Announcing The 2015 Grand Prize Lyric Contest Winner

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Congratulations to Mike Guiney, winner of the 2015 Grand Prize Lyric Contest. Guiney had previously taken 1st place in the November/December contest for his song “Tomorrow’s Just A Promise.”

As part of his prize package, Guiney will join singer-songwriter Elizabeth Cook for a dream co-write in Nashville in early 2016, and receive a demo recording session at Omni Sound Studios on Music Row. American Songwriter will provide hotel accommodations and airfare to Nashville.

Read our Q&A with Guiney from the November/December issue here and check out his winning lyrics below.

1ST PLACE
“Tomorrow’s Just A Promise”
Mike Guiney
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada

Every time I see a jet plane
I wonder where it’ll touch down
And every time I hear a diesel train
I wonder where it’s bound
I think the same about us
When I live too much in my mind
‘Cause tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time

I’ve seen wedding vows
consumed by flames
Because someone’s love has died
Or someone’s mind has changed
And who knows if what we’ve built
Will stand the test of time?
Tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time

Tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time
Throw a coin into the well
A nickel or a dime
Or whisper a little prayer
When the church bell chimes
‘Cause tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time

On the day that we are born
Sand starts flowin’ through the glass
Until it all comes full circle
And the future meets the past
And even if you walk with Jesus
The devil’s never far behind
And tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time.

Tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time
Throw a coin into the well
A nickel or a dime
Or whisper a little prayer
When the church bell chimes
‘Cause tomorrow’s just a promise
That can be broken any time