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About iggy

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    A Muse's Muse

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    songs@ihor.biz

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    Victoria, BC
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  • Lyricist, Composer or Both?
    both
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    singer/songwriter
  1. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Everything Must Go (The Banjo Song) (Verse) I found my old banjo By the magazine stand Everything must go That was the plan My son said Mom is gone There's not enough space Let's move the banjo along And get it out of my face (Verse) I tuned it up as best I could I started out a little rusty That banjo understood I felt warmth inside me My stiff fingers and hands Became nimble and quick I was back with the band So I played a few licks (Chorus) I remember the music Everything must go The bluegrass, the country Everything must go That banjo was magic Everything must go As it played with me (Bridge) The songs came in a rush From deep in my heart The banjo was my brush The music was my art (Chorus) (Verse) I turned around My son had been there Listening to it all along He stood and glared Then he took the banjo Tore it from my hand And said Nice show- One heck of a final stand (Chorus)
  2. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Feelin' Like Medusa V1 It started this mornin' When you rolled out of bed Complainin' the pillow's Too hard for your head You ate the last biscuit While I fried up your eggs Said the new neighbour's cute 'N I oughta shave my legs Pre-chorus Well darlin', these fine times Ain't gonna last Unless you learn reeeeal fast... Chorus I'm gettin' twitchy Trigger finger's itchy So unless you're bringin' good news You better back away 'Cause I'm feelin' like Medusa On a bad-hair day V1 The Chevy needs fixin' 'N the fridge is on the blink The kids are all ailin' Somethin's blockin' the sink N' here you come, scuttlin' Like a crab to the pot Not a lick of good sense 'N the water's gettin' hot Pre-chorus Well darlin', these fine times Ain't gonna last Unless you learn reeeeal fast... Chorus I'm gettin' twitchy Trigger finger's itchy So unless you're bringin' good news You better back away 'Cause I'm feelin' like Medusa On a bad-hair day Bridge Don't blame this on PMS You ain't layin' that on me No, the problem here is ZMS Zero Male Sensitivity Chorus I'm getting' twitchy Trigger finger's itchy So unless you're bringin' good news You better back away 'Cause I'm feelin' like Medusa On a bad-hair day Outro (fading) Look at me sideways ...C'mon, I dare ya... ... Look at me sideways You bet I'll scare ya I'll turn you to stone ...Now leave me alone 'Cause I'm feeling' like Medusa On a bad-hair day...
  3. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    The Sun Is King Verse 1 I open the curtain to let the light in He's staring right at me There's no way to stop him, no way I can win He brings me to my knees Pre-Chorus 1 He's scared of the rain But birds sing his name Begging him to stay Chorus The king rules gently But he never lets go Sometimes he feels empty Sometimes he's alone And no one seems to notice The effect that he has on them He controls the world with the tips of his fingers The sun won't set on him Verse 2 When my heart breaks he is standing there still And when I am strong he is too His presence is constant, it gives me a thrill Thinking of all I could do Pre-Chorus 2 I'm dreading his reign Each one's not the same And no one wants to say Chorus The king rules gently But he never lets go Sometimes he feels empty Sometimes he's alone And no one seems to notice The effect that he has on them He controls the world with the tips of his fingers The sun will always win Bridge The sun The sun The sun is king The sun The sun The sun is king Chorus The king rules gently But he never lets go Sometimes he feels empty Sometimes he's alone And no one seems to notice The effect that he has on them He controls the world with the tips of his fingers The sun will always win
  4. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    How Bad You Got The Blues? Your girlfriend she broke up with you And now you're really sad -boo hoo You think you got the blues? But you'll be all patched up real soon She'll save you from a life of ruin You almost had the blues You bought yourself a slide guitar You're playing out in college bars How bad you got the blues? I'll check on you again real soon We can catch up on your news And maybe then we'll see just How bad you got the blues? How bad... How bad you got the blues? Excuse me for my nonchalance We call you guys blues dilettantes How bad you got the blues? You ever have to take a life? Or carve a man up with a knife? How bad you got the blues? You ever strung out on the crack? You do twelve years can't get 'em back How bad you got the blues? I gotta couple questions more Do you still have things to lose? Rock bottom is a hard mattress How bad you got the blues? How bad... How bad you got the blues? And when you're finally on parole Ain't no one cares -no none at all How bad you got the blues? And all the cops they know your name They're hoping you'll screw up again How bad you got the blues? So all you blues boy dilettantes I say be careful what you want (spoken)...Cuz you don't know How bad you got the blues.
