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Love song for Sophia Schliemann

Discussion in 'The Writers' Block' started by jondanger, Mar 4, 2021.

  1. jondanger

    jondanger Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    When Heinrich Schliemann went looking for Troy, he paid his Greek tutor to find him a wife who had black hair and could read Homer in the original Greek. Then he married her and FOUND TROY and dressed her up in HELEN OF TROY'S JEWELRY. If there was a Merriam Webster entry for "King Shxt," it would surely be accompanied by a photo of Mr. Schliemann. So I wrote a song for him to sing to Sophia to persuade her to join him on this adventure.

    Haven't wrote anything I thought was very fun for a while, but this was.



    Only love
    Only loss
    To claim the crown
    Sail across

    Tell me all you wild dreams
    Come be my cold queen

    Only love
    Only lips
    The face that launched
    A thousand ships
    Cold as ice
    Cold as crypts

    Tell me all your wild dreams
    Come be my cold queen
     
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    Thanks! I actually had a much wordier chorus that I ditched that had the line “currents of the gods, carrying my cold queen” but I gave up on it because some of the rest of it wasn’t working.
     
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    I hear you. Besides, it's probably wise to err on the side of not referring to human sacrifice in a song lyric.
     
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    Unless it's about Diana Ross. That's the Supreme sacrifice.
     
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