What Do You Think That Noise Is?

What Do You Think That Noise Is?

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Sunday Skirmish Prompt: Noise

I envision this as a fun uptempo folk song where the words in parentheses are echoes and/or sound effects. Open to any music ideas and collaboration.

Seems like this could have a zillion verses but glad it was a skirmish I started late and time is up or I would be adding more sounds and verses

Lyrics: 

V1
did you hear that squeaking
coming from over there?
do you think that
there is a little mouse
or the old recliner
needs some repair?

C1
what do you think that noise is?
it is growing louder in my ear
now all I hear squeaking
(squeaking) (squeaking)
squeaking everywhere

V2
did you hear that scratching
coming from over there?
do you think that
there is a gray squirrel
trying to move into
this house somewhere?

C2
what do you think that noise is?
it is growing louder in my ear
now all I hear scratching
(scratching) (scratching)
scratching everywhere...

V3
did you hear that knocking
coming from over there?
do you think that
means the antique pipes
are slowly leaking
filling up with air?

C3
what do you think that noise is?
it is growing louder in my ear
now all I hear knocking
(knocking) (knocking)
knocking everywhere

V4
did you hear that hissing
coming from over there?
do you think that
there is a rattle snake
coiled and waiting under
the basement stairs?

C4
what do you think that noise is?
it is growing louder in my ear
now all I hear is hissing....
(hissing) (hissing)
hissing everywhere

V5
did you hear that pounding
coming from over here?
do you think that
it could be my big heart
beating wildly when you
are sitting near?

C5
why do you think that noise is?
it is growing louder in my ear
now all I hear is pounding...
(pounding) (pounding)
pounding everywhere

Optional OUTRO
now all I hear is
pounding (pounding)
hissing (hissing)
knocking (knocking)
scratching (scratching)
squeaking (squeaking)
noises here and there
noises everywhere...



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

Comments

coolparadiso's picture

The first verse was neat and drew me in! It felt like a good book! I knew the last line would be different and tie it all up and i just resisted peeking early. Very clever!

jcollins's picture

v1...what was that sound...nice. Good visuals too...you always kill these Liz. Squeaking squeaking...love that. Scratching squirrel...nice. Knocking, leaking pipes...all visual sounds. Hissing snake...oh yes. Heart pounding...nice. Yeah, you killed it again and I knew you would. Great job Liz

corinne54's picture

OMG This is so delightful! Excellent writing and humor

JWHanberry's picture

A nice trip through a few concerning noises. Been a long time but you reminded me of the old steam heat pipes in a long ago apartment.

cindyrella's picture

I love how all the noises you write about are animals, etc-until your heartbeat. So sweet!

Chip Withrow's picture

Charming, funny song! You're describing what we hear around our old house. And I love how all the creepy sounds set up the verse about romance and heartbeats. Delightful and vivid!