lyrics this is the second of a planned ten in a row that will feature two-part harmony, in an effort to give kristin and i a full set of original music to perform. plus all the lovely (and obscure) 70s covers, of course.
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monday song #58: lone gunman
lyrics “not again.” max sits on the couch, a news bulletin has interrupted his basketball game. his roommate looks up from facebook. “what is it?” “another guy killing defenseless people.”
monday song #56: another log in the fire
lyrics another unfamiliar bed. although this one is oddly familiar. she stares at the institutional acoustic paneling on the ceiling, looking for patterns in the tiny holes, stringing together constellations, waiting for the transition between one unreality and another.
monday song #34: castaway
lyrics with number 34 i begin the second year of monday songs. i hope to be a bit more consistent in 2010: in songwriting, in many things… another in the “mind on fire” cycle. mostly speaks for itself, in that it says very little, and suggests less. and more.
monday song #33: a view from above
lyrics number 33. jesus’s age when he languished on the cross. the age i was when i slipped over the edge. i was well aware of the jesus connection. in fact, i had a crucifixion of my own. but that is for another monday.
monday song #20: the devil’s dictionary
lyrics song twenty. it took me ten years to release 24 songs on two albums, and it has taken five months to release 20 songs. i am really enjoying this process. so i had the general idea “shy is just another word for unfriendly” for at least three years now. i just couldn’t turn it […]
monday song #14: one of these days
lyrics number 14. and no, it’s not the pink floyd song. this little ditty was conceived as a number for a post-modern musical. the hero kicks the ground, looks up to heaven, and in an optimistic and wholesome tenor (or baritone in my case) sings about how things will change for the better, one of […]
monday song #5: winston please
lyrics i recorded the fifth monday song a few weeks ago, as i was preparing to launch the site. i had a few ready at the start: “ghost story,” “nadine,” “winston please,” and an up-tempo song called “and here i’m standing” i plan to premiere next week. the song i finished this week was too […]
monday song #3: birthday (part one)
lyrics number three. the guts of this song – chords, melody, the phrase “it’s your birthday” – came to me a couple years ago on a family camping trip, playing it over and over by the campfire. i imagined paul mccartney singing it, solo, with an acoustic guitar, but as i fleshed out the lyrics […]
monday song #2: nadine
lyrics the second monday song. when i was in junior high there was a girl named nadine in my wood shop class. at some point, the boys started taunting her: “nadine, nadine, the header machine.” i never discovered the background, but, though she disappeared before high school, she was forever etched into my brain. years […]