All writing published for Song Writing Competition 2021. See Competition

Published writing

psychic feeler (United States) published:

wagner matinée

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

google drive audio file link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1lsxAK6LgcqEmMH56h79gOzFqVlDIEIeT/view?usp=sharing

wagner matinée 

we knew everything would be fine
as long as we slept through the night
I saw a way out of here
before you took my hand
and shattered my fear

we saw ourselves in eachother's eyes
but your shine was a reflection of mine

it's me when you cry
it's me when you cry
it's me when you cry
it's me when you cry, oh

incite what drew me away
but forget how...

1 day ago

22
1

Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

Tell That (please review; potential comp entry)

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021


[Verse 1]

He wants to buy me shoes and a diamond ring
There's heart beat-beating through everything
I know that I should break this link
But I can't convince myself...

He is dangerous and so far gone
Could fly off-limits 'til we forget the dawn
We are writing a deadly song
Don't think this is ending well...

[Chorus]

But tell that to my heart
And my dancing feet
Tell that to the sparks
The way he looks at me

Oh...
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about 2 months ago

5

River Rae (United States) published:

Sing your song

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Watch here: https://youtu.be/xvsGqVZjidU


Time and time again
Heart beating
after every break

Time and time again
keep rising
after every fall

Step will always follow step
Songs will always need to be sung
Hearts beat to the same rhythm
Everyone has a song

So sing it loud
Sing it proud
Never let the world change who you are
Every scar
Makes you strong
Rising from the ashes stronger than before
Sing your song

Time and time again
Breathing in
After...

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6 months ago

5

AstroWriter (United States) published:

Back Up

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Be the change you want to see in the world - Mahatma Gandhi

I'm done

Walking in a noisy park
Playgrounds full of trash
Kids craving stones to make their mark
Is anything gonna be the same again

2020 came past by
Celebrations broke out everywhere
But all we can do is cry
Is anything gonna be the same again

But we don't back down
Throw obstacles at us
We're gonna get through this together
White and brown, faces
We...
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11 months ago

19
2

alyanna (Philippines) published:

"This Love"

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

View the lyric video and me and my sister's performance of the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-b9P0i8Vx4 

"This Love"

Written and performed by Alyanna S and Mika S

[VERSE 1]
Looking at the cafe seats 
Where we used to always be
Where we first thought that love lasts forever

[VERSE 2]
Looking at the way things were
That lovely September
Can we still be like that
Ooh baby

[CHORUS]
I won't say I'm in denial
That we're losing the way that we used...
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11 months ago

61
2

eliza rhinelander (Canada) published:

calliope

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CLBGC9RJfzi/?igshid=y00mna7no2zm

[verse 1]
have you ever done something really stupid
just so she would finally look at you
and you know it’ll end badly
but there’s nothing you can do

[verse 2]
well, i imprudently boasted
if the two of us contested i would
best her in a singing competition 
though there’s no one in the universe who could

[chorus 1]
calliope
can bring to life dead poetry
and sing the sweetest melodies
and she means everything to me

[verse...

11 months ago

1

rednosedboy (United States) published:

The Path

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

LINK TO VIDEO OF PERFORMANCE OF THE PATH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cneODXlIi34&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=MakingAnEnvelope

Verse:
This is the path,
but it doesn't seem to hold enough for me

We are the rocks,
and we hold your feet so dear to the ground

The water is freezing,
winters come so early again, winters come and it will not leave again

When it comes
It'll be the soap to cleanse my skin, of all its dirty imperfections

Pre-Chorus 1:
Do you remember?
The promise you made in December? ...

11 months ago

3

sramay (United States) published:

After Ever After

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

The heroes kiss
Screen fades to black
What’s after this?
No going back

And now you’re here
Same space as me
Still there’s fear
In the gallantry 

We’ve had climactic confessions
Undying professions
But now what happens next?

Because you are improv 
And I need a script 
Oh I’m set adrift in the what if’s of loving you
Now that you love me too

And yeah it’s cool that you’re feeling it
But if feelings stick 
I’m afraid I don’t...

