Long-Term Forecast

Long-Term Forecast

metalfoot's picture

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12 of 28 on a theme.

It's not really about weather.
Although my brother took some courses in meteorology and I remember him telling me that any forecast beyond about 48 hours was pure guesswork because the weather is like trying to solve a system of a thousand equations with a thousand unknowns and someone keeps changing the equations while you're solving it, so I guess he'd get a cowrite credit on the chorus?

Though it's not about weather.

Guitar, voix, un microphone: moi

Lyrics: 

the long-term forecast
is so important
even though it's rarely accurate

it helps with planning
and analysis
even though it's rarely accurate

like a linear system
of a thousand equations
and a thousand unknowns
and someone keeps dinking
with one of the equations
makes the process overblown
but even so I need
the long-term forecast

the long-term forecast
can be misleading
should I bother looking at it?

the long-term forecast
can be so fleeting
should I bother looking at it?

like a linear system
of a thousand equations
and a thousand unknowns
and someone keeps dinking
with one of the equations
makes the process overblown
but even so I need
the long-term forecast

what will change
what will remain
what is gold
what is mere straw
what has been
what will be
the long term forecast can't always tell me...

the long-term forecast
is so important
even though it's rarely accurate

it helps with planning
and analysis
even though it's rarely accurate

like a linear system
of a thousand equations
and a thousand unknowns
and someone keeps dinking
with one of the equations
makes the process overblown
but even so I need
the long-term forecast



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Comments

billwhite51's picture

impressive musication of lyrics that seem to defy musication. youve got a good rocking song out of words that are not part of the rock and roll lexicon.

Great set of lyrics, sounds like weather but could apply to other things. A good tune to go with it, you sing all these words well. You make that chorus work real well. I really like that "tell meeee" bit.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

I agree with my learned Peruvian friend; you've woven a song around something quite unsingable. The performance and arrangement reminds me very much of early Counting Crows, both in the upbeat savouriness of the chords and melody, but the way the lyrics are quite fast and conversational, and delivered in a way that straddles the border between poetry and prose... think Mr. Jones and the way twice as many words seem to tumble out in each line as you would expect to.

Good stuff, and the metaphor wasn't lost on me.

coolparadiso's picture

You sing about the most mundane of things and make it interesting. This is good, But i think their calcs need some work yet.

Tim Fatchen's picture

I continue to be hugely amused at both the failings of long-term forecasting and the desperate need we all seem to have to need that forecast! Put it well in this song. The solid guitar backing supports without ever drowning. Good use of the sudden stops!

katpiercemusic's picture

To took a climate class in college. I loved the topic, but hated the course. The chorus in this is fantastic. I love how the lyrics flow so smoothly and how the pacing of them contrasts so nicely with the verses.

A.Eye's picture

Forecasting is such an interesting thing. Did you know when they say 50% chance of rain, they don't mean a 50% probability, it means 50% of the area they are forecasting for will get rain. Weather is fascinating! catchy tune

AndyGetch's picture

LOL at 'it's rarely accurate'. As in maybe it will......, maybe it won't......

Fuzzy's picture

Yeah, great lyrics here for sure.
Lovely vocal melody and delivery.
In real life terms, yes, I rarely look at the weather forecast for more than a day ahead.
But this tune is not about weather, as you've said.
Great dark-sounding guitar work here.

ductapeguy's picture

I would love to hear this with a full band. This has a fabulous early 70s folk-rock vibe. The didactic almost clinical lyrics hint at deeper meanings. This is a keeper.