‘Hindsight Is 2020’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Rock Song

Just relaxing with this one. Trying to psych myself up to work on a novel. I like telling stories via verse and this concept is cool. I think we’re going to be hearing this phrase a lot, if we survive that long. I don’t have a beat, just a mood, as usual.

Hindsight is 2020
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

in the year 2020
if we’ve survived to that date
if Trump hasn’t burned it all
burned it all to the grown
we’re going to have to confront
the mistakes we’ve made
we’re going to have to admit
that the Russians weren’t to blame
we fell for our own damn lies
shouldn’t have voted for Trump
after we learned he rushed for thighs
despite the cries, cries, cries, cries

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

women and children will rush the stage
as the world is up in flame
the talking heads on my screen
will want to make me scream
but it’ll be up to you and me
to vote in a way that fixes this mess
but will we have it in us
to see the truth
the Republicans wish us ill

the facts of the matter
are not up to debate
in 2020 our fate will hang in the balance
’cause what happens when the lies come to an end
the whining is no longer and excuse
we’re going to have to face the truth
Trump may go at last
but we will have to fight
for that chance at hope

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

[bridge]
what can you expect
we are so divide I fret
that things won’t get any better
I bet

but hindsight is 2020
I can only believe
that we’ll finally be set free
from this nightmare

hindsight is 2020
it’s the year of note
hindsight is 2020
will we have political hope
hindsight is 2020
hindsight is 2020

‘Slay’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

Now, let me stress that I know noting about music and these words are really just poetry meant to be sung. Anyway, I just find writing this kind of stuff cathartic and relaxing, so take it for what it is. You often hear people say “Slay the patriarchy.” This is would be a really hard pop rock song. I don’t have a beat, but I guess I have a mood. This would be one of those songs where the only thing people would care about would be the chorus. This would be sung by a woman.

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

the man is always holding women down
telling us to smile
tells us we’ll get farther along
by playing along
but there’s only one solution
to this problem my friend
only one thing to end our problems
the thing to do quick as can be is

slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I sing
slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I believe
slay the patriarchy, baby!

swinging their dicks
telling us to take another hit
we’re done with taking their shit
we’ve got a plan
we’ve got the place we’re going
the play we’re going to take a stand
we’re done nodding our head
we’ve got a mind of our own
no need to bemoan our groan

things are going to change
that’s what we proclaim
we’re going to slay, slay, slay
slay the patriarchy
do it our way
end the oppression of women-kind
just you wait
we’re going to do just fine

slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I sing
slay the patriarchy!
that’s what I believe
slay the patriarchy, baby!

[bridge]
the new age is about to arrive
one for us to believe in
we’re all going to be free
when we end the patriarchy

now just you see
wait when we get want
if we don’t watch the Times
we’ll be in the streets
busting out more than rhymes
our cause is just
history is on our side
history is on our side
history is on our side

‘Harvey’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Rap Song

I am writing this really fast and don’t have any beats, but this is supposed to be a homage to the lyrics of The Beastie Boys. It would be all but screamed, especially the chorus. This whole Harvey Weinstein thing makes me angry and so you get me writing verse in an effort to vent.

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

he can’t keep his hands to himself
grabs ’em by the pussy
like the president
thinks he can get away with it
and he did until just late
but don’t call me an ingrate
to suggest he’s finally getting bested
wrestled to the floor until he can take no more
thinks you’re a hussy if you don’t give to him
then calls you a whore after he’s done
who is this you may ask
glad you did
his name is in your head
let me spell it out for you my friend

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

he’s looking for his latest thrill
if you give him head
he’ll give you a three picture deal
don’t worry they’re be no scares
at least none you can see
they won’t heal in your mind
but he thinks you won’t mind
’cause he’s got the power
to do as he pleases
he thinks it makes it better
as he eases in for sin
only we can make it better
by screaming as loud as we can

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

[bridge]
now watch and see
how his supporters flee
as the accusations flow down on his head
rain to allow him wallow in the pain
but we’re only getting started

Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey
Harvey

‘Calm Before The Storm’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Rock Song

Just screwing around. I can’t help it that Trump generates song titles and concepts at an alarming rate. Just venting in verse. In my imagination, these lyrics would go to an AC/DC type of song.

