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April Song Contest - you should enter!

Welcome to the April Song Contest – an open format contest.

 

For any newcomers, open format means the entry can be at any production level - from just you and your guitar to a fully orchestrated masterpiece :)

 

I will be hosting this month so PM me with any questions please.

 

The timeline is as follows:

• Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) Sunday, Apr 30th, 2017.

• Voting (scorecards) will take place Monday May 1st through Midnight EST Wed, May 10th (2017).

• Don’t start voting until I officially post the scoring instructions on Monday May 1st.

• You must score all other entries or your entry will be disqualified from the contest

• I'll post the results shortly after scoring is completed.

 

If you plan to enter, please review the revised rules, pinned in this forum.

 

When posting your song (in this thread), please include:

•song title

•writer credits (If it’s a collab with another Muser please make that clear by including their M/M id)

•audio link

 

Please include the lyrics on your post. You may include a small introduction about your song but any other text may be removed by the moderator. Videos are permitted. (Voters are encouraged to refrain from watching any video until after they've scored the song.)

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 (paulcanuck) via private message (PM).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: By entering a song in this contest you agree that you welcome constructive comments by others on it at the end of the contest.

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These Are The Days

 

Lyrics and Melody: Eric Borgos

Music and Vocals: Elliott Sheridan

 

Verse 1

 

Boom! here I come supersonic
with rhymes vivid, yet drippingly ironic
smooth like a well-made gin and tonic
over beats, mellifluously iconic

Giant paintings of me
hang in the rock hall of fame
the slackers sit on the bench
while I am running this game

Slayed, dropped, and beaten
I stomp on their grave
music's my master
and I just a slave

Pre-Chorus

Beam me to the dance floor
set the phaser to stun
put your party hands up
and get down with the fun

Chorus

These are the times we won't forget
Living our lives without a net
These are the times
This is our way
These are the days

Verse 2

People label me an outcast
a misfit
think I'm here to cause trouble
but I don't give a ...

Hit records
like pancakes stackin'
from my lyrical wisdom
your lips will be smackin'

Pump up the volume
take life to the max
punch yourself a ticket
to ride on my tracks

The preacher man, he says
"Son, you reap what you sow"
that's why I'm sleeping in mansions
and counting my dough

Pre-Chorus

Beam me to the dance floor
set the phaser to stun
put your party hands up
and get down with the fun

Chorus

These are the times we won't forget
Living our lives without a net
These are the times
This is our way
These are the days

These are the times
This is our way
These are the days

 

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Hey folks, here's a tune I wrote for my wife while yet again on travel for work.. It's my attempt at a jazz standard.

Comments welcome by default!

 

Stuck With You

 

Verse 1:
I'd like to see you on Saturday.
But I'm on the wrong side of the world.
Across the deep blue sea, you still inspire me!

 

Chorus:
I could get stuck on a train
or on the tarmac in a ... big jet airplane.
I could get stuck talkin' to who know's who.
But I'd rather be stuck with you!

 

Verse 2:
I'm livin' up in the blue sky ...
inside a tube .. and I wonder why ...
the world is so small yet you're so far away.

 

 

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The City Falls Into Your Eyes

 

Music & lyrics Steve Ison/Darshan Davies

 

Steve Ison -Lead Vox,Guitars

Pete Churchill Bass,keys,BVs

Paul Carroll -Drums BVs

 

 

Dog barking,breathless in the heat 
Neighbours gossiping out on the street 
Warm concrete under shattered glass 
Tread carefully in the underpass 

The City Falls Into Your Eyes 
Cold rain, Warm endless skies... 


Time crawling Monday afternoon 
Parking meter with a red balloon 
Newspaper -Ice cream in the park 
Better stay clear when its after dark 

The City Falls Into Your Eyes 
Cold Rain Warm endless skies.. 