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11 months ago

1

greentigerbeetle (United States) published:

Hallelujah Part 2

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do ya
Well it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah

For endless nights I laid in wait
Lured by the glint of silver gates
You wouldn’t let me find a passage through ya
As screaming spiders swarmed my head
My dreams...

11 months ago

2

melon_123 (United States) published:

Started With You

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021



Verse 1

The sun came up and the day was new
And when I looked up I saw you
Each day got better because of you
As we laughed together
The beginning started with you

Chorus

Was it you, my very best friend
You would keep, keep my heart racing
I thought it was you and it was me
Were we more then friends, because it all started off with you

Verse 2

As we played crazy letters and talked about...

11 months ago

MoniqueH (United States) published:

Vulnerable

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

VERSE 1:
I know that I've got everything I need
So why do I feel like there's part of me missing?
I know I got everybody who loves me
So why do I always feel alone?
PRE-CHORUS:
I know that there's a million things that I should be grateful for
But the knife you put in my back's too hard to ignore
I was there for you
But you turned away when I needed you too
CHORUS:
I hate being...

11 months ago

MoniqueH (United States) published:

Vulnerable

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

VERSE 1:
I know that I've got everything I need
So why do I feel like there's part of me missing?
I know I got everybody who loves me
So why do I always feel alone?
PRE-CHORUS:
I know that there's a million things that I should be grateful for
But the knife you put in my back's too hard to ignore
I was there for you
But you turned away when I needed you too
CHORUS:
I hate being...

11 months ago

7

Samina (India) published:

Jenny, last leaf of a tree

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Verse 1
malicious nightmares
insomnia rushed down her feet, despair
Even airs whispers with pain.
her mother always said, “big cities are a quagmire”
Jenny didn’t listen

fingers bleed,
pressing on piano keys, red
she felt the pain and wept

Pre-Chorus 1
Words slipped off her skin, 
like his hand in her abode.
her skin's purity dissolve into fading noises

can’t figure out the difference between a guest and a thief

Chorus
last leaf of a tree
waiting for the...

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11 months ago

gabrielesss (Lithuania) published:

Before I met you

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Verse 1
I was crying in the cold 
Freezing memories as I go
Two, three weeks: I lost track of time
All the days were combined in one
No excuses were enough
No conclusions in the end
Felt like I was someone else...

Chorus
The paintings on the walls, the music in my soul
No melody, no harmony
I still try to stand tall
But every time I fall
I hear voices that say nothing
And lie to myself
Like...

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11 months ago

28

Zirong (Singapore) published:

Love Is Just A Game(with a YouTube link!!!)

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021


LINK IS HERE!!! -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gWtb7uib44 

Verse 1:
I, falling into the night
Reaching for my light
In your eyes, yeah yeah

I, have never felt this before
Running through the tide
Hoping it will be alright

Pre-chorus 1:
Picking colours on my keyboards
I tried to write a song about you
Asking myself its worth
Coz you never spoke the truth
Please, don't hold on
Now I have to say bye and go --

Chorus:
Looking for paradise with...

11 months ago

9

maliha_ayaz (United States) published:

To Mr. Moon

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Recording: https://youtu.be/As2BMmNBpQ8

[Verse 1]
Disputing with Mr. Moon tonight,
With the stars as an audience
Reply back to me in silence, white
Noise sounds so glorious

[Instrumental Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]
Blue Moon, did you hear me cry tonight?
Did my voice reach you way up high?
Blue Moon, did you see the tears fall straight down
To my palms?
I've burned my palms

[After Chorus]
See me the way I see you
See me

[Verse 2]
Someone save me from myself ...

11 months ago

22

Anne Blackwood (United States) published:

Tell That (please review; potential comp entry)

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021


[Verse 1]

He wants to buy me shoes and a diamond ring
There's heart beat-beating through everything
I know that I should break this link
But I can't convince myself...

He is dangerous and so far gone
Could fly off-limits 'til we forget the dawn
We are writing a deadly song
Don't think this is ending well...

