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2005 Song of the Year Contest

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2005

From January to December of this year we?ll be taking the top two songs from each monthly competition and placing them in the 2005 Muse?s Muse Song of the year Contest...

The winning songs will compete in one final contest...

If there is a tie for second place in any of the monthly contests this year, or a three way tie for 1st... The tie breaker will be the song with the most first place votes, if the songs are still tied then it will go to most second place votes... if they are still tied then they mathematically have to have the same number of 3rd place votes... At which time all songs tied will move on to the final contest... If someone chooses to not have their song move on to the final competition for whatever reason, there will be no replacement.

However as of June 2005 we've had a change to the scoring system for the monthly competitions. If there is a tie it will now be broken by the highest score out of 5 received or the most occurrences there of by a contestant. If they are tied still it will then be broken by the next highest score or most occurences of and so on. If by chance they still remain tied both or all songs will move on.

The song that you enter into a monthly competition must be the same recording with no changes made for the final competition...

The top finishers can place their songs in this thread at the end of each monthly vote...

James

Edited by Jaymz

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January 2005

1st Place

Turn And Walk Away - RLD, with 37 pts

2nd Place

Only I - Monktrump, with 26 pts

3rd Place

Right To The Left Of Centre - benjhannah, 20 pts

4th place

Breaking Down - dougmaverick/Ktinberg, 15 pts

5th (3 way tie with 12 pts each)

Secrets in Your Heart - Corinne

Love - Stewart Alexander

Everything About You - Cool E

RLD and Monktrump qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

"TURN AND WALK AWAY"

Written/performed/produced by RLD

So many times you tried

Telling me what to think and see

And how much that you mean to me

But I aint listening...

Something just aint right

Can't figure out what its all about

Its not the same when you call my name

There's something missing...

I was a true believer

A long time ago

You build me up

I tear you down

Scatter pieces on the ground

I see black

You see white

Neither's wrong if we're both right

Nothing to say...

Turn and walk away

After all this time

We both know what's been said and done

And looking out for number one

Was so damn easy

With silence in your eyes

Its understood that it aint no good

To keep inside what you shouldn't hide

So please release me

I was a true believer

A long time ago

You build me up

I tear you down

Scatter pieces on the ground

I see black

You see white

Neither's wrong if we're both right

Nothing to say...

Turn and walk away

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2005

Only I

I sit alone and wait to die

Waiting for your..common sense to arrive

Talk me down and

help to keep me alive

I'm only faking

I know

Only I can make it happen

and I Know

only I can say i'm sorry

Sometimes don't it make you feel

like everyone ain't right?

Make believe, unseen things that

keep us warm at night

I watch you leave and wave goodbye

a different story, from the one I would write

Its got me down and

makes me think just why

we are breaking

I know

Only I can make it happen

and I Know

Only I can say i'm sorry

Sometimes don't it make you feel

like everyone ain't right?

Make believe, unseen things that

keep us warm at night

Its all the same to me

who you long to be

if theres a place everybodys gonna go to be happy

then I wanna get there first

if Theres a chance I could be the one to make it all happen

then I wanna get there first

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February 2005 (2*2 Competition)

1st Place

Get It Over With - Neal K, 39 pts.

2nd Place

A Single Summer - fabkebab, 30 pts.

3rd place

Waiting Here For You - NigeQ, 19 pts.

4th place

Just Plain Folks - Corinne, 17 pts.

5th place

New Every Morning - Michael Borges, 13 pts.

Neal K and fabkebab qualifify for the year end contest.

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2005

Get It Over With

(Chorus)

Don?t break it to me gently, girl

When you tell me that we?re through

Get it over with, get it over with

So I can get over you

(Verses)

If you?re going to go, I guess I?d rather know

Baby, it?s better this way

Don?t think that you?re doing me a favor

By holding out another day

Get on with your leaving, I?ll get on with my grieving

And maybe I?ll find somebody new

Don?t want to waste another single precious moment

Crying over you

(Chorus)

(Bridge)

Don?t be saying we can still be friends

It?ll be over when it ends

(Chorus)

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2005

A Single Summer

? 2005 Andrew Richardson

The butterfly and cricket so lightly dance and sing

Thier happy hearts will fill this world for but a single spring-

But walking through this Autumn park with thoughts of winter's snow

A part within me envies them for where they'll never go

Cos dont we all really only truly live a single summer?

It was like a miracle, A full solar eclipse

A beauty queen here in this town, my name upon her lips

Cheap red wine, days dancing, sunburned shoulders, holding tight

we wore that youth and confidence like diamonds in the night

and dont we all really only truly live a single summer?

Those magic days were like this bonfire as it starts to burn

As crackling sparks of summers leaves take flight and wont return

And I left for spain to go to school - she said shed do the same

But in the end her father stopped her and she never came

and dont we all really truly live a single summer?

