Champions Vs Shadows #2: Round 1

by Various Artists

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Champions Challenge:
Going Down?: Write a song meant to be played on an elevator. (2 minimum length) (they had 10 days)

Shadows Challenge:
Unstable: Write a song about losing control. It can mean losing your temper, losing control over something physical, etc...etc… This is not just a topical challenge, meaning the music itself should give the impression that someone is losing control. (2 minimum length) (they had 10 days)

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released July 19, 2016

Album art by Matt Schubbe

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Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Rise (C)
Rise
Rise

We felt it taking shape
Hint of lightning in our bloodstreams
The truth is ringing like a mortar above your street

Fell to our knees
In the church we all saw in that same dream
Sang with the choir and our voices rang out so sweet

Home was a warzone in that story
But hey at least we know the territory
Trying to sift the virtue from the sin
We just can’t say when we’ll begin to

Rise
Up through the killing floor
Rise
Out of the blood and gore

I lit a candle and I held my ground
The change was rolling like a storm
And not a second too soon

A thousand cuts revealing faces
You wouldn’t believe were underneath
I offer thoughts and prayers, never treat the wound

And who among wouldn’t tire
Not knowing heroes from crucifiers
Could join the chorus of lamenters
But will we ever slip the center

And Rise
Out of the ruined and condemned
Rise
Not be so poisoned again

Rise
Rise
Rise
Rise
Track Name: Kevin Savino-Riker - Wait Right There (C)
Yesterday, tomorrow
Just abstract versions of now
Why do they make a difference?
When now's all we can experience anyhow?

Give or take, or borrow
There's a choice in how we share
No matter where you think you're headed
I choose to get you closer to getting there

I hear your call
You push my buttons
I'll come runnin'

Wait right there
(I wanna get up for you)
Wait right there
(I wanna meet up with you)
Wait right there
(I wanna get up for you)
Wait right there
(I'll make it up to you)

You look at me, so impatient
I could never take your stares
Won't let you down unless you ask me to
'Til then I'm yours to direct me anywheres

I hear your call
You push my buttons
I'll come runnin'

Wait right there
(I wanna get up for you)
Wait right there
(I wanna meet up with you)
Wait right there
(I wanna get up for you)
Wait right there
(I'll make it up to you)
Track Name: Heather Zink - Dementia (S)
Tomorrow is coming, it's all I know for sure
My mind is going, my life is a blur
Each time I recognize it's always the first
I don't remember if this time is my worst

Tomorrow will be here, or I'll be out of time
My features have shriveled, none of them are mine

And I'm so scared of losing my mind
My friends, my home my, child I've had to leave behind
And I'm so scared of losing control
My dignity, my self, my body, and my soul

Tomorrow is coming, it's all I know for sure
My mind is going, my life is a blur
Each time I recognize it's always the first
I can't remember if this time is my worst

Tomorrow will be here, or I'll be out of time
My features have shriveled, none of them are mine

And I'm so scared of losing my mind
My dignity, my home I've had to leave behind
And I'm so scared of losing control...
Track Name: Ben Taggart - Master Of My Destiny (S)
I'm the master of my destiny, the lord of everything I see,
No other man can captain the ship on which I sail.

It's a rough-and-tumble world we're called upon to stumble through,
With frustrating obstacles all along our way,
But I'm the master of my destiny...

I must always do my best to never let them see me sweat,
No matter how hard the morons try to make me lose control,
'Cause I'm the master of my destiny...

If one more crackpot lunatic spouts one more brainless sentiment,
I swear I'll hunt them down and then rip out their stupid throat,
'Cause dammit I'm the master of my destiny...

I'm the master of my destiny, the lord of everything I see,
No other man can captain the ship on which I sail.
Track Name: Mick Bordet - You Remind Me (S)
This wasn't what I signed up for
It wasn't written in a vow
For rich or poor, in health or sick
Lucid thoughts come seldom now

Walks hand-in-hand along the Seine
Moonlight dancing through your hair
How long til such cherished memories join the rest
Forgotten, lost, dispersed to who-knows-where?

Let me remind you of how much I"ve loved you
Every single day since we first met
But the time is nigh
No turning back, hear what I said
You must move on
We can't deny what lies ahead
Let me remind you of how much I"ve loved you.

I see you just can't stay away
But the man you're looking for has gone
Only this shell of... I forget the word
Never mind, it won't be long

You remind me of a girl I loved
Almost a lifetime ago
But time has run
I've lost track of what has been
I'll bid adieu
As I forget all that I've seen
You remind me of a girl I loved.

I can't remember the girl I loved.

... I can't remember...
Track Name: Rob From Amersfoort - I'm So Stable (S)
I'm so stable
feel it every day
every obstacle
cleared out of the way

I'm so stable
feel it in my bones
nothing can hurt me
no sticks and no stones

nothing can change my course
this ship steams like a horse
so strong in every way
I tell myself every day

I'm so stable
no sign of a crack
going forward
no turning back

nothing can change my course
this ship runs like a horse
so strong in every way
I tell myself every day

I'm so stable
my hands are shaking
my mouth is dry
the ground is quacking

I'm so stable
like a man with a fork
in a world of soup

I'm so stable
save places are rare
coup d'etats take place
terrorists everywhere

I'm so stable
at the edge of the abyss
like a turkey in November
ignorance is bliss

I'm so stable
emotionaly wrecked
counting the days
until the crisis comes back
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Instability (S)
Attraction was not taught in school.
“Stay in your shell” the only rule.
When you commit to someone new
It’s the antithesis of cool.

Instability, it's underrated
Instability, you know it's fated
Instability, it's gonna get you
Instability, it won't forget you

No matter how much you defend
Entropy will get you in the end.
Come on, covalent bond with me
Ignore the heft of entropy

Like some magnetic patron saints
If left to themselves systems attempt to reach the configuration with the lowest energy possible under a given set of restraints

Instability, it's underrated
Instability, you know it's fated
Instability, it's gonna get you
Instability, it won't forget you

And even if you start to panic
You can't deny the Second Law of Thermodynamics

You feel the attraction
Gravity Gives you no satisfaction
Though my orbit is eccentric
The charge between us is still electric

Instability, it's underrated
Instability, you know it's fated
Instability, it's gonna get you
Instability, it won't forget you

And even if you start to panic
You can't deny the Second Law of Thermodynamics