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NigeQ

May song comp

**** see post #3 for results ****

Welcome to the Musesmuse May song comp :)

This is our second Open Format comp of the year.

May: 9 - 13 (enter) May 14 - 17 (scorecards)

This is an open format competition which means you can have as much instrumentation/production as you like.

If you are thinking of entering please check the Rules first

Full schedule for the year and 2011 results so far can be found here

Post:

  • song title
  • writer credits (If it’s a collab with another muser please make that clear by including their muser id)
  • audio link

You may include lyrics, but any other text may be removed by the mod.

Note, if you have joined the Muse since 1st Apr 2011 you are ineligible to enter or vote in this particular competition

You have until May 13 to get your entry in

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Closed for entries - Scoring begins:

We have 13 entries this month :)

9 of the songs can be heard here at Musesmuse May 2011 Station - use links in the thread for any songs not on the station

To be eligible to score you must have been a member of Musesmuse prior to 1st Apr 2011 and have a minimum of 25 posts.

Please send your scores to me via PM and put ‘Song Comp Votes’ in the subject. You should receive confirmation within 24 hours or at least by the time scoring closes.

Please score each song from 1 to 10 (cut and paste the song list from below and use as a template for your scores)

You rate each song from 1 - 10 (where 1 is low and 10 is high)

Note that only one 10 and one 9 score can be awarded per voter, or the scorecard will be invalid

If a scorecard contains a score not a whole number in the range of 1 to 10 it will be deemed invalid.

Contestants do not score their own song, they will receive an average of the score they award other songs (see rule 13a)

The songs are:

The Bug - Zeligovitch

Parting Gift - blindcommissioner

Mine - Alistair S

I Know A Good Thing - ScenesFromPalacio

Fake Life - Tom Honeyman

Liberation - Jason Kalman

Someone Like U - thomasitty

Sweet Tooth - Neal K

Just Like The Rest - lyD

Stay The Same - FunkDaddy

The Electric Ghost - Thinman

Magical Misery Tour - DonnaMarilyn

Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why - Wendy D

You have until Tue 17th May to get your scores in. I will post the results the next day

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Here is the result of the May Comp:

1st - Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why - Wendy D

2nd - I Know A Good Thing - ScenesFromPalacio

23 scorecards. 10 non-contestant voters were:

Gordon, vtoutlander, Zeek, Bruce N, chaplin, NigeQ, kimberlyinnc, skingswell, jonie & graybeard

Full result

Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why - Wendy D 7.96av

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

I Know A Good Thing - ScenesFromPalacio 7.57av

8 6 6 10 7 9 4 8 7 8 9 8 10 9 7 8 8 6 8 7 7 8 6

Fake Life - Tom Honeyman 7.48av

7 6 8 4 7 7 9 8 10 8 7 6 6 10 6 8 8 8 7 8 7 7 10

Just Like The Rest - lyD 7.43av

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

Mine - Alistair S 7.35av

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

Liberation - Jason Kalman 7.35av

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

Sweet Tooth - Neal K 6.83av

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

The Bug - Zeligovitch 6.57av

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

Magical Misery Tour - DonnaMarilyn 6.30av

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

Parting Gift - blindcommissioner 6.26av

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

Stay The Same - FunkDaddy 6.00av

7 6 6 4 7 5 5 6 6 8 6 6 6 7 5 7 6 5 7 6 6 4 7

The Electric Ghost - Thinman 6.00av

8 5 6 8 6 5 5 6 2 8 7 7 6 6 4 8 7 5 7 7 6 5 4

Someone Like U - thomasitty 5.74av

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

Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why and I Know A Good Thing qualify for the year-end final. Congratulations!! Get ready to post in the 2011 - Song Competitions thread which is pinned on this board.

Thanks to all who took part either by entering or voting. Especially those non-contestants.

Our next comp will be the June 1+1

Nige :)

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THE BUG

(ZELIGOVITCH)

Hey, I was fine!

Chatting with my girlfriends

And sipping at my wine.

Now, here's this bloke!

He's getting on my nerves

Is this somebody's joke?

He looks like a blind man

who must have dressed alone

He thinks he's a super hero

But My he's badly drawn.

