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 Posted: Wed Sep 18th, 2019 04:31 pm
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Caught In Catch-22
__________________Verse/Chorus
Verse 1:
I shoulda stayed, she said get lost
Her eyes flashed a diff’rent cry
And then I thought about the cost
But either way goes awry

Chorus:
Stayed or left or right or wrong
Do I stay still or move along
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22

Verse 2:
I said turn left, she said go right
Left’s bridge out and right’s backed up
Detour or wait, don’t wanna fight
Seems both ways, I’m out of luck

Chorus: (as above)
Stayed or left or right or wrong
Do I stay still or move along
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22

Verse 3:
I know I’m right, she says I’m wrong
Why can’t we both compromise
Will we regret or get it on
But either way closeness dies

Chorus: (as above)
Stayed or left or right or wrong
Do I stay still or move along
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22

Bridge:
I wish I could win but chances are slim
The choices I’ve got have led to naught
But choosing then losing has a good side
I’m learning to take bad luck in strides
And I understand what fate has for me
My future is what I make it to be

Chorus: (as above)
Stayed or left or right or wrong
Do I stay still or move along
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22

Chorus: (repeat, as above)
Stayed or left or right or wrong
Do I stay still or move along
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22

© 2019 Charles M Anderson

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 Posted: Thu Sep 19th, 2019 03:31 am
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This is fun. Gotta hook and a sing-a-long chorus. Love the internal rhyme in the bridge. Lol, was like you read my mail from 50 years ago...story of my high school life. Nice write.

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This is fun. Gotta hook and a sing-a-long chorus. Love the internal rhyme in the bridge. Lol, was like you read my mail from 50 years ago...story of my high school life. Nice write.

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Gotta a good country vibe. Definitely the makings of a fun catchy song. I like it.



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I particularly like the chorus, Charles.
I like how you use the left/right with other comparisons, that's clever.
And the last two lines seem like they should sing really well:
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22


Not sure I think this is a fun song, but definitely a good one! :)



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Very relatable, it's the truth sometimes in life we get caught in these no-win situations. I really enjoyed the lyrics, I think it's a great country song and very relatable.



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When I figured out the title, my objective was to bring out the misfortune of these no win situation. But once I penned the chorus I saw it was gonna be kinda fun too. I’m so good at losing in these situations that I take pride in being a loser. But winners and losers are two of a kind. Huh, another good lyric title!

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Charles, nice write. I like the theme. Might want to lose one of the outs in v2 but overall it’s pretty good.



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I appreciate the positive review, Mike. I checked out the outs, but without out #2, I’m without a rhyme and the line is without a syllable. So outing the out is not without structural problems I can do without. I’m outta here!

Charles



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Nice work sir.

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Thanks, I’ve been caught there quite a few times as probably most of us have.

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Sorry, I'm just not feeling this one.



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Well, SW Joe, maybe the next one.

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RainyDayMan wrote:
I particularly like the chorus, Charles.
I like how you use the left/right with other comparisons, that's clever.
And the last two lines seem like they should sing really well:
Either way I choose, I lose
And I’m caught in Catch-22


Not sure I think this is a fun song, but definitely a good one! :)


Ya know, I had a lot of fun writing it once I got my ducks in line. But there’s a serious message here. A tongue-in-cheek approach.



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M.P. Dudash wrote:
Charles, nice write. I like the theme. Might want to lose one of the outs in v2 but overall it’s pretty good.

Hey, Mike... Finally took your advice to lose one ‘out.’ Works out nice. Thanks,

Charles



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bunnythesinger wrote:
This is fun. Gotta hook and a sing-a-long chorus. Love the internal rhyme in the bridge. Lol, was like you read my mail from 50 years ago...story of my high school life. Nice write.

Bunny


Glad you like it, Bunny... By the way —where are you, Bunny!? Haven’t heard from you in a while. We miss you! Yours truly,

Charles



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