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2009 Song of the Year - archive

***** see further down thread for Song of the Year Final Results *****

Here is the Song Critiques Board Contest schedule for 2009. There will be 6 1+1 comps and 5 Open Format. 1+1 is one vocal, one instrument. Open Format has no arrangement restrictions. 2 of the 1+1s will have an additional challenge (more on this later)

I have revised the schedule to 6 Open format comps and 5 1+1 comps

The contests will be run for approximately 14 days - these dates are provisional and will depend on the mod running it.

Feb 1+1: 4 - 13 (enter) Feb 14 - 18 (scorecards) - see below for result

Mar: 4 - 13 (enter) Mar 14 – Mar 18 (scorecards) - see below for result

Apr 1+1: 1 - 10 (enter) Apr 11 - 15 (scorecards) - see below for result

May: 6 - 15 (enter) May 16 - 20 (scorecards) - see below for result

Jun1+1: 3 - 12 (enter) Jun 13 - 17 (scorecards) - see below for result

Jul: 1 - 10 (enter) Jul 11 - 15 (scorecards) - see below for result

Aug 1+1: 5 - 14 (enter) Aug 15 - 19 (scorecards) - see below for result

Sep: 2 - 11 (enter) Sep 12 - 16 (scorecards) - see below for result

Oct 1+1: 7 - 16 (enter) Oct 17 - 21 (scorecards) - see below for result

Nov: 4 - 13 (enter) Nov 14 - 18 (scorecards) - see below for result

Dec 1+1: 2 - 11 (enter) Dec 12 - 16 (scorecards) see below for result

*note, all contests will be run from the Contests Forum

The top two songs from each competition will be posted in this thread in preparation for their respective Year End Finals.

All contests will now use the 1 to 5 scoring method. If there is a 3 way tie for first or a tie for second it will be broken by a count back. The song which received the highest score out of five or most occurrences there of will move on. If they are tied still it will then be broken by the next highest score or most occurrences there of. If by chance they still remain tied thru all the scores they will both go through to the final.

The song that is entered into a Monthly Competition must be the same recording with no changes made for the Final Competition.

The Year End Song Comps are for active musers only, so if a writer has not been present on the board since the start of November 2009 the moderator has the right to disqualify an entry

Someone may choose not have their song move on to the final competition if they wish.

For the Open Format comps the 10 qualifying songs from the 5 contests will compete in the Open Format year end final.

For the 1+1 comps the 12 qualifying songs from the 6 contests will compete in the 1+1 year end final.

For more information on the contests, see the Song Contest Rules.

Cheers

Nige :)

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Results of the February 1+1 Comp:

1st - Roller Coaster Ride by fabkebab

2nd - Goddess By The Sea by Alistair S/jonie

14 scorecards. 7 non-contestant voters were: bubblingsoul, NigeQ, kimberlyinnc, graybeard,

venusdelite, daddio & bernabby

Full result

Roller Coaster Ride by fabkebab 3.86av

4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.5 3.0

Goddess By The Sea by Alistair S/jonie 3.71av

4.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.0

I’m Traveling Light Today by Corinne 3.46av

3.0 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0

Passing Through by Len 3.36av

3.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.5

Hour Before The Light by Joan 3.36av

4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 4.5 3.0

Close Your Eyes by FunkDaddy 3.04av

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 4.5 2.5

Your Fool by coolerthanfonz 2.79av

3.0 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.5

Roller Coaster Ride and Goddess By The Sea qualify for the year-end final.

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Roller Coaster Ride (acoustic)

© 2009 Andrew Richardson

(1)

Filled with joy we climbed inside

Our chance to finally take the ride

My heart beat hard as we settled in

Trying to hide a boyish grin

then rattling rails, holding hands

high above amusement stands,

We fell together, two as one

Racing in the evening sun

(Ch)

The time of our lives

A rollercoaster ride

Holding on to love

we could not be denied

Horizons streched so far and wide

Soaring through the sky

The way we felt inside

A rollercoaster ride

(2)

Corkscrews loops and thrilling drops

At Times we'd almost seem to stop

Frozen in a point of time

The stillness of a perfect climb

Then slipping down the other side

We blew through turns then off we'd glide

All for real, we werent pretending

Never thought about the ending

(Ch)

The time of our lives

A rollercoaster ride

Holding on to love

we could not be denied

Horizons streched so far and wide

Soaring through the sky

The way we felt inside

A rollercoaster ride

(Br/3)

Well the peaks got lower and lower

With each successive dip

And our ride slowed down and stopped

As the moment lost its grip

caramel apples and candy floss

Chill of september a sense of loss

College days and moving on

Just memories now that your gone

(Ch)

