Act Okay

Act Okay

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I asked to put these original lyrics by @Chandra83 http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/32098 to music. I used a new open tuning for me with guitar tuning in open Cm6. Minor sixths chords are particularly sad because they have both the minor chord, and an inverted diminished chord when the sixth, root, and minor third are put together. All of the chords in this song are minor sixths.

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Act Okay
Open Cm6 CGCD#AC

Verse 1
I wake up
To greet the day
I’m half dead
But I act 'okay'

Bridge
The world outside
Is harsh and cold
And facing it
Means being bold

Verse 2
I cover up
As much as I can
And try to walk
When I can barely stand.

Repeat Bridge




Repeat Verse 2

Repeat Verse 1



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Comments

wyatt's picture

Now that's word economy. Economy on everything.
I like it. A whole lot of songs are way overdone IMO

fresh spotless youth's picture

The lyric bores into the marrow of the feeling of depression. The guitar atmosphere is so cool--somehow pretty and unsettling

Fuzzy's picture

Great treatment of Chandra's lyrics.
So sparse but so full of meaning.
I like her (your) lyrics but don't really know how to approach them musically without going the "experimental" route.
Really nice headphone mix.
Nice.

billwhite51's picture

im with fuzzy on this one. you really need to listen through headphones to get the full effect , as the ads for new develpments in audio technology may have promised in the 1950s, this is a true adventure in sound dimensions.