All That Noise

All That Noise

Chip Withrow's picture



Liner Notes: 

Had to work until 4 pm, but couldn't miss two Sunday skirmishes in a row!

My wife and I were leading a meditation workshop, so my song is about what often keeps us from achieving meditative calm and focus.


What’s the matter with my head?
All that chatter – I’m being misled
I try to be still but I keep on spinning
All that noise and it keeps on winning

What’s the trouble with my mind?
Used to be supple – now it’s confined
Close my eyes I just feel blind
All that noise – no peace do I find

I’m trapped in my lounge chair
Feel like I’m being chased by an angry bear
Scary whisper, then a painful shout
All that noise – no way out

What’s the motivation for what I am doing?
What’s the station to which I am tuning?
What meditation? This is agony
All that noise following me

Wait … now I’m sitting quietly
Oh … that noise was just me

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


kahlo2013's picture

Unique and wonderfully personal and honest feeling take on the skirmish. Something that many of us can easily relate to. I like your treatment of the subject - laid back and flowing. When I try to medicate my mind keeps racing with other thoughts and that frustrates me and just brings on more thoughts. I have not yet mastered the art of clearing my mind.

cindyrella's picture

I have been meditating again and have that that mind chatter. Great song and skirmish

JWHanberry's picture

Cool, a real life song that's right on the prompt. Very reflective and then the resolution at the end wraps it up beautifully. Good job.

jcollins's picture

Looking at the lyrics...I stopped listening Chip as people drive me nuts. That's how I managed to become "sane" Yeah, details skipped but my worrying was (past tense) a very serious problem for me until mid-July 2019. the end. Yeah, the meditation can be very helpful but I suspect you know that better than I do. Good lyrics...I'm ready for the audio now...hold. Uke this time...vocals now...can clearly understand the lyrics...I try to be still but I keep on spinning...all that noise keeps on winning...what's the trouble with my mind...close my eyes I feel just blind...all that noise no peace do I find...chorus changeup now...wait, now I'm sitting quietly, all that noise was just and out. Very cool Chip.