You're The Reason Why

January 31, 2020 8:42 AM

A jangly, upbeat tune about missed opportunities. Lyrics are vaguely nonsensical.

This was part of a small batch of songs that I demo'd and then attempted to properly record at a studio in 2014. That studio session was a giant failure for a variety of reasons. I kept thinking I would properly re-record this track, but sometimes the demo is the best version. So here it is! Enjoy.

posted by grumpybear69 (2 comments total)

Lyrics:

I look like Bingo back at seventeen
the truth is hiding in the space between
what you did and what you said
now there's in a monster in my head
and you're the reason why
you're the reason why

You fell for chocolate(?) on the Clementine
a force of nature bending space and time
what did the fox say to the pig?
why am I wearing a wig?
now my regret feels so big
and you're the reason why
you're the reason why

AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH


ooo-wee-ooo
doot-doooo


you're the reason why
you're the reason why

I had a chance to make it real
now it's a giant cut of veal
everyone says that i'm such a lucky guy
and you're the reason why
you're the reason why

i should have told you the truth
now you're my restless bird of youth
i should have told you
i should have told you
posted by grumpybear69 at 3:34 PM on January 31


Wow, this is great. Something like a Belle & Sebastian song mixed with something else. The nonsensical lyrics walk that fine line for me, and don’t very into total randomness, but actually sound meaningful, but in a non-linear narrative way.
posted by Corduroy at 10:22 PM on February 3 [1 favorite]


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