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  1. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    High Gates The high gates and lamplit spires Shone like stars On the wasteland around where wild tribes Sang songs by their fires Picking up spears and shields With their deeds, dangerous seeds in the fields One word on their tongues - revenge Revelry from hallowed halls Echoed off walls Feasting and laughter unaware of the clatter Of short sword and dagger Hiding shadowy forms In the dark men yearn for the sound of the horn The signal to wreak - revenge With three blasts the men rose Hate in their eyes Total surprise They burst into the feast inside And with no pause for thoughts They cut through the court Till every last reveller had died And as the blood dried on the dead and the women weeping gently They looked around at the plenty They realized they were not driven by revenge But by envy The high gates and lamplit spires Shone like stars On the wasteland around where wild tribes Sang songs by their fires Picking up spears and shields With their deeds, dangerous seeds in the fields One word on their tongues - revenge
  2. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Say You Wanna Be With Me V1 Tell me, tell me Can you change this old weather? Lift a curse, break a smile Make it better? A golden needle to unstitch the past And the future realign Do you have the kind of time it takes The time to break from all the pantomime? Or will you too sit and spin and help them all deny? (spoken) That you can really make it all better V2 You wanna be my father You wanna be my mother Or just a k-k-k-kiss You wanna be my lover Tellin' every little thing to me Because you think that it defines Reality inside our hearts What lies behind our minds (spoken) There's something you can do that's better Ch Closer now, don't hesitate Just say you wanna be with me We can turn our backs on this foolishness And let them be in their "uh oh" I can see it in your eyes you only think of me V3 I saw you come into town with your letters I saw you framin' the frowns to untether Brave me, baby, let me take your hand Let me punctuate the dotted l-l-l-l-lines So you can read between my thoughts and see That you really make that world a big Waste. Of. Time Just let them all sit and spin and help themselves deny (spoken) That you really make it all better V4 You think about the former Concerned about the weather And you're worried I'll drown in the overflowing river But don't you know you've given back my time And you've helped me realize The secret's within this skin Behind those shimmering eyes (spoken) With you, us two, always together Ch Br I see the others, they pretend Acting like they understand But if they open to the truth They'll open their arms to you Ch Outtro Ch Closer now, don't hesitate Just say you wanna be with me We can turn our backs on this silliness And let them be in their "uh oh" Closer now, don't hesitate Just say you wanna be with me I can see it in your eyes you only think of me
  3. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Watercooler Jake Intro He exudes a confidence Draping round his shoulders like a silver net Sparking off on all of the attention that he gets Entangled with every lover he has ever met. V1 He gets off on himself like no one else Top of the shelf with a big shiny bell He'll start taking off clothes if you start to stare Sensing for sex on the rise in the air A lingering kiss on the neck While easing you down on the chair Softly asks if you’d like to touch him..there. PreChorus You'll be a story and he won't be sorry That's how Watercooler Jake gets his girls Look just like you love them and promise they're your world Then watch that jerk go running into work. Chorus Fooled by 'magical', manufactured moments Truly it’s a mistake you will live to lament. If you’re looking for someone to love you from here to the blue sky It will never be this guy he's just after flesh to fry Take it from one who knows the shame of Jake's watercooler fame. Everything goes silent as you walk passed Feel as insignificant as a blade of grass The sshhhhhh you hear is not the water pouring into cups It's your name quietened on superior lips at sup Not a cool nor a hot topic I'm the laughed at, gullible one Confused into what l went and done Bridge Just like love is your addiction, sex and telling tales are some of his Since you can’t serve 2 masters the faster you get out of this The less the burn will hiss Chorus Pc Chorus
