Higher (the slam poetry version)

May 20, 2011 10:27 AM

Inspired by vampire deer and DaDaDaDave and their covers of Creed, I couldn't help myself. This is a self-serious slam poem version of Higher, with a bit of my dad's Lutheran minister preaching style mixed in.

I'm sorry.

posted by Corduroy (8 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

Hey, I'm a sucker for stuff like this and your voice sounds great. If you ever want to recite some actual poetry or narrate a song/story, please feel free to. I'd dig it!
posted by snsranch at 1:19 PM on May 20, 2011

this is better than most of the slam poetry i've heard. brilliant. i love the reading of "chorus" as well.
posted by sleepy pete at 8:47 PM on May 20, 2011

Pitch perfect. I visualise you standing in a pulpit with a congregation of old ladies, FWIW.

I may have to a remix of this with the pump organ as a backing.
posted by unSane at 3:36 AM on May 21, 2011

I definitely don't hate spoken word or anything (I've heard a few that were really effective), but I like the idea of a shirtless Scott Stapp anonymously testing out his lyrics in earnest, under-lit, slam poetry circles in an alley somewhere. But watch the music video; in actuality, there is no need to parody Creed.
posted by Corduroy at 7:23 PM on May 22, 2011

You are a terrible young man.
posted by cortex at 8:11 AM on May 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Every age needs its Journey.
posted by unSane at 9:10 AM on May 24, 2011

posted by MonsieurBon at 3:42 PM on June 13, 2011

Your voice totally gave me chills. Great job.
posted by youngergirl44 at 9:29 AM on June 15, 2011

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