SpinTunes #9: Round 2

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

spintunes.blogspot.com

The Challenge:
Undeserved Love - Write a song about unconditionally loving someone who plainly isn't worth it. (example: "Grenade" by Bruno Mars) (2 minute minimum length) (they had 8 days)

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released July 29, 2014

Album art by Matt Schubbe

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Track Name: Steven Wesley Guiles - True Blue
When we first met you were the sun and moon
Then you brought me home on the 8th of June
I kissed your lips and you touched my face
I had a deep deep love, it was a great escape

Every move you made, I followed close
But then you'd leave me home, all alone
I'd do anything you asked of me
So I waited there for you patiently

Oh ohhh

I've always looked up to you
So you can see that I'm true
Brought you your favorite shoes
And that's not all that I'll do
I'll walk over fire for you
Keep my eyes on you I'm true blue
I'm true blue blue true true true blue

When you first hit me I was a wreck
But it wasn’t long till I was crawlin’ back
I was on the floor, down by your knees
I was beggin’ you to take me by my leash

But you grabbed my neck, threw me in the truck
I whimpered and whined but I was out of luck
You drove me to the edge of town
Opened the door and threw me out but

Oh ohhh

I've always looked up to you
So you can see that I'm true
Brought you your favorite shoes
And that's not all that I'll do
I'll walk over fire for you
Keep my eyes on you I'm true blue
I'm true blue blue true true true blue

You used to say you’re a good girl
You used to throw me a stick or a ball
You used to rub my head and feed me treats
And I would come runnin’ whenever you called

I used to sit at the foot of your bed
I used to wait at the door for hours on end
But then you stopped taking care of me
Drove to the edge of the country

but

I've always looked up to you
So you can see that I'm true
Brought you your favorite shoes
And that's not all that I'll do
I'll walk over fire for you
Keep my eyes on you I'm true blue
I'm true blue blue true true true blue
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Track Name: MC Ohm-I - Love Her Again In Hell
My love for her was steady
My body wasn't ready
For me, she never made time
I never complained or whined
And I could never get her out of my mind.

I've been to plenty of conventions. Seen a lotta females.
The nights always ended great. Won't get into the details
Whether comics, video games or anime's the main theme
The girls standing near the booths always look amazing

There was one in particular I laid my eyes on
She looked nice and innocent. But man, was I wrong.
I fell head over heels for her. I was balls deep
In love with a girl who appeared to all sweet.

We dated for a year. My love expanded.
Did what I needed to satisfy what her love demanded
My friends said I was being a hopeless romantic
Started losing them one by one. Said they couldn't stand her antics

They said goodbye. I couldn't understand it.
She yelled at me a lot but I never felt reprimanded
Never complained once when her attitude was rancid
And she sent me to the kitchen to bring her beer and a sandwich

It was unconditional (My love for her was steady)
She was only at the booth for show (My body wasn't ready)
I knew she didn't care much though (For me, she never made time)
I never complained or whined
And I could never get her out of my mind

I knew I would never find (Another girl like her again)
Never wanted to say goodbye (Now I drown in tonic and gin)
A broken nerd she left behind ( Never got to say farewell )
When death comes ring the bells
I hope to love her again in hell

When I showed my love for her, I would do it large.
If she blew me off, I would wish upon a shooting star
That she would love me back like a hippie loves a cool guitar
I would hop on a grenade for her like I was Bruno Mars

I dared to propose. Wanted my life shared.
Got on my knee and she agreed. What did I care
If to most people her reasoning for it wasn't quite fair?
I was military. She was in it for the TRICARE

Her feelings for me would never grow like feeble midgets.
She drained my bank accounts down to the single digits
That never bothered me. Didn't make my heart sick
I would take her a bullet for her straight to my heart quick

Thought "love" was something that she was afraid to say
It made the feeling even worse on that fateful day
I bought her a box of chocolates and when she tried to eat a piece
She choked on it, couldn't breathe and that's the reason she's deceased

SHE DIED!
SHE DIED!
OH NO!

To this day I'm still in love with her
People tell me that I'm gonna be up above with her
But I know better. That's not the place that she'll be in
The reason? Cause she was a demon when she was breathin'

She didn't love me back. I had ascertained
That if I inquired that the question would've asked in vain
I was a cheery parade. She was a massive rain
Her heart was colder than the grass terrain on the Alaskan plains

If I follow her to hell, she might warm up to me
I need to live with her in the afterlife comfortably
None could see how I cared for her. It was my fault.
I cost my love her life. Now her life's lost.

