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The second song with greengrassgirl - I new this really good lyric would be fun when i read it! I wasn't going to do it for a few days but suddenly it was there.

Its another observational song! decided not to be antsy but rather have some fun! used my toybox tools! and three combinations of progressions with subtle changes. et voila

greengrassgirl:

I'm so glad John offered to put these lyrics to music. I love what he did with them, makes me smile as I listen. I can just picture that older couple trying to make sense of the "world today." So much fun when a musician captures what I had had in mind, but had no idea how to get there by myself. Thanks, John!

Lyrics: 

lyrics greengrassgirl

V1
The waitress has a nose ring, her hair’s a vibrant blue
I can’t avoid staring at her armpit tattoo
You’re sitting right across from me, I can read your mind
Life today is crazy, it’s leaving us behind
V2
How’d we get so out of it, we used to set the pace
We ran toward the future, now we don’t like the place
Being cool was easy, we didn’t second-guess
This pressure to be current is way too much stress
Ch
Update available! (That’s all it takes)
Update available! (To give me the shakes)
If I wanna stay relevant
Gotta feed the elephant
Update available! (I’m just not capable)
Update available! (It’s unsustainable)
V3
I know when I say this, I sound like my Dad
But really, what’s the point of chasing every fad?
A new one comes tomorrow, what will we do then?
Toss what we bought today and start over again
Ch
Update available! (That’s all it takes)
Update available! (To give me the shakes)
If I wanna stay relevant
Gotta feed the elephant
Update available! (I’m just not capable)
Update available! (It’s unsustainable)
Middle
Download now
You’re out of date
Download now
Do not wait
Download now
The new one’s great
Download now
Download now
Ch
Update available! (That’s all it takes)
Update available! (To give me the shakes)
If I wanna stay relevant
Gotta feed the elephant
Update available! (I’m just not capable)
Update available! (It’s unsustainable)



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fresh spotless youth's picture

This has a sweet lilt to it and a catchy chorus. I guess we all feel this way a bit as we get older, though if you're worrying about staying relevant it's probably too late. It's kind of funny to think of the possibility of simply downloading an update. Cool kids, however, have always had a certain je ne sais quoi which could never be replicated so simply. Anyway, this is a nice early morning treat. One request: a little harpsichord solo?

AndreaB's picture

I love the light and airy music. It makes this idea of wanting staying current, but knowing it's not going to happen, feel whimsical rather than depressive. A fun and catchy song. Great collab!

Jibbidy34's picture

Cute collab! I like how John embellishes the music with endearing instrumentation and staccato vocals. It makes the song jolly along in a bouncy fun fashion.

wobbie wobbit's picture

cool song. love the music box arrangement. waltzes along like the passage of time itself Wink great collab.

chrismyth02's picture

I like the contrast of lyrics that sound set in today with music that feels like its from another time - like a minstrel singing - love the lyric "if I want to stay relevant, gotta feed the elephant". Cool collab.