Life Got In The Way

Life Got In The Way

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Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

This has been ongoing for a few weeks. The initial idea came from the 'Song-O-Matic' function on Chordbot. It is a section which suggests a 4 bar chord progression to you. There are 3 certain styles, 'Plain Pop', 'Justified Jazz' and 'Schoenberg Surprise'. I haven't used it before, so I thought I would try it while watching tv. Four chords is too simple I thought, why not use 3 x 4 chords and mix styles. Seemed like a good idea. Its been a pain. There are at least 5 key changes and I would prefer 1 key to keep it simple. The jazz section would not fit as the middle 8 so I used it at the end. It took me out of my comfort zone I suppose. There is a lot of clashing notes, lots of dissonance, which I removed for the most part, but left on the last few bars at the fade. The music brought out these lyrics which I think are a little sad. Life unresolved maybe. Who knows.

Lyrics: 

Life Got In The Way

Music & Lyrics Mark Scullion ©2021

I have some intentions, many sound ideas,
Structured thoughts, from formative years, but

Life got in the way, dreams shelved for another day,
Sealed up all my plans, hope to act on them someday.

Locked in day dreams, castles in the air
still holding on to the visions in my head

Life got in the way, dreams shelved for another day,
Locked up all my plans, still hope to act on them someday.

Older not wiser, not looking back fondly,
Blaming others, for what I've left undone.

Life got in the way, dreams shelved for another day,
Locked up all my plans, still hope to act on them someday.
Life got in the way, dreams shelved for another day,
Locked up all my plans, still hope to act on them someday.

I'll never see what I wanted to see.
I'll never be what I thought I could be.
Life got in the way, Life got in the way



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

Strong back musical bed. Great first change, really dreamy in parts. Yeah we all feel that everything on hold sometimes these days.

Nahlej381's picture

ya this sounds cool. the style mash up is pretty wild, great lyrics. solid performance. cool one!