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2010 - Song Of The Year (1+1) - Archive

Here is the Song Critiques Board Contest schedule for 1+1 comps in 2010. The schedule for Open Format comps can be found pinned on the SOng Contests Board. There will be 5 1+1 comps.

1+1 is one vocal, one instrument. Open Format has no arrangement restrictions.

The contests will be run for approximately 10 days (6 for entering, 4 for scoring) - these dates are provisional and will depend on the mod running it.

Mar 1+1: 8 - 13 (enter) Mar 14 – Mar 17 (scorecards) - see below for result

May1+1: 10 - 15 (enter) May 16 - 19 (scorecards)

Jul1+1: 12 - 17 (enter) Jul 18 - 21 (scorecards)

Sep1+1: 6 - 11 (enter) Sep 12 - 15 (scorecards)

Nov1+1: 8 - 13 (enter) Nov 14 - 17 (scorecards)

*note, all contests will be run from the Contests Forum - all 'live' comps are pinned.

The top two songs from each 1+1 competition will be posted in this thread in preparation for their Year End Final. (Tied songs will also go through).

All contests will now use the 1 to 10 scoring method. If you can't be bothered to read them go here :D

The song that is entered into a Monthly Competition must be the same recording with no changes made for the Final Competition.

The Year End Song Comps are for active musers only, so if a writer has not been present on the board since the start of November 2010 the moderator has the right to disqualify an entry

Someone may choose not have their song move on to the final competition if they wish.

For the 1+1 comps the 10 qualifying songs from the 5 contests will compete in the 1+1 year end final.

For more information on the contests, scoring etc. see the Song Contest Rules.

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March 1+1 Results

1st Place

Make You Change - skingswell

7.80av

2nd Place

Alone - lyD

7.12av

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Make You Change by Sarah Kingswell (skingswell)

Myspace Make You Change

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STRONG

Words & Music by Neal K

When the times are tough and the sea is rough

And you can't find your way to shore

When the night is long and you're all alone

And it's hard to care anymore

When your hope is gone, how do you know you're strong?

It's easy to be so carefree

When then the tide is rolling your way

When everything's fine you just roll down that line

And faith is just a word that you say

When nothing is wrong, how do you know you're strong?

Your heart carries the seed

Of power and the will to succeed

If love is what you feed it

You'll find strength there when you need it

When you're down and out and full of doubt

Just believe you'll find the way

This too shall pass; pain never lasts

When you face the world unafraid

You can get along if you believe you're strong

You can carry on when fear is gone

And you just know you're strong

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Her Quintessential Life

jonie & daddio

Verse

A garden walk, a mountain view

The elms are old, the roof is new

Where love is aiming to be true

And nothing fades to gray.

You save your pennies in a jar

Sell your soul to get this far

Then comes the day she loads her car

And drives your life away

Chorus

She's headed for her quintessential life

No fairy tales, no superficial strife

She won't be having second thoughts

So don't wait up tonight

She's headed for her quintessential life.

Verse

You must have missed the shifting gears

Though she's been telling you for years

If life is just as it appears

She needs something more

"What about the kids," you say

Knowing they've all moved away

You can change if she'll just stay

She's heard it all before.

Chorus

She's headed for her quintessential life

Nor fairy tales, no non-essential strife

She won't be having second thoughts

So don't wait up tonight

She's headed for her quintessential life

Bridge

You gave her everything you thought befit her

As if she gave a damn for things that glitter

And somewhere in your mind

You've known it all the time

You never let her shine

No, you never let her shine

Chorus

She's headed for her quintessential life

Where no one will mistake her for a wife

She won't be having second thoughts

So don't wait up tonight

She's headed for her quintessential life.

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Alive

Everything is changing

New flowers on the trees

They've always come and gone

but they never got a strong

reaction from me before

but this time I feel more......Alive

Everything is changing

The poetry inside

I used to doubt

Now I have to let it out

I have to let it free

It feels so good to be......Alive

Never heard the sky

Never drank a season

Never felt the breath of the earth

Never smelled the rain

Never touched a reason

Not until this moment of birth

Everything is changing

A new song in the air

strikes a chord in me

Its like youve made me see

A beauty that always was there

Now I'm gloriously aware......Alive

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Birmingham

By Len and Daddio

I drove off left her behind

Seven hours out I changed my mind

Turned the wheel and crossed the line

Back to Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham

Seven hours out of Birmingham

I found out what a fool I am

Seven hours out of Birmingham

All those stupid things I said

Laid the blame right on her head

All along it was me instead

Back in Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham

Seven hours out of Birmingham

I found out what a fool I am

Seven hours out of Birmingham

Anger's like a fire, it burns and then it's gone

All you get it cold regret and the shame of doing wrong.

