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Magic - complete!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 10:31:28

Tuesday, 19 January 2010 10:31:28
Magic Day

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic cure for my migraine
A magic bullet to fix my pain!
No money up front, pay next year
A magic smile to cure my fears,
Cure my tears and stop my pain
And a magic mushroom to fix my brain.

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic this, a magic that
Magic biscuits to fix my fat
Magic moisture to keep me young
And a magic way with a foreign tongue...

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
Magic moment to keep me sweet
A magic lantern in a magic street
Anything to keep me sane
A magic trip down memory lane...

Met an old friend
Went to the pub
Had a few drinks
Had some grub
Didn't heed the adverts
Didn't have to lots to pay
Had a magic magic magic day


Magic

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 15:41:10

Tuesday, 12 January 2010 15:41:10
As a contrast to the preceding verses, I think something really down to earth:

Met an old freind
Went to the pub
Had a few drinks
Had some grub

Then a reference back -

Didn't heed (need?) the adverts
Didn't have to lots to pay

Had a magic magic magic day


Magic

Monday, 11 January 2010 07:50:14

Monday, 11 January 2010 07:50:14
Another association of magic came to mind - magic carpet. How about

Magic carpet to fly away
A magic Santa and a magic sleigh?

A bit past it now?  Well, it may come in next year!

However, I think it needs a conclusion of some kind and I'm not happy about continuing in the same way.  I want to put a twist in the tail if I can. 


Magic

Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:43:21

Thursday, 7 January 2010 15:43:21
A tweak here and there...

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say

Magic moment to keep me sweet
A magic lantern in a magic street
Anything to keep me sane
A magic trip down memory lane...

Time to put all bits together and see what we've got:

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic cure for my migraine
A magic bullet to fix my pain...
No money up front, pay next year
A magic smile to cure my fears
Cure my tears and stop my pain
A magic mushroom to fix my brain.

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic this, a magic that
Magic biscuits to fix my fat
Magic moisture to keep me young
And a magic way with a foreign tongue...

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
Magic moment to keep me sweet
A magic lantern in a magic street
Anything to keep me sane
A magic trip down memory lane...


Magic

Wednesday, 6 January 2010 16:31:33

Wednesday, 6 January 2010 16:31:33
Odd lines which need putting into place somewhere

Magic moment to keep me sweet
A magic lantern in a magic street

Magic trip down memory lane...

In the meantime, changes to what is probably the second verse:

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic this, a magic that
Magic biscuits to fix my fat
Magic moisture to keep me young
Magic way with a foreign tongue...




Magic

Monday, 4 January 2010 10:06:23

Monday, 4 January 2010 10:06:23
Writing has been sporadic over the holidays - but now we're back in the groove!

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic cure for my migraine
A magic bullet to fix my pain...
No money up front, pay next year
A magic smile to cure my fears
Cure my fears (tears?) and stop my pain
Magic mushroom to fix my brain.

I want a magic magic magic day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic this, a magic that
A magic something a magic hat
A magic circle to learn new tricks

Magic moisture to keep me young
Magically learn a foreign tongue...

And so on.......

A magic carpet to fly away!



Magic

Tuesday, 29 December 2009 12:42:39

Tuesday, 29 December 2009 12:42:39
So here's a refrain I might use:

I want a magic magic (another magic?) day
I can have one free the adverts say
A magic cure for my migraine
A magic bullet to fix my pain...

Magic moisture to keep me young
Magically learn a foreign tongue...

A magic circle to learn new tricks...

A magic carpet to fly away!

Yes - plenty to go on here.


Thursday, 24 December 2009 10:00:44

Thursday, 24 December 2009 10:00:44
I was looking for a way to link these thoughts and phrases. The equivalent of the hook for a journalist's story.  Finally the idea of the way advertisers seem to have magic solutions to all your problems came to me.

I want a magic day
Have one free
The adverts say

No money now
Pay next year

Magic moments
No more tears

I want a magic magic day...

Or something like that.

Whether more of this will get done over Christmas is anyone's guess. But you never know. In the meantime, whatever you do at this time of year, enjoy it!


Magic

Monday, 21 December 2009 14:40:48

Monday, 21 December 2009 14:40:48
Writing is sporadic at the moment as anyone following regularly will have noticed.  However, Magic is in the air.   The magic associations lend themselves to some lines, such as

a magic bullet to fix my pain
A magic cure for my migraine

- not that I have one, I'm glad to say.  Or

A magic lantern to find my way
A magic mushroom to...

... cheer me up?   make my day?   take me away?

Magic carpet to fly away.

Too many aways and ways.


Magic

Monday, 14 December 2009 10:30:04

Monday, 14 December 2009 10:30:04
Set the task of writing to the theme of magic, I think a roam through associations of the word would be fun. Magic moments, magic button, magic finger, magic bullet...   Magic marker - what happened to those?  There's a song about a magic touch, I think.  Magic mushrooms!  Magicians have a magic circle and then there were magic lanterns long ago before slide projectors and films and... then... there was Powerpoint! 

So plenty of nice images to play with.


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