Juxtaposition: Stuck Song Lyrics

Problem was I had a song idea & music but only had the chorus so I tried using juxtaposition with the two words in the title/hook line: 

September & Sidewalks

 

Chorus was:

September Sidewalks

September gathering of leaves

September Sidewalks

A gathering of leaves

A gathering of trees

 

Coming up with lots of ideas/images:

Only a few leaves have fallen on the ground

Early leaves have fallen

The pathway that takes you to school and back home

Concrete all cracked up in places

Grass growing between the cracks

Skipping rope and walking downtown

Like the road to the end of Summer

Bumpy path for your bicycle

Where kids play games and jump rope

Red plaid and penny loafers hit the ground

Draw a chalk game 

Leave a message in chalk colored chalk

Leave a message for me

With the gathering of leaves

Lined by trees

Gathering of trees

Sunlight streaming through the leaves

Rain storm erasing chalk

The path that goes to your front door

The path that connects a house to the street

Lined with houses

The place where the sidewalk runs out

Making chalk marks

Elementary school education

Hopscotch

Code language 

Mysterious marks what do they mean?

Secret code

Hieroglyphics

Symbols

Password

Decode decipher unscrambled

Translate

 

Midway through I got the idea that the song could be about leaving a message on the sidewalk and then I wrote a first draft with verses.

 

Song draft:

 

September Sidewalks

 

(Chorus)

September Sidewalk

September gathering of leaves

September Sidewalk

A gathering of trees

A gathering of leaves

 

Red plaid and hopscotch 

Skip rope and penny loafers on the ground

Tall grass, concrete, sticks

Scat tered on the ground for me

 

Leave me a cipher

Or mark with pebbles to be found

Down where the road runs through

Where the leaves have fallen down

 

September Sidewalk

September gathering of leaves

September Sidewalk

A gathering of trees

A gathering of leaves

 

(Instrumental break)

 

Meet me discreetly

You can take my heart uscrambled

Just Hold my hand now 

Our secret summer ends

 

Chorus

 

Down by the woods 

When we go please hold my hand - ah

Down where the sidewalk ends (in)

The scattering of trees

The scattering of leaves. 

 

Where the leaves have fallen down x4