Chorus:

This is much more than I can take

How can I make him take a break

Just a bug in the jungle

But he makes me sick

I have had the time to count his hairs,

To check the fire exit

To see how the others are happy where he is not

St Francis would have known

how you could trick this creature

to leave me on my own.

But he goes on talking

and even with his hands

if I could keep on walking

I'd be in Wonderland!

Chorus:

This is much more than I can take

How can I make him take a break

Just a bug in the jungle

But he makes me sick

Oh, if only he would go away!

Maybe a Chinese torture treatment

Wouldn't make him want to stay

Or if I could feed him to the rats

Anything at all, not to have to suffer that

What on earth could I have done

to always get the worst?

If I had a magic cure,

at last my freedom would come first!

Chorus:

This is much more than I can take

How can I make him take a break

Just a bug in the jungle

But he makes me sick

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Parting Gift (lyrics - A R Hossack, Music PM Sangouard)

here's the link

http://blindcommissioner.net/arcole.cfm

Verse 1

Has there ever been a heart thats lived

That has yet to bleed

For it is i who sits alone

With eyes that fail to cry

Chorus

I died inside

Died inside

The day that you left

I died inside

Died inside

And pain was your parting gift

Verse 2

So now i sail on angry seas

And cast my net to the wind

But i know that all silver lines

Can hide a darkened cloud

Chorus

I died inside

Died inside

The day that you left

I died inside

Died inside

And pain was your parting gift

Verse 3

She says the things she wants

i could not give

Alone now on this island of hope

With pain i learn to live

Middle

A simple life

A simple love

I gave you all

It wasnt enough

Chorus

I died inside

Died inside

The day that you left

I died inside

Died inside

And pain was your parting gift

Has there ever been a heart thats lived

that has yet to bleed

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Mine

Words/Music: Alistair S

I am a roughhouse boy.

I am a tinker’s son.

I have no money saved.

I have one suit of clothes,

Two shillings and some rum.

I’d take a walk with her

If she would walk with me,

I’d change myself into

Who she needs me to be,

I’d take a chance with her

If she’d give me the time,

But she’s too a fine a lady ever to be … mine.

There’ll be no wedding bells.

There’ll be no blushing bride.

There’ll be no singing choirs.

There’ll never come a day

She’ll lay down by my side.

I’d take a ride with her

If she would ride with me.

I’d turn her life around

And set her spirit free.

I’d take a chance with her

If she’d give me the time,

But she’s too a fine a lady ever to be … mine.

I own the sky, but not the land beneath my feet.

I own the future but the past still has me beat.

I own a flame and I can build a blazing fire.

I own I've had a drink and have but one desire …

To have my way with her,

To have her want the same,

To feel my hands on her

As she cries out my name.

I’d take a chance with her

If she’d give me the time,

But she’s too a fine a lady ever to be …

Mine.

(And)

There’ll be no wedding bells.

There’ll be no blushing bride.

There’ll be no singing choirs.

There’ll never come a day

She’ll lay down by my side.

For she’s too a fine a lady ever to be mine.

She’s too a fine a lady ever to be … mine.

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I Know A Good THing

Music/Words Steve Ison

Guess its too late to ask why

But in the end you know that I know a good thing when it touches my skin

I know that the joy of love will bring us back again..

Go and find the river,free the tide..

Let it take these tears we've cried

Feel the morning sun come like a long lost friend..

To shine a light on our troubles sayin 'i knew it would be alright in the end...'

And if we have to say goodbye..

Well i'll be glad you know that i knew a good thing when i think back there and then..

You gave me a light to follow and you taught me how to find my love again..

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Fake Life

V

I'm the melody inside your head that's fading

I'm your shaking hands before you lost the feeling

What is it like to lose the passion

That drew you close to me?

CH

Come back to the real world

To find the path you lost

Let go of the fake life

The glamour hides the cost

V

I'm the key to all the doors you locked in your haste

I'm the only way to bring the smile back to your face

Let me take you home from this nightmare

Open your eyes and wake up

CH

Come back to the real world, to find the path you lost

Let go of the fake life, the glamour hides the cost

Look away from the spotlight, just drop the phone and run

Let go of the fake life, before you get too numb

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LIBERATION

Music and lyrics by Jason Kalman

Verse I

This is the moment

Of Liberation

Is this the end

Or is this creation?

