day drinking

day drinking

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Liner Notes: 

This is the last song in a morphing chain that began with my song "flicker." It is the sixth derivative. The full chain is listed below.

I've sat on this for a little while. This is my morph of splittybooms fifth derivative morph song "Morph Challenge."

I originally decided to use just the chord progression from splittybooms' song and write new lyrics. Then I thought I'd compare the lyrics to "flicker" and splittybooms song, and remove any words from "flicker" that also appear in splittybooms song.

For music, I thought I'd go acoustic and see how much of a companion piece to flicker it might be. I started thinking that I might try writing an inverse lyric to that of "flicker." Due to a software update, I couldn't get EZDrummer working and so went drumless. I worked out a guitar part that I liked and set it down.

I wasn't liking any of the lyrics i had come up with. I tried just reusing the lyrics to "flicker." It was kind of weird to notice that the two songs had almost identical structures, with just a reversal of the final A and B parts.

I wasn't liking it. I hadn't quite worked out the guitar parts I wanted. The vocal was fair, but the lyrics were just lazy. So I sat on it for a little while.

Then at Tuesday's session with the Catalytic Perverters, I brought it out and we worked it up as an instrumental. At the end of the night, we were listening to it and B-shift was vocalizing. I made him improv a vocal over it and recorded that. I gave him a prompt of "day drinking." It was fully of the usual vulgarities and low-brow humor we've come to expect from a B-shift (we call them "shitty-Joe lyrics"), but it had some of the core vocalizations I used when recording my own version later.

I still had it in my mind to somehow work out a companion to or reuse the lyrics from "flicker," but I got stuck on the day drinking thing. I quit drinking a while back, but that only means that drinking is a metaphor for whatever vice I actually allow to destroy me. Kind of about realizing it isn't a solution and only makes things worse and just needing to do something to get out of it. and on and on.

Still not sure I like it, but it's probably time to just squeeze it out and wipe.

Full Morph Chain:
Songwriter One (seed song) - @plainwhitetoast -
Songwriter Two - @john crossman -
Songwriter Three - @sunnymae -
Songwriter Four - @kahlo2013 -
Songwriter Five - @nateger -
Songwriter Six - @splittybooms -
Songwriter Seven - this song


I think today I'll do some day drinking
see how long the day can last
I tie one on
to forget about what's going wrong
drown out the demons from my past

I drink today

I drink today, I'll do some deep thinking
find some truth I can't ignore
sing a song
to forget about what's going wrong
outsmart the wolves at my door

I drink today
I think today
I drink today away, away
things keep going wrong
as the nights keep getting longer
I find myself alone
I reach for something stronger
and I tie one on
to forget about what's going wrong
and I sing a song
and on and on and on and on

I think today I'll do some deep thinking
see how long attention lasts
I think today I'll do something

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


kahlo2013's picture

Love this! It has really morphed from where it started and want a perfect finale to the morph! I love the rock feel and the awesome groove and crunchy guitars. Your vocals are awesome. The lyrics are delivered perfectly with emotion and honesty coming through. Very effective!

cts's picture

This is all kinds of cool. It has a Chicago feel to it and I LOVE me some Chicago! The music and lyrics compliment each other nicely! A loud of applause to you!