Desperate Times

Desperate Times

metalfoot's picture




Liner Notes: 

Nothing like a last minute collab to get the adrenaline running!

Stephen Wordsmith and I started this collab with approx. 3 h left to 50/90's posting time.

My daughter, Footling # 1, was listening to an audiobook in the room where I do all my recording, so I had to wait for her to finish in order to record.

So, with about an hour left in 50/90, one last track from the Wordfoot/metalsmith pairing. New Zanada forever!

Lyrics: Wordsmith
Guitar and singing: metalfoot


Desperate times
Call for desperate measures
Fa la la, la la la, la la la low

The heat of the moment
The temporal pressures
Fa la la, la la la, la la la low

The heat and the pressure, oh is it enough
To bring forth a diamond from lyrical rough?
Was it worth the wait for this musical stuff?
Fa la la, la la la, la la la low

Oh no, my dear listener
To your great displeasure
Fa la la, la la la, la la la low

This song we've unburied
Is surely no treasure
Fa la, la, la la la, la la la low

The heat and the pressure of limited timing
Brought nothing forth but some maladroit rhyming
Clamouring like a surrealist bell chiming
Fa la la, la la la, la la la low

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


pokerowan's picture

"*To bring forth a diamond from lyrical rough?" - what a wonderful line!!! I love this so much, I was tapping along with the rhythm the whole time too. Great 'last minute' stuff' my friend Biggrin

Klaus's picture

It's always nice when people gently make fun of themselves. Stephen's lyrics are exceptionally short and yet there are flashes of his literal style, unusual words, and witty humor. I like the last verse the best.

Alex's spoken intro is full of enthusiasm and energy. Smile That made me smile and I never stopped. It's a nice melody and the fa-la-la refrain is quite catchy in an Irish pirate kind of way. The high singing is definitely the highlight of this song. This must be the best last moment collaboration of this 50/90!

Ferry Colyer's picture

That fa la la la la la la la la la low is so waltzy, it is as catchy as can be. Very memorable! Feels like a no pressure song actually.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Well, this exceeded my expectations. Worth the effort, I think.

Like Klaus, I was taken aback at the 1:30 mark. It appears Bridget has made a re-appearance, as much as I was trying to forget her. Maybe I'll see the troll again next year.

headfirstonly's picture

I'm still smiling.

The lyrics are self-deprecating but fun (and, I hope, not entirely serious) and the delivery... Well, that was unexpected.