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September 1+1 Song Competition

For Contest Results

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September 1+1 Song Competition

Click HERE for contest rules.

The philosophy of the 1+1 comp is that it is something someone could perform at an open mic night. Typically it would be one guitar, one voice. Simple effects may be used but bear in mind the open mic idea of one voice and one live instrument and you won't go far wrong.

You are not allowed to enter your song if you have paid for the production, mixing, mastering, writing or performance of either the Lyric or Music. For no part of your song can you have paid anyone money.

Deadline For Entries: 6th - 11th

Voting: 12th - 15th

~Bubbles

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The Thinman figures that the first entry could be a good ploy

This is definitely a popular open mic number !

Robby

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9571914

Burn 'Em All

© ANeckender Music

I’m comin

And hells comin with me

It’s drinking up time

In this old saloon

You had an ugly world

But now it's over

And not a moment

Too soon

He stood on a mountain top

In a ghost city of soldiers

This time it’s got to stop

This time it’s over

Burn ‘em all

Let’s burn ‘em all

God said to the Devil

Let’s burn them all

What makes people do

All the things they do ?

They can never steal enough

And now they just ran out of room

They die for fun

Burned out like the sun

No pride no dignity

They’ve even got suicide bombs

He stood on a mountain top

In a ghost city of soldiers

The devil said to Jesus

Where’s your mother tonight ?

We're gonna burn ‘em all

Let’s burn ‘em all

God said to the Devil

Let’s burn them all

So set fire to the night

Paint darkness on the morning light

This place is history

Like an iron star in the sky

Their hearts pound so loud

They can’t hear nothing else

They pray right out loud

Just to save themselves

Listen to the thunder

As the lightnin strikes

They’re going under

It’s happening tonight

We're gonna burn ‘em all

Let’s burn ‘em all

God said to the Devil

Let’s burn them all

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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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Hey There, Dad

Copyright 2010 Colin Ward

CH

Hey there Dad,

Been thinking 'bout you lately,

Are you looking down at me,

Wherever you are,

Sure hope you're doing OK,

I hope you're happy with what you see

V1

You raced your motorcycle,

In a muddy country field,

'Til I came along and changed your plans,

Sold your bike,

To spend your time with me,

I wonder if I thanked you for all that

CH

V2

You worked hard in the factory,

While I went to school,

Chased the girls and played my guitar,

You and Mom took care of me,

'Til I moved out on my own,

Can you hear me saying thanks from where you are?

CH

Bridge

I hope I haven't let you down

Your memory guides the things I do,

Now its my turn to leave a legacy,

Maybe they'll remember me too

Instrumental

CH

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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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And now for something completely different..(my kid loves Monty Python)

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9630522

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

Wendy DuMond

He loves me

He loves me not

He loves me

He loves me not

And the flowers bloom all around me

And they never stop

Petals coming down

On the ground they rot

Petals sliding down

Little forget-me-nots

They are silent

They are sad

And they never stop

(Bridge)

And they feel like silk

On my fingertips

But they cut like knives

Falling from your lips

He loves me

He loves me not

He loves me

He loves me not

And the flowers bloom all around me

And they never stop

They never stop x4

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My Baby Doesn’t Do Shoes

(Nigel Quin)

She can walk across the water

She can walk upon the sand

Maybe travel on horseback

Or just walking hand in hand

A carriage will be just fine

Maybe a Limo sometimes

We can go anywhere I choose

But my baby doesn’t do shoes

No my baby doesn’t do shoes

She will smile at the people

When she walks down the street

They stop and stare

At the girl with nothing on her feet

There can be no denial

The charm of a barefoot smile

I don’t mean to confuse

But my baby doesn’t do shoes

No my baby doesn’t do shoes

When the weather’s not nice

I will carry her over the ice

She likes it when I take control

And she can really bare her sole

She can walk across the stream

There’ll be no cause for alarm

(but) make sure you use those stepping stones

Or hold on to my arm

No rocks or glass,

No nails or screws

And no burning embers

Coz my baby doesn’t do shoes

No my baby doesn’t do shoes

Have you heard the news?