That first love is a fragile thing and though we all pretend

That its the start of greater things it really is the end

For when those wings are broken in the autumns wind and rain

Like the summers dragonflies we'll never fly again

and dont we all really truly live a single summer?

and didnt we only really truly live that single summer?

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March 2005

1st Place

Promises - LMK, 36 pts.

2nd Place:

Look At Your Life - Tony Graham, 32 pts.

3rd Place:

I?m Learning To Hate Me - RLD, 31 pts.

4th Place:

I Never Threw My Panties At Tom Jones - landofsong & venusdelite, 16 pts.

5th Place:

A Way - Monktrump, 13 pts.

LMK and Tony Graham qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

Look At Your Life

Look at your life

Could you see it too

You could make something of it

Oh if you wanted to

Look at your life

And all those dreams that you had

You never followed through

Now that?s too bad

Don?t think that I?ll see you out on that road

For you it may be too heavy of a load

Look at your life

Is this really you

I know that you?ve tried before

And it was hard to do

Cause empty remorse

Always greeted you

The plain can be simple

Now how that hold true

Still I don?t think I?ll see you out on that road

Because you?re thinking it?s too heavy of a load

But no no no no

Look at your life

Has it always been this way

Never grabbing the future

Just taking it day by day

What about the things that you?ve dreamed of

All messin? round in your head

You?ve gotta do something man

Cause the spirit?s dead

So many things that you can find while you are out on that road

And that?s the place you will find the antidote

Ohhhhhhhhh so you can

Pick up your life

And see that skies are blue

The plain can be simple oh

Now how that holds true

Look at your life

Oh look at your

Look at your life

Oh look at your life

Look at your life.

? 2003 Tony Graham

Words and Music

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2005

Promises

Something in your eyes

makes a grown man cry

and forgive you

But I realise

silence is a lie

leading to grief

Chorus:

And you know that it's true

the things that you do make me drop to my knees

there in the dark you play with my heart

when all you need is to keep

those promises please

So you like to show

that you can't resist

guilty pleasures

I just never know

how to raise my fist

Even though everyone knows that its true

the things that you do...(chorus)

Looking for some things to tear apart

you were hungry for a heart

from the very start

You know that it's true

the things that you do

make me drop to my knees

There in the dark

you play with my heart

When all you need is to keep

Those promises please

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April 2005

1st Place

Handful Of Dust - dougmaverick & Ktinberg, 40 pts

2nd Place

Welcome To The Country - vesundelite, 23 pts

3rd Place

The Fool - NigeQ & MysteryMike, 16 pts

4th place

She?s A Real Go-Getter - RLD, 15 pts

5th Place

Left Alone - CurtisDowney66, 13 pts

dougmaverick/Ktinberg and venusdelite qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

Handful Of Dust

Lyrics : Kevin Tinbergen - Dave Adam / Music : Dave Adam ?2005

(V1)

I was walking down the shore

Like we used to do before

But the cold tide didn't hold any answers

(V2)

Cemetary late at night

Only silence from your grave

There's nothing to learn from the stone bearing your name

(Rise)

And I curse the day you left me here

With my hopes, my questions and my fears

All the things you never handed down to me

(CH)

Father, I know it's not your fault

The good Lord can betray

Just know I cherished the time

We spent before you passed away

Still your death has left me..

With a handful of dust.. Just a handful of dust

(V3)

My own son is turning three

Bouncing gently upon my knee

Wonder if the outcome will be the same this time

(Rise)

Would he curse the day I left him here

With his hopes, his questions and his fears

All the things I never handed down to him

(CH)

(Bridge)

From father to son

For what's left undone

For the blood that is boiling in my veins

From son to father

I wrote this prayer

To relieve my soul from this burning pain

There's nothing to forgive

Nothing to retrieve

All the scars I carry will remain

(CH)

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2005

Welcome to the Country

Copyright 2005 by Jeremy Maynard & Dena Porras

V1:

Pack up my guitar and I head on out the door

Hop in my pickup, put the pedal to the floor

Two hours on the open road finally crossing I65

Looking out my window, I can see a billboard sign

It says . . .

C1:

Welcome to the country

Let your spirit free to roam

Every heart will find a home

Welcome to the country life

Where the people know every flower has a chance to grow

Welcome to the end of every road

V2:

Blow out a tire so I pull of to the side

Cowboy in a Chevrolet stops to offer me a ride

Drivin' on he glances over says, 'I know I've seen you before'

I just smile and nod my head as I turn up the radio

Playin . . .

