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  1. Remember I left the ocean front With time in my hand And a clearer head now About exactly who I am Faces fade but memories They can stand apart As all the notes that come from The strings of their hearts Looking out at the waves I only had to see The struggle of living life Without a shred of urgency Slowing down is an art With life as it’s muse It’s expression in purest form Are the songs of the blues And so I -Chorus- Remember my dear Friends Who were lost from the start Every word they sang Reaches out and changes hearts I remember my dear Friends Their words echo to this day “We might not be able to talk with you” “But promise you’ll still visit our graves” I went to their graves And as my tears hit the ground I laughed at the memories That were made when they were around You can replace most things in life With a little bit of greed But you will never get back the people With whom you can still make memories -Chorus- I remember my dear Friends Who were lost from the start Every word they sang Reaches out and changes hearts I remember my dear Friends Their words echo to this day “We might not be able to talk with you” “But promise you’ll at least visit our graves”
  2. The Mad Hatter’s Pad Verse 1 Hatter used to grow tobacco He used to grow a little corn He moved to watch weeds grow After he was scorned Verse 2 He took tiny seed from Mexico Planted them in full sun Paradise row after row Protected by barbed wire and guns Chorus Get on the mystery ship Time to trip the blues Time to let troubles slip Turn off the TV news Chronic for the manic Buds of joy for the sad Flowers in the attic At the Mad Hatters pad Verse 3 Harvest time we’ll have a party Watch cow jump the moon Throw confetti at the sortie When dish runs away with spoon Verse 4 Remember to check covers Those top hats hide a lot Rabbits, doves; budding lovers Of prime southern pot Chorus Get on the mystery ship Time to trip the blues Time to let troubles slip Turn off the TV news Chronic for the manic Buds of joy for the sad Flowers in the attic At the Mad Hatters pad
  3. Hi guys, Today is the last chance to enter the lyric contest.....midnight tonight! Let's see what ya got!!!! iggy
  4. The Gig Economy 1 / When I was twenty, i played in a band Gigged like hell , we rode in a van Coast to coast, every town Challenged the world to hold us down lift/ And when Ross quit the band We all could understand Like a slow deflating tire There was no shame, we’d played the game And we’d almost captured fire chorus/ In the gig economy Dreams become your currency To climb, belief is a fragile rope In the gig economy You suspend reality Nourished by the fleeting taste of hope 2/ They told me gigs were coming back For anyone who wants a crack You don't need to play guitar You just rent your room, or drive your car lift/ And so I took the deal, But at night I sometimes feel Nothing has gone quite right But who has the drive for playing out live, Every single night? chorus/ In the gig economy Dreams become your currency In the climb, belief becomes your rope In the gig economy You suspend reality Nourished by the fleeting taste of hope bridge/ The truth be told, I find nothing to celebrate The music wasnt for money, it was trying to be great No pleasure in what I’ve become, on the fringes of the law Gigging for a living, and dying more and more chorus/ In the gig economy Dreams become your currency In the climb, belief becomes your rope In the gig economy You suspend reality Nourished by the fleeting taste of hope
  5. Trail of Tears House of cards or house of glass One will fall, the other shatter Simple question, does it matter? Either way, you’re homeless Aren’t you, darling? House of mud or house of bricks Or even house of wooden sticks Any way, you’re in a fix Four walls close you in now Don’t they, darling? (Chorus 1) And I won’t be pinned down Like a butterfly From the moment I could crawl I made my mother cry The only roof I need Is a bluer sky As I blaze my trail of tears Road to pleasure, road to pain One dead ends, the other’s endless Lose your way, you end up friendless Who will hold your hand then Pretty darling? Road to heaven, road to hell One is bright, the other darker Neither gives you distance markers Either way you’ll finish Won’t you, darling? (Chorus 2) And I won’t be pinned down Like a butterfly From the moment I could crawl I made my mother cry The only signs I read Are those deep inside As I blaze my trail of tears (Bridge) I love the way your honey hair Falls all around this pillow I love to feel your fingers on my face But now I have a sense I’ve been here long enough It’s time for me to find another place (Chorus 3) ’Cause I won’t be pinned down Like a butterfly From the moment I could crawl I made my mother cry I only say hello So I can say goodbye As I blaze my trail of tears
  6. Here On Vacation I got a touristy tee shirt; a sunburned nose. A pair of old flip flops with sand on my toes All these babes in bikinis with sex on their mind. And 7 more days to completely unwind. Cuz i'm... here on vacation. forget all your woes. here on location, and anything goes. Here on vacation. Don't ask me the time. Sheer jubilation: Coronas and lime. I... Got some Mexican beer and some Cuban cigars, Some single malt Scotch and Hawaiian guitars. There's at least a good mile on this unexplored beach No cell phones or wi-fi; I'm so out of reach. Yes I'm.... Here on vacation. with beautiful views. It's pure relaxation. I might even snooze here on vacation, the weather's just fine Just pure relaxation. The sun always shines. They say a man might tire of this. I guess I'll never know. They're expecting a Nor'easter, Back home it's ten below. That's why... I'm here on vacation. The party just grows. For rejuvenation there's wet tee shirt shows. My yearly ration of feeling no pain. Cold ones and ganja, I'm out of my brain. I'm here on vacation. Here on vacation.