[Chorus]

But tell that to my heart
And my dancing feet
Tell that to the sparks
The way he looks at me

Oh...

11 months ago

7

addieelapin (United States) published:

staring contest with foreign grocery store tiles

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

there's clay
in my 
fingernails
and i'm missin' you 
on this
vermillion night 


can't sleep 
no more 
i write you 
letters to 
forget
about
the war
inside my mind

my legs
they start to 
break
as i forget the days 
where life
smelled like 
roses
and 
tabouli

why can't you say je t'aime
why can't you say je t'aime 
why can't you say je t'aime

why can't you say je t'aime
why can't you say je t'aime
why can't...

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11 months ago

2

chocomangop1 (United States) published:

Eccedentesiast

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

[Verse1]
She was, 19, living with others' specialities
dressing up like the girls she sees on tv and
hopefully, she'll get their attention
and maybe she won't be so lonely

Lights out, she's crawling back into her bed
with all the monsters she had kept 'cause
they were the reasons for the unoriginality
for why she wakes up with a smile for everyone to see

[Pre-chorus]
Slowly she becomes, someone completely different
Hats off to the ones in question 
and...

11 months ago

9
1

doodleninja (United States) published:

noises in the night

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021


[Verse 1]

these noises in the night
creep into my ears like blight
who needs monsters 'neath my bed
when the demon's in my head
amplifiers in my brain
and they're driving me insane
block it out, I don't know how
it's too loud,
loud, loud, loud, loud, loud
loud

[Chorus]

I cannot sleep
even when I shut my eyes
and I scream it to myself
that everything's alright
I know it's not
so I make up these lies
and...
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11 months ago

1

Laz (United States) published:

Divided; Ununited; Defeated

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

[ strum chords for a minute: Going to have grunge sound, very, very dirty]

[verse] 1
Pick a side, pick a side: Republican; Democrat
We are like the Montagues and Capulets

[strum a bit more...]

[bridge]
We may look like a whole from the top view but we can't really be true
and act in unison as we have before


[Instrumnetal section for around thirty seconds to a minute]

[chours]
We need that right now more than ever before because...

11 months ago

RowanJ (Australia) published:

Roots & Leaves

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Getting up, getting out of out of bed
But my eyes go dark outside
And the bugs go back to sleep
Let me tell you she’s still gone

My head goes spinning again 
I shaved my head and dyed it green
My chest is screaming in pain
I can’t get it off my brain

Don’t look at me now
I don’t want to be seen now
It’s been a long time coming 
But all happened suddenly
Am I proud am...

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11 months ago

RowanJ (Australia) published:

Roots & Leaves

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

Getting up, getting out of out of bed
But my eyes go dark outside
And the bugs go back to sleep
Let me tell you she’s still gone

My head goes spinning again 
I shaved my head and dyed it green
My chest is screaming in pain
I can’t get it off my brain

Don’t look at me now
I don’t want to be seen now
It’s been a long time coming 
But all happened suddenly
Am I proud am...

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11 months ago

Yugi Young (Canada) published:

Love Your Lullaby

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

(Verse 1)
Can you hear me?
Lately, these shows don't endear me
anymore
the ninety-ninth laugh track feels more
like a chore

to me, washed up shipwrecked on Kafka's shore
where our static dream plays over vinyl

tenfold
The pages you've ripped from your songbook
crescendoes
the chords that I've strummed now are just a
Memento

My Pisces night sky
Your moonlight, I shy

(Chorus)
Away from these lies that you veil on our lyrics
Hands on your ears so...
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11 months ago

snow white (Myanmar) published:

Why, oh, Why?

PROMPT: Song Writing Competition 2021

[Verse 1:]
I'm out alone, walking in the snow
I've got no one to hold
My heart that once was filled
With joy is now beating still

{Pre-}
I never saw it coming
Never thought our story would end
Now we are just mere strangers
We're no more best-friends

{Chorus}
Oh, why? Why would all this happen?
Why would we end like this?
Why would you say you love me
If you'd only make me miss?
I never believed this would...

11 months ago