Permanent Damage

This is a song about a story of the damage you can do if you are distracted and driving. So just wait, your text can wait, think of your life and the lives of others before driving distracted.

Reckless by La’Mya Flowers

This song is from the perspective of a friend or family member losing a loved one to distracted driving. Inspiration from Madison Beer Hey Pull over that text can wait Don’t risk it all just for a hey Your parents want u home safe This stories about How you drove to your bestfriends house But the urge to text took over ,WoW Look where you are now If you’re listening now please remember the importance of keeping your focus only on the road ahead Please remember what I said Each day goes by and each night, I cry Put the phone away before you drive You gave me your word U won’t text her You might not be here but its very clear Said you’d never hurt me, but here we are Oh, you swore on every star How could you be so reckless with someone’s heart? How could you be so reckless with someone’s heart? Hey This is a story I hate But I told it to cope with the pain I’m so sorry if you can relate

Pay Attention

I wrote this song to showcase the importance of paying attention to the road while you drive. Each verse handles different distractions and why you should avoid them. The chorus emphasizes the need to pay attention; the road should be your only focus and main attraction. I recorded and played every instrument myself. Lyrics are as follows: Verse 1: Driving Home: A long day You’re not in the mood Thinking about the girl you like, or maybe your favorite tune Verse 2: Your Body’s here in the car Your Hands at ten and two But your mind is gone – on the run Don’t let it happen to you! Chorus: Isn’t it a shame to drive distracted? You should be so focused on the road, ’cause it’s your main attraction Why oh why? would you let it leave your sight? Pay attention, and you’ll be quite alright. Verse 3: In a new part of town You think you might be lost You pull up the GPS But there’s a greater cost Verse 4: It takes your eyes onto your phone And you’re stuck like glue Before you know it, head on collision Your friend can use a phone too. Chorus: Isn’t it a shame to drive distracted? You should be so focused on the road, ’cause it’s your main attraction Why oh why? would you let it leave your sight? Pay attention, and you’ll be quite alright.

Buckle Up

This song describes two decisions: Buckle Up or Buckle Up. Confused? Let me explain. You can buckle up literally with your seatbelt and prepare yourself to drive safely or you can buckle up for the wave of consequences that come from a car crash. It’s up to you! This song includes lyrical references to a vehicle such as: exhausted, neutralize, tears per minute, etc. Buckle Up VERSE 1 Two decisions In reality they’re one in the same Buckle up now or Buckle Up later Let me explain The first Less worse Buckle up quite literally Being focused Coming home Tell your fam’ I love you dearly Or you could buckle up later For the emotional ride Tell the judge why the plaintiff Can never testify Hope to stay dazed Fill the hole inside But nothing ever fills the void Of a human life Time can’t go reverse like a vehicle It’s not funny, satirical Save your miracles My material’s lyrical CHORUS You better Bu-Bu-Buckle Up Bu-Bu-Buckle Up Buckle up If you care I know you’ll Buckle Up It’s the way; I’ll show you Buckle Up (AAYYEE) You better buckle up (AAYYEE) VERSE 2 Don’t buckle up later Strap in. Click it Do it for real! You gotta’ focus and prohibit Miles of your tears per minute Exhausted family think about you When you’re on the wheel Like a stoplight Please don’t blow through Listen to these words; it’s easy I’ll show you: Mirror check Turn the settings On the radio and your phone (I got it!) Eating’s Another blind spot All distractions: postpone (No make up!) And if you are the passenger Signal the driver Look alive Neutralize what isn’t safe Until you hear the: “You have arrived” Buckle Up. A double meaning Phrase that sounds identical Do it now cause later’s more regrettable Man you better! CHORUS Bu-Bu-Buckle Up Bu-Bu-Buckle Up Pedestrians and other cars It’s like driving in a fog When you drive distracted It’s like driving with your high beams on Buckle Up (AAYYEE) You better Bu-Bu-Buckle Up (AAYYEE) Nah nah nah nah

How did I get here

This song is on ukulele explain some reasons for why a person could be laying on the side of the road after getting in a crash.. what mistake they could have made. Lyrics: How did I get her lying on the ground with my head facing oncoming traffic, what mistake did I make that left me lying here could have been the end of my existence, Be safe and aware be safe and aware keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel, Be safe, don’t pick up that phone even if it’s your mom, dad, sister saying hi how are you doing?, Don’t speed passes that sign, don’t speed passed that light even if it’s your first day of your new job, Be safe and aware, be safe and aware keep your eyes on the road and your hands on your wheels, Don’t be distracted by the little puppies on the road, don’t be distracted by the crashes behind you, Be safe and aware, be safe and aware keep your eyes on the road and you hands on the wheel, Be safe.

DON’T BE DISTRACTED

I had an idea to make a beat similar to an old 80’s hip-hop song. The result is an enjoyable to listen to, yet informative track. I had a lot of fun making it and showing it to my friends, who otherwise wouldn’t have really cared about the issue.

Lyrics:

Hey man, Jennifer just invited me to this sick party! But I’m kinda hungry. I think I might have a snack on the way there.

