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Nov 27, 2022 - 7:57:55 AM
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Asleep, dreaming.
Somebody in the dream turned a radio on, and I heard Randy Newman's distinctive voice and piano, singing
If I've got a wing,
And you've got a prayer,
We can make it, somehow.
We can make it, somewhere.
Tried to find out if he ever wrote those specific lyrics.
Can't find that he did.

Anybody out there know of ANY song with those exact words?

Or am I so poetically gifted that I'm writing Randy Newman style songs IN MY SLEEP???

Nov 27, 2022 - 9:25:25 AM
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banjo bill-e


12708 posts since 2/22/2007

I searched a few lyric sites and came up empty. But a lot of songwriters "find" their songs while asleep, so go on and write that song! Since we can't find it, it must be yours.

Nov 27, 2022 - 10:17:48 AM



12246 posts since 6/5/2011

Yep  Mike, like Bill-e says ^^ .... now go have a snooze and get the rest* done. wink

* = lookie, lookie, a pun (?).

P.S. Not that my take is particularly significant, but I like what you've come up with so far. yes

Nov 27, 2022 - 1:01:19 PM

11739 posts since 8/22/2006

I don’t think its Randy Newman you were channeling Mike as it may be your inner Rock and Roll Fetish for Bon Jovi’s "Living on a Prayer"

Edited by - 5B-Ranch on 11/27/2022 13:05:49

Nov 27, 2022 - 2:22:38 PM



37330 posts since 3/5/2008
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We all saw it here first Mike..!

go make ..millions..! :0)

Nov 27, 2022 - 3:15:28 PM
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banjo bill-e


12708 posts since 2/22/2007

Guy Clark scribbled the line "If I could just get off this L.A. freeway without getting killed or caught" while a passenger stuck in a traffic jam, then passed out. He found it later and wrote his classic "L.A. Freeway."
McCartney woke up with the melody for "Yesterday" running through his head. It took him awhile to realize that he had written it instead of remembered it.
Keith Richards awoke from a stupor, recorded the famous riff and the words "I can't get no satisfaction" into a cassette recorder, went back to sleep, and awoke with no memory of this but discovered the song when he played the tape.

So, you are in good genius company here, Mike.

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