Somewhat Like Oscar Wilde

Somewhat Like Oscar Wilde

Amanda West's picture
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Written for Corinne's regular Sunday night skirmish. This week the theme was 'unseen'... I think my mind went a little over the top with this one, but boy was it fun Wink

I am making this a multiple collab song, so as many collabs welcome as possible please - could be fun Smile If you don't want to sing the F word, just substitute 'stuff' for 'f***' Wink all cool with me Smile

Just post your demo as a new song, and add me as collaborator Smile

I'll also list the links and co-writer's names here in the lyric liner notes Smile

Lyrics: 

Invisible invincible
Totally wild
Amazing and astonishing
Completely self-styled
Don't give a fuck for scandal
Unless they've been defiled
Don't give a fuck for anything
Somewhat like Oscar Wilde

Hiding in plain sight is a superheroes charm
An' the chances are today that she'd be overarmed

The girl could be next door and you wouldn't even know
Hanging on the arm of some guy callin' her his ho

Invisible invincible
Totally wild
Amazing and astonishing
Completely self-styled
Don't give a fuck for scandal
Unless they've been defiled
Don't give a fuck for anything
Somewhat like Oscar Wilde

Responding to some drama in a downtown parking lot
She'd be sure to stream on Facebook so her fans could cop a look

She takes the social out of media cus' it's all about herself
Don't give a damn for anyone or their mental health

Invisible invincible
Totally wild
Amazing and astonishing
Completely self-styled
Don't give a fuck for scandal
Unless they've been defiled
Don't give a fuck for anything
Somewhat like Oscar Wilde

There are cops on the inside of her social interface, cus they proved to be useful when she couldn't keep the pace. There are guys tryin' hard to get anything they can, from her money to her body to her dodgy hit man.
Can you imagine what its like to be on the inside, with her cuddy buddy homies, and her bestie Homeslice, carpet munching to stay in this fool's paradise, livin' fried on your device, livin' fried on your device.

Invisible invincible
Totally wild
Amazing and astonishing
Completely self-styled
Don't give a fuck for scandal
Unless they've been defiled
Don't give a fuck for anything
Somewhat like Oscar Wilde
Don't give a fuck for scandal
Unless they've been defiled
Don't give a fuck for anything
Somewhat like Oscar Wilde



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

Yup very good that was Oscar. I went to his grave and that's so Oscar. Good skirmish

musicsongwriter's picture

Wow, wild lyrics from Amanda. I never read anything in this vein from you before. Looking forward to hearing all the takes on your lyrics.
Nadia

cindyrella's picture

God you are creative! Such a strong story and wild or is it Wilde?

JWHanberry's picture

Whoa! Makes me want to close my FB and Twitter accounts. Scary people out there and you've caught 'em! Amazing take on the prompt.

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...the first section features "The F Word"....lol. The second section is pretty visual with superhero and, uh, some guy callin' her his ho...lol. The next part after the chorus...streaming on Facebook...very visual without even seeing the video. Actually, you do have the downtown parking lot...yep. Interesting note on mental health there (details skipped). The next part is pretty heavy but livin' fried on your device jumps out at me. There is quite a bit in that section. I can't bring out every point but there is a lot there. Ok, chorus and out. Great job on this Amanda. You seem pretty streetwise to me and I've never seen this from you, until now. Great skirmish.

kahlo2013's picture

Strong pointed lyric that has a great cadence and with that vibe and sentiment I could hear it really work well as a rap! I would definitely try it but have a hard time singing or saying the F word and it seems really good to include here. I hope you get some good collaborations.

Chip Withrow's picture

I can definitely read and feel the rap vibe, but I think this could also be a Bob Dylan-style (early in his career) talking blues. So it will be cool to see what folks come up with for this one. Hard-knock, defiant yet somehow sad story. Excellent rapid-fire wordplay.

wobbie wobbit's picture

stuffed full of ... stuff. some great full of attitude lines and energy in the rhythm, i love the juxtaposition of the punky "don't give a fuck" lines with the rather posh sounding "somewhat like oscar wilde" somewhat has such a turn on the word, can imagine that being delivered in a twist of attitude very tongue in cheek. great write for a skirmish particularly.

pokerowan's picture

"She takes the social out of media cus' it's all about herself" is the BEST line! I know so many folk like that... Great set of lyrics, the pace and tone work really well with each other.