You Don't Know Me

March 5, 2018 5:26 PM

I came up with the chorus in the shower this morning and decided to record something by day's end.

This is a solo jaunt for me, on ye olde Fender Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline, Super Champ XD, and Shure SM58-X2U, with tracking in GarageBand and mastering with Landr. So this one goes under the Zuma and the Sin Finders moniker. If this were on an album and that album had a title, right now I'd call it Americana K-Hole.

This isn't the most original pop song I've ever written—it's kind of like Michelle Branch meets Bush somewhere in Sahara Hotnights territory—but it was a fun one. The vocals and harmony are a little weak in spots, 'cause I didn't feel like redoing some of the lines, but that means it's mostly single-stage-to-orbit today. I like how this turned out for a late afternoon's work.

I want you to think of me, here on my own
Whenever you're feeling all alone
I'm sending this your way—I want you to know
How much I miss you when you're gone

There have been times when I caught your eye
Did you guess what I wanna do?
I wanted to tell you that you could be mine
Just reach out and drop me a line

But you…don't know me at all
'Cause if you did, I'm sure you'd fall
Into my arms—into a better life

But you…don't know me at all
I'm right here waitin'—hear my call
I need you to see—my vision is right…right

A storm is brewin' out in the pines
Can't sleep for what I'll find
My sky has darkened, would you be so kind
To give me a place in your mind?

I know I failed so many times
To notice you, pick up your signs
But that's all over—I was so blind
Forgive me and I'll be thine

But you…don’t know me at all
'Cause if you did, I’m sure you'd fall
Into my arms—into a better life

But you…don’t know me at all
I'm right here waitin'—hear my call
I need you to see—my vision is right

But you...don't know me at all
Just notice me and I'm sure you will fall
In my arms—into a better life

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

Between how you thought it up and how you recorded it, this came to mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueiPCxYU9P4
posted by AppleSeed at 6:58 PM on March 17 [1 favorite]


Haha, nice.
posted by limeonaire at 10:58 PM on March 18


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