Try Me

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Try Me

Post by gizo » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:34 am

gizo vs. the 17,455

tell me before I walk away
why did you never show your face
and how could we listen to what you say
the ocean swells and hell’s our future state 

now in your bed you lay
deep down inside the dirt you made

look in my eyes and understand
i’ve never been a fighting man
but our world has suffered under your hand
the children will rebuild it if they can

and when they try you for your crimes
they’ll try me too, the fault is also mine
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Re: Try Me

Post by Æpplês&vØdkã » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:01 pm

Phlebia

She went off to scare the birds from the cropland
On the hillsides by the sea
Where she met her ancestors by the bushes
And received an prophecy
“If you slaughter every head of cattle,
Colonial oppression will subside
And if you raze your fields of grain
The dead will return and they will provide"

She returned to tell Mhalakaza
The wise one - understandably skeptical
But eventually he came to believe
The girl Nongkawuse was prophetic

When desperation becomes severe
In your cultural atmosphere
And your vision whispers
"Try me!"
Three hundred thousand, maybe four
Cattle slain, taken in vain
And famine spreads among the xhosa
Amagogotya were to blame

Shame the ones who aren’t
Complying!
Eternal apparitions
Lying!
Wither away, my people.
Dying!
Your poor ideas they whisper
Try me!

On the eighth day, the sun was to rise in the east, painted a ghastly blood red, accompanied by a tempestuous gale.
The supply of livestock was to be renewed with cows, healthy and fattened far beyond those slain according to the orders of the prophecy.
Despite overwhelming compliance, none of these events came to pass.
Over 70,000 people starved in the ensuing famine.
As a twist of fate the girl — whether misguided or simply delusional — was not one of them.


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Re: Try Me

Post by CazaroTaro » Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:06 am

CazaroTaro

Try Me
Why don’t you just
Try me
Why don’t you just
Try me
Why don’t you
Try me out and see what comes

I’ve seen how sad you’ve been
Since you broke up with him
Moping ‘round the office
Resigned look on your face

My hairline’s receding
My waistline’s not so thin
But I have a good heart
Looking for a fresh start

You need to take a chance
On an office romance
You have nothing to lose
But your broken heart blues

Ohhh – Ohh

Can you look beyond your cubicle
And see the one who is right for you

Why don’t you try me
Why don’t you try me
Why don’t you try me
Why don’t you try me
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Re: Try Me

Post by crumpart » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:08 pm

Try Me, Hot Pink Halo

***

Try me, try me, try me, try me
I've got 44 keys
to unlock infinite fantasies

Tell me, tell me, tell me
all your secrets and I'll
show you, show you, show you
how to make them move

Show me, show me, show me
all your stories and I'll
take you, take you, take you
places they unspool

Try me, try me, try me, try me
I've got 44 keys
to unlock infinite fantasies

Take me, take me, take me
underneath your arm
I'll play you every
spell and orchestrated charm

Try me, try me, try me, try me
I've got 44 keys
to unlock infinite fantasies
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Re: Try Me

Post by gizo » Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:13 pm

Lollypops and The Sour Straps - Try Me
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We were friends and you betrayed me and you had to fall for her evil scheme.

And I’m not afraid to run away cause I’m not a coward so________

Try me, try me, I’m not afraid so come on
try me, try me, I won’t run away
try me, try me you wanna see me be a coward but I’m not
so come try me, try me I’m not afraid
so come on try me, try me I won’t run away
try me, try me I’m not a coward t
ry me try me woahohhh____

You sitting there with her playing that game and I, I thought that game was for just you and me, but I guess not we had that game to ourselves and I guess its now hers with you.

And I’m not afraid to run away cause I’m not a coward so________

Try me, try me, I’m not afraid so come on
try me, try me, I won’t run away
try me, try me you wanna see me be a coward but I’m not
so come try me, try me I’m not afraid
so come on try me, try me I won’t run away
try me, try me I’m not a coward
try me try me woahohhh____

ISTRUMENTAL


The End.
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Re: Try Me

Post by lichenthroat » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:42 pm

Try Me
by Lichen Throat

Hear the rebel yell again,
Chills run up and down your skin.
Kneel before the burning pyre,
Join in this unholy choir.
Nine sixteenths or seven eights
Silver hammers, tarnished blades.
Fire burns through these estates;
Plug your ears through cannonades.
Try me if you need a hand;
Try me if you need a rope.
Sow the salt into the land;
Scrub the hourglass with soap.

