Punch Line

Punch Line

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This is one where I came up with the lyric "I'm not a friend, I'm a punch line" and the corresponding melody before anything else. Lyrically, it's about the fear that my friends don't feel comfortable talking about personal things with me because I'm more of a joke than a friend.

I really like this musically. I lifted the chorus progression from "Fly Me To The Moon" and played around a lot with switching to half time drums.

Lyrics: 

Verse 1:
It might just be the minor things
But minor things add up
Thorns grow much deeper into sides

These microscopic moments
Can lead to a lack of trust
And without trying, you will hide

Pre-Chorus:
Cause everybody's busted up
And they keep so many secrets
Who to tell, who not to tell?
I don't know

Chorus:
I'm not a friend, I'm a punch line
My relationships all fall apart by their design

I'm watching the trust combusting
There's nothing worth discussing
It makes me feel disgusting
I can't help anyone

Verse 2:
Subvert the expectation
But don't do it very loud
Too vulnerable and I'll get hurt

Go tell our other friends
I'm sure that they can help you out
I'll think about what I am worth

Pre-Chorus:
Cause no one ever needs my help
They just shut me out completely
I probably fucked it up
It's all my fault

Chorus:
I'm not a friend, I'm a punch line
My relationships all fall apart with passing time

I'm watching the trust combusting
There's nothing worth discussing
It makes me feel disgusting
I can't help anyone



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cindyrella's picture

This is so good! I just love those original lyrics and the simple chorus is perfect! Great

So many great lines here. I agree with what you say here. Lovely melodies tempo breaks and performance.