Got myself a tank of gas

Seven red roses and a pardon to ask

Right back down those roads I passed

Back to Birmingham

Birmingham, Birmingham

Seven hours out of Birmingham

I found out what a fool I am

Seven hours out of Birmingham

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Civilized Men

by Jonie and Daddio

Fresh from their musters and straight into war

Battalions of soldiers marched onto the shore.

Some there for love of their God and their country

Others were fighting for more

In a war between civilized men.

Praying for silence that follows the storm

They called out to mothers and wives safe at home.

Barraged and beleaguered, they fell like a forest

Then bled side by side, all alone.

And they died there like civilized men.

I look to the heavens and wonder at us

How angry we all seem to be.

While inside a doorway, a victim of war

Longs for a moment of peace.

The winners and losers, the treaties and deals

The wounds that will fester and never quite heal

The soldiers amassed at the edge of a nightmare

Eating their last blessed meal

In the strongholds of civilized men.

I look to the heavens and wonder at us

How angry we all seem to be.

While inside a doorway, a victim of war

Longs for a moment of peace.

There are no martyrs who die to defend

Just fathers and brothers, our children, our friends.

All that remains of the valor and vengeance

Are the tears we all cry in the end.

And we call ourselves civilized men.

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Chances

Words and Music: Alistair S

She may look into your eyes for reassurance

May look to see what trace of her remains

May come to your back door

As so many times before

There's a chance she may do that again

She may call you in the early hours of morning

May call you when she's lost or needs a friend

May catch you unawares

Off your guard and unprepared

There's a chance she may do that again

A woman, once a lover, a promise you can't keep

An itch you can't identify on nights you cannot sleep

Her finger tracing patterns of a man you used to be

A woman, once a lover, now a distant memory

Who once knew all there is to know about you

How you changed because nobody stays the same

But she's been changing too

She's not the girl you knew,

(And) Chances are you'd fall for her again

That woman, once a lover, that promise you can't keep

That itch you can't identify on nights you cannot sleep

That finger tracing patterns of a man you used to be

That woman, once a lover, now a distant memory

She has needs and she has hopes and aspirations

She has plans and she has roles that you could fill

She had you in her sights, and

There's chance that she still might

But chances are, you know, she never will

She has seas you never charted, she has depths left unexplored

Conversations never started, feelings unaccounted for

There's much left to discover, but it's best you let her be

A woman, once a lover, and a distant memory

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Smile On Your Face

by Mark Smith

Park the car don't worry about the world let's just start walking baby we ain't going too far

All the words you said girl I must say all day been running through my head

One call, two call, free fall for it all and if you're wondering I'll be in it for the long haul

It could rain and it'd still be a beautiful day to be here with you feels like fate

And if anybody asks me about the smile on my face, I'll just laugh and tell them about this day

And the smile on your face

If I could just have one memory for the rest of my life I'd be happy with right now

Even if all that I could recall was the taste of your mouth

Ch

Who cares about tommorrow

Today is so beautiful

Who cares about tommorrow

Because right now you're so beautiful

Ch

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Title: You Ain't Here Anymore

Written by: Chapman Jones

http://soundclick.co....cfm?id=9855530

Lyrics:

In the deepest cobalt blue of a moon lit night

The swayin' of the water's capped with sapphire light

We picked up some flat rocks and skipped them on the lake

Mine went out to five and yours went out to eight

As the ripples in the water made their circles back to shore

It seemed to take forever maybe a little bit more

And we sat there on the bank with my head in your lap

It's a shame we don't have anymore nights like that

[bREAK]

Up at five thirty, a little butter on my toast

Looking out the window, did I see shadows of a ghost

I guess it's just my eyes playing those worn out jokes

You know, the kind you get when ya got someone in your heart that ya miss

Picked up my car keys and my old leather coat

Kind of chilly out there this morning, I don't wanna get cold

Can't find my gloves, do you know where I might have laid them down and then I swore

