Music & Sound - Nenah Sylver

 
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When I was younger, music was a huge part of my life. I am now making time for them again.

For those of you who are musicians or singers, my music section will be updated periodically with original songs (some of them from my off-off-Broadway shows), available in both MP3 files for listening, and as lead sheets. You will also find a link to some wonderful albums, one of which contains my parody "I Hype The Songs."

It would give me great pleasure if some of you performed my pieces. I ask only that you give credit to me during the performance. If you'd like to record any of my songs, simply contact me. Any material used in a commercial venue must honor my copyright.


 

For those of you who remember the singing of Barry Manilow and feel nostalgic, I present...


I Hype The Songs
a parody of  Bruce Johnston's "I Write The Songs"

© 1994 by Nenah Sylver

1.
I’ve been extremely clever
When you think you hear a good song.
I package words and the melodies together,
Call it music, and I hype the songs.

Chorus:
I hype the songs and give the whole world trash,
I hype whatever songs will bring in the cash,
I hype the songs that make musicians cry,
I hype the songs, I hype the songs.

2.
This song is superficial,
But you think it comes from the heart.
How I depend on your gullible perception,
You’re a fool if you think this is art.

Chorus:
I hype the songs and give the whole world trash,
I hype whatever songs will bring in the cash,
I hype the songs that make musicians cry,
I hype the songs, I hype the songs.

Bridge:
If the music makes you dance,
then you will want to take a chance
On a disco beat repeating, "You must spend"
Till it fills your ears and eyes,
now that’s the way to hypnotize
It’s for me, not for you, not for you it’s for me--
it’s the record industry.

Final Chorus:
I hype the songs and give the whole world trash,
I hype whatever songs will bring in the cash,
I hype the songs that make musicians cry,
I hype the songs, I hype the songs.
I make you sick, ‘cause I hype the songs.

 




 
 
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