SpinTunes #3: Round 4

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A Picture's Worth A Thousand Lyrics - Write a song inspired by the Reinfried Marass photo used on the album cover.

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released August 18, 2011

The photo used on the album cover is by Reinfried Marass.

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Spintown Middletown, Ohio

I run a songwriting contest called SpinTunes. Most of the material hosted on this account is a result of that contest. You can follow the contest on Twitter (@SpinTunes) or my personal account (@Spintown).

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Track Name: Matt And Donna - Back Down The Road
I know that it sounds dire
it might even seem perverse
but every time you find my movements to your benefit
I'm used up bit by bit and I'm made worse

But I'm not really one for grudges
I try to keep my words in check
but all these things that pass right by my field of vision now
they move by with precision and turn black

And you can try to keep your focus pointed ahead
till you're swerving up and down every lane
and though you may see them coming back down the road
you know you're gonna lose them again

My vision through a tunnel
just like headlights in the night
is currently awash with all your gestures
before promptly disappearing from my sight

Yes in the past I kept on turning
towards all the miles I could accrue
but now I realize that every time you got
where you were going I wish I had gone there too

And while you may like to think you're part of it all
there's a distance that will grow as you age
and though you may see them coming back down the road
you know you're gonna lose them again

I tried my best to just keep up with you
and for a while we were the same
but time is kind and terrible this much is true
and now you're stuck with my remains

So now I'm caught between the oak trees
even more silent than before
and near the pavement where I was
once a modern chariot you've stranded me alone forevermore

And I see lights as they flicker off in the dark
and I'm feeling like I'm doing the same
and I feel time standing still it's permanent now
but I know I won't be moving again
I know I won't be leaving again
Track Name: Pat And Gweebol - In The DeVille
The sun is a-shinin, the forest is deep
Nobody sees us, slip thru Mr. Wilson’s trees..
We got a secret, we promised to keep
So I’m gonna follow you
To the Cadillac of ocean blue, boy
You’ll be the captain, and I’ll be the crew

Well this little place is our own
We speak of in code
Adventure is automatic out here
it’s a getaway car
a ship in the stars
In the DeVille the world disappears

We were eleven, we’d sneak here to hide
We’re seven years older, Wilson’s gone to join his bride
His car’s in the clearing, and we’ve got some time
So I’m gonna follow you
To that Cadillac that’s rustin through, boy
You’re gonna understand the way that I love you

Well this little place is our own
That nobody knows
Adventure is automatic out here
We’ll fix it up right
Drive off in the night
In the Deville the world disappears

La la la, La la la
Nobody’s gonna know
where we’re gonna go
In the DeVille the world disappears
And we’ve got to disappear, baby
We’ve got to disappear let the tracks wash away in the rain, so come with me Someday...

I’m gonna follow you
In a Cadillac that’s shiny and new, boy
You’re gonna understand the way that I love you...

Well this little place is our own (The sun is shining)
That nobody knows (The forest is deep)
Adventure is automatic out here (Nobody sees us)
It’s a getaway car
A ship in the stars
In the Deville the world disappears

La la la
In the DeVille the world can disappear (We've got a secret)
So come with me,
my baby,
and fly....
Track Name: Ross Durand - Rusty
Well you left me behind a long long time ago
I guess I thought you'd come back, but even so
I'm not goin anywhere, I'm not sure that I could
Take me Back baby, I wish that you would

A little Rusty on the outside
A little worse for wear
Just sittin out here in the world somewhere
You'll never find another like me, baby that's for sure
Cause they don't make em like me anymore

Well I'm still waiting don't know what else to do
Slowly fallin apart without you
And I can feel my body agin', fallin apart at the seams
Sometimes my old life seems like nothing but a dream

A little rusty on the outside
Alittle worse for wear
Just sittin out here in the world somewhere
You'll never find another like me, baby that's for sure
Cause they don't make em like me anymore

