#1
Had to write a chord-y type song for music class that can be easily performed using just an acoustic guitar and a voice. I've been listening to a lot of hardcore recently, so I sort of wrote these in the mindset of writing a hardcore song and not an acoustic protest song. Anyway, wrote this literally in the last hour and a half, so give it a read and see what you think:

Threads

[Verse 1]
These are the threads from the fabric
The fabric we ourselves have sewn
Undone from the pressure of prying hands,
That seek nothing but to please their own

[Verse 2]
These threads should have weaved a blanket
To warm the most frail of homes
They should have provided some comfort
But instead braided a noose of bones

[Pre-Chorus]
So are we left to tread
the embers alone?
Or will their senses regain
In time to atone

[Chorus]
For their aggression, deceit and intrusion,
Under the disguise of democracy
For if our blood is the price of our freedom
Then explain how is that really free?

[Verse 3]
This is the steel of promise
Waiting to harvest, to build and to mend
But such tools are worth less than a trigger
Now each shot resonates with sin

[Pre-Chorus]
So are we left to search
The ruins alone?
Or will their senses regain
In time to atone

[Chorus]
For their aggression, deceit and intrusion,
Under the disguise of democracy
For if our blood is the price of our freedom
Then explain how is that really free?

[Bridge]
Our sons are not pawns, families not an expense
This is not a game
Terror, insurgency; just some words to
Brand an enemy without a name

[Pre-Chorus]
So will they allow this
Strife to go on?
Or will their senses regain
In time to atone

[Chorus 4]
For their aggression, deceit and intrusion,
Under the disguise of democracy
For if our blood is the price of our freedom
Then explain how is that really free?

[Outro]
These threads should have weaved a blanket
To warm the most frail of homes
But these last few years have just proven
That thread won't warm a heart of stone
Last edited by Pat_s1t at Apr 4, 2012,
#3
Well done. I think the chorus definitely fits the idea of an acoustic protest song, even if it more volatile than your teacher may like.