Sunday, April 26, 2009

Song 13: I Never Knew

At long last, a perfectly normal love song!

I Never Knew

| C6 | C6 | D7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | C6 | D7 G7 |
| C6 | C6 | D7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | C6 | C6 |
| E7 | E7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | G7 |
| C6 | C6 | D7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | C6 | (D7 G7) |

A life so sweet I never knew
Until truth be told I fell in love with you
Crickets sing to stars above
And now I know just what they're singing of
This night, this kiss, this everything
Nothing will ever ever be the same
Oh yes my love! I never knew!
And I'll never never find another you!

The winds caress the willow leaves
And softly softly lull the tree to sleep
And gentle stirs the stream below
A peacefulness few ever ever know
But what tenderness there is to find
When you softly press your lips to mine
Oh yes my love! I never knew!
And I'll never never find another you!

I really mean never!
I'll never never find another you!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Song 12: Curvature

Did I intend to write a song referencing both non-Euclidean geometry and the Black Eyed Peas when I woke up this morning?

No, I did not.

Did I do it anyway? Yes, yes I did.


| C | B7 Bb7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | C |
| C | B7 Bb7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | G7 |
| E7 | E7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | D7 | G7 | G7 |
| C | E7 | A7 | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | C |

My baby's got some curves
Just the loveliest ones on earth
So sweet, so kind, so round
Yeah, the prettiest girl I've found
Her nickname isn't Black Hole no matter what you've heard
But it's true that when she's walkin' all eyes fall into her
Bending space and time
And always on my mind
My baby's got some lovely curvature

My baby's got some back
Just callin' for a little smack
So smooth, her bubble bump
Yeah, her lovely lady lumps
My baby she's so good to me, I can't believe she's mine
But I'll be her regular daddy for the rest of my time
Filling up the void
In the old heart of this boy
My baby, she's just one of a kind

EDIT 1: Took out the 6's. They weren't sounding too good on second listen

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Song 11: Bluebeard

This one is in progress. Wrote it on the walk to campus just now. I'll work out the chords when I get back home. If you didn't know, that's how I tend to work. I hear a song in my head, and when I realize it's not someone else's, I write it down as if I was learning it. Usually the lyrics take some conscious effort, but that's the gist of where the work happens.

I haven't written a good creepy song in a while. This is based on a psychoanalytic look at an old fairy tale. I'd meant to use the characters for a fantasy comic years ago, so it's been knocking around my brain ever since.

(And yes, I will rhyme scared/scurred/skerred with beard if I want to. What are you going to do about it?)


A: | Cm | Fm | G7 | Cm |

B: | Fm | Cm | Fm | Cm | Fm | Cm | Ab7 | G7 |

Put down that ouiji board when I'm talking to you
From the part of your brain you're afraid to use
It's alright to cower, natural to feel scurred
I'm the voice of your id and they call me Bluebeard

You can try to lock up me with that little pill
But I'll whisper in the full moon when it's time to kill
It's alright to listen to me once in a while
Who can blame you if you shiver when I start to howl

Treading cautiously
When you find the key
Sneak down the stair
Unlock the door to my lair
Learn of horrors you will never unsee

If you tell your analyst of the things I design
You will end up in a jacket for the rest of your time
It's alright to bury me deep down inside
I like to dwell in darkness where my plans I can hide

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Song 10: Neptune and Pluto

And for all the geology fans out there...

Neptune and Pluto

Intro: B+ .... |Em B7 | Em |

| Em | Am | F | B7 |
| Em | Am | A7 | D7 |
| D7 | G6 | D7 | G6 G7 |
| C C#dim7 | G E7 | A7 D7 | G (B7) |

Fast Ending:
| B7 | B7 | Em | Em | B7 | F#dim7 | G6 | G7 |
| C | C#dim7 | G | E7 | A7 | D7 | G | G |

Listen to the clash of titans
In the spray upon the cliffs
Hear the alabaster crashing
Watch the porcelain set adrift
Oh, the order of tranquilities
Beyond the realm of possibilities
You know that the opposing thumbs
Of the Earth might be dumb
But they'll argue
'Til arguing's through

One and one is two undeniably
But you wouldn't disagree
When two is split most violently
One may never get to three
Oh, the order of sequentiality
Not among our specialities
You know that the opposite tides
Of debate can't subside
So they'll protest
'Til all are at rest

Song 9: Medea

Extinction events and Greek myths. What more could you want in a song?


| Am | Am | Am | E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 | Am |
| Am | Am | Am | E7 | E7 | E7 | E7 | Am |
| Dm | Dm | Am | Am | Cdim7 | Cdim7 | G7 | G7 |
| C | E7 | A | A7 | D7 | G7 | C | E7 |

A long long time before you were even here
Before your ancestors landed on these shores
The whole world suffocated on something in the air
But it overtook them so slowly they kept on making more
There were green things and brown things growing endlessly
Spilling out their toxins into air and into sea
Every word I'm telling you is true
So please believe me when I say that all of this created you

You can't divide everything without leaving a remainder
You can't boil cabbage without splitting a few heads
There's just so much that you can wrap around your brain, dear
So few hours we aren't asleep inside our beds
If you're not part of the solution, you're the precipitate
Even if you swear to change, the hour's growing late
Every word I'm telling you is true
So please believe me when I say that this applies you

In ancient Greece they told a tale of a man with a golden fleece
He had a wife and kids but decided to trade them in
The first wife she wept and wailed and couldn't find no peace
For revenge she took her kids aside and did them in
The people speak in horror of this woman going mad
But deep inside each one of us is a Medea who's been had
Every word I'm telling you is true
So believe me when I say that this could happen to you