SpinTunes #4: Round 1

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This album is made up of songs from the "SpinTunes" songwriting competiton.

spintunes.blogspot.com

The challenge:
Night Terrors - Write a song about a childhood nightmare. Include significant use of rubato. (2 minute minimum) (they had 11 days)

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released January 31, 2012

Matt Schubbe

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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: Chris Cogott - Alone
I don't want to go to sleep tonight
Don't want to close my eyes
Don't want to drift away
You tell me things will be alright
You tell me that you'll never go
You'll always be right here

No matter how hard I try
The sand gets thrown into my eyes
I slowly spiral down
Into the abyss where you can't be found

Now I'm alone again
My fingers clutch the air
Where your hand once was
I turn and you're not there
I don't know where I am
You left me here
You left me
Alone

There's no one on the street
The lights are out
The emptiness and darkness holds me down
I try to scream but there's no sound
I try to run but my legs are frozen to the ground

Why can't I find you
Why do you always disappear
I'll wrap my arms around you
But when I look there's no one there

Now I'm alone again
My fingers clutch the air
Where your hand once was
I turn and you're not there
I don't know where I am
You left me here
You left me
You left me here
You left me
Track Name: Rebecca Angel - Monster's Lullaby
Hush, oh my darling with terrors in the night.
Only mamma's singing can banish out the light.
Death will surround you, softly like a sigh.
In this monster's lullaby.

Think of the horsemen bowling with their heads.
Think of the zombies tucked beneath your bed.
Think of the turtles clicking nails like knives.
In this monster's lullaby.

A tangle of string caught tight against your throat.
Boiled in hot soup: will you sink or float?
Monkeys smashing cribs, oh, hear the babies cry!
In this monster's lullaby.

Close your eyes.
One- two- three.
Sleep my monster.
Baby.

Echoing footsteps, but no one's ever there.
A disembodied arm that drags you down the stair.
Falling where no one can hear your last good-bye.
In this monster's lullaby.
Track Name: Ross Durand - Why Can't I?
When I was a kid I used to have this dream
Something chasin’ me, I’d try to scream and I’d open my mouth
But nothing would come out
Never really knew what the chase was all about
And I’d try to run but my legs were like lead
And you were always there, you would fly over head
To get away
Like you were flyin’ every day
But I was stuck to the ground, the monsters would drag me down
And I always wondered
If you can fly - why can’t I?

Coulda been a giant, coulda been a ghost
Didn’t matter much the thing that hurt me most was that you got away
And I was left behind
And I’d wake up in a sweat - pretty scarey for a child’s mind
All I wanted to know was
And If you can fly - why can’t I?

And now I’m older, but the demons still haunt me
And I still can’t scream and your flying still taunts me
And I’m stuck to the ground, still draggin’ me down
And if you can fly - Why can’t I?
Track Name: Brian Gray - Just A Dream
Last night saw the Ghost of Grown-Up Future come to me.
And he said, "Hold tight. Kinda bumpy as we cross the century."
And there I am in my cubicle, typing a report
I hit print, but the printer's out of toner, so I file an IS ticket,

And thank God it's just a dream.
I'm still gonna be an astronaut.
I'm still gonna be a rock star,
A race car driver, candy bar taste tester, and the Batman.
I'm still gonna make a difference.
I'm still gonna be important.
All right, shut up, relax, it's just a dream.

Six lines to repair and test that issue with the site
Within the confines of the epic standards doc I had to write.
Three more days to complete and file the detailed change request.
Time to go, but it's missing an approval, so I start the process over,

And thank God it's just a dream.
I'm still gonna be an astronaut.
I'm still gonna be a rock star,
A secret agent, master Lego builder, and a robot.
I'm still gonna make a difference.
I'm still gonna be important.
Ok, ok, chill out, it's just a

Dream a little dream the real world fits into
The grander scheme, and I can be a
Part of things more awesome than they seem.

