Gaffer Tape and Glue

June 7, 2009 5:54 AM

I read a friend's blog this morning and she had a line in there about how she felt like her heart was stuck together with gaffer tape and glue. 10 minutes later I had this, another 20 and I had recorded it using Garageband and my mac's internal mic. As I haven't written anything in about two years, I'm pretty happy with this writer's block break.


Gaffer tape and glue is all that keeps my heart stuck together
Gaffer tape and glue leaves me blue
They say its now or never
But I can't stop the weather
I know that I must sever
the ties that keep me bound forever
with gaffer tape and glue
Gaffer tape and glue

Gaffer tape and glue I want to be with you
Gaffer tape and glue but you don't see who
I am
This time we spend together
Is in my head forever
I know that it will never
be real
So Gaffer tape and glue
Gaffer tape and glue

Gaffer tape and glue
Gaffer tape and glue

All I need is not to need
Gaffer tape and glue
Why can't I have you
instead of gaffer tape and glue

posted by nunoidia (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

This took 10 minutes to write and 20 minutes to record? Because it sounds held together by much more than, well, you know. It's very genuine and you have a beautiful voice. Hope you sent it along to your friend right away. And do share more if you come up with any; if sudden inspiration's what you need to keep your writer's block broken, maybe one of the Monthly Challenges will spur you on?
posted by roombythelake at 8:53 AM on June 7, 2009

thanks roombythelake? Yep, genuinely 10 minutes. Hence the glaring cliches in the lyrics ;-). and I literally sang at my mac whilst playing guitar (actually surprised by how good it sounds home recording-wise. Waytogo Mac and Garageband).

Actually just recording my fairly-faithful-to-the-original Hallelujah for the monthly challenge now :-)

I'm going to discipline myself to do the song a week thing, because I hadn't written anything for two years, and I'd forgotten what it felt like to be inspired and to write. Turns out I really miss it so am going to work harder at it!
posted by nunoidia at 11:16 AM on June 7, 2009

Hence the glaring cliches in the lyrics

I happen to like cliches :). But yes, this kind of simple song makes me happy, thank you.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 8:32 PM on June 7, 2009

This is really nice. I like your voice. Write and post more!
posted by umbĂș at 8:29 AM on June 8, 2009

You do have a really nice voice, but also a lovely accent and a knack for melody. This is fantastic. Please do post more when they come to you, and post some of your old ones as well!

welcome to Memu!
posted by micayetoca at 9:31 AM on June 8, 2009

You have a very good voice, and you know how to use it with great control. Your performance carries emotion really well despite the cliches you mention. I think that some additional crafting and polishing of this could result in a stellar track! Beautiful stuff, hope you'll post more.
posted by edlundart at 9:56 PM on June 8, 2009

aah, thanks guys! I'm glad my first posting was so well received.

Edlundart, I'm guessing that would involve me actually learning how to use my digital multitracker that I've had for 6 years and not used, right? Dang!
posted by nunoidia at 11:18 PM on June 8, 2009

I suppose... or you could decide to forget about polishing things and instead keep writing and breathing and living music. I have kind of a recording-centric view that may not be for everybody!
posted by edlundart at 10:04 PM on June 10, 2009

This is very impressive. I wish I could write songs that quickly...
posted by spiderskull at 12:19 PM on June 13, 2009

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