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The timeline is...........

 

 Entries will be accepted now through Midnight   Saturday, November 25

 Voting (scorecards) will take place Sunday -November 26 through Midnight -Friday December 1

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

• I'll post the results on Saturday - December 2

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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THE LAST SWIM

 

The whispering sea calls out to me

Come shelter in my sanctuary,

Tonight I'll swim beneath dark skies

When I grow tired death is my prize,

 

I feel the lights behind me fade

But I won't stop my midnight raid,

I'll reach my goal and free my soul

When my body’s dead and it's gone cold,

 

Chorus

So before I’ve seen my moon’s last fall

Before I’ve shaken this mortal coil

Give me rock’n’roll that’s new

I don’t want music that’s been used

Give me something to make me think

Something to keep me off the drink

 

My arms are heavy, and they pull me down

I'm out too far and I can't turn 'round,

I see your face I can smell your hair

Be patient girl I'm almost there,

 

Tonight the moon will see us rise

As we enter black paradise,

We'll swim into the peaceful night

Beneath dark skies, our moon shines bright

 

 Chorus

So before I’ve seen my moon’s last fall,

Before I’ve shaken this mortal coil

Give me rock’n’roll that’s new

I don’t want music that’s been used

Give me something to make me think

Something to keep me off the drink…………

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An Old Veteran’s  Last Request

 

Yonder lies a soldier.   

Or at least there rest his bones.  

Snug beside his kindred souls. 

Beneath the flags and stones.  

 

Duty honor country

Not just words we learned in school

The soldier’s Code of Conduct 

Despite the ridicule

 

Pedants and demagogues

And the cynics though may scorn

We dug deep within ourselves

Learned to stand up in the storm

 

No substitute f’victory 

No need for graveside speeches

We shaped the course of hist’ry

‘Tween hedgerows and beaches

 

In jungles, pastures, cities

In deserts, seas and shores

We who wished with dying breath

May this be the last war

 

Those days tones and tints now 

They have vanished from my view

But I hear the bugler’s call

And the drumbeats tattoo

 

Shadows are lengthening

And the twilight is most near

This is truly sacred ground

Please leave my body here

 

With these men beside me

Rest in peace forever more

Our prayers answered from above

We have seen our last war. 

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When Men Get Together

 

When men get together
They can argue about whatever...

 

Hot cars and cold beer

Live ammo and dead deer

Quiche on a charcoal grill

Movies that gave them a thrill

 

When men get together

They really would rather...

 

Tell the tallest of tall tales

Turn a minnow into a whale

Cause all guys love to tell lies

For things of any shape or size

              

When men get together

They can fight over...

 

Mom's sweet apple pie

What happens when you die

God's gift of free will

Girls that gave them a chill

 

When men get together

They sure do remember...

 

The woman who got away

The one who didn't stay                

They'll  have that look in their eye

Till the day they die

 

When men get together

To sing about their adventures...


The knight doesn't need his armor

To save the princess in the tower

But the knight will regret the day

He convinced her to stay

 

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Turned To Grey  

 

The one I always look to

My one and only ever love

Took my heart and desire  

To a place like that above

My passion and devotion

More intense everyday

Each new day a paramount

And it never can allay

Only nearly perfect now

Then a premonition today

The world stopped somehow

As I heard the voice say

 

 

The one I’d always look to

Passed into another day

My vision of the future

All of it turned to grey

As I began to shudder

The air filled with gloom

The walls were closing in

Imagination left the room

The world became distant

Then it all just fell away

And departed into nowhere

There's nothing you can say

 

 

Filled with pain and misery  

Now a year for each new day

Everything I've ever known

All of it turned to grey

The days grew ever darker

Turning to forever night

Looking at the days to come

With no one by my side

My being filled with fear

Staring at a blank display

My senses now evanesce

With nothing left to pray

 

 

Never more any feeling

It's all been replaced

As numbness settled in

To overtake, any grace

My convictions gone away

Each one, I’d disavow

My mind began to diminish

Even more so now

Ever ever fading

Everything turned to grey

But soon it all was over

As it all just blew away

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Swept Away

 

Verse 1:
A pounding in my head
nowhere to go but down
just fading lights of hope
to watch my sorrows drown

Circling on empty
the well of life's run dry
screaming on the inside
but not a tear to cry

Chorus:
When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

Verse 2:
Hate and desperation
anywhere but here
life inside a prison
that rotting smell of fear

Some days I sit and wonder
I close my eyes and dream
the sound of crystal water
flows down a mountain stream

Chorus:
When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

Bridge:
If only for a moment
this world no longer spins
I look around and smile
a brand new life begins

Chorus:
When the walls begin to crumble
and there's nothing left to pray
hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

Hold out your hand to Jesus
and get swept away

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Gods Paradise

 

"We are all that's left, we got away
That's our starship in the bay 
We set our course to journey home 
Mars' colony's in meltdown mode" 

 

( Ch )
 "Earth used to be our wonderland
With nature's beauty all around 
A precious jewel amongst the stars
God's paradise was truly ours"

 

Then climate change grew out of hand
Pollution ravaged air, sea and land,
Ozone depleted, wildlife died 
"Not our fault" some fools denied