Thank God it's just a dream.
I'm still gonna be an astronaut.
I'm still gonna be a rock star,
A baseball player, guy that drives a tractor, and a Jedi.
I'm still gonna be remembered.
I'm still gonna change the world.
I'm still gonna be the man that everybody says I could be.
I'm still gonna be the president.
I'm still gonna be a stuntman,
A scientist who travels through the Stargate, and a ninja.
I'm still gonna make a difference.
I'm still gonna be important.
That's it, enough, wake up, it's just a dream.
Track Name: Steve Durand - It Isn't Cool
I am in the third grade
At Saint Theresa's school
Learning about reading, writing
And the golden rule

Sister Mary Agnes
Her ruler in her hand
Comes right over to my desk
And orders me to stand

All eyes are upon me
The whole class is transfixed
Even that guy hanging up there
On the crucifix

Sister Mary Agnes
Locks me in her steely gaze
And asks if anybody knows
What happened to my clothes

It isn't cool
To be naked at school
Im glad that this is just a dream

If you ask Doctor Freud
He might say I'm paranoid
'Cause I fell like everybody's watching me

I'm sure that public nudity
Must be a mortal sin
But if you're only dreaming
Does it leave a stain within

I'm so very worried
About making a mistake
Time in purgatory
Is something I can't take

So I resolve that I must cleanse
This black spot from my soul
And hurry off to get in line
For the confessional

I blurt out my guilt
While Father's sliding back the shade
I realy must confess
I'm ashamed to be undressed

And he says
It isn't cool
To be naked at school
For pennance you must say your rosary

As you head out the door
Go in peace and sin no more
That's the only way you'll be redeemed

It isn't cool
To be naked at school
On that subject we can all agree

If you ask Doctor Freud
He might say I'm paranoid
'Cause I feel like everybody's watching me
Hanging out for all the world to see
Track Name: Jess Scherer - Taken
Just say goodnight and close your eyes.
The dark's already closing in,
The cold of fear
Pushing prickles out your skin.

Big brother told you stories,
Mother said they never could be true
Deep down you know
Tonight they come for you.

If you should die before you wake
The terror spinning round you like a wheel.
You can try and tell yourself that you believe it's fake
When you know the screams are real,
Just pray the Lord your soul to take.

You put the wall up around your mind
To no avail for they still come
They're ghostly images
That make your limbs go numb

Your heart is pounding
As the specter crowd surrounds your little bed
You try to run away
But your arms and legs are lead.

If you should die before you wake
The terror spinning round you like a wheel.
You can try and tell yourself that you believe it's fake
When you know the screams are real,
Just pray the Lord your soul to take.
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Fear Nothing
Feel like I'm falling
Through a monster's scream
No parachute
No pair of wings

Air rushing out of my lungs
No sign of anyone

Is someone calling
Some voice I know
Whispers carry on the wind
A hundred dark echoes

I bend my ear
To break my doubt
Turn my head
To my way out

I'm falling faster still
Past towers, windowsills

Fear nothing
Fear nothing, son
I'm right behind you, you're not alone
Fear nothing
Fear nothing, son
Follow my voice all the way home

There is no slowing
Don't know what lies
So far below me
Are those fires or eyes?

Now touching down
Shadows of swaying trees
Sword on my back
Forged in belief

K feel a crushing stare

(Keep moving on your way)
Ink and ashes in the air

Fear nothing
Fear nothing, son
Strike sure and true, put the dragon down
Fear nothing
Fear nothing, son
Keep fighting, you're almost here now

Silence breaks
Air aflame
All it takes
Is to be brave

The end is almost here
This monster's not earned your fear

I fear nothing
Fear nothing now
The light ahead is surely home
I fear nothing
If i can hear you you
I can feel you and i am not alone

Fear nothing
Fear nothing son,
It's only a few more steps now
Fear nothing
You fear fear nothing now
You're home and i'm still not sure how

When you wake
Try to feel the same
Live life
Untamed
Track Name: Robert Borden - Funny Guy
You look like Carrot Top
Mixed with the wicked witch from The Wizard of Oz
I walk down the dark staircase
And you’re always there to catch me in your devilish embrace
As you look at me through your Groucho Marx glasses
I think of how you’ve been around the world, tickling the masses
Wearing a knit beret and completely dressed in black
How can someone meant to make me happy make me so sad?