Well you used to love me baby, when I was shiny and new
Back when you thought that there was nothing I couldn't do
And times have changed, but oh no not me
And you say I'm just a shadow of what I used to be

A little rusty on the outside
Alittle worse for wear
Just sittin out here in the world somewhere
You'll never find another like me, baby that's for sure
Cause they don't make em like me anymore
Track Name: Charlie McCarron - Skipping Stones
Skipping stones with you has turned my head
I was ready to give you my precious summer days before you said
That we can't be in love we're only nine years old
But Fiona, my heart beats still
As you curl up beside me in our secret world
I'll drive us away to a house by the sea
And between every wave you can skip stones with me

Some years later in the junior high
Where the boys and the girls meet at football games to flirt through the night
When I asked you to dance with me your cheeks turned red
And I knew from the way you held my hand
That you can't be in love with your first best friend
But Fiona, my heart beats still
And the air turns electric with one smile from you

Then one moonlit night we took to the woods
And we stumbled into our imaginary childhood
And we climbed into the car where this feeling began
You whispered we might be in love
Oh we might be in love
Oh Fiona, my heart beats still
As you curl up beside me in our secret world
I'll drive us away to a house by the sea
And between every wave you can skip stones with me
Track Name: Gold Lion - Some Things Weren't Built To Last (Shadow)
Remember when we were kids
Drive-in movies, road trips
Every step in my worn out sneakers
Was a step closer to your sunset smile

It might've been foolish
But I can't see how
You could bury your memories
Along with our vows

Rolled down the windows
And drove down the road
With not a care for all the world
We never thought we'd get old

Do you still have that pretty white dress?
I still have my car, it's rusted sitting in the grass
It's proof that our love
Has long been surpassed

It might've been foolish
But I can't see how
You could bury your memories
Along with our vows

Rolled down the windows
And drove down the road
With not a care for all the world
We never thought we'd get old

Rolled down the windows
And drove down the road
With not a care for all the world
We never thought we'd get old

It might've been foolish
But I can't see how
You could bury your memories
Along with our vows
Track Name: Noah McLaughlin - Seeds To Sow (Shadow)
old abandoned rusty love
where did you go
these seeds to sow

seasons hot and seasons cold
unending rain
deepest snow

back roads
black hills
your motor
trills on

those happy days of rolling free
pedal down
you took me

your took me far, so far beyond
these silent hills
did we abscond

back roads
black hills
your motor
trills on

it’s so unfair to leave you so
roll away
steel tombstone

long you live beyond the grave
my aching heart
did you once save

back roads
black hills
your motor
trills on
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - Photo Finish (Shadow)
PHOTO FINISH
wmh 7.26.11

Two old horses have run the race
Both aging but undiminished
A little rusty, and lost of some spark
But crossing the line in a photo finish

I remember the past days like they are tomorrow
As fresh as a meadow in spring
Put out to pasture - no regrets and no sorrow
Looking forward to the promise the future would bring

Broken eyed - but not blind
Both victims of the ages and sun
But classic things never go out of style
They just get recycled around and return

Mettle or metal, which wins the battle
Relics of the past, neither one with the will to survive
Except into memories and fantasy
And the history of what walks or what rides

One dies a pauper- one retires to a museum
There’re some who would say they’re the same
Each of them sent to his own mausoleum
Never again to run on the tracks of the game

Broken eyed - but not blind
Both victims of the ages and sun
But classic things never go out of style
They just get recycled around and return
Track Name: Kevin Savino-Riker - Forgotten But Not Gone (Shadow)
'Forgotten But Not Gone'

I could spend a lifetime wasting away remembering good times past
I'd pretend it's like my greatest days again blurring milestones passed
And my thinking of late is it's safe to say there's a million I've amassed
But the thing that makes them glory days is the fact that they don't last

And it's over now, and I'm settled down, not by choice but the clock is ticking on

I'm forgotten but not gone
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Flooded (Shadow)
would I believe you, should you say
I used to be so pretty
I used to send the sunglight back
And blind the gathered crowd

