Infected by Neon: Song Lyrics

These are lyrics to a song I started writing years ago regarding my time living in Las Vegas. It’s different from my other poetry in that it rhymes and as written specifically to be set to music. Unlike much of my work, I don't intend to pursue publication for this piece beyond this page, unless I end up playing music again.

I hope you enjoy it.

Thanks for reading!


"Infected by Neon"

By

Justin W. Price

Las Vegas
A city of sin and temptation
So many lights, so little illumination
A perfect image of human imperfection

I am one afflicted by this neon infection

I threw my dice against the wall
and raised my arms in triumph
(This cannot last. this will not last)
Threw them again
and bowed my head in shame
(it's all going downhill fast!)

This neon infection consumes me
Oh how it deflates me and consumes me
This neon infection empties me

Las Vegas
The city which lead to my destruction
Churches galore in a city of corruption
Wedding chapels inside halls of fornication
My life delayed by my humiliation

I tossed my cards atop the felt
and said read ‘em and weep
(this cannot last. this will not last)
Tossed them again and left with nothing
(it's all going downhill fast)

This neon infection consumes me
Oh how it deflates me and consumes me
This neon infection leaves me empty

My poetry collection

Copyright Justin W. Price 2006


Thanks for Reading.

A FREELANCE WRITER, HONORS STUDENT AND GOVER PRIZE FINALIST, JUSTIN W. PRICE (AKA, PDXKARAOKEGUY)IS A POET, SHORT STORY, BIOGRAPHY AND HUMOR WRITER. HIS POETRY COLLECTION, DIGGING TO CHINA, WAS RELEASED FEBRUARY 2ND, 2013 BY SWEATSHOPPE PUBLICATIONS AND IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM, BARNES AND NOBLE AND THROUGH YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLER.

HIS WORK WILL ALSO BE FEATURED IN BEST NEW Writing (2014 EDITION), AND HAS APPEARED PREVIOUSLY IN THE RUSTY NAIL, EFICTION, THE CRISIS CHRONICLES, THE HELLROARING REVIEW, BURNINGWORD, THE WHISTLING FIRE, SEE SPOT RUN ANDTHE BELLWETHER REVIEW.

HE WORKS AS A FREELANCE WRITER, EDITOR, AND GHOST WRITER, AND IS WORKING TOWARDS HIS PH.D. HE LIVES IN A SUBURB OF PORTLAND, OREGON WITH HIS WIFE, ANDREA, THEIR LABRADOODLE, BELLA, SCHNOODLE, SAUVEE AND BLACK MOOR GOLDFISH, HOWARD WOLOWITZ.

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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks a lot LyricWriter. Certainly an accomplishment. It's been many years in the making and tons of hard work.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thank you Dim. I appreciate that!


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thelyricwriter 3 years ago from West Virginia

Up, awesome, and interesting. As a fellow lyricist, I can value this and appreciate it. I love your choice of words. Would love to hear it with music Justin. Congrats on your publications pal! I have always wanted to show my lyrics off just to have that one chance. I know yours is poetry, but I was just thinking how great I would feel to have something officially published. I bet you feel good and proud. I am proud for you PDX. Big deal and I hope it all works out. Will share this as well. Hope other come to enjoy it.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain

...voted up and awesome. Loved it. This could be a great song.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 3 years ago from Portland, Oregon Author

Thanks Gypsy. I appreciate the comment and the visit!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Love this imagery of all those neon lights in Las Vegas. If you would ever set it to music I'd think of country. Enjoyed.

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