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I thought this would be a cool thread for the musicians. If you write your own songs, or if you write poems that could be made into a song, share 'em here.

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cool, I wil post some later.

I just had a song up, but took it down because it might make people upset.

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These are the lyrics to a song I wrote in November 2000. It was on the day of the US presidential election, and I thought "okay I'll write a song about the election as the vote counts are coming in". Well little did I know that it would take a month before the election was finished...

THE BALLAD OF ELECTION 2000

I’m sitting in my living room just watching my TV,

The box is tuned to CNN and it’s well after three,

They still can’t make up their minds if they want ol’ Bush or Gore,

There’s poll reviews and comment views and electoral voting laws.

It all comes down to Florida,

Or Oregon or Maine,

To see who will be glorified,

In Presidential fame.

It’s really close and I don’t know which way it’s gonna bend,

If Bush takes Florida then you can be sure it’s the end,

Bush’s got 29 states won compared to Gore’s 18,

But counting in Miami may move Gore up to 19.

It all comes down to Florida,

Or Oregon or Maine,

To see who will be glorified,

In Presidential fame.

They talk about the elections,

Of ’60 and ’68,

But they say it isn’t as close as it is now.

I’ve just found out from on the net that Gore’s picked up a state,

It’s Iowa, and this means Gore is looking good to make,

But hang on now, they’ve just announced another state is won,

It’s Florida to Bush, and this means the election’s won.

And so it is that Bush has won, he’s now the President,

With Florida he took it all to Al Gore’s detriment.

And so it is that Bush has won by only 22,

The Republicans are back again in Pennsylvania Avenue.

I came home late this evening and I heard some stunning news,

Bush’s claim to the White House has been placed under review,

They’ve got to recount all the votes in Florida, to check,

Which one of the candidates is President-elect.

It all comes down to Florida, again now we have found,

The systematic counting may decided this crucial round.

There’s now battles in the law courts with injunctions being filed,

And law suits on validity and accusations of beguile.

There’s rulings, judgements, this court, that court, all met with appeals,

Challenges on deadlines and tight-fisted legal deals.

And so it seems that this campaign is litigation now,

With law suits on the hand count, one of many legal rows.

There seems to be no suitable ending,

To all the questions that could be raised.

A multitude of legal positions that threaten to drown.

The Florida Supreme Court has okayed the added votes,

Dick Cheney’s gone to hospital unable now to cope,

Dimpled chads and pregnant chads are now all in the news,

Essays in Time Magazine expressing all the views.

And so we wait again to see, just who will win or lose,

Larry King is bound to have them all in interviews

Both sides don’t know what to make of the US Supreme Court’s spiel,

Judge Saul in Leon Circuit court said no to Gore’s appeal,

Were there votes that just weren’t counted, did they make the grade?

The public interest waxed and waned and now perhaps might fade.

This campaign could finish now in just a few short days,

The Florida Supreme Court appears to have the final say.

The Florida Supreme Court moved to recount all the votes,

Re-igniting Gore and Lieberman’s election campaign hopes,

But now the US Supreme Court has just placed the count on hold,

Untill arguments are given and the ruling will be told.

Outside the US Supreme Court everyone waits with baited breath,

The challenge rages now inside, a duel down to the death,

Katherine Harris has her man defending at the bar,

And showing everybody that he’s just not up to par

The United States Supreme court has ruled that recounts are no more,

The significance of this ruling means it’s goodbye to the war,

Bush is now the President, after weeks of bitter fights,

Al Gore makes his concession speech on this cold December night.

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cool, I wil post some later.

I just had a song up, but took it down because it might make people upset.

I get updates to all the threads I am am subscribed to by email, so I have your lyrics in my email. They are very moving and very strong. I think you should post them, just with a disclaimer.

These are the lyrics to a song I wrote in November 2000. It was on the day of the US presidential election, and I thought "okay I'll write a song about the election as the vote counts are coming in". Well little did I know that it would take a month before the election was finished...

THE BALLAD OF ELECTION 2000

I'm sitting in my living room just watching my TV,

The box is tuned to CNN and it's well after three,

They still can't make up their minds if they want ol' Bush or Gore,

There's poll reviews and comment views and electoral voting laws.

