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Mr. Downstairs
February 19th, 2013, 08:04 AM
This little contest is easy! All you have to do is write a song. It can be as short or as long as you would like. The only catch is, it has to be about something in particular. That something in particular is... struggling. You must write a song about struggling. Struggling through the cold, through a tough relationship, financially, anything.

You don't have to sing it, you don't have to do anything like that. Just write it (which won't take too long!) and post it up here.

Act 1 of the songwriting competition ends on Saturday and anyone who participates will receive a complimentary emblem and the winner will have a chance to win a special prize!

KriegStein
February 19th, 2013, 08:46 AM
Walking through the blizzard
Striving to survive
Wanting to live
Not wanting to die
Striving to survive
Hands and legs numbing
Ears and eyes aching
Striving to survice

Mind breaking soul freezing
Hands shaking voice trembling
Striving to survive
This hail is freezing me
Freezing my soul
Freezing my bones
Freezing me whole
And I...die...

NO! Trying to see past the light
Unable to fight (NO!)
Walking past the pearly gates
Cursing my legs
Unable to stop the drop
Striving to survive

Saints and all laughing at me
Looking down on me
Cursing them, biting the dust ,unable to agree
Fighting back this feeling
Striving to survive

(Yeah this is what I could improvise) :D I guess itll do.

Vital
February 19th, 2013, 09:13 AM
I'm almost done with mine, I'll post it in a few, but I have a quick question. Nick, can our song have curses in it, as long as it's censored?

Anyway, here's my song. I haven't written a song in years, and I was never really any good at it. :c

Confusion

Every time I see your eyes
My hate becomes alive
It’s time I realized that you’re long gone
But every time I see you laugh
My heart begins to crash
I’m a shadow of the man that I once was

I’m becoming a monster
Turning insane.
Do I love or do I hate you?
Don’t want to be here
Don’t know what to do.
Do I love or do I hate you?

Everytime I sleep at night
My arms search for you
Those memories of the things that we’d do
Instead you slept with him
And stabbed me in the back
I want to stab you back
But I don’t know if I want to

You might have f***** with me
Pierced me in the heart
Made me cry at night all alone
But I still love you, I still want to hold you
At the same time, I really f****** hate you

I’m becoming a monster
Turning insane.
Do I love or do I hate you?
Don’t want to be here
Don’t know what to do.
Do I love or do I hate you?

Did you ever think of me?
Of all we’ve been through.
How much you meant to me
Of how much I loved you
I guess that don’t mean s***
You’ve got someone else
Why the hell do I care so much?

I’m becoming a monster
Turning insane.
Do I love or do I hate you?
Don’t want to be here
Don’t know what to do.
Do I love or do I hate you?

On top of the world, I stand looking down
This piece of crap that I’ve become
You’ve driven me to the edge. I don’t know what to do.
My Juliet’s killed my heart. Let Romeo finish the job.
Thus with a jump, I die.

I’m becoming a monster
Turning insane.
Do I love or do I hate you?
Don’t want to be here
Don’t know what to do.
Do I love or do I hate you?


Do I love you?
Or do I hate you?

YamaskUnchained
February 19th, 2013, 09:48 AM
Gonna write and record mine this afternoon. This is a reserved post for the entry

gimmepie
February 20th, 2013, 01:41 PM
I'll post mine in a bit (I haven't written lyrics in ages so why the hell not?). Sorry to say I'll be continuing with the rather angsty stuff.

Evil Stud Muffin
February 20th, 2013, 02:16 PM
Survival, the ultimate goal of humanity
Society, the form of conformity one must endure
To live through our lives we surround ourselves with vanity
We struggle on feeling falsely oh so secure

Now media it tells us what they want us to hear
Companies controls the products their channels show
Now live with heart in hand always in constant fear
We struggle on falling down the rabbit hole they dug for us long ago

(Chorus)
Down the hole we fall ever pushed by non-conformity
Those of us who will never follow the piper piping
Living our own lives not the ones they tell us too
Dressing up as sheep, blending in to have a chance at life

Dragging on, our feet need now no more control
Doubtless are we, our lives now belong to them
Puppets all we may be but eating nothing but their hyperbole
We struggle on while the hopes of being free in our hearts now stem

We fell for their ruse but saw through the thin veiled scam
No more shall we listen to the lies of the weak
Society bears no weight on our decisions anymore
Taking control of the lives we intended to live

(Chorus)
Down the hole we fall ever pushed by non-conformity
Those of us who will never follow the piper piping
Living our own lives not the ones they tell us too
Dressing up as sheep, blending in to have a chance at life


Sorry if it sounds like angst ridden, not much you can do with struggle.