The time of our lives

A rollercoaster ride

Holding on to love

we could not be denied

Horizons streched so far and wide

Soaring through the sky

The way we felt inside

A rollercoaster ride

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Goddess By The Sea (1+1 version)

Lyrics: Joan Hajduk (Jonie)

Music: Alistair Sutherland (Alistair S)

Before she found a guru

And a karaoke bar

Before she got a cell phone

A condo and a car

Before she moved beyond

Those days she spent with me,

Connie was a goddess by the sea

Before she married Eddie

Raised a couple kids

Before the lies and liquor

Had them on the skids

Before the years destroyed

Her immortality,

Connie was a goddess by the sea

I can still recall the way the men would stare

The rays of golden sunlight dancing in her hair

Carved in a bikini, Aphrodite on the shore

I promise to remember her, the way she was before

Before the diagnosis

“We’ve done all we can do”

Before her ravaged body

Failed to pull her through

Before the sun would take her

For all eternity,

Connie was a goddess by the sea

I can still recall the way the men would stare

The rays of golden sunlight dancing in her hair

Carved in a bikini, Aphrodite on the shore

I promise to remember her, the way she was before

Before she found a guru

And a karaoke bar

Before she had a cell phone

A condo and a car

Before she moved beyond

The days she spent with me,

Connie was a goddess by the sea

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Results of the March L&M Open Comp:

1st - The Walls Are Thin by Neal K

2nd - Can't Wash the Redneck Off by Jeff Knight

14 scorecards. 7 non-contestant voters were: GeetarMonkey, Bio Sample, Kimberlyinnc, Jonie, Bernabby, Graybeard, Daddio and NigeQ

Full result

The Walls Are Thin 3.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 3.0 4.5 3.5 5.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0: 3.8

Can't Wash Redneck Off 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 5.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.5 5.0 2.5 3.5: 3.6

Each Step 4.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0: 3.4

This Gray Day 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 4.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 5.0 4.0 3.0: 3.4

No Sympathy 4.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 4.0 2.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0: 3.3

When You Were Mine 3.5 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 2.5: 2.9

The Walls Are Thin and Can't Wash the Redneck Off qualify for the year-end final.

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The Walls are Thin

Words & Music by Neal K

Performed by Neal K

Verse 1

It's the law in our building: no shouting at night

Let's get along; let's be polite

The guy next to me don't follow that spin

I hear him raving 'cause the walls are thin

Verse 2

It's the law in the city: MYOB

I ignore him; he ignores me

But I see bruises on his little girl's skin

I know how they got there 'cause the walls are thin

Oh, the walls are thin

Yeah, the walls are thin

Bridge

The cops and the judges have been there and back

The mother tells tales to cover his tracks

At night the girl cries, "Daddy, please don't come in"

But I hear him go at her again and again...

Verse 3

It's the law of the jungle: you do what you can

Man versus beast; beast versus man

So tonight when I see him I'm inviting him in

But I'll have to be quiet 'cause the walls are thin

I'll have to be quiet 'cause the walls are thin

It's the law of survival: sink or swim

He'd better be grateful the walls are thin

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Title: Can't Wash redneck off

lyrics and music by: Jeff Knight, BMI © 2009

Performed and Produced by: Jeff Knight

KnightZone Productions

Genre: Country Rock

Target Artist: Hank Williams Jr. / Big & Rich / Montgomery Gentry

Key: C / BPM: 94 / Run time: 3:13

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=7399841

Ver 1

I was born in Alabam

raised in Caroline

can't help the way I talk

I say ya'll all the time

might be Mississippi mud on my 4-wheel drive

or my backwoods southern drawl

you can try and take my Stars and Bars

but you can't wash redneck off

Ver 2

they say I'm an outdated tradition

and us country folk can't survive

but I got news for them city slickers

this ole redneck's still alive

I can work this land all day long

make love from dusk til dawn

but my gal's so loud and proud

that you can't wash redneck off

chorus

well you can keep your beamers and cadillacs

and I'll keep my pick-up truck

u can have fancy cigars and heart attacks

while I'm living it up

there's nothing like Tennessee whiskey

and a southern gal to make me feel 10 feet tall

and if the truth be known at all, ya'll

you can't wash redneck off

music lead break Big 10

bridge

don't want no shiny rings or fancy things

just gimme a good ole fishing hole

but I'll have another toke on that rolled up smoke

then I'll be good to go

chorus

well you can keep your beamers and cadillacs

and I'll keep my pick-up truck

u can have fancy cigars and heart attacks

while I'm living it up

there's nothing like Tennessee whiskey

and a southern gal to make me feel 10 feet tall

and if the truth be known at all, ya'll

you can't wash redneck off

tag

and if the truth be known at all

you can't wash redneck off

you can't wash redneck off

you can't wash redneck off

you can't wash redneck off

and that's the fact Jack ;)

