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July Lyrics Competition

Hi everyone - 

 

Welcome to the July lyrics competition!

 

 
The timeline is:

 

 Entries will be accepted now through Midnight Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) Sunday, July 30

 Voting (scorecards) will take place Saturday July 31 through Sunday Midnight (PDT) 6th August .

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

• I'll post the results shortly after scoring has concluded

 

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).

 

As I have done previously, I may enter a lyric of my own, just for scoring purposes - It cannot win, will not have scores posted, and will immediately be disqualified once voting has completed (although I will own up to my lyric)

 

 

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I'm Sober Sophie


I stop thinking, when i start drinking.  
That's what you always say.
I get too juiced,  and my mouth runs loose
And people stare, but hey
'Cause you know who, loves, Y-O-U
Not gonna keep it inside. 

 

I'm sober Sophie. Can't blame today on the beer.   
I'm sober Sophie. L' tell anyone who comes near
I'm sober Sophie. I really want you to know. 
I'm sober Sophie. Girl I just love you so. 


I stop thinking, when I start drinking.  
That's what you said to me.  
I say too much, 'cause I'm such a lush
But I'm not drinking today. 
What can I do, m'crazy 'bout you
Not gonna keep it inside

 

I'm sober Sophie. Can't blame today on the beer. 
I'm sober Sophie. Something you gotta hear. 
I'm sober Sophie.  I really want you to know.
I'm sober Sophie. Girl I just love you so. 

 

I think, you don't want to hear it.       
You blame it on the beer it
ain't the beer talking now. 

 

I'm sober Sophie. Can't blame today on the beer. 
I'm sober Sophie. I'll whisper if you come near. 
I'm sober Sophie. I really want you to know. 
I'm sober Sophie. Girl I just love you so. 

 

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Bedside lamplight SOS

Hallowed help, to god I pray,
The path you walk leads you this way.
I'm sure it won't, but just incase,
I'll leave some beacons in my wake.

Please find the trail of teardrops I have left,
Or trace the line of stars that I have wished upon instead.
Can't you hear this broken heart beat distress calls from my chest,
See my bedside, lamplight, SOS

Sainted saviour save my soul,
Can't fight this loneliness alone.
'cause wishful thinking's nothing new,
I'll fire some flares up high for you.

Please find the trail of teardrops I have left,
Or trace the line of stars that I have wished upon instead
Can't you hear this broken heart beat distress calls from my chest,
See my bedside, lamplight, SOS

No shining knight of chivalry,
No kiss of of life to rescue me,
But just because you never know,
I'll post some signs up where I go.

Please find the trail of teardrops I have left,
Or trace the line of stars that I have wished upon instead
Can't you hear this broken heart beat distress calls from my chest,
See my bedside, lamplight, SOS

 

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Party Till I Die

Verse 1:
Got the music pumpin'
up to eleven
some cold beer flowing
in my little heaven

Everything's just right
and everything's just right

Feel the beat of the base
as it rattles your bones
pulsating lights
and sweet pheromones

Let's rock it tonight
Oh rock it tonight

Chorus:
Turn the key
let's start it up

Break free, run wild
and rev it up

Get freaky loose
pump pump it up

Go crazy nuts
man live it up

These are the things you just can't buy
gonna party till I die

Verse 2:
You dance through the night
lit up by the stars
bodies in heat
and whirling guitars

Hope it never stops
Pray it never stops

It's the call of the wild
that can't be explained
flows through your heart
and into your brain

And you just can't stop
No it just won't stop

Chorus:
Turn the key
let's start it up

Break free, run wild
and rev it up

Get freaky loose
pump pump it up

Go crazy nuts
man live it up

These are the things you just can't buy
gonna party till I die

Open those wings
and let your spirit fly
gonna party till I die

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Rear-View Mirror


Duffel bags are packed
I’ve tossed ’em in the trunk
I sold off my appliances
And threw out piles of junk

 

There’s just no use in staying
When someone breaks your heart
You could live on the memories
But that don’t seem too smart

 

(Chorus)
LA’s in my rear-view mirror
I would look but I might see her
There ain’t nothing that could hurt me more
So goodbye smog and goodbye beaches
Got to hope that loving teaches
What it is I am living for
And as I’m closing one
I’m opening another door

 

When I first reached the coast
I thought I’d found my home
And then I thought I’d found true love
And now I’m all alone

 

(Chorus)
LA’s in my rear-view mirror
I would look but I might see her
There ain’t nothing that could hurt me more
So goodbye smog and goodbye beaches
Got to hope that loving teaches
What it is I am living for
And as I’m closing one
I’m opening another door

 

(Bridge)
I’d never met a woman like her
She made me laugh and dance and hurt and cry
One moonless night in Silver Lake
She called it all a big mistake
And then she up and left
Nearly stopped my breath
And now I’ll look for love somewhere beneath a different sky

 

(Chorus)
LA’s in my rear-view mirror
I would look but I might see her
There ain’t nothing that could hurt me more
So goodbye smog and goodbye beaches
Got to hope that loving teaches
What it is I am living for
And as I’m closing one
I’m opening another door
(Repeat)

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What Use To Be

 

A worn out book
Sits on the shelf
Covered in dust
The words have faded
The ink has run dry
Makes me wonder

