Feeling Prolific

October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’ve been on a writing spree lately. Just yesterday, I finished up three sets of lyrics. This one-day proliferation was inspired by a Sunday afternoon outdoor concert featuring singer-songwriters from the Idaho Songwriters Association. One performance in particular, that of Rebecca Scott and Debbie Sager, who sang harmonies with Rebecca. That performance inspired the following lyrics, which go out to backup singers everywhere.

The Other Voice

She lives for Friday nights
Up there under the lights
Even though she’s not the one
They come to see

The music fills the room
Chases away the gloom
And for an hour or two
She’s truly free

Never meant to reach the heights
She sings a few bars here and there
Each Friday night
Perhaps if she had had the choice
She’d choose to be more than
The other voice

She waits there in the wings
Until she finally sings
A line or two
In two-part harmony

She’ll never be the star
She knows she won’t go far
Her name in lights
Was never meant to be

At night she writes songs
She will never sing
They’ll sit upon a shelf
And gather dust
One day she’ll take them down
And shed a tear
For the dream she had
Now turned to rust

Another Friday night
That’s when she’s feeling right
The closest she’ll get
To what might have been

And when the music’s done
No moment in the sun
But next week
She will do it all again

Never meant to reach the heights
She sings a few bars here and there
Each Friday night
Perhaps if she had had the choice
She’d choose to be more than
The other voice

But there was never any choice
For her to be more than
The other voice

© 2014 Walt Huntsman. All rights reserved.

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