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  1. September Lyrics Contest

    Time Is Piling Up V1 Time is piling up as the days race by New ones come in and the old ones die The tides roll in and the moon decides I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned The sun commands and the earth abides The moon relents and the tide's returned Time passes by with the ebb and flow There's so much more we need to know (Chorus) Time is piling up Getting higher by the day We keep adding to the top As the bottom slips away V2 Time is piling up and it's not on our side There's a valley of knowledge, deep and wide Try as you may, you can't stop the sand From falling through, that big glass funnel Then pouring swiftly through your hands This big ole ball keeps turning around The glaciers move at their own pace There's no way to stop or slow them down Chorus V3 Time is piling up no matter what we do It's gonna be the same for me, as it for you We fight and we bicker, we seek to communicate We try hard for love, but its usually too late Time passes by, right before our very eyes It lives ever so briefly, then it moans and dies The sun and the earth, the stars and moon The ebb and the flow keeps everything in tune Chorus V4 Time is piling up as the mirror clearly shows There's youth and beauty, health and vitality It’s with us very briefly, and then it goes That's the cold hard truth, and harsh reality It gets shorter and shorter with each new day Who'd have ever guessed. it'd turn out this way Everything flashes, before everyone’s eyes Everybody's waiting, for that one big surprise Chorus
  2. September Lyrics Contest

    Then I Remember Vs. 1: It’s a cold and rainy day, as I sit here thinking about you Those rain drops look like teas running down that window, And they remind me of how I cried for you I remember saying our last goodbye, I could barely speak I was so scared when you left me, I was’t sure how things were gonna be Chorus: Then I remembered, all the good times that we had You may be gone forever, but I still have all those memories we had As I sit here thinking about you, I wonder why I’m so sad We had a great life together, more than most will ever have Bridge: instrumental Vs. 2: I remember the first time we met, we said we’d never part But now I’m all alone without you, with this empty hole in my heart You were the light of my life, you kept me from falling apart I don’t know if I can make it without you, It’s like I’m always in the dark Chorus: Then I remembered, all the good times that we had You may be gone forever, but I still have all those memories we had As I sit here thinking about you, I wonder why I’m so sad We had a great life together, more than most will ever have We had a great life together, more than most will ever have
  3. September Lyrics Contest

    So Yesterday Our grandson stayed with us one summer break From the city, this old farm was quite a change As the victim of our long and boring days He had taken 'bout as much as he could take He bemoaned the lack of our technology How our internet just wasn't up to speed Threw his Nintendo down - guess it was dead Then he scowled at us and this is what he said You're so yesterday! You're so lame! All you do is talk about the "good old days" You're so yesterday You're so past Me, I'm so today and I like livin' fast I was hurt at first, but then I got to think He spends all his time his head stuck in a game He hasn't lived, and loved, and lost - he's just a lad And bein' yesterday is really not so bad... I'm so yesterday It's so great And I cherish all these memories that I've made I'm so yesterday It's so good I'd go back there in a heartbeat if I could /br Well I glanced at you and noticed you look back I could tell you felt the same the way you laughed Someone said that youth is wasted on the young But someday he'll reminisce With the one he loves Just like us.. We're so yesterday! It's so great! And we cherish all the memories that we've made We're so yesterday! It's so good! We'd go back there in a heartbeat if we could We're so yesterday It's so good We'd go back there in a heartbeat if we could
  4. September Lyrics Contest

