Current Month Submitted Songs

Best Laid Plan

September

2021

Ron Rost and Clint Cockrell
Best Laid Plan

I like whiskey, She likes wine
I like her frisky, She don’t mind
Getting down to the business at hand
She’s my best laid-plan

I used to drift alone in the clouds
head in the stars feet off the ground
Like a leaf on a breeze anyway the wind blows bound
She snapped me up set me down
saved my soul turned me around
I’m pleased to announce I’m finally found
She’s my best laid-plan

She likes brandy, I like rum,
She likes candy, gives me some
Getting down to the business at hand
She’s my best laid-plan

She’s my Princess I’m her Prince
Loving her makes perfect sense
Forever at her beck and call

We ain’t worried ‘bout highbrow needs
We ain’t in to all that greed
We fit together she and me
She’s my best laid-plan

I like whiskey, She likes wine
I like her frisky, She don’t mind
She likes brandy, I like rum,
She likes candy, gives me some
I like Tequila, she likes Bud
I like to steal away in her love
She likes Vodka I like Scotch
She likes spicy I like hot
Getting down to the business at hand
She’s my best laid-plan
Looks Like Rain

September

2021

Revised
Zane Nordin
I'm always workin' over time
I'm always on the run
There ain't never enough hours in the day
But, I give 'Thanks' for everything
With each job to be done
And, I don't need stormy weather
a-Gettin' in the way
But, the way things have been goin' these days ...
-
It Looks like rain
It's gonna fall
There'll be no sun
To shine after all
Cold, dark clouds have filled the sky
Thunder roll, the ravens call
And, it Looks like a rain
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I always want to be there for her
I know she needs her man
She knows just how much
That I need her too
I need her, too
This old road it keeps a takin' me
So far away from her that
No matter what the weather that
They may say on the radio (Clear and Sunny today in Nashville)
There's one thing I already know
-
It looks like rain
It's gonna fall
There'll be no sunshine
In her smile, after all
Cold, dark clouds will fill her eyes
Thunder roll, the raven call
It looks like rain, rain
Like ra-a-a-ain
It looks like ra-a-ain
It's gonna fall
There'll be no sunshine
No sunshine after all
Cold, dark clouds have filled the sky
Thunder roll and ravens call
It looks like rain, rain
It Looks like rain
Monster

September

2021

Cheryl Cawood
It took a minute to find the right vein
To fly me away, away from my pain
Now chasing high, is my only intent
I should deny But I’m hell bent
My sensible mind don’t make sense anymore
Euphoria controls, rocks me to my core
Where is my soul, what is my worth?
I’m asking God for a chance on this earth

Free me from this monster, give me new breath
Wish I could live without regret
Calm this storm within me, turn my dark to light
Am I ready to change, am I ready to fight?

Solo (verse)

Sweet Lucille, she’s been through hell
Wasting away in dark, dank, jails
Her arms have scars from needle tracks
She fell so far there was no coming back
One last time one last line I swear
My messed up mind is barely there and I don’t care
Surviving the streets it sucks to be me
Will I find a way to shake this beast?

Solo

Chorus
Jamaican Getaway

September

2021

Dan DeHart and Pat Bishop
Jamaican Getaway F10
Dan DeHart and Pat Bishop (Aug. 2021)

V1
Working seven days a weeek
Is wearing out you and meee
Let’s lighten up our loaaad
and get in that island mooode (get on island time)

V2
We’ll leave our troubles behiiind us
Go where no one can fiiind us
And love the nights awaaay
on our Jamaican getaway (and sleep late every day)

Pre-Chorus
Marching through the sand, hand in hand
to the beat of a Reggae band (dancing in the warm white sand)

Chorus
So, come on pretty baaaby, I was thinking maaaybe
We go to Jamaaaica for a weekend getawaaay (and just lie in the sun)
Yeah, come on pretty baaaby, wha’do you saaay
We go to Jamaaica for a weekend getaway (just for the weekend, baby)

Break

V 3
I will bring my flip flops
You can bring your tank toops
Basking in the tropical sun
We will have so much fun (just you and me baby)

Pre-Chorus 2
We can have conk fritters for lunch
Wash it down with cold rum punch (maybe more than one)

Chorus
So, come on pretty baaaby, I was thinking maaaybe
We go to Jamaaaica for a weekend getawaaay (do you get what I am saying baby)
Yeah, come on pretty baaaby, wha’do you saaay
We go to Jamaaica for a weekend getaway (I’m gonna buy sometickets)

Tag
Yeah, come on pretty baaaby, wha’do you saaay
We go to Jamaaica for a getaway (what a wonderful idea, hugh!
A Simpler Time

September

2021

Buddy Trotter and Jeanie Trotter
Verse 1
Mama’s in the kitchen, cookin’ rice and beans
Daddy’s out in the field, dustin’ off his jeans
Sister’s in the bathroom, getting’ ready for a date
Little brother’s playing streetball, he’s gonna be home late

Chorus 1
It was a simpler time
A Coke was just a dime
It’s a day we’ll never see again
I’m glad I grew up then

Verse 2
Little brother rides his bike in the morning out to play
Skipping rocks on the pond, might stay there all day
To make a lot of noise, baseball cards in the spokes
Gotta be home by supper to eat with the folks

