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A weeks gone by without a word

I must say its quite absurd

I miss the joy of rhyming lines

with those of you to pass the time

Has the thrill dried up, gone away

left you all with nothing to say

shall this thread be stored on a shelf

or shall I keep talking to myself

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carol m    64

Hello again my rhyming chums

I'm glad to see this thread still lives

I thought that I had killed it dead

So suffered an attack of glums

Now tell us Kenny, what now gives

As you are captain of this thread.

Did you notice, a rhyming scheme!

Now I just must find a theme -

Aaah, the rhyming couplet has returned

I'd hoped I had those bridges burned...

While you good folks have been away

I've written two or three nice lyrics

I'm quite pleased, but who can say

They might make other people sick.

The best I think is pure Pink Floyd

My brain just did it late one night.

I hope that members won't avoid

The challenge, or just get a fright.

To replicate the Pink Floyd sound

Would not be easy, for anyone

I like to think that its profound

And I'm in awe of how its done.

The lyrics maybe would sound good

In Damien Rice style - sweet and sad

Perhaps our Chris (I know he could)

How about it eh, Grand-dad?

I suppose that means I'm now committed

I'm off to get the thing submitted...........:)

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starsailor    20

Sorry this thread was put aside

I was otherwise preoccupied

My house is full of refugees

From places they just could not be

I've found it hard to concentrate

This has slowed down my workrate

My guitars are scattered round the home

For days they've sat there all alone

Soon I should get straight again

Renew acquaintance with string and pen

Sorry Kenny we left you alone

But now we're back we can atone

Carol I would like to see

The lyrics that you have written

If you've posted point me there

Or tell me when you're submitting

I would like to try the Damien Rice

I always find that style fitting

So now we're back it's a resurrection

The thread continues in a forward direction

:yes:

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carol m    64

Sorry Chris I got distracted

Got outbid in ebay madness

Suddenly my pride contracted

Now I'm trying to cope with sadness.:(

I'll put aside my disappointment

The promised lyrics I'll submit

Patch my wounds with healing ointment

Oh the pain once you commit :crying2:

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starsailor    20

Don't worry Carol about the set back

They'll be more guitars to have a crack at

Don't let those Snipers shoot you down

Play the same game and make them frown

Ebay's a sport, a battle of wits

So try and outflank those sniping twits

It's hard to lose a guitar

That you have set your heart on

But guitars they are like buses

Another one will come along

But like buses it is certain another one will

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knight46    2

Joy...Elated

Thread Returns to Life

Rhyming Continues

Calming Inner Strife

Remaining Centered

Ying and Yang Combine

Serenity Returns

All is Well

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starsailor    20

The thread continues

With gay abandon

a small hiatus

To gather thoughts

And then regroup

With above cohorts

Good to see the Knight return

To the crusade

From which we learn

And as I watch this thread ascend

I gain such joy

From my literary Friends

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Anyone up for a thread collab?

a sad blokes tune about not wanting to hear that his gal is done with him...

Heres where I'm at, no particular layout yet just some thoughts on some verses. I'm hearing a semi-fast tempo thing, genre unspecified as of yet.

Please lie to me Baby

Please lie to me baby

say that you still care

tell me that you love me

that we're still a pair

Don't leave me here alone now

standing by myself

I can not stand the thought of

our love stored on a shelf

Won't you stop and listen

theres one thing you should know

need you to lie to me baby

as I watch you go

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carol m    64

Now I really am struck dumb

Acapella? What's he thinking?

Isn't he that shrinking vi-ol-ot

Thinks his voice is out of plumb?

Only sings when he's been drinking?

Thinks his voice will make us cry-a-lot? :blush:

Then, behold, a voice of splendour!!

Notice please, a rhyming scheme -

Hmmm, not real sure I can continue.......

So, I must confess with candour

It's hard to tell you what I mean

And make the rhyming scheme still true.

I sure hope you get my meaning

Ringing out across the planet

That was splendid, quite 'the thing'

Notes of ringing wonder streaming

Not at all 'the dying gannet'.....

I think you've cracked it - you can sing!!!!

:claping::yeahhh::clap:

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Put away the bottle

step back from your pen

your not making sense

a singer is not Ken

acawacapella

is something new my dear

acawacapella

simply means have fear

I like your true desire

to give my ego some fire

i just recieved a wire

hope is oh so dire

alas I shall continue

never shall I rest

to reach that final goal

of... worst of all the best

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carol m    64

What on earth is acawacapella?

Something more than merely singing?

My thoughts were thinking a-koa-la-capella?

Something furry from down under?

Hmmm, never heard one try to sing......

Maybe how it sounds when bringing

Up something - like 'Have a chunder'?

:yeahhh:

(I'm sorry, I'm laughing at my own joke!):blush:

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starsailor    20

Hello Kirk it's good to see you

Checking out our rhyme

Eleven pages is quite long

It's taken us some time

We've tried a myriad of styles

Our verses have brought lots of smiles

Now I must go, see you later fellas

I'm off to write some Acawacapellas

Apparently they're all the rage

Onwards we go to the twelfth page

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Hi there captain Kirk

glad you found us here

11 pages of our work

will surely require beer

so grab a cold one

and crack the top

please enjoy the fun

if you find you can not stop

go ahead and crack another one

a morning beer

while reading rhymes

oh my dear

sounds like good times

this thread has been a lot of fun

of this I can truely attest

it really is addicting to some

as the mind can't seem to rest

heres hoping you do succumb

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knight46    2

Ah-Ha I fear the jig is up

Our conspiracy uncovered

The Captain has found our little Band

Our rhymes have been discovered.

