Here's hoping

Here's hoping

mike skliar's picture
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So this vaguely political (tho not all that specific) minor-key thing was written and recorded quickly earlier tonight. Played an old inexpensive resonator guitar, capo'd up on the 4th fret, using 'music memos' in my iPhone to add drums. Then did a little clean up in garageband and audacity, tho not all that much was done to this.

Lyrically, i guess it's channeling some of that scary loss of hope many of us have these days.

a quick one, perhaps could use a bridge or third verse but this will have to do for now.

Lyrics: 

Every day it gets madder and madder
Every day I get sadder and sadder
Whatever norms existed are gone
Replaced by cynical tricks of a con
It wasn’t supposed to end this way
There’s not much more to say
We had our run, but the curtain is closing
Thought we’d be saved , too many are dozing
It would take a miracle , here’s hoping

Every hour more bad news arrives
You wonder what on earth is gonna survive
In ten years we won’t recognize things
A feudal landscape of peasants and kings
It wasn’t supposed to go this soon
Why just recently we touched the moon
We had our run, but the curtain is closing
Thought we’d be saved , too many are dozing
It would take a miracle , here’s hoping

(c) M. Skliar 2020



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Roddy's picture

Nice, I like the chord change on ''miracle'. The words are pretty dark but you've kept a little touch of hope for us.

coolparadiso's picture

heres hoping as well! somehow i remain with a little optmism (but i dont live where you do). nicely said and done

headfirstonly's picture

As @Roddy commented, the rising cadence on the last line of each verse really stands out. The lift gives the song a positive tone - I really hope that it proves justified over the next couple of months.

Someone needs to have a word with your phone, though; the compression on those drums is *really* not pretty!