Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Power In Me

TWISTED

The Power In Me

Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes

Sung by Rachael Soglin and Dylan Saunders.
Characters: The Princess and Ja'far, together.

Album:  iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Bonus album: iTunes 
Demo by A.J. Holmes and Andrea Ross
Karaoke: iTunes 
   
LYRICS:

What will I do without you to guide me?
When I am lost, where will I turn?
So many doubts and fears inside me
I'm just a child,
I've so much to learn

You remind me of someone
I knew long ago
You have her eyes
You have her heart
That's why I love you so
And that's how I know

Somewhere deep within you
Like a tiny seed
Waiting to grow into a flower
You have the power to lead
You've done your best to heed me
But you don't need me as a guide
For it's been in you all along
The power inside


If I do have power
Beyond what meets the eye
The source of all my hidden value
Is the morale you supply
If I'm capable of greatness
It's not innateness, don't you see?
You're the one who put it there
The power in me

Do not be fooled by appearances
For though it may seem small
The power to love one another
Is the greatest power of all

No matter where life leads us
We'll never be apart

Through thick and thin
Success or ruin
I'll carry you in my heart

And I will treasure forever
What the world will never see
 You are kind, and that's enough
You're a diamond in the rough
And you are the power
The power in me
The power in me


(...)

I wish you didn't have to go
When our story's just begun 
(...)
Then I wish you every happiness
It is done.

If I Believed

TWISTED

If I Believed

Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes




Sung by Dylan Saunders
Character: Ja'far.





Album:  iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Bonus album: iTunes 
Demo by A.J. Holmes
Karaoke: iTunes 
   

LYRICS:

If I believed in wishes
As silly as it seems.
I'd find that hidden cave,
Turn back the sands of time
And save you.
If I believed in dreams

If I believed in magic
If I believed in good
I'd be the best vizier,
I'd make our troubles disappear
If I believed I could.

But wishes are dreams
And dreams are pretend
So science and reason win out in the end.

Science says you're dead and gone forever,
Reason says I'm talking to the air,
But something in my heart
Some secret hidden part
Illogically insists that you are there.
Somewhere.

If I believed in wishes
If I can find the key
Perhaps it's not to late
To change the course of fate
Cause after all I must be pretty great
If you believed in me.

1001 Nights

TWISTED

A Thousand And One Nights

Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes



  
Sung by:  Meredith Stepien and Dylan Saunders.
   Characters: Sherrezade and Ja'far, together.

Album: iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Karaoke: iTunes / guitar karaoke

 LIVE: RingCon2013 / Starkid Takes Manhattan / GeekyCon2015

POP VERSION (by Britney Coleman and Carlos Valdes)

 Check out also: The Way I Do

   
LYRICS:

I know a thousand tales
To fill a thousand nights
But now another story comes to mind
A nobel young vizier
Ascends to wondrous heights
He's brilliant as he's handsome
And handsome as he's kind

He is at once familiar and unknowable
To the frightened girl he meets along the way
And to the girl's surprise
Something in his eyes
 Beckons her to know him and inspires her to say

I want to know your story
I want to know your past
So tell me slowly from the start
Leave out no detail
Savour every part

I want to know your story
So make the story last
I want to know each twist and turn
Tell me all I've missed
I've so much to learn

For when it comes to stories
I thought I knew them all
But now I'm face to face with one
I can't seem to recall

The young vizier had come
To help inspire change
But fate has planned an unexpected twist
Within the palace walls
He discoveres something strange
And found a missing part of him
He didn't know he missed

She's at once a comfort and a mystery
To the callow man she meets that fateful day
She's beautiful and wise
And something in her eyes
 Beckons him to know her and inspires him to say

I want to know your story
I want to know your past
I want to know your future too
Fill my days and nights
With the tale of you

I want to know your story
(I want to know your story)
So make the story last
(So make the story last)
And linger over every part
Tell it till I know every bit by heart

I never cared for stories until you entered mine
And now my only wish is that
Our plots may intertwine

But I forget what happens next
I'm not sure I understand
Remind me how she answers
When he asks her for her hand

Took you long enough
'Yes'! She says 'yes'!

 A thousand and one nights with you
Is not enough to spend
So let's make ours a story with no end
 So let's make ours a story with no end

(...)

  / A thousand and one lifetimes
Is not enough to spend
So let's make ours a story with no end
 So let's make ours a story with no end /

Friday, November 29, 2013

Everything And More

TWISTED

Everything And More

(Act 1 Part 2)


Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes




  
Sung by: Rachael Soglin.

   Characters:  The Princess.


