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There She Goes: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #24

“There She Goes” is the 24th song in my songwriting challenge “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” My goal is to write and record a new song every week for a year. Time is up on January 18, 2015–the one year anniversary of me posting my first demo in the series called Alice (Headed For Wonderland).

Lyrics
There she goes
Who knows where
All wrapped up in herself
New dress on
Big smile too

Chorus
She’s so fine, she’s not mine anymore
Anymore

Solo

There she goes
What can I do?
Every day feel just like a fool
I’m so down
I fall to the floor

Chorus
She’s so fine, she’s not mine anymore
Anymore

Bridge
Hey there
She goes
Her thoughts of us are no more
Our love has fallen
From her mind

There she goes
With those flashing eyes
I catch her scent
As she’s walking by
She still thinks I’m hers
If she wants me back

Chorus
She’s so fine
But I’m not blind anymore
Anymore
Anymore
Anymore

Reasons For The Fall: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #20

“Reasons For The Fall” is the 20th song in my songwriting challenge series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks,” where my goal is to write and record a song each week for a year. This song has a blues feel.

It’s just a blank wall
Standing so tall
It seems to stretch on forever

Under pale skies
Never colored by sunrise
The wanderer’s memories fly
But they won’t flock together

Chorus
No, he can’t recall
All the reasons for the fall
Now he’s kept apart
From the place where healing starts, oh no

A flash of a cold room
One long afternoon
Where he signed all the papers

Then they all stood
Though he barely could
And he left that room running on vapors

Chorus
No, he can’t recall
All the reasons for the fall
Now he’s kept apart
From the place where healing starts, oh no
Oh no

Instrumental chorus
Outro

So This Is Middle States: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #19

“So This Is Middle States” is the 19th song in my songwriting challenge series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks,” where my goal is to write and record a song each week for a year. This song has a punk rock feel.

He likes to eat his breakfast
At the restaurant counter
He’s got a new companion
He’s some sorta wanker
Really kinda nosy
Inappropriate behavior
Asks too many questions
Today he annoyed

Chorus
So this is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Barf-o-rama
This is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Yucked out

Moola money trader
Waves a dirty lighter
Wanting to talk French
But only in soliloquies
Cigar
Faker
Money taker
Straight out of the Heartland

Chorus
So this is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Ugh
This is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Oeuf, mec

Solo

Chorus
So this is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Ralph
This is middle states
This is middle states, oh
Vomit

Au revoir

There’s More Time In Life (When You’re Making Time For Friends): 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #18

“There’s More Time In Life (When You’re Making Time For Friends)” is the 18th song in my songwriting challenge series “52 Songs In 52 Weeks,” where my goal is to write and record a song each week for a year. This one has a bit of an Americana/Country feel.

I’ll be traveling down the highway
If you don’t mind me dropping in
I’ve lost track of many friendships
Thought I should do some checking in

Chorus
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends

Well I paid old Joe a visit
And his health was fading fast
We broke the bread, shared wine together
While we still could share a laugh

Chorus
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends

The branches bare with winter
Make cobwebs for the spring
And I’ve set these wheels a rolling
Can you hear them as they sing?

Chorus
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends

Solo

Chorus
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends
Where’s the time in life?
There’s more time in life
When you’re making time for friends

Contrast Poem: 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #17

Contrast started life as a poem. Then, I had the idea of using contrasting sounds, so I put it to music. Later, I got the idea of sampling my vocals and using them like drums. Needless to say, it’s a weird song. Enjoy.

Contrast
As we must do
As we do
As we all crawl and all fly
Contrast

Just a symptom of the universal symphony
Just a nine-way’s slice of off and on and nowhere’s in between
Just gilded states of charged space, abrogation of fidelity, and concentration of such

Contrast

Spider webs and sunlight
Kisses and remembrances
Kisses after midnight

Altitude and attitude

Talking ’bout
Contrast

Just a symptom of the universal symphony

Contrast

Talking ’bout contrast
Contrast

Some crawl, some fly
Contrast

I’m So In Love (I Would Have Laughed Before): 52 Songs In 52 Weeks — Song #14

My fourteenth song in my series 52 Songs In 52 Weeks.  I hope you enjoy it.

When they said love was forever
I didn’t know you then
Now when they say love is forever
I’m so glad I let you in

Chorus
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
If someone had asked before
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
I would have laughed before

Now we build our love together
We keep our word, it grows within

Chorus
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
If someone had asked before
Oh now I’m so in love
But I would have laughed before
Oh I — I’m in love
I would have laughed before

Summertime Ice Cream Sandwich Song

This is the eighth song in my series called “52 Songs In 52 Weeks.” If you like it, share in on your favorite social site. Thanks.

Lyrics
I was walking down the street just the other day
The kind with the big ditches on either side
It felt like it might rain

It was around three in the afternoon
I was barefoot
Walking on the asphalt, which was quite hot
But this was not unexpected
It was just part of the drill

So I was headed to the store
For an ice cream treat
I was torn between a banana and fudge bombstik and a classic ice cream sandwich

Mmm. What’ll it be? What’ll it be? What’ll it be?