Chorus 2
It was a simpler time
We didn’t see much crime
It’s a day we’ll never see again
I’m glad I grew up then

Bridge
They were simpler times, we all agree
Nights were easy goin’, and days seemed carefree

Verse 3
Mama leaves the kitchen, she has some things to mend
Daddy’s on the sofa, TV news about to end
Sister’s at the soda fountain, slurpin’ up a malt
Little brother’s not included; it’s really not his fault

Chorus 3
It was a simpler time
There was no Amazon Prime
It’s a day we’ll never see again
I’m glad I grew up then
I’m glad I grew up then


Temptation

September

2021

Paul Boedeker
(v1)
Temptation
Such a touchy situation
are there obvious signs
or all in your mind
Temptation
Overwhelming sensation
try to behave
can’t help but crave
Temptation

(v2)
Temptation
The devil’s occupation
she do the “Jezebel flaunt”
she knows what you want
Temptation
Inevitable frustration
can’t keep what you have
reach out and grab
Temptation

(bridge 1)
get out of the garden
lock up the gate
that one bad apple
that’s the one you ate
temptation

(v3)
Temptation
Self-incrimination
on your face written large
guilty as charged
Temptation
Unavoidable damnation
left with nothin’ to show
you played touch and go
With temptation

(bridge 2- moral)
bet it all and win
bet it all and lose
but bet it all you will
when you choose
temptation
Gotta Do Something To Change

September

2021

Jay Harris
Gotta Do Something To Change
Jay Harris

The world is filled with all kinds of people, nobody made the same.
The difference is thin, the thickness of paper, separated by our names.
Strange days have lead us down a pathway, some say so it's not so bright.
Too many ways to share what we're thinking, hard to know wrong or right.
I hear all sides, I hear all cries,
Hope remains, in spite of the pain, maybe this will help us unite.
Chattering noise, we have to avoid, coming at us day and night
Can’t give in, I believe in the end, everything will work out right.

Makes me scream , makes me shout, man what the hell is this all about?
Covid haze, fake news days,
Man we gotta do something the world needs something to change.

My Mama says she don’t understand it, but the world didn’t change overnight.
Ways back then may have looked simple, we kept our hurts out of sight.
All worked hard, some did better , some needed help in the fight.
Prosperous times never were equal but most folks did alright.
They were good days, solid life ways.
Yes they were, all would concur, good or bad black or white..
Sadly today, tip toe your way, better watch what you say.
Feeling bad, for what you have, the new flavor of the day.

Made her scream, mades her shout, man what the hell is this all about?
Values drained, washed away.
We gotta do something, the world needs something to change.

Fear not Jesus said and I think he meant it in Mark Matthew Luke and John
Worry today does nothing for tomorrow, so lift your head high and strong.
You see life is eternal, none of this matters, even for those who fight.
Pushing their ways on folk who don’t want it, confirming they ain’t so bright.

Makes me scream, makes me shout, man what the hell is this all about.
Wer’e the same, God’s a name
And we gotta do something, the world needs something to change.

Feeling The Same Way Too

September

2021

Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro
Feeling The Same Way Too
Patricia Bishop and Jesse Navarro ©2020

V1
Thinking back many years ago way before we even met
Heard about forever love though I hadn’t felt it yet

When I first laid eyes on you that sizzling summer day
I felt excitement deep inside, completely blew me away

Chorus
I thought my heart would jump out of my chest
I had trouble trying to catch my breath
Each and every day when I looked at you
I’d get that feeling, hoped you were feeling the same way, too

V2
Not afraid of the bumpy roads that we’d sometimes drive across
Always knew our forever love would smooth it all out for us

When I browse through pictures of us walking down the aisle
It takes me back to how I felt when you said “I do” then smiled

Chorus
I thought my heart would jump out of my chest
I had trouble trying to catch my breath
Each and every day when I looked at you
I’d get that feeling, hoped you were feeling the same way, too

Music Break

V3
Then only yesterday renewing our vows in front of family and friends
I could see your beautiful face, memories coming back again

Chorus
I thought my heart would jump out of my chest
I had trouble trying to catch my breath
Each and every day when I look at you
I get that feeling, hope you are feeling the same way, too
I hope you are feeling the same way, too
Annabel Lee

September

2021

Andrew Fischer
Oh, I can’t forget that season
So many lifetimes ago
When you appeared to me
By the sounding sea
On the cliffs of a windy plateau

Oh, I fought for you that summer
So many devils I slew
And I promised the stars
Would someday be ours
And my heart would ever be true

Tonight you’re sleeping alone
In the quiet ground
Underneath a stone
Tonight you’re sleeping alone

Oh, the wingèd seraphs of heaven
Jealous of you and of me
They came down and stole
Your spotless soul
And laid you to rest by the sea

Now the lifetimes they come and they go
And eternity takes oh, so long
So I sing, my dear
Though I know you can’t hear
Yes I sing to you this old song

Tonight you’re sleeping alone
In the quiet ground
Underneath a stone
Tonight you’re sleeping alone

I would love to
Lay beside you
Till the ends of time

Tonight you’re sleeping alone
In the quiet ground
Underneath a stone
Tonight you’re sleeping alone