‘AOC’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

This is pretty ridiculous, but a little ditty I wrote quickly off the top of my head.

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

she drives all the incels crazy
they just don’t know what to do
they want her to fade away
but that’s not her scene baby

AOC
she’s a star of the House
she knows what it’s all about
AOC
AOC
AOC

don’t you worry baby
she’s got it under control
going to shake things up
don’t you know

she can do no right
she can do no wrong
all I know is she’s strong

AOC
she’s a star of the House
she knows what it’s all about
AOC
AOC
AOC

[bridge]
when she’s old and gray
she’s going to still drive power mad
’cause she’ll be in control
maybe even have a gavel in her hand

AOC
she’s a star of the House
she knows what it’s all about
AOC
AOC
AOC

‘Bottom Rail’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

There’s a famous tale that just after the Civil War some freed slaves told some whites “bottom rail on top now.” This is homage to that tale in the form of a Daft Punk-type dance song. Make of it what you will.

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

the train is on its way
our fate has been decided
we were on the bottom
now we’re on the top

bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now

our will was honored
’cause people did there part
this is just a start
but I’m going to yell
bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now

[bridge]
we’re entering history
things are going to change
much to the dismay
of those who would complain

bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now
bottom rail is on top now

‘Owned’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

This is me vaguely talking about how conservatives will do just about anything — even be self-destructive — to “own the libs.”

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

oh the things I’ll do
to show you who’s boss
I’ll burn my bridges before I cross
leaving me with a burden of my own
sell my soul so I won’t be

owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)

I’m free as can be with my love
liberal in spirit
watch me throw the dice
no one has ownership over me ’cause
no matter what I’ll never be

owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)

[bridge]
going to plant my feet
in this free soil tonight
have to conserve my strength
’cause there’s liberation to have
when dawn arrives

owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)
owned
(liberation)

‘Vortex’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

I love this title for a song. It’s perfect. It’s a strong word and, like “Toxic,” it’s two syllables. And, I like the context of it being about something — or someone — being crazy and causing a lot of trouble. I have tried over and over again to write lyrics to a song with this title and nothing has been of note. But here’s another attempt. I don’t have any beats, but imagine it’s really fast and dance-pop like Toxic. If it has that internal beat structure built into it in too obvious a manner, remember I need a co-writer and a composer (someone who knows something about music) to make this into actual lyrics. I just like writing stories in verse.

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

spin things off of me like a hurricane
got no name don’t blame me it’s my game
touch my thigh just right
might let you ride my vortex eye by midnight
once you make me leer
I’ll take it straight from here

[pre-chorus]
want you in my center
I’m a real spinner
sin is my game

[chorus]
things are getting crazy
no one’s ever called me lazy
bring me to your place
I’ll make a mess with my vortex
don’t forget to lock the door
I’ll make a mess with my vortex

don’t you fret my pet
the best is on its way
if you can handle it

[pre-chorus]
I’ll keep you steady
as the wind begins to whip
what are you willing to get it

[chorus]
don’t complain not one bit
this vortex is going to be lit
my eye is in your path
it’s the strongest vortex yet
I’ll rip your tree from its roots
my vortex will leave you shaking in your boots
my vortex will leave you shaking in your boots
my vortex will leave you shaking in your boots

‘Never Trend’ — #Lyrics To A Dance Pop Song

I have no beat, but in my imagination this would be a dance pop song where you clearly heard the lyrics.

Never Trend
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

never trend
in the end my friend
let me tell you
never trend
never trend
never trend

so you want to be famous
you say yes
scream and shout that’s
what it’s all about
want to see your name in lights
people know your name
but that’s a shame ’cause

never trend
in the end my friend
let me tell you
never trend
never trend
never trend

people spend all their lives
fighting for a chance at spotlight
starlight on their face is all they want
right now they cry
they live in anticipation
there wish will come true
but what can you do
’cause you’ll rue the day
you trend I’m afraid

never trend
in the end my friend
let me tell you
never trend
never trend
never trend

[bridge]
the Twitter box
is full of glitter
tweeting away with the deets
but you’ll regret it in thend
when you trend

but don’t listen to me
you’ll love it I bet when
everything comes crashing down
the moment you trend
and you’re on the run

never trend
in the end my friend
let me tell you
never trend
never trend
never trend

‘You Remind Me Of My Daughter’ — #Lyrics To A Woke Dance Pop Song

Now, I know that typically songs like this start with beats then go from there, but I enjoy telling stories in verse so you get this. It’s just for fun. It’s relaxing.