Let go the pain

Let go the suffer

Let go the strain

Let go the buffer

CHORUS

Liberation

Liberation

Liberation

Liberation

Verse II

All of your life

All of your worry

All of this strife

Over in a hurry

This is the moment

This is your time

Don’t fight the current

Just free your mind

CHORUS

BRIDGE

I will guide you to the bright light

Don’t you run

I will wait for you to return

Through rebirth

CHORUS

Main vocal (center)

Liberation

Liberation

Liberation

Liberation

Backing vocal (left)

Just go to the light

Just go to the light

Just go to the light

Just go to the light

Backing vocal (right)

I'll be your guide

I'm on the outside

No need to fear the end is here

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Someone Like U

Written & Produced by Thomas Itty

I've been walking down this road for so long

What hasn't made me weak has made me strong

I've been a stranger so many times

And I've heard all those worn out lines

Thought I was looking for answers in my life

As I wandered through this world with my books and my knife

And all my searching only helped me prove

In the end it don't matter what you knew

If you don't have someone like you

Everyone needs someone like you

And you prove it in the things that you do

Everyone needs someone like you

Like you…

Never turned to God or some religion

Only believed in truth and reason

In my life I've never asked for much

Been satisfied with a stranger's touch

It's all the same in this foolish game

Cos tomorrow no one remembers your name

Stand up for the red white and blue

But only one thing is true…

It's the love of someone like you

Everyone needs someone like you

And you prove it in the things that you do

Everyone needs someone like you

Like you…

Everyone needs someone like you

Everyone needs someone like you

And you prove it in the things that you do

Everyone needs someone like you

Like you…

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Sweet Tooth

Music & Lyrics by Neal K

Ive got a sweet tooth, cant get enough of your honey

Ive got a sweet tooth, cant get enough of your honey

But youre such a busy bee; aint got no time for me

I got craving for some candy; I want it, you got it

I got craving for some candy; I want it, you got it

I need a sweet delight to satisfy my appetite

Candy coated apples, peaches and cream

Chocolate covered caramel and tangerine

I aint greedy, baby; all I want is all you got

Tell me, sugar, can you give it or not

I got a sweet tooth, cant get enough of the good stuff

I got a sweet tooth, cant get enough of the good stuff

If you wont give me more; gonna find me another candy store

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Just Like The Rest

by David Butler (lyD), with Nat Sisco (Zeek) on electric guitars

I let you down this morning

I swore I'd make amends

But then I had another drink

And we're no longer friends

I love the taste of whisky

I love the taste of beer

But when I wake up on my own

I wish that you were here

CHORUS

You tell me that you see it in my eye

A longing that I can't suppress

A weakness I can't hide, as hard as I try

That says I'm just like the rest

Other men have hurt you

I know I'm not the first

But darling you really loved me

That makes me the worst

You let me through your armour

To join your family

Your little boy he needs a man

But that man isn't me

CHORUS

Put away my whiskey

Put away my beer

I won't waste another chance

Or lose another year

Tell me you still love me

We'll play it by your rules

Darling give me one more chance

To prove I'm not a fool

CHORUS

Well I'm still here

And I'm not leaving

Give me just a second chance

And I'll come home

CHORUS

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Stay The Same

by Mark Smith

©2011 Sleepy McGee Music

Another night, spent wondering, if my love

Would be better spent, somewhere else, I've had enough

So take all your promises and the time we've both spent

And remember through it all I was the one

Who looked past second thoughts and ignored feeling lost

After telling everyone you were the one

I'm not looking for apologies just a clean break for you and me

Don't make this harder than it's already been

I went all in just to see you fold

Didn't you say something about growing old

Guess things can change if you don't stay the same

So much for the love we've spoken, maybe you were joking

And I was just playing your game

But I don't want revenge, every fight with you

Always proves to be a dead end

So pardon me, if I don't feed into your silly little needs

Love never been so cold before you

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http://thenastyangels.bandcamp.com/track/the-electric-ghost

The Electric Ghost

by Robby Thinman and The Snowmen

© AneckenderMusic2006

I'm lookin from a window but I can't see a tree

I'm in a desert city in the land of luxury

A woman in a fur coat is walkin down the street

She got the light in her eyes - but she can't see me

Cos I'm the Floatin Ghost I'm the Floatin Ghost

And I go places - nobody ever goes.................................

