Vacancy of mind/Where idle thoughts dance when their usefullness is through
After reviewing the lyrics of the song, I feel that the last line of the chorus may work better as the first line of the bridge. I propose an alternate chorus: The things that we, you I/The trouble that our, your my Can't breathe , can't leave, can't cry The wings that she, he fly/the bubble that their their die I Heave, I seethe, I lie. And then for the bridge: Fool in the pool, reflection wavers/ slave in the cave of my own behavior Clown with a frown, turned upside down/stage in the cage of my lost-and-found
Gonna close my eyes and metamorphosize
Gonna stop living a lie and give it one more try
Now I search for the reason why
The meaning of what, where, why/is lost in my own mind
Has-been, thin-skinned, bowling pin, in an open frame/I got nothing to prove, gonna stay the same
I'm a washed-up rock star, whose past is checkered/like a nonstop jukebox with a broken record
I'm a hotshot paradox, reality bending/like a horror movie plot, with a happy ending
I've got nothing to prove, but I wont stop trying/I'll sell you my soul, but it ain't worth buying
I play the fool for your amusement/my golden rule is your bemusement
Teach them to love, not to feel hate / Let's make this right, no time to tempt fate
Just a suggestion:GT's last line would we a great start of the bridge, instead of verse 4
Just a suggestion:GT's last line would we a great start of the bridge, instead of verse 4
I realize that it is too late to get the votes, but I had an idea that combines rsmithline and paul's line. Let's build bridges, knock down walls/and see the light to a better way. This allows us to repeat the hook of better way in the chorus. It also changes the rhyme scheme slightly which can be adventageous. It also decreases the use of the word love which is already mentioned three times in the song.
(Inspired by Kathryn's lines) A beacon for humanity/Let's make our dreams a reality
We've gotta find a better way/Out from the darkness to a brighter day
"Some want to love, some want to hate/let's get this right, there's no time to wait" "There's gotta be a better way, the dawning of a new world starting today"
I like sassafras's idea of splitting Paul's submission to use as a prechorus and then Kathryn's line.
A child cries in his mother's arms/"You never said it would be like this"
A Northener's Tale - How Santa Got His Mojo Back
The drone then descended from out of the sky/it retreived the gifts without saying goodbye/A letter then landed on Santa's left shoe/it said "you were naughty, no gift for you"
On the side of the box, an image appeared/a much younger Santa, without belly or beard
On the side of the box, a message appeared/"If you are reading this, things are worse than I feared"
"X marks the spot", he said with a grin/"time for Santa 2.0 to begin"
"You call that high tech, it's ten minutes late"/He said in a huff, "I won't soon be replaced"
Inspired by Jerry's line- Drawn on the side of the box in red crayon/a parting gift, from your friends at Amazon
A stranger arrives in the center of town/on a mission to claim Santa's gift giving crown
A stranger arrives in the center of town/on a mission to turn Santa's life back around
Twenty years have passed, since he last rode his sleigh/his skills no longer valued as they were back in the day
Don't be fooled by his jovial disguise/merely a front for his criminal ties
Santa Claus didn't always earn applause
I don't recognize my reflection, perhaps I should choose a new direction
Is this life worth living or should I start back at the beginning?
Should I release this trapeze and just tumble in the breeze?
Why did I leave in the first place?/a whim, an escape, a fall from grace?
I search for truth inside a crystal ball/Melodia's line-"The reflection I see is of someone else"
But I trust myself to find the way
Trapped inside a crystal ball
Another road, a different state/Don't let me make the same mistake
A second chance for a new beginning/Watch out world, this time I'm winning
I rev my engine as the light turns green
An exit ramp to a new life
There’s more than you, in you and I
Here's to the memories before we were enemies/we used to be two peas in a pod
You're not the only one in control/you know it takes two/two halves don't always make a whole
I remember the winter of '75/It was cold on the streets, but there was fire inside
There's more than you, in you and I
Let me know when you decide
Other people have feelings too
It takes two, something tells me we're through
I never had the guts to say goodbye
You always hang me out to dry
"It's my way or the highway", you said in a huff.
Have you ever asked for shelter to survive a raging storm?/but there was no one there to lend a helping hand
This is the day the silence ends/We stand as one with helping hands
This is the day the silence ends
We have strength to fight addiction/Join us now we have conviction
I don't expect you to understand/All I ask is that you hold my hand
The time has come/to make a vow/We won't give in/we are stronger now
Out of the darkness, into the light/Cast off these shadows, put up a fight
The sun's warm rays/make me dream of brighter days to come
Behind every shadow shines a beam of light/Like a phoenix from the ashes returning to flight
The memories we used to make, they once felt real but now seem fake.
The memories we used to make, now feel like a huge mistake
The bedroom where we used to sleep, is colder than it used to be.
