I Don't Know

武道会's picture

I Don't Know

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LOOKING FOR FEEDBACK HERE folks, -- made you laugh, cry, throw-up, etc., let me know. Hey, if it made you feel all squishy, melty inside, gud2no, sayso! Don't assume "I" think it's good myself, I may not! If you hear something good in it and tell me, or not, -- that's helpful no matter your level of "expertise". Some real krappe songs got saved and even collaborated that way, so again, -- communicate your thoughts!

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5090 "Demo link" may not work [LET ME KNOW] so here's the direct literal link -->

URL to SoundCloud Demo:

https://soundcloud.com/ustaknow/idontknow_50902017/s-wbVMv

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No excuses, but context here:
I just switched my PC's to Linux Mint 18.1 with LibreOffice, --and it's having an affect, but very glad to be off Windows.

Also, as done last year, all here will be:
-- one take Samsung Phone recordings, direct upload to SoundCloud, as private (avoiding spam), so have to past in a direct link to it, to hear it.

As discussed in a "pre-forum" for 5090 2017, some may be digging into old stuff and attempting to make something of it, --not spontaneous ad hoc... so that's likely me here too, this year.

Also in a "pre-forum", was "theme". Since these to me all seem to have a "Tone" (I'll leave that there, I think they're are not "disparate", so are a theme if one can recall that forum, or is in the Archive just prior to 5090 2017.) It looks like there may be ten "songs"... so if 5 can be an album ? we have a theme. Eh, who cares, just say'in.

Notes on my song sheet pasted in here:
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[Notes: none]
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[***FYI: May or may not apply below, --for those who don't know me, pending how the lyrics look below, I do not clean up my Lyrics w/"notes", --I included all performance notes, etc., so the ,e.g., " s-g " after G for example, is the *Note of the triad chord I sing [1 3 5], in that triad, performance notes... Chord names many not be correct!. Bottom-line, -- how I remember my songs melodies, etc.***]

Lyrics: 

Am4 – D vamp, on start

Am4 open D-STR, s-e middle
I don't know ...
D s-d
What the future holds
Am7 open G-STR, sus s-e
I can't know,
D4 s-d s-hi g
How, your heart unfolds

C s-e
I don't know ...
D s-d
New Born rest
C
Life makes mess
D4 hi
Seems like more of a test
C
I don't know ...
D
What ... I don't know

Am4
You know me
D (4sus, sing-g)
Filling tears into cuts
Am7
I don't know ...
D4
What ... I don't know

C s-e G
First born son,
D4
He can be the only one
C G
While the first may he mass
D4
It's his Lord who forms the cast

Am4
I can’t be
D
The one who always sings
Am7
I won't see ...
D4 sus
What you want me to be

C G
People get ready
D
I won’t be steady
C G
Your man-made mite
D
Full well vetted dice

Am4
You won’t roll me
D
No guarantee of fun
Am7
You don't know ...
D4(g sus))
What ... I know of you, …we

C G
His people remain’n fight
D
Not tight for the flight
\C \G
Millions… of congregations
\D4 sus
For one global nation

Am4 open s-e middle
I don't know ...
D s-d
What the future holds
Am7 open sus s-e
I can't know,
D4 s-d s-hi g
How, your heart unfolds

Am7
You know me
D4 (D4 / / D sus)
Filling tears into cuts



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Comments

Frances Smith's picture

It sounds both old and knew, familiar and unfamiliar. Lots of power in it, which is really good. Like the way the end is so sudden, that's very effective.

katpiercemusic's picture

I like how the for the most part the chords oscillate between I and V. It's hard to pinpoint the harmonic center which really adds to the "unknown quality."

Acousticmaddie's picture

Somehow it felt a little short. Like the vocal and guitar deliver. A bit of melancholia in it . Very nice

Powerstars's picture

Nice bluesy sorta vibe you got going here. The recurring "I don't know" is a great hook. Good work here!

kc5's picture

I remember this one, but it's changed (I think). Hard to recall what exactly now, but it has a different feel to it, like maybe some words remained the same and others changed and that the lyrical changes plus the music changed enough to change the meaning and the feel.

First born son, -- the only words.

There can be only one. (Meaning, there can only be one first, first is first, --not only child as I think you considered it.)

Anyway, as in the early, first song liner, extended notes, --there was allot of writing at that time, so since theme and tone was discussed in the pre-forum 5090 here, -- tone, tone of an album, not being disparate would constitute a "theme", for me.

While many groupings of songs, "albums"?, may contain many different styles, tone, content subject, for me, --tone and feel and from a period of writing (e.g. "Tommy" from the Who, all sound "alike, ? so to speak"), --would be the driver for theme. I'm not putting out an album of course, however, at least the first 10 +- here are from that discussion.

One other member here, I think Kat was in that forum too, --is actually taking unfinished work this 5090 but saying so, and etc. Why not. Just write Smile ! In the moment challenges are for if you have nothing, imo. 50 songs, is plenty of room. (Initial thesis here was 50 "pitchable" songs...ok... not likely Smile )

I suppose I do have a way of doing "this", --a style by now as one said they recognise, commenting several points. I suppose that is a good thing, --I think so. When I play a Blues band, I don't expect rock-a-billy... I suppose when folks come here, they have an idea of what to expect, acoustic, one take, lo-fi.