I arrive from the skies and I float away untouched

To the heart of the stars - where all light is crushed

The sounds all around are the sounds that I conduct

I'm the genius that was always overlooked

I'm the Floatin Ghost I'm the Floatin Ghost

And I go places - nobody ever goes.................................

I know a place that no-one knows

Where gravity rises and all time slows

Where the earth is so old that nuthin grows

And the air is so cold - even fire is froze

I'm the Floatin Ghost I'm the Floatin Ghost

And I go places - nobody ever goes.................................

I look down on this earth from way up high

I don't even know how it is that I can fly

I got eyes so wide there ain't nowhere to hide

You can lock your doors but I just float inside

And I trail the Taliban

And I view the Vatican

And I piss in the Palace of Buckingham

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Magical Misery Tour

Lyrics: Donna Devine (DonnaMarilyn)

Music/Production/drums/bass/2nd guitar/vocal/prog keys: Ian Burrage

Lead Guitar/Lead Arrangement: Mike Woodford

Intro

In this circus of love

I’m the ringmaster

Hold on to your seat

This ride can go faster

(v1)

Come into my sideshow

I say with a grin

My magical misery tour will begin

I’ve sold the last ticket

That’s all for today

The others have left

Now it’s your turn to stay

Bridge

The magic’s in my loving

And the night I’ll spend with you

The misery’s in my leaving

But others are waiting too

(v2)

Move closer, my lovely

Step right over here

No need for alarm, you’ve nothing to fear

I think you have secrets

You’d like me to know

So let’s dim the lights

And get on with the show

Chorus

Let me take you, take you, take you

On my magical misery tour

I’ll break you, break you, break your heart

But you’ll only want me more

One ride on my painted pony

Will open heaven’s door

Let me take you, take you, take you

On my magical misery tour

(v3)

First we'll ride the merry-go-round

Then the tilt-a-whirl

For one mad moment you’ll be the right girl

The simulator

Will reach such a height

Before we wipeout

At the end of the night

Bridge

The magic’s in my loving

And the night I’ll spend with you

The misery’s in my leaving

But others are waiting too

Chorus

Let me take you, take you, take you

On my magical misery tour

I’ll break you, break you, break your heart

But you’ll only want me more

One ride on my painted pony

Will open heaven’s door

Let me take you, take you, take you

On my magical misery tour

© 2010 Donna Devine

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Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why

http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=10280774

by Wendy DuMond

w/Tom Franz, guitar & harmony and Scott Campbell, harp

I remember the smell of your whiskey

How your cigarettes flashed in the dark

Sometimes you were a mean drunk

Sometimes you broke my heart

There were moves and lies and alibies

And promises that you'd break

We never had heat or shoes on our feet

But the bar tab was always paid

Chorus

Why do people that love you

Hurt you and make you cry

Why am I left here singing

Maybe Lord Calvert knows why

It was hard to watch you suffer

How you labored just to breathe

You never reached-out for forgiveness

Even when you knew you would leave

But it ain't my job to judge you

Or to say what was in your soul

I found my own way to love you

I found a way to let it all go

(Repeat Chorus)

Maybe Lord Calvert knows why

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Congrats Wendy and team :) What a beautiful song and the subtle arrangement works wonders. Two of the best voices on the Muse working together doesn't do any harm either!

Well done to Steve too, nice song and a fantastic performance. Not a bad first contest result :)

I gave both of those songs high marks along with Fake Life and Liberation among others, but I'm amazed that Alistair didn't place - I just think that song is wonderful. To be fair though, any other month I think at least 7 of those songs could have won it. These contests have become hugely enjoyable.

Thanks Nige and all the non-contestant voters, and great songs everyone!

