NCS: One Song Challenge

Ready

Nashville Christian Songwriters held another
One Song Challenge this week.
I spent a good portion of the week writing and rewriting the latest tune running through my head. Now I might be able to get back to packing. 
This song has drastically changed over the course of the past few days as I apply the principles even in the brief overview. 

I'm finally getting over the fear of trying to emulate... I have unofficial mentors, so I picked up a Daigle song and applied her chords to my song and realized I couldn't sound anything like I strive to, with the tone of chord progressions I was using... that revelation was a game changer. Then I switched to Cain anyways.
My favourite part of this process was when someone in the house asked where Jesus was in the first version. I scrapped the song and began the rewrite with 'Dear Jesus'..
I love this process.. pouring hours over a few words..   


Ready - CBP - Jan 30, 2023 (You can almost see the toe tapping rhythm in the words now, right?)

 

You are the reason for my hope Lord

You light the fragments of my way home ..I

So I’ll be ready with you

And I will give you as the reason why

 

Lord get ready, get ready

Are you ready, for me?

I’ll be ready, with the reason why

When the darkness, comes into season I’ll

(I’ll) be ready, with you

 

Guard my heart so I will speak no evil

For I’ve no answer on my own

I stand in awe of you, I try to be careful

So I am nourished to the bone

 

Lord get ready, get ready

Are you ready, for me?

I’ll be ready, with the reason why

When the darkness, comes into season I’ll

(I’ll) be ready, with you

 

I think of where I might have let you down

Yet You still find the fragments of my crown

Walk up with me

Cause the lion sounds hungry

 

Lord get ready, get ready

Are you ready, for me?

I’ll be ready, with the reason why

When the darkness, comes into season I’ll

(I’ll) be ready, with you


The First Version (before The Rewrite)

Be Ready - CBP - Jan 13, 2023

Sister little, what did he say,

Of you Irish flight to someday

When pigs have wings,  jokers say

But what a prophet he was

Get ready, Be ready

 

Dublin had a pig with wings

There In a pub you said, my sister sings

I wasn’t ready, but that’s what brings 

The moments we change


Get ready, Be ready

 

Moments flee, with moments left

If we learn, there’s no regret

Another way, another day 

In all these moments, we gain

 

Get ready, Be ready

 

Remember why I have this hope  Inside

I know His Name Is beautiful 

So I’ll   Get ready, Be ready

 

I’ll give more reason for this hope

Even broken, I am whole

Fragments of the long way home

He’s all I need to know

Get ready, Be ready

When I think I know my way

He’s my only hope and stay

If I pursue another weight 

He lifts me out of my state