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    While we could settle this pursuit
    An armistice would only prove
    That we had nothing left to lose

    I could not deny your sovereignty
    For that would be no life to me
    But one must fight to be free

    Between the synapse, no man’s land
    Chemical warfare is the plan
    Spark a feeling if you can

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    what should you do if you
    accidentally swallow an elephant?
    stop putting elephants in your mouth

    so what do you tell its parents?
    not much you can really say—
    they’ll never forget

    but how do you smooth things
    over with the elephant?
    peanutbutter laxatives

    ...what did the fella say when the girl
    asked if he wanted to go home with her?
    he looked blankly and finally went, “ohhh”

    how many times did they fuck?
    once the first night, again the next morning,
    yet again two days later after a bath

    so what happened the third time back?
    things got really weird, she kicked him out
    the joke must have been over.
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    Song to finish:

    (Verse 1)
    You go for something
    You try real hard
    You find another lover
    But it never goes far

    You work all day
    You waste the night
    You take the hangover
    And curse the light

    (Pre-Chorus)
    I couldn’t keep saving my breath in this town
    She’s living it up, I’m playing it down

    (NEW CHORUS)
    I shouldn’t keep wasting my time on these games
    She’s going on great, I’m going insane

    Pour me a shot and light my cigarette
    I got nothing left, nothing to regret

    Shoot my shot again and call it all a bust
    I must say could shake off my rust

    (Verse 2)
    You wake up Monday
    You shake it off
    You’ll grow up one day
    You’ll never stop

    You make it to Saturday
    You do it again
    Tell me what’s the matter babe
    You told me he’s a friend

    (Pre-Chorus)
    I shouldn’t keep wasting my time on her games
    She’s getting off easy, I’m feeling the pain

    (NEW CHORUS)
    Pour me a shot
    And light my cigarette
    I got nothing left
    I got nothing to regret

    Shoot my shot again
    And call it all a bust
    I must say
    You could shake off
    My rust

    I shouldn’t keep wasting my time on these games
    She’s going on great, I’m going insane




    Bridge?
    Chorus?
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    Bar tabs and busts
    I trust she must be good
    For one more drink, I think

    When she was just a server
    It was easier to pretend
    We weren’t pretending

    Smiles were natural, jokes aplenty
    It was simple to be friendly
    And pretend it wasn’t pretending

    I’m sure this isn’t the ending
    But I can’t sit here alone, again,
    Staring at my phone, a phoney

    Biding my time on bologney
    Writing up shit with a stoney
    Countenance that owns me

    Counting minutes, sitting here horny
    Sipping so slowly on cider
    Because, she doesn’t want me

    Beside her, or inside her, no
    Not this time, no, not this time
    The last time was a crime

    We did that once, did it again
    But three times was a charm
    And she overcame whatever thrust

    Whatever pull was there
    With a head full of reddest hair
    And a heart full of who knows what

    I trust she must be good
    For one more drink, I think
    But not tonight, not at all

    Another server yells last call
    And her beer is half full
    Mine half empty and null

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    out of curiosity, have you turned any of these into actual songs? I used to think these writing threads were pretentious and dull but what you and yes keep on creating is starting to resonate with me

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    I’ve written about 40 songs with complete guitar parts. If I post it here it usually makes it to music. I’ve been working with a bass player and drummer recently. Should be performing locally in the coming months.

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    I'd be curious to hear if you record anything

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    Song: If You’ve Never

    (V1)
    If you’ve never cast a stone
    Then you cast first
    We are lonely at our worst
    The worst is here

    And if you’ve not removed the log
    Then see it your way
    We move blindly toward our God
    When we choose fear

    (Chorus)
    But have no fear
    I am here
    Open up your tired ears
    Use your eyes and you will see
    You are free, you’re free

    (V2)
    If you’ve never lost it all
    Then give it up slowly
    We are lowly in the grave
    And cannot save it there

    In your absence we shall revel
    And drink it away
    Raise your glass then to the Devil
    He’s everywhere

    (Chorus)
    But you don’t care
    And I don’t care
    The Devil is you and me, beware
    Use free will and you will see
    The best and worst humanity

    (Bridge)
    You can break my dumb ol’ bones
    Words will never hurt me, no
    You can haunt my dreams at night
    I have a light, I am the light

    The love abides in me
    The love abides in you, too
    I am the light, I have the light
    Do you?