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congrats wendy. some great songs in there. I think i got the top 5 in pretty much the same order. I'm a little disappointed with my songs placing thought it might have been a bit higher - maybe its the french accent!! or maybe i need to try and write something cheerful for a change!!lol!!

andy

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Congratulations, Wendy! You were my winner, too, and I'm delighted you won! That is a great song!

There were a lot of good songs in this one and I'm pleased with my position. However, I can't believe I did better than Jason, who I really expected to place. I'm also perpetually puzzled as to why Thinman doesn't do better, but I know tastes differ.

Well done, everyone!

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Congrats, everyone! My top picks were:

1. Liberation - Jason Kalman

2. Parting Gift - Blindcommissioner

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Congrats, everyone! My top picks were:

1. Liberation - Jason Kalman

2. Parting Gift - Blindcommissioner

thanks Tom!!

alastair - i also had robbie a lot higher!!

i think i had him tied with you!! - i didn't think they was much to choose from the top 4 or 5 - on another day, another mood i may have scored slightly differently.

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Fully expected Jason to take this one (no offense to any of the contestants intended, I just thought his was the perfect combo of quirkiness, solid songwriting and good production that usually does well in the open production contests) Looks like it was a fairly tight race overall though. Nice to see Tom placing higher in the contests with his consistently top quality material though.

I'm quite happy with the 7's I got, I had gotten my studio PC for the most part up and running again (my Facebook friends here can attest to my swearword-laden frustrations with hard drive trouble! :blink: ) the day the contest was ending so I threw together something quick as I always hate to let a contest pass without entering it myself :) I didn't expect it to score well at all, especially listening to the quality that was once again brought to the table this month, as it could definitely use a rewrite from top to bottom so the 7's are a pleasant surprise!

Congrats to the winners. Good to see the bar being raised each and every month! It always gives me a slight kick in the pants to keep plugging away.

EDIT: Just noticed an 8 as well, thank you to my secret admirer! :lol:

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Hail to the queen, Wendy! Congrats!!!! I've seen you make a few comments in the past about feeling like you don't belong in this elite group of songwriters and I felt like you really believed that. Hopefully now you will put an end to such tomfoolery!

No surprise Scenes from Palacio was right there too but I'm amazed Zeligovich once again didn't score higher. :huh:

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Congrats all. I was happy to see LYD place a close 4th since I played on it :)

I had everything tight--can't remember exactly who I voted #1 but since I couldn't vote on LYD I know Jason and Tom were probably 8's. (sorry Funk--I gave you a 7 though--you automatically get a 5 because of the awesome drums you use.) I haven't written a damn song in ages--but...doing the instrumental thing is way cool too. Good job all.

Zeek

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Hey, everybody i can honestly say i was extremely impressed with every one of these! i've been meaning to carve out more time to listen to more of your songs, and i came home from work for a boring Friday because my normal hang-out friend was out of town... thought i'd pick up a six pack of Bell's Oberon (microbrew beer) and give this song comp a listen...

Wow!

i listened to every one at least three times! i'd already given a listen to some of Alistair's, Robbie's, and FunkDaddy's stuff, and i know i've liked them pretty well and i kind of figured i'd have them at the top... but as i went through, some of them slid more than i thought they would...

I gave lyD the nod, very narrowly - thought i was listening to Al Stewart for a moment. The sentiment, sound, and lyrics got me the most... the lyrics were sort of like i try to write... operative word there for me being "try"... lyD does!!

Wendy's i gave the slight edge for second because the lyrics also struck home real well with me and her voice was just awesome on that. and i'm not a country fan, really.

then i had Tom's (awesome voice and maybe my favorite chorus of all of them), Alistair (i had given that lyric a middlin' score in the lyric comp it was in, but if i had known how it would sound, i would have scored it much higher), and Neal's (another great female voice, song was definitely not in a style that is in my 'wheelhouse' but i could appreciate the clever lyrics, wonderful use of extended metaphor, and i found myself humming it to myself long afterward)...

The Bug also stuck in my head... pretty much all day Sunday i'd find myself suddenly singing "that's much more than i can take/ how can i make him take a break?"... i think the repeated rhyme with the catchy and unique beat made it infectious...