You Remind Me of My Daughter
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter

you’re my kind of girl
I’ll never lie to you
lure you to my bedroom
we can watch shark week
you’ll be on my show
I’ll make you a star
after we go far, far, far

you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter

no know has to know
that you’re going to the show
because of what we do between the sheets
you can spank me all you like
I’ll be your little boy with a hiss
when people ask what we have together
I’ll just say with a smile

you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter

[bridge]
no one will understand
why you make me so glad
all the other girls will be envious
because they know I like it rough

you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter
you remind me of my daughter

‘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

‘Summer Solstice’ — Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Rap Song Of The Summer

These lyrics are meant to be set to a song of the summer kind of beat. I am using the events floating around right now. But given that no one listens to me, really I’m just trying to tell a story in verse for my own enjoyment. This song is meant to be a homage to The Temptations’ Ball Of Confusion.

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

the world is growing warmer by the moment
the days are growing hotter every day
the days seem to be growing longer too
there’s nothing to stop our doom
we need to address the change in climate
but Trump just sits on his tiny, tiny hands

[chorus]
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
is full of fear
is full of fear
is full of fear

a billion here a billion there
the Man is making more and more
while you and me are growing poor
they want to defund everything we need
23 million to lose their health care
all because the powers that be
want to annoy people like me

[chorus]
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
is full of fear
is full of fear
is full of fear

[bridge]
voter rights
are fading fast
racists delight
guns on the streets
people wanting to regulate us
beneath the sheets
it’s all happening
on summer solstice

[chorus]
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
summer solstice
the longest day of the year
is full of fear
is full of fear
is full of fear

‘Denial’ — Lyrics To A Woke Pop-Rock-Dance Protest Song

I have mixed emotions about Selena Gomez’s song Bad Liar. In some ways it’s the song of the summer, and in other ways it kind of gets on my nerves a little bit. But it’s definitely got a beat and you can dance to it. But it has gotten me thinking about a similar song with more, um, “woke” lyrics that would be a sly take on climate deniers. At last, that’s the aim.

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

with you in control
the world continues to spin
but you have to admit
you’re doing nothing to stop
nothing to stop, nothing stop
how quickly it’s growing hot
and what not
so you can deny it all you want
tell me to slow my roll
but it’s clear
the world is getting hotter
it’s hot as can be
now what baby

[chorus]
stop denying what we all can see
stop denying what we all can feel
the world’s growing hot, hot, hot

those around you refuse to see
what is right before your face
your skin sweats just like mine
the summer seems to last all year long
the sun ain’t getting closer
but when I see you my blood seems to boil
we’re all going to suffer
the people across the globe can see
what we both know is the truth
you need to stop denying the facts

[chorus]
stop denying what we all can see
stop denying what we all can feel
the world’s growing hot, hot, hot

[bridge]
things are changing so quickly
the ice caps are melting at a rapid pace
what are you going to do when
there’s no ice left to rub across your face

don’t be in denial
don’t be in denial
don’t be in denial

‘Anything’ — Lyrics To A Woke Anti-Trump Dance Pop Song

This uses found verse from the Access Hollywood tape that somehow failed to sink Donald Trump’s presidential bid. In my imagination, it would have a thumping baseline like Britney Spears’ “Womanizer.” It is sung from a woman’s point of view, kind of directly talking to Donald Trump. It would use a sample from the Access Hollywood for great effect, if done properly. This is definitely a first rough draft, but I like the concept a lot.

Anything
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
sample from Access Hollywood
@bumgarls
please give credit if you produce or perform

[Donald Trump, spoken]
And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.

think you’re a celebrity
think you can do anything
now you’re our leader
that’s what they say
much to my dismay
much to my dismay

[hook, Donald Trump, spoken]
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

we live in an era of disorder
the Russians are in the house
flipping things about
you’re a silent lout

now we’re in the streets
wearing our pussy hats
telling you what’s next
your hands are small
we’re see you at the ballot box
the free world we are going to rock

[hook, Donald Trump, spoken]
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

[bridge]
people in the streets
dancing around with pride
I pass on by with a smile
knowing we’re going to have victory
soon enough baby

you think you can do anything
but that’s not true
that’s not true
won’t know what hit you
when we’re done with you

[hook, Donald Trump, spoken]
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.
Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.