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January 10, 2013 7:45 AM

So I have another instrumental piece of pop to share with everyone. This one has lyrics but I don't like the way my vocals sound with it. It basically expresses remorse for a Wet Reckless (reduced DUI) in a roundabout way all while using a 1-5-6-4 progression that avoids total cliché by way of a treble synth playing altered tones and keeping it fresh.

With added bonus of a (1) 2!!! 3 4 style chorus.

posted by dacre (2 comments total)

I agree that you manage to keep the rather generic chord progression fresh via your sharp synths. I would love to hear/read the lyrics, this kind of music does bittersweet so well, and I think your story must be a great fit.
posted by grog at 7:59 PM on January 13, 2013


Thanks!

Working lyrics:

verse-
I don't know what I thought
But I don't think I'm bad
Didn't hurt anyone
But this is what I get
Everything crashing down
But do I deserve it?

chorus-
Reckless, yeah, sometimes I feel worthless,
Take it all until I'm
Helpless, I pay the price for being
Senseless, I know, I know, that I'm a
Fuck up, yeah I know that I'm a
Screw up, you can't say you never
Messed up, moving on and I won't give up
But it'll take some time

verse 2-
I'm filled with what-ifs now
If only this or that
Just to go back some how
I don't know what I'd give
You say don't dwell on it
But how can I not?

chorus-
Reckless, yeah, sometimes I feel worthless,
Take it all until I'm
Helpless, I pay the price for being
Senseless, I know, I know, that I'm a
Fuck up, yeah I know that I'm a
Screw up, you can't say you never
Messed up, moving on and I won't give up
But it'll take some time

bridge-
Wish things would change
I wish that it'd go away
I wish that I could just go back to that day and
You know I'd give anything
You know I'd give anything
You know I'd give anything
To go back and not be

chorus-
Reckless, yeah, sometimes I feel worthless,
Take it all until I'm
Helpless, I pay the price for being
Senseless, I know, I know, that I'm a
Fuck up, yeah I know that I'm a
Screw up, you can't say you never
Messed up, moving on and I won't give up
But it'll take some time

outro-
Wish things would change
I wish that it'd go away
I wish that I could just
Go back to that day and
You know I'd give anything
You know I'd give anything
You know I'd give anything
To go back and not be
posted by dacre at 4:06 PM on January 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


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