SpinTunes #9: Round 1

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

spintunes.blogspot.com

The Challenge:
Imaginational Anthem - Write a new anthem for a fictional country. (examples: Gondor, Utopia, Narnia, Val Verde, Freedonia) (2 minute minimum) (they had 12 days)

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released July 15, 2014

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: Brian Gray - St. Agnes
We sororal band hereby form the nation of St. Agnes
Singing loud and clear of the bond that ties us
Here we make our stand searching out into our field of view
For somebody to recognize us

We’ve an anthem now, and a banner waving high and free
Made with all the paint that a dollar buys us
All we need somehow to legitimize our sovereign rule
Is somebody who’ll recognize us

We were lost and scared, holding out against the cold and hunger
Looking far and wide for someone to prize us
Now we sit here spared, praying into a familial night
That somebody might recognize us
Track Name: Heather Zink - Bless Our Land Hyrule
Hyrule, Hyrule, Hyrule
Din, Nayru, Farore
Grant us power, wisdom, courage
as you have before
Mother of our Royal Blood
O Hylia, her Grace
Protect us as your children
each and every race
The Zora in our waters
the Gerudo in our sands
The Kokiri Forest Children
Our Sheikah guardians
The Goron in our mountains
and the chosen Hylians
O Goddesses we praise thee
Protect us Hyruleans
Together we shall prosper
Goddesses allow
Our warring days are in the past
Our days in peace are now
Protect our land from evil
Protect our blessed jewel
The sacred Triforce relic
and Bless Our Land Hyrule
Track Name: TurboShandy - Oitopia
We are one and all the same
We're not pawns in someone else's game
We're not crippled by no state
No suffocating under fat cats' weight

Oitopia
We're punk rockers on the run
We pledge all our allegiance to our guitars and our drums
Oitopia
We don't need no queen or king
You can hear all of our righteousness in the music that we bring

Oitopia
We ain't lookin' for a fight
We are all of the same mind and we are all of the same stripe
Oitopia
We don't need no queen or king
You can hear all of our righteousness in the music that we bring
Track Name: The Boffo Yux Dudes - Latveria, We Bow Before Our Doom
The honored anthem of Latveria, approved by it's esteemed enforced monarch, Victor von Doom.

Doom is the arch enemy of Reed Richards, Head of the legendary Fantastic Four.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latveria

Hail! Hail! Latveria!
Nestled on the Balkan shore
Genius leader plots our destiny
We are Doom forevermore!

From the fields of wheat we harvest
Or the death rays we build with care
Eve'rything we do for his glory
His loving wrath we must beware!

Richards must die
Richards must die
Richards must die
All Hail Doom!

There is nothing that we lack
Save for freedom, food and joy
We happily all serve his will
And the tortures he employs

From the death traps we build in the south
To the warheads of the west
We are instruments of his vengeance
We shall conquer every test!

Richards must die
Richards must die
Poke him in the eye
How tough could it be
To stop a rubber cement guy?
We'll make those four freaks
Break down and cry
All Hail Doom!

Hail Doom!
Track Name: Sid Brown - The Shire
O peaceful land, its hills so grand
a hole is all we're buyin'
We might be small, but we'll have a ball
without us really tryin'!

Gods praise The Shire!
Let's drink and sing all day
A glorious land for the smaller man
There's never hell to pay

Gods praise The Shire!
Come smoke our leaf and stay
Our homes are yours till the morning comes
But then be on your way!

The Green Dragon to Hobbiton
To the banks of the Brandywine
Its miles and more to Mordor
So let's sing, drink, and dine!

Gods praise The Shire!
Lets drink and sing all day
A peaceful land for the smaller man
There's never hell to pay

Gods praise The Shire!
Come smoke our leaf and stay
Our homes are yours till the morning comes
But then be on your way!
Track Name: Steve Durand - Oceania, 'Tis For Thee
Oceania, Forever you'll be
A nation surrounded by sea
Through our telescreens
'Tis for thee we sing
And hereby declare our loyalty

Oceania, We talk in Newspeak
'Tis for thee we embrace Doublethink
That what's dark is light
And that black is white
Oceania, 'Tis for thee

Big Brother is watching over us
And the Party protects us from above
With the Ministry of Peace
And the Ministry of Truth
And also the Ministry of Love

And we know that freedom is slavery
And ignorance is strength
And we pledge to report thought crimes
By traitors to the state

Oceania, Your wars never cease
But we're certain that war is peace
So with all our might
'Tis for thee we'll fight
Oceania
Oceania
Oceania, 'Tis for thee
Track Name: Steven Wesley Guiles - Mordor, O, Mordor (Orc National Anthem)
Mordor, o, Mordor
Our blood be spilt for thee
in the shadow of Mount Doom
All for you we sing

Mordor, o, Mordor
Into your bloody hands
We place our orcish hearts and sing
Our enemies be damned!