  5. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Mr. Banker Mr. Banker, don't you give me any loan All that money that you lent me is now gone You said the odds were looking up when we discussed it on the phone But, Mr. Banker, please don't give me any more Mr. Banker, don't believe a word I say The truth has long been gambled all away My family - they saw me leave - now living on my own Mr. Banker, don't you give me any loan I don't know why I can't resist The roulette wheel, The poker chips But I don't want to be like this Anymore Mr. Banker, I'm not blaming you at all You could've stopped me but I know that's not your job The numbers that I showed you never hinted at a fall So Mr. Banker, don't take blame for this at all I don't know why I can't resist The roulette wheel, The stack of chips But I don't want to be like this Anymore You shake my hand, it seems I'm all approved Casino doors will greet me pretty soon There's no point now revealing that I have this secret hope.. That Mr. Banker, you won't give me any loan Oh, but Mr. Banker, please don't give me any more..
  6. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Evening Echo V When your old friend Sends the invite We're dead sure That it's the right night Drive out of the city Crazy far Until the sky's A million billion stars V People swimming Like in Eden It's a paradise For heathens Faces dance in mirrors Everywhere There's such a sense Of freedom in the air C I see spiders run from geckos In a house that's pure Art Deco Filled with paintings by El Greco Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear... the evening echo? V A guest goes walking In the desert Dressed in nothing But a nightshirt He disappears Behind colossal rocks Later on The cops'll spot his socks C I see spiders run from geckos In a house that's pure Art Deco Filled with paintings by El Greco Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear... the evening echo? B I'm thinking that the party is so cool And then we find the body in the pool (Instrumental) C I see spiders run from geckos In a house that's pure Art Deco Filled with paintings by El Greco Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear the evening echo? Can you hear... the evening echo? (Repeat) Outro And I'm thinking that the party is so cool Then we find... the body in the pool
  7. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    No Present Like the Time V1 Chocolate cake and candles, my kids'll be here soon To razz their Dad for turning sixty-one My own Dad's home in Depoe Bay, it's hard for him to fly He calls to say, Happy Birthday, son V2 I didn't send a gift, but you know I wanted to My mind tends to drift, and I forgot No more time for shopping now, too late, I'm sorry, son I'll mail you a check for what you want Chorus Dad, you always gave me more than enough By being around when I was growing up Fishing for cutthroat on the North Santiam That day at Garibaldi digging clams The hours you helped me with projects of mine Dad, there's no present like the time V3 His voice cracked a little, he struggled with his words Said, son, I remember, just like you All the time we spent together when you were a kid Those times were a gift to me, too Chorus Dad, you always gave me more than enough By being around when I was growing up Fishing for cutthroat on the North Santiam That day at Garibaldi digging clams The hours you helped me with projects of mine Dad, there's no present like the time Bridge Sittin' in the kitchen with Dad on the line My wife and kids and grandkids laughing on the porch All of us want to be here, we're trying to get it right Four generations, passing the torch Chorus Dad, you always gave me more than enough By being around when I was growing up Fishing for cutthroat on the North Santiam That day at Garibaldi digging clams The hours you helped me with projects of mine Dad, there's no present like the time
  8. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Wishes Of Love (Intro) There may be many miles between us Although it doesn't seem that way When we are cherishing each other Sharing troubles every day (1) If one of us is needing help There is never cause for fear It's as if we're not alone The other one is always near (2) Life can sometimes be a struggle And problems drag us down If one of us should stumble The other lifts us off the ground (Ch) Like Guardian angels embracing one another Blessings span the distance we're apart When we're befriending, we are sending Wishes of love, from our hearts (Br) Having intuition, interacting as we do We experience what our partner's going through Knowing what the other is in most need of. Sending selfless thoughts of endless love (Ch) Like guardian angels embracing one another Blessings span the miles we are apart When we're befriending, we are sending Wishes of love, from our hearts (Finale) Some people say that we're enchanted Sceptics shake their heads and laugh Yet we both know our devotions are true When we're connecting, we are projecting Wishes of love from our hearts