You’re making me laugh
You’re making me cry
You’re such a funny guy

You take me to the dollar store and purchase a potato gun
And say kid, we’re gonna have some fun
I try to run away, through the parking lot
And the exhaust fumes hit me, but so does your starchy potato shot
I fall to my knees on the cold, icy pavement
You cackle your cackle, my pain’s your entertainment
You cage me in your buick hearse
And I don’t see how this could get any worse and then you take out a Furby

You’re making me laugh
You’re making me cry
You’re such a funny guy
You’re making me laugh
But I don’t know why
When all I want to do is cry

This one’s to all the kids out there
There’s a chilling reason as to why I’m so damn scared
He’ll make you laugh so hard, until you’re out of breath
But he won’t just stop there; he’ll tickle you to death

You’re making me laugh
You’re making me cry
You’re such a funny guy
You’re making me laugh
But I don’t see
Anything that’s funny to me
Track Name: Gold Lion - Lady In Blue
Lady in blue
Creeped into my room
In the dead of the night

Lady in blue
Her face held a solemn grace
But her hands could claw and scratch my face

Lady in blue
She’s beautiful, the devil sure thinks so

I am only a child, I am scared
Running faster, faster
Save me from this nightmare
I am only a child, I am scared
Running faster, faster
Save me from this nightmare

Save and sound in my bed, aren’t I?
She couldn’t harm me, could she?
Under the covers,
She couldn’t harm me, could she?

I am only a child, I am scared
Running faster, faster
Save me from this nightmare
I am only a child, I am scared
Running faster, faster
Save me from this nightmare

Lady in blue
Make your move
Make it fast

Lady in blue
Make your move
Make it fast
Track Name: Hazen Nester - An Indelible Mark
When I was a lad
And playtime had come to an end
I'd sadly go off to bed
I'd feel safe and warm
Not knowing what awaited me
From inside the depths of my head

My dreams start off nice
And often, they would stay that way
But sometimes that's not the case
One nightmare I had
Affected me like nothing else
And shook me from slumber's embrace

A woman's in tears
I hear a voice cut through the air
Like I'm watching some bad local news
It cuts to a lake
And a teddy bear sits by the shore
And a gator slinks off with its food

It somehow gets worse
But somehow I can't look away
As another shot comes into view
The gator leans back
And a living baby's in its jaws
And awkwardly, it starts to chew

Then gunshots ring out
And the gator's eyes bolt open wide
And the bodies jerk from the blows
The baby then slumps
And the gator quickly follows suit
And I wake up from my repose

Occasionally
I still can see it vividly
No matter if dusk or dawn
I'm thankful that I
Have yet to dream that dream again
Though its memories still linger on
Track Name: Kevin Savino-Riker - Thunder
Asphalt and heat
It's been searing hot and blinding
On this summer street
I got back on my feet

He's been chasing me
Every time I turn I see him
On his rusted dark machine
A metal beast

His musket flailing fast
Conducting an orchestra
of concussive blasts
A bullet grazing past

Muscles burning hot
The gun made awful thunder
as he fired another shot

I had to stop
...Oh, I stopped

I turned around
Shouted to him as I held my ground

Oh, mister monster
You've been chasing me all day
Is there something, anything, I can say
Is there any chance
I could walk away?
Or have I truly found
My way inside a nightmare
Am I in some kind of hell where
There's truly no hope for escape?

And he said

It's more of a carnival
And you're just an animal
We monsters have to have our fun too
And ooh oh, there's thunder for you
I'm coming for you
Better run run run run run run run

No hope for rest
I slowed only as much as I dared
just to catch my breath
Or face certain death

I found a parking lot
Got lost among the cars and wondered
How much time I bought
An alarm went off

Such a shrieking sound
His monster snapped attention
And began to bound my way
I turned around

I turned around
My fear betrayed my plight and he stood there
Savoring the sight of the
Frightened little boy that he had found
I looked up at him
As he trained his gun I spoke again
Are you some kind of demon?

And he said

I'm more of a cannibal and
It's something mechanical
Is just a part of how you made me
And oh ooh, I hunger for you
I'm coming for you
better run run run run run run run

I froze in shock
Our eyes were locked
As the weapon's hammer cocked
I was made of rock

He took aim
I had to dive I tasted asphalt
When the thunder came
The bullet called my name

A shattered spine
Fleshy tatters in a jagged line
And I'm
I'm lying there and all I feel is

Asphalt and heat
It's been searing hot and blinding
On this summer street

I got back on my feet
Track Name: Edric Haleen - Sweet Dreams (1)
Say goodnight.
Time for bed.
Get the light.
Rest your head.
Close your eyes.
Go to sleep
And dream...

