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  Hand Made
by Richard Lee Orey
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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In a San Diego songwriters' contest, Richard provides offbeat lyrics to composer/vocalist Jim Wright


 

                                      Radio station KPRI FM in San Diego again has proposed a song title to the 
                                  San Diego Songwriters Meetup, the job of its members to write the lyrics 
                                  and melody to match.  Of an expected 40 entrants, the winner's performance 
                                  will be re-recorded in a professional sound studio and later broadcast 
                                  in the station's Sunday evening "Homegrown Hour." 
                            
                                  The proposed title is "Hand Made."  Accordingly, I wrote the lyrics for my 
                                  offbeat ballad in mid-May, 2012 and forwarded them on to Jim Wright 
                                  of San Diego County, who's the same singer who provided the melody 
                                  and vocal for my other AD posts (Poetry) songs, such as "Every Second."  
                                  Today, Jim forwarded to me the melody/vocal soundtrack, which I've included 
                                   below.  (We're just grown-up boys having fun.  Hope you enjoy it.)                            
              


                                                      
                                                       
                                      
Hand Made
                                                
                                         Melody & Vocal:  Jim Wright
                                         Lyrics:  Richard Lee Orey


                        There was a time I bought you flowers
                        Pink roses made you flip
                        But now that we're much older
                        I buy you Polygrip
                        
I remember how it started
                        On that robot production line
                        You got the yellow eyeballs
                        Maroon for me was fine

                        They tested our mobility
                        Could we function as a pair?
                        They oiled and measured every part
                        Even in our underwear
                       
They laid us out side by side
                        In the sun and in the shade
                        Tested every moving part
                        To see if we obeyed

                        Years have come and years have gone
                        Toiling in the sun and shade
                        Moving parts still working well
                        'Cause everything's hand made
                        Working well
                         'Cause everything's hand made

                   We passed the tests and got assigned
                        As nannies for a hip-hop band
                        I cherished you and bought you gifts
                        From a nearby flower stand 
                        We shared loving times together
                         In walks along the beach
                         Careful not to catch a wave
                         'Cause rust is in its reach

                   Both of us are faithful
                        Of that none can refute
                        We hold hands and see their smiles
                        "O, look dear, aren't they cute?"
                       
But now that we are older
                        Some things tend to slip
                        That's why I don't buy you flowers
                        I buy you Polygrip. 

                        Years have come and years have gone
                        Toiling in the sun and shade
                        Moving parts still working well
                        'Cause everything's hand made
                        Working well
                        'Cause everything's hand made
                        Working well
                         'Cause everything's hand made
                         Working well
                          'Cause everything's hand made


                                  Richard Lee Orey
                                           Jim Wright
                                           Copyright 2012

 

 
 
 

 



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Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
How clever you are, Richard! This is a perfect example of your endearing personality, and inate ability to get your message across (i.e. Let's get back to Hand Made in America - and creating products that last!

Congratulations on your contest-winning entry, Richard.. I knew you would take the prize! Mr. Wright and his guitar seem to do justice to your incredibly wonderful song!

It's easy to see why your Lady-Bot has loved you so dearly, and for so long! GOD Bless You Both!

Love & Hugs, Rhonda
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
We are quickly becoming cyborgs, and that isn't any science fiction. On the other hand, your poem is a really nice romp through the melody.

Ron
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper
Richard, I love it! This is great satire and humor. Creating a poetry/song to a theme someone else thought up is not easy; therefore, I congratulate you on the terrific job you did.

I like the music. The singer does a good job. I enjoyed listening to it.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
fun write!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
I smile at how wonderful your personality is Richard!
How blessed it is to live with humor...and I should know!
You always have us in stitches Dear Richard
or the edge of our seat in suspense thrillers
or swooning away madly in love & lusts in romance...I love it all
and I Love You Too...Love Always
& May The Hand Made always make you smile ツ❤

psst...I am so glad I seen that typo "job" lol
Vickie xx
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