Better Under Pressure

Better Under Pressure

QuothTheLlama's picture
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Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

This is the demo to my song "Better Under Pressure". It's a work in progress, but I like it ☺️ Thanks for checking it out.

Lyrics: 

V1

Sometimes I feel just like
A rock in a river bed
Worn down by some
Never-ending current

It crushes me relentlessly
Chips my mind apart
Smiling all the while
As if it weren't

Chorus

But I let it all wash over me
Because I'm better under pressure
I'm better under pressure
Let it force me down, but I won't drown
Yeah, I'm better under pressure
I'm better under pressure
Usually

V2

Sometimes I feel just like
Glass shards in the great blue sea
Cast adrift with no
Sense of direction

Too low to see the sunlight
Far too worn down to care
That I don't recognize
My own reflection

Chorus

But I let it all wash over me
Because I'm better under pressure
I'm better under pressure
Let it force me down, but I won't drown
Yeah, I'm better under pressure
I'm better under pressure
Usually

Bridge

When the currents have all died
And the river beds have dried
I'll find that I've turned into something new

No, there won't be any cracks
After the ocean recedes back
I'll find that my sharp edges have worn smooth

Final Chorus

So I let it all wash over me
And I revel under pressure
'Cause I'm better under pressure
Let it force me down, but I won't drown
Yeah, I'm better under pressure
I'm better under pressure
Usually



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Comments

wacha's picture

Wow, this song is STUNNING! The lyrics are thought provoking and beautiful. The first verse grabbed me right away and the chorus delivers something magical. This feels like the type of song that come up at a concert and you can hear the entire audience singing along. The bridge is fantastic, the imagery in that is solid and the choice to go a little harder on the final chorus was effective.

mikehex's picture

Lovely, spare delivery. The backing vocal on the first two choruses is really effective, though it has a bit of trouble supporting the passion of the lead in the final chorus. Great song

billwhite51's picture

gorgeous performance intensifies vivid metaphors for how the things in life that wear us down can also give us strength

sbs2018's picture

Super cool lyrics! Nice vocal delivery - well done!

Hypnotist's picture

Really like Better Under Pressure as a phrase to hang a song on, well spotted. Really like the wistful, sparse arrangement, though the backing vocals really fatten it up into a full production. I'm racking my brain to think what band this reminds me of, not that it will be particularly interesting or insightful for you... is it Blind Melon? Maybe. But that's a complement I think because he had a really cool and distinctive voice.

The lyrics are really nice - its kind of cool, natural imagery, but it really says a lot. Really enjoyable.

Belladonna's picture

Love the metaphors. Interesting hook and title. Nice simple melody and good delivery. Old saying Hard Times show the man and that's as good as it gets.

AndreaB's picture

Your beautiful lyrics have become an even more beautiful song. It is top notch all around. Your vocals remind me a little of John Mayer - a really good thing.