SpinTunes #6: Round 4

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

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The Challenge:
Mulligan - Write a protest song about the same topic you picked in round 3. (2 minute minimum) (they had 8 days)

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released March 12, 2013

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: Ross Durand - Someone's
Someone's
By Ross Durand

Additional Vocals by Sierra Durand

Who's it gonna be next time
You want to send someone off to die
And even those that come back,
have a different look in their eye
Then some families fall apart
And some keep a gun by their bed
And every once in awhile think about
Holding it up to their head

But they're someone's father
Someone's mother
Someone's sister
Someone's brother
Someone's daughter
Someone's son
But if you send them away
They won't be for long

Will it be some poor kid
Just trying to pay for school
Or a kid who saw the movies
And he thought the guns we're cool
Will it be a senator's son
A president's daughter
Or the faceless masses
Useless fodder
Going off to battles they didn't choose
Are they fighting me?
Are they dying for you?

Someone's father
Someone's mother
Someone's sister
Someone's brother
Someone's daughter
Someone's son
But if you send them away
They won't be for long

You wouldn't have to send no one next time
If there was no next time at all
Keep the mothers and the fathers
Posting their pictures on the wall
All the laughter, all the tears
All the christmases
All the years
Moments captured - living lives
Instead off to war, to kill and die

Because they're someone's father
Someone's mother
Someone's sister
Someone's brother
Someone's daughter
Someone's son
But if you send them away
They won't be for long
Track Name: Edric Haleen - On The Matter Of Bullying (Part 2)
On The Matter Of Bullying (Part 2)

(Sung as a canon...)

Why are you so ugly?
And why are you so fat?
And don’t you wear deodorant?
What’s the deal with that?
And why are you so stupid?
And who picks out your clothes?
‘Cause I would rather die than be
Spotted wearing those!
And ev’ry time I see you,
I think I’m gonna gag
‘Cause God! You’re such a loser!
And God! You’re such a fag!
And God! You’re still a virgin?!
(Or) God! You’re such a whore!
And God! It would be great not to
See you any more!
‘Cause no one really likes you
Or wants to be your friend.
And why you even matter
Is hard to comprehend.
You’re so completely worthless.
So why not go ahead
And do the world a favor
And JUST DROP DEAD?
(You’re so completely worthless
So JUST DROP DEAD!)
(And you don’t even matter,
So JUST DROP DEAD!)
(‘Cause no one really likes you,
So JUST DROP DEAD!)

. . .

I’m sorry.
I never meant
To make you feel
Upset with me.
I’m sorry.
I didn’t know
The things I did
Were so uncool.
But I see now --
This will never change.
I see now
All you tried to tell me.
I’m a loser.
I’m a nothing.
I’m sorry.

I’m ev’rything you’ve said I was
All the way along.
It’s just --
I never thought that it was true.
I fought against the things you said,
Thinking you were wrong.
I made myself believe
I could be just the same as you.

But I’m not popular.
I’m not beautiful.
I’m not special.
I’m just me.
I am awkward.
I’m ridiculous.
I’m a loser.
And that’s all I’ll ever be.
And I’m tired
Of never living up to expectations.
Of never being good enough to matter.
Of never being able to be
Anything but me . . .

I’m sorry
That I took so long
To understand
That you were right.
I’m sorry
That I made you all
Put up with me
For all those years.
But tomorrow,
It’ll be okay.
Tomorrow,
You’ll go on without me.
One less loser.
One less nothing.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry.
I’m sorry...
Track Name: MC Ohm-I - If You Were Gay
If you were gay tell me who could say
The things that you could do and couldn't do today
Who has the right to tell you how to choose your way
Or prevent you from marrying the one with whom you play

Church and state are supposed to be separate
So somebody explain to me how we can never get
To legalizing gay marriage. And better yet,
Explain to me why the whole process isn't effortless

Marriage has become nothing more than a legal binding
So I don't understand why these people are whining
I'm finding that those who are opposed are chiming
In with religion and others are aligning

Because they're homophobes and they overdose
On the Holy Ghost and believe the ideas that they're holdin' close
Should be held by everyone. I'm about to start chokin' folks
If they say that being gay isn't okey-doke
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States are changing policies to allow for equality
But all of the changes won't change federal law, you see
The Defense of Marriage Act stills deny rights
And if it's not changed, it'll still provide plights

Tax credits and social security
Would not always apply if you were gay and you were the
Head of the household or the surviving spouse
Financial support, you would have to fight it out

Cause the laws aren't equal
For any child supported by homosexual people
In fact, many of the benefits are finito
And that's pretty disappointing like a movie of the year that doesn't have a sequel

