Things That Never Happened

Things That Never Happened

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Oof, so I've been away awhile and this is a weird one to come back with. I was listening to "The Jeweller's Hands" by the Arctic Monkeys and I came up with the riff for this after learning the bass part. Then I added some funky guitars. Sounds real modern with the hook I put on there.

Lyrics were supposed to be about something specific, but that wasn't giving me any ideas, so they're made up about like, partying, or something.

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Lyrics: 

Verse 1:
And in time, you'll be fine
But for now, I'll sit and worry about you
Time, it lies
I don't wanna be at home but I have to

Raise the tide every night
I saw it and I'll see it again
Out all night
But I wonder where you are on the weekends

Chorus:
I swear I know your name
I swear I know your name
I swear I know, but I can't place it

Would we both be better off
If we gave another shot
To the things that never happened

Verse 2:
Am I talking too much?
If you want me, then I can shut up
What to say
I dunno because the memory's rough

I went out to the woods
And built a house of cards for a home
Arrows fly
And I know it's no one's fault but my own

Chorus:
I swear I know your name
I swear I know your name
I swear I know, but I can't place it

Would we both be better off
If we gave another shot
To the things that never happened



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Comments

nancyrost's picture

Love the bass riff and the hook. The verse lyrics, vague though they are, are intriguing ... and combined with the chorus and the sexiness of the music I assume the overall theme to be a come-on.

katpiercemusic's picture

"I swear I know your name." This is the song of the inside of my head! But seriously, what a great bass line. That really pulled me in. I also quite liked some of the harmony you had in here and the premise is really cool. The lyrics are very tight. I liked the whole thing!

dsweidel's picture

Excellent sound and I actually really like the lyrics. I agree with kat - it's in my head "I swear know your name"

kahlo2013's picture

Yes! This is great! Fantastic vibe and wonderful vocals layers with wonderful clean guitar and cool groove on bass! Love this one!!!

fresh spotless youth's picture

This sounds so good: the simple bass line, the syncopated drumming, and the fantastic guitar. I love the line about talking too much/shutting up. And then the verse about going into the woods knocks it out of the park. It's visual, provocative and sort of mystifying--which is how I like it

billwhite51's picture

if prince had been an indie rocker, he would have written songs like this.

AndyGetch's picture

Cool vibe. The looseness of the lyrics, like an overheard party conversation is intriguing. Captures that awkward moment of forgotten details of a past encounter.