‘All Will Be Remembered’ #Lyrics To A #Pop #Ballad #BillieEilish #Pandemic

Shelton Bumgarner
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I occasionally get in moods where I need to express myself in verse. I know nothing about music, but I am a reasonably good writer. So, using what little I know about the structure of pop lyrics, here’s a rough sketch of a pandemic-themed pop-song. It’s barely a rough draft. But it makes me feel better to write it. I see this as a Billie Eilish-type jam.

All Will Be Remembered
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
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we saw the world
in shades of blue and red
shout at each other in our minds

as the storm clouds began to rise
in the east but we gave it no mind
we blamed each other as it rushed our way
not caring we were all in its way

heroes would be made
cowards would be shamed
all would be remembered
all would be remembered
remembered, remembered, remembered
for what they did
in the vortex

a crack of thunder and it began
people began to flee from this world
head into the next
the headwinds of fate
crashed against our faces
we realized to secure in place
in the vortex

heroes are made
cowards are shamed
all are remembered
all are remembered
remembered, remembered, remembered
for what they did
in the vortex
in the vortex
in the vortex

(Bridge)
all was calm
for so long
we felt we had it all
but now we
see it was all gall
in the vortex

heroes were made
cowards were shamed
all were remembered
all were remembered
remembered, remembered, remembered
for what they did
in the vortex
in the vortex
in the vortex
in the vortex
in the vortex
in the vortex

‘Remain’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad Ode To Brexit

Shelton Bumgarner

The point of this is it’s supposed to be vague enough that it might be about a couple’s break up on a romantic level. There’s a bit of deflection for poetic effect. I have no idea why write these lyrics. It’s a complete waste of time. I don’t know anything about music and, besides, the entire system is designed to prevent people like me from breaking into it — especially at such an “advanced” age. But this idea came to me and I thought I’d share. Maybe someone, somewhere, can do something with hit. I would, at least, like credit.

Remain
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@sheltgarner
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things were never good
but never this bad
it’s breaking me up
making the dust scatter
as my state of mind feels a death rattle
I just want you to remain
remain
remain
remain

remain
it’s not a complaint
just a statement of faith
remain, remain, remain, remain

we’re going buckle the order
and sow discord
just because of the lies we told
my health is getting worse
no funds to pay for an upgrade
why did it have to end this way
I just wanted to say
remain
remain
remain

remain
it’s not a complaint
just a statement of faith
remain, remain, remain, remain

(bridge)
I’ll leave ’cause I must
my heart has spoken
but my mind is a bust
this union end’s is hard
no deals left to make
I just wish we’d remain
together

remain
remain
remain
remain

‘Little Black Dress’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Ballad

Oh, I just like writing stories in verse. I have no idea how good I am. I’m probably pretty bad. I definitely need a co-writer and a producer / composer if I were to be serious about turning this into an actual song.

Little Black Dress
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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take a drag off my cigar
my tumbler of whisky almost tumbles out of my hand
as you walk in and amaze
my praise is my lustful gaze
’cause you got it going on in that

little black dress
come sit next to me
’cause you’re driving me wild in that
little black dress
little black dress

wanna caress your thigh
while I talk to the guys
the warmth of your skin
should be considered a sin
tonight we’re going to be fallen angels
’cause you got on your

little black dress
come sit next to me
’cause you’re driving me wild in that
little black dress
little black dress

[bridge]
white is the color of the good
if that’s the case we’re on a roll
’cause we know the score
your little black dress is make me bad
but we’re going to be oh so good

little black dress
come sit next to me
’cause you’re driving me wild in that
little black dress
little black dress

‘moonmoon’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

No one cares about anything I write. Just treading water while I psych myself up to write on my novel. This would be a slow pop ballad.

moonmoon
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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spinning out of control
real, real slow you can see
a moon on up high an alien sky
what’s that I see but a moon with a moon

moonmoon
moonmoon
moonmoon

all we need is some hope
maybe use a telescope to look into the void
how did we get into this shape
with us circling each other like this
like two moons out in space

moonmoon
moonmoon
moonmoon

[bridge]
back here on earth
my foot is solid on the ground
gravity weighs on my soul
I feel like it’s taking its toll

moonmoon
moonmoon
moonmoon

‘Believe Her’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

Oh, this one is ok, I guess. I really need a co-writer and a composer / producer. But this would be, in my imagination, a sad pop ballad. It’s probably a little bit too bit earnest as it stands.