 

Well that’s no good! Cause…

 

I’ll you tell what boy

When you’re driving down the street

Better look to where you’re going

Keep your eyes up off your feet

You need to focus more on where you’re going to

The food is good but it ain’t important dude

 

Cause when you make it over to Jenny’s house

You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy your cooked grouse

So eat your dinner, before you go

Or this could be the last day you ever know

 

Don’t be distracted

Even if you’re late

Don’t be distracted

You know it can wait

Don’t be distracted

Just turn it down

Don’t be distracted

Don’t be a clown

 

Don’t be distracted

Even if you’re late

Don’t be distracted

You know it can wait

Don’t be distracted

Just turn it down

Don’t be distracted

Don’t be a clown

 

Sitting in your car with your music too loud

Turn it down man, don’t be a clown

It’s ever-so-important just to stay in line

Practice these steps and i know you’ll be fine

 

Red lights green lights all around, keep your eyes up straight all over town

Safety’s no joke it’s serious stuff

Keep in check man, don’t act so tough

 

Don’t be distracted

Don’t be distracted

Even if you’re late

Don’t be distracted

You know it can wait

Don’t be distracted

Just turn it down

Don’t be distracted

Don’t be a clown

 

Don’t be distracted

Even if you’re late

Don’t be distracted

You know it can wait

Don’t be distracted

Just turn it down

Don’t be distracted

Don’t be a clown

 

Don’t be distracted!

Focus Your View

This song was made with all the love and made to create conscience on how getting distracted at the wheel can put many lives at risk. so focus your view not on your phone. not your friends. but on the road haha

 

Lyrics:

Hey you wanna know some tips and tricks
That could help reduce the risk
Of getting disteacted at the wheel
But first you gotta focus your view
Not on your phone!
Not on your friends!
But on the road
Not on Instagram!
nor your makeup !
Just stay alert
Rap: Hey this is what God says to you today, I won’t leave you nor forsake you never doubt me, I guarantee I will never leave. I am faithful, Yeah you can ask me! Listen there is an answer to all your problems, there is someone that everything can handle. The Creator, Alpha and Omega, The Savior, this world is kinda messed up.
 So let me give you one tip, don’t put your view on temporarily worldly things, but on God and his love. And I am speaking of, an ETERNAL LOVE.
So focus your view!
Not on your phone!
Not on your friends!
But on the road
Not on Instagram!
nor your makeup !
Just stay alert
Not on your phone!
Not on your friends!
But on the road
Not on Instagram!
nor your makeup !
Just stay alert

Flatline

Firstly, I would like to thank you for this opportunity and apologize for my lateness in submitting it. This song follows the point of view of a college student who is going to visit her family after leaving her graduating party. However, the trip doesn’t go as planned.

Just Stop

The focus is on times when it’s only our thoughts that are keeping us distracted at the wheel, even though I mention other distractions as well. A bit of a rough draft, but meaningful nonetheless. Thank you for this opportunity!

 

[spoken] Have you ever had one of those moments when..?

 

Verse 1: 

You didn’t sleep at all 

And you know that there’s no way 

You could drive around all day 

And still be okay 

 

Verse 2: 

Or when you think you have it all 

Figured out and then 

Another whirlwind of thoughts 

Spins in your head 

 

Chorus: 

Just stop! 

Stop what you’re doing, awake from your sleeping 

There’s a whole world in front of you 

Open your eyes, leave those things aside 

There’s just one thing you need to do 

 

Interlude: 

‘Cause the wheel’s in your hand and the brake’s underneath your feet 

And maybe just maybe you’ll realize 

 

Ending: 

That life is worth more than, 

Your makeup, hair, or clothes 

And way way more than 

That song on the radio 

So if you feel that urge to move, just go ahead and stop

And remember that you’ve come so far to just lose it all like that 

 

Life Means More

This is a song I wrote about the repercussions of distracted driving. Life is worth so much and using our phones on the road can cause unthinkable pain. Hopefully this song can spread awareness and help encourage others.

So young and never bored.

Fast car, the world is yours…

But please, take some advice.

You dream of being free and careless,

but I hope you don’t ignore this.

‘Cuz your life means more than a device.

Mamas and papas want to see you graduate.

Sisters and brothers want to see you make your way.

So look to your left, look to your right,

because your life is worth more time than the phone calls now.

Check those mirrors because the tears are real if we must say goodbye

to the light in your eyes.

