Stay Away

July 15, 2006 7:31 AM

A short, pretty, desperate conversation about need and rejection. Plus arpeggios!

posted by cortex (5 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

This was an off-the-cuff demo I made when former-bandmate Brian and I were at our practice space. The song never really got any traction in our band—too clean and pretty and poppy, not enough obvious room for RAWK, I think. But this worked out rather well. There's no proper ending for it—again, off-the-cuff—but the fade seems to work well enough.

In the last few years I've found myself tending to write conversations into songs, one way or another—either two "speaking voices" with verses of their own, or the main voice directly referencing what some other character has said, that sort of thing. This is another good example of that.
posted by cortex at 7:34 AM on July 15, 2006

C'mon man, where's the RAWK?! Ha, seriously, even if I had purchased a "rawk" album, I wouldn't be disappointed to find this song on it. Solid!
posted by snsranch at 6:11 PM on July 15, 2006

Nice take on the first Prelude from the WTC. ;-)
posted by persona non grata at 7:13 PM on July 15, 2006

Yeah, it wasn't built specifically as a reference to Bach, but I've always liked that piece and the family resemblence is striking, so to speak.
posted by cortex at 10:44 PM on July 15, 2006

Great song, but it is a bit... stalker-ish.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:40 AM on July 16, 2006

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