Entries 2019

Listen below to all last year’s entries. We really had a blast. Thank you to everyone who took part!


Song no. 1 – Juggernaut

Juggernaut by False Flags
FEAR
GROWS OUT
OF THE MIST
OPEN HAND
OR CLENCHED FIST
YOU KNOW
HE WON’T MISS
JUGGERNAUT IS
INSANE

TELL ME WHAT I
NEED TO HEAR
FOR YOUR SAKE
BE SINCERE

TRUST
FLOWS AWAY
LIKE THE SEA
HATE SWELLS
ENDLESSLY
WILL YOU
RUN AND COWER
JUGGERNAUT
HAS THE POWER

TELL ME WHAT I
NEED TO HEAR
FOR YOUR SAKE
BE SINCERE

Copyright FALSE FLAGS 2018

Song no. 2 – Moonsong

Moonsong by Toadstone
The wind is crying through the trees 
The coven invokes thee
A hymn to the great Diana goddess of the moon
The cares of day departed are
The night it is yours and
In kinship we join with nature under the moon

A moon song, dark night
Magic flowing through the glade
We sing your rite
Secrets of the darkness
A moon song, dark night
In the space between two worlds
We sing your rite
Sacred to the goddess

The circle dances round and round
The tune of the pipes of
The horned god who’s consort you keep echoes in the darkness
The huntress she is drawing near
As we sing our ode
To the sister of Lucifer, the goddess of the witches

A moon song, dark night
Magic flowing through the glade
We sing your rite
Secrets of the darkness
A moon song, dark night
In the space between two worlds
We sing your rite
Sacred to the goddess

Copyright TOADSTONE, August 2019

Song no. 3 – Death (Can Be So Funny)

Death (Can Be So Funny) by Spence Cater
Some people think that death is sad 
but I have never found it so 
It really isnt all that bad 
if you just relax and let it go 
V2 
So wave goodbye to all your cares 
To see them go is such relief 
As you sleep softly in your grave 
It's good to have a firm belief 

Chorus 
So i say Ha ha has hee he hee 
Everybody laugh together 
Death Can be so funny 

Ha ha has he he hee 
Everybody laugh together 
Death Can Be So Funny 
V3 
I saw the tunnel saw the light 
Saw my life flash before my eyes 
Found my lost keys saw my ex-wife 
And although I am, dying it feels alright 
Chorus 
So i say Ha ha haa he he heee 
Everybody laugh together 
Death Can be so funny 

Ha ha ha hee hee hee 
Everybody laugh together 
death can be so funny 

Bridge 
All life's a stage 
We have our parts to play 
But is it a drama or a tragedy 
The fat lady sings 
Ian standing in the wings 
It's then I see that it's a comedy 

Chorus x2
End

Copyright SPENCE CATER, August 2019

Song no. 4 – The Mill Song

The Mill Song by James Pentney and Stephen Podolski
 High tidal waves on Berkeley quay 
For countless years turning the stones
No need for oil or shovelled coal
And the mill ground on and on
And the mill ground on
 
On Frampton wharf another mill
Beside the wide Sharpness Canal
Where deep sea craft meet narrow boats
And the mill grinds on and on
And the mill grinds on
 
By Severn Way and Cotswold shade
Within the hall over the green
Where rhyming vowels meet gentle notes
And the mill grinds on and on
And the mill grinds on
 
From Portishead to Gloucester lock
The ripping Severn thunders through
Where tidal range meets highland streams
And the mill grinds on and on
And the mill grinds on
 
Wheat prices soar, sea levels rise
Low lying towns and cities drown
Can mighty Severn power again
Will the mill grind on and on
Will the mill grind on

Copyright James Pentney and Stephen Podolski

Song no. 5 – Trump

Trump by Lady McShane
He's orange and he's round
His brain just can't be found
It's Trump
It's Trump

He's sexist and he's racist
His surname means fart
He respects no-one and thinks the kidney's in the heart
It's Trump
It's Trump
Trumpadeedoodahbedoobebopshewaddywaa
Trumpadeedoobopbedoobedoowaa

Alas, he is The President
The President of the Free World
He wants the world to work for you but not if you're a girl
Splitting families at the border
Building walls of hate.
Let's get this man deposed right now
Before it's too late.

We've had enough of your **** Donald.
It's time to think about the damage you've done.
We've had enough of your **** Donald.
It's time to think about the damage you've done.
We've had enough of your **** Donald.
It's time to think about the damage you've done.
We've had enough of your **** Donald.
It's time to think about the damage you've done.

Copyright Lady McShane, August 2019

Song no. 6 – After it Falls (WINNER OF STROUD SONG CONTEST 2019!)

