What Are You Afraid Of (Do You Even Know?)

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What Are You Afraid Of (Do You Even Know?)

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The skirmish prompt was posted 15 minutes late, and the times in the header and the original post didn't match. Isn't that the perfect recipe for anxiety? Luckily, rather than freaking out, I decided to work on a different song instead. . . but it didn't work out. So with only twenty minutes left in the hour I improvised this. Yes, it took me twenty minutes to improvise a two minute song. I cut a lot of silence.

Lyrics: 

Deadline closing in
What are you to do?
Do you know what it is that is chasing you?

What are you afraid of?
Do you even know?
What are you afraid of?
Do you even know?

Put it on the line
People look at you
Do they even know if they should be scared too?

What are they afraid of?
Do they even know?
What are you afraid of?
Do you let it show?

What are you afraid of?
What are you afraid of?
Do you even know?

What are you afraid of, do you even know?

Do you doobeedoo even know?

What are you afraid of, do you even know?



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Comments

Powerstars's picture

I like the melodies you have going here, and you have a great singing voice to get them across. I could totally see this with a more fleshed out jazz band arrangement with pianos, stand up bass, the whole shebang! Good work!

lowhum's picture

Great intervals in the melody! I already see it with a clarinet and a sax and some freeform double bass & drums! Or just with a grand piano with a pedal on! Lol Thanks, enjoyed the journey a lot!

kahlo2013's picture

Wow! This is fantastic! Love the jazzy blues feel and the questioning in the lyrics - the repetition adds to the uncertainty. The melody is gorgeous and your vocals deliver is so very well!

JWHanberry's picture

Very melodic. Definitely needs jazz accompaniment. Your voice is great on this.

billwhite51's picture

id like to hear an ace bassist give you some lows to play off of. a rich pluck would really ccreate a dynamic range. think betty carter,