Build a Pyramid

Chip Withrow's picture

Build a Pyramid



Liner Notes: 

There's a pose in yoga called pyramid - I taught it the other day, and after the students left I had the studio to myself. This song came to me - a five-minute write and a one-take demo.


I got a plan and I got Holy Spirit
Heard a booming voice, first I did fear it

I got stones and I got Holy Spirit
Ain’t ready for Heaven but I wanna be near it

Build a pyramid said God
Build a pyramid on this sacred spot
Build a pyramid said God
Build a pyramid – why not?

I got bricks and I got Holy Spirit
I got that call and I sure did hear it

So come with me – feel the Holy Spirit
In my pyramid – people, come get near it

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


barbara's picture

I love this style applied to this subject, and the light-hearted lyrics, such as '--why not?' Cool example of inspiration being everywhere, if you open up to it. I also got a giggle from the double meaning of 'stones' (i.e., 'cojones'), whether intentional or not; it certainly fits the Pharoahs, anyway! This is the fun of 50/90, right here.

cts's picture

You know what really struck a chord with me? This line right here - Ain't ready for Heaven but I wanna be near it. I know so many that have expressed this sentiment in some way or another. Nice two-tappin' tune, Chip. I was thinking that maybe there might have been a harp moment, but guitar and vocal made it work just fine.

darcistrutt's picture

The fact the pyramid is built with bodies makes stones and bricks kinda funny. The spiritual blend is cool.

colgoo's picture

This is a toe-tapping, ear-pleasing song. The tune is so good, I kind of want you to set several sets of lyrics to it. Great job.

Deaf Steever's picture

That's a great, infectious little tune, Chip! As always, my ears gravitate toward the guitar - I love the percussiveness and neat little flourishes you toss in every now and then.

Only 5 minutes?? Man, I cannot do that. I'm such a slow songwriter. hehe

Donna Devine's picture

What a charming song, Chip. Infectious melody and nice details. Love the music's bluesy/funky vibe.

My favourite line is:

Ain’t ready for Heaven but I wanna be near it

JamKar's picture

It's great Chip. It's like you picked up Norman Greenbaum's Spirit in the Sky theme, and went to a whole other place with it. Well done!