My brilliant song writer friend Rhonda Gessow, who you have heard me talk about a few times before here, sent me this lovely email right after my last post “Morning Altars” came out on Monday. In case you missed it, the video is up and running now and you can see it here.
Getting her email was an affirmation that our word in print matters and that in letting go…. we open ourself up to healing and next endeavors. You may remember the song I posted that Rhonda shared called You Are The Star in honor of the Military wives and their children. Her son, our friend, has served in the military for longer than we like and her daughter in law and granddaughter are the stars of that song.
Rhonda understands the time that goes into writing. She just completed a 2 1/2 year songwriting course, practicing and studying 12 hours plus each week, with songwriter teacher, Jai Josefs. Rhonda is a dear friend from my home town and reads everyone of my posts and comments (I’m in awwww).
This new song, “Ship Has Sailed” that she co-wrote with Eduardo Alvarez (Ed Varez) is going to knock your socks off. It did mine, and they have had over 6,000 views in the last 8 days, which speaks for itself. I’ve been singing the tune everywhere I go and it definitely puts the Yay in my day and it’s only Tuesday!!! ❣️I will be posting the official music video in a few weeks but I wanted to share this now, hot off the press.
In here own words:
I saw your post today about letting things go. I was going to wait to send the song “Ship Has Sailed”, that I wrote with Eduardo Alvarez, (who also sings, produces, plays multiple instruments) until I had the official video, but it seems timely to your post.
The song is about finally realizing it is time to give up on a relationship when you have given it everything you have, yet, you continually get hurt by the person over and over again.“Ship Has Sailed” is when you can finally say to yourself, yes, I could try again, but I’m pretty sure the same thing will happen. I’m ready to say “it’s over” and “that ship has sailed”. It’s never too late to move on from the past, and find something new, even if that means being alone for awhile.
For those poets in your group, it also shows that songwriting, like poetry, uses different rhyme schemes, metaphors, sensory writing, and imagery.I attached the lyric video link above, if you decide to post it. If not, I’ll send you the official video in a few weeks.
Keep writing! I’m always so impressed with all of your works!!!
Of course I’m grinning ear to ear, and I’ve been listening to this amazing song “staying stone cold sober” as that “Ship Has Sailed“ which reminded me of my last post Winter Wonderland Love on MasticadoeresUsa There are no accidents. More fun to share on Fri-Yay Funday!
Have a blessed day and remember ships come in and sail, when the time is right. Let Go of the ship in the night that sailed past you and wait for the next one that lands in your harbor.
Blessings to you as you turn up the volume when you play the song. Please give it a like if you would be so kind. Thanks for listening and thank you Rhonda from the bottom of my heart, for your kind words and for sharing this song with us,
Copyright © 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved
Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
Thank you for sharing.
Fun lyrics and melody. I need a song for attracting relationship, not letting go! 😊
I know I love the melody too Brad! Hahaha 😂 Alrighty… she’s on the lyrics.. hahaha .. now Sail on to new sights like you plan on and your ship will come in!~!! 🥂
I would like to listen it in your voice. 😝
Thanks for sharing.
I thought today was Friday.
I know… I agree Devang! Hahahahhaha🤣❣️ In my dreams I’m a rock star but we wouldn’t want to bust ear drums.. Of course. Let’s just say this is a prelude to fun fri-Yay! Maybe you and I should co- sing and post doing exercises.. Hahaha
I can’t sing, I just listen. I’ll just stick to exercises then 😂
But you have a powerful voice 🙂.
Enjoy your pre weekend
This is a lovely song, dear Cindy. ❤❤❤😊😊😊
Glad you like it Aparna!!!! We thank you!💞💞. ( I’m trying to scoop in on the royalties.. ha)
Wow, such excellent songwriting & music!! Thanks for sharing, dear Cindy ❣️✍🏼😎🎶🎵
I know right Phil‼ Glad you enjoyed it! ❤️🎼🎵💗 Thanks for listening my friend and of course!! ❤️
TY dear 💞
6,000 views in 8 days?!? I would love to know her secret! We have over 500 original songs on a website and multiple videos on YouTube. Congratulations to her!