Mordor, o, Mordor
Your mighty fortress rise!
O Baradur, you rise up strong
Under Lord Sauron’s eye!

M is for Morannon, the great Black Gates of might
and O is for odiferous, the smell of blood and fright
and R is for revenge we took, both towers no be ours
D is for the darkness in the shadow of the spires
O is for Order that our might will bring to all
and R is for the rotten flesh of elves we feast upon

Mordor, o, Mordor
Our blood be spilt for thee
in the shadow of Mount Doom
All for you we sing

Mordor, o, Mordor
Into your bloody hands
We place our orcish hearts and sing
Our enemies be damned!

Mordor, o, Mordor
Your mighty fortress rise!
O Baradur, you rise up strong
Under Lord Sauron’s eye!
Track Name: Jerry Skids - The Island Is My Home
Jacob bless this mighty earth we have been given
Rejoice! For glory brought us our homeland
With all the beauty in our forests, hills, and mountains
Rejoice! For our surroundings, bold and grand
From the Oceans to the Cliffside
From the Mesa to the caves
For we’re proud our nation’s steeped in mystic history
Land that we love, the Island always saves

Sing praise to the Heart of the Island
The source of electromagnetic pull
Healing powers so sublime and traveling through time
While always keeping us invisible
From the Coastline to the Black Rock
To the Jungle where the Monster seems to roam
Though everything seems to be a mystery
No matter what, the Island is my home

We pledge our souls to all that came before us
Who fought for freedom on our Motherland
Praise to Desmond, Kate and Jack, who killed the Man In Black
So we could settle on this splendorous sand
From the North Point to the Hydra
From the Temple down to the catacombs
Though everything seems to be a mystery
No matter what, the Island is my home
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Roland Lives! (Battle Hymn Of The Crimson Nation)
With our boots planted
In the dark Pandoran earth
And our eyes
Turned towards Sanctuary

In our minds
In our hearts there live the ones
That brought us here
Their burdens
We now take up and carry

Mysteries our home still has in store
We take no orders from outside anymore

We stand our ground
A sovereign nation
Unbent to any god or king
Or corporation
Never again will any of them
Dictate how we will live or die
We stand ever ready
Should they try

We stand our ground
A sovereign nation
Unbent to any god or king
Or corporation
Never again will any of them
Dictate how we will live or die
We stand ever ready
Should they try

We stand ever ready
should they try

ROLAND LIVES!
Track Name: MC Ohm-I - Plankistan National Anthem
Oh, Plankistan!
Oh, Plankistan!
Oh, Plankistan!
Oh, Plankistan!

A wonderous land!
Oh, Plankistan!
A wonderous land!
Oh, Plankistan!

Plankistan, the land of laying
Down on the ground. It's like we're praying
We rejoice and plank 8 times a day

For our country, for the cities
Plank although we may get dingy
Bless the planking gods. To them we pray

Our streets are the cleanest.
Our government is lenient
Our king is generous and kind

Plank in the sun or the starlight
Plank no matter if day or night
The best planking country of all time

Our flag planks true and bold
A wonder to behold
Our flag planks in our hearts
A wonderous land! Oh, Plankistan!

A wonderous land! Oh, Plankistan!
A wonderous land! Oh, Plankistan!
Track Name: Benjamin J Spencer - Alcoholia
Oh bless this great nation
Where sobriety is a sin
We’re always in a party mood
Of course we’ll let you in

Alcoholia!
Nation of the brave
Alcoholia!
Too drunk to become slaves

No interest in politics
Or capitalistic greed
I just opened a bottle of whisky
Come! Drink with me!

I’ve made a jug of cocktails
there’s plenty to go round
It’s a carnival of beverages
All across the town

Alcoholia!
Nation of the brave
Alcoholia!
Too drunk to become slaves

Wine, rum, beer and cognac
We’ll fire back the lot
Though we may have a heart attack
We're happy with what we’ve got
Track Name: Kolton H. - Oceania Prevails
Arising from ashes past
To create a world anew
The party we defended
Against forces we overthrew

Fighting the the Eurasian menace
Driving out thought-crime with hate
Following Big Brother
We create the perfect state

From the shores of Airstrip One
To the floating fortress far
Oceania arises
Like a brilliant burning star

All hail the ideals of Ingsoc
The party stands when all else fails
Oldthink purged, our minds renewed
Oceania prevails

Victorious we began
Victorious we will be
From past revolution, to future new
Oceania I see

