A LYRICAL EXERCISE

 

As part of Owen's efforts to take The College Chronicles from the "page to the stage," she penned two sets of lyrics and had former, rock star students turn them into songs.

Skip Lines by Keon Masters & Kelly Owen
 
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A Note about “Skip Lines”:

It’s the opening lines of the novel, a philosophy of living, and now—thanks to the incredible talents of Keon Masters—it’s a song.

 

SKIP LINES

Lyrics by Kelly Owen

Musical Magic by Keon Masters

 

Stepping through those gates,

Where my future waits.

Not knowing what I’ll find,

But I’ve got a wide, open mind.

 

Professor says to leave some space—

if I want to find my place 

in this crowded crazy life

of love and hate.

 

Life’s a course 

and love’s a force,

so take your time . . .

Just give yourself some space

and SKIP LINES . . . 

 

So much in my mind,

That I struggle to find—

a world I want to see, 

takes it all from me.

 

Surviving all the madness,

and working through the sad,

All will be fine

when I—Skip Lines.

 

Life’s a course 

and love’s a force,

so take your time.

Just give yourself some space 

and Skip Lines.

 

Just give yourself some space 

and Skip Lines.

 

If I want to make the most of my time - Skip Lines

 

If I want to make the most of my time - Skip Lines

 

Professor says to leave space—

if I want to find my place 

in this crowded crazy life

of love and hate.

 

Life’s a course 

and love’s a force,

so take your time . . .

Just give yourself some space 

and Skip Lines.

 

Strummin' by John Shields & Kelly Owen
 
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Months before the novel’s publication, I approached John about taking the lyrics in Chapter 20 and recording the song. He wholeheartedly accepted the offer, and what he delivered is beyond what I imagined. Hope you enjoy this earworm.

 

Sam Morgan - Bass

Adam Williams - Drums

Produced and Mixed by Sam Morgan

Mastered by Ken "Grand" Lanyon

 

STRUMMIN'

Lyrics by Kelly Owen

Musical Magic by John Shields

 

In my darkness, trying to write a song,

Words somehow fail me, it all goes wrong.

Oh I suffer for my passion, it’s true I need the muse,

I hope that she’ll come back soon,

But it’s just no use.

 

At the moment, I wanna give up

And quit this dream,

But then I pick up my guitar

And then my heart comes clean—

In memories of you, I strike the right key—

For a moment in sound I want you to see.

 

When the world’s too much

And I just can’t pull through,

I get by, just strummin’

To the rhythm of the thoughts of you.

 

I try but I cannot explain it,

No, the mystery is strong,

And I cannot be without you, oh for very long.

 

When the world’s too much

And I just can’t pull through

I get by, just strummin’

To the rhythm of the thoughts of you.

 

Our friction gives life to my lines;

They flow best in our trying times.

If the miles keep us apart, the pain’s too much—

Let your soul feel my touch.

 

When the world’s too much,

and you think we’re through,

Just know I’m always

Strummin’ to the rhythm of the thoughts of you.

 

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