Apocalyptic Cupcake

Apocalyptic Cupcake

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This is part of a morph chain. [@johncrossman] sent me his tune distilled from the first person on the chain and I was number 3 in line. I used about 50% each of lyric and music, moved it up a 1/2 step and added keyboards. I'm in a mad frenzy to get this out to @kahlo2013 so she can get to work on it before I get fired from the chain :0)
I always enjoy the challenge of reformulating and adding my signature to the song. This needs to be mixed and cleaned up,but I'm sending it out plain raw tracks.
Enjoy!

Lyrics: 

Apocalyptic Cupcake-Sonya Heller and John Crossman (c)2019
Verse
Dark before the dawn
Under a veil that draws a curtain round my Soul
Still I’m drawn beneath the blanket of the night,
Avoiding wakefulness and all impending doom
I press the snooze alarm
For just 10 minutes more of
sweet oblivion when I

Hear the sirens roar
see the Flashing lights
my eyelids keeping time
half closed I listen
to the tick tock story
I Stumble to the kitchen wondering

Chorus
(If I've been told, what I don't know)
is it a lie or if it's so (and so)
1 part reason, one part rhyme
I might be leading, I might be blind

Verse
Take my morning brew
cup of complacency
Never strong enough
to shut the voices out
Disasters near and far
baked in a crusty pie
of digitized distraction
programmed delayed reaction
I run to
Shut the pantry door
hide all the recipes
recipes of madness
written on the wall
apocalyptic cupcakes
spiked in the batter with
A tablespoon of tears
an ounce of laughter

Chorus
(If I've been told, what I don't know)
is it a lie or if it's so (and so)
1 part rhyme, 1 part reason
If I’m blind, I might be leading

Bridge
apocalyptic cupcake
tablespoon of tears

I've been told, what now I know
Which are lies and which are so (and so)
3 parts rhyme, 1 part reason
Now that I’m blind
I find I’m leaving



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Comments

ballyhoot's picture

Nice vocals, especially the verses with the doubles vocals — that sounds really good. Nice organ work and I like how the song strips down at the end. Very good way to finish it. Great lyrics, too.

kahlo2013's picture

Great song... love your musical approach and strong vocals to convey the message in the words

coolparadiso's picture

I listened before reading which is unusual. I was thinking it had an unusual but good mix of styles sort if felt good unsettled if that makes sense. Made more when i read liner notes. Very good song

Valerie Cox's picture

Apocalyptic Cupcakes? Ha! Doomsday pastties. That's fun. Smile What a cool groove on this. The organ adds a little extra funkiness to really make pop too. Very cool.

phoenixash's picture

This is so fun, I was dancing on my seat. I'd love to have a bit of those cupcakes. There's such energy in you deep voice and I love it when you go towards the head mix, it's bomb!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Trying to figure out what "morph chains" are and listened to another version of this. You've really done a great job with this version! Nicely mixed, by the way, balance-wise and arrangement-wise. Really enjoyed it!

marvsmooth's picture

Wow, this is such a different song to John’s!

As a rough demo it’s fabulous, and I especially like those sections with vocal harmonies!

What a great song, and a fabulous title!