C2:

Welcome to the country

Let your spirit free to roam

Every heart will find a home

Welcome to the country life

Where the people know every stream will be a river flow

Welcome to the end of every road

B:

Pull up to the backdoor and I step out to the curb

Two hundred shows a year and I still can't find my nerve

Hiking up these long stairs I can hear the curtain swing

Walk out to center stage where I stop as my fans all scream

C3:

Welcome to the country

Let your spirit free to roam

Every heart will find a home

Welcome to the country life

Where the people love that country music on the radio

Welcome to the end of every road

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May 2005

1st Place

At The Borderline - LMK, with 25 pts

2nd Place

Only A Rose - Lanqusaya2, with 21 pts

3rd Place

Flying Away - dougmaverick & Ktinberg, 20 pts

4th Place

Opium Rose - landofsong & Jackie Chan's Wee Gran, 19 pts

5th Place

Disappear - gpeddino, 15 pts

LMK and Lanqusaya2 qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

Only A Rose

Copyright February 25, 2005 Stan Loh. Singer JoAnna McCormick

VERSE 1

Only a rose, only a rose,

Can fulfill your restless heart, do you suppose?

When will wand?ring ways give in to heaven,

And the drifting soul be satisfied.

Give it up! Give it up! You butterfly,

Surrender your black book to some other guy?

VERSE 2

Only a rose will find a way,

She will sing a thousand times on preacher?s day,

She will beg for guidance from the book of dawn,

But you smile and fend her off with spiny thorns,

Settle down, settle down! Unbuckle your heart,

And demolish your chilled fa?ade.

VERSE 3

Only a rose, only a rose,

Can reveal the core of your special pose,

Cause the blood you draw is crimson red,

And the scar that?s left is stone cold dead,

Give it up! Give it up! You cry out loud,

You don?t want to be told what love?s about.

Give it up! Give it up! You cry out loud,

You don?t want to know what love?s about.

--------------------

Having Fun!!! Keepers of Muse's Muse

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/8/stanloh

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2005

At The Borderline

? 2005 LMK

Oh my oh my

something's gonna move you, something's gonna seem like love

Oh my oh my, something deep inside you

feels like you've felt enough

When the night is over

thoughts of regret fill your mind

We're always wasting our time

at the borderline

Stuck in the mud

fighting for an answer, as you call up to the sky

Wait for the flood if you want the answer

to where your demons lie

When the night is over

thoughts of regret fill your mind

We're always wasting our time

at the borderline

Killing countless moments while you're holding back

Afraid to take a step towards the world that could affect you

There's a slice of heaven, above our heads in the clouds

Knee deep in doubts

All we know for sure is nothing's simply black or white

Whispers and shouts, life's a million choices

Living wont let you hide

When the night is over, thoughts of regret fill your mind

We're always wasting our time at the borderline

Counter melody:

We hesitate again

Almost made it

But we waited

at the borderline

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June 2005

1st Place

Rain - dougmaverick & Ktinberg, 3.79avg

2nd Place

Butterfly?s Dream - thomasitty, 3.53avg

3rd Place (two way tie)

Walk Through Life - fabkebab & MysteryMike,

&

Sooner or Later - Canadianryme, 3.50avg

5th place

Long Time Gone - stuartrevnell, 3.40avg

dougmaverick/Ktinberg and thomasitty qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

Rain

Lyrics : K. Tinbergen / D. Adam

? EGODRIVERMUSIC

(V1)

Stormy eyes pierce me under windswept skies

Our whispered truths turn to shouted lies

Paper thin alibis are all we have to share

Cuz when it comes to honesty we see no point in being fair

(Rise)

And my tears all fall down with the rain

The life I once had will never be the same

(CH)

So rain on me

Wash away the sorrow

Clean all that useless

Pain in me

Done trying to follow

What you expected from me

(V2)

Outside your apartment drenched to the skin

Overwhelmed from the break up about to begin

Would have said something but the words got stuck

Even the lucky one day run out of luck

(Rise)

And my tears all fall down with the rain

The life I once had will never be the same

(CH)

So rain on me

Wash away the sorrow

Clean all that useless

Pain in me

Done trying to follow

What you expected from ...

(Bridge)

... Someone that I'm not

what you want me to be

A pale shade of myself

Down on my knees

And I'm walking away

For my own sake

Before your selfishness

Bends love into hate

I'll swallow the pain

Drink to the dregs

I could come back again

But I'm too proud to beg

I'm too proud to beg ...

