SpinTunes #9: Round 3

by Various Artists

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

spintunes.blogspot.com

The Challenge:
SCORE! - Finally! Your favorite book is being made into a decent movie! The producers need a title song to promote the film and hopefully win an Academy Award. You're hired. The song must have the same title as the book. (2 minute minimum) (they had 8 days)

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released August 12, 2014

Album art by Matt Schubbe

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Spintown Middletown, Ohio

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: TurboShandy - Ready Player One
Modern life, so bleak and cold
And on my own (on my own)
Penniless, no purpose
Except for one (except for one)

When the future's not bright I will play thought the night
I'll log out of real life into paradise
In my virtual disguise I will look for my prize
I'll be home with my headset on soon
With you

Ready Player One
I won't quit or be outdone
Ready Player One
I remember this was fun
Now it's getting harder to work it out
But nothing else matters, and my time is now
I'll see you, friend, when this is all over

Virtual life, virtual love
No virtual pain (no virtual pain)
Can't simulate a real heartbreak
It's there for true (in real life too)

When the struggle gets real, I'll forget what I feel
I can always keep riding my one track mind
I won't fall to my knees, I'll just look for my keys
I'll be home with my headset on soon
With you
Track Name: Brian Gray - Maus
Orange ignites an evening cloud.
A family history serves to crowd
Away a misplaced hint of whimsy.
Reaching through the fog again
To feel the women and the men
Arrive by train, depart by chimney.
Keep moving on and on and on or waste away.

This is where I’m from. This is where I stand.
This is what it takes to turn a people into me.
This is where I’m from. This is who I am.
This is what is gained by silence stained with bleeding history.

More than witness to those crimes
So we survived, but then sometimes
I start to wonder really did we?
Am I something more or less?
Nothing pride or shame, I guess,
could ever do enough to fix me.
Infused with shrapnel of a language left for dead.

This is where I’m from. This is where I stand.
This is what it takes to turn a people into me.
This is where I’m from. This is who I am.
This is what is gained by silence stained with bleeding history.

Tell the story. Let the story tell the world.

This is where I’m from. This is where I stand.
This is what it takes to turn a people into me.
This is where I’m from. This is who I am.
This is what is gained by silence stained with bleeding history.

This is where I’m from. This is where I stand.
This is what it takes to turn a people into me.
This is where I’m from. This is who I am.
This is what is gained by silence stained with bleeding history.
Track Name: James Young - The Shadow Of The Wind
Take another look
There's secrets all around
It begins with a book
That's waiting to be found

I can't cope with the heat
In this place where the devil walks the streets

Will I ever see her again?
I'm on fire
I can't spend my whole life inside my head
In the shadow of the wind
In the shadow of the wind

Unrequited love
A story lost in time
Vengeance from above
An undiscovered crime

I can't live in regret
So I'll have to burn all the books instead

Will I ever see her again?
I'm on fire
I can't spend my whole life inside my head
In the shadow of the wind
In the shadow of the wind
Track Name: MC Ohm-I - Merriam Websters Dictionary And Thesaurus
It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!
It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!

If you try you can find the definition of life
Take a look in the book. Whether it's day or it's night
You can search for the words that you may never have heard
Before! Yeah!

It's amazing, see. Ain't strange to see.
A bunch of words alphabetically from A to Z.
Formulate a sentence and start rockin' them
Words. All the way from "A" to "zyzzogeton"

So many definitions but I'm not spoiled
I insist like I'm colloidal
That you should read it while you burn the night oil
Till you rise up like you're hydrofoil

If you're a hater, it's malisons I'm whispering
Consulting a witch for a valid malediction
You won't have time for a valid valediction
Too depressed to live with a pallidly existence

It's the end of the world and I'm teaching
Everybody every word that I'm reading
There's only one book the world's needin'
And I'mma keep goin' 'till I stop breathin'

It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!
It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!

If you try you can find the definition of life
Take a look in the book. Whether it's day or it's night
You can search for the words that you may never have heard
Before! Yeah!

