‘Who Have We Become’ — #Lyrics To A Country Pop Ballad

Just in mood to write lyrics. That’s it. I see this as a Kacey Musgraves’ type country pop ballad.

Who Have We Become
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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watch my TV with dismay
flip the channels every which way
but it seems these times are here to stay

who have we become
who have we become
how did this happen
something has to change
to end this pain
who have we become

we’re all on the run it seems
at least that’s what I can glean
makes me want to sing something sad
not even the diamonds I wear
can ease this despair

who have we become
who have we become
how did this happen
something has to change
to end this pain
who have we become

[bridge]
when this is all done
we can stop being on the run
we’ll have it all again
peace will come to land
at least that’s the plan

but I’m not too hopefull
things seem kind of in doubt
when the end finally comes
I’ll know where I stood
will you?

who have we become
whohave we become
who have we become

‘I’ll Have What She’s Having’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Ballad

These are just words. Could go any number of different ways.

I’ll Have What She’s Having
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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eyeing you two across the bar
I stare into my drink trying not cry
you’re so far away in your happiness
she gets to look into your eyes
while I got nothing but lies
I’ll have she’s having

we had our moment it’s true
time of sin that I can’t begin about
you made me want to scream and shout
with joy with our every bout with love

I’ll have what she’s having
is all I think
I’ll have what she’s having
I cry into my drink

I’ll have what she’s having

I’m alone now it’s sad but true
my only friend now is memories of you
the two of us ruled the world it seemed
then it all came crashing down
leaving me alone and sober in the dark

drinking you in across the way
there’s so little to day to my dismay
you’re gone for good I’ve got to admit
you get up to leave with her
what’s the rush I ask no one

I’ll have what she’s having
is all I think
I’ll have what she’s having
I cry into my drink

I’ll have what she’s having
I’ll have what she’s having
I’ll have what she’s having

[bridge]
need to sober up
stop drinking in the pain
the hangovers are too rough
but give me one more drink
of what she’s having

but I know in the end I’ll win
you’re restless and can’t be pined down
she’ll find you gone soon enough
awake to an empty bed
she’ll find herself like me
asking fate for a drink

I’ll have what she’s having
I’ll have what she’s having
I’ll have what she’s having

‘Hold My Beer’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Country Song

The only type of genre the “hold my beer” meme fits, at least to me, would be country music. Modern country music bangs you over the head with its message, so there you go.

Hold My Beer
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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we’ve all got friends out there
who think they know it all
they’re crazy as can be
like to raise a little Cain
otherwise thing thing they’re living in vain

they tell us we’re sad
when they’re fun to be had

don’t you fret they say
we’re all living in the fast lane
when something wild happens they just smile
they just smile and say
hold my beer
hold my beer
hold my beer

you see two men fighting outside a bar
you’re afraid it’s going to go too far
just as you’re about to jump in
maybe teach a lesson or two
your friend turns to you and says
hold my beer

some things in this life you can’t explain
no need to complain about your fate
when you see a hot girl at a bar
shooting down guys left and right
you know it’s going to be a fun night
that’s about when your friend says
hold my beer

they tell us we’re sad
when they’re fun to be had

don’t you fret they say
we’re all living in the fast lane
when something wild happens they just smile
they just smile and say
hold my beer
hold my beer
hold my beer

[bridge]
I’m no expect on life
just trying to get by
but it’s better to remain calm
that stir the shit

when it’s time to go
your night has been too slow
things seem like another letdown
that’s when you decide to turn to your friend
and say

hold my beer
hold my beer
hold my beer

‘The Luckiest Man In The World’ — #Lyrics To A Country Music Song

I don’t what’s going on with this one. I’m looking for a concept and it’s not quite there.

The Luckiest Man In The World
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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we’ve been here before
me sleeping in my car
you yelling all night long
throwing your ring
telling me it has a flaw
but in my heart I know I’m
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world

lost my job yet again
staring at ceiling
as my mind is reeling
how do I get out of this spot
when everything seems to be rot
but good for me I’m the
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world

can’t make rent it seems
there go all my dreams
down the drain yet again
but what do I know
maybe it’s just a lie ’cause I’m
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world
the luckiest man in the world

‘On Repeat’ — #Lyrics To A Country Music Song

This is about me being obsessed with the #FOTUS theory.