Where are we going
What have we become
A fairytale gone wrong
What we used to dream
Has lost it's charm

A empty swing
Out in the backyard
Hanging from a tree
A Rope so frayed
It's about to break
Still I wonder

Where are we going
What have we become
A child's game cast aside
What use to bring joy
now breaks a heart

What use to be
Blew away
On the wind
Time moved on
If only we could
Start over
Again

 

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The wrong stuff

 

1/

On a park bench at lunchtime

It's just you, fresh air and me

Seeking some calm

In natures company

Children with their mothers

A a bird is flying by

An escape from work

Where the pressure is getting very high

 

Ch/

And you're saying I‘m the wrong stuff

That I’m weak and I will fail ,  I’m not good enough

And I’m making a mistake

Like you want me to break

 

2/

I was brought up to be different

Not to let anyone treat me badly

To own my life

But it can't be that way sadly

You're more than skin deep

You're in the heart of me

The exception to the rule

About giving no time to an enemy

 

Ch/

And you're saying I‘m the wrong stuff

That I’m weak and I will fail ,  I’m not good enough

And I’m making a mistake

Like you want me to break

 

Br/

Lunch time over, and its back to the grind

Hoped that the fresh air would help me unwind

But then you showed up and ruined the hour

Both hunter and prey talking on in my mind

 

Ch/

And you're saying I‘m the wrong stuff

That I’m weak and I will fail ,  I’m not good enough

And I’m making a mistake

Like you want me to break

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Comeback Kid

(Intro)
What doesn't kill us will make us stronger
And I'm battered and bruised,
Look into the eyes of any winner
They hit the ropes and paid their dues.

(Verse 1)
I had both my eyes
Set on the prize
And a heart that'll never fail,
But I came up short
Of the dream I'd bought
Couldn't grasp that holy grail. 

 

(Pre Chorus)
But
I'll come back later and I'll come back stronger
And the time that passes won't quell my hunger
I'll learn to be a little wiser
This was just the appetiser

(Chorus)
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
You better believe
My name's on that Trophy
Heart's on my sleeve!
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
Comeback kid
My day in the sun
I'm gonna earn it!

(Verse 2)
I had a bad surprise
Was cut down to size
And the loss was hard to take,
Yes, I came up short
Of where I'd thought
This journey's end would be made.

 

(Pre Chorus)
But
I'll come back later and I'll come back stronger
And the time that passes won't quell my hunger
I'll learn to be a little wiser
This was just the appetiser

(Chorus)
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
You better believe
My name's on that Trophy
Heart's on my sleeve!
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
Comeback kid
My day in the sun
I'm gonna earn it!

(Verse 3)
Now reject the lies
No more alibis
And nothin’ standing in my way,
I may have come up short
But the lesson's taught
Won't repeat mistakes again.

(Pre Chorus)
Yeah
I'll come back later and I'll come back stronger
And the time that passes won't quell my hunger
I've learnt to be a little wiser
That was just the appetiser

(Chorus)
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
You better believe
My name's on that Trophy
Heart's on my sleeve!
I'll be the COMEBACK KID
Comeback kid
My day in the sun
I'm gonna earn it!

 

(Spoken outro – Muhammed Ali quote)

‘Only a man who knows what it is to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even’.

 

 

 

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Vortex of Fire                

 

I wake late at night
Can't seem to sleep
Dripping in sweat
This fantasy's deep
An image of you
Chiseled and tan
Stimulates my senses
You are the man

 

Cover my body
Breathe on my face
Hold me down in the passion   
Hear our hearts race
Flex every muscle
Kiss these lips of desire
I want to feel your power
A vortex of fire
A vortex 
A vortex
A vortex of fire

 

I run my fingers
Through your black hair
As heat builds up
Eyes lock in a stare
You whisper softly   
Pumping your chest
I lick your salty skin
That is touching my breast

 

Cover my body
Breathe on my face
Hold me down in the passion   
Hear our hearts race
Flex every muscle
Kiss these lips of desire
I want to feel your power
A vortex of fire
A vortex 
A vortex
A vortex of fire

 

When I fall back to sleep
I hope my dream comes true
How I wish you were here
In bed with me too

 

Cover my body
Breathe on my face
Hold me down in the passion   
Hear our hearts race
Flex every muscle
Kiss these lips of desire
I want to feel your power
A vortex of fire
A vortex 
A vortex
A vortex of fire

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Riding In Different Cars

You always let me sing before

Your favourite hard core troubadour

But I can’t do that anymore

Riding in different cars

 

 

We used to take the grandest tours

Now it’s “why’d we even come here for?”

I looked so hard through those brochures

Now lying in different cars

 

 

I know you’re somewhere staring out that window

Sad and lingering distance in your eyes

I try to talk but you’re no longer listening

A passenger surrendering to time

And even if I thought we tried the very best we could

It seems that neither one of us was ever any good

Which puts us where we are

Riding in different cars

 

 

Dismay does not describe the things I’m tired of

While profanity of chance has not quite left enough

But give me time I’ll find our words

For riding in different cars

 

 

Give me time I’ll find our words

For riding in different cars

Yeah, give me time I’ll find the words

For riding in different cars

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