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    • I have a similar opinion, but I think the lack of structure and confusion in this song actually helps bring out the characters mental state and struggle, and I wouldn't change it as far as that goes. And I to agree with Cobb some of those small word changes could really emphasize and bring out the characters mental state more. 
    • Hey Liam   Good stuff IMHO Chorus is great - you manage to repeat the hook three times in it without sounding repetitious. Couple of thoughts - I'm not sure about switching POV from first to third (I to we) mid way in the chorus. But after you did it the once it seemed better to me. I wondered if "we're(I'm) hunting(trolling) for YOU" might fit somewhere.   I love this line: "By the mouth of the ladies room"   Nice work Paul
    • I like the title, but i have Just a few concerns here. In verse 1 you said she politely asked for my number and then in the chorus your saying don't call on me Ill call on you. And when I think shark i think aggressive. Shouldn't the guy (shark) be going after her? Asking for her number? And in verse 2 if your at a bar why are you circling fruit machines? Shouldn't you be circling the jukebox or pool table? The bridge i like and the chorus would be okay with a few tweaks in the verses i think. But for me i would like to see this lyric get more aggressive down and dirty with it like a shark. Just my opinion as alway stash or trash. 
    • Can admin delete 2 of the 3 of my last post please. Sorry
    • I imagine this with a "boys are back in town" feel to it. It's very chauvinistic and arrogant but that's the story of the protagonist. It is however influenced by my young single days of trying to get lucky in my local drinking establishment, the bulls head, or for short, the bull     The Saturday night bull sharks   V1
      She entered shark invested waters
      A forty two ten in her hand
      She asked politely for my number 
      I said "catch me later, if you can"   Ch
      "I'm a,,Saturday night bull shark baby
      Don't call on me, I'll call on you
      We're the,,Saturday night bull sharks baby
      Your Saturday night bull shark food"   V2
      We circled empty fruit machines from six
      By the mouth of the ladies room
      "Common denominationary chick,
      catch you later at a quarter to two"   Ch
      "I'm a,,Saturday night bull shark baby
      Don't call on me, I'll call on you
      We're the,,Saturday night bull sharks baby
      Your Saturday night bull shark food"   Br
      We were young and pretty
      Together we took down this city
      Tickled trouts rolled over
      Left their marks upon our shoulders   Repeat V1   Ch
      "We're the,,Saturday night bull sharks baby
      Don't call on us, we'll call on you
      We're the,,Saturday night bull sharks baby
      Your Saturday night bull shark food"   Repeat chorus 
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