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Boron Rod

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July 14, 2011 3:50 PM

I entered this over at Songfight a few months ago. The song for that week had to be titled "Boron Rod." I didn't know what that was so I had to look it up.

A sort of tongue-in-cheek ballady thing with some metaphors and silly lyrics sung with a straight face.

posted by chococat (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

This is fantastic. I love the production, the guitar playing, the harmonies, and the whole arrangement.
posted by The World Famous at 7:09 PM on July 14, 2011


Nice job on spinning a good lyric out of such an offbeat prompt. You harmonize with yourself really nicely, and your "straight faced" vocal delivery really does keep the whole thing from feeling too jokey.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:14 AM on July 15, 2011


This is funny, but it's also soooo good. I can imagine an old man fixing a window and looking lovingly at his wife who's knitting in a rocker by the fire. Beautiful picking too.
posted by snsranch at 3:58 PM on July 15, 2011


This is played on the Martin? Guitar sounds great on this. :)
posted by empyrean at 8:26 PM on July 15, 2011


"I think we need a boron rod" made me crack up. What a beautiful silly tune.
posted by ORthey at 7:53 PM on July 18, 2011


Thanks!

This is played on the Martin?

The more dominant guitar track is fingerpicking on an Art & Lutherie Ami parlor guitar. There's a strummy Martin track that comes in also.
posted by chococat at 6:54 PM on July 20, 2011


Oh, Lyrics:

The things you don't notice
The day after day
The damp and the mould and decay

The person who loved you
In every way
But now it's just crumbling away

You still say things look fine
I can see that they're not
There's a way we can stop it
And save what we've got
Like those spikes for old wood so the house doesn't rot
I think that we need a boron rod

It seems like a fungus
Has had a head start
In eating away at your heart

Or maybe the insects
Have had the best part
But now it's all falling apart

You still say things look fine
I can see that they're not
There's a way we can stop it
And save what we've got
Like those spikes for old wood so the house doesn't rot
I think that we need a boron rod

©2011 bgm SOCAN/ASCAP
posted by chococat at 5:12 PM on August 13, 2011


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