On The Shelf

On The Shelf

metalfoot's picture
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Liner Notes: 

My fingers are sore, my brain is exhausted.
I've taken all that I have to give, musically, off the shelf today.

Time to sleep and let my dreams replenish my musical energy.

This is an unconventional love song, as well; the artist in verse 2 is none other than my beautiful bride of nearly 15 years.
She also has given all she has, of late, and has been struggling with insomnia partially driven by that need to create and doing too many projects at once.

We need to rest or we will be on the shelf, so to speak, ourselves!

No partial or other capos, just some unconventional chords.

Lyrics: 

I guess I took one too many ideas from the shelf today
Where I keep all my thoughts and musical dreams
I guess I lost track of what I needed to do today
And now all that's left is a heap of broken words it seems

On the shelf
On the shelf
What will I find
On the shelf?

I guess you took one too many ideas from the shelf today
Where you keep all your thoughts and artistic dreams
I guess you lost track of what you needed to do today
And now all that's left is a heap of paints and brushes it seems

On your shelf
On your shelf
What will you find
On your shelf?

Sleep now
Rest tight
Don't let
Dreams bite
And soon
The shelf
Will be full again

Oh, we're the dreamers
Oh, we're the lovers
Oh, we're the hopers, the copers
But now we need sleep
Or we'll be on the shelf
Or we'll be

On the shelf
On the shelf
What will we find
On the shelf?



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

pretty good for exhausted. Well skirmished See you on the light side

matthijs's picture

Sounds beautiful! love the lyrics and chord progressions

levesinet's picture

I like the chords, the lack of strict deterministic tonality. And the whistling. This is very nice.

TomS's picture

Psychedelic, really. Imagine it with ebbing and surging droning guitars and smashing cymbals! And long meandering guitar solos! With lots of delay! Nicely introspective. Smile

srcoops's picture

Most interesting. It tells a good story.