© Nigel Quin 2010

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It's not great, but it's my first solo effort and although it doesn't get

better, I would appreciate it if you could listen through to the end :)

Leaving You Words & Music By Tracy-Ann Edridge

I have lived and I have loved

I have caused much pain

I would do things differently

If I had my time again

I know you want me to stay

And I don’t want to go

But when you ride the tidal wave

You’ve got to go with the flow

You’ve got to go with the flow…

Of all this world has thrown at me

And everything I’ve been put through

The hardest part of my life

Will be leaving you

I've said this before, and I'll say it again

Don't spend too long on grieving

Feel the loss

Cry, then stop

And then get on, get on with living

Please get on, get on with living

Of all this world has thrown at me

And everything I’ve been put through

The hardest part of my life

Will be leaving you

If love’s all I believe it is

Then we will still stay connected

I cannot be born again

But each day resurrected

In your heart and in your mind

I'll be there with love divine

But the hardest part in my lifetime

Is leaving you...

I have lived and I have loved

I have caused much pain

I would do things differently

If I had my time again

Of all this world has thrown at me

And all the heartache I’ve been through

The hardest part of my life

Will be leaving you

The hardest part of my life

Will be leaving you

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Been workin too much, Here's mine that I cut about an hour ago.. It's called Need Yo Love

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=9636594 Words and music by Soddy Bottoms

I been up baby and I been down

Just like a basketball I been dribbled and passed around

I've lived in the finest places and I've hung with the bums

Til I met you baby lawd I never had a need for love

Now I need yo love love love

I need yo love yea yea yea yea yea

love love love I need yo love

Hey I bought you a big ole diamond ring I let you drive my Cadillac

When it comes to my sweet little thing man I don't know how to act

Cause I need some love love love

I need yo love

Love love love I need yo love

yea yea yea yea yea love love love

I need yo love

I been racked up baby got bounced and banked

Like an old 9 ball no time to think

Tween you my business deals lord there ain't no time that I can kill

I need some love love love I need yo Love

yea yea yea yea yea love love love

I need yo love

I said love love love

I need yo love

love love love yea yea yea

Love love love I need yo love

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Okay. It's late. Not quite midnight, but I'm going to close the thread for submissions. I'll post again in the morning so the voting can begin! :)

Looks like a grand offering for this 1+1! :)

~Bubbles

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Wowza!

Here's the VOTING STATION link for your convenience! Voting Rules can be found here!

Bravo to Alistair S for being the first to send in votes! LOL You are off and running, my friend! :D

Here's the list:

Burn 'Em All - Thinman

Civilized Men - jonie & daddio

Hey There, Dad - Colin Ward

Chances - Alistair S

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not - Wendy D

My Baby Doesn't Do Shoes - NigeQ

Leaving You - starsinmyeyes

Need Yo Love - SoddyBottoms

Voting is open until the Wednesday, September 15th. Send all votes to me via PM and I will confirm receipt of your scoring. I'll tally and post the results on Thursday, September 16th.

Happy listening! :)

~Bubbles

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Here is the result of the September 1+1 Comp:

1st - Chances - Alistair S

2nd - Civilized Men - jonie & daddio

23 scorecards. 15 non-contestant voters were: Neal K, DonnaMarilyn, graybeard, garymc, kimberlyinnc, Simple Simon, somefellow, neuroron, Zeek, Salley Gardens, FunkDaddy, John Paragreen, Stewart Alexander, SatanInventedBras, & bubblingsoul.

