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  • Fatima Morken

What a way to crush a young soul.


For years, I didn’t know what to make out of that phrase.


Words coming from the mouth of a youth music minister.


Your voice is too big. (Of course, I have an operatic vibrato and timbre- what do you expect?)


If I would have known the devil himself was at church...


The confusion that statement caused for years.


Was it wrong of me to sing with the voice I was given?


I eventually did the right thing. I left.


Next time someone ridicules your dreams, walk away immediately.


Your innate and polished capability will inevitably speak for you.


Take this advice from Yours Truly:


Fatima Morken, “The Accidental Songwriter”: Singer, Actress & Model.


You are gifted beyond your imagination.


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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: May 21, 2019


Photo Credit: Mariel McHugh


”Come Near” is a song I wrote to describe sincere selflessness in this selfish world. It is a note of encouragement for us; a poem meant for the moments we find it burdensome to lend a helping hand– when we know full well our own resources are limited.


As a Christian, I remember Jesus said, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”—Matthew 11:28-30 (KJV).


“COME NEAR”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2016 BMI


VERSE 1:

Amongst the pieces in the dust

I see your splendid face

A cloudy vision

Captures my attention well

To help you more

But there’s a darker cloud

Threatening our hope

Fogging up our minds

Confusing all our thoughts

Yet I remain in peace amongst the gnarled ways

We find ourselves in need

Of slowing down our pace


CHORUS:

Come near, come near

I cry, come near

Remember that you’re not here alone

Come near, come near

I hear this voice say, “Come near

Don’t carry this burden on your own”

(Come near, come near, come near, come near)


VERSE 2:

And face to face

And eye to eye

We comprehend the mystery

The issue that gets in the way

Of liberating us

Your tired hands and feet

Won't lighten your big task

The promise is it will

Be better than it’s been

Our loneliness will set

Us up for entrapment

Let’s not do that again

It hurt too much back then


REPEAT CHORUS


#singersongwriter #singer #songwriter #musician #lyricist #poet #myyokeiseasymyburdenislight #christianwriter #christianblogger

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019



Photo Credit: Mariel McHugh


“The Sky Is Still Blue” is a song I wrote during one of the saddest moments of my life.


Somehow, I was still happy. I noticed the beautiful things. The sun shining. The birds singing.


The birds. They reminded me of me.


I’m a singer-songwriter.


At that time, I felt I wasn’t supposed to be the person I had been.


The person I learned to be. The person I was taught to be. The person I wanted to be. The person I worked hard to be.


Why was everything I had believed in falling apart?


But the essence of grief is questioning.


Your existence. Your identity.


“Songbird” is one of my nicknames. One of my favorites and one that describes me the best.


So on that pretty day as my avian friends cheered me up, I grabbed my journal and wrote this song.


If your heart is broken; if you are grieving, remember, “The Sky Is Still Blue”.


“THE SKY IS STILL BLUE”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2017 BMI


VERSE 1:

Here it comes now

I wait for you

Here it comes now

I stay for you

Here it comes now

I write for you

Here it comes now

I wait for you 


PRE-CHORUS:

I’ll keep on rising

To wondrous expectations

I will keep on floating

To better destinations


CHORUS:

The sky is still blue

Even though my heart is sinking

The sky is still blue

Even though my ground is shaking

The sky is still blue

Even though my hands are trembling

The sky is still blue

The sky is still blue…


VERSE 2:

Here it comes now

I sing for you

Here it comes now

I go for you

Here it comes now

I dance for you

Here it comes now

I sing for you


REPEAT PRE-CHORUS & CHORUS


BRIDGE:

I won’t keep on holding

To your misconceptions

I won’t keep on offering

Myself in consolation


I can’t keep on living, like this

I can’t keep on breathing, like this

I can’t keep on moving, like this

I can’t keep on feeling, like this


REPEAT CHORUS


#music #singer #songwriter #singersongwriter #grief #sadness #poetry #lacotonnière #countryliving #nature #texas

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Jun 16, 2020


Photo Credit: Mariel McHugh


During my early years of childhood, I had the best father a girl could ask for.


We danced together, played at the park and went out on the weekends.


I got a brand-new doll or toy of my choice every friday evening after my dad came home from work.


It was throughout the course of my adolescence my father began to come home late at night and would disappear for hours at a time.


