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Hi, my name is Ella Hanley and I’m 17 years old. I go to Shaker Heights High School in Cleveland, Ohio. One of my big hobbies is to write music lyrics. I like to play on a keyboard and figure out my lyrics. At school, I am in the high school orchestra and I play the viola. We mostly learn to play classical music in the orchestra. The reason we moved to Cleveland is that my dad got a job at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. My favorite recording artists include AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Elvis Presley, and Kiss. Over the last few years, I was able to see a few concerts with my dad including Queen with Adam Lambert, New Order, One Direction, and Phil Collins. As you can see, music is a major part of my life.

So far, I have written 70 different lyrics. My lyrics are meant to be played with the following music types:  rock and roll, upbeat rock, soul, love songs, and Christmas music. My dream is that someday my lyrics can be set to music and can be shared with everyone.

For example, here is one of my song lyrics. I think it would go well with soul-sounding music.

Home Alone, It’s a Feeling!

Deep down in your heart you feel this feeling

We can make it history. Home alone is a feeling

We all feel sometimes.

Let’s feel happy knowing we are not alone.

Our heart is telling us to not feel afraid.

We may be scared. You can change that feeling.

Can you find some friends? Home alone is a feeling

We all feel sometimes.

Let’s feel happy knowing we are not alone.

Our heart is telling us to not feel afraid.

We may be scared. You can change that feeling. You have your reasons why.

The lyrics above are trying to tell you a message. They are trying to tell you that your heart is always by your side and that you do not need to feel all alone. Even if you are physically by yourself with nothing to do, you always have your heart with you, and with your heart you could sing a song, listen along to music, even my music.

If I can ever record my music, I would prefer to make CDs that were a mix of all of the types of music I like including rock, upbeat soul, love and Christmas music. My songs would then talk about my past as well as the future I see for myself using soul and love melodies.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog and read others I’ve written!

 

 

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Amy
3 years ago

Hi Ella! I am a huge music fan, and enjoy all types. Lyrics and a good beat always draw me to my favorite songs. I can relate to your lyrics to Home Alone, It’s a Feeling! Keep up the good work! I hope one day I hear one of your songs on the radio.

Diane Balach
3 years ago

Hi Ella, I just read your blog on Facebook tonight! It is very interesting to learn about how you like to write lyrics for songs! Good luck in all your musical lyric endeavors!

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