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March lyric contest is now accepting entries

Ok.  Accepting entries through the end of the month, Pacific time, as always.  ( I lifted these rules verbatim from Iggy's January rules, except for the timelines.) thanks Iggy; hope you don't mind.

March Lyric Contest  laugh.gif

The timeline is:

 

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Tuesday March 28

• Voting (scorecards) will take place March 29 thru April 1.

• Don't start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions.

• I'll post the results on March 29 when I have them!

 

cool.gifHere are the rules:cool.gif

 

 

1) It has to be an original lyric that has not been posted on this site previously

 

2) Send your submission to me (fabkebab) 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. Any questions or problems should be sent to me (fabkebab) via private message (PM).

 

special rule for march - I will also anonymously submit a lyric of my own, which will be scored but will not be eligible to win. I will not actually vote, to remove any chance of bias

 

smile.gifENJOY and GOOD LUCK!! smile.gif

 

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Getaway Plan

 

Verse 1:
Everybody with their heads
buried in their phones
working working for a life
made of bills and loans

Take me to an island
oh so far away
settle down on the beach
for permanent vacay

Pre-Chorus:
Live every minute
like its happy hour
plant little seeds of love
and let them flower

Chorus:
Gotta find a way to run
while we still can...
my getaway plan

Verse 2:
I wanna get lost
in the palm trees
take a lazy nap
feel the summer breeze

Tradin' stress for a drink
a pink umbrella
fun n laughter in the air
keep ya chill and mellow

Pre-Chorus:
Live every minute
like its happy hour
plant little seeds of love
and let them flower

Chorus:
Gotta find a way to run
while we still can...
my getaway plan

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Suicide is no solution

 

Verse 1

Sitting around on a Saturday night

Listing to some old Bob Dylan tunes

Songs about, love, peace and sorrow

Be making that decision soon

 

Verse 2

Life without direction

Emotions stored deep within

You’ve become a rock of granite

Worn down, by a incessant winds

 

Chorus

Taking the easy way out

Ain’t as easy as it seems

Your spirit inside will call to you

The life inside you screams

 

Verse 3

Don’t know where to find the path

Look in the streets or up above

Who keeps the answers to your questions

By the way, what is love

 

Verse 4

A funny thing you noticed

On the way to do the deed

There were many others, just like you

Not cared for, hurt in need

 

Chorus

 

Verse 5

When the parents were forgotten

They would take away your keys

You’ve been through this life for so long now

You could leave here with such ease

 

Verse6

No one seemed to comprehend

You’re weak impassioned pleas

The others with you, understood

But none of them were free

 

Chorus

 

Verse 7

Suicide is no solution

All your teachers cried

You said it did not matter

Cause they were not by your side

 

Verse 8

Self pity is a heavy load to bare

Find a friend to lend a hand

Look up in the sky and smell the air

Your life is part of a bigger plan

 

Bridge

Life in this world

Life in this world

 

Chorus

 

Verse 9

Find the answers to your questions

That you’ve been holding for so long

You may find it on a mountain top

You may even hear it in this song

 

Chorus

 

Fade out repeat

Suicide is no solution

It’s no solution

Suicide is no solution

It’s no solution…

 

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The Ballad Of My Ex-wife

 

This's the ballad of my ex-wife; my former better half.                        
Please excuse the sarcasm. I'll cry if I don't laugh.
(Refrain) Please excuse the sarcasm; he'll cry if he don't laugh.        

              

Got pregnant on our first date.  Her brothers they had guns. 
We married in a hurry. Then came the little one.
(Refrain) They married in a hurry; then came the little one.

 

She called the po-lice on me. She started 2 house fires. 
Damn near destroyed my ATV. she punctured all four tires.
(Refrain) Damn near destroyed his ATV; she punctured all 4 tires.

 

She even crashed my fishing boat. And gave me a disease.
She ran the car without no oil, until the engine seized.
(Refrain) She ran the car without no oil, until the engine seized.

 

She maxed out all my credit cards. My truck got repossessed. 
She pissed off code enforcement and she tipped off IRS.
(Refrain) She pissed off code enforcement and she tipped off IRS. 

 

She turned my kid against me. She wouldn't feed my dogs.
The  house is in foreclosure. Got me fired from my job. 
(Refrain) The house is in foreclosure; got him fired from his job. 

 

She's getting half my pension. She's taking half my pay. 
You know I wouldn't mind so much, but the sex was just ok.
(Refrain) You know he wouldn't mind so much, but the sex was just OK.

 

We got restraining orders. Can't get within a mile. 
But even from that far away, what kills me is her smile.
(Refrain) But even from that far away, what kills him is her smile.

 

You know I'd never do it, but yet the truth be told.
If I shot her when I wanted, I'd be long out on parole.
(Refrain) If he shot her when he wanted, he'd be long out on parole.

 

So be careful what you take home, when're stupid drunk and stoned. 
Cuz the screwin' that you're doin', ain't worth the screwin' that's to come. 
(Refrain) Cuz the screwin' that you're doin', ain't worth the screwin' that's to come.

 

(Spoken) Cuz the screwin' that you're doin' ain't worth the screwin' that's to come. 