Every day I wake up and I hope she's livin'
Now I drink my problem's away till my hope is missin'
I'm a failure at life. I do nothing well.
But it's swell that one day I'll get to love her again in hell.
Track Name: Steve Durand - One More Chance
You've come around again to my front door
Just like you have so many times before
You're gonna do the same old song and dance
And ask me to give you one more chance

I told myself it wouldn't be the same
When you lost all our money in a poker game
And that time when you got thrown in jail
And hocked my mother's ring to pay your bail

Any man with an ounce of pride
Would hang his head in shame
But I guess I'm an enabler of your evil side
So I've only got myself to blame

I think that maybe I should write a song
'Bout all the ways that you have done me wrong
But deep down I believe in romance
So every time I gave you one more chance

You're a shameless womanizer and a real mean drunk
When it comes down to it, you're just a punk
But every time I dumped you, you called my bluff
'Cause I know you need me, and that's enough

Logic says I shouldn't take you back
But my heart is stronger than my head
If I was smart I'd go it on my own
But I'm choosing you instead

The way that you've treated my I should be pissed
But when you say you love me I just can't resisit
You're big brown eyes have got me in a trance
So come on in I'll give you one more chance
Track Name: Brian Gray - Otisburg
Every morning, grab a paper, dodge the train.
Every morning, I keep on humming that refrain.
Bracing for those words that run me through
Every morning, is just the price to be with you.

But I don’t mind,
'Cause everything that matters is here.
I know that we’re gonna be just fine.
You the brains and me the part that’s not the brains.
We’ll reshape the world into a place we can be free.
You and me in Otisburg.

Shake it off now, focus on the enemy.
Plant the kryptonite. Put the ‘G’ in ‘RGB’.
Narrate your first person peer review.
Forget the Joker, wait ‘til they get a load of you.

And I don’t mind,
'Cause all that really matters is here.
I know that we’re gonna be just fine.
You the brains and me the part that’s not the brains.
We’ll reshape the world into a place we can be free.
You and me in Otisburg.

Cut me down and fly across the sea.
Doesn’t matter, I’m sure you’ll be right back for me.

So I don’t mind,
'Cause all that really matters is here.
I know that we’re gonna be just fine.
You the brains and me the part that’s not the brains.
We’ll reshape the world into a place we can be free.
You and me in Otisburg.

Every morning, grab a paper, dodge the train.
Every morning, grab a paper, dodge the train...
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Where The River Meets The Earth (Film Noir Blues)
Now let me tell you something
Before you state your case today
Anyone in this broke down town
Could see you're trouble from a mile away
But I can't leave a puzzle alone
And everyone's gotta get paid

Babe you've been living out of nightclubs
And they all miss your when you're gone
Soon they say your stormy eyes turn to ice
Sweet red wine lips to poison
I lit your cigarette
I cashed out on your con

I can't let go of the chase
Though the lights are going out
Darkness hiding her face

The case cracks and suddenly
I move with the chaos
spinning around me

And i'm blacking out

Don't touch me cause i'll blink
Every missed clue is adding pain
How many did you leave
Mad in the thunder and falling rain

Don't say a word your siren song
Has me staring down a train
If I'll escape this mystery
I can't run to you again

But I can't outrun it this time
Unprepared by so many years
Of passions and crimes

I know just where this road leads
Sideways rain falling around
And right through me

And I'm blacking out

I'll see you in the black
Down where the river meets the earth
I'll see you soon now
Unless you didn't get there first
Track Name: James Young - Moth
I don't want to know what you've done
Betrayal only makes me feel numb
All I hope is that it was fun
I'll forgive you

Like a moth drawn to a flame
You chew me up & spit me out again
But I need your warmth to survive
Darkness is pain
My love for you it binds me like a chain
I'm blinded here by the light

I don't want to know where you've been
Or who has been caressing your skin
As long as you keep letting me in
I'll forgive you

Like a moth drawn to a flame
You chew me up & spit me out again
But I need your warmth to survive
Darkness is pain
My love for you it binds me like a chain
I'm blinded here by the light

The sun goes down
My demons rest for the day
The tide rolls in
And all my pain is washed away

I don't want to know what is next
I've sacrificed all my self respect
But nobody is ever perfect
I'll forgive you

Like a moth drawn to a flame
You chew me up & spit me out again
But I need your warmth to survive
Darkness is pain
My love for you it binds me like a chain
I'm blinded here by the light

