‘Drive Me To Drink’ — #Lyrics To A Pop R&B Song

The news these days suck. This is a little attempt to express how it makes me feel.

Drive Me To Drink
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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watching the news
things zoom through
what can I say
much to my dismay
it’s enough to
drive me to drink

drive me to drink
it’s all a little too dark
drive me to drink
just to slink into the dark
drive me to drink
drive me to drink
drive me to drink

why is it this way
I have to say
things once were sane
but that’s no more

the presence tense is the worse
just wish I could fix it quick
but it’s not to be
maybe I’ll buy another beer

drive me to drink
it’s all a little too dark
drive me to drink
just to slink into the dark
drive me to drink
drive me to drink
drive me to drink

[bridge]
sober as I can be
things don’t seem to change
all I want to do is cry
as I try to forget it all

we’re going to take it higher
to the next level
when it’s all over I say
we’ll no longer think
it’s about to

drive me to drink
it’s all a little too dark
drive me to drink
just to slink into the dark
drive me to drink
drive me to drink
drive me to drink

‘Ephemeral’ — #Lyrics To An Adult Contemporary Pop Song

Whomever is Ariana Grande’s lyricist is doing a really good job these days. I’m just screwing around with this.

Ephemeral
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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beauty is just a moment in time
it comes as quick as it goes
at least that’s how it told
but I’m believe in love
now matter how
ephemeral

ephemeral
that’s all we got
a brief snapshot
ephemeral
ephemeral
ephemeral

I’m going to hold on tight
’cause it’s such a delight
it’s my right to have you
have you in my sights

don’t worry one bit
it might give you a fit
but we’re in the thick of it
our love is strong now matter
how much they say it’s

ephemeral
that’s all we got
a brief snapshot
ephemeral
ephemeral
ephemeral

[bridge]
locked tight
never going to leave your side
we’re in it together forever
till the end of time

ephemeral
that’s all we got
a brief snapshot
ephemeral
ephemeral
ephemeral

‘Get It Done’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song

Just screwing around.

Get It Done
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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things may come my way
much to my dismay
but you know how I sway
each every day

get it done
no matter what
get it done
you know what’s up
get it done
get it done
get it done

we’re fading away it’s all so true
but I know exactly what I’m going to do
break the glass as they say
just don’t say I’m full of sass

I declare my self king of state
but everyone just thinks I’m a flirt
do as I say and no one will get hurt
’cause that’s the way I work

get it done
no matter what
get it done
you know what’s up
get it done
get it done
get it done

[bridge]
when all is said and done
you know I’m never going to run
we’re all ready for the end
just don’t say it’s a sin

people say what they don’t mean
I’m going to lean in til the end
’cause I know I’m going to get it done

get it done
no matter what
get it done
you know what’s up
get it done
get it done
get it done

‘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
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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

‘End Of The Beginning’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Song

I am on edge about the 2018 midterms and while I work on developing a novel, I feel like write some song lyrics to take the edge off a little bit. This is kind of my best-case-scenario song. I honestly don’t think there’s going to be a Blue Wave for various reasons, this is meant to be a happy song.

End of The Beginning
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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we were down and now we’re up
it’s time to bust out the grins
loud and proud we are going to be
we’ve reach the

end of the beginning
what did you expect
end of the beginning
now we get some respect

grab a girl and make her smile
who knows what will happen next
we have gotten the power we wanted
the rest will be a blessing I swear

we’ve had it so rough for so long
there’s going to be a party now
’cause the show was loud and clear
it’s definitely the

end of the beginning
what did you expect
end of the beginning
now we get some respect

[bridge]
why did we fear
any other outcome
I swear to God
we knew the answer all along

end of the beginning
what did you expect
end of the beginning
now we get some respect

end of the beginning
end of the beginning
end of the beginning

‘Sisters’ — #Lyrics To A ‘Purposeful Pop’ Song

As you may know, at the beginning of the American Civil War, one of the slogans floating about was “wayward sisters part in peace.” Given all the drooling that Right Wing Nutjobs seem to be doing about a new civil war, these lyrics are about what’s going on right now, with the country seemingly tearing itself apart.