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Because Of You

                                    Written by ***********************

 

 

 

Well baby here we are

My god we’ve come so far

We built this dream together

Now always and forever

 

You know I’ll be right here

It’s the promise that I made

I used to pray at night I’d find the right guy

Now my dream came true you’re here right by my side

 

Because of you

You made my life worth living

So caring always giving

You’ve turned my life around

 

Because of you

You are what love’s all about

Life has more meaning now

Baby there’s no doubt

 

Standing at the alter

Tears flowing like running water

As strong vows were softly being said

I held your hand so tightly

 

Chills ran down my spine

Then finally you may kiss your bride

I still think about where I would be

If you hadn’t come along to sweep me off of my feet

 

Because of you

You made my life worth living

So caring always giving

You’ve turned my life around

 

Because of you

You are what love’s all about

Life has more meaning now

Baby there’s no doubt

 

Because of you

You are what love’s all about

Life has more meaning now

Baby there’s no doubt

 

Life has more meaning now

Baby it’s because of you

 

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Carnivore
 

 (F/X: Sound of rain)

 

(Verse 1)

Flicking rusted nails in a factory yard
As the night draws in and it rains so hard,
Swapping dirty jokes
And telling tall tales,
Future reaching out
Assembly lines or jail.

 

(Pre Chorus)
Small town, same ol' talk,
Same ol' faces,
They never run if they can walk.
But that won’t be my fate
That is not my way,
I got so much more to do
I got so much more to say.

(Chorus)
Growing up like a carnivore
I'm gonna chase that dream some more,
I got a ravenous heart
And a restless soul
I need to stalk that dream once more.

 

(Verse 2)
Scrapping busted keys along lines of cars
Days tick down as we count our scars,
Hearing gossip drum
On corrugated roofs,
Pay-check handcuffs
Nothing-ever-happens news.

 

(Pre Chorus)
Small town, same ol' talk,
Same ol' faces,

Never run if they can walk.
But that won’t be my fate
That is not my way,
I got so much more to do
I got so much more to say.

 

(Chorus)
Growing up like a carnivore
I'm gonna chase that dream some more,
I got a ravenous heart
And a restless soul
I need to stalk that dream once more.

 

(Bridge)
So I grabbed a bust up bike and a half tank of fuel
I pawned my sorry life and said goodbye to you,
I drove that wheezing bike onto a ferry's deck
Set off for some place I’d not found yet.
Bartered a scrunched up map and a grumpy mule
Spent my cash and enjoyed the view,
Walked that mule up a mountainside

Wind in my hair and I’m still alive.

 

(Chorus)
Growing up like a carnivore
I'm gonna chase that dream some more,
I got a ravenous heart
And a restless soul
I need to stalk that dream once more.

 

(Bridge - acoustic)

But sometimes on a quiet night

I remember the ol’ faces,

The tall tales and dirty jokes we told

Street names and familiar places.

And nostalgia tints those memories

Gifts them airs and graces,

Playing cards by the light of the moon

Davy swearing as Nigel palmed aces.

 

(Verse 3)

Chasing sunsets glimpsed on travel cards
Party nights in exotic bars,
But seeing nothing change
Except the clothes we wear
I’d still be flicking nails

If I was there.

 

(Partial Chorus)
Growing up like a carnivore

Growing up like a carnivore

Growing up, hear me roar …

 

(F/X: Sound of a lion roaring)

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My Army Men

 

Pshhhhh, pshhhhh
Ghu, ghu, ghu... pish-ow!
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat

I got my men - my army men

 

You can line up all your stuffies
Think o' takin' Pillow Ridge
Even send your barrel o' monkeys
Over Coffee Table Bridge

 

But my plastic guns are waiting
Soon you'll hear your fluffies scream
When they feel our bullets strafing
And they hit my wall of green

 

Cause I got my men - my army men
I got my men - my army men
Pshhhhh, pshhhhh, pshhhhh, pish-ow!

 

Jim, there with the bent up rifle
He's the toughest in the pack
If his buddies fall in battle
He's the one that's got the back

 

Of my men
My army men
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat
pish-ow! pish-ow!

 

{br}
Ol' Gramps lost his voice in the war
Dad says he inhaled some gas
Sits there watching me from his corner
In distress
He's a mess.

 

...........

 

We're on Electric Heater Cliff
Mom calls "Lunch!", I leave the room
But the thermostat has tripped
Soldiers melting, spewing fumes...

 

Oh, my men!
My army men!

 

Nearly fifty years have gone
I still swim in this disgrace
Lost my heroes.. every one
I still see that twisted face

 

Of my men
My army men..
I lost my men..
My army men.

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Standing  On the Corner 

            

He pulled up his torn hoodie

As the rain began to pour

I passed him in the early morn

And he was still there long past 4

 

Looked to be maybe 30

I stopped passed him my umbrella

Something about him touched my heart

But I drove on poor fella

Pre-ch:

It’s been haunting me the thought

Of that young man standing on the corner

Ch:

Don’t know who’s telling me

Don’t know what I’m supposed to do

But he’s a case for the coroner

If he's there standing on the corner

V:

Some people are telling me

He’s been standing there 3 years straight

Got this calling a mother’s mission

No time to waste no time to wait

Pre-ch:

My body’s shaking feeling chills

Seeing that man standing on the corner

Ch:

Don’t know who’s telling me

Don’t know what I’m supposed to do

But he’s a case for the coroner

If he's there standing on the corner.

Br:

Son I’ve seen you here every day

May I ask why

What he said broke me down

As I cried the tears would not stop

My mom dropped me off

And I’ve been waiting for her to pick me up

Ch:

Don’t know who’s telling me

But I know what I’m gonna do

You can’t have him Mr. coroner

No more days standing on the corner

Fade:

You’re coming with me sweet child

No more standing

Nor more alone

You’re going home

It’s time for you to go home

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