Full result

Chances - Alistair S (average 7.87)

7 7 8 9 8 8 7 5 10 9 8 8 7 9 7 7 10 7 7 8 8 9 8

Civilized Men - Jonie & Daddio (average 7.57)

8 10 8 7 9 7 6 7 8 8 6 8 9 6 5 7 9 9 8 7 5 10 7

My Baby Doesn't Do Shoes - NigeQ (average 6.91)

8 7 7 6 7 9 6 5 6 7 7 9 6 6 5 8 8 8 7 5 7 8 7

Need Yo Love - SoddyBottoms (average 6.74)

9 6 10 6 6 7 6 5 5 4 6 7 4 8 9 7 8 6 9 3 10 6 8

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not - Wendy D (average 6.48)

6 8 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 8 5 5 8 3 4 6 10 6 9 6 7 8

Hey There, Dad - Colin Ward (average 6.17)

5 5 7 6 7 10 5 6 6 6 5 8 6 6 5 6 7 6 5 5 9 5 6

Burn 'Em All - Thinman (average 6.09)

6 7 9 6 6 7 5 6 5 3 7 8 7 7 3 6 7 8 6 4 4 6 7

Leaving You - starsinmyeyes (average 3.91)

3 4 5 4 4 8 3 2 5 3 4 5 4 5 1 1 7 2 5 2 3 4 6

Chances and Civilized Men qualify for the year-end final. Congratulations!! Please post in the 2010 - Song Competitions thread which is pinned on this board.

Thanks to all who took part either by entering or voting! Hats off to those 15 non-contestants!! Glad you didn't mind my personal invitations! LOL You are ALL stars!

Next will be Open Format Comp in October! Happy writing!

Bubbles biggrin.gif

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Congrats to Alistair and daddio/jonie!

SoddyB you had my top vote, great tune my man, Alistair had my second place.

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Congrats! I had Civilized men far in front. GREAT chording, Don. Had Alistair #2, with Sod and Robbie (Thinman) in 3rd.

Zeek

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Congratulations to Alistair, jonie and daddio :)

I am really pleased with 3rd place, especially with this crop of songs :D Just for the record I had Civilised Man as my top pick but it was really hard to separate out some of the songs.

A big thanks to all the non-contestant voters and to Bubbles for running the show this month

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Congrats to the winners. I noticed the final order is pretty much how I voted so you are a smart bunch.

Interesting how the same song received votes from 3 to 10 in a couple of cases. Some songs move one person and not another. All comes down to taste.

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A good bunch of songs. I had Alistair and Wendy tied at the top with Thinman next but like someone else said, I had a hard time separating the songs.

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Wow. I'm very suprised (but grateful!). Many thanks to Bubbles for running the comp and to all who voted (especially the non-contestants).

Like Zeek, I had "Civilized Men" way in front. It's a great song with a great lyric and is one of the best 1+1s I have heard. It moves me every time I listen to it. I think it should have won.

Wendy's was also great. Very atmospheric! I think I had Don top, followed by Wendy, with Nige and Thinman jointly running close behind. I enjoyed all the songs, but those were my picks (as someone said, it's all personal preference).

Sorry, Don (and Jonie). You wuz robbed .. :( ..... (yay, me!) :lol:

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Stewart, you are right of course! That's what I get for trying to do this from home and from work on short breaks. I'll get your name up there and make the necessary adjustments as well. Still don't think it will have much bearing on the top two slots, but will change the averages slightly.

:( Sorry.

~B

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Had Alistair top and three tied for third including Don/Jonie's Civilised Men. Nice contest enjoyed the listen!

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The Thinman is undeterred and will bust your songwriting asses in the next competition for sure !!!

TeeHee

Congrats to those who finished above me and to Tracy-Ann below me - last place is better than 2nd last Tracy don't let it deter you either

Hugs to all - even those tight arses who couldn't muster more than a 3 !!

Robby

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Congrats to Alistair on placing first. I voted it as my top choice as well,

with Jonie/Daddio in 2nd

and Nigel 3rd.

I had the others in a bit different order than the turnout, but it is all a mater of taste as I think Colin said. It was a good group of songs, and a good amount of voters this time. It's always nice to see participation. :)

Thanks for running the contest Bubbles.:)

Whatever happened to the Collaboration contest? It seems we should have had one last month?