Calm Before The Storm
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

things are calm
easy going as hell
but things could change
there’s no way to tell
the president is a child
playing with his red button
wants to knock his toys together
maybe ring a bell
but in the end it’s us who’ll pay
if he breaks his toys in to
what will we do
what will we do
what will we do

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

nothing is going save us
from ourselves
no matter how much we dwell
we’re in for a hurting
we’re all waiting for the final curtain
our lives are at stake
as you can tell from my heart rate
the president’s insane
but he’s just getting started
when the end arrives
we’ll only have ourselves to blame
I sigh

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

[bridge]
fight the good fight
kissing each other goodnight
we don’t yet know our fate
but our plight is in broad daylight
keep me close
tonight may be the close
of history

we have to break free
live our lives fully
but what are we to do
when the president’s a bully
nothing will change if we don’t
we have no one to blame
but ourselves at this point

it’s the
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
calm before the storm
hold me tight
it may be all night
the calm before the storm

‘Life During Trump’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock Song

This is just me screwing around. I am a little unnerved by Trump these days and I need to vent a little bit in verse. That’s all that’s going on. I want to tell a story in verse and this would have a really danceable beat like The Talking Heads’ Life During Wartime.

Life During Trump
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the end on its way I’m afraid
people are oblivious to Trump’s shit
but when he hits the button
we’ll be left to scream in the dark
all we want is the chance to get laid
but when the lights go out our chances will be dim
there’s going to be fear all around
in the dark we won’t be able to see the blood
the loving will be over
we’ll just have doom to deal with

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

things don’t seem like they could get worse
but they keep getting worse and worse
the quiet before the storm is here
we’ve been warned that all we hold dear
will disappear in a giant blast of haze
when will do something about all of this
the ding of the alarm bells need to be blessed
we’re just going to have to pray
that things don’t stay this way
and fade away into their destiny

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

[bridge]
we’re all in a crisis
it’s obvious to see
just flee, flee, flee
into the darkness of history
into the darkness of history

when you think couldn’t get worse
here we are
Trump is making a grab for the suitcase
and his aides are rushing him
hoping to prevent the end of time
all I have his my rhyme
hoping it will surive

life during Trump
is always on the edge of getting us cut
life during Trump
is no time to strut
life during Trump
either you know what’s up and rut
or don’t

‘Duck & Cover’ — #Lyrics To An Old School Hip-Hop Song About Trump & WWIII

This is my really quick attempt to write something like you might hear from Public Enemy. I have no beat, so you might have to change it some to fit a beat you might stumble across to use.

Duck & Cover
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

duck and cover is what I hear in the news
it gives me the blues how many of us snooze
we’ve got a fucking moron as president
he wants to start wars because he’s a punk as bore
the rubber is going to burn when the mushroom cloud is seen
I resent the facts presented to me
but no one seems to want to fight the power
like they did in ’89
they would rather stare into a screen
makes me want to scream, scream, scream
what is going to happen when we hear on the TV set

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover

it didn’t have to be this way I’m afraid
if only the Russian bots had not crushed our hopes
maybe peace would still be in the land
but there’s seemingly nothing we hear
other than duck and cover, duck and cover, duck and cover
when will we learn, when will we listen
maybe I’m just too naive
we all have red blood and that’s a fact
when Trump pushes the button and ends us all
we’ll all be black from our burns

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover

what can we do you may ask
fight the power in the streets
stop being a keyboard fighter
tie up your shoes and do your thing
to march in the streets
demand that we keep life on this planet
Trump is a fucking moron it’s obvious to see
it’s our task to get him out of the White House
if we don’t I’m afraid we’re all going to scream

duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover
duck and cover

‘Moron’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Rap Song

This one is about how Sec. of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a “fucking moron.” I’m not as good a writer as Kanye West, but my goal is something like “Power.” As always, I’m just screwing around.