On Repeat
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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this record is skipping
my mind is flipping
thinking of you
wondering where’d you go
now I’m alone
that’s all she wrote

and I’m on repeat
knowing I’m not complete
’cause of the guys with whom
I can’t compete
thought I could make the leap
but I’m on repeat

I’m on repeat
I’m on repeat
don’t call it obsession
I’m just on repeat

the word on the street says
I’m gone I’m beat
no way I can recover
grapevine is all sour
at this late hour

I’m not done yet
at least in my mind
all I can do though is sigh
when the clock strikes again
maybe we’ll still be friends

I’m on repeat
I’m on repeat
don’t call it obsession
I’m just on repeat

[bridge]
make it stop
let’s end it all
just accept my call
if I may have the gall

but it’s not to be
you’re just going to flee
’cause I’ve spooked you
I’m just going to have to accept
feeling gray

I’m on repeat
I’m on repeat
don’t call it obsession
I’m just on repeat

‘Standing On Principle’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Folk-Country-Pop Song

The music to these lyrics would be something slow and folk-country like a Charlie Daniels’ song. I got the chorus from Twitter.

Standing On Principle
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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the man on TV tells me the crazy shit going on
my friends support Trump but I don’t that for sure
they explain that he’s making America great again
but I won’t deny what I can hear and see
no matter what happens
I’m standing on principle
the one I was raised with that ain’t going no where
no matter what Trump may do or say

Trump’s a weak man’s ideal of a strong man
a dumb man’s ideal of a smart man
a failure’s ideal of a success
because of that I’m standing on principle
standing on principle
standing on principle

all I can say is if you love this country
you need to get to work
you need to engage your brothers and sister
we got to join forces to make a difference
we got to stand on principle
we got to stand on principle

I remember back in the day
when people were honest and true
when a politician told me something
I knew it was at least half true
but now, it’s all bullshit
what are we to do, what are we to do
we got to stand on principle
we got to stand on principle

Trump’s a weak man’s ideal of a strong man
a dumb man’s ideal of a smart man
a failure’s ideal of a success
because of that I’m standing on principle
standing on principle
standing on principle

[bridge]
things are bad it obvious to see
but maybe with a little luck
things will get better you see
you’ve got to have hope

I don’t know what will happen next
but the future looks pretty bleak
unless we stand on principle
if we don’t stand on principle
we got nothing left to fight for
don’t let them get you down
be sure to stand on principle
stand on principle
stand on principle

‘Daddy’s Happy Girl’ — #Lyrics To A Country Music Song

These lyrics come from a chat I had with a guy at a bar about his tour of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sounded like a country music song, so you get this. No one cares about any of this, so this is just me enjoying writing a story in verse

Daddy’s Happy Girl
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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when I went on tour the first time
I saw the dead eyes of children
found myself over and over again
asking if I had been the one
to snuff their life out
that was before I had a child of my my own
on who was daddy’s happy girl

daddy’s little girl
is waiting at home
she’s daddy’s happy little girl
waiting for me to come home
waiting for me to come home
to hug her tight, tight, tight

I came home met might wife
and before I knew it
we were expecting
expecting a child

then again I found myself on tour
when the baby came
I vowed to myself
vowed to myself I never want to see
someone else’s happy little girl
with cold dead eyes

daddy’s little girl
is waiting at home
she’s daddy’s happy little girl
waiting for me to come home
waiting for me to come home
to hug her tight, tight, tight

[bridge]
daddy’s happy girl is always there
alive as can be
waiting for me back at home
I love her with all my heart
would never do her no harm

the last time I was on tour
I walked through the streets of death
and saw child after child with cold still eyes
found myself wondering
who’s daddy’s happy little girl
I was seeing

daddy’s happy little girl
daddy’s happy little girl
daddy’s happy little girl

‘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