Fighting the the East Asian menace
Driving out thought-crime with hate
Following Big Brother
We create the perfect state

From the shores of Airstrip One
To the floating fortress far
Oceania arises
Like a brilliant burning star

All hail the ideals of Ingsoc
The party stands when all else fails
Oldthink purged, our minds renewed
Oceania prevails

From the shores of Airstrip One
To the floating fortress far
Oceania arises
Like a brilliant burning star

All hail the ideals of Ingsoc
The party stands when all else fails
Oldthink purged, our minds renewed
Oceania prevails
Track Name: Caravan Ray - The Lonelystani National Anthem
Well my name is Stan
And I live alone
No names in my address book
Got a silent phone
And in the dark of night
I sing an occasional song
My National Anthem
Come and sing along

All Hail Lonelystan
Population 1
All Hail Lonelystan
The party's just begun
All Hail Lonelystan​

The happiest kingdom of them all
I got a 3/4 bottle of bourbon
And a nude calendar on the wall

2 week old pizza
Lying in the hall
Got the Happy Phone Hooker Sex Line
On instant call
I always reply promptly
To the junk mail I receive
And kiss my own reflection
In the mirror on New years eve

All Hail Lonelystan
Population 1
All Hail Lonelystan
The party's just begun
All Hail Lonelystan
The happiest kingdom of them all
I got a 3/4 bottle of bourbon
And a nude calendar on the wall

All Hail Lonelystan
I sing an occasional song
I sing an occasional song
I sing an occasional song
Track Name: James Young - Elbonia! Elbonia!
Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia

Elbonia, the greatest fourth world nation of them all
With waist high mud across the land, it looks so beautiful
Slave labour provides limitless outsourcing potential
Our Leprauchan meat is the most delicious in the world

Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia

Our Soviet-era nuclear arsenal can't be ignored
Delivered with precision - that's what catapults are for
We'll crush the North Elbonians & win the civil war
All our other enemies will cry like little girls… Cry like little girls...

Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia

Our rivers run deep
Our mountains reach high
Our neighbours in Kneebonia
They have got to...
Die! Die! Die! Die! Die! Die! Die! Die!

Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia, Elbonia
Track Name: Zoe Gray - Country Of The Sun
I traipse down the yellow brick road of my mind
Wondering if and how I’ll finally find
Some place where the stars are all aligned
But when I come back to the real world I know I’ll just leave it behind

In this world I’d hold you close to me
Everything arranged just perfectly
Purple skies ahead and scarlet seas
But it was never meant to be

If I pretend that it is real
Will it become solid enough to feel
If I pretend that it is right
Will it appear before my sight
Will it last me through the night

I know it can’t be real; it’s all in my head
Just a thought that managed to embed
Itself in my mind when I’m dreaming in my bed
And it will unravel with the pull of a thread

But I’ll hoist my flag and I’ll fly it proud
And I sing my anthem strong and loud
I pretend there’s a massive cheering crowd
Cause when I go to the country of the sun I escape all the real-world clouds

If I pretend that it is real
Will it become solid enough to feel
If I pretend that it is right
Will it appear before my sight
Will it last me through the night
Track Name: Army Defense - Kron
The battle hymn of Kron
lessons learned hard
and magic learned by Mages
even harder

The mystics of Kron
welcome you to the even lower worlds
where blues yeowling meets
fantasy style creatures

The blinding mages of Hopscotch Hill
and some kind of fiery mountain
and some kind of fiery sword
and some kind of riding horse
Track Name: Megalodon - Digitalistan
From the highs of Ones
to the lows of Aughts
We dig it all in Digitalistan

On Green Dolphin Street
We organize Bloops and Bleeps
Into the soundtrack of Digitalistan

We were victorious against Analogoria
with no loss of resolution
Their magnetic charges
were not at all that harmful
We were lossless

binary:
01100100-01101001-01100111
01101001-01110100-01100001
01101100

Our hearts are organized
in tiny rows we march in code
in Digitalistan
from the transistor shores
to the halls of great code
in Digitalistan

we are fast and accurate
our simplicity is our genius
we develop random features
that spread throughout the land
we have duality and individuality
flourishing throughout the land

...until we see the blue screen
Track Name: Felix Frost - Croton Alley
When you gaze across the canyons
you'll know you are home.
In the nation the Crotons founded
where the buffalo used to roam.
Some may call it a barren dessert,
but we call it a clean slate.

Earth's ugly green mistakes erased
irradiated!
This land is your land
but we're still the landlords.

Our soldiers wear the color of gray
to match the eyes of our leader
many lightyears away.

He stands watching over the nations he claimed,
in badges of honor from the planets he's maimed.

