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Australia’s Unofficial Entry into Eurovision, Diamond Heist=COMPLETE

Drum roll please here is the final copy of Diamond heist and the lyrics!!

Diamond Heist

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Verse 2

Gather your disguise, refine your lies
choose your weapon with care
the stakes are high
the treasure’s in a vault, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Verse 3

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
the stakes are high
the treasure’s in a vault, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, a special thanks to my youth pastor who helped me fix my recording problems and agreed to sing it even though I made the melody difficult to sing 😛

Now please share it!!!
We have less than 24 hours to show Eurovision this, please share this either by the blog link or by sharing the soundcloud file on twitter or Eurovision’s official facebook page with the #MyEurovisionIdea

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AUEE- Lyric Update 6 Completed!!

After I posted my last update I was totally inspired with the next verse (thank you God for hearing my prayer), and decided that verse 3 would be a mash up of verse 1 & 2! That means our lyrics are completed!!!

Diamond Heist

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Verse 2

Gather your disguise, refine your lies
choose your weapon with care
the stakes are high
the treasure’s shut up in a vault*, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Verse 3

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
the stakes are high
the treasure’s shut up in a vault*, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

*the only problem with this line is it’s a bit wordy, if you have an alternative let me know 🙂

 

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AUEE-Lyric update 5 bridge

Ok so no we have a chorus, verse and bridge!! All we need lyrics wise now is two more verses… to be totally honest stressing a little over lyrics, their not really my forte. I’m going to attempt to write the next two but am praying for a lyric miracle. Here is what we have so far:

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

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AUEE-Lyric update 4 verse + chorus

I sat down this morning and wrote what I think will be the chorus so what we wrote last time will be the first verse. Some things to know first, after my research into diamonds I found there are four c’s when talking about diamonds. clarity, colour, cut and carat. I also found that a flawless diamond is called a paragon and is 100 carats. This will explain the chorus. So the song will now go;

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone
(will possibly add more words to this)

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Have you got any ideas to add to this? Please do!! I found I’m not to good with lyrics to contribute away!!
Have no idea what this post is referring to? Check out this post

 

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Norway Eurovision 2013

I saw an interview with Margaret Berger the singer in which she explains the meaning behind the lyrics and it makes a lot more sense.
“…the song is about someone that is helping someone else get out of the cocoon and bloom and take on the world, that feeling you can get from your friends or your lover or something like that, that helps you and makes you feel, fantastic I can do that! Then I feed back, I give you my love because you mean so much to me.”
When asked about the phrases knife against my back and face the attack Margaret said, “it’s about daring to go out of your comfort zone and its not literal. It’s more of a poetic picture or someone pushing you to where your not comfortable.”
I really liked the feel of this song but now I that I know the meaning of the lyrics I like it even better!

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AUEE- Lyric Update 3

Ok so one of my best friends, booklovers1, a friend who would want to be known as the elephant master and I are sitting down to try and write some lyrics…its not going so well. But we have a first draft for a chorus. Please critique it, add to it, anything!
“Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone.”

All you creative writers please help us. Remember the theme is about diamonds and a diamond heist. Check out my other lyric updates to find out the other themes.

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AUEE-Lyric update 2, theme and time extension

Okay, because of the difficulty I am having writing lyrics, I’ve decided to extend the end of the lyrics to 18/1  the date the music has to be finished by, which we will be writing at the same time. In the meantime I’ve been googling diamonds just to see what would come up, an interesting thing I found is that there have been a couple of clever and successful diamond heists, which got me thinking that if our song was about a diamond heist is could have underlying themes of facing adversity and working to together making us stronger like the diamonds. It also could include the love aspects as every successful heist needs a trustworthy accomplice. Other things I have been looking up included a good hour ogling at Tiffany & Co.’s amazing diamonds and the amazing stuff that you can do with them in jewellery. So anyway, today I will be having my own little workshop to try and come up with at least something, then share it as soon as possible. As always if you have any ideas or contributions share away.

