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tides of time

by soundofmind


Author's Note: If you can listen to my recording of me singing and playing this song while you read and review, that'd be great! Click here for the link!

Did you notice
How I got here
Wasn’t quite what it seemed
I’m not sure what it means
I was brought here

In the fire
I was hidden
Like a secret kept quietly
Buried and privately
Held dear

Do you know
What it’s like to be drifting away
On the tides of time
Trying to stay
Don’t know where I belong anyway

Do you know where I can find
A family that doesn’t care if I’m theirs
Do you know where I can find
A home that is not my own
So I will not be a lone child

Don’t give me hope now
If I never will be reconciled
Don’t give me hope now
I’ve been waiting far more than a while

Did you notice
What was missing
How my future was stolen
My youth it was frozen for
Living

Waking up in
A different life
Didn’t choose to be used
Kept away and confused
I thought I’d died

Do you know
What it’s like to be drifting away
On the tides of time
Trying to stay
Don’t know where I belong anyway

Do you know where I can find
A family that doesn’t care if I’m theirs
Do you know where I can find
A home that is not my own
So I will not be a lone child

Don’t give me hope now
If I never will be reconciled
Don’t give me hope now
I’ve been waiting far more than a while

Don’t give me hope now
If I never will be reconciled
Don’t give me hope now
I’ve been waiting far more than a while


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Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:54 am
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tgham99 wrote a review...



Your voice is.. wow. I loved listening to it and the lyrics themselves are amazing as well which really ties everything together. 10/10 love it!!

As for the lyrics themselves, I love that you used repetition and had many of the lines start out the same way. I think this is one of the most effective ways of conveying the severity of a particular emotion or mindset; this set of lyrics evoked a feeling of being lost but also hopeful, which I'm not sure is entirely correct but that's how I felt as I read through the different stanzas.

I also like that you vary the length of the stanzas rather than keeping everything uniform, especially in the stanzas towards the end. Variation in structure is something that always catches my eye and it was unexpected in a set of lyrics, so I applaud you for implementing it here.

Lovely job (and lovely voice)!!

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soundofmind says...


Thank you so much for the thoughtful review tgham! %u2764%uFE0F



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Clairia says...



your voice is everything




soundofmind says...


:,) gosh %u2764%uFE0F



soundofmind says...


ASFHJFFJJ THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HEART



Clairia says...


LMAO



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Oshan says...



Wow!

I just listened to you singing and it was amazing. Btw, I am kinda jelly. I wish I could sing like you!

Plus your songwriting is also good! I know it's the other way around, but do you have any tips for newbies in songwriting (like me)?

Hope to see more of you!




soundofmind says...


Aww, thank you so much Oshan! I%u2019d say starting out, listen to a few songs you think are really good and listen to them critically. What is it you like about them? What really works? Take notes and learn from the things you see others do well! But don%u2019t be afraid to just create. Not everything we make will be great, but that%u2019s part of learning and growing. I certainly didn%u2019t get to where I am now without lots of practice, and i still have a long ways to go.

So just keep at it!



soundofmind says...


Also sorry replying on mobile turns all apostrophes into confusion :(



Oshan says...


Thanks for the clarification, and there I was trying to decipher this hieroglyph hihi! I'll keep your tips in mind, thanks again! :D



soundofmind says...


No problem! :)



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promptlyby12 says...



omg this is amazing! Love the vocals!




soundofmind says...


thank you so much!



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MeherazulAzim16 wrote a review...



Hi Sound!

Oh my god, first of all, you sound so cool. I think I'm giggling right now. I knew it was good when I heard the first line. I love this song. I don't know the character the song is about but I kind of wish now that I did.

I'm listening to some of your other songs now. You're a good songwriter. 'I'm Already Lost' maybe stands out to me.

I honestly got no suggestions here. I like your songwriting style. Point is that I think you have this distinctive style. Which is really really cool.

Just keep on making good music! I wanna hear more!

Excelsior!

~MAS

P.S. i was wondering if you'd ever be interested in colab-ing on writing a song or giving it a shot if someone else wrote a song (if it's any good), *by someone else I mean me*




soundofmind says...


Hey Meherazul! Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed the song!

And while I love the idea of a collaboration, I don't really have the time or energy to work on song-writing w/someone else right now. I'm so sorry! But if you post a song on here, feel free to tag me and I'd love to review it!





sounds good to me!!




I tell the neophyte: Write a million words–the absolute best you can write, then throw it all away and bravely turn your back on what you have written. At that point, you’re ready to begin.
— David Eddings