‘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
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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
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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

‘Send Her Back’ — #Lyrics To A Country-Pop Song

Been struggling with how to use this phrase in a song. Finally figured it out. Not at all what I expected.

Send Her Back
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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looking at myself in the mirror
thinking what’s been done
is done
what happens next is anyone’s guess
but let me put it out there

if you find her
send her back
send her back
if you find my love
send her back

she was my center
when she left it was with a roar
I adored her with my all my might
now the pain enters my heart at night
gives me a fright without any delight

all I can do is think of the past
without a doubt it’s a rout
it’s over there’s no doubt
but maybe with your help she’ll come back

if you find her
send her back
send her back
if you find my love

(bridge)
she’s coming back I just know
letting me leave the pain
it’s all I got
it’s my last refrain

if you find her
send her back
send her back
if you find my love

send her back

‘Dystopia in the US’ — #Lyrics To A #Punk Song

Dystopia in the US
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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I live in a dystopia
I’m told lies everyday
by the people in charge

I don’t wanna be
in
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US

we’re better than this
or at least I thought
that’s what I was taught
this shame is going to leave a mark

no going back I’m afraid
they’re going to come for you and me
once they get done crushing the immigrants
gunna make us all live in a cage
it’s all the rage!

I don’t wanna be
in
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US

(bridge)
how did things change so fast
leaving all our hope in the past
now it’s stand and fight
or just be another dog in a cage

I don’t wanna be
in
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US
the dystopia in the US

‘Stand Tall’ — #Lyrics To A Old School Hip Hop Song

The only reason why I even mention hip-hop is I was listening to Public Enemy as I wrote these lyrics. Trump is really beginning to piss me off.

Stand Tall
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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fight on your feet
fight on your feet
fight on your feet
stand tall

you don’t have to preach
innocents are dying on the beach
we’re living in 1984
that’s the score

fight on your feet
fight on your feet
fight on your feet
not live as a slave

but let me state
I won’t be the man’s slave
that has time come and gone
so given the choice by the orange man
between living on my knees
or dying on me feet
I know what my choice will be

I can tell you for sure
I know where I stand
that choice is easy as pie
I know how I want to die
join me

fight on your feet
fight on your feet
fight on your feet
not live as a slave

(bridge)
black, brown or gay
they want to keep us on our knees
but the only please I believe is
that one day it will be seen
that we fight with all our might
on our feet
when given the opportunity

stand tall
stand tall
stand tall
fight on your feet
fight on your feet
fight on your feet
not live as a slave

‘Leaving Manhattan’ — #Lyrics To A #Pop #Rock Song

Leaving Manhattan
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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Everyday is like the last
Think it’s going to be a gas
When you leave Manhattan at last
But we all know, you’re never going to go
No matter how many times you say in a row
That it’s your fate, don’t you know

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Just another whiff
Of your cigarette
And the people around you will complain
Tell you to hop that train
But you know it’s just all very lame

In the end you’ll be in the Midwest
Remembering what you lost
All the coffeeshops where you were the boss
But no one will remember in the end
How you never left Manhattan
No matter the cost

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

(bridge)
You’ll stay forever that’s for sure
They’ll name a street after you
Or maybe a chair at your favorite bar
You won’t go far
Especially not midtown
That would leave a scar

But you’re ready for flight
If even for upstate
Anything at this point
To lift the weight

Leaving Manhattan
No one is to blame
Leaving manhattan
Maybe one day you’ll see the island by plane
But we all know you’re never
Leaving manhattan
Leaving Manhattan
Leaving Manhattan

Jack Black — #Lyrics To A #Punk Song.

Jack Black
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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Sometimes it’s jack and sometimes it’s black
But in the end we all know it’s whack
If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

Girls come and go
Some are hot and some are not
They can be good in bed or not
But all I know is I want you
If you leave it will be black as night
Jackshit is to much for me to bear

I’m ready for you to be mine one way or another
You’re going to to love me I know for sure
If you don’t then I am unaware
If the end of this will be all that fair

If you don’t love me in the end
All we got is

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Be mine or let me leave
To force me to choose is too much
Believe me

(bridge)
No need for this bridge to exist
Jane or June is just as fine
But you’re not telling me the truth I can tell
Let me tell you what I know
You’re just as fun, just as fun, just as fun

When are we going to straighten things out
So I won’t have to scream and shout
All I need is just a taste of your love
To know if you’re going to be the one for me
Otherwise, I’ll just scream

Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black
Jack Black

‘Baby Making Music’ — #Lyrics To An Ode To Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s Romance

Baby Making Music
Lyrics By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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We all see you two
Doing your thing
In public with no shame
Now you both broke up
With your boo
What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

I don’t care
If if it’s Marvin or Luthor or Prince
We all know what’s on your mind
You need to stop your frontin
And start with your groovin

What else are you going to do
But put on

Baby making music
Baby making music
Baby making music

(bridge)
We all know you will deny
That you both sigh with the other around
But we’re not dumb
You’re in love it’s true
So make a baby, won’t you

In the end a baby needs to be made
So we can all go back to your bread
And curse it as we always do

But for you not to link eyes and turn down the shades
Is to deny what we all know is true
You want to knock it in the night
With only the mood as a witness

‘Forward’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Rock Song

Forward
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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The trick is to go forward
No matter what they say
Don’t blame anyone but yourself
If you don’t get laid, laid, laid

The girls will exclaim you’re just lame
But you and I know that’s not the same
As putting yourself out there for the fame

Forward is the only way
Forward is your direction
Forward
Forward
Forward
Any other way is backwards, my friend

If you’re not breathing then you’re dead
You’re going to have to face
That you’re in the red
Don’t believe what you’ve read
Girls like you’d that’s the truth
They will, at least, if you produce

You can’t edit a blank page
If you write what the people want
You might just get laid
But don’t blame me
If you choke
You’ve got the will within you to produce great art

Forward is the only way
Forward is your direction
Forward
Forward
Forward
Any other way is backwards, my friend
(Bridge)
No one will listen to you
If you just say oh shoot
Publish or perish I have to say
You want to get laid
I mean that as no shade

Now is time to do your job
Rob from the greats if that’s your thing
In the end you’ll be seen as great
Maybe finally get a date
With a girl you sees you a a catch
How long that will last
Is anyone’s guess




‘We’ll Be Free’ — #Lyrics To An R&B Song

This is just me riffing off Jhene Aiko beats. I sometimes like to decompress a little bit by writing lyrics, even though I know they will absolutely never be performed and the whole endeavor is completely useless and a waste of time.

We’ll Be Free
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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Nothing is as it seems
Or maybe that’s just me
Hoping to glean some meaning to it all
But I’m ready for us to fall to the top

There’s not one drop I’d give up
Between you and me

We’ll be free
We’ll be free
We’ll be free

I’m ready for one last shot
Maybe write a bop with you in mind
But you’ll just smile and laugh
Tell me I’m a gas

I believe you’re wrong
I believe you’re wrong

Just you wait and see
We’re all going to join as one
Once this long road ahead of us ends
When the journey is done

There’s not one drop I’d give up
Between you and me

We’ll be free
We’ll be free
We’ll be free

(bridge)
I’m not a slave
Your love is my liberty
When the chains of sadness
Tie me down on the ground
I look at you and know

We’ll be free
We’ll be free
We’ll be free