Does anyone use lyrics?

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This is just a general question that hit me when I was having a conversation with a friend about how song lyrics can be very poetic, but...does anyone involved with verse use song lyrics for material? Is that even allowed?

Thank you for alleviating my curiosity!

I have never used lyrics as a poem, but another boy on my team is this year. He chose a poem that contains a song in it and is singing those parts. He is also using a song as his other poem. He got mixed results from the judges, they either loved it or hated it. But I don't see why you shouldn't experiment with a song that you think would work with your team. It might just be the thing that set you apart.

I was going to do a rap I found to be very informational on the education system. I didn't know how well that would work.

I would guess as long as it is allowed, then go for it. I don't know about the actually rapping it part though. (I suck at rapping, so I would personally have to think of a way to use it that worked with my particular set of skills, lol.) If it works though, and you can pull it off, it could be the thing that sets you apart.

What's the rap?

Don't Stay In School by Dave Brown. I asked my couch to do on a program on the topic "education". He approve the topic and the rap.

Here's the link:


I like this a lot btw. There is a bit of a disconnect between what's normally taught in schools vs. real-world knowledge you should know. Sadly, a lot of kids don't get to have a "home ec" type class that's built into their curiculum at a young age (mine did, so everybody learned basics for 4 weeks every semester during jr. high). Good choice!

I've had several people in rounds use lyrics. Some went as far as singing... my team's not a big fan of that because that only works if you can sing.

I wonder how much of a regional thing singing in an event is? Like are some areas in the country where singing is more of the norm than not?

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