I know right? Crazy! Wow.. wild. You know what’s funny, my cat box cleaning video I made has the most views 😹😂😻 and I just did that for “fun” and as a tip to share.
She’ll be reading your congrats for sure so look for her comment later (probs at the end of these comments).💞
Ha! Cat box cleaning?!? Hilarious!
A beautiful song. Thank you for sharing Cindy
I think so too Sadje. It kind of gets in your ear and you start singing it out of nowhere. You’re welcome and thanks for listening my dear friend! ❤️
Always a pleasure my friend
What a great song Cindy. Thank you for sharing ❤️❤️❤️
So glad you like it Gabriela!!!! ‼️ I agree!! I love it. You’re welcolme! And now my darhling, you’re up next so get ready for the onslaught of another best selling book to put the world on fire, like only you do so well! ❣️❤️
I love it hon. You are an inspiration for so many. You are remarkable Cindy ❤️❤️❤️
The book will be out soon. Hon, all I hope is that people will buy it and read it. So many pour out their hearts into the pages of this book. For me it has been such a humbling experience to read everyone’s work. Your poems are wonderful and I consider myself lucky to have you as a contributor ❤️❤️❤️
oh that is so dear of you to say Gabirela! Thank you so very much. That means the world to me and I KNOW THEY WILL!!! This is a very important subject near and dear to everyones heart. What a gift to usher in this incredible book that houses people’s soul. I am honored to be amongst you and so many incredible writers and have your utmost respect. You are such an icon to all of us in poetry! ❤️💞🙏🏼 xo
Oh, hon, you are too sweet. Thank you very much 🙏🌺🌹❤️
Wonderful song!! Thank you infinitely for sharing! ♥️🌹♥️🌹♥️
Hi Giada! It’s so good to see you here with your wonderful comment and endorsement of the song! You are too kind, thank you! ❤️🌺💞
You are most welcome!! 🌹💖💞🤗
Indeed that ship has sailed… We can’t keep holding onto what’s gone… I appreciate you and your friend
Now that is very well said! Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. why thank you Anthony! ❣️
You know such talented people! So good of you to advertise their work. Great message in this song!
It’s really fun to watch all of our friends succeed and share their talent. Maybe I’ll become a publicist.. 😂 It really is fun! Especially for someone in a new “give em the boot” mood.. ha. You know, like you and Sensi 🤣😂😂. Tell him I said that… see what he has to say. lol. 💞
That’s such a chill vibes kind of song. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I’m so happy you liked it Sara. Thanks a bunch! ❣️
Such a beautiful song, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. Congratulations to her.💕
It really is and I know she appreciates it, thanks so much! You’re so welcome and she will be elated to hear from you! 💞
Truly my pleasure.💕
Lovely Song Shared Dear Cindy
Intoxication That May Be The
Addiction to a Person Same
As Alcohol Always Returning
To The Stone Cold Sober Day
After Midnight Falling Even
Just A Bit More
Above Sea Level Yet
Falling Even Lower Dear Lord
Than Before For me at Least
Hehe i Tend to Rise Up And
Become FRiEnDS God Yes With
Gravity Master The Tool No Longer
Mastered By Any Addiction Less Than LoVE iN Peace
i Particularly Like the Song About the Ocean too Peaceful It is
Looking Back on the HiStory of Other Videos This Condition EXPReSSinG..:)
Thank you so much for your kind words Fred that always are expressive and fun to read. I love you looked at the history! I’ll have to look at that too!!
Peace and Blessings to you always!! 💗✌🏼☮️
Thanks Dear Cindy
Every Part of Life
A Poetry Prompt
For New Moves
Of Holy Dance
And Words Of
Not to Be
THiS WaY Hehe
True Not Only
Nuts 🌰 Peanuts 🥜
All The Nuts 🔩
And Bolts Of
SoUL SPiRiT Free☺️❤️🙏
Hugs and love always! ❣️
Great post, Cindy. Yes, words are amazing with their power to hurt, heal, or make others feel all sorts of emotions. I can see why you were touched by her letter and thoughts as Rhonda was yours.
