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Liner Notes: 

Sunday Skirmish August 18, 2019 "Money"

Update: This demo updated September 14, 2019 to version 2. Something still wrong with the drums...I think....might be a version 3.

Original skirmish file here:



I want money
I want it all
Give me money
Give me it all

I was thinking of robbing the bank
But it was another daydream yank
All this money and I work for minimum wage
I have to guard money behind a cage
I dream on at no charge
Tell nobody that I'm money starved
I just want to buy her something nice
But I can't afford to pay the price


One day they called and wanted me to go
Somebody important is coming to the show
They like my songs and maybe sign a deal
If I can pull this off I won't have to steal
I'm not going to steal nothing anyways
That's just a daydream part of my days
Working in a bank guarding the money
I have no money to give to my honey

On behalf of myself and the band
I hope we passed the audition
Sign right here and give us permission
I was skeptical and full of suspicion
Then I signed and got a check

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


corinne54's picture

"On behalf of myself and the band
I hope we passed the audition" Biggrin

How nice to get a check instead of guarding someone else's money! Smile

metalfoot's picture

That bridge lyric... reminds me of the Beatles a little? Anyway, enjoyable song and fun guitar solos!

coolparadiso's picture

Cool song. Well skirmished mate. Yup you pass the audition. Nice catchy vibe.

Amanda West's picture

My fav lines
"I dream on at no charge
Tell nobody that I'm money starved
I just want to buy her something nice
But I can't afford to pay the price"
Charge/starved - good rhyme Smile

pokerowan's picture

Those descending chords hooked me instantly! What nifty guitar work. And I agree with cindyrella that this is very 60s, especially the melody. Something old and American about this one for sure, really digging the tone!

Rockwrites75's picture

Hey Jerry, my friend you did an excellent job on your new song I like it bro. It has a fun title and great lyrics.

AndyGetch's picture

A rocker for sure and cool solo! A fun listen and well done on the skirmish Smile

JWHanberry's picture

I liked the solo too. It sort of wandered into mayhem as if it was seeking money! Catchy rocker. Great skirmish.

splittybooms's picture

Digging the chorus. Flowing rock tune with some great lyrics for the prompt. Broke but gotta stand around and guard cash all day...then you get a break with the band and get that money!
Guitar is really chugging and sounds good; love when you solo, they jam!

tcelliott's picture

Cool use of that downward bass line for the chorus bit.. it's a cool sound all around. That bridge has a nice rhythm to it that breaks up the rest of the song nicely.

kahlo2013's picture

This is such a great skirmish! I love the directness and pithiness of the chorus and the honesty and vulnerability that grows in the verses. The chorus is a great contrast to the story that evolves in the verses and the bridge. It has a great classic feel good rock feel. Awesome guitar solo! Truly a great song amazing for a skirmish! That is a contagious outro!

mike skliar's picture

great fun! love that Beatles reference near the end, and nice rock feel to it- love that chorus with those descending chords, too....nice solo too!

i did a last minute entry on this skirmish, too, just a silly little uke thing...

musicsongwriter's picture

Fun rock song, cool take on the skirmish prompt. I like the positive feel and the desire to win. Loving the rock vibes.

cola's picture

This is really catchy! The lyrics have a great rhyme and rhythm to them, and the story they tell has a good progression to it as well. I love the bridge and the guitar solo especially! Great addition to the skirmish.

Susan Cantey's picture

You made it to 50! Congrats! Love the story here - clever and clear. Well done!! Nice short lined chorus gives an effective contrast with the verses.

lowhum's picture

It somehow reminds me of iggy pop. It's probably the chorus. No money, no honey as the wise man in winnie the pooh says. The verses have also a celtic trad feel. Or it's just me.