Dimes and Rhymes

Dimes and Rhymes

billwhite51's picture

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Liner Notes: 

the united states will never become a great country until the media stops telling kids that it is cool to be stupid,

Lyrics: 

Canyons are deep, chasms are wide
You navigate the outside
Ill keep us safe inside
Every corner of the world is stained by war
There is no safe place anymore
In the cities, everyine has lost their minds
In the farmlands, not a seed is left behind
The sky is falling, the ground is rising
The living scream, the dead are sighing
But it is not the end of creation
Only the end of your generation

When everyon thinks every one else is stupid
There will not one of intelligence left alive
Sometimes I thinnk there is no such thing as thinking
Our brains abandoned us to survive
Theres a horse on the piano, a flower on the bee
Sometimes Im not sure if Im here at all
Or if some higher power is just fucking with me

They murdered us with fear in the 50s
In the 60s we were strung out on Doris Day
In the 70s they burned us in the jungle
In the 80s they infected us with AIDS
In the 90s the real wat got started
The new century turned our memories upside down
Today not one of my old friends
Remembers the way they were before the shit came down

If your doggie bites
Just dont pet her
If there is something you dont like
Make something better

The car is at the end of its rope
Towed down a reckless highway
This is our destiny. This is our time.
And we are sitting in the back seats
Counting dimes and making rhymes



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Comments

katpiercemusic's picture

This is pretty bleak, but I'm feeling it. I'm not usually feeling bleak, but yup. I like the guitar-ing. There's some very cool imagery and references in this.

OdilonGreen's picture

This works really well in the blues-rock style you've chosen, like a blues (or even an elegy) for an entire generation, or the entire world. Sad and angry in its quiet, seething way. The despair is palpable.

coolparadiso's picture

Words as deep as those canyons. Short history through a song! small word no safe place for sure!

colgoo's picture

Wow! Very apocalyptic lyrics...your titular words “counting dimes and making rhymes” take on the message of Nero playing violin as Rome burns to the ground.

Klaus's picture

This is ver-ry good. I mean, the lyrics all by themselves are so poetic, full of great images, ideas, and lines. Bob Dylan once said he tries to write lyrics where every line could suggest a new song. This is like that.

And your voice and the spontaneous and loose acoustic guitar that suddenly turns into a phased (?) one. Only one listen doesn't do justice to this song and neither does my comment but that'll have to do for now.

Chip Withrow's picture

That's some dramatic, theatrical, poetic talking/singing blues for sure, Makes me want to be in the room watching you perform. Interesting phrasing, compelling song.

Kurtis Kanttila's picture

Great tune, good lyrics that git the free flowing vibe with some nice and varied acoustic playing that just does whatever. 5 minutes blew by.

Frances Smith's picture

Very powerful song. All the lyrics are great, but I particularly like "They murdered us with fear in the 50s.........." great summary there! Also the last verse with the car towed away is a great analogy. More excellent writing, and performing, Bill.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Your typically optimistic view! (Kidding, of course.) The whole things is so powerful in a laid-back way ... the music doesn't interfere with the message. Particularly like the 60s-90s verse ... poetic.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Your typically optimistic view! (Kidding, of course.) The whole things is so powerful in a laid-back way ... the music doesn't interfere with the message. Particularly like the 60s-90s verse ... poetic.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Your typically optimistic view! (Kidding, of course.) The whole things is so powerful in a laid-back way ... the music doesn't interfere with the message. Particularly like the 60s-90s verse ... poetic.

3tdoan's picture

I read this a coupla days ago and forgot to comment, came back to listen. Sounds quite different to what I expected, but as always your gritty vocals really support the stark imagery. "reckless highway" is a great poetic contraction btw.

gregjwere's picture

really like the dynamic of the song, very thoughtful.

marvsmooth's picture

Wow, this is fantastic! Lyrically it’s wonderfully topical and honest, with the emotion pushed to the fore by a performance that’s just superb - I love the musical changes thrown in here and there to emphasise the message, and the surprise nature of these changes, most of which are one off’s, are amazing!

This is not just a good song, it’s a bloody great song!

brandondale_72's picture

Again, wonderful lyrics. I really like the change to emphasize "in the cities everyone's lost their minds". Good stuff!