‘The Trumpty Dance’ An Anti-Trump Old School #Rap

This is embarrassingly bad, but it gives you some sense of what I wanted to do with it.


The Trumpty Dance
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform
(With apologies to The Digital Underground)

lie to me baby
lie to me baby
lie to me baby

you thought I was a fooling you
but here I am ruling you
so let me introduce myself
my name is Trump
sure I’m a litte dumpty
but I’m still getting grabbing pussy
and I’ve got a new dance
if you don’t do it you’re a wussy

the Trumpty Dance is gas
the Trumpty Dance is at first glance
just a bunch of crap

I got a foreign wife
while I try with all my might
to tell you immigrants are a blight
but you’ll buy my crap
you think it smells so nice
as long as I get my wall
it’s my call

Nazis do the Trumpty-Trump!
Rich people do the Trumpty-Trump!
Gun-nuts do the Trumpty-Trump!

‘Deceit’ — #Lyrics to A Pop Song

I’m being delusional. But I need to distract myself from developing a novel, so I’m going to write lyrics.


‘Deceit’
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you record or produce


it was a time of universal deceit
people gnashed their teeth
hoping one day for freedom
the lies of the state reek
leaving us all far too weak

we live in a time of deceit
tell the truth
tell the truth
it’s a revolutionary act
and that’s a fact
that’s sad, sad, fact

they’ll come for us all one day
for the smiles on our faces
they can only think of disgrace
hoping for us to collapse
but that would just be a lapse

we live in a time of deceit
tell the truth
tell the truth
it’s a revolutionary act
and that’s a fact
that’s sad, sad, fact

(bridge)
lies surround us
but don’t succum
the peace will return
I’m just biding my time
I’m just biding my time
I’m just biding my time

we live in a time of deceit
tell the truth
tell the truth
it’s a revolutionary act
and that’s a fact
that’s sad, sad, fact

‘Read My Mind’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Song

Just screwing around. Feeling inspired. I know nothing about music, but sometimes it’s fun to blow off some steam by writing lyrics.


Read My Mind
lyrics by Shelton Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

I look at you with a thrill
wondering what is your drill
all I can assume what is done is done
free your mind since you’ve

read my mind
guessed my thoughts
read my mind
read my mind
guess my thoughts
you read my mind

I’m afraid it’s time to go
you’re so worried about the flow
my thoughts are too much I’m afraid
’cause you’re still not going to get laid

read my mind
guessed my thoughts
read my mind
read my mind
guess my thoughts
you read my mind

(bridge)
read my lips
I’m done with your shit
no more to think
action is it

read my mind
guessed my thoughts
read my mind
read my mind
guess my thoughts
you read my mind

‘Don’t Touch Your Face’ #Lyrics To A #COVID19 #Pop R&B Song

Shelton Bumgarner

I don’t know anything about music, but I do like to write. So, here’s my attempt at a COVID19-themed pop song. It’s just a quick sketch. I could see this as one of those great pop R&B songs that Rihanna is so well known for.

Don’t Touch Your Face
Lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
Please give credit if you produce or perform

passion brings us together
until death do we part
so I look into your eyes and say
baby, I feel your pain
we all have to be strong

water flows from the sky
down unto your eyes
I look at your beauty and sigh
then say

no matter what else you do
don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face

wash your body and your soul
this world we live in is so cold
people come and people go
but I know you’ll always be my side
I want to keep you safe and sound
so I might say outloud

water flows from the sky
down unto your eyes
I look at your beauty and sigh
then say

no matter what else you do
don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face

don’t let fear dry you out
I saw with a shout
no need to fear
I’ll always been near

don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face
don’t touch your face

‘The State Of The Union’ #Lyrics To A #Pandemic #PopRock #Protest Song

Shelton Bumgarner

With this one, I cribbed the structure from Neil Young’s “Southern Man.” Anyway, this would be a really angry rock song like that song. Or something. It makes me feel better to vent in verse sometimes.

The State Of The Union
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

(hook)
we all bleed
the same colored blood
we all bleed
the same colored blood
we all bleed
the same colored blood

Verse
we are no longer red nor blue
we are only
patriots, citizens and humans

Chorus
get away from me with your hate
there’s no time for that
at this late date
we’ve all fallen short
that is the glory that is God
that is God
that is God

(hook)
we all bleed
the same colored blood
we all bleed
the same colored blood
we all bleed
the same colored blood

Chorus
get away from me with your hate
there’s not time for that
at this late date
we’ve all fallen short
that is the glory that is God
that is God
that is God

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

Shelton Bumgarner
Source: The Internet, duh.

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
please give credit if you produce or perform

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
please give credit if you produce or perform

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

‘These Colors’ — #Lyrics To A Protest #Pop Song #Resist

Shelton Bumgarner

In all honesty, me writing lyrics a product of frustration that no one has had the balls to produce any protest songs in the age of Trump. This is more simply me pointing out some potential avenues for other, better qualified people. I have no idea what I’m doing. This is meant to be inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s The Chain.

These Colors
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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we take such pride
in these colors that won’t run
thus it has always been
and thus it will always be

now what do I see
my eyes don’t lie they tell the truth
these colors are running, running, running
now what are we supposed to do
what are we supposed to say
these colors are running
these colors are running
these colors are running

we’ve lost our honor
it seems as though
our time has come and gone
our knees have buckled
pride is gone
what’s there to be proud of

now what do I see
my eyes don’t lie they tell the truth
these colors are running, running, running
now what are we supposed to do
what are we supposed to say
these colors are running
these colors are running
these colors are running

(bridge)

we’ll one day get it all back
the stain will linger long after though
we let it happen to ourselves
how did we let this happen
we let these colors


run run run run run
run run run run run
run run run run run

‘Sundowning’ — #lyrics to a pop-rock song

Shelton Bumgarner

This one needs to be cleaned up big time. But the idea is presented in an interesting way.

Sundowning
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you record or produce

look at the horizon what do I see
trouble is headed our way I fear
the land of the sane is ruled by a mad king
who rushes towards the sun don’t you know
is it possible can it be
he’s sundowning before me

sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
I refuse to believe

it were true
that such a thing could happen
how could it be that I’m the only one
the only person to cry out
we need to save ourselves from the heat
yet it seems we don’t believe the burn
that occurs when the sun crashes down

sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
I refuse to believe

(bridge)
up in the air
there’s the moon
it’s luna in all her glory
telling us to be calm
too bad it’s not she who rules us now
but a mad sun king

sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
no it can’t be
sundowning
I refuse to believe

‘Once The Dust Settles’ #lyrics to a pop rock song

Just venting a little bit in verse. I guess if actually wanted any of these lyrics to be produced I’d at least learn how to play guitar, huh.

Once The Dust Settles
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you record or produce

the world has come to an end
don’t how we’ll begin again
twirl me around and we’ll see
will anyone care about our deeds?
we light fire to the wind
hoping to stop it cold
will we still be so bold

once the dust settles
once the dust settles
once the dust settles

I’m not one to judge
we all have our thing
some of us cry for help
while others sulk silently in the dark
will it even matter

once the dust settles
once the dust settles
once the dust settles

(bridge)
never you mind
it’s all up in the air
people will still shout
if even on a dare

once the dust settles
once the dust settles
once the dust settles