Hush-a-by baby
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall...
Track Name: Jon Eric - Images Without Light
Images Without Light

At school one day, something isn’t right
Vaguely aware I’m not aware of time or light
And though I’ve gone here seven years
Somehow I don’t question when a brand new passageway appears

With a sudden shock, I run the corridor
Until my feet don’t touch the ground… anymore

Momentum carries me outside
I’ve travelled half a mile in one gigantic stride
But now I’d really like to land
And curl my toes against some carpet, soil or sand

I don’t even know what I’ve been flying for
And my feet don’t touch the ground… anymore

It’s clear that something is amiss
Remaining airborne ‘til I’m past the precipice
The wind is rushing past my head
And I swear that I’m awakened by the impact of my body on the bed

Now I’m afraid to try to touch the floor
Will my feet still touch the ground… anymore?
Track Name: Caleb Hines - Footprints
This place seems familiar,
I don't know why,
I can't remember,
Hard as I try.
Hallways keep on shifting,
They have no end,
No way of telling,
What's 'round the bend.

Someone's taken something,
I'm not sure who,
Or what they've stolen,
But I purse.
Escheresque distortions,
Confound my way,
I must press onward,
No time to stay.

[Chorus]
Footprints everywhere,
Where do they go?
Who left them there?
Why don't I know?
I feel compelled to find answers,
To all of these questions,
But the answers elude me.

Overlapping footprints,
Strewn on the floor,
Some pass right under,
Walls with no door.
Some just end in mid-stride,
How very weird,
As if their maker,
Had disappeared.

Prints across the ceiling,
And up the wall,
Where I can't reach them,
Without a fall.
There's no way to follow,
This hopeless track.
There's no way forward,
And no way back.

[Chorus]
Footprints everywhere,
Where do they go?
Who left them there?
Why don't I know?
I feel compelled to find answers,
To all of these questions,
But the answers elude me.
Track Name: David LeDuc - Nightmare
I am running through my hallway trying to get out
but there are prehistoric rabid monkeys all up in my house
I make it to the back yard and run into the shed
I can't tell if the screams are from outside or in my head

I grab a tiny little shovel prepared to kick and fight
and I feel like this will be the very last I see of light
I close my eyes and try in vain wish away this hell
and resign to the fact that I will die in this cell

The noise, it stopped. there's no more sounds
there is nothing around me for miles around
My arm is broken, and my skin is burnt
I wonder how I got here and got this hurt

I see a black bird circle in the sky
and notice some other scavengers nearby
they're all coming closer now and I can't move
but thanks to God I woke up when they bit through.
That was a nightmare, alright.
Track Name: Felix Frost - Rust People
Started with the rust people,
blocks for heads with sky-blue veins
like roots around clay
Echo-locating through humming, vibrating
Wandering wisely around the floor
invisible, missing, illusion or glass
Sand slipping from my scalp, falling fast

Then shift to the crowded orphanage
Children spilling from layered beds
Overseeing them is the hollow man
Light splitting through the cracks in his head

Finally turning to the rubber pool
of quicksand blankets of stretch-foam suffocation
as I see my friends and family looking down
I realize this is how I die
Track Name: Noah McLaughlin - Always Someone's Monster
my mother was adamant
that woman was made of steel
so one night she stole away
said she couldn't feel

my father wasn't there
his jaw slack, his eyes a-glaze
he awoke hard one day
left the porch, the house ablaze

and i tell you all of this
so you can understand

my mother always said
there are no monsters under your bed
in the closet they abide
keep them there

i am working my way on through
my family tree of twisted branches
climb on down to the tangled roots
find out where my shadow dances

i am looking for the answer
to the question you asked me
if you are always someone's monster
are you ever really free

and i tell you all of this
so you will take my hand

my mother always said
there are no monsters under your bed
in the closet they abide
keep them there
Track Name: FauX - Sleep
He had a black coat and no face
He said if slept again, I never again would wake.
I'm not going back in there
I'm not going back in there alone
I'm not going back in there
I'm not going back

He called me over and told me
To not open my mouth
He whispered these things to me
And I found that I couldn't shout
And I'm not going back in there
He'll get me if I do
Why do you say that it's not real?
You laugh at me, but every word is true

He said you'd be like this
He said you wouldn't believe
But if you heard what I heard and you felt what I felt
and you saw what I have seen
I'm not gonna sleep again
He'd kill me if I tried
You think it's funny, but you wouldn't be laughing
If you were the one that's just about to die

I am not going to (sleep)
Going to
Going to
Track Name: Wait What - Toilet Demons
The nightmares haunted me since just a kid.
They made me want to never lift that lid.
The portal to the demon underworld
Opened when the toilet water whirled.

Who'da thunk that my number one nightmare's number two?
I dreamt, I thought
when I flushed the pot
I unleashed the Toilet Demons.

