Compelling poetic lyrics that play with language. Do you want catchphrases or "ooh babys"? That's not me.

I've been a lyricist for years, always in search of a composer. With GarageBand I have been creating my own musical settings for my words. I have also written lyrics for several self-produced musicals (Iphigenia, Peer Gynt, and Dog Assassin.

For a joke, I will often come up with new lyrics for a well-known song on the spot, so I have a talent for molding the lyrics to a specific melody and rhythm. I do tend to write lyrics that are more poetic and imagistic, and also do story-songs well.

You can hear samples of my previous songs on my youtube channel ( and also sample my poetry and lyrics at smashwords (

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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I am a college professor, so turn-around time slows down around productions; summers are free and clear.

Let me edit/revise your lyrics ($50).

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Interview with Stephen Schrum/MUSOFYR

What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon (and other projects) is a major inspiration; he writes brilliantly and evocatively. For dramatic writing, Stephen Sondheim, also for economy of phrasing that includes the necessary imagery.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
In the past I have supplied composers with complete lyrics, and edit as needed. I have also taken melody lines and ideas, and composed lyrics.