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2005

Butterfly's Dream

(words & music by Thomas Itty)

Am I dreaming

Or is this reality

Am I flesh and blood

Is this really me

Look into the mirror

What do I see

Just another stranger

Longing to be fee

But do I see the butterfly

Or am I just

A butterfly?s dream

There is a feeling

That I have inside

It makes me feel happy

Just to be alive

I can feel love

I can feel pain

I can see the sunshine

I can feel the rain

But do I see the butterfly

Or am I just

A butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

(solo)

I?ve seen the bad

And I?ve seen the good

I?ve been forsaken

I?ve been misunderstood

I?ve been loved

And I?ve been hated

I?ve been lost

And I?ve been overated

But do I see the butterfly

Or am I just

A butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

Butterfly?s dream

(?Thomas Itty 2005)

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July 2005

1st Place

The Cost - RLD, Fabkebab & Jaymz 4.04avg

2nd Place

Shadows - LMK 3.79avg

3rd Place

Zoe - skido85 3.46avg

4th Place

Dream Raven - CurtisDowney66 3.40avg

5th place

The Ones Who Didn't Stay - Brina & Peaden 3.39avg

RLD/Fabkebab/Jaymz and LMK qualify for the year end contest.

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The Cost

by RLD, Fabkebab & Jaymz

Is it in the choke of that first cigarette?

Sneering at the good kids from the bike sheds in the wet

Breaking glass in empty buildings haunted by regret

At what point is it lost?

Is it in the thrill of that first real fight?

Knuckles in the stomach of the boy that cries at night

Bloody mouths and cold sweat mixed in rivers of delight

At what point is it lost?

Is innocence worth anything?

Does it have a cost?

Is a life worth less without it?

At what point is it lost?

Is it when the discovery begins?

The hungry blood of adolescence running through our skin

Watching girls in summer blouses aching to get in

At what point is it lost?

Is innocence worth anything?

Does it have a cost?

Is a life worth less without it?

At what point is it lost?

Tell me when is our innocence gone?

When is it spent?

Leaving our souls feeling like slept in clothes

Wondering where it all went

At what point is it lost?

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Shadows

? 2005 LMK

There's a million dreams that I lost, that I lost

And with every win, comes a cost, there's a cost

But I wont give up,

Time to move away from the past

Wont allow the darkness to last

Chorus:

And I dont mind changes now

In or out, With or without

You might as well overcome

Shadows your mind thought had won

Hiding from the world that I knew, that I knew

All the colours changed, became blue

but it's true that I hold the key

Need to take contol, take a stand

so I'm taking fate by the hand

Chorus + solo

So deep in despair that I prayed and I prayed

summertime would open the gate

I still wait for those brighter days

As for the reflection i see

I know it's my sole enemy

And I dont mind changes now

In or out, With or without

You might as well overcome

Shadows your mind thought had won

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August 2005

1st Place

I Could Have Been That Guy - fabkebab, 3.90avg

2nd Place

Another Way - LMK, 3.78avg

3rd Place

Drinking In The Dark - couchgrouch & NanaimoB, 3.70avg

4th place

All Too Much For Me - Corinne, 3.42avg

5th place

Broken Daisy Chain - NigeQ, 3.34avg

fabkebab and LMK qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

I COULD HAVE BEEN THAT GUY

? 2005 Andrew Richardson

I'm sitting in this room

Pushed up on the shelf

Music playing gently

Feeling sorry for myself

While somewhere out of view

A different night unfolds

In another part of town

For the boy who got the crown

And the beautiful girl that he holds

ch.

And I could have been that guy

Yearning for so long, never really tried

never let her know- always felt so shy

Longed to let her know

And if I had maybe I

Could have been that guy

V2/

Room feels far to big

Yellow city lights

filters through the curtains

On this winter night

but somewhere out of view

a passion lights the cold

In another part of town

For the guy who got the crown

And the beautiful girl that he holds

Ch.

And I could have been that guy

Yearning for so long, never really tried

never let her know- always felt so shy

Longed to let her know

And if I had maybe I

Could have been that guy

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Another Way

? 2005 LMK

I want to get away, stay there for a day or two

You only bring me down and I know I can't be with you

Nothing lasts forever, there's no now or never

soon there'll be another day

Someone lets you down, a heart is hard to find

but love will find another way

Outside of comfort zones

Moving on is hard to do

But when things break your heart

you can't let 'em stay with you

Nothing lasts forever, there's no now or never

soon there'll be another day

Someone lets you down, a heart is hard to find

but love will find another way

Some people dont see the stop signs at all

They hold on to first impressions as they hit the wall

But what good is love at first sight

when day turns into night?

I want to get away from a dream that had to end

Just need some time alone, time to wonder where it went

Nothing lasts forever, there's no now or never

soon there'll be another day

Someone lets you down, a heart is hard to find

but love will find another way

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September 2005

1st Place

Indigo - skido85, 3.96avg

2nd Place

Tonight - RLD, 3.95avg

3rd Place

Hero - LMK, 3.79avg

4th place

She Dance - NigeQ, 3.59avg

5th place

Forevermore - Ian Ferrin & smile, 3.44avg

RLD and skido85 qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

?Indigo?

