the finish line make you smile?
Would you then take them off and stay awhile?
I don’t think you’ve got what it takes.
You have no idea how hard it is to make my life the way it is.
It sounds easy on paper
But when I put on my shoes, I have no idea what I’m in for
But that’s what I adore
Because everything that happens is something I choose.
And by the way, those aren’t my shoes.
Photo and poem by G
You lit up the sky like fireworks
And you could make my head explode
But you didn’t care about me.
I thought I was your perfect match
But you burned out too quickly
And then I learned
That sometimes you have to fight fire with fire…
Photo and lyrics by G
I hate it when it rains
It makes the people on the roads go insane
But the sun is usually out and I love the heat
At one o’ clock in the morning there is nobody out on the street
There’s lots of culture to be had
If driving to the opposite end of town doesn’t make you mad
And if you ever find out that you run out of things to do
You can check out the bar scene – it’s open until two
You can go to the mountains or the beach in just a few h0urs
Or you can stay in the hills, locked in your ivory tower
The trade off for the weather mostly being sunny
Is that it’s not very fun if you don’t have any money
The place is not like New York
Where you can get a lot of stuff done each day
But you’ll always have a special place in my heart
For this is my love letter to LA.