The first 1:45 of this was intended...at that point I messed up, but kept going. What follows is mostly improvised. Rough at times, drags at times, some flubs here and there, the tempo is meandering...
But I thought I'd throw it up here in case it can inspire someone else to do some improvisation of their own!! Do it!!! DOOOO IT! It's fun, and who knows what you'll end up with?
And for some reason, I had bears in my head as I was playing it.
Today is my mom's birthday. So I wrote her this little song. Feel free to add to it if you wish (stems available on request).
Happy birthday mamamamamama!!!
I could travel across the map:
North and south, east, west, and back.
But all the things, in awe, I'd see,
Would never truly allow me,
Who I am.
I'm a traveller at the core,
But day-by-day, I'm feeling torn.
For all these miles on the roam,
I've found it's only when I'm home,
That I understand,
Just who I am.
A song about moving on and missing people and not feeling at home... and such things.
Special shout-out to my dear friend, Celeste, whose birthday was yesterday and who partially inspired this song.
*Apologies for the low quality (I assume low quality, but I'm currently using second-hand airline headphones, so I'm not sure how it really sounds haha)...still need to upgrade some technology.
Where did all my people go?
I don't know,
I don't know.
I'm alone: invisible.
Skin and bones,
And everytime I'm alive,
I am naked inside.
Hold my own?
Hell, I've tried,
But it ain't easy.
Telephones are telescopes:
Quite a view,
But it's not close.
The timing is impeccable:
Break the dawn,
Then moving on.
And when I feel the ghosts,
Of the ones I miss the most,
Memory's comfort haunts me.
But as I push on down this road,
The beacon glitters gold;
Home will find me.
Where did all my people go?
On the road,
I came up with the song and chorus, but was having trouble writing lyrics for the verses. After crumpling up three pages, I decided to search HitRECord for some lyrics, or at least some inspiration. That's when I came across Metaphorest's poem, "Technicolor Kids," and the words were perfect. So, I took a few verses from said poem and inserted them into this song.
HEEEEEEY! So, here's what I figure to be the final product of Kelly's and my collaboration on this song. It started as "Work it Out," by Kelly. Then, I remixed that...AND THEEEEN she remixed her own lyrics and added them to my remix (at which point it was called, "Don't Have to Be Cool"). And here is the final mix with all of that!
Hope you like it!!
A remix of KellyMarieDay's awesome track, "Silk," with some samples from the work of michellek (strings) and Robo_J (slide guitar effect).
There may yet be more tinkering on this, but I'm pretty happy with it.
Kudos to KellyMarieDay for adding the vocals! I hadn't originally even envisioned this thing having vocals!
Lyrics are from smweed's poem, "Into Midnight."
The storm moves in to stake claim over a clear highway. This was to be the most dangerous and nerve-racking winter driving I've ever endured. I suppose it's the flip-side to the topic: every joyous snow day requires that some poor soul be stuck driving in the previous night's weather.