contradictions and paradoxes

kahlo2013's picture

contradictions and paradoxes

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Woke up with the first line in my head so spun it into a song lyric

AndyGetch 7/8/17 I ran away from these lyrics the first time, then they chased me down and implanted this music in my head. Electric Guitar Open D5 powerchord tuning. Lots of Garageband effects.

Thanks Andy for nailing the attitude and the great effects!!! Much appreciated!! Liz

Lyrics: 

V2
fresh thoughts
in stale formats

clean starts
on dirty doormats

when fresh is stale
and clean is dirty

C
there are
incoherent guarantees
shaping
incongruent realities
that make
the best the worst of you and me

V2
kind words
with angry endings

real love
in bogus settings

when kind is angry
and real is bogus

C
there are
incoherent guarantees
shaping
incongruent realities
that make
the best the worst of you and me

B
contradictions and paradoxes
are innocuous until toxic
and then it's too late
is that our uncertain fate?

C
there are
incoherent guarantees
shaping
incongruent realities
that make
the best the worst of you and me



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Comments

Kristi's picture

I wish I was coherent enough this early to write something like this! I enjoyed the sophisticated words dealing with a simple idea which you present in the last line of the chorus. Great bridge with the questioning in there. Deep yet relatable!

metalfoot's picture

Oh, clever lyrics here. May you get the collaborator you need for such fun and deep words!

cindyrella's picture

What a great inspiration to wake up too. I love it when that happens. Awesome song!

Acousticmaddie's picture

Yes yes yes. I hear dirty basement punk. Very nice lyrics and can feel the rythm in your writing

Arthur Rossi's picture

Very interesting and beautifully crafted lyrics on an abstract, yet still relatable level. The "paradoxes/toxic" near rhyme is awesome as are some - at first sight - "not too obvious" ideas like "when fresh is stale/and clean is dirty" when the reader is challenged to contemplate on them. Great write!

Yes, works, I get it. Good work. Miss. Issippi Quean woul be proud. If u no what i mean.

Scubed's picture

Andy's angry punk vibe really brings these great lyrics home. Awesome job, you two!

kahlo2013's picture

Andy - I am listening again and really love how you delivered these lyrics and the driving music!!! Thanks a million!!!!!!!!

tcelliott's picture

That lyric seems to sum up modern technological intrusions on personal lives, at least to my mind. And I like the grit in the music. It just seems to work so well with my interpretation of the lyric.

Chip Withrow's picture

The guitar sound is amazing - spooky, bluesy, and punkish. The cowbell is etching itself in my brain.
Those are heavy lyrics - they say a lot in few words. Excellent collab.