Capers Simmons

VERSE I

Once upon a time

There was a man?born blind.

He lived his life in darkness all around.

He took a painter for a wife

And he asked her, late one night

?Can you tell me how the colors feel and sound?

PRECHORUS I

Do they make you think of music,

Or the scent of my cologne?

Is there any way a blind man

Can sense the colors that you know?

CHORUS I

Does the rainbow taste like birthday cake

Does green smell like the sea?

Does yellow sound like a merry-go-round

Or a church bell as it rings?

And I have to know if indigo is hot or cold inside.

Do I have to ask an angel what blue feels like??

VERSE II

She gently pulled him close

And whispered to him, ?No, you don?t?

They?re everything you dream of late at night.

Darling, I will be your eyes.

I will hold your hands and guide.?

And she did not leave his side until she died.

PRECHORUS II

She left her laughter there, like music,

Her perfume in his nose

He prayed for sight, for one more night

He prayed for indigo.

CHORUS II

?Does heartbreak taste like sour grapes?

Does pain smell like decay?

Does sorrow sound like the rain come down,

Or thunder far away?

Is loneliness like broken glass that cuts you deep inside?

Do you have to lose an angel to know what blue feels like??

BRIDGE

It feels like snow: so deep, so cold.

It weighs you down, it makes no sound, but still you know

That you can?t breathe, and you can?t break free.

When you miss your chance, it?s the avalanche you?re underneath.

PREHORUS II

He bought back all her paintings

And found the ones she hadn?t sold.

He ran his hands across the canvas,

Felt indigo.

CHORUS III

?Does white taste like a kiss goodnight,

And gray a kiss goodbye?

Does red smell like a valentine?

Is it the crimson that makes me cry?

O Lord, please show me indigo, ?cause heaven knows I?ve tried

And I?m waiting on an angel of God to open up my eyes.

I can let go, ?cause now I know what blue feels like

(?2005)

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2005

"TONIGHT"

Written/performed/produced by RLD

Hey now, I waited 'round for you

Hey now, I'm needing something new

Hey now, why does nothing seem to change?

Hey now, it's time to rearrange

Almost ready,

Yeah I'm ready for tonight

Won't be shaken

I've been waiting

I'm on my way...

Tonight I lose my head

Paint everybody red

Don't give a damn what's said

Tonight...

For all the world to see

Be what I want to be

Because I'm breaking free tonight

I can't wait for tonight...

Hey now, awaken from your dream

Hey now, it feels so good to scream

Hey now, scrape away your past

Hey now, today could be your last

Are you ready?

Cause I'm ready for tonight

It's been coming

No more running

I'm on my way...

Tonight I lose my head

Paint everybody red

Don't give a damn what's said

Tonight...

For all the world to see

Be what I want to be

Because I'm breaking free tonight

I can't wait for tonight...

Tonight I climb the wall

That?s built around us all

Confront the fear that you can't see

Let loose the animal in me

Falling into the looking glass

Destroy, rebuild the futures past

Until illusions fade away...

Tonight I lose my head

Paint everybody red

Don't give a damn what's said

Tonight...

For all the world to see

Be what I want to be

Because I'm breaking free tonight

I can't wait for tonight

?2005 Roger Davis

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October 2005

1st Place

It's You by RLD, 3.95avg

2nd Place

The One That Got Away by Jaymz/Silky Tofu, 3.63avg

3rd Place (two way tie)

White Russian & Red Dawg Beer by Brina/Peaden

&

The Fireworks On The Fourth Of July by Ian Ferrin/Fabkebab, 3.57avg

5th Place

Cupid's Packing Heat by CurtisDowney66, 3.52avg

It's You by RLD and The One That Got Away by Jaymz/Silky Tofu qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

"IT'S YOU"

Written/performed/produced by RLD

On days like this, I don't know...

I just feel like letting go

Since you went away

With darkness instead of dawn

No reason to carry on

Since you've been away

How much longer?

I wish I was stronger...like you

The reason I'm living this way

The sunshine on my rainy day

Is gone and I can't find my way

Cause it's you

Who kept me from losing it all

When my back was up to the wall

Without you I'm just gonna fall...

In dreams where I'm wide awake

I run but there's no escape...

I'm wasting away

How much longer?

I wish I was stronger...like you

The reason I'm living this way

The sunshine on my rainy day

Is gone and I can't find my way

Cause it's you

Who kept me from losing it all

When my back was up to the wall

Without you I'm just gonna fall...

It's another lonely night

Just think I need to get away

Not sure if I wanna stay to fight...

