Same Five Chords

Same Five Chords

colgoo's picture



Liner Notes: 

There you have introduction as a songwriter.


1. I play the same five chords and move the capo around.
I play the same five chords. Accept that is my sound.
In a life that’s full of irony; of constantly changing choice.
I play the same five chords to accompany my voice.

2. I see the same five friends
In this bubble of mine...
Most of my spare time...
For an extrovert like me...
While binging Zoom and old movies

3. I feel the same five moods
In processing my grief:
Go numb, bargain, deny, get sad, then find relief.
In a life that’s full of irony
Of constantly changing feels
I feel the same five moods as my soul I try to heal.

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


kahlo2013's picture

This is a really wonderful response to the challenge. Really lovely sound! The lyrics have such an honest feeling insight and provide a wonderful perspective about a person who not only sounds beautiful singing but clearly has a beautiful heart and soul!

DeannaSweidel's picture

Love how you took the "same 5" and extended it throughout. And you know I love your sound because 'Cheap One Night Stand' is still my #1 favorite song from my 50/90 years! Hope we get to work together again this year

standup's picture

I like how we move through the verses: 5 chords, 5 friends, 5 moods. Catchy, those 5 chords! I mean really, who needs more. I just did an orchestral piece with a lousy 7 chords, but I probably could have done it in 5.

Great job taking on this theme, you did it in such an interesting way. Great lyrics, singing and melody. I like that you find three different things of five in these verses.

IA's picture

Inventive stuff! The way you find similarities in these different aspects of life... makes me think about my life. Biggrin

People like familiarity and safety, yea? But if you're here, I can guarantee, there's an experimental side to you as well. We're all explorers!

And this song proves it. It's not how many chords you know, it's how you use them.

MarkG's picture

Nice use of the "same five" theme. And the last line is great.