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AUEE-Lyric update 1

So far we don’t actually have any lyrics but from the quotes post yesterday and from talking to people the common themes seem to be around how adversity is tough but improves your character and makes you a stronger person (cutting diamonds means they are brighter, when carbon or coal turns into a diamond when under pressure). Also my aunt, who is a science teacher, explained to me the scientific process of a carbon turning into a diamond and highlighted the fact that the more atoms their are the stronger the diamond is. This touches on the theme that collectively people are stronger than when they stand alone. I really like both of these themes and think they would be good for our song and we could say it through an analogy of diamonds.
What themes do you guys think would work well, or do you have any idea for lyrics?

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Australia’s unofficial entry into Eurovision-BIG NEWS

 If a song contest can unite a continent why can't it unite countries on a global scale?

If a song contest can unite a continent why can’t it unite countries on a global scale?

After not much success with last week’s post on Australia’s unofficial entry into Eurovision (for those of you who have just tuned in we were writing a song to become Australia’s unofficial entry into Eurovision, a massive song contest in Europe) I was doing some research on Eurovision to come up with new ideas when I came across this. http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=94033&_t=happy_new_year_7_things_to_wait_for_in_2014
It says that they are asking for fans ideas on what to perform on the interval act. Now I know it’s a long shot but if we could get this song completed by January 31st maybe just maybe we could get them to perform it.

What does that mean for us?
It means we are going to be incredibly busy and will have to stick to a strict schedule, so I’m going to need you help.
3/1- 11/1 lyrics need to be written
12/1 – 18/1 music needs to be composed (I will also be starting to compose in the first week as well)
19/1 – 25/1 song needs to be recorded by musicians
26/1 – 31/1 we need to attract Eurovision’s attention

What can I do to help?
I need you guys to contribute ideas, I don’t care what country you’re from, if you have an idea I want to hear it. After all the one of the slogan’s for Eurovision 2014 is #JoinUs. If a song contest can unite a continent why can’t it unite countries on a global scale?

Lyric ideas:
The sooner we get the lyrics to our the song, the easier it will be to write the actual melody. I’ve looked into it a bit (hours of research on YouTube 😛 ) and have seen that love songs always go down really well, but I think we should also include Australian things. Lastly the kind of theme this year is around diamonds. “Eurovision diamond symbolises what the competition means to us: A hub that is at once sparkling and strong. Diamond has lots of different sides and shows the diversity and the richness that will be on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest,” says the Executive Producer of the show, Pernille Gaardbo.
Yes I know, I’ve never heard of a love song about gum trees and diamonds either but if we go with that at least it will be unique.
At this stage I’m looking for anything, the song will be in a verse chorus structure. If you have an idea for one line or you think a certain word should be used tell me.

Music ideas:
I want all your musical ideas, anything, chord progressions, a small phrase, licks, keys, what instruments you want to be playing at what time. So far on this series of posts we talked about having a violin and cello, also a glockenspiel however I have no idea where I would be able to arrange a glockenspiel player to help record the song on such short notice so unless someone has a radical idea we are going to need something else. Also we need to know how many vocalists we are going to have, my own opinion is that if we have more than one we could create some awesome harmonies but since this is our song I’m creating a poll. The types of vocalists will depend on who I can get in touch with to sing on the recording.

Spread the word:
If you have friend who is musical or good at creative writing who you think would like to help let them know. We also need to attract Eurovision’s attention, if create enough support for this they might consider us. They asked for people to send in their ideas using the hashtag #MyEurovisionIdea so spread it round.

In the meantime I will begin composing because of time constraints and I will post updates on our progress hopefully every couple of days. So in the words of the tag line for Eurovision 2014 #JoinUs and help us to create Australia’s unofficial entry into Eurovison!!

LYRICS COMPLETED!!!

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We are the Free-Matt Redman

I really like the lyrics of this song, a lot of the time Christian worship music can have really corny lyrics but I think this song is really nice and up lifting. I find it really encouraging 🙂

Remember if you like the song support the music industry and buy it!!

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