"it's not the FAME, IT'S THE FLAME". I have been saying this for years. I've traveled the world, me and my guitar, singing the songs I've written. I've always expressed myself better that way.
I don't like "Labels." I write all kinds of songs in all kinds of styles. I'm a Storyteller. I've been writing ever since I was a child.
Here is an excerpt from one of my songs called:
When I was a girl I was taught, like many daughters,
Deeper things were meant for men, be content in shallow waters
And like every girl who picks up a guitar,
I didn't fight my battles with swords, I used,
Chords, Chords, Chords that felt like colors
That danced with all the thoughts upon my mind,
Chords, all those feelings I discovered,
I set them free, one string at a time
And thoughts that I never could express,
Overtook my soul as though I was possessed...
Jackie Carlyle © 1999