Still a Song about the World

Still a Song about the World

spirulence's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

This is a salute to writer's block, musicians of everywhere!

I had some more somber lyrics and music to go with this idea, but I thought it could use a more lighthearted treatment, so there this is. Please enjoy.

Lyrics: 

(we've studied this phenomenon across several different cultures,
and the consistent finding is that humans are psychologically capable of doing good.)

(but that hasn't always stopped us before)

It could be bad
It could be dumb
It could be the kinda melody
You play with one thumb

It could be sad
It could be wrong
Just make sure
That it’s fun to sing along

You've got the ambition
to explore the depths of your mind
and you've got some of the intuition
to write a song that's hella fine

So before you call it quits
Know its okay to settle
It may not sound legit
But you shouldn’t belittle it
because….

It could be bad
It could be dumb
It could be the kinda melody
You play with one thumb

It could be sad
It could be wrong
Just make sure
it’s fun to sing along

it’s still a song about the world
yes it’s still a song about the world
and I think that's pretty coo-erl

you've got the drive
to go perform it live
and the guys in the front of the crowd might jive

(did he say guys or fries, I'm not sure)

so don't get so down on yourself
don't put your guitar back on the shelf
I don't know how to play a single note
outside from the four chords I learned five lessons ago

It could be bad
It could be dumb
It could be the kinda melody
You play with one thumb

It could be sad
It could be wrong
Just make sure
it’s fun to sing along

it’s still a song about the world
yes it’s still a song about the world
and I think that's pretty coo-erl

but what about all those times
what about all those times
when you don't know what to sing or write about

it doesn't matter, it's still a song about the world
.....



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

this is an anthem for the writers of dumb songs, it could sell millions.

Susan Cantey's picture

Wow! I LOVE this! The intro is so good! The beat rocks. All the instruments have aligned with the stars and the vocal is spot on. Great message as well. Woweewoweewow.

kahlo2013's picture

This is really awesome! I love the creative and clever approach to the lyrics, the driving beat and great music , and the wonderful singing! Great use of the spoken word as well! Very cool!

Klaus's picture

Well, I for one like the lighthearted approach. The chorus is really good actually, very catchy and yet so simple. The way you managed to write a rhyming line that ended with "thumb" and that still makes sense and is funny is wonderful. And even the title makes sense in its own way giving the song an anthemic quality. Sometimes when you don't try so hard you actually get the good stuff. Smile