Kimberly

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Congratulations to all the entrants and thanks to Bubbles! I had the top two contenders reversed (Daddio/Jonie 1st and Alistair 2nd). It was hard to decide how to score the other songs though. I really enjoyed all of the songs. Colin's song was very nice, I loved the bridge in Nigel's tune, Soddy had some cool blues working, and Thinman had that cool rhythm guitar working. Stars In My Eyes (Tracy), I was last in one of these contests too. Don't let it discourage you. Mostly the judging is a matter of taste and it is subjective. Thanks to all the non contestant voters too.

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Great efforts by everyone this month ! Congrats Alistair on the win. Well Deserved.. If it wouldn't for the Hiss I would have had to given you a 10.. So I didn't give a 10 .. Nige was my favorite and got my nine.. I like the light heartedness of his tune.. plus Nige reminds me of my childhood friend of 50 years ,, :D Nige Im referrin to what he used to look like, I know you are a young man !

After that for me Daddio , Alistair , Colin and Thinman were subjective and I went the easy way and gave all the same marks..

My little Diddy was 1 that I had written about 5 years back and recorded shortly before the deadline ,this was the 1st time it has ever been on a word processor .. I also improvise this one and it varies ,sometimes it comes out better than others..

I really appreciate the High marks and comps from you folks.. Looking forward to the next time..

Thanks to Bubbles for keepin us straight and her extra effort to increase the voting pool.. Goood Job !!!

Thanks again to all involved

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I voted too... :P

Um... I voted, too! :D

Civilized Men and Chances were my top picks, been a HUGE fan of Jonie and Daddios collab since I first read/heard it; same with Alistair's, too, actually! :)

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I voted too... :P

Um... I voted, too! :D

Civilized Men and Chances were my top picks, been a HUGE fan of Jonie and Daddios collab since I first read/heard it; same with Alistair's, too, actually! :)

Okay. NOW it is REALLY all fixed. Still didn't change any of the final standings for anyone. I apologize for the shoddy work - multitasking is usually my thing . . . :ph34r:

I guess I've seriously lost my groove! :blink: Has ANYONE seen it around here??? And if you have, please return it ASAP. :rolleyes:

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If I'd have voted (Daddio got that chore) I would have put Chances right on top where it is with Wendy's a close second. I also liked Nige's, Soddy's and Colin's songs and would probably have had them in a three way tie for third. BTW, Nige's title threw me because, as everyone here in the states knows, it should be "My Baby Don't Do No Shoes".

Had this been the lyric comp, Leaving You, would have received a very high mark from me. I did listen all the way through and think the effort was commendable but I have to say, I the lyric is good enough to warrant a real production and vocal if starsinmyeyes decides to revisit it at some point.

Thanks to Don, as usual, for making my lyric sound so good.

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Congrats to everyone, and especially to the top two! Nicely run, Bubbles. :)

I was one of those with Civilised Men out in front, simply because I found it the most interesting original, musically. I had Chances and Burn 'Em All tied for second place.

I thought the overall standard was about the highest I can recall hearing in a 1+1 contest, so well done everyone!

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Hey everyone! Congratulations to the winners Alistair and Daddio (you were amongst my top votes as well) for their two fabulous songs! That's real talent for you, well done guys! I wanted to mention that I loved Colin Wards’ song and of course Nige Q always produces quality songs as well.

Thanks Thinman for the encouragement, but I don’t mind coming last, coming last means I am participating :) . It is very liberating to be able to convey (even badly) a song that has been living inside of me and I'm truly grateful to all of you for putting up with me :) To jonie, thank you for your praise on my lyric, and I would be only too happy to hand over the production reigns to someone else ;):lol: !

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Tracy..

I always come last... :P

You are in fine company me dears!!! x

I loved your lyric .. work on the vocals, I feel.. they are always the hardest my friend! :)

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Sorry for missing this one, but having had the pleasure of hearing two of the top three performed live I thought I'd better come and have a listen :) A strong selection of songs as ever, and two outstanding winners. Special mention to Colin too, I thought that was a lovely, heartfelt song.

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