After it Falls by Arthur Jackson
Wait until the sunlight drowns pavement 
Most mornings 
Watch the blue hiccups of the moon 
Catch your girl
There she is 
There she goes 
There she leaves
Don't call me out x3 
Dont tell me how to love
Some spiderweb thin music 
Is tangled in my ear 
The air is getting hotter 
And You're looking insincere
And for how much longer should I hope? 
After all x2 
After this falls
When will this weather settle down 
So temperamental 
When will my eyes stop looking around 
So accidental
There you are 
There you go 
There you leave
Don't call me out x3 
Don't tell me how to love
Some spider web thin music 
Is tangled in my ear 
The air is getting hotter 
You're looking insincere 
And for how much longer will I hope? 
After all x2 
After it falls
Tell me I've seen to much 
No one knows me enough
Some spiderweb thin music 
Is tangled in my ear 
The air is getting hotter 
You're looking insincere 
And for how much longer do I hope? 
After all x2 
After it falls 

Copyright Arthur Jackson, August 2019

Song no. 7 – Connectivity

Connectivity by Fergus Ryan
 Connected with the things I love, all that I do, and how I feel
Teach me how to live and care, for all of life, everywhere

Connectivity, Connectivity
That’s the way forward, rebuild society
Connectivity, truth, transparency
For the people, for our planet and the children - do you see?

Feet on the Earth, we feel our way
Don’t need those gadgets, stow them for another day
Machines aren’t made with hearts to share
The world’s in crisis, to save it we must dare

Connectivity, when you’re next to me
We stand upon our land and feel the way it’s meant to be
Connectivity, in strength and in peace
For the people and the planet, for the future, just be

[sheep bit]- Baba Baba ba ba baa (etc)

If you feel alone, angry or scared
I know that feeling; the powers that be don’t care
We’ve been controlled, fooled and deceived
‘Cos everything sustainable relies on connectivity

Connectivity, Connectivity
That’s the way forward, rebuild society
Connectivity, truth, transparency
For the people, for the planet and our future harmony

Connectivity, when you’re next to me
We stand upon our land and feel the way it’s meant to be
Connectivity, in strength and in peace
For the people and the planet, for the future, just be

Copyright Fergus Ryan – July/August 2019, with Kate Smith

Song no. 8 – Throwin’ Stones

Last night on the beach I saw a dead bird 
and it taught me that freedom is just a word
We spend our whole lives down on these streets
but ive seen your smile before,
and I'll see it again I'm sure
Lets look for it tonight down on the beach

I'm not sure about that red wine,
there you were saying it would be fine
That’s the last time I ever listen to you
(we both know that’s not true)
but the night time is calling now
and the bars will soon be crawling
oh we’ll both feel it in the morning
but just so you know
I wouldn’t change a thing

Cause I’ve been waiting a long time
I’ve been waiting a long long time
I’ve been waiting a long time
to hear your story
so come on share it with me
lets just sit here and thrown stones into the sea

Oh lets go out tonight on the pier
I’ve got a backpack full of cider
and each one of us here has got these feelings we try to hide but
we all dream of distant lands and we all need a helping hand
lets bury our feelings tonight
deep down in the sand
I want to laugh until i cry
I want to light up someones eyes
and I still think about that day
that day my friend died
tell me are we still allowed to look for pictures in the clouds
does that seem ridiculous
oh Nicholas
I don’t think you can hear me

Cause I’ve been waiting a long time
I’ve been waiting a long long time
I’ve been waiting a long time
to hear your story
so come on share it with me
lets just sit here and thrown stones into the sea

And just like how these stones climb out of the water
theres another place i know we should be
but nothing in this world every came for free
oh but can’t you see

Cause I’ve been waiting a long time
I’ve been waiting a long long time
I’ve been waiting a long time
to hear your story
so come on share it with me
lets just sit here and thrown stones into the sea
lets just sit here, just you and me

First track from "All The Best Things" - a seven track album from NJ Gardner
Available now to buy from Bandcamp
https://njgardner.bandcamp.com/releases
and to stream from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon etc.

www.njgardner.net
www.facebook.com/njgardnermusic

Copyright NJ Gardner – February 2019

Song no. 9 – Fooling Nature

Fooling Nature by Harry Burns
I could see you on a hill
Shouting at the top of your voice
and I could hear you in the wind
Singing any song that you want

But you've been running, far too long
Trying to find what's right and wrong
I think it's time you, I think it's time you stay
I think it's time you, I think it's time you,I think it's time you stay

and I know you don't want the past to get in your way
But you ain't gonna see the sky if you don't dig it up someday

and You've been running, far too long
Trying to find what's been and gone.
I think it's time you, I think it's time you stay
I think it's time you, I think it's time you, I think it's time you stay

and You've been running, far too long
Trying to find what's been and gone.
I think it's time you, I think it's time you, I think it's time you stay

https://soundcloud.com/harry-burns-music

Copyright Harry Burns – 2018

Song no. 10 – Lost the Heart

Lost the Heart by Dominic Gourd
Veins flow to the heart
As rivers to the sea
They’ll flow until eternity
To me they mean infinity
Perfection right before my eyes!
Blood runs cold
As the secrets burst from the waves
And I scream at the beauty…

But I’ve lost the heart
I’ve lost the feeling for all of this
I’ve lost the kiss
That held me to her lips...

Two seconds flat
And I’m flat on my back
I have to leave them
Leave this place for good
For better for worse
But which is better, which is worse?
A stranger in a crowd?
Or a crowd of friendly faces?
I will walk away
With a fire in my heart
Walk and walk
Until it starts again
Turn it into a firework display
Let’s go in the garden and play
The swings are freshly oiled and shine bright red
Oh God I wish that I was dead...

And I’ve lost the heart
I’ve lost the feeling for all of this
I’ve lost the kiss
That held me to her lips
And all that’s left
Is transparency and emptiness
All that’s left
Are little bits...

Copyright Dominic Gourd – 2019