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Shared Not Owned (Demo)

Hi All,


Almost completed the album track demos for a another project to be explored in the winter for us all. This is a new track written in collaboration with Jon Barnett called Shared Not Owned. This demo, like all others posted here in recent weeks, is only intended as a reference, a sort of first instinctive 'stab' at what the song and lyrics are suggesting in terms of production and feel. However, because they are demos, they are also quite open to new approaches and development so don't think of them as definitive or complete, but allow yourself to indulge in other possibilities e.g. instrumentation, tempo, vocal style, backing vocals etc.and feel free to add your thoughts. All will be entertained and who knows, may end up influencing how the song is eventually realised on our next album.


Also, as we are getting close to having a full list of songs for the project, perhaps now is a good time to start thinking about an appropriate Title for the album. This might be something inspired by one of the songs or song titles, or might be something more in keeping with our own creative community experience like Perplexed Music became the name of the album because of the success of the film. Let me know your thoughts and we can start a communal discussion of all.


I plan to post one more song in the coming days which will complete the album song pool.


Here are the lyrics to Shared Not Owned:



SHARED NOT OWNED


Who are you to judge without reason

on something new?

How can we flow with all seasons,

if you won’t too?


You can’t stop the movement

of a world in fluctuation, oh no,

this is the sound of changes

in a world that is shared,

not owned.


How can we see one another

if we won’t look?

Can’t you see we all need one another?

Please share the news.


You can’t stop the movement

of a world in fluctuation, oh no,

this is the sound of changes

in a world that is shared,

not owned.

Not owned.


McGann/Barnett © 2022







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esther_bloom
esther_bloom
18 Αυγ 2022

Lovely, Mark. I like a simple title, going on that song alone, the album title might be 'Shared', but I'd have to listen to all the songs again. Xx

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Mark McGann
Mark McGann
19 Αυγ 2022
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You may well be right there Esther xx


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Fay Gosling
18 Αυγ 2022


Great thing I've noticed about certain artists globally as a fan, not just Mark, is they are not afraid to get a bit political and deep in the reality of how a lot of people can and do struggle through life, and their struggles aren't without a cause that has been decided upon with what can feel like little or no input and the push back most of us encourage. This is how this song speaks to me, others may of course see other things in it. Another fantastic song, thank you! 😁

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dramadirect
18 Αυγ 2022
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🤣

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Mark McGann
Mark McGann
18 Αυγ 2022

Aww, thank you so much Daisy. Jon of course shares the credit for this one and he'll be thrilled with your comment I'm sure...You're a constant source of encouragement. xxx

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daisybroadbelt
daisybroadbelt
18 Αυγ 2022

If only all the world had a beautiful soul like you Mark, we would be living in heaven on earth. Beautiful song and lyrics.

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