Uh Oh

Uh Oh

mike skliar's picture



Liner Notes: 

This is a very very quick write and record- I was kind of stuck in a bit of a rut, and hadn't written anything for a few days, figured I'd just give myself a very quick half hour self imposed deadline.. not surprisingly, some of the news I was watching on tv filtered thru.

recorded with an old nylon string guitar, and live vocal into the iPhone. then in audacity, I decided to add some effects just to experiment- not sure if i like it with the effects, but i guess its a more interesting sonic palette then just a plain old guitar...

kind of a quick throwaway write, but had fun doing it...

curious what folks think of it..


What does it say that the leader of this country is mentally ill
What does it say that so many in this country are addicted to pain pills
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh

Why did they wait a year for a new president before they filled a supreme court vacancy
Why are they ramming thru a new justice who might have raped a girl, have they no decency
Uh oh….

Why do I spend time thinking about what darkness will descend on these here United States
Why do I fear we may all wake up from this dream, when it’s just a bit too late
Uh oh

(c) M. Skliar 2018

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Tim Fatchen's picture

The special FX draws the attention, for sure. And the additional resonances it gives the voice. A neat little not-at-all-throwaway song, eminently live-performable. (I'll stay away from the political analysis if that's okay!)

kahlo2013's picture

Yeah... those uh hos at the end of the stanzas are perfectly delivered and give these already pointed lyrics a nice punch. Great insight and delivery!

cindyrella's picture

I had to see what this was about and I am not disappointed . Good one.

nancyrost's picture

Is it my imagination, or is that some wacky panning? It gently parallels the way world events have been doing my head in. The uh-ohs are really catchy!