    Joy Peeks Out (Verse 1) Burnt out cars Blackened streets, Boarded windows Kids with no shoes on their feet. Hope should be dead here Rotting in the midday sun, The drug barons hold all the cash Everyone else has none. (Chorus) But joy peeks out from among the cracks Like weeds creeping from sidewalk slabs Some may try to arrest it in its tracks But it ducks and weaves from all thrown jabs. (Verse 2) Abuse scars Dirty deeds, Broken landscapes A world in hock to greed. Love has no right here Under the shadow of guns, But it hangs on so tight here A rose amongst the grunge. (Chorus) Yeah, joy peeks out from among the cracks Like weeds creeping from sidewalk slabs They may try to arrest it in its tracks But it ducks and weaves from all thrown jabs. (Bridge) Well, Eartha Jane don't weep Though the system has her beat She lives for her children See them playing on the street, And she puts a little money In a jar every week So they can have more Than just shoes on their feet. And ol' Marley Leaburn got a cracked-toothed smile Though he's lived all his life On the Murder Mile, Guns be toting, knives be flashing But he refuses to cry He's got music in his head And the sun up in the sky. (Verse 3) Burnt out cars Blackened streets, Boarded windows Kids with no shoes on their feet. Hope should be dead here Rotting in the midday sun, The drug barons hold all the cash The ordinary folk have none. (Chorus) But Joy peeks out Yeah Joy creeps out Yeah, joy peeks out from among the cracks Like weeds creeping from sidewalk slabs Don’t try to arrest it in its tracks Cos it ducks and weaves from all thrown jabs. (Outro) Joy blossoms and grows. It still blossoms and grows...
  5. September Lyrics Contest

    Bullets and Lovers Verse 1: It started out small first a watch, then a hat snuck out of the store was as easy as that Next came a car then a small liquor store every new hit left them thirsting for more More money more power eating life's buffet much better to burn out than fade away Chorus: Bullets and lovers danger and lies we all live in a world where everyone dies No chance for salvation just waiting in vain the light at the end of the tunnel is sometimes a train Verse 2: Soon they were famous plastered on the news page the people they hurt the heists they had made No rules to this game just the thrill of the ride crossing that line down into the dark side Wild and reckless they just wanted some fun partners in crime living life on the run Chorus: Bullets and lovers danger and lies we all live in a world where everyone dies No chance for salvation just waiting in vain the light at the end of the tunnel is sometimes a train No hope for salvation just waiting in vain we cry in the darkness and live with the pain
  6. September Lyrics Contest

    Everything We Need Verse 1: Seeds drop in Dirt on top Flowers bloom And the petals drop Round and round Our circle spins Everything we've planted Comin' up again Chorus: Oh won't you dance Won't you come with me Sparkling like the bubbles In the deep blue sea Nights are long and The moon is bright Everything we need Is right here... tonight Verse 2: When I was A little boy ..................... a little girl I prayed to heaven Help me find my joy........for a perfect world Now you're back And I've learned what's true The way to get to heaven Is to dance with you Instrumental Verse 3: A big blue moon In a purple sky Another day passed And another long night Without your lips Without your eyes I'm just walking lonely 'Neath these summer skies Chorus: Oh won't you dance Won't you come with me Sparkling like the bubbles In the deep blue sea Nights are long and The moon is bright Everything we need Is right here... tonight
  7. September Lyrics Contest

    ANXIOUSLY BELIEVING Verse 1 Staring at a crack in the floor Hoping that it holds the solution Or a reason he should lift up his head Some things seem too broken Sitting on the edge of their bed Her sobbing softly haunting his conscience And familiar feelings stir up inside Anxiously believing Verse 2 Stranded in a puddle of tears Wishing for a hero to save her When there's no one with a shoulder to lend What's the point of crying Something makes her heart skip a beat Sensing an emotion forgotten On the breeze drifts the fragrance of hope Anxiously believing Bridge In the darkest time Of both our lives There's still a seed Wait patiently.... Verse 3 Two of us just hanging by a thread Maybe if we tie them together Then our love can be forever again If you and me Though anxiously Believe
  8. September Lyrics Contest

    Find Myself V1 This is how I find myself This is where I dwell In pensive isolation Sheltered in my shell Once I had a better life With you by my side Now my world is shrinking My heart hunkered here to hide PC This is how I find myself This is how I find myself V2 This is how I find myself This is how I live nothing ventured nothing lost nothing left to give Once I had an open heart Until I let you in You tore it up and spit it out Now much to my chagrin PC This is how I find myself This is how I find myself Chorus This is how I find myself Protect and define myself This is how I find myself Since you’ve gone Since you’ve gone Since you’ve gone away Solo V3 This is how I find myself This is how I’ve grown Surrounded by eight million souls I couldn’t be more alone Afraid to open up my heart Since what you’ve done to me You have left me bereft alone existentially PC This is how I find myself This is how I find myself Chorus This is how I find myself Protect and define my self This is how I find myself Since you’ve gone Since you’ve gone Since you’ve gone away
  9. September Lyrics Contest The timeline is........... • Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Sunday, September 24 • Voting (scorecards) will take place Monday September 25 through Midnight (PDT) Saturday September 30. • Don't start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions. • I'll post the results on Sunday - October 1 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 iggy
  10. August Lyrics Competition