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Results of the April 1+1 Comp:

1st - Ain't That True by daddio/jonie

2nd - Devil Sea by Alistair S/James J

16 scorecards. 8 non-contestant voters were: graybeard, Salley Gardens, Satellite, c2bdo, bernabby, NigeQ, Simple Simon & neuroron

Full result

Ain't That True by daddio/jonie 3.84av

2.5 4.5 2.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0 4.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.5

Devil Sea by Alistair S/James J 3.75av

4.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 3.5 3.0 3.0

Something For My Soul by FunkDaddy 3.34av

3.0 3.5 3.0 2.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 3.0 4.5 3.0 3.0

Crazy, Like Me by Neal K 3.25av

3.5 3.0 4.5 3.5 1.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.5

Yolandalay by fabkebab/kong 3.22av

2.5 3.0 2.0 4.5 4.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 4.0

Compliments of Uncle Sam by Jeff Knight 3.06av

3.0 2.5 3.5 1.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.0

My Friend by weirdrelatives 3.00av

2.0 2.5 2.0 2.5 1.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 2.5 4.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.5

Counting On by niceone 2.84av

2.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.5

Ain't That True and Devil Sea qualify for the year-end final.

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Devil Sea

Lyrics: Alistair Sutherland (Alistair S)

Music/performance : Jim Chapman (JamesJ)

You, me and the devil sea

A hole where my soul should be

I saw the devil wink at me

I heard him call my name

I paid the ferryman his dues

Told him everything I knew

I felt I was expected to

We all felt the same

We never saw it coming, but we felt it when it hit

Everyone was running as the hull began to split

The Devil Sea has taken me

And that’s the strength of it

No-one’s left to write the letters home

Just five days til we hit land

Nothing ever goes as planned

Something you should understand

It’s just a numbers game

I’m told it was a submarine

It showed up on the sonar screen

No need to warn the grunt marines

Til the torpedos came

We never saw it coming, but we felt it when it hit

Everyone was running as the hull began to split

The Devil Sea has taken me

And that’s the strength of it

No-one’s left to write the letters home

I’ve heard them singing hymns for me

“For Those in Peril on the Sea”

God don’t give no guarantees

And no-one knows my name

I’m just another soul to claim

We never saw it coming, but we felt it when it hit

Everyone was running as the hull began to split

The Devil Sea has taken me

And that’s the strength of it

No-one’s left to write the letters home

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Ain't That True

by Jonie and Daddio

HERE'S THE LINK!

v1

What a world we live in, boy

With men who would be kings

Imagine they can conquer life

By owning everything

Not me and you

Now, ain’t that true

v2

Tons of buried treasure, boy

Who the hell needs cash

Some stale bread, a hunk of meat

Here, sitting in this trash

Enough for two

Now, ain’t that true

ch1

Some dogs got it better

Some men got it worse

Some drink for the pleasure

Some, to quench the thirst

They took me in to dry me out

When I was near to dead

Said, Jesus gonna save my soul

But you saved me instead

v3

Me and you together, boy

And heroes never die

But now and then I swear I see

A sunset in your eyes

We’re overdue

Now, ain’t that true

br

I don't recall when I found you or maybe you found me

But souls like us need comfort and a little company

ch2

Some dogs got it better

Some men got it worse

Some drink for the pleasure

Some, to quench the thirst

They took me in to dry me out

When I was near to dead

Said, Jesus gonna save my soul

But you saved me instead

v4

When my time is gone, old friend

May the good Lord see you through

But heaven knows, if you go first

I don’t know what I’ll do

This world is cruel

Now ain’t that true

Glad I got you

Now, ain't that true

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The winners of the May 2009 Song Comp (Open):

First Place: RLD, John Paragreen: Never Had It So Good

Second Place: daddio, Time Is Gonna Come

Non-contestant judges were c2bdo, Jonie, Alistair, NigeQ and Bernabby.

never had it so good 4.5 3.5 3 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 4.5 4.5 3.5 4 3 3 3.846153846

time is gonna come 3.5 4 4.5 3.5 2 3.5 4 3.5 3.5 3.5 3 3 3.5 3.461538462

the within 4 3 4 4 3.5 3 3 3.5 4 3.5 3 3.5 2.5 3.423076923

aint got nothing 3.5 3.5 4.5 3 2.5 2.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4 3.5 3 4 3.423076923

no brakes 4 2.5 3 3.5 1.5 3 4.5 3.5 4 3.5 4 3.5 2.5 3.307692308

my country mojo 2 3 3 3 2.5 1.5 3.5 3.5 3 3 2.5 2.5 3 2.769230769

I'll be in Flagstaff 4 2 2.5 3 2 1.5 3.5 3 3.5 3 2.5 3.5 2 2.769230769

static 2.5 2 2.5 3 2.5 3 3.5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2.692307692

Never Had It So Good and Time Is Gonna Come qualify for the year-end final.