  9. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Afraid to Open My Eyes (In case you disappear) Verse 1 I still go down to the river Lie on our soft green bed But now when shadows fall over me I'm afraid to turn my head They may be only clouds Shielding the summer rays and not you leaning over me Tempting with your playful gaze - playful ways Chorus 1 Afraid to open my eyes In case you disappear Although they say it's over that's still painful to hear Minutes stretch into hours and Hours I've learned to fear Cos each time I open my eyes - you disappear Verse 2 I still hear the sound of voices Far off but coming my way Like when you came to find me When temper had led me astray Tempted to turn my head, is it Strangers on holiday? Or you calling out to me to find me like yesterday - how I pray Chorus 2 Afraid to open my eyes In case you disappear Although they say it's over that's still painful to hear Minutes stretch into hours and Hours I've learned to fear Cos each time I open my eyes - you disappear Break This place is me and you I come here often - do you? I come here often to be alone with you - do you? Do you...? Chorus 3 Afraid to open my eyes In case you disappear Although they say it's over that's still painful to hear Minutes stretch into hours and hours I've learned to fear Cos each time I open my eyes - you disappear
  10. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Good Morning Sunshine (Chorus) Good morning sunshine Good morning sunlight Will you shine all day long Would you dry my tears today Good morning sunshine Good morning sunlight Will you right all the wrong Would you dry my tears away (Verse One) Winter has come and gone, the nights were so long It's been a long old time since I've seen the sun What were you waiting for, spring is now around And I can't stand being found the lonely one This morning I looked up to the skies The sun was shining with no disguise And in my life I sure need the light How I was longing to see it shine (Chorus) (Chorus) Good morning sunshine Good morning sunlight Will you shine all day long Would you dry my tears today Good morning sunshine Good morning sunlight Will you right all the wrong Would you dry my tears away (Verse Two) Can't you see I need you, we're so far apart Why, love, did you leave me with a broken heart I need to see your face, feel your warm embrace I wish I had known someone would take my place For this feeling, there ain't no healing To dry my tears, you're the only one I need love for a heart that's reeling This morning, it's good to see the sun (Chorus)
  11. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Always Believe (Something Wonderful) V1 A child is born under a warm summer sky His parents they live for the gleam in his eye They teach him to read and teach him to write And they sing him to sleep almost every night C They sing Always believe In the truth in your heart Always believe And you'll have a head start Always believe In the next harvest moon And always believe Something wonderful is coming soon V2 Momma & Poppa worked their fingers to the bone To provide for their boy they'd turn any stone They showed him a path to do what's right As he followed in their footsteps he heard every night C They'd sing Always believe In the truth in your heart Always believe And you'll have a head start Always believe In the next harvest moon And always believe Something wonderful is coming soon V3 The boy grew up straight and the boy up strong And as always happens before all that long He found him a girl who was soulful and bright They sing to their daughter almost every night C They sing Always believe In the truth in your heart Always believe And you'll have a head start Always believe In the next harvest moon And always believe Something wonderful is coming soon Always believe Something wonderful is coming soon
