‘Muse’ — #Lyrics To A Pop-Rock Love Ballad

In my imagination, this would be a little bit faster than your typical love balled, but the lyrics would given you an indication of what was up. Or whatever. No one cares. No cares about any of these lyrics. I’m just letting off steam. It’s relaxing to tell stories in verse.

Muse
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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you inspire me it’s true
show me the way with your glow
don’t know what I’d do
without your beauty
you’re my muse
give me fusion power

you’re my muse
bring me to my needs
you’re my muse
the object of my desire
make me want to sing

always just out of grasp
my muse makes me want to gasp
she’s as beautiful as they come
just a glance my way makes me want to run

when I think things are done
and I have lost you for sure
a glimmer of hope sparks my flames
leaving me without anyone to blame

you’re my muse
bring me to my needs
you’re my muse
the object of my desire
make me want to sing

[bridge]
wish you’d come close
leave me with one last wish
you’re always out of reach
with me on your leash

you’re my love
the thing I most desire
love shouldn’t be
something you hire

you’re my muse
bring me to my needs
you’re my muse
the object of my desire
make me want to sing

‘The Lowest White Man’ — #Lyrics To A #Pop-#Rock #Ballad

This would have a Elton John vibe to it. At least, it’s supposed to be structured like a Bernie Taupin song. But I don’t take any lyrics I write too seriously. Just relaxing. Being creative. Better than sleeping.

The Lowest White Man
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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Trump is the lowest of the low
gives lady liberty a body blow every morning
when he tweets his consciousness
he lives in the muck I’m afraid
trying to put fear into the hearts of his foes
but all he does his put them in repose

he’s the lowest white man
he’s in control of the world
has the codes in his small little hands
he’s the lowest white man

his toadies like on the TV screen
empty their spleens as hard as they can
telling us lies as obvious as can be
tell us the moon is made of cheese
and the emperor is fully clothed
but we know he’s the lowest white man
we know he’s the lowest white man

but one day all this will be over
I have to give myself the hope that this is true
otherwise what can I do
maybe one day one day soon
we won’t have the lowest white man in power
he’ll be removed from office by the people
the lowest white man will be gone
the lowest white man will be gone
the lowest white man will be gone

‘Covfefe Rhapsody’ — Lyrics To A Trump Era Power Pop-Rock Ballad

This one is done for no other reason than I think The Mooch is funny and like how is name is similar to a word in Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. So, with that in mined, here’s a dumb attempt at something like that song.

Covfefe Rhapsody
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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[intro]
it started off as a joke
(we’re not laughing)
it started off as a joke
(we’re not laughing)
now we’re stuck with the Don
he’s set on robbing us all blind
Jimmy ruffed his hair
now we’ve got the silly tyrant with a dead stare
what can we do now
we’ve got a crazy clown with the nuclear codes
run away, run away, run away

[verse 1]
the Republic is being torn asunder
daily news is so frightening
people run and flee
it seems as though we live in anarchy
but there’s little we can do now
but hope Kelly will be regent
save us somehow
we’ve got to get the strength
to make it through this storm
this vortex that the Don has born

[verse 2]
election night was electric
the end had come by electorate
the red wave turned us blue
what to do
what to do
what to do
life will go one somehow
is what they say
but who know now
what to say
the Don didn’t really want victory
anyway

[verse 3]
Scaramucc, Scaramuccn Scaramucc,
can you save this administration from itself
are we doomed to nuclear obliteration
by the man with the little hands
will we awake to see the mushroom in the sky
after a tweet gone awry
while the dear leader was chasing a skirt
hoping to grab her by the cat
’cause he knows where it’s at
just you wait and see, baby
things are going to get worse before they get better
the Russian bear is out of his cave for spring
and winter is far away
Congress doesn’t care
won’t investigate the Don
even on a dare

[verse 4]
but I still have hope
in our great Republic
still think maybe we’re a city on the hill
what we hold dear will
survive, survive, survive
the Don won’t be around forever
we’re going to thrive again
after he’s gone
but the fight will be hard
difficult indeed
but in the end there will be victory

victory
victory
victory
victory

‘Brooklyn’ — Lyrics To A Woke Folk-Pop Ballad

I saw a picture of Eve Peyser of Vice Magazine in her new apartment on Twitter and she said she fits perfectly in a “strange small room” perfectly. Her obvious beauty and wit has inspired me yet again and given that I am _assuming_ that the apartment is in Brooklyn, I decided to write a poem-meant-to-be-sung about the picture. Given that I have Trumplandia on the brain, it’s “woke” as well. But this is meant to be a homage to Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.” Or that song “Budapest.” It’s supposed to tell a story about a place. That’s the goal, at least. This is, as always a first draft. Like “America,” there’s no traditional chorus. Your vocalist would have to figure out where the emphasis would be.

Brooklyn
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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she fits in a strange small room
in her new Brooklyn apartment
perfectly
her broad smile belies
the reign of the mad king
the one we all think about and wince
though for a moment she’s at peace

Brooklyn is the center of it all
her new apartment with its strange small room
the one she fits in so well
leaves us all to pause
to dwell on the meaning of it all

the streets of Brooklyn hum
with the busy people brooding on vice and sin
their voices can be heard to Montreal
maybe in French if they have the gaul

Eve with the raven hair
with her lovely countenance
makes Helen green with envy
it all happens in her new apartment
it all happens in her new apartment
it all happens in her new apartment
the one with the strange small room

‘Fake News’ — Lyrics To A Woke Country Pop Ballad

This would be a lot like Little Big Town’s Girl Crush. That’s my aim at least. And, to some extent, these lyrics are structured like that song. The music to this would be something really slow. The lyrics are menat to be something that isn’t quite what you expect. This is very much a first draft, so take that into consideration. I only even write this because I like the concept and I find it relaxing to tell stories in verse.