Kudos on the song! Sometimes we have to listen to a song several times before it grows on us, and then there are tunes like this that we instantly like. Those are the ones with staying power.
Thanks so much for stopping in and sharing your wonderful thoughts. You are so right about that. I love that mutual admiration of each others work which truly makes our community so special.
Sooo happy you like it and had the same reaction as I do. It is a empowering uplifting beat that I’m having a hard time getting out of my head. Oh those are awesome words they are going to love “Those are the ones with staying power.”
I liked the lyrics beautifully blended with rhythm and melodious music. Truly enjoyed listening to it.😊😊❤️
I’m soooo happy to know that KK and they will be as well. I sooooo agree with you. We as humans tend to get so attached ( no me of course 😂🤣, I’m no saint yet as hard as I try ha) that there is an empowering feeling in the “lyrics beautifully blended with rhythm and melodious music”❣️ It’s catchy too and I love listening to it too. Thanks so much for always being here❣️
I enjoyed listening to the song although it is a bit sad. It must be nice to be gifted and talented like your friend. Thanks for sharing.😄💖🙏
It is a bit sad but good to move on as that is usually what keeps people from opening to what’s next. Yes, indeed. We are all gifted like you are John in our own way! 💞
A “a 2- 1/2 year songwriting course” – Wow! Good for her. Best wishes to her!
I know Michele. She blows me away!!!!! I love how we keep reinventing ourselves. Very kind of you! 💞
May that never stop. Keeps life interesting!
This song says it all! Wiser and smarter….not fooled and disappointed!
And there you have it Dwight and your words got the drift and are right on!
💞 Thanks so much! ❣️
:>) You are welcome, Cindy!
So lovely ❤️👏
Thanks Laleh. Glad you like it!!! ❣️
WOW Cindy dawwwlinkkkk, this is huge! You are right there are no accidents and this song is a groove girlfriend. It has a jazzy flavor to it. “Ship Has Sailed” is a drop-the-mic 🎤 song, that I have sung a few times to some jokers in the past! 🎶😎🎼🤩🎵 Congratulations to your dear friend Rhonda and her friend Ed. This is a hit my Energizer Bunny!!! 📀🤗📀 Thanks so much for sharing!
I KNOW KYMMMM DAWWWLINK!!! Right! No accidents for sure and so much fun to watch our friends excell doing something they love. I love the “jazzy” flavor and I do think Rhonda said it was considered jazz something but what do I know.. hahahah. Yes, for sure a drop the mic moment and you are so funny.
Yes, Congrats to bot of them. It will be fun to see where it goes. Thanks so much for being so supportive and you are most welcome of course!!!💞❤️🥂
Awesome sauce. Here’s to continued celebrations and success my dawwwlinkkkk! 🍸🥂🍹 Continue forging ahead girlfriend!
Enjoyed this! Great message! 👏👏
So happy to hear Tricia!!! Thanks!! 💞
Thank you to everyone who listened to “Ship Has Sailed”. I think we have all been hurt at some point in our lives, and it is good to know when to hang on to a relationship, and when to let go. Cindy, you were very nice to post the song on your widely read blog which I so enjoy. When I read your post “Morning Altars”, I knew we were sending the same message, using different words. You said, “Write down everything you want to release and let go of…Burn baby burn…Yep burn it up and let it go!”
Another thing I learned from this project which many of you do all the time, is that collaboration is fun, and you learn so much from the talents and gifts of others. So I thank Ed very much for working with me as well.
Cindy, you have a terrific community of writers, collaborators, and readers. You give so much of yourself to others, and you are very appreciated!
I know I can say on behalf of everyone, that you are most welcome and we wish you every success on “Ship Has Sailed” you and Ed have written. I think everyone can relate to what you are saying and have experienced this at one point or another as well in relationship and although sad, we grow and learn and yep “burn baby burn” ha!
It is one of the best feelings in the world to have people you collaborate with in such a supportive environment and so much fun is right. We’re all so blessed to have that here in our community like you have developed with Ed which is so special.