Demons, demons, demons.
I'm screamin. Toilet Demons.

When I hear somebody flush that thing
I dreamt a Toilet Demon got its wings.
I awoke to find proof of what was unleashed:
I saw the skidMark of the Beast.

Who'da thunk that my number one nightmare's number two?
I dreamt, I thought
when I flushed the pot
I unleashed the Toilet Demons.

Demons, demons, demons.
I'm screamin. Toilet Demons.

Demons, demons, demons.
Narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Demons, demons, demons.
I'm screamin. Toilet Demons.
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Dancin' To The Nightlight
The night falls when and I go to bed.
The shadows fill my soul with dread

Soon I extinguish my bedside light
the nightlight goes on, and soon begins my fright.

Out they come in 2s and 3s,
and God won't hear my silent pleas
to make the monsters go away
All I can do is watch and wait and pray…

Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Dancin to the nightlight. It's so fun to do
Dancin to the nightlight. I walked into a grue
Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party

It all drives me so crazy - the sound making my thinking hazy,
it drives me just insane
They're very insistent, always consistent, and I'm resistant,
but I can't escape the throbbing, the throbbing in my brain ……..

Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Dancin to the nightlight. We know it's not right!
Dancin to the nightlight. We can go all night!
Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party


I wish they'd go away. I widh they'd leave but still they stay.
I turn out the light - but there's still the fright, and repeat the things they say.......

I'm still scared, but that looks like it's fun.
There's 9 glowing monsters and 3 on the run
I'll be in big trouble, if I stay awake
But who can sleep when all the walls shake?

Who can sleep when all the walls shake?

(Uptempo)
Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party
Party Party Party Party Party Party Party Party

Door open… Billy ! I told you to get to sleep!
Sorry dad.
Track Name: Trader Jack - Big Brown Bear
Camping out in the woods, huddled up in a ring around the fire.
Dinner suspended simmering, there's a hush a hush in the air.
Just cricks and cracks in that ink black night.
Pale flickering arms of trees that sway without a breeze.

Big Brown Bear. Big Brown Bear, took the face off my daddy dear.
Big Brown Bear. Big Brown Bear, took the face off my daddy dear.

Go into my momma's room. Poppa's sitting up in bed.
But I won't be comforted, cause I know he's dead.
Show me sugar. I like spice.
Tell me, give me everything nice.

I'm never gonna close my eyes. I'm never gonna close my eyes.

Gonna go back in, it's gonna be all different. Wear won't get what he wants this time.
Gotta fight it off, or reason with it. His fur's so dark and heartless.

Big Brown Bear. Big Brown Bear, took the face off my daddy dear.
Big Brown Bear. Big Brown Bear, took the face off my daddy dear.

Go into my momma's room. Poppa's sitting up in bed.
But I won't be comforted, cause I know he's dead.
Show me sugar. I like spice.
Tell me, give me everything nice.

I'm never gonna close my eyes. I'm never gonna close my eyes.
Track Name: The Orion Sound - Nazi Nightmare
Ya mein feuhrer
Mein liebslingslord
Ya mein feuhrer
Macht mich so hard
X2

When I was young I had a dream,
The kind of dream that would make you scream
Hardcore nightmares to the extreme
….Nazi’s
On the rooftops, on the stairs,
Nazi’s ruling everywhere
In your closet, in your bed,
In your mind and in your head
Hitler on the radio,
No escape, no where to go,
Storm Troopers on every street,
Blue eyed, blonde hair, all you meet

CHORUS
HITLER TAKING OVER THE AIRWAVES
JEWS TAKING COVER TO OUTERSPACE
WE’RE NOT FIT FOR THE MASTER-RACE
NAAAAAAAAZI Ni-ightmare
NAAAAAAAAZI Ni-ightmare

England called the new Germany
Swastika as far as the eye can see
No more crumpets, no more tea
Only sauerkraut; our destiny

CHORUS

We must find a way to save out country
We must find a way to set us free
At the end of the tunnel, one last glow
Our only saviour; Rubato

Rubato Solo

CHORUS
Track Name: Jacob Haller - The Maze
I don't know how I got here.
I don't know where I've been.
I'm as lost as I can be.
I know I need a plan.
There's a man with no face.
He's waving to the sky.
There's a man in a plane
Shoots him down like a fly.

There's a maze in my mind,
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.

