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Same Lyrics Challenge
on: October 03, 2018, 00:03:21
On behalf of our (m)admins I declare the SAME LYRICS CHALLENGE open.

The task is to write a song using the lyrics Two Hearts In The Snow by @MichaelA . Those lyrics were chosen by the whole kitchen in a poll. It is not allowed to change the lyrics significantly, because the idea of this challenge is to have many different songs with the same lyrics.

Please post your entries in the Songs for review section and add Same Lyrics Challenge to the subject.

The challenge closes on Friday, 2 November at 8 pm (forum time).

We want a long list of participants. If youre in, let us know in this thread...

And heres the most important thing of this challenge, @MichaelA s beautiful lyrics:


Two Hearts in the Snow

When I looked out of my winter window
A shroud of snow covered the ground
And did I dream a robin by my winter window
Sang you were back in town?
Twelve months now, since you went away
Feel it like yesterday

I love you
Ill write it in the snow
And draw a big heart around it
Just so youll know

So I walked out into the frozen landscape
To the fields where wed once go
Where Id etch those words and carve my snowy heart shape
If you passed by, Im sure youd know
Id seize back time thats slipped away
Oh if I could, this day

I love you
Ill write it in the snow
And draw a big heart around it
Just so youll know

The snow was falling
Felt like calling
To Heaven with a prayer
But turning around
I was spellbound
You were kneeling there
Engraving in the Christmas snow
Ah, just to let me know

I love you
You wrote it in the snow
And drew a big heart around it
Just so Id know

I love you
I wrote it in the snow
And drew a big heart around it
Just so youd know

Two hearts in the snow
Two hearts in the snow


Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 03:12:28
I'm in! :yes:
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Songwriter, Keyboards, Arranger, Producer & Engineer for November Sound

November Sound is based on the Mother, Father & Son musical trio of Melissa, Bill & Will. I'm the father so anything I post will have my wife singing and/or my son playing percussion.


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 11:30:05
Already posted mine!
Lyrics are ideal for moulding a subtle love song around them.
And that's exactly what i did.
Great idea this challenge.
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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 22:55:56
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 20:59:29 by oorlab »
copied, saved and printed the lyrics - so I'm in. Going to listen to @LePlongeur 's version right away...
recommending https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Music_Works "How music works", book by David Byrne.


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 02:16:53
I have been singing...

Two hearts in the snow
Two hearts in the snow


......as a refrain for the last three days.......so I guess I'm in.  ;)

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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 16:09:39
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 16:13:45 by MichaelA »
Oh hello, the reigning Challenge Champion, Mr @Leonard Scaper has stepped forward into the ring.  We already have previous sequential winner @Bill from November Sound , so things are hotting up nicely!

@Dakoda (also in) will already be placing bets at a U.K. Bookmakers!

@LePlongeur is sitting serenely at the side, drinking red wine, relaxing knowing that he has already put out a serious contender song.

@Layerson , who tells us he has three cats, is doing an animal harmony song.

@oorlab has already printed the lyrics, he tells us, so gets a bonus point for IT skills.

But what is @Dutchbeat planning with @Ricita? We need to keep our eye on their cunning plot.

Plus I am in - well it would be rude not to, seeing as they are my lyrics.

Any more Kitcheners up for this challenge.?  As you can see it is more fun than...well, Wacky Races for one.   ::thumb::
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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 17:50:28

@Dakoda (also in) will already be placing bets at a U.K. Bookmakers!

Bookies have @Bill from November Sound  at 5 to 4 for the hatrick!
but @MichaelA your the winner already, these lyrics are killer...
I can't figure how you didn't manage to make a song out of them previously and I'm wondering
if you have a treasure trove of other buried lyrical gems waiting to be released into the wild !

I was thinking maybe the mods should @ sign everyone with an appeal
to join but maybe I could contribute some @'s myself , if they're not
limited in some way. what follows is some flagrant abuse of the @ sign. (forgive me , poor little @ sign , I know you don't deserve it)...

so @Rabid Parrot @M57 @Mutrins @robertkc @man of simple pleasures (multiple world champion, I remember 2 ) @DanJames
@BLACK MIRROR @Makingmelodys @Kajetan Zduniak @AshBordeaux @Chris Spruit @RobertoLabruna @Urban Tumbleweed @Sal @budhabuilding @Rightly @realkevm @junemay @monty_lameer @Jim @TheGainsExperiment @irwin @dr_Shad @Neal @syl_a_med @Vince @Mora Amaro La Loba @Pleudoniem @QuinMusic @shatiks @EllaRiitta @horriblemind @The C&D Project @Zedd @EnelyM @The Local Waffle Dealer @TheMobRapper

please consider joining the latest songwriter challenge!
you couldn't ask for a better set of lyrics to work with that are more suited
to a wider range of genres. (personally I'm giving an EDM banger a go
this time out 'cos i like to go outside the box , once in awhile) (who am i kidding, mine sounds like synthpop already :-0  )

there's bags of time, to get in on the action,
mods can we not bulk email everyone...
BTW. if i'm banned for spam or sum such and some one shows up calling themselves "thelonglostsonofleonardscaper" and he's posting sythpop tracks, I deny thats me already....