  7. Life in Red City Verse 1 Each night she goes fishing with lipstick and scent Her fishnet stockings trawl the sidewalks for rent If her clothes look tawdry she'd have to agree But the truth lies in her eyes saying this isn't me Chorus 1 The bars on her windows don't hold back her dreams The shackles that find her close slowly unseen No alarm call wake-up can help shake her free From the sleepless prison That's life in red city Verse 2 Each day he goes hunting for comfort and beer And on the street corner finds escape he should fear Each look in his mirror hides a diff'rent disguise Never sure of the moment when his truth turned to lies Chorus 2 The bars on his windows don't hold back his dreams The shackles that find him close slowly unseen No alarm call wake-up can help set him free From the sleepless prison That's life in red city Verse 3 Each night they go calling on nightclubs and bars Blues songs smoky rooms outside screaming cars In downtown red city stripped of their pride Naked in the red light just their souls left to hide Chorus 3 The bars on their windows don't hold back their dreams The shackles that find them close slowly unseen No alarm call wake-up can help set them free From the sleepless prison That's life in red city Tag That's just life in red city...
  8. Shadow Puppets Children playing with the light in the hall Little hands cast silhouettes on the wall There's a turtle There's a chicken There's a frog There's a cat with funny ears No, it's a dog Squirm and giggle, make 'em say crazy things Make them jiggle, make them bigger, make 'em shrink There's a turtle There's a chicken There's a frog There's a cat with funny ears No, it's a dog Innocence gets lost Where does it go? Maybe those shadow puppets know Life's so fleeting, soon I'll draw a final breath A setting sun peeks through the curtains at my bed A fuzzy image on my covers now appears Is it a dog? No, it's cat with funny ears Innocence is lost But it comes home It's just as I suspected all along Only our shadow puppets know Only our shadow puppets know
  9. Those long lost days (Intro) Counting the years out The days we've spent together, The snow ambushes down My mood fits this chill weather. (Verse 1) Present circumstances have got me to thinking And these reflections that I'm having Lend themselves well to drinking. As the beer bottles pile up The past's boundaries seem to haze, I peer back through tinted glass At all those long lost days. (Chorus) I remember she bought running shoes And we ran through the city, I remember the blush of her youth I recall she looked so pretty. I remember I remember I recall us being so happy But maybe that's just a trick of my mind? (Verse 2) Partial reminiscence has got me to wishing That I could serenade that girl again Start up where we left off kissing. As the train carriages filled up Our passions blazed, I peer back along the lines At all those long lost days. (Chorus) I remember she bought running shoes And we ran through the city, I remember the blush of her youth I recall she looked so pretty. I remember cutting a corner Some winged beast nearly hit us, I recall us bunched over in laughter As that heron flew off. I remember I remember I recall us being so happy But maybe that's just a trick of my mind? (Bridge) Now we have candid conversations Stripping bare the truth, Painful revelations As the avalanche cuts loose. It seems my memories betray me Smiles that I thought were there, Were painted on And all along, We were just one station from despair. (Chorus) I remember she bought running shoes And we ran through the city, I remember the blush of her youth I recall she looked so pretty. I remember so many little things But they’ll vanish like melting snowflakes, I recall us huddled in a bus stop Carefree days in cafes eating cakes. I remember I remember I recall us being so happy But maybe that's just a trick of my mind? Surely that wasn't all just a trick of my mind …
  10. While We're Here Verse 1: Moonbeams dance upon a lake but you can't see it in nature's breath tranquility but you can't feel it Pre-Chorus: Open your eyes put down that phone clocks no longer tick underneath a stone Chorus: While we're here while we're here love with all your heart that's how to leave your mark While we're here while we're here sing aloud your song make right every wrong while we're here while we're here while we're here while we're here Verse 2: Holy water turns to wine but you can't taste it sunrise brings to you a gift but you just waste it Pre-Chorus: Learn to forgive learn to forget a life not fully lived will be your one regret Chorus: While we're here while we're here love with all your heart that's how to leave your mark While we're here while we're here sing aloud your song make right every wrong while we're here while we're here while we're here while we're here Bridge: For each of us a journey unto the promised land washed away to memories like footprints in the sand Chorus: While we're here while we're here love with all your heart that's how to leave your mark While we're here while we're here sing aloud your song make right every wrong while we're here while we're here Outro: While we're here while we're here love with all your heart that's how to leave your mark while we're here while we're here
