Show me on the doll

Show me on the doll

mike skliar's picture
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Liner Notes: 

It seems these days that writing political-themed things just flows out, whether I want it to or not. I picked up a 12-string guitar, started strumming a few chords, started with the line 'i'm out of words' and this appeared within minutes, two verses, pre chorus, and chorus. Capo on third fret, so its in B flat.

I did a quick recording using the 12-string on the iPhone (using music memos that adds drums) and then on the iPhone garage band, overdubbed a six string acoustic guitar lead part, imported to audacity for a little eq and all, and here ya go!

I left the ending comment on..., kind of adds atmosphere maybe?

Lyrics: 

I’m out of words I think I’ve said all I can say
If you don’t get it by now, something must have led you astray
It was self-evident but evidently, you’ve been conditioned
Your common sense and your thoughts must have been partitioned

You didn’t used to be like this
Something must have happened something I missed
Show me on the doll where the democrats hurt you
Show me where you got filled up with hate
You’re willing to let human decency desert you
As long as liberals suffer, you think it’s great

This is a turning point will you come back from this
Empathy comes from maturity but somehow you missed
This is bigger than a debate on taxation it goes to basic morality
If you support evil, its not just a quirk of charming personality

You didn’t used to be like this
Something must have happened something I missed
Show me on the doll where the democrats hurt you
Show me where you got filled up with hate
You’re willing to let human decency desert you
As long as liberals suffer, you think it’s great

(c) M. Skliar



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Comments

AndyGetch's picture

Yeah I got that postcard and mail flyer too. I hope it gets worked out. Great melody and guitar work!

cindyrella's picture

Love the guitar and I know just what you mean. How did this happen? Why are liberals the enemy? Another great song!

Fuzzy's picture

Brutal lyrics paired with really upbeat music.
Brutal but hilarious at the same time.
The "show me on the doll" thing is inspired.
That descending guitar bit is aces.
And a catchy chorus for sure.
Gosh I'm glad I live in Canada.
Nicely done.

philmcmill's picture

What a great title and hook! I like the lead guitar response at the end of the lines of the verses (and chorus). Nice job!

tcelliott's picture

I saw a bunch of "show me on this doll" memes a while back. It's cool you kind of turned it on its head a bit. Very creative and I think it works pretty well. Nice intro lead licks and the app is working pretty darn well with this one. I don't know how many times I've said something similar to "something like that" at the end of a recording.