I've said my piece, now it's time to make new memories
Now our warm embrace, has left a bitter taste
Reality hit me in the face, left nothing but a bitter taste
But reality left a bitter taste
Should have seen what you had planned, when you sang lead in our band.
Your halo's rusted, you can't cover up your lies/The jig is up, you're a devil in disguise
You say you're a big shot, I think not
Your loss, you blew your chance with me
Don Juan, looking to get your game on
I failed to recognize it was you
You can fool the eyes, but you can't disguise the truth
You think you're all that, but you haven't got a clue
You said that you'd be faithful/put food on our table/protect me till death do us part
Your vengeful heart has torn us apart, should have seen this coming from the start
Stabbed in the back, should have seen it coming/Stabbed in the back, have you no shame?/Stabbed in the back, should have seen it coming/You have no one but yourself to blame
You said "I'm sorry" for the last time.
My slate is clean, now it's time to write a new story.
You always like to finish first. Congrats, you win top prize at being a jerk
Resting on my bag at the airport terminal, it's 10 oclock and you're late. You better be coming to get me and not be out on some other date.
We were cursed from the start, a fairy tale romance broken apart
We used to be the best of friends, sometimes fairy tales come to an end
You've got your father's blue eyes, but your mother's disposition
Like mother, like son/I should have seen it coming
Labyrinthine hallways, that lead to the past
An old photograph, from when we first met
We gaze up to the sky, from the place we first met
I wake from a dream, return to the present/closer than ever, with you by my side
The ebb and flow will wash it all away
A moment worth a thousand words, we won't forget
A bird's eye view of a life that could have been
A cosmic bond that can't be broken
Let's unwind the mystery, of our ancient history
Let's reverse gravity, hold hands and float above/The laws of the universe will not restrain our love
But we won't let uncertainty stand in our way
Despite how much it hurts, I think i'll be OK
So why is my life, still in such disarray?
My fractured mind has left behind, a fleeting sense of self/Like a mirror with no reflection, sitting dormant on a shelf.
If you had read my letter, would we still be together?
(But my ears heard no sound) I wrote this, with my eyes wide open/today I'm strong and remain unbroken
To me you'll always be/a possibility/my unopened letter
To me you'll always be/a ship lost at sea/my unopened letter
To me you'll always be/a fate not meant for me/my unopened letter
A shattered destiny/to me you'll always be/my unopened letter
You meant the world to me
I gave you everything/for worse or for better/now all I'm left with is/this unopened letter
Your voice tempts me silently
They don't recognize my face
Something borrowed, something blue/my words rejected, returned by you. We both pledged for better or worse/the life we shared, now feels like a curse
So I put pen to paper and poured out my heart
Will roses and this unopened letter, make my broken heart feel better?
With a crease of the paper and a lick of the glue/My words now sealed, in this letter for you
I hope this letter, helps to explain/Why I must leave, protect you from pain
Your ring on the counter and a letter unopened/So much potential, now just promises broken
This a combination of part of my previous submission with smiley lizards submission changed to first person. I've known from the start, it will set me free.
I've known from the start, patience is the key
You have the strength to weather any storm
Tell me your story, lend me your hand/Show me the answers, help me understand
Tell me your story, Help me understand
It's time to move forward, no need to delay/I open the door and greet the new day
Dawn of the day, sharpens my sight/Your sweet words, help to soothe my fright
We didn't get to play our parts/you shut me out, before it started
To Fly, You've Gotta Fall
Sometimes to Fly, You've gotta fall
She learned her lesson from the skies/Better to live with open eyes
And so returns reality/a life of mediocrity
She took the leap, was resolute/Under canopy of her chute
Her dream cut short by an alarm/She wakes up in her bed unharmed
She spreads her wings, as the ground nears/Recites her prayers, then disappears
She took her leap of faith at dawn/afraid, yet ready to move on
Despite the fall, she's safe and sound/But finds herself back on the ground.