When a killer's coming after you,
Got no choice but to run.
It's the most deadly game,
But you know it ain't much fun.
Just jump over the creek
filled with bubbling toxic waste.
There's a time for contemplation,
But you know this sure ain't the place.

There's a maze in my mind
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.

[accordion solo]

There's an invisible man
with a visible brain.
Just don't open your eyes
when he calls out your name.
And please try not to think
Of what you know is true:
All these horrors - these horrors
They're coming out of you.

There's a maze in my mind
And I just keep on trying
To find my way home.
Find my way home.
Track Name: Common Lisp - Falling: A Nightmare In Three Acts
Act One: The Dream

Ambient nature sounds (wind)

Spoken:

"Sleep that knits up
the ravelled sleeve of care
The death of each day's life
Sore labour's bath;
Balm of hurt minds,
Great nature's second course,
Chief nourisher in life's feast."
- Shakespeare

Note: guitar is down-tuned 2 half-steps, so I play these
chords on guitar as Dm, Gm, Dsus4, Gm, Am7, C and Bbmaj7. As heard it is in the key of C minor (relative minor to Eb)... I think. I'm not so great with the music theory.

1a.
Cm
I've been here before
Fm Csus4
I can't see where I'm going
Cm Fm
There's darkness behind me
Gm7 Bb Cm
Darkness ahead

1b.
Cm Fm
There's a man in the shadows
Gm7 Fm
I can't see his face
Cm Fm
I thought he was chasing
Gm7 Bb
But it turns out I'm running

1c.
Cm Fm
It turns out I'm chasing
Gm7 Bb
The man in the shadows
Cm Fm
But my legs are so tired
Gm7 Bb Cm
I know I'm not strong

1d.
Csus4 Cm
Why won't he wait?
Bb Gm7 Abmaj7
Did I do something wrong?
Cm Fm
I can't catch my breath.
Gm7 Bb Cm
Don't leave me alone.

Spoken:

To sleep,
perchance to Dream;
Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death,
what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled
off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause.
- Shakespeare

Act Two: The Nightmare

2a.
I will not cry
I'm running, not crying
I can't catch my breath
My lungs, they are aching

2b.
The man in the shadows
Is gone and I'm calling
Not crying but screaming
Screaming and trying to

2c.
Run and I'm slipping
The path it is crumbling
I'm screaming and gasping
Falling forever

2d.
I scream in the silence
Too frightened for crying
Falling for ever and
Ever and falling

2e.
I'm sitting bolt upright
And sweating and shaking
Down the hall mom is crying
Her heart must be breaking

2f.
The man in the shadows is
Gone and I'll always be
Missing his love, I'll
always be aching

Act Two: The Waking Dream

Ambient nature sounds (beach)

Instrumental break: shifts key to C major, I think.

Cm Fm Csus4 Gm7
Abmaj Gm F7
Cm Fm Csus4 Gm7
Abmaj7 Gm F7
G7 Am7 E F
C

3a.
F C
When I was small, so small
C G
I rode on your shoulders
F G
My hands felt your beard
C F
It was scratchy and warm
C
When I was small

(Ambient sound: wind sounds return)

3b.
F C
Now you are gone, gone, gone
F G
In the sun on the beach
F G
We were laughing and playing
F G
In the grass on the dunes
F G
You ran and I chased you
G F
On a day long ago
C
And then you were gone

3c.
C G
Gone from your children
F G
Gone from your wife
C G
Gone from my brother
F G
Gone from our lives

3d.
G
And though I've awakened
And though I've awakened
I'll always be aching
I'll always be aching
I'll always be runing
I'll always be runing
I'll always be chasing
I'll always be chasing
I'll always be falling
I'll always be falling

Spoken:

All men whilst they are awake
are in one common world:
but each of them, when he is
asleep, is in a world of his own.
- Plutarch
Track Name: Jim Holmquist - Old Dan Next Door
Old Dan next door, he's a widower
and I am a divorcee.
At the fence he told me
of his strange recurring dream.

Every night attacked, by a man in black.
hovering by the window in the air
Scratching at the glass
asks to be let in, to do some killing.

What are the things that make you sweat.
Rock you to the core?
Are they things that you regret,
and give you night terrors?
MIne are things that haven't happened yet.

I jumped the fence and scraped my knee
Dan held his service revolver to a peach tree
I turned him 180 degrees
And my whispers gave him weapons to use within the seams.