I was so smooth and spotless
And no one was so thoughtless
no cold, uncaring complaints
no jokes from who was loudest

if I'm so easy to discard
well then I'm glad the hard part's over
these shadows shake and grow
stretch across the grass and clover

it's just like they always said
the love you felt, it's in your head
they'll find something else to care about
this bitter nectar I was fed
a grave, displayed is where it lead
gutted by whispers and doubt
just rusted and flooded out

would you believe me if I said
that I deserve better
god knows that I'm not perfect
but I shouldn't be dismissed

you were so sure and steady
I guess I wasn't ready
for such callousness, indifference
to be proven to exist

so it seems that in some spotlights
though I was blinded, you lost sight
of the benefit of doubt
of just a bit of empathy

it's just like they always said
the love you felt, it's in your head
they'll find something else to care about
this bitter nectar I was fed
a grave displayed is where it lead
gutted by whispers and doubt
just rusted and flooded out

I lose
a coat of paint and means to begin
I lose
my voice cracks just like paper crumbling
I lose
a coat of paint, my lights slowly dim
I lose
I'll never move from this spot again

if I'm so easily abandoned
at least I cease to be your fixture
with any luck, this ugly scene
turns out to make a pretty picture

it's just like they always said
the love you felt, it's in your head
they'll find something else to care about
this bitter nectar I was fed
a grave, displayed is where it lead
gutted by whispers and doubt

just like you, avoiding blame
responsibility or shame
I need something else to care about
these wheels will never turn again
life disappeared around the bend
but until I can work that out
I'm just rusted, and flooded out

I'm just rusted, and flooded out (2x)

I lose (4x)
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Alien Octopus Trilogy (Shadow)
MALT SHOP IN THE SKY/SPACE CREATURES FROM OUTER SPACE/DO THE OCTOPUS

It was a dark and rainy night
I begged her not to go
Was I wrong, or was she right?
I guess I'll never know

I'll always know just where she is
But never how or why
My baby's in that malt shop in the sky

The Chevy felt so heavy
The road so slick and wet
That I forgot to fix the brakes
I will always regret

The road went left, the car went right
A Chevy cannot fly
My baby's in that malt shop in the sky

But who could know the really big surprise
The crash was seen by unexpected eyes

IT WAS SPACE CREATURES FROM OUTER SPACE!



Space Creatures from Outer Space (x3)
They're talking our women back to their place

They got ten eyes
They got 12 arms
Earth girls can't resist their charms

Space Creatures From Outer Space (x3)
They never lie, but they are two-faced.

ALIEN #1: I love Earth women!
ALIEN #2: I haven't had this much fun since I was orbiting Uranus!

They pick up chick to take to Mars
In souped-up hot rod spaceship cars

Space Creatures From Outer Space (x3)
Never dare them to a drag race

MAKE 'EM DO THE OCTOPUS!

Why don't you get three friends
Stand face to face
Wiggle your arms
All over the place

Chorus:
Do The Octopus!
It's really great!
Do The Octopus!
Don't be late!
Do the Octopus!
To the power of eight!

One and one is two
Two and two is four
Four and four is eight
And there just ain't no more

Chorus

Eeenie Meenie Mi
Meenie Mynie Moe
Take an octopus
And grab him by the toe toe toe toe toe toe toe toe

Chorus
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Car (Shadow)
It was 1952
Five thousand years ago
A met a girl, she had a car
On a drive we did go

There was a monkey at the wheel
And a razor in my brain
I took control and drove off the road
In the pouring rain

Chorus:

Car
Car
Car
Car

Slippy slippy slippery went the tones on my tail
She cried and laughed and tumbling we went
Another crack from you and you’ll end up in jail
And I won’t have the cash to pay the rent

Deterministic random faces accuse me as I walk
Without you though I’m carrying your head
The grass grows round the car crash from so many years ago
You’re lucky I didn’t wind up dead

