This is a prompting Blog

My intent here is to write a poem from the prompt I give to you , the reader, in hopes that it will inspire something and get others to write with me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Today's Prompt is WRITE YOUR LYRICS

Some times I get a goofy bone going and re-write a popular song with my own lyrics, that is what we are going to do today... mind you this is a first draft, and it may not sing as great as I think it does, but the fun of it is that you already have a set meter and rhyme scheme, so writing your own words is really the easy part.

Our song choice for today is I GOT YOU BABE by Sonny and Cher,  Here are the lyrics...

They say we're young and we don't know
We won't find out until we grow
Well I don't know if all that's true
'Cause you got me, and baby I got you

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

They say our love won't pay the rent
Before it's earned, our money's all been spent
I guess that's so, we don't have a pot
But at least I'm sure of all the things we got

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

I got flowers in the spring
I got you to wear my ring
And when I'm sad, you're a clown
And if I get scared, you're always around

Don't let them tell your hair's too long
'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong
Then put your little hand in mine
There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb

Babe, I got you babe
I got you babe

I got you to hold my hand
I got you to understand
I got you to walk with me
I got you to talk with me

I got you to kiss goodnight
I got you to hold me tight
I got you, I won't let go
I got you to love me so

I got you babe
I got you babe
I got you babe

Our title is THEY GOT YOU we are doing ours on cats, but your prompt is to use the same song to what ever trained you (or someone you know).. for example kids, dogs, people, mistress'... we will leave it up to you, though we do ask you keep it as clean as possible, Tee hee hee ...


They got you trained

If you have a cat, you know it's true
you don't own them, honey they own you...
They hiss and growl when they're under foot
but melt your heart with just a little look...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

You scoop their poop, you pay their vet,
You feed and water, a purr is what you get...
they lay on your lap, nap and play,
if you have a cat, listen while I say...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

I've got cat hair on my clothes
and a bad smell just hit my nose,
but there they are, so soft and sweet,
come here kitty kitty, I have a treat...

So maybe they, don't fetch your shoes,
with the softest purr, they take away your blues,
they pounce and prance, they hunt for awhile,
and when they meow, it seem just like they smile...

Trained, they got you trained, 
they got you trained...

They trained you to brush their hair
They trained you with out a care,
They got you to lay upon
They got me to write this song...

They trained you to feed treats,
they trained you with purrs so sweet
They got us they wont let go
they all trained us, just so you know...

they got you trained
they got you trained
they got you trained

LOL... Who has you trained???


  1. I am speechless Jl. I want to know how you did this and how long did it take?? This is so amazing, there are no words to describe it. I've got to try this but It'll have to go with one I'm really familiar with like this one. What did you do hum along with it while writing

  2. Thanks Susie, I had a blast writting it...
    It didnt take long once I knew what song I wanted to use, thats why we left the prompt open for anyone to use the same song with the They got you trained title, thought it would be easier for everyone to play along that way...
    We have others in our files but this one was wrote today and I just couldnt wait to have you read it... Tee hee hee !!

    OO and yes humming along helps a lot, but having the real lyrics to the song helps even more... cant wait to see what you do with it !!
    Who's got you trained??? LOL
    ENJOY !

  3. Wonderful! Oh how I love these prompts...I use to do this all the time when I was a teenager lol! Remember the song "Their gonna put me in the movies, they're gonna make a big star out of me...etc. Well I wrote "They're gonna put me in the movies, they're gonna make a GO Go Girl out of me...etc...Ha! I also wrote my own lyrics to "Riding along on a Carousal" I'll share those sometime.

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