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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 04-16-2007, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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American Idol Songwriter competition

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Since when does American Idol have anything to do with music?
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Since when does American Idol have anything to do with music?
Agreed, ftmp, but I could use the ten thousand bucks!
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Re: American Idol Songwriter competition

Just be sure you use words like baby, girl, and baby girl.
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Just be sure you use words like baby, girl, and baby girl.
Too true! many of those pop songs have such poor lyrics!
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Agreed, ftmp, but I could use the ten thousand bucks!
Lol....

so.....lets hear some samples of your ideas???
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Just be sure you use words like baby, girl, and baby girl.
Oh, my songwriting teacher would pull his hair out! I didn't use "baby girl" or even "baby", but I used "girl" and about every cliche you can imagine. As far as songs go, it's havarti, or actually closer to Velveeta, but what the heck. I didn't think any of my Rush influenced odd time sig stuff would appeal to the masses, as there have only been a handful of odd meter songs with mass appeal. Let's see, there's Money, Living in the Past, that's all I can think of right now. This one is strictly for the money! I've never made it in the business and I'm already selling out! ARGH!
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Lol....

so.....lets hear some samples of your ideas???
Here it is, in 3/4:

I hope the chords line up right:

Gmaj7 Cmaj7
Looking ahead, the futureís so vast
D/G F/Bb
Itís time to move on, pull myself from the past
Gmaj7 Cmaj7
Itís always been you, right there by my side
D/G F/Bb
Through the times that weíve laughed and weíve cried
A-7 G/B C D
Still I canít believe that itís happening to me
A-7 G/B C D D7
The hard work, the wonder, the chance to succeed
G C
On Top of the World, with you by my side
G C
I feel we can soar straight up to the sky
G C
On Top of the World, and feeling so free
A-7 G/B C D
No matter what happens, Iím thankful to see
A-7 G/B C D Gmaj7 Gmaj7 Cmaj7 D9
That youíre still just you, and Iím still me

Gmaj7 Cmaj7
I want to say ďThank youĒ for being my friend
D/G F/Bb
And sticking beside me, through thick and through thin
Gmaj7 Cmaj7
Whatever may come, wherever I go
D/G F/Bb
Iím taking you with me, because girl (boy) donít you know
A-7 G/B C D
Iíll love you forever, and ever, and more
A-7 G/B C D D7
And I found myself, when we opened this door

G C
On Top of the World, with you by my side
G C
I feel we can soar straight up to the sky
G C
On Top of the World, and feeling so free
A-7 G/B C D
No matter what happens, Iím thankful to see
A-7 G/B C D G G G G
That youíre still just you, and Iím still me

E- C G G
When my worldís upside down
E- C G D/F#
I can count on you to turn it around
E- C G G
And when life gets too hard to bear
A-7 G/B C D
I can count on you to always be there
A-7 G/B C D D7 E
Girl I want you by my side everywhere, everywhere
A D
On Top of the World, with you by my side
A D
I feel we can soar straight up to the sky
A D
On Top of the World, and feeling so free
B-7 A/C D E
No matter what happens, Iím thankful to see
B-7 A/B D E Amaj7 Amaj7 Dmaj7 Dmaj7
That youíre still just you, and Iím still me
Amaj7 Dmaj7
On Top of the World, yeah yeah yeah
Amaj7 Dmaj7
On Top of the World, Iím so glad youíre with me
Amaj7 Dmaj7
E Amaj7


Note the obligatory "Manilow Modulation" in the second chorus! It's cheese, like I said, but stranger things have happened. I sure hope Pat Pattison isn't reading this..............he'd kill me!
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uh, the chords didn't line up right. oh well, you get to sample the cheesey lyrics anyway. Thou shalt not hear me sing if I can help it!
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WOW! I scared off all of the real musicians! That means there's still hope that the cd-buying zombies of the general public may like the cheese! Yea!
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WOW! I scared off all of the real musicians! That means there's still hope that the cd-buying zombies of the general public may like the cheese! Yea!
ahahaha, there needs to be a pure musician show not american idol crap
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That's enough saccharine to give 1,000 lab rats cancer.

In other words, sounds like a hit!
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I actually threw up before half way



You'll win for sure

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That's enough saccharine to give 1,000 lab rats cancer.

In other words, sounds like a hit!
I'll put up some guitar work soon so you all don't think I'm totally lost......

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I actually threw up before half way



You'll win for sure

I kept a bucket handy while writing it.....
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I've always wondered why all these kids go on national tv and sing the same lame songs all the time. Do they not have a brain to pick better songs that no one has sung? Why is it that they're always singing Stevie Wonder's songs or Barry Manilow stuff? I'd be quite impressed if someone had the balls to sing Robben Ford's "Mystic Man" on national TV.

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