Write a Disco Song?

Write a Disco Song?

wacha's picture
Feast

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When: Wednesday Skirmish July 21st 2021 8pm BST, 3pm EDT, 2pm CT, 12noon PDT

(will happen regular every Wednesday evening during 50/90)
(sorry I missed last week - was not very well)

Theme: write a 70s disco song (if you really really really REALLY can't do disco, then a 70s song...)

Tags: skirmish, songskirmish, s072121, feast, disco, 70s

What: We will have a one hour skirmish to write to a prompt.*

Host: @Amanda West

Well I went wildly off track but had a blast doing so...

This is the dumbest song that I have never been more proud of.
Apologies to the grammar sticklers out there, that last verse sacrifices grammar for a rhyme. There's a Buffy episode where they say they thought she was a myth and she says, "Well, you were myth taken" which makes me laugh more than it probably should a lot. That mistook reminded me of that.

I really thought this would be a throw away song but I might revisit this later, I hasn't had so much fun writing something in a long time. I have a bit of pent up aggression that I think may need to come out musically.

AND it's not a sad ballad so I'm giving myself point for that!

Lyrics: 

Verse: F5 C5 D5 A5
Chorus: F5 A5 D5 A5

Verse:
I tried to write a disco song
But it all went wrong
It all went wrong

You'll have to forgive
I'm no Barry Gibb
I'm no Barry Gibb

Chorus:
I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
No I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
To write a disco song

Verse:
I tried to write a funky bassline
It wasn't in time
It wasn't in time

Don't know why I even bothered
I'm no Nile Rodgers
I'm no Nile Rodgers

Chorus:
I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
No I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
To write a disco song

Verse:
I thought I could sing a disco hook
But I was mistook
Oh I was mistook

I'm no Donna Summer
I'm no Donna Summer

Chorus:
I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
No I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try
To write a disco song

Chorus:
I don't think
That disco has died
But I won't
Even try

To write a disco song



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

Comments

Roddy's picture

Really good take on the prompt. Your guitar is so strong. I like the Barry Gibb Donna Stummer references. You vocal is very good too.

Sunfire's picture

This is good! I like the words and the guitar and of course your voice brings it all together.

Amanda West's picture

Amazing take on my theme !!! I really do love it and I think you are right to revisit this one later Smile

Mandolinda's picture

I looked at the prompt, and thought not with my mandolin. Now look at you. That’s great.. do the opposite. Wonders of songwriting.

Candle's picture

I love this @wacha Smile Your vocal performance is full of emotion & I really like that chord progression. And the hook in the chorus is perfectly executed. Awesome skirmish!

See You In The Shadows…

tjeff's picture

This sounds so much like Amy Ray (meant as a compliment) - I love it! I love the angst in spite of the humor in the lyric. Love the energetic guitar strumming too! Outstanding lyric!

cindyrella's picture

Great! Cleaver way to approach the prompt. Enjoyed this so much!

richaaaay's picture

Great take on the skirmish. Entertaining approach, well executed.

ustaknow's picture

I think, of the songs I've heard from you over time now, this would be "the favorite", so far. Well done, - in all regards.

dzd's picture

This is really excellent, just all around! I remember that line from Buffy too Biggrin

Yeah I think you should revisit this sometime, but I also like it just as it is. Nothing jumped out to me as "off" of lacking another anything. The rawness of it is a massive bonus on this.

That guitar is angry about it, but sounds great, excellent vocal too! That chorus is outstanding too.... as it all is. Really love this!

AndyGetch's picture

Digging the punk anti-angst take on the skirmish. While some of my friends were into it, I get at giggle at all of the nostalgia. Name checking and slant rhyming 70's disco stars FTW!

Jerry Pettit's picture

This reminds me of an early 50/90 where I tried to write my first EDM song and it was so bad, that I ended up just uploading a blank file to this site...

Great song--although I actually would have liked hearing you do a disco song! Wink

Now, I'm thinking I might have to write one in my "experimental" second half of 50/90. Do you have an electric guitar. Heck, all you need is a wah-wah pedal and you'd be the Queen of Disco!