The Worst Decision

June 22, 2008 7:11 PM

Laid-back, blues-inspired pop song for the June '08 lyric challenge. The phrase "life is all about conflicting desires" did not sink in initially. But on further reflection, I understood how this is true. Such conflict can lead to inertia or abdication of choice, resulting in disappointment. I did all the parts on this track: vox, keyboard, drum programming, and electric bass. I'm happy with the music, but the mix needs work. Dedicated to Jessamyn, of course (for what became the bridge). Lyrics inside.

The Worst Decision

You want to go to the movies, go to the zoo
You want to have kids, yet stay a kid, too -
Is the city the place, you'll choose to reside,
Or out in the beautiful countryside?

Buy a gift for your lover, or a set of new tires?
Life is all about conflicting desires

Up or down, left or right
Work all day or stay up all night?
One wrong move, [and] you could take a fall
But the worst decision is no decision at all

You may be looking for peace of mind,
But you're all caught up, in a mental bind
Well, if you've ever been down and out,
Then you know the kind of dilemma I'm talking about

When it's between going hungry and the landlord's ire
Life is all about conflicting desires


Sisters and brothers, it's not too late -
Make your move, step up to the plate
Whether you go down swingin', or hit a home run –
You can't hit 'em all, so at least pick one

One has to determine the things to which one aspires, 'cause
Life is all about conflicting desires

Tag: ad lib

posted by AppleSeed (2 comments total)

I dig the outro; I've never heard a song end like that before.
posted by roombythelake at 9:23 PM on June 22, 2008

Here's info on rights:
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 Unported License.
posted by AppleSeed at 10:07 AM on June 23, 2008

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