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    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Let The Heavens Rain My window panes are dark on this summer afternoon Cats and dogs are gathering into rivulets and pools I am tempted to lay down, feel my skin against the ground And face the rains, like all my flower do Sometimes the heavens open up And rain all over me Nothing like a summer squall To set the heavens free And that lets the heavens set me free Yeah the heavens' rains set me free So let the heavens rain on me Let the heavens rain on me I guess I'm just addicted to the essence of growth Like water and sunlight and dark rich loam I celebrate each morning with the flowers in my garden, And face the rains with all the seeds I've sown Sometimes the heavens open up And rain all over me Nothing like a summer squall To set the heavens free And that lets the heavens set me free Yeah the heavens' rains set me free So let the heavens rain on me Let the heavens rain on me I don't tell my garden, but I love the sunflowers best They lord it over lavender, they're taller than the rest And they're first to catch the scattered drops of rain Sometimes the heavens open up And rain all over me Nothing like a summer squall To set the heavens free And that lets the heavens set me free Yeah the heavens' rains set me free So let the heavens rain on me Let the heavens rain on me
  5. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Perfect Moments (Male vocal for lyrics in black, female vocal for pink, and male/female vocal for blue) (Verse) Punching, screaming Duck and diving Reeling, writhing She sticks the knife in I got my war wounds Though I've never fought in a war Life hits like a Cat-o-nine Knocking me to the floor When every topic is a landmine Every day a battlefield It takes so much effort just to stay sane And not raise up a shield And in these moments we need to take joy where we can Live in the present and find a place of calm (Pre chorus) Sunshine glinting across the bay Slowly fades as the day gives way Dragonflies over bales of hay Uncut grasses in the verges sway (Chorus) Perfect moments Summer blossom Perfect moments Troubles forgotten (Verse) Grappling, screeching Block and parrying Feeling, crying He sticks the knife in I got my war wounds though I've never fought in a war Life hits like a Cat-o-nine Knocking me to the floor When every topic is a landmine Every day a battlefield It takes so much effort just to stay sane And not raise up a shield Yes, in these moments we need to take joy where we can Live in the present and find a place of calm (Pre chorus) Sunshine glinting across the bay Slowly fades as the day gives way Dragonflies over bales of hay Uncut grasses in the verges sway (Chorus) Perfect moments Summer blossom Perfect moments Troubles forgotten (Verse) Punching, screaming Grappling, screeching Duck and diving Block and parrying Reeling, writhing Feeling, crying She sticks the knife in He sticks the knife in In these moments we need to take joy where we can Live in the present and find a place of calm (Pre chorus) Sunshine glinting across the bay Slowly fades as the day gives way Dragonflies over bales of hay Uncut grasses in the verges sway (Chorus) Perfect moments Summer blossom Perfect moments Troubles forgotten
  6. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    Numbers Stations V1 There are places on the short-wave radio dial Where there's not a lot of reason to go With seemingly random numbers spoken By passionless voices in monotones Russian, English, German, Czech Irregular days and times Telltale evidence of tradecraft Secret codes and spies Half CHORUS: Numbers stations Sending messages... secret messages V2 I write them down in a notebook Searching for patterns and trends But one-time pads make my mission improbable Doomed to fail in the end Still I keep on plugging away Pursuing this Sisyphean task Listening, writing, night after night Till it's solved at last CHORUS: Numbers stations ` Sending messages... secret messages Numbers stations ` Sending messages... Making me crazy BRIDGE: I'm so close to working it out And when I do I'll know when and where and what And how and who V3 Secret plans... secret no more I'll know their tricks and their plots Mangle their communications You see I'm crazy... like a fox If knowledge is power I'll have power to burn (And) pull their strings like (they're) marionettes They'll never learn CHORUS
  7. iggy

