Pam Schwetz

I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

 

WHY DO MAD SCIENTISTS

DO SO MANY THINGS LIKE THIS

GMOs AND PESTICIDES

MESSING WITH ALL OF OUR LIVES

OUR TOXIC WORLD KEEPS GETTING WORSE AND

IT'S AFFECTING EVERY PERSON

 

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

 

WHAT'S THIS WORLD COMING TO

WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO

SIGN PETITIONS BOYCOTT STUFF

DOESN'T SEEM TO BE ENOUGH

WILL THIS NONSENSE EVER END

SEEMS TO BE A CONSTANT TREND

 

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

 

NOW WE GOT THIS SUPERBUG

CRAWLED OUT FROM UNDER A RUG

WHERE THEY SWEEP THE TRUTH AWAY

BIOWARFARE UNDERWAY

YOU CAN'T BE CAREFUL ENOUGH

CONTEMPLATING THIS IS TOUGH

 

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

I DON'T WANNA I DON'T WANNA COMPLAIN

BUT THIS SITUATION DRIVES ME INSANE

 

SOMETHING'S GOTTA CHANGE

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

THE STATE OF THE WORLD WE LIVE IN...SOMETHING'S GOTTA CHANGE...

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Dare to Tell Me a Lie

Why do you dare to tell me a lie

I'll tell you right now you better not try

 

It doesn't matter what you say

Your shifty eyes give you away

It doesn't matter what you do 

I can see right through you

 

Why do you dare to tell me a lie

I'll tell you right now you better not try

 

Liar liar pants on fire

hear them singing in the choir

Your nose is growing really long

I can tell that you've done wrong

 

Why do you dare to tell me a lie

I'll tell you right now you better not try

 

You crossed your fingers behind your back

that doesn't give you any slack

You crossed your fingers and your toes

it doesn't matter your nose still grows

 

Why do you dare to tell me a lie

I'll tell you right now you better not try

Why do you dare to tell me a lie

I'll tell you right now you better not try

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Songfancy's five songs in five days songwriting prompt three....dare to tell me a lie...

Blur the Lines

It's your turn to blur the lines

Laughter helps you anytime

Shady thoughts may cross your mind

planting seeds you've redefined

 

Fresh thoughts coming from within

Cool to play around with them

You may find you have a flare

to run with them if you dare 

 

It's your turn to blur the lines

Laughter helps you anytime

Shady thoughts may cross your mind

planting seeds you've redefined

 

Roses pinch you with their thorns

Don't say that you weren't warned

Bees may sting and dogs may bite

Don't avoid them cuz they might

 

It's your turn to blur the lines

Laughter helps you anytime

Shady thoughts may cross your mind

planting seeds you've redefined

 

Birds may sing or poop on you

doesn't mean avoid them too

Glass half empty or half full

guess it all depends on you

 

It's your turn to blur the lines

Laughter helps you anytime

Shady thoughts may cross your mind

planting seeds you've redefined

 

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

prompt four five songs in five days

turn

blur

roses

laughter

fresh

flare

cool

planting

shady

ribbon is the only word i didn't use...suppose to use five words from the list for the songfancy five songs in five days challenge

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The Ghost

 Had a white bike

called it The Ghost

I really liked

the way it could coast

 

Riding around

all over town

feeling the breeze

put me at ease

 

Coasting along

singing a song

such a delight

riding that bike

 

Had a white bike

called it The Ghost

I really liked

the way it could coast

 

I'd disappear

riding that bike

It's pretty clear

it's something I liked

 

Hours would pass

Trips went by fast

Traveling along

Singing my song

 

Had a white bike

called it The Ghost

I really liked

the way it could coast

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Been doing SongFancy five songs in five days challenge...I am not too good with coming up with backing chords and don't always have a melody idea for my lyrics but I have been posting lyrics daily...this was day five songwriting prompt was White Bicycle....

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Abstract Thoughts

When abstract thoughts become too clear

You may have lost your mind my dear

That's OK that's what we want

to clear our mind for abstract thoughts

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I was doing an exercise for one hundred days of songwriting where you just write whatever for ten minutes straight and then see if you have anything you can use...it inspired writing this poem cuz it made me think of a few abstract poems I wrote with a couple friends of mine ages ago...

You Can Turn Your Mess into a Message

You can turn your mess

into a message

You can do your best

sharing advice

 

You can turn your mess

into a message

Put it to the test

That would be nice

 

Sharing what you learn

can be impressive

Sharing your concern

Being progressive

 

Everywhere you turn

So much is out there

Everything you learn

helps you prepare

 

You can turn your mess

into a message

You can do your best

sharing advice

 

You can turn your mess

into a message

Put it to the test

That would be nice

 

We've all been there

We all can share

Just be aware

 

You can turn your mess

into a message 

You can do your best

sharing advice

 

You can turn your mess

into a message

Put it to the test

That would be nice

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

just wrote these lyrics

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I'll Find A Way

I'll find a way

I know there's one

on cloudy days

to see the sun

 

I will rise and I will shine

I will leave my fears behind

I will rise and I will shine

I know things will be just fine

 

I'll find a way or two or three

I do things so resourcefully

 

I will rise and I will shine

I will leave my fears behind

I will rise and I will shine

I know things will be just fine

 

I'll find a way

because I'm free

I'll find a way

eventually...

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I am doing a sync songwriting workshop and part of our homework was to do a brain dump for lyrics that would work for sync. I thought of the topic of overcoming. I am not a brain dump type person...that method doesn't work for me...my stuff comes more on autopilot so I did this for the assignment...I give myself permission to do things that work for me...

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When Everything's Gone Mad

When everything's gone mad

but things are not so bad

it makes me feel glad

to think of what we had

Author's Notes/Comments: 

reading Debbie Harry's memoires and seeing When everything's gone mad inspired this poem...a blast from the past friend of mine who calls every so often out of the blue surprised me and got me a kindle edition of the book. He knows I love Blondie. He is the one who turned me onto the band. I got Parallel Lines and then got every other album i could find of theirs...pretty sure I have them all...some are on cassette tho and no longer play from overplaying them so much...I love Pollinator. I got that one on CD and a couple more I didn't have...I think I bought some that the cassette wore out on CD...I love their music. I am almost halfway through the book already...interesting story.

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I Push You Away

Afraid to get too close I push you away

when what I want the most is just for you to stay

Afraid to need you more than words can ever say

when your time on earth is up you'd seem so far away

And I just can't live with that so I push you away

 

It is just too hard to be the one that's left behind

It really devastates me It really blows my mind

When I think of wasted time keeping you at bay

You were never really mine yet I'm in dismay

 

I know that I think too much

Often feel out of touch

You mean so much but I don't show it

and so I have become a poet

 

Afraid to get too close I push you away

when what I want the most is just for you to stay

Afraid to need you more than words can ever say

when your time on earth is up you'd seem so far away

And I just can't live with that so I push you away

 

Please don't go

even though

I push you away

Please don't go

even though

I push you away

begging you to stay

but I push you away

I push you away

Author's Notes/Comments: 

song lyrics

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