AND THE CAROUSEL GOES ON 
JUST A MOMENT THEN YOU'RE GONE 
THOUGH YOU THINK YOUR LIFE WON'T CHANGE 
THE FAMILIAR SOON SEEMS STRANGE 
AND THE CITY FALLS INTO YOUR EYES 
AND YOU TRY TO MAKE IT HOME THROUGH SUNSET SKIES... 

Cities falling down 
We're all living with the things we've found 
Cities moving round 
Everybodies in a strange town..

 

The City Falls Into Your Eyes 
Cold Rain Warm endless skies.. 


AND THE CAROUSEL GOES ON 
JUST A MOMENT THEN YOU'RE GONE 
THOUGH YOU THINK YOUR LIFE WON'T CHANGE 
THE FAMILIAR SOON SEEMS STRANGE 
AND THE CITY FALLS INTO YOUR EYES 
AND YOU TRY TO MAKE IT HOME THROUGH SUNSET SKIES... 

 

 

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Please Don't Let the Music Die

 

Song/Lyrics/Vocals: Brette Elizabeth

Music/BGV: Z. Smith

 

 

I heard them singing a forbidden song,
A voice so beautiful, it stirred my heart,
A melancholy tune as they sang so high;
Please don’t let the music die

The melody was soft and so forlorn,
The message moved the listeners in the room,
The music made us young, as time flew by;
Please don’t let the music die

Chorus
Then in stormed the Noise Police and they took them down,
They seized all instruments as they blocked the sound,
They arrested the musicians as they begged and cried;
We won't let the music die

Their defiant standpoint broke the law
The lyrics lifted up our spirits tall
An enlightenment for generations by;
Please don’t let the music die

 

Chorus
When they made the Noise Police they broke our souls,
They persecuted music to have all control,
But our freedom of expression left the law defied,
We won't let the music die

(Woh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh…)

 

And they sang:
Tune the guitar and let the strings be strummed
Raise up your voice and sing a lullaby
Dance to the beat of your own sweet drum
We won’t let the music die

I heard them singing a forbidden song,
A voice so beautiful, it stirred my heart,
A melancholy tune as they sang so high;
Please don’t let the music die

We won’t let the music die

 

 

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Touch Me

©2017 Music & Lyric Emily Bond

V
In my dream the city crumbles
I can hear people scream
I watch it through a mask of horror
I’ve no idea what it means

V
In my waking haze I wonder
Who’d be there to crawl inside
Through the rubble if I lay dying
Alone and lost and terrified

PC
Now I can’t sleep, my eyes won’t close

Ohhh...

CH
Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please

Chase the fear away
I need you next to me
Touch me now, make me forget

This dream that lives inside my head

Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please

V
All my life I’ve had this dream
It cracks inside like thunder
Something dark that I can’t name
A fear I can’t discover

V
I sense you near but I can’t see you
Are you there beside me now
I wake up and the room is spinning
Each second passes like an hour

PC
Now I can’t sleep, my eyes won’t close

Ohhh...

CH

Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please

Chase the fear away
I need you next to me
Touch me now, make me forget

This dream that lives inside my head

Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please


BR
The shadows resemble faces but I don’t know them
I feel them reaching out like a cold wind

Ohhh...


CH
Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please

Chase the fear away
I need you next to me
Touch me now, make me forget

This dream that lives inside my head

Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please
Touch me, grab me, hold me
Touch me, please


 

 

 

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Lies!

Music/Lyrics/Arrangement/Playing/Vocals/Production by Johan Alm aka Jambrains

 

VERSE 1
From the start 
They took advantage of my heart 
Left me reeling and confused 
All of my illusions 
torn apart 
I grew older 
Older than my years 
They schooled me first in hatred 
Then betrayal and 
finally deceit

 

CHORUS
Lies! 
They start out small 
Lies! 
They soon grow tall 
Lies! Lies! Lies! 
They build up a wall 
Lies! 
Time for it to fall

 

VERSE 2
Early on 
I learned that there was no-one 
No-one I could trust 
To hold me tight 
when all my hope was gone 
Been let down 
Left alone to drown 
Sunshine's just a rumour 
I see darkness all around.