    JULY Lyrics Competition

    The Real World Verse Open your eyes This world is yours and mine I'm peering out the window, all I can see is everybody Dying Pick up your pen You might not again I understand the way you work, but all I hear is people asking When Chorus My neighbor doesn't pay his taxes He acts like he runs the world It might be too much to ask him What happened to his dreams as a girl Verse Why should I stay home? There's people that I know Who know exactly what they want but can't work up the courage to say No Walk me to the door What once was mine is yours No need to thank me, like everyone I've met you just want More Chorus My sister's digging up her garden Looking for something to prove My mother goes outside to ask her What school does she want to go to? Verse Who are you to say What's good has gone away? I wish more people had the courage to believe that god is Fake Why should I go on? What's really in this song? A bunch of words that see each other once or twice and then they're Gone
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    JULY Lyrics Competition

    It's All Gone It was the strangest thing winning all that dough I met more friends than I'll ever know Each with their own sad tale of woe Didn't take long. It's all gone. I was the grand marshall of the Fools Parade Booze and dope and I was getting laid No idea I was being played Didn't take long. It's all gone. Felt like Elvis Presley buying Cadillacs Money draws honey and that's a fact Everything flying off the racks Didn't take long. It's all gone. All my kids showed up and with their moms to boot Sight to behold watching greed take root Each one got a share of the loot Didn't take long. It's all gone. Helped a Nigerian Prince out of a jam He'll pay me back as soon as he can He warned me about online scams Didn't take long. It's all gone. You know I was broke all my life but I was happy too (BR) So I hatched a good lie to try to see a way through I had no idea it'd work so well It just goes to show you never can tell Folks were stunned as the news of my downfall spread The shock the pain and the awful dread All because of that lie I said Didn't take long. It's all gone. Now there's hardly a soul looks me over twice Just Barney my mutt'n he's pretty nice If you win big take my advice Say Didn't take long. It's all gone.
  9. July Lyrics Contest The timeline is........... • Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Friday July 27 • Voting (scorecards) will take place Saturday July 28 through Saturday-August 4 Midnight • Don't start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions. • I'll post the results on Sunday - August 5 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. I may enter a lyric of my own, just for scoring purposes - It cannot win, will not have scores posted, and will immediately be disqualified once voting has completed Any questions or problems should be sent to me (iggy) via private message (PM). *******ENJOY******* Quote Edit
  10. iggy

    June Lyric Competition

    Big Congrats to: Peko and LyriCal and much thanks for the warm reception for "Waiting For Amen" The scoring of lyrics is such a personal response.... For me one of the most important questions is ... How does it sound? regardless of structure or meaning.... Do the words capture you in a way that makes it difficult to escape the lyric?... All great lyrics and poetry are designed to inveigle the listener in a trap ... Try reading Edgar Allan Poe , Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, Mary Oliver, Billy Collins or any number of great poets to experience the quicksand thrill of their words iggy
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    May Lyric Contest

    Congratulations Donna and Paul & Kuya and Andy ! WELL DONE ! And to everyone who entered...... And thanks to all of the votes for my song...... Special thanks to Oswlek for his great work in hosting this month!!!! iggy
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    April 1+1 Song Contest - Results Updated