Draw a nickname from the hat;
Dress up in a silk cravat.
Join the elephant parade;
Hail the butler, greet the maid.
Sip a Brandy Alexander;
Try to smoke a briar pipe.
Kill the golden goose and gander;
Pose for the daguerreotype.
Try me if you need a hand;
Try me if you need a rope.
Listen to the big brass band;
Play the role of misanthrope.

Stroll along the Iron Bridge;
Sun drops down below the ridge.
Window bars are set in grout;
Prison doors have locked you out.
Every surface stained with soot,
Stunted urchins fight for scraps.
Scrape the callus from your foot;
Watch the ancient walls collapse.
Try me if you need a hand;
Try me if you need a rope.
Wander all along the strand;
Slip inside the envelope.
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Re: Try Me

Post by jimtyrrell » Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm

I am a man of contradictions
Of bright ideas and silly dreams
Driven by follies and convictions
And looking for miracles, it seems

When we're together, I am distant
And when I'm alone I think of you
When you tell me your secrets, I don't listen
There's so many things I wish I knew

I'm not a stupid guy
I'm just troubled by
A wandering mind now and then
You probably think that I don't mean it
But just try me and I'll try again

Some people worry about tomorrow
Some people hide in yesterday
I've never been one to wax nostalgic
And where I am headed, who's to say

But if you accept my invitation
I will be waiting here for you
We'll have some wine and conversation
There's so many things I wish I knew

I'm not a stupid guy
I'm just troubled by
A wandering mind now and then
I wouldn't blame you if you don't believe it
But just try me and I'll try again

I'm not a stupid guy
I'm just troubled by
A wandering mind now and then
You're everything I have ever needed
So just try me and I'll try again
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Re: Try Me

Post by thirdcatmusic » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:09 pm

THIRD CAT

colors fading
something close to black and white
no reasons left to find
so come on, try me
try me and you'll change your mind

lovers crying
something like forgotten songs
mistakes we can't rewind
so come on, try me
try me and you'll change your mind

come on, come on try me

you let your filter drop
as you see the friendly flowers growing tall
no, nothing's wrong
and when you close your eyes
you'll feel it all
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Re: Try Me

Post by Cybronica » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:22 pm

Mandibles - Try Me

Drink me, eat me, lick me, sip me…
Alice, come… try me….


V1
Come hither, Alice,
Come have a bite,
A nibble, a lick,
And stay for the night;

You won’t be complaining
With me at your lips;
Have a sip and remain for
My queer evening nips.


Ch
Try me try me try me...
You know you can’t deny me…
Try me try me try me…
You know you can’t walk by me
Without the need to sample me
Ill fill you up quite ample-ly
And show you how to handle me
When you try me try me try me...

V2
I’ve been watching you, Alice,
I know how you think;
You’ve been working too hard,
Come here, have a drink.

You feel you’re too small,
Yet take up too much space,
But with me at your side
You’ll never feel out of place...

Chorus
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Re: Try Me

Post by Pigfarmer Jr » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:46 am

Try Me
Evil Grin

Don’t really know who you are
But we end up at this bar
Every Friday night

We’ve talked a time or two
About the game, about the blues
You make me feel alright

I know a woman’s not supposed to ask
But I’m tired of wearing this goddamn mask
Would you like to slip into something new?
Bet I’m your size and your style too

Try me on
All night long
Feel my touch
Feel our fingers clutch
Your hand in mine
My hand in yours
Try me on
All night long

Don’t really know who you are
But we end up at this bar
Every Friday night
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(To the stars on the wings of a pig.)
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Re: Try Me

Post by Jerkatorium » Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:15 am

Try Me
by Miscellaneous Jerk

We never argue, why should we argue?
We’re both rational adults
We never fight, why should we fight?
That always gets such bad results
You look so happy now
Just wait until I make my big mistakes
And this contentment breaks

‘Cause if you think I can’t fuck this up
Then just try me, try me
If you think I can’t blow this
Then you don’t know this modus operandi
You think I won’t let bliss slip by me
But if you think I can’t fuck this up then just try me.
Try me.

