Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post lyrics to your song fight entries. If you have lyrics in search of music, post those here in the Lyric Marte thread.
Post Reply
User avatar
BoffoYux
Mean Street
Posts: 689
Joined: Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:22 pm
Instruments: Keys, Clunking, SFX and Strings
Recording Method: Audacity, Adobe, and other 'A' titled software
Submitting as: Boffo Yux Dudes
Location: New England
Contact:

Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by BoffoYux »

Half Step Away
by Boffo Yux Dudes

We know we're just a bunch of dorks
Who met slumming in upstate New York

No one laughs at any of our jokes
And that's why we're all constantly broke
Seriously folks

We like to use old technology
Quadrophonic synths in our comedy

We try our best and we do our part
Half-step away from bad performance art
It isn't too smart

We're the Boffo Yux Dudes
We often write songs when we're stewed
We may annoy but we're not rude
Hope by the judges we aren't screwed

Tossing a bad pun or archaic quote
Dulcimer tones from a Tuvan throat

We think outside of the cardboard box
'cause our brains are short more than a few blocks.
More than a few blocks

We're the Boffo Yux Dudes
No talent but no attitude
We overflow with lamitude
We just might be just a bit unglued

We've done this now for years
And it's just as we feared
We do not seem to wise up
Although you may despise us
We're just too pig headed to shut up now.

We're the Boffo Yux Dudes
We often write songs when we're stewed
We may annoy but we're not rude
Hope by the judges we aren't screwed
User avatar
truth
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Posts: 41
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:45 pm
Submitting as: Cavedwellers, Yardley Social Scene, Katy & the Dwellers, Tindersoot, Mandibles

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by truth »

DISJOINTED, BUT WITH PORPOISE
by Cavedwellers

NOTE: we might have inadvertently submitted a previous version of the lyrics, but they’re not terribly different than the finished version below.

In caves we abide
Found our purpose
(and porpoises for days,
When it’s high tide)
Make our music,
make news and mayonnaise
Earning high praise

We know all the angles and we add them perfectly
Constructing cat’s cradles, sudoku, ESP
Surround time bombs with cover songs, familiar harmony
Strike the gear and disappear, detonate remotely

Finding a voice,
There is no question
It’s best to follow bliss
The only good choice
When the popscene
cannot see the jist
Of what music is

We know all the angles ...

“Must have chops, hair, bad-boy image, and a car”
--Must cut and paste the charts to unfold a star

Songs as math problems do distract from fever dreams
In the bedrooms where all we do is sleep and sing

We know all the angles ...
User avatar
crumpart
Panama
Posts: 942
Joined: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:04 am
Instruments: Fuzz
Submitting as: Hot Pink Halo
Pronouns: She/her
Location: Cork, Ireland
Contact:

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by crumpart »

Hot Pink Halo by Hot Pink Halo

***

Do you see the shade I throw?
My fluorescence is a blinding light
Together we’re like Michelangelo-oh
A hero in a half pan
Colouring the fight
We take flight
Shine so bright

What you see before your eyes
Isn’t all that’s there
The picture that I paint
Is only half a prayer
Reflected on the wall you’ll see
What’s not on show
It’s a hot hot hot
Hot Pink Halo

Do you like the way I flow?
My bloom casts a heady spell
They call me Opera Rose-ose-ose
A hero in the half light
After a brush with Raphael
Oh can you tell?
Draw a parallel

What you see before your eyes
Isn’t always there
The picture that I paint
Is only half a prayer
Reflected on the wall you’ll see
What’s not on show
It’s a hot hot hot
Hot Pink
Halo of light that moves
Along with you
A shape shifting shadow showing
Something that’s true
When you look beyond the edges
There’s a telltale glow
It’s a hot hot hot
Hot Pink Halo

Like everything else
We cannot last
One day we’ll fade
Nothing’s colourfast
The chroma slips away
The notes die down
And what’s left to say

What you see
Isn’t there
It’s half the prayer
What’s not
What’s not on show
Is a hot
A Hot Pink
Halo of light that moves
Along with you
A shape shifting shadow showing
Something that’s true
When you look beyond the edges
There’s a telltale glow
I’m a hot hot hot
Hot Pink Halo
Devil’s got me Lindt! Devil’s got me Lindt!
User avatar
JonPorobil
Beat It
Posts: 5599
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:45 am
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Accordion, Bass, lots of VSTs
Recording Method: Cubase 10.5
Submitting as: Jon Eric, Jon Porobil, others
Pronouns: He/Him
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Contact:

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by JonPorobil »

"My Name is Jon"
by Jon Porobil

You know, I never hit rock bottom
But I wish I had
I never lacked for health or food or shelter
I should be glad

What would remain of me if all those little luxuries were gone
My name is Jon and I’m an addict (Hi, Jon)

After every satisfaction
It’s like, “What’s next?”
I’ve eaten junk, blacked out drunk
Sabotaged close friendships with sex

The night before a deadline I’ll play games on my computer until dawn
My name is Jon and I’m a liar (Hi, Jon)

I never even touched the hard stuff
Can’t even picture what it’d do to me
No pleasure ever adds up to enough
To make it through to me

Suppose she wakes tomorrow knowing
I don’t deserve her grace?
What vices will I turn to when she can’t even
Look me in the face?