Magical Misery Tour surprised me... i thought the lyric was clever, but suspected it would not be "my style"... but it was very unique, showy, and kind of reminded me of a modernized Emerson, Lake, and Palmer or something...

Robbie and FunkDaddy, i've liked everything i've heard from you guys and these were no exceptions, but i suddenly found myself sliding you two a little... sorry about that...

Liberation demanded that i listen to it several times in a row... very infectious too...

I thought i-man's was upbeat and catchy.. .a very nice sound, very appealing quality...

Blindcommissioner - don't give up the melancholy ones! normally the melancholy ones are my favorites! This was a tough tough month!

ScP - i don't think i helped get you to number two after it all shook out... loved the lyrics, especially, and thought you have a cool voice too... going to revisit yours in a little bit... i may have underappreciated something there... but i repeat, i really liked the song and the sound... my problem was - i like them ALL!!

but i hope every month is this good!

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Woh,thanks for voting me into second place here-I'm delighted!

I thought there was a stack of cool songs here-i certainly didn't expect to do as well as i did..

-It was really enjoyable listening n voting..

WEndys a worthy winner-great voice-beautiful song

Was suprised Blindcommissioner didn't do better-thought it wa v cool..

Lyds one's a gem-beautifully natural n generous-spirited

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Well done, Wendy, Tom, and Scott! :) Yours was my first pick as well.

Again, another tremendous selection of songs, and difficult to select from among them. The bar is definitely being raised. :P

Donna

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Wow, what an amazing group of songs this month! It's always hard to judge and this month was no different. I initially had Tom's song first since the song is so good I couldn't get it out of my head :) Then I heard Wendy's song and it blew me away. :o Her lyrics, melody and voice were both hauntingly beautiful and tragic at the same time. I really enjoyed all the songs this month and i can't wait till next month!

Great job everyone!

thanks to the unsung hero, Nigel!

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Congrats to Wendy and her beautiful song. Congrats to Scene of palacio who was my winner for this contest.

Me, I'm listening to Bob Seger's Beautiful Loser and Ac/dc's "It's a Long Way to the Top" in heavy rotation. :lol:

Thanks to the music. Thanks to the non contestant voters and thanks to Nige.

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Hail to the queen, Wendy! Congrats!!!! I've seen you make a few comments in the past about feeling like you don't belong in this elite group of songwriters and I felt like you really believed that. Hopefully now you will put an end to such tomfoolery!

No surprise Scenes from Palacio was right there too but I'm amazed Zeligovich once again didn't score higher. :huh:

I was shocked yesterday when I checked-in on this and found that my song was the winner. I thought it would be last and considered sending a PM to Nigel asking him to remove it. But I decided at the last minute to leave it in. So I sent my scores and mentioned that I felt I should have withdrawn it.

This song is a very personal piece and an attempt at capturing a very complex relationship in a simple way. It's about my dad, who I loved very much, but who also was a hard person to love.

Chaplin, you are on the money in saying I do not feel that I belong. There are certainly some very skilled writers and musicians on this site and I really don't consider myself to be that skilled or whatever. I know that everything I do tends to be very simple and I also understand that simple can be pretty boring, especially from a musical perspective. I would not have entered this at all if Tom and Scott had not assisted me with the production of it.

I don't think there was a song in the contest that I didn't like and I found it very difficult to score them. I loved The Bug, Fake Life, I Know a Good Thing, and Liberation. I also enjoyed Alistair and Donna's entry. David, I liked your take on the same subject as mine, but from a different perspective.

Thanks to Nigel for running the contest, thanks to all who voted, and congratulations to everyone!

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I was shocked yesterday when I checked-in on this and found that my song was the winner. I thought it would be last and considered sending a PM to Nigel asking him to remove it. But I decided at the last minute to leave it in. So I sent my scores and mentioned that I felt I should have withdrawn it.

