The Artsville Songwriting Competition

  1. Highlights from the 2013 Artsville Songwriting Competition, Saturday, November 9, 2013 at The Midnight Rooster in downtown Hartsville, SC. Earn a spot in ASC 2014 by performing at Artsville Open Mic, every first Monday of the month at The Midnight Rooster. Signup is open now! http://welcometoartsville.com

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  2. Highlights from the inaugural Artsville Songwriting Competition. Recorded at The Midnight Rooster in Hartsville, SC, Monday, September 10 and Sunday, September 30, 2012.

    To enter the 2013 ASC (Sat, Nov 9), sign up for Artsville Open Mic at http://welcometoartsville.com. Get tickets here: http://asc2013.bpt.me

    Photo credits: Harrison Waters and David Childers
    Video editing: Harrison Waters

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  3. St. Christopher
    Music & lyrics © 2012 Rebecca Morning Phipps. All rights reserved.

    Shoot you up in my veins,
    Suck you up like cocaine.
    You never make me feel better,
    Always the same.
    Double shot is
    what I got.
    Felt you go down
    dirty and hot.

    Carried the weight across black and dead waters.
    I tattooed your name on a tree.
    A heart and arrow St. Christopher on it,
    I held on to you desperately.
    You said, "Why cant you see these things staring right at you"?
    "Why cant you stay here with me"?
    I said, "Boy you don't know what you're asking of me,
    the girl with no identity".

    So I'll sink like a stone,
    and you'll carry the rest to the sea.

    You're my favorite addiction,
    my hardest conviction.
    I've never fought something like this.
    28 days wont settle my ways,
    or the taste of your poisonous kiss.
    I shake and I shiver
    as we cross the river.
    The night it hangs low on the sound.
    But I know you aint' mine,
    and I know that in time
    you're gonna have to let me down.

    So I'll sink like a stone,
    and you'll carry the rest to the sea.

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  4. Lullaby
    Music & lyrics © 2012 Rusty Henderson. All rights reserved.

    You can watch a sparrow build her nest in a tree;
    You can hear a robin sing most beautifully;
    You can count the miracles that God has let you see;
    Remember, He included you and me.

    When your times are troubled, and the world has been unkind;
    A quick and easy answer seems impossible to find;
    Don't remain impatiently in a troubled state of mind;
    Remember, He's the God of Time.

    The sparrow builds her nest, the robin sings her melody;
    Though beautiful, they're here just temporarily;
    But, of all the things God chose to keep throughout Eternity;
    Remember, He included you and me.

    As you count those miracles that God has let you see;
    Remember, He included you and me."

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  5. Nicholas
    Music & lyrics © 2012 Melanie McMillan. All rights reserved.

    Those strong hands
    On the piano
    In that old hotel
    With the ballroom floors
    And the high ceilings
    You sang ""Bluebirds over
    The white cliffs of Dover""
    And I stood in the crowd
    And hummed the harmony

    Nicholas
    Remember you said you'd marry me
    And told me how it all would be
    On that late night drive
    Nicholas
    After all this time apart
    You still can break my heart
    So I guess that I survived

    Those blue eyes
    Look over at me
    While the music plays
    I could seize the day
    But it's make believe
    You're a friend, a brother
    Belong to another
    So I stay in the crowd
    And hum the harmony

    Nicholas
    Remember you said you'd marry me
    And told me how it all would be
    On that late night drive
    Nicholas
    After all this time apart
    You still can break my heart
    So I guess that I survived

    So, here's to you
    This glass is for the road
    The one I came with
    Says it's time to go...

    Nicholas
    Remember you said you'd marry me
    And told me how it all would be
    On that late night drive
    Nicholas
    After all this time apart
    You still can break my heart
    So I guess that I survived

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The Artsville Songwriting Competition

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Watch highlights from past competitions and full songs from some of the songwriters. To earn a spot in the next ASC, sign up for the monthly Artsville Open Mic. Details here: welcometoartsville.com

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