Sisters
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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the news today is scary as can be
proud dudes knocking heads
telling me to run away
but I’m going to stand my ground
even if one day I wake up and hear
wayward sisters
part in peace

be sure to stay safe my friend
things could get hectic
talking heads want to yell

wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace

I’m not ready to give up
no matter how much hate is lobbed
we’re going to have to stand and fight
even when the chips are down

not afraid to speak my mind
boys wanna tell me to hush
wanna bum rush the stage
but they’ll end up in a cage

be sure to stay safe my friend
things could get hectic
talking heads want to yell

wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace

[bridge]
my siblings will stay I believe
won’t leave our union
it won’t get that bad
unless my thoughts deceive

be sure to stay safe my friend
things could get hectic
talking heads want to yell

wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace
wayward sisters
part in peace

‘Executive Time’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song

Just screwing around, trying to tell a story in verse.

Executive Time
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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whenever I want to chirp in dismay
I sit in an oval
tell my aids to go away
sometimes you just need
executive time

executive time
it’s my peace of mind
it’s no lie
it’s no lie
it’s no lie

we’re all in this together
unless you’re a shade too dark
then you’re off the mark
I’m the guy who makes the rules
I make my rules during
executive time

executive time
it’s my peace of mind
it’s no lie
it’s no lie
it’s no lie

[bridge]
maybe I’ll be king for life
wouldn’t that be a delight
don’t mean to give you a fright
but it just mind happen, alright

executive time
it’s my peace of mind
it’s no lie
it’s no lie
it’s no lie

‘Mob Rule’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song

This one is structured like Radiohead’s Man Of War. I’m unhappy and so I’m writing song lyrics.

Mob Rule
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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tell me the truth
but facts don’t matter to me
I’m the guy who thinks for myself
what matters is how I feel
that’s how I deal

don’t want to hear your words
explosive as they may be
’cause your
the enemy of the people

the enemy of the people

you’ll get what you deserve in the end
I’ll blend in right in

just you wait and see
as to what I have up my sleeve
you’ll never going to see
me coming at thee

mob rule is your goal
mob rule is your goal

turn out the lights it’s over for you
your mob is never going to win
turn out the lights it’s over for you
your mob is never going to win
your mob is never going to win
your mob is never going to win

‘Driving Into The Sun’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song #Vanifesto

This is about the vanifesto.

Driving Into The Sun
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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got a few bombs to drop
my vanifesto on display
wouldn’t want it any other way
my wheels go round and round
like the earth lead by a clown

driving into the sun
going to get it done
dropping truth bombs is my thing
if bodies grow bloody I’m not to blame
driving into the sun
driving into the sun

don’t tell me what to do
what’s it to¬† you
it’s danger to drive blind
but when you’ve the sun in your eyes
it’s all very sublime

I’n not the man you think I am
always on the go
with my vanifesto don’t you know
watch out if you see me
you won’t know what hit you

driving into the sun
going to get it done
dropping truth bombs is my thing
if bodies grow bloody I’m not to blame
driving into the sun
driving into the sun

[bridge]
when the sun sets
you can bet I won’t rest
I’ve got mail to send
libs to own
if you will

the end is coming quick as can be
I know the dear leader is there for me
when I’m driving into the sun blind as bat
he’s always got my back

driving into the sun
driving into the sun
driving into the sun
driving into the sun

‘Florida Man’ — #Lyrics To A Rock Song

Just screwing around.

Florida Man
lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
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you got a spirit all your own
dance to a different beat
strange things are you fate
Florida man

you can a van cover in hate
hope is your enemy I’m afraid
at this late date we your plan
Florida Man

we’re all waiting for your next feat
when are your plans going to be complete
blowing up the land with your rage
trying to make the big, small

don’t know how to combat your words
your actions are for the birds
when will you listen to reason
I know that’s not your scene
Florida Man
Florida Man
Florida Man

[bridge]
gonna leave the sunshine
going to colder climes
to get away from you, man
hope you don’t follow me

Florida Man
Florida Man
Florida Man
Florida Man
Florida Man
Florida Man