Melody Escaping Me

AndyGetch's picture

Melody Escaping Me




Liner Notes: 

Skirmish prompt 'Melody' that I picked randomly from a Rikki Rooksby songwriting book based on the number 21721. I played the melody line as a riff and improvised on tenor banjo tuned down to mandolin tuning, then on mandolin, the used the banjo for percussion, then improvised a lyric. Oh boy, I'm off to a clunky start this superskirmish.


Melody Escaping Me
Tenor banjo, Mandolin GDAE Chords: G - oo23; C - o23o; D - 2oo2

Melody escaping me

Melody runs far from me into a dream

Melody escaping me into the high notes
Its that melody escaping me

I hear a knocking, it’s trying to get away, and I can’t stop it

Here we go again

Melody escaping me today
Watch it float away
Till theres nothing left to say
No instruments to play

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


kahlo2013's picture

I really like the melody with the stream of conscious feeling lyric and vocal delivery. Cool chill feel.

Vegansongs's picture

Exactly! Thanks for the skirmish Andy- I think we shared a wavelength.

famouspatrick's picture

First of all, thanks for the prompt! I'm always interested in people's process for writing songs, and I have to say that this one is unique! Congrats on getting the skirmish done.

Mister Mann's picture

I actually love the dischordant nature of all of this with your take on the theme - it makes it feels purposeful and punk. I love to know what 21271 is all about exactly.

Amanda West's picture

I found the unusual 'melody' and arrangement quite pleasurable. The occasional disjointed sounds reflected well the words, which is how it should be Smile
Great skirmish Smile

3tdoan's picture

Unusual sound! Interesting instrumentation and repetition makes it strangely mesmerising.

Fuzzy's picture

I really love the shambolic nature of this song as it lurches along on the verge of collapse.
Awesome tracks like this are part of the reason why I like 50/90 so much.
So nice!!
Great work!!