Magic Square

Magic Square

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Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

(So more accurately, it's a palindromic word square, but you get the idea.)

Lyrics: 

I know you're feeling awkward
but let me give you some advice
Bullets flying backwards
is a stupid plot device

Imagination's bankrupt and we all know who's to blame:
you can't be bothered giving your protagonist a name

Like to think you're clever,
that you've honed your craft with care
but this film just takes forever
to explain a magic square

Your sound man must be hard of hearing
the effects so loud they caused me pain
and instead of any plot appearing
You wheeled out Michael Caine again

Cinema at its most imperious
your backers scream and shout
Perhaps they thought that you weren't serious
but it's too late now to chicken out



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Comments

sbs2018's picture

So clever, as always! Love that guitar! Managed to distract me away from the drums - lol!

KateStantonSings's picture

I agree with sbs2018 above--your stuff is always so clever! Fascinating lyrics and production.
Interstellar, Dunkirk, and Inception were superior, but I still walked away from TENET wanting more. I loved the lead actor. It's a great film, but I had to watch it twice to "get" it and I'm still not quite sure I do. Ludwig Goransson's work with film and Childish Gambino are mind blowing IMHO. Same with Hans Zimmer...

davidtaro's picture

I haven’t watched the film, sadly, but this feels like a majestic takedown! The ‘hmmm jazz’ break is exceptional. I chuckled a lot. Congratulations!

Panch's picture

I don't know the film but I could relate it to a number of films I've seen. So inventive and listenable, I love the break section.

Valerie Cox's picture

Yeah! I do like some dirty, crunchy guitars. I was a little disappointed with that movie too. I really had high hopes, but at the end of the film, I was left feeling a unsatisfied. Thanks for this musical romp through the film. I feel vindicated somewhat. :P

musicsongwriter's picture

I haven't watched the movie but I love your song. Such a brilliant lyric, music, vocals, playing and production. Love the rocking vibes. Very dynamic and catchy. Enjoyed the guitar solo too.