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Time Is Gonna Come

by Don Sechelski and Adam Sechelski

Here's the Link

Verse

You can blame it on your mother,

Your lawyer or your priest.

You can blame it on your third grade teacher

She was recently deceased.

You can blame it on the mailman

Or on society

You can blame it on the president

Or on your own TV

Refrain

But the time is gonna come

Oh the time is gonna come

When you have to stand alone

You cannot blame it on anyone.

Verse

You can hide inside your closet

You can hide under the bed

You can hide behind your bible

And the words that Jesus said.

You can hide out on the highway

When you take it on the run

You can feel just a little bit bigger

When you hide behind your gun.

Refrain

But the time is gonna come

Oh the time is gonna come

When you have to stand there naked

You can't hide from anyone.

Bridge

Everything that goes around

Goes around

Well you know it's gonna come around too

Everything that goes around

Goes around

Well you know it's gonna come to you.

Verse

You can wrap yourself in glory

The old red, white, and blue

You can wrap yourself in misery

If that's what really suits you

You can wrap yourself in silver

You can wrap yourself in gold

You can take it all down to the marketplace

Where your dreams are bought and sold

Refrain

But the time is gonna come

Oh the time is gonna come

When the things you have mean nothing

They will belong to everyone.

Verse

You can have your power lunches

And your three martini meals

You can have your cake and eat it too

You know just how that feels

You can have yourself a party

You can have it your own way

You can have the head of the prophet

Brought to you on a silver tray

Refrain

But the time is gonna come

Oh the time is gonna come

When the things you have mean nothing

They will belong to everyone.

Outro

Everything that goes around

Goes around

Well you know it's gonna come around too

Everything that goes around

Goes around

Well you know it's gonna come to you.

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The winners of the June 1+1 comp!

First Place: (Even Though I Shouldn't) I Feel Love, by fabkebab

Second Place: 9:00 In Nashville, by NealK

Third Place: A Man in My Position, by AlistairS

Even Though I Shouldn't (I Feel Love by fabkebab 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 avg 3.864

9:00 In Nashville by NealK 3.0 4.5 5.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 av3.818v

A Man in My Position by AlistairS 4.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 av3.636

Everything You Gave Me by Ian Ferrin/John Paragreen 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 av3.091

Born Again by weirdrelatives 3.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 4.5 3.0 av3.045

Save My Soul by FunkDaddy 2.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.5 4.0 2.5 av2.909

Are You Already Gone? by Kimberlyinnc 1.5 2.0 2.0 0.5 2.5 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.0 4.0 1.5 av1.955

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9:00 in Nashville

Words & Music by Neal K

Performed by Neal K

It's 9:00 in Nashville; I'm sure she's still awake

As the sun sets on Seattle and I make the mistake

Of thinking I should call her when she said she needed space

So I wait and now...

It's 3:00 in Nashville; way too late to call

Still I'm feeling tempted as the hours slowly crawl

She tells me that she loves me but she has a dream to chase

So I wait and now...

It's 9:00 in Nashville; and as she starts her day

This sunrise in Seattle dawns misty, cold and grey

I wish I could be with her but I'm not needed in that place

So I wait and now...

It's 9:00 in Nashville; I'm sure she's still awake

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(Even Though I shouldn't) I feel love

© 2009 Andrew Richardson

v1/

Everything inside is scanned, MRI'd and measured

All the things I've feared and all the things I've treasured

Byte by byte my memory's been analyzed and checked

Edited and debugged to eliminate defects

ch/

But when the wind blows through the long grass

On the hillside

Shadows passing from the clouds above

There inside she's in a tiny corner

And even though I shouldn't I feel love

v2/

I'm told that I'm not human - I'm a bio-robot slave

I have no heart to offer and I have no soul to save

I know they can re- program me, and they would if they knew

But I know theres more to me than all I think or do

ch/

And when the wind blows through the long grass

On the hillside

Shadows passing from the clouds above

There inside a she's in a tiny corner

And even though I shouldnt I feel love

v3 /

She's in our master's garden as I work these fields all day

Her knowledge of me gone now since they wiped her DNA

A fire that could consume me or a beacon on a hill

Tiny sparks of human dreams I never will fulfill

ch/

But when the wind blows through the long grass

On the hillside

Shadows passing from the clouds above

There inside a she's in a tiny corner

And even though I shouldnt I feel love

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Results of the July Comp:

1st - Television by daddio

2nd - Score by Alistair S

24 scorecards. 15 non-contestant voters were: c2bdo, weirdrelatives, lazz, bubblingsoul, coolerthanfonz, Tom Honeyman, Salley Gardens, NigeQ, SatanInventedBras, Simple Simon, lyD, jonie, Joan, greybeard & bernabby

