'Til We're Dead

May 26, 2008 11:01 AM

I think I managed to write a somewhat upbeat song! Well, upbeat if you ignore the title and lyrics. It's got: hammond organ, celesta, acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and some epic "Woo-oo-oooh" back up vocals.

posted by inoculatedcities (18 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

This is great, man. Really great. I'm not sure what you're saying, but I love the woo's. I might even pump them up a little at some point. Oh, I just caught "a-sexual swingers", haha. I like "ba ba ba 'til we're dead" too. I'm listening to headphones, and it sounds like it might be a little weighted to the left. Maybe you could move something, like the bells, to the right.

Your voice sounds terrific in this one.
posted by Corduroy at 1:10 PM on May 26, 2008

I dig it! And agree about your voice. Very nice.
posted by uncleozzy at 1:51 PM on May 26, 2008

Thanks, guys. I know the mix could use some tweaking but overall I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. Here's lyrics in case you can't decipher them:

Telephones are ringing in the room
Televisions are blinking at you
Televangelists screaming
Telepathics dreaming
Telling everyone in the world what to do

Disbarred lawyers are threatening to sue
Dysfunctional families reproduce
Dyslexic presidents
Destroy the residents
Of a land previously unknown to you

So we sing ba ba ba ba ba 'til we're dead
Just to keep our brains inside our heads

Experimental tests confirm the news
Experts around the world give their views
Extemporaneous lying
Extraterrestrials crying
Accepting the fact that the humans are doomed

Amoral generals plot your demise
Apolitical robots have some advice
Atonal singers
Asexual swingers
A billion products from which you can choose


posted by inoculatedcities at 7:59 AM on May 27, 2008


Great tune, I likey, much. Catchy as hell, and these lyrics are clever, and I mean good clever.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:57 AM on May 28, 2008

Oh, and as they said in Blair Witch Project... "What is that thing? WHAT IS THAT THING??!!??
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:15 AM on May 28, 2008

Oops... that last comment was totally meant for another thread.

I gotta get some sleep.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:16 AM on May 28, 2008

Lovely, lovely.

Good production.
posted by kingbenny at 8:22 PM on May 28, 2008

I love this song. Thanks for posting.
posted by ErWenn at 8:51 AM on May 29, 2008

I've caught myself singing this song at work for like the past week, it's really super catchy, easily one of the better mefi in the past few months, I'm kinda jealous....
posted by BrnP84 at 6:26 PM on June 4, 2008

scratch that comment about better mefi songs, one of the better songs I've heard period. I had it playing for my roomate when he came home from work and the first thing he did was sing along with the "ba ba ba ba " part, he thought I was listening to the radio. Special song you got here.
posted by BrnP84 at 6:29 PM on June 4, 2008

Thanks all for the very kind comments. Much more music on the way!
posted by inoculatedcities at 10:44 AM on June 5, 2008

This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you write a song with a lot of words in it. It's also a good example of how to write a political song.

Oh, and it's a perfect pop song. Should be on the radio.
posted by By The Grace of God at 6:05 AM on June 7, 2008

i covered your song dude hope you don't mind!
posted by By The Grace of God at 3:55 PM on June 22, 2008

I never recognize your handle, and everytime I hear one of your songs and download it, when I see your name I always think: "oh, of course, it's him".

I only "discovered" this song now, after By The Grace of God covered it. What a great song, congrats.
posted by micayetoca at 8:38 AM on June 23, 2008

Agreed, fantastic.
posted by iamabot at 2:29 PM on July 3, 2008

I enjoyed this song.
posted by beerbajay at 4:47 AM on August 21, 2008

Such a charming song. It feels like it should be running under movie credits as Michael Cera wanders through Central Park or something.
posted by Georgina at 7:27 AM on June 4, 2009

I like this! I posted this on my podcast, for the catchy lyrics & melody. "Just to keep our brains inside our heads" especially.

I thought I'd link the other versions of this. Weeks later, BrnP84 made a sinister & fuzzy version, & By The Grace of God did a lovely version, using only her voice. And inoculatedcities released another, more polished mix of this for his EP, a few months later.
posted by Pronoiac at 12:41 AM on March 27, 2012

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