    (Closing verse)
    If you’ve never felt alone
    Then you’ve not lived
    Give your all and face the stones
    It only hurts a moment

    And if you’ve never felt at home
    Well I’m lost, too
    You can join me at the bar
    And have a drink or two

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    my heart is
    a smelly bare foot
    in a world of single socks
    ignore the laundry with me
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    When I do it, I’ll be done with it
    Hell, I’d do it just to be done with it

    Even the dishes are judging me
    Piled high for days, it seems

    Everyone’s staring at me
    Everbody’s got an opinion

    You all think I’m a nuisance
    That I won’t ever do it

    But screw it, get through it
    It’s done before you knew it

    Someone stopped me
    I blew it

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    nine
    point
    eight
    zero
    six
    six
    five
    em
    slash
    es
    squared
    I’m falling
    for you

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    However,
    The bars
    Are the same
    Wherever you go

    It just depends
    How many people
    And how many drinks
    They serve there

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    Get to the end of this cigarette
    Stamp out the embers of my old regrets
    Set a far sight at another resolution
    It’s a new New Year and I’m sick of confusion
    I got a heavy heart, how it’s sunk in my chest

    And I could do my best, oh, it wouldn’t be the worst
    But it won’t be the last that I put it down again
    I’ve got a hectic little history, just ask my friends
    And a frantic way of thinking when I’m not in first

    TBC

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    Resolution Song

    You can’t go on
    Well, what are you going to do?
    It’s all gone wrong
    There’s nothing left here for little ol’ me and you

    I can’t give it away now
    My big secret to life
    There’s no price you can pay
    The secret is staying right

    Well, come stay here
    My rent’s paid up and I’ve got a couch
    You could stay for the year
    If you ever get fed up of sleeping around, you slouch

    You can’t give it away for free
    The small shame that you feel
    There’s no doctor can heal
    The secret of you and me

    I don’t care if you don’t love me
    My heart is full of holes
    I know you think I’m nobody
    But I am somebody

    And sometimes somebody
    Is better than no one at all

    I can’t give it away now
    My big secret to life
    There’s no price you can pay
    The secret is staying right

    You can’t give it away for free
    The small shame that you feel
    There’s no doctor can heal
    The secret of you and me

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    The cigarettes are killing me
    The coffee keeps me up at night
    But it doesn’t help in the morning

    I found another lover, but I don’t love her
    And she is scorning me today
    Burning another smoke away

    Drink another cider, not gonna fight her
    Last time inside her was great
    Should I stay beside her and wait?

    Why complicate the act with emotion?
    No one ever won devotion like that
    Quite the notion lying on your back

    Fact is fiction, sex addiction
    Is how we're wired, hard wired, if you will
    And if she won't the desire fades

    Now I'm faded, hard and wired
    I did not conspire to take advantage
    I only managed to damage her walls

    But she let me in, I'll let her down
    Someone else will pay for my wall
    It's the American way, after all

    Bordering on boredom, I write to you
    Another message betting upon your trust
    Appealing to your latest lust, a tryst

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    Set the sparrows free

    Set the sparrows free
    Cup them to your breast
    No more, I believe
    The sky is high on jealousy

    Set the loser straight
    Let him gaze upon your ink
    Once more, he debates
    Another response or three

    Set the standard right
    Have no stranger in the night
    Tonight, he anticipates
    The things he cannot see

    Set the sparrows free
    Do it, do it for you, for me
    I pray, set the blessed sparrows free
    Before I fly away