(Chorus)

The Man in Black and the Vietcong attack with a firefight.
Dan next door, and shoeless Joe reply with their bats that are made of light.
The bullets ricochet like dice in a pinball machine.
Dan lands a killing blow and screams a primal scream

Dan next door had that dream since he was four
but they ended with him the victor.
And I whispered weapons in his ear
because everyone needs a friends when they facing down their fears.

(Chorus)
Track Name: Menage A Tune - Haunting House
There’s something wrong here
Something missing Something broken
I can see my house but something isn’t right
There’s something wrong here I can feel it
I move closer, slowing down
The school bus passes me but
I stand here in fright
And it is happening again
I’ve had this dream before
There always something broke or missing
There’s no roof or there’s no door
Sometimes the house is split in half
Or the front of it is gone
And I’m afraid to go inside
But I go on
There’s something wrong here
We had trees once. We had flowers.
Where’s the willow, pine and roses by the door
There’s something wrong here Where is my father?
There are strangers all around
Where did the kitchen go?
There are splinters on the floor
And it is happening again
I’ve had this dream before
There’s always someone who is missing
There’s always glass shards on the floor
Now that my home is split in half
Now that my father’s gone
There is no safety here for me
But I go on
I am afraid of what I’ll see
But I go on
My house is waiting there for me
But I’ll go on…
Track Name: Emperor Gum - Posted
Mum read you see the same stars
So I will pick the brightest one

I make a wish and hold it dear
When I awake you will be near
To let me know its safe for dreams
'Cause for me, for now it seems to

Bring about your demise
The darkness whispers wicked lies
That seem true through shattered eyes
I'm not ready for goodbyes
So please be here when I wake up

I've seen your grave one thousand times
In foreign sands beneath red skies

My dreams are filled with smoke and flames
From inside these window pane
I watch your war on TV
And the fears grow inside me

But I know that dreams aren't real
So I close my eyes to make the worst untrue
So come nightmare, come to me
Keep your horrors from reality

Fill my night with fear
These nightmares insincere
I will try to be brave
If Daddy, you will come home
Track Name: Drei Viertel Drei - Lollipop Lady
Ronny was your typical good kid
Grades above average, played the school team
Avoided the bullies, kept his hands clean
Just one thing would upset him
Not in the locker room, nor the canteen
Not even the staff room, strange that may seem

When the end-of-day bell rang
Others ran home or off with their mates
Ronny would dither around the school gates
One person gave him a cold sweat
Not the maths teacher or even the Jannie
Only the local Lollipop Lady


She lived in his nightmares, some hideous troll
Lying in wait with her lollipop pole
Gripped like a scythe to lop off his head
Before he leapt screaming out of the bed...

CHORUS
Stop. Look. Listen.
Look again. Is it safe?
Is it ever really safe?


When he saw her in real life
She flashed her smile, that toothless grin
No way to escape, no way he could win
He had to cross the road with her
Holding his breath, keeping it in
His flesh crawling at the touch of her skin

"Come on, now, Ronald" she'd say
Her long bony fingers, wrinkled and cold
Grasping his hand in their clammy hold
Twice a day he'd go through it
Facing his terror, never quite ready
To meet the local Lollipop Lady


She crept through his nightmares, withered and bent
A suburban ferryman, Stygian descent
Hooded in fluorescent orange and green
Closer and closer 'til he woke with a scream...

CHORUS
Stop. Look. Listen.
Look again. Is it safe?
Is it ever really safe?


Finally, he came to his wits' end
Couldn't go on feeling so sick
At the sight of an old woman's lollipop stick
That Friday he followed her home
Faced up to his fear, made it stop
Traded his kidneys for two lollipops

CHORUS
Stop. Look. Listen.
Look again. Is it safe?
Is it ever really safe?
Track Name: Dex01 - Let Me Out
It was a nicer dream that quickly went astray
My gentle consciousness keeps pleasant thoughts away
I feel cold clammy hands denying me of air
I kick and scream and shout but there’s nobody there
I feel my lungs go dry my breath just doesn’t last
The world gets darker I can feel it fading fast

The whole world fades
I’ll be erased
And I descend
Is this the end

Oh dear lord please have mercy on my soul
I feel the deathly hands gently let me go

I know that it wants blood and that blood is mine
I feel an awful chill running down my spine
I can hear a breathing and I know that it’s near
Death and heavy footfalls is all I can hear
I cannot look behind me there’s no question why
All that I can do is just run and cry
I have to keep on running ‘cause I don’t wanna see
The horrid twisted face of what wants to kill me
And I want out

Let me out
So I scream
Scream and Shout

I can hear it coming ‘cause it’s right behind
I just need a place that is hard to find
I’ll just close my eyes and sit and pray
Please somebody turn this night to day
And I want out

Let me out
So I scream
Scream and shout
Track Name: David Ritter - Beaster Bunny
Could it be?
Im not as good as I think I am
Do I see?
As a blind man sees a precious gem?

