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June Regular Lyrics Contest

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The timeline is:

 

Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Friday, June 30

Voting (scorecards) will take place Saturday July 1 through Midnight (PDT) Saturday July 8.

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

• I'll post the results on Sunday July 9

 

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 (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.

Any questions or problems should be sent to me (iggy) via private message (PM).

 

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iggy

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My Love's A Fire

 

Verse 1:
Scent of your soul
on my pillow rests
in time's horizon
we, are all guests

Pre-Chorus:
With every hour
with every minute
there is no life
without you in it

Chorus:
Your lips, your taste
only take me higher
as the night grows cold
my love's a fire

Verse 2:
The rising waves
brush of a finger
moments enchanted
to, forever linger

Pre-Chorus:
In every beat
in every breath
you are my blood
you are my death

Chorus:
Your kiss, your touch
only take me higher
when the night grows cold
my love's a fire

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Portraits of war

 

(Verse 1)
I sketch a calloused face
Eyes still glint despite the pain,
Mud runs like mascara
Tear drop tracks made by the rain.
The bombs explode like fireworks
As we shoot the jolly breeze,
And young Johnston's in the corner
Looking like he's just asleep.

(Chorus)
Portraits of war
Portraits of war
Life's a bloody canvass
Tell me what we're dying for?

(Bridge)
As the fires burn
And the dying cry,
I sketch out well worn faces
Under a darkened sky.
As my pages run out
And my pencil stub blunts,
I look back at all the names
It feels like years, been just months.

 

(Chorus)
Portraits of war
Portraits of war
Life's a bloody canvass
Tell me what we're dying for?

(Verse 2)
I don't see any hate
Hearts still beat despite the pain,
We trust to each other
I'd carry you, you'd do the same.
The guns chatter like old friends
As we wear holes in our knees,
I hear Eddie’s lost an arm
The fare to get home isn't cheap.

(Chorus)
Portraits of war
Portraits of war
Life's a bloody canvass
Tell me what we're dying for?

(Verse 3)

I put down my notepad
Lest I bleed upon the page,
Sarge asks me if I'm all right
But he's just an actor on a stage,
Portraits of war
Portraits of war
I stare down at my dark countenance
Like I've never seen myself before.

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Talk Is Cheap

You and me against the world, least that’s the way it seems

All those snake oil salesmen on their corners hawking dreams

Such confusing clamor carries rude awakenings

Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind

 

 

Heard a sound bite saying that the sun will shine again

Still it hides from those who’ve weathered days of pounding rain

Beggars riding wishes while the horses are for kings

Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind

 

 

Playing liars poker, the big boys settled in

Said they’d share their winnings if we loosened up their chains

How we cheered and upped the ante when they asked us to all chip in

Later on they simply left without leaving anything

 

 

I still have my music and I’m glad I love to play

Hope you spread my message far and wide to every place

Talk is cheap and full of air and then it disappears

Promises are nothing more than vapours in the air

 

 

Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind

Promises are nothing more than whispers on the wind

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The Tighter You Hold Me

 

I woke up to gray clouds
Their prison used to swallow me
The years I spent confined in them are lost

 

I woke up to gray clouds
Their shadows used to follow me
Lord, you know, I paid a heavy cost

 

(Chorus)
The tighter you hold me
The freer I feel
(4X)

 

I look into your eyes
And know for sure we’ll find a way
All the roads end at the endless sea

 

I look into your eyes
And know today will be the day
The clouds once and for all will blow past me

 

(Chorus)
The tighter you hold me
The freer I feel
(4X)

 

I count the distant stars
And wonder how we see their light
I swear I’ll make the most of my time

 

I count the distant stars
And stand amazed they shine so bright
The universe looks new because you’re mine

 

(Chorus)
The tighter you hold me
The freer I feel
(4X)

 

I look into your eyes
And know for sure we’ll find a way
All the roads end at the endless sea

 

I look into your eyes
And know today will be the day
The clouds once and for all will blow past me

 

(Chorus)
The tighter you hold me
The freer I feel
(Repeat to fade out)

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Too Much Sugar

 

When I was five, went grocery shopping - just my Daddy and me.
A box of cereal caught my eye, 'cause I'd seen it on TV
It wasn't long 'til he spotted it in our cart
And my Dad said "Son, ya gotta be thinkin' smart"

 

That's too much sugar!
Way too sweet!
Said it's too much sugar
And it's way too sweet for me

 

My college days were a crazy haze of hookin' up with pretty girls
But the conversation on those dates took me right back to that store

 

She's too much sugar
Way too sweet!
Too much sugar
She's way too sweet for me

 

Instrumental solo

 

{br}
Now this lovely lady's come and won my heart
And don't take this the wrong way
But I think
..she's a little
... tart!

 

{spoken} I knew you'd take it the wrong way!

 

Not Too much sugar (too much sugar)
Not way too sweet (way too sweet)
Not too much sugar
She's just sweet enough for me

 

Too much sugar? No! (too much sugar)
No way too sweet! (No way too sweet!)
Not too much sugar
No, she's just sweet enough for me

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Lonely Farmer Dot Com

 

I saw your advertisement, on Lonely Farmer dot com. 
I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on
No one can look that good, and be lonely for long
Accept my application, on Lonely Farmer dot com

 

I'll be your workhorse honey. I'm good both night and day.  V 1
I'll be your front end loader. Digging post holes, baling hay. 
I'll be your brush hog darlin'. And your rear bottom plow. 
I'll be your Farmall baby.  Hell, I can even milk a cow. 

