July/August 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

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July/August 2019 Lyric Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our July/August 2019 Winners!

1st Place

“Cradle Of The Moon”

Lucy LeBlanc

Surrey, British Columbia, Canada


Cradle of the moon
Where dreams and shadows lie
I lay my head upon the bed and hear your sigh

Fragment of the night
Where limbs and lovers lie
I touch my tongue into your lips and taste your cry

Secrets linger there too long to untie

(Chorus)
The night is still
The hour is late
Hush now
Feel the weight
Of this empty lullaby

Cradle of the moon
Where lines of poets pray
I fall asleep sleep on restless sheets and wait for the day.

Fragments of my mind
Where questions dip and sway
I move along down your side and feel you pull away.

Secrets linger there too long to untie

(Chorus)
The night is still
The hour is late
Hush now
Feel the weight
Of this empty lullaby

(Repeat chorus)

Cradle of the moon
Where dreams and shadows lie
I lay my head upon the bed and wonder why
In the cradle of the moon
Cradle of the moon

2nd Place

“Cigarettes And Slots”

Matt Dunn

Syracuse, New York

Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Asking Jesus for more than I got,
Nothing I can do about the rust or the rot,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots.

Paper cup coffee with my brotherhood,
A shot of whiskey when our luck is good,
Toast the life when the factory still stood,
A shot of whiskey when our luck is good,
A shot of whiskey when our luck is good.

Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Asking Jesus for more than I got,
Nothing I can do about the rust or the rot,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots.

End of the month another rent to pay,
Not much chance that’s gonna happen today,
Chosen man promising a better way,
Not much chance that’s gonna happen today,
Not much chance that’s gonna happen today.

Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Asking Jesus for more than I got,
Nothing I can do about the rust or the rot,

Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots.

Used to have a boat and an SUV,
Parked out front for everyone to see,
Hard luck came and took it all from me,
Parked out front for everyone to see,
Parked out front for everyone to see.

Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Asking Jesus for more than I got,
Nothing I can do about the rust or the rot,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots,
Saving my pennies for cigarettes and slots.

Coins in a jar and my best cologne,
Set aside for the burial stone,
An old blues record with saxophone,
Set aside for the burial stone,
Set aside for the burial stone.

3rd Place

“Rich Man”

Robert Gann

Charlestown, Indiana

You may look at me and say there goes a poor man
My clothes ain’t new, there’s dirt on these hands
But I’ll be walking streets of gold
When your gold turns to sand
I know you don’t see

But your looking at one rich man

Don’t be concerned with these worn out shoes I’m wearing
This old coat and hat, they’ll be just fine
And don’t be fooled by this little shack where I’m living
God’s building me a mansion on the other side.

(Chorus)

I can’t be concerned with this world’s riches

Got my treasures laid up in a better land
Where thieves cannot break in
And we’ll live in peace again
You may not see,
But your looking at one rich man.

Tell me, what good will your silver and your diamonds
Do you on that day your laid to rest
I’ll be laying up my treasures over yonder
So when I face the Lord, I can say, I done my best

(Repeat verse)

(Tag)

Yes I’ll be walking streets of gold
When your gold turns to sand
You can say I’m poor
But your looking at one rich man

4th Place

“If Love Was”

Kerri Shore

Ossining, New York

If love was a feather
How light on the wing
If love was a songbird
How sweet would it sing
If love was laughter
What joy would it bring
If love was any of these

If love was a shadow
How great on the wall
If love was a raindrop
How many would fall
If love was fortune
Would it hear my call
If love was any of these

(Chorus)

If love was a feather, laughter or rain
If it spoke softly to me and whispered my name
Would I recognize love when it came

If love was an ocean
How deep the sea
If love was a mountain
How high would it be
If love was the wind
Would it carry me
If love was any of these

(Chorus)

If love was the ocean, the wind or the stars
If it rose up inside me and came with a roar
Would I know then that to love is to soar

If love was the answer
Would the question be time
If love was starlight
How bright would it shine
If love was heaven
Would it be mine

If love was any of these

Honorable Mentions

“Divine”

Aaron Willhite

Spearfish, South Dakota

“I’m A Grumpy Old Man”

James Mattingly

Kennesaw, Georgia

“Close At Hand”

Rhonda Gessow

Woodside, California

“Starting To Feel Like The Old Me”

Eddie Fields

Florence, South Carolina

“No One Likes A Quitter”

Micky Martin

Harmony, Pennsylvania

“Leave The Weed To Willie”

Rich Bonnin

Kingwood, Texas

“I Believe In Me”

James Mathews

Adamstown, Maryland

“See The Difference”

Bobby McCormick

West Chester, Pennsylvania

“Dizzy”

Katherine Arsenault

Westminster, Massachusetts

“Trains Of Thought”

Phoebe Collyer

Newtown, Victoria, Australia

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