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    Allison...
    Allison...
    If you ever grow weary
    You can stay with me
    And we’ll have some fun

    I met a hippie little girl
    On a wacky little app
    When I tried to hit her up
    She never hit me back

    Allison...
    Allison...
    If you ever find a job
    You owe me one

    I brought a funky smellin’ bag
    To a cabin in the woods
    When she finally hit me back
    I showed up with the goods

    Allison...
    Allison...
    Will you bake a batch of brownies?
    Lemme know they’re done

    We drank a bottle of wine
    We drank a bottle or two
    When the night was surely over
    I sprang a kiss on you

    We started talkin’ ‘bout the past
    I started thinkin’ of what next
    But I forgot about the moment
    And we never went to bed

    ...to be developed later



    Brownies
    Piano in the field
    Alice in wonderland
    19 Crimes
    Wine
    Cabin on the mountain
    Driving through the tunnel
    IDGAF wandering
    Dread head
    Nova cat the Russian spy
    Haitian Creole

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    Bangin’

    And I wonder,
    How far does your fuse go
    You lil’ firecracker?

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    Making Music

    Your fingers aren’t unskilled...

    But allow me to display
    A special technique
    From G back to A

    I shall spell the score
    One letter at a time
    And find new notes

    Buried in your cleft,
    And for my treble
    You might fill the staff

    Shaking sweet vibrato
    From somewhere deep,
    If not the heartstrings
    Last edited by shampoo; 03-22-2019 at 07:46 PM.

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    Lip Service

    language, noun
    Definition 1b (4)
    “The means by which animals communicate”
    E.g., the language of birds

    A whore for language, I like it deep
    So give me your grandest little speech
    Of all the parts, your lips I find best
    They beseech me to hear the rest

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    La petite mort

    Kill me again soon
    Invincible animal

    Invisible chemicals
    Make me wanna live

    Just a little bit

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    Car crash with confetti

    I’m gonna be a wreck over you

    Crossed the line
    Objects in the mirror
    Larger than they appear
    She didn’t push back

    Failed to signal
    Do not operate under
    The influence of alcohol
    She knew where I was

    There is no seatbelt
    No right turn on red
    Oncoming traffic
    Her pillow is my airbag
    Last edited by shampoo; 03-26-2019 at 08:28 AM.

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    Do you believe in omens?
    Ate her pretty heart out
    She stole my soul
    I lost my voice
    The succubus
    Only takes
    What you
    Give

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    (Verse 1)
    I leveled the shed and in its stead / a garden bed we laid
    The richest soil for this toil
    Was all that could be said

    We never got a ripe tomato
    Never tasted peppers sweet
    The little sprouts had quite the bout / absorbing summer’s heat

    (Chorus)
    You’re not a memory
    You were a friend to me
    You’re not an enemy
    You were a friend to me

    (Verse 2)
    Not far off a dogwood scoffed
    And slowly sought its sapling decay / And as I mowed with my head bowed / I finished it off today

    For years this was a family home / This summer it is mine alone / Next time I think I’ll build a shed / For tools to cope with things I’ve done

    (Chorus)
    You’re not a memory
    You were a friend to me
    You’re not an enemy
    You were a friend to me

    (Bridge, 2nd poem adapted)
    You could send
    A shoot of grass flying
    Simply by lying
    In a field of my design

    It doesn’t make sense
    But neither does love
    Just give it a little time
    Just give it a little time

    (Chorus x 2)
    You’re not a memory
    You were a friend to me
    You’re not an enemy
    You were a friend to me

    Release your hold on me
    You’re not my family
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    Feels like a flicker
    Might make me sicker
    But here’s the kicker
    Code switch and stick’er
    Break’er and flip’er
    Flip the damn breaker
    Anything to take her
    Takers and givers
    I could deliver
    The knockout blow
    But I can’t feel my body
    Damn

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