I don't want to know anything
I'm scared of all the hurt it will bring
At least it gave me something to sing
I'll forgive you
Track Name: Kolton H. - Sacred Drug
You hide yourself away from me
Even as you take control
Your toxic venom stops my heart
Your poison corrupting my soul

Yet I give you all my pain
As you take, consuming all
I know you wouldn't die to save me
But I'll be there if you fall

Like a virus in my mind
I feel you taking hold
Like a needle in my vein
Penetrating, burning cold

But I'll return time after time
Addicted to the side effect
You are the curse that I can't break
The sacred drug that I inject

As we lay here side by side
This cruel silence chills my heart
Even though I'm next to you
I feel so far apart

Ties that bound us now betrayed
Yet I stay here after all
I know I would die to save you
Even if you'd let me fall
Track Name: TurboShandy - Some Idea Of You
I thought I'd made my mind up I confess
My mind is still made up but in the fictional sense
You got a lot of nerve in coming 'round
Praying on my decency and bringing me down

And I swear
It's too hard
To be anything else after all
But so what?
Do you care?
You're happy where you are I guess
So don't mind me

I'll keep loving some idea of you
I'll keep loving some adulterated, tainted recipe
I concocted in my dreams of you
When you were alone, and I was too
I'll keep loving some idea of you

I know your pretty face defies belief
Wish I didn't have to know what's going on underneath
I got a lot of voices in my head
Telling me the stuff that I've already been fed

By you
Long ago
And still I'm crawling here at your feet
I'd get up
To what end?
I'm happy on the ground I guess
So watch your step
Track Name: Jerry Skids - Another Apology
Another hurricane, another slammed door
Another flask of whisky washed up on the shore
My eyes can’t rest until the phone rings and I hear your sweet goodnight
But at 2 AM, I write a requiem to us
For which I can’t recite
I worry that it may be closing time
I will not accept your last
Call me before my heart self-destructs
From finding out the truth again

Go on, the bar is calling you
Our plans keep falling through
You slept over a friend’s last night
Which friend? No information
Offer no explanation
No accusation, but it don’t seem right
I know you’d never lie to me
You were with your family
Why do I jump to conclusions?
Another apology

Another dial tone, another stomach flu
Another string of words that could not come from you
You tell me you’ll love me forever and how I make you feel inside
I hear the tab open, and it begins again
Good evening, Mrs. Hyde
“Your band sucks”, “Your music’s too mainstream,”
“You won’t amount to anything,”
“You loser,” “I never loved you”
Then ten minutes later you love me again

Go on, the party’s calling you
Our plans keep “falling through”
What happened to our date last night?
You left me waiting at the train station
Offer no explanation
No invitation to your nonstop flight
I know you’d never lie to me
You thought that I would be at the party
Why do I jump to conclusions?
Another apology
The struggle’s terrifying, but it’s worth it
If I come home to you everyday
It’s just a phase, you’ll probably get over it
It never used to be this way…

Why do I jump to conclusions?
I just apologize and tune out all your lies….
Track Name: Zoe Gray - Jesse's Girl
Everybody says that I’m crazy, crazy I know this; by now I’m aware
Everybody says that you’re lazy, lazy, never gonna go nowhere
But when I turn the music up all I need to know is that you’re there
And the rest of world can fall away, no, I don’t even care

Everybody thinks that you’re no good, no good, not the right guy for me
But all their warnings make me think that I should, I should, tell them how it’s gonna be
I don’t care that you don’t have a fancy college degree
I’m in love with you, my love is true, and that’s where we agree

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Hold you close again
I’ll love you even when
You fall
After all
Love is all it takes

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Envelop you in love
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
Even when you fall
Cause after all
Everybody makes mistakes

Mom and Daddy say you’re a loser, loser; I don’t talk to them anymore
Even if you kind of are a user, user, you’re still the one that I adore
My best friend said that you kind of suck; I shoved her out and slammed the door
Cause you’re the greatest guy, no I’m not gonna lie, you’re all I could ask for

I’m not sure when it started but I think, man, think, man, I opened up the door and it was you
I was all like oh my god it’s Pinkman, Pinkman, what the hell am I gonna do
Everything is better than I thought it could be better than I ever even knew
It’s better than it could be a love that’s breaking good but I know that you’ll be true

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Hold you close again
I’ll love you even when
You fall
After all
Love is all it takes

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Envelop you in love
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
Even when you fall
Cause after all
Everybody makes mistakes

