Sunday, March 29, 2015

Open Source Song Lyrics


I've had this idea kicking around in my head for a while now and I thought now might be a good time to put it out there. It's quite simple really.

I fancy myself (for good or ill) as something of a half decent lyricist. On the melody part, and the engineering, not nearly as much. It also has occurred to me that it would be pretty cool to put lyrics out there so that a variety of people, with their different styles of play, and melody preferences, could do what they thought might be the best way to express those lyrics. And I also thought that it might be cool to see how others would alter the words themselves to, perhaps, make a better way to express what they felt the initial copy was trying to say.

That being said, I am putting all of these lyrics out there without any restrictions as what you can do with them, or any expectations as to compensation to me for the initial starting point of the words that comprise the songs. Keep the words. Change them completely. Put whatever melody to them you think appropriate and then send me back a copy of your output, lets say as a link to a YouTube recording, or whatever other sourcing site, so you can have some assurance that your versions gets registered as your version. I promise to post that link here so that you whatever extra exposure my modest blog can provide. It might not be much, but every little bit helps, and it certainly couldn't hurt.

And if you are not a musician maybe you know someone who is; someone you could pass the song idea along to. All I ask is that you get them to at least consider letting me have a chance to share it with folks here.

OK then. Here are the first few to start with. As you will note, I have given them just numbers for an initial title. The final title will be at the sole discretion of the musician involved.

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SONG #1:

When you don't know
where you're goin
Why the hell do you care
about how you'll be goin
to get anywhere
or what you'll be finding
assuming you're ever there.

Just think upon
what you carry
and why you 
bring it anywhere.
And think about
the burden
born by others
as you step upon
their cares.

Look upon the Journey
as a means to
find your legs
and the eyes
to see what matters
in what makes you
want to care

Walk about this world
to wake what is there
in you and all you find
as you make each place aware.

Walk about this world
so you know why
you mind
that every thing matters
and everything takes care

Walk about this world
take each step as a find
make each moment matter
as you love
what loves in kind

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SONG #2:

How can an angel be so bad
How can such lovin drive you mad
its creation desolation
that leaves a boy so glad
to know he's been had

God threw you down
because you turned him around
But only he knows
From his head to his toes
Just how good it is to take
in the heaven you make
of such righteous misery

He'll love all you ya do
He'll love the heat you put him through
but in the end you'll know its true
only one can top the view
while there's nothing the
other can do

Oh you just gotta know
How bad it's gonna go
You're gonna steal all his thunder
You're gonna teach him how to plunder
Enough to make him send you
Oh so far down under.

You know the Devil don't share
so ya better beware
You play his game a lot better
Just to get him a lot redder
you're gonna go down
and find the burn
in what comes around

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SONG #3:

You make a
line in the sand
to show us all
where you stand

But it's the blood
in the flood
that wipes away
all those lies 
in the blades 
that cut the lines
of what we face 
between you from me

Too much blood
in the the sand
to many tears 
that will not land
so no heart can ever grow
to make a head 
ever understand

Insanity is all we gain 
when any solid ground  
we  might stand 
for anything sane
gets quickly blow away.
so all we remember 
is every grain 
of our pain

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SONG #4:

Bend you over all my friends
Bend you over to begin.
Bend it over right this instant
For your betters
are itchin for their skins.

They're ever so thrusty for
their pumping you in and out
And here we're a dying
in the way of fitting in.

They’ve got the biggest pipes
for you to blow everything out
And they even own the holes
in the means
to all your ends.

Bend you over all you rabble
They are beyond all control.
For You folded for the watching
With No worries without a pill
for what it is that flows.

And as they push it deeper
All Your thinking flushed and blinking
so liberally lubed and tubed.
The message boobing by you
Your passages brightly nude.

Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
You've Given up Creation
just to swallow what they send
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just keep on Cheeking meekly
and hope the spread won't you rend
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just put your lips to servicing
Cause you'll need no voice my friend


Bend you over all you hopeless
And shed you no more streams.
For they'll pump you one big gut full
Of all the most sad and wondrous dreams.

They will get the substance
And you get the foam.
And while It tickles and it sparkles,
Still will it leave you all quite numb.

Bend you over all you angry
For They’ll channel all your fears.
They’ll seduce all your sorrows
And sell them back at a markup
as you blunder throught the years.

Injustice now is hazy
When it doesn’t entertain.
And Conscience now gets lazy
When they sell us back our pain.

Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
You've Given up Creation
just to swallow what they send
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just keep on Cheeking meekly
and hope your spread won't you rend
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just put your lips to servicing
Cause you'll need no voice my friend

Don’t think you of tomorrow
It’s already going to dust.
Just think of how fulfilled
They’ve got you with their lust.

Bend you over all you holy
Bend you over most profane.
Bend you all over backwards
To them it profits all the same.

Bend you over all my children
Don’t look you so surprised.
Bend you over all my children
Your innocence is prized.

Bend you over all my children
You don’t have to kneel.
Bend you over all my children
This is the mega-bucks Mcdeal.

Bend you over my children
We’ve made this our fate.
Bend you over my children
We questioned it too late.

Bend you over all my children
And take it in stride.
Bend you over my children
Bow out now and die.

Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
You've Given up Creation
just to swallow what they send
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just keep on Cheeking meekly
and hope your spread won't you rend
Bend, Bend
Don't you mend or defend
Just put your lips to servicing
Cause you'll need no voice my friend