Fake Tears

Fake Tears

JWHanberry's picture



Liner Notes: 


host Powerstars
prompt Fake Tears

No time for bass and drums but you can imagine them. Thanks @Powerstars for the good prompt.

Guitars: 2004 Martin DCME
Note: Skirmish: 1 hour to write and record


Fake Tears

Fake tears
Fallin' from your eyes
Hide your fears
Cover up your lies

Fake tears
Runnin' down your cheek
No one hears
Excuses that you speak
Through your fake tears

Over the years you've built a reputation
We all know the words you leak
Plagiarized regurgitation
Your version of the truth
Got no ring or real foundation
Might require us an anti-virus
You're a random mutation

Fake tears
Can't cover up your mess
Though it appears
You keep on tryin', no success

Fake tears
Just won't go away
Wipe away the smears
Ready for another day
Of fake tears


©2020 John W Hanberry (ASCAP)
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mike skliar's picture

I like the jazzy/bluesy chords, lots of 7ths and 9ths, and a nice vocal performance.

MarkG's picture

Ok, I admit it: I'm a sucker for any song that has "regurgitation" as a rhyme. And "might require us an anti-virus" is also great. It is funky, and fun to listen to. I'm imagining the screaming lead guitar break. Cool.

coolparadiso's picture

Yeah me too on the jazzy chords particularly in the intro. Lyrics are real nice, i particularly like “We all know the words you leak
Plagiarized regurgitation”.

kahlo2013's picture

This has such a wonderfully jazzy groove and some wonderful vocal lifts in the melody. Flows so well and nice use and emphasis of hook. Fantastic skirmish!

cindyrella's picture

What a great jazzy song! My toes are tapping-excellent!

musicsongwriter's picture

Very cool jazzy song. Fantastic take on a skirmish prompt. Love the groove. Your vocals and playing are awesome!

Roddy's picture

Cool guitar sound, perfect funky vocal. I like the chord changes and the percussive element. The topical lyrics go well with the music and the delivery.