Put That Thang Down

All samples within are explicitly made free to use without a requirement to seek individual permission. I recorded all instruments and vocals, mixed, and mastered the track myself. While making this track, I drew upon my knowledge as a self-taught jazz guitarist to craft a melancholic, off-kilter chord progression. The percussion is intentionally offset and feels tipsy. For the vocals and additional polish, I looked to my favorite hip-hop artist, Earl Sweatshirt. I stuck to his low-pitched, subdued flow, and his works inspired me to finish off the arrangement with uncanny Rhodes piano embellishments and eerie samples of an ambulance, leaves crunching, and a woman sobbing. Overall, I felt that the most impact on the work came from my environment. I live in the Las Vegas metropolis. I hear several ambulance sirens pass by each day, most likely for the huge amount of car crashes that happen here. It breaks my heart that people are killing themselves with the easily preventable behavior of driving while distracted, but even moreso that they sometimes kill others in the process. I even see distracted drivers firsthand every time I go on the road. It is a scary feeling when someone on their phone almost kills you on the highway. Luckily, I have never been hit myself — but if we do not curb this phenomenon with the right education, it is only a matter of time. Lyrics: 4000 teens died from distracted driving last year Lord knows them text messages stay conniving These kids mommas call it an accident But we gotta stay responsible for it You might whip out the phone Just ‘cos you’re alone But even when nobody’s looking The Grim Reaper’s booking Distracting yourself is a choice And you gotta make the right one I don’t want no more ratchet kids in caskets I say the method of mediation is education We need to stop tryna change decisions with derision Classrooms gotta focus on the empathy bear with me Teens are more compassionate than rational Show them the hurt in their mothers and others When they get that call that their little homie Died with a phone in they lap So if you really wanna avoid that Keep the family intact Put that phone away ‘Cos at the end of the day That text message can wait It don’t matter how much you think you need to respond Ain’t no way a DM is more important than your life Sending streaks to your friends could get you sent to the hospital We’re so buried in our phones One mistake can leave you dead and alone

“Everyone Is Counting On You”

This is a song I wrote about driving distracted, and the song is upbeat and engaging, hoping to persuade distracted drivers to change their ways and focus on the road and others around them. The lyrics are listed below: Verse One: You drive like you’re in A getaway car Inside of a high-speed action movie But baby, don’t you know This ain’t Hollywood It’s real life, baby So, I’m begging you Wake up, and eyes on the road in front of you Chorus: If you get scared that your mind will Wander at the wheel Just listen to this song And focus on the road, and what’s real It’s the best and easiest thing to do Everyone is counting on you

Highlights

Only half of the story, Postmarks in the road, and no one knows where they go, so, Tell me all of your stories, Maybe no one’s asked before, but I’d like to see behind that door, We’re all tryna save face, in this blue light age, Pictures scattered on the screen, what did they ever mean? I don’t wanna be peripheral to your life, only seeing highlights, I don’t wanna be keeping at a distance, I don’t wanna miss this, It isn’t enough to have temporarily loved you, It’s in between the highlights, to all the tough times, and all the rough nights, I wanna be there

Thousand Shards (by Luke Rey)

Music has been a passion of mine for a long time, it has a certain power of delivering messages and emotions. I love it some much and I decided to spread awareness to end reckless driving through this song and its lyrics. A lot of people nowadays resonate with songs and its meaning, and I feel that with the vibe and style I gave this song, it’ll impact the crucial demographic of teenagers. I hope it creates an impact on the current situation. Thousand Shards (Verse) Everytime you buckle in Do you get this train of thought? Please, stop looking off the road Keep those eyes sharp as a hawk (Pre-Chorus) Can’t your make up, phone calls, friend’s chat, playlists wait a little ’til you arrive? Simple things like this can make a difference of who lives and who dies (Chorus) Look ahead Clear your view I don’t think it’s worth your time Look ahead Would you choose? A single glance or your life (Bridge) Can’t pull through that you let go Piercing me through my soul Like a thousand shards of glass When I think of you flying away (Chorus) Look ahead Clear your view I don’t think it’s worth your time Look ahead Would you choose? A single glance or your life (Please drive safe) Oh, oh, oh It’ll hit you like a thousand shards Oh, oh, oh It’ll hit you like a thousand shards Credits: Lyrics – Luke Rey Vocals – Luke Rey Instrumental – Luke Rey Mixing/Mastering – Luke Rey

Matter of Time

A creative at heart, I have always considered myself first and foremost a storyteller, whether that be through music, writing, or art. I was so excited to tell a story (with a moral) through music about this prevalent and pressing topic. As someone who is not only violently afraid of driving due to the reckless cars on the road, but also knows people who have been involved in such crashes, it is important to me spread awareness about how dangerous reckless driving truly is. Thank you Create Real Impact for giving me and all the other students who are entering the competition a chance to showcase our gifts in an “impactful” way! (Song was created using MixPad Multitrack Recording Free by NCH Software — many thanks to them as well!) Lyrics: Her life was just getting started when she moved out of her parents’ apartment. Make a difference, see the world. Goals strewn in her journal on a dreamy night. Meet new people, become something, make her childhood wrongs right. Threw that journal in a backpack in the backseat of her car. Out of the driveway, down the highway, took a detour through the park. Scenic route, she said, “I’ll get there someday. Might as well enjoy the ride so far.” Headlights glaring, playlist still playing as she swerved to miss a car. Lights flashing red and blue. Handcuffs clashing as they’re secured onto the wrists of a stranger who couldn’t wait to send a message saying, “I’ll be late.” They found her backpack later in the ditch, journal opened to the page with the list. Would have been a beautiful adventure, but it cost her life. Don’t text and drive. It’s only a matter of time before those wrongs can’t be made right.