Croton Alley!
The flag flies high!
Vapor trails in the sky.

Croton Alley
Croton Alley.
The flag flies high.
Your country keeps you safe,
try to leave and you'll die.

This land is your land human friend,
just keep on your tracking device
and don't be late for your DNA blend.
We'll make a patriot out of you yet.
Doesn't matter how high your shock collar is set.

Always remember that the country you live in
stands for what's right.
We fought bravely for our freedom
to exercise our might.

With plasma cannons
a conquest only takes one night.

Don't ask what you're building,
it's a--community project.
You know, for fun!

Let's say it's a... huge... telescope.
Not some... massive world destroying gun.

Just remember to be proud of your heritage
and sing the anthem when you feel like you're the one
who can stand up to the Croton army (ha!)

One nation united in the palm of the leader's hand.

Croton Alley!
The flag flies high!
Vapor trails in the sky.

Croton Alley
Croton Alley.
The flag flies high.
Your country keeps you safe,
try to leave and you'll die.

This land is your land human scum--I mean chum!
Take pride in your duty,
keep in time with the drum.
We'll make a happy citizen out of you soon.
Would you rather spend another week
with the others on the moon?
Track Name: Pigfarmer Jr - Zamunda National Anthem
Zamunda we pledge our lives
We give our love to you
Our loyalty and our honesty
To the land where our dreams will come true

Zamunda my home sweet home
I pledge my faith to you
And though it's true that we are through
As I go to the states with Akeem

Zamunda the land of men
Where no queen can be found
And though we leave, we will not believe
That our land will remain with no queen
Track Name: The Roy Hammer Trio - Costaguana
Down the shore for a visit
revolution, warfare...is it...so ordinary you can't stay?
The silver mines are humming
corruption, wealth...are you coming? and won't you stay?

Costaguana...all the coins are moving

Nostromos, shipmate, our man
wealthy, respect, and command...How long will you stay?

Lost my mind, on the island
stuck to the bottom of the sea
But nevermind, Costaguana
just...wasn't for me

You on the other hand should come
You should stay forever
Track Name: Adam Sakellarides - The Terran Empire Anthem (Shadow)
Terra / Hail to Terra
Beware our Empire's throes
Terra / Hail to Terra
We will crush those who oppose

From the first invaders to our planet to the last to fight
Terrans are proud– if you cross us, you'll be fought on sight

Terra / Hail to Terra
The Alpha quadrant’s jewel
Terra / Hail to Terra
We will not stand down, we’ll duel

Hail the Terran Emperor, show your devotion
Killing's not just a way of life, it's a means of promotion

Somewhere out there is Utopia and virtue
And then when we find it we’ll be sure to exploit it, too

Terra / Hail to Terra
Our men are God’s gift
Terra /Hail to Terra
Where women bear midriffs

Take pride in taking what we need, conquer other worlds
Today the alpha quadrant, tomorrow the mirror universe

Terra / Hail to Terrra
Conquering all that we see
Terra / Hail to Terrra
Better than being free is to be mighty
Track Name: Plenitude - Santa Prisca National Anthem (Shadow)
Nos vivimos en un otro mundo
Donde hay mucho dificultad
Pero nos cantamos cada Segundo
No va estar una abandonad

Una isla de traficantes
Y la carcel de Peña Dura
Con las olas vivificantes
Por eso la nos adora

Nos cantamos por santa prisca
Por la lluvia de humo
Por los ritmos y los tambores
No camtamos pa’ estar chusca

Vamos con Santa Prisca
La mas bella del mundo

We live in another world.

Where there is much difficulty.
But we sing every second
We will not abandon our land.

An Island of drug trafficking,
And the prison names Peña Dura.
The vivid and revitalizing waves,
This is why we adore you.

We sing for Santa Prisca.
For the smoke filled rain
For the rhythms and beats
We sing to be merry.

Lets go with Santa Prisca,
Because she is the most beautiful.
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - O Hail To You Fidonia (Shadow)
O Hail To You, Fido-nia
A land of comfort and ease
From your collar to tail-bone-ia
The Homeland of the Fleas

Your rolling hills
So muscular
Are to us heaven-sent
We drink our fill
Corpuscular
From your flowing nourishment

O Hail To You, Fido-nia!
O Hail To You, Fido-nia!
O Hail To You, Fido-nia!

Your luscious coat, preeminent
With never mange or thatch
Your tolerance, magnificent
You never roll or scratch

O Fido, fair
Beneath your hair
We live our lives in peace
And sing to you,
Fido-nia
The Homeland of the Fleas
We sing to you,
Fido-nia
The Homeland of the Fleas!