‘Same Same’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

Anyone who has been in Southeast Asia will tell you one of the most used expressions among the locals is “Same same, but different.” This is a young, attractive woman — I’m looking at you Dua Lipa — telling a man she’s interested in she’s not like his old woman, she different and better. The thing about dance pop songs is how spare they are. You have to write tight because you can’t really say too much of substance because otherwise it takes away from people dancing.

Same Same
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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same same but different
that’s what I am
same same but different
you can’t tame me

all the others are the same
tell you what you want to hear
come here dear let me make it clear
one night with me and you’ll realize
i’m same same but different

after we’ve touch the moon
you won’t be able to talk

same same but different
my touch will leave you without a doubt
our love will make you want to shout
same same but different
same same but different

your old flames burned you bad
but I’m the best you’re ever going to have
our touch will seal the deal
I’ll rule your world
with my beauty and my grace

after we’ve touch the moon
you won’t be able to talk

same same but different
my touch will leave you without a doubt
our love will make you want to shout
same same but different
same same but different

[bridge]
why worry about the past
those others broke your heart
I’ll heal it from the start
different as can be that’s me

now don’t you stress
I’ll use my caress to ease your stress
you’re going to need your rest
the night is young
and I’m same same but different

after we’ve touch the moon
you won’t be able to talk

same same but different
my touch will leave you without a doubt
our love will make you want to shout
same same but different
same same but different
same same but different
same same but different

‘Cold Black Coffee’ — Lyrics To A Pop Song

These are just lyrics. I see them as a pretty standard pop rock song. But I like telling stories in verse.

Cold Black Coffee
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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one last cigarette touches my lips
tell myself to quit
pause a moment to reflect
take a sip of my coffee and wince
all I got to live for is your memory and
cold black coffee

it’s go no taste
that I can tell

but right now cold black coffee
it’s my only friend
cold black coffee I drink
as I dwell on the brink
cold black coffee
cold black coffee
cold black coffee

take another sip as I reflect
on all I regret
how I let you slip past my grasp
little left of our time but heart gone too far

cold black coffee leaves a mark on my table
just like the ache you left on my heart
don’t know where to start to ease the pain
this cold black coffee isn’t to blame

it’s go no taste
that I can tell

but right now cold black coffee
it’s my only friend
cold black coffee I drink
as I dwell on the brink
cold black coffee
cold black coffee
cold black coffee

[bridge]
I’ll warm the coffee up then
you’ll walk in my door
we’ll click cups like we once did
but then I realize it’s all in my head
again

what’s left to say
you leaving me is my fault
I’ll type a few words of little note
maybe write a love letter I’ll never send
but first I’ve got to finish my
cold black coffee
cold black coffee
cold black coffee

‘One Last Time’ — #Lyrics To A Ballad

Since you can do anything with words as a composer, these lyrics could go any different number of directions. But the general story is something based in reality — I was almost hit by a small van in the middle of the night. I just use that as the core of ballad about a man thinking about his life as the bus whizzes towards him and ultimately past him.

One Last Time
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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one last time
is it too much to ask
one last time
one last time
to get to kiss you back

can’t sleep so I take a walk
here a something headed towards straight me
all I can do is think of you
one last time

one last time
is it too much to ask
one last time
one last time
to get to kiss you back

why does it have to end this way
without you in my arms
your love won’t join me into the void
the smell of your perfume won’t be there
as life expires in a heart beat

one last time
is it too much to ask
one last time
one last time
to get to kiss you back

[bridge]
maybe it’s all a dream
I’m about to wake
there’s nothing at stake
just a little mistake

I feel luck rush past my sin
could it be I’ll get another chance
one last time to make things right
one last time
one last time
one last time

‘Red Hots’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Rock Song

These lyrics are about depression. In my imagination, they would be set to a BritPop kind of beat, like one you might hear from Blur. But, again, what do I know. No one listens to me and I have no idea what I’m doing because I don’t know anything about music.

Red Hots
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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darkness all around
people tell you to turn
turn that frown upside down
takes more muscles to be sad
than to smile

can’t get too excited
that’s not allowed
might find myself in a strange new bed
what’s their name search my head
thanks again my dark, dark, friend

the red hots are to blame
give me the world then take it all away

red hots love me so
they refuse to go
red hots are here to stay
red hots
red hots
red hots

when they come for me
you know they will
I’ll be throwing thing over the wall
wish I was a butterfly as I smoke my cig

don’t you fret my love
they’ll get you get
we’re all to blame they say
red hots have got a lot

the red hots are to blame
give me the world then take it all away

red hots love me so
they refuse to go
red hots are here to stay
red hots
red hots
red hots

[bridge]
don’t get me started
about what comes next
I’ll pour myself a drink
slink into the darkness again

why do you care
I’m not really there
just a figment of a dare
the red hots have my name
the red hots make me a star

the red hots are to blame
give me the world then take it all away

red hots love me so
they refuse to go
red hots are here to stay
red hots
red hots
red hots

‘Too Tired To Sleep’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

This would be a dance pop song. I have no beat and this is just a first, rough draft. I would need a co-writer who knew music and a producer to do something productive with it.