Why? At the end of the day do these contests really affect you? It's a great feeling to win one, and I'm not taking anything away from your great tune that did, but you most definitely shouldn't take it personally if you don't place well, it's just a sampling of opinions :) Like a lot of people say and I think is absolutely true, different voters on different day could place the songs completely differently. I've placed everywhere from first to last in the monthly competitions, usually I know why, sometimes I don't have a clue (on both ends of the rankings). Songs I don't think will do well end up winning and songs I think are great score near the bottom, that's part of the fun for me.

Like I always say, the contests are a great measurable sample of an eclectic listening audience. That's how I use them, sometimes it's for fun, sometimes it's to see if I really need to work more on a song I think is great. Don't ever take them so seriously to the point that you get self-conscious about what you entered, the Muse has writers and producers of all levels, styles, goals, shoe sizes, etc.

Your song has one of the highest averages I can recall, btw. :)

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The Thinman is still on holiday - and can't listen to anything so I apologise for marking everyone 8

hmmmm - The Floating Ghost is my fave song I've ever made up

I'm not cut out for song competitions

Hugs

Robby

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No surprises here for me except for the winner. No offence to Wendy, but I thought Palacio would take it. My second pick was blindcommissioner. Great batch of tunes.

Neal

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Congrats to Wendy for first place and to Scenes for 2nd place!! Great job you guys!!!

:)

Wendy, I could relate to this song and it really touched me, because I have lived it. I scored it as first place also! Not just because I could relate, but I thought it was very imaginative to use the title you did, though I did have to look it up to see what and who was Lord Calvert :P The lyrics tore into me.

My 2nd place choice was Donna's Magical Misery Tour. I thought it was clever and well done--sounded like it was done by professionals. You always raise the bar, Donna. :)

My 3rd places were ties between Alistair and Jason. :)

All of the songs were very good!! I scored them all pretty high and felt they are all worth notice.

Thanks Nigel for running the show :D

Kimberly

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What a lovely comp this was to run. Just for the record I had Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why as my winner but I had 4 or 5 other contenders snapping at its heels. I would like to give a special mention to blindcommissioner ‘s Parting Gift; a lovely song performed with much feeling, I’m genuinely surprised it didn’t do better.

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What a lovely comp this was to run. Just for the record I had Maybe Lord Calvert Knows Why as my winner but I had 4 or 5 other contenders snapping at its heels. I would like to give a special mention to blindcommissioner ‘s Parting Gift; a lovely song performed with much feeling, I’m genuinely surprised it didn’t do better.

thanks Nigel and also Neil who also mentioned the song - i think it's one of the best i've worked on. It's the first with my new collaborator Pierre-Marie Sangaourd who wrote the music and performed it - he's a very talented artist with a great voice.

It was a great contest - lots of different styles and some quality tunes, there's lots of talented people on here!! It kinda shows you how difficult it is to get anywhere in the industry when there's so much talent around!!

andy

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thanks Nigel and also Neil who also mentioned the song

and me! lol...

Seriously tho,it was a great piece of writing-I'd've been very happy if it'd won -even if it meant i didn't place here..

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thanks Nigel and also Neil who also mentioned the song

and me! lol...

Seriously tho,it was a great piece of writing-I'd've been very happy if it'd won -even if it meant i didn't place here..

sorry steve!!! - i also owe you a thank you for your comments about my heart is breaking in the 1+1 last month too!!!

its great to have positive comments from someone i respect a lot as a artist too.

cheers

andy

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Well - I finally got to listen to them

I liked a lot of them

but didn't like them a lot

I did like the winner

liked the loser too

and

(strangely for me)

I liked Funky's song

Couldn't understand them not doing better so I'm happy and in my part of town to be in the bottom three

I LOVE getting low marks - keep em coming you tight-arsed bastards !

(No offence - it's not true that there's many a true word spoken in irony !)

Robby

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Thinman, I gave yours a high mark. :) And though I picked Wendy's as a first, I thought Neal's bluesy number was marvellous, and had it right up there as well. :D

One can't take the comps too seriously. They're entirely subjective, and any one of us might have chosen differently at another time. It's simply the luck of the draw. (Last month I got a kick out of seeing that my song, which came last, in fact had a lyric that had won one of the earlier lyrics competitions. Go figure. :P It's all very "catch as catch can". And it's all good. :D )

Donna

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