I miss you my co-pilot when you’re not there
Which is often meaning everytime I wake
I’m a bit confused about the purpose that you wear
If I weren’t crazy that’s all I could take

Look upon my windshield mortals tremble as I break
The windows rusting grass upon the wheels
The energy you shed will quickly run into the night
I think I understand just how you feeled
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - My First Car (Shadow)
Borrowing mom's car totally blew
It really sucked on ice
But if you wanna be cool
You gotta pay the price

A friend of a friend of a guy I know
Had a car to sell
I had some extra cash to blow
So I said what the hell

Chorus:
My first car was a thrill
It even looked good sitting still
But on the road it was a joke
It filled the county with blue smoke
So I spent all I had
Then it didn't look too bad
Then I went and spent some more
Now I just can't be ignored

It used to be a four door
But now I only got two
The hood was red, the tail was white
And both the doors were blue

The steering kept pulling to the left
And boy it really sucked
It had the power of a Yugo
And the handling of a truck

Chorus

You can hear my bass for miles
I ain't got no treble
I got it riding so low
I can feel every pebble

I jacked it up and I chopped it down
Now it's a mean machine
Now you just sit back and listen
To my tires scream

Chorus
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Bayou Cadillac (Shadow)
BAYOU CADILLAC

You’re the prettiest girl on the bayou
I know you done heard that before
But how’d you like to get a new V-8
And trade in that old four on the floor

CHORUS:
Bayou Cadillac
I want to buy you a Cadillac
My, you’d look good in a Cadillac
If I were to buy you a Cadillac

I’m a simple man with simple tastes
I only accept the very best
Baby, you’re just like a Cadillac
So how’s about a little road test?

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
I know you’d look good with a Caddy
I don’t mean the kind that plays golf
I hope you don’t mind a convertible
‘Cause I’d love to see you take down your top

Now baby, I could teach you some driving
Tricks that you would love to learn
So come on over to my racetrack
And we’ll both make some rubber burn

CHORUS
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Cadillac Coupe DeVille (Shadow)
Detroit Iron, two tons flyin’
Powering up hill
Jet black, get back Jack
Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Vows to keep, it made men weep
A dream you couldn’t kill
Super wide, a nation’s pride
Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Lean, obscene, a mean machine
A boyhood’s dream fulfilled
The urge you feel in solid steel
Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Road dog, gas hog,
A wish that’s built to thrilll
This road warrior never looked sorrier
Cadillac Coupe De Ville

Freeway, Leeway
Send the kids the bill
Broken trust, Creeping rust
Cadillac Coupe de Ville

It pulled the load, it ruled the road
But now it’s sitting still
Off the track, with no attack
Cadillac Coupe de Ville

This is your Daddy’s Caddy, laddie
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - (Lay Around The) Caddy (Shadow)
(Lay Around the) Caddy

Well, I just got back from chooglin’
Down Mississippi way
And the boss man won’t get hold of me
If I got somethin’ to say

I’m-a livin’ in my Caddy
My good ol’ Detroit wheels
I got what I need and what I don’t have
I can beg, borrow or steal

chorus:
Lay around the Caddy, boy, kickin’ up my feet
I’m fishin’ out the back window if I need sumpin’ t’eat
Snoozin’ in the front seat, keep my banjo in a tree
‘Cause the back seat’s for my baby and me

I'm livin' up the good life
Got everything I need
the 9 to 5 is far behind
with avarice and greed

I just need my baby
and then we're good to go
We don't need no engine
to watch the river flow.


So climb on in here mama,
We'll have a real good time
The beers are in the cooler
And catfish on the line

And when the full moon rises
We'll bed down for the night
Left to our own devices
The stars our bedside light

Just you and me all cozy
In our rusted iron bed
We'll have no need to mosy
Where the noise just hurts your head

It may not get up to speed
But baby, apart from you,
My Caddy's all I need
This Caddy is just big enough for two