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  1. And Now For The Results! The Winners Are: ***** GOLD Portraits Of War - SongWolfe ***************************** SILVER Lonely Farmer Dot Com - Kuya *************************** BRONZE Talk Is Cheap - J. Voorpostel ******** Portraits Of War SongWolfe 1.5 3 1.5 2 3.5 3.5 4 2.5 1 3 3 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 3 43 Lonely Farmer Dot Com Kuya 2 4 2.5 3 3 3 2 2 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 2 3 3 3.5 44.5 Talk Is Cheap JVoorpostel 2 2 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 4 2.5 2.5 3 2 3.5 2.5 3.5 2 3 45 I Still Think Of Her Peko 2 3.5 3 2.5 3 3 3 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 3 2.5 3.5 2.5 46 Only Ravens Know Moosesong 2.5 3.5 3 2 3 4 4 2 2.5 3 3 3 3 4 2.5 2 47 The Tighter You Hold Me LyriCal 2.5 3 3 3 2.5 3 4 3.5 3 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 50 Too Much Sugar Paul Canuck 3.5 4 2.5 3.5 3 3.5 2 3 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 50.5 My Love's a Fire Eric Borgos 3 3 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 3.5 3 3 3 3.5 2 3.5 51 Summer Swallows Clemo 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 4 3.5 3 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 52 Play Outside MusicalKey 3.5 4 3 3 3 3.5 4.5 2.5 3 3 4 3.5 2 3.5 4 3.5 53.5 Love Moans BarneyBoy 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3 3 4 3 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 3 3.5 3.5 54 Ted Talk FabKebab 2 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 3 3 3.5 3 4 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 55 Death Metal Kills Graybeard 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 5 3 3.5 4 4 3 3 3 3.5 4 56 Thanks to LB76 and BlueLewie for the extra votes! *****Thanks to everyone for a great contest***** iggy
  2. Last day to vote in the June regular lyrics contest.... You MUST vote for your entry to be considered.... iggy
  3. Happy Canada Day TIME TO SCORE! • Voting (scorecards) will take place Saturday July 1 through Midnight (PDT) Saturday July 8. • I'll post the results on Sunday July 9 PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR SCORES: 1. Please title your post, "LYRIC SCORES." 2. When you send me your scores, put the number to the left of the song title, like this: "1.5 - Song Title." 3. Also important…leave a blank spot for your song, but keep the title in the list. For example, if your song title is "Cat Puke Soup," your scores should look like this: 4.5 Song Title 3.0 Song Title ...Cat Puke Soup 1.5 Song Title 4. Please read and rate each lyric using the scoring table below (Scores of 1.0 and 5.0 should be rare). Copy and paste the list at the bottom of this post and insert your score to the left of each title. Then send your scores to me them to me (iggy) in a Private Message before Midnight (PDT) Saturday July 8. - Do not rank the songs, from 5 down to 1; use the criteria below - Do not rank the songs against each other; use the criteria below - Do not score your own lyric If you are a contestant, you must provide scores or your entry will be disqualified Ask yourself how well the lyric flows/rhymes. Does it create emotions? Can you imagine it set to music? 1.0 - Excellent. 1.5 - Almost Excellent 2.0 - Very Good 2.5 - Good 3.0 - Above Average 3.5 - Average 4.0 - Below Average 4.5 - Poor 5.0 - Very Poor Here are the lyrics: ********* My Love's a Fire Portraits Of War Talk Is Cheap The Tighter You Hold Me Too Much Sugar Lonely Farmer Dot Com I Still Think Of Her Ted Talk Beck And Call Play Outside Summer Swallows Death Metal Kills Only Ravens Know Love Moans Please vote even if you don't have an entry iggy
  4. Love Moans I get the shivers Down deep in my spine My body’s twitching Been waiting a long time Ch: I can see it in your eyes I can feel it in my bones Just you and me tonight Making love Love love love Love moans V2: My feet are dancing Don’t need no music I found that feeling Never want to lose it Ch: I can see it in your eyes I can feel it in my bones Just you and me tonight Making love Love love love Love moans Br: Been sitting in a bubble Just waiting to burst You hold the pin Come on baby let me in Ch: I can see it in your eyes I can feel it in my bones Just you and me tonight Moving love Love love love Love moans.