It all comes down to Florida,

Or Oregon or Maine,

To see who will be glorified,

In Presidential fame.

It's really close and I don't know which way it's gonna bend,

If Bush takes Florida then you can be sure it's the end,

Bush's got 29 states won compared to Gore's 18,

But counting in Miami may move Gore up to 19.

It all comes down to Florida,

Or Oregon or Maine,

To see who will be glorified,

In Presidential fame.

They talk about the elections,

Of '60 and '68,

But they say it isn't as close as it is now.

I've just found out from on the net that Gore's picked up a state,

It's Iowa, and this means Gore is looking good to make,

But hang on now, they've just announced another state is won,

It's Florida to Bush, and this means the election's won.

And so it is that Bush has won, he's now the President,

With Florida he took it all to Al Gore's detriment.

And so it is that Bush has won by only 22,

The Republicans are back again in Pennsylvania Avenue.

I came home late this evening and I heard some stunning news,

Bush's claim to the White House has been placed under review,

They've got to recount all the votes in Florida, to check,

Which one of the candidates is President-elect.

It all comes down to Florida, again now we have found,

The systematic counting may decided this crucial round.

There's now battles in the law courts with injunctions being filed,

And law suits on validity and accusations of beguile.

There's rulings, judgements, this court, that court, all met with appeals,

Challenges on deadlines and tight-fisted legal deals.

And so it seems that this campaign is litigation now,

With law suits on the hand count, one of many legal rows.

There seems to be no suitable ending,

To all the questions that could be raised.

A multitude of legal positions that threaten to drown.

The Florida Supreme Court has okayed the added votes,

Dick Cheney's gone to hospital unable now to cope,

Dimpled chads and pregnant chads are now all in the news,

Essays in Time Magazine expressing all the views.

And so we wait again to see, just who will win or lose,

Larry King is bound to have them all in interviews

Both sides don't know what to make of the US Supreme Court's spiel,

Judge Saul in Leon Circuit court said no to Gore's appeal,

Were there votes that just weren't counted, did they make the grade?

The public interest waxed and waned and now perhaps might fade.

This campaign could finish now in just a few short days,

The Florida Supreme Court appears to have the final say.

The Florida Supreme Court moved to recount all the votes,

Re-igniting Gore and Lieberman's election campaign hopes,

But now the US Supreme Court has just placed the count on hold,

Untill arguments are given and the ruling will be told.

Outside the US Supreme Court everyone waits with baited breath,

The challenge rages now inside, a duel down to the death,

Katherine Harris has her man defending at the bar,

And showing everybody that he's just not up to par

The United States Supreme court has ruled that recounts are no more,

The significance of this ruling means it's goodbye to the war,

Bush is now the President, after weeks of bitter fights,

Al Gore makes his concession speech on this cold December night.

This is are very, very good. Makes me want to hear the song itself.

I have my own lyrics, to, that I will start uploading. One set of my own lyrics I've already posted: I'm talking about my rewrite of Nobody's Fault but Mine. I believe I posted it in the Pet Peeves thread, but I can't quite remember...

Anyways, I'll start posting my lyrics when I see more people post their's. And thanks again, Gainesbarre. And remember, JimmyPageZoSo56, you can post your lyrics. just start off with a disclaimer.

And finally, I need to add a copyright disclaimer because this thread is "borrowed" ( :D ) from another forum, but that thread had to be closed because someone stole the lyrics of a member and made a song out of it, causing a bit of a copyright battle (thankfully, the thief lost, and quickly, but there you go). So, a copyright disclaimer:

All the lyrics above and below this post have been copyrighted by the poster of those lyrics, and you may not use the lyrics without their direct permission.

I will repeat this on every page, just to be sure.

And making that statement does help, BTW... at least in America.

Edited by Nathan

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this is actually something I wrote for my band to do one day, after we're finished working on the our current songs.

I guess one can figure where the inspiration came from.

Your eardrums are ringing as you stand on your own

The street corner's deserted as it echoes your sigh

Away from the vacuum, clutching twelve years of your life

With a lump in the throat and a tear in one eye

Stagger away from that great explosion

You know that the dream is over but you don't know which way to go

Could it be what it was when it was?

The same picture, just a different frame

Would it mean what it meant once again?