The workings of this noble troupe

Both rhyme and Acawacapella

Are now revealed for all to see

Like the slipper to Cinderella.

Will this be the end of us

Carol, Starsailor and X4StringDrive

Nay I say as long as breath is left

This noble Band will survive.

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starsailor    20

Don't know if my synchs. quite right

Might have failed to keep it tight

But here's something I'll try to sell ya

Harmonicacawacapella

If you don't like it have no fears

Starsailor won't break down in tears

So cheers to all we're on page twelve

And wishing all of you good health:yes:

Please tell me you can hear it, I'm so hit and miss

I will just be happy if it doesn't have that hiss:isaynothing:

lie to me baby.mp3

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knight46    2

The Heavens have opened

And two Stars have appeared

One is a Sailor, one a StringDriver

And both have conquered their Fears.

The lyrics were offered by Carol

A bright Star in her own right

Acawacapella by one and harp by another

The firmament glows brightly tonight.

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My my Chris, the things you hide from us

hidding another talent in the back of the bus

that harp sounds great you gave it such a kiss

and to top it off there was no sign of any hiss

Very cool rendition that I will admit

I'm surprised my vox didn't make you quit

and so you define the genre... thank you

as of now we all know its the blues

I feel as though the vox need redoing

but then thats not really news

as I'm sure you already know

as to singing I have no clues

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starsailor    20

I fear you've over estimated

My harmonica skills

I do play a bit, have a harp of my own

But this is part of a bt so it wasn't done alone

I thought it would suit this song, so I just did a mix

I'm glad the post was devoid of that dreadful hiss

But to take full credit here would just be remiss

Do you want some more ideas for the final song

As far as vocals go there isn't that much wrong

The voice it suits the blues so you have nothing to fear

This will be a great song so raise your hands and cheer

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starsailor    20

I've had a go my friend

Written some words

Hope they follow the trend

I kind of put this

Through the ringer

And Propose an idea

For a second singer

If you like what I have done

Pray tell, forsooth

It has been fun

Do not worry if you like it not

I have a gun with one last shot

(only joking by the way)

Still think it needs a bit of work

Please peruse

I'll just lurk

Please lie to me Baby

Please lie to me baby

say that you still care

tell me that you love me

that we're still a pair

Don't leave me here alone now

standing by myself

I can not stand the thought of

our love stored on a shelf

Chorus/break (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no harm

Just lie to him

Use your charm

Won't you stop and listen

theres one thing you should know

need you to lie to me baby

as I watch you go

Tell me you're not leaving

Need to protect my pride

Say that you're not going

To see that other guy

Chorus/break (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no harm

Just lie to him

Use your charm

Stay with me baby

Fit in with my plan

I'll pretend that I don't know

You're with another man

There's no need to go

We can share the home

Anything is better

Than being left alone

Chorus (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no harm

Just lie to him

Use your charm

Chorus and end (first vocalist)

Just lie to me

Use your charm

Just lie to me

It does no harm

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Chris, I made some changes as I thought it seemed a bit "weak willie wuvs his woman whoa what a wuss" {lol} I just can't relate to shareing her , all or nothings my motto. {no offense intended} The chorus is just how I hear it, yours may be better in actuality with the tune.

Please lie to me Baby

Please lie to me baby

say that you still care

tell me that you love me

that we're still a pair

Don't leave me here alone now

standing by myself

I can not stand the thought of

our love stored on a shelf

Chorus/break (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no one no harm

Just lie to him

Use your phoney charm

Just lie to him

that love ain't bought the farm

Won't you stop and listen

theres one thing you should know

need you to lie to me baby

I don't want to let you go

Tell me you're not leaving

lie to protect my pride

Say that you're not going

To see some other guy

Chorus/break (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no one no harm

Just lie to him

Use your phoney charm

Just lie to him

that love ain't bought the farm

Stay with me baby

Fit in with my plan

just lie to me baby

say that I'm your man

Don't say you need to go

I can't stand the pain

Anything is better

Than left out in the rain

Chorus (second vocalist)

Just lie to him

It does no one no harm

Just lie to him

Use your phoney charm

Just lie to him

that love ain't bought the farm

Chorus and end (both vocalist with one using "me" instead of "him"... a bit behind)

Just lie to him

It does no one no harm

Just lie to him

Use your phoney charm

Just lie to him

that love ain't bought the farm

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starsailor    20

I agree with with your sentiments Kenny, I wouldn't do what the guy in my version does, no man takes my Woman, as it's the Blues it needs to be gritty, that's a great rewrite the song looks really good, the chorus still works beefed up, I had the thought it would be a bit softer than the main vocal kind of his friends or relatives giving his partner a bit of advice sort of thing:winkthumb:

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