If I had a Nickel

July 7, 2008 9:08 PM

Just a song I wrote in while living in Austin Tx. *Warning* to listeners I do make use of that four letter word But I feel its in the taste of emotion that came with the feeling from writing this tune. The song wrote itself in about five mins as I just spit out the words. It wasnt till years later that I recorded it and it hasnt ever really changed in format or wording as I did try a cleaner version but as I said the emotions cry for the dreaded "F" word. I used to play on the streets down on 6th street alot just for fun. Anyway The message is we are really all the same and we could probably all do good if someone wasnt telling us how bad we are all the time. Lou Reed Once Said " Critics are like assholes everyone has one" The song is writtin around that thought. Please take no Offense I mean none its just a feeling put to music.

posted by american caesar (2 comments total)

Man, it's impossible to take offense with that kind of delivery! I like how this skirts the line between seriousness and levity. It's hard not to giggle at it in parts, but it also clearly comes from real feelings.

The music is great too -- there's a very loose sensibility, but it's backed up with strong musicianship so it doesn't fall apart. Sort of like The Band, maybe.
posted by danb at 9:22 AM on July 8, 2008

I like the double-tracking on the vocals. The high/low sing/speak thing works really well.
posted by COBRA! at 11:34 AM on July 8, 2008

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