30 Minute Sessions | May 2021

by Jim Hewitt

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Something New - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - May 3, 2021 Monday morning Can’t wake up It's nothing new Just my makeup Procrastinating Waiting for a mood Set a timer Grab a guitar Play some chords Hum a few bars Procrastinating Or creating something new It’s alright Can’t hit the target every time Procrastinating Or creating something new
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May 4, 2021 - © Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Bridges That I’ve Burned Got to work at 5 am With a heavy truck full of rpm Aimed it down that long old road I Aim to deliver this full load Lighting the way down the highway With the bridges that I’ve burned Lighting the way as I move away With the bridges that I’ve burned The rich are getting richer And they're hardly working harder They're just digging deeper in the pockets Of you and me and our sons and daughters Lighting the way down the highway With the bridges that I’ve burned Lighting the way as I move away With the bridges that I’ve burned Fear is the only thing that gets smaller as you Run right into its face And you know that you start to feel taller As you stand your hallowed ground and you put it in its place Lighting the way down the highway With the bridges that I’ve burned Lighting the way as I move away With the bridges that I’ve burned
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Can’t Happen Again - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - May 5, 2021 [VERSE] He’s been staying late at work Night after night And you know, it’s just not right He’s been talking in hushed tones On the phone And you know, it’s just not right [CHORUS] I look into your eyes and I see that you've been cryin' I know that it's him It can't happen again You look into his eyes and You see that he’s been lyin' You promised yourself It can't happen again [VERSE] He’s been taking trips alone Time after time And you know, it’s just not right He’s been buying all new clothes But not for you And you know, it’s just not right [CHORUS] I look into your eyes and I see that you've been cryin' I know that it's him It can't happen again You look into his eyes and You see that he’s been lyin' You promised yourself It can't happen again
4.
May 6, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Monday Blues Feels like Monday Unlike any other day I spent the weekend Staying out too late I spent the morning Trying to get my butt out of bed Until 2:30 When the fog cleared from my head I got the Monday blues I got the Monday blues Feels like Monday Oh, but it's Tuesday now Not a fun day I'm sure I'll get through it somehow These are long days Can't wait for Friday to come It takes 5 days And the weekends begun I got the Monday blues I got the Monday blues Feels like Monday Can’t shake these blues away Not a fun day Trying hard to stay awake These are long days Is it Friday yet It takes 5 days Will I Make it you can place your bets
5.
May 7, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - House of Pain [Verse] It's been three long years since we broke up And I still feel like I can’t wake up From this bad dream, you’re still in I have to admit you still get under my skin [Chorus] All I'm feeling is just drained I can't get you out -out of my brain But the skies keep cryin’ all this rain And I'm stuck here in this house of pain [Verse] You're remarried and you brag But the dude looks like a douchebag I can't stop thinking of you with him Oh how I wish you had a kinder twin [Chorus] All I'm feeling is just drained Can't get you out - out my brain The skies keep cryin’ all this rain And I'm stuck here in this house of pain [Bridge] Easy come, easy go Where it goes, no one knows It gets lost in the breeze But I can’t seem to shake the disease
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May 10, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Downer Sometimes I feel so heavy sometimes I feel so crushed but you'll never ever know it 'cuz I keep it hushed Sometimes I feel so dark sometimes I can't find the light these are the days I don't even try 'cuz I can't put up the fight It's a downer it's a drag I'm a downer I'm a drag Some days I might lose a day sometimes I might lose a week I don't even know the triggers or the answers I should seek It's a Downer Some days I move so slowly some days I can't move at all some days I stare at the ceiling some days I stare at the wall It's a downer it's a drag I'm a downer I'm a drag
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May 11, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Ghost in / Ghost out I don't want to be here I don't want to stay I don't want to listen and I don't want to play Got no time for small talk hey how was your day Blah blah blah blah blah blah I'll just walk away No. It’s not you It's me There’s nothing wrong with you There’s something wrong with me Ghost in don't be seen Ghost out don't make a scene Ghost in do your thing Ghost out leave the scene Came to your town hung out on your beach Went to your restaurant had a bite to eat Didn't take a picture didn't make a fuss Didn't take much time had just enough No. It’s not you It's me There’s nothing wrong with you There’s something wrong with me Ghost in don't be seen Ghost out don't make a scene Ghost in do your thing Ghost out leave the scene