Cause it's you

The reason I'm living this way

The sunshine on my rainy day

Is gone and I can't find my way

Cause it's you

Who kept me from losing it all

When my back was up to the wall

Without you I'm just gonna fall...

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2005

The One That Got Away

(M.Clavette, SilkyTofu, J.Thorogood)

Snagged a prized catch named Joy

Back when I was a boy

Where the deep river weaves

Through bent willow bows

Over crisp copper leaves

Under cinnamon trees

The one that got away....

She pulled me into her world

Of Fast Cars, Caviar & Pearls

It?s a far away cry

From owls in the woods

Soaring sycamore high

An I ask myself why

The one that got away

Going for a trophy of a life time

I can?t breathe in her world

She can?t breathe in mine

Hook, line and sinker

I am drowning in the tide

But I?ll survive to say goodbye

On the runway she glides

Super-blue model eyes

But the girl next door

Has grown into more

With her platinum CD

And the Maseratti

The one that got away

Going for a trophy of a life time

I can?t breathe in her world

She can?t breathe in mine

Hook, line and sinker

I am drowning in the tide

But I?ll survive to say goodbye

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November 2005

1st Place

Look In My Direction by RLD , Avg 3.98

2nd Place

Jodi by Jaymz, Avg 3.66

3rd Place

Language School Lover by fabkebab, Avg 3.40

4th Place

Let Go by Brina, Avg 3.38

5th Place (two way tie)

Victim Of My Time by LMK

&

Pieces by Monktrump, Avg 3.34

Look In My Direction by RLD and Jodi by Jaymz qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

"LOOK IN MY DIRECTION"

Written, performed, produced by RLD

A faded photograph

a melancholy day

a story without end

and so much more to say

You feel a breath upon your ear

Whisper words you long to hear

If your journey seems a bit too far

And while looking for perfection

You find out who you are

When its all too much to bear

Take a look in my direction

A look in my direction, I'll be there

There's something in the air

That you just can't deny

And we both understood

About a love that never dies

If you're scared and cannot speak

I'll steal a kiss upon your cheek

If the journey seems a bit too far

And while looking for perfection

You find out who you are

If its all too much to bear

Take a look in my direction

A look in my direction, I'll be there

All mysteries revealed

With nothing to conceal

The door is open, I know you'll find a way

Keep holding on, and being strong today

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2005

Jodi

(Written and Produced by J.Thorogood)

(Performed by The Cohorts)

Jodi walks my way every day

My eyes follow her until she fades

She bends my notes, makes 'em scream

My mind sets to making her scene

Jodi.... walks...

The old man and I wager on what she'll wear

Don't matter your stature you just stop and stare

He sat me down.... said listen here Jay...

Don't tell your Mom....

Jodi walks my way every day

My eyes follow her until she fades

She bends my notes, makes 'em scream

My mind sets to making her scene

Jodi.... walks...

You might feel that you'll resist her all alone

All fall to the skill that Jodi owns

Call out the guards...bring on the forces...

We'll stand the charge

Jodi walks our way every day

Our eyes follow her until she fades

She bends our notes, makes 'em scream

Our mind sets to making her scene

Jodi walks....

You may wonder how I got to know her name

I dug through her trash and you'd have done the same

I was obsessed it smacked hard on the brain

At least I admit I did, And you'd have done the same

oooooooo yaaaa!!

oooooooo yaaaa!!

oooooooo yaaaa!!

Jodi walks my way I watch her fade

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Decembe 2005

1st Place

Sorry - RLD, 3.83avg

2nd Place

You And Me - DonMartin, 3.64avg

3rd Place (two way tie)

Heavy Words - NigeQ, 3.57avg

&

Too Much- A Kinder Biography, 3.57avg

5th place

His Last Sunrise- Brina & Peaden, 3.45avg

RLD and DonMartin qualify for the year end contest.

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2005

"SORRY"

Written, performed, produced by RLD

You laid it on the line

What a perfect time to end it all

Walk away

Live to love another day

And it wasn't a surprise

That you can't take it anymore

You're outta here

Close the book, slam the door

So long, thought I saw you smile

So long...was it good?

Well I really don't remember...

There to catch you when you fall

With your back against the wall

Didn't you want it all

Well I'm sorry...

Guess that it was all for show

While I watched from the front row

I thank you even though

I'm sorry...

No you're not misunderstood

Only wish I could have counted on

You to be something that

Meant to me

We started quite a fire

Then just stood back to watch it burn

Teaching me something that

I had to learn

So long, thought I saw you smile

So long...was it good?

Well I really don't remember...

There to catch you when you fall

With your back against the wall

Didn't you want it all

Well I'm sorry...

Guess that it was all for show

While I watched from the front row

I thank you even though

I'm sorry...

