December 28, 2005

Jumping through loops

Hope all you folks are enjoying the holiday season; Rose and I both have the week off, and may I say, it's amazing how easy it is to be just as unproductive when one doesn't have to go to work in the morning as when one does.

But I have finished one thing that I'd been working on for ages: a new song. The original impetus behind writing it was a desire to try building a song in an Andrew Bird-ish way, with multiple parts that come together to form an underlying groove. The basic structure for the verses and choruses came together very quickly; the instrumental bridge and the lyrics took longer; and finalizing the arrangement, with its bazillions of interlocking guitar parts, took quite a while indeed. Anyway, I'm very pleased with the result. Hope you are too.

Download "So What About It".

Posted by Francis at 01:48 PM

Oh, I love it! The music lives up to the lyrics, which I think I told you before that I especially liked ...

Posted by: Erin at December 28, 2005 04:04 PM

The song sounds good, but I don't know what it's about. I'm terrible at deciphering lyrics—for example, I could've sworn Eddy Grant was singing "Deep in my heart I abhor ye" in "Electric Avenue." Can you put it in writing for us?

Posted by: Orange at December 28, 2005 05:55 PM

Sure, although you may still find the lyrics somewhat cryptic.

So What About It

I don't want to fight
I don't want to help build your burial mound
I just want to breathe
I just want to stop all this dicking around
We don't need to be deep
Let's talk about bands, or watch some cartoons
Let's try this again
We fucked up May, so let's think about June

What I want will never happen
And how we feel's not worth recapping
And where you are is off the map
And so, so, so, so, so, so what about it?

I don't want to kneel
I don't want to turn the pain into a shrine
I just want some air
I just want to enjoy what remains in my mind
We don't have to touch
We could talk on the phone, or you could read my thoughts
And count it off one, two, three
Forget all the things that we wish we'd forgot

All the love I gave you was misplaced
And all the things you felt, you couldn't face them
All the time we could have spent together, wasted
And so, so, so, so, so, so what about it?

I don't want to burn
I don't want to be some old mistake that you made
I just want to glow
I just want back a cent from the dollar I paid
They don't have to know
Let them think what they want, let them roll their eyes
Let's be who we were
Instead of spending our time watching spilt milk dry

What I've been is too obsessive
And what you are is too agressive
And what I get is less and less of you
And so, so, so, so, so, so what about it?

Posted by: Francis at December 28, 2005 07:00 PM

f_m_hasas says yes!

Posted by: f_m_hasas at December 29, 2005 03:47 PM