Spring (like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers)

April 29, 2009 10:43 PM

I made some power-pop. It's crunchy.

Song about a girl and the cruelness of getting your heart broke when it's so damn pretty outside. Also: drinking. Made in garageband with 2 tracks of guitar, a bass, 2 vox tracks, some butchered-and-reconstituted apple loops drums, and a whole lot of compressors.

posted by Jon_Evil (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Fun stuff! There's some nice turns of phrase and clever rhyming in there; can you put up the lyrics? I also like the way the verses turn smoothly into the chorus.

I dig that static solo at 1:20!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:54 AM on April 30, 2009

This rocks! I particularly like the little guitar fills.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:34 AM on April 30, 2009

Thanks, guys! I'm glad you like! The guitar fills were originally a horn part, because I originally wrote this as a ska song.

The lyrics:

When I put my arms around her, she don't think to return the favor
I tried to see her all last night but she went dancing with some ravers
I was a long time ago, and she's far, far away now
If I saw her today now, I wouldn't know just what to say
now, I need to know what the hell is going on
but she won't tell me, so

I took two shots and I didn't mix it
now I hope that alcohol can fix it
'cause I can't change what I already already done

Dates and parties, shows and movies are all nice places when you show up
but she don't, and things just blow up; she's got me and I wanna throw up
I ran away to look for answers, but there ain't no truth in tradition
I couldn't try and hold position, I'm not an artist, I'm not a mathmatician
and if we'd all tried harder, we'd be kings. But family is a funny thing

I took two shots and I didnt' mix it,
now I doubt that alcohol can fix it,
but I can't change what I already done

Nothing I hate more than being helpless and confused, I don't even know if I'm being used
I want some more, but she's already had her fill, she can blow my mind or blow my brains out at her will

I don't wanna go to school 'cause I might see her, that'd be tragic
I wanna stay home and play Magic, I feel like a stalker and a spastic
She kept me waiting, it was raining, I saw a girl with an indie haircut
couldn't find the words to say what, I'm tryin' hard not to stare at her
but(t) I don't think I'll see her at the show. I said "please please me" she said "no"

I took two shots and I didn't mix it
now I know that alcohol can't fix it
and now I know that she was not the one
but I can't change what I already done.

Any other comments, suggestions (esp, vis. recording techniques), or general feedback are greatly appreciated.
posted by Jon_Evil at 7:43 AM on April 30, 2009

Nice pop song! I find the sort of wandering in and out English accent thing you have going interesting. My brother sings with a Quebecois accent sometimes. I'm making a huge assumption that you're not British.
posted by chococat at 3:38 PM on April 30, 2009

Good fun. And the static solo is a stroke of genius. I think it has entered the Olympus of great MeMu solos along with the one by chococat's brother here. I'm gonna sound like Karlos The Jackal's parrot here, but I too really like the way before you can realize it, the verse has turned into the chorus.

First post, aye? Welcome. It's great to have a ska playing rock 'n' roll neurobiologist around here.
posted by micayetoca at 6:44 PM on April 30, 2009

chococat: I never noticed that I had a variable accent. I'm not British, I just talk funny. And sing funny too, I guess.

micayetoca: thanks for the welcome! and the compliments!
posted by Jon_Evil at 12:17 AM on May 1, 2009

This reminds me of early Joe Jackson. Great job!
posted by abc123xyzinfinity at 10:42 AM on May 2, 2009

Heh, right at the point when I was thinking "it just needs a harmony," the harmony came in. Fun stuff.
posted by litlnemo at 4:59 AM on May 6, 2009

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