    Games Already Lost ©I.Wolosenko 2018 Verse 1 I know ..I'm your part time lover And I don't ever get to stay I'm in your bed with you at midnight Forgotten... by the break of day Chorus A: I know, .. I can never have you Still I feel.... it's worth the cost So, I hold you.... then I leave you I'm playing games, I'm still playing games Playing games........already lost Verse 2 No warm body I can cling to There's nothing left for me to keep With only memories of your fragrance To fill my dreams while I'm asleep Bridge Part time lover never lingers Knows just when his time is through Never hoping, never asking Never hearing I love you Chorus B: There's no blame for what I've chosen Only I ..................can make that call But that part time love feels better Than to have What I've never had I've never had...your love at all
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    APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    April Contest Results *****Congratulations***** The Winners Are: ***** GOLD No Present Like The Time - Peko ***************************** SILVER Catch Me On The Rebound - RobertK *************************** BRONZE All I Had To Do - Jonie ******** No present Like The Time Peko 2.5 2 1.5 3.5 3 3 2.5 3 1 2.5 4 2 4 3.5 1.5 3 3.5 2 2 2.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 62.5 Catch Me On The Rebound RobertK 3 3 2 3 3.5 2 1.5 2.5 2 1.5 3 3 3 3 2 2.5 3 1.5 1.5 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 3.5 63.5 All I Had To Do Jonie 3.5 3 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 1.5 1.5 3.5 2 2.5 3 3 2.5 3 2.5 2.5 1.5 3 1.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 66.5 Feelin' Like Medusa Donna 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 2 2.5 2 2.5 1.5 2.5 4 3.5 4 3 1.5 2 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 2 4.5 3 3 69 How Bad You Got The Blues Kuya 3 2 3.5 1 2.5 2 4.5 2.5 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 4 3 3 3 3.5 2.5 2 3 1.5 4 3.5 4 70.5 Always Believe TyCobb 3 2.5 2 3 3.5 4 3.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 2.5 2 3 4 3 3.5 3.5 2 2 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 71 And Wedding Bells Chime SongWolfe 3 2 3 3.5 3.5 4 2.5 3.5 1 2.5 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 3 3 3.5 2.5 2 3 3.5 71.5 Afraid To Open My Eyes Andy LeF 3.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 3 3 3 3.5 4 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 1.5 2 3.5 3 3 3 3 71.5 Everything Must Go MusicalKey 4 2 3 3.5 2.5 3 3 3 2 3 3.5 2 4 3.5 3 3 3 2 2.5 3.5 3 4 3 4 73 I Don't Want To Dream Tonight Vhanna 4 2.5 1.5 3.5 4 2.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 3.5 2.5 2 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 74 Mr. Banker PaulCanuck 2.5 2.5 3.5 4 3 3 4 3.5 1.5 3.5 3 2.5 4 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 1.5 2.5 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 74 History Of My Broken Heart Borgos 4 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 3 3 3.5 2 2 4 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 3 3.5 3 75.5 Miss Green 9thStLine 4 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 2.5 3.5 4 3 4.5 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 3 3 1 3 3 2 1.5 3.5 4 75.5 Wanda Saves Graybeard 4 2.5 3 2.5 2.5 2.5 2 3.5 3 4 4 2 4 4 4 4.5 2.5 2 3 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 76.5 I'm Letting It All Go Art 1108 4 3 3.5 2 3.5 3 4 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3.5 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3.5 3 77 Torn Up Art Tracy 3 4 3.5 2.5 3 3 4 4 2 3.5 4 3.5 4 3 3.5 2.5 2.5 2 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 3 4 77 Evening Echo LyriCal 4 3 3.5 3.5 3 2.5 2.5 2.5 3 3.5 4 3 4 3 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 4 3.5 4 77.5 Comic Girl Life FabKebab 4 3 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 4 3 4 3.5 3 4 3.5 4 3 2.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 4 3 4 79 Wishes of Love Clemo 4 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 3.5 3 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 4.5 3.5 2 3.5 3.5 4 2 3.5 4 80.5 Good Morning Sunshine IrwinAbrigo 4 3 3 4 3.5 4 4 2.5 2 2.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 4 3.5 2.5 3 3.5 3 4 3.5 4 81 The Sun Is King Brady 4 4 3 4 3 2.5 4 3 3 3 3.5 2.5 3 4 3 3 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 4 81 Happy Birthday Me TonyP 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 3.5 3.5 3 4 3.5 3 4 2.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 3 4 3.5 3.5 81.5 Back On The Ground Kleinheksel 4 3.5 3.5 3 3.5 4 4 4 4 3.5 3.5 3 3 4.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 3 2.5 4 4 3.5 4 86 Also How Can It Be Enough was disqualified...... What a field of excellent entries ----- Phew!!! iggy
  14. Hi. Voters ....please submit your votes by end of day tomorrow..... We've got a lot of entries this month...... iggy
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    APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    April Voting TIME TO SCORE! • Voting (scorecards) will take place Monday - April 30 through --------- Sunday - May 6 Midnight (PST) • I'll post the results on Monday - May 7 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) Sunday - May 6 - 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: Back On The Ground History Of My Broken Heart I'm Letting It All Go I Don't Want To Dream Tonight Catch Me On The Rebound All I Had To Do Miss Green And Wedding Bells Chime Happy Birthday Me How Can It Be Enough Always Believe Good Morning Sunshine Afraid To Open My Eyes Wishes of Love No present Like The Time Evening Echo Mr. Banker How Bad You Got The Blues The Sun Is King Feelin' Like Medusa Everything Must Go Comic Girl Life Torn Up Art Wanda Saves ***************** Please vote even if you don't have an entry
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