Believe Her
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@sheltbumgarner
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doesn’t matter when it was
or where it was the fact remains
believe her, believer her, believe her
indelible in the Hippocampus is the laughter
she says struggling to contain her tears

believe her
for once I say
believe her
for once, I plead
believe her
believe her
believe her

the old man shift in their seats
not knowing what to say
they have a job to do for their leader
who’s looking intently across the screen
the decision is already made sad to say

believe her
for once I say
believe her
for once, I plead
believe her
believe her
believe her

[bridge]
if we only would believe her
maybe things would change
women wouldn’t feel afraid
they wouldn’t be in a quiet hell

but we all know this won’t happen
nothing is going to be different
it’s a plight for the ages
all because we won’t

believe her
believe her
believe her
believe her

‘Love You The Most’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

Now, again, I have no beats, so I just use existing ones to give me some sense of the mood I’m using. In this case, I’m using Blur’s Tender. So, remember, this is definitely a first draft that barely is even what you might think of as lyrics because I simply don’t know anything about music. I just like writing stories in verse. This is also something my mom used to tell my dad whenever he left her in the mornings, so this has a special sentimental affinity for me.

Love You The Most
@sheltbumgarner
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
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when we leave each other’s side in the morning
I whisper quietly as I can
how I feel for you
what more can I say my love but

love you this most

love you the most
baby
love you the most
baby
can’t live with you
love you the most

the day is long but I must strive
it’s a struggle to survive
I drive to work thinking of you
all that keeps me alive in your memory
and knowing you’ll be by my side soon
what else can I do

day turns into night
I find the will to be alive knowing return
soon we’ll be together it’s true
on the drive home I quietly weep
thinking of you my sweet

love you the most
baby
love you the most
baby
can’t live with you
love you the most

[bridge]
when we finally get back together
it is such a joy
we finally are as it should be
together at last
until the night becomes the day
and you leave my side again
only for me to say in a warm whisper

love you the most
love you the most
love you the most
love you the most

‘Presidential Alert’ — #Lyrics To A Slow Sad Ballad

I really like the Radiohead song “How I Made My Millions,” so my vision for this one is something like that. At least, that’s the mood of the music I’m listening to as I write these words.

Presidential Alert
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@sheltbumgarner
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going about my business during the day
don’t think anything is going to change
then my phone begins to wale
telling me the end is neigh
look at it and see a

presidential alert
what does it mean
presidential alert
oh dear me
oh dear me

he’s never going away it seems
we’re stuck with him forever
a thing of nightmares
creeping through the night
ending all our delight
waiting to send a

presidential alert
what does it mean
presidential alert
oh dear me
oh dear me

[bridge]
if it was a real emergency
hearing from him would not help
of that you can bet
and end without him might be
a blessing you could count

presidential alert
what does it mean
presidential alert
oh dear me
oh dear me

‘A Sad Day’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

I’m just sad and feel like writing lyrics to make myself feel better.

A Sad Day
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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the wheels of history are coming off
years and years and years
of stability are at and end
the naked tyrant sits back and laughs
knowing what happens next will be a blast
deals are made and kept
leaving us all feeling wet with rage

today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day

will it make any difference in the end
now that we all wallow in sin
people are upset and rightly so
but it seems we’re all heading for disaster
don’t you know
when this era ends is anyone’s guess
maybe it will never end, I say with a hiss

today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day

[bridge]
you have to have hope
you have to believe
one day things will change

today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day
believe me when I say
today is a sad day

‘I Believe Her’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

Sometimes I get into a lyric writing mood for no other reason than it’s cathartic and I like to write lyrics to songs I wish existed. So, you get this.

I Believe Her
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

happened long ago
muffled screams don’t you know
thought they would kill her
leave her for dead
these thoughts rattle around inside
inside her head

I believe her
I believe her
I believe her

now there are hearings
a blood sport don’t you know
wow are people learning
the train is leaving station
the boys don’t remember the tears
don’t believe the fears
now the Senate just jeers

I believe her
I believe her
I believe her

[bridge]
maybe one day
things will change
return to how they were
but don’t be surprised
if that’s just a dream

I believe her
I believe her
I believe her
I believe her
I believe her
I believe her

‘Making Faces’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Rock Ballad Inspired By #PlaidShirtGuy

I just like the phrase “making faces” and it seems like a good title to a pop rock ballad.

Making Faces
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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politicians making speeches
the world continues to turn
lovers moan and moan
feeling warm breath of the sun
as they tumble between the sheets
but we all know in the end

we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on
we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on

we don’t have to worry anymore
Secret Service has us protected
no matter how many faces may be made
in the end we just enjoy the humming economy
knowing we’re going to get laid and get caught
making faces

we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on
we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on

[bridge]
keep a straight face
if you can
that’s the plan, the plan
don’t let them see you
making faces

we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on
we’re just making faces
making faces is what’s going on