Fake News
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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fake news is all ’round town
fake news is saying you left me for good
don’t believe it for one sec
you been lying under oath to those who matter most

[chorus]
fake news is tearing me apart
shouldn’t be feeling this way but I am
I know the truth
I know you ain’t rush’n to betray me
that’s just fake news
that’s just fake news

these are trying times I admit
seems like there’s no one to trust
lots of people got rhymes that make no sense
wish we could settle down and chat
get everything off our chest

[chorus]
fake news is tearing me apart
shouldn’t be feeling this way but I am
I know the truth
I know you ain’t rush’n to betray me
that’s just fake news
that’s just fake news

[bridge]
pardon me if I ask
for a little respect
wish you’d tell the facts
with no spin at all

but what happens next
is anyone’s guess
can’t believe you’d break your oath
that must be fake news
that must be fake news
that must be fake news

‘Daddy’s Little Girl’ — Lyrics To A Slow Anti-Trump Ballad Protest Song

In my imagine nation, the music to this would be similar to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.” Something slow, melodic where the words are clearly sung so slowly that you understand what’s being said. That’s just my imagination. No one cares about any of these lyrics I’m writing, so this is just me venting over Trumplandia.

Daddy’s Little Girl
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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she’s daddy’s little girl is what we all say
she’s daddy’s little girl is says with a smile
she’s as beautiful as they come, I won’t deny

but in the end she can grin
tell us she’ll get daddy to relent
yet there’s not denying that she’s
complicit, complicit, complicit

we’re all stuck with the cold hard facts
the nation is being torn apart
with obvious delight by daddy’s might
is there anything she can do
when she’s so obviously complicit

now I’d like to think that daddy’s little girl
with Jared silent by her side
will look into daddy’s kind eyes and say
that enough is enough

but in the end she can grin
tell us she’ll get daddy to relent
yet there’s not denying that she’s
complicit, complicit, complicit

[bridge]
there’s nothing we can do or say
that will get daddy’s little girl
to do what we all wish
which is to deny her father just once

we’re all going to have to wait
until this era ends
we’ll be able to look back with chagrin
that daddy’s little girl was
complicit, complicit, complicit

‘Don’t Rage’ — Lyrics To A Sad, Slow Anti-Trump Protest Ballad

I have come to believe that the only way to get out of Trumplandia is to engage people who disagree with us. These lyrics are about that. In my vision of this song, it would be a slow ballad like “Say Something.” You could probably garble it a little bit so it’s not quite as “woke” as I would like it to be.

Don’t Rage
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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[chorus]
don’t rage, engage
cross the divide and the pain
try to believe it when I say I have empathy
we can disagree without rage
we can try to engage each other I believe
don’t rage, engage

we’re falling apart I fear
there’s little we can say that
hasn’t been said before
we’re the same people
that’s obvious to see
why can’t you understand
are core beliefs are the same
don’t rage, engage

[chorus]
don’t rage, engage
cross the divide and the pain
try to believe it when I say I have empathy
we can disagree without rage
we can try to engage each other I believe
don’t rage, engage

the earth is all ours to share
if we don’t work together we’re all going down
we have to stop fighting each other so much
begin to engage for what it’s worth

[chorus]
don’t rage, engage
cross the divide and the pain
try to believe it when I say I have empathy
we can disagree without rage
we can try to engage each other I believe
don’t rage, engage

don’t rage, engage
don’t rage, engage
don’t rage, engage

‘Lift This Cloud’ — Lyrics To An Anti-Trump Country-Pop Ballad

In my imagination, these lyrics would go with music similar to something like “Girl Crush” or “Million Reasons.” Something slow and melodic. Of course, you’d have to be kind of sly about how the lyrics are anti-Trump given that your typical country music listen probably would proudly consider themselves in the “basket of deplorables.”

Lift This Cloud
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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lift this cloud over our love
lift this cloud over our home
lift this cloud that I so bemoan
please lift this cloud
please lift this cloud
please lift this cloud

the rain seems on its way
it’s going to pour and pour
drive you away from me
the one I love and adore
please lift this cloud
please lift this cloud
for me

[chorus]
looking up at the sky
it seems though the cloud is here to stay
so lift that cloud as only you can
lift the cloud I say out loud
hoping you may listen to my plea

[bridge]
wish you’d call off this pain
with you’d call of this rain
lift this cloud
that’s giving me pain
without a doubt

let’s come together and hope
we’ll lift the cloud together
together so I don’t feel like a dope
we’re all going to find love again one day
this, at least, I pray

‘Honest Loyalty’ — Lyrics To Anti-Trump Ballad

One thing about Trumplandia is it constantly churns out song titles and lyrics. So, this would be a slow Radiohead type ballad of the OK Computer era. That’s the type of music I would like for this song, though the title does suggest something more akin to a mid-80s pop ballad or even a Bernie Taupin – Elton John type song. Anyway, I need to vent about Trumplandia in verse and you get this. This would be a romantic duet, the more I think about it. The whole Trump – Comey thing would be kind of a subtext.

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

[her]
you want me to kiss your ring
make me only sing your tune
I refuse to give you want you want
nothing will change I’m afraid
though you ask for my loyalty

[chorus – both]
I’m only prepared to give you
honest loyalty
honest loyalty
honest loyalty
take it or leave it

[him]
I vow to give you the world
if you give me your loyalty
give me what I crave
make it clear
you’ll always be mine
the rest will be divine

[bridge — both]
we thought we’d always be together
thought things would always break out way
but it seems as though only dismay
will hold sway

[chorus – both]
I’m only prepared to give you
honest loyalty
honest loyalty
honest loyalty
take it or leave it