Since then, it’s been a rollercoaster ride of emotions in regards to my dad’s addictions.


Alcoholism and gambling have deteriorated him and robbed him of the person he truly and fully is.


On board a plane to Paris, France a few years ago, I finally had the time to think about my relationship with my father in ways I hadn’t previously so done.


At that moment, I healed the most and wrote this song...


“I WANNA TALK TO MY FATHER”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2015 BMI


VERSE 1:

I may have been able to dance

I may have been able to glance

I may have been able to live

I may have been able to give

I may have been able to walk

I may have been able to talk

I may have been able to see

I may have been able to dream


PRE-CHORUS 1:

But there’s one thing missing in my life

There’s one thing missing in my soul


CHORUS:

I wanna talk to my father

I wanna get to know

The things that kept him from breaking

The things that made him break

I wanna talk to my father

I wanna get to know

The things that made him laugh

The things that made him cry

The things that made him fly


VERSE 2:

I may have been able to reach

I may have been able to teach

I may have been able to sing, yea

I may have been able to swing

I may have been able to go

I may have been able to glow

I may have been able to stay

I may have been able to play


PRE-CHORUS 2:

But there’s one thing I insist I need to know

There’s this thing eating at my soul


REPEAT CHORUS


LAST CHORUS:

I wanna talk to my father

I wanna hear it all

Why is there such an entrapment?

Why does one carry shame?

Why is there so much frustration?

Don’t we know there’s a sky?

There isn’t anything

In this circle of pain

Of which we cannot gain

There isn’t anything

In this circle of pain

Of which we cannot gain

There isn’t anything

In this circle of pain

Of which we cannot gain


#iwannatalktomyfather #singer #songwriter #lyrics #music #addictions #addict #alcoholism #gambling #AA #alcoholicsanonymous #alanon #gamblersanonymous #daddyslittlegirl #pain #shame

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: Mariel McHugh


Was your spirit ever just tired and broken?


You felt you couldn‘t go on?


Or didn’t want to go on?


Maybe you were just fed up.


Either way, I hope this song picks you up after a hard day or season.


You have so much ahead of you!


Dream BIG!!!


“I STILL HAVE BIG DREAMS”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2016 BMI


VERSE 1:

It’s ok because I made it to the end

It’s ok because I’m still intact and whole

The light is here

I’m walking in it

I’m breathing it

It’s ok because I don’t turn nor look back

It’s ok because I’m looking beautiful

The tunnel is traveled

I’m burying it

Forgetting it


1st PRE-CHORUS:

Ah, ah, ah, ah the relief has come to me

Ah, ah, ah, ah an eternity of promises 

Ah, ah, ah, ah


CHORUS:

I still have big dreams

I still have one hope

For my life is worth so much more than this

I still have my eyes

On the things of Heaven

For they dwell in me and my hope never dies


VERSE 2:

It’s ok because I have nothing to lose

It’s ok because I’ve lost everything

My heart is wrapped in the arms of Heaven

In the arms of Heaven

It’s ok because I’m not here for myself

It’s ok because I overcame it all

Peace covered my insufficiency

Love carried me


2nd PRE-CHORUS:

Ah, ah, ah, ah the relief has come to me

Ah, ah, ah, ah an eternity of promises

That aren’t broken ever, that aren’t broken ever 

Ah, ah, ah, ah


REPEAT CHORUS


#singer #songwriter #blogger #poetry #writer #creativewriting #brokeness #tired #dream #dreams #dreambig #beautiful #eternity #heaven #love #hope #lig

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: Tim Stinnett


It was a peaceful morning when I wrote this song.


You know... you wake up, you are single, you have no children... so... the time is yours.


What better thing for a songwriter like me?


You know how I make my life easier?


I do what I need to do.


I need peace? I calm down. I meditate.


How? However I can.


This song is a statement of happiness.


Of satisfaction.


You know those moments of bliss you experience?


Without punctuated reason. They just occur?


In that moment of thankfulness to everything- to everyone, to The Universe, to God- I wrote this song.


I’m not Catholic, but I have a classical music background and a deep love for church hymns.


After all, who doesn’t regard an Ave Maria with tenderness? With gentleness?


So yeah, I wrote my own Ave Maria!


To those of you who regard her as Regina Caeli, Mater Dei, I hope this song blesses you!