    And Now For The Results! The Winners Are: ***** GOLD I Remember Little River - Graybeard ***************************** SILVER After All These Years - Eric Borgos *************************** BRONZE Keep Your Powder Dry - Paul Canuck ******** I Remember Little River Graybeard 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 1.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 41.5 After All These Years Eric Borgos 3.0 2.0 2.5 3.5 2.0 4.5 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 44.0 Keep Your Powder Dry Paul Canuck 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.0 45.0 Getting'Old Blues Kuya 2.5 4.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 46.0 Girl, Don't Do It Peko 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 47.0 She Go To The Show Songwolfe 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 49.5 Floated Away LyriCal 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 4.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 50.0 Just Kodak CPX1000 3.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.0 51.5 You're Beautiful 6foot8Songwriter 4.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.5 3.0 5.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.5 54.5 Busking in The Dark Thanks for all the feedback -----A new song I'm working on -----iggy Special thanks to Neil, Tracy, John V, Barneyboy, Musical Key, Ty Cobb for the extra votes! *****Great contest***** iggy
  11. HI, Whether you have an entry or not ....PLEASE VOTE! iggy
  12. August Lyrics Competition

    Happy Labor Day TIME TO SCORE! • Voting (scorecards) will take place Friday September 1 through Midnight (PDT) Friday September 8. • I'll post the results on Saturday - September 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) Friday September 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: ********* After All These Years Just Kodak Gettin' Old Blues Busking In The Dark She Go To The Show You're Beautiful Girl, Don't Do It Keep Your Powder Dry Floated Away I Remember Little River Please vote even if you don't have an entry iggy
  13. August Lyrics Competition

    I Remember Little River Daddy used to take me down to Little River Where black water runs and sunfish swim Warm sandy banks, water cool in the summer I remember Little River, when I think of him We’d stand on the bank beneath tall willows Bamboo poles held firm in our hands Watching orange corks dance with silver minnows To woodland songs by Nature’s band I recollect once, a big snapping turtle Took my bait and hunkered down Beneath the stump of an old Crepe Myrtle Snapped my line with a cracking sound Right by my side, dad came to the rescue He replaced my line, sinker, and hook Orange bobber danced like it was brand new And we soon had a stringer of fish to cook Life’s going to be what it’s going to be We spread dad’s ashes beneath an old willow tree Black water took him to where sunfish swim I remember Little River when I think of him. Yes, I remember Little River when I think of him
  14. Please send entries to me by Midnight tomorrow night(Aug 31).....Good Luck! iggy
  15. August Lyrics Competition

    Floated Away Verse 1 One day years ago when I still was dumb I got fingered for breaking a rule of thumb I was packaging H without using a scale But the buyer caught on and my face went pale Verse 2 An oversize man with a thin cigar Put a gun to my head and said, “Get in the car I don’t mess with your kind ’cause I paid my dues Good luck tryin’ to swim in your concrete shoes” (Chorus) But I floated I floated I floated away I keep coming back To live… Another day (2X) Verse 3 I once planned a heist with a circus clown But he double-crossed me as it went down So I grabbed the cash and a bunch of balloons He fired at me like the Coop in High Noon (Chorus) But I floated I floated I floated away I keep coming back To live… Another day (2X) (Bridge) They say that cats have nine lives Looks like I’ve got ten If you see me floating somewhere Then I’ll be back again Verse 4 I worked in repairs on a posh cruise ship A woman asked me in and began to unzip Then just as the boat reached a moonlit fjord Her husband walked in and tossed me overboard (Chorus) But I floated I floated I floated away I keep coming back To live… Another day (Repeat)
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