Moron
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or preform

the president’s a fucking moron
threatening WWIII
at least that’s what I believe
the rockets are on the pad
that’s not boring let me say
we’re all going to pay
when the end comes did you get laid
will we do our best when the day ends
or will we all act like lads

the president’s a fucking moron
the president’s a fucking moron
he’s going to end us all

but we have the gaul to end him politically
the Vichy Republicans are too callow
they’re going to allow it all
we’re just going to have to duck and cover
when the sirens ring through the air
there’s nothing we can do I’m afraid
you don’t have to tickle me
to make me laugh
at the asshat we have the president
right now

the president’s a fucking moron
the president’s a fucking moron
he’s going to end us all

[bridge]
what is going to happen
the end is neigh
so let me touch your thigh
so let me touch your thigh
no need to make a baby
they won’t grow up anyway

the president’s a fucking moron
the president’s a fucking moron
he’s going to end us all

‘Adult Daycare Center’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Folk Song

I only associate these lyrics with a folk song because, as I understand it, usually a folk song’s lyrics are written before the music. I am well aware that I know nothing about music and no one will ever do anything with these lyrics, but Trump keeps churning out song titles and concepts.

Adult Daycare Center
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

the president is unhindged
tweeting night and day
the people are questioning his sanity
should he be put away for good
should he be put in a

adult daycare center
that’s is fate we’re all afraid
adult daycare center
what day will this happen we say

the president wants World War III
or so it seems
wants to destroy the peace
please listen to my cry I say
the president won’t relent until the end
until the end is here

adult daycare center
that’s is fate we’re all afraid
adult daycare center
what day will this happen we say

[bridge]
don’t tell me things will be ok
don’t tell such silly words
we’re in trouble I’m afraid
what happens next is scary indeed

adult daycare center
that’s is fate we’re all afraid
adult daycare center
what day will this happen we say

‘Times Square’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Song

Just screwing around. Feel like trying to tell stories in verse. No expectations. Just enjoy writing lyrics.

Times Square
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

swarm of people around me
none of them want to speak
the cross roads of the world
you sit there and experience the feat
the energy makes you leap to your feet
things happen all night til they peak

Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
there’s nothing that can compare

what happens during the night
is anyone’s guess
people from all over here and there
want to look at the lights and stare
but what can you say
when people are ready to pay, pay, pay
for theatre tickets

people want to laugh
people want to cry
at the stories the city tells by and by
just hold on tight
things are just about to rise
to a level you’ve never seen
you’ll never want to say goodbye

Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
there’s nothing that can compare

[bridge]
the women in their little black dresses
give the boys pause for thought
what happens next
is anyone guess
will their boyfriends get lucky
or go home feeling unhappy

we’re all in this together
at least I like to think
surrender the pink quick as can be
so we can all go home feeling lucky

Times Square
Times Square
Times Square
there’s nothing that can compare

‘Eye Never Met You’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Song

This is meant to be lyrics to one of those early 80s songs like “Eye In The Sky.” That’s the vision for it, at least. I’m just screwing around. Not to be taken very seriously.

Eye Never Met You
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

seen you on my screen and I want to scream
you’re too beautiful you’ve gotten into my head
there’s nothing to do
you make me want to roar
but I have to admit
I’m never going to quit
I lean into the scene
hoping you know what I mean

but in the end
we will never meet

eye never met you it’s true
sorry to say
sorry to say
eye never met you babe
it’s my life to lose
eye never met you
eye never met you
eye never met you

when I look back I see the truth
you’re with another to boot
but one day it’ll all change I hope
you’ll be with me ’cause I’m no dope
but what happens next
I can hope believe I know

but in the end
we will never meet

eye never met you it’s true
sorry to say
sorry to say
eye never met you babe
it’s my life to lose
eye never met you
eye never met you
eye never met you

[bridge]
what can happen between you and me
will you flee with you depart
I can only hope maybe not
you’re a beauty as true as they come
be mine, be mine, be mine

so the end has come
you’ll swim up stream
leave me to my thoughts
knowing you’ll never arrive
we’ll always be apart

eye never met you it’s true
sorry to say
sorry to say
eye never met you babe
it’s my life to lose
eye never met you
eye never met you
eye never met you