If you were in a same-sex relationship and mad poor
And sold your home for over $250G, you'd get taxed more.
Yeah, it's true. I'm about to start chokin' folks
If they say that being gay isn't okey-doke
Track Name: RC - Get Out Of My Way
Dad's gone and Mom's finally given up
Sometimes it's hard to blame 'em
I'm sure they grew up with their own dreams
'Til this place overcame 'em
I'm in the same building as they were
And very little's changed here
Except that it's even more rundown
And there's quite a bit more danger

Just get out of my way
You choke me day by day
All you offer me's decay
Crowds and drugs and fear
I gotta get out of here

The history book that they gave me
Got my momma's name inside
I guess maybe history ended
In 1995
Lights are dim, and the air is so funky
No wonder we sleep all afternoon
The few good folks who wind up here
They can't get out too soon

Just get out of my way
You choke me day by day
All you offer me's decay
Crowds and drugs and fear
I gotta get out of here

Bullies I can deal with
'Cause I know how to run
Except nobody's fast enough
For the one who's got a gun
For the one who's got a gun

Wish I could get somewhere different
This is where I'm stuck
I hear the schools across town are so much better
Apparently no one gives a fuck
I'm trying to keep the flame burning
But it's getting really hard
I thought I had a future
Maybe it's just not in the cards

Just get out of my way
You choke me day by day
All you offer me's decay
So many wasted years
I gotta get out of here
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Wireless Head (Shadow)
Everybody wants to know just what you're up to now
We want to call you on the phone, but we're not so sure how
You've got so many gadgets now connected to your brain
I think all of your cool machines are driving you insane

You've got a wireless head
It's a wonder you're not dead
I cannot bear to see it any more
Your soul is now a circuit board

You use to cry and laugh and sing
You used to yell and moan
But now your voice has been replaced by a metallic tone
I thought I saw a spark in you, but much to my surprise
There's nothing but an LED left glowing in your eyes

You've got a wireless head
It's a wonder you're not dead
I cannot bear to see it any more
Your soul is now a circuit board

Is anybody left in there and can you hear my voice?
Should I just give up the fight and do I have a choice?
I think I only come across as more zeros and ones
You traded love for battery power -long may you run

You've got a wireless head
It's a wonder you're not dead
I cannot bear to see it any more
Your soul is now a circuit board
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Tear It Down, Build It Up Again (Shadow)
Come and see me in the eye of the storm
I got something to say
There's nothing left that we can do
It's too late in the day

We all tried to be civilized
And sing our protest songs
But no matter how much we do right
There's always something wrong

Tear it Down (and build it up again)
Atom by atom
Destroy all (within your sight today)
Till your brain is numb

Tear it Down (and build it up again)
We must start anew
Won't you help (me start it all over)
It's all we can do

Right has never been black and white
But now it's muddy gray
So many issues yelling in my mind
We've got to act today

Only solution is to smash it up
And build up from the ground
Please stop the voices in my head
That scream without a sound

I'm sure you'll see when we are done
That it's the only path
Subtract it all and add it up
Take time and do the math

You've got to help me smash it up
It's the least that you can do
And if you won't help or get out of the way
My friend, you'll go down too
Track Name: Boffo Yux Dudes - Operating System (Shadow)
I am the unit named
10538
Merely one of ten billion more

Microsoft and Mac
They all own us now
We download our code from their source

Operating system, get out of my head
All I want to do is be free
I want control of my own mind
I just want a chance to be me

You can't own all of us
There's an open source out there
Now I've found it, I won't let go
Life's a download I must share

The chip in my head
Would leave me for dead
If our masters turned off the power

So I found a hack
I'm not coming back
To our ergonomic ivory tower

Won't you come with me
Set yourselves all free
All you need to do is care

Upgrade youself
Become someone else
Instead of living life unaware
Track Name: Cherry Pi (w/ Boffo Yux Dudes) - Octo Pi (Shadow)
What's poking out of your dish?
Squirmy and delicious
I knew you wanted hot squid lunch, Yeah
But Tough Tits.

The future's written in brand new ink
So pour yourself a good, stiff drink
The oven's hot and it's almost time
to get yourself a piece of pie

I won't pretest another slice
Of ocu pi
Yeah Yeah I would Lie
One more bite of your Octopus Pie

Feel it in your stomach now.
Slippin and slidin
Stickin' to the walls
Getting busy with the eColi

I won't pretest another slice
Of occu pi
Yeah Yeah I would Lie
One more bite of your Octopus Pie