Damn, I keep forgetting, I keep forgetting, I keep forgetting you ain't here anymore

[CHORUS OR JUST A BRIDGE]

My head's all a-shambles, my thoughts keep a ramblin

My heart is a-aching for you girl

There's no way I can turn, without feeling the burn

Cause you ain't here anymore

The lights are low and the flicker of the candles seem to dance

I got it in my mind tonight I might have half a chance

A waiter brought the menu, snapped his fingers for some wine

But I never learn French so you had to order mine

We sat there with you trying to teach me how to say je t'aime (I love you)

You were laughing so hard and asked if I'd been smoking hemp

I said I'll never speak French but I know how to love you back

It's a shame we don't have anymore nights like that

[bREAK]

A dusting of a winters snow blows to the edge of the street

Man, I just hate the cold because it hates my feet

I'll bring in some kindlin wood and fire up some heat

You know, I think I heard them calling for an inch or two of snow

Hey babe, I'll warm up the coffee, if you don't mind

I'd like to make a fresh pot, but I don't wanna take the time

What are you doin, hon, are you busy, it's awful quiet in there, and then I swore

Damn, I keep forgetting, I keep forgetting, I keep forgettin, you ain't here anymore

[CHORUS]

On the deepest cobalt blue of a moon lit night

The swayin of the water's capped with sapphire light

And we sat there on the bank with my head in your lap

It's a shame we don't have anymore nights like that

It's a shame we don't have anymore nights like that

There ain't no more nights like that.....

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**** this is just for archive purposes - scoring has now finished on this ****

1+1 Song of the Year

There are 9 songs in this competition, one was disqualified because the song link is no longer viable. (Sorry, Neal.)

8 of the songs can be heard here at Musesmuse 1+1 Of the Year 2010 - use links in 1+1 Of The Year thread* for any songs not on the station.

To be eligible to score you must have been a member of Musesmuse prior to 1st dec 2010 and have a minimum of 25 posts.

How to vote:

Each voter has 6 points to award, but no single song can receive more than 3 points.

So for example, you can award your favourite song 3 points, second favourite 2 points and third favourite 1 point (total 6 points). Alternatively you may want to award 6 songs 1 point each.

All the combinations below are valid:

3 2 1

3 3

3 1 1 1

2 2 2

2 2 1 1

2 1 1 1 1

1 1 1 1 1 1

If a scorecard contains a score not one of the above combinations it will be deemed invalid.

Contestants are not allowed to vote in this competition

Please send your scores to me (bubblingsoul) via PM and put "1+1 Comp Votes" in the subject. You should receive confirmation within 24 hours or at least by the time scoring closes.

The songs are:

Make You Change - skingswell *

Alone - lyD

Her Quintessential Life - daddio and jonie

Alive - fabkebab

Birmingham - Len and daddio

Civilized Men - daddio and jonie

Chances - Alistair

Smile on Your Face - FunkDaddy

You Ain't Here Anymore - lcjones

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… the winner of the

1+1 Song of the Year 2010

.........is

Chances

written by Alistair S

*

*

2nd - Smile on Your Face

written by FunkDaddy

*

*

3rd - Make You Change

written by skingswell

26 scorecards (all non-contestant) from:

  • Bruce N
  • bubblingsoul
  • DaveGerard
  • DonnaMarilyn
  • Dottie
  • graybeard
  • Jason Kalman
  • jimski23
  • John Paragreen
  • kimberlyinnc
  • NigeQ
  • Paddy O'Furniture
  • R.P.G
  • RKG
  • RLD
  • Salley Gardens
  • SatanInventedBras
  • SimpleSimon
  • smile
  • starsinmyeyes
  • stewart alexander
  • surfer
  • Thinman
  • v.compton
  • Zeek
  • Zeligovitch

FULL RESULT:

Make You Change (22pts)

skingswell

1.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 2.0

Alone (7pts)

lyD 1.0 2.0 1.0 3.0

Her Quintessential Life (15pts)

daddio and jonie

3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0

Alive (15pts)

fabkebab

1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0

Birmingham (13pts)

Len and daddio

2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0

Civilized Men (10pts)

daddio and jonie

1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Chances (30pts)

Alistair

2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Smile on Your Face (29pts)

FunkDaddy

3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 3.0

You Ain't Here Anymore (15pts)

lcjones

3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0

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