Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

Jibbidy34's picture
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Liner Notes: 

This was a part of the superskirmish! 'Once Upon A Time' was the prompt. I wrote the lyrics and music in the first 25 mins, then recorded the guitar and vocals simultaneously into Protools to a drumbeat and added the bass. A rush job mixing but wanted to post it to the hour!

EDIT: I went back in after the time was up to add tambourines. I couldn't resist!

Lyrics: 

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time you did the dishes
You vacuumed the house
and even fed the fishes
You folded the laundry
Wiped everything clean
But that was once upon a time in a dream

Is it nice to sit on your backside
Enjoying the view from there
Is it fun or am I jumping the gun
As I’m doing the chores again

Once upon a time you did the dishes
You vacuumed the house
and even fed the fishes
You folded the laundry
Wiped everything clean
But that was once upon a time in a dream

Is it cool to chill while the rest of us are working
Like lackies we slave to put bread on the table
But you get comfy, put your feet up
It’s not as if we need your help

(scat)

What I wouldn’t give for a knight in shining armour
With his six pack of polish, bleach and windowlene
His muscles big from scrubbing
ooh I’d find that lovely

Once upon a time you did the dishes
You vacuumed the house
and even fed the fishes
You folded the laundry
Wiped everything clean
But that was once upon a time in a dream



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Comments

AndyGetch's picture

Cute story with a fun twist in the bridge. Catchy as heck too!

johnstaples's picture

Dayum Georgie...this is simply AWESOME! Such a complete song in such a short period of time! You are an ACE songwriter! Also, it is delightful to hear your lovely voice again! The song is quite well written and extremely well performed. My favorite part is how you tacked "in a dream" to "once upon a time" to give us a bit of a surprise ending! This is excellent and I am a huge fan!

Sunfire's picture

This is really good. I like the nice rhythmic flow that I moved to as I listened to your great vocal delivery and the words are A 1. Melody too, everything fits together and works! Well done!

Cute song! Love your vocals! Nice beat, of course. Smile

coolparadiso's picture

ha ha Georgie really! it is a fun story (or maybe a bit of angst) very excellent skirmish! missed you!!!!

metalfoot's picture

Hoping this isn't cinema verité in song form! Great lyric and fun music. Wonderful skirmishing!

Gwyn Jones's picture

Amazing! All done within the hour? Very impressive and a bloomin' good song too!

Jerry Pettit's picture

Oh, man--I do love your vocals!

Some of the best songs are written fast--it's amazing. This is one of those.

Keep them coming!

Gm7's picture

OMG...you nailed it! Great shirmish . All in 25 mins..wow!
Those vocals are so good.

wobbie wobbit's picture

see you HAVE skirmished this 5090.... i love the chorus especially, and scat solo is such a cool way of cashing in on a skirmish! put me in mind of The Beautiful South. catchy and breezy, clever and funny, the once upon a time in a dream is a lovely double punch hook. and for a skirmish this is especially amazing!

kenmattsson's picture

This is lovely. I love the lyrics and delivery, and you managed to do all this production in 1 hour? Wow.

Chip Withrow's picture

Fun! I like the jangly country feel - a sweet and easy groove. You hit some nice notes in a soulful, playful vocal style. And scat singing - yeah!