Lost and lonely/on her own/restless/wanting/to atone
Her body slipped below the branch/a prophecy or game of chance
The branch collapsed below her weight/was this God's will or twist of fate
One night she dreamt that she could sing/in perfect pitch, her notes would ring
But now she lives inside a cell/a life of promise, has gone to hell
For now she hides behind her door/numb from the pain she has endured
Who knows the answers that she will find/when she flaps her wings and leaves home behind
She fastened her cape, prepared for her flight/and then she remembered, her strong fear of heights
She fastened her cape, was ready to soar/but fabric got caught, in her parents' front door
She hoped to find some solace there/escape the trappings of her wheelchair
One day she dreamt that she could fly/ Soar like a bird and touch the sky
So many dreams, not yet fulfilled/Give your all! Don't cry over milk that has spilled
When the time comes, to draw your last breath/Have no regrets, no longer fear death
Bend, but don't break/Be real, not fake/Catch me if you can/My hourglass still has a grain of sand
Doesn't matter, who wins the race/Try your best, you've got to put up a chase
Pull me closer, closer inside/to a place where, feelings can't hide
Draw me nearer, where shadows begin/Even the darkness won't cloak me from sin
I drink from your elixir/but it fails to quench my thirst
I pray it's just a nightmare/but I fear a fate far worse
Can't Go Back There Again
A heart bruises when it falls
These walls have been repainted, my bruises all but healed/But my heart still is broken,my memories have been sealed
These walls now freshly painted, my bruises all but faded/Starting over once again, new memories created
I sit and gaze intently, at my reflection on the lake/Looking towards the future, the new path my life will take
Can we return to the home that we built?/Relight the flame, discard all of our guilt
Despite what you've done to me, I'm still a moth to your flame
Despite our countless efforts, the result will be the same
I've tried to run away, to go at it alone/But something pulls me back here, to the place that I call home
I drove a thousand miles, to erase you from my mind/But I can't escape these feelings, of the life we left behind
My thoughts of you have faded/Your presence haunts these vacant halls
I need to make it right, but you refuse to take my calls
Our roots so firmly anchored, to make our memories last/Where longings for the future, meet echoes from the past
I repaid my debts, contract repealed/Freedom at last, my fate is unsealed
Despite my efforts to atone/I fear my fortune's set in stone
Wake me from this dream/Let my soul come clean
Guide me towards the light/Survive this stormy night
Ooh ah ooh ah/Good intentions, just as well/Ooh ah ooh ah/Happy endings, gone to hell/Ooh ah ooh ah
Can this soul be saved?/Na Na Na Na Na/Or is its destiny paved?/Na Na Na Na Na
We are saved by angel's breath, protecting us from certain death
Devil's dance/Devil's dance/Devil's dance of destiny/Whoa ah/Whoa ah/Whoa ah/Ha Ha Ha
Phantom shadows lurking next to me/Twist of fate, my dance with destiny
Darkness seeps in through the cracks/Devil's deal won't be taken back
Under amber skies, a scared lady hides/Cloaked beneath tall trees, deceived by her eyes
Now the sun rises, its rays light the room/Weaving new memories, like threads on a loom
Chase your dreams and rise above/Sunny, sunny, sunny, kisses and hugs.
Chase your dreams and rise above/Lucky, lucky, lucky, to be so in love.
Butterflies, a cheap disguise. Unfocused, our naked eyes.
My barking dog, my cheating wife. My car just died, my wonderful life?
But carpe diem, no longer applies. Our hope filled dreams, become failures and lies.
Nameless Things and Forgotten Dreams
An aimless stranger, with borrowed anger. Fuzzy logic, in virtual danger.
When nameless things, haunt waking dreams. We hold out hope, silence our screams.
Double take, glitch in space and time. Deja vu, messing with my mind.
Deja vu, paradoxical stew. Tempts my mind, with a mystical brew.
My mind struggles to take it all in stride. When present and past realities collide.
My mind deals with a timeline that is split. Just like puzzle pieces that do not fit.
These strange recollections confound my brain. Are they for real, or have I gone insane?
A scrapbook that creates some extra space, for anecdotes that haven't taken place.
A kaleidoscope of pictures fill the page, it's eerie that I never seem to age.
Figment of imagination, paranoid confusion. A hallucination, or mere delusion?
A waking nightmare, or a lucid dream. My mind seems to repeat a common theme.
Your face looks familiar, I recognize your chin. Are you my brother, or a long lost twin?
Stars and Falling Satellites
Semi comedic break: A satellite's final transmission, before it crashes and burns. The people below seem to walk rather slow, compared to the speed the earth turns.
Have we learned our lesson, or tempted to regress? Simpler days of gods and caves, before we made this mess.
With augmented brains and virtual lives. Do we cease to exist, when the Grim Reaper arrives?
Do we still exist, is life just an illusion? Or simply mass hysteria, in a simulated delusion?
What will be our fate? Have we learned our lesson? Will we make the same mistakes? Or choose a course correction?
My wish returns unanswered, I realize my omission. I need a stronger antenna, equipped with X-ray vision.
The transmission grows murky, our smartphones lose their worth. Shall we return to the temples? Or pray for technological rebirth?
The voice no longer whispers. It's now time to be bold. Let's reboot the script. Our progress can't be slowed.
The voice no longer whispers. Now's the time to be bold. Let's reboot the script. Restart from a new mold.
Our paintings have withered, our buildings decayed. Our graves filled with remnants, of the progress we have made.
Do we still have worth? Are our skills still needed. Or are we just an afterthought, fodder to be deleted.
We oversee your thoughts, influence your behaviors. Wave goodbye to your free will, say hello to your new neighbors.
kalseyk commented on Dan Herman's lyric:
"With her will, there's a way/to turn this night into a brighter day"