 

Cuz...
I saw your advertisement on Lonely Farmer dot com.  
I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on. 
No one can look that good and be lonely for long. 
Accept my application, on Lonely Farmer dot com. 

 

I'm a fine farm tractor; best around far and near.  V 2
My real name's Aloysius, but you can call me John, dear
I got some good hydraulics. It all works,  as it should. 
Go ahead, if you want to. Take a peek, under the hood. 

 

I come with some attachments, but I don't have no chains. BRIDGE
I'm that rare combination, of looks, personality....
Oh, and humble, with brains!

 

Cuz...
I saw your advertisement on lonely farmer dot com. 
I looked your photo over. You must be putting me on. 
No one can look that good and be lonely for long. 
Accept my application, on lonely farmer dot com

 

On Lonely Farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com
On Lonely Farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com
Don't be a lonely farmer, on Lonely Farmer dot com

 

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I Still Think of Her

 

I was drifting in fog between sleep and awake

When my mind caught a glimpse of my old girlfriend Kate

I’m crazy in love with the girl by my side

But when memories hit me, I go for a ride

 

It was Kate and her freckles that summer in Maine

I explored every one and the mem’ries remain

I got a ring on my finger and I’m playin’ it straight

But sometimes out of nowhere, I still think of Kate

 

Chorus:

I was lucky in love and I found a great wife

I’ll be faithful to her for the rest of my life

But at points in my past there was one special girl

And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her

Yeah, at points in my past there was one special girl

And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her

 

In Chicago’s cold winter, Claire’s kisses were hot

She knew what to do and she gave what she got

I was looking for fun and she had it to spare

(And) sometimes out of nowhere, I still think of Claire

 

Bridge: 

On nights I’m awake and it’s quarter to three

I lay there reflecting on my legacy

I find myself wondering, a bit hopefully

If someone, somewhere, still thinks of me?

If someone, somewhere, still thinks of me?

 

Chorus:

I was lucky in love and I found a great wife

I’ll be faithful to her for the rest of my life

But at points in my past there was one special girl

And sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her

Sometimes out of nowhere I still think of her 

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Ted Talk

 

intro/

I was at a party having fun  - BBQ in the cool evening sun

Saw a cute girl by the wooden gate. I “thought make a move, before its too late”...

  

1/

She said hello there my name  is Marie

I believe in spirituality

To learn of the world to take photographs

Philosophize, meditate in the bath

Read Sartre and Kant, dine on grass fed meat

Discover myself and walk barefeet

She said I study science and biology

The actions of chimps and humanity

All part of a whole - a holistic one

An applause for a world of pluralist fun

 

Ch/

I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk

I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

 

2/

She said but love is all, it's a currency

It runs through the stars, The earth and through me

A cure for cancer, or at least for the heart

The joy in reunion , the peace in depart

She said don't you see, your blood needs to course

With raw emotion from some primal source

Natural numbers where data predicts

The balance of life and what make us tick

Social media, soul and being

Opening the third eye and really seeing

 

Ch/

I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk

I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

 

 

Br/

She looked sad but said “ok”.

Said “take my number anyway”

 

Ch/

I said “that’s nice but I think I better walk

I wanted a chat and a giggle , not a Ted talk”

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Beck and Call 

 

Verse 1

I’ve tried so hard to reach out to you

Guide your way and lend a hand

Devote my time, encourage you

But you never seemed to understand

My friendship offered was unreserved

But you wanted to pick and choose

How close you would ever get to me

You’ve left me abandoned and bruised

 

Verse 2

I’ve watched you struggling from afar

Reaching for things you dimly understand

But I’ll keep my distance let you be

Hear about you second hand

Alone on a precipice I stand

Reflect with sadness what might have been        

Oh we could have been so great together

Had you ever reached out to me

 

Chorus

And I’ve been calling, calling, calling

To you inside my head

I’ve been falling, falling, falling

Into some endless living death  

And if you fall, I’m no longer willing

To be at your beck and call

 

Verse 3

I’ve never known such dark thoughts

Take-over and engulf my mind

You’ve taken me to the brink and some

Felt like I was about to leave the ride

You just carried on regardless

Knowing you made me feel bad inside

Took-up with my friends and dazzled them

I'm feeling useless dull and deprived              

 

Chorus

And I’ve been calling, calling, calling

To you inside my head

I’ve been falling, falling, falling

Into some waking living death

And if you fall, I’m no longer willing

To be at your beck and call

 

Bridge

Oh, I know we all have our own plans

And yours clearly don’t include me

So I’ve just got to get on with life

But it’s so hard, I thought you'd see, eventually

 

Chorus

That I’ve been calling, calling, calling

To you inside my head

I’ve been falling, falling, falling

In some waking living death

And if you fall, I’m no longer willing

To be at your beck and call

 

Tag

Until I hear you call

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