I hope it means so much you as it does to me.


Thank you, Mary, for your inspiration.


“AVE MARIA” Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2018 BMI


VERSE 1: Sometimes when things are too strong I just sit in my bed

Oh, Ave Maria To calm myself down It is not a surprise I sing an Ave Maria Sometimes when I feel just too weak I just think in my head Oh, Ave Maria To regain the strength that I’ve lost I see I need an Ave Maria


CHORUS: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria It calms me down when I hear your name in my midst Oh, Ave Maria

It calms me down when you hear my supplication and need Oh, Ave Maria

It soothes me when you hear the anger and shame that I have Oh, Ave Maria


VERSE 2: Sometimes when I’m scared and alone which isn’t so much I say an Ave Maria And even when my heart is with joy what choice do I have Oh, Ave Maria It’s a crazy thing that I say and I insist an Ave Maria When I can’t keep up with myself it is then when I sing an Ave Maria


REPEAT CHORUS


VERSE 3: Ave Maria Oh, Ave Maria Ave Maria... (ad libitum)


#avemaria #catholic #christian #latin #different #traditionalsong #hymn #church #churchhymns #singer #songwriter #composer #musician #lyrics #artist #blog #blogger #writer

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: German Duno


Sometimes, there just really isn’t anything we can do to improve certain situations.


Options run out. Patience runs out.


Simply accepting the fallacy of others’ actions as well as our own is the best closure.


We cannot blame others or ourselves.


Culpability can‘t always be justly pinned. It‘s difficult to see where it lies at times.


Why point fingers, retaliate, avenge and make matters worse?


Whose fault is it truly?


Many times, we are victims of the unfavorable circumstances this disorderly world hands us.


There is too much to think through.


Eventually, we have to permit the universe take its course and allow future events to guide us.


I penned the lyrics of this song as an observation of this human condition.


May we have the wisdom to better ourselves after every failure we encounter on our trajectory.


“I DIDN’T KNOW”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2015 BMI


VERSE 1:

I see destruction and animosity

all around me

I see how we destroy our gorgeous selves

Selfishly

I see how burdened I become at night

and in dreams

I sense my choices tarnishing the light

within me


CHORUS:

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know my choices would lead me to devastation

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know the love for myself would rust my soul to corrosion

I didn't know


VERSE 2:

I understand how I’ve betrayed myself

and those

Whom I told once I loved with all my heart

and chose

To ignore their plea when they asked for

my help

And I refused to lend a hand

and now I fall apart


REPEAT CHORUS


BRIDGE:

So I want to go back

and start over again

and search for those

I've hurt so much

and strictly silenced

By ignoring their pleas

and their desperate attempts

In retrospect

I regret


FINAL CHORUS:

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know my choices would lead me to devastation

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know the love for myself would rust my soul to corrosion

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't know

I didn't, I didn't know


#singer #songwriter #music #BMI #writer #blogger #artist #closure #brokeness #blog #mistakes #choices #regret #repentance #changeofheart #moveon #wisdom #patience #wordswag #culpability

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 17, 2019


Photo Credit: Tim Stinnett


You never know when you will make a profound impact on someone.


Today, a girl my age saw me in action. fter my work was concluded, she asked me how she could pursue the same career. “You inspired me”, said she.


For some years, I was limited in my personal mission to inspire those around me.


My healthy confidence was mistaken as arrogance. From that misinformed judgment, I hid.


For years.


I altered my behavior and speech so to not alarm anyone. A significant part of my character- to bring light to others; to motivate- was silenced.


I acted shyly and piously because that was “humble” on my part and that is what I was supposed to do.


Now, I have won.


After much heartbreak, I have broken free from those who would limit me helping others to find their purpose.


My message to you: LIVE YOUR LIFE.


Your vibe will attract your tribe. The universe will make sure those who need you will find you. You, too, will find them. You will enrich their lives and they will enrich yours.


#actress #model #singer #songwriter #musician #entertainer #artist #blogger #influencer #writer #bossbabe #theatre #movie #tv #radio #broadcast #believeinyourself #havefaith #inspire #moveon






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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 24, 2019


Photo Credit: MASOH


I am definitely not crestfallen it is no longer summer here in Texas.


