Being Green

Being Green

AndyGetch's picture



Liner Notes: 

Sunday skirmish (write and post a song in an hour) prompt 'Green' song written and recorded in 15 minutes. I already had the guitar in DADGAD. Kind of a stream of consciousness write. May need edits to fit my musical from electric cars POV idea. Posted because it's a skirmish.


Being Green
Guitar DADGAD tuning open Dsus4: Chords > Dsus4(open) - oooooo; Dadd9add13(A) - oo222o; D4(C/A) - oo555o; Dmaj7add13(B/A) - oo444o; G2(A13) - 555ooo; F#(G#m) - 444000;

[Dsus4(open)] Green
[Dadd9add13(A)] I want to be [Dsus4(open)] green
[D4(C/A)] Running clean
[Dmaj7add13(B/A)] Feeling serene
[Dadd9add13(A)] Making the scene
Being [Dsus4(open)] green

[G2(A13)] Mosquitoes buzz me I got to go
[F#(G#m)] Ants advancing on me but I know
[G2(A13)] Leaves fallin birds callin
[F#(G#m)] Pee oak tree pollen

Repeat chorus

[G2(A13)] Wind blowin August away
[F#(G#m)] Septembers knocking but I want to stay

Repeat chorus

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


Chip Withrow's picture

Sounds like you're recording outdoors!
Cool song - could be about lots of things green. Callin/pollen is a good rhyme. I like this one - organic and natural.

kahlo2013's picture

These are wonderful lyrics. Very poetic and simple yet pack a lot of meaning and address the prompt in different ways. Well done. Cool delivery too.

coolparadiso's picture

Well this one was made for you. Yup it poetic but gets its point across. Good one!

jcollins's picture

I knew this was right up your alley Andy. Looking at the lyrics...Strong chorus and straight to the point. Verse one is a surprise with different kinds of pesty insects...I like the visuals...mosquitos, ants, birds, oak trees. Last section a reference to the Fall coming with September. Pretty good Andy. I'm ready for the audio now...hold. wanna be green...oh please...serene...making the same...being guitar...mosquitos buzz me I got to go...can clearly understand the lyrics...nice consistent picking on the guitar. Car traffic in the back...that's a good thing...fade out. Nice job on this Andy. Very moody sound you have...quite unique.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very interesting song with your unique style. Very cool take on skirmish.

JWHanberry's picture

Preserving a home for the mosquitoes and ants is all part of it as is the electric car. Stay green my friend.
IMHO could use a bit more vocal in the mix.

Amanda West's picture

Love the green eco theme here Smile we need more songs singing the praises of being green and making it feel normal and good !
Love the rhythm of this too.

Adnama17's picture

Nice rhyming in the first section. I too feel serene when I know I've done something green. Interesting how green has morphed into a verb, eh?
I don't want summer to end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I dig it!

corinne54's picture

Especially love that last verse. Great stream of consciousness writing and playing.

Rockwrites75's picture

Hey Andy, you did an excellent job on your skirmish I like it. Your vocals and guitar sound great.

Ferry Colyer's picture

This is a serene song, it fits the theme and song title! The quiet singing and finger picking are soothing. Very good song.