Too Tired To Sleep
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

too tired to sleep
hear the snores next to me
water’s got me bothered
just a spot but who’s troubled
get out of bed to pour myself a drink
’cause I’m

too tired to sleep

dreams of us keep me awake
sly ghosts lurk in the dark
all this leave me

too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep

thinking of another out in space
will they land on me or is that a dream
what I wouldn’t do for a smile
a chance to feel your warm breath on my face
making me restless just by being you
what am I do to

think we got something going on
but I got someone and so do you
wish it wasn’t so but it is
ring my bell when you get a chance
for now I’m
too tired to sleep

dreams of us keep me awake
sly ghosts lurk in the dark
all this leave me

too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep

[bridge]
when we finally come together
I’ll get some sleep in your arms
my dream will come true
you’ll be my baby too

but who am I to say what’s true
maybe you don’t even know how I feel
so for now I sip my drink
and blink

too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep
too tired to sleep

‘Screen Time’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

I thought maybe these lyrics could go to a dance pop song like “One Kiss,” but it seems like these lyrics might go better with something slower and more melodic. But what do I know, I’m just some rando writing lyrics that will never be produced.

Screen Time
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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it’s the middle of the night
got my phone in my hand
the dark surrounds me like a glove
all I wanna do is give you
screen time

restless as can be
don’t know what I’m going to do

my screen shines in the dark
what I wouldn’t do for a vision of you
filling up the screen in front of me
screen time
screen time
screen time

I get up out of bed
scratch my head fix myself a drink
look down at my phone hoping to see you
when are you going to call I ask myself
a little screen time would be great

you need to filter to make me happy
all I need is your grin shining back at me
would make everything alright in my heart
the darkness would subside with a little
screen time

restless as can be
don’t know what I’m going to do

my screen shines in the dark
what I wouldn’t do for a vision of you
filling up the screen in front of me
screen time
screen time
screen time

[bridge]
my batteries running low
but I’m all charged up
one call from you and I’m on my way
spend rest of the night with you

shouldn’t be this difficult
for a little screen time
what do I have to do
to hear from you

restless as can be
don’t know what I’m going to do

my screen shines in the dark
what I wouldn’t do for a vision of you
filling up the screen in front of me
screen time
screen time
screen time

‘Good American’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Song

Just noodling with a concept. That’s all. Like telling stories in verse and this makes me feel better. It’s relaxing. Don’t have a beat and this is a little too overt for it ever be produced or get any airplay. But I needed to get this off my chest.

Good American
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

we’re all so divide these days
I say the sky is blue
you say it’s red
what can you do, what can you do

you say you just want do the right thing
stand tall when they play the anthem

but all I know is when they come after me
wanna put me in a kennel with the dogs
you’ll just snip your beer tell me
tell me to move along
’cause you’re

a good American
we’re all doomed as long as you’re a
good American
good American
good American

I just want some peace from the noise
want us to united once again
believe in what makes us strong
like love and kindness and open arms
how did we lose our way I wanna know

when we rush the tower
things finally come to an end
which side will you be one my friend
will you love your neighbor as yourself
think something else
’cause you’re

a good American
we’re all doomed as long as you’re a
good American
good American
good American

[bridge]
when we’re free at last
will you look back and gasp
at the side you picked
with your indifference

I wish this was just a dream
wish it wasn’t reality
so I could scream
wake me when its over
and I no longer have to duck and cover
like some sort of

good American
we’re all doomed as long as you’re a
good American
good American
good American

‘Humming Economy’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Song

This is my attempt to update Lily Allen’s “Fuck You” for the Trump Era in a way that is obscure enough that someone, somewhere might actually attempt to produce it. But I have finally come to the conclusion that that is just not going to happen. Unless I learn how to play guitar or something, I’m just mentally masturbating with any of the lyrics I write. But it’s fun.

Humming Economy
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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you tell me nothing’s wrong
it’s all part of the plan
sit back and ignore the flames
just enjoy the humming economy

fuck you
and your kind
fuck you
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind

when all is said and done
will you care when they take me away
screaming at you all the way
you’ll just shrug and say
I had it coming

I’m not going to lie
your bob and weaving is amusing
you’re a good American
doing what you’re told
you and your clean, clean coal

fuck you
and your kind
fuck you
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind

fuck
MAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
fuck
MAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
fuck
MAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

[bridge]
I have a dream
when all of this is done
there’ll be no need to run
can’t unring that bell
so what my friend

so enjoy your humming economy
enjoy it while you can
we’ll rush the tower
our noise will rattle the cage
be ready for our strength

fuck you
and your kind
fuck you
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind
you’re blowing my mind

‘My Little Wood Nymph’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

No one listens to me. I like this one, though. I have no beat. It’s just a rough draft and I’d need a co-writer and a producer to make it an actual song.

My Little Wood Nymph
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

it was long ago and far away
we lay in bed kissing now and then
I wondered aloud if you were real
you seemed like a figment of my imagination

you were my little wood nymph
you were my little wood nymph
your magic temps me still
you were my little wood nymph

we held hands under the summer sun
it was just we two on the run
nothing could separate us
your smile was enough to make me die
but in the end it was all just a lie

you were my little wood nymph
you were my little wood nymph
your magic temps me still
you were my little wood nymph

[bridge]
you flew away way too young
never got my chance to hear your voice
one last time before all was done
now you’re just a memory of when I was young

you were my little wood nymph
you were my little wood nymph
your magic temps me still
you were my little wood nymph

Talk To Me Internet: Trump As Russian Asset

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Just some idle rambling.