Thank you so much for your moving comment…. I’m beyond grateful and humbled by it. Here’s to all the success in the world and more songs to come!!!💞💞💞
Woohoo, Cindy!!! Congratulations on your Spillwords Award Nomination!!!!
Hi Pat.. there you are. Oh thanks and to you too!! exciting!~! ❤️
I used to write song lyrics as a tormented teen 😅 but I couldn’t write melodies so they became poems. We each find our way – lovely share, Cindy 💖
hahhahahah that is just so funny Ingrid and don’t forget we have a hit single.. Ha. Yes we do is right!!! 💗 Thanks and glad you liked it! 💗
Oh yes: they tried to make us go to rehab, didn’t they? 😅🤣
hahaha they did and still are! ha
I think I’ve managed to curb my blogging addiction a bit 😝😅💖
Now that you have a few best seller’s and one to come under your belt, you’re home free!!! 💗
I’m like Jacinda Ardern – don’t have enough in the tank 😅❤️
That’s a wonderful song Cindy! Your friend is so talented and for you, you are always the best😊😉
I know I love it too. so happy you do as well! she really is and ooooohhhh you are sooo good to me. Thanks dearest Sheereen!!! love you! ❣️
Awww! Love you too❤️
my happy heart thanks yours! 💞
Cindy, thank you so much for sharing about Rhonda and her wonderful song. She writes a thoughtful introduction to the song, its themes and the similarity between songwriting and poetry formats. The song is wonderful and moving with a powerful message – it deserves to be a hit!
It’s a pleasure Annika!!!! She really does and is a gifted composer and writer. She wrote a lot of poetry so I’m sure you are picking that up. I do love it too and it sure does deserve to be a hit! 💗 Thanks a lot!
This is a lovely song, Cindy! Beautiful lyrics and music. 💖
I’m delighted you enjoyed it Eugi~! I wish I’d thought to add your picture… How serendipitous was that! Truly gift musicians, they are! Thanks a lot! ❣️
My pleasure, Cindy! They are truly gifted and how kind of you to feature them.💖
Lovely song, music and lyrics and emotions evoked.
I was blown away by You Are the Star. I am the mother of a 3x deployed solider. This song really hit me.
I’m so happy you liked it Jacqui. It truly did and You Are A Star is so heartfelt Jacqui. Do thank them for us!!!! Wow!!! You get this song for sure my friend! ❤️
Thank you Jacqui. My heart always goes out to those who have family in the military. I am so proud of them, and also know that their children and families make enormous sacrifices as well. Thanks for listening!
Wow, Cindy, this song truly put a Yay in my Thursday! Absolutely love it and who couldn’t relate to the words? Wonderful tune and lyrics! Gave me goosebumps! Thanks for sharing and Congrats to Rhonda and Ed! ❤️🎶❤️
Oh I’m sooo happy to hear that Lauren. It really is so singable and relatable for sure right?!!!! I know me too. I think it’s going to go places!!!! 💗 much appreciated by all!!! 💗
Beautiful song, lyrics, and singing 😍👌
Oh, My Cindy, Loved your post – especially the truth and bittersweet of – “and that in letting go…. we open ourself up to healing and next endeavors.” I love the way your writing is growing and so much more emotional!! I guess the proof in all the published works you are racking up!! Yeah!!!
I really loved Rhonda’s and Eduardo’s song “Ship Has Sailed” Great title, Great lyrics and melody too!! I love it if you might be willing to pass this along to Rhonda – “for me, the lyrics are amazing!!! The song is great too. For me, however the lyrics and music seem to be calling out to be a Jazzy torch song and not one that runs by at the fast tempo that Eduardo recorded it at. For me, it feels that at the faster pace the emotions, message and feelings in the lyrics get passed by too fast. Rhonda’s words need a slower pace to be absorbed and felt.
See if you can get her to have Eduardo record it at a slower speed. So in the verses it feels like more of a bittersweet love song – more like a torchy jazz song as I mentioned! As is it has the feel of a fast latin song instead of a romantic – slow dance – good-bye!!” Pitch it to her like that – the song should have more of a slowish, dance feel. Ask her to have him dance with her and sing it slower to her face as a last good-bye. I think they will both get it.
