"Living in Color"
Verse 1: After I've lived to be 102,
Bury me in yellow, and cerulean blue,
Rosy pink, and apricot orange,
Having done all that I set out to do,
Put a rainbow on my headstone, let the words ring true,
"She lived in color, and when she flew she soared..."
Chorus: You cry, a river of tears,
A crystal blue, exposing your fears,
Don't you weep, not for me,
As long as I lie 'neath cottonwood green,
Let the golden rays, shine down as you remember my days,
Of living in color!
Verse 2: I've still got years, to play with the shades,
Of vibrant colors, that fill up my days,
From spirit-filled crimson, to ivory dresses,
But when my time comes to move on from here,
Don't let nobody fret, and nobody fear,
As long I'm remembered for my colorful messes...
Bridge: After I've lived to be 102,
Lay me in the ground, right next to you,
In the rich brown earth, where violets and sunflowers grow...
"I'll Keep the Rose"
Verse 1: It was from that cute little flower shop down the street,
You told me that it matched my lips and it smelled sweet like me,
And I put it in a vase, with water just in case,
But I could tell it was already dying that day...
I drove up and saw her standing on your porch one night,
Twisting her hair and smiling just right,
And you handed her a rose, and something inside me broke,
And she didn’t leave until the light of the morning,
Now I'll give you back the ring...
Chorus: But I’ll keep the rose,
Cause it looked nice in my apartment's living room,
And every petal that fell off was one less reminder of you,
And one day I'll have to throw it away, as everything goes,
So I'll give you back the ring, but I'll keep the rose!
Verse 2: Soon I saw her driving the truck I helped you pick out,
I saw you whispering with her in our favorite booth at the local bar in town,
And I returned your flannel shirt, and everything else that made me hurt,
But I could still smell that flower’s sweet perfume,
And I gave the ring back to you…
Bridge: And you used the same ring, to ask the one thing,
She’s dreamed hearing of all her life… And I gave the back the ring for your poor future wife!
1. Why you chose Belmont and how you will benefit if accepted: After visiting Belmont on Preview Day, I knew it was the perfect school for me. It's the right size- not too big or small. Everything I want to learn about and be a part of is here at this beautiful institution- Nashville, songwriting, country music and music business. It's my dream to be a part of what's happening here at Belmont.
2. Your personal goals and how Belmont Songwriting can help you accomplish them: I truly just want to make good music. Nothing transforms me and affects me like music. If I can affect one person and speak to their soul with my music, I will be truly content. Belmont can help me accomplish these by teaching me to shape and improve my writing, in addition to giving me valuable lessons as a business woman in order to be the best musician I can be.
3. Your musical influences and how long you have been writing songs: I have been writing since I was 9 years old, and have written over 100 songs. My musical influences include: Kacey Musgraves, Cody Jinks, Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Blackberry Smoke, Brandy Clark, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard and Patsy Cline among many others.
4. Why you are a strong candidate: I am a strong candidate for the songwriting program because not only am I a prolific songwriter, but it is all I want to do with my life. Songwriting allows me to express myself in a healthy and passionate way. Music is the only thing that truly resonates with me, but I also realize that I have much to learn and will benefit by being around like-minded musicians.
5. Your long–term career goal(s) in the music industry: My long term goals are writing songs for and collaborating with other writers and musicians I admire, and someday traveling and performing my own material all around the world.