 

Greed stripped nature's forests bare
Eradication everywhere
Wars and famine, genocide
"Don't worry" politicians lied  

     

  "Is that the date? we have to fly 
According to our starship guide 
We must have travelled back through time
This is the day the planet died"

 

( Ch )
"Earth used to be our wonderland
With nature's beauty all around
 A precious jewel amongst the stars
God's paradise was truly ours"

 

Finale

Man's time on earth has gone at last
No more will nature be harassed 
There'll never be the same again
Thank God's Earth is done with man       

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Odd things

 

I'm gonna write this song about some odd things
Like Office Parker and that baton that he swings
No foreign affairs or finger puppet Prime Ministers 
Nuclear fusion or thought philosophers

 

Chorus

Although I come to think it's true
With a little forward motion you just might make it through
Cause an action required a reaction yes indeed
With a little friction and some simple chemistry

 

Morning glory has such sensational stories
Like Officer Parker's Pocket binoculars
Sniding crime most of the time
The tales he could tell, but oh well
But if you care to take a seat
Officer Parker can walk his beat

 

Chorus

Although I come to think it's true
With a little forward motion you just might make it through
Cause an action required a reaction yes indeed
With a little friction and some simple chemistry

 

Mrs wiseman, well she married a pieman
Made Lemon Meringue's for crazy Lorraine 
she liked Starbuck's coffee drizzled with salted toffee
Lorraine wasn't really insane
She acted out the part, she did entertain 


Chorus X2

Although I come to think it's true
With A little forward motion we just might make it through
Cause an action required a reaction yes indeed
With a little friction and some simple chemistry

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Freckles

 

Verse

there are fireworks in the air  
and dandelions in your hair  
your eyes illuminated blue  
but man this feels like deja vu

 

Verse 
no I wont, I wont wave that flag
these bad times must be a gag
I'm having fun out in the sun
while all these cops are playing with their guns
 

Chorus
sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing
 

Verse
well I don't know, I don't know.
I don't know, i don't know whats going on! 
all I know, all I know, 
all I know, all I know
I want to lay with you out in the sun  
exposing our freckles one by one.  
 

Chorus

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

 

Bridge
But somewhere theres a different story  
plaguing all of this glory  
the sun gets hot at end of June.
And somewhere someone asks

is there any hope to succeed?  
As my freckles are exposed
I count up the small victories.
 

Chorus

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

sunshine walking in the sunshine watching everybody playing

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Eighteen Wheeler (Take Me Home)

 

23 when he got trained
That very year he bought a rig
Told the bank he'd pay that loan
Called around for his first load

 

Been out drivin' ever since
Back in Nashville: wife and kids
Country rocks his radio
He sings along, his tires drone:

 

(ch)
"Fifteen years here on the road
 Shiftin' gears and haulin' loads
 Tennessee's where I belong
 Eighteen wheeler take me home"

 

Fifteen years and fifteen more
He trucked those goods from shore to shore
And when his heart could feel a sting
That lonely cab would hear him sing:

 

"Thirty years here on the road
 Shiftin' gears and haulin' loads
 Tennessee's where I belong
 Eighteen wheeler take me home"

 

Two decades more, took his last run
Dropped his cargo, headed home
A devil's wind
A stormy night
A hairpin turn
Ended his life

 

...

 

Eighteen wheels, fam'ly and friends
Carried him to where he rests
The I-24's just past the trees
The big trucks roar
His voice still rides the breeze:

 

"Fifty years out on the road
 Shiftin' gears and haulin' loads
 Tennessee's where I belong
 Eighteen wheeler take me home"

 

"Tennessee's where I belong
 Eighteen wheeler take me home"

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I Need a Shoulder to Dry On

 

A simple set of steps this journey's harder by the day

Seems the more I travel, the less I see the place

Even though I've asked for Betty Ford to be my guide

Another spirit's always there to captivate my stride

 

I am a friend of Bill but I’ve been known to shut him out

When we don’t talk I backslide as I toss away the towel

And even as I try to fight this turmoil I despise

Another spirit's always there to wet my appetite

 

I'm tired but its such easy courage

Summer blizzards and wired dawns

Suitcases are always packed

I need a shoulder to dry on

 

Been in and out of fog and lost the sense of what is real

I tried the straight and narrow path, within a few degrees

But even as I'm hanging on I’m close to compromised

Another spirit's always there to tempt and tantalize

 

I'm tired but its such easy courage

Summer blizzards and wired dawns

Suitcases are always packed

I need a shoulder to dry on

 

This wagon's lost its wheels, I need a ride my friend

I'm trying so very very hard but I've fallen off again

 

I'm tired but its such easy courage

Summer blizzards and wired dawns

Suitcases are always packed

I need a shoulder to dry on

 

I know I carry burdens, it’s so hard to lift my weight

But if you'll try I'll try to make it lighter by the day

And if I stumble, I hope you'll hold me up awhile

And be the spirit always there to get me through the night

 

I'm tired but its such easy courage

Summer blizzards and wired dawns

Suitcases are always packed

I need a shoulder to dry on

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