Chicago or Bust (demo)

March 31, 2007 3:39 PM

This quick demo was made on my pocket tape recorder right after I had finished writing the song, and I was really pleased with the way it sounds... like it's a recording from a long time back.

posted by buriednexttoyou (6 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

I ain't got no common sense to hold me back
To hold me back
No, I ain't got nothin' like that
Nothin' like that

Everyone here looks like a nervous wreck
You look like heck
Business as usual, I expect
I expect

But if you expect me to stay, don't hold your breath
This path that you prescribe leads to a fate worse than death
Oh

This town is too small for the two of us
The two of us
That's why I got me this sign: "Chicago or Bust"
Chicago or Bust

My feet are made of rubber, watch me jump
Watch me jump
I might land in Shangri-La, I might land in a dump
Land in a dump

But if you expect me to stay, you better cross your toes
The wind don't consult the birds before it blows
Oh

I thought we had a deal, you, me, and Cupid
You, me, and Cupid
He'd bring the love, you'd bring the crazy, and I'd bring the stupid
I'm stupid

Poker's got no rules when the chips are human hearts
The chips are human hearts
In the end you only win if you remember the good parts
Remember the good parts

But if you expect me to stay, you got another thing comin'
I got this beat in my head, and it just keeps on drummin'
Oh

I gotta move on.

posted by buriednexttoyou at 3:40 PM on March 31, 2007


Some of you guys are driving me insane. It's really humbling to hear your one-take-improvised-while-cooking-with-my-other-hand tracks. Geez.

But it's really good to see you back, it's been a while since you posted, man!

This one is really nice. Do you think you could record separate harmonies with your tape recorder and mix them in the computer? The sound of the recording is really nice, and if you could add more voice tracks it would be awesome.

In any case, good to see you back.
posted by micayetoca at 6:04 PM on March 31, 2007


That was great. I love the old-timey sound.
posted by benign at 6:49 PM on March 31, 2007


I like the lyrics on this a lot.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:09 AM on April 1, 2007


I invoke mancrush!
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:45 PM on April 13, 2007


I was just listening to this song on my machine. I fucking love it, man. Great melody and great words. Congrats again.
posted by micayetoca at 7:48 PM on September 20, 2007


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