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May 12, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Together Alone Who has the answers to the secrets that exist Can't get the answers if we don't know what to ask And I don’t know Don’t know No, I don’t know Don’t know Who knows the meaning that can satisfy our minds Can’t understand it no we cannot by design We’re on a highway We all travel the same road We're on an island And we're each on our own We’re together Alone We're all companions as we travel space and time Think we know the reason and we think we know the rhyme But who understands a single simple little kiss All the subtleties that we’re sure bound to miss We’re together Alone We’ll find a reason that satisfies our soul We’ll find meaning in every sign on the road We’ll find belief in every word that we're told Or we're sold
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May 13, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Yell For Help When we met you looked so fine in the night light I could not believe my eyes You made me lose my mind As time went on the story goes things began to change It's not what I thought it was It began to get strange I thought you were heaven sent With your heavenly scent Something changed and you got hell-bent And now I yell for help You say that your mind is made up you know what to do You think that you're gonna trade up baby but I've got some news for you You say everything is possible that much is true But many things are improbable in the land of me and you I thought you were heaven sent With your heavenly scent Something changed and you got hell-bent And now I yell for help
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May 17, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Bones aching' Body's breaking I’ve been breaking my back all-day That’s how I earn my pay Been doing it all my life For my family for my kids and wife I take that shovel and I dig it in I’ve got calluses on my skin Don’t complain just keep on Cuz the work here is never done Bones aching' Body's breaking If I ever see that shovel again I'll dig a deep damn hole and I'll throw it in With you and all your kin I moved a pile of stone today Cuz that’s what man had to say I’ll move’em back again That’s what it takes to make a livin’ I put my time in and I punch out Go home and I grill out Leave behind the muck and mire Damn glad to retire
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May 18, 2021 [Song 1] - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Small Town There you are So close but so far We were once a thing It’s sad I know The word I’m told is You’ve gone another way It's a small town Baby baby baby Take a look around What goes around Gets around Feeling low Dealt a blow Stinging from the pain I had to move on Stop holding on I have so much to gain It's a small town Baby baby baby Take a look around What goes around Gets around Your daddy’s gone It’s all gone wrong And now you want me back That’s too bad You’ve made your bed And I don’t have to have your back - anymore It's a small town Baby baby baby Take a look around What goes around Gets around
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May 18, 2021 [Song 2] - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Bomb Tick Well You’ve got my heart beating heavy When I look in your eyes And I might overdose When You come so close And if you do it again there might be a sin If you let me in there might be a sin There’s A bomb tick in my chest And It’s about to explode Don’t Know If I can hold it together Understand me It’s a heavy load There's a bomb tick in my heart that's caused by you You make the bomb tick tock no way to defuse Now The Fuse is ignited And It’s just a matter of time There's a bomb tick in my heart that's caused by you You make the bomb tick tock no way to defuse
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May 19/20 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Summer I can’t wait for summer to come In the pool with the radio on Our favorite songs All summer long I love to wake up on those sunny days There’s no school getting in our way And the girls look good Oh they look so fine All-day long Out in the sun Without a care My friends are there We’ll have ice cream It’s like a dream It’s so perfect it’s summer I think we’re gonna have to start a band We’ll use the deck and we’ll have a jam We’ll play Cheap Trick Wings, Sparks and Aerosmith We’ll ride our dirt bikes in the woods Our tanks are full so we’ll be good We’ll pop some wheelies And ride through the creek All-day long Out in the sun Without a care My friends are there We’ll have ice cream It’s like a dream It’s so perfect it’s summer