Years go by, but the song remains the same

Sometimes you're thinking to just get up and go

Leave it all behind you, no more of this lie

Away from the lime light, not fighting any demons inside

With a new found freedom you'll be feeling so high

Step to one side and embrace this emotion

You know that your life's not over but still wonder how to go on

Edited by Peep Solero

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^That's nice. I hope to hear it one day.

So here's the first lyrics I'm going to post. The final verse tends to change every now and then, but I'll post the current verse I have for it. Just FYI: the style is sort of Psychedelic Pop, with two guitars, keyboards, bass, and drums... the music itself was inspired by Syd Barrett tunes, namely stuff like Arnold Lane, See Emily Play, Lucifer Sam, etc, but then took on a life of its own. Also, it's a very stop-and-start song with only the lead guitar playing all the way through. The lyrics are about life. I call it "Sew."

(verse 1)

Sew the fabric

Sew the fabric of your life

Together

Sew the people

Sew the people who talk to you

Together

Sew the creatures

Sew the creatures you call your pets

Together

Sew the lovers

Sew the lovers that you've had

Together

(chorus)

There is something that haunts us all

And gets us down everytime we fall

We live and live but it never comes

Simply lurks within the shadows we're afraid of

(verse 2)

Sew the jobs

Sew the jobs that give you wealth

Together

Sew the food

Sew the food the fills you up

Together

Sew the clothes

Sew the clothes that keep you warm

Together

Sew the houses

Sew the houses you've lived in

Together

(chorus)

(guitar solo 1)

(verse 3)

Sew the cars

Sew the cars that you've driven

Together

Sew the computers

Sew the computers that you surf

Together

Sew the TVs

Sew the TVs that you watch

Together

Sew the things

Sew all those thing you only want

Together

(chorus 2x)

(guitar solo 2 over chorus... repeat through fade out)

(fade-in on short acoustic solo)

Alternate verse 3's:

1-

Sew the players

Sew the players for your music

Together

Sew the computers

Sew the computers that you surf

Together

Sew the TVs

Sew the TVs that you watch

Together

Sew the things

Sew the things that clutter up

Together

2-

Sew the PC's

Sew the PC's that you surf

Together

Sew the TVs

Sew the TVs that you watch

Together

Sew the players

Sew the players for your music

Together

Sew the things

Sew all those things that you don't need

Together

I like my latest verse 3 best, but let me know your thoughts.

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Wow we are a political bunch. Whose got the songs about love and passion and pain?

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Wow we are a political bunch. Whose got the songs about love and passion and pain?

I don't write any really political stuff. Not even "Sew" is political, though maybe it could be taken that way. I don't mind talking about politics, but I keep it out of the music because I write music to entertain people, not indoctrinate them.

I have a song about pain, but I'll post those lyrics later... once some others post... maybe on the second page.

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Just make it has lots of cowbell. I need to hear that cowbell, baby!

What? In "Sew?" It's not a Blue Oyster Cult song, lol. If my brother decides to add cowbell when we lay down the demo at home, that'll be up to him (my younger brother is a drummer/percussionist, and holy shit is he good!).

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Too funny to pass up, sorry. Now back to your musings, you crazy kids!

No problem. It was funny... :)

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Here's a muse I just wrote. Kind of sophomoric, but there it is.

Love and lovlier,

passion on a vine

Our wind it blows

across the time.

A pulse and wave

and warmth of gray,

gives light across

our blessed way.

And near the corner

a shadow lies

of doubt, remorse

and false reprise

Fight, my love

resist my might.

And live to see

another light

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This is are very, very good. Makes me want to hear the song itself.

Thank you :P I do cringe at a couple of the lyrics today, but the song was just intended as a record of an election, and lucky for me it turned out to be -the- election. The tune is kinda Indie-Country. It was often on my setlist back in 2001, but not anymore.

this is actually something I wrote for my band to do one day, after we're finished working on the our current songs.

I guess one can figure where the inspiration came from.

Your eardrums are ringing as you stand on your own

The street corner's deserted as it echoes your sigh

Away from the vacuum, clutching twelve years of your life

With a lump in the throat and a tear in one eye

Stagger away from that great explosion

You know that the dream is over but you don't know which way to go

That is a great, great set of lyrics...

