Black ink hole

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Black ink hole



Liner Notes: 

Direct SC URL link to Demo: (link is external)


OK - see the first two songs posted here for "granular" liner notes, -- not gonna keep re-pasting it, (if interested).

Again, this/these is/are all going to be a one-take krappey cell phone recordings. Some may come from an Audacity upload, --pending how my Linux Mint 18.1 migration is going. Frankly, the phones as good or better +- :).

So my song book notes:
This song came from, while watching some indie movie thinking I could do a better song, soundtrack than what was there. Not that it was not good, it was. I just thought, for what I was observing... this was possibly more fitting. That's all I remember about it, "where from, how, why of the song". I see allot of stuff and usually not mainstream, Sundance, Indie stuff, etc. I'd love to score a movie, (and get paid! Smile ) --since a coherent story, would be an album -- "Tommy can you hear me"? Smile LOL!

Additionally, as some know, no, Noe -- I will commingle words that sound one way but may not be the common meaning (and not my usual type poes Smile )

Therefore, -- when visualizing the song, I saw life as a bag of tiny eggs, "roe"... so many to go through, then done! Mind pictures...

And, since we come into life naked and go out the same, -- no pockets... no place to stow a gun either (Moms glad of that, ouch!) coming or going.

"Think stuff" came from, was -- preceded by "pink stuff"... brains, eggs, but might sound * rude to some if taken badly (different cultures hear words differently), so found "think"... I think it works visually too!

In that ilk, the second verse I toyed with: hoar (not hore, etc., --vocabs being what they are), then more and floor as the rhyme scheme. So, stayed with hole, tow and flow.

- AND, remember, I don't clean up my song lyrics from written performance notes, copy and paste/dump, --it's all commingled below, --figure it out! Smile


(Play G-chord with open B-str, need that “b” for vocal support)

Am s- e
Lifes a black ink hole …
Em s -e
No pistol to stow …
F s -f Am s -e G s –d. b [d-note to open B-Str on G-chord]
I sink on its roe... (Oh) slow

Got no use for the think stuff
I don't mean to sound to gruff
F Am G / / / / / /
I think it's just..., some little-kids left-over-stuff (on my heart…)

Lifes a black ink hole
No portion in tow
F Am G
just straight down..., no end flow

straight down, to no end
falling, falling now on the mend
F Am G / / / / / /
No one to catch, no need of a friend (what could they do…)

Am s-e
Lifes a black ink hole …
Em s-e
No pistol to stow … [d-note to open B-Str on G-chord]
F s-f Am / / G / / / /
I sink on its roe... (Oh) slow
F Am / / G / / / /
I sink on its roe... (Oh) slow
/Em v^^v v^^v F/ v^v C / v^v G / … ^d v-c v-b
I sink on its roe... … … (Oh) slow …

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


Frances Smith's picture

This rolls along nicely, like the melody, it's interesting. Sounds good.

Jerry Pettit's picture

I enjoyed this. Nice having the chords laid out. We should all be doing that, I suppose. You've got an interesting vocal--nice treatment for this song! Keep up the good work!!

kc5's picture

Very nicely executed, emotion wrought. This is so sad...makes my heart sink.

Yes, well, the movie, as per the liner note, --was more real life if I remember. I don't remember the actual movie though... if it was a real downer I would likely not have watched it. This was a mid-point moment in the movie if remember correctly. I like happy endings! Getting a song from it, certainly is!

Acousticmaddie's picture

You have such a beautiful voice. Great performed and so soft guitarplay.
You remind me of an local rocksinger I loved so much. Your lyrics are very catchy!

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Love the title and general theme of the lyrics. Very clear production - it sounds like you're right in the room with me. Nice moody delivery!