Album: iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Bonus album: iTunes 
Karaoke: iTunes

LIVE: Starkid Takes Manhattan

Punk version

   
LYRICS:

 Am I the only one who wants more out of life?
I just want to be free so badly
You slaves could never understand this feeling

I'm the most powerful girl in the land
With a wave of my hand I can give a command
But it's just like... whatever
'Cause they don't understand

Look at my life from the outside and sure
I've got servants and tigers and stuff
You're probably thinking she's got everything

Well it's true
'Cause I do
But so the fuck what
It's not enough

I want a life of adventure 
With no orders I have to obey
And dangers galore
'Long as I can be sure
That I'm safe and secure at the end of the day

I've got to escape from this palace
For a life where I'll truly be free
I'll go live somewhere new
Just as big with a view
And a few dozen servants attending to me

That's all I'm asking for
I just want everything and more

I want the moon
I want to live on the moon
And eat it in a pie
And keep it as a pet
And wear it like a gemstone in my hair

And some day soon 
The people who say I'm just dreaming
Like father and Ja'far
Will see how wrong they are
As I laugh in their faces through mouthfuls of moonbeam pie

I wanna make my own choices
I mean please, is that so much to ask?
But decisions are hard and I'm being bombarded
Why can't somebody help with this arduous task
The life of a princess is fraught with complication
It's enough to make me wish I were lowly and poor
But like with money

What I wouldn't give to live in a new situation
Each slave and guard makes life so hard
'Cause I'm always barred
From having everything and more

I Steal Everything

TWISTED

I Steal Everything


Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes



  
Sung by: Jeff Blim,
Meredith Stepien, Joe Walker, 
Robert Manion, Denise Donovan, Jim Povolo.

   Characters:  Aladdin, citizens.

Album: iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Karaoke: iTunes

   
LYRICS:

Want food but got no money
I'm screwed, or so it seemed.
That's why I came up with this brilliant scheme:
Just steal everything!

(...)

For real, I'm not that picky
I'll steal whatever's in sight
Don't judge, 'cause you don't understand my plight
 Hey, my crutch!
Nah, nah, loser! I steal everything!

(...)

Did you know this barbaric country?
They'll only give you money if you work.
Thanks, but no thanks - the man.
I'll keep stealing all I can
Instead of being a fascist yuppi jerk.

Hippie! Fucker! Slacker! Sucker!
Who would seek employments
When life offers her enjoyments?

Anything I get I can get for free
Besides, the economy's shit
 So I make haste for making exits.

Get chased by a murderous mob
Hey man, still beats getting the job
Am I right?

(...)

Asshole! Oh, wow! Douchebag! Hey, now!
Just one question: why, man?
'Cause you stole my daughter's hymen
That's completely fair, but in my defence:
Dude, your daughter's hot!

I feel that it's my duty to steal, 'cause stealing's an art
I'll steal clothing and shelter, whatever I lack
Candy from babies, the shirt off your back!

Credit indentities, thunder and seams
And intellectual property, whatever that means.
And if you'll look closer
This poor little orphan will steal your heart.

Dream A Little Harder

TWISTED

Dream A Little Harder


Lyrics: Kaley McMahon
Music: A.J. Holmes



  
Sung by:   
Dylan Saunders, Robert Manion, Nick Gage,
Jaime Lyn Beatty, Lauren Lopez, Alex Paul,
Joe Walker, Jeff Blim, Meredith Stepien
 
   Characters:  
Ja'far, Citizen1, Baker, 
Mother/Belle, Girl1, Girl2,
Librarian, Citizen2, Girl3,  citizens.

Album: iTunes / Amazon / Sheet
Karaoke: iTunes

   
LYRICS:

I look around the kingdom
And see the desperation
And the devastation that persists
No matter what I do

But today could be the day
I finally make a difference
And all the grateful citizens
Will say to me...


Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!
Fuck you!

(...)


Why don't we have enough to eat?
Why are we dying in the street?
Why does my baby always cry?
Why did my mommy have to die?

Mine too
Mine too
Mine too
Mine too
Mine too

The answer here
Is crystal clear
Ja'far, that ugly old vizier
He's the reason for our many woes


Though we're upset
We shouldn't fret
We mustn't let ourselves forget
The saying every child raised within the kingdom knows:

You got to dream a little harder
When life won't go your way
Simply dream a little harder
Trust me when I say

That when you dream little harder
You're sure to follow through
Cause if you're good and you're attractive
No need to be proactive

Good things will just happen to you

(...)

Why is the kingdom plagued by theft?
Why are there no more good jobs left?
Why does the sun go down at night?
Why is everyone in the kingdom white?

Um, Ja'far?
Ja'far!
Ja'far!
Ja'far!

No man who's just
Could ever trust
A face that triggers such disgust

His twisted features give me such a chill

So let us pray
That one fine day
That evil man will go away

'Cause if we want it bad enough, he will

For if you...
...dream a little harder
You'll get what you desire
Dream a little harder
When things are looking dire

If you dream a little harder
Success is guaranteed
If you are sure of your intention
Some magic intervention

Will give you the edge that you need

(...)