When I listened to it I loved it, but the meanings and emotions of the words didn’t have a chance to sink in because of the speed of the music. Just me, Dear! Don’t be shy about asking! I only offer this because I absolutely adored her lyrics (and I care) and can imagine two lovers letting go with this as their last song ever. Let me know if they are willing to give that a try!
xoxo – 😊💖💕🌹
Wow Chuck, Tell me how you really feel… .hahahah. Seriously, thank you for taking time with this one and all of your kind accolades of my writing. I truly appreciate it. I am grateful and honored for the publications I have been given and really appreciate you noticing, thank you so much. Honest emotions are so important to me as well.
Glad you enjoyed the song and I too love the upbeat, great lyrics in their song! There is a whole music video coming out soon which I’ll share as well. Interesting about the speed you are talking about and I get what you are saying about the bittersweet. Relationships do bring out so many facets of ourselves which is the gift of them.
Of course I’ll tell her and she’ll probably read you hear and maybe even respond. You know, I hear you about the bittersweet and slower speed in that I had a really hard time hearing the words so the screen with words helped.
For me though there is a liberation and letting go in the speed. It is kind of like when you are at the end of your rope and truly clear and can move on and feel free. Well, will it already out, I’m not sure but I’ll def mention the dance while he sings in her face and see what transpires.
Thanks so much for taking this much time to share your input. That is soooooo nice of you!
Ha, better to let the ship sail than to have to jump off the boat. Swimming ashore may not be an option. A lively, catchy tune with some words of wisdom, Cindy. 🙂
You are so funny and so right dear Curt.. grinning.. ha. I do love it too! hugs to you! 💗
I love the musicality of the song…the beat has a feel good vibe despite the intention to move on and let go.
I also above all love how the chorus was written. It has a solid hook.
Thank you Cindy for sharing.
i thought of you Mich with all you write about on love. It captured a lot of that essence and is so good I agree. Gotta love the upbeat energy and tune! It’s fun to sing. 1❣️
aw, thank you so much CIndy for thinking of me then.
you’re so welcome of course. Love makes it’s mark with you! 💗
Thanks Dawn! ❣️
Great song! Wonderful lyrics and performance. I left a comment!
Glad you like it Cheryl! I soooo do as well! You mean on Youtube? 💞
Ohh such fantastic synchronicity between you, Cindy and your talented friend, Rhonda Gessow and the theme of letting go of hurtful relationships, which was also my poem , “Bluest Blues.” I love her lyrics and the music is just beautiful too!! Thank you for pointing me in their direction..Congratulations to them both( Rhonda Gessow and Eduardo Alvarez) It’s magical and very “loopable”
I know isn’t it tho Karima! I thought it qwild there was such sympatico and you are both so gifted. She really is and he does have a great voice.. Happy you enjoyed it and i know they are delighted to hear from you! I think it is “loopalble”? singable? ha too!!! 💞❤️
Thanks so much!! ❤️
You are so supportive, Cindy! I love how you encourage other writers and poets. Your aura is magnificent. The song is awesome!
Oh Thank you so much my friend. I’m truly honored by your kind words. I’m delighted you like the song also! 💗
Beautiful! So many of us can relate to the lyrics. When I hear this song in the future, I’ll remember hearing it here first. Wonderful lyrics and singing voice.
It’s so true Mary. I feel in my bones we will hear it again! I hope so! ❣️
Absolutely loved the song, they did such a great job with it!
Oh soooo glad.. I thought you would. Wondered where you have been and then I remembered all of your parties and wedding dancing it up! ❣️
Haha yesss I had to take a bit of time off from WordPress but I’m back now! 😊
I just saw and no posts but you’re back! 💗
Yeah, I’m back now!
totally understandable. ! 💞
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Thanks so much Johnnie! ❤️
DON’T I STILL OWE YOU AN APOLOGY FOR MY BOURISHNESS?????
Most lovely and melodious song’s video.thanks for sharing,dear Cindy.!!Say my regards to your friend Rhonda Gessow❤️🙏🏻❤️
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