If ya new to English or tryna begin again
It all means the same to me like a synonym
No discrimination when it comes to learning
My soul is enflamed. My passion is burning

Color doesn't matter. I will teach you
Whether you're black, white, yellow, red, peach, blue
I need you to listen today
Learn the stuff I say. It would beheeve you

Whoops, I meant behoove you
Got a little swagger in my language you ain't used to
Relax a bit cause I'm glad to spit
A bunch of nouns, verbs, adverbs and adjectives

I used to pronounce all my diphthongs a bit wrong
Now I got ya'll bouncing along to my hip song
There's only one book the world's needin'
And I'mma keep goin' 'till I stop breathin'

It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!
It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!

If you try you can find the definition of life
Take a look in the book. Whether it's day or it's night
You can search for the words that you may never have heard
Before! Yeah!

Merriam-Webster! Merriam Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Merriam Webster!
Merriam-Webster! Merriam Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus (x2)

Reading the thesaurus in the back of my Ford Taurus
Tryna absorb this book but of course it's
Too many words. I need to learn more just
Wish my ceberal cortex was more porous

So I could use osmosis or some other phenomenon
To memorize every word or definition I come upon
There's only one book the world's needin'
And I'mma keep goin' 'till I stop breathin'

It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!
It's Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus!

If you try you can find the definition of life
Take a look in the book. Whether it's day or it's night
You can search for the words that you may never have heard
Before! Yeah!
Track Name: Governing Dynamics - Blackbirds
One touch
You want to rush away
Eyes open, nothing left
To erase the written fate

Tell me
Why you stay in my wake
Why do I feel you'll stay until
There's nothing left to take

Searchlights in the distance
But they never pierce the gray
Would we stay lost all night
If you could have your way

Whispers that wind around your ear
Rhythms that only you can hear
You earned all their songs, a how but not a why
Laughter seconds before screams
Prophets strangling our dreams
Blackbirds blotting out the sky

One touch
It echoes back your name
Too much to think about
Who's waiting out of frame

You arrive on darkest wings
You can say what the night will bring
Carrion, poisonous things
You arrive on darkest wings

Car crash in the pouring rain
Enginges out on a falling plane
You're the chooser of the slain
But who will choose for you?

Whispers that wind around your ear
Rhythms that only you can hear
You earned all their songs, a how but not a why
Laughter seconds before screams
Prophets strangling our dreams
Blackbirds blotting out the sky
Echoes pounding through your head
Futures hide beneath your bed
Make them believe, you said no one else will die
Highways until your work is done
Burdens weighing like a ton
Blackbirds blotting out the sky
Track Name: Zoe Gray - The Tell​-​Tale Heart
Staring calmly into oblivion
Underneath the floors we’ve been living on
Try to convince you of the truth I’ll unveil
Just kick off your boots let me tell you this tale

Though you call it inhumanity
I’ll convince you of my sanity
Watch my convictions slowly fall apart
I’ll give it all away to stop the beating of his heart

I’m falling through
Take me away, take me away
The pounding of a drum
In my ears
Can you hear it
Can you hear it
It’s the spirit
It’s the spirit
Even this one good thing in my life turned bad
And though I speak with reason everybody thinks I’m mad

Just an eye it sits and stares at me
I wonder just how much an eye can see
Underneath the facade of serenity
Can it see my fingers tremble when I turn the key

Like the lantern illuminate my soul
Everything must stay under my control
Watch my convictions slowly fall apart
I’ll give it all away to stop the beating of his heart

I’m falling through
Take me away, take me away
The pounding of a drum
In my ears
Can you hear it
Can you hear it
It’s the spirit
It’s the spirit
Even this one good thing in my life turned bad
And though I speak with reason everybody thinks I’m mad

Try to believe it’s not as bad it seems
But my mind can’t erase the sound of the screams
My convictions slowly fall apart
I’ll give it all away to stop the beating of my heart