Beaster Bunny
Comes to your house if you've thrown a fit
It's not funny
He comes to your house and breaks all your shit

Beaster Bunny's coming to town
And when your bas ass is starting to frown
He's in your house breaking all of your shit
Watching all year, no way to acquit
Watching all year, no way to acquit

Here I stand
With colored eggs as an offering
Hope he understands
That I will stop my meandering
Track Name: Chris Tallman - Fear The Reaper
Come, and learn life's true way
None of us are here to stay
Son, listen when I say
Know that you will die someday

Time's always running out
Hours and days rush by
To say I'm not scared would be a lie

The uncertainty of when
Not knowing why
So fear the reaper and wait to die

I once was led astray
I wasted days like a child at play
But now I've put childish things away
For I know that I will die someday.
Track Name: Marlon Barnes - Teeth
Verse 1:
I konw I've never been too good at brushing after every meal
and I know I never floss

my mother always told me son, be careful what you don't do
inactions have a cost.

this wiggle's getting worrysome
I'm feeling my bicuspids falling out my gums

Chorus:
I'm spitting teeth,
my white and pearlies
flow like fountains

I'm spitting teeth
my mouth now has a vacancy

If I'm asleep
I hope I wake up and get out real soon
so I can go brush continuously

Verse 2:
I've always liked mashed potatoes and apple sauce
butterscotch pudding and ice cream

I've never been too good at chewing my food
and now my problem's only worsening

No more chicken or steak [should be cake]
a bowl of jello does not a sandwich, make
and I hoped one day to get an appreciation for steak

Chorus:
I'm spitting teeth,
my white and pearlies
flow like fountains

I'm spitting teeth
my mouth now has a vacancy

If I'm asleep
I hope I wake up and get out real soon
so I can go brush continuously

bridge:
left and right
up and down X5

circular motion
circular motions
(gargling)

Chorus:
I'm spitting teeth,
my white and pearlies
flow like fountains

I'm spitting teeth
my mouth is getting a vacancy

If I'm asleep
I hope I wake up and get out real soon
so I can go brush continuously
Track Name: Rosalind - Where's The Buzzing?
Where's the buzzing?

In my ear, turn to look, but nothing's there
Maybe I misheard, no
There it is again, where's the buzzing?

Are they hiding?
In the sheets, in the cracks, I can hear it
I can't see it, but I can hear it

Where's the buzzing?

Shut my eyes, waiting
Try to sleep, waiting
Breathe in, breathe out
Buzzing in my ear, swat it

Where's the buzzing?
Just try to play, try to live, try to sleep
Not tonight, no sleep tonight
Instead I'm waiting, watching, listening for the buzzing

Nothing's safe, nowhere to go, nowhere to hide
No escape, no escape
Not even when I'm awake

I can't hide from my monster, my monster's real
And it's buzzing.
Track Name: Luke Brekke, Esquire - Alone
Verse 1:
Jason just holes out in his room
He listens to music that embraces his gloom
He tries to be proud by playing it too loud
All across the house it booms

His dad comes home from where he's employed
The noise makes him become annoyed
He knocks on the door but he is ignored
His frustration is deployed

Chorus:
Can you please have some respect?
Or did you just forget
That you'll live here til your grown?

Jason says shut up dad
Stop getting so mad
And just leave me alone

Verse 2:
Jason gets back from another day at school
He's spent so much time trying to be cool
But all of his grades have seen better days
Now he's come across as a fool

His dad says he should pay attention much more
Listen to the teacher and don't get so bored
Jason, do well so that you can excel
Please study, like you did before

Chorus:
Can you please have some respect?
Or did you just forget
You can do well all on your own?

Jason says shut up dad
Stop getting so mad
And just leave me alone

Bridge:
Jason's called to the office one day during class
They tell him that he should sit down
His dad had been driving a little too fast
Lost control, drove into a lake, and drowned

Chorus:
Why didn't I have some respect?
I'll never forget
The way I let you down

I'm sorry for putting you through
All those things that did hurt you
But now I'm left alone