Full result

Television by daddio 3.85av

4.5 3.5 5.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 5.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.5

Score by Alistair S 3.40av

3.0 4.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 4.5 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.5

Once Went To Church by FunkDaddy 3.35av

3.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 4.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 5.0 3.0 4.5 4.0 4.0

One to Start by Neal K 3.25av

3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 4.5 3.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.0 3.5 4.0 3.0 3.5

Tell the kids by Jeff Knight 3.21av

2.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 2.5 3.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0

Hunger Mountain Clay by vtoutlander 3.04av

4.5 4.5 4.0 2.0 1.5 3.0 2.5 4.5 4.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 1.5 3.0 4.0

Expiration by Dr. Cruces 3.02av

3.0 4.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 4.0 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 1.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 2.5 1.5 2.5 3.0 4.5 4.5 3.5 1.5 3.5 3.0

Funky Junkie Girlfriend by NorthJersey2007 2.73av

2.0 3.5 4.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 1.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 2.5 4.0 2.5 2.0 2.5

I Wanna Score by kimberlyinc 2.35av

2.0 4.0 1.5 2.0 1.0 4.0 1.5 2.0 2.0 3.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 1.5 2.0 1.5 2.5 2.5 3.5 2.5 2.0 3.0

Television and Score qualify for the year-end final.

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Results of the August 1+1 Comp:

1st Place

Breathe The Moment (fabkebab)

Average ----------3.808

Total Points ---- 49.50

2nd Place

Here Comes The Rain (FunkDaddy)

Average ----------3.654

Total Points -----47.50

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Here Comes The Rain

by Mark Smith

See the storm gather in your eyes

Guess I shouldn't find myself surprised

Weatherman's calling for a bit of heartache

I wonder what kind of move I can make

But it's too late

Here comes the rain

It's a storm with no name

As the sun starts to fade

We'll ruminate on the mistakes we've made

And as the day turns to night

I look into your eyes

And I think I see a bit of light

But here comes the rain

It's a storm with no name

You were the sun shining in my eyes

But here comes the rain

It's a storm with no name

© Sleepy McGee Music

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Breathe The Moment

Music/Lyrics by fabkebab

Breathe The Moment

I know the future is out there

And I know about the past

So many plans like summer storms

Sweep by so fast

Forget them- Don't regret them

Breathe the moment, Breathe the moment

With me, divinely

Breathe the moment

Pasts are always gone

the present will always be

Vivid and more alive

Than futures you cant see

Forget them- Don't regret them

Breathe the moment, Breathe the moment

With me, divinely

Breathe the moment

Forget them- Don't regret them

Breathe the moment, Breathe the moment

With me, divinely

Breathe the moment

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Here are the results of the September Comp:

1st - Shine On by Neal K

2nd - One Of Many by lyD

18 scorecards. 13 non-contestant voters were: ShaunMadrid, Alistair S, graybeard, jonie, bernabby, lazz, Bruce N, surfer, daddio, DannyDep, bubblingsoul, NigeQ & Salley Gardens

Full result

Shine On by Neal K 4.00av

4.5 4.0 4.0 5.0 5.0 3.5 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 4.5 4.5 3.0

One Of Many by lyD 3.58av

4.5 3.5 4.5 4.5 5.0 3.5 3.0 4.5 3.5 3.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 5.0

Coney Island Baby by Corinne 3.36av

3.5 4.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.5 3.5 4.0

Dreading Sundown by kimberlyinc 3.14av

3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 2.0 4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 2.5

No Really I'm Not Bitter by FunkDaddy 2.92av

3.5 4.0 2.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 4.0 3.5

Shine On and One Of Many qualify for the year-end final.

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One Of Many

by David Butler

I thought in the end

You and I could still be friends

At least maybe we could try

But when I see your face

Smiling but without a trace of love

I feel like I could die

CHORUS

Cos I'm not there to hold your hand

I'm just a friend

I'm one of many

And I know one day I might understand

But right now

I'm just not ready

So I try to smile

Make it seem like I'm alright

When really I feel torn apart

Cos I know in the end

I am just another friend

When you still have my heart

CHORUS

You say it's fine

We'll meet up some other time

Soon it won't be so tough

But I don't think that's true

I don't think I'll get over you

Unless we call the whole thing off

CHORUS

I want to be the only one you see

But I know I'm one of many

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Shine On

Words & Music by Neal K

Performed by Barbara S

There's a million stars in the sky, so far away

It takes years for the light to reach here

Some of the stars have died but still I see them shine

And they'll still be my guide

Oh, they light up the road

That leads me to my home, because they...

