Kavalier Calm's Crowdsource Inspiration

Hi. I'm Kavalier Calm. I write songs and poems inspired by the people I meet on the internet. Ask, and I’ll write something for you. Really.
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  • Three years into writing hundreds of poems and songs for other people, and asking for nothing in return, I’ve decided to ask for something back. I’m at a financial crossroads in my personal life. If I’m going to keep making music, it has to start bringing in income. I hate this, but it’s just true. I’m not going to ask anyone to buy any of my music; but if you would stream my songs on Spotify (even if you just have them playing on repeat when you aren’t in the room), I’ll earn some money. Enough to help my next big musical project and keep my dream alive—my dream of writing for other people. People like all of you. I promise to be eternally grateful, but I also promise this: If you send me a message and tell me you’ve been streaming my songs—and you tell me who you’ve shared them with and how (reblog, Facebook, etc.)—I promise to write something for you. Tell me a story from your life, tell me about yourself, and I will burn a small sliver of my heart as fuel to create for you. I promise. I’m asking you fans out there to be my musical champions, but I don’t expect you to do it for nothing. Thanks for considering. I look forward to your messages coming in. Much, much love. — Kavalier Calm, The People’s Bard

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    I used to be afraid of never finding what I want to do with my life. Now that I’ve found it—making music—I’m way more terrified of the idea of not being able to do it.


    Our heartbeat churns every day without a break,
    and we never wonder what it takes
    to keep this magic moving on into the next dawn,
    but if you take the time you’ll see:
    your heart it beats, it beats for love—
    the one it has or the one it wants—
    and it won’t give up unless you do.
    Respect its wish with your mind—
    it gave you the gift of life—
    and it deserves your best try.
    So fight for love for your heart
    because love’s the reason the rhythm starts
    and without it, the rhythm will end.
    Don’t let the rhythm end.

    Listen/download for free: Heartbeat by Kavalier Calm


    Tonight’s song is for my friend Christy at dontwannasaygoodbye. She laments a lost love, and she knows she should accept he isn’t coming back, but she can’t seem to let go. I know these feelings well, so writing this song hurt. Hurt. I hope you enjoy it, friends. Free downloads of this song are here (just enter $0 as the price). Much love. — Kavalier Calm

         Every Little Piece

    The flowers you gave me were supposed to last forever
    just like our love,
    but both dried up,
    crumbled to dust,
    and, love, it fills my lungs.

    I need you, every little piece.
    Without you, the puzzle won’t be complete.
    And I know I should just give up,
    but I want to see the picture we would make.

    All the promises you made are a part of me
    just like my flesh and blood.
    When you left,
    the promises broke,
    and so did my bones and soul.

    I’m posting a new song inspired by this writing prompt on reddit: “Your significant other falls under a curse. Only true loves kiss can break the curse. You kiss your S/O and nothing happens. How do you react?

         To Make You Love

    If you were a princess who was cursed to a sleep
    that would not cease until true love’s kiss.
    I would put my lonely lips on yours
    and if you did not wake, I would find a way
    to make you love me—to make you love.
    Yes, I would sing to you while you dream
    about the love that could be:
    I’ll treat you like a rose and admire your bud,
    but your thorns will be the real part I love.
    Little bird, I will never clip your wings.
    I will live to see you fly and hear you sing.
    Let me give you a curse of my own:
    a passion that will never cease to grow.
    And if you do not wake, I will find a way 
    to make you love me—to make you love.

    Stream/download for free: To Make You Love by Kavalier Calm

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