‘Thighland’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Rock Song


I don’t know anything about music, but I do enjoy writing. So, here you go. Maybe someone might see it as a stepping off point. I would like credit for it, though.

Thighland
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

land of a thousand smiles
she might tap you on the shoulder
telling you to go
lies come and roll
but there’s no place like

thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug
thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug

we’re all happy in this land
never have to worry about the rain
it’s never in vain
lately it’s been dull but it’s just a lul
wait until the night and it’ll change
here in

thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug
thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug

(bridge)
close the gate
if you’re too late
rub your muff if you get enough
of your time in the land of honey
it’s all too sweet in
thighland
thighland
thighland

thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug
thighland
always warm
always welcoming to your love
even if it’s just a tug

‘Little Green Men’ — #Lyrics to a Pop-Rock Song


The point of these lyrics — even though I know nothing about music — is my delusional hope that maybe someone who DOES know something about music my use them as the basis of an actual song. Wake up, people, we need protest songs, stat.

Little Green Men
lyrics by Shelt Garner
@sheltgarner
please give credit if you produce or perform

we’re coming to your city, yeah
coming to snatch you off the street
put you in a van before you can flee
gunna break your head wide open
even if you’re a mom
your freedom will be gone, gone, gone

Little Green Men
Little Green Men
coming for yah
coming for yah
with a roar
from Russia with love
from Russia with love
love, love, love

your freedoms don’t mean nuthing now
all that matters is that we’re great
don’t worry one bit will let you go
but not before we have a row
gunna remind you who’s in charge
when people take notice, it’ll be too late

keep your mouth shut and you’ll be fine
we’ll let you go after awhile
but if you won’t shut up
we’ll take you to a camp
you little scamp

(bridge)
freedom’s not free as you can see
you gave it all up for a moron
who rules you as a king
just smile and take it
that’s the key

Little Green Men
Little Green Men
coming for yah
coming for yah
with a roar
from Russia with love
from Russia with love
love, love, love

‘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!

‘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

‘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

A ‘Ready: Player One’ For Middle-Aged People Who Love Pop Rock

Shelton Bumgarner

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Let me start off by saying I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m essentially working in a vacuum as I develop this novel. And I write a lot of blog posts when I’m trying to distract myself from the novel problem of the moment. So, take a lot of what I write with a grain of salt relative to your personal expectations of my ability to actually make what I can articulate a reality.

But, I would note in passing that I’m kind of obsessed with the type of music I point out in this novel. So much so, that the argument could be made that if you like good music — or, at least the type of pop rock music that I like as a middle aged white man in a flyover state — this novel is shaping up to be something of a Ready: Player One for you.

At the core of this novel is how several very important characters love “good” music that fits a very wide spectrum of “pop rock.” But, this is a novel we’re talking about, not a movie. So, the actual implementation of this concept will likely be far more limited than I would like. There are plenty of people who won’t know any number of the songs I reference. But, who knows.

All I know is, I need to hurry the fuck up. If I don’t get back to writing soon, I may not be able to sell it a finished product for no other reason than I’m going to be rotting in the American Killing fields in some weaponized ICE camp.

Or, maybe I’ll escape to Canada and publish the novel there.

Wish me luck.

‘Martha Mitchell’ — #Lyrics To A Pop Protest Song

Shelton Bumgarner

If you know even a little bit about poor old Martha Mitchell, you know she knew a whole lot about Watergate long before we did. She paid a heavy price, too.

Martha Mitchell
Lyrics by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls
Please give credit if you perform or produce

the truth is all around us
we all have eyes to see
these days it seems we’re all Martha Mitchell
they tell us we’re crazy when we see a fence
when they tell us it’s a wall, wall, wall

Martha Mitchell saw the truth
got a shot for her troubles
her mouth was shut for good
too bad Martha Mitchell didn’t get her chance
to save us all

Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
what did you see
Martha Mitchell what did you know
Martha Mitchell come back
we need you can’t you tell
Martha Mitchell come and set a spell

people tell me America’s great again
they say so with a straight face
all I know is it was already great
Miller’s got a date and I can’t even
get a swipe right
Martha Mitchell how did this happen, happen, happen

the people with connections in Washington
they tell me what to think
sleepy eyes wants to split the difference
but just like Martha Mitchell I know what’s right and wrong
need her spirit it guide me in these trouble days

Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
what did you see
Martha Mitchell what did you know
Martha Mitchell come back
we need you can’t you tell
Martha Mitchell come and set a spell

(bridge)
all I know is Martha got it right
she was telling the truth, yes she was
Nixon was a bad, bad, man
but they pinned her down so she was silenced
will we be any different?

Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
Martha Mitchell
what did you see
Martha Mitchell what did you know
Martha Mitchell come back
we need you can’t you tell
Martha Mitchell come and set a spell

‘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