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

My father taught me to give, to love and live

To be strong when I sing my song

My mother nurtured my soul; she made me whole

Gave me wings to soar

Oh, though they have passed

I know their spirits last, because they...

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

Just like the stars so bright, my parents shine their light

Leading me though my darkest night; because they...

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

Shine on; shine on - even after they're gone

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Results of the October 1+1 Comp:

1st - Will You by lyD

2nd - The Lurcher by Alistair S

14 scorecards. 8 non-contestant voters were: kimberlyinnc, jonie, graybeard, bernabby, FunkDaddy, weirdrelatives, Bruce N & Salley Gardens

Full result

Will You by lyD 3.93av

4.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 2.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5

The Lurcher by Alistair S 3.64av

2.5 4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0

Your Glorious Smile by DannyDep 3.43av

3.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.5 4.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 3.0 5.0

Rally Your Reprieve by coolerthanfonz 2.68av

2.5 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.5 3.0 2.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 2.0

Sophisticated Dirt by stewart alexander 2.54av

2.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 2.5 1.5 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.0 2.0 3.5 2.5 3.5

Half Of It by RKG 2.18av

1.5 3.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.5 1.5 2.0 3.0 4.5

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With You

by David Butler (lyD)

Show me the future

Swallow my past

Tell me to love you

I'll do as you ask

With you it's all I can do

Paint me in colours

I've never seen

Take me to places

I've never been

With you everything's new

CHORUS

I've never been a loving man

but I hope I can be true

I've never been a loving man

but I know I can be with you

So do me a favour

And don't let me go

Tell me you love me

So I'll always know

With you I'll never be blue

CHORUS

With you the sun can shine down brighter than before

With you the rain may come to trip me up

But you'll be there to catch me if I fall

CHORUS

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The Lurcher

Words/Music: Alistair Sutherland (Alistair S)

That wall-eyed, blue merle lurcher

Best dog that I owned

Pheasant, hare or chicken

She'd bring our dinner home

And when we'd filled our bellies

The fire our only light

She'd settle down beside me

Warm me through the night

A poacher needs a long dog

Fleet of foot and mind

A dog to chase and fetch and thieve

All at the proper time

A dog to be his partner

His equal and his friend

A dog to stand beside him

Until the bitter end

I lost her in a wager

One night on the heath

Never trust a didicoy

With gold and rotting teeth

He laughed at me for weeping

As he tied her to his van

I knew she had one master

Would only serve one man

I heard he took her lamping

I heard she wouldn't run

He shot my girl for shaming him

In front of everyone

I never had a temper

But something snapped that night

I burned him in his caravan

And serves the bastard right

Now I have a new dog

Blue merle, just the same

One blue eye and one brown eye

A dog without a name

While she is a fine dog

Skilled, and knows the art

No dog can ever fill the hole

That festers in my heart

No dog can take the shame away

That festers in my heart

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Results of the November Comp:

1st - Goodbye Sweet Child by tarheel

2nd - Love 2.0 by fabkebab

21 scorecards. 7 non-contestant voters were: AMereHobbyist , Lazz, NigeQ, RKG, neuroron, coolerthanfonz & graybeard

Full result

Goodbye Sweet Child by tarheel 3.86av

4.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 4.0 4.5 5.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 3.5 4.5 4.5

Love 2.0 by fabkebab 3.76av

4.0 3.5 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.0 5.0 4.5 3.0

Lost As You by DaveGerard 3.55av

3.5 3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 2.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.5 2.5 3.0 4.0 3.5

Full of Secrets by Corinne 3.45av

3.5 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.0 2.0 4.0 4.5 4.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 2.5 4.0 3.0 3.0

Don't Lead Me On by Neal K 3.33av

3.5 3.5 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 1.5 2.5 4.0 3.5 4.0 4.0 2.5 2.0 3.0 2.5 4.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 4.0

Brown-Eyed Son by vtoutlander 3.31av

4.0 2.5 4.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.0 4.0 2.0 3.5 2.0 4.5 3.0 3.5

What Colour Is Love? by DonnaMarilyn 3.26av

3.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 4.5 2.0 3.5 4.5 1.5 4.0 4.0 2.5 4.5 4.5 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 4.5 2.0

Ride Until Sundown by kimberlyinnc/lyD 3.17av

4.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 1.5 3.0 4.5 2.5 3.5 4.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.5 2.5

K-Hole by Alistair S 3.14av

3.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 3.5 2.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 1.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.5 3.5

Make Me A Man (tonight) by ShaunMadrid 3.14av

3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.5 4.5 3.5 1.5 2.5 3.5 3.0 4.0 4.0

I Remember by MysteryMike/Merlin 3.05av

3.5 3.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.0 3.5 4.0 3.5 3.5 4.0 2.5 3.5 3.0 1.5 3.0 3.5 3.5 3.0 2.0

The Sweet Pain by FunkDaddy 3.05av

4.0 2.5 2.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 1.0 2.5 3.5 2.0 3.5 4.5 2.5 2.0 4.0 2.5 3.0 3.0 5.0 3.0 3.5

Never Land by Wendy D 2.95av

3.5 3.0 2.5 2.0 3.5 3.5 1.5 2.0 4.0 1.5 3.0 4.0 3.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2.5 4.5 3.5 3.0

Bent Rolled and Twisted by SoddyBottoms

Disqualified – contestant did not vote

Goodbye Sweet Child and Love 2.0 qualify for the year-end final.