  11. A Way To Keep Us Together I remember the night we left Cold and rainy in the car we went All three of us were crying Unsure of what lies ahead Mom found a one bedroom apartment At night she slept on the floor She let my sister and I have the bedroom It was all that she could afford She said it might not be so bad It might not be so good But I’ll do everything that I can To give you the life you deserve I’m gonna be your daddy and momma I’m gonna keep on striving for A way to keep us together And keep us happy for evermore Twenty four years have passed by Both happy and fully grown Realizing now how hard it was Raising children when you’re on your own When they ask me to give them this and that It’s hard to keep them satisfied I know what kept you going It was determination and pride Kids it might not be so bad It might not be so good But I’ll do everything that I can To give you the life you deserve I’m gonna be your daddy and momma I’m gonna keep on striving for A way to keep us together And keep us happy for evermore It took years of searching for Mr. Right Believe me there’s been good and bad And now that she’s found him He’s giving her the life she never had When my sister and I went to visit them Mom was crying he was holding her hand The three of us were crying When he gave mom a wedding band He said it might not be so bad It might not be so good But I’ll do everything that I can To give you the life you deserve I vow to be your guardian angel I’m gonna keep on striving for A way to keep us together And keep us happy for evermore A way to keep us together And keep us happy for evermore
  12. dvcsongs. Yes, it must be a lyric that has not been posted on this site......so I'm afraid your posted lyric will not qualify... You can examine the previous contests to see how they work.....There is still plenty of time to write a different song to enter..... iggy bump
  13. April Lyric Contest The timeline is: • Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Sunday, April 23 • Voting (scorecards) will take place Monday April 24 through Midnight (PDT) Saturday April 29. • Don't start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions. • I'll post the results on Sunday April 30 Here are the rules: 1) It has to be an original lyric that has not been posted on this site previously 2) Send your submission to me (iggy) via private message and I will post it anonymously on your behalf. The names of each lyric writer will be revealed at the end of the contest. 3) Once you enter your lyric, you cannot change or revise it, or submit another in its place. 4) I will submit it as is, so watch your format and your spelling. I will not change any of your errors after the lyric has been posted. 5) If you enter, you must submit scores for the other lyrics when the submission portion of the contest ends. All Musers are welcome to submit songs as contestants or score the songs as non-contestants. Any questions or problems should be sent to me (iggy) via private message (PM). ENJOY iggy
  14. Congrats to Andy and Discatticus And to all the contestants!! And a big thank you.. to all who found my lyrics worthy It feels good to be back among the living..... I had quite the clonk to my head but things are slowly drifting back into focus.... iggy special thanks to Fabkebab for running this competition....Well Done!
  15. Super congrats to the winners! And kudos to everyone....All great stuff! Children of the Stars - Eric Borgos - Moves with an easy groove with great textures...A lot of energy in the chorus.. Enjoyed it! Raise a Glass - Scotto Great vocals reminds me of "Rusted Root" and "Talking Heads"..I like the way the song careens along with a great muscular energy! THE DYSTOPIAN BLUES - GocartMoz Great lyrics and sentiment that rocks along...Excellent instrumentation and mix...With a cool guitar solo and a heartfelt vocal. Enjoyed this! Man on the run - The S - Quite the confessional with a cry for redemption! Great emotional performance...The simplicity of the guitar and harmonica support the narrative and the payoff of the rolled off guitar solo is perfect....Draws you in beautifully! All The Way To The Sea - HoboSage - Though I like the instrumentation I found it hard to get into the vocals...Liked the energy of the chorus...I liked the dynamics and build into the ending.... I'm In Love - ScenesFromPalacio Beautiful clean structure and mix...a bit too much rhythmic mayhem for me...great vocals and especially background vocals... High Class - RoadDog High energy rocker loved the guitar.....The bit-crushed feel was reminiscent of "King Crimson"...Could relate to scorn of the message.. You Make a Zero Look Big - RickDieffenbach melodically intricate with a very retro Beatlsy, Badfinger, 10cc feel....so well done! The High Tide - fabkebab I like the low key finger picking as the ribbon that weaves the lyrics together...Lovely vocal quality....Nice exploration of the metaphor..The bridge really changes beautifully into the bittersweet..Excellent work Until It's Time To Part - Jambrains A good strong tune melodically...A laid back epistle to lover?, child? friend? Good build and dynamics throughout Love is More - The Nameless Untold Enjoyed the sparse soundscape....Vocals ride the melody nicely...Good chorus....kind of Canned Heat feel to the whole tune..Seemed too long to me.... She's In Love - Ironknee Takes you for the full ride...I was a bit put off by the length of the intro...A good story with a catchy chorus (I probably would have started the song with the chorus as a setup for the story....The echoes of Buddy Holly in the phrasing was cool... Black Heart Lane - Mike B/SongWolfe - Good tune and story the vocal/Bv's seemed a bit rough...Seemed a bit by the numbers in terms of structure... TELL ME WHAT IS TRUE - iggy ---So tell me what is true! Broken Hearted Boy - lyD I love the sensitive direct lyric...Cello is a good add to carry the sentiment...Excellent vocals and harmonies..Really enjoyed the listen... The Best of Everything - Mike McIntyre - Kind of a sweet poppy 60's retro vibe..I'm seeing a 57 chevy in the driveway...Fun listen Overthinking - daryl1968 I really like mysterious latin raked guitar as the bed for the cool, funny insightful lyrics...thoroughly great tune iggy