Zany

Zany

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cleanshoes:
Here's a collab straight out of central Ohio for you! Started hearing this in my head almost as soon as I read Deanna's lyrics. They just struck me as so loose and fun and empowering--a nice change from my usual sad folk fare!

Lyrics: 

Won’t obey the rules
Don’t need to be saved
I’ll go my own way
Travelin’ roads unpaved

Take a crooked path
Off road never straight
Getting what I want
Never want to wait

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean I ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, and I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

I’ll find my own beat
I’ll bang my own drum
Can’t go through life
All uptight and numb

Hear my own music
Blastin’ in my ears
Dance like I want to
Don’t care what you hear

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean I ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, and I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany

Maybe just maybe
I’m a little zany
Don’t mean that I’m crazy
You might see things hazy
But believe me baby
Life’s more fun with zany

Yeah I’m a little zany
Don’t mean I ain’t brainy
So what, yeah I smoke and drink
Really don’t care what you think
You be you, and I’ll be me, baby
Offbeat, carefree and zany



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metalfoot's picture

Lovely rendition of these lyrics. I can't get over how gorgeous your voice is, cleanshoes. Wow. Anyway, the melody is really interesting and the song works well. I like the part where suddenly the second voice comes in.

standup's picture

Nice melody, I like the bits in the verses where it goes way up. I like the harmonies at the end. The lyrics get it across well -- don't need to be saved / go my own way. Zany/briany is a great line. The language is so clear here, the message is solid and consistent throughout.

When I got to the "Maybe just maybe" verse I thought, if I may make a suggestion, it might be fun to drop to a spoken or rapped verse for that bit. Then go out with the harmonies (which collide a bit, which seems perfect for this).

colgoo's picture

Perfect collaboration of two of my favorite voices! I love the performance, especially the duet at the end! And, yes, Deanna has awesome lyrics! I am keeping my eye on a few of hers to possibly do a collaboration. This is a match made in heaven.

Kristi's picture

This is such a playful song. I like the attitude in the concisely written lyric. Fun rhymes! Pretty, sassy vocal conveys the spirit of the lyric quite well! Good job!