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The 2005 Song of The Year Contest will run as follows:

The 23 songs will be split into three groups initially.

January - April / Group A

May - August / Group B

September - December / Group C

Each groups voting will be split into three day voting periods.

Group A will run from Sunday Dec 18th to Tuesday Dec 20th

Group B will go from Wednesday Dec 21st to Dec Friday Dec 23rd

Group C will run from Monday Dec 26 to Wednesday Dec 28th

Voters will send in their top three picks for each group.

A song will score 5 pts for a 1st place pick, 3 pts for a 2nd place pick and 1 pt for a third place pick.

The top 2 songs from each group will move on to the finals which will be held From December 29th to January 2nd. In the final round of six, Voters will once again send in their top 3 picks with the same scoring format being used. If there is a tie in any of the group votes, the tie will be broken by a count back. The song with the most 1st place votes will move on, if that doesn?t split the tie then the most 2nd place votes. If it is still tied after a count back a tie breaker vote will be solicited.

Nobody who has a song in in the comp in any group will be eligible to vote. Any of these members who don?t have songs left in the final round of six will then be able to vote at that time if they choose.

Also you must have signed up as a member of Muses Muse no later then December 1st 2005 and have at least 25 posts to be eligible to vote.

You can hear the songs now if you wish at this link: 2005 Song Of The Year Contest

Another post will be coming in an hour or so with a few more details...

Nige &

J

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Here is a breakdown of the voting schedule and when,how and who to send your picks to.

Because some may be going on holidays, you can send your picks for any group in earlier (starting now) or later then the dates specified as long as they come in before or on Dec 28th.

However to make things easier, if you will be around, please send your votes in on the dates specified with your messages marked Group A Votes, Group B Votes etc. It?ll help Nige and I to keep a little better organized and both of us will be sending MysteryMike an Archive of the votes in each section to verify the count thru the boards archive message feature.

A reminder, Nobody who has a song in the contest now will be allowed to vote in any of the initial three group votes. So the following people are not eligible to vote: RLD, Monktrump, Neal K, fabkebab, LMK, Tony Graham, dougmaverick, ktinberg, venusdelite, Lanqusaya2, thomasitty, Jaymz, SilkyTofu & skido85.

If you are voting, please vote for the top 3 songs in each category. Some members have multiple entries in a group. Please still vote for what you feel are the best songs in each group. In other words, don?t spread your picks around to be nice. Just pick what you feel are the best songs regardless of who entered it and how many entries they have.

Here are the approximate times each group will run. With who to send your picks to if you need to vote early or arrive late.

Jan - Apr / Group A

Sunday Dec 18th to Tuesday Dec 20th

Send your top 3 picks to Jaymz

Radio Station Group A

Songs

Turn And Walk Away - RLD

Only I - Monktrump

Get It Over With - Neal K

A Single Summer - fabkebab

Promises - LMK

Look At Your Life - Tony Graham

Handful Of Dust - dougmaverick & Ktinberg

Welcome To The Country - venusdelite

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May - Aug / Group B

Wednesday Dec 21st to Friday Dec 23rd

Send your picks to NigeQ

Radion Station Group B

Songs

At The Borderline - LMK

Only A Rose - Lanqusaya2

Rain - dougmaverick & Ktinberg

Butterfly?s Dream - thomasitty

The Cost - RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

Shadows - LMK

I Could Have Been That Guy - fabkebab

Another Way - LMK

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Sep - Dec / Group C

Mon Dec 26th to Wed Dec 28th

Send your top 3 picks to NigeQ

Radio Station Group C

Songs

Indigo - skido85

Tonight - RLD

It?s You - RLD

The One That Got Away - SilkyTofu & Jaymz

Look In My Direction - RLD

Jodi - Jaymz

Sorry - RLD

Thank you for your support everyone this year. This contest will rely totally on Non-Contestant votes for the rest of the year until a winner is decided. Thanks in advance to those who will give us a little time to listen and vote.

A new topic will be started Saturday Night or Sunday morning to kick off group A officially but there is the info above and if you need to vote early, by all means, we?d love to have them.

Thank You.

Nige &

J

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m

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The Jan - Apr 2005 Group A Winners Are

1st Place

Handful Of Dust

by dougmaverick & Ktinberg

with 48 Pts , (2.67 average pts per vote)

2nd Place

Turn And Walk Away

by RLD

with 28 Pts , (1.56 average pts per vote)

3rd Place

Promises

by LMK

with 25 Pts , (1.39 average pts per vote)

Handful of Dust and Turn and Walk Away qualify for the final round of the 2005 song of the year competition.

