Songwriting Competition Entry

Here's my entry for the songwriting competition! All three of my entries are included in separate chapters of this book. Each chapter has the lyrics, followed by an acoustic recording of the song. I'd like to take this opportunity to say that none of my songs are actually based on my own experiences- I know it's a detractor that I don't write "from the heart" so to speak, but my life thus far has been fairly mundane and thus a little limiting in terms of inspiration. Each of my songs is based on a different story or character, be it one of my own stories from right here on Movellas, one of my sister's, or one I've read elsewhere. Hope you enjoy (and good luck to everyone entering!!)

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3. Entry 3: Red Skies

This one's a bit different! It's about my sister's book Monsters and Machines, and the style of it is pretty different from the other two, which is why I wanted to include it.

Do you ever

Lie awake

Watch the sky burn

Feel the earth shake?

Do you ever

Close your eyes

Wish you could sleep through

Till sunrise

Watch the fire burning red in the skies?

 

Everybody thought I was crazy

I tried to warn them, but what was it worth?

I’ll be here till hell freezes over

Or heaven burns red and rains down on the earth

Devils don’t crawl up from the ground,

They fall down from above to erase all the life from your eyes

If you’re not with me then leave me

I’ll fight on my own

I am not ready to die

 

Red skies

Are you gonna let it burn?

Faith lies

When will we ever learn?

I’ll rise

Fight it till I’m broken, then fight it some more

Hope dies

No hope for peace, so I’m going to war

 

 

 

Will you lose your life or your mind?

This is the apocalypse, humankind

Gotta leave its compassion behind

Who are you?

What will you become?

 

-Chorus-

 

I’ll be here till hell freezes over

Or heaven burns red and rains down from the sky

If you’re not with me then leave me

I’ll fight on my own

I am not ready to die

 

-Chorus-

No hope for peace

So I’m going to war

 

 

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