  5. Only Ravens Know Professor speaks of lore and legends Where often ravens played a part As he’s speaking of the Myans His frail hand grasps at even frailer heart A trucker’s been awake since Tuesday A road sign warns the grade is steep Another sign warns of a hairpin But he’s doesn’t seem to read them in his sleep A Golfer scoffs at rain and thunder Puddles soak his spikes and heels Near the apex of his backswing His hair begins to feel like squirming eels A toddler sits upon the curbside Kitten meows across the street Before there’s anyone to see her She’s up and moving quickly on her feet. Her bigger brother was to watch her Cuz his mother told him so But 5 year old boy minds can wander Off to places even ravens seldom go A bone cold wind blows down the highway Tumbling leaves and souls in tow They float up high above the tree tops Heading for a place that only ravens know. The Toddler wakes up from her coma As if the past months were a snooze Stations rush to send reporters To film a feel good fluff piece for the news Cameras jam the room and hallways Film crews lined up in a row Their faces soon gape wide in wonder As she begins to teach the things that ravens know. The time has come to learn what ravens know
  6. Deadline June 30th Midnight Get 'em in now!! iggy
  7. Death Metal Kills No rest for the renegade Warring for his soul Cut by jagged lyrics He’s bleeding out of control Death Metal kills Death Metal kills It’s sharp as honed steel Death Metal kills Stay clear of keen edges Avoid the razor sharp steel Its beat will hypnotize Death Metal kills Death Metal kills Death Metal kills It’s sharp as honed steel Death Metal kills Its rhythm is banging Charged with overflow No rule for the unruly Anarchy grows Death Metal kills Death Metal kills It’s sharp as honed steel Death Metal kills
  8. SUMMER SWALLOWS If one swallow does not a Summer make Then how does nature know just what it takes Is it the magic of the coloured butterflies As they sail beneath the blue and sunny skies Or the roses in full bloom as their scent excites the air These things tell me at last the Summer’s here (Ch) I can feel something happening Like my heart is unraveling I want fly like a bird alive and free Summer is the only time for me The girls in Summer dresses with ribbons in their hair People sat outside the inn supping local beer A friendly game of cricket on the village green Summertime in England scones and cream (Ch) I can feel something happening Like my heart is unraveling I want fly like a bird alive and free Summer is the only time for me (Br) I've had it up to here with feeling sad When Summer comes then I feel really glad No longer does my rheumatism ache I don't care how many swallows Summer takes. (Ch) I can feel something happening Like my heart is unraveling I want fly like a bird alive and free Summer is the only time for me (Ch) I can feel something happening Like my heart is unraveling I want fly like a bird alive and free Summer is the only time for me
  9. Play Outside V1 When the kids get together They just want to play forever They just want to Play outside Play outside All day V2 When the kids get together They don't care about the weather The kids just want to Play outside Play outside All day Chorus Swim in the river slow and wide Hang on to your kite as it glides Speed down that water slide The kids are happy to Play outside Play outside All day V3 Mom and Dad like to nap inside They aren't the first parents to hide The kids just want to Play outside Play outside All day Bridge Inside is the same everyday And boring in every way Who wants to play Monopoly When you could be free Chorus Swim in the river slow and wide Hang on to your kite as it glides Speed down that water slide The kids are happy to Play outside Play outside All day Dig?
