10 Super Short and Quirky Songs

10 Super Short and Quirky Songs

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This is a collaborative collection of 10 super short and quirky songs as the title says. It would be a 10x10 but some songs are slightly over 10 seconds.

Val and I each wrote 5 lyrics and made music and performed 5 songs. However, Val sent me her 5 lyrics that I had to make music to and record of her lyrics - and I sent her 5 lyrics that she had to put to music and record. We both did lo-fi acoustic one-takes.

We do not discuss, modify, or listen to works in progress. So we sent lyrics to each other last night and Val sent me her 5 mini-musical masterpieces today. I put them together and here they are.

Lyrics: 

1. CANDY BAR
I put a candy bar in my pocket
For later in the day
It got hot and it was chocolate
I'm going eat it anyway
Yum!

2. NO POWER
no power
no connection
no email or
internet
no no no
no online fun
for me yet

3. CUTE BUT SMELLY
This ferret is kinda cute
For a glorified, elongated rat
I might consider keeping him
If he didn't smell like crap

4. ICE CREAM IN BED
do you eat ice cream
lying in your bed?
do you like ice cream
dripping on your head?

5. SUPER UNNATURAL
The things that happened in there
I even offended myself
It was
Super unnatural
Super unnatural

6. CHEESE BALLS AND FOIL
cheese balls and foil
I’ve got nothing better to do
cheese balls and foil
would you like some too?

7. SALTY NUTS
Mmmmmm I love me some salty nuts
Gotta have those salty nuts
Can I get some salty nuts
I need satisfaction

8. FERRET LAMENT
the ferret ran in circles
sunrise to sundown
until it found my pants
and ran...ooo.... ouch...
right down ...owwww...

9. MAIL ORDER CAT
Cat in the mail
I sent a little cat in the mail
Then my friend said she got a delivery
For the cat it didn't go so well

10. SPLAT!
oh...no....shoot....snap
no.... poop.....oh....crap
shoot snap poop crap
splat splat splat .... ewwww...



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dzd's picture

This was all kinds of fun! I especially loved the ferret ones! I've had a few of those super smart, affectionate, adorable, and mischievous , but oh so very smelly things before, unless you want to bathe them everyday, but I'm fond of not being scratched half to death hahah

I want to hear a very long version of SPLAT! too, sounds like all sorts of vocal scat fun Biggrin

metalfoot's picture

right, 10x10! I need to do one of those yet.

And as always a fun and diverse set of songs-- very enjoyable.

Very interesting concept for a challenge, 10x10! Might have to sneak in time for this before the end of the challenge. There were some cool ideas and I'm a believer that small ideas can help develop your writing abilities, every little helps! Funny lyrics, especially the cat in the mail and candy bar in my pocket! Thanks for doing this - you're stirring up my ideas Biggrin well done on a successful 5090, too!!

Roddy's picture

Really good. It's a mini album. Mail order cat is nice and surreal -great bass lines too. I just attended a workshop where we had to write two songs that were under a minute long, I'll do some more and post them. Thanks for the inspiration.

ustaknow's picture

It's a great way to "start" all the song drafts in text only; then go back later and finish. Good stuff.

wacha's picture

This was so much, it just got more fun and quirky as it went. For real with the salty nuts? I laughed so hard at the one. Very nice job to both of you and it was great to get to hear Val!

cleanshoes's picture

Haha! Fun, fun, fun. Those last three especially had me laughing out loud. I may have to do a 10x10 before this is over. . .

ballyhoot's picture

This sounds like you guys had a lot of fun, and we benefited by getting to listen to a bunch of fun, quirky short songs. Enjoyed it a lot. Which one of you was obsessed with food and which one was obsessed with ferrets and dead cats? LOL!

barbara's picture

You two really kicked this off in style; love the quirkiness and comedy!
What seems most super unnatural to me is that, the way I figure it, you both came up with a ferret lyric separately?! What kind of psychic weirdness is that!

Tim Fatchen's picture

THree cheers for the ferret! And the Splat! at the end is just soooo funny!. An amazing collab, well done both! great fun. Downloading this!