Asleep at the Knife

October 16, 2017 7:02 PM

Turns out my version of the serenity prayer involves a lot more quantum sci-fi and psycho-killer imagery. Been working on this for a good while, trying to figure out how to program drums for a slow 6/8 time. Pretty happy with how it finally came together, but I'd love some pointers. Still worried it's a bit too saturated, but that's kinda my MO. Lyrics in the fold.

So, imagine yourself as a crazy motherfucker with a machete. Every move you make, you have to kill yourself infinitely, minus one. So, how've you done? Tell me, who'd you save from that infinite grave?

Aw, you've been asleep at the knife. You've been asleep at the wheel half your life. You just woke up covered in blood. Hopefully most of it's yours, but c'mon bud. You gotta do better than this. Gotta at least try to do it on purpose. You've only been making a mess carving along the path of least resistance.

No one asks to born, and I'm sorry there's no such thing as a pacifist run. So you better make peace with everything you're never gonna have done. If you give up the drink, that's a million billion cocktails into which you'll never get to sink. If you say your love's true, that's a million billion ladies who'll never get to fuck you, so don't be asleep at the knife.

Your buddy Ben hit his head, and he lost a couple months but at least he didn't wind up dead. Now he's doing his best. You never know just how much time you've got left. Your buddy Ben took a spill. And he killed a couple brain cells, got back up and just got on with it. So tell me, what's your excuse? Tell me, what you're gonna do with yourself?

Don't be a sleep at the knife.

posted by es_de_bah (1 comment total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Your pacing and vocal sound kind of remind me of Britt Daniel, and I appreciate how the instrumentation builds to the end. Love this!
posted by limeonaire at 6:54 PM on October 21, 2017

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