  10. Ted Talk intro/ I was at a party having fun - BBQ in the cool evening sun Saw a cute girl by the wooden gate. I “thought make a move, before its too late”... 1/ She said hello there my name is Marie I believe in spirituality To learn of the world to take photographs Philosophize, meditate in the bath Read Sartre and Kant, dine on grass fed meat Discover myself and walk barefeet She said I study science and biology The actions of chimps and humanity All part of a whole - a holistic one An applause for a world of pluralist fun Ch/ I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk” 2/ She said but love is all, it's a currency It runs through the stars, The earth and through me A cure for cancer, or at least for the heart The joy in reunion , the peace in depart She said don't you see, your blood needs to course With raw emotion from some primal source Natural numbers where data predicts The balance of life and what make us tick Social media, soul and being Opening the third eye and really seeing Ch/ I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk” Br/ She looked sad but said “ok”. Said “take my number anyway” Ch/ I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”
  11. I Still Think of Her I was drifting in fog between sleep and awake When my mind caught a glimpse of my old girlfriend Kate I’m crazy in love with the girl by my side But when memories hit me, I go for a ride It was Kate and her freckles that summer in Maine I explored every one and the mem’ries remain I got a ring on my finger and I’m playin’ it straight But sometimes out of nowhere, I still think of Kate Chorus: I was lucky in love and I found a great wife I’ll be faithful to her for the rest of my life But at points in my past there was one special girl And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her Yeah, at points in my past there was one special girl And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her In Chicago’s cold winter, Claire’s kisses were hot She knew what to do and she gave what she got I was looking for fun and she had it to spare (And) sometimes out of nowhere, I still think of Claire Bridge: On nights I’m awake and it’s quarter to three I lay there reflecting on my legacy I find myself wondering, a bit hopefully If someone, somewhere, still thinks of me? If someone, somewhere, still thinks of me? Chorus: I was lucky in love and I found a great wife I’ll be faithful to her for the rest of my life But at points in my past there was one special girl And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her Sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her
  12. Lonely Farmer Dot Com I saw your advertisement, on Lonely Farmer dot com. I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on No one can look that good, and be lonely for long Accept my application, on Lonely Farmer dot com I'll be your workhorse honey. I'm good both night and day. V 1 I'll be your front end loader. Digging post holes, baling hay. I'll be your brush hog darlin'. And your rear bottom plow. I'll be your Farmall baby. Hell, I can even milk a cow. Cuz... I saw your advertisement on Lonely Farmer dot com. I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on. No one can look that good and be lonely for long. Accept my application, on Lonely Farmer dot com. I'm a fine farm tractor; best around far and near. V 2 My real name's Aloysius, but you can call me John, dear I got some good hydraulics. It all works, as it should. Go ahead, if you want to. Take a peek, under the hood. I come with some attachments, but I don't have no chains. BRIDGE I'm that rare combination, of looks, personality.... Oh, and humble, with brains! Cuz... I saw your advertisement on lonely farmer dot com. I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on. No one can look that good and be lonely for long. Accept my application, on lonely farmer dot com On Lonely Farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com On Lonely Farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com Don't be a lonely farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com
  13. Too Much Sugar When I was five, went grocery shopping - just my Daddy and me. A box of cereal caught my eye, 'cause I'd seen it on TV It wasn't long 'til he spotted it in our cart And my Dad said "Son, ya gotta be thinkin' smart" That's too much sugar! Way too sweet! Said it's too much sugar And it's way too sweet for me My college days were a crazy haze of hookin' up with pretty girls But the conversation on those dates took me right back to that store She's too much sugar Way too sweet! Too much sugar She's way too sweet for me Instrumental solo {br} Now this lovely lady's come and won my heart And don't take this the wrong way But I think ..she's a little ... tart! {spoken} I knew you'd take it the wrong way! Not Too much sugar (too much sugar) Not way too sweet (way too sweet) Not too much sugar She's just sweet enough for me Too much sugar? No! (too much sugar) No way too sweet! (No way too sweet!) Not too much sugar No, she's just sweet enough for me
  14. The Tighter You Hold Me I woke up to gray clouds Their prison used to swallow me The years I spent confined in them are lost I woke up to gray clouds Their shadows used to follow me Lord, you know, I paid a heavy cost (Chorus) The tighter you hold me The freer I feel (4X) I look into your eyes And know for sure we’ll find a way All the roads end at the endless sea I look into your eyes And know today will be the day The clouds once and for all will blow past me (Chorus) The tighter you hold me The freer I feel (4X) I count the distant stars And wonder how we see their light I swear I’ll make the most of my time I count the distant stars And stand amazed they shine so bright The universe looks new because you’re mine (Chorus) The tighter you hold me The freer I feel (4X) I look into your eyes And know for sure we’ll find a way All the roads end at the endless sea I look into your eyes And know today will be the day The clouds once and for all will blow past me (Chorus) The tighter you hold me The freer I feel (Repeat to fade out)
  15. Talk Is Cheap You and me against the world, least that’s the way it seems All those snake oil salesmen on their corners hawking dreams Such confusing clamor carries rude awakenings Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind Heard a sound bite saying that the sun will shine again Still it hides from those who’ve weathered days of pounding rain Beggars riding wishes while the horses are for kings Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind Playing liars poker, the big boys settled in Said they’d share their winnings if we loosened up their chains How we cheered and upped the ante when they asked us to all chip in Later on they simply left without leaving anything I still have my music and I’m glad I love to play Hope you spread my message far and wide to every place Talk is cheap and full of air and then it disappears Promises are nothing more than vapours in the air Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind