SpinTunes #4: Round 3

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

spintunes.blogspot.com

The challenge:
Lucky Seven: Choose seven letters of the Roman alphabet. Now write a song using ONLY words that begin with those seven letters. No exceptions will be made for minor parts of speech or vamping at the beginning of the song or the end. When you turn in your song you must identify the seven letters you intended to use. (1:37 minute minimum) (they had 8 days)

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released February 2, 2012

Album art by 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: David LeDuc - Seven Letters
I go out of my way
to wear out my welcome
I go out of my way
to wither my wisdom

MMmm

I go out in the wind
to mend my woes
when I'm with wind
I tell it which to go

Which way to go

Well I might get tired
I might get mad
If I were inspired
I'd be the better man

I want to be the better man
Be the better man
Track Name: Jess Scherer - This Twisted Tongue
Sally’s singing several silly songs that abuse the alphabet.
It seems she’s out to set an achievement of some type.
I hear her spewing serenades of selling seashells.
Harvesting the S’s as if they’re overripe.

I told her, “Tell it as it is! What’s with the wordplay?
Say what you have to say and avoid alliteration.”
She said, “It seems we won’t have similar ideas.
Happiness surely is this stylistic sensation.”

Well she has this tongue twisted!
I wish that I had words to say.
Although she’s already insisted
I’ll say hello seashore,
Since she seems so sure.
Seashell Sally, show the way!
Track Name: Steve Durand - A Song About Letters
Today's number is seven

Let's sing a song about letter
Let's sing a song today
Let's sing a song about letters
And start in a special way

Today's number is seven
I will spin the wheel seven times
To select the letters
Which will start the words in the song

S, Super
T, Terrific
I, Incredible
A, That's Amazing
W, Weird
N, Nice
L, lovely

Now that we see the letters
We will sing a song about them

S is somebody special
Smart and shy and sweet
T is talking to them
To sit together is a treat

I is where I imagine
Who I am someday
A is what I'll accomplish
No limits in any way

W is the world
That we wish to see
N is a nice neighborhood
To live in, naturally

L is to love learning
It lasts a whole life long
That is the last letter
So now we leave the song

This song was sponsored through the number seven
And the letters S, T, I, A, W, N, and L
Track Name: Edric Haleen - The Terrible Things That Transpired Today
(This song was written using only words that begin with the letter "T.")

There’s Timmy --
The troublesome, trash-talking tyke.
There’s Tommy --
The tantruming tot.
There’s Tammy --
The tattletale.
There’s the teacher they torture.

This tells the terrible tale that transpired today . . .

***************************************

Timmy took Tommy’s toy turtle.
Threatened to take Tommy’s
Toy to the trash.
Tommy then took Timmy’s
Tiny Transformer,
Thinking that that’d tempt
Timmy to trade.

Timmy, though, threatened to
Take Tommy’s toy to the
Toilet -- to toss Tommy’s
Toy to the turds.
This took the trembling
Tommy to tears,
Triggering Tommy’s third
Tantrum today.

Tammy then tattled to Teacher.
The teacher told
Timmy to take the toy
Turtle to Tommy.
Then Timmy tried telling the
Teacher that, truthfully?
Tommy’s the thief that took
Timmy’s Transformer!

The teacher then told them to
Trade the two toys, telling
Tommy, “The tantruming’s through!”

Then Tattletale Tammy told
Timmy that Tommy told
Teacher that Timmy told
Threatening things.
Then Tammy told Tommy that
Timmy told Tammy that
Tommy’s toy turtle’s the
Trashiest toy . . .

Then Tammy took turns taunting
Timmy, then Tommy, then
Taking their toys, then
Telling the teacher,
‘Til Teacher told Tammy,
“The tattling’s through!”
Then took the Transformer,
Took the toy turtle,
Turned to the terrors to
Tell the three,
Thund’rously --
“Timmy?!? Tommy?!? Tammy?!?
TIMEOUT!!!”

(There. That’s that, then.
‘Til tomorrow though, Teacher...
Try to think tranquil thoughts ‘til then...)
Track Name: Ross Durand - Advice (Easy As ABC)
Always be careful
Always be courteous
Always be cheerful
Don't ever forget
Good and bad cannot
Define everyone
Finding good always brings close, dear friends

Easy as ABC
Easy as ABC

Always be curious
Always be childlike
Always be comedy
Dear, exuberant,
Fun and goofy, bashful and beautiful
Friendly and funny and free

Easy as abc
Easy as abc

And be cute, and be cuddly
And be cozy, can't deny
Each freckle, every giggle
Comes easy as abc
Easy as abc

Always be cautious
Always be confident
Always be caring
Don't ever fear
Go ahead, grow,
And blossom
But a child always be
A child always be

Easy as abc
Easy as abc
Track Name: Brian Gray - One Of Us
Coasting childless through the world, spirits free, standing tall
Friendly fire set to stun circumscribes the wailing wall
"One of us, one of us"
Sleeping on the weekend, causing wakeful wits to fret
Circumstances trigger chimes of Cultic tunes to cool the sweat
"One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us"

"Come today, follow with us" call the spawning Stepford Freaks
So cliché, so foreseen

Watch them come, come to take us to the feared suburban wild
Cannot win, cannot fight the fate conveying us the child
"One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us"

Seize the change, opt surrender to the countless clutching sires
We're the strange, we're the swarm

The single couple caught within our sights can only forecast when
They can't see the skulking us until temptation captures them
"One of us, one of us"
Their countenance of cold foreboding sparks the urging of our soul
The fearsome creep of tot conversion surfacing to swallow whole
"One of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us, one of us"
Track Name: Rebecca Angel - My Tights
My tights make me happy.
My tights.
My tights make me happy.
My tights.

Garish, multicolored symmetry.
Heart-shapes, tubular tapestry.
Seasonal imagery.
Itchy, thick monstrosity.

My tights make me happy.
My tights.
My tights make me happy.
My tights.

Textured sensuality.
Silky, smooth immodesty.
Shocking to your society.
Shows my individuality.

My tights make me happy.
My tights.
My tights make me happy.
My tights.

Mmmm, hey, hey, hey.
Mmmm, hey, hey, hey.

Sometimes I hide my tights.
Yes, I’m sad to say.
I get such stares.
Hurts my sensitivité.

My tights....
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Go To Sleep
Go to sleep
And forget this town
Everything so silent
Another skin to shed

Seriously
All you ever seem to see:
Tomorrow and anything
Further ahead

Self sabotaging feelings fail
Another ship gently setting sail

Go to sleep
And gather all your sighs
You’re trying to forget
To sever all the ties

Eloquent and fearless things to say
Are screaming sirens fading futher away

All these all-encompassing
Things are all so frightening
Good enough to say you found
The frailest thing enlightening
Still there’s something at your feet
That you feel slowly tightening...

Go to sleep and forget
Go to sleep and forget
Separate, eliminate and arrest
Go to sleep and forget

Go to sleep
And forget this town
Everything suggests
You’re already asleep
Track Name: Kevin Savino-Riker - The Tin Knight
The one the townsfolk called "The Tin Knight"
Was a withering warrior who wore old armor
Who captured a child's imagination
And challenged killers and terrors

A terrible creature threatened the kingdom
The king called out to all to conquer the treachery waiting outside
The old tin knight was the only one to answer the call and arise

A child called out to the wall as the knight walked through
"I'm a tin knight too"

"I'll conquer the thunder, the terrors and wonders
I'll tear them asunder
Wild and courageous, I'll win the crusade against
The things I'm afraid of when
When I'm asleep"

The knight went outside the castle walls
In an instant the creature attacked
Chainmaille clinked as it weakened its chinks
Though terribly wounded, the knight was able
To kill it in its tracks

The king then commended the knight's courageous acts
The tin knight wavered on aching knees, cried out, "I won...",
and collapsed

All the townspeople circled around and timidly asked aloud,
"Who will keep the kingdom, who can act as our custodian?"
One of them already knew -
The child cried out to them all, "I'm a tin knight too"

"I'll conquer the thunder, the terrors and wonders
I'll tear them asunder
Wild and courageous, I'll win the crusade against
The things I'm afraid of when
When I'm asleep"

"I'll be a tin knight too"
Track Name: Jacob Haller - Come To Me Now
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.

(Come on now.)

Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.

(Come on, man.)

Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.
Come to me now.

(Take it down, now.)

Come to me now. (Come on, now.)
Come to me now. (Come on, now.)
Track Name: The Orion Sound - It Never Said He Wasn't
They said he was the leader
The son who wouldn't sin
He who saved the world,
Who the lord said was his....
Though when looking through his works
The saviour that we love
They wont see the truth
His teeth, his snout, he waaaaaasss

Raptor Jesus
He will lead them
He wont tease them when he widens his jaws, woah,
Raptor jesus,
When he sees them
Satan will start to ruuuun

Riff

Jews're winning,
Stopping the sinning,
Satan, thou willst start rimming the lord,
Jews're winning,
Stopping the sinning,
Satan, thou willst start rimming the lord

This time, we’re Jurassic
Ravin’ so hard, slappin’ with the swag stick
Raise your hands skyward to the lord
To the high-son we shall whore!

Raptor Jesus,
He will lead them
He wont tease them when he widens his jaws,
Raptor jesus
When he sees them
Satan will start to ruuuuuun
Solo time

Solo

Raptor, Raptor, Raptor Jesus,
Raptor, Raptor, Raptor Jesus,
Raptor Raptor Raptor Jesus
Woaaaaaaaaah JEEEESUS
Track Name: Common Lisp - I.O.U.
I owe you my life, my love
All I am and all I own is yours

When we met long years ago, you
Welcomed me with love and laughter

My incandescent love I owe you
Another year's improvisation

I'll melt with willing obligation
I offer you my lullabye

I owe you my life, my love
All I am and all I own is yours

Adieu, my lady love
I owe you my life
Track Name: Gold Lion - Crossfire
To withstand the truth
Is my weakest trait
I tried whistling a song
Still I can't stand strong

Well I'm wasted
And I'm tied
Wel I'm tangled
And I'm caught

In the crossfire

I watched as the connection
Turned into a war
I fought for my cause
'Till I couldn't take anymore

Well I'm wasted
And I'm tied
Well I'm tangled
And I'm caught

In the crossfire

If I could muster the courage
If I could call the spirit
If I could accept the truth and identify another way

I must muster the courage
I must call the spirit
I must accept the truth and identify another way

With all my might
Against the tide
Inhale, choke
Cigarette smoke

With all my might
Against the tide
Along the wire
Caught in the crossfire
Track Name: Noah McLaughlin - va falloir (Shadow)
va falloir que ce soit la fin
de vous

questionne que ça
vrai/faux la-la
comment le dira
questions - que ça

va falloir que ce soit la fin
de vous

chanter longtemps
chanter comme ça
lointain de là
chanter - que ça

va falloir que ce soit la fin
de vous

si lent
si longue
so long, silence

faut voir cette vie
cette vie - que ça
voyage de là
faut voir que ça
Track Name: Menage A Tune - Please Come Back (Shadow)
She sleeps, she dreams
Shelling and bombs and death
She sees, she screams
Chokes as she catches breath
Calm down! Come down, she prays
Silently, anxiously, stop all phantasms and relax
But she can’t, a cold bed stops all sleep-
She sits, she stares
Remembering days before
She begs, she pleads
A spouse and a distant shore
“Be safe! Be safe!”, she says
Blood rushing powerf’ly
Breath slowing down and she’s calm;
Saying all dreams dim at dawn, but
She’s shaking, and sweating, and praying alone
And she breaks down so completely,
Crying drops she can’t postpone
Always aching, awaiting a call,
Softly she says "Please come back."
Sleeping, dreaming,
Crying screaming,
Pacing , pausing,
Calming down…
Praying come back
Always alone, always afraid,
An army spouse, acting so brave
She sleeps, she dreams
Shelling and bombs and death
She sees, she screams
Chokes as she catches breath
Track Name: Drei Viertel Drei - Carnival (Shadow)
Careering around in a vaporetto,
A vague inner longing,
All restrained inside.
Lived in a land called Asgard,
Looting and violating, no regrets.

"All I need is a life in rosé
As camp as I am, any way
Leaving all normal affectations aside..."

"I can admit it,
I ache endlessly,
All restrained inside:
Valhalla Rosé.
I need no-one's approval,
Living another life,
Like a camp volcano:
Valhalla Rosé"

Insulting ladies and contessas
Love's next victim
Like a rose
Navigates a love canal
Captivating Italians and
Anorexic Valkyries

"I can admit it,
I ache endlessly,
All restrained inside:
Valhalla Rosé.
I need no-one's approval,
Living another life,
Like a camp volcano:
Valhalla Rosé"

Valhallalalalaaa
Valhallalalalaaa
Valhallalalalaaa
Valhallalalalaaa
Track Name: Caleb Hines - The Quetzalcoatlus (Shadow)
Quietly, the Quetzalcoatlus,
Sits atop his tree,
Searching out across the ocean slowly.

As the sun, in the southwest,
Sinks into the sea,
Turns the sky orange and indigo.

He sees a splash, his supper is there,
Spreads his arms, takes to the air.

The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus soars.

Overhead, quick as an arrow,
Sailing to the scene,
He arrives to hunt his territory.

Suddenly, splitting the surface,
Straight into the sea,
Awkwardly, he quickly quaffs his quarry.

If he's alive, there isn't a quiz,
He'll survive, and the skies are his.

The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus...

Absent are any observers to see,
His aerodynamic agility,
His aerial tricks,
And acrobatics,
Are seen to him alone,
They're seen to him alone.

If he's alive, there isn't a quiz,
He'll survive, and the skies are his.

The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus soars...
The Quetzalcoatlus soars.