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Goodbye Sweet Child

http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8219790

Terry Strickland- Lyrics

Bob Turk- Music and Vocals

Goodbye Sweet Child

©2008

V1

We don't talk about the accident, there's no need to

We're just thankful for the time we had with you

But we still can't think about you without crying

It's hard to look ahead but we're trying

V2

Last night we attended your class graduation

It was really hard a bittersweet situation

Made us so proud when they called your name

All your friends said without you it wasn't the same

Chorus

Goodbye sweet child now you're home

Holding God's hand pure and free

I can almost see your face

Saying "don't cry for me

Don't worry I'm happy here

I'm where everyone wants to be"

Goodbye sweet child

Goodbye sweet child

V3

Your grandpa and grandma don't have much to say

To them life is not supposed to go this way

Their hopes of watching you grow through the years

Have been replaced with memories, grief and tears

Repeat Chorus

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LOVE 2.0

© 2009 Andrew Richardson

1/ New girl of the modern world crimson hair and china face

Waking up here in my room together at the perfect place

Wanna be better

Wanna bit more

Wanna build bigger

Than its been before

We're gonna rewrite all the rules

Just let it go

Love 2.0

Love 2.0

2/ We know how to make it happen -magic when your close to me

Raising love to a new level charged with breathless energy

Wanna be better

Wanna bit more

Wanna build bigger

Than its been before

We're gonna rewrite all the rules

Just let it go

Love 2.0

Love 2.0

Br/ This wont play out like our parents- office jobs and paying rent

Going to make a different pattern- Never going to go the way they went

Wanna be better

Wanna bit more

Wanna build bigger

Than its been before

We're gonna rewrite all the rules

Just let it go

Love 2.0

Love 2.0

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Results of the December 1+1 Comp:

1st - I Got Kicked in the 00's by fabkebab

2nd - Nothing But Pearls by vtoutlander

I Got Kicked in the 00's and Nothing But Pearls qualify for the year-end final.

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I got kicked in the 00's

Chorus/

I got kicked in the noughties -

got beaten down by fate

2010 I can hardly wait

I got kicked in the noughties -

But let me put things straight

I think the tens are gonna be great

1/

I got twin towered, shock and awed

Guantanamo'd Patriot lawed

Myspace'd out, Miley Cirused

Cyberstalked, Software virused

Janet jacksoned, Credit spended

Carbon capped, I got defriended

Glenn Becked, Airport screened

Saw concorde go, I got New orleaned

<chorus>

2/

I got pirated, got I-phoned

Sarah Palined , HELOC loaned

second lifed, A Tidal wave

Simon Cowell, and abu-graib

from y2k to H1N1

Bearn Steins, Madoff, GM , Enron

crocodile hunter, that shuttle crew

From whacko jack to a decade new

<chorus>

Bridge/

Even if our houses sink under the waves

or our governments keep failing

Even if its true about 2012

The tens should be plain sailing

<chorus>

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Nothing But Pearls

Lyrics/Music/Performance: John Smyth

[v1]

You remind me of a fable

from the days of yore,

some knight of the round table

caught that gaze of yours.

With your looking glass mirror

shattered on the floor,

you could see clearer,

that it doesn't matter anymore

and you don't have to sing that song

but before you drift along...

[chorus]

I wanna paint you in nothing,

nothing but pearls.

And chase your reflections

through riffles and swirls

I wanna paint you in nothing,

nothing but pearls.

[v2]

Well you only ate his soul

because you knew you could,

but it doesn't fill that hole

the way you thought it would.

And he covers you in petals

though it does no good,

alright, so he deserves a medal

but he never understood

and so you leave him standing on his knees

my belle dame sans merci,

[chorus]

I wanna paint you in nothing

nothing but pearls

and chase your reflections

my Waterhouse girl

I wanna paint you in nothing

nothing but pearls.

[bridge]

Well I wrote you some poetry,

an impromptu soliloquy,

carved into the willow tree.

[v3]

Now I'm not sure what I mean

by all this rambling,

but I can't draw a queen,

without a king.

