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Summer Songwriting Contest – Week 3 Winner

Congratulations to the week 3 Teen Summer Songwriting Contest winner: Rebekah C., grade 8, at Gayton Library! Rebekah’s country song was randomly selected from this week’s excellent submissions.

Rebekah will receive a copy of The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression by Angela Ackerman & Becca Puglisi

Week 2 Song Genre:
Country

Rebekah’s Winning Song:

{beginning to be sung with strongest country accent possible, and accompanied by very twangy banjo}

I found a pretty girl down by the lake
Held her hand
And everything was alright
One day my country life just wasn’t for her
So she walked away
Left me empty-handed in the dust

{banjo goes away and snazzy violin accompaniment comes in instead}

Now I,
Drive my John Deere tractor
Pet my dog whenever I want
Ride around in my pick-up truck
Just laughing at the dust
‘Cause I ain’t got a broken heart no more
Sure, I really do miss her
But she scared away all the fish

Now I,
Pull up smallmouth bass
Drink sweet tea on my porch
Watch stars in the night sky
And roll around in the mud
Yeah, I ain’t got a broken heart no more
No more
Yeah, no more
Ain’t got a broken heart no more

{instruments silence}

Yeah, I sure do miss her
But I ain’t got a broken heart no more

{snazzy violin solo}

Summer Songwriting Contest – Week 2 Winner

Congratulations to this week’s Teen Summer Songwriting Contest winner: Khennidy S., grade 10, at Varina Library! Khennidy’s blues/r&b song was randomly selected from another stellar group of submissions this week.

Khennidy will receive a copy of Songwriter’s Journal

Week 2 Song Genre:
Blues / Rhythm & Blues

Khennidy’s Winning Song: 

You know I’m tired of hate
I’m tired of the hurt
You know I’m tired of the pain
I’m tired of the war
You know I’m tired of the killings
I’m tired of the torture
I am tired
Why cant we just make things work?
Its sad how i am scared to walk out into the open
Scared I’ll be killed and even more out in the open
Scared if i can make it home and see my family, I’m just trynna make a living,
and even see my future children
We can always find a way
So lets take away the hate and make this a better place
You know I’m tired of battles
I’m tired of the sadness
You know i’m tired of the lying
I’m tired of the excuses
You know I’m tired of the disrespect
I’m tired of the racism
I am tired