Convicted

Convicted

tcelliott's picture

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Liner Notes: 

If anyone has a better title/ title line then let me know. I'm not convinced it works. But if you think it does then be sure to let me know. THANKS!

Lyrics: 

I just don't want to be alone tonight
And I don't have the energy to take a long, cold shower
And I dont' have the will for another fight
Guess you were right 'cause I feel like a coward

The longer I sit, the more I drink
The less I give a damn
Nothing in my life has ever turned out
Quite the way I planned
I'm convicted

I, I know that I let you down
And I don't have a single reason to justify it
And I always seem to burn myself to the ground
If I see gasoline I can't help myself but light it

The longer I sit, the more I drink
The less I give a damn
Nothing in my life has ever turned out
Quite the way I planned
I'm convicted

I'm convicted in the way you look at me
With those pretty eyes
Nothing you can say can hurt me worse
Now that I realize
That I'm to blame for driving you away
I'm guilty as charged

The longer I sit, the more I drink
The less I give a damn
Nothing in my life has ever turned out
Quite the way I planned
I'm convicted



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Comments

barbara's picture

I like ‘Convicted’ - it made me immediately curious to find out “of what?” And it’s a very natural abbreviation of the hook.
Really nice guitar accompaniment and vocal, and I especially liked where “guilty as charged” leads into a more sparse section, where that realization can sink in.

I think the title fits well. It's simple and the main word in the song. Solid acoustic track, effective chord progression and really nice lead into the bridge.

coolparadiso's picture

i think it stays or close like Bills I stand Convicted unless you change the actual word in the line.weirdly i kept thinking Im conflicted! I am convicted is an unusual term. Hey im responding to the question!!!! more importantly what about the song! Darn good really enjoyed the idea and the delivery

Candle's picture

Love the tittle. Think it fits perfectly. As for the song: a heartfelt performance that really captures the sense of the great lyrics.

See You In The Shadows…

john crossman's picture

I particularly like the gasoline line, good self-destructive stuff. Convicted is good, fits well.

IA's picture

Guilty As Charged could work as a title. Biggrin

I like the chorus and the little fills after it. Theres real emotion between those vocals, which is why I like your performances. You make me buy it.

It's been real.

fresh spotless youth's picture

You're good at creating a nice groove with nothing more than that acoustic guitar. This one has some great hooks. I can hear people singing along at "convicted." I dig the line about gasoline

Amanda West's picture

I do like the title, although I had to read through the lyrics and think a bit before I realised exactly what you were convicted of and/or why.
I adore the line "The less I give a damn", I think you should make that line stand out as a second hook maybe, as it's a very strong line.