Wild_Squirtle
February 20th, 2013, 02:55 PM
What do you think when you think of me?
Love, hate or sympathy
I try to make it better but it's ten times worse
I f****ng hate this curse
Crooked and twisted
You left me
Broken, repairless
I am
I didn't know you cared this much
To leave me less of a man

Scared of my shadow
Looking over my shadow

Wipe the slate clean
Erase my memories
A blank canvas, if you will
To match your ways a different pill
Mind warped and utterly f***ed
I guess that enough is enough

So I will stand tall
Scream loud and proud
I am what I am
I never even cared
Why start now?!?

(Half a song i've written)

Crux
February 20th, 2013, 04:23 PM
Wow, there's some good entries here! Tough competition.

The chorus I had in store for something else, but figured I may as well use it, the rest is just written on spot so feel free to laugh if it's terrible!
I don't really think I need to state the meaning, if you don't get it you might not should be on this thread. `xD
Edit; whoops... forgot the name. •~•


Set Me Free, The Confessions of A Drifter

On a dark lonely highway, i'm riding on my own
The only thing going my way, this hell bound vehicle
Looking up from the desert, I see the stars in the sky
And with a pang of remembrance, I start to wish I would die

In my moving prison, I see the world through these bars
I check to feel the beating, verify i've a heart
As i'm seeing all the people, go about with their lives
And in tearful wonder I start to question, how far til I can live mine

I'm falling down this well, i'm burning in this hell
Losing myself everyday
I'm trying to go back home, but home is on the run
Just out of reach, always on the horizon
Does anybody hear me? Can't anybody see?
Won't somebody, just set me free?

My voice is just a whisper, eyes fixed the ground
I'm having another bad day, was I lost and never found?
My song is all I have now, and i'll never let it end
With the chance that someday, i'll sing to more then just the wind

If there's anybody out there, who can hear these words
Sing along if you're with me, together we'll show the world

I'm falling down this well, i'm burning in this hell
Losing myself everyday
I'm trying to go back home, but home is on the run
Just out of reach, always on the horizon
Does anybody hear me? Can't anybody see?
Won't somebody, just set me free?


Good luck everybody!

Troye
February 20th, 2013, 08:47 PM
Oddly enough I've been working on this for awhile now lol, probably sucks but oh well =x

Home

Walking through these new halls
In a place I shouldn't be
Everyday is just the feeling
Of floating in mediocrity

These dreary walls and the dark floors
Strange folks with no remorse
Getting through is hard enough
When there is no recourse

Out of place and so alone
There's nothing I could want more
So please, help me back to my place
Out of here and back to my home

Every day goes on by
With time passing so slow
Hard to handle sitting here
Just want to run and go

Out of place and so alone
There's nothing I could want more
So please, help me back to my place
Out of here and back to my home

How did I get myself here?
All the mistakes laid out in front of me
Only one way out of this mess
The same way I got here
Just me

Out of place and so alone
There's nothing I could want more
So I'll get back to my place
Out of here and back to my home

GolurkIsDaBomb
February 22nd, 2013, 05:58 PM
Ugh this is probably horrible. Ugh looking back on it I feel like it is. Also, if the lyrics seem weird, I had a kind of... folksy, country tune in my head while writing it. (if that helps?)

Do we need a title? uhh:

Pull Me Through

Between a rock,
And a hard place -
The world's too grey,
I just can't face,

It all,
Without,
Someone to pull me through.

Well I'm going through a tunnel,
And the signal is bad.
And I guess I'll put my hood up,
Cuz I've definitely had,

Enough.
Just need
Someone to pull me through.

I'm just trapped inside a maze,
That I hate to call my mind.
Well I'm screaming as I'm drowning,
And it's really hard to find,

A way.
Escape.
Someone to pull me through.

(Slow part)
For you to be that person,
I get that I'm asking too much.
But, right now, I can't stand up,
All I need is a crutch.

(Faster now)
And maybe one day,
Or a week or a year.
The sadness will go,
There will be no more fear.

While I hope that day will come,
The vultures are still circling.
I'm running out of time,
That meteor is hurtling,

Towards me.
And we'll see,

If I can find someone to pull me through.

Vital
February 26th, 2013, 05:52 PM
So, uh, when do we find out who won?

Crux
February 26th, 2013, 06:09 PM
I was wondering that too... Paaaaaaatch, you forgot to put a submission/voting date up. -~-

GolurkIsDaBomb
March 20th, 2013, 10:39 AM
Not to nag, but when will the winners be announced?