You’d be surprised how quickly things can turn
Careless whispers spinning hurt
And I’ve had princes, princes that adored me
but I never seem to learn
You look so happy now
Just wait until my flaws take all this gold
And spin it back to straw.

‘Cause if you think I can’t fuck this up
Then just try me, try me
If you think I can’t blow this
Then you don’t know this modus operandi
You think I won’t let bliss slip by me
But if you think I can’t fuck this up then just try me.
Try me.

Sabotage, my favorite song
I turn it up and sing along
I'm the gremlin pulling screws from my own plane
Every time that things go well
I'm compelled to send them straight to hell
But hell's sick of all the shit I've kicked their way

But if you think I can’t fuck this up then just try me.
Try me.
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Re: Try Me

Post by The Elephant Choir » Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:26 pm

My darling dreamed of antlers in the mist and awoke with a scream.
I tried but my flesh could not hold her, she who was born in the stream.
And the dawn was a distant horizon and the eyes in the dark were real.
I gave her my heartbeat in the moonlight and dreamed it was something she could feel.

Try me, in this place while I lie by your side.
Try me, in this place the darkest shadows hide.

When she replied the ceiling split open. The stars were one harmonized voice
In some hours we are commanded. In some hours we have a choice.
I was commanded to slay the gray mare. I chose to weep in the deep.
Command and choice couple and birth what we lose and we keep.

Try me, this night will last for years.
Try me, let the lost words steer.
Try me, we come from the same saloon.
Try me, we come from the same tune.
Try me, we come from the same light.
Try me, in this mortal and eternal tonight.
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Re: Try Me

Post by fluffy » Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:08 pm

sockpuppet

try me
you want to fall to sleep
try me
i’m better than counting sheep

try me
you’ll finally rest at last
try me
don’t think about the past

try me
it’s time to tuck you in
try me
you’ll be asleep again
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Re: Try Me

Post by Merle Fyshwick » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:33 pm

Try Me
The Magnetic Letters

I'd never have believed if you told me two months ago I'd be standing here
This kangaroo court is about to pass its sentence on me
Two words keep running through my brain as I contemplate 're-education': try me

I wasn't even shopping for toys that day as I made my way toward the nicotine gum
An action figure caught my eye as he stared at me wonky-faced out of the box with the label that said 'Try Me!'

I pushed the button and he uttered his lines in a language that wasn't familiar
At first I just figured he'd got lost on his way and somehow ended up in Kardinya
I took him to the checkout, paid for him with cash
A little voice inside said 'You'd better watch your back, son'

I didn't get much sleep that night, I kept listening to his plaintive little voice
So the next day I took him to the languages school at the university
The professor had a listen, she said 'It's Central Asian' as she locked the door

She said 'This man says his name is Yusuf and he's an electronics engineer
He had to re-flash this ROM chip to get the word out that there's 10,000 prisoners in here
"They call it re-education, but we're really just factory slaves
Let the world know before they re-educate us all into oblivion"'

There was a knock on the door and the V.C. walked in
He said 'I'm glad you volunteered for a cultural exchange!'
The professor slipped a needle in my neck and as I blacked out she said
'Who do you think really runs this place?!'

I said 'You won't get away with this'
He said 'Try me, mate!'
I said 'You won't get away with this!'
She said 'Try me'
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Re: Try Me

Post by AJOwens » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:35 pm

Why does the inspiration for Songfight
Never arrive until the last day at midnight?
Why when I have a song and am able
Why is the studio full of bad cable?
Why do the instruments drift out of key?
Why is my workstation BSOD?
Why does my guitar strap keep jumping the pegs?
Why do my headphones get caught in my legs?
Why when I'm trying to send in my song
Why is the Internet taking so long?
Why does my new song sound like a classic?
Why does the hook sound just like Ric Ocasic?
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