I guess I’m not your typical song-writer, my lyrics dig deep into the fabric of mybeing to create thought provoking, insightful songs that speak of my journey and touch the hearts of my listeners. My original material include theme songs, project songs and a catalogue of originals that are yet to be released. Here’s a preview of some of my songs and videos….
ON THE INSIDE: This song is a reflection of the bullying and intimidation I have faced within the music industry and my quest to stand in my own power to create the musical future on my own terms. I released the song on the 9th of April 2021 worldwide.
The single release for this song was held at the Fern Tree Tavern, Hobart Tasmania, on the 10th of April featuring the Melinda J Wells Family Band (Harry Wells guitar, Bree Wells vocals, percussion)
WOMAN: This song embodies the essence of womanhood from Melinda’s perspective and the path that life has taken her on, written in 2011 during a community music project celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day… The song has been released on two CD’s: ‘Songs of the Surat’ in 2014 and ‘The Soldiers Wife’ in 2016, the song has long been an anthem for women inside and outside of music!
GHOST TOWN: After working for two years with the Soldiers Wife Project, Melinda wrote this tribute to the soldiers and their families living in the small town of Roma during the second world war….
BRAXTON’S SONG: Written for a local Dalby boy who has suffered from a brain tumour for most of his life
LITTLE LIE: This was my first ever self produced song for an assessment during my university degree in music, the quality isn’t great but I’m still proud of my achievement.
During my degree, I was instrumental in forming collaborations with my fellow students to produce a couple of theme songs for events on campus and for community.
NO-ONE STANDS ALONE: Theme song for Diversity Week for USC event
WE SING ONE SONG: Theme song for Harmony Day for the Sunshine Coast Council event
SIMPLE MAN: Yet to be released, here’s a little snippet of a song I wrote for my father.
Simple Man Lyrics by Melinda J Wells (c) 2007
He was a simple man lived in main street, fixing your shoes down near Albion Hotel. Everyone loved him, the larrikin man, he was quick with a joke, he was music and laughter
He worked on his own, married a girl, they said he was poor and he wouldn’t support her. He gave her love, he gave her six children but there were the times he would drown all his sorrows
When the amber hit home he would cry for his children and all of their pain crushed his heart. Feelings of helplessness, he couldn’t take it away, take it away. He was just a simple man, simple man
He like to impress them with his crazy style,a bright yellow suit with an oversized bowtie. And every occasion that needed a clown had the man without care of another’s opinion
When he stood in the isles of his beloved church and they shunned him as he asked for help. He wondered how they held their heads up so high while he humbled himself for his God, for his God. He was just a simple man, simple man
The years tumbled by pulled his baby aside and said I see my spirit in your bluest eyes, Don’t follow too closely and die with the music still inside, so much that I didn’t do, take my dreams, don’t be afraid, I’ll always be with you inside
He was a simple man not yet turned sixty, When Father’s Day came his heart it stopped beating. His journey was over, his time it was gone, and this great big world it would circle without him
Baby remembered the words he had spoken, she carried his faith in her deepest believing, The others would shun her and turn from her coldly, but she knew the truth and the ones who could see she was her father’s daughter and everything good, They would love her as they had loved him
All through the years, she changed the world, she knew his wish was fulfilled. That simple man, simple man…