I won’t argue with the splinters of guitars across the lawn
When justice catches up to me for my unconscionable con
Will I look back and have to wonder, God, what was I even on?
My name is Jon and I’m an addict (Hi, Jon)
"Warren Zevon would be proud." -Reve Mosquito

Stages, an album of about dealing with loss, anxiety, and grieving a difficult year, now available on Bandcamp and all streaming platforms! https://jonporobil.bandcamp.com/album/stages
User avatar
mholland
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Posts: 107
Joined: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:18 pm
Instruments: Saxophones
Recording Method: Scarlett 2i2/Tascam FireOne, Logic
Submitting as: Night Sky
Pronouns: he/him
Location: Davis, CA

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by mholland »

Night Sky - Celestial Navigation

Hello I am a biped
Accident of time
Made of successive
Adaptations to the clime

Celestial navigation
Love a twinkling guide
Bout my destination
Won’t go asking that night sky

Hey I’m a bricklayer
Building up a wall
Maybe a peacemaker
Or coxswain of the fall

[Instrumental]

My work starts at sunrise
Building brick by brick
Heady nights In hindsight
I’m an architect

Celestial navigation
Love a twinkling guide
Bout my destination
Won’t go asking that night sky

Like molecules and termites
I have a simple plan
Joining yall feels right
The rest aint in my hands

Celestial navigation
Love a twinkling guide
Bout my destination
Won’t go asking that night sky
Night Sky is Sally on lyrics, Steve on drums, and Matt on the other stuff
User avatar
vowlvom
Panama
Posts: 989
Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 3:29 am
Instruments: guitar, keys, "other"
Recording Method: PC, reaper, ableton
Submitting as: Vowl Sounds, Vom Vorton
Pronouns: he/him
Contact:

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by vowlvom »

Vom Vorton - Forget All You Knew

hello, you may remember
the man I was before
but it’s been twelve long months
since I last stepped out my door
now hibernation’s over
I’m jumping off the shelf
I used the whole damn year
to reinvent myself

so forget all you knew
if you knew anything at all
it’s no longer true
I’ve had a reinstall

I lacked confidence
now I am in your face
I had no ambition
now I’m here to win the race
I used to drag my heels
now I walk through fire
I used to be an honest man
now I am a liar

all your old complaints
I have taken them on board
I took some guitar lessons
even learned a new chord
I hope you can adjust
to what I have become
it’s victory or bust
I’ve only just begun

so forget all you know
if you know anything
let your preconceptions go
and listen to me sing

I lacked confidence
now I am in your face
I had no ambition
now I’m here to win the race
I used to drag my heels
now I walk through fire
I used to be an honest man
now I am a liar

I’m taking your ass to the dancefloor
I’m revitalised, shiny and new
I’m giving you all that you asked for
who really cares if it’s true?

I lacked confidence
now I am in your face
I had no ambition
now I’m here to win the race
I used to drag my heels
now I walk through fire
I used to be an honest man
now I am a liar
I lacked confidence
now I am in your face
I had no ambition
now I’m here to win the race
I used to drag my heels
now I walk through fire
I used to be an honest man
now I am a liar
User avatar
arby
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Posts: 121
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:21 pm
Instruments: Omnichord, vocals
Recording Method: TASCAM, GarageBand
Submitting as: Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost, Virgo Power
Pronouns: she/her
Location: Staten Island, NY
Contact:

Re: Pleasure To Meet You - SpinTunes 17 Round #1

Post by arby »

Hello* by Lucky Witch & the Righteous Ghost
* Subtitle: He Who Is Not To Be Named, the Black Tentacled God of Night

Track info: We've always been inspired by Lovecraft and themes of unnameable eldritch horrors. So when I heard the track assignment, I thought of Cthulu. So how do you introduce something whose name you're not supposed to say out loud? With a wordless screech. - Brookes

lyrics:
My name’s a word that cannot be said
My name’s the thought that whispers inside your head
And if you heard it, you’d wish you were dead
The memory will haunt you beyond your deathbed

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <స్క్రీచ్>
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <স্কিচ>

I’ve been waiting since before the stars were born
I existed in the exhale when the universe was torn
My essence lurks inside the storm’s deadly churn
If you want to summon me, well, first be forewarned

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <ચીસો>
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <स्क्रिच>

Bridge:
Below the sea, I’m lurking
Behind your eyes, I’m hiding
Below the sea, I’m lurking
Behind your eyes, I’m hiding
Below the sea, I’m lurking
Behind your eyes, I’m hiding
Ohhhhhh

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <කෑගැසීම>
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <לִצווֹחַ>

Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <அலறல்>
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello, hello, hello, hello
Hello
My name is <кычкыру>

Track credits:
E. Niveous Rayside: drum programming, guitar, bass
R. Brookes McKenzie: vocals
"Not fair, LW+RG get ambience for free every round." - Chumpy

"You are not afraid to brazenly refuse to resolve a chord until you damn well feel like it." - DJ Ranger Den

Post Reply