Okay - here's a challenge for any creatively minded soul...
I've started writing a song. I have finished it, but I'm not sure that's the direction I want it to take. So instead - I'm posing it to you. I'm including the first verse. Anyone else want to take a stab at it, please - be my guest!
Even better - got a tune idea to put it to or to pair with it?
The Kilt Song
On our way home from the pub
We were craving some grub
But it was a quarter past three
So our trusty driver Ron
Stopped at the first light on
And we looked to see where we’ll eat
And the gauntlet is thrown....
There's no verse or chorus to this. Sorry. Break it up as you like. =) BTW, “sings” is interchangeable with “says.” My brain is in a mood at the moment and I just happened to catch Laura's post. Not sure if that's good timing or bad timing.
We searched the seats for pennies
As we headed into Denny's
We got coffee to stay awake
'Cuz it was already way too late
The waitress brought it hot
On the floor her foot got caught
The coffee bumped and spilt
All over Ron's woolen kilt
Our food, it finally came
We were hungry just the same
But as I glanced at someone's feet
I lost the will to eat
I sat there just a blinking
Ron's kilt had started shrinking!
I said, “Ron forget about your order,
Man, your kilt is getting shorter!”
His silence was but brief.
(Ron sings) “I thought I felt the Chief!”
Laura screamed like a banshee
Jim stared at Ron with envy
Andy's face looked complex
(Andy sings) “Can I have coffee next?”
Ron returns from the bathroom
His face was full of gloom
I sense the natural grief
I ask him, “How's the Chief?”
(Ron sings) “The Chief is here to stay
But the boys have gone away.
They were burned to a crisp
Now I have this little lisp.”
Jim hands him a new drink
and adds a little wink
Laura pulls her jacket strap
(Laura sings) “Here, put this on your lap”
Andy's buzzing like a bee
(Andy sings) “I really want some coffee!”
Concerned for our drummer
I get a doctor's number.
We drive to the ER
Thank gawd it wasn't far
They put Ron in a gown
And tell him to sit down
(Jim sings for the role of the doctor) “I think I know your problem.
Your boys, you don't gottem.
Your balance will be doomed
So we gave you two balloons.
And just so you can see'em
We filled'em up with helium.”
(Dr. Jim continues) “Our nurses are confused
About the material that you used.
A wool kilt sets a precedence.”
(Ron interjects excitedly) “I had to hide the evidence!”
Now we all know what that means
(Laura sings) “Ron, you should stick with jeans.”
(Dr. Jim adds) “No, jeans will not do
since he has those two balloons.”
I tell him there's no guilt
Just be careful with the kilts.
Today he's doing fine
He's with us all the time.
On drums he's still the king.
(Ron sings with a lisp) “But now I play with a little spring!”