I had no idea what to do with skirmish 96’s prompt.
A bit rough, because it was a single take with spontaneous lyrics… but I did get to test a new mic! This is that mic with no effects, just cropped and fade out.
28 January 2018
© 2017 Joe McCullough / Your Average Joe Under Exclusive License To McCullough Music
/ Notice: This was a first recording/take and this song is likely to change in the future, and hopefully improve! I did feel like sharing it though, and hope you can enjoy it despite the flaws. /
When I walk up to you
You can’t see, from my street.
See through my eyes
That’s impossible for you
You walked up to her
Crying on the steps of liberty.
Don’t know what to say
Never knew it, anyway.
I don’t know what it’s like to be
It’s a narcissist’s dream
A narcissist’s memory.
When you find
That deeper space inside your mind.
It’s consumed with thoughts
The thoughts that are the selfish kind.
He walked up to you
Asked for a dime
Asked for a dime
And you looked at me
“Ain’t got no time for your
So we al got one don’t we… Great prompt!
The Snow Stopped Waiting For Midnight
12-string guitar tuned down a step
Chords – F(G) – 32ooo3; Bb(C) – x32o1o; Ebmaj7(Fmaj7) – xo321o; C(D) – xxo232;
G11(G) – 54ooo5; C13(C) – x54o3o; F6(Fmaj7) – xo543o; D7/G(D) – xxo454;
Faddb6/A(G) – 76ooo7; D7add11(C) – x76o5o; G/D(Fmaj7) – xo765o; Em7/G(D) – xxo676;
[F(G)] The snow stopped a hundred years after the polar ice caps melted
[Bb(C)] and clouds began to clear
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] Feeding the forest with long overdue new growth
[C(D)] Bears awake from their hibernation
[F(G)] Inhale the chilled air and dig in the cracks for food
[Bb(C)] Instead of the broken bark, a glitter fence
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] The oldest male bear stepped backward into a tortoise burrow
[C(D)] Waiting for midnight and the moon shine
[G11(G)] When you’ve run out of places to go
[C13(C)] Narcissism spouts your faces to show
[F6(Fmaj7)] Stopped to inhale awake checking cracks in the fence
[D7/G(D)] Clear under the forest as glitter goes backward in the snow
[Faddb6/A(G)] My next song is about the painting
[D7add11(C)] and the art class I went through
[G/D(Fmaj7)] with my friends on the phone with [Em7/G(D)] me
[F(G)] I’m on the fence
[Bb(C)] 3 am wide awake
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] Light through the cracks
[C(D)] How far backward will I break
[F(G)] Clear my mind
[Bb(C)] Glitter inside the chaos
[Ebmaj7(Fmaj7)] Inhale count to four
[C(D)] Clear my mind
[F(G)] Too late waiting for midnight
[F(G)] The snow stopped waiting for midnight