Please feel free to write lyrics for me anytime you like as I hate writing lyrics, I like to concentrate more on the music.

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Thank you :P I do cringe at a couple of the lyrics today, but the song was just intended as a record of an election, and lucky for me it turned out to be -the- election. The tune is kinda Indie-Country. It was often on my setlist back in 2001, but not anymore.

That is a great, great set of lyrics...

Please feel free to write lyrics for me anytime you like as I hate writing lyrics, I like to concentrate more on the music.

thanks :) I love writing...it's my biggest input (except for the lead vocals), since I can't play an instrument for my life.

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I get updates to all the threads I am am subscribed to by email, so I have your lyrics in my email. They are very moving and very strong. I think you should post them, just with a disclaimer.

This is are very, very good. Makes me want to hear the song itself.

I have my own lyrics, to, that I will start uploading. One set of my own lyrics I've already posted: I'm talking about my rewrite of Nobody's Fault but Mine. I believe I posted it in the Pet Peeves thread, but I can't quite remember...

Anyways, I'll start posting my lyrics when I see more people post their's. And thanks again, Gainesbarre. And remember, JimmyPageZoSo56, you can post your lyrics. just start off with a disclaimer.

And finally, I need to add a copyright disclaimer because this thread is "borrowed" ( :D ) from another forum, but that thread had to be closed because someone stole the lyrics of a member and made a song out of it, causing a bit of a copyright battle (thankfully, the thief lost, and quickly, but there you go). So, a copyright disclaimer:

All the lyrics above and below this post have been copyrighted by the poster of those lyrics, and you may not use the lyrics without their direct permission.

I will repeat this on every page, just to be sure.

And making that statement does help, BTW... at least in America.

ok cool.

All right everyone. This is for the Vietnam vets. My dad is a Vietnam vet and he loved this song.

I praise him for being a vet. I have had a long chain of military history in my family.

I dont take crap from people who make fun of vets and can't stand it when make fun of the Vietnam vets. So here they are, my lyrics.

This is called Catch Your Breath.

We travel to a distant land---

As we listen to that Zeppelin band---,

The black night cries---

The moon shines though the trees---

Grab your gun, shoot the breeze---

The jungle, an orange blaze---

Of that deadly haze---

Death always---

Chorus

Ooo-----In' Nam

Watch for your life

In the jungles, catch a breeze

Ready your M16, fire into the trees

While down on the floor, walk under the trees---,

Step though, the cool breeze---

Silver tears, roll down his cheeks

So------, we sleep tonight---, look up at the starlight

Mars, why? oh why?

Run, catch your breath.

Chorus

Ooo-----In' Nam

Watch for your life

In the jungles, catch a breeze

Ready your M16, fire into the trees

Out at sea---, ships fire to the trees

Shells hit, out of your reach

Fly in and out, get fixed, they are back out fighting again.

Guitar Solo

Edited by JimmyPageZoSo56

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^There it is. Those lyrics are very powerful. I admit I don't have any kind of connection to Vietnam (at least, none that I know about), but the lyrics are still moving to me.

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Take a number, have a seat and dust the covers off

Drop the clutch and make the wheels spin

Melt into the night

Say goodbye now, bed discarded

Created from these thoughts

Somehow the drama led to the notion

That only faith survives

So the story goes

Am I really safe in your arms

Does it ever hurt, do you ever know

And now I’m waiting on line

And yes I’m hating that I feel so exposed

Scared to dream, shed the dead weight from my last scene ya

So the story goes

Am I really safe in your arms

Does it ever burn

Does it ever hurt, do you ever know

And now I’m waiting on line

And yes I’m hating that I feel so alone

Scared to dream, shed the dead weight from my last scene

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Take a number, have a seat and dust the covers off

Drop the clutch and make the wheels spin

Melt into the night

Say goodbye now, bed discarded

Created from these thoughts

Somehow the drama led to the notion

That only faith survives

So the story goes

Am I really safe in your arms

Does it ever hurt, do you ever know

And now I’m waiting on line

And yes I’m hating that I feel so exposed

Scared to dream, shed the dead weight from my last scene ya

So the story goes

Am I really safe in your arms

Does it ever burn

Does it ever hurt, do you ever know

And now I’m waiting on line

And yes I’m hating that I feel so alone

Scared to dream, shed the dead weight from my last scene

Good stuff!