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The May - Aug 2005 Group B winners are

1st Place

The Cost

by RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

with 52 Pts , (3.06 average pts per vote)

2nd Place

Only A Rose

by Lanqusaya2

with 22 Pts , (1.29 average pts per vote)

3rd Place

Rain

by dougmaverick & Ktinberg

with 19 Pts , (1.12 average pts per vote)

The Cost and Only A Rose qualify for the final round of the 2005 song of the year competition.

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The Sep - Dec 2005 Group C winners are

1st Place

Indigo

by skido85

with 46 Pts , (3.29 average pts per vote)

2nd Place

Jodi

by Jaymz

with 27 Pts , (1.93 average pts per vote)

3rd Place

It?s You

by RLD

with 18 Pts , (1.29 average pts per vote)

Indigo and Jodi qualify for the final round of the 2005 song of the year competition.

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***** page down for result *****

2005 Song of the Year Final

Hi everyone

After all your hard work we are now down to the final round of voting for Song of the Year. If you thought Groups A, B, & C were hard to chose from, take a look at this line up:

Indigo - skido85

Jodi ? Jaymz

Turn And Walk Away ? RLD

The Cost - RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

Handful Of Dust - dougmaverick & Ktinberg

Only A Rose - Lanqusaya2

All can be found on The Final Six - Radio Station

One of these songs will become The L&M Board?s Song Of The Year 2005

Please send me (NigeQ) your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice picks for best song via PM ? 5pts will be awarded for each top pick, 3pts for 2nd & 1pt for 3rd.

Everyone is allowed to vote except those involved in the final six*

You have until Monday January 2nd 2006 to vote (Vancouver/ Seattle 2pm, Toronto/ New York 5pm, London 10pm, Paris 11pm, Wellington 11am [Tue])

Get listening ? Get Voting

Thanks

Nige :)

*Also you must have signed up as a member of Muses Muse no later then December 1st 2005 and have at least 25 posts to be eligible to vote. (Apologies for missing this from the original SOTY post)

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The Six Finalists

Indigo - skido85

Jodi ? Jaymz

Turn And Walk Away ? RLD

The Cost - RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

Handful Of Dust - dougmaverick & Ktinberg

Only A Rose - Lanqusaya2

You can hear them here

Winner will be announced Monday January 2nd

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Voting update 1

7 votes in so far. Every song has scored points. Two songs have made a bit of a breakaway but I sense it?s early days yet.

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Voting Update 2

I have received 11 votes so far. At this stage there seems to be 3 main players, but I would be a brave man if I wrote off any song at this point. I will say that every song has received at least one top vote, so that should give you an idea that this really is clash of the giants.

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Voting Update 3

I have now received 18 votes. Since my last update the top 3 have shuffled and there is now a new leader. There are just 4 points between 1st and 3rd, that?s how close it is. I am pretty sure now that the winner will be one of these 3. You still have a couple of days to get your vote in if you haven?t already done so.

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Voting update 4

This is the final update before I announce the results later today.

22 votes cast. A clear leader has now emerged and we currently have tie in second place.

There is still time to vote, you have until:

2pm Vancouver/ Seattle

5pm Toronto/ New York

10pm London

11pm Paris

I will announce the results in this thread soon after

Nige

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The winner of the L&M Board Song Of The Year for 2005 is:

The Cost

by RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

Runner up:

Indigo

by skido85

Third:

Handful Of Dust

by dougmaverick & Ktinberg

Full Result

54pts - The Cost - RLD, fabkebab & Jaymz

48pts - Indigo - skido85

43pts - Handful Of Dust - dougmaverick & Ktinberg

28pts - Turn And Walk Away - RLD

24pts - Jodi - Jaymz

19pts - Only A Rose - Lanqusaya2

24 votes cast which is the best ever for non-contestant voters, so a big big thankyou to:

Hugo H, coolerthanfonz, Salley Gardens, Mel, SatanInventedBras, MysteryMike, Mikah, gpeddino, LMK, DannyDep, Merlin, FunkDaddy, bubblingsoul, Ian Ferrin, thomasitty, Brina, smile, Corinne, NanaimoB, SilkyTofu, CurtisDowney66, ShaunMadrid, Ramachandra & NigeQ

Additional thanks MysteryMike for verifying the votes for this final.

Number of Maximums (5pts)

The Cost (10)

Indigo (6)

Handful Of Dust (2)

Turn And Walk Away (2)

Jodi (2)

Only A Rose (2)

There you have it!

Nige :)

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Six great songs to choose from.... Congrats to all the finalists... and a HUGE congratulations to Andrew, James, and Rog for winning this year's Song of the Year....

Mike

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Brilliant comp! so hard to choose from, 3rd was my 1st, and 1st was my 2nd it was great though I enjoyed voting and listening to them all they all could've won being such great songs

Good job to the participants :D

And congrats to RLD, fab and Jaymz :)

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