Limes from Lemonade (lo-fi demo)

September 27, 2016 8:35 AM

This is a lo-fi demo of a new song I wrote recently. It was an experiment in seeing what I could sketch out with the least effort just using my phone. I doubled and harmonized with my own vocals in the chorus, but didn't have any multitracking software on my phone to do it, so I used a freeware app that let me record and mix a second vocal as input to the waveform of my original performance.

I also made a simple video for the tune over here on Facebook.


What if all the broken hearted people
Threw themselves a great big parade
Would you save a place for me
Beside you on the float
For the most broken hearted people
Ever made?

Would the sun come out that day?
Or would it always have to rain?
Is it luck or just our fate
To make limes from lemonade?

What if all us disappointed losers
Made a joyful music from our shame?
Would you line up in the street
To throw flowers at our feet?
Or would you just
Complain about delays?

Would the sun come out that day?
Or would it always have to rain?
Is it luck or just our fate
To make limes from lemonade?

posted by saulgoodman (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Great song. Kind of like the rough demo, but please repost the final version, Saul... or should I say Jimmy?
posted by AppleSeed at 3:38 AM on September 29, 2016

Thanks! I will if I can get my life back into enough of a rhythm again to manage a serious recording effort. I recently started trying to do some methodical studio work with a friend building up an amateur studio, but it's been slow going with all the extra layers of complication and chaos in life since my wife left me.

Who's "Jimmy" though? That sailed right over my head...
posted by saulgoodman at 9:14 AM on September 30, 2016

I was referring to your username: Jimmy McGill is the real name of Mr. 'Better Call Saul' the lawyer on Breaking Bad.
posted by AppleSeed at 3:12 PM on September 30, 2016

Ah so! Now I get it... Sorry. Forgot about that reference. Had my username before the show so I don't always remember to connect the two... Thanks for clearing up my confusion!
posted by saulgoodman at 4:20 PM on September 30, 2016

I like it very much. Reminds me of the National, lovely vibes and voice.
posted by grobertson at 7:40 PM on October 23, 2016

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