General: The Idolblog.com Songwriting Competition

Submitted by The Critic on 23 August, 2006 - 2:27pm

In 2006, we want you the fans to come up with a true hit song for your Idol and show the 'professionals' how it should be done.

Over the next 9 weeks we want you to help us collaborate on coming up with two songs - one for a male winner and one for a female winner.

For the first part of the competition, we are looking for people to submit only a verse and chorus and state which gender the lyrics are written for.

All entries must be posted here by 6pm on the 15th of September, 2006 in time for the next phase of the competition.

Stay tuned for more info as there will be a number of phases to this competition which will be announced prior to them commencing.

NB. This isn't an official songwriting competition for NZ Idol and there is no guarantee that the song will ever be used. However, in the event that it is used, all earnings would be split between the writer/s and idolblog.

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Ummm. I so think this

Ummm. I so think this competition should not be cancelled. *enters in pathetic attempt to keep it alive* (PS. Bobs we need to finish our song)

"Ever Since You" (for a girl)

[Verse]
You used me like you didn't care
And now I'm left just standing here
Why did I believe your lies?
Every word you ever spoke
I couldn't see you were just a joke
How was I so blind?

[Bridge or part of verse]

Maybe it wasn't really so bad
But you and I, we shouldn't have
Nothing about it at all was right
And now I lie awake at night

[Chorous]
Ever since you I've pretended away
"It doesn't hurt" - that's what I say
Because I never thought it could
But you - you knew all along it would
I was too young, it was all so wrong
And I'm not the same, though it's been so long
Ever since you

*copies 'Rockboy* Hope this helps the cause :P

Ok Ok i think this

Ok Ok i think this competition is great here's my song ....

"ONE"
- (for a girl (but also could be for a guy?) )

[verse 1]
It’s taken a long time
But I’m finally free
It seems like a lifetime
Now it’s all about me
I’ve taken the gamble
I’ve been through a lot
I’ve taken the chance
And it’s finally paid off

[bridge]
All it took was one moment
When I knew that my luck came around
Now I’m standing here in this moment
And I’ve finally found

[chorus]
One shooting star for everyone
One bumpy highway that we all must walk on
But now it’s finally my turn
One chance to live your greatest dreams
One turn and now it finally seems
That I believe
In happy endings

Loved to hear feedback so holla!

That's good. Like actually,

That's good. :| Like actually, really good :D

I likes it.

Oh man, I just bought a

Oh man, I just bought a decent stand alone digital recorder with all the bells and whistles and have selected 20 possible tracks for my greatest hits. I've got one old song, which is pretty much regarded as my best song by anyone who has listened to my music *shrugs*, but I don't want it on my best of because it is about my ex-girlfriend and meh ... you know ... it's called 'Kiss Goodbye' and I wrote it a while ago. It works fast or slow, pop or punk, sober or drunk :-D ... I'm sorry I'm rambling but you know ... last night was insane (and the night before that was even better). I hope this helps the cause dude \m/

Kiss Goodbye

Could I have picked a better night?
As you sat down by my side.
A thoughtless diatribe not planned to break your heart,
that ended up breaking mine.

So now we're spending time apart,
correcting our dyslexic hearts.
Will you ever come back to waking up with me,
and lighting up my dark?

As empty words removed the sparkle in your eyes,
how I longed to turn back time.
I watched your trembling lips embraced by candlelight,
I guess that was your kiss goodbye.

'Cause without your trinkets in our room,
I guess you won't be home real soon.
Don't tell me that I'll have to just wait and see,
that's no real point of view.

As you stood to leave your hair fell in your eyes,
I'd lost the right to brush it away.
I should have tried to speak as you tried not to cry,
'cause now there's nothing this fool can say.

*instrumental break*

As empty words removed the sparkle in your eyes,
how I longed to turn back time.
I watched your trembling lips embraced by candlelight,
I guess that was your kiss goodbye.

Woww. That\'s awesome.

Woww. That\'s awesome.

"last night was insane (and

"last night was insane (and the night before that was even better)."

Dude, you scored again?! :P

"last night was insane (and

"last night was insane (and the night before that was even better)."

Dude, you scored again?! :P

"Have you ever really,

"Have you ever really, really ever looooooved a woman"

:cookie:

Wow. If only I could write

:O Wow. If only I could write lyrics.

You can do anything. Just

You can do anything. Just take some lines from your poems and rearrange them - it worked for Kurt Cobain. *hopes you know who that is*

"I've been locked inside

"I've been locked inside your Heart-Shaped box for a week" 8-) *is cool*

you write the first sentence

you write the first sentence of the verse and ill add a sentence to it, and then we can repeat that a few times.  I bet it will be brilliant.  PM me your sentence! :cookie:

Ohh good idea. Great idea.

Ohh good idea. Great idea. *PMs*

Is it just lyrics or the

Is it just lyrics or the melody also?

Lyrics first. Melody

Lyrics first.
Melody later.

But if you feel the need..

This is

This is hilarious.

[bookmarks anyway]

cool!

:) cool!

BAN THE BALLADS!!!!!

BAN THE BALLADS!!!!!

Ballads are ok, but they

Ballads are ok, but they have to get rid of writing a "new song" to the exact same Idol Winner's Melody (TM) that makes all the songs sound the same. TCTTA, All I Ask, Angels Bought Me Here....all virtually identical.

And no crap about how much they love Idol and how its changed their lives via transparent metaphors. Boooooring.

*paging rockboy to this

*paging rockboy to this thread*

Coz  it could change in 15 minutes,

here I am in the moment, I won't hold back,

I'm gonna live iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit

Oh wait.

 

I don't write that type of

I don't write that type of song.

It's really hot that you thought of me though :-D

whats the split?

whats the split?

idolblog = 50%

idolblog = 50%

Phantomb and I will be

Phantomb and I will be judging. :)

Is the comp still on?

Is the comp still on?

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