I know that I'm no prize
I'm not so easy on the eyes
I can't rely on looks to get me by

But ugliness permits
A man to use his wits
Cause pretty people never have to try

I hear the people whisper
As I walk about the streets
I know they call me

Ugly old Ja'far!

What I call planning
They call scheming
What I call delusion
They call dreaming

Why am I the only one
Who sees things as they are?

Wish a little stronger...

I need six eggs
Why not buy some?
Hope a little bigger...

I want to fly
That's unrealistic
Think a little louder...

I want to be a cat
What?
Fuck you

Whistle while you swallow
A spoon full of sugar
And your dream will come true
Upon a star...

Dream hard enough, my friend
Ja'far will meet a violent end
He could be skewered by a sailing ship

Or hanged in tangled jungle vines
Or eaten by hyenas
Or he'll plummet to his death
From a castle

A clock
Or a cliff

And if we dream a little harder...
Our patience and our honor
Will rid us of that ugly old Ja'far!
Fuck you!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Carlos Valdes

STARKID SINGERS


Carlos Valdes


(Twisted)
A Thousand And One Nights (pop version) 

Carlos wrote the music for MAMD and played bass for AVPM!
Here you have him singing in the interview (he's awesome).


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Brant Cox

STARKID SINGERS

Brant Cox



as Roach (Starship)


Beauty 

 (AVSR)
Everything Ends  (as Sirius)
 




ALSO PLAYED:

Percy Weasley (AVPSY)




Wizard Cop #2 (AVPSY)



Colin Creevey (AVPSY)



Brian Holden

STARKID SINGERS

Brian Holden


 
(MAMD)
 as Flopsy
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as Remus Lupin  
(AVPS)
(AVPSY)
as Junior (Starship)
 
as Superman (HMB)
 

Chris Allen

STARKID SINGERS

Chris Allen

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as Duder Reese (LWL)
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as Alfred (HMB)
 
as Spiderman (HMB) 

Super Friends

as Citizen (HMB)
Holy Musical B@man

as Two Face (HMB)
The American Way

ALSO PLAYED:

"Alastor Moody" (AVPSY)


Barty Crouch Junior (AVPSY)



Moarning Myrtle (AVPSY)


Tom Riddle (AVPSY)


Songwriter for LWL and AVPSY.
Writer for LWL.


Chuck Criss

STARKID SINGERS
 

Chuck Criss

http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/61160993/Chuck+Criss+13.jpg
 

Ukulele song

LITTLE WHITE LIE

Ukulele Song







  


Took him home

LITTLE WHITE LIE

Took Him Home


Music and lyrics: Mark Swiderski



  Sung by: Mark Swiderski


  
LYRICS:

 Love and lights go 
Harder than any other low 
Harder than I could ever know 
You took him home 
Just tell him I said hello 
Let him on or keep him until the dawn 
but please watch him when hes gone 
He's seen the last sun 
But my light has just begun 
I want to live but not forever 
A time that doesnt reach up better 
Wiser than the lots 
His thoughts are all I've got 
More than I have ever bought 
Courage from the thought 
These things I never forgot 
And I promise will never forget them.

All comes tumbling

LITTLE WHITE LIE

It All Comes Tumbling Down


Music: Grant Anderson


Hold her like murder

LITTLE WHITE LIE

Hold Her Like Murder


Music and lyrics: Mark Swiderski

  
Sung by: Mark Swiderski

LYRICS:


 And you thought I'd lose my memories of you 
 But we were safe and true 
We should have given our love a life but life can bring us down 
We lost all we worked for when I went home without YOU 
We couldnt let the light get in the covers kept us dark 
We wouldnt let our lives trade hands we closed in both our hearts 
And I know it was all my fault I am so so sorry we tear apart 

Hold her like murder and keep getting further 
We should have given a second chance but chances dont work out 
We probably had what no one else could find
 but look who tears it down I'm so so sorry I tear it down.
 

Sango, Sango, Sango

A VERY STARKID ALBUM

Sango Song


Music and lyrics: Darren Criss
  

LYRICS:


Sango, Sango, Sango, Sango
Sango, Sango, Sango, Sango
Sango, Sango, Sango, Sango
Sango, Sango, Sango, Sango, Sang

Sakana No Ko 

Allison and John

LITTLE WHITE LIE

Allison And John


Music and lyrics:Mark Swiderski

  
Sung by: Mark Swiderski, Meredith Stepien

LYRICS:

Johnny went out on a Saturday red eyed and lulled on life
Walking the streets so silently
Walking with a dead man's head
He thought he had the answer to all of his problems now he's dead dying from the fake love
Sin gave to him no matter how hard he tries
He tries he tries
Ally was the only friend he knew
Told her things would not be the same
Then she said
What is happening???
As he took her by the hand
OH Look at life through my eyes!
You have never seen such red!!
Blame it on all of those who died because life was ours!!!
Heres to a good life.