All In

All In

tjeff's picture




Liner Notes: 

This is for the random collaboration challenge. Had a blast setting this lyric to music.


Some folks have a nice fancy brunch
Eggs benedict, French toast, coffee, and such
I just had five cookies for lunch
But I don’t really care
My neighbors keep their lawns so green
Bushes trimmed, flowers pristine
While my yard is a weed’s dream
I’ll mow one day I swear
Yeah, I may not play the part
Or by the rules or take to heart
Everything you hold dear
Just gonna have another beer
When hell freezes over, I’m all in
I can’t lose and I can’t win
So I’m just going to enjoy my sin
While I still can
Flashy cars and gaudy houses
Perfect kids and hot young spouses
I live in a sty with pigs and mouses
But this mud is nice and cool
Money, moolah, dollars, cash
Rat race, traffic, gofer dash
I don’t get how you don’t grasp
A nap is the real jewel
Toeing lines is for boats and sheep
All that work, nothing lasting reaped
I’m singing kids’ songs, you’re singing the blues
Damn, do I feel sorry for you

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


metalfoot's picture

those lyrics are SO adnama and that music is so quintessentially tjeff and the combination is so SPLENDIDLY FUN!

Adnama17's picture

I am soooooooooooooo glad you set this with piano! That's how I heard it in my head as it was writing itself. That makes my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Those BGVs!!!!! Frickin' perfect!
And that pause from the bridge into the chorus........................ you are a goddamn genius!
Any time you need some lyrics, you just holler. You can set my words ANYTIME. Biggrin
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

The piano was a perfect choice. Full of sass, irreverence and punch. Just like the lyrics. 'Catchy' is the most overused word in music, but it applies more here than in most other cases.

A fun listen, one which makes sitting still near-impossible.

vivalarayna's picture

"While my yard is a weed’s dream/I’ll mow one day I swear" @Adnama17, you crafted so many wonderful lines in this piece, but this and "Damn, do I feel sorry for you" are the clinchers. @tjeff, this is such a fun happy listen. I was smiling and swaying by the second line. Piano was a great choice. Winning collab team here!

kenmattsson's picture

This just makes me want to dance around the room. Evokes Beetles/Monkees vibes. Happiness. Great writing and production!

splittybooms's picture

Everything about this hits a sweet spot for my ears.
Love the fun but melancholy lyrics and the way they are delivered; great vocals here throughout - love the harmonies.
All on top of that GREAT poppy piano - i'm a big ol' sucker for that sound. So bright, clear, and bold against the drums. Nice bass, too.
Love the "ba ba ba" (or is it "bop"?), that's such a great feel there.
Yeah, this was super fun to listen to and just sounds great to me.
So well-crafted by both of you; such great structure and arranging.

Mandolinda's picture

Absolutely fabulous all around. Best feelings here, toe tapping, smiles.

Zeekle's picture

What a fabulous song. Those lyrics are damn fine, and the performance!! An absolutely amazing collaboration