  12. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    How Can It Be Enough Wasn't it enough ...to join our hearts together And hope...... that somehow love would find a way Now waking from our dreams Of sweet tomorrows We find ourselves Surrounded, By bitter yesterdays Isn't it enough..... our lives have grown so tangled While sharing all the waters from love's well We promised then.. our story Was forever Can it be true?, There's nothing Left to tell Chorus: I watch the clouds that block out all our sunshine The rain that falls are tears that never dry And every I Love You we'd say Is growing fainter everyday As we both stumble slowly Through our days Bridge: Life is more than skies with troubled storm clouds The sun and wind will clear away this rain I'm ready for the world to make me over I'm ready for an end to all this pain Verse 3: Oh.. can it be enough .....that birds awaken singing Or ancient stars... burn brightly through the night If you're not here, how does this earth ... Keep spinning How can it be enough ...... Without you At my side Chorus: I watch the clouds that block out all our sunshine The rain that falls are tears that never dry And every I Love You we'd say Forgotten now along the way As we both stumble slowly Through our days
  13. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME VERSE 1: A doctor’s smack a cry is heard The month of June in '62 From waters warm to cold dark world My maiden voyage into the blue Happy Birthday me Happy Birthday me VERSE 2: Today’s the day I’m 18 now No guarantees no certain plan I'll make my mark without a doubt Setting sail to unknown lands Happy Birthday me Happy Birthday me VERSE 3: Turned 41 and all alone No loving kids or better half It’s all I got to stay afloat This joyless song my epitath Happy Birthday me Happy Birthday me INSTRUMENTAL VERSE 4: Adrift at sea couldn’t find my way A light of hope changed everything I'm changing course, it’s not too late With newborn dreams my soul now sings Happy Birthday me Happy Birthday me
  14. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    And wedding bells chime (Verse 1) It feels like only yesterday The sweet caress of your warm skin Soft as petals dampened by the rain Awakening butterflies within. (Chorus) I take your hand And you take mine The music plays And wedding bells chime. (Verse 2) I know it's only memories Jolted by this faded photograph Feet squelching as we fled the rain I can hear the echo of your laugh. (Chorus) I take your hand And you take mine The music still plays And wedding bells chime. (Bridge) Tears not raindrops falling freely now Not sure how long I've kept them in, Petals falling from a stem I love you, don't, I love you, don't Don't doubt I'd say 'I do' again. (Chorus) I take your hand And you take mine The music still plays And wedding bells chime. (Verse 3) Seems like it was only yesterday A fleeting crazy blink of an eye Can't have been quite so long ago The fashions and haircuts dispel that lie. (Chorus/Outro) I take your hand And you take mine The music still plays And wedding bells chime. And I look up and see your blue eyes again Feel your hand close on mine though the fog's drawing in. Hear you whisper three words And I smile from my bed, We're running again Feet squelch in the mud, We're running until we can't run any more Laughing 'til breathless we collapse on the floor. The music still plays, yes it plays And wedding bells chime
  15. APRIL LYRIC CONTEST

    Miss Green Miss Green May I have a word with you? I’ll even stay after school To tell you, Miss Green Miss Green I watch you in the classroom Got me a front row view And here's the thing, Miss Green Miss Green, you’re so fine You appeared in a dream of mine We was dancin’ close an’ You were in my arms In the auditorium While the band played on And everyone could see I had a thing for you, Miss Green <Bridge> Oh--- they could never understand Twenty-two and seventeen But oh---- all I think about is you And I turn eighteen in a month, or two Miss Green I don't want to alarm you And I never could harm you If it's all just a dream For dreams Are strange and mystic things Teach me all a smile could be Oh, Miss Green I just got to tell you, lady Miss Green, you’re so fine You appeared in a dream of mine We was dancin’ close an’ You were in my arms In the auditorium While the band played on And everyone could see I had a thing for you, Miss Green Oh, I had the sweetest dream, Miss Green So, so fine, Miss Green Oh----- Miss Green
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