eliza rhinelander



March 2, 2021


[verse 1]
have you ever done something really stupid
just so she would finally look at you
and you know it’ll end badly
but there’s nothing you can do

[verse 2]
well, i imprudently boasted
if the two of us contested i would
best her in a singing competition 
though there’s no one in the universe who could

[chorus 1]
can bring to life dead poetry
and sing the sweetest melodies
and she means everything to me

[verse 3]
yeah i knew i’d lose that contest
and i knew i’d pay the price
but i had to hear my muse’s voice
so i didn’t even think twice

[chorus 2]
can stir the earth and sky and sea
she’s everything i’ll never be
and she means everything to me

oh she turned me into a magpie and hey 
i’m not going to lie and say 
i wouldn’t do it again
yeah i’d do it again
and again and again and again

[chorus 3]
cuz calliope
she woke something inside of me
her voice, it somehow set me free
oh calliope, calliope

[chorus 4]
her voice flies higher than the trees
i pity those who’ll never see
her face or hear her poetry
oh calliope, calliope
calliope means everything to me


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  • Mespotz

    Congratulations, this is such a beautiful song!

    6 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    No worries! There actually isn't a way to reply directly on the site; you have to go to each person's piece and comment "Re:" and your reply so they get a notification. But I don't think anyone expects you to reply to 25 comments that likely flooded your notifications. I'm excited for the YouTube version! I'm actually writing a poetry series rn, and both of the pieces I have so far were written with your song playing in the background. And you're welcome! Lol.

    7 months ago
  • eliza rhinelander

    hi! i'm so sorry i haven't replied, the website has been glitching for me, but i just wanted to say that all these comments are so kind and generous, thank you so much! i'm working on a version to put on youtube so hopefully that won't take much longer, i'm honestly just astounded at the amount of positive feedback i've gotten. from the bottom of my heart, thank you!

    7 months ago
  • Tula.S

    just amazing. I loved it. congratulations and I'm excited to hear more of your songs!!!

    7 months ago
  • Paisley Blue

    congratulations!! this deserves a win :) wonderful song!

    7 months ago
  • ArtCat

    Congrats! This is so beautiful!

    7 months ago
  • Avril

    Ohh this is beautiful wow. I love the lines "i pity those who'll never see/her face or hear her poetry" And your voice is lovely! Congrats! :)

    7 months ago
  • Writing4Life

    I.........no I can't do this anymore. WHY ARE YOU SO TALENTED? I'm getting Mandy Moore/Taylor Swift/Shawn Mendes vibes all mixed up in like the best way! Your voice is...it's simply stunning. The lyrics, and guitar...just....wow. Congratulations; it's a well deserved win!

    7 months ago
  • resident philocalist

    put this on Spotify i need to listen to it every day for the rest of my LIFE it is AMAZING

    me who hyperfixated on Greek mythology in fifth grade: *tearing up* beAuTiFuL

    7 months ago
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    7 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Ahhhhh yess I’m so glad that you won! I have loved this piece from the first time I read it, and you totally deserve the win. Congratulations!

    7 months ago
  • McK13

    Incredibly written -- congratulations!! And your voice is so beautiful! You totally deserved it :)

    7 months ago
  • rwong

    congrats!!! super well deserved

    7 months ago
  • FantasyOtter12

    WOW. you did amazingly on this, seriously deserve it. congrats!!!!!

    7 months ago
  • psithurism

    Okay but I can't stop listening to this! I need it on Spotify!

    7 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Wow I feel like I could listen to this song forever. Your voice is so perfectly sweet, almost unassuming, and you deliver the lyrics in a way that just brings them to life.

    7 months ago
  • Renegade_Writer [ChildOfGod]


    7 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Congratulations!!! This is awesome!

    7 months ago
  • mirkat

    congrats u lations!

    7 months ago
  • astrea

    congratulation!! the lyrics are truly awesome and you have a lovely voice!

    7 months ago
  • don't you see the starlight (#TS)

    WOW. CONGRATULATIONS! I love the theme woven throughout this.

    7 months ago
  • AstroWriter

    great job! the poetry and rhythm is on point! congratulations!!

    7 months ago
  • psithurism


    7 months ago
  • sci-Fi


    7 months ago
  • SunV

    This is wonderful. The emotion you've put into it makes the song come alive, and the lyrics are just so poetic. Congratulations on the well-deserved win!!!

    7 months ago
  • Wisp

    Your lyrics and performance were just stunning. It honestly sounded like something I'd listen to come up on the radio or something. The way you sung it brought the words and story behind the words to life in such a beautiful way and I cannot tell you how much my heart sighed when listening and reading this. Lovely work!

    7 months ago
  • Amani

    I just listened to your recording and I love it. I'll leave a peer review soon. :)

    8 months ago
  • ~wildflower~

    Oh my, I just listened to your performance and it is breathtaking. Your voice is utterly beautiful (seriously, it sounded professional) and the guitar just worked perfectly. And the lyrics are amazing too!! The rhymes are really clever. I think you stand a serious chance at winning this comp...

    8 months ago