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I prefer poisoner to fish chef...


Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #7 on: October 05, 2018, 18:05:40
Let's see if this old dog can cook up something soft and synthy . . .
Hey, it's cheaper than therapy.


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #8 on: October 05, 2018, 19:21:29

@Dakoda (also in) will already be placing bets at a U.K. Bookmakers!

Bookies have @Bill from November Sound  at 5 to 4 for the hatrick!
but @MichaelA your the winner already, these lyrics are killer...
I can't figure how you didn't manage to make a song out of them previously and I'm wondering
if you have a treasure trove of other buried lyrical gems waiting to be released into the wild !

I was thinking maybe the mods should @ sign everyone with an appeal
to join but maybe I could contribute some @'s myself , if they're not
limited in some way. what follows is some flagrant abuse of the @ sign. (forgive me , poor little @ sign , I know you don't deserve it)...

so @Rabid Parrot @M57 @Mutrins @robertkc @man of simple pleasures (multiple world champion, I remember 2 ) @DanJames
@BLACK MIRROR @Makingmelodys @Kajetan Zduniak @AshBordeaux @Chris Spruit @RobertoLabruna @Urban Tumbleweed @Sal @budhabuilding @Rightly @realkevm @junemay @monty_lameer @Jim @TheGainsExperiment @irwin @dr_Shad @Neal @syl_a_med @Vince @Mora Amaro La Loba @Pleudoniem @QuinMusic @shatiks @EllaRiitta @horriblemind @The C&D Project @Zedd @EnelyM @The Local Waffle Dealer @TheMobRapper

please consider joining the latest songwriter challenge!
you couldn't ask for a better set of lyrics to work with that are more suited
to a wider range of genres. (personally I'm giving an EDM banger a go
this time out 'cos i like to go outside the box , once in awhile) (who am i kidding, mine sounds like synthpop already :-0  )

there's bags of time, to get in on the action,
mods can we not bulk email everyone...
BTW. if i'm banned for spam or sum such and some one shows up calling themselves "thelonglostsonofleonardscaper" and he's posting sythpop tracks, I deny thats me already....

Dakoda...

A very proud action with a lot of results I'm sure.
Is lucid the word?
Whatever the word, lots of kudos to you @Dakoda !!!
Kind regards, Gus


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #9 on: October 05, 2018, 19:52:38
Nice initiative there @Dakoda. And yes I do have a stack of old lyrics - mostly from tunes that did not work out, but where for one reason or another I thought the words were worth completing.

But it's great to see 'Two Hearts' being resurrected like this, buzzing about it!  ;)


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #10 on: October 05, 2018, 20:46:31
Let's see if this old dog can cook up something soft and synthy . . .
@TheMobRapper  sounds good to me...  , maybe a little "bedroom house" ....
(if that's a not an actual genre already, you can have the copyright, sure to be big
with estate agents and Florida realtors)
Dakoda.







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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #11 on: October 05, 2018, 20:57:59
ha @Dakoda , great plan
and @TheMobRapper , great you are joining too  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

and @MichaelA ....
 @Ricita and I don't expect to make it in the top three....this time  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
but i will be making the music ....and @Ricita is going to sing...well, that is the plan at the moment  ;D ;D ;D ;D

(@Ricita...i tried to get something going for this challenge... https://soundcloud.com/dutchbeat-1/endless-eighties-for-ricita )
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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #12 on: October 05, 2018, 21:09:45
@Dakoda Actually yeah, Bedroom house is apparently a real genre! I looked it up, there are a few mixes on YouTube, it's pretty sweet. Actually I'm more thinking a synthwave/synthpop kind of feel, but I'll explore my options. I'm testing some different genre waters with this challenge, so we'll see what it comes out to be in the final product!

@Dutchbeat That first idea of yours is SO AMAZING! If you guys end up going with that, I wouldn't be surprised to see you taking first!


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #13 on: October 05, 2018, 21:20:40
Well @Dutchbeat, I have never got to top three ever, but still enjoy these challenges, apart from the odd sulk on results day!  ;D It is just a nice way of interacting with other songwriters on something you all have in common, rather than just pushing your own stuff, which (look at topic views alone) less people are interested in. So I welcome your non top three song, as it will be just like mine!  ::thumb:: (actually one of us might just win now, yeah!!!)  ::thumb::  ::thumb::  ::thumb::  Underdogs rock!!!   ;D  ;D   ;D


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Re: Same Lyrics Challenge
Reply #14 on: October 05, 2018, 21:24:42
BTW. if i'm banned for spam or sum such and some one shows up calling themselves "thelonglostsonofleonardscaper" and he's posting sythpop tracks, I deny thats me already....

Slick move rousing the troops like that, son.  ;)

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