I’m falling through
Take me away, take me away
The pounding of a drum
In my ears
Can you hear it
Can you hear it
It’s the spirit
It’s the spirit
Even this one good thing in my life turned bad
And though I speak with reason everybody thinks I’m mad
Track Name: Steven Wesley Guiles - Eyes Of The Dragon
It starts off with a hit to the face
then the bruise starts to grow
then the blood down my lips
and the crack to the bone
and i didn’t back down
cuz i knew i was right
but the jury was still out
and you had made up your minds

now you’e the one who’s in charge
and i’m the one who’s gotta go
you’re the puppet on the strings
but i won’t even see the show
cuz i’m headed to my cell
with my eyes to the ground
you were laughin’ as i left
i was silence, all around

if you think that i’m out of the game
then you don’t know me
all your hate won’t hold me down
all your bullets they won’t slow me

i’m never gonna give up
i’m never gonna break
i’m not the fool i used to be
i’ve learned from my mistakes
from the bottom of the ocean
or the high towers i will be
the eyes of the dragon
they’ll be the last thing you’ll see

by the climax i’ll be hangin’ from a thread
up so far from the ground
but i will make my escape
and you’ll be comin’ around
and i doubt that you’ve guessed
that i would make it this far
now you’re the fool i once was
and i’m the shining star
if it’s war that you want
then it’s war that you’ll get
retrace all our steps
remember proper etiquette
the last thing you’ll see
will be my face
and the eyes burning through
see you suffer in disgrace

if you think that i’m out of the game
then you don’t know me
all your hate won’t hold me down
all your bullets they won’t slow me

i’m never gonna give up
i’m never gonna break
i’m not the fool i used to be
i’ve learned from my mistakes
from the bottom of the ocean
or the high towers i will be
the eyes of the dragon
they’ll be the last thing you’ll see

i’m never gonna give up
i’m never gonna break
i’m not the fool i used to be
i’ve learned from my mistakes
from the bottom of the ocean
or the high towers i will be
the eyes of the dragon
they’ll be the last thing you’ll see
the last thing you’ll see
the last thing you’ll see
Track Name: Jailhouse Payback - 7 Habits (Shadow)
Be proactive , begin with the end in your mind
Your manager made you read it, but that was when covey was alive
Now that he’s dead , we’re ready for the tell-all movie
About the secret message that was written by Stephen Covey.

Put first things first strangely that one comes third
You can start by joining the LDS church
Think win-win is the fourth habit on the list
It means any man can become what god now is

Seek to understand, then to be understood
Like Joseph Smith who understood that the church was corrupt
Synergize and Sharpen the saw so you can go
And cut down the tree that is salvation by grace alone

Covey started college at age 16
By 21 he had his masters degree
But he lost control of his bike
while riding down a hill
He was effectively 79 years old

The eighth habit shall be: to ride only on flat terrain
When you reach three quarters of a century in age
Now that he’s dead , we’re ready for the tell-all movie
About the secret message that was written Stephen Covey.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
These effective habits will get you to heaven
7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…….
The next seven habits will be written by his son
Track Name: Megalodon - Ready Player One (Shadow)
The world I know is a dying catastrophe
The only freedom is a virtual insanity
I've heard stories of a better life
Back in Nineteen Eighty Five
All I need to do now is find the key

I'm faceless in the real world
(but I'm a hero) in the Oasis
Once I've figured out the clues

I know how to play the game
IOI are on the chase

All I ever needed is within my grasp
Right here, right now
All I have to do is shed these fantasies
Live right here, right now

The world I know has been decimated
Apparently there is no turning back
Everyone knows stories of the High Five
Following the tales of my cyber life
Now that we have the keys

I will break down every gate
(to find the castle) of my dreams await
I couldn't have made it without you

I can get the high score
I can make this life into so much more

All I ever needed is within my grasp
Right here, right now
All I have to do is shed these fantasies
Live right here, right now
Track Name: Dr. Lindyke - The God Of All Small Boys (Shadow)
A dreary Autumn's day
Just west of the sea
Beside the Law and Tay
You will find me

A shelter from the storm
Some corrugated iron
A bit of chimney pipe
A paint pot filled with fire
Will keep me warm...
Will keep me warm...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...

Listen, you can hear
Echoes of a war
Our fathers shed their blood
There is nothing more
That we hold dear...
That we hold dear...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...

The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...
On me...
On me...