Warning Signs

Warning Signs

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Liner Notes: 

This one took a really long time. Tried to give it a J-Pop vibe and make it about unrequited love at first, but it evolved to be more aggressive, angry, and completely different lyrically as time went on. Usually I try to keep from getting *too* mean with my lyrics, so I had to go against that instinct here.

Lyrics: 

Chorus:
It's been too long for me to hesitate
Warning signs appear when it's too late
I think that you think that this is a game
You would never break the chain

Verse 1:
I'm tired of trying to make this work for people
I know would never do the same
It's all about appearances, so hide the bodies
And look for someone good to blame

Pre-Chorus:
Why take that second chance?
You'll screw it up again
You have a way with words, but you don't have a way with actions
I'm sick of trying to be your friend

Chorus:
It's been too long for me to hesitate
Warning signs appear when it's too late
And I think that you think that this is a game
You would never break the chain

Verse 2:
It's hard for me to buy that this is you now
I guess you lost another screw
If you're an asshole, then you're just an asshole
It doesn't matter what I do

Pre-Chorus:
This time, it's gone beyond a doubt
You've become so easy to cut out
Your doppelganger eyes tell a different story
Than what's coming from your mouth

Chorus:
It's been too long for me to hesitate
Warning signs appear when it's too late
And I think that you think that this is a game
You would never break the chain

*solo*

Pre-Chorus:
It doesn't matter what you say
Our old relationship has changed
A shadow of a friend hiding in the corner
With no more sympathy to spare

Chorus:
It's been too long for me to hesitate
Warning signs appear when it's too late
And I think that you think that this is a game
You tried erasing his first name

It's too late for you to compensate
Our DNA's about to seperate
And I know that you know you've broken our trust
Say goodbye to all of us

It's been too long for me to hesitate
Warning signs appear when it's too late



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

so much aggression in that one fingered piano figure behind the menacing lyric. i like the way your voice begins to break down as the song marches on.

splittybooms's picture

Frustration with others…yes, quite relatable. Very poignant writing, well done.
Digging the vocals. The expression in your voice communicate your feelings well while still being musical and sounded good.
I like when the guitar crunches along with the piano. The melody has a catchiness to it and is a cool choice for the lyrics. Its like “oh an upbeat playful song with a piano in it….oh wait…he’s saying some heavy stuff…do-do MY friends think of ME this way?!?” lol
Good stuff

cola's picture

This is awesome! The melody is memorable, and the feelings of frustration and betrayal really come through in the lyrics. I love the half-chorus at the end where all of the instruments drop out except the piano; having that quiet, clean sound come right after the crunchy and full sound of the last full chorus creates a contrast that's really powerful. The vocal effects you used near the end sound cool, too. Nice work!

phoenixash's picture

I like the line "our DNA is about to separate" and the overall feel of the song. I think it could be even harder though, it has plenty of room for that. It's really good and I can see how you first thought of it as J-Pop.