 

CHORUS

 

BREAK
When I'm fast asleep 
Vivid visions hidden deep 
Slowly start to surface 
Of a man that I 
can never be

When I wake 
I will the dream to stay 
But reality comes crashing 
into focus 
and pushes it away

 

SOLO

 

CHORUS

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Wall

 

V1

It all starts with a solid base

Every piece set firmly in place

Build it up higher so we can hide

Don’t want to think about the other side

 

V2

Concrete and stone, brick and steel

Make it solid, how’s that make you feel?

Polish it like a mirror, make it shine

Stare at your reflection, everything looks fine

 

Ch

It’s your wall

But you're not secure

Isolation

you can't endure

It’s a barrier

Between you and me

It’s your wall

But do you feel free?

 

V3

Outside your wall, life goes on

While you live in your private Babylon

Feel so safe from the worldwide fight

Isn’t it a lonely desperate life?

 

Ch

It’s your wall

But you're not secure

Isolation

you can't endure

It’s a barrier

Between you and me

It’s your wall

But do you feel free?

 

Br

No way to climb over

The wall you built so high

Prisoner in your own enclosure

Alone until you die

 

Ch 

It’s your wall

But you're not secure

Isolation

you can't endure

It’s a barrier

Between you and me

It’s your wall

But do you feel free?

 

Outro

No way to climb over

The wall you built so high

Prisoner in your own enclosure

Alone until you die

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Entering my song If I Told You into the April contest. Thanks!

Micky

 

https://soundcloud.com/micky-shiloah/if-i-told-you-8-30

 

Song Title: If I Told You

Music and Lyrics by Micky Shiloah

 

We only talk when the lights go down

We only see eye to eye

When we're both looking at the ground

 

And if I told you it was killing me to breathe

Killing me to breathe

Killing me to breathe next to you

What would you do?

 

Would you tell me that you want me

The way that I want you?

Is there a possibility of our worlds turning one from two?

 

Chorus:

And if I told you I like you

Would you tell me you like me, too?

Would you take a chance with me?

A simple dinner and a movie

 

And if we ended on high notes

Could we do like the Eskimos?

Would you let me hold you tight?

And give you a kiss good night?

 

'Cause I could see us walking down by the water 

Or driving out to anywhere

Happier than anybody else

I swear I'll take good care of you

 

And if I told you it was killing me to breathe

Killing me to breathe

Killing me to breathe without you

What would you do?

 

Would you tell me that you want me

The way that I want you?

Is there a possibility that I won't make myself a fool?

 

Chorus:

And if I told you I like you

Would you tell me you like me, too?

Would you take a chance with me?

A simple dinner and a movie

 

And if we ended on high notes

Could we do like the Eskimos?

Would you let me hold you tight?

And give you a kiss good night?

 

And if I told you I love you

Would you tell me you love me, too?

Would you spend your life with me?

Run away and marry me?

 

And we'll always have high notes

We'll do just like the Eskimos

And I'll always hold you tight

And give you a kiss good night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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O2 (Oxygen)

 

 

I felt lost at the beginning Just bright lights and a human feeling

So many vivid colors seeing was believing

Rapid improvising, Each breath slowly rising,

A mothers a lullaby, sweet and surprising

 

taking in as much as I could

in world where all is new

Living The highest high

02 - 02- 02

 

Through five senses of sensation, I lived childhoods revelation

blowing out the candles on each birthday celebration

Now An adult, unrestricted, Im willfully addicted

And feeling the earth and my soul are connected

 

Breath deep into my veins

in world where all is new

Living The highest high

02 - 02- 02

 

Giver of life

For my children, for my wife

Out here camping in the mountains

Nearby Streams trickle like fountains

Cool fresh air, the stars are blazing

Breathe deeply and smoothly, 02 is amazing!


 

On top of the world

Looking down , taking in the view

Living The highest high

02 - 02- 02

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