Christmas Eve (redhanded)

September 9, 2013 7:09 AM

Yay pop-punk. Prequel to Chrismas and July, which I posted a few days ago. Part of a weird little vein of story song I've been working with lately.

yeah I heard what they said, but you know how it is. And I promise you, "nobody gets hurt" isn't part of the deal. Sorry, it never is. So when they're telling you, "no funny business," cry, "bullshit!"

and say you'll love me redhanded

Yellow tape: Caution! Police! hangs like tinsel from trees. And it's hung like a wreath round the crime scene. And someone's gonna sing, witnesses wassailing. What we need is some honor amongst thieves. Happy Christmas Eve.

just say you'll love me redhanded

Who can say who shot first? Who can say it matters? Sometimes things get worse and sometimes things get better.
Who can say who shot first. Yeah, of course except her. Take a turn for the worse and swear it's for the better.
Pray it's for the better. On the lamb together. I never felt better. On the lamb together.

Say you'll love me.

posted by es_de_bah (9 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Great sounds, great feel, nice arrangement, cool song. Whatever (synth?) is playing on top of the chorus really adds something subtle but cohesive.
posted by grog at 8:22 AM on September 9, 2013

I love the drums. Are they real, and if not, how did you do it?
posted by Danf at 9:45 AM on September 9, 2013

Digging this, like the sort of Built To Spill vibe.
posted by cortex at 9:51 AM on September 9, 2013

thanks, all. Danf, the drums and most of the mixxing is flstudio8. A crude tool, I know, but one I've used forever.
posted by es_de_bah at 10:22 AM on September 9, 2013

Man, cortex said it so right. Built to Spill is my favorite band in the world, and I got that vibe too. Rad!
posted by twiggy32 at 12:03 PM on September 9, 2013

I dunno if "On the lamb" is a pun on "on the lam", but it should be. nice work.
posted by dubold at 1:51 AM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

Call me mint jelly, cuz i'm on the lamb lam.

posted by es_de_bah at 5:16 AM on September 10, 2013

Best. Christmas song. Ever.

*Starts counting down the days until it‘s socially acceptable to have a Christmas song on the playlist*
posted by AnTilgangs at 1:54 PM on September 10, 2013 [1 favorite]

This is great. I love your voice. It's the vocal equivalent of bedhead (the morning phenomenon, not the band).
posted by umbú at 8:48 AM on November 20, 2013

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