Autumn has always been my favorite season of the year. The leaves falling and turning bronze and to finesse the sentiment, a comforting breeze proceeds to throw me into the wide arms of melancholy. I find that beautiful. I do not regard melancholy to be as gloomy as traditionally depicted. I find the sober thoughtfulness and pensiveness elegant, my angels.


My soul feels beautiful. My inner self feels pure. Yes.


Relieved, even, and smiling at the time I take to become someone I usually am not: an introvert.


The fall for me is a time to recharge. To discard the old and contemplate on the new. To get my wheels turning and churning for my next big message; my next big adventure.


I couldn’t help myself writing a song about these feelings of mine. Even though it’s not bright and shiny outdoors, there are so many other pretty things I notice. And these small things mean so much to me.


So go ahead, dance to this ballad-like song I wrote- out in the woods or in the comfort of your backyard. It’s sweet and it’s meant to cradle the soft part of your heart like a mother rocks a baby to sleep. Pamper yourself. Accept yourself. Renew yourself.


“IT IS NO LONGER SUMMER”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2018 BMI


VERSE 1:

It is no longer summer,

Yes, I know

It is no longer summer,

Yes, I know

The mornings are darker and

the evening’s coming to a close

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

The sun likes to hide itself from me


PRE-CHORUS 1:

Away from me

Just like I’ve done to you

Just like you’ve done to me

We have come to an end

The sunlight’s shy

It barely shows itself

It really can’t decide

If it will stay for me

Who knows in this

Wonderful sentiment

If it will shine

At least one more time for me

Will it really shine for me???


CHORUS:

It is no longer summer

But the beach waves aren’t gone

It is no longer summer

But the stars above still shine

It is no longer summer

But my long, long hair still flows

It is no longer summer

But my heart keeps thriving for you


VERSE 2:

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

I’ve seen right through the half-truths said of me

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

It is no longer summer

Yes, I know

The conclusions are skewed and full of flaw


PRE-CHORUS 2:

No need to come back

Not in that manner

Not in that way

I don’t believe you now

The moonlight lives

Ever so boldly

It wants to stay with me

And keep me company

Who knows in this

Wonderful sentiment

If it will bring me light

And stay the whole night

Will it really stay for me???


REPEAT CHORUS


#autumn #melancholy #sentiment #feelings #moonlight #longhair #evenings #ballad #song #dance #songwriter #singer #magic #treatyourself #adventure #outdoors #zara

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  • Fatima Morken

Updated: Apr 25, 2019



Photo Credit: MASOH


There is something lovely about quiet time. It’s quite revelatory of our true hearts and intentions.


I find it rewarding to comfortably contemplate my core. My character.


Self-development is optimally beneficial for the advancement our existence, don’t you think?


Songwriting is my way of poetically expressing my considerations. Lyrics and vocal melodies flow directly from my head to my pen.


On this occasion, I was absorbing the tranquility of outdoor nature. Immediately, a song of my own came to me. A recollection of ideas and conclusions– delivered to me in one piece.


So here is what I wrote.


I hope it inspires you to claim victory in times of doubt; in times of fear:


”THE MISTAKES THAT I’VE MADE”

Songwriter: © Fatima Morken, 2018 BMI


VERSE 1:

“Is there a reason why I should complain?

Is there a reason why I should regret?

The decisions I’ve made

The mistakes that I’ve made

Is there a reason at all?

Why I should lament?

The mistakes that I’ve made


Is there a reason why I should accept?

Is there a reason why I should admit?

The complications of life

The mysteries in life

Is there a reason at all?

Why I should mistrust?

The mysteries in life


CHORUS:

Well, I can’t live a life of lies

I only want dreams

I only want joy

Well, I can stand strong in the storm

It’s not a hard thing

After knowing what’s peace


VERSE 2:

Is there a reason why my heart should faint?

Is there a reason my heart hesitates?

The conclusions I’ve made

The realizations I’ve made

Is there a reason at all?

Why I should think of?

The realizations I’ve made


Is there a reason why my soul should see?

Is there a reason my soul doesn’t feel?

Or questions the truth

Or question my love

Is there a reason at all?

Why I should have doubt?

Or question my love


REPEAT CHORUS


FINAL CHORUS:

Well, I can’t live a life of lies

I only want dreams

I only want joy

Well, I can stand strong in the storm

It’s not a hard thing

After knowing what’s peace”


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