Fabulous 5090 Challenge Shuffle

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Fabulous 5090 Challenge Shuffle



Liner Notes: 

The old adage goes: when in a slump write a 50/90 metasong. Smile "Fabulous" in the title refers more to the 50/90 than to the shuffle.

Got more songs coming quite soon, just hadn't had the time to sing and demo them.


Fabulous 50/90 Challenge Shuffle

I write a song
I find it pleasing
but very soon
my muse is wheezing
My Pegasus
has got no talons
but it's the 50/90 Challenge

I'm writing well
but what a pity
song number four
is not so pretty
It takes a while
to find the balance
when it's the 50/90 Challenge

Wonderful ideas come to mind
don't want to fall behind
I cut down sleep
I hardly eat
but it's so sweet to post a new song

I'm all excited
Can't take a bath
when I'm ignited
My family
thinks I'm a savage
when it's the 50/90 Challenge

( fabulous bass guitar solo ...)

Big rock arragement fills my head
just when I'm off to bed
Guitars chime
voices climb
I got no time to make a full demo

I write a song
I write another
I try to rhyme
but it's a bother
Made up a word
to end the grallenge
coz it's the 50/90 Challenge
50/90 Challenge!

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


cindyrella's picture

I love to hear your vocals! This makes me smile and what good lyrics! Always a fan:)

ZsuzsaDoe's picture

Aw super fun! "grallenge" made me snicker. Great meta lyrics and a song I really enjoyed listening to

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Few would dare to take on the 'challenge' rhyme, but you have done so with aplomb! Very new and refreshing phrasing, and delightfully self-aware (I particularly enjoyed the invocation of 'grallenge' - both in the lyrics and the metadata). To find a wheezing muse and a declawed Pegasus in such close proximity was a sheer delight - like a renaissance painting with an ironic twist - a great artist with a knowing wink. I also like 'can't take a bath / when I'm ignited' - works on both a figurative and unnecessarily literal level.

brrrse's picture

Oh my goodness.....I laughed till I cried and I was still laughing - needed the oxygen tank. Thank you so very much for this honest and wonderful song!!!! Everything about it is so much goodness! Thank you!

Pam Grisham's picture

This is a great song. You are funny and smart! I love the ending and I love the line: My family thinks I'm a savage

Vom Vorton's picture

Great fun. Really catchy, a lovely shuffle and some killer rhymes. Made me smile.

tsunamidaily's picture

great little shuffle. meta is where it's at! you have definitely proven that everything's betta with meta. way to go!

philmcmill's picture

Very cool shuffle! You got some great rhymes. Excellent and fun demo.

Powerstars's picture

I dig the '50s rhythm you got to this. Very creative ways to express writer's block here. I especially like "My Pegasus has got no talons." The "50/90 Challenge" melody is also a great hook. Also, as a bassist, I gotta say you're doing some very cool work with it, especially the very '50s solo. The bridge/chorus is nice as well, and the sentiment of wanting to record when you're about to sleep is super relatable. The harmony on "vocals climb" is also awesome! "Made up a word to end the grallenge coz it's the 50/90 Challenge" put a big grin on my face too, as well as you're little vocal improv at the end. :P Really good work!

Kristi's picture

This is lots of fun! What a great way to approach it..the shuffle and all! I especially enjoyed "my muse is wheezing/My Pegasus had got no talons". And the bath verse...so amusing! Great lines, great music!

Great ending to the grallenge! This song is all about the fun, as every meta 50-90 song should be.

Rainchaser's picture

A very nice short song. I liked the bass playing and clever lyrics. I think coming up with personal stuff is good for coming up with unique concepts, something I should take note from my last song heh.