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This one's an acoustic number. The solo is acoustic. All strings are turned down half a step, so the song is in Eb minor.

There's Got to be More

Standing here all alone

Looking over everything

Wondering what does the future hold

The dead leeves fall to the ground

The trees stand bare there's nothing there

Nothing to take and keep close to the heart

(chorus)

Give me life or give me death

Show me the world's unrest

So I know I'm not the only one

Down here, on my knees

Never gettin' anything I need

But don't tell me, "this is all there is"

'Cause there's got to be more

Wandering all around

In debt to them and everyone

Broken, on the ground again

The cold wind blows everywhere

Bundled up, but still aware

Of the chill that travels through the mind

(chorus)

(guitar solo)

Counting the cracks on the wall

The state of mind we try to stall

But it just ends up coming in the end

The light ahead seems so clear

It's just a glimmer, though so dear

To those of us needing it right now

(chorus)

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I am the quintessential quadrasexual,

Triple sensual, double textural.

Your monoconcavity, my multi-depravity,

In reality, will see my omnidirectional,

notably immesurable,

deposity my collateral,

All over your bilaterals.

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This is a fluff piece I wrote when I was 18 and a freshman in college.(I use 19 because I thought it worked better with the second line)

It's about a girl in my Latin class.We studied together after class and she eventually became an intimate friend.Our connection began and ended over the course of one semester.

Nineteen years

And half as many beers,

My passion started to rise.

Soon to be content

Though my mind was bent,

When I caught that little gleam in your eyes.

You left me speechless

And kept me breathless

As fireworks roared over the sky.

I thought that our fun

Was good one on one

Until you said you were in love with me

And that wasn't good.

Pretty mama

That concludes my show

Your pleasure has to bend.

Please don't let it be the end.

Pretty mama.

Now you've learned my name

And I've played your game

You only fooled me

For a minute or two.

Because the magic wand

Which you held in your hand

Is more a part of me

Than is part of you.

I'll give you love

I'll give you kisses

Grant some of your wishes

If they're ones

I think you will choose.

But if you don't get it right

On the first try

Then I guess we'll start this game again

And rewrite new rules.

Pretty mama

That concludes my show

Your pleasure has to bend.

Just a little for me.

Pretty mama.

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I would have left out the part about the beers, they're really not as romantic as you would think. Anyway this place needs a little livening up, Bo Didley would have wanted it this way.

This is a simple blues number I just wrote for Bo (and Nathan):

I got the cowbell blues baby, you know I just can't get enough

I got the cowbell blues baby, lookin' for more of that stuff

I might come sniffin' roun' your barn door later

If the owner don't like that, I say it's tough...

Well ring-a-ling baby, ring-a-ling all night long

Ring-a-ling baby, hear that cowbell goin' strong

If that other bull don't like it

He sure can tell it to my horns....

We got that cowbell clangin', I sure feel it in my bones

Got that cowbell clangin', no way I'm headin' home

If some other cow don't like it

She sure ain't gonna dig this song...

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Might as well post this one again. I've posted it before, and I'm quite proud of it.

Let me tell you the story. Proselytizers are possibly my biggest pet peeve. They annoy the hell out of me. At the same time, however, fucking with them is so much fun. shifty.gif

So what I did once, after a door-to-door religious salesman showed up at my stoop, was rewrite the lyrics to "Nobody's Fault but Mine." FYI, the music itself is pretty much the version done by Page/Plant, only reworked to include two acoustic guitar solos.

Here are my reworked lyrics:

Nobody's Fault but Mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

If I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

They come-a knockin' at my door

They come-a knockin' at my door

They say if I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

They tellin' me that I'm wrong

They tellin' me that I'm wrong

They say if I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

If I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

And I don't care!

(guitar solo 1)

They shove their faith in my face

They shove their faith in my face

They say if I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

If I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

If I don't change

My soul be lost

It's nobody's fault but mine

But I ain't changin'

(guitar solo 2)

Nobody's fault but mine

Nobody's fault but mine

I don't care

What your truth is

It's nobody's fault but mine

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