The End

The End

pokerowan's picture
Feast

Tags: 

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

I can hear how big I want this to sound, so this is an EXTREMELY rough template.

My fave short film is called 'The End' by Dom Fera, about a guy who can see how any potential connection with a person ends. First thing I thought of when I saw the prompt! You can watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VESAIuEJ9T4

Lyrics: 

Meet a stranger, say hello
I know how this is gonna go, I get
A little bit of picture, a little bit of sound
And I watch us burn each other down and salt the ground

Then it’s over and I’m on my merry way
I don’t feel like chasing that today
The only thing unknown to me
Is the very idea of a mystery--

It doesn’t matter if I go in blind
I’m always gonna flash back
Hike hopes high, and try to get the magic back
Forward wind
I know I’m gonna see the End

I know I’m gonna see the End

I can’t stifle this condition
Can’t push away a premonition
How am I supposed to start fresh
When I bump somebody and I know the rest?

I get ghosted after one call, or
It doesn’t go much further than hello at all
Or we blow up on each other, or we move away
Or a no-one breaks me open every day

It doesn’t matter if I go in blind
I’m always gonna flash back
Hike hopes high, and try to get the magic back
Forward wind
I know I’m gonna see the End

I know I’m gonna see the End

[instrumental]

Someday, I will meet that someone
Who won’t set off any sparks
Maybe then I’ll live those middle parts

It doesn’t matter if I go in blind
I’m always gonna flash back
Hike hopes high, and try to get the magic back
Forward wind
I know I’m gonna see the End

I know I’m gonna see the little cracks start as we both diminish
And one day this stupid power’s gonna finish me
Still a witness
I know I’m gonna see the End

I know I’m gonna see the End



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

Comments

kahlo's picture

What a wonderful take on the skirmish. I love your sound - the forward drive of the strum creates an uplifting feel and is a lovely contrast with the verse sections. The lyrics are really insightful and the hook is catchy.

Roddy's picture

This is really good. The vocal is excellent, the guitar works perfectly. You tell the story very well indeed. 'I know I'm gonna see the end' is a really strong line.

tjeff's picture

I really like the happy pop sound and feel, great vocal too. I can hear this in a bigger band setting as well. Love the line "I know I'm gonna see The End." Nice stuff.

wobbie wobbit's picture

you have a lovely style and sound. love your delivery, lyrically it is a lovely concept. nice song

cola's picture

Such a cool take on the prompt! I love the line "The only thing unknown to me / Is the very idea of a mystery". This is going to be stuck in my head all day now. Enjoyed my listen immensely, great skirmish!

Sunfire's picture

Lovely vocals and guitar to reinforce a great lyric too. A very good song I enjoyed listening to.

Arthur Rossi's picture

Beautifully written, poignant lyrics with much wisdom to them... The line "I know I’m gonna see the End" makes a great hook, in deed. I like the melody and the guitar work. Excellent vocal delivery, it has a touch of Amy McDonald, I would say, which is beautiful...

Gwyn Jones's picture

Only just found this and it's a beauty! So well written with the perfect balance of light and dark...loving those major to minor changes and a vocal that is so melodic and authentic...marvelous!