I’m on TMA chat, and we’re talking about poetry. This is a song I wanted to write and it’s just sitting in the backlog.
Archive for December, 2009
I’m happy with my SongFu song and I think that people should vote for it. I put lyrics out on another blog entry. But I like it so much that there’s a better version that I have put on my myspace site and on the Too Much Awesome website on my profile page.
Just watch out when you go to my TMA profile site. There’s a song on there called ‘Humbug’ with some cussin in it!
I’m in SongFu again … Here is the SONG – and this one has a serious plot! Someone mentioned that it was “chilling …” The folks at TMA were quiet when it was playing. I guess that’s good … either that or they think I’m creepy …
Anyway, you may vote at the songfu link above. You can vote once from one ip – and for five people. VOTE FOR ME!
Anyway, moving on … I am obsessed with pairs figure skating.
OBSESSED … This is probably one of my favorite skates. This performance is always in my head as an idealized performance because of the unison work out of the jump combinations. The individuals themselves aren’t so much (being happily married). I made up the situation of the characters. I thought maybe they could skate this connectedly, but be falling apart as a unit or something. My character is Russian, like in the song. Everything else can be inferred.
I was thinking about this winter olympics, because it falls on Valentine’s Day and the challenge for Song Fu was about winter and a holiday. I just had to add the concepts of beauty, murder, sex, and betrayal. The words are below. Our heroine is not a pairs skater … I envision her doing something like this, perhaps betraying a coach or some other relationship she came with (again, inferred) …
The beginning of our piece is full of national anthems. They are played in my creepy way. The last two: ‘Star Spangled Banner’ preceeded by Gosudarstvenny Gimn Rossiysko Federatsii (or Государственный гимн Российской Федерации), which is from the Russian Federation. They close the intro as my protagonist and her “accomplice.” They are not getting the gold. Others (Flower of Scotland, God Save the Queen, Das Deutschlandlied, O Canada, La Brabançonne) were the ones I got from mining the nationalities of the SongFu contestants. I hope I didn’t miss anyone. I went to the sign up page of Song Fu V. It was rather long.
Here are the lyrics:
MISTAKES WERE MADE
I’m cold, but we’re used to it
You say something in Russian about shadows
and I say “the trees throw dark shapes on the ground …”
And you say “it looks like they’re hunting us down”
And you’re not supposed to be gold for me … just distracting
So I say “sure, yeah … we’re running away
from the village, the interviews, Valentine’s Day.”
And I watched you stroke for an hour on the ice
-we killed time, breathing, taking up space
Now we’ve gone too far in the dark cold
On the floor of the forest the leaves have turned gold
We are skin and flesh and bone through
You slip over me and I’m tangled around you
We can’t feel the air and you breathe through my mouth
-you swallow my excuses right down
And afterwards I talked about my problem;
you say – “don’t say his name”
but a spade is a spade and we’ve dug our own … grave
So you hand me the bottle and I drink and ask,
“what should become of your lover-then … lover?”
When you wrap together, or throw her, or lift her up high
is the dance a ritual of sacrifice?
The next day it’s not okay
and there’s nothing to say
“mistakes were made”
We must be content to go separately alone
-call the searches for animals lucky
The lake is so icy, we’re both so strong
but it won’t be winter …for long
In a perfect world, I will fix this.
I swear it shall be done
This is the MASTER’S OF SONG FU5 ENTRY that I made it in for just in time!
BTW: (*there’s a note at the end, about some lyrics)
I never seem to finish / any thing I start
I never go audition / so I never get the part
Always sitting in the shadows / while the cool kids pass me by
Racking up excuses / and all the reasons why
It’s only four-fifths
And it’s not good enough to win your love
Four-fifths / and it’s not good enough
to make it …
This isn’t going well / I’ve just got something random down
I’ll commit to it right now / maybe you can’t tell I’m freaking out
… with a boy that makes you paranoid, your sit’ch is gonna crack
So you set yourself back up in case the other one don’t stack up
Four-fifths, this is only four-fifths
And it’s not gonna be good enough / not good enough
Four-fifths / it’s only four-fifths
And it’s not good enough
to make it … to #1
[Weird trippy BRIDGE]
But you know that the other songs were perfect
…perfect and superior
and superior to everything
I ever, ever did
(the angst is palpable)
I obviously take exception to the rule … of mediocrity
“She’s such a fabulous specimen of a songwriter.”
(Look at her go …)
- – - – (na, na, na, na …)
Time bends slowly in exile
no one understaaaaands
in my bedroom all alone
No one understands the bleak black dreary darkness that my emo soul demands….
(no one understaaaaands…..)
it’s always four-fifths
but apparently it’s not good enough
four-fifths / four-fifths
I’m always faking it / but it’s not good enough … for your love
REPEAT IMPROVY ADNAUSEAM PIANO AND VOCAL STUFF:
(only good enough for a fraction of your love
only good enough for a little tiny decibel of your love)
*this is an inaudible line that BARELY got heard in the mix. I decided to put it in the lyrics anyway. It’s kind of a rumbling grumble under everything. Oh welllwhale!
This is something I dashed off. It’s stupid. I haven’t been blogging very much lately. Haven’t really felt like it. I don’t really like to blog much anymore. I think I’m afraid of being online. I was happier when I had fewer people that I knew floating around here. Oh well. Ack.