Girl I would have you by the riverside

without a thing

but a strand of loosely tied

pearls on a string.

And let them fall off one by one,

just pull me under when we're done.

[chorus]

I wanna paint you in nothing

nothing but pearls

down by the river,

my Waterhouse girl

I wanna paint you in nothing

nothing but pearls....

[outtro]

nothing but pearls

nothing but pearls

nothing but pearls

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Added from the July comp

TELEVISION

Here's the link

words and music by Don Sechelski

Listen, Barbara Walters, can

I try to make you understand

Won't you listen to me, Barbara, please!

I tried to get on Oprah's show

Jerry Springer told me no

Barbara can't you see I'm on my knees.

Chorus

I just want to be on television

I could be so real on television

All I know with certainty

Is what I see on my TV

I had a friend who had a friend

Who used to work for CNN

Maybe I could make some kind of news.

Bomb a band, steal a car

I know I wouldn't get too far

But, Barbara, I don't have a thing to lose.

Chorus

I just want to be on television

I could be so real on television

All I know with certainty

Is what I see on my TV

Bridge

All my life I've been a loser

No one ever noticed me

Now I know they couldn't miss me

Big as life on their TV!

I'll change my sex, I'll wear a dress

Just name the crime I will confess

Fifteen minutes fame is all I need.

Mutilation, masturbation,

Or incestuous relations

I won't balk at bestiality

Chorus

I just want to be on television

I could be so real on television

All I know with certainty

Is what I see on my TV

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Added from the July comp:

Score

He's a beautiful boy, but he's covered in graffiti

And the grease and the grime

Of living on the streets

That boy has pride

That boy can take a beating

Stands up every time

You knock him off his feet

A beautiful boy, but he's broken inside

More sinned against than sinning,

So misguided

The money's all spent

Takes it all in stride

Needs a few supplies

To make it through the night

(and he must)

Score

Score

Score

Score

Score

One

More score

Thought there was nothing to it

Bought the lie and then saw through it

Was trapped before he knew it

Now he'll do it, do or die

(he must)

Score

Score

Score

Score

Score

One

More score

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… the joint winners of

Song of the Year 2009

.........are

The Walls Are Thin

written by Neal K

…….and

Never Had It So Good

written by John Paragreen/RLD

3rd - Shine On

written by Neal K

Result verified by bubblingsoul.

21 scorecards(all non-contestant) from: bubblingsoul, Corinne, frownland, MysteryMike, surfer, owl moonbright, Simple Simon, Lazz, Salley Gardens, AmereHobbyist, eddy, SatanInventedBras, kimberlyinnc, Bruce N, FunkDaddy, graybeard, DonnaMarilyn, jimski23, jonie, vtoutlander & DannyDep

19.0 The Walls Are Thin Neal K

1.0 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0

19.0 Never Had It So Good John Paragreen/RLD

1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.0 1.0

18.0 Shine On Neal K

2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0

17.0 One Of Many lyD

3.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 3.0

14.0 Television daddio

2.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.0

14.0 Love 2.0 fabkebab

1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 3.0 2.0 2.0

11.0 Time Is Gonna Come daddio

1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0

8.0 Goodbye Sweet Child tarheel

1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0

6.0 Score Alistair S

1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0

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… the winner of the

1+1 Song of the Year 2009

.........is

Ain't That True

written by daddio/jonie

*

*

2nd - 9:00 in Nashville

written by Neal K

*

*

3rd - Here Comes The Rain

written by FunkDaddy

Thanks to bubblingsoul for verifying this result.

18 scorecards(all non-contestant) from: bubblingsoul, Corinne, MysteryMike, surfer, owl moonbright, Simple Simon, Salley Gardens, AmereHobbyist, eddy, DonnaMarilyn, SatanInventedBras, Bruce N, John Paragreen, kimberlyinnc,

graybeard, jimski23, RKG & DannyDep

Full Result

18.0 Ain't That True daddio/jonie

1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 3.0 1.0

17.0 9:00 in Nashville Neal K

2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 2.0

12.0 Here Comes The Rain FunkDaddy

1.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0

9.0 Breathe The Moment fabkebab

1.0 3.0 2.0 3.0

9.0 Devil Sea Alistair S/JamesJ

2.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 2.0

9.0 With You lyD

1.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 1.0

8.0 The Lurcher Alistair S

2.0 1.0 2.0 3.0

7.0 Nothing But Pearls vtoutlander

1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0

6.0 I Got Kicked In The 00's fabkebab

2.0 1.0 2.0 1.0

5.0 Roller Coaster Ride fabkebab

1.0 3.0 1.0

4.0 Goddess By The Sea Alistair S/jonie

1.0 3.0

4.0 (Even though I shouldn't) I Feel Love fabkebab

2.0 2.0

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