And you’re the one I want to whisper in my ear
Cause I know you that you could never be liar
And maybe I’ll lean over and reply to you
I’m the only drug that you could ever desire

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Hold you close again
I’ll love you even when
You fall
After all
Love is all it takes

Oh, Jesse
Just let me
Envelop you in love
You’re the one I’m dreaming of
Even when you fall
Cause after all
Everybody makes mistakes
Track Name: Army Defense - Don't Fool Yourself
why so slow?
how long now?

you're not going to spoil the magic talking to me
honest, now, the truths not satisfying

so, don't fool yourself

let me know when the poisons working
everything is getting numb
how long now?

in the morning you're still drunk and driving home high
the windows stuck the rain is on your arm, in your eyes
so, don't fool yourself

I will give you everything if you'll write it down
the world of tomorrow is just hitting you now
if you want the future, just look around
look around, it's just as well
don't fool yourself

hit parade the cowboy sings a pop song
the keyboard is unplugged he wont play along
the nervous have a smile, and they cant
get what they want
what do they want?

don't fool yourself
Track Name: Sid Brown - I'm Just Too In Love With Loving You
I was sittin' on a corner
Watching things roll by
Thinking of all the things that we'd been through
I know its been a long time
Since you fell out of my life
But I'm just too in love with loving you

There was that time that you got drunk
And kicked me right out of the car
I knew right then that this would never do
But you'd crawl right back, and I'd give you slack
That you didn't deserve at all
Cause I was just too in love with loving you

Passing time should make it easier
It's a sacrament for punishment I know
I tried to hard to find another kind of woman
But you're the only kind of girl for me for sure

I'm just too in love with loving you

I'm just too in love with loving you
Track Name: Felix Frost - Jasper (Shadow)
Hide when the room service comes,
I can't risk your face and I want it for myself.
I know we can't spend till the end of time
living at the Marriott Hotel.

But hey!
As long as we can pamper through,
I feel like I've won the lot.
Don't like to fight but I'll throw down for you,
oh, Jasper, Jasper.

Teach me your scissor kick.
Protect me from the world.
Oh, teach me your roundhouse kick
and I'll protect your innocence.

I'd seen so many faces at the front desk
a marching order of men I'd never know.
All reminders of empty memories yet to grow.

Till you showed up,
looking for a safe place to stay,
all bloody and brawny.
I don't like to run but I'll race with you
till the end of the ring, Jasper.
Jasper.

Teach me your strong right hook
and I'll keep you off the books
safe from the crooked bookies
if you'll keep me against your chest.

Jasper I know you didn't throw that fight.

It's a miracle we've made it this far...
the stunt they think you pulled,
the stunt we're pulling now.
If they ever find you I'll turn them away
or else give my life for you,
I hope it won't ever come to that
but I want you to know that I love you.

Teach me your scissor kick. (Teach me to fight!)
Protect me from the world.
Oh, teach me your roundhouse kick
and I'll protect your innocence.

Teach me your strong right hook
and I'll keep you off the books
safe from the crooked bookies
if you'll keep me against your chest.
Track Name: Megalodon - The Harsh Light Of Day (Shadow)
It's been ten years maybe more
I'm trying to get back on solid ground again
my baby left me with almost nothing
it's hard not to hold a grudge
I know better, i know better, i know better
but she sure looks good
how can i forgive her?
she put all my best gear in hock

she took all my credit cards
drained all my bank accounts
not gonna fall for that again

the night is warm and perfect
maybe we can work it out some way
everything is cool in the shadows
I don't trust myself until the harsh light of day

I was ruined
I had to go back to my parents place
i had to set up shop in the basement
to rebuild my fortune

she took all my credit cards
drained all my bank accounts
not gonna fall for that again

I said warms the night and she looks perfect
maybe we can work it out some way
everything is cool in the shadows
I don't trust myself until I see the harsh light

the night is warm and perfect
maybe we can work it out some way
everything is cool in the shadows
I don't trust myself 'til the harsh light of day
Track Name: Plenitude - Are You Here (Shadow)
Why can’t I feel you when you’re there?

