SpinTunes 14

by Micah Sommersmith

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Friend, we need to talk About your contribution to this household Let’s take a walk I know you get cooped up when you’re inside It’s true, you’ve been known to poop On our neighbor’s drive, which isn’t great, but we can deal No, here’s the scoop You know I don’t charge you rent because you help out with the meals Every morning I come into your room to find the gift you left in the night I take it into the kitchen, crack it open, fry it up, and it starts my day out right But now my friends say you must be getting old Or else it may be that the weather’s getting cold But either way When I looked today To my dismay, there was nothing there for me You’re going back on our arrangement You’re not holding up your end of the deal I wish that I knew what this change meant I wish that you knew how this made me feel To have a deadbeat roommate who only lays around It’s enough to make anybody sicken When I looked on your pillow, there was nothing to be found And you best believe my pulse began to quicken Do you have something going on that I should know about Is there some way that the plot’s about to thicken? Of course you won’t confront me, you’re afraid to talk it out ‘Cause you’re nothing but a big old clucking scaredy-cat And you’re going back on our arrangement You’re not holding up your end of the deal I wish that I knew what this change meant I wish that you knew how this made me feel You’re going back on our arrangement Can’t do the one thing I asked you to do And if this leads to our estrangement It’s gonna be a whole lot worse for you
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Come on over girl, she’s not home Come on over girl, you know we can be alone Come on over girl, she’s got no clue And even if she knew that I’ve been untrue, Come on, what would she do? ‘Cause you know about me And she knows about me Every woman in this town must know about me I’m irresistible Just so damn kissable Every memory of me is unerasable It just goes to show, no matter how far I go She’s gonna take me back, just like that, ‘cause girl you know I’m irreplaceable Hop on in girl, let’s take a ride Hop on in girl, you know we’ll be looking fine Don’t worry about whose name’s on the registration, it’s me behind the wheel Don’t think about any promises I’ve made, just how I make you feel ‘Cause you know about me And she knows about me Every woman in this town must know about me I’m untameable Which makes me unblameable Can’t help if I get chased, ‘cause I’m so chaseable It just goes to show, no matter how far I go She’s gonna take me back, just like that, ‘cause girl you know I’m irreplaceable And this is our place to the right I’ll pull in, park to the right Head on in, turn to the right That’s all my stuff to the right And she treats me right And girl I’ll treat you right And no one’s getting left And you know why, you know why ‘Cause you know about me She knows about me Every woman in this town must know about me She lets me run free ‘Cause she knows there’s just one me She’s gonna take me back just like that, it’s not even funny ‘Cause I’m irreplaceable I’m irreplaceable You know about me I’m irreplaceable
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I sing for Clara The finest mind of her era And the melodies she harbored As she sat in the shadow of Robert Robert the genius The composer, and Clara the pianist He the tortured brooding artist She the wife, and guess whose job was hardest Oh how she loved him Asked nothing of him Kept his house While she played his tunes With no time for her own Think of what we lost The melodies forgotten, tossed The music we will never hear, The songs unsung For there was women’s work to be done I sing for Clara And her sisters through every era In the shadows, incidental To the man monumental I sing for the millions Possessing that uncommon brilliance Never polished to the finest By a world that would rather think them mindless I sing for Clara This tune she taught to me
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The tunes are spinning, they’re spinning in circles And everyone is riding along Men and women, Winslows and Urkels, All sharing their homemade songs (SpinTunes) And every round somebody’s going home dejected (SpinTunes) Because their finely-crafted tune just got rejected But let’s not dwell on that now Instead let me tell you about how The tunes are spinning, they’re spinning right atcha They’re coming on thick and fast The one that’s winning is that one that’s catchiest, That makes an impression that lasts (SpinTunes) But all this music tends to leave a person senseless (SpinTunes) We need a guide who’s already lost his senses So let me introduce to you A gentleman who used to do A lot of interesting things He’s the undisputed minor duke of comedy He’s the William Henry Harrison of harmony Never takes home the statue, but he’s still a nominee I’d tell you more, but I think he might be onto me Here’s your host, the one and only Tommy G The tunes are spinning in parabolic arches And everybody’s having some fun From tender ballads to vitriolic marches There’s something for everyone (SpinTunes) Guitar solos that will melt your face off (SpinTunes) Rhymes so sick you’ll need to take a couple days off Let’s go ahead and dive in Let’s give these dang tunes a spin It’s SpinTunes!

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Submissions to the SpinTunes 14 contest, April-May 2018.
Follow along at spintunescontest.blogspot.com or listen to everyone's entries at spintunes.bandcamp.com

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released April 6, 2018

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