Tag: Songs

Our Place By the Sea

This song was written from scratch on July 27, 2007, during the first test run of the Potluck Creative Arts Songwriting Workshop. It took 90 minutes, starting only with the topic of Mystic, CT, where the participants have for many…

Our Whole Lives

This song was written as a submission for American Idol’s first songwriter contest. Howard and Mark used Appreciative Inquiry to tailor the song for the program — the first time either of them had created a song fully through the…

Come Out

This song was written for a compilation album of songs inspired by the work of Daniel Quinn. Mark wanted to throw things for a loop with this song about being true to who you are. The appreciative approach he took…

After the Holidays

Listen to .mp3 sample of After the Holidays. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt Lyrics Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland Take a Sleigh Ride, Let it Snow But like Frosty’s one day All these songs melt…

Lost in Paradise

Listen to .mp3 sample of Lost in Paradise. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. Lyrics If their life were good Most people would Be happy with their fate Still, down deep inside It’s not denied They want a life that’s great…

Gratuitous Silence

The music for this song was originally written for You Could’ve Been Something Special (Love Theme from Gratuitous Violence). Mark felt the music worth reusing for a piece with a greater likelihood for longevity. Other than the title being a…

Three Times a Burger

This song was written as a submission for Wendy’s Search for Sizzlin’ Sounds Contest, in which Wendy’s sought to judge the best song about hamburgers. Learn more about Potluck’s custom songwriting service which uses Appreciative Inquiry to draw out your…

Wonderful, Rotten World

Listen to .mp3 sample of Wonderful, Rotten World. Sung by Mark S. Meritt. 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt Lyrics Sometimes I feel so hungry Wanting what I have not Sometimes I feel I don’t need What I’ve already got Sometimes…