Why can’t I see you when I stare?
At your breath so cold as Ice I don’t think I can bear

The thought of walking down this line of life of alone
So I’ll sit here and tear this aching wound I have for you

If only you would wake and take me to the place where we can make
A timeless love that renews itself each and everyday

Tell me that you are here…
I need to know that we are near
The brink of love and we’ve got time
Tell me are you here tonight


I guess I cant move, immobilized I cant breathe
Your hand is out of reach
I cannot promise you ill keep
Waiting here to catch the rope if you cant…


Tell me that you are here
I need to know the we are near
The brink of love and we’ve got time
Tell me are you here tonight
Track Name: Heather Zink - Love At First Sight (Shadow)
Him:I thought maybe I was moving at the wrong pace
They've said I'm not looking for love in the right place
That I had the wrong idea treating love like a race
And that's why all my past attempts have always been a waste

But it appears that they were wrong
My love's been near all along
So now I'll sing a loving song to me
'cause when I see me in the mirror
It couldn't be any clearer
That my love is just right here
I've found my love, I'm in love

And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never before seen myself in this light
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better than to
Take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
My reflection's my obsession
Tonight

Duet: I've been looking far to long for the one of my dreams
I've been searching all around and everywhere between
But I am (he is) the most perfect man that I have ever seen
All those other nobodies, I've never been to keen

On the fact that their faces,
Well, none of them are aces
And they just aren't worth the chases to me
I need someone more in synch with the way I look and think
So let's step into the rink
I've found my love (I've found my love)
I'm my love (He's my love)

And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never before seen myself in this light
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better than to
Take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
Him: My reflection's love's exception
Her: His reception's love's redemption
Duet: And on further inspection
I have found my heart's selection
Tonight

I'd do anything
I'd start life anew
I'd do anything
If I could just hold on to you

Her: And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never seen him before tonight
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better
Than to take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
And I may have a confession
That despite your self-obsession
I am feeling a connection
Your reflection's a deception
So accept this interception
If I cant make an impression
I will fall into depression
Falling had not been my intention
Tonight


On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Heather Zink <hzink@emich.edu> wrote:
Lyrics:

Him:I thought maybe I was moving at the wrong pace
They've said I'm not looking for love in the right place
That I had the wrong idea treating love like a race
And that's why all my past attempts have always been a waste

But it appears that they were wrong
My love's been near all along
So now I'll sing a loving song to me
'cause when I see me in the mirror
It couldn't be any clearer
That my love is just right here
I've found my love, I'm in love

And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never before seen myself in this light
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better than to
Take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
My reflection's my obsession
Tonight

Duet: I've been looking far to long for the one of my dreams
I've been searching all around and everywhere between
But I am (he is) the most perfect man that I have ever seen
All those other nobodies, I've never been to keen

On the fact that their faces,
Well, none of them are aces
And they just aren't worth the chases to me
I need someone more in synch with the way I look and think
So let's step into the rink
I've found my love (I've found my love)
I'm my love (He's my love)

And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never before seen myself in this light
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better than to
Take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
Him: My reflection's love's exception
Her: His reception's love's redemption
Duet: And on further inspection
I have found my heart's selection
Tonight

I'd do anything
I'd start life anew
I'd do anything
If I could just hold on to you

Her: And I had never believed in love at first sight
But I had never seen him before tonight
And though my cheeks couldn't possibly be redder
Nothing on Earth could possibly be better
Than to take a new direction
Give attention to perfection
And I may have a confession
That despite your self-obsession
I am feeling a connection
Your reflection's a deception
So accept this interception
If I cant make an impression
I will fall into depression
Falling had not been my intention
Tonight
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - Nothing But Love (Shadow)
She won’t answer the door, she won’t cook or clean
She won’t chip a nail on the washing machine
She won’t change the channel on her own TV
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

She won’t touch a duster, won’t pick up the phone
She won’t fry up the bacon that I bring home
If I press her to do it I’m afraid she'll flee
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

But ooooooooo-weee!
I’m in LOVE, helplessly!
And my baby, can’t you see,
Has got nothing but love for me!
(NOTHING!)

She can’t find the kitchen, she won’t scrub a pan
She’s afraid of the sink and those dishpan hands
She once used a broom -- on Playboy TV
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

She’s not a big fan of societal norms
She’s been to college - but only the dorms
She’s an honorary member of the fraternity
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.

[whistling solo]

But ooooooooo-weee!
I’m in LOVE, helplessly!
And my baby, can’t you see,
Has got nothing but love for me!
(ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!)

At night when I’m tired and ready for slumber
She’ll meet me in bed, if I’ll just take a number
I’ll even get lucky, if I’ve got the fee,
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me.
She’s Got Nothing But Love For Me
My baby's got nothing...
...but love....
...for me!