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May 23, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Hospital Room Condo Last night I had this dream. I was walking to my apartment. I was already inside the main building of the complex walking to my door when I suddenly realized my apartment was actually in a hospital and my room was a hospital room. I wasn't sick. I wasn't ill. I wasn't in treatment. There was nothing wrong with me. I felt fine. It just happened to be that this apartment was a hospital room. My room was located off of a nook that didn't have much traffic. As I got nearer to my door I realized there were patients having a series of treatments right in front of my door so I couldn't get it. I waited patiently for them all to finish until I could get into my room. Once I got in I tried to close the door but it would not close. The latch would not connect. So I tried to raise the door with my foot, jiggling the door, doing whatever it took to get the thing to latch. You know, like a public restroom with a messed-up door all out of alignment. I moved it around until the little divot on the door lined up and I could slide it in. When I did that I noticed there was a gap of about 2 feet where the door was still open to the outside world. I was very annoyed by this. Inside my hospital room apartment was a small living area and all of my musical instruments were there. I kept thinking how am I going to get enough privacy to work on music or take a nap or do whatever you do when you’re home. Later I decided I needed to go out and do some errands so I got in my car and started to drive. For some reason, I was thinking I was in California but then I had an aerial view of myself driving. It seemed more like upstate New York in the fall. As I was driving I noticed I was physically uncomfortable. Not quite sure why. I think my clothes were all crooked or too tight or something. I don’t know. Anyway, I needed to find a place to pull over and just straighten it all up to make myself more comfortable. There really wasn't any place to pull over but I noticed a restaurant coming up on the left. I pulled into the parking lot. It was gravel and had a lot of potholes and the potholes were all filled with water. Apparently, it had just rained pretty hard. The lot was completely full. I was driving around slowly trying to find someplace to park to make my adjustments. There was a person walking through the parking lot at the same time. I was driving very very slowly. This person was walking too close to me when I hit one of these water-filled potholes. Even though I was going incredibly slow, for some reason, probably because it was a weird dream, the person got completely drenched. I parked and I went inside and the place was jam-packed. The person from the parking lot also came inside and apparently was going to let me know what was on their mind. I felt threatened. I now realized it was a woman. She was slowly but intently following me everywhere. Keeping me in her gaze. I noticed that she kept getting closer. Slowly. Inch by inch. Creepy. No, really creepy. At some point, she put down a large suitcase and then she appeared right in front of my face. She never said a word but I was terrified. I said, “what is in that bag you left there?” She didn't answer. I was not only terrified but now getting very concerned. I started to yell something like this person is a terrorist. That bag is full of chemical agents. I was terrified. I was yelling. People were looking at us and all starting to freak out. There was a lot of commotion. I was terrified. Terrified. I just wanted to be back in my hospital room condo with its limited privacy and be left alone. And then I woke up.
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May 27, 2021 - © 2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI) - Beautiful I can’t believe my eyes With every sunrise Make my way through the day With you by my side You’re so beautiful I can’t believe my eyes You’re so beautiful Every day is such a surprise Everything is better When you’re here with me When everything seems right It’s you who holds the key I wouldn’t know what to do If not for you No real reason to even try I wouldn’t have a clue You’re so beautiful I can’t believe my eyes You’re so beautiful Every day is such a surprise What would I do - Without you

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Set a timer for 30 minutes, grab an instrument, create something from nothing. That was the premise behind the demo recordings on this release. Each available weekday in May 2021 I wrote a new song in 30 minutes. In that time, I also recorded the vocal and either guitar or piano. I then spent the next two to three hours filling out the recording with additional instruments. By the end of the afternoon, I mixed the track and walked away from it.

It was a challenging exercise, and it was interesting to see how the songs came out stylistically i.e., country, vintage synth-pop, blues rock, etc. I never knew exactly what was going to happen. I just followed the song wherever it took me. I don't love all these songs, but I like more of them than I expected.

I would not normally release demos, but I am releasing this as a chronicle of the project and to inspire other creators to challenge themselves with a similar project.

All songs written and performed by Jim Hewitt.
© 2021 Jim Hewitt | Revolution Network Publishing (BMI)
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released June 24, 2021

All songs written and recorded by Jim Hewitt May 2021. ©2021 Jim Hewitt / Revolution Network Publishing (BMI)

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Jim Hewitt is a songwriter, guitarist, synthesizer geek, producer, animal whisperer, and lover of sound.

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