No One There

February 15, 2010 5:30 PM

A short song written by my daughter Zoe (8 years old)

A few weeks ago on a long drive Zoe suddenly asked for some paper because she wanted to write a song. Her main theme revolved around using all five senses in the lyrics. This week my brother Richard sat down with her and added some guitar chords, then made and mixed a recording. Enjoy!

posted by mikepop (4 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Holy shit, those are some great lyrics. I bet she was thrilled to be on a recording!

"We were there, we were there, we were there." Gah, fried gold.
posted by Corduroy at 6:49 PM on February 15, 2010

I was both curious and dreading it could be just a kid banging cooking pots and yelling at the top of her lungs so, needless to say, this was a great surprise. She has a keen understanding of music, (I wouldn't have been able to follow -or lead- a song that accurately at her age).

Congratulate her from me. Let's hope she keeps it up and develops it, but she is already very good.
posted by micayetoca at 9:07 AM on February 16, 2010

That's great, mikepop.
posted by cortex at 10:15 AM on February 16, 2010

Thanks for listening everyone. She is shying away from writing a second song so far. Perhaps afraid of the sophomore jinx? I'm sure she'll come around though.

She is in a "band" with a couple of kids from school and they are much more like the pot-banging yellers micayetoca fears. It's called "The Whales" and their first (and I believe only) song consists of drum-banging and them making random whale sounds. The funniest part of this weekend was listening her complain about them to my brother because she sounded exactly like he did with every garage band he was in during high school - "They don't take it seriously", "They never want to practice", "They just fool around all the time". He was highly sympathetic to her plight.
posted by mikepop at 10:29 AM on February 16, 2010 [2 favorites]

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