Long Story Short, Short Story Shorter

December 1, 2013 1:36 AM

I was really hoping to get this posted in time for the November Challenge, but technical difficulties and the sudden realization that oh I really need a glockenspiel combined to -- wait, it's still November in Hawaii? I CLAIM FLAWLESS VICTORY

This is the first song I've written or recorded in over a year; I've been struggling to work up the motivation from under a blanket of discouragement and despair. But I really wanted to do something for this challenge, so thanks, MetaFilter -- and greenish -- for making me do this.

posted by Karlos the Jackal (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I wrote another song for you, filed away now under "E" for "end"
One more song no one will hear, I sang it just so I could sleep again
And I sang that song so many times
Three minutes full of words and rhymes
Why spend three minutes when just one will do

Long story short, short story shorter
Like the jukebox in a bar, if I only had a quarter
For every time I played that song again

Long story short, short story shorter
I won’t waste another day, nothing else to say
And I’ll never play that song again

posted by Karlos the Jackal at 1:39 AM on December 1, 2013

The chorus is incredibly catchy! :)
posted by Janey Complainy at 3:17 PM on December 1, 2013 [2 favorites]

Dude. You had a whole second left.

Sounds awesome Karlos; really great to see you back!
posted by chococat at 10:22 PM on December 1, 2013 [1 favorite]

Karlos, its great to hear new songs from you. We might not be many at MefiMu, but we're not no one. I always look forward to your posts. You make me want an autoharp.

And Janey C. is right. The chorus is an earworm.
posted by umbú at 8:45 AM on December 2, 2013 [2 favorites]

You nailed the challenge and you put in a "drop out the backing" bit and it wasn't cheesy or awkward, nice.
posted by greenish at 7:19 AM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Catchy and great lyrics too. Don't leave it a whole year to write the next one!
posted by we are the music makers at 12:09 PM on December 3, 2013 [1 favorite]

Thanks gang! I should mention that Janey's my wife and is of course biased!
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:51 AM on December 4, 2013

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